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Faculty Conversations:
Academic Life and the Academic Job Search

A series for Doctoral Students and Postdocs, co-sponsored by Career Services and the Deputy Provost, will be held from noon-1 p.m. at the Graduate Student Center. This series features topics of interest to doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows who are or will be looking for academic jobs and want to know what it's like to be a faculty member. Speakers are faculty members from Penn and sometimes other institutions. This is the sixth year this series has been offered. Students on or planning to go on the academic job market have found the faculty speakers' remarks and the question/discussion period following to be very helpful. We are very pleased to have them held in the new Graduate Student Center this spring.

--Julia Vick, Career Services

Friday, January 18

Behind the Scenes with a Search Committee, Dr. Dwight Jaggard, Professor of Electrical Engineering, former Associate Dean for Graduate Education & Research, SEAS; Dr. Joseph Farrell, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies/Professor of Classical Studies.

Friday, February 1

Negotiating an Academic Job Offer, Dr. Amita Sehgal, Associate Professor of Neuroscience.

Friday, February 8

Negotiating an Academic Job Offer--Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Max Cavitch, Assistant Professor of English.

Negotiating an Academic Job Offer -Science and Engineering, to be announced.

Friday, February 22

Understanding the Tenure System, Dr. Walter Licht, Associate Dean and Professor of History.

Friday, April 12

Having a Life: Balancing Professional and Personal Responsibilities, Dr. Susan Margulies, Associate Professor of Bioengineering.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Sign up by calling (215) 898-7530 or e-mail

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002


January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17

Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn. Services will be held on January 12.
Dr. Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December 18 after teaching here for 44 years.
President Judith Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
Penn and other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate in the fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Dr. Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Out with FinMIS and in with BEN Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
Procards no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in the new Penn Marketplace; BEN Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Postdoctoral Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
The Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize the University community with the resources available for resolving complaints.
Blood Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
Doctoral students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning January 18.
Corrections to the Faculty/Staff Directory are due January 23 so they can be included in the upcoming addendum.
The Penn's Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner will be in next week.