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January Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

For the current list of our special Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteer opportunities, including the Warm-Me-Up Drive (now through January 18) and the School Spruce Up Service Project at Drew Elementary School and the Children's Banner Painting Service Project see AARC's Calendar at: as well as for the complete listing of the University of Pennsylvania's MLK Commemoration.

Please e-mail to volunteer for any of the programs.

-- Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services/

Director Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

Donate Blood and Save Lives!

Tuesday, January 15

Faculty and Staff Blood Drive at Van Pelt Library, Dietrich Reading Room

from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For an appointment, please e-mail

Wednesday, January 23

Undergraduate Assembly Blood Drive at Terrace Room, Logan Hall

from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For an appointment, please e-mail

Computers and Volunteers Needed: Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? Are they Pentium I or PowerPCs or better? Are you knowledgeable with Windows or Linux? Do you know web-design? Donate your computer or time to help teach computer literacy. Teach young students and adults resume writing or how to use Office suite software. Help design and install computer labs in the community. For information contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or see

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.