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Dr. Rosman, Retired Psychologist

Dr. Bernice L. Rosman, a retired clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry, died on January14, at the age of 69.

Dr. Rosman also served on the staff of the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and performed research in the field of family therapy. While at the Center, she held the positions of director of research and training, chief psychologist, and director of education. Dr. Rosman worked with Salvador Minuchin, the developer of structural family therapy. Dr. Rosman joined Penn in 1975 as an assistant clinical professor of psychology in psychiatry and became a clinical associate professor in 1987 a position she held until she retired in 1995.

Dr. Rosman received her bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1953, a master's in psychology from Yale in 1958 and a Ph.D. in psychology from Yale in 1962. She was a fellow of the American Orthopsychiatry Association, a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Family Therapy Association.

She is survived by her son, Lewis; and former husband Abraham. Memorial donations may be made to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, Constitution Place, Suite 1120, 325 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Shirley Wellenbach, Retired CGS Assistant Dean

Shirley Wellenbach, the retired assistant dean of continuing education, died on January 15, at the age of 76.

Mrs.Wellenbach served as assistant dean of continuing education for the College of General Studies from 1976 until her retirement in 1996.

She received her bachelors degree from Wells College in 1947 and a masters in city planning from Penn in 1970. She began working at Penn in 1974 as a vocational advisor.

She is survived by her husband Burton; three sons, Scott, Andrew and John; two daughters, Jill and Patricia; three brothers and six grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Naomi Berrie Diabetic Center, 1150 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY, 10032.


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 19, January 22, 2002


January 22, 2002
Volume 48 Number 19

In a message to the University community, President Judith Rodin notes that Penn must "take corrective steps now if we want to maintain a balanced budget."
Dr. Dawn Bonnell has been named Trustee Term Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.
Dr. Gary Molander has been named the Allan Day Term Professor.
Dr. Virginia Richards has been named the Kahn Term Professor.
An update on BEN Financials' first two weeks in operation includes a new Advisories web page for users.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board seeks the input of the University community on their recommendations for expanding the PENNCard policy.
Interested in finding out about HERS, the summer institute for women in higher education? Two information sessions will provide the details. now contains a free on-line clinical trial match and referral service for patients who are attempting to locate all available treatment options.