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SENATE: From the Senate Office

Under the Faculty Senate Rules formal notification to members may be accomplished by publication in Almanac. The following is published under that rule:

To: Members of the Standing Faculty

From: David B. Hackney, Chair

Nominations for Offices Requested

In accordance with the Rules of the Faculty Senate you are invited to suggest candidates for the posts and terms stated below, with supporting letters if desired. Candidates' names should be submitted promptly to David B. Brownlee, Chair of the Senate Nominating Committee by telephone at (215) 898-5551 or by e-mail at

The following posts are to be filled for 2002-2003:

Chair-elect: (Incumbent: Mitchell Marcus)

Secretary-elect: (Incumbent: Louis A. Thomas)

Four At-large Members of the Senate Executive Committee (3-year term)
(Incumbents: Stephen Gluckman Robert Hornik, Ann Mayer, Tukufu Zuberi)

One At-large Member of the Senate Executive Committee (1-year term)
(Incumbent: Vacancy)

One Assistant Professor Member of the Senate Executive Committee (2-yr term)
(Incumbent: Sanjeev Khanna)

Three Members of the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (3-year term)
(Incumbents: Helen C. Davies Howard Lesnick, Sally Zigmond)

Three Members of the Senate Committee on Conduct (2-year term)
(Incumbents: Jeffrey M. Field Carolyn Marvin, Peggy R. Sanday)

Two Members of the Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty (3-year term)
(Incumbents: Andrew Postlewaite, Lorraine Tulman)

Nominating Committee Elected

The Senate Executive Committee's slate of nominees for the Senate Nominating Committee was circulated to the Senate Membership on December 18, 2001. No additional nominations by petition have been received by the January 15, 2002 deadline. Therefore, according to the Senate Rules, the Executive Committee's slate is declared elected.

Those elected are:

  • David B. Brownlee (Prof., History of Art), Chair
  • Irma Elo (Asst. Prof., Sociology)
  • Susan Gennaro (Prof., Nursing)
  • Judy Meinkoth (Assoc. Prof.,Pharmacology)
  • Harvey Rubin (Prof., Medicine)
  • Julius Shaneson (Prof., Mathematics)
  • Vaclav Vitek (Prof., Materials Science & Engineering)
  • Scott Weinstein (Prof., Philosophy)
  • Irene Wong (Assoc. Prof., Social Work)

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.