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Strategic Plan Open Forum

The Penn Community is invited to join Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry at the Strategic Plan Open Forum this afternoon at 4 p.m. in Houston Hall's Golkin Room.

The Strategic Plan, Building on Excellence: The Next Agenda, is available as an insert in this issue of Almanac and online at

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Blood Drive: April 17

The African-American Resource Center and Makuu are sponsoring their annual Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 17, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. Please sign up to give blood. There are a number of children who are suffering from sickle cell disease and other illnesses that need blood.

The Blood Drive is open to the Penn Community. Please contact us to sign-up: call AARC at (215) 898-0104 or e-mail .

--Machamma Quinichett, Associate Director, African-American Resource Center.

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AWFA Awards Breakfast: April 11

The Association of Women Faculty and Administrators (AWFA) announces the Annual Alice Paul Awards Breakfast on Thursday, April 11, from 8-9:30 a.m., at the Sheraton University City Hotel. All AWFA members are invited to attend.

A donation of $5 for AWFA members and $10 for non-members is requested. Donations will go to support the Alice Paul Awards program fund.

This event honors exceptional women of the Penn community. The following awards will be presented: The Alice Paul Awards, The Lynda Hart Award, The Leonore Rowe Williams Award, and The Robert E. Davies Award.

For more information about AWFA and their awards, visit .

--Nancy McCue, AWFA Secretary

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In the biographical sketch of Honorary Degree recipient Richard E. Smalley, published last week (Almanac March 26, 2002), the molecule Buckminsterfullerene was mistakenly identified as C6. The molecule's correct nomenclature is C60. Almanac regrets the error.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 28, April 2, 2002


April 2, 2002
Volume 48 Number 28

Peter Skirkanich W '65, and his wife, Geri, have pledged $10 million to build a new home for bioengineering; it is the largest gift by an individual donor in the history of SEAS.
Dr. Jim O'Donnell will give the Baccalaureate address next month, his swan song at Penn after two decades, before becoming provost at Georgetown.
Have something you want to say about Penn's plans for the future? The open forum on the new strategic plan, Building on Excellence: The Next Agenda, is this afternoon.
Taxes have been around a long time, according to three of the Museum's experts on ancient civilizations. No wonder Franklin knew we could count on them!