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Annual AWFA Fall Reception: September 19

Women faculty and administrators are invited to the Annual AWFA Fall Reception on Thursday, September 19 from 4-6 p.m. when AWFA--Penn's Association of Women Faculty and Administrators--along with FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women, the School of Medicine, and the Women's Center present Dr. Afaf I. Meleis, Dean of the School of Nursing, and an advocate for women's health care on Women's Work Is Never Done: Themes from Women's Lives.

How do low-income women tend to define and cope with their life stressors? What is the impact of "women's work" definitions on the quality of care that women receive? Why is it that women's work provides them with neither greater economic security nor increase in health and social benefits?

Dean Meleis is an internationally known scholar in the areas of women's health and development and immigrant  health care, international health care. She will explore the impact of these issues on the quality of women's lives.

The event will be held in The Golkin Room, Houston Hall; meet new friends and renew old acquaintances!

The Association of Women Faculty and Administrators at the University of Pennsylvania provides exchange, support and fellowship among Penn women. For more information on our activities and mission, see our website at

-- Nancy McCue, AWFA Secretary


Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 3, September 10, 2002


September 10, 2002
Volume 49 Number 3

A Major General in the U.S. Marines has been named as Penn's EVP.
Civic House--the community service hub--has a new Faculty Advisor.
At the Convocation last Wednesday, the President and Provost welcomed the new students to campus with words of wisdom.
PennERA--Electronic Research Administration--is intended to streamline processes related to sponsored research.
PennKey, a new authentication system is coming to campus to improve network security and protect privacy online.
Remember last academic year? The Models of Excellence program seeks nominees whose notable achievements went above and beyond the job expectations.