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Annual Academic Career Conference

The 14th Annual Academic Career Conference--co-sponsored by Career Services and the Deputy Provost--is for graduate students. Penn graduate students and postdoctoral fellows continue to benefit from faculty, administrators and advanced doctoral students who will share their time and advice on preparing for academic careers. The Academic Career Conference will have four programs in the fall with something for graduate students at every level.

Since this conference first began 13 years ago, more than 60 faculty members and administrators, from Penn and area institutions, have participated in it or in its spring component, Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life.

Assembling a Dissertation Committee, Finishing Efficiently, and Ending Up with What you Need to Go on the Job Market: A Program for Second Year-Plus Doctoral Students; Tuesday, September 17, 4-5:15 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; Dr. David Brownlee, professor of history of art; Dr. Jonathan Smith, professor of computer and information science.

Going on the Academic Job Market: A Program for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Fellows; Monday, September 23, 4-6:30 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; 4-5:15 p.m.; Interviewing for Academic Jobs: What to Expect; Dr. Maurice Samuels, assistant professor of romance languages; Dr. G. K. Anan-thasuresh, associate professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; 5:15-6:30 p.m.; The Academic Job Search: Hiring from the Search Committee's Perspective; Dr. Jane A. Siegel, assistant professor of sociology, anthropology and criminal justice, Rutgers-Camden; Dr. David J. Prescott, associate professor of biology, Bryn Mawr College and Dr. James English, associate professor of English.

The Insiders' Guide to Graduate Education at Penn: A Program for First-Year Ph.D. Students; Tuesday, October 8, 4-5:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; Dr. Peter Conn, Deputy Provost, What you and your department can expect from each other; advanced doctoral students/recent Ph.D.'s will give first-hand advice,

Diana Williams, psychology; Cuong Peter Trinh, bioengineering; Angela Reyes, education; Joanna Kempner, sociology; Jeremy Braddock, English; Dr. Conn will moderate.

Trends in Higher Education and How They May Affect Your Career: A Program for Ph.D. Students, New Ph.D.'s and Postdoctoral Fellows; Tuesday, October 22, noon-1 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Building; Dr. J. Douglas Toma, director and senior fellow, The Executive Doctorate and Penn Center for Higher Education Management, GSE.

To attend any of these programs, please sign up by sending an e-mail to or by calling (215) 898-7530.

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002


September 17, 2002
Volume 49 Number 4

The School of Veterinary Medicine invites the Penn community to celebrate 50 Years of Excellence with an Open House on September 21.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn #4 in it's annual Best national Universities survey.
The Penn Humanities Forum dedicates the 2002-2003 lectures, seminars, and exhibitions to the topic of The Book.
New Bioterrorism Legislation affects laboratories and clinical facilities.
Speaking Out about the conservation postcards.
Honors for faculty and staff
The 14th annual Career Conference for graduate students starts on September 17.
The 10th annual Penn Family Day is scheduled for October 5.
Research Roundup: Nurse Shortage; Alternate Tobacco Use; Immune Cells Fight Cancer; Head Start.
The Annual Crime Report from the Division of Public Safety.