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SENATE From the Senate Chair
November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13

The following agenda is published in accordance with Faculty Senate Rules. Any member of the standing faculty can attend SEC meetings and observe. Questions may be directed to Sue White, executive assistant to the Senate Office either by telephone at (215) 898-6943, or by e-mail at senate@pobox.upenn.edu.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee Agenda

Wednesday, November 28, 2007
2:30-5 p.m.
Note:  Start time will be 2:30 for this meeting

Please Note Meeting Room: Room 240B, Silverman Hall, Law School
3400 Chestnut Street

1. Faculty conversation concerning the search for a Dean of Admissions (30 minutes)
        Senior Consultant, Witt/Kieffer, Robin Mamlet
        Consultant for the University of Pennsylvania Advisory Committee on the Search for the Dean of Admissions

2. Approval of the Minutes of October 17, 2007  (2 minutes)

3. Chair’s Report (5 minutes)

4. Past-Chair’s Report on Academic Planning and Budget & Capital Council (3 minutes)

5. Ballot:  Nominating Committee Chair (5 minutes)

6. What does it mean to be a faculty member at a research university in the 21st century? (60 minutes)
        Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Vincent Price
        Associate Provost for Education and Student Life, Andy Binns

7. New Business

Aristotle’s Brain:  Integrating Knowledge in the 21st Century

Penn’s Faculty Senate invites all members of the University community to celebrate Ben Franklin’s 302nd Birthday at a Founders Day Symposium from  3–5 p.m., on Friday, January 18, 2008. Aristotle’s Brain:  Integrating Knowledge in the 21st Century—A Conversation with the PIK (Penn Integrates Knowledge) Professors will be moderated by President Amy Gutmann.

The symposium will be held in the Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall, at the School of Nursing. A reception will follow. For more information call (215) 898-6943.

The Panelists:

John L. Jackson, Communication & Anthropology
Jonathan Moreno, Medical Ethics & History and Sociology
Christopher B. Murray, Chemistry & Materials Science
Adriane Raine, Criminology & Psychiatry


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