News in Brief

Stevens Memorial: Sen. McGovern

In a memorial lecture honoring Janet Lee Stevens, a Penn graduate student killed in the 1983 bombing of the American Embassy in Beirut, former U.S. Senator George McGovern, will give an address on Americans and Arabs: The Quest for Common Ground, November 13 at the University. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room B-26 Stiteler Hall, the program includes presentation of the $2000 Janet Lee Stevens Award for the Promotion of American-Arab Understanding. This year's recipient is Jason Erb, a student in Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Ms. Stevens was in Beirut translating for Arab journalists when she was killed in the bombing. Her family, friends, fellow students, and professors created the award and lecture to honor her memory and spirit. The purpose of the lecture is to break down stereotyping between Arabs and Americans as well as to promote understanding and tolerance.

Memorial for Dr. Baltzell

The School of Arts and Sciences' memorial service for the late Dr. E. Digby Baltzell will be held Thursday, November 14, at 5 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium of the University Museum, with a reception in the Chinese Rotunda.

Speakers will include President Emeritus Martin Meyerson; Professors Michael Zuckerman, Henry Teune, and Harold Bershady; a former graduate student, Howard Schneiderman, and former undergraduate Martin Muoto; Former Football Coach Harry Gamble; and the Rev. John Scott, who was rector of St. Mary's Church for many of the years in which Dr. Baltzell served on the faculty.

Dr. Baltzell died on August 17 at the age of 80 (see Almanac September 3). Contributions in his memory may be made to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania for the E. Digby Baltzell Sociology Fund, School of Arts and Sciences, External Affairs Office, 3440 Market St., Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325.

Urban Agenda: November 13

The Urban Agenda, one of the six priorities to be developed under PennŐs Agenda for Excellence, is the theme of a Community/University reception given by President Judith Rodin at noon Wednesday, November 13, in Bodek Lounge at Houston Hall. The program, open to all members of the University Community, features addresses by Dr. Rodin and by HUDŐs Dr. Michael Stegman; a series of awards for volunteer service; and entertainment by Shaw Middle School and University City Choir.

Clarification: In the October 29 issue, a headline reading "Center for Community Partnerships: Summer Course Development Grants" should have read, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Summer Course Development Grants. As indicated in the text, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has provided the funds for this new program, which both the Center for Community Partnerships and the College of Arts and Sciences administer. Proposals for the Kellogg grants are due by December 20, 1996. For more information on the program, contact the Center for Community Partnerships by telephone: 898-4704, fax: 573-2799, or email:


Volume 43 Number 11
November 5, 1996

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