To mark the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission will offer two new postdoctoral Marshall Sherfield Fellowships in 1998.
The Fellowships, which are being funded by the British Government, and administered by the Marshall Commission, will enable an American scientist or engineer to undertake post-doctoral research for up to one year at a British university or research institute.
The aim of the Marshall Sherfield Fellowships is to introduce American scientists and engineers to the cutting edge of UK science and engineering. It is intended that this in turn will build longer-term contacts and international links between the United Kingdom and the United States in key scientific areas.
To qualify, candidates must be U.S. citizens and hold a doctorate in science or engineering. These awards are not available for study for a higher degree. Applications may be obtained from:
Ms. Ann Kuhlman, Associate Director
Office of International Programs
133 Bennett Hall/6275
Send completed applications to the British Embassy, Washington DC, postmarked no later than October 14, 1997.
Joyce M. Randolph, Director Office of International Programs
Drinking and Depression
Are you drinking because you are depressed? Are you depressed because you are drinking? The drinking and depression cycle can be stopped. Call the University of Pennsylvania's Treatment Reseasrch Center, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday at 243-9959 for more information.
Perry Monastero, Treatment Research Center
The Schizophrenia Mental Health Clinical Research Center at the Medical Center is conducting a clinical study of new antispychotic medications. They are seeking participants between 16 and 40 years old who have suffered from the first episode of a psychotic illness. Participants will receive medications, clinical care, and ongoing studies of cognitive function and brain imaging for up tofive years at no charge. For information, call Nancy at 662-7388.
A nine-week training program for new volunteer guides begins September 24 at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill. Guide trainees learn about the Arboretum's plant collections, wildlife, research and history as well as guiding techniques. Active guides enjoy regularly scheduled enrichment workshops and field trips and receive free or reduced rates for Arboretum courses. The training program meets Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m, September 24 -November 19. Prospective guides may register by calling the Education Department at 247-5777, ext. 157. The cost for the course is $40.
1997-98 Penn Student Directories
University of Pennsylvania Student Directories are now available for faculty and staff. Departments should send a representative to the Penn Student Agencies office in Houston Hall to receive Directories. For more information, call 898-6815.
1997-98 Penn Calendar/Planner
Penn Student Agencies' annual Penn Calendar and Penn Planner are now available at the PSA office in Houston Hall. This year's Calendar features 12 great color pictures of Penn and Philadelphia and includes every important date on campus as well as local cultural events. The 1997-1998 Penn Planner includes dozens of photos highlighting a myriad of student activities and will help organize the tightest of schedules. The prices are as follows: Penn Calendar $9.95; Penn Planner$8.95. The ProCard and the University Budget Codes are accepted at PSA. Free delivery of Calendars and Planners is also available for large orders. For more information, call Penn Student Agencies at 898-6815.
RETURN to Almanac Home Page