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Trammell Crow Offers...

At presstime all but two of the 83 staff members offered positions by Trammell Crow had accepted offers, the Office of the Executive Vice President said.


... Next Steps in Restructuring

EVP John Fry's update on further initiatives in restructuring--including food services and research administrative support. His remarks are from a transcript of his presentation to the University Council on December 3. To go to the article, click here.


Modem Changes Ahead

ISC will make changes in February that change remote access for those using SLIP and PPP; see detail here.


Three NEH Awards

Three Penn faculty are among the 160 scholars in 25 institutions chosen for National Endowment for the Humanities awards this year.

  • Dr. Regina Bendix, assistant professor of folklore and folklife, Visions of Empire, Images for Consumption: (Multi) Cultural Representation in Austria
  • Dr. Joan E. DeJean, Trustee Professor of Romance Languages and graduate chair in French, for Jean Moliere's Don Juan: Censorship and Representation; and
  • Walter R. Feldman, lecturer of Turkish language and culture, for The Indian Moghul Style in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Poetry.


Five Fulbright Fellows

Among the 700 academics, professionals, and independent scholars who received Fulbright Awards this year, five are Penn faculty. The five and the countries in which they will conduct research in 1997-98:

  • Margaret M. Cotroneo, associate professor of nursing in psychiatry--Germany.
  • Nader Engheta, professor and graduate group chairman of electrical engineering--Italy.
  • Tracy K. McIntosh, director and professor in the Head Injury Research Center--Sweden.
  • Eric W. Orts, associate professor of legal studies, associate professor of law--Belgium.
  • Daniel Wagner, professor and director of National Center on Adult Literacy/International Literacy--France.


Farewell Compass, Hello...

The Compass Features are the last such features that will appear in Almanac. As Compasss longtime managing editor Libby Rosof takes up her role as editor of the new Pennsylvania Current, the Almanac staff extend our best wishes on the new venture and our appreciation for her collegiality and cooperation during the months of joint publication.

--K.C.G., M.F.M., T.B.


Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, December 16, 1997, Volume 44, Number 16