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Penn & Pencil Club
The Penn & Pencil Club, a creative writing workshop for staff of
the University of Pennsylvania and Health System, welcomes interested authors
and poets to attend its spring meetings on February 7, March 6, April 3,
and May 1 at the Kelly Writers House at 5:15 p.m. RSVP to Jennifer Baldino
ISC Networking Service & Rate Changes for FY 2001
On July 1, 2000, several networking service and rate changes will go
into effect. Most of these changes are the result of recommendations made
by the Network Planning Task Force (www.upenn.edu/computing/group/nptf/),
the cross-campus team that meets to discuss and resolve issues surrounding
the planning and funding of PennNet.
The following are the major service and rate changes Information Systems
and Computing (ISC) is making for FY 2001. Additional rate changes are shown
in the summary table comparing this year's and last year's rates.
- It is recommended that ISC discontinue no-charge modem pool access
and begin charging for the main PPP pool by July 1, 2000. The rate is expected
to be approximately $150/year.
- 10Base2 monthly connection rates will increase from $19.30 (after being
decoupled from the Central Service Fee) to $25.60. Any users who still
have 10Base2 connections are encouraged to switch to 10Base-T connections
through ISC's conversion program.
- 100Base-T connections (the leading standard for 100 Mbps) are now available
to any building wired for Fast Ethernet. To determine whether your building
is wired for Fast Ethernet, please see www.upenn.edu/computing/pennnet/building_list_table.html.
FY2001 Rate and Service Changes
|Central Service Fee
- (Port Rental/Connection Maintenance)
|Large Electronic Mailings
|Large e-mail List Management
Premium Web Services
See www.net.isc.upenn.edu/nes/rates/www-service-levels.html for rate details.
A complete list of ISC Networking's Labor rates (including premium web
services) can be found at www.isc-net.upenn.edu.
If you have any questions or need assistance with determining the services
you need, please call ISC Networking at (215) 898-2883.
Center for Molecular Studies in
Digestive and Liver Disease Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program 2000 Competition
Call for Proposals
Penn's Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease seeks
pilot project applications to its Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program. Proposals
should be related to the focus of the Center, which encompasses molecular
studies on the biology or disease of the alimentary tract, pancreas, and
liver. Relevant investigations include those in developmental biology, nutrition,
regulation of gene expression, growth, differentiation and carcinogenesis,
the biology of stem cells, molecular genetics, gene therapy, and immunology,
including growth factors and cytokines. Grants range from $10,000 to $15,000
for a twelve-month period, and are eligible for one competitive renewal.
Faculty members with U.S. citizenship or permanent visas who meet the requirements
below are invited to apply.
- New investigators who have never held extramural support (R29, RO1,
- Investigators who wish to apply their expertise in other areas of biomedical
research to a problem in digestive and liver disease.
- Investigators in digestive and liver disease who wish to study an area
that represents a significant departure from currently funded work.
Completed proposals are due Tuesday, February 8, 2000.
For applications and additional information, please contact: Lisa Kaiser, Business Administrator, Center for Molecular Studies
in Digestive and Liver Disease, phone: (215) 573-4264, fax: (215) 573-2024,
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 16, January 11, 2000
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