Fellowships in International Development

The Investing in Women in Development (IWID) Fellows Program has been established to increase the number of U.S. professionals with experience in international and gender-related development activities. IWID is a cooperative venture of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and IIE. Fellows will also assist USAID to ensure the success of its development efforts by including both men and women in the projects.

Beginning this month, U.S. professionals and Ph.D. candidates can apply for fully paid one-year fellowships to work with USAID field offices overseas. Fellowships will be awarded for assignments in Asia, Africa, Central America or South America beginning on October 1, 2000, following a 4-week orientation and training session in Washington, D.C. Eligible applicants are professionals currently working in business or non-profit sectors, or Ph.D. candidates, in fields such as business and economics, public policy, government and legal affairs, health & nutrition, or the environment. While abroad, Fellows will gain valuable international experience while contributing to USAID development projects in their host countries.

The application deadline is March 31.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend, and expenses such as housing, insurance and travel will be paid by USAID. They will work with a USAID field office team in one of the five areas of specialty. They will also provide input on how best to integrate gender concerns in their areas.

For information or to receive an application for the program, contact: IIE/IWID, (202) 326-7710 or 7855.

Commencement: May 22, 2000

The Office of the Secretary has a website and hotline that provides 24-hour information (geared toward degree candidates and their guests) about Commencement, Baccalaureate, and the school graduations. The website is www.upenn.edu/commencement and the hotline is (215) 573-GRAD. In addition, informational brochures for degree candidates can be obtained through their schools. Brochures for parents and guests are available through the Office of the Secretary. Faculty and staff also should direct their Commencement questions to that office at (215) 898-7005.

PPSA March Meeting

PPSA will hold a meeting on March 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in room 350 of Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall. A Professional/Management Development Workshop will be presented by Marlyn Kalitan, vice president of Right Associates titled How Do You Know What Your Next Step Should Be?. The topic is designed to help participants visualize and focus on their next career step.

Following the seminar there will be an Educational Information Fair highlighting the educational opportunities and programs at Penn. Bring your own lunch.

No Almanac March 14

Since the campus population is down for Spring Break the week of March 13, there is no Almanac scheduled for Tuesday, March 14. Staff are on duty during the break to assist contributors planning insertions for March 21 and beyond.

Breaking news and bulletins will be posted to "Almanac Between Issues" (see www.upenn.edu/almanac/). --Ed.


The deadline for the weekly update is each Monday for the following week's issue; however, next week's issue will cover two weeks (March 7-21) since there is no issue during Spring Break. The deadline for the April At Penn calendar is March 14.

All Aboard: Express Almanac

Express Almanac is a new, free electronic service that describes top stories in Almanac as soon as the latest issue is available on line. to register electronically, send an e-mail message with "subscribe" as the Subject to almanac@pobox.upenn.edu and include your name, e-mail address, and mailing address. --Ed.

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 23, February 29, 2000