Faculty Retirement Task Force
Provost Robert L. Barchi has announced the creation of a Faculty Retirement
Task Force. The task force will examine a number of outstanding issues related
to faculty retirement, including the numbers of faculty remaining in full-time
status past age 70.
The committee includes:
- Regina Austin (Law)
- Dorothy Cheney (SAS)
- Ira Cohen (Engineering)
- Rob Roy MacGregor (Medicine)
- Ann O'Sullivan (Nursing)
- Carl Polsky (Wharton)
- Jerry Rosenbloom (Wharton), Chair
- Gail Smith (Veterinary Medicine)
- Beth Soldo (SAS)
- Walter Wales (SAS)
- Jack Heuer, ex officio
- Barbara Lowery, ex officio
- Elizabeth Salasko, ex officio
OIP Thanksgiving Trip
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Office of International Programs is
hosting a day-trip to Lancaster County. International students, scholars
and their families are invited to join OIP on Sunday, November 19, to
experience the Amish culture. Travel via train through the beautiful countryside
and enjoy a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch meal.
Please visit OIP to purchase tickets. For more information, please see
the OIP web-site at: www.upenn.edu/oip.
For additional information, please contact Veronika Simon at (215) 898-1643.
--Office of International Programs
The Fall Stated Meeting of the Trustees of the University will be held
on Wednesday, November 8, in the Woodlands Ballroom, at the Inn at Penn
from 2:30-3 p.m. The Stated Meeting is open to observers under the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania's Sunshine Law. Members of the University may register their
interest in attending with the Office of the Secretary of the University,
A-3 Assembly Meeting
The A-3's next General Assembly meeting will be held on Wednesday,
November 15, in the Griski Room of Houston Hall on November 15 from
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The topic of discussion will be Training and Development
for members of the A-3 Assembly. Speakers to be annnounced.
Conversations at the Club: Commence in November
The Faculty Club is sponsoring the first in its series of buffet dinners
with Penn faculty. Dinner Buffet ($18.95 per person) starts at 6 p.m.; speaker
to follow at approximately 7:15 p.m. Reservations (215) 898-4618.
On Thursday, November 9, 6-8:30 p.m. Dr. Diana Crane will offer
her thoughts on the intersections of style and social substance in an illustrated
talk on how women, both young and middle-aged, interpret fashion photographs
and advertisements. Dr. Crane is professor of sociology in SAS and is a
specialist in the sociology of art, media, and popular culture. Among her
books are The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: The New York Art Market,
1940-1985 and Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender,
and Identity in Clothing.
Save the Dates for future Conversations ...
- Wednesday, November 15, 8-9 a.m. Dr. Freddy A. Grimm; Associate
Director Outpatient and Support Services; HUP Pharmacy
- Wednesday, November 29, 8-9 a.m. Dr. Arthur L. Caplan; Director,
Center for Bioethics
- Thursday, December 7, 6-8:30 p.m. Witold Rybczynski will read
from his new book, One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver
and the Screw. Take screws and screwdrivers for granted at your own
intellectual risk, Dr. Rybczynski advises; without them, society as we
know it would not exist.
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