Even More Penn-made Presidents
Dr. Gregory C. Farrington, former SEAS Dean, left Penn in 1998 to become president of Lehigh University where he is still at the helm.
Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, who temporarily left Penn in 1991, served as the interim president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and subsequently returned to become the VPUL.
Dr. Lewis W. Bluemle, who was listed in the earlier list, has also headed the Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY and the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland, Oregon.
Almanac regrets the omissions but welcomes the help of the University community in discovering any others who should be included to make this list as complete as possible.
Changes to Penn On-line Calendar
In response to user feedback and suggestions from students, the Penn Web Calendar Development Team has made a number of improvements to the Penn On-line Calendar that make it easier for people to both submit events and find the events they're looking for.
For the end user, the improvements mean that there's no more scrolling through events already concluded to find out what's going on now, and that team practices, club meetings and other events not normally attended by the public are not displayed when the calendar is first launched.
For providers of information, the improvements make it easier to submit events, permit greater customization of the event display for incorporation into other Web pages, and allow calendar data to be extracted for use in e-mail and other applications.
All of these improvements are now live on the Calendar Web site. More details about the changes can be found on the Web at www.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar/calendar/.
Feedback and comments are welcome; send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
--Sandy Smith, Penn On-Line Calendar Development Team
New Dental Website for Consumers
InteliHealth and the School of Dental Medicine announce a new partnership and a new oral health web site, InteliHealth Dental (www.dental.intelihealth.com). The site includes comprehensive dental information reviewed and approved by the faculty at the School of Dental Medicine.
Featuring consumer-focused content, users can receive treatment options, product reviews and dental drug information. The site's goal, according to Dental School Dean Raymond Fonseca, is to provide the public with "clear and accurate information on oral health and the interrelationship that exists between a person's oral health and general well-being." Interactive features include live chats with Penn experts, an "Ask the Dentist" feature, and a weekly dental e-mail list. Over 25 of the clinical faculty are currently developing material and reviews for the site.
Computer Connection Hours
Computer Connection will be closing at 6pm on Friday 3/2 for Inventory, we'll be closed on Saturday 3/3 and Sunday 3/4, and then reopen on Monday at 8:30am with our normal hours. See www.upenn.edu/ccx/.
--Jeff Rusling, General Manager, Penn Computer Connection
Corrections to February 20 Issue
The name of Gustave Amsterdam's widow, Valla, was inadvertently misspelled.
The backpage roundup of Summer Camps at Penn contained out-of-date information for the Quaker Basketball Camp. This error has been corrected on-line and the most up-to-date information on Summer Camps at Penn for 2001 is now available at www.upenn.edu/almanac/v47/n23/SummerCamp2001.html. The correct information for Basketball camp is: this year, there will be two sessions (from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., daily) for boys and girls ages 8 to 17. Session 1 (June 18-22), and Session 2 (June 25- 29). The cost for each session is $190 for the general public; the discounted rate for children of Penn faculty/staff is $160 or if more than one family member is participating. Info.: John Krikorian at (215) 898-6142 or e-mail email@example.com.
Research Foundation Award recipient Josef Wegner's last name was misspelled .
Almanac regrets the errors.
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 24, February 27, 2001