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Regulatory Affairs Moves

The Office of Regulatory Affairs is moving on October 5. We are the Institutional Review Board for the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, the Veterinary School, Presbyterian Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital etc. We will be moving to:

Mezzanine Level, Mellon Bank Building

133 S. 36th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-3246

--Office of Regulatory Affairs

Careers in Academe:
September 25, October 16

To register for the Thirteenth Annual Academic Career Conference, co-sponsored by Career Services and the Deputy Provost, send an e-mail message to or call (215) 898-7530.

Going on the Academic Job Market

September 25, Terrace Room, Logan Hall

4-5:15 p.m. Interviewing for Academic Jobs: What to Expect; Emily Steiner, assistant professor of English; Doris Wagner, assistant professor of biology.

5:15-6:30 p.m. The Academic Job Search: Hiring from the Search Committee's Perspective; Ralph Breck Taylor, professor and department chair, criminal justice, Temple; Bernard Mangiaracina, chair of Humanities Division, Montgomery County Community College; Nancy Bonini, professor of biology.

The Insiders' Guide to Graduate Education at Penn: A Program for First- and Second-Year Ph.D. Students

October 16, Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall

4-5:30 p.m What you and your department can expect from each other; Peter Conn, Deputy Provost; advanced doctoral students/recent Ph.D.'s, including Michelle Karnes, English, Becky Gusic, bioengineering, Louise Woodstock, communications and Benjamin Todd, Classical studies, moderated by Conn, will give first-hand advice.

There will be two more sessions of the conference during the spring semester.

Penn Leuven Exchange

Applications are invited from all Penn faculty interested in participating in Penn's exchange with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) in Belgium. For more information see Round-trip economy airfare and a modest per diem are provided for teaching and research visits of at least one month and not more than one semester. Knowledge of Dutch is not required. A faculty host at K.U.Leuven must be identified. Application deadline for spring 2002 short-term and fall 2002 semester-long faculty exchanges is Monday, October 15, 2001. Inquiries concerning later visits are welcome. For an application form and further information, please contact Elva E. Power, Office of International Programs, 133 Bennett Hall/6275, (215) 898-1640 or by e-mail:

--Dr. Joyce M. Randolph, Executive Director, Office of International Programs (OIP)


Help Wanted: Work-Study Students

Positions available at Almanac. Duties include desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, proofreading, research. Send e-mail to

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 4, September 18, 2001


September 18, 2001
Volume 48 Number 4

A $10 million gift to the Wharton School from alumnus Al West Jr. creates a Learning Lab.
The Penn community gathers to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks.
The Penn community reaches out to help the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and the Blood Drives.
Penn Police take extra precautions to secure the campus.
Counseling services for Penn faculty, staff and their families as well as group counseling through the EAP are provided free of charge.
Recovering from trauma, loss and disasters is complex, as explained in a booklet from CAPS. Emergency consultations are available.
The SAS Symposium on Responding to Terrorism includes the views of five Penn faculty members who discuss the various considerations of responding to the recent attacks.
A Penn student who expressed her views on WXPN shares them.
The 9th Annual Penn Family Day is set for October 20 with food, football, face painting and fun at the University Museum.