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In the Aftermath of the Attacks

In the two weeks since the terrorist attacks, the Penn community has gathered together across the campus in groups large and small--for vigils on College Green and at the Wharton School, a University-wide service of remembrance at Irvine, and a symposium on terrorism that was broadcast on UTV, WXPN and WHYY.

The University established a new website for such emergency information: which can be accessed from Penn’s homepage, as well as the Between Issues section on Almanac's homepage,

Emergency information and advisories have been posted to numerous Penn websites, the following is a sampling of these resources.

The Wharton School has its Candle Lighting ceremony online in text and as a video, at along with a message from Dean Patrick Harker and a page with information about Wharton alumni, family and friends.

The Civic House website, has information on donating blood and other ways to be of service, suggestions from CHOP to help children cope with this tragedy, and lists of survivors and victims.

The Office of International Programs, has posted a Q & A in the wake of the September 11 tragedies on "Information for Parents of Penn Students Studying Abroad"

There is travel news, including recently updated information on security directives, airport and airline operations, available from the Comptrollers’ website,

The University’s Alumni Relations website, has a message from President Judith Rodin followed by several resources to help members of the Penn community connect with one another.

The Division of Human Resources has added information to its website, on Dealing with Trauma for Children and Teenagers and Common Reactions to Traumatic Incidents.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 5, September 25, 2001


September 25, 2001
Volume 48 Number 5

The School of Arts and Sciences names two faculty members to endowed chairs, Dr. Michael Katz from history and Dr. David Roos from biology
In the aftermath of the attacks, while the community has pondered and prayed, donated and discussed, consoled and counseled, hoped and helped, Penn websites have been created or expanded to provide immediate resources and up-to-date information.
The Penn Humanities Forum kicks off today with a lecture on Time.
The A-3 Assembly and PPSA join together to present an Employee Resource Fair this Friday in Perelman Quad.
Operation Brotherly Love gathers funds and goods for the victims of the recent tragedies.
The Trustees meet after a week's postponement and conclude their meeting with a moment of silence.
In light of the current crisis, the Military Leave Guidelines for faculty and staff as well as those for students are outlined.
The University Museum opens a new exhibit on Modern Mongolia with special events that coincide with Penn Family Day.