the September 20 Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Trustees
Penn--and the nation--attempted to return to its usual business,
the Executive Committee of the University Trustees convened last
Thursday--for a meeting that was to have been the previous week.
President Judith Rodin commented on the appointments of the new
deans of Medicine and Nursing, the forum on terrorism, interim dean
of Social Work , the recent opening of the new University-assisted
Prek-8 public school and the new Graduate Center which will have
its official opening next month.
Rodin then presented five resolutions--the first two were resolutions
of appreciation, one for Peter C. Erichsen and the other for Dr.
Ira M. Schwartz. The next three were resolutions on appointments:
Dr. Arthur Rubenstein as EVP of UPHS, Dean of the School of Medicine
and to the UPHS Trustee Board; Robin H. Beck as Vice President for
ISC; and Wendy S. White as Vice President and General Counsel for
Penn and UPHS. All were approved.
the Academic Report, Provost Robert Barchi said that the Disability
Report, completed this summer (Almanac
September 4) has led to the creation of an office and integrated
services in one place with the committees recommendations
accepted in full. He also spoke of the completion of the Graduate
School of Educations building renovations, the opening of
Wharton West, and the U.S.-Taiwan Biotechnology Conference held
on September 10.
the Financial Report, Craig Carnoroli reported that the Universitys
total net assets were $4.613 billion, an increase of 5% or $219.2
million since June 30, 2000. This was primarily the result of a
net gain on investments of $19.8 million and non-operating contributions
of $178.7 million.
Arthur Rubenstein reported that of the 148 new students in the School
of Medicine, 43% are women and 13% are minorities. He also noted
several advances in research including those concerning diabetes,
Alzheimers disease and cancer. Dr. Rubenstein mentioned that
Dr. John Pryor, a member of the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Division at UPHS, went to volunteer at Ground Zero in New York.
capital expenditures incurred during FY 2001 included $34.2 million
for Huntsman Hall; $20.1 million for Hamilton Square; $18.6 million
for Civic Center; $18.5 million for Quadrangle renovations; $8.5
million for Johnson Pavilion; $8.1 million for Perelman Quad; $6.7
million for University Museum and $5.7 million for Graduate School
John Clark, on behalf of the Budget and Finance Committee, presented
two resolutions, both of which were accepted. The first resolution
is for the design and construction of improvements to the Class
of 1949 (38th Street) Bridge to create the "Generational Walk" and
an area commemorating "125 Years of Women at Penn" estimated to
cost $1.3 million. As a result of the fundraising response that
has been generated for this special commemorative project, Penn
anticipates being able to fund the cost entirely from gift proceeds
received over the next five years. The second resolution authorizes
the reallocation of capital budget authorization for UPHS to fund
a cardiac catheterization lab project instead of a short procedure
James Riepe presented four resolutions concerning appointments to
overseer and other boards: John J. King and Judith N. Vredenburgh
were appointed to the board of overseers of SAS; Judith Roth Berkowitz
was reappointed as chair and Lawrence C. Nussdorf, was appointed
as vice chair of the board of overseers of GSE; Michell I. Quain
was reappointed as chair of the board of overseers of SEAS; and
Katherine Sachs was reappointed as chair of the board of overseers
of the ICA.
meeting concluded with a moment of silence for the victims of September
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Volume 48 Number 5
School of Arts and Sciences names two faculty members to endowed
chairs, Dr. Michael Katz from history
and Dr. David Roos from biology
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.
Penn Humanities Forum kicks off today
with a lecture on Time.
A-3 Assembly and PPSA join together to present an Employee
Resource Fair this Friday in Perelman Quad.
Brotherly Love gathers funds and goods for the victims of
the recent tragedies.
Trustees meet after a week's postponement
and conclude their meeting with a moment of silence.
light of the current crisis, the Military
Leave Guidelines for faculty and staff as well as those
for students are outlined.
University Museum opens a new exhibit on Modern
Mongolia with special events that coincide with Penn