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Revised Emergency Closing Policy

Minor revisions have been made to the Emergency Closing Policy (Policy 707) to provide further guidance to supervisors about the designation of and communication to staff of the „essentialš status of their positions. The revised policy can be accessed via the Human Resources website at www.hr.upenn.edu.

--Division of Human Resources


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

To memorialize those who were victims of the September 11 attacks, Penn has created the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A $7 million grant to launch the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
The Law School has named Edward Rock the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Dr. Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law.
The list of Penn alumni who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is released.
View protocol for identifying and handling suspicious packages and what to do in case of a hazardous discharge. Public Safety will hold training sessions on bomb threats and suspicious packages.
The Policy on Electronic Privacy, which was implemented last fall, is now due for its mandated one-year review; comments are invited by November 16.
Speaking Out: another perspective on the possible six-month moratorium on the issuance of foreign student visas.
Presented at Council -- Safety and security update: from accreditation and arrest protocol to homeland security issues. An update on recommendations concerning services to students with disabilities.
As daylight savings time comes to an end next weekend, Public Safety offers tips for using public transportation safely after dark

For those who want to get away--international travel advisories; fellowships for research abroad and accommodations in London.