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In Memoriam

Since the events of September 11, alumni and friends of the University of Pennsylvania have expressed a desire to do something meaningful for survivors. Many have looked to the University as a symbol of both enduring values and hope for the future. They have asked what the Penn community can do to memorialize those who were lost and to help their families.

The University has created The Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001. The Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance for undergraduate students at Penn, with a preference for spouses and children of those killed on September 11. It will assist future generations in acquiring the kind of education that will help them achieve their personal goals and improve their world. The Fund is an affirmation of the intellectual and humanistic values that are so vital to our University and to the world community.

Members of the Penn family might also want to consider making memorial gifts to the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict. Established in 1998, the Center is dedicated to understanding and ameliorating the ethnopolitical violence that is taking such an enormous toll in today's world. The mission of the Center is to bring the highest level of talent and commitment to bear on uncovering and explaining the phenomena underlying these violent intergroup struggles. The September 11 attacks and subsequent events have made clear the need for such study.

Anyone interested in contributing to The Memorial Scholarship Fund should contact Joanne Hanna, Director of Development of Financial Aid, 633 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-6285, (215) 898-4551 or at

For gifts to the Solomon Asch Center, contact Jean-Marie Kneeley, Vice Dean for External Affairs, SAS, 3440 Market St., Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3325, (215) 898-5262 or at

--Virginia B. Clark, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

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


October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9

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.