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MLK: Remembering the Dream,
Living the Vision

[See Commitment to Community Nominations, below]

Dear Members of the Penn Community,

The MLK Planning Committee has begun preparations for the 2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration and Symposium. This multi-faceted program will take place January 21- February 1, 2002.

This year's theme is Remembering the Dream, Living the Vision. The goal of the two-week long Celebration and Symposium is to offer a variety of academically-based programs to foster campus-wide dialogue that reflects Dr. King's philosophies and ideals.

Over the years there has been a growing movement to transform the Martin Luther King federal holiday into a day of active citizenship and volunteer service.

To that end, the planning committee is developing several service projects which will take place on campus and in the surrounding community on the holiday. Additionally, a full slate of commemorative events are being planned for the weeks following the holiday to give as many members of the Penn community as possible an opportunity to "remember the dream and live the vision."

Complete details about the 2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration and Symposium will be announced in a few weeks. For more information, contact the African-American Resource Center at (215) 898-0104 or

-- Afi Roberson, Chair, 2002 MLK Planning Committee

Commitment to Community Nominations:
December 7

To Members of the University Community and West Philadelphia Community Leaders:

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' "

-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In recognition of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s commitment to community service as essential to the struggle for equality, the 2002 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program Planning Committee of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Community Involvement Recognition Awards. The Awards were created to honor members of the University of Pennsylvania community and members of the broader West Philadelphia community whose service have best exemplified the ideals espoused by Dr. King.

Four awards will be presented. Two will be presented to members of the Penn community, and two will honor members of the community at large. The awards will be presented on Thursday January 24, 2002, at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program.

We seek your help in nominating individuals whose work most merits recognition. Please share this information with others in your schools, departments, and organizations so that we may identify those most deserving of this award.

Nomination forms are available at and may be submitted through Friday December 7, 2001.

For more information please contact the African-American Resource Center at (215) 898-0104 or

Thank you in advance for helping to pay special homage to those individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to enhance the University of Pennsylvania and the West Philadelphia community.

--Afi Roberson,
Chair, 2002 MLK Planning Committee

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 12, November 13, 2001


November 13, 2001
Volume 48 Number 12

A 25-year-old CIS doctoral student in SEAS disappeared on November 2.
Three professors named to Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Lindback Award nominations are due November 30.
Community Involvement Recognition Award nominations are due on December 7.
The University community is invited to speak at the University Council's Open Forum; topics must be submitted to the Office of the Secretary by November 27.

The State of the University: an update on the strategic planning process.

The State of the University: a proposal to create Penn Medicine.

Fluent in Spanish? A resident director for an academic program in Seville is sought for next year
OF RECORD: Policy on Deployment, Operation and Registration Requirements for Wireless Access Points on PennNet.

OF RECORD: Policy on Requirements for Authenticated Access at Public Jacks, Public Kiosks, Wireless Networks and Lab Computers on PennNet.

Thanksgiving Break: Special checks/safety and security tips
125 Years of Women at Penn Celebration: portraits and pavers preserve accomplishments of generations of women.