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Penn Press Presents

The 1921 seal of the Penn Press: a tribute to Benjamin Franklin,
publisher, statesman, inventor and founder of the University

The University of Pennsylvania Press presents not only books with a Philadelphia connection and a Penn connection--The Man Who Made Wall Street by alumnus Dan Rottenberg--but has books with an international flavor--La Foce: A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany.

These and many other books from the Penn Press are available at the Penn Bookstore. Visit the Penn Press website, or the Penn Bookstore for more information. Another idea for the book-lover on your list is to give a Penn Press associate membership (see Gifts of Involvement in this issue for details).

First City Covering more than two centuries of social, economic, and political change, and offering a challenging, innovative approach to urban as well as national history. Gary B. Nash/ $34.95/Cloth

The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance "He was the best friend I have ever had in every way."--J. P. Morgan. After decades of detective work, Penn alumnus Dan Rottenberg has succeeded in writing the first biography of the man who put J.P. Morgan in business.$29.95/Cloth

La Foce: A Garden and Landscape in Tuscany by Bene-detta Origo, Morna Livingston along with Penn landscape architecture professors Laurie Olin and John Dixon Hunt. La Foce offers a rare look at the majestic, romantic, and personal aspects of one of the loveliest places on earth. $49.95/Cloth

Uplift: The Bra in America Jane Farrell-Beck and Colleen Gau use this item of clothing to gauge the social history of women and to understand the business history of fashion. $35/Cloth

Football: The Ivy League Origins of an American Obsession "Mr. Bernstein offers dazzling descriptions of long-forgotten people and events."--The Wall Street Journal Mark F. Bernstein/$29.95/Cloth

The Academic Job Search Handbook, 3rd Edition Mary Morris Heiberger and Julia Miller Vick, Penn's own experts from Career Services, have updated their guide trusted by tens of thousands, now in its third edition. $15.95/Paper

Now In Paperback from Pine Street Books

Benjamin Franklin and the Case of Christmas Murder by Robert Lee Hall. Benjamin Franklin solves a case of murder and blackmail in London during the Christmas season. "A tale as delicious as Christmas pudding."--Publishers Weekly. $14.95/Paper

Sanctuary by Edith Wharton. "A striking little book, striking in its simplicity and penetration, its passion and restraint."--Times Literary Supplement $14.95/Paper

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001


December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15

More SAS endowed chairs: Dr. Randall Wright, is appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair, and Dr. Richard Schultz is the Patricia Williams Term Chair.

Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry will be part of an Open Form for the University's Strategic Plan on January 15.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens, a pioneer in women's health has died at the age of 92.
UPHS Bond rate has been revised to stable by Moody's Investors Service
Ben Financials begins its countdown to launching of new services on January 2.

Women of Color Scholars Awards applications are due on January 21

Penn Press has a collection of books just right for the holiday gift giving season. If you prefer there are Gifts of Involvement or ideas in the neighborhood from the Holiday Shopping Guide.
During the holidays, there are simple Safety Tips to keep in mind while you work and shop.
As always volunteer opportunities abound available throughout the community.
Researchers receive $1.26 million to study microfluidic systems; Penn has received $2.84 million to improve reliability of computers; the Center on Adult Literacy has received $2.4 million for technology; are part of Research Roundup in this issue.