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Patricia Williams
Term Chair: Richard Schultz

Dr. Richard Schultz has been appointed to the Patricia Williams Term Chair in Biology, SAS Dean Samuel H. Preston announced. Dr. Schultz received his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1971 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1975. His research focuses on egg activation and gene expression in mouse embryos. Before coming to Penn in 1978, he was a postdoctoral fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at Harvard Medical School.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the recipient of the Jan Purkinje Medal of the Czech Academy of Sciences. He has served as a member of the developmental biology study section at the National Science Foundation and the reproductive biology study section at the National Institutes of Health. He is also the recipient of several grants from the National Institutes of Health and an NIH MERIT Award. He is a member of the editorial boards of BioEssays, Biology of Reproduction, and Developmental Biology and is a director of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. In addition to his scholarly activities, he has served as a member of the biology department's executive committee and chairman of the biology graduate group.

The Patricia Williams Term Chair in Biology was established by Paul C. Williams and is named in honor of his mother. A 1967 graduate of the Wharton School, Mr. Williams is a University trustee and a member of the SAS Board of Overseers. Mr. Williams is vice president and manager of Nuveen Investments, a financial services firm in Chicago.

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.