Ben's Birthday Bash: January 17
and 15 other organizations will participate in the Celebration!
Benjamin Franklin, Founder on January 17. The Celebration
begins at 11 a.m. with a procession from The American Philosophical
Society Library, to Christ Church graveyard for a wreath laying
and tributes at Franklin's grave. Afterwards, there is a luncheon
in honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of The Philadelphia
Contributionship--America's oldest insurance company, founded
by Franklin in 1752. The fourth annual Celebration! Benjamin
Franklin, Founder is also in honor of Franklin's 296th birthday
and the 250th anniversary of his invention of the lightning rod.
John Bogle, founder and former chairman of the Vanguard Group
will deliver a keynote address, Energy and Persistence Conquer
All Things: Applying Benjamin Franklin's Entrepreneurship in the
This year's themes are Insurance--Risk
Protection, Insurance--Investment in Developing Economies.
Two seminars will be presented after the luncheon on the science
of lightning and the role of insurance in the economies of developing
Info/reservations: call Charles Ludwig (215)
981-3525, Carol Smith (215) 627-1752 ext. 1286 or Arthur Saxon
(610) 891-7100 ext. 2665.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002
January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17
Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor
of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn.
Services will be held on January 12.
Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December
18 after teaching here for 44 years.
Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation
in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate
fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment
as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
FinMIS and in with BEN
Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful
upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in
the new Penn Marketplace; BEN
Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize
the University community with the resources available for resolving
Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic
job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning
Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and
week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner
will be in next week.