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Penn Humanities Forum:

Call for Topics

Each year, the seminars and public lectures of the Penn Humanities Forum focus on a single topic or theme. Past subjects have included Human Nature and Style. This year, our topic is Time (faculty planner: Holly Pittman). Next year's will be The Book (faculty planner: Peter Stallybrass).

We now invite faculty across the university to submit topics for 2003-04 and beyond. Ideas should be conceptually broad and interdisciplinary in nature.

Although faculty may submit ideas at any time, it would be useful for the Forum's Board to have all such suggestions in hand by January 30.

Please send your ideas (or direct your questions) to Acting Director Eugene Narmour ( For more information, call Jennifer Conway (215-898-8220), Associate Director.

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--Eugene Narmour, Acting Director, Penn Humanities Forum

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002


January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17

Dr. 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.
Dr. Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December 18 after teaching here for 44 years.
President Judith Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
Penn and other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate in the fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Dr. Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Out with 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.
Procards no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in the new Penn Marketplace; BEN Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Postdoctoral Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
The Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize the University community with the resources available for resolving complaints.
Blood Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
Doctoral students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning January 18.
Corrections to the Faculty/Staff Directory are due January 23 so they can be included in the upcoming addendum.
The Penn's 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.