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Baccalaureate Speaker:
Dr. O'Donnell

This year's Baccalaureate speaker will be Dr. James O'Donnell, professor of Classical Studies, Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing, and Faculty Master for Hill College House. FULL STORY HERE

Peter & Geri Skirkanich's
$10 Million Gift:

A New Home for Bioengineering

Alumnus J. Peter Skirkanich W '65, and his wife, Geri, have pledged $10 million to build Skirkanich Hall, Penn's new home for bioengineering. FULL STORY HERE

Strategic Plan Open Forum

The Penn Community is invited to join Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry at the Strategic Plan Open Forum this afternoon at 4 p.m. in Houston Hall's Golkin Room.


Reaching an Agreement with Penn Hillel

The University and Hillel of Greater Philadelphia have completed the necessary transactions for the building of Steinhardt Hall, the new home for Hillel at Penn. Hillel will construct its new 35,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility on land leased from the University on 39th Street, between Walnut and Locust Streets. Construction is set to begin immediately. FULL STORY HERE

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 28, April 2, 2002


April 2, 2002
Volume 48 Number 28

Peter Skirkanich W '65, and his wife, Geri, have pledged $10 million to build a new home for bioengineering; it is the largest gift by an individual donor in the history of SEAS.
Dr. Jim O'Donnell will give the Baccalaureate address next month, his swan song at Penn after two decades, before becoming provost at Georgetown.
Have something you want to say about Penn's plans for the future? The open forum on the new strategic plan, Building on Excellence: The Next Agenda, is this afternoon.
Taxes have been around a long time, according to three of the Museum's experts on ancient civilizations. No wonder Franklin knew we could count on them!