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A-3 Assembly Officers and Meeting

The A-3 Assembly is the representational body for all full-time, weekly-paid (non-exempt) employees. Its primary goal is to represent the interests of its membership in the Penn community. The Chair and Vice-Chair are members of University Council and its Steering Committee. A-3 employees serve on University committees. In addition, events are organized throughout the year that are of interest to its members.

The A-3 Assembly is pleased to announce its officers for the 2002-2003 academic year:

Chair–Omar Mitchell, financial coordinator in space planning and operations, Medical School. (215) 898-0514; e-mail:

Vice-Chair–Emily Damanskis, administrative coordinator, Institute for Human Gene Therapy, School of Medicine. She served as the A-3 Assembly Treasurer for 2001-2002, and sat on the Council Safety & Security Committee. (215) 898-0514; e-mail:

Secretary–Carol Stabinski, administrative coordinator, Institute for Human Gene Therapy. (215) 614-0092; e-mail:

Treasurer–Ingrid Jackson, proficiency coordinator, Romance Languages Department. (215) 898-7839; e-mail:

The A-3 Assembly invites all interested employees to a meeting on Wednesday, July 24, at 12:30 in the Bishop White Room, 217 Houston Hall. Feel free to bring your lunch, and join us as we plan activities for the coming year. We will also be looking for volunteers to sit on the board, fill vacant committee positions, and serve on committees to organize our annual Employee Resource Fair and Holiday Craft Bazaar. Check Almanac’s monthly calendar and weekly updates for notices of future meetings and programs. You may sign up for our mailing list to receive notices via e-mail. There is information about the organization and links to other useful sites at:

Mary Grau, Vice-Chair, 2001-2002



Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 1, July 16, 2002


July 16, 2002
Volume 49 Number 1

Dr. Marvin Lazerson gets a new Endowed Chair in Education.
The annual GSE Awards are presented.
The Penn Cancer Center is renamed.
The Faculty Senate's Slate of nominees for the Senate Executive Committee.
PPSA's 2002-2003 Board has been elected.
The A-3 Assembly's officers invite all A-3 employees to a July meeting.
The Trustees held their full board meetings last month.
The report of the Council Committee on Facilities deals with classrooms, Campus Development Plan, and Transportation.
Graduate Medical Education has a new director.
Speaking Out about the future of the BioPond and protecting personal privacy.
Honors for faculty, staff, students, and HUP
Research Foundation Awards for Spring 2002.
Research Roundup: Sumerian Dictionary, Smallpox, Alzheimer's Disease, and Schizophrenia.
New challenges, more efforts to conserve energy and control energy costs.
Business Services: Parking Rates; Children's Center; Mail Service; Dining Services; Customized Penn merchandise; Directory Update; Computer Connection.
New Security Measures for Penn's Networked Systems will require replacing PennNet ID and password PennKeys and passwords.