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The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs

The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs welcomes everyone to a new academic year. Our primary focus is implementing the University's legal responsibilities in affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination. We educate members of the University community about these responsibilities through our web page and through our education and consultation efforts. We also receive complaints and concerns of prohibited discrimination under Penn's Policy on Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Non-discrimination, which is located online at

We invite you to join us in the upcoming events we are planning for the Penn community.

Along with several other offices and individuals, we are planning other programs as well, such as a Disability Awareness Month Program to be held some time in October.

Also, in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology and the Department of English, we are planning a lecture series on Contemporary Issues in Native America designed to bring leading Native American scholars to campus to educate the Penn community about topical concerns in Native America. The lectures will be held in the fall and spring semesters.

POW-MIA Commemoration Ceremony, September 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the Memorial Flagpole on 33rd Street and Smith Walk.

Second Annual Veterans Day Reception, November 11 from 4:30-6 p.m. Location to be announced.

We invite you to contact our office at (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or 215-898-7803 (TDD) and visit our web page at The office is located at 3600 Chestnut Street, Sansom Place East, Suite 228.

We wish everyone a successful and rewarding academic year!

--Valerie Hayes, Executive Director

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 4, September 17, 2002


September 17, 2002
Volume 49 Number 4

The School of Veterinary Medicine invites the Penn community to celebrate 50 Years of Excellence with an Open House on September 21.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Penn #4 in it's annual Best national Universities survey.
The Penn Humanities Forum dedicates the 2002-2003 lectures, seminars, and exhibitions to the topic of The Book.
New Bioterrorism Legislation affects laboratories and clinical facilities.
Speaking Out about the conservation postcards.
Honors for faculty and staff
The 14th annual Career Conference for graduate students starts on September 17.
The 10th annual Penn Family Day is scheduled for October 5.
Research Roundup: Nurse Shortage; Alternate Tobacco Use; Immune Cells Fight Cancer; Head Start.
The Annual Crime Report from the Division of Public Safety.