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Spring Break Safety Checks

Blood Drives: Urgent Need for Blood

Several Blood Drives have been arranged by the recently-organized Penn ARC Team for this month at locations across campus. See to sign up for a donor listserv for monthly announcements, in addition to information about supporting, recruiting, and volunteering at blood drives.

See for a list of eligibility criteria.

Wednesday, March 5: Houston Hall, 2-7:30 p.m. (Kite and Key). For appointments e-mail: Ali Punzalan at

Tuesday, March 25: Rooftop Lounge, Hamilton College House, 12:30-6 p.m. For appointments e-mail: Adina Steinberg at

Tuesday, March 25: Lounge, Kings Court English House, 2-7:30 p.m. For appointments e-mail: Eunice Kim at

Wednesday, March 26: Woodland College House, McClelland Hall, 2-7:30 p.m. For appointments e-mail: Ryan Crocetto at

Thursday, March 27: Rooftop Lounge, Harrison College House, 1:30-7 p.m. (Harrison/Gregory and Harnwell Houses). For appointments e-mail: Danie Greenwell at

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CUWFA Conference: March 19-22

Human Resources is hosting the 2003 Conference for the College and University Work/Family Association (CUWFA). It will be held at the Sheraton, March 19-22. The focus of the conference is: Leading the Way: Work/Life Strategies for Institutional Change.

Our new Executive Vice President, Clifford L. Stanley, and the Vice President for Human Resources, John J. Heuer, will offer welcoming remarks Thursday morning. Experts in worklife, work and family and institutional change will offer keynote and plenary presentations and we also have an interesting line up of workshops. Details about the conference can be found at by selecting "Annual Conference" in the left column of the web page. Below is a brief description of the keynote speaker and plenary presentations.

Special rates have been established for Penn colleagues attending limited parts of the conference:

  • Thursday a.m. & lunch (3/20/03) $ 75
  • Friday a.m. & lunch (3/21/03) $ 75
  • Thursday and Friday a.m.& lunches $ 150

If you are interested in attending, visit to download a registration form and return it via intramural mail to: Marilyn Kraut, Human Resources, 3401 Walnut, Suite 527-A/6228.

Keynote Speakers/Plenary Presentations

Robert Drago, Bias Avoidance in Academia, professor of labor studies and women's studies, Penn State University; CUWFA Board Member; reporting on findings from his national study on the prevalence and implications of "bias avoidance" in academia, i.e. the denial or minimization of the impact family commitments have on academic life.

Stew Friedman, Total Leadership, practice professor of management, Wharton School, recent director, Ford Motor Company's Leadership Development Center; presenting on "total leadership," the ability to integrate work, home, community and self to increase business results and enrich lives.

Jerry Jacobs, Women's Employment and Work-Family Conflict, professor of sociology, SAS, specializing in women's employment, including authority, earnings, and entry into male-dominated occupations; presenting on his latest research on work and family issues with a focus on women's employment and work-family conflict.

Jessica DeGroot, Work & Family Issues Faced by Today's Parents, founder of the Third Path Institute, focused on work redesign as a way for more meaningful, balanced lives and more time for family, community and other life passions; presenting on the work of the Third Path Institute and anecdotal findings on work and family issues for today's parents.

-- Division of Human Resources

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March Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Penn Community,

As many of you know, each month, Penn Volunteers In Public Service posts a list of volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are developed from the many requests we receive for partnerships and assistance.

The University community continues to volunteer their valuable time to provide service in our surrounding community. We thank you for your overwhelming support and for your generosity.

Below is the monthly list of volunteer opportunities. Please contact me via e-mail ( or call (215) 898-2020 to volunteer for any of the programs.

--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty,
Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services/
Director Penn Volunteers In Public Service,
Center for Community Partnerships

Penn VIPS Annual Penny Drive March 3-19 Penny drive to benefit the Vare Charter School. The school is dedicated to providing academic focus for its students. The school is located at 24th & Snyder Avenues. Your donations will be used to purchase books for their library, assist deserving students with supplies and help graduating students with their fees.

Please take your pennies to the following drop sites:

Women's Center

3643 Locust Walk

Gloria Gay


Af-Am Resource Center

3537 Locust Walk

Afi Roberson


Veterinary Medicine

Rosenthal Lobby

Trish diPietrae



107 Towne Building

Ellen V. Russell


English Language Program

21 Bennett Hall

Anne Budd



120 Logan Hall

Kristin Davidson


Dental School

E2, 3rd Floor

Dee Stenton


Van Pelt Library

Shared Catalogue Dept.

Rachelle Nelson


Renal Division

700 Clinical Research

Yvonne McClean



265C 3401 Walnut

Doris Pate



1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O'Keefe


Nursing Ed Bldg.

4th Floor Reception Desk

Donna Milici



13th Floor

Mary Jo Pauxtis


Political Science

217 Stiteler Hall

Marcia Dotson



203A Sansom West

Kathy Ritchie


Presidents' Office

100 College Hall

Audrey Schneider


Houston Hall

Information Desk

Sarah Demucci



3611 Locust Walk

Patricia Ravenell


Faculty Club

3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn

Natalka Swavely


Facilities Planning

233 Blockley Hall

Telaria Hawthorne



133 South 36th/5th Fl.

Isabel Mapp


Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk

Kate Robertson


Research Services

Franklin Bldg, P-204.

Yvette Acevedo


Cell & Dev. Biology

1157 BRB II/III Bldg

Jill M. Agolino


Vagelos Labs

1080 Vagelos Labs

Paramjeet Randhawa/Jennifer Pastore


Med School/Facilities Planning

233 Blockley

Robin Rozen


Computers Needed Is your department upgrading its computers? Would you like to donate your used computers to a worthy cause? Are they Pentium I or PowerPCs or better? The Center for Community Partnerships' Digital Divide Program and Penn VIPs, work-study students and a group of volunteers are working to provide computers to West Philadelphia schools, families and nonprofit agencies. Donate your computer. Come help design and install computer labs in the community. Visit us at

Interested in tutoring/mentoring youth? Volunteer two hours of your time a week to help staff the "Homework Help-line" at Sayre Community School. Every Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sayre Middle School offers free courses to children/youth and adults of all ages. New this spring is a Homework Help-line staffed by students from Penn. Contact Dana Prince at

Volunteers Needed: Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) Center. Located at 41st and Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, LIFE is a unique community facility that provides older adults with health care, personal care, rehabilitation, transportation, meals, recreation, and spiritual services. Volunteer opportunities available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. can include generally helping members and staff in the center, working as a medical records assistant, helping with arts and crafts, running a special interest group with members, or visiting members in local nursing homes.

Second Site at UPM: The University Museum will open a new little gift shop, "Second Site" next to the new main entrance. The shop will be open six afternoons a week. It could be one person alone or two splitting the shift. No real experience in sales is needed. Training in the use of the register will be available.

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Spring Break Safety: Special Checks of Residences

In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e., criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following timeframe:

11 p.m. Friday, March 7 to 8 a.m. Sunday, March 16.

Students, faculty and staff who live within the following geographical boundaries--Schuylkill River to 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street-may participate.

An application must be completed and returned, prior to vacating the premise. Applications may be picked up at the Penn Police Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street, or on the web. Check the Public Safety website at for complete instructions and security tips.


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 24, March 4, 2003