was misspelled in a front-page story in the May
27 issue, which announced that
she is the inaugural holder of the Fay R. and Eugene
L. Langberg Endowed Professor in Physics. We regret
the omission of the last letter of her name.-- Ed.
Cyclists & Volunteers
for MS Ride
UPHS Cycling Team is looking for riders
and volunteers to participate in the
MS 150 City to Shore Bike Tour, Saturday
and Sunday, September 20 & 21, a
charity ride to benefit the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society.
two-day event starts at the Woodcrest
station of the Lindenwold High Speed
Line in Cherry Hill, travels some of
the most scenic roads of south Jersey,
and ends at the beach in Ocean City.
The second day, the route is reversed,
ending at the Woodcrest station. The
traditional route is 75 miles each day.
However, on Saturday there is an optional
45-mile ride that starts in Hammonton
and ends in Ocean City. For a greater
challenge, there is an optional 100-mile
Century Route on Saturday. The route
is supported with rest stops, refreshments,
and road support services. Participants
must submit a registration form with
a registration fee of $40 until 8/30;
$45 until 9/12; $50 until 9/19; and $60
day of event. Each rider is required
to raise a minimum of $200 in additional
who raise and turn in a minimum of $200
to the National MS Society by August
15 will receive a UPHS Team Cycling Jersey.
There will be a pre-ride UPHS Team dinner
the evening before the ride at the Spaghetti
Warehouse, and a post-ride party.
register online, visit www.ms150biketour.org/city2shore/index.htm.
Please remember to indicate UPHS Team.
Paper registration forms and brochures
can be obtained from UPHS Team Captain,
Emily Silvis, of Patient Registration.
Dr. Stephen Kolb, of Neurology, is Co-Captain.
For informaton, go to www.home.earthlink.net/~uphsteam or
call Emily at (215) 615-2378, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone can participate. Riders are not
required to work for Penn.
Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003
that was signed into law on May 28, 2003 allows for
reductions in Federal Income Tax Withholding. The new
withholding tables incorporate the lower tax rates for
employers to use when figuring the federal income tax
to withhold from their employees' wages. The 2003 tax
rates have been revised to reflect the following changes:
The tax rate brackets of 27%, 30%, 35% and 38.6% have
been reduced to 25%, 28%, 33% and 35% respectively.
The supplemental flat withholding rate of 27% has been
reduced to 25%.
changes were put into affect starting with the weekly
pay cycle for the pay period ending June 8, and check
date June 13. Monthly paid employees should have seen
the effects of the changes beginning with the June pay
cycle. Contact the Payroll Office, (215) 898-6301 or
e-mail at email@example.com with questions.
Christina, Jr., Payroll Manager
Alert: Possible Verizon Work Stoppage
is in the midst of a collective bargaining process with
their unions to reach an agreement before contracts
expire at midnight on August 2, 2003. It is possible
that the unions will go on strike, which would impact
ISC Networking and Telecommunication's ability to deliver
some types of phone service to the University community.
is important to note that your current phone service
should not be affected by a strike. New service and
repair requests, however, will likely be delayed as
we may not be able to rely on Verizon for quick turnaround
service. To that end, we have reserved additional phone
service in many areas of campus in the event that customers
lose their current phone service. Please keep in mind
that critical service lines (supporting systems such
as fire alarms) will continue to receive our highest
Verizon will make every effort to maintain service standards
currently in place, it is our expectation that response
to all service orders and repairs will be slow. Our
office will continue to advise our customers on progress,
problems, and other strike related issues as they occur.
We are dedicated to providing the University community
with excellent customer service.
more information, call our help line at (215) 898-4840.
-- ISC Networking and Telecommunication
Events in August to Benefit Cancer
11th Annual Jay Sigel Invitational Golf
Tournament will be held on August 11,
at the Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia.
Proceeds will benefit the prostate cancer
treatment and research program of the
Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Center
Research Institute. Schedule of events
includes a golf tournament, the best
of two balls of foursome, cocktails and
silent auction, and an awards dinner
and live auction. Registration begins
at 10 a.m. For more information about
sponsorship or joining the tournament,
please call the Event Office at (610)
August 18 is the Paul R. Nardoni Foundation
Annual Golf Tournament. This foundation
supports the Abramson Cancer Institute
and other regional medical facilities.
The tournament will be held at Stanton
Ridge Golf and Country Club in Whitehouse
Station, NJ with 10 a.m. registration
and 5 p.m. dinner. For ticket information,
Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 1, July 15, 2003