The Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) was founded last year by Walter Wales following a recommendation of the Provost’s Task Force on Faculty Retirement chaired by Jerry Rosenbloom. Similar organizations have been established at other colleges and universities in recent years.
In December 2005, PASEF adopted bylaws and elected its first Executive Committee, which consists of: Howard D. Arnold, Renée C. Fox, Morris Hamburg (president-elect), Samuel Z. Klausner (secretary-treasurer), Rob Roy MacGregor, Alan L. Myers, Almarin Phillips, Elsa L. Ramsden, Curtis R. Reitz, Jerry S. Rosenbloom, Benjamin S. P. Shen (president), Rosemary A. Stevens, and Walter D. Wales (past president).
The new association seeks to serve Penn’s sizeable emeritus faculty through programs and activities that foster closer ties among themselves, and between them and the campus community and alumni. Some of its committees will focus on issues of particular interest to its members, such as retiree benefits. We welcome your suggestions and comments (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Invitation to Join as Senior Member
Besides emeritus faculty members, who automatically acquire PASEF membership, we also welcome colleagues who are still some years from retirement to join as Senior Members and take part in our committees and programs. If you are on the full-time faculty and at least 55 years of age, please take a moment to visit our website (www.upenn.edu/emeritus), where you may sign up online. PASEF neither encourages nor discourages retirement.
Invitation to a Lecture
The School of Medicine’s Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty, whose members are also our members, cordially invites all PASEF members to a talk by Professor Burton Malkiel of Princeton University on Rules for Investing in a Restrained Market, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building, Hamilton Walk. I hope you will come.
—Benjamin Shen, President, PASEF
Flower Professor Emeritus of Astrophysics, SAS