Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

The mission of PASEF is to initiate, conduct and coordinate activities that encourage retired faculty members to continue to be active, contributing participants in the intellectual and social life of the University and to maintain connections among themselves and with their colleagues who are not retired. Such activities include organizing lectures, discussion groups, and social functions that provide fellowship and interaction among members and with the scholarly community on campus; familiarizing members, especially those planning retirement, with issues relating to retirement benefits and retired life; and promoting opportunities for members to render service to the University and its surrounding community.


Jack Nagel

Greetings from PASEF President Jack Nagel

Read his Fall 2014 message



New Summary of Information on Retirement Communities


Howard Goldfine, Jim Saunders and Heidi George have recently assembled a set of tables providing importantinformation for those considering the move to a retirement community. You can find this information by clicking on theRetirement Communities link under Spotlights in the right column of this web page or simply clicking here.



Report of the Lifelong Learning Commmittee


The Lifelong Learning Committee of PASEF, chaired by Anita Summers, has presented a proposal for Penn to the ViceProvost for the Faculty. After collecting detailed information on the programs of 15 universities, PASEF recommended aprogram using the skills of Penn's retired faculty to provide intellectually challenging courses in a variety ofsubjects, lengths, and formats, including online learning, to adults in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Details ofthe proposal can be found under Spotlights in the right column of this page or simply byclicking here.


Coming Events




SAVE THE DATE!

PASEF Spring Outing

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

More information to follow soon.




Mark your Calendars!

PASEF Annual Spring Lecturer

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff will present

Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Penn Law School, Silverman Hall, Room S240B

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (catered reception to follow)

Dr. Tishkoff’s lecture, “Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa,” will cover the important role African populations have played in human history, and will present the tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity in a region considered to be the homeland of all modern human populations. The study of these aspects of the lives of African peoples includes research into human genomic diversity, the genetic basis of adaptation to diverse environments and diets, adaptation to infectious diseases, and why Pygmies carry the trait of short stature.

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology, holds appointments in both the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, she is a PIK endowed chair, and a recipient of the NIH Pioneer Award.



PASEF/ASEF-PSOM Lecture

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Thomas Childers, PhD, History

Dr. Childers is the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His research and teaching specialty is modern German history and World War II. A prodigious author, he is also quite well known for his legendary and distinguished teaching career spanning two decades. Since 1997, Dr. Childers has received many of the highest honors for outstanding teaching awarded by the University of Pennsylvania.

The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn. Lunch is available for a modest cost.



PASEF’s Annual “Road to Retirement” Series

Parts I and II

Part I: Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Class of '55 Room on the second floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

At this session, a panel of retired Penn faculty will reflect candidly about their own decisions to retire, offer practical advice about opportunities and pitfalls in the retirement process, and describe what life in retirement has been like for them. The speakers will be Peter Conn (SAS/English), Audrey Evans (PSOM/CHOP), Lois Evans (Nursing), and Ross Webber (Wharton). A reception will follow the panel discussion, offering an opportunity for informal conversation among panelists and attendees.

If you need further information, please don't hesitate to call Heidi George, the PASEF Coordinator, at 215-746-5972, or email her at emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu.

Part II: Tuesday, April 21, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Class of '55 Room on the second floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

This session offers expert advice about the practical nuts-and-bolts aspects of the transition to retirement, such as phased retirement options, the Faculty Income Allowance Program (FIAP), pre-retirement sabbaticals, health and other benefits for eligible retirees and their families, emeritus status, and the rights and privileges of retired faculty. The speakers will be Hilary Lopez, Senior Benefits Specialist in the University's Human Resources office, and Victoria Mulhern, Executive Director of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development in the Perelman School of Medicine. (Hilary and Vicki also spoke in November at a similar session organized by PSOM's ASEF. That event was oriented primarily to Medical School faculty, while the April 21 program will be relevant to faculty from all schools--including Medicine, for those who missed the fall presentation.)

If you need further information, please don't hesitate to call Heidi George, the PASEF Coordinator, at 215-746-5972, or email her at emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us if you want to start (or continue) thinking about your own road to retirement!




Road to Retirement Essays by Colleagues

PASEF has held “road to retirement” panel discussions over the past several years, and some of our colleague participants have written brief descriptions in which they describe their thoughts and steps in deciding to go emeritus, and then how life has been thereafter. Please click here to enjoy their insights and experience regarding the transition:


The Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement

We are proud to announce the release of the Eighth Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement, ASEF's annually revised handbook highlighting the policy and process governing the transition from full-time faculty to emeritus.

Please refer to the official release notes for a review of the updates to this year's edition.




Questions?

Do you have questions about health care, including bills?

We suggest that you contact Health Advocate,offered through the Penn Division of Human Resources (HR) to help Penn employees and their families resolve healthcare-related issues.

Check out their website.



Members of PASEF Executive Committee, 2014/2015

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Roger Allen

Name: Roger M.A. Allen
Dept: Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations
PASEF: Former President
Email | Phone: 215-898-6337 | View Profile

David P. Balamuth

Name: David P. Balamuth
Dept: Physics & Astronomy
PASEF: Rep. to Univ. Council on Benefits & Pensions
Email | Phone: 610-896-5846 | View Profile

 Janice Bellace

Name: Janice Bellace
Dept: Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton
PASEF: At-large member of the Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-6820 | View Profile

 Peter Dodson

Name: Peter Dodson
Dept: School of Veterinary Medicine
PASEF: At-large member of the Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-8784 | View Profile

 Stephen Dunning

Name: Stephen Dunning
Dept: Religious Studies
PASEF: At-large member of the Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 610-644-5138 | View Profile

 Howard Goldfine

Name: Howard Goldfine
Dept: Microbiology, Medicine
PASEF: Chair, Retirement Communities Project, Program Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-6384 | View Profile

 Lynn Hollen Lees

Name: Lynn Lees
Dept: History
PASEF: At-large member of the Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-8784 | View Profile

Rob Roy MacGregor

Name: Rob Roy MacGregor
Dept: Medicine
PASEF: Past President
Email | Phone: 215-662-3565 | View Profile

Mitch Marcus

Name: Mitchell Marcus
Dept: Computer and Information Science
PASEF: At-large member of the Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-2538 | View Profile

 Jeanne C. Myers

Name: Jeanne C. Myers
Dept: Biochemistry and Biophysics, Medicine
PASEF: President, ASEF
Email | Phone: 215-592-4096 | View Profile

Jack Nagel

Name: Jack H. Nagel
Dept: Political Science
PASEF: President
Email | Phone: 215-898-4255 | View Profile

David Pope

Name: David P. Pope
Dept: Materials Science
PASEF: At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-9837 | View Profile

Gerald J. Porter

Name: Gerald J. Porter
Dept: Mathematics
PASEF: Former President
Email | Phone: 215-898-8467 | View Profile

Martin Pring

Name: Martin Pring
Dept: Physiology, Medicine
PASEF: Rep. to Senate Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-6870 | View Profile

Howard Rosenberg

Name: Howard M. Rosenberg
Dept: Pediatric Dentistry
PASEF: At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-6555 | View Profile

Arnold Rosoff

Name: Arnold (Skip) J. Rosoff
Dept: Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton
PASEF: At-Large Member of Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-7610 | View Profile

Vivian C. Seltzer

Name: Vivian C. Seltzer
Dept: Social Policy & Practice
PASEF: Former President
Email | Phone: 215-731-1101 | View Profile

Paul Shaman

Name: Paul Shaman
Dept: Statistics, Wharton
PASEF: At-large member of the Executive Committee
Email | Phone: 215-898-8749 | View Profile

Neville E. Strumpf

Name: Neville E. Strumpf
Dept: Nursing
PASEF: Former President
Email | Phone: 215-898-8802 | View Profile

Anita Summers

Name: Anita Summers
Dept: Public Policy and Management, Wharton
PASEF: President Elect
Email | Phone: 610-645-8660 | View Profile

Ross A. Webber

Name: Ross A. Webber
Dept: Management, Wharton
PASEF: Former President
Email | Phone: 856-216-8233 | View Profile

PASEF Staff

Heidi George

Name: Heidi George
PASEF: PASEF Coordinator
Email: emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu
Phone: 215-746-5972

Executive Committee Meetings 2014-2015

Date Day
September 16, 2014 Tuesday
October, 15, 2014 Wednesday
November 18, 2014 Tuesday
December 10, 2014 Wednesday
January 21, 2015 Wednesday
February, 18, 2015 Wednesday
March 18, 2015 Wednesday
April 15, 2015 Wednesday
May, 20, 2015 Wednesday
June 17, 2015 Tuesday

All meetings are from 12:00 -1:30 p.m. in the LenapeRoom.




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