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.
Paul Shaman, Statistics
2016-2017 PASEF President
View Videos of PASEF Lectures
PASEF-sponsored lectures are now being recorded and made available on YouTube. To find links to the videos, click on Previous Events from the menu on the left of the PASEF home page. Or go to PASEF's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PASEF-213035898871820/
PASEF Speakers Bureau
PASEF is pleased to sponsor a service to members and community organizations in the Philadelphia area. Our Speakers Bureau connects groups that regularly sponsor talks with retired Penn faculty (and faculty nearing retirement) who are glad to share their expertise with local audiences. To learn more about the Speakers Bureau, please click here.
SPECIAL RETIREMENT SEMINAR
CO-SPONSORED BY ASEF & PASEF
12:00PM – 1:30PM, MARCH 10, 2017
Lunch will be provided.
"Financial Planning for Retirement – Timeline to Retirement and Successful Investing"
John H. Rahmlow, Vanguard
John H. Rahmlow is a Retirement Planning Counselor in Vanguard's Participant Education Department. His primary responsibilities include meeting with participants on a one-on-one basis and conducting group meetings on topics such as plan benefits, investment strategies and retirement readiness. Prior to becoming a Retirement Planning Counselor, Mr. Rahmlow spent more than 10 years as the Meetings Consultant in Participant Education. In that role he was responsible for providing consulting and content design services for custom presentations for institutional clients. Before joining Participant Education in 2005, Mr. Rahmlow was a team leader in Participant Services. Mr. Rahmlow has been with Vanguard since 1998.
Mr. Rahmlow earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware; a JD from Widener University
School of Law; an LL.M. in Taxation and an Employee Benefits Certificate from Villanova University School of
Law; and currently holds FINRA series 6, 63 and 26 licenses as well as the Chartered Retirement Planning
Counselor designation from the College for Financial Planning.
PASEF Lecture and Luncheon
Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles appear to be around the corner, promising safe and efficient transportation for everyone regardless of their ability to drive. This would provide independence for aging or disabled individuals, and could relieve congestion and land use in urban centers.
How are these autonomous systems designed, and what provides the intelligence or "brains" for these machines?
Prof. Lee's research focuses on giving machines the ability to learn from experience and to process large amounts of data from sensors and communications.
Daniel Lee is the UPS Foundation Chair Professor in Transportation for the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department in SEAS. He serves as Director of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory. He joined the Penn faculty in 2001 coming from the Theoretical Physics and Biological Computation departments at Bell Labs.
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.
Road to Retirement Essays by Colleagues
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement
We are proud to announce the release of the Tenth Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Faculty Retirement, our 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.
From time to time links to articles and reports deemed to be of interest to the PASEF membership will be posted. PASEF does not endorse any positions taken or views expressed in the items cited. The two listed below address Social Security and the choice of a retirement community. Both are from The New York Times.
New Summary of Information on Retirement Communities
Howard Goldfine, Jim Saunders and Heidi George have recently assembled a set of tables providing important information for those considering the move to a retirement community. You can find this information by clicking on the Retirement Communities link under Spotlights in the right column of this web page or simply clicking here.
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 Council
Name: Sarah Barr
Council Meetings 2016-2017
|September 21, 2016||Wednesday|
|October 19, 2016||Wednesday|
|November 16, 2016||Wednesday|
|December 14, 2016||Wednesday|
|January 17, 2017||Tuesday|
|February 21, 2017||Tuesday|
|March 21, 2017||Tuesday|
|April 18, 2017||Tuesday|
|May 16, 2017||Tuesday|
All meetings are from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Hourglass Room, University Club, Inn at Penn.