The next of the PASEF sponsored bi-monthly luncheons will be on Thursday, October 11, 2007. At the last meeting on September 27th, there was a lively discussion of a variety of topics. These luncheons will continue throughout the academic year, normally on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month unless there is a conflict with holidays.
Professor Ian Frank will guide a discussion of the human papilloma virus vaccine and controversies surrounding its dissemination at the October 25th luncheon. Professor Sam Klausner will guide a discussion of the varied dietary regimes of different societies on November 7th.
What is the goal of these luncheons? Actually there is no "goal" other than an opportunity to meet people from the many disciplines represented here at Penn and engage in talk, discussion and information exchange. While there will be occasional typical discussion guided by experts from our faculty, the hope is that the discussions will be illuminated by the broad insights of our senior and emeritus professors. In other words, the purpose of these get-togethers is to engage in learned, and occasionally not so learned, discourse.
All that is required of any attendee is the cost of the lunch (posted below) and an opinion on everything. As professors, the latter requirement is surely easy to meet.
If convenient, it would be helpful to indicate your interest in attending the luncheon by advising Jay N. Zemel at email@example.com so that in the event of a particularly popular topic or a large number of people wanting to attend, appropriate steps can be taken to provide seating.
Luncheon Lite (Soup/Salad and Sandwich)..................$6.90
Jay N. Zemel
Chair, PASEF Program and Social Committee
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