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.
Anita A. Summers, Wharton
2015-2016 PASEF President
LIST OF SCHEDULED LECTURES
Unless specified, lectures will be at the Hourglass Room at the Inn at Penn from 12:00pm-1:30pm.
Speaker: PAUL OFFIT
Title of Talk: THE PHILADELPHIA MEASLES EPIDEMIC OF 1991: LESSONS FROM THE PAST
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Location: St. Marks Room, Inn at Penn
Paul A. Offit is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine.
Speaker: ROGER ALLEN
Title of Talk: THE ISLAMIC STATE: BACKGROUND AND IMPLICATIONS
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Roger Allen is the Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics Emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
PASEF Tech Tools Workshops
We are pleased to announce our workshops for Fall 2015. Each session is limited to 10 participants and we will offer follow-up by appointment afterwards. Please click on the registration link to sign up for each session.
Word Tips: Join Lahari Uppuluri for a customized tour of Microsoft Word. We will explore features including graphic design, layout and ways to bring in content from the web. Friday, October 2, 10 to 11 am. (Register!)
Google Scholar: Join Lahari Uppuluri for an in-depth look at Google Scholar. We will search for our own citations, works cited and written by our peers and new research relevant to our fields of study. We will save citations and articles and manage the reading process. Friday, October 23, 10 to 11 am. (Register!)
Streaming Music: Join Stephen Mantz for a hands-on exploration of streaming music through Penn Libraries’ collections and subscriptions. You can enjoy your favorite music from any location! Tuesday, October 27, 10 to 11 am. (Register!)
Streaming Video: Join Charles Cobine for a guided tour of Penn Libraries’ film and video collections. We will explore how to watch and share our video content online. Tuesday, November 3, 10 to 11 am. (Register!)
PowerPoint: Join Liz Crowder for exploration of PowerPoint. We will look at sharing presentations with colleagues online, improve the design of our slides and work with images and text boxes. Thursday, November 5, 2:45 to 3:45 pm. (Register!)
Twitter: Join Anu Vedantham to explore Twitter, a popular social media platform that can be used for research, teaching and general sharing purposes. We will describe academic uses of Twitter, ideas to manage your lists and followers, and techniques for managing information overload. Monday, November 9, 10 to 11 am. (Register!)
Voice-over PowerPoint: Join Vickie Karasic to explore voice-over narration in PowerPoint. In this session, learn how to create voice-over narration on a PowerPoint presentation and export the file to a video. For the first half of the workshop, we will practice on a sample presentation provided in class. The second half will be help and practice on a presentation of choice. Tuesday, November 17, 1 to 2 pm. (Register!)
You may also want to register for one of our general workshops.
Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com.
Anu Vedantham, Ed.D.
Director, Weigle Information Commons
University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Road to Retirement Essays by Colleagues
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.
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: Jocelyne Waller
Council Meetings 2015-2016
|September 16, 2015||Wednesday|
|October 21, 2015||Wednesday|
|November 18, 2015||Wednesday|
|December 2, 2015||Wednesday|
|January 19, 2016||Tuesday|
|February 10, 2016||Wednesday|
|March 16, 2016||Wednesday|
|April 13, 2016||Wednesday|
|May 18, 2016||Wednesday|
All meetings are from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Lenape Room.