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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.
Highlights for Jan/Feb. For more detailed listings, please see Alumni Calendar.



PennAustin. As Texas’ high-tech hot-bed is booming, Austin has now established a Penn Club of its own. Our first event kicked off in November with a successful Home-away-from-Homecoming at Fado’s, a local Irish pub. All of our efforts are going into creating awareness of the club and boosting membership. To find out more information about becoming a member or our next events visit our Web site ( or contact Matthew Zubiller W’98 at <>. We’d love to hear from ya’ll.

Cleveland. Check the IVY15 Web site ( for all events in January, February and March. The IVY15 Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series will be held at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights. A complete schedule will be sent to all club members. Dr. Burt Siegel D’57 (440) 423-0156 or <> is our Ivy15 representative. Televised Penn basketball: February or March date to be announced. Watch for information on mini-brewery tour. Interested in interviewing prospective students? Call
secondary-school committee chair Nora Walsh C’92 at (216) 521-2599 or <nora_walsh>. Contact club president Barbara Corwin Franklin SAMP’66 at (216) 292-6750 or <> for further information on club membership and events.

Harrisburg. Please join us on Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation of Penn Then and Now by Michel T. Huber W’53 ASC’61. This exciting and interesting evening will kick off the new year’s events. We also have a club trip scheduled for the Penn-Princeton game at the Palestra on Feb. 13. We will meet in Philadelphia for a quick dinner before the game. If you are interested in receiving our e-newsletter or attending any of these events, please RSVP by e-mail to Brad Sears at <>.

Hawaii will hold a dinner to recognize the president of the University of Hawaii: Dr. Kenneth Mortimer C’60 WG’62 will be completing his second term in June. He and his wife, Lorraine M. Mortimer CW’59, met at Penn. The dinner will be held at the Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, on Feb. 24 from 6:00 p.m. Reservations should be made with Doug Yee W’65 WG’67 at (808) 525-6022.

Metro New Jersey. Join the us on Feb. 2 for a theater party and dessert reception at the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, to see Penn & Teller, “two crazy guys who know how to do a few really cool things!” The show begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Contact Sue Rose C/W’79 (201) 568-9446 or Deb Donnally Nu’81 GNu’83 (908) 608-1071 for tickets and details. For more information on other club activities and membership contact Debbi Lebersfeld CW’73 at (973) 467-8560 or <> or check out our Web site (

Philadelphia. The partial list of spring events includes the Penn-Princeton men’s basketball game on Feb. 13, with a pre-game reception at the Sweeten Alumni House. Our annual wine tasting is scheduled for late February and will focus on the wines of Italy, including Tuscany. The always popular Penn tradition, Mask and Wig night, is scheduled for March 22. Back by popular demand is the hilarious evening with PDQ Bach and the Philadelphia Orchestra, April 17. We’ll all be at the Wilma Theatre in early June for Passion, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Young alumni happy hours are scheduled monthly at the hot and trendy Philly nightspots. Senior Week Class of 2001: meet the Philly young Penn alumni and celebrate the Philadelphia-Penn connection and experience. Penn Club community-service events occur monthly. Join us and make a difference. Call Fanny Chu-Fong C’91 at (215) 561-6900 ext. 24 for event info.; call Robin Barone C’98 at (215) 246-3088 for young-alumni
event info.; call Joel Nied C’90 at (215) 963-5274 for community-service events or e-mail <>. Visit us at (

Phoenix. Penn Wrestling takes on ASU at Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 9. Alumni get-together and match starts at 7:00 p.m. Also in February, Dean Lee Stetson GEd’71, when visiting the Valley recruiting local students for Penn, will join the club for an informal discussion of “Applying to an Ivy League College”. The club is currently planning these and other activities. For more information contact Beth Topor W’80 at (480) 922-3540 or <>.

Portland. Plans are underway for the establishment of a Penn alumni club for graduates and parents in Oregon and Southwest Washington, to be based in Portland. We hope this club will acquaint and re-acquaint members of the Penn community in this area with each other and provide a vehicle for both University-sponsored and local programs and events. The executive board of the club will include representatives of the Wharton Club of Oregon and the Secondary School Committee of Oregon and Southwest Washington and will coordinate and support all Penn activities in the area. Those interested in assisting with the organization or in eventual membership should contact John Vosmek C’61 (503) 222-3232 or David Blum W’74 (503) 783-2610.

Southern California has reserved a block of 100 tickets to see the Tony Award-winning play The Lion King at the Pantages Theater on Jan. 24. If you are interested, please call (310) 442-7800; club members will be given priority.

Western New England. The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Western New England will get together to watch the men’s basketball squad face Yale in New Haven on March 3. For details, contact Bill Squires C’71 at <>.

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Alumni Trustees
Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for two at-large alumni trustee positions and one mid-Atlantic alumni trustee position (comprising Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia). Appointees to these positions will serve five-year terms, commencing in January 2002. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the nominations committee of the University of Pennyslvania Alumni Society.

Alumni Award of Merit
Alumni are also encouraged to suggest candidates to receive next year’s Alumni Award of Merit, to be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2001. The award is given for outstanding service to the University of Pennsylvania and can be presented to non-alumni. This year, in recognition of the Celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn to be held Nov. 1-2, 2001, alumni are strongly encouraged to nominate women candidates for the Award of Merit. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the awards and resolutions committee.

Names of candidates, for both the alumni trustee positions and the Alumni Award of Merit, should be sent by February 1, 2001 to: The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or <>.



Are you an alumnae or faculty member and have you authored a book? We are creating a poster to pay tribute to our women authors during the 125th Celebration of Women at Penn, taking place Nov. 1-2.

Send your book, book cover or camera-ready art of your cover and spine to Bonnie Eisner, special-events coordinator, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 (215-898-7811 or e-mail

The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31; unfortunately, books and covers cannot be returned.

Don’t be left out—help showcase Penn women!


May 14-18 at the Forstmann Castle, Frost Valley.
Join Penn faculty for a five-day immersion in modern poetry. Penn has teamed up with Frost Valley, a 6,000-acre conference center in the Catskills, to offer this non-credit workshop on modern American poetry led by professors Al Filreis and Herman Beavers, Kelly Writers House director Kerry Sherin C’87, and poet Dr. Michael Magee G’99 Gr’99. The cost for the course, lodging, all meals and all recreational activities is $420; the number of participants is limited to 20. For more information about Frost Valley ( or to register, call (845) 985-2291 ext. 204, or e-mail <>. For much more information about the poetry workshop, see ( ~afilreis/poetry.html) or e-mail Prof. Filreis at <>.

June 11-15 at the Straus Center, Frost Valley.
The course above is also being offered in June at the Straus Center at Frost Valley; the cost is $470.


“How does a Hi-Tech Start Up Become a Global Success? Perspectives from Israel, Wharton and Around the World.”

Discover the world of hi-tech in Israel through symposia with keynote speakers and face-to-face meetings with senior management of some of the most successful hi-tech organizations in Israel, at the first Wharton Israel Global Alumni Conference in Tel Aviv, March 11-13.

For further information, contact Marti Harrington WG’76, director of alumni affairs, The Wharton School, 3733 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-6350; phone (215) 898-1281, fax (215) 898- 2695, e-mail <>.