Highlights for May/June 2002. For more detailed listings, please see Alumni Calendar.






The Penn Transportation Systems
Engineering Alumni Club
(TSEAC) will host its 35th Reunion and Technical Conference in Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18. There will be technical sessions held at the School, transportation-related field trips, and a gala dinner. For more information or to register, visit (www.TSEAC.com).


Detail from “Lost Blue Cat” by Space 1026, a Philadelphia collective which will make an installation at the ICA from May 11 to July 14.

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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.



Chicago. Please see our Web site (www.pennclubchicago .com) for the latest in events in the Chicago area.

Central Florida. A golf outing is planned for May 18 at the Alaqua Country Club at noon; $75 per person, which includes golf, cart, balls, and lunch. On Sept. 25 club members will participate in the Ivy Cocktail Hour, and our Holiday Party will be held on Dec. 12. For more information on these events, please contact Seth Rabinowitz at <seth@key-holdings.com>.

Metro New Jersey. On June 11, University President Dr. Judith Rodin will be our guest for the Wesley A. Stanger Jr. Scholarship Dinner at the Baltusrol Golf Club. Visit our Web site (pennclubmetronj.com) for information or contact Debbi Lebersfeld at <debleb1@aol.com>.

PennNYC, the New York-area alumni organization, recently installed a new executive board. Danny Boockvar C’93 L’96 stepped down as president after helping the club grow from a few hundred members to approximately 5,000 members over the course of his four-year term. Jessica Lennon C’98 assumed the role of president and is looking forward to working with Danny in his new advisory role as chair. She works in the global chair’s office at Ernst & Young, focusing on firm-wide organizational, team- and people-effectiveness strategies, with a focus on internal gender issues. Jessica hopes to continue PennNYC’s success in providing community-service opportunities for members, and delivering a rich variety of social, cultural, and business or career-related programs. A few new members have also joined the board, and the whole team is looking forward to an exciting new year of events.

Northern California. Join the Northern California Penn Club our annual PennCares Volunteer Day in San Francisco on Saturday, June 22; for more information contact <penn@ncpennclub.com>.

Portland & Seattle. The two Penn Clubs have jointly reserved a block of seats for the Mariners game against Anaheim on Saturday afternoon, July 27 in Seattle; members will meet for a brunch social before the game. Contact either the Penn Club of Portland at <jvos@teleport.com> or the Penn Club of Seattle at <PennInSeattle@hotmail.com> for more details.

Portland. “Ivy Leaguers Join the No-Ivy League.” Penn club members will work with Portland’s active All-Ivy (plus Stanford and MIT) organization on Saturday, May 18, in an effort to help remove invasive, non-native ivy from Forest Park. The work party will conclude with a family picnic. For more information on these and other Penn Club of Portland events, contact club president John Vosmek at (503) 222-3232 or <jvos@teleport.com>

San Diego. Join us at the monthly Ivy & Co. roundtable on May 30; this month Smith is our host. A USD professor of law will speak on “The Social, Political, and Economic Impact of Mega-Bankruptcies.” This event will be held at a private home in La Jolla, at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 30; to cover refreshments, a fee of $5 will be charged. Seating will be limited, so we ask you to RSVP to Sue MacDonald of the Smith Club at (858) 483-7864, or <suemac2001@yahoo.com>. For more information on the Penn Club of San Diego, contact us at <pennsd@yahoogroups.com>.

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Penn President Judith Rodin CW’66 and Provost Robert Barchi Gr’72 M’72 will visit these cities for a series of conversations with alumni to celebrate the achievements of Penn’s recently concluded strategic plan, the Agenda for Excellence.

Please save these dates:
New York—May 21
London—May 23
Philadelphia—June 12

For more information, contact Bonnie Eisner, associate director, special projects,
at 215-746-6251 or <beisner@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.


The Association of Latino Alumni invites Latino alumni and friends to the inaugural fundraising reception for the ALA Endowed Scholarship Fund at the Penn Club of New York, 30 West 44th Street, on Thursday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information contact
Rebecca Sloviter at Development and Alumni Relations, (215) 898-0871 or <sloviter@ben.dev.upenn.edu>. Please RSVP by May 12 to Carmen Maldonado at (212) 455-9336 or <cmaldonado@liscnet.org>.