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At the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s Diversity Conference in Washington this July, four Penn people, Lenny Shapiro W’64, president of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society; Lolita Jackson EAS’89, co-chair of the 250-in-5 fundraising initiative; Farah Jimenez C’90 L’96, chair of the Association of Latino Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund; and Joanne Hanna G’87, director of undergraduate financial aid at the University, will be panelists at the session “Ethnic Philanthropy,” to be held at the Washington Hilton on July 7, from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.


The Global Alumni Network Officers Networking Exchange will be held on Friday, May 16, Alumni Weekend, in the Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Regional alumni-club leaders are invited to share best practices and creative resolutions for regional-club management. For information and to RSVP, contact Tammy Jordan at (215) 573-3711 or <tjordan@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.


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Florida Gold Coast. This year’s final banquet, featuring Dr. Thomas Childers, professor of history, honors the area’s incoming Penn freshmen. It will be held at Gibby’s Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale at the end of May. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Lewis at (561) 289-2060 or <mlewis1119@aol.com>.

Los Angeles. Penn at The Producers! On May 21 we will attend the rave Mel Brooks musical, starring Jason Alexander and Martin Short, at the Pantages Theater. For more information on this and other Penn events in the Southern California area, please visit our Web site at (www.pennclubla.com).

Metro New Jersey. All alumni and friends are invited to the University of Pennsylvania Club of Metropolitan New Jersey Wesley A. Stanger Jr. Scholarship and Installation Dinner at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield. Our guest speaker is Steve Bilsky W’71, director of athletics at Penn. We will also present awards to the top scholars from our area who will be attending Penn this fall. Please mark your calendar for Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. Contact Fern Eatroff at (973) 370-1550 or Jill Holtz at (973) 994-3353 for reservations and the cost of the dinner.

PennNYC. PennFest Comes to New York! Calling all Red & Blue entertainers and ‘industry folks’! The first annual PennFest NYC, a festival of short films and live performances showcasing emerging talent among Penn alumni, is coming to town. After two years of resounding success in Los Angeles, PennFest will make its New York debut on June 11, at the Knitting Factory in Tribeca; this is sponsored by PennNYC. If you are an alumnus and have participated in the production of a film or television show, or you are a performing musician or comedian and would like to be included in the festival, please e-mail the PennFest committee at <pennfest@pennnyc.org> for information on how to submit material for consideration. Musicians and comedians, please be prepared to send a CD or tape, rather than direct us to a site with MP3s. We are also seeking sponsors and volunteers! If you would like to get involved with this event, please e-mail <pennfest@pennnyc.org>. And spread the word! Updated information will be posted at (www.pennnyc.org).

Philadelphia. For the latest and most updated event information, please visit our Web site at (www.pennclub philly.org).

Portland, Ore., & Seattle, Wash. The Penn Club of Portland will join the Penn Club of Seattle for the Saturday, July 26 (1:05 p.m.), visit of Alex Rodrigez and the Texas Rangers to Safeco Field. This is the second annual baseball event for the clubs, and they plan to meet for brunch and beverage prior to the game. Tickets are $32 each—get your tickets reserved early. Contact John Vosmek, Portland Club, at <jvos@teleport.com> or (503) 222-3232 and Alexa Chiang, Seattle Club, at <penninseattle@hotmail.com> to reserve your tickets.

Washington, D.C. Sunshine, sailboats, and the charming town of Annapolis beckon in the springtime. Check the May calendar on our Web site for details on this outdoor, weekend afternoon event, co-sponsored with the Baltimore Alumni Club. On Friday, May 30, 6:30—8:30 p.m., the DC Penn Club will host an evening at the Italian Cultural Institute for Ivy Singles to get together; check our Web site for details and to RSVP for this event (the Ivy League Singles Social Club of DC is for single alumni, ages 30 and up).And join fellow alumni at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, on Friday, Aug. 1. This a great Washington tennis tradition! Check the calendar on our Web site this summer for more details. For all sporting events, theater outings, book discussions, social mixers, and volunteer opportunities, every month check the calendar on our Web site (www.dcpennclub.com); e-mail is <dcpennclub@hotmail.com>.

Westchester and Rockland Counties. All alumni and friends are invited to the University of Pennsylvania Club of Westchester and Rockland Counties Annual Spring Dinner at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, NY. The guest speaker is Dr. Robert Vitalis, associate professor of political science and director of the Middle East Center at Penn. For additional information, please contact Cindy Shmerler Levy C’81 at (914) 747-5174 or <shmerls2@aol.com>.

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Radiance by Dr. Sami Khella C’79 M’84 GM’89 GM’90, associate professor of neurology; his prints will be exhibited in the Morgan Print Gallery, Morgan Fine Arts building, 34th and Spruce Streets, through May.