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 The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society has nominated two candidates to fill two alumni trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2004:

William P. Egan II WG’69 (Northeastern Region)
William P. Egan II of Boston, is a founder and general partner of Alta Communications, a Massachusetts-based venture-capital firm. He founded its predecessor firm, Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., in 1979, and has identified and backed several of America’s leading growth companies in the information technology, life sciences, and communications industries. He is chair and a past-president of the National Venture Capital Association, and a trustee of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Duniry Foundation, and of Fairfield University, his undergraduate alma mater. Additionally, he serves on the board of Cephalon, Inc., and on the boards of several privately held communications, cable, and information-technology companies. At Penn he was a member of his 30th Reunion Gift Committee and of the Northeast Regional Advisory Board. He also is a member of the Academy of the University of Pennsylvania and has served on the Graduate Executive Board of the Wharton School since 1994.

Katherine Stein Sachs CW’69 (Metropolitan Philadelphia Region)
Katherine Stein Sachs of Rydal, Pa., is a research coordinator in the European painting department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She sits on the contemporary collector’s committee of the Harvard University Art Museums, serves on the Tate International Council, and chairs the Board of Governors of Yeshiva University’s Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. She has served Penn in several capacities over the years, having been a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women since 2000, chair of the Institute of Contemporary Art Board of Overseers of since 1998, co-chair of its annual Benefit Gala in 1999 and 1991, and chair of its endowment campaign in 1997. And in 1994 she served on the Class of 1969 Reunion Gift Committee. Recently she helped launch the first Arts Day at Penn, which brings together board members of the University’s arts and humanities centers to exchange ideas and celebrate their contributions to the academic experience of Penn students. Katherine met her husband, Keith L. Sachs W’67, at Penn.

Alumni may file other nominations until September 9; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by five percent of all eligible degree-holding alumni.

For details write to: Robert J. Alig, executive secretary of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or e-mail him at <aligb@ben.dev.upenn.edu>


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Events of interest—on campus
and around the world.


Belgium. The exhibition, Literae Humaniores in the University of Pennsylvania Library—see page 25 for more information or visit (www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/leuven/index.html).

Chicago. The Penn Club of Chicago has an exciting list of events through the rest of the year. Visit (www. pennclubchicago.com) for the most up-to-date event information, to sign up for our e-mail list, and to become a Penn Club of Chicago member. Questions, e-mail club president Jeremy Agulnek EE’96 at <president@pennclubchicago.com>. Membership questions, e-mail Erica Labovitz at <membership@pennclubchicago.com>. Upcoming events: Sunday, Aug. 3—Cubs rooftop baseball game [limited seating remains; go to (www.pennclubchicago.com/cubssignup.htm) for ticket info]. Saturday, Sept. 6—First September event, welcome all new Penn alumni to Chicago with a night of bowling at Lucky Strike; discounts for paid Penn Club members. Join our extended Ivy League community at our monthly 30-Something dinners held at new, exciting restaurants. Over 50 people have been attending on a regular basis—don’t miss out!

Japan. The Penn Club of Japan’s Third Thursday (TT) Social Mixers happen every month on the Third Thursday—without fail. Over 80 members sloshed their way through Tokyo’s rainy season to enjoy the spirit of Penn, alive and well in Japan. For more information on our activities, contact club president Randy McGraw at <randallmack1@hotmail.com> or visit the mobile accessible Web site at (www.pennclubjapan.com/mobile/en/i/)

Long Island. The Penn Club of Long Island will be having their annual send-off pool party for Long Island incoming Freshmen on Aug. 23 (rain date, Aug. 24) at the home of Pattie Simon at (516) 622-8890.

Los Angeles. Southern California alumni! To join PennClubLA or volunteer on a committee or event, please visit (www.pennclubla.com). To see pictures of your former classmates from past Southern California events like Cinco de Mayo, Penn in Pictures, and Penn Family Day, please go to the Links section on the site.

Metro New Jersey. Summer is planning time for the Penn Club of Metro New Jersey. After our send-off picnic for the incoming freshmen from northern Jersey, look for these events: a Young Alumni Happy Hour, a dinner with a Penn professor, a book discussion, a theater night with dinner at the Penn Club of New York, and gatherings at Penn sporting events in northern Jersey. Live in one of the six northern counties of our region? Registered with the Penn Alumni Office? Then look for our schedule and membership application in your mail box in early September. For latest information, visit (www.PennClubMetroNJ.com). See you in the fall!

New England. The Penn Alumni Club of Western New England is planning a reception for entering freshmen in mid-August. Alumni in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut who would like more information or can help plan upcoming events, contact Bill Squires C’71 at <squires774@aol.com>.

PennNYC. Looking for an apartment? Have a cause or an interest that you’d like to bring to the alumni community here? Interested in planning class-specific social events or fundraisers? Join PennNYC, Penn’s free alumni organization in New York. Visit (www.PennNYC.org) to join our listserve and read about exciting upcoming events.

Northern California. Join the Penn Club of Northern California at the Giants vs. the Phillies at 1:05 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 9, at PacBell Park. For tickets go to (www.acteva.com/go/ncpennclub).

Philadelphia. Penn Club of Philadelphia’s night out at the Phillies game—against the Montreal Expos—is Thursday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.; visit (www.pennclubphilly.org) for details. The Black Alumni Society and the Penn Club of Philadelphia present Black Authors’ Night at Penn’s Van Pelt Library on Thursday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. It will feature Leslie Esdaile-Banks W’80 and her book Minion; Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. assistant professor of music—Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop; and Dr. Susan C. Taylor C’79Brown Skin: Dr. Susan Taylor’s Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair, and Nails. For more details, visit (www.pennclubphilly.org/events.html).

Portland. Join the Penn Clubs of Portland and Seattle at Safeco Field. A block of seats is reserved for Saturday, July 26, at 1:05 p.m. for the Mariners vs. the Texas Rangers. Club members and guests plan to meet prior to this second annual event for brunch and/or beverage. Tickets for the game are $32 each; contact either club for further details. The Annual Summer Picnic is planned for the end of July or early August: our annual opportunity to spend a warm Oregon summer evening with fellow Penn alumni, Penn families, and current students; the new students and their parents will be our guests of honor. Third Thursday Happy Hours are set for July 17 and Aug. 21, from 5:30 p.m.—to whenever! Come join in this monthly celebration of whatever strikes your fancy: look for the Penn flag. Check the Penn Club of Portland Web site (www.fhzal.com/penn/) for more details or contact club president John Vosmek at (503) 222-3232 or <jvos@teleport.com>.

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The Penn Media Summit 2003 will take place at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in New York on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

This year’s panels include News and Journalism, Sports and the Media, Writers on Writing, and the second part of a discussion initiated at last year’s summit, “At the Intersection of Commerce, Culture, and Creativity.” For more information on volunteering or registering for this year’s event, e-mail <pennmediasummit2003
>. For those alumni interested in sponsoring the event, please e-mail David P. France C’89 at <dpfrance@hotmail.com>.


The Council is Penn’s resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. Through June 2004, the staff are available for informal Q&A sessions about legacy admissions from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Friday (except University holidays) in the Sweeten Alumni House at 3533 Locust Walk. Reservations not required.
For more information, visit (www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca)
or call (215) 898-6888.


ALA congratulates all recent graduates from the University. Founded only three years ago, ALA brings together Latino alumni and friends, new and old! For more information, visit (www.alumni.upenn.edu/groups


Trustees’ Council of Penn Women
The TCPW Fall Conference, to be held Nov. 6-7, will focus on Life on Campus: Students, Faculty and Alumnae. The conference will lead right into the 125th Sculpture events and Homecoming Weekend on Nov. 7-8. Please make plans to stay around for the weekend’s important events including the Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Friday evening, Nov. 7, where TCPW members Susan Frier Danilow CW’74 G’74 and Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell CW’69 will receive the 2003 Alumni Award of Merit. Join the festivities as you work to fulfill the mission of your organization, celebrate as Penn alumnae and honor two of your fellow TCPW members. We hope to see you in Philadelphia this November.