The Ivy Invitational Picnic and Polo Match will be held at Chukkar
Farms in Alpharetta Oct. 12, 1 p.m. The Penn Cares Community Service
event will be held Oct. 18-19; for more information, contact Emmanuel
Tillman at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
the Urban Campus, a conversation with Omar Blaik, Penns senior
vice president for facilities and real estate services: Thursday,
Oct. 16, at the Metropolitan Club in Chicago. He will provide
a scintillating glimpse into Penns campuspast, present, and
futurefocusing on the integral interplay between architecture
and the West Philadelphia community. For further details, contact
Rebecca Woan at (312) 645-1200 or e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Alumni in the Chicago area are invited to Career Night at the Tavern
Club, 333 North Michigan Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. A
great opportunity to network, discuss the current state of the economy
with experts from across the financial industry and meet other local
alumni. It will begin with a discussion of Have We Turned the Corner?
followed by hors doeuvres. Alumni can mingle with other members of
the Chicago Penn and Wharton networks. To RSVP, visit the club Web
Worth. Join the Penn Club of DFW as we kick off fall: come
for cocktails while meeting and networking with alumni and help welcome
recent graduates to the area, on Monday, Sept. 22, from 6:30 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. at Sevys Grill, 8201 Preston Road (at Sherry Lane),
Dallas. Phone is (214) 265-7389.
now through June 30, 2004: staff of the Alumni Council on Admissions,
Penns resource for undergraduate legacy applicants, are available
for informal Q&A sessions about legacy admissions every
Monday and Friday (except University holidays) from 12:15 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m. in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk.
Reservations are not required. (This time enables visiting families
to attend an information session and campus tour offered by
the Undergraduate Admissions Office.) The ACA sessions will
also be offered on Saturdays, from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8: check
our Web site (www.alumni
.upenn.edu/aca) or call (215) 898-6888 for Saturday times
and locations, or for more information.
Wilkes-Barre. The featured speaker for Thursday, Sept.
18, will be Dr.
Joseph J. Melone W53 WG54 Gr61, CEO of the Equitable
Companies and an overseer for the Wharton School. To receive an invitation,
call Bill Runner at (570) 675 5055 or e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Kong. This fall: SeptemberPenn Club Golf Tournament, and
a fireside chat with John Miller, chief designer of Penninsula Hotels;
Octobera wine tasting; Novembera panel discussion (topics TBA).
For more information on these and all of our events, see our Web site
at (www.pennhk.com) or contact
club president Henry Lee at <email@example.com>.
Calling all alumni in Hungary! Lets meet each other and have a Penn
event. Contact Istvan Szucs at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or by phone at +36309925513.
President Dr. Judith Rodin CW66 will receive the Lifetime
Commitment Award from LD Access Foundation at a ceremony in
New York on Nov. 3.
LD Access was established in 1996 to protect the rights of learning
disabled adults at the post-secondary level, enhance their lives
with research and technology, ensure employment opportunities,
and advocate for their full participation in a challenging world.
It is one of the few organizations in the U.S. to focus solely
on the post-secondary learning-disabled adult population.
LD Access welcomes guests at this award ceremony and reception.
For complete information and reservations, contact Anne Schneider,
chair, LD Access, 830 Park Avenue, Suite 3A, New York, N.Y.
10021, by phone at (212) 794-9906, or e-mail <email@example.com>.
The Penn Club of Israel invites alumni to its inaugural event on Sept.
22: come and welcome new alumni to Israel. Rebecca
Caspi C80 is graciously hosting the event at her home,
23 Mordechia Hayehudi, Baaka, Jerusalem, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Come and drink a highball to the new year (and dear old Penn). Other
upcoming events include a gala dinner with the Wharton and Harvard
clubs in December, and more fun events. See our Web site (www.geocities.com/penn_israel/)
for more details, and we hope to see you at an event soon!
Angeles. Southern California alumni, join us at our Cirque
du Soleil and Young Alumni Happy Hour September events. For details,
to volunteer, or to join, visit our new Web site at (www.pennclubla.com).
Make sure to check out our new online message boards where you can
post and search for jobs or look for apartments!
alumni: PENNcil in Sat., Dec. 13, for a formal scholarship dinner-dance
and stuPENNdous silent auction at the new Four Seasons Hotel.
Dr. Judith Rodin CW66 will present the inaugural Benjamin
Franklin Leadership Awards honoring Jerome Fisher W53,
Alberto Ibarguen L74, and Rena Rowan Damone and Vic Damone.
More information, contact Joanne Hanna at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Four Seasons special rate of $180 /night, call (305) 358-3535
before Nov. 13.
New Jersey. Our fall dinner in October will feature Dr.
Thomas Childers, professor of history. We are organizing a cheering
section for when the Penn mens football team plays the Columbia Lions
at Baker Field in New York on Oct. 18. Check our Web site (PennClubMetroNJ.com)
On Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Dr.
Charles Gershon C70 will discuss and autograph his new
novel, The Hydrangea People, at the Borders on Woodward Ave.,
Birmingham. For more details, contact club president Scott Hauncher
or visit the Web site (www.pennclubmi.org).
Robert Barchi Gr72 M72 GM73, provost of the University,
presents Enron, Cloning, and Plagiarism: Ethical Debates on
Todays Campus, featuring Dr Arthur Caplan, chair of medical
ethics and director of Penns Center for Bioethics, and Dr.
Janice Bellace CW71 L74, the Samuel H. Blank Professor
of Legal Studies in the Wharton School.
FranciscoThursday, Sept. 25, at The Palace Hotel; reply
promptly to Jane Branton (215) 898-9733,
18. For more information, contact Michael Cronin in the Alumni
Relations Office at (215) 898-9604, <email@example.com>
California. Come to these club events: Thursday, Sept.
18Sailing on the Bay followed by a BBQ at Berkeley Marina; Thursday,
Sept. 25the Provosts Tour (see box). Thursday, Oct. 9Young Alumni
Happy Hour; location TBA. Sat., Oct. 18tour of the Chagall exhibit
at SF MOMA. Tickets and more information for these and all of our
events at (www.acteva.com/go/ncpennclub),
or contact club president Phil Crosby C92 at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
or (510) 834-6600.
Ore. The club will again participate in the Penn Reading
Project; this years selection is The Quiet American by Graham
Greene. A discussion of it will be on the October agenda. Check the
Web site (below) for date, time, and place. The Portland Race for
the Cure is on Sept. 14, and once again the Penn Club of Portland
will have a team decked out in red and blue supporting this very worthy
cause. Contact us for information on joining one of many walking and
running events for women, men, and children of all ages. Third Thursday
is First September: the Third Thursday Happy Hour on Sept.18 will
be our First September event welcoming recent graduates in the area
to our local alumni group. Michael Ryan, director of the Schoenberg
Center for Electronic Text and Image at the University Library, will
speak at a dinner program in late October. (The center was created
in 1996 to publish virtual facsimiles of rare books and manuscripts
in the Penn collections, making them accessible to the global community
of scholars and researchers.) For more details on these and all club
activities, check our Web site at (www.fhzal.com/penn).
is pleased to announce Carmen Maldonado C91 GEd92 as
its new president and Erik Paulino C93 as its newest
board member and secretary. Please join us in sending a warm
thank you to Dr. Patricia Marin C90 who steps down as
our founding board president: just as her unrelenting service
has been extraordinary and placed us on the map, we look forward
to her continued service. ALA will be sponsoring several local
events this fall check our Web site for details (www.alumni.upenn.edu/
groups/ala.html). Help us reach our scholarship fundraising
goal of $200,000, to endow two full scholarships for Latino
undergraduate students; online donations can be made at (www.upenn.edu/gifts).
As always, ALA is looking for Latino alumnibecome a member!
Counties. On Saturday, Sept. 13, we have our kickoff event
and First September at the Playland Amusement Park in Rye, from 3:00
p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of fun and rides; stop
by our picnic table, as well provide snacks and an art project for
the kids. For information, e-mail Cindy Shmerler Levy at <email@example.com>.
New England. Trips are planned to Providence for the Penn-Brown
mens football game on Nov.1, and to Cambridge for the Penn-Harvard
game on Nov. 15, as well as New Haven for the Penn-Yale mens basketball
game sometime in the winter. Anyone interested should contact Bill
Squires C71 at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Penn Media Summit 2003
OCTOBER 21, 2003 | A Day-Long event
AT WALTER READE THEATER
CENTER, New York (www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennmediasummit2003)
Panelists could change from now until event, for more information
see web site. Those who are interested in sponsoring the event,
contact David P. France at <email@example.com>.
and Journalism in the New Age of Information
Introduction: Lisa Cohen C82,
producer, 60 Minutes II
Moderator: Dr. Stephen P. Steinberg Gr89, executive director
of the Penn National Commission on Society, Culture, and Community,
and co-editor (with Penn President Dr. Judith Rodin) of Public
Discourse in America: Conversation and Community in the Twenty-First
Ti-Hua Chang C72, Peabody & Emmy Award-winning reporter
for News Channel 4 New York; Marci Alboher Nusbaum C88,
lawyer and freelance writer; Henry Schleiff C70 L73, chairman
& CEO of Court TV; Walter Updegrave C74, senior editor,
Money magazine; Robert Zimmerman C88, vice president,
media relations, Fox News
and the Media
Eliot Kaplan C78,
editorial talent director, Hearst Magazines
Stefan Fatsis C85, sports writer for The Wall Street
Journal and author, Word Freak
Buzz Bissinger C76, author, Friday Night Lights,
and contributor to Vanity Fair magazine; Donna Bryan W89,
vice president, negotiations, NBC Sports; Leland Hardy WG86,
AIC Limited; Budd Mishkin C81, NY-1 sportscaster; Prof.
Kenneth Shropshire, sports expert and chair of legal studies at
the Wharton School; Alan Schwarz C90, senior writer at Baseball
America magazine, and regular contributor to ESPN.com, Newsweek,
and The New York Times
on the Writing Process
Introduction: Eileen Naughton C79 WG87, president of Time
Moderator: Prof. Al Filreis, founder and faculty director of the
Kelly Writers House at Penn, and director of the Center for Programs
in Contemporary Writing
Panelists: Leslie Bennetts CW70, journalist & writer,
Vanity Fair magazine; Jennifer Egan C85, writer &
author, Look At Me; Galina Espinoza C91, deputy editor,
Latina magazine; Stephen Fried C79, writer, investigative
journalist, & author, The New Rabbi; Caroline Hwang
C91, author, In Full Bloom; Alan Richman C65,
senior writer, GQ magazine
the Intersection of Commerce, Culture, and Creativity
Introduction: Todd Lieberman C95, president of Mandeville
Films and Mandeville Television, co-producer of Bringing Down
the House and the upcoming film Raising Helen with Kate
Hudson, and executive producer of the upcoming film Providence,
starring Matthew Broderick and Alec Baldwin
Moderator: Bill Boggs C62 ASC64, TV talk-show host &
Panelists: Neil Braun C74, president, Vanguard Animation,
and overseer of Penns School of Arts and Sciences; Donny Deutsch
W79, chairman and CEO, Deutsch, Inc., Advertising; Julie
Goldstein C87, executive vice president, development and European
production, Miramax Films; Stanley Jaffe W62,* former studio
executive and producer of the Oscar-winner for Best Picture Kramer
vs. Kramer, and the Oscar-nominated Fatal Attraction, Racing
With the Moon, and School Ties, among many others; Rich
Ross C83, entertainment, president, Disney Channel; Tina
Sharkey C86, senior vice president of life management, community,
and network integration at AOL
* tentatively booked for the event