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The Midwest Regional Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania invites you to an evening with Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of Penn’s Center
for Bioethics, at Chicago’s Newberry Library on Monday, March 10,
at 5:15 p.m.


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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.



Alaska. The Penn Club of Alaska is in the process of planning events for the spring; if you interested in participating or finding out more, please contact Clotho Spinner at (907) 562-2000 x177 or <cspinner@dowl.com>.

Austin. The wild flowers are back in Austin and spring is in the air. Watch your inboxes for our Habitat for Humanity Penn Cares event. If you are interested in serving on the board of PennAustin please contact Marty Millman <mmillman@austin.rr.com>.

Boston. Please join the Penn Club of Boston for exciting upcoming events: March 20—Finale Event in Cambridge; sample some of the best desserts in the entire city! March 29—a brunch co-sponsored with UPAAN (the University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network); details to follow. April 10—Celtics v. 76ers basketball game at Fleet Center; tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members.

Chicago. Visit (www.pennclubchicago.com) to become an annual member of the Penn Club of Chicago, subscribe to our mailing list, and get the latest information on all of our events. New to our Web site is a forum where we welcome your input on event ideas and discussion of university and Penn-related topics. Don’t miss out on any of the upcoming events. Third Thursday Happy Hour: relax and mingle with the Penn Club every month. The next one is on Thursday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m.; details and location tba, but check the Web site. A 30-Something Dinner will beheld on Friday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m.; become part of a growing, all-Ivy, monthly event, at a different location once a month. Details and location tba, but check the Web site for details.

Los Angeles. Mask & Wig is coming to Los Angeles! Look for their spring show, Riot on the Set! Or Hollywood If We Could, to come to the Brentwood High School for two shows on March 8. And March Madness hits Los Angeles—the Penn men’s basketball team is a favorite to win the Ivy League championship. If they do, join fellow Los Angeles alumni in watching the tournament. Keep an eye on (pennclubla.com) for event location and specifics. On May 21 we will attend The Producers, the rave Mel Brooks musical, starring Jason Alexander and Martin Short, at the Pantages Theater. PennClubLA has secured 100 tickets to the show, and priority will be given to paid club members first. For more information on these and all Penn Club LA events, see our Web site (www.pennclubla.com).

Metro New Jersey. The University of Pennsylvania Club of Metropolitan New Jersey invites alumni, family, and friends to join us for our fifth annual Penn Cares Community Service Day at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside on Saturday, May 3, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. We will be volunteering to sort, pack, and label food items and ready them for distribution. Children ages 10+ are welcome, and it is a great way for high-school students to receive community-service credit. Free Penn T-shirts will be given to all volunteers! Call or e-mail to RSVP Maria Ho (201) 868-5408 or <mchuho@aol.com>.

Northern California. Sail away with us and see the sights and sounds of the San Francisco Bay while watching the sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge. We set sail from the Berkeley Marina, enjoy dinner aboard ship, and finish the evening with a post-sail reception. Mark your calendar for the first weekend in May. And everyone is a winner when the Club cheers on the Giants against the Phillies at PacBell on Aug. 9. To become a member of the Club go to (www.acteva.com/go/ncpennclub), visit our Web site at (www.ncpennclub.com), or contact Phil Crosby at <pcrosby@wendel.com> or (510) 834-6600.

Philadelphia. Celebrate Chinese New Year 4701, the Year of the Ram, with a 10-course Chinese dinner at Joseph Poon’s Asian Fusion Restaurant on Saturday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $40 per person, including tax and tip. On Friday April 4 spend an exciting evening at a Philadelphia Phantoms game, as the Flyers’ minor-league team plays its arch rival, the Hershey Bears: game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children 14 and under. And May 1 has been reserved for the Penn Club of Philadelphia at Kelly Writer’s House: read Frederick Busch’s Memory of War, due out in the early spring, and meet for a casual dinner and book discussion, led by Dr. Al Filreis. For more information and to RSVP for any of our events, visit our Web site at (www.pennclubphilly.org/events.html) or call us at (215) 627-2300.

PennNYC is excited to kick off another year of exciting alumni events. Upcoming events include a theater/musical outing, fun social events at the Penn Club of New York, and regular community-service committee visits to area soup kitchens. For detailed, up-to-date event information, please visit our Web site (www.PennNYC.org). Make sure to check out our great apartment-listing database while you’re there!

Portland, Ore. The Penn Club of Portland Second Annual Academy Award Event with Shawn Levy, film critic for The Oregonian, will be held during the second week in March. Check our Web site for exact time. Our next Third Thursday Happy Hours will be held on March 20 and April 17. Check our Web site for the constantly changing location (www.fhzal.com/penn).

Syracuse. The Penn Alumni Club of Syracuse has become a corporate sponsor of the Onondaga County Library’s Lecture Series in celebration of John Edgar Wideman C’63 Hon’86 being the featured writer/ presenter for the lecture on the evening of March 19. During his visit to Syracuse, John has graciously agreed to also present a teach-in of his works for every Black Writers/Black Voices and Advanced Placement English student in the area, and this will be held at one of our academically strong and diverse high schools. Penn alumni and Penn parents will also be invited to a reception for him after the lecture. For more information, please contact Club President Parker Sharron via e-mail at <psharro1@twcny.rr.com>.

Westchester & Rockland Counties. Please join the Westchester & Rockland Counties Alumni Club for these upcoming spring events: Saturday, March 15, a Penn-Cornell tennis party, with dinner and round robin tennis, at the Armonk Tennis Club from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Socializers welcome. On Thursday, April 10, we have planned a theater outing to see Gypsy on Broadway, after a pre-theater dinner at the Penn Club of New York. And on Thursday, May 22, the Annual Spring Dinner at the Willow Ridge Country Club; our guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Vitalis, associate professor of political science and director of Penn’s Middle East Center. For more information on any of these events, please contact Cindy Shmerler Levy at <shmerls2@aol.com>.

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The Florida Regional Advisory Board presents an evening with Provost Dr. Robert Barchi Gr’72 M’72 GM’73, Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of Penn’s Center for Bioethics, and Dr. Janice Bellace CW’71 L’74, the Samuel H. Blank Professor of Legal Studies at the Wharton School. Join us for “Enron, Cloning and Plagiarism: Ethical Debates on Today’s Campus,” at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood on Monday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Tammy Jordan at (215) 573-3711 or <tjordan@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.


Please join alumni at receptions in these cities:
Singapore—March 22, at the Amara Hotel, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. For more information see the Penn Club of Singapore’s Web site at (asia.geocities.com/
) or contact them via e-mail at <singapenn@yahoo.com.sg>.

Hong Kong—March 25, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. For the location and more information, contact Henry Lee at <hdcl@hotmail.com>