Highlights for Sept/Oct 2002. For more detailed listings, please see Alumni Calendar.


Agenda for Excellence in Chicago

President Dr. Judith Rodin CW’66 and Provost Dr. Robert L. Barchi Gr’72 M’72 GM’73 will speak to Chicago-area alumni on “Building on the Agenda for Excellence: Accomplishments and Future Challenges,” on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Notebeart Nature Museum.

Alumni will receive a mailing with
further details; or contact Bonnie A. Eisner, associate director, special projects, (215) 746-6251, or <beisner@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.


The Penn community is putting together a special day of activities for students, faculty, staff, and alumni on September 11. Everyone in the Penn family is invited to campus for the day to volunteer or participate in a number of different activities. Highlights include an academic panel, performing groups, a blood drive, a community-sculpture project, a memorial room, an organ concert, and a vigil to end the day. For more information and a detailed schedule go to (www.upenn.edu/chaplain/september11).


New York—Monday Nov. 4

A day of discussion and networking for Penn alumni in film, television, music, publishing, journalism, and broadcasting.

Panels will take place at The Museum of Television & Radio, 25 West 52nd Street, with a reception to follow at the Penn Club of New York, 30 West 44th Street.


The New Media: The Road Less Traveled

Confirmed panelists: Dimitri Boylan C’83, co-founder & former CEO & president of Hotjobs.com; Warren Lieberfarb W’65, president of Warner Home Video; David Pullman C’83, founder, chair & CEO of The Pullman Group; Ted Werth W’94, co-founder & chief strategic officer of the Digital Club Network.

Women In Journalism

Confirmed panelists: Lisa Cohen C’82, producer of 60 Minutes II; Jean Chatzky C’86, financial editor for NBC Today Show and editor-at-large for Money magazine; Eileen Naughton C’79 WG’87, president of Time magazine; Stephanie Tuck C’87, contributing editor of In-Style magazine.

Diversity In Television Programming

Confirmed panelists: Matt Blank W’72, chair & CEO of Showtime Networks; Gregory Branch C’89, founding president of Network Refugees; Dara Cook W’95, video-content producer for MTV’s Total Request Live; Dr. Larry Gross, the Sol Worth Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication.

Shootout: Surviving Fame
and (Mis)fortune in Hollywood

Confirmed speaker: Peter Guber, founder & chair of Mandalay Entertainment (and former Sony Pictures chief, responsible for producing films such as The Deep, Midnight Express, Flashdance, Batman, The Color Purple, & more).

Seating is extremely limited so reserve your space now! The admission price is $125—tickets will not be sold at the door. Attendance at the networking reception only will cost $35 per person.

Make check or money order payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” and Memo: “The Penn Media Summit 2002”. Mail to: Kristina Clark, University of Pennsylvania, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For more information,e-mail









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Atlanta. The 8th Annual Ivy Invitational Picnic and Polo Match will be held at Chukkar Farm in Alpharetta on Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. The day’s events include watching polo, meeting fellow Ivy members, and enjoying a picnic lunch. Professional players from Chukkar Farm will form teams representing each co-hosting school (Penn, Yale, Cornell, and Colgate). People are encouraged to dress casually and bring their own picnic lunch and blanket; we will provide the beer, wine, water, and soda. Families and friends are welcome, and we encourage everyone to include the kids. There will be a contest for the best hat and the best picnic display. Awards will also be given for the winning team and the best club attendance. And what polo match would be complete without the half-time tradition of the stomping of the divots? There is a $5 charge per person, but children under-12 are free. No RSVP is required. For directions, see the Penn Club Web site (www. alumni.upenn.edu/club/atlanta.html). Any questions? Contact Kristina E. Martin C’91 at <kristinamartin@alumni.upenn.edu>.

Eastern Montgomery County Club. Join us for the Penn-Princeton football game; a bus will leave from Willow Grove Mall to go to Princeton, there will be a box lunch for tailgate, game ticket provided, and the bus back to Willow Grove. For further information call Lydia Erwine (215) 659-1618 or at <shelyd@worldnet.att.net>, or Fred Jaffin (215) 918-1924.

Gold Coast, Fla. All alumni and Penn parents are invited to join the Gold Coast Club, encompassing southern Palm Beach and Broward counties. We welcome all alumni who winter in South Florida as well. Our annual Seagate Beach Barbecue will be held in mid-October in Delray Beach. Steven Camp will host the annual phonathon and dinner at his Fort Lauderdale office on Thursday, Oct. 17. Save Thursday, Feb. 20, for dinner and Ada at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. All South Florida alumni and parents are invited to attend our annual golf outing, benefiting the Weightman Fund. For more information contact Michael Lewis C’71 at (561) 483-7721 or at <mlewis1119@aol.com>.

Los Angeles. The Penn Club of Southern California invites you to the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, Sept. 21. There will be a picnic starting at 6:30 p.m. in picnic area #10, and the concert starts at 8:30 p.m. The program is The American Winds with conductor Larry Curtis and special guest Tommy Lasorda—and there is a fireworks finale. Please e-mail <pennclubla@onebox.com> for more information.

Penn Club of Northern California. There will be a barbecue and day at the races on Sept. 22 from noon till 4 p.m.; Cornell alumni will join with us for family day at Bay Meadows Race course in San Mateo: we’ll have a BBQ buffet, beverages, and a wine-tasting, and we’ll watch the race up close. For more info on both of these events, please contact Phil Crosby at <pcrosby@wendel.com> or (510) 834-6600.

Palm Beaches, Fla., hosted their summer event at the Heart of Palm Beach Hotel on July 18: a reception followed by a buffet dinner. Also attending were people from the Yale, Princeton, Harvard, and Georgetown alumni clubs. A good time was had by all.

The Penn Club of Portland team in the Race for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 15. is a reality: it is a great cause and there are a variety of events—a way for everyone to participate and a great way to give Penn visibility in the community. To join in this exciting and inspirational event, and receive both your Penn Team T-shirt and a Race for the Cure T-shirt, contact Lucy Vosmek at (503) 276-0172 or <lucyv@vinton.com>. Club members who are interested in participating in the Penn Reading Project will meet on Oct. 10 to discuss Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. For more information on this and other Penn Club of Portland events, contact John Vosmek at (503) 222-3232 or <jvos@teleport.com>.

Washington. The club is planning an active fall calendar to follow up our busy summer. The kick-off event will be First September to welcome Penn’s 2002 graduates: join us for happy hour at a local bar on Wednesday, Sept. 18; for time and location, please e-mail Daniel Esquibel at <daniel.d.esquibel.C00@alumni.upenn.edu>. For more information on the D.C. Penn Club, including a calendar of events and how to become a member, check out our Web site at (www.dcpennclub.com) or e-mail us at <dcpennclub@hotmail.com>.

Western New England Alumni Club is planning a tailgate party at the Penn-Yale football game in New Haven on Oct. 26. For further information, contact Bill Squires C’71 at <squires774@aol.com>.

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At the ICA: Charles LeDray’s Charles (top) and Milk and Honey (detail above); this exhibit will tour the country from Sept. till April. And at the Arthur Ross Gallery (below), two works from the exhibit, Summer Threads: The World of the Art Quilt, running till late July.


Oct. 4, Los Angeles
Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

Volunteer co-chairs: Dr. Susan Dietz G’74, Laurie Burrows Grad CW’66, Dr. Deborah Marrow CW’70 Gr’78, Jane Gutman CW’73.

Women and the Production of Art

Moderator, Willow Bay C’85; panelists: Dr. Susan Dietz G’74, producer and partner of Canon Theatricals; Mindy Herman W’82, president and CEO E! Entertainment; Donna Lynn Leavy C’77, actress; Dr. Deborah Marrow CW’70 Gr’78, director, the Getty grant program and dean for external relations at The J. Paul Getty Trust; Angela Nissel C’98, author and writer for NBC’s Scrubbs.

The program consists of a continental breakfast during registration, a panel session, lunch, and a dessert book-signing reception. The following alumnae will be participating: Joie Davidow CW’67, Fernanda C. Erlanger, Laurie Burrows Grad CW’66, Jane Heller, Phyliss Zimbler Miller WG’80, Angela Nissel C’98, Adele R. Scheele Ed’60.

Nov. 1, Philadelphia
Annenberg Center at Penn

Volunteer co-chairs: Constance Abrams CW’66, Susannah Lachs CW’74 ASC’76, Susan Todres CW’75 WG’77.

Women: Expectations and Reality, Looking Forward and Looking Back
A panel, contrasting the hopes and idealism of the younger and the experience of the older, involving alumnae from various fields, law, medicine, athletics, media & public policy.

Moderator, Marcia Greenberger CW’67 L’70; the panel will include Carol Tracy CGS’76, executive director of the Philadelphia Women’s Law Project (athletics).

The event consists of a continental breakfast during registration, panel session, lunch, and the dedication of new pavers and the naming of the recipient of an endowed scholarship.

Dec. 2, Boca Raton, Fla.
The Morakami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Volunteer co-chairs: Elsie Sterling Howard CW’68, Ilene Kones Wohlegmuth C’80, Linda Plotnick Meran CW’69.

Women and Communication:
Who’s Talking? Who’s Listening?

Panelists: Andrea L. Brody C’88, news correspondent for WTVJ-NBC 6; Cory Zywotow Rice C’78, president of Hill and Knowlton/Samcor; Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel CW’58, retired physician and artist; Allison Weiss C’93 of Weiss PR, Inc.

The program consists of a continental breakfast during registration, panel session, lunch, and an optional tour of the museum.

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