Atlanta. 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 <>.


Midwest RAB
Rediscovering the Urban Campus, a conversation with Omar Blaik, Penn’s 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 Penn’s campus—past, present, and future—focusing 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 <>.


Chicago. 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 d’oeuvres. Alumni can mingle with other members of the Chicago Penn and Wharton networks. To RSVP, visit the club Web site (

Dallas-Fort 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 Sevy’s Grill, 8201 Preston Road (at Sherry Lane), Dallas. Phone is (214) 265-7389.


From now through June 30, 2004: staff of the Alumni Council on Admissions, Penn’s 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 or call (215) 898-6888 for Saturday times and locations, or for more information.

Greater Wilkes-Barre. The featured speaker for Thursday, Sept. 18, will be Dr. Joseph J. Melone W’53 WG’54 Gr’61, 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 <>.

Hong Kong. This fall: September—Penn Club Golf Tournament, and a fireside chat with John Miller, chief designer of Penninsula Hotels; October—a wine tasting; November—a panel discussion (topics TBA). For more information on these and all of our events, see our Web site at ( or contact club president Henry Lee at <>.

Hungary. Calling all alumni in Hungary! Let’s meet each other and have a Penn event. Contact Istvan Szucs at <> or by phone at +36309925513.


Award for President
Penn President Dr. Judith Rodin CW’66 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 <>.

Israel. The Penn Club of Israel invites alumni to its inaugural event on Sept. 22: come and welcome new alumni to Israel. Rebecca Caspi C’80 is graciously hosting the event at her home, 23 Mordechia Hayehudi, Ba’aka, 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 ( for more details, and we hope to see you at an event soon!

Los 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 ( Make sure to check out our new online message boards where you can post and search for jobs or look for apartments!


Scholarship Dinner
Miami 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 CW’66 will present the inaugural Benjamin Franklin Leadership Awards honoring Jerome Fisher W’53, Alberto Ibarguen L’74, and Rena Rowan Damone and Vic Damone. More information, contact Joanne Hanna at <>. Four Seasons special rate of $180 /night, call (305) 358-3535 before Nov. 13.


Metro 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 men’s football team plays the Columbia Lions at Baker Field in New York on Oct. 18. Check our Web site ( for details.

Michigan. On Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Charles Gershon C’70 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 at <> or visit the Web site (


Provost Tour
Dr. Robert Barchi Gr’72 M’72 GM’73, provost of the University, presents “Enron, Cloning, and Plagiarism: Ethical Debates on Today’s Campus,” featuring Dr Arthur Caplan, chair of medical ethics and director of Penn’s Center for Bioethics, and Dr. Janice Bellace CW’71 L’74, the Samuel H. Blank Professor of Legal Studies in the Wharton School.

San Francisco—Thursday, Sept. 25, at The Palace Hotel; reply promptly to Jane Branton (215) 898-9733,

Boston—Nov. 18. For more information, contact Michael Cronin in the Alumni Relations Office at (215) 898-9604, <>

Northern California. Come to these club events: Thursday, Sept. 18—Sailing on the Bay followed by a BBQ at Berkeley Marina; Thursday, Sept. 25—the Provost’s Tour (see box). Thursday, Oct. 9—Young Alumni Happy Hour; location TBA. Sat., Oct. 18—tour of the Chagall exhibit at SF MOMA. Tickets and more information for these and all of our events at (, or contact club president Phil Crosby C’92 at <> or (510) 834-6600.

Portland, Ore. The club will again participate in the Penn Reading Project; this year’s 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 (


Association of
Latino Alumni

ALA is pleased to announce Carmen Maldonado C’91 GEd’92 as its new president and Erik Paulino C’93 as its newest board member and secretary. Please join us in sending a warm thank you to Dr. Patricia Marin C’90 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 ( 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 ( As always, ALA is looking for Latino alumni—become a member!


Westchester/Rockland 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 we’ll provide snacks and an art project for the kids. For information, e-mail Cindy Shmerler Levy at <>.

Western New England. Trips are planned to Providence for the Penn-Brown men’s 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 men’s basketball game sometime in the winter. Anyone interested should contact Bill Squires C’71 at <>.


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The Penn Media Summit 2003

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2003 | A Day-Long event


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 <>.

1. News and Journalism in the New Age of Information

Introduction: Lisa Cohen C’82,
producer, 60 Minutes II

Moderator: Dr. Stephen P. Steinberg Gr’89, 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 Century.

Panelists: Ti-Hua Chang C’72, Peabody & Emmy Award-winning reporter for News Channel 4 New York; Marci Alboher Nusbaum C’88, lawyer and freelance writer; Henry Schleiff C’70 L’73, chairman & CEO of Court TV; Walter Updegrave C’74, senior editor, Money magazine; Robert Zimmerman C’88, vice president, media relations, Fox News

2. Sports and the Media

Introduction: Eliot Kaplan C’78,
editorial talent director, Hearst Magazines

Moderator: Stefan Fatsis C’85, sports writer for The Wall Street Journal and author, Word Freak

Panelists: Buzz Bissinger C’76, author, Friday Night Lights, and contributor to Vanity Fair magazine; Donna Bryan W’89, vice president, negotiations, NBC Sports; Leland Hardy WG’86, AIC Limited; Budd Mishkin C’81, NY-1 sportscaster; Prof. Kenneth Shropshire, sports expert and chair of legal studies at the Wharton School; Alan Schwarz C’90, senior writer at Baseball America magazine, and regular contributor to, Newsweek, and The New York Times

3. Writers on the Writing Process

Introduction: Eileen Naughton C’79 WG’87, president of Time magazine

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 CW’70, journalist & writer, Vanity Fair magazine; Jennifer Egan C’85, writer & author, Look At Me; Galina Espinoza C’91, deputy editor, Latina magazine; Stephen Fried C’79, writer, investigative journalist, & author, The New Rabbi; Caroline Hwang C’91, author, In Full Bloom; Alan Richman C’65, senior writer, GQ magazine

4. At the Intersection of Commerce, Culture, and Creativity

Introduction: Todd Lieberman C’95, 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 C’62 ASC’64, TV talk-show host & producer

Panelists: Neil Braun C’74, president, Vanguard Animation, and overseer of Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences; Donny Deutsch W’79, chairman and CEO, Deutsch, Inc., Advertising; Julie Goldstein C’87, executive vice president, development and European production, Miramax Films; Stanley Jaffe W’62,* 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 C’83, entertainment, president, Disney Channel; Tina Sharkey C’86, senior vice president of life management, community, and network integration at AOL

* tentatively booked for the event