Highlights for Nov/Dec 2002. For more detailed listings, please see Alumni Calendar.


Interested in participating in a
community-service event with your fellow alumni in your town or region?

Check out www.alumni.upenn.edu/
for upcoming events.


In Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio this month the University Library presents Parchment, Paper, Print: A History Of The Jewish Book, a multimedia presentation by Dr. Arthur Kiron, curator of the Judaica collections at the Library; materials from the other extensive Judaica collections of the University will also be included. Please contact the Library at 1-800-390-1829 for more information.


Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest candidates, who must be degree-holding alumni, for one Metropolitan Philadelphia Alumni Trustee position (comprising the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Delaware; the New Jersey counties of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, and Gloucester; and the state of Delaware) and one Northeastern Alumni Trustee position (comprising Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island; those areas of Connecticut and New York state not included in the Metropolitan New York region; and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island). Appointees to these positions will serve five-year terms, commencing in January 2004. Suggested candidates will be given consideration by the Nominations Committee of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society. Names of candidates for the positions should be sent by January 15, 2003, to The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or <alumni@ben.dev.upenn.edu>.







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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.



Alaska. Alumni in Alaska who are interested in joining the Penn Club of Alaska should contact Clotho Spinner at <cspinner@dowl.com>.

Austin. If you can’t make it back to Penn, join all alumni from all classes at our Home-Away-From-Homecoming this month. We are also looking for new members to help lead our organization. Look for e-mails to come with more details, or contact <matt@dreamtable.com> with any questions.

Boston. A wine-tasting event will be held in December—the exact date and location is to be determined. For more information, please check our club Web site at (pennclubofboston.homestead.com) or e-mail (pennclubofboston@yahoo.com)

Gold Coast. Wine expert Dr. Robert Tata will talk on “Wines From Around The World” on Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Club members will attend a dinner and performance of Aida at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 20. There will be a reception, lecture, and tour of American Traditions: Paintings from the Rubin Collection at the Boca Raton Museum of Art; date to be arranged. For more information, contact Michael Lewis C’71 at (561) 289-2060 or e-mail <mlewis1119@aol.com>.

Houston. The University Library is hosting a talk by H. W. Brands, author of The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, on Nov. 13 in Houston. Please call the Library if you would like to attend this event at 1-800-390-1829, as seating is limited.

Japan. In November and December the Third Thursday monthly socials happen: the venues to be determined, but always at yet another chic and happening Tokyo nightspot. December also has the annual Penn Club of Japan Xmas bash in Tokyo, for those of us living here and those of us stranded here on travels. Contact club president Randy McGraw W’90 for details at <randallmack1@hotmail.com> on these upcoming events.

Los Angeles. November-December events include a satellite broadcast of a Penn football game, Penn Laughs (alumni performing standup comedy), and a wine-tasting event. For details on these and other club events, visit our Web site at (www.pennclubla.com).

Metro New Jersey. There will be a Penn book discussion of Things Fall Apart at the Ciao Bella CafÈ in Tenafly on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.; the cost is to be determined. For more information, please contact Noel Sumulong at (201) 768-1456 or Marjorie Scharfspitz at (201) 569-2749. And on Wednesday, Jan. 22, “Preparation for the College Admission Process.” The location is to be determined: this event is for Penn Club of Metro New Jersey members only. For more information please contact Sharon Kornstein at (973) 740-1131 or Barbara Feigenberg at (973) 992-4634.

Northern California. Join us rooting on the Penn’s women’s basketball team v. Cal Berkeley on Saturday, Dec. 7, and the men’s wrestling team v. Stanford on Jan. 9. For more events and information visit our Web site at (www.ncpennclub.com).

Philadelphia. Save the date—The club cordially invites all alumni to join them for a special evening, Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., during the opening week of the Degas & the Dance exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. With exclusive access to the exhibit, a buffet dinner, and socializing with fellow alumni, this will be the Penn event of the year. More details to follow in the next issue of the Gazette. But for more information, contact us at <phlpennclb@aol.com>, or phone us at (215) 627-2300. Visit our Web site (www.pennclub philly.org). And keep a lookout for more information on the Penn-Princeton basketball game and reception, to be held at the Sweeten Alumni House on Feb. 11.

Portland. Third Thursday Happy Hours: Come celebrate the 14th and 15th consecutive months of this tradition in November and December. Get on the club e-mail newsletter listserv for exact times and locations. And support Oregon Public Broadcasting: the Penn Club of Portland will have a group—tastefully dressed in Penn paraphernalia—staffing the phone banks for an evening during OPB Pledge Week in December. We will move on to pizza and beverages afterwards. Watch out for the second Annual Fall Football Satellite TV Party: the specific Penn game, and date and location are to be announced. Contact John Vosmek at <jvos@teleport.com>.

Shanghai. Wharton Shanghai holds monthly cocktails, and invites any local or visiting Penn and Wharton alumni to contact us at <info@whartonchina.org> for details.

United Kingdom. Welcome to new club president David Lapter W’96. He may be reached at <david.lapter.wh96@wharton.upenn.edu> or (0) 7957 146 470. Stay tuned for a listing of 2003 events in the next issue, and visit the Penn Alumni Web site at (www. alumni.upenn.edu) to sign up for our club’s e-mail listserv and receive all notices of upcoming events.

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