First Ladys Favorite Book
Time magazine reported that Laura Bush found the book Pearl
S. Buck: A Cultural Biography to be a favorite for her summer reading.
English professor and deputy provost Peter Conn is the author of the First
New SAS Overseer
Newly appointed overseer Richard H. Sabot, C66, is the founder of
eZiba.com, an Internet retailer of
handicrafts by artisans from developing countries. An economics major
in the College, where he received the Thouron Award and graduated Phi
Beta Kappa, he also holds a doctorate in development economics from Oxford
University. Sabot is a specialist in international economics and has worked
for the Oxford Institute of Economics and Statistics, the World Bank,
the International Food Policy Institute, and the Inter-American Development
Bank. He is the John J. Gibson Professor of Economics Emeritus at Williams
2001 Teaching Award Wrap Up
The Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching included two SAS faculty:
David Brownlee, professor of history of art, and Sheldon Hackney,
professor of history.
Ivar Berg of the sociology department and Philip Nelson
of the department of physics and astronomy were selected as winners of
this years Ira Abrams Award for Distinguished Teaching.
For the fourth year in a row, the Kahn Award for Educational Excellence
was given to the department of history.
Millicent Marcus, from the department of Romance languages, was
the recipient of the Deans Award for Innovation in Teaching.
The Kahn Award for Distinguished Teaching went to David Koerner
of the department of physics and astronomy.
For his work in the Theatre Arts Program, Cary Mazer in the English
department received the Deans Award for Mentorship of Research.
The Senior Class Award for Teaching went to Alan Mann, who teaches
The Deans Award for Distinguished Teaching was presented to Paulina
Alberto of history, Jennifer Ebbeler of classical studies,
Robert Kane of history, Michelle Lamas of comparative literature,
Samuel Trieu Nguyen of mathematics, Brandy ONeil of
anthropology, Mark Sample of comparative literature, James Saporito
of history, Juliet Shields of English, and Kiernan Snyder
FALL, COME CELEBRATE
125 YEARS OF WOMEN AT PENN
1 AND 2
of alumnae authors and editors nurses and doctors, CEOs and educators
are just a little of what will be featured during the two days preceding
Homecoming 2001. Invitations are in the mail.
For further information contact Bonnie A. Eisner, 125th Celebration
Special Event Coordinator, at 215-898-7811 or
or visit the website.