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Healthy Cities/Healthy Women Conference

After important events in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, Penn’s HEALTHY CITIES: HEALTHY WOMEN event series is headed to London, Washington, and Philadelphia. The HEALTHY CITIES: HEALTHY WOMEN events highlight the unique challenges faced by women and girls in urban areas across the globe with a focus on raising visibility and fostering solutions. Today over 3.3 billion people, more than half the world’s population, live in urban areas. The built environment of cities presents barriers to healthy living for women and girls. At the same time, women have an extraordinarily powerful role in influencing the health of their children, families and communities and offer a unique opportunity to improve cities for all. Hosted by Penn Alumni, Penn Nursing, and the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, the upcoming dates for HEALTHY CITIES: HEALTHY WOMEN events are: London on Tues., Sept. 17; Washington on Wed., Oct. 30, and Philadelphia on Thurs. May 15, 2014. For more information: go to



Hartford. Please join us on June 6 for happy hour, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the Vinted Wine Bar at 63 Memorial Drive West Hartford. Discounted wine, $5! Check our website for more details
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The Gold Coast Alumni Club invites all alumni to their Annual End-of-Year Dinner on May 20 with guest speaker Professor John Puckett who will discuss “Penn’s Urban Secrets: The Evolution of a Modern Campus.” Stay tuned for an email invite shortly, and check the club’s website for all upcoming events, .
Long Island. We shall hold our Annual Spring Dinner on Sun., June 2 at the Carriage House at the Milleridge Inn, 585 North Broadway, Jericho, starting at 6pm. The cost for members, students, and guests is $75 per person. Our special guest speaker that evening will be Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and the founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at Penn. Please reply by May 23 to Sharon Wolinsky-Price, 319 Doral Court, Jericho, N.Y. 11753, and make checks payable to UPCLI. For additional information, please contact Sharon at or (516) 931-5956.
Metro New Jersey. On June 4, we will host our Wesley A. Stanger Jr. Annual Spring Installation Dinner; we will install our new board members and honor the outstanding Thomas H. Newmann Scholars from New Jersey. Our special guest speaker that evening will be Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD, the Diane v.S Levy and Robert M. Levy Professor, vice-provost for global initiatives, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, and a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professor. The dinner will be held at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston. Please contact Debbie Zajkowski if you have any questions: Be sure to visit to learn the latest information about our club and to register for events.For more details, please contact club co-presidents Lorraine Kooby Survis C’86 and Gary Survis W’86 at
Michigan. The Penn and Wharton Club of Michigan will be hosting a talk on May 21, by Craig Carnaroli W’85, Penn’s executive vice president and top non-academic officer. He was instrumental in the Penn Connects campus expansion and will be speaking to the Club about Penn’s recent achievements, long term plans, and how Penn worked together with the City of Philadelphia to make this a success. Please check the club website ( for event details as they become available .
Northern California. Join us at our spring and summer events in the Bay Area including a polo-match social with our Ivy League friends on May 19; hosting the annual Kaplan MBA Forum in Northern California on July 29; monthly happy hours; outings to cheer on the Giants and A’s, and our annual Land’s End Hike in June which always gathers a crowd of alumni, friends, and family. Speaking of our Giants, the Penn Glee Club will be passing through town on Memorial Day weekend and performing at the opening of the Giants game on Sunday May 26! Catch them on television or if you are there, cheer them on! To receive invitations to our events, register on our website
Philadelphia. On Sat., June 1, Club members will attend the rugby championships from midday 12pm to 6pm, at PPL Park, 1 Stadium Drive in Chester. We will be attending on the Saturday but members are encouraged to also attend on the Sunday. Buy tickets early for discounts: single-day ticket, $25; general two-day admission, $35 (regular price, $45). Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia members are invited to join the Penn Rugby Alumni who will host a tailgate at the park; this is free for all Penn Alumni and their guests, and we will make quite a few toasts to dear old Pennsylvania! The Penn Rugby Alumni Board will provide free transportation to and from Penn to PPL Park on both days. More details on transportation will be announced at a later date. Members will also be at PPL Park on Sun., June 23, for another match: come cheer for the Philadelphia Union as they take on the New York Red Bulls, starting at 5pm. $35 for members, $42 per person for non-members. On Sat., June 29, Club members are going to the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center, 3616 South Galloway St. in South Philly, from 8:30am to midday. We will volunteer sorting and packing supplemental and emergency food items there. Everyone must wear sneakers or closed-toe shoes to work in the warehouse. Please come out to lend a hand, and let’s beat hunger together! For more details or any questions, go to our website,
Portland, Ore. The Penn Club of Portland’s Ben’s Birthday Happy Hour and Winter and Almost-Spring Luncheons were a great success. We are looking forward to a reception with and program by the Penn Glee Club in the Gold Room of the University Club in downtown Portland on Mon., May 20, from 5:30pm to 7pm. Confirm the details of this and other events on our website,
Puerto Rico. On June 20 (venue, tbd), the Penn Alumni Puerto Rico Alumni Club will be hosting an event with Penn Professor Ben Horton and his graduate assistant Nicole Khan to discuss rising sea levels. For further details, go to the club’s website:
San Diego. First Friday at NTC Liberty Station. You are invited to the NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District for an evening of happenings with fellow Penn Alumni on Fri., June 7, 6pm. Explore the NTC district and enjoy a free evening of art, receptions, music, food, drink, and exhibits, while supporting local artists and designers. Our group will meet at the entryway between Point Loma Tea and Ballast Point Gallery, whose owners will provide a brief introduction to our group to kick off the evening. Please meet at 2770 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 14, inside the breezeway. RSVP to
Seattle. Thanks to everyone who has attended our recent events, it is terrific to have your support! As we wind down the school year, we still have a couple of events in the works: The Glee Club will be performing in Seattle in mid-May (time & place, tbd); we are working on a special happy-hour event at a spirits shop owned by a local alumnus; and a family hike on June 9. Stay tuned and get updates via our website,, by joining our Facebook group (Penn Alumni in Seattle), and our LinkedIn group (Penn in Seattle), and subscribing to our listserv via our website. Contact club co-presidents for more information: Kristine Tan Wright EAS’94 at or Belinda Bentzin Buscher C’92 at
Southeast North Carolina/Wilmington All Ivy Club. Alumni are welcomed to join in the startup of an all-Ivy club in the Wilmington area. The plan is to form a club bringing together current students and alumni of the various schools for various social and educational functions in this small metropolitan area. Please contact Steve Morris GMt’72 at, if you are interested.
Washington. Join the DC Penn Club for our upcoming May and June events. For more details, visit us on Facebook at, or at our website The Club also welcomes inquiries about membership and offers volunteer opportunities. For further details, please email us at
Westchester & Rockland Counties. On Wed., May 22 we shall hold our Annual Spring Dinner at Crabtree’s Kittle House, 11 Kittle Road, Chappaqua, starting at 7pm. The guest speakers will be Dr. Robert Kurzban, associate professor of psychology and Allan Bell C’81 PAR’11 PAR’14, an Alumni Trustee of the University. Stay tuned for additional information and, coming soon, how to register online:


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