Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Class of 2015 Freshman Sendoff, Sunday August 14

It’s time for our annual Freshman Sendoff, this year honoring the Class of 2015 and their parents, and recognizing returning undergraduates and recent graduates. The fancy version of this invitation is attached in two different versions of Word. Here are the details, in case neither works for you:

WHAT: Penn San Antonio Alumni 2011 Freshman Sendoff for the Class of 2015

WHEN: Sunday, August 14, 2PM-4PM

WHERE: The Home of Jo-Anne Kaplan and Mike Gershman

RSVP: By Friday, August 5, to Jo-Anne Kaplan by e-mail (preferred) or phone.

As always, this is a group effort. Your contributions of refreshments will be essential. Jo-Anne will coordinate, so when you RSVP, please tell her what you would like to bring, or ask her what is needed, so she can adjust as necessary.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Office Hour with Dr. Jennifer Pinto-Martin

July 26, 2011
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Office Hour with Dr. Jennifer Pinto-Martin
Viola MacInnes / Independence Professor of Nursing, Interim Chair, Biobehavioral and Health Sciences Division

Autism Spectrum Disorders: What do we know? What are we investigating?
Over the past 20 years, the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased markedly, spurring increased attention, speculation and research about the cause. Significant media attention has been given to recently published data on the disorder’s genetic heritability, non-genetic risk factors, and risks associated with SSRI’s, one group of commonly used antidepressant medications (see below for links to recent articles in Time and The New York Times), all of which confirms that both genes and environment matter. Join Penn Nursing’s Dr. Jennifer Pinto-Martin as she leads a timely discussion reviewing what is known about the causes of ASD and ongoing studies, including her CDC funded Study to Explore Early Development (SEED).

Registration and additional information available at http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/education/officehours.html.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

July Penn Alumni Lunch

Below is information for our next luncheon…


Friday, July 29, 2011
Cafe des Artistes (@ San Antonio Museum of Art)
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78215


Please RSVP by 7/27 via email so we can have an accurate account for the table. We start at 11:30 AM so that we can beat the lunch crowd and get everyone back to work by 1PM.

Austinites: Please feel free to join us at any time.

Lunch at Royal Pizza

Here are a few photos from the June Penn Alumni lunch at Royal Pizza, where everyone enjoyed eating authentic Swedish (!) pizza.