October 20, 2011

Present: Emelia Benjamin, Peter Cahn (recorder), Isabel Dominguez, Frank Farraye, Caroline Genco, Angela Jackson, Jane Liebschutz (chair)

Topic Discussion Action
External awards subcommittee 

Suggested senior faculty who could serve on a committee to nominate outstanding faculty for external recognition. Aim for 6-8 people to meet quarterly and create a fair, transparent nomination process.

  • Caroline Genco (co-chair)
  • Sharon Levine (co-chair)
  • Maria Trojanowska
  • Alan Fine
  • Warren Hershman
  • Mike Klein
  • Rich Saitz
  • Jay Mizgerd
  • Caroline Apovian
  • Richard Cohen
  • Joe Vita
  • David Felson
  • Jay Orlander
  • Jesse Gaeta
  • Jane Liebschutz will contact suggested committee members
  • Peter Cahn will produce a short description of the committee’s responsibilites.
Follow-up on women’s dinner Walking groups twice a month at different times and days of the week would help communication, health, and morale.

We would invite “anchors,” colleagues sure to attend and organize the route. Keep in informal. Possible anchors:

  • Barbara Corkey
  • Caroline Genco
  • Dave Nunes
  • Rob Lowe
  • Hap Farber
  • Jane Liebschutz and Peter Cahn will reach out to potential anchors and schedule walks.
Boosting morale next steps 

The FDDC can host a social event one Friday a month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Wilkins. Food can be themed.


  • Wine
  • Massage therapists
  • Guided meditation
  • Informal conversaton
  • Jane Liebschutz and Peter Cahn will look into scheduling.

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