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Cassani talks about low-cost
Barbara Cassani will speak on "The Gap Inc. Meets Southwest Airlines -- Starting Up a Low-Cost Airline for British Airways" at 4:30 pm on October 25 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Cassani is chief executive officer of Go Fly, the low-cost airline owned by British airways. She worked for British Airways in the United Kingdom and the United States for 11 years before launching Go in May 1998. Go Fly, which adheres to the same safety and security standards as its parent company, has as its objective is "to bring low fares to European travel while offering high quality service." Since its beginning, its business has increased 300 percent, and its staff has increased from two to 500.
Cassani earned her master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School in 1984. Her lecture is part of the G. S. Beckwith Gilbert '63 Lecture Series, which brings entrepreneurs to campus to share their insights with students and the community.
Shelley discusses organized
Louise Shelley will speak on "The Bank of New York: A Window onto Larger Problems" at 4:30 pm on October 26 in 1 Robertson Hall.
Director of American University's Transnational Center for the Study of Crime and Corruption, Shelley is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society and in the School of International Service at American University.
She is the author of Policing Soviet Society and co-editor of Demokratizatsiya, the journal of post-Soviet democratization, and of Trends in Organized Crime.
Her lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School.
Austrian speaks on international
Ambassador Albert Rohan will speak on "International Diplomacy at Work: The European Union, the Balkans and Iran" at 4:30 pm on October 27 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Rohan, who joined the Austrian diplomatic service in 1963, is permanent undersecretary of state for the Austrian ministry for foreign affairs. His previous posts include first secretary, counselor and consul general of the Austrian embassy in London; director of the executive office of the UN Secretary General in New York; ambassador in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay; and national coordinator for the Central European Initiative.
His lecture is cosponsored by the University's Liechtenstein Research Program on Self-Determination.
McCosh offers $10 flu
All faculty and staff are eligible for flu shots at $10 each, payable at the time of the visit. Shots will be given by appointment between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm on November 1 and 2 in 101 McCosh Health Center. To make an appointment, call Occupational Medicine at 258-5035.
HR program helps new
The Office of Human Resources will offer an orientation program for newly hired managers and administrators on the mornings of November 9 and 10. Participants, who are invited by HR, receive a broad overview of the University's history, culture, structure, goals, systems and performance management processes.
The program was developed using feedback from University managers and supervisors regarding what a new manager should know, according to Lynn Manka, director of the organizational development, employment and services group for Human Resources.
"In response to the current pace of change throughout the University," she says, "it is important to help new managers understand the University's expectations of them and to learn about current University initiatives."
Those who attend the programs will hear presentations by Associate Provost Georgia Nugent and vice presidents Joan Doig (Human Resources) and Richard Spies (Finance and Administration), as well as presentations on the P2K initiative and CIT services, University finance and budgeting, managers' legal responsibilities, performance enhancement and mediation, among others.
HR has also developed two new Web sites to support new employee orientation efforts: The Manager's Resource Guide at www.princeton.edu/hr/manager/resguide.htm and A Guide for Departments at www.princeton.edu/hr/manager/hirechec.htm.