Illegal Parking and Towing: West Campus Enforcement

In an effort to provide appropriate public safety services relative to the illegal parking of privately owned and utility vehicles in the populated area of West Campus, the Division of Public Safety in conjunction with the Departments of Residential Living and Residential Maintenance have initiated a new parking enforcement policy and towing agreement with the George Smith Towing Company, 3102 S. 61st Street, Phila., PA 19153, 729-8748.

Effective Wednesday, September 6, 1995, the towing of illegally parked motor vehicles in prohibited areas including fire zones will be enforced on a twenty-four (24) hour-seven day a week basis. Several parking spaces adjacent to the High Rise and Low Rise Residential buildings have been designated one (1) hour temporary parking spaces for legitimate visitors, student and staff residents, disabled persons, and contractors. These spaces will be assigned by permits only from Residential Living and Residential Maintenance office staff. The specific areas are:

1. Superblock Plaza Fire Zone - No Parking
2. 3800-3900 Locust Walk - No Thoroughfare - No Parking
3. HRN Service Drive - No Parking - (Except 1 Hour Zones)
4. High Rise Residential Halls - No Parking - Fire Zones
5. One Hour & Contractor Spaces - By RL - RM Permit Only
6. 1920 Commons Drive - No Parking - Fire Zone
7. Mayer Dormitory - No Parking - Rear and Dumpster Areas
8. All West Campus Grass Plots - No Parking
9. 3900 Irving Street - No Parking

--George E. Clisby, Chief of Campus Police

AWFA's Fall Start-Up: Dr. Rodin September 19

A reception for President Judith Rodin will launch the fall program of the Association of Women Faculty and Administrators, open to all women faculty and administrators in Bodek Lounge at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 19. Information: Dr. Yvonne Paterson, 309 Johnson Pavilion/6076.

To Request a Study in Van Pelt Library

A limited number of small, lockable studies, located on the perimeter of the Van Pelt Library stack floors, are again available for faculty use during the 1995-96 academic year. These Studies can be requested for the entire year or for one semester. Van Pelt books which normally circulate can be charged to the studies. The studies are intended for the use of faculty who are working with the Van Pelt Library collections.

In past years applications were made through Department chairs. The Council Committee on Libraries has recommended a change in procedure to speed up the allocation process and to ensure a better use of limited resources. This year applications should be made directly to Emily Batista, Head of Van Pelt Circulation. Faculty are asked to send requests by e-mail or mail briefly outlining their needs for library space. Requests received before September 22 will be given first consideration.

Applications or questions to Emily Batista, head, Van Pelt Circulation. Voice: 898-7557. E-mail: batista@pobox. Fax:898-0559.

--Patricia Renfro, Associate Director Library Public Services,
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center

OEHS Safety Seminars

These training programs are required by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for all who work with hazardous substances, including chemicals, human blood, blood products, fluids, and human tissue specimens. They are presented by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS). Attendance is required at one or more sessions depending on the employee's potential exposure.

Chemical Hygiene: Comprehensive introduction to laboratory safety practices and procedures at Penn and the Chemical Hygiene Plan. For employees who have not previously attended Chemical Hygiene training at Penn. Required for all Penn employees who work in labs. September 14, 10-11 a.m. Class of 1962 Hall, John Morgan Building.

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens: Significant information for employees who have a potential exposure to human bloodborne pathogens. Topics include a discussion of the Ex-posure Control Plan, free Hepatitis B vaccination, recommended work practices, engineering controls and emergency response.This course is designed for employees who have not previously attended Bloodborne Pathogens training at Penn. Required for all Penn employees potentially exposed to human blood or blood products, human body fluids, and/or human tissue. September 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Austrian Auditorum, Clinical Research Building.

Attendees are requested to bring their PennCards to facilitate course sign-in. Additional programs will be offered during the year; check PennInfo for dates and times. For questions: Bob Leonzio at 898-4453.

On Film and Performance

A new Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminar in the Humanities for the 1995-96 academic year will be co-convened by Deborah Wong of Music and Regina Bendix of Folklore and Folklife. Reflections and Refractions: Film, Performance, and Filmed Performance will bring together faculty whose research and teaching address performance theory- -whether in drama, music, folklore, ritual, or daily life. Each of five sessions will look closely at an example from the recent cinematic record of films about performance, i.e., films that examine or depict performance and performers as sites of cultural construction. The reflexivity of film-as-performance and filmed performance will be at the heart of our seminar.

A preliminary meeting to discuss the program and focus for the coming year will be held in mid-September. For information on joining: Regina Bendix (rbendix @sas.upenn.edu), Debbie Wong (dwong@sas.upenn. edu) or Janet Finegar(jfinegar@sas. upenn.edu).

Shortcuts to Bank Accounts

As a part of an effort to make obtaining banking services less of a hassle for new students, staff and faculty, the Office of the Treasurer has arranged for several banks to participate in New Student Orientations at a number of graduate and professional schools and to have new account materials available at the BookStore and in Houston Hall in early September. In addition, several of the branches will have Saturday and/or evening hours during the early part of the academic year. CoreStates, PNCBank, Mellon and our Student Credit Union will be joined by Commerce Bank, which opened a branch on campus on Walnut Street in the new Parking Garage Building on August 21st. Contact the Treasurer's Office for a schedule of early September events (898- 7256).

--D-L Wormley,
Associate Treasurer for Cash Management