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An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia

At the Arthur Ross Gallery now through October 5, the works of four prominent architects from India and Bangladesh-including original drawings, models, and documentary photographs-trace the development of modern architecture in the half-century since the nations of the Indian subcontinent gained independence. Guest curated by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf of Penn's Graduate School of Fine Arts and a New York architect, James Belluardo, the exhibition was organized by the Architectural League, New York.

Left: Balkrishna Dosh/i Husain-Doshi Goofa, Ahmedabad (1994)

'Saturday School' and a 'Shadowing' Day in the Workplace:

Two Penn VIPS Projects with Public Schools in the Neighborhood

Dear Penn VIPS and Penn Community Members:

We would like to invite you to participate in two very worthwhile programs.

One of them, called Saturday School, will take place in the community at the Turner Middle School, 59th Street & Baltimore Avenue, starting Saturday, October 18, and running every Saturday until December from 8:30 a.m.-noon. On average, 300 to 400 members of the community, students from Turner, and students from feeder schools in the area come out and register and participate in Saturday School.

We are looking for teachers in:

1. Swimming: Certified lifeguard to teach 1 adult class and 1 children's class

2. Learning Center: Instructor for 5- to 7-year-olds and preschoolers

3. Art Instructor, for kids age 8-12 years

4. Martial Arts Instructor

5. Photography

6. Math

7. Aerobics and/or Exercise

8. Chess

9. Reading and Writing Skills

10. Homework

11. Resume writing

12. Healthy Cooking

13. Anything else.

The other activity VIPS will be focusing on is Shadowing Day on campus, a project involving One to One Philadelphia, in cooperation with the School District of Philadelphia and United Way. The University of Pennsylvania will host a One to One mentoring experience for high school students in Penn's workplace for one day, Thursday, November 20. AnyVIPS members or co-workers interested in inviting a student into the workplace is asked to please contact me by email (smart@pobox. or by telephone at 898-6612. There will be one mandatory training session to attend-to be scheduled after work in late October-and we are willing to add an additional training during the business day if there is a hearty demand for it.

We look forward to all who are willing to reach out and assist students to reach their goals.

- Winnie Smart-Mapp

Penn Staff, Faculty & Alumni Volunteer Service, Center for Community Partnerships


Ph.D. Research in France: Chateaubriand Scholarship in Humanities

If you are currently working towards your Ph.D., you may qualify for a scholarship from the French Government to conduct your research in France. Applicants must be US citizens and enrolled in a post-graduate program at an American University.

For research in France in: French Literature, the Humanities, the Arts, History, Philosophy, Political Sciences, etc. in association with a French research institution.

Apply in writing to: The French Cultural Service, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021 for application forms and information.

Scholarships include:

- a monthly stipend of 9,000 francs for a period of nine months

- health insurance

- a round-trip ticket to France

Applications must be received (at the above address) before January 20, 1998.

Dr. Joyce M. Randolph, Director, Office of International Programs (OIP)

Anonymous HIV Tests: Fall Hours

The campus HIV Anonymous Test Site, located at 4019 Irving Street, has resumed weekly hours instead of the alternate-Wednesday hours of the summer.

The site, staffed by Mary Palacio of PCHA (Philadelphia Community Health Alternatives), is open every Wednesday from 12 noon to 4 p.m., with appointments required. Callers may schedule appointments by calling 563-0658. That number reaches the appointment desk at PCHA's Mazzoni Clinic at 1201 Chestnut Street, 3rd floor. Testing is also done at the Mazzoni Clinic six days per week.

The Health Education office can provide callers with information about other testing sites near campus. Our number is 573-3525.


- Kurt Conklin, Office of Health Education, Student Health Service


Volunteers: Brain/Behavior Studies

Brain and Behavior-Menopause: The Gender Center at the Medical Center investigates sex differences in brain and behavior; it is looking for premenopausal, perimenopausal, or post-menopausal healthy women to participate in studies on the influence of reproductive hormones on brain function in women across the life span.

Brain and Behavior-Healthy Aging and Sex Differences: The Brain Behavior Laboratory is seeking healthy people 18 years of age and over to participate in brain research that examines effects of healthy aging and sex differences.

If you are healthy and proficient in English, you may be able to participate in either of these studies. Participants will receive free medical evaluations and will be reimbursed for time and transportation costs. For more information call Rachel at (215) 662-6092.


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