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The Cashier's Office has modified its hours of operation during the break:
  • Monday (12/24) Closed
  • Tuesday (12/25) Closed
  • Wednesday (12/26) Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Thursday (12/27) Closed
  • Friday (12/28 ) Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Monday (12/31) Open 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday (01/01/02) Closed
  • Wednesday (01/02/02) Normal Hours

Rape Agression Defense (RAD)

The RAD Program is being offered by the University of Pennsylvania Police Department; it is a physical defense program for women that:

  • provides students with a Comprehensive Reference Manual
  • offers no-nonsense, practical techniques of defense
  • provides realistic and dynamic hands on training
  • all students receive a life-time free return and practice session

This course is free to Penn students, staff, and faculty.

Class Schedule for Spring 2002:

Mondays: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturdays: February 16, 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesdays: Mar. 19, 26 Apr. 2, 9, 5:30-8:30p.m.

Saturdays: March 30, April 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Course location: Penn Police HQ, 4040 Chestnut Street. Pre-registration is required.

Contact Police Officer Stacey Sullivan Livingston, UPPD, (215) 898-4481 email:

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Help Wanted: Work Study-Student

A position for a work-study student is available for the spring 2002 semester at Almanac. Duties include desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, proofreading, research.

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 15, December 11, 2001


December 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 15

More SAS endowed chairs: Dr. Randall Wright, is appointed to the Ronald Lauder Endowed Term Chair, and Dr. Richard Schultz is the Patricia Williams Term Chair.

Provost Robert Barchi and Executive Vice President John Fry will be part of an Open Form for the University's Strategic Plan on January 15.

Dr. Helen O. Dickens, a pioneer in women's health has died at the age of 92.
UPHS Bond rate has been revised to stable by Moody's Investors Service
Ben Financials begins its countdown to launching of new services on January 2.

Women of Color Scholars Awards applications are due on January 21

Penn Press has a collection of books just right for the holiday gift giving season. If you prefer there are Gifts of Involvement or ideas in the neighborhood from the Holiday Shopping Guide.
During the holidays, there are simple Safety Tips to keep in mind while you work and shop.
As always volunteer opportunities abound available throughout the community.
Researchers receive $1.26 million to study microfluidic systems; Penn has received $2.84 million to improve reliability of computers; the Center on Adult Literacy has received $2.4 million for technology; are part of Research Roundup in this issue.