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This Week at Penn: Over the Past 45 Years

This year marked the 30th anniversary since Almanac became a weekly publication for Penn faculty and staff, having been a monthly for 17 years prior to that. At this juncture, we pause to recall some of the news that has appeared in Almanac during this week of December since those early days in December 1955 when the Faculty Club was "closer to becoming a reality than anyone expected a year ago." >>MORE HERE

Philadelphia Police/
FBI Investigation
of Terrorism

To the University Community:

I have recently learned that a handful of students have received a letter from Police Commissioner Timoney requesting personal interviews. I understand that these requests are part of a nationwide program initiated by the FBI in connection with the investigation of terrorism after September 11th. >>MORE HERE

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 16, December 18, 2001


December 18, 2001
Volume 48 Number 16

Philadelphia Police/FBI Investigation of Terrorism includes interviews of some students; Penn offers resources to students who want them.
A look back at this week in Penn's history, a stroll through Almanac's of the past.
Penn's Way Campaign is at the mid-point with more weekly prizes as well as the grand prize to be drawn.
Winter Break Safety: special safety checks are available from December22 through January 6.
The founding curator of the Burrison Art Gallery which bears his name, dies at the age of 92.
Another Penn Woman who made her mark some 40 years ago is remembered.
Some Penn researchers' findings could yield embryonic stem cells while others analyze predictors of future arthritis in dogs.

January AT PENN brings the celebration of Chinese New Year and many MLK events throughout the month.