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Aegean Age Art at Arthur Ross

North Americans in the Aegean Bronze Age: The Discovery of Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations is at the Arthur Ross Gallery now through March 24, with an opening reception at 5 p.m. on January 25.

With over fifty original artifacts such as the late Minoan I Rhyton (clay) c. 1700-1450 B.C. from Crete (pictured here), from Penn's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Harvard's Peabody Museum, the exhibit also features original watercolors of unique ceramic artifacts as well as archival photographs of excavations dating back to the early 1900s. Penn archaeologists' works are portrayed in 20 panels with text and photographs from the individual sites.

This exhibit was organized in cooperation with the Institute for Aegean Prehistory on the occasion of meetings in Philadelphia of the Archaeological Institute of America, the American Philological Association, and the American Schools of Oriental Research. For more images, visit

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002


January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17

Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn. Services will be held on January 12.
Dr. Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December 18 after teaching here for 44 years.
President Judith Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
Penn and other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate in the fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Dr. Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Out with FinMIS and in with BEN Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
Procards no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in the new Penn Marketplace; BEN Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Postdoctoral Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
The Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize the University community with the resources available for resolving complaints.
Blood Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
Doctoral students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning January 18.
Corrections to the Faculty/Staff Directory are due January 23 so they can be included in the upcoming addendum.
The Penn's Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner will be in next week.