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Voice/Over: Cultural Transmission as Translation,
Exchange, and Reproduction

Penn's Center for Folklore and Ethnography and the Center for Folklore Studies at the Ohio State University announce a symposium, Voice/Over: Cultural Transmission as Translation, Exchange, and Reproduction, to be held at Penn, March 22-23. Voice/Over, the third in a series of symposia sponsored by the Center for Folklore and Ethnography, will honor Dr. Roger D. Abrahams, the CFE's first director, on the occasion of his semi-retirement from teaching. In recognition of Dr. Abrahams' wide-ranging and vital contributions to the theory and practice of folklore since the 1960s, participants from the first two meetings launched discussion of the field's core project on the Center's website ( Visitors to the website are encouraged to post responses.

The live symposium will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 22 in the McNeill Center and will continue on Saturday, March 23 in the Terrace Room in Logan Hall. The conference is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues. For further information, visit the Center for Folklore and Ethnography website, or contact Joyce Roselle ( at (215) 898-7352.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002


March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.