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This Spider Sculpture (Spider: 3'x 4' x 1', carved red cedar; Web: 15' x 15', Willow on armature) is one of 10 new larger-than-life pieces now at the Morris Arboretum’s exhibition of David Rogers’ Big Bugs.


9 From the Ground Up: Approaches to Architecture and Landscape Design; 100 master drawings and models including works by: Loius I. Kahn, Isamu Noguchi, Laurie Olin, Wesley Wei, Venturi Scott Brown & Assoc.; Kroiz Gallery, Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library. Through September 2 (Architectural Archives).

9 The Art of Robinson Fredenthal; known for monumental public sculpture, such as "Black Forest"; 1000+ geometric models on display; Kroiz Gallery, Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library. Through September 2 (Architectural Archives)

12 Textual Art of Atiya Ola Malik-Kahn; opening reception; 4:3-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club, Inn at Penn (Faculty Club).


11 Films on Jorge Luis Borges; two screenings: Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man (P. Molins; 2000; 47 mins.); and The Many Faces of Borges/ Jorge Luis Borges sus 80 Años (H. Delgado; 1979; 82 mins.); 7:30 p.m.; Film Studies, 4th fl. West, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Info.: (215) 898-4325 (Van Pelt-Dietrich Library).


15 Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews and the Changing Face of the Ghetto; Wendell Pritchett, author; discussion & signing; noon; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).


11 Spring Crafts Fair; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Locust Walk. Rain or shine; info.: Through April 12 (Office of Student Life; SPEC).

16 Brunch & Conversation with Charles Fuller; playwright; 10 a.m.; Kelly Writers House. RSVP required: (Writers House Fellows Program; Art Sanctuary; Temple University).


12 Mass Extinctions, Asteroid Impacts and Giant Volcanic Eruptions: The Beginning and the End of the Age of Dinosaurs (Henry Darwin Rogers Lecture and Academic Award Ceremony ); Paul E. Olsen, Columbia University Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory; 3 p.m.; Heilmeier Hall, Towne Bldg. Dinner follows. RSVP required: (215) 898-5724 or (Earth & Environmental Science; Institute for Environmental Studies).

16 Corporate Strategies for Managing Bioethical Issues; Christine Arakelian Ross, New Organon Group; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics Emanuel & Robert Hart Lecture Series).

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 29, April 9, 2002


April 9, 2002
Volume 48 Number 29

It's once again time to recognize excellence in teaching at Penn, with the Lindback and Provost's Awards. And the recipients are….

A political science professor is appointed to a term chair.

Four of Penn's schools make the grade on the top ten list of U.S. News graduate schools.
Observations on the experimental SAS Pilot Curriculum, including insights, accomplishments and challenges.
An graphic report on the University's FY 2002 Budget, as reported to Council.
Research Roundup: a few of the many Penn projects and studies shed light on interventions, risk-reductions, treatment strategies and post-traumatic stress.