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The April 25 Single Parents meeting has been cancelled.


26 Doing Business in Africa; four panel discussions: Challenges and Prospects for Doing Business in Africa: An MBA Perspective; 8:30-10 a.m.; Policies for Enhancing Trade with Africa; 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Doing Business in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges; 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.; Investing in Africa: Creating a Conducive Environment; 2:45 p.m.-4 p.m.; Goldkin Room, Houston Hall; info.: aadinar@sas. (African Studies Center; La Salle University; International Visitors Council of Philadelphia).

29 Jewish Biblical Interpretation in Comparative Context; info.: call (215) 238-1290 or e-mail Through May 1 (Center for Advanced Judaic Studies).


27 Closely Observed; Andrea Baldeck, photographer; Baldeck's images invite close inspection and a psychological response; Upper Gallery at Widener Visitor Center. Through October 20 (Morris Arboretum).


25 Death and the Compass; film directed by Alex Cox, based on the Borges story Muerte y la Brujula; 7:30 p.m.; Film Studies, 4th floor west, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (Library).

Post-Communism Film Festival

Screening at 8 p.m.; International House; tickets are free: first come, first serve, available one hour before each show. Through April 28.

24 Videograms of a Revolution

25 Conspirators of Pleasure

26 The Werckmeister Harmonies

27 Tuvalu

28 Brother; 7 p.m.


25 Performance and Staff Development Program: Making the Process Work for You; Sharon Harris, Director of Staff and Labor Relations; how to effectively prepare for your annual performance appraisal; noon-2 p.m.; Class of '55 Room, Van Pelt-Deitrich (African-American Resource Center).


30 Victor Mair; discusses and signs his book Columbia History of Chinese Literature; noon; Penn Bookstore.


25 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days; Penn Bookstore promotion offering an extra 10% off all purchases for Penn faculty and staff. Also April 26.


23 Abberant Signaling Complexes in Astrocytomas: Transgenic Mouse Models; Abhijit Guha, University of Toronto; 3 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar Institute).

25 Evolution vs Religion: Is it Always So?; Andrew Petto, University of the Arts; 8:30 a.m.; International House; $5; info.: (215) 386-0234 x 103 (Global Village at Philadelphia Cathedral).

25 Recognition of Glycans in Biological Systems; Yuan Lee, Johns Hopkins University; 4 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg (Biochemistry; Molecular Biophysics).

30 Social Dehumanization Through Biotechnology: An Emprical Examination; John Evans, University of California at San Diego; noon; Suite 320, 3401 Market Street (Center for Bioethics).

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 31, April 23, 2002


April 23, 2002
Volume 48 Number 31

James Wilson, director of IHGT, is stepping down as institute broadens it focus.
The School of Dental Medicine and the School of Nursing each recognize four of their finest for excellence in teaching.
The guidelines for faculty and staff salary increases for 2002-2003 stress merit and performance as the basis for any increases.
An invitation to commencement is extended to the University community.
The deaths of two former deans (Wharton & GSFA), an emeritus professor and an emeritus trustee.
University Council committee reports on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting include: Personnel Benefits, Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, and International Programs.
The Penn Reading Project has chosen the text for the incoming freshmen class; faculty members are encouraged to lead a small discussion group in September.
The A-3 Assembly seeks volunteers (weekly-paid employees) to serve on the Executive Board; 20 positions are available.
Penn faculty and staff are invited to the Children's Festival Opening Night Picnic and Performance, as well as a lunchtime party at the Museum to celebrate its new wing and courtyard garden.
The schools announce their graduation ceremonies and speakers.