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Holiday Hours


2 Thanksgiving Break Ends.

9 Fall Term Classes End.

10 Reading Days. Through December 12.

13 Final Examinations. Through December 20.

20 Fall Semester Ends.


 7 Children’s Workshop: Celebrate the Winter Solstice; learn about Native American peoples, visit the sky theater; 10 a.m.; UPM; $5; for ages 8-12. Registration: (215) 898-4016 (UPM).

8 Peace Around the World; children’s choirs, games, face painting, holiday craft workshops, free treats for children, food for all ages, shopping specials; 1:30 p.m.; UPM (UPM).

14 Holiday Arrangement for Kids; learn how to make arrangements and tricks of the floral trade; 10 a.m.; Arboretum; $27, $25/members (Morris Arboretum).


11 Stem Cells: Research Advances and Future Prospects; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Annenberg Center; Registration: (Abramson Cancer Center; Doris Duke Foundation; Office of the Vice Provost for Research).


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Admission Donations and Hours

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club, Inn at Penn: free, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Class of 1928 Lounge, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.- Sat., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Fox Gallery, Logan Hall: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12 w/ PENNCard and on Sundays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives; Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: weekends by appointment.

Meyerson Hall Gallery: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Morris Arboretum: $8, $6/seniors & students, $3/children 3-12, free w/PENN Card, children under 3; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Slought Networks, 4017 Walnut; Wed.-Sat., free, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors & students w/ID, free/members w/PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.- Sat., 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sunday (free), 1-5 p.m.

Wistar Institute; free, Mon.-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

14 Darkwater; an exploration of the art and thought of W.E.B. Du Bois through sculpture, prints, documents and music/text; created by Terry Adkins, Fine Arts; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 2, 2003.

Weaponry and Armour from the film "Gladiator;" UPM. Through December 1.

MFA 2nd Year Exhibition; Meyer-son Gallery. Through December 1.

Antiquity Recovered: Pompeii and Herculaneum in Philadelphia Collections; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 1.

United Bank: an in-windows series; Slought Networks Gallery. Through December 2.

Undergraduate Juried Show; highlight of the work of Penn’s Fine Arts students; Charles Addams Gallery. Through December 6.

Pictures, Patents, Monkeys and More…On Collecting; ICA. Through December 15.

Cosmic Thing; Damian Ortega; sculptures, photographs, and videos; ICA. Through December 15.

ICA Presents: Amy Cutler; highly detailed drawings, creates surrealistic worlds; ICA. Through December 15.

Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting; works of Jasper Johns, Sol Le Witt, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Calder, Oskar Kokoschka, and Josef Albers; Slought Networks Gallery. Through December 18.

Edward Fry on Barnett Newman and Documenta 8; Slought Networks Gallery. Through December 18.

People of Lancaster Avenue 2001; photos by John Hansen-Flaschen; Burrison Gallery. Through December 20.

Art-In-Science XVII: Charlotte Yudis; photogravure and mixed media prints and works on paper using microscopic images; Esther Klein Gallery. Through December 27.

Holiday Garden Railway Display; a magical experience for young and old, twinkling lights and colonial décor adorn the Garden Railway for the holidays; Morris Arboretum. Through December 22: weekends only; December 23, and December 26-31: daily.

Off the Wall: Current Work by Robinson Fredenthal; Kroiz Gallery. Through December.

From the Ground Up: Approaches to Architecture and Landscape Design; Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives. Through December.

A Chef & His Library: Recipes for the Fall; selected recipes from the Collection of Fritz Blank, chef of Deux Cheminees; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through January 3, 2003. See Talks.

Closely Observed; close-ups of unusual botanical forms by photographer Andrea Baldeck; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through January 5, 2003.

Photographic Explorations: A Century of Images in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania Museum; Sharpe Gallery, UPM. Through April 15, 2003.

Without Ground; Kimowan McLain; ICA Ramp Project connecting the museum’s galleries; ICA. Through July 27, 2003.

Mammoth Scale; The Anatomical Sculptures of William Rush; early 19th century sculptures of human anatomical structures; Wistar Institute. Through October 2003.

Ongoing at UPM
Ancient Greek World; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo & Apache; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven’s Journey: World of Alaska’s Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Greece: The Mediterranean World; Polynesia: ‘ahu’ula + lei niho palaoa.

UPM Tours
Meet at the main entrance, 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission donation. Info:

7 Canaan and Ancient Israel.

14 Archaeology.

15 Egypt.

21 Africa.

22 China.


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French Institute
French w/ English subtitles; 7:30 p.m.; International House; $6, $5/students and seniors, 2-for-1 admission for students w/ PENNCard.

10 La Collectionneuse.

11 The Lady and the Duke.

International House
8 p.m.; $6, $5 members, students & seniors; tickets available one hour before the show; see

13 100 years of Cinema: Souleymane Cissé; Bambara and French w/ English subtitles.

28 Cult Cinema: Performance.


Jazzercize; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday; Newman Center; first class free; $4.50/class, $3.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

3 Exam Preparation for Finals; 7-8 p.m.; Class of ’47 Rm., Houston Hall (Office of Learning Resources).

4 Information Session: Internships and Career Development Opportunities in France; reps. from the French Embassy; 11 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (French Institute).

5 Penn Knitters; 12:15 p.m.; ARCH; Info.: Also December 19.

8 Mask Making Workshop at "Peace Around the World" Holiday Celebration; led by artist Tom Sonnenberg; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; free; UPM (UPM). See Special Events.

11 Spirituality and Health Faculty Seminar; 11 a.m.; second Wednesday of every month; Fireside Lounge, The ARCH; Info.: (SAS).

19 Single Parents Association; end-of-year celebration; 12:30 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center (Single Parents Association).

Class of 1923 Ice Rink
3130 Walnut St. Admission: $6, $5/PENNCard, *$1 off admission; skate rental $2. Public skating hrs: Monday 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Tuesday noon-2 p.m.*; Wednesday 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Thursday noon-2 p.m.*; Friday 8-10 p.m.; Saturday 12:30-2 p.m., 8-10 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.; Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Office of Community Housing
Info.: Paulette Adams at or (215) 898-7422.

4 Budgeting and Planning; 5:30 p.m.; 4046 Walnut St.

11 Community Housing 101; noon; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also at 1 p.m.

Technology Training Services
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted; 3650 Chestnut St.; space is limited; Info./

2 Access 2002 Advanced; $448.

FilemakerPro Introduction; $190.

3 PowerPoint Introduction; $190.

4 Dreamweaver Advanced; $570.

Excel Introduction; $190.

5 Excel XP(2002) Introduction; $190.

6 Excel Advanced; $190.

Windows XP Introduction; $190.

9 Adobe Acrobat Introduction; $190.

Eudora 5; 1:15-4:30 p.m.; $110.

Meeting Maker Introduction;

9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; $110.

10 Flash Introduction; $570.

Access Introduction; $357.

12 FilemakerPro Intermediate; $190.

13 Excel Intermediate; $190.

PowerPoint XP(2002) Intro; $190.

16 MCSE: Implement & Administer Windows 2000 Directory Services (2154); $1679.

Dreamweaver Introduction; $570.

Outlook 2002 Introduction; $179.

Word XP (2002) Advanced; $190.

17 HTML Fundamentals; $494.

18 Photoshop Web Graphics; $494.

19 Excel XP(2002) Advanced; $190.

20 FilemakerPro Advanced; $247.

Word XP (2002) Introduction; $190

Human Resources
Workshops held at Suite 1B South, 3624 Market St. unless otherwise noted. Info./Registration: Registration required for all workshops.

2 New Staff Orientation; 9 a.m. Also December 16.

5 Eldercare 101; 11:30 a.m.; rm. 223, Houston Hall.

17 AMA’s "Preparing for Greater

Responsibility"; 9 a.m.; $50. Also December 18.

10 John Kotter on Leading Change; 11 a.m.

Retirement/Financial Planning

2 Surviving a Bear Market; 11:30 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Also December 3, 1:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

Penn’s Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan Overview; 1:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Also December 5, 11:30 a.m.

3 Taking a Realistic Look at Equity Returns; 11:30 a.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

4 Planning for Tomorrow in Today’s Economy; 11:30 a.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

5 Retirement Distribution Flexi-bilities; 1:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

6 Budget and Debt Management; 11:30 a.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

Developing an Investment Strategy; 1 p.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

Morris Arboretum
Registration: (215) 247-5777, ext. 125.

8 Terrariums: Create a Miniature Greenhouse; explore the local greenhouse and learn how to make your own terrarium; 1-3 p.m.; $12, $10/members.

10 Holiday Decorations II: Wreaths; learn how to make wreaths from greens; 7-9:30 p.m.; $40, $37/members. Also December 12, 1-3:30 p.m. & 7-9:30 p.m.

11 Holiday Decorations I: Centerpieces; learn how to make centerpieces from greens; 1-3:30 p.m.; $40, $37/members. Also December 11, 7-9:30 p.m.


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Holiday Hours


4 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; observers must register: (215) 898-7005.

13 PPSA Meeting; 12:15 p.m.; Terrace Rm., Logan Hall.


1 Broadside Electric with Einstein’s Little Homunculus; 7:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church; $15, $12/advance, tickets at House of Our Own Bookstore (Cherry Tree Music Co-op).

3 Penn Baroque and Recorder Chamber Ensembles and Penn Madrigal Singers; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $5, free/students w/ PENNCard (Music).

5 Kut the Kow Tow Relâche, new music ensemble; 7:30 p.m.; ICA; $5, free/students, seniors ICA members, Relâche subscribers; includes admission to ICA galleries and reception (ICA).

6 Moein; Persian singer; also featuring vocals of Raana Mansour; 7:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, UPM (Middle East Center; Philadelphia Persian Society).

University Choral Society; performance of Mozart’s "Requiem"; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5, free/students w/PENNCard (Music).

7 International Music Instruments; African drums, chimes and pianos; 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Museum Shop, UPM (UPM). See Special Events.

8 Messiah Sing-In; bring a score and sing along to Handel’s masterpiece; 3:30 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral; donation at the door (Music).

Solo and Chamber Music Recital; Penn undergrads; 5 p.m.; Hill College House; Info.: (215) 898-6244. (Music).

12 Guillermo M. Brown; live music at Slought Networks; 8 p.m.; 4017 Walnut St.; $10 (Slought Networks).

Penn Presents
Tickets/Info.: (215) 898-3900 or

14 Chanticleer; all-male vocal ensemble’s holiday concert; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $36, $32, $28.


Penn Presents
Tickets/Info.: (215) 898-3900 or

1 Stones in His Pockets; Bronson Pinchot and Tim Ruddy portray 15 different characters on a film location; 3 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $44, $38, $32.

5 Paul Taylor Dance Company; features Black Tuesday, Esplanade, and Images; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $36, $33, $31. Also December 6, 8 p.m; December 7, 2 & 8 p.m.

The Emmy Award-winning Paul Taylor Dance Company (shown above) returns to Penn to perform the Philadelphia premiere of “Black Tuesday” featuring flappers and dandies doing footwork from the 1930s. The program will also feature “Images” and “Esplanade” with live music performed by students from the Curtis Institute of Music. See On Stage .

Student Performing Arts
Info.: (215) 898-2312 or Tickets on sale on Locust Walk ($6-10).

5 Fiddler on the Roof; Penn Singers Light Opera Company; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater. Also December 6 & 7.

The Lion in Winter; Quadramics; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also December 6 & 7.


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13 Arne Svenson and Ron Warren; Sock Monkeys; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA). See Special Events.

Penn Bookstore

3 Sheldon Hackney; The Politics of Presidential Appointment: A Memoir of the Culture Wars; 7 p.m.

5 Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté; The Resilience Factor: Seven Essential Skills for Overcoming Life’s Inevitable Obstacles; 7 p.m.

7 Chinese Cooking in the Café with Angela Chang; 2 p.m.

10 SaraKay Smullens; Setting Yourself Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love; 7 p.m.

Kelly Writers House

2 Penn & Pencil Club; writing group for Penn and UPHS employees, meets monthly; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 202.

Live at the Writers House; one-hour show on 88.5 WXPN; 8 p.m.

3 Rachel Blau DuPlessis; with poet and scholar; 6:30 p.m.

4 Lunch with author Michael Ondaatje; 1 p.m.; (Women’s Studies).

Reading by Michael Ondaatje; 4:30 p.m. (Women’s Studies).

Manuck! Manuck!; fiction writing group meets every other Wednesday; 8 p.m.; rm. 209. Also December 18.

5 The Year of the Book; Andre Schiffrin; The New Press; 12:30 p.m.; RSVP: (Penn Humanities Forum).

Theorizing; Kelly Oliver, Stony Brook University; 6 p.m.

Philosophy Circle; weekly discussion; 8 p.m.; rm. 202.

10 In the Arts Café; reading by students from Poetry Workshop; 6 p.m.

11 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; open mic night; 8 p.m.

13 Writers House Talk Poets; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 209.


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2 World AIDS Day 9th Annual Convocation; 5 p.m.; Plaza B Rm., 3rd fl. Founders, HUP (Immunodeficiency Program).

4 Holiday Tree Lighting Dinner Buffet; 5:30 p.m.; Faculty Club; Reservations: (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).

6 Holiday Shopping and Celebration; live international music, a fashion show, henna and tattoo demonstrations during lunch hour; 15% shop discount with PENNcard; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., UPM; Also December 7, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. & December 8, 1-5 p.m. (UPM).

Young Friends Event: Holiday Party; music, food, drinks and festivities; 6 p.m.; UPM; for ages 21-40; Info.: or (215) 898-5093 (UPM).

8 Chaim Potok and Jewish-American Culture: A Memorial Symposium; Hugh Nissenson, novelist and essayist; Daniel Walden, Penn State; Jonathan Rosen, novelist and essayist; 3 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Jewish Studies Program; SAS Dean’s Office).

Peace Around the World Family Holiday Program; international entertainment with a focus on children; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; UPM. See Children’s Activities.

At the Peace Around the World three spectacular masks and costumes will be on view (above). They were inspired by artifacts in UPM's collection and created for the Museum's International Classroom by Tom Sonnenberg who will offer a mask-making workshop. See Children’s Activities, Fitness/Learning and Special Events.

9 The 25th Annual Computer Graphics Video Show; showing the latest from SIGGRAPH ’02; 6 p.m.; Heilmeier Hall, Towne Bldg. (Center for Human Modeling and Simulation).

12 The Eighth Semester-End Ceramic Sale; over 500 ceramic pieces created by GSFA faculty, staff, and students; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; College Green, Locust Walk & 36th St. (GSFA).

13 Show Me the Monkeys; an evening of monkey-driven books, music, drinks and creations; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA). See Exhibits.

14 Holiday Fest; local businesses host a week’s worth of special discounts in celebration of the holiday season; hours and promotional offers vary among individual venue; shops at 36th & Walnut Sts. (Business Development). Through December 20. See

15 Holiday House Tour; 12 historic houses in University City; 4-8 p.m.; $12; Info.: (215) 387-3019 or (University City Historical Society).

18 Ice Carving Spectacular; by Rodney Gonzalez, University City Sheraton chef; 5 p.m.; 36th & Sansom Sts. (University Square).

19 Sale-A-Bration; 10% off holiday items, trade books, insignia clothing/gifts & free gift wrap. Penn Bookstore (Bookstore). Also December 20.

Fifth Annual Winterfest!
; free ice skating, holiday snacks and hot cocoa; $1 skate rentals; 5:30-8 p.m.;
Class of 1923 Rink (UCD; Class of 1923 Rink).




Info.: (215) 898-6151 or

4 (W) Basketball vs. Villanova; 7 p.m.

7 (W) Swimming vs. Columbia/Harvard; 1 p.m.

(M) Basketball vs. Temple; 8 p.m.


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2 Transitional Countries In Central Europe; Peter Steiner, Slavic Languages; noon; rm. 225, Houston Hall (Rotary Club).

Mechanism of Adult Stem Cell Recruitment During Muscle Regeneration; Michael Rudnicki, University of Ottawa; 2 p.m.; Class of ‘62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (PMI).

Culture and Art Panel; William Banfield, University of St. Thomas; Thelma Golden, Studio Museum; Terry Adkins, fine arts; Guthrie Ramsey, music; 5:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Center for Africana Studies).

3 Gamma-Secretase: A Catalyst of Alzheimer’s Disease and Regulated Intramembrane Proteolysis; Yueming Li, Merck; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

Signaling During the Late Events of Platelet Activation; Skip Brass, medicine & pharmacology; noon; 2nd fl. Conference Rm., Vagelos Research Labs (IME).

Tintin: le Tour du Monde sur un Demi-siecle (in French); Philippe Met, Romance Languages; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall; (French Institute).

Archaeology in Turkey: The Future of the Past; Christopher Ratte, NYU; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, UPM; reception follows: $10, $8/members (UPM; American Research Institute; American Turkish Council).

4 Convergence Between Cell Attachment and Cell Divisional Signaling Controls?; Erica Golemis, Fox Chase Cancer Center; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Transgenic, Cloned and Stem-Cell Derived Primates for Molecular Medical Research; Gerald Schatten, University of Pittsburgh; noon; ste. 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Structural Basis for Regulation of Transcription by the Coactivators CBP and p300; Peter Wright, Scripps Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

The World of Publishing; André Schiffrin, The New Press; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Penn Humanities Forum; Library).

Slides Lecture; Susanna Coffey, painter; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Beef: What If It’s for Dinner?; Helen Aceto, researcher; Shelley Rankin, clinical biology; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

5 Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture Series; William Frayer, ophthalmology; Nicholas Volpe, ophthalmology; 7:45 a.m.; Auditorium, SEI (SEI).

The Responses of Photoreceptor Cells to Experimental Retinal Detachment; Tonia Rex, Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology; noon; auditorium, SEI (SEI).

Managing International Financial Crises; Michael Mussa, Institute of International Economics; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (SAS; Wharton).

The Narrative Craft: Realism and Fiction in Egypt; Samah Selim, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 632, Williams Hall (Middle East Seminar Series).

Fascinans or Tremendum? Permutations of the State, the Body and the Divine in Late Twentieth Century Havana; Stephan Palmié, University of Maryland, College Park; 4:30 p.m.; History Lounge, College Hall (Ethnohistory Workshop; Latin American and Latino Studies Program).

6 Prescription Drugs: A Perspective of 50+ America; William Novelli, AARP; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; RSVP: odonohu2@ or (215) 898-5611 by December 3 (LDI).

White House Fellows Program Information Session; Cesar Conde, White House Fellow '02-'03; 3 p.m.; rm. 1020, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Wharton).

Reinterpreting Utamaro’s "Physiognomic" Studies of Women; Julie Davis, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Rm., Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

9 Somatic Cell Gene Transfer in Mice: Models for Hepatocellular and Pancreatic Carcinomas; Brian Lewis, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; noon, Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars; William Cowper, Rotary Club of Philadelphia; noon; rm. 225, Houston Hall (Rotary Club).

Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering Based on Muscle Derived Stem Cells: Potential for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration and Repair; Johnny Huard, University of Pittsburgh; 2 p.m.; Class of ‘62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (PMI).

10 Dynamic Structural Studies of Matrix Metalloproteases Catalysis; Irit Sagi, Weizmann Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

11 Human Sexuality and HIV in the New Millennium; Wade Cates, NIH HIV Networks; 8 a.m.; Joseph Stokes Auditorium, CHOP (Center for AIDS Research; CHOP).

Microarray Analysis Reveals that Retinoic Acid Dependent Gene Expression is Altered in PCOS Theta Cells; Jennifer Wood, CRRWH; noon; rm. 1412, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Perfect Cheesecake and Beyond; Shirley Corriher, kitchen scientist; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

12 Retinal White Dot; Lee Jampol, Northwestern University; 7:45 a.m.; Auditorium, SEI (SEI).

New Approaches to Treating Choroidal Neovascularaization; Lee Jampol, Northwestern University; noon; auditorium, SEI (SEI).

13 Yeast Signal Transduction; Erin O’Shea, University of California San Francisco; 4 p.m.; Class of ’62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

16 Retirement Communities in America; John Diffey, Kendall Corp.; noon; rm. 225, Houston Hall (Rotary Club).

Collaborating and Networking: An Agenda for International Nursing; Amelia Mangay-Maglacas, University of Illinois at Chicago; 2 p.m.; room TBA; School of Nursing (Nursing).

17 Functional Tissue Engineering for Soft Tissue Repair: A Cellular-Based Approach; David Butler, University of Cincinnati; noon; 2nd fl. Conference Rm., Vagelos Research Labs (IME).

18 Spatial Regulation of PKA by AKAP-RI Interactions in Mouse Oocytes and Embryos; Carmen Williams, CRRWH; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

The Challenge of Diversity in Health Care; Gloria Smith, former dean & director of the Michigan Dept. of Health; 1 p.m.; room TBA; SON (Nursing).

20 New Approaches to Amblyopia; David Guyton, Johns Hopkins Uni versity; 7:45 a.m.; auditorium, SEI (SEI).

Strabismus; David Guyton, Johns Hopkins University; noon; auditorium, SEI (SEI).

Christmas in Pennsylvania; Don Yoder, folklorist; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

30 Rotary Group Study Exchange Program; Jenny Armitage, veterinary; noon; rm. 225, Houston Hall (Rotary Club).


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Operation Santa Claus

To Our Friends at Penn:
The plans for this year’s 15th Annual "Operation Santa Claus" are underway. The party is held for the young and Senior Citizens. The Sheraton Hotel is again generously hosting the festivities; hotel management will be providing their beautiful ballroom and a lovely meal for the guests who are from The Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care (Ralston House), Temple University’s Continuing Care Program for Seniors as well as St. Mary’s Villa for abused & neglected children and the Delta School. Gifts will also be collected and distributed to St. Vincent’s Mother—Baby Residence.

Our senior citizen friends & the children will be treated to a holiday luncheon, gifts from Santa, and surprise entertainment, on Thursday, December 19.

Last year’s party was an overwhelming success, over 800 gifts were donated along with monetary donations to pay for the party expenses. The gifts were distributed to all the guests in attendance, as well as enough to be sent back to the children and elderly not well enough to attend. Gifts were also delivered to families at the People’s Emergency Center and St. Vincent’s.

We are in need of gifts as well as monetary donations to cover the cost of the party. Monetary donations are extremely appreciated and are used to cover the cost of transportation, entertainment and additional gifts that are needed.

If you would like further information, please feel free to visit Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Building or call me at (215) 898-7234 or (215) 898-4210. Those in Physical Plant/Facilities can also contact George Reale.

We will be supplied lists of children and senior citizens attending the party; we would really appreciate your call if you would like to purchase a gift more personally. I will give you the name of a senior or youngster, and their gift wish. You can then shop for that person and wrap your gift addressed to them from Santa and then bring it to 212 Franklin. Or, choose from the suggestions below, wrap it, & place a tag on the outside with what the item is, whether for a man or woman, girl or boy and the size if applicable. Please contact us & let us know if you are interested in participating so we can be sure that all the guests attending will receive a gift.

There has always been a lot of interest from our staff and friends around campus. We are hoping that you will help again. Please help make this another successful holiday project full of joy and giving for children and elderly less fortunate.

Please bring all gifts and donations to Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Building no later than Wednesday, December 18.
  • Infants/Toddler Outfits, Activity Centers/Toys/Books/beginner’s board games
  • Children’s board games/electronic games/radio control cars
  • Barbie dolls/Beanie Babies
  • Sweatshirts/pants (Men’s and Ladies sz. Small — 2X)
  • Socks (Men’s white and dark and Ladies’ knee socks & knee highs)
  • Perfume and cologne and dusting powder for ladies
  • Men’s and Ladies t-shirts, undershirts & thermals (Med. — 2X)
  • Men’s & Ladies slippers with back out (slip-ons–not the sock type)
  • Men’s and Ladies Sweaters (Sm. — 2X)
  • Trivia games, puzzles, chess, checkers, old card games, writing paper sets

–Yvonne Giorgio, Operation Santa Claus


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Penn VIPS Christmas Drive: Now through December 13
Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Christmas Drive. As you buy gifts for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to the less fortunate members of our community. All toys and gifts donated will suport the efforts of organizations including the People’s Emergency Shelter, Potter’s Mission, Our Lady of the Rosary, Intercultural Family Services and many more. All items for the holiday drive must be new not used and please indicate the gender and age appropriateness of all gifts.
Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations:

Women’s Center

3643 Locust Walk

Gloria Gay


Af-Am Resource Ctr

3537 Locust Walk

Afi Roberson


Veterinary Medicine

Rosenthal Lobby

Trish diPietrae



21 Bennett Hall

Anne Budd



120 Logan Hall

Kristin Davidson


Dental School

E2, 3rd Floor

Dee Stenton


Van Pelt Library

Shared Catalogue Dept.

Rachelle Nelson


Renal Division

700 Clinical Research

Yvonne McClean



265C 3401 Walnut

Doris Pate



1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O’Keefe


Nursing Ed Bldg.

4th Floor Reception Desk

Donna Milici


Political Science

217 Stiteler Hall

Marcia Dotson



203A Sansom West

Kathy Ritchie


Presidents’ Office

100 College Hall

Audrey Schneider


Houston Hall

Information Desk

Sarah Demucci



3611 Locust Walk

Patricia Ravenell


Faculty Club

3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn

Natalka Swavely


Facilities Planning

233 Blockley Hall

Telaria Hawthorne



133 South 36th/5th Floor

Isabel Mapp


Graduate Student Ctr

3615 Locust Walk

Kate Robertson


Research Services

Franklin Bldg., Rm. P-204

Yvette Acevedo


Cell & Dev. Biology


Jill M. Agolino




Operation Santa Claus


Holiday Hours


2002-2003 Holiday Hours for University Services and Facilities

Academic Records Closed December 25 through January 1. Reopens January 2 at 9 a.m.

Accounts Payable Closes December 24, noon. Closed December 25, 31 & January 1. Open December 26-30, 9 a.m.-noon. Regular hours resume January 2.

Annenberg Center Box Office Call (215) 898-3900 for information.

Arthur Ross Gallery Closed December 23 through January 2. Reopens January 2, 10 a.m.

Cashier’s Office Closes December 23, 2 p.m. Open December 27-31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed December 25-26 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Christian Association Closed except by appointment December 16-23 and January 2-5. Call to schedule appointments if necessary. Closed December 24 through January 1. Regular hours resume January 6.

Community Housing Closes December 20, 4 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m. No walk-in hours December 18-20.

Computer Connection December 24, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Open December 26-28,30, 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; January 2-3, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed December 25 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 4. See

College Houses and Academic Services Closed December 25 through January 1. Regular hours resume January 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn Transit Service Closed December 24 through January 1. Reopens January 2. During winter break, limited transportation will be provided in cooperation with Public Safety by calling (215) 898-7297.

Faculty Club Closed December 25 through January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Houston Hall Closes December 23, 7 p.m. Regular hours resume January 6.

ICA Call (215) 898-5911 or visit for hours.

Ice Rink, Class of 1923 Call (215) 898-1923 or visit for hours. See Fitness/Learning.

Information Systems & Computing University operators will be answering main (215) 898-5000 calls December 26, 27, 30 and 31. No operator service December 25 or January 1. Networking and Telecommunications staff will be on-call and responding to critical networking and telephone emergencies. Critical networking problems should be reported via First Call automated hotline (215-573-4778). Telephone emergencies should be reported via Telecommunications Help Desk at (215) 898-4840. Technology Support offices closed December 26-January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Jazzercise Open December 2-20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. No class December 24-January 1. Classes resume January 2.

Kelly Writers House Closes December 20, 5 p.m. Closed December 21-31 & January 1, 4-5, & 11-12. Open January 2, 3, 6-10: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Regular hours resume January 13.

Levy Tennis Pavilion Open December 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; December 26, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 27-28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; December 30, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed December 25 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Morris Arboretum Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Newman Center Closes December 23, 1 p.m. Reopens January 13, 9 a.m.

Penn Bookstore Open December 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 26-27, 30 & 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; December 28, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; December 29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; January 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed December 25.

PennCard Center Closes December 19, 3:30 p.m. Closed December 24 through January 1. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m. See

Recreation Department Pottruck Center and Hutchinson Gym Pottruck Center: Open December 21-22, 28-29, 30, January 4-5 & 11, noon-6 p.m.; December 23, 27, 30, January 3 & 6-10, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; January 12, noon-10 p.m.; Closed December 24-26 & December 31 through January 2. Hutchinson Gymnasium: Closed December 21 through January 12. Ringe Squash Courts: Open January 3 & 6-10, 7 a.m.-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; January 4-5, 11-12, noon-4 p.m. See

Registrar’s Office Closes December 23, noon. Reopens January 2 at 9 a.m.

Residence Halls Sansom Place East, Sansom Place West, Harrison College House, Harnwell College House and Hamilton College House remain open. All other dormitories close December 21 at noon and reopen January 9, 9 a.m.

Student Financial Services Closes December 19, 3:30 p.m. & December 24 , 2 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m. See

Student Health Services Closes December 20, 4:30 p.m. Closed December 22, 25, 29, & January 1, 5. Open December 21, 23-24, 26-27 & 29-30, 9-11:30 a.m. Regular hours resume January 12, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

UPM Galleries: Closes December 24, 3 p.m. Closed December 25, 31 & January 1. Open December 26 through 30, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays during holidays. Regular hours resume January 2.

Van Pelt/Lippincott Libraries and Rosengarten Reserve: December 10 through 19 Extended hours–Van Pelt/Lippincott: Open Mon.- Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-midnight. Rosengarten/USC: Open Mon.-Thurs., 24 hours; Fri. close, 2 a.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. opens 10 a.m.; Holiday hours–December 20, January 6 through 10, 8:30-5 p.m. & January 11-12, TBA; Closed December 21-22, 25, 29 & January 1, 4-5. Regular hours resume January 13. See



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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 14, November 26, 2002