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Beginning June 18, see the Woodcutter’s Cottage from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Morris Arboretum in this year’s summer garden railway exhibit, The Fairy Tale Rail: From Cottages to Castles. Other scale-model buildings included in this exhibit are replicas of the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, Hedgehog’s House from Beatrix Potter’s Tales of Peter Rabbit, and Grandmother’s Cottage from Little Red Riding Hood, all constructed using natural materials. Acorns, moss, bark and twigs form the exterior décor of this magical display, which is set on about 1/8 of an acre. The exhibit will be on display through October 11. See Exhibits.

Unless otherwise noted all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or see www.facilities.upenn.edu/. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.

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6/24  First Session Classes End.

6/27  Second Session Classes Begin.

7/4    Independence Day. No Classes.

8/5    Second Session & 12-Week Evening Session Classes End.

8/31  Move-in and registration for transfer students.

children's activities

Morris Arboretum
Register:(215) 247-5777 ext. 125. Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

6/1    Little Tikes Stroll Through the Arboretum; share and explore spring with your infant or toddler; 10-11:30 a.m.; $32, $28/members.

6/18  Interactive Music for Children: Two of a Kind; duo delights audiences with their music, good humor and audience participation; 1 p.m.; free w/admission.

7/16  Kits Kaboodle Children’s Theatre; interactive play for children ages 5-9; 1 p.m.; free w/admission.

7/28  Exhibit and Performance by Al-Bustan Camp; children showcase artwork and give musical performance; 6-8 p.m.; free w/admission.

8/13  Silly Joe Sings; Silly Joe entertains audiences with interactive songs and stories about the everyday lives of kids and families; 1 p.m.; free w/admission.

Summer Magic 2005 Performance Series @ Penn Museum

Performances featuring music, dance, storytelling, puppetry and theater are for children (6-12) and their families. The programs introduce diverse cultures and cultural perspectives through the performing arts. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Programs begin at 10:30 a.m. and are free with Museum admission. Register by calling (215) 898-4016. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu

6/29  World Folk Songs with Daria; folksinger performs world folk songs in a variety of languages with unique and diverse instruments.

7/6    The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society; performance of Beijing Opera Sword Dance and the Monkey King.

7/13  The Mutya Philippine Dance Company; aspects of Filipino culture and folklore through costumed performances of dance, music, and song.

7/20  Storyteller Tom Lee; spellbinding tales from over 500 international stories, myths, and legends.

7/27  Quiet Riot Presents: Stories from the Human Family; comedy, mime, storytelling, and music to encourage respect for diversity.

8/3    Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre; follow the international puppet Punchinello as he traces the history of puppetry and meeting magical puppets from around the world.

8/10  Vagabond Acting Troupe; presents Tales of the Fairy Queen, a quest to help the children recall stories of the fairy folk in order to keep those fairies from disappearing.


6/2    One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; $295; register by May 27 at www.ssw.upenn.edu/cwconference (Social Work). Continues June 3.

6/3    2005 Wistar Institute Science Journalism Award Media Seminar–The Molecular Biology of Aging: What Can Science Tells Us About Our Mortality?; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wistar Institute; info./register: www.wistar.org/news_info/award.html (Wistar).

6/8    Herpesvirus Symposium; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; register by May 25: www.uphs.upenn.edu/medicine/id.htm (Infectious Diseases; Microbiology; Dental Medicine; Veterinary Medicine).

The Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat with Poster Session on Aging; featuring research and posters in the field of aging; 1-6 p.m.; Houston Hall (Institute on Aging).

6/9    Summit on American Indian Health Care–Bridging the Cultural Canyon: Strategies to Reduce Health Inequities for American Indians; 3-7:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $299, $255.52/Penn affiliation, $199/full-time student; register: www.nursing.upenn.edu (Nursing). Through June 11.

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Admission Donations and Hours

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.

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

Graduate School of Education (GSE), Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $6, $3/artists, seniors, and students over 12, free/members, children 12 and under, w/PennCard and on Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

International House: free; for hours call (215) 387-5125.

Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., appointment only.

Morris Arboretum: $10, $8/seniors, $5/students & youth 3-18, free w/ PennCard, children under 3; April through October: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; November through March: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. everyday.

Penn Museum: $8, $5/seniors, children 6-17, full-time students w/ID, free/members, w/PennCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m., free.

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.: free; Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. For hours see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.


6/18  Fairy Tale Rail: From Cottages to Castles; annual garden railway features seven model train lines; Morris Arboretum. Through October 11. See Special Events. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

7/22  Whimsical Works: The Playful Designs of Charles & Ray Eames; toys, kids’ furniture and whimsical films; Arthur Ross Gallery; tours every Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.; family programs August 13 & 27, noon. Through September 11. See Summer AT PENN Extras!


OLE 2005: Fotos Aflamencao; images of Flamenco culture by Karen Santiago; International House. Through June 3. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Twelve Black Classicists: The Earliest Contributions of African-Americans to Classical Studies; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 4. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

PAFA at Penn; paintings, sculptures, prints and video by students from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & Penn Design; Kroiz Gallery. Through June 8. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Textiles of the Burma Hills; traditional textiles of the “hill tribes” of present-day Myanmar; Arthur Ross Gallery; arts recital: June 19, World Café Live. Through June 26. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Art & Community VIII: Community Arts Partnerships; artwork by Philadelphia youth; Esther Klein Gallery. Through June 30.

Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image; images of Iran at the turn of the 20th century; Penn Museum. Through July 2. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Undergraduate Seminar Exhibition–Framing Exposure: Process and Politics; questions how the term exposure is understood today; ICA. Through July 31. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Richard Pettibone: A Retrospective; paintings and freestanding sculptures; ICA. Through July 31. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Springtide; printmaking, photographs, and sculptures by five artists; ICA. Through July 31. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Annual Student/Faculty Print Show; Burrison Gallery. Through August 31.

Water, Trees and Sky: Uncommon Views of the Arboretum; pastel and oil landscape paintings by local artist Gordon Gibfried; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through September 4. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

A Wonderful Life:A Daughter’s Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager’s digital art; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing. See Summer AT PENN Extras!

Ongoing at the Penn Museum

Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven’s Journey: The World of Alaska’s Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: ‘ahu’ula + lei niho palaoa.


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International House
Screenings w/English subtitles.Tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.

6/3    Samba Traoré; 7:30 p.m.; Moré; followed by In Their Own Voices.

6/10  The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt; 7 p.m.; Spanish; $10, $8/member, student, senior.

6/11  La Cienaga; 7 p.m.; Spanish.


Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; Newman Center; first class free; $7/class, $5/students; contact Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

Christian Association
For listing of events see http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~upennca.

College of General Studies
Adult non-credit courses. Register: www.pennclasses.org.

6/1    Fiction Addiction; 6:30-9 p.m.; $155. Continues June 8.

6/3    Power Speaking; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $240.

6/4    Improving Your Voice and Speech; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $240.

6/7    Interior Design Color and Style; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. Continues June 14.

Religious Fiction and the Best Seller List; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. Continues June 14 & 21.

6/10  The First Page; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $155.

6/18  Jump Start Your Creative Writing; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $155.

6/21  The Way You Say It; 6-8:30 p.m.; $155. Continues June 28.

6/23  Getting Published: It Can Happen to You; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $ 155.

ELP Courses
Register by June 28 at www.upenn.edu/elponline or (215) 898-8681.

Online: Courses through week of August 19; $650/course.

7/5    Writing for Professional Purposes; Writing that Works; Grammar for Writers; The TOEFL Essay; The University Application Essay; Writing the GMAT/GRE Analytical Essay.

Evening: Courses through week of August 15; $300/course with $15 registration fee; intermediate and advanced courses unless otherwise noted.

7/5    Conversation Practice; elementary.

Conversational Interactions.

Pronunciation Improvement.

7/6    TOEFL/TWE Preparation; $600.

Oral Presentation.

7/7    Listening & Speaking w/ Confidence.

Vocabulary Expansion.

7/11  Written Communication Practice.

Learning and Education
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/training_coursecatalog/.

6/1    Brown Bag Matinee–It’s So Simple!; what human beings need to excel; noon-1 p.m.

6/2    Introduction to the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

6/8    The Penn Perspective; insight into how the University works; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50. Also June 9.

6/14  Career Focus Brown Bag–Back to School, Part 1; panel presentation by Penn staff; noon-1 p.m.

6/17  Career Focus Brown Bag–Back to School, Part 2: Continuing Education Open House; noon-1 p.m.

6/23  Transitioning to Management at Penn; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50. Also June 30, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. continues July 7.

7/13  Brown Bag Matinee–Who Says We Can’t Do It!; outlines the importance of goals, tactics, teamwork and leadership; noon-1 p.m.

7/14  Transitioning to Management at Penn; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50.

7/19  Franklin Covey’s “Focus;9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50.

7/22  Career Focus Brown Bag–Helping Hand: Coaching Skills for Managers; noon-1 p.m.

8/10  AMA’s Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Also August 11.

8/17  Brown Bag Matinee–Learn the Accounting Game: The Basics; noon-1 p.m.

8/19  Career Focus Brown Bag–Closing the Gap; communication gap between men and women; noon-1 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

6/2    Perennials: Proven Winners for the Sunny Garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $48, $43/members. Continues June 9.

6/4    Drawing from Nature for the Reluctant Beginner; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $98, $89/members. Continues June 11, 18, 25.

6/9    Cottage Gardening: Easy Perennials, Biennials, and Roses; 7-9:30 p.m.; $54, $48/members. Also June 11, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Yoga Around the Garden; 7-8:30 p.m.; $18/session, $90/six sessions, members: $16/session, $80/six sessions. Continues every Thursday through July 14.

6/14  Discover the Water Features at the Morris Arboretum; 7-9 p.m.; $24, $22/members.

6/18  Creating a Garden Railway as a Focal Point in your Garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

7/3    Great Plants for Your Home Garden Tour; 1 p.m.; free w/admission. Also every Sunday in July.

8/11  Train Enthusiast’s Night; 6-8 p.m.; free w/admission.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Events take place at Pottruck Center. Info./register: jmhunt@pobox.upenn.edu.

6/7    Body Composition Measurements; noon-1 p.m.; rm. G-16; registration required. Also June 23, 5-6 p.m.

6/15  Fitness Tips for Vacation; noon-1 p.m.; rm. G-16.

7/6    Body Composition Measurements; 5-6 p.m.; rm. G-16; registration required. Also July 18, noon-1 p.m.

7/27  Exercising in the Heat; noon-1 p.m.; rm. G-16.

8/9    Body Composition Measurements; noon-1 p.m.; rm. G-16; registration required. Also August 24, 5-6 p.m.

8/18  Introduction to Free Weights; noon-1 p.m.; G-16.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Open to faculty, staff & students. Register at www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

6/1    Word Intro.; $190. Also July 29.

6/2    Access XP Intro.; $357. Continues June 3.

6/6    FilemakerPro Intermediate; $260.

6/8    PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

6/9    Access 2000/XP Advanced; $448. Continues June 10.

Word Intermediate; $190.

6/10  PowerPoint 2000 Intermediate; $190.

PowerPoint XP Intermediate; $190.

6/17  Excel Intermediate; $190.

6/24  FilemakerPro Intro.; $260.

Word 2000/XP Advanced; $190.

7/15  Excel 2000/XP Intro.; $190.

Excel XP Intro.; $190.

FilemakerPro Intro.; $260.

PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

7/22  Business Objects Intro.; $380.

Excel XP Intermediate; $190.

7/29  FilemakerPro Intermediate; $260.

8/5    PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

8/12  Excel 2000/XP Intro.; $190.

FilemakerPro Intro.; $260.

8/15  Dreamweaver MX 2004 Intro.; $855. Through August 17.

8/18  Access XP Intro.; $357. Continues August 19.

8/22  HTML Fundamentals; $494. Continues August 23.

8/24  Excel XP Intermediate; $190.

Excel 2000/XP Advanced; $190.

8/25  Access XP Advanced; $448. Continues August 26.

Business Objects Intro.; $380.

8/26  Excel XP Pivot Tables; 10:30-noon; $75.

Office Tips & Tricks; 8:30-10 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.; $75.

Word XP Styles; 3-4 p.m.; $75.

8/29  Photoshop 7.0 Web Graphics; $494. Continues August 30.

8/31  Word XP Intermediate; $190.

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6/8    PPSA Annual Election Meeting; noon; with speaker EVP Craig Carnoli; Terrace Room, Logan Hall.

6/17  Trustees Stated Meeting; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.


Morris Arboretum
Concert in the Garden Series; 6:30-8 p.m.; free w/regular admission.

6/9   String Quartet with David Yang.

6/23  Ken Ulansey Jazz Quartet.

7/7    Voices of Africa.

7/21  Arabic Classical Music Concert byJoe Tayoun Ensemble. See Special Events.

8/4    A Touch of Brass.

8/18  Emerald City Celtic Band.


Ken Ulansey


Slought Foundation
Concert at 8 p.m.; 4017 Walnut St. Info.: www.slought.org.

Oliver Lake

6/11  Oliver Lake Trio; Oliver Lake, Michael Gregory Jackson, Pheeroan akLaff; $12.

6/14  Eddie Gale Now Band; Eddie Gale, John Gruntfest, Sudeman Hakim, & T. Squire Holman; $15.

Eddie Gale

University Square
Performances every Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; 36th Street between Sansom and Walnut.

6/2    Little Womynsfest; female singer-songwriters.

6/9    One; Indian fusion.

6/16  Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble; Afro-cuban. Also July 11 and August 11.

6/23  Synthesis Latin Band. Also July 21 and August 18.

6/30  John Breslin Quartet; dixieland. Also August 4.

7/7    La Tumba; world fusion.

World Café Live
Performances are daily. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com.

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6/7    Cereal Reading Group–The Other Boleyn Girl; 6 p.m.; Cereality, 3631 Walnut St. (Penn Bookstore; Cereality).

7/13  Art, Poetry & Film on the Terrace; poets will read new works followed by a film; 7 p.m.; ICA (ICA; Writers House).

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore.

6/6    You Can Never Speak Up Too Often For the Love of All Things–Paul Fleischman; 7 p.m.

6/14  Oak: The Frame of Civilization–William Bryant Logan; 5:30 p.m.

*Time Change* 6/21  Is Bill Cosby Right?–Michael Eric Dyson; noon.

6/23  Maya Folktales From the Alta Verapaz–Elin Danien; 12:30 p.m.


Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

6/10    Moonlight & Roses; dinner and dancing in the rose garden; 6 p.m.-midnight; starting prices: $200/dinner and cocktails, $125/cocktails; reservations: (215) 247-5777 ext. 147.

6/18  Garden Railway Grand Opening; featuring a Radio Disney AM640 Party Patrol; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Exhibits.

7/21  Arab Sok Festival; art and music demonstrations in calligraphy, mosaics, henna, and drumming along with Arabic sweets and snacks; 4:30-6 p.m.; info.: (267) 303-0070 (Al-Bustan Camp; Middle Easter Center). See Music.

8/6    Fuzefest 2005; interactive workshop featuring dancers and musicians from around the world; 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; full day: $105/at door, $90/in advance; individual workshops: $5-$45; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register by July 23; (Middle East Center; South Asia Center; African Studies Center; CEAS).


6/16  Preventing HIV Among Adolescent and Young Adult Women in the U.S., Africa, and Caribbean; Ralph DiClemente, Gina Wingood, Emory University; 1 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (CFAR).

6/17  Medical Ethics in Correctional Health Care (Prison Medicine): Should we Even Treat Insomnia!; Bernice Elger, center for bioethics; noon; Center for Bioethics (Center for Bioethics).

6/23  Show & Tell: Visualizing Gene Expression in Living Cells; Susan Janicki, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

6/27  Cryptography; Matthew Blaze, computer and information science; 6 p.m.; MarBar, 40th &Walnut (Research at Penn).

7/6    Mesoangioblasts Vessel-Associated Stem Cells and Their Use in Cell Therapy of Muscle Diseases; Giulio Cossu, Institute of Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

7/25  Evolutionary Psychology; Robert Kurzban, psychology; 6 p.m.; MarBar, 40th &Walnut (Research at Penn).

8/29  Evolutionary Science and the Fight against Pseudoscience; Paul Sniegowski, biology; Michael Weisberg, philosophy; 6 p.m.; MarBar, 40th &Walnut (Research at Penn).

Summer Hours

2005 Summer Hours for University Services and Facilities

Accounts Payable: Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: July 4.

Annenberg Center Box Office: Open: Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.

Cashier’s Office: Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed: July 4.

Christian Association: Open: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Info.: (215) 746-6350.

Community Housing: Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk-In hours: 10 a.m.-noon. Info.: (215) 898-7422 or www.business-services.upenn.edu/communityhousing/.

Computer Connection: Beginning May 31: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Regular hours resume August 1. Info: www.upenn.edu/computerstore/.

Class of 1923 Ice Rink: Closed for the summer.

Faculty Club:Open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Buffet lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hillel: Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: July 4. Info.: (215) 898-7391 or http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~hillel/.

Housing & Conferences Services: Open all summer: Harrison House, Hamilton House, Sansom Place East and Sansom Place West. All other residences closed. Info.: (215) 898-3547.

Houston Hall: Open: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. May operate on extended hours for special events. Closed May 30 and July 4. Houston Market (food court): Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Info.: (215) 898-4636.

Hutchinson Facility: Open: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Hutchinson Pool: Open: Monday-Friday, 7-9 a.m.,11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Institute of Contemporary Art:  Open: Wednesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed: August 1-September 8.

Kelly Writers House: No summer classes. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info.: (215) 573-9748 or  wh@english.upenn.edu. Closed: July 4.

Levy Tennis Pavilion: Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: Saturdays and Sundays, July-August. Times subject to change. Info.: (215) 898-4741.

L.U.C.Y. (Loop through University City): Runs: Monday-Friday, 6:10 a.m.-7 p.m. No service: weekends and July 4. Info.: (215) 580-7800.

Morris Arboretum: Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Newman Center: Open: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed: Fridays, May 30, July 4 & September 5. Center open for noontime mass Monday-Friday. Info.: (215) 898-7575.

Penn Bookstore: Open: May 31-August 1, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 30 & July 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Resumes regular hours on August 2.

PennCard Center: Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: July 4.

Penn Museum: Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed: Sundays through Labor Day.

Pottruck Center: Open: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Info. www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Registrar: Open: Monday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/registrar/.

Sheerr Pool & Co-ed Sauna: Open: Monday-Friday, 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Student Financial Services: Open: Monday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.. Info.: www.sfs.upenn.edu.

Student Health Service: Open May 17-July 3: Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon & 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Open July 5-August 31: Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-noon & 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Closed: Sundays, May 30 & July 4. Normal hours resume September 1. Info.: www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/.

Transportation: Runs: Escort Van, Monday-Sunday, 6 p.m.-3 a.m.; PennBus West, Monday-Friday, 4:50 p.m.-midnight (express 4:50 p.m., regular runs 5:15 p.m.-midnight, every half hours after 6 p.m.); PennBus East, Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight, every 20 minutes after 5:40 p.m.; No Penn Bus service July 4 before 6 p.m.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center:Through September 6: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed: Sundays, July 4 & September 5. Open May 30, noon-5 p.m. & Sunday, September 4, noon-6 p.m. Marks Café: Through August 7: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, May 30, July 4 & September 5. Info.: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Goldstein Undergraduate Study Center: Through September 6: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m. until July 31;  Closed: July 4 & September 5.

Summer Programs

Once again, Penn’s campus will welcome hundreds of summer program participants as annual Summer Programs get underway. Visitors of all ages will participate in academic as well as athletic programs, which are listed below. *Programs with a phone number listed may still accept applications. Call for information.


*Al Bagnoli’s All-Star Football Camp: 250 boys entering grades 9-12 improve basic skills and learn both offensive and defensive techniques; Al Bagnoli, (215) 573-9229; July 24-27.

*Junior Fencing Camp: 250 14-17 year-old fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience; David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116; July 17-August 6.

*Levy Junior Tennis Summer Camp: 400 students ages 6-16 participate in tennis instruction and tournaments; Hal Mackin, (215) 898-4741; 10-one week sessions, June 6-August 12.

*Nike Rowing Camp: sessions for teenagers ages 14-18 that includes water instruction, videotaping and ergometer training sessions; Bruce Konopka, (800) 645-3226; June 25-28 and July 9-12.

*Nike Track and Field Camp: children ages 12-18 learn fundamentals of running, jumping, and throwing; Gwen Harris, running@ussportscamps.com; July 10-14.

*Penn EliteField Hockey Camp: 85 children in grades 9-12 will improve field hockey game skills and strategy; Val Cloud, vcloud@pobox.upenn.edu; June 19-June 22 and August 7-10.

*Penn Elite Lacrosse Camp: 160 girls in grades 10-12, intense sessions with much coaching; Karin Brower, (215) 898-8278; July 5-8 and July 9-12.

*Penn Girls Basketball Camp: 70 students in grades 3-12 will develop their basketball skills including shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense; Patrick Knapp, (215) 898-6089; June 10-12 and July 18-22.

*PennKids: a weekly recreational camp for 70 children in grades 1-7 that embodies the principles of play, sport, culture and diversity; Kris Wilson, krisw@pobox.upenn.edu; June 20-July 29.

*Penn Men’s Lacrosse Camp: 100 boys entering9-12 grades will learn individual skills and position development along with team competition and sportsmanship; Chris Malone, (215) 746-0291; July 2-5.

*Penn Quaker Women’s Lacrosse Camp: girls entering9-12 grades will learn individual skills and position development along with team competition and sportsmanship; Julie Shaner, (215) 898-9042; July 9-12.

*Penn Squash Camp: 20 11-18 year olds get Squash training with hands-on coaching; Craig Thorpe Clark, (215) 898-6968; June 19-25, June 26-July 2.

*Penn Summer Gymnastics Camp: weekly sessions for 40 children ages 5-12 include gymnastics instruction and other activities; Tom Kovic, (215) 898-5316; June 13-July 29.

*Penn Tennis Camp: ages 6-16 will focus on technique, skill development, and match play; Michael Dowd, (215) 898-6958; August 15-19, 22-26 & August 29-September 2.

*Penn Women’s Volleyball Camps:      improve the fundamental skills as well as overall technical and strategic knowledge of the game, for 90 students in grades 7-12; Kerry Major Carr, (215) 898-6495. August 6-9 and August 11-14.

*Pennsylvania Wrestling Elite Camp:  technique sessions and leadership development for 40 high school students; Roger Reina, (215) 898-9504; June 18-22.

*Soccer Camps: instruction and competition for children ages 7-14; Christopher Kouns, (215) 573-6178; June 13-17 and July 25-29.

*Quaker Basketball Camp: instruction and competition for 150 boys and girls ages 7-18; Matt Langel, (215) 898-0423; June 20-24 and June 27-June 30.

*Quaker Swim Camp:30 children ages 8-16 will learn proper swimming techniques and current skills from collegiate-level staff; Cathy Holland, (215) 898-6138; June 20-24 and June 27-July 1.

*U.S. Rowing Sculling Development Camp: 10 undergrads experience ergometer training sessions in addition to on-the-water instruction; Barb Kirch Grudt, (215) 898-6283; June 13-August 7.

Youth Academics

*Al-Bustan Camp: 25 children ages 6-12 will develop Arabic language skills and appreciate Arabic culture; Hazami Sayed; July 11-29.


Left, children of the Al-Bustan Camp learn the Arabic alphabet and numbers. Children spend time speaking, singing, reading, listening and writing Arabic in a fun and engaging way at the Morris Arboretum.



*Anthropologists in the Making: 65 children ages 8-15 will be immersed in a different world culture each week at the Museum; Geri Lifshey; June 2-August 19.

College Academy at Penn: college-bound students explore academic work in four areas of study through academic experience; John Krebs; June 25-July 24.

Inner City High School Student Brain Function Study: 10 students in grades 11-12 participate in hands-on research on brain’s responses to problem-solving tasks; Britton Chance; June 20-August 5.

Leadership in the Business World (LBW): classes, trips and activities for 60 high school seniors to learn about leadership in a business organization; Helene Elting; July 1-31.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program: introduction to business principles for 36 high school seniors; Dawn Eastmond; July 3-31.

Management & Technology Institute:high school seniors learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles; Scott Renyolds; July 10-30.

Penn Summer Arts Studio: intensive non-credit program for 95 11-12 graders consisting of studios and related activities; John Krebs; June 25-July 24.

Penn Summer Science Academy: 95 11-12 graders are taught by Penn scientists consisting of lab and field projects, math workshops, computer labs, seminars and site visits; John Krebs; June 25-July 24.

Penn Summer Theatre Workshop: juniors and seniors in high school will study theatre and technique; John Krebs; June 25-July 24.

Pre-College Program: 220 students in 11-12 grades from nine Philadelphia high schools take beginning-level courses and live in dorms; John Krebs;June 25-August 6.

Summer Music Institute: students in grades 8-12 participate in classes in music theory, music history, and conducting; Kushol Gupta;July 31-August 5.

Talent Search Program Summer Academic Institute: 30 13-14 year-olds from the Overbrook Cluster participate in academic and enrichment activities; Kenneth Perry; June 20-July 15.

Upward Bound: 45-50 students in grades 10-12 participate in a pre-college program with a strong academic focus; Judy Green; June 19-July 29.


Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute: 50 incoming freshmen are introduced to major intellectual and cultural themes and currents in 19th and 20th century African-American experience; Tukufu Zuberi; July 23-30.

GSE Summer Camp: 20 undergrads; Shiva Vakili; July 14-August 14.

McNair Summer Research Institute: 10 Penn undergrads will conduct graduate-level research projects with Penn faculty mentors; Terri White; May 16-July 1.

NSF–Research Undergraduate Experience: 20 undergrads work with a Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter affiliated faculty member on an independent research project; Andrew McGhie; May 31-August 13.

NROTC Student Orientation: for 35 incoming freshmen; Lt. Megan Magee; August 21-26.

NSF/AMP (Greater Phila. Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Undergraduate 

Research: 10 undergrads work on cutting-edge research in various disciplines; Cora Ingrum; May 26-August 5.

Penn Program for Public Service (PPPS) Summer Internship: immerses 20 undergrads in real-world problem solving in the West Philly-Penn community; Katie Ziemba; May 23-August 12.

PENNCap Pre-Freshman Program:  110 freshman preview intellectual & social life at the University; Pamela Edwards; July 30-August 28.

Penn Summer Abroad: 250-300 undergrads will enjoy a intellectual and cultural journey; Penn Summer Abroad Office, (215) 898-5738; dates vary.

Pre-Medical Enrichment Program: prepares 12 under-represented minority students for careers in academic medicine or other positions of leadership in medicine; Jerry Johnson; May 16-July 15.

Summer Institute for Demographic Research: introduction to population studies for 10-12 undergrads; Tukufu Zuberi; June 26-August 6.

Summer Institute in Business and Technology: 40 students ages 18-23 will be provided an intense academic experience in business and technology and, also, a cultural and English language immersion experience for international students; Joseph Sun; July 7-August 9.

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program in the Biomedical Sciences: 24-28 undergrads work under the supervision of a faculty mentor, attend research seminars; Susan Ross; June 6-August 12.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST):research opportunities in general area of sensor technologies for 10 undergrads in science and engineering; Jan Van der Spiegel; May 23-July 30.

Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Cognitive Science:25 undergrads  learn about the growing fields of cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience; John Tureswell, (215) 898-0357; June 5-17.

Vagelos Scholars: 26 biochemistry majors will work in molecular biology/biotechnology labs on campus; Ponzy Lu; May 17-August 16.

Grad Students

City Planning Summer Institute: non-credit courses for 50 students of urban design, economics, statistics and city & regional planning; Eugenie Birch; August 1-31.

Economics Summer Math Summer Institute: 60 students learn basic principles of mathematical analysis; Kenneth Burdett; July 11-August 26.

English for Legal Studies: ESL training for 20-25 LLM students at Penn law; Thomas Adams; July 21-August 26.

Fulbright Program in English for Graduate Studies: prepares 25-35 Fulbright Fellows for academic life at the graduate level in U.S. universities; Susan Caesar; July 30-August 21.

Landscape Architecture Summer Institute: introduces 20-35 incoming School of Design students to the fundamental elements of landscape architecture; Diane Pringle; August 8-September 2.

Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS):prepares 20 speakers of English as a second language for the demands of graduate business school; William Dantona; July 5-July 29.

Summer Preparatory Program in Architecture: 25 non-credit courses for incoming master of architecture students; Detlef Mertins; June 27-August 12.


Conversation and Culture: language study and sociocultural experiences for 15-75 nonnative speakers of English; Sheila Mayne; July 1-28 and August 1-26.

International Business Communication Program (IBCP): business English and U.S. culture for 10 working professionals; James Reidel; July 5-29 & August 1-26.

Introduction to Dentistry: 20 adults over the age of 18 will be exposed to the skills necessary for procedures used in dentistry; Riki Gottlieb; July 31-August 5.

Nova Academy Program in English and U.S. Culture: 30 adults from Nova Language Academy in Japan learn English and acquire sociocultural experiences; Jack Sullivan; July 30-August 13.

SAS Training Program for International Teaching Assistants (ITA):prepares 30 prospective TAs for teaching assignments by increasing their ability to become more intelligible speakers of English; Christos Theodoropulos; June 28-August 26.

U.S. State Department Summer Institute for Language Educators from South Africa: 28 adults; Heather Williams; June 18-July 30.

Veterans’ Upward Bound: assists 45  veterans from the Philadelphia region to obtain a post-secondary education; Diane Sandefur; May 9-August 11.


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  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 33, May 24, 2005


May 24, 2005
Volume 51 Number 33


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