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Papua New Guinea: Photos at the Burrison from the Mt. Hagen Singsing
February 16, 2010, Volume 56, No. 22

The Burrison Gallery presents Papua New Guinea: Photos from the Mt. Hagen Singsing by Jerry Porter, from February 22 through April 2.

The cultural shows at Goroka and Mt. Hagen were introduced in Papua New Guinea by the Australian administrators as a substitute for clan warfare. These shows draw people from throughout the country to participate in dance and traditional dress competitions. Each village enacts a traditional ritual, involving dress and chanting. Over 2,000 performers participate and over the course of the singsing, 40,000 locals come to view it.

Jerry Porter is professor emeritus of mathematics. He has been at Penn since 1965 and currently serves as the Past President of the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF).  From 1981 to 1991, Dr. Porter was the Associate Dean for Computing in SAS and is a former chair of the Faculty Senate. He enjoys travel and photography.

A reception will be held at the Burrison Gallery on March 18, from 4-6 p.m.

Porter, Jerry

Almanac - February 16, 2010, Volume 56, No. 22