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Almanac Online: A Gateway
September 7, 2010, Volume 57, No. 02


Almanac Web

Almanac, on the web at www.upenn.edu/almanac, is a gateway to essential resources at Penn and off-campus for Penn faculty and staff. For a guided tour of Almanac’s home page see below.

Browsers such as Firefox and Internet Explorer allow users to have more than one homepage by adding an additional tab. Add Almanac’s website to an existing homepage by opening your browser, selecting “File,” “New Tab,” and entering www.upenn.edu/almanac, and then selecting “use current pages” under the homepage section of Firefox preferences and under “Tools,” “Internet Options” in IE.

Making Almanac your homepage is a great way to stay informed and gives you instant access to other on- and off-campus resources, such as the Penn directory, U@Penn and local and national news outlets.  

Be sure to add Almanac’s RSS feed to your favorite aggregator, or subscribe to the Express Almanac to receive an email each week when the issue is published, or in the event of breaking news. See the top right-hand corner of Almanac’s website for more information. 

We are open to suggestions for ways that Almanac’s website can better serve the Penn community. Please email your comments to: almanac@upenn.edu.

1 The date and current temperature in Philadelphia. Click on weather logo to get the forecast and weather information for other cities.

2 Search for Almanac articles from the entire Almanac collection since 1954. Use quotation marks around a phrase to narrow the search: “summer camps” yields 119 documents as compared to 229 documents for summer camps.

3 Express Almanac: Subscribe to receive e-mails with links to breaking news, the latest issue or the AT PENN Calendar.

4 RSS feeds provide you with the most recent headlines and other news articles delivered directly to your computer or other web-enabled device.

5 Printer-friendly version of the page—no menus, icons or other navigation items, just news-related text and images.

6 E-mail this page to a friend.

7 Read the latest AT PENN Calendar.

8 Between Issues—Archive of breaking news items that happen after publication.

9 Past Issues—archived issues and calendars from 1954 to the present.

10 Deadlines for submission to Almanac for both issue and calendar as well as guidelines on submitting articles and Speaking Out letters.

11 Information and cost for placing a classified ad in Almanac.

12 Link to Penn Directory.

13 FAQs—frequently asked questions relating to deadlines, subscriptions, classified ads, the history of Almanac, publication policies, making Almanac your home page, and much more.

14 Link to Penn’s home page.

15 Links to some of the most-wanted items from prior issues including: Academic Calendar, which is available in a downloadable format, Crime Reports, and Recognized Holidays.

16 Articles on the front page from the current issue. (The latest breaking news, such as Almanac Between Issues, will also appear in this section.)

17 Highlights from the current issue with links.

18 Links to essential Penn-specific information including: Business Services, Facilities, Governance, Human Resources, the Library, Mail Services, Penn Police, YouTube and iTunes at Penn and Penn A-Z.

19 Entire listing of contents from latest issue with links to each article.

20 The most recent AT PENN Calendar with links to featured programs and exhibits.

21 Schedule and deadlines for upcoming issues and AT PENN Calendars.
Almanac - September 7, 2010, Volume 57, No. 02