December
AT PENN


The Russian electronics genius, Leon Theremin invented the world's first electronic musical instrument--and then disappeared. The Neighborhood Film Video Project pairs its documentary on Theremin, with a sci-fi classic, The Day the Earth Stood Still, which features the best use of the theremin in film. (Films).


ACADEMIC CALENDAR

11 Fall term classes end.

12 Reading Days. Through Dec. 14.

15 Final Exams. Through Dec. 22.

22 Fall Semester Ends. Spring Semester classes start Jan. 15.


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

1 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Stimulus Children's Theater presents the musical, with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on Charles Schulz's comic strip; 7 p.m.; Houston Hall Auditorium; $5, $2/children; tickets: 387-3663. Repeated Dec. 2, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 3, 2 p.m.

2 Secrets and Science; "archaelogical expedition" in the Egyptian mummy room for kids ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5/materials fee; registration: 898-4016 (Museum).

Saturday Morning Gymnastics; classes for boys and girls, ages 6-12 led by Tom Kovic, Penn Gymnastics coach; 10-10:50 a.m. or 11-11:50 a.m.; Hutchinson Gym; $90/10-week session/child; registration: 898-5316. Through Feb. 24.

Family Workshops; 11 a.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art. Repeated Dec. 3.

8 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; Dancefusion's annual holiday presentation (picture at right); new this year: Dancefusion's fusion 2 performs Vivaldi's Four Seasons; 10 a.m.; Movement Theater International, 3700 Chestnut; $18, $15/seniors, $8/students, children and Philadelphia Dance Alliance members; tickets: 222-3107 or 387-7810. Repeated Dec. 9, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

15 Hansel and Gretel; Engelbert Humperdink's holiday opera produced by the Academy of Vocal Arts Opera Theatre and the Annenberg Center; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $25, $12/children and students, $7/Dec. 18 and 19; tickets: 898-6791. Repeated Dec. 16, 3 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 17, 3 p.m.; Dec. 18 and 19, 10:30 a.m.

16 A Soulful Celebration; celebration of gospel music led by Carolyn Bryant, pastor of the Bethel Church of Christ Written in Heaven, and her ensemble; Everybody Makes Music Series; 1-2 p.m.; International House; $6, $3/children 12 and under; tickets: 895-6546 (Folklife Center).


EXHIBITS

Admission donations: University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students with ID, free/members, with PennCard, children under 6; Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $1/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PennCard, and on Sundays 10 a.m.- noon; Morris Arboretum: $3, $1.50/seniors and students, free/with PennCard, children under 6; all other galleries: free.

Upcoming

5 Bruce Montgomery: Views of Maine; paintings by Glee Club Director and Associate Director of Musical Activities; Night Run shown at left; opening reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Art Gallery, Faculty Club. Through Dec. 22.

Now

Israel: Archaeology from the Air; photographs of excavated sites and landmarks on loan from the Consulate General of Israel, Philadelphia; Hill House. Through Dec. 11.

Flowers in Print: Works by Contemporary Japanese Artists; Widener Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through Dec. 15.

Codes and Traces: Art-in-Science XIII; Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market (Klein Gallery; Wistar Institute). Through Dec. 29.

Birds and Beasts of Latin America; Museum. Through Dec. 31.

Moving the Fire: The Removal of Indian Nations to Oklahoma; Museum. Through Jan. 14, 1996.

Cho Duck-Hyun; Lloyd Gallery, ICA. Through Jan. 14, 1996.

Boris Mihailov: After the Fall; Tuttleman Gallery, ICA. Through Jan. 14, 1996.

Saul Steinberg: About America 1948-1995, The Collection of Jeffrey and Sivia Loria; Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Bldg. Through Jan. 21, 1996.

Lewis Mumford at 100; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Jan. 26, 1996.

Images of Victory: Woodblock Prints from the Sino-Japanese War (1894-95); Second Floor Changing Gallery, Museum. Through Aug. 31, 1996.

Sculpture of Harry Gordon; Arboretum. Through 1996.

Time and Rulers at Tikal: Architectural Sculpture of the Maya; Museum. Through Fall 1997.

Ongoing

Ancient Greek World; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition; Museum.

University Museum Tours

Meet at main entrance; 1:15 p.m.

2 The Mesoamerican Collection.

3 Sifting Through History: The Archaeologist at Work.

9 Peoples of the Plains.

10 Coming of Age in Africa: Balance and Change.

16 The Ancient Near East.

17 Myth and Actuality: Life Among the Ancient Greeks.

23 Highlights of the Museum Collection.


FILMS

7 Denial; Latin American Film Festival; 7:30 p.m.; Room 327, University Museum (Anthropology & Latin American Studies).

Film/Video Project

Films, series and programs at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.; film tickets (unless otherwise noted): $6, $5/members, students, seniors, $3/children under 12; foreign language films with English subtitles; info: 895-6542.

1 Day Without Art; continuous video screenings throughout the day; free; complete schedule: 895-6542.

2 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Martin, USA, 1993), 7:30 p.m.; The Day the Earth Stood Still (Wise, USA, 1951), 9:15 p.m., double feature: $8.50, $7.50/students and seniors, $5/children 12 and under. Additional screenings of Theremin: Dec. 3-7, 7 p.m.

8 Waterworld (Reynolds, USA, 1995); open captioned; 7:30 p.m.

Independent Film/Video Ass'n

9 Getting Grants for Film and Video; workshop with Morrie Warshawski; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $55, $45/PIFVA members, $35/students with current ID; registration: 895-6594.

12 PIFVA Open Screen; in-progress and completed works; 7:30 p.m.

SPEC Film Society

Film screenings at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $3, $2/with PennCard.

1 The Usual Suspects.

7 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

8 Waterworld.


MUSIC

2 University Symphony Orchestra with pianist Emma Tahmizian; performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," Barber's First Essay for Orchestra, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3; 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Saviour, 38th and Chestnut (Music).

3 Annual Handel's Messiah Sing-Along; with the University Choral Society and conductor William Parberry; bring your own score or buy one at the door; 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Savior (Music).

7 God Street Wine; SPEC Concert; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $12, $7.50/with PennCard; tickets: on Locust Walk, Annenberg Center Box Office and at the door (Social Planning and Events Committee).

8 Relache Ensemble; Drawing Lines and Carte Blanche by guest composer, Mary Ellen Childs, T.S.E. by Philip Glass, and Claudio Trip- puti's arrangement Nino Rota from Fellini to Coppola; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $15, $12/students; tickets: 898-6791 (Annenberg Center). Repeated Dec. 9.

University Choral Society; William Parberry leads Haydn's Stabat Mater and works by Bruckner; 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Savior (Music).

9 University Wind Ensemble; Ricardo Averbach conducts a concert in honor of Richard Wernick, music; also featuring The Lord of the Rings by DeMeij and works by Milhaud and Wagner; 4 p.m.; St. Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk (Music).

Ancient Voices: Christmas Music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; William Parberry directs music by Lassus, Ockeghem, Praetorius and others; 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Savior; admission at the door: $8, $4/students and seniors (Music).

16 A Soulful Celebration; see Children's Activities.


ON STAGE

1 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; see Children's Activities. Through Dec. 3.

8 'Twas the Night Before Christmas; see Children's Activities. Repeated Dec. 9.

9 Phil Nee; Still Standing Comedy Series; 8 p.m.; Bowl Room, Houston Hall (Student Life).

Annenberg Center

Tickets/information: 898-6791.

4 Previewers; Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays presents a reading of a new work; 7 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $5, free/students.

15 Hansel and Gretel; see Children's Activities. Through Dec. 17.


SPECIAL EVENTS

1 Day Without Art/World AIDS Day; all proceeds from the Institute of Contemporary Art's sales today go to The Working Fund; see also Talks and Films.

World AIDS Day Commemorative Assembly; name reading, candle lighting ceremony, choral and piano music celebrating the lives of patients who have died; see also Talks and Films; 5-7 p.m.; Bridge Level, Penn Tower Hotel (HUP Immunodeficiency Program).

4 Houston Hall Holiday Celebration; Dec. 4-7, one 32¢ stamp with every holiday counter card (at least $1.75) purchased; in Dec. 4 and 6 Daily Pennsylvanian, $3-off coupon for gift purchase over $12; Dec. 8-15, Russel Stover Candy, 2 for $10; Houston Hall Card Shop. Through Dec. 15.

Bazaar Shop Holiday Sale; Dec. 4-10, 10% off purchases with a Penn ID; Dec. 11-17, 10% off purchases for West Philadelphia residents or employees with ID; month of December, 20% off purchases for International House members; see InHouse, International House newsletter, for coupons to save on toys, ornaments, jewelry and more; weekdays, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; call 387-5125 for weekend hours; International House. Through Dec. 17.

6 Bookstore Sale-A-Bration; save 20% on purchases storewide; coupons available for 30% off holiday gifts; vendor demonstrations and raffles; free gift wrapping, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ($2/package, Dec. 7-9); free mini-muffins, coffee and tea, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.-noon; free refreshments, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m.; free parking in lot #30 with Customer Service validation: Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m.; Dec. 7, 5-6:30 p.m. Continues Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

12 University Museum Shop Holiday Sale; bring in or pick up Museum Shop Surprise Coupon worth 10, 15, 25, 50 or 100% off Museum Shop merchandise including books, stationery, world music CDs and cassettes, jewelry, arts, crafts and calendars; for Penn faculty, staff and students, Penn Tower, HUP and CHOP employees; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4:45 p.m. Through Dec. 17.

15 A-3 Assembly Holiday Bazaar; food, clothing, crafts and gifts for sale; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Faculty Club

Reservations: 898-4618. Closes Dec. 22, 5 p.m. for the holidays.

13 Tree Lighting Buffet; 5:30-8 p.m.; Alumni Hall; $16.75 plus 18% service charge.

14 Holiday Luncheon Buffet; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Alumni Hall; $14.50 plus 18% service charge. Repeated December 15.

Morris Arboretum

Guided Walking Tours; Saturdays and Sundays; 2 p.m.; Arboretum hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission: Exhibits; see also: Fitness/Learning.

3 East Meets West; koto music by Kyoko Okamoto and others, tour of the Asian collection and gallery talk by curator Tomoko Torii; in conjunction with Flowers in Print (see Exhibits); 1-4 p.m.; Widener Center; reservations: 247-5777.


SPORTS

Tickets for swimming meets and squash matches are free.

Home locations: Squash: Ringe Courts; Swimming: Gimbel Gym-Scheerr Pool.

2 Squash v. Yale: Men, 1 p.m.; Women, 3 p.m.

3 Squash v. Brown: Men, 11:30 a.m; Women, 2 p.m.

9 Swimming v. Columbia: Men, noon; Women., 3 p.m.


TALKS

1 Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Colloquia; Susumu Kuno, Harvard; 12-1:45 p.m.; Room 401C, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS).

Imagined Relations: Colonial Andean Paintings and Subjects; Thomas Cummins, University of Chicago; Ethnohistory Workshop; 3-5 p.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut; materials/info: 898-5357 or mroth@mail.sas. upenn.edu (Latin American Cultures Program; History of Art).

World AIDS Day Lecture; keynote address and booksigning by Abraham Verghese, Texas Tech, author of My Own Country: A Doctor's Story; 7 p.m.; Nursing Education Building Auditorium (Connaissance; Facilitating Learning About Sexual Health [FLASH]).

4 Immunosuppressant Binding Proteins: Could They Be Functioning as Chemokines?; C. Richard Lyttle, pharmacology; noon; Rm. M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).

The Role of the Physician in the Treatment of Mental Disorders; Aileen Rothbard, Leonard Davis InstituteŠPsychiatry Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research; noon-1:30 p.m.; Colonial Penn Center Board Room (LDI-PCMHPSR).

New Approaches to Recognition of Transport Processes in Microporous Solids; Martin BŸlow, The BOC Group Technical Center; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

Mind Matters: The Social Control of Fertility and Aging; Martha McClintock, University of Chicago; 4 p.m.; Room B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

The Call for a New Politics: Physicists as Advisors in the Years Following Hiroshima; Alexi Asmuss, Princeton; 4-6 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market Street (History and Sociology of Science).

Police Abuse in Philadelphia; David Rudovsky, law school; 7 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (Refuse and Resist).

5 Japanese Architecture in the 17th Century; Nancy Steinhardt, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; $6, $4/members, senior citizens and students with I.D.; 7 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum; information: 898-4890 (Museum).

Women's Studies Seminar; discussion by the author of Patterns of Dissonance and Nomadic Subjects, Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands; time/location TBA; info: 898-8740 (Women's Studies).

6 M.A. Student Presentations; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Classroom 2, Museum (South Asia Regional Studies).

SF-1, a Cell-Selective Nuclear Receptor, is Essential at Multiple Levels of the Reproductive Axis; Keith Parker, Duke; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Reproductive Biology).

A Programmatic Approach to Studies of Neurodegenerative Disease; John Trojanowski, pathology and lab medicine; 4-5 p.m.; Room 104, BRB1 (Institute on Aging).

Retinoblastoma Family and Cyclin Dependent Kinases in Cell Cycle and Cancer; Antonio Giodano, Thomas Jefferson University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Chronicling the Megalopolis; Jean Franco, Columbia; 4 p.m.; Smith- Penniman Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Prog.; Romance Languages; Women's Studies).

Thalamocortical Activity: Sleep, Arousal, Vision, and Epilepsy; David McCormick, Yale; 4:15 p.m., Room 140, John Morgan Building (Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences).

Refocusing: Recent Russian Photography; slide lecture by Diane Neumaier, photographer and writer; in conjunction with Boris Mihailov (see Exhibits); 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

Gordion, City of Midas: A Tribute to Ellen L. Kohler; G. Kenneth Sams, UNC-Chapel Hill; Keith Devries, University Museum; Mary Voigt, William and Mary; Rodney S. Young Memorial Lecture; 8 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum (Archaeological Institute of America, Philadelphia Chapter; Museum).

7 Bereavement in Children, Adolescents and Their Surviving Parents; Elizabeth and Ronald Weller, Ohio State; noon-1 p.m.; Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Psychiatry; PennMed; Philadelphia Child Guidance Center).

Genetic Analysis of SRC-Family Tyrosine Kinase Mouse Mutants; Paul Stein, Wistar Institute; 12:15-1:30 p.m., Room M100, John Morgan Building (Medical School; Cell and Developmental Biology).

Homer and Lefkandi; Carla Anto-naccio, Wesleyan; 4:30 p.m.; Room 723, Williams Hall (Classical Studies).

U.S. Foreign Policy After the Cold War; Robert B. Zoellick, Fannie Mae, formerly of the State Department; Gruss Public Management Fellowship Program Lecture; 4:30-6 p.m.; Room 215, Steinberg- Hall/Dietrich Hall. (Public Policy and Management).

To Be Still--Here; Billie Tsien, New York architect; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (Grad. School of Fine Arts).

8 Seal Imagery from Hacinebi Tepe in Southeast Turkey: What Might the Evidence Mean?; Holly Pittman, history of art; 3 p.m.; Room 201, Jaffe Building; open to PennCard holders only (History of Art).

Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Colloquia; Jerrold Sadock, University of Chicago; Room 401C, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS).

The Scandal of Pleasure; book reading by Wendy Steiner, English; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; ICA.

11 Receptor Ensembles and Their Roles in Cell Growth and Transformation; Mark Greene, pathology and lab medicine; noon; Room M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).

Hematopoietic Bioreactor Design; Bernhard O. Palsson, UC-San Diego; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (ChemE).

Issues in Depth Cue Combination; Mike Landy, NYU; 4 p.m.; Room B- 26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

12 Power and Threat of Modern Genetics in Medical Research; Klaus Rajewsky, University of Cologne; Tadeusz J. Wiktor Memorial Lecture; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

The Port of Aden in Ayyubid and Rasulid Times: Practices, Commodities and Taxes; Rex Smith, University of Manchester; 4:30 p.m.; Classroom 2, University Museum (South Asia Regional Studies).

13 The Mechanism of Genomic Imprinting; Shirley Tilghman, Princeton; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Linking Layers and Connecting Columns: The Development of Local Circuits in Visual Cortex; Lawrence Katz, Duke; 4:15 p.m.; Room 140, John Morgan Bldg. (Mahoney Inst.).

Consequences of Managed Care for the Insurance Industry; William Roper, Prudential Insurance Co.; Jeffrey Koplan, Prudential Center for Health Care Research; 4:30-6 p.m.; CPC Auditorium (LDI Center for Health Policy).

Contemporary Korean Art and the Perfection of Imperfection; slide lecture by Eleanor Heartney, art critic; in conjunction with Cho Duck- Hyun (see Exhibits); 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

14 ADHD in Adults: Clinical and Research Challenges; Anthony L. Rostain, psychiatry and pediatrics; PCGC Penn Grand Rounds; noon-1 p.m.; CRB Auditorium (Psychiatry; PennMed; PCGC).

Basing Rehabilitation Hospital Payment on Functional Outcomes: Issues and Challenges; Margaret Stineman, rehabilitation medicine; noon- 1 p.m.; CPC Boardroom (LDI Center for Research).

20 Genetic Immunization as a Revolution in Vaccine Administration and Development, and a New Method to Probe the Immune System; Stephen A. Johnston, University of Texas Southwestern; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

21 The Clinical Prediction of Violence; Phillip J. Resnick, Case Western; noon-1:00 p.m.; CRB Auditorium (Psychiatry; PennMed; PCGC).


FITNESS/LEARNING

Recreation Class Registration; swimming, aerobics (regular, step, step and tone, and water) squash, tennis, dance (ballroom, jazz, modern, country line, and Latin), yoga, scuba, self defense, First Aid and CPR; 5-week class: $35, $20/students; 10-week: $70, $40/students; Gimbel or Hutchinson Gym; PennCard or Recreation ID required; info: 898-6100. Registration throughout year.

Ice Skating; public skating: Mon. and Wed., 4-6 p.m.; Tues., 6-8 p.m.; Thurs., 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8-10 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8- 10 p.m.; midnight-2 a.m.; Sun., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; $5, $3.50/with PennCard, $1.50/skate rental; figure skating: patch: M-F, 12-12:45 p.m.; freestyle: M-F, 12:45-1:30 p.m.; $5/session, $8/both; 7-week group lessons (call for dates): Tues., 6-8 p.m.; Wed. 4-6 p.m.; Thurs. 3:45- 5:15 p.m. or Sun., 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; $70; 1923 Rink; info: 898- 1923. Open through April 7.

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; Philadelphia Child Guidance Ctr.; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), 446-1983 (eves.).

Sahaja Yoga Meditation; 11 a.m.; Franklin Room, Houston Hall; info: 602-8680 or 259-8932. Meets Sundays.

Penn Council for Relationships Therapy Groups; topics: separation and divorce, sexuality after sexual abuse, and infertility; info: 382- 6680.

Quaker Worship Group; silent worship and brown-bag lunch; noon; Christian Ass'n Aud. Meets Wednesdays.

Buddhist Meditation Practice; chairs and Zen benches provided; 1-2 p.m.; CA Chapel. Wednesdays through Dec. 13.

2 Communications: Writing for Results; Wharton Small Business Development course; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $185; info/reg.: 898-4861. Continues on Dec. 9

Advent Celebration

All events at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 3916 Locust Walk; information: 386-3916.

4 Telling the Story; series explores Sumerian texts and analyzes Hebrew and Christian myths with Rev. Larry Hardy; basic text: Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard Friedman; 7-8:30 p.m. Continues Dec. 11 and 18.

9 Advent Quiet Day; conductor, Rev. Ann E. Hockridge, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Philadelphia; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; bring lunch, coffee and tea provided.

17 Advent Lessons and Carols; 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Market follows.

Faculty/Staff Assistance Prog.

Noontime workshops in Houston Hall; info: 898-7910.

5 Caregivers; Harrison Room. Meets every first Tuesday.

6 Sobriety Group; Harrison Room. Meets every Wednesday.

15 Managing Stress During the Holidays.

20 Surviving Divorce and Separation; support group for men; Room 303. Meets every third Wednesday.

Morris Arboretum

Materials supplied; bring clippers; each class, $31; registration: 247- 5777 ext. 125 or 126.

6 Holiday Decorations I: Centerpieces; 1-3:30 p.m. or 7-9:30 p.m.

7 Holiday Decorations II: Wreaths; 1-3:30 p.m. or 7-9:30 p.m.


CONFERENCE

8 Hannah Arendt Between Europe and the United States; conference focus: Arendt's main work, The Origins of Totalitarianism and the Eichmann case; various locations on campus; information/registration: 898-7630 or 898-6324 (Political Science).


MEETING

21 Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Staff and Faculty Meeting; noon; room information: 898-5044 or bobs@pobox.upenn.edu.


Recognized Holidays for Penn staff: Along with the observance of Christmas on Monday, December 25, 1995 and New Year's Day on Monday, January 1, 1996, University employees are also granted special vacation for December 26 through 29, 1995. Normal University hours of operation resume Tuesday, January 2, 1996. See Almanac April 18, 1995 for more details.


Holiday Happenings -- Something for Everyone

For music lovers...

Messiah Sing-Along; with the University Choral Society and director William Parberry; December 3; Cathedral Church of the Saviour, 38th and Chestnut Streets; scores at the door, or bring your own.

Christmas Music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; William Parberry conducts the Ancient Voices Choir; December 9; Cathedral Church of the Saviour; program repeated December 10, St. Clement's Church, 20th and Cherry Streets.

For theater buffs...

'Twas the Night Before Christmas; third annual performance of Clement Moore's holiday tale by Gwendolyn Bye's Dancefusion; new this year: performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons; December 8 and December 9; Movement Theater International, 3700 Chestnut Street.

Hansel and Gretel; opera performance by the Academy of Vocal Arts with the Concerto Solo Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Antony Lofton and Richard A. Raub; dancers from the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet play the angels and forest spirits and area school children sing in the Gingerbread Chorus; December 15-19; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.

For shoppers...

Book Store Sale-A-Bration; 20% off purchases store wide; 30%-off coupons for holiday gifts; demonstrations by gourmet food vendors, Ellen Wooley sweaters, Crabtree & Evelyn, Cross Pens, Recycled Cards, Asher Candies; raffles for American Girl Dolls and Crabtree & Evelyn gift basket; free photos with Santa; refreshments; gift wrapping; free parking; December 6-9; Penn Book Store.

Bazaar Shop Holiday Sale; 10% off purchases with PennCard, December 4-10; holiday gift ideas: masks from Venezuela and Ghana, jewelry from France, the American Southwest, Italy, South Africa and Peru, and international toys and ornaments; International House.

Museum Shops; gifts for kids in the Pyramid Shop: Ecuadorean dolls, Japanese origami sets, international stocking stuffers and ornaments; in the Museum Shop: Native American and Inuit carvings and pottery, African carvings, world music, and reproduction jewelry inspired by the Museum's collection; for Penn, HUP, Penn Tower and CHOP employees and students: Museum Shop Surprise Coupon gives between 10 and 100% off purchase prices; University Museum.

A-3 Holiday Bazaar; vendors sell clothing, crafts, and food for holiday gift shopping in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; December 15.

Houston Hall Holiday Celebration; savings on holiday cards, gifts and candy at the Houston Hall Card Shop; December 4-15.

And meals to share...

Tree Lighting Buffet; menu includes: mixed green salad, artichoke and roasted red pepper salad, cranberry orange relish, baked ham, grilled swordfish, roast cornish hen, holiday cakes, pies and cookies; children's menu available; December 13, 5:30-8 p.m.; Faculty Club; reservations: 898-4618.

Holiday Luncheon Buffets; menu includes: salads, baked ham, turkey ragout, orange roughy, vegetable lasagna, broccoli and roasted peppers, and holiday desserts; December 14 and 15, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Faculty Club; reservations: 898-4618.

Holiday Hosting; to include a Philadelphia-area international student who can't go home for winter break at a holiday meal or celebration, call International Programs at 898-4661 or International House at 387-5125 extension 2232.


Holiday Hours

Accounts Payable Open December 26-29, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Annenberg Center Box Office Closes December 22, 6 p.m. Reopens January 2, noon.

Book Store Open December 18-21, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; December 22, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 26-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; week of January 2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed December 23-25, 30 and 31, and January 1.

Cashier's Office Closes December 22, 2 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m.

Christian Association Closes December 22, 10 p.m. Reopens January 2, 8:30 a.m.

Class of 1923 Ice Rink Closed December 25. See Fitness/Learning for regular public sessions. Extra sessions: December 26, 28 and 29, 2-4 p.m.

Escort Service, PennBus, Handivan Escort Service operates a limited on-call service (898-RIDE) December 23 through January 3, 6 p.m.-3 a.m.

Faculty Club Closes December 22, 5 p.m. Reopens January 2, 8 a.m.

Gimbel Gym Closes 4:45 p.m., December 23. Reopens January 16.

Hillel Closed December 25 and January 1.

Houston Hall/Houston Hall Mall Closes December 22, 7 p.m. Reopens January 2, 7:30 a.m. Open 24 hours/day, December 13-21.

Hutchinson Gym Closes December 22, 4:45 p.m. Holiday hours: January 2-14, noon-6:45 p.m., closed Saturdays and Sundays. Regular hours resume January 15.

ICA Closed December 25 and January 1. Open December 24 and 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See Exhibits for regular hours.

Jazzercise Closed December 25 through January 1; See Fitness/Learning for December Schedule.

Morris Arboretum Closes December 22, 4 p.m. Reopens January 2, 10 a.m.

Newman Center Closes December 22, 1 p.m. Reopens January 8, 7:30 a.m.

Residence Halls Grad Towers A and B, Harrison, Harnwell Houses and High Rise North remain open. Low Rise North closes December 23, noon and reopens January 7, 9 a.m. Mayer Hall opens January 3, 9 a.m. All other dormitories close at December 23, noon and reopen January 11, 9 a.m. Residential Living Office closes December 22, 5 p.m. and reopens January 2, 9 a.m.

Sports Info. Closed December 22. Reopens January 2. Leave messages at 898-6128.

Student Financial Services Closes December 22, 2 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m.

Student Information and Systems/Registrar Closes December 22, 5 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m.

University Museum Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, Sundays and Mondays.

Van Pelt/Lippincott Libraries and Rosengarten Reserve Open December 22, 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m., December 26-29, January 2-5 and 8-12, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed December 23-25, 30 and 31, January 1, 6, 7, 13 and 14.


Almanac

Tuesday, November 21, 1995
Volume 42 Number 13


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