Front Page


Job Opps


Between Issues


INSERT: Benefits Redesign II

Almanac Homepage

Staff Box




18 Spring Landscape Classes at Morris Arboretum: Landscape Design Studio; develop a conceptual design for a residential garden; no previous experience necessary; 7-9:30 p.m; all classes held at the Widener Visitor Center, 100 Northwestern Ave.; members: $143, non-members: $167. Through April 1. For more info: 247-5777 ext. 156 or 125. (Morris Arboretum)


10 Career Profiles: Options for Scientists; Anne Marie Inglis, SmithKline Beecham; topics: What a Senior Clinical Research Scientist Does; Career and Personal Decision-Making; How One Scientist Combines Work and Raising Small Children; 4-6 p.m.; Room 101, Goddard Labs (CPPS).

Outrageous Form: Contemplating the Sublime in Music and Mathematics; Edward Rothstein, Chief Cultural Critic, New York Times; 4:30 p.m.; Room 302, Music Building (Mathematics, Music).

A Demonstration of a Meeting Between Mathematicians and Artisans in 10th-Century Baghdad on the Transmission of Specialized Knowledge; Alpay Ozdural, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; Bishop Room 421, West Lounge, Williams Hall (Middle East Center).

 Illuminating Rome

The loop- handled oil lamp from the late 4th century A.D. is one of more than 200 ancient glass vessels--bowls, cups, jugs, and ungent bottles--featured in Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change at the University Museum through November 1998.


15 Letters From the Front: Roman Soldiers Write Home; Nick Griffiths, independent archaeologist; followed by special tour of Roman Glass: Reflections of Cultural Change exhibit; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum; reception 1:15 p.m. For more info. contact Karen Vellucci at (SAS, Archeological Institute of America).

Planting and Caring for Roses; Judy McKeon, arboretum; slide show and lecture; 2 p.m.; Widener Visitor Center, 100 Northwestern Ave. Reservations: 247-5777 ext. 169 (Morris Arboretum)

16 The Global Inner City: US Urban Poverty and World Historical Change; Carl Nightingale, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Building (Sociology).

17 Graduate Study Faculty Conversation: Maintaining Relationships With Advisers and Other Faculty Members;&nbspE. Ann Matter, religious studies; and Roger Allen, Arabic; as part of the Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life series; noon-1 p.m.; Room 285-86, McNeil Building (CPPS, Vice Provost Graduate Education).

Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists; Patricia Crone, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; Bishop Room 421, West Lounge, Williams Hall (Middle East Center).

Deadlines: The deadline for the April At Penn calendar is March 17. The deadline for the weekly update is the Monday before the week of publication.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, February 10, 1998, Volume 44, Number 21