News in Brief
Effective July 1, the Department of Geology's name was changed to the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. The department's faculty recommended the change in an effort to "more accurately reflect the intellectual direction of the department in its research and educational programs," said SAS Dean Samuel Preston. It was approved by Interim Provost Michael Wachter and announced at the Trustees' stated meeting in June.
On Thursday, July 23, a panel discussion will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in B-6 Stiteler Hall entitled, It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: New Initiatives In and Around the Penn Community.
D.L. Wormley, Managing Director of Community Housing, will moderate the panel which includes John Greenwood, General Manager of UCA Reality; David Grossman, Director of Civic House/Program for Student Community Involvement; Architect Elizabeth Hitchcock of Venturi Architects; and Maria Oyaski, a community activist and Ph.D. candidate in cell biology at Penn.
A Resource Fair and light refreshments will be served. No RSVP is necessary, but questions may be addressed to Laurie Reed McCall at 898-4276.
Next week at a campus Press Preview the University City District (UCD) will unveil a new program of international evenings called Go West! Go International!, a "Third Thursdays" program that will start with the University Museum as anchor of a September 17 street festival that is expected to involve 40 participating organizations, according to UCD Executive Director Paul Steinke.
Joining in the announcement of the program will be Executive Vice President John Fry, who is also chairman of the UCD Board; Drexel President Constantine Papadakis; President Philip P. Gerbino, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Paul Steinke; Fran Aulston, Arts West executive director; Judy Wicks, White Dog Café; Ellen Davis, president of Interantinal House and a preview performance by Philadanco.
Hours of operation: Monday,Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday,
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closing at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 for installation
of new student payment system. Effective, Monday, July 20, one window
will remain open from 3-4:30 p.m. to accept student payments and departmental
deposits. Deposits (D-slips) submitted after 3 p.m. will be processed the
following business day. Information: Lynn DePorter, 898-7258.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 1, July 14, 1998