Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 33, May 18/25, 1999





Summer @ Penn

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 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities Meetings| Conferences  Exhibits
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Summer Programs at Penn

Summer Hours for Penn Facilities/Services

 Morris Arboretum's world-renowned Fernery celebrates its Centennial on June 30. The Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery was designed and built by John Morris in 1899 as a conservatory devoted entirely to ferns-a plant that held particular fascination in Victorian times. Today, it is the only such private estate fernery that still exists in the U.S. The Fernery, restored in 1996, won a preservation commendation by the Victorian Society in America. The architecture firm that supervised the Fernery's restoration was Hyman Myers of the Vitteta Group. Restoration of the glass roof's original elegant and graceful lines was based on original blueprints, period photographs and the surviving curved, wrought iron roof trusses which served as patterns (see  Special Events).


6/25 First Summer Session classes end.

6/28 Second Summer Session classes begin.

8/6 Second Summer Session and 12-week Summer classes end.


Morris Arboretum

Call 247-5777, Ext. 181 for info.

7/1 Garden Railway Puppet Show: Time out for Puppets; performance shows the puppeteers working; children will be able to make their own puppets; 6-8 p.m.; $10 per family.

7/28 Quiet Riot: Trains and Trees; storytellers Bill and Dave Mettler incorporate mime, storytelling and more; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

8/4 Two of a Kind; Dave and Jenny Heitler-Klevans give an interactive musical performance; 6:30-7:30 p.m.


6/4 Men, Women & Animals: The Influence of Gender on Our Relations with Animals and the Natural World; speakers: Katherine C. Grier, University of South Carolina; Harold H. Herzog, Western Caolina University; Randall Lockwood, Humane Society of the United States; Myrna M. Milani DVM, Charlestown, NH; room B101,VHUP; $25/ISAZ members, $35/non-ISAZ members, free/Penn students, staff and faculty; pre-registration required: Through June 5 (Center for the Interactions of Animals & Society; International Society for Anthrozoology [ISAZ]; Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar).

7/16 Intimate Violence; multi-disciplinary conference featuring a variety of professional presentations on the topics of intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and child maltreatment;Law School; early registration by June 11: $250, $125/students; after June 11: $275, $150/students; contact Renee Barron at 898-5503 or Through July 18 (School of Social Work; Law School; Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute; Northeast Regional Children's Advocacy Center).


Admission donations and hours

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Eugene Ormandy Exhibition Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PENNCard, and on Sundays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Morris Arboretum: $6, $5/seniors, $4/students, free with PENNCard, children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students w/ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


6/17 Annual Community Service Month Exhibition; MFA pinting students show their work; opening reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Esther M. Klein Gallery. Through July 16.

6/19 Awakening: Technology and Imagination; special exhibition of recent works by Scott Caruthers; organized by Museum Events, Inc.; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 18.

7/21 Inevitable Progression I; works by six emerging artists featuring sculpture, photography, mixed media and video installations; opening reception: July 24, 5:30-8 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through August 16.


Juried Exhibition of Rhode Island School of Design Alumni; guest curator: Linda Brenner; Esther Klein Gallery. Through June 10.

Two Views of Venice: Etchings by Canaletto and Manpes; prints from the Arthur Ross Foundation and elsewhere, curated by Rosemary T. Smith; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 13.

Maya Photographs of Kenneth Garrett; more than 25 large color prints of ancient Maya sites, mostly taken at Copán, Honduras by Garrett--a National Geographic photographer; University Museum. Through June 26.

Arboretum Flowers Bloom in Widener Gallery; watercolors by Delphine Poussot depicting flowers and landscapes inspired by the gardens of the Arboretum; Morris Arboretum. Through June.

Sol LeWitt: New Work (Black and Colors); this conceptual artist creates four new site-specific wall drawings and gouaches; ICA. Through July 25 (see  Fitness/ Learning).

Honoring Otto E. Albrecht: Musical Treasures in the Penn Library; Eugene Ormandy Exhibition Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through September.

 Art 'Round & About...


Above: "Untitled", wood, glue, marker (26" x 25" x 25.5"), by Philadelphia's Yikwon Kim is one of the many sculptures, photographs and mixed media installations featured at the Arthur Ross Gallery's upcoming exhibit, Inevitable Progression I, opening July 21. Also featured are works by Jackie Brookner, New York, NY; Nigel Rolfe, Dublin, Ireland; James W. Sullivan, Dallas, Texas; and Young-Sun Lim, Seoul, Korea (see Exhibits).

 Below: "The Black One", an all-cotton, twin size quilt by Denyse Schmidt, 1998. It may be seen as part of a juried exhibit of textiles by Rhode Island School of Design alumni, entitled RISD on the Road, at the Esther M. Klein Gallery, through June 10 (see Exhibits).


Ancient Greek World; Canaan and Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: 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; University Museum.

Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Works by Harry Gordon; Morris Arboretum.


6/4 Pizzicata (Edoardo Winspeare; Italy; 1996; 93 mins.; Italian with English subtitles); 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.; International House. Also June 6, 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9 p.m.; June 9, 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.; June 10, 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.; June 11, 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.; June 12, 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9 p.m.; June 13, 5:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Moonlight Movie Series

Film presentations every Thursday through July 28; 9 p.m.; 40th Street Field, 40th & Walnut; sponsored by Summer Sessions, SAS; CGS; Office of the VPUL; Business Services; Div. of Recreation and Athletics.

6/3 Under Fiesta Stars (1941, Gene Autry western).

6/10 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947).


6/2 WXPN Policy Board; 3 p.m.; room 214, Harnwell House; info: (215) 898-0628.

6/17 Trustees Stated Meeting of the Full Board; info: 898-7005. Through June 18.


6/3 Cool Jazz, Hot Lunch; The Classic Trio: David Hazeltine, piano, Santi Debriano, bass and Louis Hayes, drums; noon-1 p.m.; Bon Appétit Cafe patio, International House (Summer Sessions, SAS; CGS; Office of the VPUL; Business Services; Recreation & Athletics).

6/17 The Duke 'en Clave; Ray Barretto and New World Spirit, with special guest Kenny Burrell, salute Duke Ellington in Latin style; 7:30 p.m.; Hopkinson Hall, I-House; $20 (Mellon Jazz Festival; International House).

7/7 Royal Court Players; Laura Forman, flute; and Stephen Limeburner, guitar; 6-7:30 p.m.; Rose Garden, Morris Arboretum. Also August 26 (Arboretum).

7/15 Country Music & Corn Roast Block Party; She-Haw, duo of country music women singers/guitarists; free roast corn on the cob; 3-6 p.m.; Sansom Square (Summer Sessions, SAS; CGS; Office of the VPUL; Business Services; Recreation & Athletics).


Now Philly-Up; trips to inexpensive local restaurants; 6 p.m.; meet in front of Harrison House; Penn ID required. Fridays (Summer Sessions, SAS; CGS; Office of the VPUL; Business Services; Recreation & Athletics).

6/15 Dedication of New UCD Operations Center; 2 p.m.; 3940-42 Chestnut St. (University City District; Philadelphia Police Department).

Morris Arboretum

6/11 Moonlight & Roses Gala Dinner Dance; drinks in the Arboretum's Rose Garden, seated gourmet dinner and music; 6 p.m.-midnight; $300/couple aged 35 and over, $225/couple under 35; info: (215) 247-5777 Ext. 109.

6/20 Garden Railway Grand Opening; includes balloon clown, folk musicians and jugglers; 1-3 p.m.

6/30 Fernery's 100th Birthday; birthday cake, tours of the fernery and fern experts; 5-7:30 p.m.

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Summer Programs at Penn

Summer Hours for Penn Facilities/Services


Now Village Volleyball; nets & balls provided; 3-6 p.m.; Hamilton Village; Penn ID required (Summer Sessions, SAS; CGS; Office of the VPUL; Business Services; Recreation & Athletics). Every Tuesday through July 27.

6/2 The Don't Be Late 60-Second Lecture & What's for Lunch Series; brief lectures by Penn faculty along with music, performances, free desserts; noon; Fountain/Compass Park, 37th & Locust (Summer Sessions, SAS; CGS; Office of the VPUL; Business Services; Recreation & Athletics). Every Wednesday in June and July.

6/3 New Horizons: On Sol LeWitt; behind-the-scenes program for seniors; 10:30 a.m.; free, with general admission; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

6/5 Creating Miniature Houses; Paul Busse, creator of the Arboretum's Garden Railway Dsiplay, will teach techniques to make miniature houses from natural materials; 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $18/members, $22/non-members; info/reservations: (215) 247-5777 Ext. 156 (Morris Arboretum).

6/24 New Staff Orientation; 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Club Room, Faculty Club (Human Resources). Also July 22.

7/27 Orientation to Animal Research: An IACUC Mandatory Training Seminar; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (University Laboratory Animal Resources).

CGS Special Programs

Registration required. Info: (215) 898-6479 or

6/1 Out of Hollywood: Literature into Film; 4 Tuesdays; 6-9 p.m.; $95.

6/2 Creative Non-Fiction; 5 Wednesdays; 6-8:30 p.m.; $155.

6/3 Modern Jazz Piano Clinic; 2-3 p.m.; $15.

6/5 A New York Art Adventure: A Tour of Chelsea and SoHo Galleries; Penn ID required; 7:45 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; $90.

6/6 Using U.S. Sources for Beginning Irish Research; 1-4 p.m.; $60.

6/7 Grant Writing Workshop; 2 Mondays and 2 Wednesdays; 6-8 p.m.; $170.

6/8 The Renaissance Revisited: Between the Classical and the Grotesque; 4 Tuesdays; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $95.

6/12 Intensive Photography Workshop; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; $125.

6/15 Asking for Major Gifts; 6-8:30 p.m.; $130.

6/18 Journal Writing Workshop; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $90.

6/19 Using the Internet for Fundraising: Principles and Practices: An Intermediate Workshop; $225.

6/21 Advanced Screenwriting Workshop; 5 Mondays; 6-8:30 p.m.; $155.

6/22 Maxfield Parrish & the Golden Age of Illustration; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $35.

6/25 Using the Internet for Fundraising: Developing A Strategy: An Advanced Workshop; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $550.

6/26 Creating a Glorious Perennial Garden in Shade; 10 a.m.-noon; $25.

7/24 Adult Zoocamp; 1-8 p.m.; $65.

8/12 Opera at the Edinburgh International Festival; trip; $3,690. Through August 20.

English Lavnguage Programs

Classes meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Info/registration: (215) 898-8681 or

7/19 TOEFL Preparation; Mondays & Wednesdays; $320. Through August 18.

7/20 Speaking & Listening; Tuesdays & Thursdays; $320. Through August 19.

7/21 Oral Presentation; Wednesdays; $160. Through August 18.

7/22 Test of Spoken English; Thursdays; $100. Through August 5.


6/7 Patterning the C. Elegans Gastrula: Moving Beyond the Cell Lineage; Michael Labouesse, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Developmental Biology).

6/14 Insulin Control of the C. Elegans Lifecycle, Lifespan, and Metabolism; Gary Ruvkun, Massachusetts General Hospital; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics).

6/18 Health System Change in 12 Communities: Update After 2 Years; Paul B. Ginsburg, Center for Studying Health System Change; noon-1:30 p.m.; 1st Floor Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics).

6/21 TBA; Ulrike Gaul, The Rockefeller University; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics).

6/28 TBA; Martyn Goulding, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Developmental Biology).

Master Lecture Series

By Mary Anne Layden, Center for Cognitive Therapy. 9 a.m.-noon, 8th floor, 3600 Market Street. $65/ea., or $180/series (Center for Cognitive Therapy).

6/19 Panic and Anxiety

7/17 PTSD

8/21 Personality Disorders

Summer Programs at Penn

 Penn students help kids from West Philadelphia learn Tae Kwon Do as part of the NCAA National Youth Sports Program.

Youth Sports

* These programs may still accept applications. Call phone numbers listed for information.

Youth Academics


Grad Students


Summer Hours for University Services & Facilities


  •  Accounts Payable Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Annenberg Center Box Office Closed: through September 7; resume normal hours September 8. Info: 898-9079
  • Arthur Ross Galleries Open: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Closed: August 17-September 14.
  • Cashier's Office Window Open: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday.
  • Christian Association Open: regular hours until May 31; June 1-July 7, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; resume normal hours July 8. Closed: Saturday and Sunday.
  • Class of 1923 Ice Rink Closed for the summer; ice skating resumes September 16. Call 898-1923 to receive a brochure in August for the 1999-2000 ice skating season.
  • REVISED Computer Connection Open: June 1-August 15, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; Closed Sunday; Closed July 4 & 5. August 16, resume normal hours.
  • Faculty Club Beginning June 1, Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The club will remain in operation at Skinner Hall until the new facilities open at the Inn at Penn.
  • Gimbel and Hutchinson Gyms Open: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.-G, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.-H (pools open 6:30-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.-G; 7-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-6 p.m.-H); Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.-G (pool open noon-5 p.m.-G). Closed: Saturday and Sunday-H, May 29-31, July 3-5, September 4, September 5-6-H. Hutch pool will have extended hours (7-8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.-6 p.m.) on May 28 & September 3.
  • Hillel Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information call (215) 898-7391.
  • Housing and Conference Services Open: Hamilton House (HRN), Sansom East (Grad A), Mayer Hall. Harrison House (HRS) opens June 25. Closed: all other residences.


  •   Institute of Contemporary Art Open: noon-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday. Closed: July 26-September 9. Reopens: September 10.
  • Jazzercise Open: Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Newman Center.
  • Kelly Writers House Closed from May 17, 6 p.m. to August 23, 10 a.m. To reach staff, call (215) 573-9748 or e-mail
  • Levy Tennis Pavillion Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed: weekends.
  • Morris Arboretum Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • REVISED Penn Book Store Open: June 1-August 15, Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Closed Sunday; Closed July 4 & 5. Regular hours resume August 16.
  • Penn Med Bookstore Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Student Financial Services Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Web site:
  • Student Health Service Open: June, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.; July & August, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Transportation Open: Escort Van, Monday-Sunday, 6 p.m.-3 a.m.; PennBus West, Monday-Friday, 4:50 p.m.-midnight (express runs 4:50-6:30 p.m., regular runs 5:15-midnight, every half-hour after 6 p.m.); PennBus East, Monday- Friday, 5:15 p.m.-midnight, every half-hour after 6 p.m. Closed: shopping shuttle, May-August.
  • University Museum Open: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed: Sundays through September 12.
  • Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center and Rosengarten Reserve Open: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.; May 31: noon-5 p.m.; August 7-September 5: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed. See library hours on the web:

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Summer Programs at Penn

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Suite 211 Nichols House, 3600 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106

(215) 898-5274 or 5275 FAX 898-9137




 Unless otherwise noted all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.

This Summer calendar is a pull-out for posting. Almanac carries an Update with additions, changes and cancellations if received by Monday noon prior to the week of publication. Members of the University may send notices for the Update or September at Penn calendar.


Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 33, May 18/25, 1999