Home Buyers Fair

On Wednesday, March 29, the Office of Community Housing, which administers the Guaranteed Mortgage Program for Penn faculty and staff, will hold its annual Home Buyers Housing Fair from 11a.m. - 2p.m. in the Terrace Room, Logan Hall.

Faculty and staff can meet lenders, realtors, insurance brokers, home inspectors, and more. They can also secure their own personal credit report for $3, and those who complete a housing survey are eligible for prizes. Pre-registration is not required and there is no admission fee.

For more information contact the Office of Community Housing at (215) 573-9725 or (215) 898-7422.

Crime Alert

On Saturday, February 26, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a female was sexually assaulted inside a vestibule located at 4311 Spruce Street. The perpetrator of this assault was described an African-American male, 18 to 25 years old, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, thin build, black bushy hair, clean shaven, medium complexion. The male was wearing a dark outfit and a dark colored jacket--no further description.

The victim was followed by the perpetrator from the area of 40th and Spruce Streets. The male walked behind her asking personal questions all the way to her front door. The perpetrator then asked to use the victim's bathroom. The male gave the impression that he was leaving, just before he attacked the victim in the vestibule of her apartment building.

If this person attempts to make contact with you, please look around for: uniformed police officers, blue light phones, Spectaguard officers, or uniformed University City District Safety Ambassadors. Contact the University of Pennsylvania Police detective bureau at (215) 898-4485 as soon as possible.

--Samuel Lawrence Singer, Detective, Penn Police Department

Spring Break Safety: Special Checks of Residences

In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e., criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following timeframe:

Midnight March 10 to 7 a.m. March 20.

Students, faculty and staff who live within the following geographical boundaries-Schuylkill River to 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street-may participate.

An application must be completed and returned, prior to vacating the premise. Applications may be picked up at the Penn Police Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street, or on the web. Check the Public Safety website at www.upenn.edu/police/ for complete instructions and security tips.

Hepatology Conference

The Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease and the Division of Gastroenterology will host a conference and retreat, Molecular Basis of Hepatic Gene Regulation: From Bench to Bedside, on April 5, at the Gregg Conference Center in Bryn Mawr. Talks by Penn and external investigators will cover the latest developments in the field of basic science research on hepatic gene regulation with a focus on translational components relevant to clinical application such as transplantation, immunosuppression, and gene therapy. There will also be a general poster session open to all digestive-related topics. A schedule of events is available at www.med.upenn.edu/moleculr.

To register for the conference or to obtain more information, e-mail kaiserl@mail.med.upenn.edu. Poster abstracts should e-mailed to above address by Monday, March 20.

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No Almanac March 14

Since the campus population is down for Spring Break, there is no Almanac scheduled for March 14. Staff are on duty to assist contributors planning insertions for March 21 and beyond.Breaking news and bulletins will be posted to "Almanac Between Issues" (see www.upenn.edu/almanac/).


Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 24, March 7, 2000

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