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December AT PENN

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A seasonal model of historic Mill Grove, the first home of John James Audubon, Pa. is part of the Morris Arboretum's Holiday Garden Railway display. See Exhibits.

10 Fall Term classes end.

11 Reading Days. Through December 13.

14 Final Examinations. Through December 21.

21 Fall Semester Ends


Holiday Hours

December Extras


7 A Wooly Bully Itch? (Yes, a wooly bully itch); by Stimulus Children’s Theatre; 7 p.m.; auditorium, Houston Hall. Tickets/info.: (215) 898-2312. Also December 8, 2 & 7 p.m. (Student Performing Arts).

8 Anthropologists in the Making: Gift of the Nile; ages 8-12 tour Egyptian gallery, draw aquatic plants & animals; 10 a.m.; University Museum; $5; pre-registration: (215) 898-4015 (Museum).



November Extras


4 IME Symposium 2001; AM Plenary Lecture: Deciphering Life: Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology; PM Plenary Lecture: Shedding Light on Cancer Using Biomolecular Methodologies; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III. Registration required: (215) 573-6813 or (IME).

13 Exploiting Existing CFAR Data Resources to Stimulate New HIV/AIDS Research; 9 a.m.-noon; BRB II/III Auditorium and Lobby; Info: (215) 898-5673 (Penn Center for AIDS Research).

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.
Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club, Inn at Penn: free, Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Charles Addams Gallery: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fox Gallery, Logan Hall: 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.; open: Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Bldg., 220 South 34th St.: Mon-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meyerson Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Morris Arboretum: $6, $5/seniors, $4/students, free w/ PENNCard, children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See www.library. services/hours/hours.html.

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., Sunday (free), 1-5 p.m.

stratascape, the first creative collaboration by Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture, prinicpals of Asymptote Architecture, and Karim Rashid, Hani's brother and principal of the design firm Karim Rashid, Inc., will be on view this month at the ICA. stratascape explores novel formations made possible today through digital manipulation and the use of new material technologies.


8 Against the Wall: Painting Against the Grid, Surface, Frame; artists from New York City and Philadelphia who investigate alternative painting practices, working with deconstruction strategies, murals, virtual and three-dimensional methods. Opening reception: December 7, 6-8 p.m. ICA. Through February 10.

In Parts: 1998-2001: A Project by Richard Tuttle; American artist who has played a significant role in contemporary art since he emerged in the context of Post-minimalism during the late 1960s; exhibition draws on 13 discrete bodies of work, dating from 1998 to the present. Opening reception: December 7, 6-8 p.m. ICA. Through February 10.

stratascape Asymptote: Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture and Karim Rashid; on the forefront of new innovations in architecture, the work of Couture and Hani Rashid ranges from experimental installations and digital environments to buildings and urban designs. Karim Rashid, brother to Hani, refers to his designs as embodying a "sensual- minimalism," which is evoked by the use of new materials, such as polypropylene that offers crisp, fluid and sculptural forms. Opening reception: December 7, 6-8 p.m. ICA. Through February 10.


Zola and the Dreyfus Affair: Intellectuals and the Struggle for Social Justice; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 3 (Beitler Family Foundation).

MFA 2nd Year Exhibition; artwork of MFA 2nd year candidates; Meyerson Gallery. Through December 6.

Ilaria Arpino: Chorus of a Woman; and Catherine Gontarek: Four Visions in Collage; Kelly Writers House Art Gallery; Through December 8.

Travels in the Labyrinth–Mexican Art in the Pollak Collection; works by 46 Mexican artists born between 1871-1940; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 9 (Provost’s Spotlight Series).

Holiday Garden Railway Display; G-scale model trains running through miniature colonial village; free with regular admission; Morris Arboretum. Weekends only through December 25; Also daily December 26-30.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Musical Treasures in the Penn Library; Kamin Gallery, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 31.

Timothy Hawkesworth: Selected Paintings & Drawings; figurative painter whose works draw from his experience with the Irish landscape. Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through January 4.

Wearable Plants: Mayan Weaving Art; Guatemalan textiles from the Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City; information on patterns, plant fibers, natural dyes and back strap looms used by the Maya weavers; colorful samples of their work include the ceremonial blouse, skirt and headdress worn by women for special fiestas; traces changes in Mayan weaving over the last 60 years; free with regular admission; Morris Arboretum. Through April.

Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan; features Mongolian cultural treasures from the National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Life-size dioramas, photographs, films reconstruct 20th c. Mongolian life. 2nd fl., Dietrich Gallery, University Museum. Through July 2002.


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

Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Morris Arboretum.

University Museum Tours

Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. Info:

1 Modern Mongolia



American Southwest


6 100 years of Cinema: Masterpieces of the World Cinema; screening of Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (S. Paradjanov; 1965; 100 min.; Ukraine); 8 p.m.; International House; $5. Info.: (215) 895-6542 (I-House).

19 Open Video Call; sign-up at 6 p.m.; screening starts at 6:30 p.m.; 20 videos will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis; top selections presented in ICA’s Video Station; submissions must not exceed three minutes (ICA).

Modern Language Program

Gregory College House.

3 Caro Diario; Italian with English subtitles; 9 p.m.
Le Hussard sur le Toit; French with English subtitles; 8 p.m.

Fassbinder Request Night; German with English subtitles; 9 p.m.


Holiday Hours

December Extras


Class of 1923 Ice Rink Public Skating Sessions: Mon. & Wed., 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.*; Tues. & Thurs., noon-2 p.m.*; Thurs., 7-9 p.m.; Fri., 8-10 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m & midnight-2 a.m.(no late sessions December 14, 15, 22, 23, 29 & 30); Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Class of '23 Ice Rink; $6; $4.50/PENNCard, (*=$1 off admission) skate rental: $2/session. See Special Events, and Holiday Hours, below (Class of '23 Ice Rink).

Jazzercize; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday; Newman Center; first class free; $4.50/class, $3.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

11 Porcupine Quillwork Demonstration; talk and demonstration of Native American artistic technique; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; free/Museum admission; Mesoamerican Gallery, University Museum (Museum).

15 Couples Treatment; lecture by senior clinician; 9 a.m.-noon; $65; Info./Registration: (215) 898-4106 (Center for Cognitive Therapy).

19 Conflict Resolution–A Win-Win Approach; instructional video; noon; Suite 1-B South, Training Center, 3624 Market St. (Human Resources).

Office of Community Housing

noon-1 p.m. & 1-2 p.m. Rm 720 Franklin Bldg.; Registration:

5 Hiring a Contractor; finding a safe, responsible contractor.
Community Housing; learn about the Guaranteed Mortgage Program.

Credit Counseling and Repair; repairing damaged credit, what banks consider in making loans, different sources of credit.

ISC Online Consulting Classes

6-9:30 p.m.; 3650 Chestnut St. Info./registration:

3 Dreamweaver Advanced; $570; Also December 5.
XML Introduction; $570; Also December 6, 11, 13.

Flash Introduction; $570; Also December 12, 17,19.

Division of Human Resources
Retirement Education Seminars

Rm. G-16, Irvine Auditorium.


4 New Faculty and Staff; overview of University Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan and TIAA-CREF products and services; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The New Tax Law and Your Retirement Plans: Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act 2001; major changes affecting retirement and education savings; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Developing an Investment Strategy; understand risk tolerance and asset allocation; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Retirement Distribution Flexibilities; learn TIAA-CREF’s income flexibilities at retirement; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Vanguard Group

5 Budget and Debt Management Workshop; establishing a budget, assessing your financial worth, managing credit, debt, saving, spending; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
I nvestments: The Basics; overview of mutual funds, goals and risk tolerance assessment, creating an investment plan; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Investments: Beyond the Basics; building a well-diversified portfolio; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Retirement Distribution Options; retirement process, distribution options, tax and beneficiary planning, post-retirement investment options; 1:30-2:30 p.m.


Holiday Hours

December Extras


5 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; Info: (215) 898-7005.

12 A-3 General Assembly Meeting; noon-1 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall.


Holiday Hours

December Extras


The Tallis Scholars sing seasonal favorites on December 9.

3 Jazz Legacy Series: Elliot Levin Group; featuring Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Calvin Weston; 8 p.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall (Perelman Quad Programming).

7 Celebration of Sacred Sufi Music; Hamza El-Din, Deepak Kumar and Naren Budhkar, singers; 7:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium; $50; $35; $25; tickets: or (215) 336-2000 (Middle East Center).

9 The Tallis Scholars: A Holiday Concert; English vocal ensemble performs holiday carols and seasonal favorites; 7 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $33, $29, $27; tickets: (215) 898-6701 (Penn Presents; PA Council on the Arts; Phila. Cultural Fund; Virginia C. Mulconroy Fund of the Phila. Foundation).

9 Battlefield Band; Scottish music; 7:30 p.m.; $17/advance, $20/door; St. Mary’s Church (Cherry-Tree Music Co-op).

13 Songwriter’s Round Robin; singer-songwriter Gina Scipione with others; 8-10 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral Chapel; $5 (Philadelphia Cathedral).

Music Department

Free/students with PENNCard. Info.: (215) 898-6244 or

1 University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble; performing Carl Orff, Carmina Burana; Dello Joio, Variants on a Mediaeval Tune; Clifton Williams, Fanfare and Allegro; and Barnes Chance, Incantation and Dance; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $5. Tickets: (215) 898-3900.

Ancient Voices: Early Music at Penn; Christmas concert of music from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Featuring: the Missa Ave Maris Stella by Josquin des Prez, plus carols, motets, and solo songs for voice and instruments; 2:30 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $10; $5/student ID.

The Penn Baroque & Recorder Ensembles with the Penn Madrigal Singers; Handel, Flute Concerto in B flat; recorders and madrigals. 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $5.

University of Pennsylvania Choral Society & the University of Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra; a tribute to Verdi featuring his Quattro pezzi sacri (Four sacred pieces); Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain; Borodin, Polovetsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor; Dvorak, Slavonic Dance No. 1.; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $5. Tickets: (215) 898-3900.

Student Performing Arts

8 p.m. Tickets for all shows available on Locust Walk the week of the show. Info.: (215) 898-2312 or http://dolphin.upenn. edu/~oslaf/spa.html

1 Neil Simon’s "Rumors"; performed by Quadramics; Iron Gate Theatre.

Full Measure; Christian a cappella; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall.

Quaker Notes; all female a cappella; auditorium, Houston Hall.

My Favorite Year; musical performed by Penn Singers; Iron Gate Theatre. Through December 8.

Counterparts; co-ed Jazz style a cappella; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall. Also December 8.



6 Philadanco: Xmas Philes; holiday dance performance; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $28-$35; Tickets: (215) 898-6701; Also December 7 at 8 p.m.; December 8 at 2 and 8 p.m.; December 9 at 3 p.m. (Penn Presents; Dance Affiliates).


Holiday Hours

December Extras


6 David A. Skeel, Jr.; on Debts Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America; noon; Penn Bookstore.

8 The Poetry of Rumi; Coleman Barks, Illumination Band, and Hamza El-Din; 7:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum; $50; $35; $25; $18/students. Tickets: or (215) 336-2000 (Middle East Center).

Kelly Writers House

3805 Locust Walk. Info.: (215) 573-WRIT, or

3 Brendan Cahill & Tom Coyne; lunch and conversation; 12:15 p.m.; RSVP required.

Live at the Writers House; a one-hour word and music radio show taping; 8 p.m. Also December 8.

5 Martin Spinelli; producer and creator of LINEbreak of Brooklyn College; on innovative poetry, digital audio and internet radio; noon-2 p.m. Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose and Anything Goes; an open mic night; 8 p.m.

6 Eduardo Cadava; 6:30 p.m.; Arts Café

8 Alicia Askenese & Panna Niak; 4 p.m. (Laughing Hermit Reading Series).

Real Lives on Paper: Eleven Documentary Stories; hosted by Pail Hendrickson; 7 p.m.


Holiday Hours

December Extras

Sandy Taylor of Rainbow Child International portrays Sweden's Santa Lucia during a past Peace Around the World Day at the University Museum.


Now Museum Shops’ Surprise Coupons; 15% to 50% discount with scratch-off coupon at time of purchase; University Museum. Through December 11.

UCD Historic Holiday Trolley; 1947 Trolley decorated for the holidays; free loop from 40th and Market sts. to 49th & Woodland Av. every 20 minutes; 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun., through December 24. (UCD).

2 Sixth Annual Peace Around the World Family Holiday Program; international entertainment geared towards children; children’s choirs; games; face painting; holiday craft workshops; food; international dance demonstrations; workshops. 1:30-4:30 p.m.; University Museum. Info.: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).

2 University City Arts League Annual Craft Show; over 30 artists exhibit their handmade work, including: pottery; clothing; jewelry; mosaics; glass; clocks; and ornaments. Gala opening: December 2, 2-4 p.m.; University City Arts League Children’s Choir will perform at the opening. Monday-Friday, 4-8 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 4226 Spruce St. Through December 22 (University City Arts League).

3 Deep Discount Days; local businesses host a week’s worth of special discounts in celebration of the holiday season; hours and promotional offers vary among individual venue; the shops at 36th and Walnut Streets. Through December 9 (Business Development).

5 Sale-A-Bration; 20% discount on trade Penn insignia clothing & gifts, Penn Collection & holidayt merchandise. Penn Bookstore. Through December 7 (Bookstore).

10 Holiday Reception; 4:15 p.m.; rm. 337 Logan; info: (215) 898-8400 (History & Sociology of Science).

20 Winterfest! at the Class of 1923 Ice Rink; 5:30-9 p.m.; free skating and holiday snacks; $1 skate rental; (UCD; Ice Rink).

Faculty Club

Inn at Penn. Reservations: (215) 898-4168

5 Tree Lighting and Holiday Dinner Buffet; 5:30-8 p.m.; $21.95/person.

Luncheon & Conversation; Arthur L. Caplan, Center for Bioethics; noon.

Dinner & Conversation; Kathy Peiss, American history; 6 p.m.



1 W. Squash vs. Yale; 1:30 p.m.

2 W. Squash vs. Brown; 11:30 a.m.

4 W. Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s; 7 p.m.

5 M. Basketball vs. Villanova; 7 p.m.

7 M. Swimming vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

8 M. Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s; 1 p.m.

22 M. Basketball vs. Davidson; 2 p.m.

29 W. Basketball vs. Siena; 1 p.m.

  • Le Surréalisme et l’Art du Crime; Jonathan P. Eburne, comparative literature & theory; noon; Cherpack Lounge, 5th fl., Williams Hall (French Institute for Culture & Technology).
  • Mouse Models of Muscular Dystrophy: Molecules and Mechanisms; Kevin Campbell, University of Iowa; noon; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
  • The Myosin Molecular Motor: Biochemical and Mechanical Steps; David Warshaw, University of Vermont; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, B400 Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
  • Biomolecular Algorithms Using DNA; Erik Winfree, CIT; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
  • New Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis; Pamela Zeitlin, Johns Hopkins University; 4:00 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Institute for Human Gene Therapy).
  • The Moral Equivalence of the Scientist: The History of an Idea; Steven Shapin, UCSD; 4:15 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).
  • Death, Metal and the Human Image in Ancient Israel; David Ilan, Tel Aviv University; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum; registration requested: (215) 898-4890 (Hagop Kevorkian Visiting Lectureship Fund; Museum).

Tuesday, December 4

  • How Lawyers Can Create Value Through Negotiations; Robert H Mnookin, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Law School (Annual Edward B. Shils Lecture on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution [Law]).
  • Reducing HIV Risk Among African American Adolescents in Urban Communities; Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Center for Urban Health; 4 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Lecture Room, Houston Hall (Provost’s Lecture Series).

Wednesday, December 5

  • Title TBA; David Clouthier, University of Louisville; noon; rm. M100, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
  • Host and Viral Determinants of HIV-Induced Pathogenesis in Human Lymphoid Tissues; Mark Goldsmith, Gladstone Institute of Virology/Immunology, UCSF; noon-1 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research; Microbiology).
  • ATP-dependent Chromatin Remodeling for Transcription; Carl Wu, National Cancer Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium (Wistar).
Thursday, December 6
  • The Ethical Imperatives in Medical Education; David Musick, rehabilitation medicine, HUP; 9-10:30 a.m.; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics Emanuel & Robert Hart Lecture Series).
  • Effect of Substrate Stiffness on Cell Morphology and Function; Paul Janmey, physiology, IME; noon; 337 Towne Bldg. (IME; Bioengineering).
  • The Mysterious Meanderings of Myxobacteria; George Oster, University of California at Berkeley; 3 p.m.; LRSM Auditorium (IME; LRSM).
  • Presentation and Discussion of Hamza El-Din’s Music; Ted Swedenburg, University of Arkansas; 3:30 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk (Middle East Center).

Friday, December 7

  • Nonhuman Primates: Behavior, Environmental Enrichment and Psychological Well Being; Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC International; and Potential Impact of the New USDA Policy; Elizabeth Goldentyre, USDA; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Veterinary School).
  • Nurses Assuring Quality Care for all Populations; Mary E. Foley, The American Nurses Assn.; noon; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI Health Policy Seminar).
  • Degas’s Sculpture: A Tough Ball of Wax; Suzanne Lindsay; 3 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Building (Art History).

Sunday, December 9

  • Afghanistan: A Cultural Briefing; Brian Spooner, Fredrik Hiebert, anthropology; 2 p.m.; how Afghanistan’s history influences the current situation; A Nation Challenged: Museums Respond series; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum (Museum; Pew Charitable Trusts; WHYY; Philadelphia History Exhibitions Initiative).

Monday, December 10

  • The Political Economy of the French and American Enlightenments: Jefferson in Paris 1785-9; Iain McLean, Oxford University; noon; Anspach Lounge, rm. B-32, Stiteler Hall (Political Science).
  • Janine Antoni Slide Lecture; Janine Antoni, sculptor; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).
Wednesday, December 12
  • The Fetal Origins of Atherosclerosis. Maternal Hypercholesterolemia and Treatment During Pregnancy Influence In-Utero Programming and Post-Natal Susceptibility to the Disease; Wulf Palinski, UCSD; noon; M100, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
  • Structure/Function Studies of HIV Envelope Glycoproteins: Cytoplasmic Tails and Other Short Stories; James Hoxie, Center for AIDS Research; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Monday, December 17

  • TBA; David Manning, pharmacology; noon-1 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

Wednesday, December 19

  • Vaccine Vectors in the Search for an HIV Vaccine; Emilio Emini, Merck Research Laboratories; noon-1 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research; Microbiology).
  • The Biology of the Platelet-Specific Chemokines; Mortimer Poncz, Pediatrics; noon; rm. M100, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).


Holiday Hours

December Extras

Operation Santa Claus

To Our Friends at Penn:

We have started working on the details for this year's 14th Annual "Operation Santa Claus" for the young and Senior Citizens. This year's party is again generously being hosted by the Sheraton Hotel. Management at the Hotel will be providing their beautiful ballroom and a lovely meal for the guests. We will again entertain the residents of three West Philadelphia Nursing Homes: The Penn Center for Rehabilitation & Care, Mercy Douglas, & Belmont/Parkside Gereatric Ctr., as well as St. Mary's Villa for abused and neglected Children. Gifts will also be collected and distributed at St. Vincent's Mother --Baby Residence.

Our senior citizen friends & the children will again be treated to a holiday luncheon & gifts from Santa, as well as surprise entertainment, on Wednesday, December 19.
Last year's party was an overwhelming success, again over 800 gifts were donated along with monetary donations to pay for the party expenses. The gifts were distributed to all the guests in attendance, as well as enough to be sent back to the children and elderly not well enough to attend. Gifts were also delivered to families at the People's Emergency Center and Trevor's Place.

We're asking for your help again. We are in need of 600+ gifts and monetary donations to cover the cost of the party. Monetary donations are extremely appreciated. This is used to cover the cost of transportation, entertainment and additional gifts that are always needed.
If you would like further information, please feel free to visit Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Building or call me at (215) 898-7234 or (215) 898-4210. Those in Physical Plant can contact George Reale.

Below are some gift suggestions. Simply choose something off the list, wrap it, & place a label/tag on the outside marked with what the item is, whether for a man or woman, girl or boy and the size if applicable. If you would like to purchase a gift for someone more personally, please give me a call & I will assign you a guest to buy a gift for. Please contact us & let us know if you are interested in participating so we can be sure that all the children and senior citizens attending will receive a gift.

There has always been a lot of interest from our staff and friends around campus. We are hoping that you will again be able to help. Please help make this another successful holiday project full of joy and giving for children and elderly.

Please Bring All Gifts and Donations To Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Bldg. No later Than Monday, December 17.

  • Infants/Toddler Outfits, Activity Centers/Toys
  • Children's board games and hand held electronic games
  • Children's outfits, toys, Barbie dolls, beanie babies
  • Sweatshirts/pants (Men's sz. Lg. & XLg. and Ladies sz. Med. & Lg.)
  • Socks (Men's white and dark and Ladies' knee socks & knee highs)
  • Perfume and cologne and dusting powder for ladies
  • Men's t-shirts and undershirts & thermals (Xlg. & Lg)
  • Ladies' thermals (sz. Med & Lg)
  • Slippers with back out (slip-ons) --(not the sock type)--Men's sz Med. & Lg
    and Ladies' sz. Sm & Med & Lg.
  • Men's and Ladies Sweaters (all sizes)
  • Trivia games, puzzles, chess, checkers, old card games

--Yvonne Giorgio (Oronzio), Operation Santa Claus


Holiday Hours

December Extras

Penn Volunteers In Public Service
Christmas Drive

Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Christmas Drive, November 26-December 14. As you buy gifts for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to the less fortunate members of our community. All toys and gifts donated will suport the efforts of organizations including the People's Emergency Shelter, McMichael School, Potter's Mission, and Wordsworth Community Mental Health Agency.

All items for the holiday drive must be new not used and please indicate the gender and age appropriateness of all gifts. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations.

Wharton Exec. Ed

200 Steinberg Conf. Ctr.

Roxanne Rawson


Women's Center

3643 Locust Walk

Gloria Gay


Af-Am Resource Ctr.

3537 Locust Walk

Afi Roberson


Veterinary Medicine

Rosenthal Lobby

Trish diPietrae



107 Towne Building

Tanya Christian


English Lang. Prog.

14 Bennett Hall

Hilary Bonta


Human Resources

527A 3401 Walnut

Cerie O'toole



120 Logan Hall

Kristin Davidson


Dental School

E2, 3rd Floor

Dee Stenton


Van Pelt Library

Shared Catalogue Dept.

Rachelle Nelson


Renal Division

700 Clinical Research

Yvonne McClean



230A 3401 Walnut

Regina Cantave



265C 3401 Walnut

Doris Pate



1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O'Keefe


Campus Dining

200A, 220 South 40th

Sugirtha Vivek


Nursing Ed Bldg.

4th Fl. Reception Desk

Donna Milici


Political Science

217 Stiteler Hall

Marcia Dotson



203A Sansom West

Kathy Ritchie


School of Medicine

356 Anatomy/Chemistry

Mary Dickson


Presidents' Office

100 College Hall

Audrey Schneider


Houston Hall

Information Desk

Sarah Demucci



3611 Locust Walk

Patricia Ravenell



133 South 36th St/5th fl.

Isabel Mapp


Faculty Club

3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn

Natalka Swavely


Departments! There is still time!

Won't you consider adopting a family during the Holidays?

Several departments have adopted a deserving family for the holidays and will be providing the family with toys and gifts so that they too can have a joyous holiday.

Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail: for additional information and /or to volunteer for these programs.

--Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff & Alumni Volunteer Services; Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service & Center for Community Partnerships


Holiday Hours

December Extras

2001 Holiday Hours for University Services and Facilities

Academic Records

Closes December 2 at 11 a.m. Reopens January 2 at 9 a.m.

Accounts Payable

Closes December 21 at noon. Closed December 25, & January 1. Open December 26-31, 9 a.m.-noon. Regular hours resume January 2.

Annenberg Center

Box Office Call (215) 898-3900 for info.

Arthur Ross Gallery

Closed December 10 through January 3. Reopens January 4, 10 a.m.

Cashier’s Office

Closed December 24, 25, 27 and January 1. Open December 26, 28 & 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular hours resume, January 2.

Christian Association

Closed except by appointment December 17-21 and January 2-6. Call to schedule appointments if necessary. Closed December 22 through January 1. Regular hours resume January 7.

Community Housing

Closes December 21, 4 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m. No walk-in hours December 19-21.

Computer Connection

Open December 26-31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; January 2-4, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed December 22-25 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 5. See

College Houses and Academic Services

Open December 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed December 22 through January 1. Regular hours resume January 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Escort Service, PennBus, Handivan

Closed December 23 through January 1. Reopens January 2. During winter break, limited transportation will be provided in cooperation with Public Safety by calling (215) 898-7297.

Faculty Club

Closed December 24 through January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Houston Hall

Closes December 21, 7 p.m. Regular hours resume January 6.


Call (215) 898-5911 or visit for hours.

Ice Rink, Class of 1923

Closed December 25 and January 1. Call (215) 898-1923 or visit for hours. See Fitness/Learning.

Information Systems & Computing

University operators will be answering main (215) 898-5000 calls December 26-29. No operator services December 25 and January 1. Networking staff will be operating on-call and responding to critical network emergencies via the First Call automated hotline (215-573-4778) during University Holiday Hours.


Open December 4-20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. No class December 25, 27, & January 1. Classes resume January 3.

Kelly Writers House

Closes December 21, 5 p.m. Closed December 23-31 & January 1, 2, & 13-15. Open January 7-11, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Regular hours resume January 14.

Levy Tennis Pavilion

Open December 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; December 26-27, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 28-30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; December 31, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed December 25 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Morris Arboretum

Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Newman Center

Closes December 21, 1 p.m. Reopens January 7, 9 a.m.

Penn Bookstore

Open December 24, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; December 26-29, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; December 31, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; January 1, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed December 25.

PennCard Center

Closed December 22, 2 p.m. through January 1. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m. See

Recreation Department Gimbel and Hutchinson Gyms

Gimbel Gymnasium Open December 27-28 and January 3-4, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.; January 5-6, noon-6 p.m.; Closed December 22-26 & December 29 through January 2. Hutchinson Gymnasium Open December 11-22, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed December 22 through January 6. Ringe Squash Courts Closed December 22-26 & December 29 through January 2. Open December 27, 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-7 p.m.; and December -28, noon-4 p.m.

Registrar’s Office

Closes December 21 at noon. Reopens January 2 at 9 a.m.

Residence Halls

Sansom Place East, Sansom Place West, Harrison College House, Harnwell College House, Hamilton College House and Mayer Hall remain open. All other dormitories close at December 22, noon and reopen January 5, 9 a.m.

Student Financial Services

Closes December 21, 2 p.m. Reopens January 2, 9 a.m. See

Student Health

Closes December 21, 4:30 p.m. Closed December 23-25, 30-31, & January 1, 3, 4, 6, 8-12. Open December 22 & 26-30, 9-11:30 a.m. & January 13, noon-7:30 p.m. Regular hours resume January 14, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

University Museum

Galleries: Closed December 23-25, 31 & January 1. Open December 26-30, Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays during holidays. Regular hours resume January 2. Pyramid Shop: Located at the Kress entrance of the Museum. Same hours as Galleries, above.

Van Pelt/Lippincott Libraries and Rosengarten Reserve:

December 11-20 Extended hours–Van Pelt/Lippincott: Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-midnight. Rosengarten/USC: Open Monday through Thursday, 24 hours; Friday closes 2 a.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday opens 10 a.m.; Holiday hours–December 21, 8:30-5 p.m.; Closed December 22-25; December 26-28 and January 2-6, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 30 through January 1; and January 6-7. Regular hours resume January 7. See



Holiday Hours

December Extras

Suite 211 Nichols House,
3600 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106
(215) 898-5274 or 5275
FAX (215) 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 (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required. This December 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 January At Penn calendar.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 13, November 20, 2001



November 20, 2001
Volume 48 Number 13

Penn receives over $15.5 million from JDRF and W.W. Smith Trust to establish two centers to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications
For FY 2001, the Associated Investments Fund, Penn's main investment vehicle, out-performed its benchmark, returning a positive performance.
Penn's paystubs have been redesigned to be more informative and easier to understand.
Penn's Way weekly raffles begin; envelopes must be submitted to Payroll by this Wednesday for the first drawing.
With fall semester classes ending December 10, the Provost reissues the Rules Governing Final Examinations.
Two types of grants are available to faculty to conduct cancer-related research projects; the deadline is January 15 for both.
As the holidays approach, there are special events and performances to attend and there are the annual appeals to donate and contribute to those less fortunate.