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DECEMBER AT PENN


TALKS

7 Homeobox Genes in Angiogenesis and Wound Repair; Nancy Boudreau, University of California, San Francisco; 2:30 p.m.; second floor, Vagelos Research Labs (IME).

9 Afghanistan: A Cultural Briefing; Brian Spooner, Museum; Fredrik Hiebert, Museum; Robert Dyson, anthropology; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum (Museum; WHYY; Philadelphia History Exhibitions Initiative).

11 Porcupine Quillwork Demonstration; Jo Esther Parshall Bear, Cheyenne River Lakota, one of the foremost living practitioners of this art;11:30 a.m.; Mesoamerican Gallery, University Museum. Free with Museum admission.

Man's leggings with porcupine quill work, buckskin, and hair from the Mandam people, North Dakota, circa 1830, in the Museum's American section. Quillworking, the art of using the processed and dyed quills of the porcupine to decorate clothing and other items, is an artistic technique used by Native Americans.
One of three rare bronze reproductions of 2,000-year-old gold artifacts from Afghanistan, buried at the site of the Tillya Tepe. The cast is 2-1/2 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches high. The reproductions and molds were recently loaned to the Museum.

Calendar Deadlines: The deadline for the January At Penn calendar is December 4. See www.upenn.edu/calendar/caldead.html for more details.


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 14, December 4, 2001

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
December 4, 2001
Volume 48 Number 14
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

President Rodin has named a Philadelphia lawyer and Penn alumnus as the new vice president and chief of staff.
The Gender Equity Committee's Report on the status of women faculty at Penn concludes that problems reside primarily in individual departments rather than at the University-wide level.
The President and Provost reply to the Gender Equity Report and indicate an effort to work more closely with the deans to correct departmental inequities.
The University Council Open Forum will include topics of concern to various constituencies including staff and students.
Fire and Emergency Services has a new director with decades of experience.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning enforcement of PENNCard policies.
Dr. Thomas McNair Scott, a pioneering pediatric researcher and professor, dies at the age of 100 after an extensive career.
The new Faculty/Staff Directory is out and its cover celebrates the 125 Years of Women at Penn.
The report of the Ombudsman compares the cases of conflict handled by that office over the past several years.
Retirement Seminars will be held this week for faculty and staff who want to prepare for the future.
Flu shots will be available to faculty and staff; registration is required.
Penn's Way weekly raffles are underway; the deadline for the next one is Friday