Genes in Angiogenesis and Wound Repair; Nancy Boudreau, University
of California, San Francisco; 2:30 p.m.; second floor, Vagelos Research
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).
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
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.
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.
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
December 4, 2001
Volume 48 Number 14
Rodin has named a Philadelphia lawyer and Penn alumnus as the
new vice president and chief of staff.
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.
and Provost reply to the Gender Equity Report and indicate
an effort to work more closely with the deans to correct departmental
Council Open Forum will include topics of concern to various
constituencies including staff and students.
Emergency Services has a new director
with decades of experience.
of Public Safety's Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning
enforcement of PENNCard policies.
Thomas McNair Scott, a pioneering pediatric researcher and
professor, dies at the age of 100 after an extensive career.
Faculty/Staff Directory is
out and its cover celebrates the 125 Years of Women at Penn.
report of the Ombudsman compares the cases of conflict handled
by that office over the past several years.
Seminars will be held this week for faculty and staff who
want to prepare for the future.
shots will be available to faculty and staff; registration
Way weekly raffles are underway; the deadline for the next
one is Friday