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9 Fine Arts Undergraduate Exhibition; opening reception: January 15, 5-7 p.m.; Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery. Through February 1 (GSFA).


8 Is There a Role for Embryonic Stem Cells in the Treatment of Disease?; Ron McKay, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes, Laboratory of Molecular Biology; noon-1 p.m.; Abramson Room 123C, CHOP (Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, CHOP).

11 Music for the Beginning of Time; panel discussion of Crumb's Vox Balaenae; panelists: George Crumb, composer; Eugene Narmour & Anna Weesner, Music; and Robert Maggio, West Chester University; 7 p.m.; followed by 8 p.m. performance from eighth blackbird at Annenberg Center (see Music section of January AT PENN calendar). Reserved seating for panel: (215) 898-8220 (Penn Humanities Forum; Penn Presents).

14 Dynein, Nuclear Migration, and Lissencephaly; Ronald Morris, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; 2 p.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002


January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17

Dr. Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn. Services will be held on January 12.
Dr. Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December 18 after teaching here for 44 years.
President Judith Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
Penn and other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate in the fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Dr. Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
Out with FinMIS and in with BEN Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
Procards no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in the new Penn Marketplace; BEN Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Postdoctoral Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
The Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize the University community with the resources available for resolving complaints.
Blood Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
Doctoral students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning January 18.
Corrections to the Faculty/Staff Directory are due January 23 so they can be included in the upcoming addendum.
The Penn's Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner will be in next week.