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Time of Fulfillment, the January 29 Penn Humanities Forum by Hayden White, is cancelled.

Due to a recent stroke, the MLK Interfaith speaker, Dr. Wyatt T. Walker, will not be speaking on January 24. The Rev. Dr. Joan Parrott, vice president for leadership development and spiritual renewal at the Children's Defense Fund, will speak in his stead, at 7 p.m., Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.


25 HIV/AIDS in Africa: Taking Action; fourth-annual Conference on Health and Human Rights; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Info.: (215) 823-4206 or (Ethics & Human Rights Program, VA Medical Ctr.; African Studies Ctr.; Penn Center for AIDS Research; Middle East Ctr.)


Now Undergraduate Juried Show; Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery. Through February 1 (GSFA).

Reclaiming the American Western Landscape; Cartographies, mappings and images of altered landscapes; traveling exhibition by Alan Berger, University of Colorado; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through February 1 (Landscape Architecture).

Maya Brim and Kate Stuart; MFA candidates; opening reception: January 22, 5-7 p.m. Graduate Student Center. Through February 8 (GSFA).

27 Middle East Center Museum Tour; 1-5 p.m.; University Museum.


International House

The Films of Albert and David Maysles. $5. Info./tickets: (215) 895-6542 or

24 Salesman; 8 p.m.

25 What's Happening! The Beatles In America; 8 p.m. followed by Gimme Shelter.


22 The Business of Writing; Sheryl Simons on building a freelance writing career, marketing, web-based strategies, contracts and copyrights; 5-7 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Kelly Writers House)

23 Islamic Feminism Before and After September 11; Miriam Cooke, Duke Univesity; 4:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Women's Studies; English Dept.; Kelly Writers House)

Al-Bait Al-Arabi

Arab World's Membership in World History Through its Physical Monuments. Middle East Center coffee hours/discussions; 7 p.m.; TV Lounge, Gregory House.

24 The Arab West

31 The Arab East


27 Jazz Improvisation Duos; fusion of jazz, classical, new age & avant-garde improv; Catherine Marie Charlton, piano; and J. Jody Janetta, percussion; 3 p.m.; Chapel, Philadelphia Cathedral; $10; $5/students & seniors. Info./tickets: (215) 386-0234 ext. 103 (The Global Village--Initiatives in Arts, Culture and Education).


24 Loos and Fine Art: Scandalous Beauty from the Anti-Artist of Architecture; Joseph Masheck; 6:30 p.m.; Arts Café, Writers House (Kelly Writers House).

28 The MouseDriver Chronicles; John Lusk and Kyle Harrison, WG '99; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Wharton e-Business Initiative).


23 Foods of the Forest Dinner Buffet; 5:30-8 p.m.; Faculty Club, Inn at Penn; $28/per person. Info./reservations: (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).


23 mRNA Trafficking in and Between Male Germs; Norman Hecht, Johns Hopkins University; noon; Rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

23 Survivors of the Middle Passage: Autobiographical Accounts by Enslaved Africans in British America; Jerome Handler, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities; 3 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (African Studies Center).

24 India-China Relations: Looking into the Future; Venu Rajamony, Embassy of India; 4:30 p.m.; conference rm., Solomon Asch Ctr., suite 305, St. Leonard's Court (Ctr. for the Advanced Study of India).

24 Slide Lecture; Winifred Lutz (sculptor); 5 p.m.; Meyerson B-3 (GSFA).

29 Slide Lecture; Tom Butter (sculptor); 5 p.m.; Meyerson B-3 (GSFA).

Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is each Monday for the following week's issue. The deadline for the March At Penn calendar is February 12.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 19, January 22, 2002


January 22, 2002
Volume 48 Number 19

In a message to the University community, President Judith Rodin notes that Penn must "take corrective steps now if we want to maintain a balanced budget."
Dr. Dawn Bonnell has been named Trustee Term Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.
Dr. Gary Molander has been named the Allan Day Term Professor.
Dr. Virginia Richards has been named the Kahn Term Professor.
An update on BEN Financials' first two weeks in operation includes a new Advisories web page for users.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board seeks the input of the University community on their recommendations for expanding the PENNCard policy.
Interested in finding out about HERS, the summer institute for women in higher education? Two information sessions will provide the details. now contains a free on-line clinical trial match and referral service for patients who are attempting to locate all available treatment options.