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What’s New on the Web?
September 4, 2007, Volume 54, No. 2

Depicted below is Almanac’s home page and an explanation of what is available from the website.

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1 The date and current temperature in Philadelphia. Click on weather logo to get weather information for other cities.

2 Search for Almanac articles from issues since October 1970. Use quotation marks around a phrase to narrow the search: “summer camps” yields 92 documents as compared to 197 documents for summer camps.

3 New RSS feeds provide you with the most recent headlines and other news articles delivered directly to your computer or other web-enabled device.

4 Printer-friendly version of the page—no menus, icons or other navigation items, just news-related text and images.

5 E-mail this page to a friend.

6 Express Almanac: Subscribe to receive e-mail messages with links to breaking news, the latest issue or the AT PENN Calendar.

7 View contents of the latest Almanac issue or download and print the PDF version.

8 Read the latest AT PENN Calendar.

9 Between Issues—Archive of breaking news items that happen after publication.

10 Past Issues—issues and calendars both in HTML and PDF formats from July 1995 to the present. New Searchable PDFs are now available for issues dating back to October 1970.

11 Deadlines for submission to Almanac for both issue and calendar as well as guidelines on submission and Speaking Out letters.

12 Information and cost for placing a classified ad in Almanac.

13 Link to Penn Directory.

14 Contact information for Almanac staff.

15 FAQs—frequently asked questions relating to deadlines, subscriptions, the history of Almanac, publication policies, bookmarking, making Almanac your home page, and much more.

16 Link to Penn’s home page.

17 Links to some of the most-wanted items from prior issues including: Academic Calendar, Crime Reports, Emergency Closings, Recognized Holidays, Salary Guidelines and Pre-web documents (now includes searchable PDFs of issues from 1970-1995).

18 Front Page News section with links to each article from the current issue. (The latest breaking news, such as Almanac Between Issues, will also appear in this section.)
19 Highlights from the current issue with links to each article.

20 Links to essential Penn specific information including: Business Services, Directories, Facilities Services, Governance, Human Resources, the Library, Mail Services, Penn Police, Penn A-Z, and U@Penn. There are also links to major, off-campus news websites including: Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News & World Report, CNN and KYW. Want to enjoy campus life more in your spare time? The “Arts & Leisure” section contains links to many of Penn’s art galleries, the Penn Museum, the Morris Arboretum, Penn Presents, as well as Recreation and Athletics.

21 Entire listing of contents from current issue with links to each article.

22 The most recent AT PENN Calendar with links to featured programs and exhibits.

23 Schedule & deadlines for upcoming issues and AT PENN Calendar.

Almanac - September 4, 2007, Volume 54, No. 2