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May 27, 2008, Volume 54, No. 34
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University.
For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or see www.facilities.upenn.edu/ or the University’s website, www.upenn.edu. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.
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Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Special Events Sports Talks

academic Calendar Index


First Session Classes end.


Independence Day Observed—no classes.


Second Session Classes begin.


Second Session Ends; 12-week Evening Session Classes end.

Children's Activities Index

Garden Railway Events at Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156.
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.


Pennsylvania Train Weekend; learn the history of the trains that ran through Pennsylvania. Through June 15.


Circus Week; see the circus trains and learn the history of the circus; Through July 6.


Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Weekend; Through July 20.


Circus Week; come see the circus trains and learn the history of the circus; Through September 8.

Peanut Butter & Jams: World Cafe Live
$10/adults, $7/children; 11:30 a.m.; Info.: www.worldcafelive.com.


Bubble do Beatles; NYC pop-rockers perform a kid-friendly Beatles tribute; $13, $8/children.


Bill & Tammy’s Children’s World Music Express.


Alex and The Kaleidoscope Band.


Lori Holton Nash; gifted children’s educator and entertainer.


Uncle Rock.




Recess Monkey; 3 p.m.


Princess Katie & Racer Steve; NYC kiddie rockers perform rock, country, pop, and dance music.


Ellen and Matt; husband and wife kid-rockers create a fusion of family-friendly high-energy indie pop.


Presley, Melody & the Baby Dolls; revisit the ‘60s and ‘70s Partridge Family era with this family group in an interactive concert.


The Jimmies; NYC-based band play “real music for real kids.”

Penn Museum: Summer Wonder 2008
Designed for children ages 6-12 and their families, Summer Wonder programs introduce diverse cultural perspectives through performing arts.
Programs begin at 10:30 a.m., free w/Museum admission.
Register: (215) 746-6774.


Spiral Q; Puppeteers use giant puppets to educate groups about using art to achieve community goals.


Momma Sandi; storyteller dedicated to perserving African, Carribean and Southern oral traditions through words, rhythm, songs and audience participation.


Hypnosis; tribal-style dance troupe that incorporates a blend of improvisation and dance derived from Central Asian and Middle Eastern forms of expression.


Legionnaires and Gladiators; learn about the weapons and tactics used in the battles of Ancient Rome in this reenactment. 


Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac; traditional Aztec dance and drum performance designed to perserve the cultural heritage of Mexico. 


Sonqo; authentic Andean music performed with traditional instruments.


Thillana; Penn’s premier Classical Indian dance troupe.


Native Nations Duo; demonstrations of Native American cultures through dance, song, storytelling and traditional music.

conferences Index


8th Annual Herpesvirus Symposium; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III; register by June 3: www.uphs.upenn.edu/medicine/ID.htm (Infectious Disease Division, School of Medicine).

exhibits Index

Admission Donations and Hours

AIRSPACE Gallery, 4013 Chestnut St.; Mon.-Wed., 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Sun., 1-4 p.m.

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Annenberg Forum; free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn, Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, 3600 Market St.: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fox Gallery, Logan Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate School of Education (GSE), Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $6, $3/artists, seniors, students over 12; free/members, children 12 & under, w/PennCard;
Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
International House; free; for hours call (215) 387-5125.
Kelly Writers House Gallery: free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., 6-11 p.m.
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., appointment only.
Meyerson Gallery, Meyerson Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Morris Arboretum: $10, $8/seniors, $5/students & youth 3-18, free w/ PennCard, children under 3; Summer Hours (Apr-Oct): weekdays 10 a.m-4 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  (June, July and August - thursday extended to 8:30 p.m. )
Penn Museum: $8, $5/seniors,  children 6-17, full-time students w/ ID, free/members, w/ PennCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
The Rotunda: free; Mon. & Thurs. noon-6 p.m.; www.muralarts.org.
Slought Foundation: free; Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Wistar Institute: Info. (215) 898-3700. 
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.



Symbiosis; digital prints by Shirley Steele; Burrison Gallery; reception: June 6, 5 p.m. Through July 4.


Local Artist Photo Exhibit; featuring works of the Northwest Artist Collective, a group of professional artists from Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill; Morris Arboretum. Through October 20.


Style Tribes v6.0; exploration of the tribal connection between fashion, music, media and specific social groups with a collection of works by Design & Merchandising students from Drexel University; reception: June 11, 6 p.m.; International House. Through August 22.


Peep Show; reception: June 13, 6 p.m.; AIRSPACE. Through July 4. AT PENN Extras!


Background Information; Marisa Olson combines performance, video, sound, drawing and installation to address intersections of pop culture and the cultural history of technology, as they effect the voice, power and persona. ; Esther Klein Art Gallery; Reception: July 11, 5 p.m. Through August 30.



Personal Landscapes; Netanel Eliezer’s photography collection of dresser tops of various IHouse residents; International House. Through June 6.


Recent Acquisitions from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.  Through June 8. AT PENN Extras!


Remembered Light: Destruction and Resurrection–Glass Fragments from World War II; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 15. AT PENN Extras!


Odor Limits; multi-media exhibit that explores the potential of scent to create compelling aesthetic experiences; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through June 28. AT PENN Extras!


Papaver Rubrum Giganteum; 300 giant poppy plants crafted from plumber’s pipe, topped by flowers cut from aluminum sheeting; Morris Arboretum. Through June 29.AT PENN Extras!


Trisha Donnelly; San Francisco–based photographer, painter, sculptor, & performance artist; ICA. Through August 3. AT PENN Extras!


Mike’s World; focused view of a single Michael Smith performance persona as it developed over many years; ICA. Through August 3. AT PENN Extras!


Project Space and Ramp Project– Trenton Doyle Hancock: Wow That’s Mean and Other Vegan Cuisine; narrative of the fictional Mounds and Vegans conveyed through artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, wallpapers, and installations; ICA. Through August 3.  AT PENN Extras!


Textual Spaces: An Architecture of Reading; examines the spaces in which reading happens; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 8.AT PENN Extras!


Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography in New Guinea; color photography of Austin Super’s ethnographic research in Papau New Guinea; Merle-Smith Changing Exhibition Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September 14.   AT PENN Extras!


Big Bungalow Suite V; 11 x 30 ft. acrylic work of abstract art by Robert Rahway Zakanitch; Forum, Annenberg Center. Through September.  AT PENN Extras!


Penn in the World: Twelve Decades at the University of Pennsylvania Museum; the Museum’s long history using historic photographs, original documents, architectural drawings and artifacts from Museum’s expeditions; Penn Museum. Through September 28. AT PENN Extras!


Garden RailwayArchitectural Wonders of the World; visitors will experience visits to the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal and more; Morris Arboretum; Through October 13.  AT PENN Extras!


Surviving: The Body of Evidence; interactive exhibition explores evolution and its profound impact on humans; Penn Museum. Through May 3, 2009. AT PENN Extras!


Francis Johnson: Music Master of Early Philadelphia; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through October 2009.AT PENN Extras!


Collective Imprints; a collectively-produced work of visual art that celebrates the life and history of The Rotunda, local history and folklore, and visions for future neighborhoods and communities; The Rotunda. Ongoing. AT PENN Extras!


meta Metasequoia; see the world from among a canopy of redwood limbs; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing. AT PENN Extras!


A Wonderful Life: A Daughter’s Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager’s digital art; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing. AT PENN Extras!


The Jewish Book: Material Texts and Comparative Contexts; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; virtual exhibit, www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/cajs/fellows06/.


Photographs from the Field; ethnographic photographs by anthropology graduate students; Museum Library, Penn Museum. Ongoing. AT PENN Extras!


Strokes of Genius: The Art of Annie G. Hunter;Museum Library, Penn Museum. Ongoing. AT PENN Extras!

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Treasures From the Royal Tombs of Ur; Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven’s Journey: The World of Alaska’s Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: ‘ahu’ula + lei niho palaoa

films Index


Hope Deferred: Perspectives on Stem Cell Research; Brooke Ellison will speak following the screening;10 a.m.; free; Class of ’23 Auditorium, BRB II/III (Center for Bioethics).  

ICA Whenever Wednesday
Screenings free w/admission.


Hancock’s House of Horrors Film Series: The Baby; dusk.


Hancock’s House of Horrors Film Series: The Driller Killer; dusk.


Annual Open Video Call; sign-up: 6:30 p.m., screening: 7 p.m.

International House
Screenings w/English subtitles. Tickets: $7, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.


Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood; 8 p.m.


Messiah of Evil; 8 p.m.; $12; 7 p.m.


Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano; 7 p.m.


Cria Cuervos; 7 p.m.; Spanish.


Deep End; 7 p.m.


Identification Marks: None (Rysopis); 5 p.m.; Polish.


Walkover (Walkower); 7 p.m.; Polish w/ English subtitles; preceded by Against the Clock: Skolimowski, Filmmaker, Painter, Poet; French & Polish.

fitness/learning Index


Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; Newman Center; first class free; $8/class, $6/students; contact Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777, ext. 125.


Yoga Around the Garden: Eight Enchanted Evenings!; 7-8:15 p.m.; $72/four sessions, $144/eight, $64/four sessions/members, $128/eight/members. Continues through July.


Garden Discovery Series: Battle of the Bugs; free w/admission; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Hardy Fern Gardening; 7-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.


Vase Arranging for Floral Stems; 10 a.m.-noon; $35, $30/members.


Garden Discovery Series: Made in the Shade; find out why planting trees is a cool thing to do; free w/admission; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Garden Discovery Series: Petal Pictures; paint a picture using flower petals from the garden; free w/admission; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learning and Education: HR
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/Learning/.


Penn Perspective; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $75. Continues June 11.


Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;  $75.


Brown Bag Matinee—“Clown”; noon-1 p.m.


Career Focus Brown Bag— Moving On…”; noon-1 p.m.


Essentials of Management—Cohort 13; Essentials of Management Kickoff; 9-10:30 a.m.; $250. Continues through October.


Brown Bag Matinee—“Accountability that Works!”; noon- 1p.m.


Career Focus Brown Bag—“Self Assessment”; noon-1 p.m.


AMA’s Strategies for Developing Effective Presentations; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Continues July 24.


Career Focus Brown Bag—“Careers in Development and Alumni Relations”; noon-1 p.m.


Brown Bag Matinee—“Who Moved My Cheese?”; noon-1 p.m.

Quality of Worklife: HR
Open to faculty and staff. Register:www.hr.upenn.edu/Quality.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St.; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Open to faculty, staff, and students; register: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training.


Excel 2003 Intro; $190.


FilemakerPro Intermediate; $260.


HTML Fundamentals; 2 days; $494.


PowerPoint 2003 Intro; $190.


Photoshop CS2 Web Graphics; 2 days; $494.


Excel 2003 Intermediate; $190.


PowerPoint 2003 Beyond the Basics; $190.


Word 2003 Intro; $250.


Excel 2003 Programming with VBA; 2 days; $790.


Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Computers; 3 days; $1,121.


Access 2003 Advanced; 2 days;  $448.


Visio Intermediate; $224.


Supporting the Windows Vista Operating System and Applications; 2 days; $746.


Word 2003 Intermediate; $250.


Excel 2007 New Features; $110; 1:30-3 p.m.


What’s New in Office 2007-Interface; $95; 9-10:30 a.m.


What’s New in Outlook 2007; $95; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


What’s New in Word 2007; $95; 3:30-5 p.m.


Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.


Advanced Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.


Outlook 2003 Intro; $110; 9 a.m.-noon.


Outlook 2003 Calendars & Contacts; $110; 1-4 p.m.


Implementing Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0; 2 days; $746.


What’s New in Office 2007-Interface; $95; 3-4:30 p.m.


Outlook 2007 Intro-Hands On; $110; 9 a.m.-noon. 


PowerPoint 2007 New Features; $110; 1-2:30 p.m.


Word 2003 Advanced; $250.


Outlook 2007 Advanced; $190.


PowerPoint 2003 Intro; $190.


Visio Intro; $224.


FilemakerPro Intro; $260.


Excel 2003 Intro; $190.


Access 2003 Intro; 2 days, $357.


Word 2003 Intro; $250.


Excel 2003 Intermediate; $190.


What’s New in Office 2007-Interface; $95; 9-10:30 a.m.


What’s New in Outlook 2007; $95; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


What’s New in PowerPoint 2007; $95; 3:30-5 p.m.


What’s New in Word 2007; 1:30-3 p.m. $72.


Word 2003 Intermediate; $250.


Dreamweaver 8: Intro; 2 days; $750.


Business objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $750.


Microsoft Project 2003 Intro; $448.


Cascading Style Sheets; $570.


SharePoint 2007 Power End User; $1,495.


Excel 2003 Intro; $190.


Word 2003 Intro; $250.


PowerPoint 2003 Intro; $190.


Visio Introduction; $224.


Excel 2003 Intermediate; $190.


FilemakerPro Intermediate; $260.


Excel 2003 Advanced; $190.


Word 2003; $250.


Access 2003 Advanced; $448.


What’s New in Excel 2007; $95; 1:30-3 p.m.


What’s New in Office 2007—Interface; $95.


What’s New in Outlook 2007; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $95.


What’s New in Word 2007; 3:30-5 p.m. $72.


HTML Fundamentals; $494.


Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.


Word 2003 Advanced; $250.


Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Computers; $1,121.


Supporting the Windows Vista Operating System & Applications; $746.

PennFit: Results Sessions
Register: rm. 117, Pottruck Health Center.


10-Week Fitness & Wellness Track; meets Thursdays at noon; free.


5-Week Healthy Eating Track; meets Wednesdays at noon; free.

Meetings Index


WXPN Board Policy Meeting; 4 p.m.; 3025 Walnut St.; Info.: (215) 898-0628.


PPSA Open Board Meeting; noon-1:30 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni Center. RSVP: ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu.


Spring Full Board Meeting of the Trustees. Continues June 20; Houston Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.

music Index

ICA Whenever Wednesday
Events at 7 p.m.; info.: www.icaphila.org.


Performance—Michael Smith.


Bardo Pond.

Morris Arboretum
Groovin’ in the Garden–Twilight Concert Series; 7-8:30 p.m.; free w/admission.


Ambler Symphony Orchestra.


Cintron; Latin soul band.


The Absolute Truth; smooth jazz, R&B and funk with a splash of gospel, blues and the Caribbean.


Raggamuffins; reggae band that combines traditional Jamaican roots reggae with a modern, original twist.

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing, see www.worldcafelive.com.

            WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; every Friday; reservations: www.xpn.org.


Penn Presents
Info./tickets: www.pennpresents.org.


Paul Taylor Dance Company; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $29-$46; Also June 6, 8 p.m. and June 7, 2 and 8 p.m.   AT PENN Extras!

readings/signings Index

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore.


Kafka Comes to America; Steven Wax; 6 p.m.


What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life; Avery Gilbert; 7 p.m.

special events Index


Farmer’s Market; every Wednesday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 36th and Walnut Sts.   


Wharton Programs for Working Professionals Information Session; 6 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-2888. 


Queen’s Tea; wear your best hat and gloves; noon-2 p.m.; LGBT Carriage House; RSVP: (215) 898-0104 (Women of Color At Penn).


Moonlight and Roses Gala; annual garden dinner party; 6 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; tickets: $15-425; info: www.morrisarboretum.org (Arboretum).


University City Dining Days; restaurants offer a prix fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $30; reservations should be made directly through the restaurant; see www.ucityphila.org or a list of those participating (UCD).

talks Index


Qualitative Features of an Effective Immune Response to HIV; Mark Connors, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases; 1 p.m.; lobby, BRB II/III (CFAR).


Title Tba; Ronald Petersen, director of Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; 9 a.m.; Class of ’23 Auditorium, BRB II/III; Info: (215) 898-3163 (Institute on Aging). 

7/22 We Need to Do Something: An Alzheimer’s Action Plan to Help Families Through Key Decisions; Lisa Gwyther, Alzheimer’s Family Support Program; 3:30 p.m.; RSVP: aging@mail.med.upenn.edu; Ralston House (Institute on Aging).

Summer Hours Index

For an extensive listing of Penn’s summer hours, visit http://summeratpenn.upenn.edu/resources/hours.php.
You’ll also find information on academic, athletic, artistic, social, recreational and multicultural programs
and events offered or conducted at Penn during the summer. Most offices are closed July 4.

Accounts Payable: Open: Monday-Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Closed: July 4.

Annenberg Center Box Office: Open: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m-6 p.m.

Cashier’s Office: Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Christian Association: Open: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info.: (215) 746-6350.

Computer Connection: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/computerstore/.

Class of 1923 Ice Rink: Closed for the summer.

Hillel: Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: June 9 & 10, July 4. Info.: (215) 898-7391 or www.pennhillel.org
Housing & Conference Services: Open all summer during normal business hours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed weekends. Info.: (215) 898-3547.

Houston Hall: Open: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. May operate on extended hours for special events; Closing at 6 p.m. on June 9 and 27. Closed: July 4.

Hutchinson Facility: Open: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-
8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Institute of Contemporary Art:  Open: Wednesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed: August 4-September 3.

Kelly Writers House: No summer classes. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info.: (215) 573-9748 or  wh@english.upenn.edu.

Levy Tennis Pavilion: June: Open Monday-Friday,
9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July-August: Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Closed: Saturdays and Sundays. Times subject to change. Info.: (215) 898-4741.

L.U.C.Y. (Loop through University City): Runs: Monday-Friday, 6:10 a.m.-7 p.m. No service: weekends and July 4. Info.: (215) 580-7800.

Morris Arboretum: Open: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Newman Center: Open: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed: Fridays until August 29, and July 4. Open for 12:05 p.m. Mass through August 31. Info.: (215) 898-7575.

Penn Bookstore: Beginning June 2: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

PennCard Center: Open: Monday-Friday,
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed: July 4.

Penn Museum: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. Closed: July 4 and August 31.

Pottruck Health Center: Open: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Registrar: Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Info.: www.upenn.edu/registrar/.

Sheerr Pool & Co-ed Sauna: Open: Monday-Friday, 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/.

Student Financial Services: Open: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Info.: www.sfs.upenn.edu.

Student Health Service:  Monday-Friday, 9-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9-11:30 a.m.; Closed: Sundays, July 4. Info.: www.vpul.upenn.edu/shs/.

Transportation: Shuttle, Monday-Sunday, 6 p.m.-7 a.m.; PennBus West, Monday-Friday, 4:45 p.m.-midnight; PennBus East, Monday-Friday, 5:15 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

University Club: Open: Monday-Friday, morning refreshments: 7:30-10 a.m.; buffet lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center: During Summer Sessions: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Closed: Sundays, July 4, September 1. Info.: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Goldstein Undergraduate Study Center: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

Summer programs Index
"Anthropologists in the Making" At Penn Museum

Penn welcomes back hundreds of summer program participants as numerous annual Summer Programs get underway. Visitors of all ages will participate in academic as well as athletic programs. *Programs with a phone number listed may still accept applications. Call the camp directors for information.


*Al Bagnoli’s All-Star Football Camp: 300 boys entering grades 9-12 improve basic skills and learn offensive and defensive techniques; Bill Schmitz, (215) 573-9229;  two 1-day sessions & one 3-day session, June 8, July 19, July 20-23.

*All-Star Quaker Lacrosse Camp: 50 boys entering grades 9-12 improve individual and team skills; Brian Voelker, (215) 898-6140; July 12-15.

*John Cole’s Summer Baseball Camp: 50+ participants; grades 10-12 John Cole, (215) 898-6282; June 18-20.

*Junior Fencing Camp: 150 participants per week; 14-17 year-old fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience; David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116; July 20-26 and/or July 27-August 2.

*Levy Tennis Summer Camp:  400 students ages 6-16 improve their tennis skills while learning teamwork; Hal Mackin, (215) 898-4741; ten one-week sessions, June 9-August 8.

*Nike Running Camp: 60 children ages 10-18 learn fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing; Gwen Harris, (215) 898-4249; July 6-10.

*Penn Band Summer Music Camp: 15-30 students entering grades 9-12 participate in lectures, leadership and team training, and a diverse repertoire of band music; Kushol Gupta, (215) 898-8719; July 27-August 2.

*Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp: 100 students entering grades 9-12 improve field hockey game skills and strategy; Valerie Cloud, (215) 898-6308; July 27-30 and August 3-8.

*Penn Quaker/Elite Girls Lacrosse Camp: 160 (Elite) and 100 (Quaker) girls in grades 9-12 develop their lacrosse skills along with competitive play and coaching; Karin Brower, (215) 898-8278; July 1-3 and July 15-18.

*Penn Elite Boys Basketball Camp:  80 boys in grades 9-12 develop their basketball skills; Glen Miller, (215) 898-0280; June 20-22.

*Penn Elite Girls Basketball Camp: 50 girls in grades 9-12 develop their basketball skills; Patrick Knapp, (215) 898-6089; June 13-15.

*Penn Soccer Academy: instruction and competition for 75 children per week; ages 6-13; Darren Ambrose, (215) 898-2923; June 16-20 and July 21-25.

*Penn Gymnastics Camp: weekly sessions for 40 children per; week ages 5-12 includes gymnastics instruction and other activities; John Ceralde, (215) 746-5708;
June 9-August 8.

*Penn Tennis Camps: 70 children ages 6-14 focus on technique, skill development, and match play; Michael Dowd, (215) 898-6958; August 11-29.

*Penn Volleyball Camp: 100 students ages 14-18 improve fundamental skills as well as technical  knowledge; Ryan Goodwin, (215) 898-4843; August 7-10.

*Quaker Basketball Camp: instruction and competition for 100 children ages 7-18; Glen Miller, (215) 573-7966; June 20-22, June 23-26, and August 4-7.
*Quaker Rowing Camp: 75 children grades 9-12, water instruction, videotaping and ergometer training sessions; Mike Lane, (215) 898-6283; June 23-28, July 14-19, August 4-9.

*Quaker Swim Camp: 60 children ages 8-18 learn proper swimming techniques and skills; Michael Schnur, (215) 898-6138; June 16-20 and June 23-27.

*Welcome America! Festival High School Honor Band: 20-30 local high school musicians and flag twirlers march in the Welcome America! Parade in Philadelphia; Kushol Gupta, (215) 898-8719; June 30.

Youth Academics

*Anthropologists in the Making:  65 children ages 7-13 learn a different world culture each week at the Museum; Erin Jensen, (215) 898-4066; June 23-August 15.

CGS Pre-College Programs:150 pre-freshman; John Ceccatti; July 6-August 16.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in Business: introduction to business principles for 30 high school seniors; Christopher Maxwell; June 23-July 30.

Leadership in the Business World (LBW): classes, trips and activities for 60 high school seniors to learn about leadership in a business organization; Helene Elting; June 29-July 26.

Management & Technology Institute: 50 high school seniors learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles; Lea Engle; July 13-August 2.

Penn Pre-College Program: 110 pre-freshman take beginner-level courses and live in dorms; Pamela Edwards; July 26-August 24.

*PennGEMS:30 girls grades 7-8 participate in Girls in Engineering, Math and Science;  Michelle Grab, (215) 573-6487; August 4-8. 

Penn Summer Mentorship Program: 75 students in grades 10-11 learn about careers in law, medicine or education and about college;Will Gipson; July 9-August 8.

Penn Summer Art & Architecture Studios: non-credit program for 65 10th-12th graders, studios and related activities; Julie Schneider; July 6-August 2.

Penn Summer Biomedical Research Academy: 72 students grades 11-12; John Ceccatti; July 6- August 2.

Penn Summer Forensic Science Academy: 35 students grades 11-12; John Ceccatti; July 6-August 2.

Penn Summer Physics Academy: 32 students grades 11-12; John Ceccatti; July 6-August 2.

Penn Summer Theatre Workshop: 24 high school juniors and seniors study theatre and technique; John Ceccatti; July 6-August 2.

Pennsylvania Summer Science Initiative: 24 juniors & seniors participate in formal lectures, lab experiments and visits to labs; Andrew McGhie; June 6-August 1.

Penn High School Chinese Academy: 35 high school juniors and seniors study two levels of beginning Chinese; Mien-Hwa Chiang; July 7-August 15.

SEAS Summer Mentoring Program: 10 high school juniors and seniors, Megan Doherty; August 25-29. 

Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology: 100-120 high school students experience college-level coursework that combines theory with hands-on experience in cutting edge technologies; Christine Brisson; July 13-August 2.

Spark/Innoworks: 50 students, grades 6-8; Megan Doherty; August 25-29.

Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES): 8 high school students; Jeffrey Field; June 30-September 1. 

Upward Bound: 55 students grades 10-12; Michael Cruz; June 22-August 1. 


Azabu University Veterinary Student Exchange: 15 Japanese veterinary students observe the Vet School; Judy Christensen; August 2-16.

Center for Africana Studies
Summer Institute: 60 incoming freshmen are introduced to intellectual and cultural themes in African-American experience; Barbara Savage; July 19-25.

McNair Summer Research Institute:
9 Penn undergraduates will conduct graduate-level research projects with Penn faculty mentors; Janet Thomas; May 21-June 27.

NROTC Student Orientation: 30 incoming freshmen; Brian Bernard; August 24-30.

NSF/AMP (Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Undergraduate Research: 10 undergraduates work on cutting-edge research projects in Mathematics, Science and Engineering; Cora Ingrum; May 29-August 1.

NSF–Research Experience for Undergraduates: 21 undergraduates work on an independent research project with an affiliated faculty member from the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter; Andrew McGhie; June 2-August 8.

Short Term Educational Experience in Research (STEER): pharmacology dept. 6 undergraduates; Jeffrey Field; June 2-September 8. 

Summer Institute in Business and Technology: 40 undergraduates participate in an intense academic experience in business and technology and, also, a cultural and English language immersion experience for international students; Joseph Sun/Anne Greenhalgh; July 12-August 9.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST): research opportunities in sensor technologies for 11 undergraduates in science and engineering; Jan Van der Spiegel; May 28-August 9.

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program in the Biomedical Sciences: 30 undergraduates work under the supervision of a faculty mentor and attend research seminars; Susan Ross; May 30-August 8.

Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Cognitive Science: 25 undergraduates  learn about the growing fields of cognitive science and cognitive neuro-science; John Trueswell; June 1-14.

Wistar Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship: 8 undergraduates; Harold Riethman; June 4-August 10.

Wharton Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR): 10 Wharton undergraduates; Martin Asher; May 27-August 1. 

Grad Students

City Planning Summer Institute: 40 students of urban design, economics, statistics and city & regional planning participate in non-credit courses; Eugenie Birch; August 18-28.

Landscape Architecture Summer Institute: 45 incoming students from the School of Design are introduced to the fundamental elements of landscape architecture; Diane Pringle; August 4-29.

Econ 897 Math Camp 2008: 45 incoming PhD students; Kenneth Burdett; July 14-August 22.

Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS): prepares 28 foreign-trained dentists to enter their 3rd year at Penn Dental; Uri Hangorsky; March 31-June 13.

SAS Training Program for International Teaching Assistants: 28 graduate students; Christos Theodoropulos; June 30-August 21.

Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS): 40 entering Wharton MBA students are prepared for the demands of graduate school; James Riedel; June 30-July 25.

Summer Preparatory Program in Studio Architecture: 7 graduate students participate in non-credit courses; Larry Mitnik; June 30-August 15.


Conversation and Culture: international students 18+ improve their conversational English and knowledge of the US; Joanna Ghosh; June 30-July 25 and July 28-August 22.

International Business Communication Program (IBCP): business English and US culture for 24 working professionals; James Reidel; June 30-July 25, July 28-August 22.

SAS Training Program for International Teaching Assistants (ITA): 35 prospective teaching assistants will improve their English; Christos Theodoropulos; June 26-August 23.

Veterans’ Upward Bound: 40 veterans from the Philadelphia region are assisted in obtaining a post-secondary education; Diane Sandefur; May 5- August 12.

Summer Safety Index

How To Contact Public Safety:

Emergencies: Call (215) 573-3333 or dial 511 from any campus phone.

Please program this number into your cell phone speed dial as “Penn Pub Safety.” Use this number for all medical and emergency-related calls, including the reporting of suspicious behavior, or to reach Penn Police & Public Safety personnel.

General information: Call (215) 898-7297 or visit us online at www.publicsafety.upenn.edu for more information.

Services to Enhance Your Security:

Mobile Escort Service: (215) 898-RIDE. Available from 6 p.m.-3 a.m. daily (On-call for emergencies, 3 a.m.-7 a.m.), operating between 50th & 20th St. & Spring Garden St. to Woodland Ave.

Walking Escort Service: (215) 898-WALK. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, between 43rd & 30th St. and Market St. to Baltimore Ave. Escorts are also available from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. between 50th & 30th and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Ave via the University’s partnership with the University District Ambassador Program.

Safety Presentations and Materials: Members of the Division of Public Safety will provide safety information including brochures, videos, and presentations upon request. To request materials or arrange for a presentation, please contact our Special Services Department at (215) 898-4481 or submit a form online at www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/Resources_forms.asp

Blue Light Phones: If you observe a potential safety hazard or require Penn Police assistance, contact the Division of Public Safety from one of more than 200 blue light emergency phones on campus and in the surrounding community. Just pick up the receiver or press the button.

Property Registration: Penn Students and Faculty/Staff can register their bicycles, electronic equipment and other valuable property, online with the University of Pennsylvania Police Department.  Students can also purchase a U-Lock through their SFS account.

Students: Access Campus Express Online via http://campusexpress.upenn.edu

Faculty/Staff: Access U@Penn via www.upenn.edu/u@penn

UPennAlert: The UPennAlert Emergency Notification System enables fast and efficient dissemination of critical information to members of the University community during a major emergency via text messaging, voicemail and e-mail. If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes now to register or update your contact information. All information is secure and confidential.

Students: Access Penn InTouch via Penn Portal at www.upenn.edu/penn_portal

Faculty/Staff: Access the Penn Directories via, www.upenn.edu/directories

Safety Practices:The Division of Public Safety asks that all members engage the idea that “Safety and Security is a Shared Responsibility.” Please remember to take your personal property with you at all times, don’t leave doors unlocked and report suspicious behavior.

––Division of Public Safety