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Constitution Day: September 17
September 16, 2008 , Volume 55, No. 4


Special programming is planned to celebrate Constitution Day at the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, September 17. For more information contact Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs at ogca@pobox.upenn.edu or phone (215) 898-1388.

The 60-Second Lecture Series; Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, takes a minute to talk about, Why Supreme Court Decisions Are Hard to Read, and Why We Should Read Them Anyway; 11:55 a.m.; The Plaza at Locust Walk and 37th Street (rain location, Houston Hall Bistro).

• Constitution Window Display; The Penn Bookstore has created a window display (located in the windows on the Walnut Street side of the Bookstore) containing books about the Constitution and featuring Penn faculty authors.

• Digital Resources on Constitution; The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands created the Sunnylands Constitution Project, a collection of classroom-ready digital resources, to help schools celebrate Constitution Day. Four new films featuring discussions with Supreme Court Justices are included. All videos are available free for streaming at www.AnnenbergClassroom.org.

• Voter Registration: Penn Leads the Vote will conduct a voter registration drive from noon-2 p.m. in the rotunda area (near the main entrance space on
the first floor level) of the Penn Bookstore.

Related: Update: September AT PENN


Almanac - September 16, 2008, Volume 55, No. 4