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2008-2009 Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory
November 11, 2008, Volume 55, No. 12

Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory Update

Thank you to all faculty and staff who updated their information online for the printed 2008-2009 Faculty and Staff Telephone Directory. By mid-November, the new printed directory will be distributed to those departments that submitted orders. Departments that have not submitted their directory orders or that want to order additional directories should e-mail fsdirect@exchange.upenn.edu.

Recycle Old Faculty/Staff Telephone Directories

Support Penn’s sustainability effort by recycling old directories. Printed on 100% recyclable paper with soy-based inks, the entire book is 100% recyclable. Business Services and Facilities and Real Estate Services are partnering to place special “toters” (90 gallon cans on wheels) in campus buildings, labeled for directory recycling only. If you can’t locate a toter, please contact the telephone directory office at (215) 898-7643 or send e-mail to fsdirect@exchange.upenn.edu.

Corrections to Listings in Printed Telephone Directory

All revisions to the printed directory must be submitted via e-mail to fsdirect@exchange.upenn.edu, and made in the online directory.

Keeping Your Directory Information Current

Revising your directory listing online allows the University community immediate access to your current information and ensures accuracy for the next printed directory. To view/update your record: Go to www.upenn.edu/directories or visit www.upenn.edu/u@penn and select “My directory information” under the Personal Resources, Health & Welfare section.

—Donna M. Petrelli, Assistant Director, Communications, Division of Business Services

About the Front Cover:

The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection has a remarkable and eclectic collection of more than 6,000 art objects and artifacts acquired over the past 250 years. The Collection is exhibited in various buildings and outdoor spaces throughout the main campus, the Morris Arboretum and the New Bolton Center. The Collection contains paintings, graphics, photographs, sculptures, decorative objects and artifacts.

The eclectic quality of the Collection is dramatically exemplified by The Covenant, a monumental 45 foot high steel sculpture by Alexander Liberman and Portrait of a Man, a miniature 3” x 2” painting on ivory by James Peale; The Agnew Clinic, the University’s best known painting, by Thomas Eakins and a little-known embroidered rebus of a Ben Franklin quotation by a friend of the University; and by The Dream of the Doctor, the oldest work in the Collection, a 1498 engraving by Albrecht Durer and Abra III, a contemporary acrylic painting by Frank Stella.

The online virtual museum is a collaboration of the Office of the Curator and the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image (SCETI.) The virtual museum provides the opportunity to present a selection of art objects from the Collection for viewing in one virtual venue. The Office of the Curator and SCETI staff will continue to develop the virtual museum as new artwork is acquired by the University. Please visit the virtual museum at http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/pennArt/index.cfm.

Please contact the Office of the Curator at portera@pobox.upenn.edu for permission to reproduce any of the images on the website.

—Jacqueline Jacovini, Curator

2008-2009 Telephone Directory
Covers designed by Penn Publications Services

Treasures of Penn: University of Pennsylvania Art Collection

Front Cover Photo Key Descriptions (reading down from top right)

1. Untitled, 1972, Conrad Marca Relli (1913–2000), Collage, Library, 2nd Floor Balcony, Outside Room 220

2. Jaina Tirthankara, ca. 13th-14th Century, artist unknown, Marble, Jaffe Building, 2nd Floor, Outside Room 201

3. Jean d’Aire,  ca. 1886, Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), Bronze, Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall–1st Floor Atrium

4. In the Garden. (Mural) 1980, Jennifer Bartlett  (b. 1941- ), Baked enamel on steel plates, Library, First Floor Rear East

5. An Apotheosis of Franklin, 1926, Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), Oil on Burlap, Hill House, Atrium

6. John Harrison, 1896, Mary J. Peale (1827–1902), Oil on Canvas, Chemistry Building, Lobby

7. Grande Venus,  ca. 1915, Pierre-August Renoir (1841-1919), Bronze, College Hall, First Floor Hall

8. Rittenhouse Orrery,  1771, David Rittenhouse (1732-1796), Mahogany Case, Library, 1st Floor Reference, Walnut Street Side

9. Jerusalem Stabile, 1976, Alexander Calder (1898–1976), Painted Steel, Outdoors, 34th Street, Meyerson Hall, Front

10. War Memorial Flag Pole, 1952, Charles Rudy (1904-1986), Bronze and Granite Base, Outside–33rd and Locust Walk

11. Printed passport, from the press of Benjamin Franklin at Passy, France; autographed by Benjamin Franklin and his grandson, William Temple Franklin (AB 1780); 24 May 1783 (Horace Palmer Beck Collection, University Archives and Records Center, University of Pennsylvania).

Youthful Franklin

The Back Cover: The Youthful Franklin—Stepping into the Future

In front of Weightman Hall there stands an eight foot statue, The Youthful Franklin in 1723, by R. Tait McKenzie (1867-1938), a noted sculptor and head of the department of physical education at Penn in the early days of the 20th century. He was chosen by the Class of 1904 to create the statue showing Franklin as a young man. The statue’s base and its surrounding landscaping were designed by Paul Phillipe Cret (1846-1945), a renowned architect who had been a professor of architecture at Penn. The statue and its marble base were placed there in 1914, at the tenth reunion of the Class that dedicated it to future generations. 

A bronze replica of The Youthful Franklin statue (at right) that “captures his energy and enthusiasm as a young man embarking upon a journey of self-discovery with aspirations of bettering himself and the world around him,” is now available at the Penn Bookstore. It comes on a wood base, in a blue velvet pouch, with the history of the “Making of the Youthful Franklin.”




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