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May 26, 2009, Volume 55, 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. Events on this calendar are subject to change. More information can be found on the sponsoring department's website. Sponsors are listed in parentheses.
Summer Hours/Programs/
Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Special Events Talks

academic Calendar Index


First session classes ends.


Independence Day––no classes.


Second session classes begin.


Second session & 12-week evening session classes end.

Children's Activities Index


Forty Winks with the Sphinx; overnight expedition through the Penn Museum; ages 6-12; 5:30 p.m.-9:30 a.m.; $50, $45/members.  Also June 12 (Museum).AT PENN Extras!

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156 or 125.


Odes and Toads: Children’s Writing in Springtime; exploration of nature and creative writing; ages 7-12; $15, $12/members. 

WXPN Kids Corner at the Morris
Arboretum Concert Series

Charged on a per-car basis; $30, $10/members; 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Ernie & Neal.


John Flynn.


Cool Beans Band; Steve Pullara.  

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


Rocknoceros “Pink!” CD Release Show; Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie make very cool music for children of all ages.


Robbert Bobbert & The Bubble Machine; he will show off some of his invention blueprints and sing songs composed on his String-o-phone accompanied by his pet Bubble Machine.


Dirty Sock Funtime Band; they are hailed as the first real rock band for kids.


Secret Agent 23 Skidoo; balance between education and entertainment with a mixture of bluegrass, reggae, funk and classic golden age hip-hop beats.


Uncle Rock; an interactive, cross-generational experience full of catchy songs.

Penn Museum: Summer Wonder 2009
Children ages 6-12; free with admission 10:30-11:30 a.m. Info.: (215) 746-6774.


Animals with a Bad Reputation; live animal program about animal myths.


Rhythms and Roots; Latin music ensemble.


Finding King Tut; theatrical production on finding the tomb of King Tut.


Aravod Ensemble; Armenian and Middle-Eastern Folk music.


Kulu Mele African American Dance Ensemble; blend of African and American dance traditions. AT PENN Extras!


Kyo Daiko Drummers; high-energy Japanese taiko drumming.


Lenape Storytelling and Dance; in conjunction with the exhibit, Fulfilling a Prophesy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania. See Exhibits.


Martial Arts Demonstration; presented by the Four Winds Martial Arts School.

conferences Index


One Child, Many Hands; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: www.sp2.upenn.edu/onechild; late registration deadline: May 29; Also June 4, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and June 5, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (The Field Center).


HigherEdCamp Philly; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: http://higheredphilly.eventbrite.com/ (HigherEdCamp Philly).


9th Annual Herpesvirus Symposium; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III; register: www.uphs.upenn.edu/idd by June 1  (Infectious Disease).


Effective Philanthropy in Challenging Times; register: www.sp2.upenn.edu/effectivephilanthropy/registration.html by May 29; $1750; through June 19 (School of Social Policy & Practice).


125th Annual Research Symposium: Animal Diseases in Translational Research; BRB II/III; info.: www.vet.upenn.edu/2009symposium (Veterinary Medicine).

exhibits Index

Admission Donations and Hours


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


Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn, The Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends 7 a.m.-1 p.m.


Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Esther M. Klein Art Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


GSE Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free admission; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


International House; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


Morris Arboretum; $14, $12/seniors, $7/kids 3-17, free/kids under 3 and members; Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.


Penn Museum: $10, $7/seniors, $6/ children 6-17 and full-time students w/PennCard, free/members; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.


The Rotunda; 4014 Walnut St.; free; for hours: (215) 573-3234.


Slought Foundation; free; Wed.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.


Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; free/ID required; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.



Tree Adventure; engage with trees, stamp your “Passport to Tree Adventure” at five adventure locations to win a prize; Morris Arboretum; Grand Opening, July 4, 10 a.m. Through September 27. AT PENN Extras!


Donna Teleis; realistic paintings that show the amazing and unexpected variety of colors in the world; Burrison Gallery. Through August 7. AT PENN Extras!


West Philadelphia: Building a Community; the development of West Philadelphia through land maps, photographs, and oral histories; Arthur Ross Gallery; Through October 11. AT PENN Extras!


The Vitreous: Of Eyes and Optics; explores the science and technology of sight, vision and optics through contemporary art practices; Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through September 15.


Madeline Adams Paintings: Around the World and Back at Penn;  Burrison Gallery. Through September 25. AT PENN Extras!



Moore College of Art & Design: Celebrating Diversity Art Contest; International House. Through July 3.


Sound of Sight: Experiments in Audio-Visual Translation; Ashley John Pigford; video works with text explaining the processes developed for this installation; International House. Through July 31.


Did Censorship Make the French Enlightenment?; collections of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library that explore the French Enlightenment; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.  Through June 13.


Thirteen Miles from Paradise; John Moore’s industrial landscape paintings; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 14. AT PENN Extras!


Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay; work of 22  clay artists; ICA. Through June 21. AT PENN Extras!


Marilyn Bridges: The Sacred and the Secular; aerial photography of sites in Peru, Mexico, Egypt, Greece, England and the US; Penn Museum. Through June 21. AT PENN Extras!


Blossoms and Blessings in Color; Rita Bernstein; silk and textile art; Burrison Gallery. Through June 26. AT PENN Extras!


East West South North; photographs from the Howard A. Silverstein and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad in Beijing, China; Charles Adams Fine Arts Gallery. Through June 26. AT PENN Extras!


The FAB Show; digital fabricators or fabgers––small self-contained factories that can make almost anything using 3-D printing technology; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through July 4.


Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68; ICA. Through August 2. 


Tavares Strachan:You Can Do Whatever You Like (The Orthostatic Tolerance Project); ICA. Through August 2. 


John Milton at 400; highlights of the collection given by Joseph Wittreich; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.  Through August 17.


Spin Glasses and Other Frustrated Systems; Kelly Writers House. Through Spring 2009. AT PENN Extras!


Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania; items from the private collections of Lenape people along with objects from the Museum’s collections; Penn Museum. Through September 12. See Children’s Activities.  AT PENN Extras!


The Texture of Trees; Andrea Baldeck photo exhibit; Morris Arboretum. Through September 14.  AT PENN Extras!


Great American Lighthouses; the Garden Railway Summer 2009 display: a miniature world featuring historic buildings created from natural materials; Morris Arboretum; free with admission. Through October 13. AT PENN Extras!


Odili Donald Odita: Third Space; large-scale abstract wall paintings; ICA.  Through December 6


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


Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya; ancient Maya painted pottery;  Penn Museum. Through January 31, 2010.  AT PENN Extras!


Springfield Mills; photography by Guillermo Torres of the Arboretum’s Springfield Grist Mill; lower gallery, Widener Center, Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.


Collective Imprints; visual art that celebrates the life and history of The Rotunda; The Rotunda. Ongoing.


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!

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; 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; Photographs from the Field; Strokes of Genius: The Art of Annie G. Hunter.

films Index


Sun Ra: Brother from Another Planet and Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise; outdoor terrace; ICA; 7 p.m.

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


People’s Park and Other Protest Films of the 60’s; 7 p.m.


The Best of the Ottawa International Animation Festival; 7 p.m.


The Job (Il Posto); Italian w/English subtitles; 7 p.m.

fitness/learning Index


New Parents @ Penn; meets every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; contact Penn Women’s Center (215) 898-8611 for dates.


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


Drumming During the Day; Brother Rob Carter teaches the African Djemba drum; RSVP: robertec@upenn.edu; Also June 10, 17, 24 and July 1 and 8; noon; African-American Resource Center (AARC). 

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


The Penn Perspective; 2 days; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $75. Continues June 10


Brown Bag Matinee: Who Says We Can’t Do It!; noon.


Career Focus Brown Bag: Leaving Your Job and Moving On Professionally; noon.


Brown Bag Matinee: Project Management; noon.


Essentials of Management–Cohort 17; multiple dates over 5 months; $250.


Career Focus Brown Bag: Tuition Benefit Information Session; noon.


AMA’s Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $ 75. Also July 24.


Tips of Effective Workplace Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English; noon.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Events take place at Pottruck Center. Register: www.upenn.edu/recreation or (215) 898-6100.


PennFit Results Fitness & Wellness Begins (8-week course); 12:15 p.m.


PennFit Seminar: Muscle of the Month; 5:30 p.m.


Free Body Composition Analysis; learn your body composition in only 10 minutes; 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m., or 5-6 p.m. Also July 10 and August 7, noon. 


PennFit Seminar: Muscle of the Month; 12:15 p.m.


PennFit Results Health Eating Begins (6–week course);12:15 p.m.


PennFit Results Stress Management Begins (6-week course); 12:15 p.m.


Muscles of the Month—Shoulders & Arms; 5:30 p.m. Also June 18, 12:15 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156 or 125.
$30, $25/members.


Yoga Around the Garden; Vinyasa (flow style) yoga; Tuesdays, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4; 7-9 p.m.; $18/session, $16/members, walk-ins or single sessions/$20 cash only.


Train Enthusiast’s Night; enjoy the trains with members of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society and other train enthusiasts; 6-8 p.m.


Great Native Plants for Your Landscape; learn about native plants you can use to enhance your garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.


Garden Discovery Series: Battle of the Bugs; learn what to do when pests invade the garden; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


Cottage Gardening: Easy Perennials, Biennials and Roses; informal gardening style that uses easily cultivated plants; 7-9 p.m. Also June 13, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $65, $55/members.


Vase Arranging for Floral Stems; learn what to do with cut flowers; 1-3 p.m.; $50, $45/members.


Summer Painting Au Plein Air; paint outdoors like the impressionists; 1-3 p.m.; $35, $30/members.


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

Technology Training Services
                 Technology Training Services provides computer training on common desktop computer applications; prices vary; visit the website for dates, times, prices and locations. Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St. Open to faculty, staff, and students; register: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Class of 1968 Seminar Room, unless otherwise noted. Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Open to faculty, staff and students. Register: www.wic.library.upenn.edu/workshops


Excel Data Analysis; 1:30-3 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


PowerPoint for Classroom Use (Faculty); 9 a.m.-noon.


Photoshop Basics; 10 a.m.-noon. Also July 15 and August 5, 2-4 p.m.


Podcast GarageBand (Faculty); 9 a.m.-noon.


Make Your First Blog; 9 a.m.-noon.


BlackBoard Makeover (Faculty); 10 a.m.-noon; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


Voice and Text Communication Voice Tools in Blackboard (Faculty); 10-11:30 a.m.


Using Selected Works and Scholarly Commons (Faculty); 10 a.m.-noon; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


GIS Census Map; 9 a.m.-noon.


iWeb for Website Design (Faculty); 9 a.m.-noon.


Layers in Photoshop; 10 a.m.-noon. Also July 22 and August 18, 2-4 p.m.


Webcams for Easy Video Creation (Faculty); 9 a.m.–noon.


Google Productivity (Faculty); 9 a.m.-noon; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


BlackBoard Basics; 10-11 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also July 6, noon-1 p.m.


BlackBoard Grade Center; noon-1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also July 10, 1-2 p.m. and August 12, 10-11 a.m.


BlackBoard Discussions; noon-1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


BB Tests Pools; 11 a.m.-noon.


iMovie; 1-2:30 p.m.


Audacity; 1-2:30 p.m.

Meetings Index


PPSA; noon; Sweeten Alumni Center; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu.


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

music Index


Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society; 18 piece steampunk big band; 8 p.m.; $12; International House; info.: www.arsnovaworkshop.com (International House). 


The Sun Ra Arkestra; innovative jazz; 7 p.m. ICA; info.: www.icaphila.org (ICA).


Saturn Never Sleeps; contemporary music; 7 p.m.; ICA (ICA). 

Morris Aboretum Groovin’ in the Garden Concert Series;
$30 per car, $10/member car; beer tasting 6-7 p.m.; concert 7 p.m.


Keystone State Boychoir; 150 member boy’s choir.


Abstract Truth; Philadelphia based jazz fusion band.


Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble; authentic Latin rhythms.


Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble; fusion of jazz, African, Brazilian, R&B and hip-hop.


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

                 WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; every Friday at noon; RSVP: www.worldcafelive.com

readings/signings Index

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


Penn Bookstore Summer Book Club; noon; Bookstore Café; The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri; RSVP: rkredo@exchange.upenn.edu. Also July 15 and August 19.


 5 Secrets Debt Collectors Don’t Want You to Know; Salim Ali; 7 p.m.


Phillies Journal: 1888-2008; Max Blue; 6 p.m.

special events Index


Wharton Programs for Working Professionals Information Session; 6 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: Wharton-wpwp@wharton.upenn.edu (Wharton).  


PennMOVES/United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Community Sale; Penn Ice Rink; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; early admittance fee 8-10 a.m.; Also June 7; proceeds benefit the United Way; info.: www.pennmoves.info


Farmer’s Market; 10 a.m.-3p.m.; University Square (in front of Penn Bookstore; accepts PennCash and Dining Dollars; Continues every Wednesday in the Summer. 


Moonlight and Roses Gala; annual fundraising gala in the Rose Garden; 6 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; RSVP: (215) 247-5777 ext. 161 (Arboretum).


Queen’s Tea; come out in your sundress, hat and gloves for food and fun; noon; LGBT Center (AARC; WOCAP; PWC).  


Philadelphia Record Fair 2009; annual benefit for Vox Populi; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; ICA (ICA). 

talks Index


Tikal: Changing Views of Ancient Maya Urbanism; Jeremy Sabloff, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; $5, free with PennCard; RSVP: www.museum.upenn.edu/greatsites; Penn Museum (Museum). 


SIV Immunobiology; Louis Picker, Oregon Health and Science University; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (CFAR). 


Studies in Endogenous and Augmented Lung Antioxidant Enzyme Defense; Simon Spivack, Yeshiva University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Institute for Environmental Medicine).  


The Role of LPCAT1 in Pulmonary Surfactant Homeostasis; James Bridges, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Institute for Environmental Medicine). 


Healthy Brains and Behavior; Edward Brodkin, psychiatry; Ruben Gur, psychiatry and Therese Richmond, nursing; 10 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (PA Dept. of Health). 


Physiology and Pathophysiology of Vascular NADPH Oxidase; Kathy Griendling, Emory University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Institute for Environmental Medicine). 


Whenever Wednesday Lecture: John Szwed; anthropologist, musicologist and historian; 7 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

Summer Hours Index

For an extensive listing of Penn’s summer hours, visit http://summeratpenn.upenn.edu/resources/hours.asp
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 3.

Accounts Payable: Open: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 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. 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 and closed on weekends. May operate on extended hours for special events.

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 3-September 9.

Kelly Writers House: Open: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info.: (215) 573-9748 or  wh@writing.upenn.edu.

Levy Tennis Pavilion:Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.  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 or www.ucityphila.org/getting_around/lucy

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. Open for 12:05 p.m. Mass Monday-Friday. Info.: (215) 898-7575.

Penn Bookstore: Monday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

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

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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Tuesday 10 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. Visit: www.upenn.edu/recreation/ for special closures and holiday hours. 

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, Tuesday, Wednesday Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, 9-11:30 p.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 3 and 4. Info.: www.library.upenn.edu/

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. Closed July 3, 4 and August 31. 

Summer programs Index

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 contact information 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; Info. Football@pobox.upenn.edu; July 19-22.

*Penn Lacrosse Summer Camp: 50 boys entering grades 10 and above improve individual and team skills;  (215) 898-6308; August 2-5.

*John Cole’s Summer Baseball Camp: High School Students; John Cole, (215) 898-6282; June 12-14 and July 27-30

*Junior Fencing Camp: 200 participants; 14-17 year-old fencers with at least one year of competitive fencing experience; David Micahnik, (215) 898-6116; July 19-August 1.

*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 8-August 7.

*Nike Running Camp: 40-60 children ages 10-18 learn fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing; Gwen Harris, (215) 898-4249; July 5-10.

*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 Field Hockey Camp: 100 students entering grades 9-12 improve field hockey game skills and strategy; Valerie Cloud, (215) 898-6308; August 2-5.

*Penn Elite Boys Basketball Camp:  80 boys in grades 9-12 develop their basketball skills; Glen Miller, (215) 898-0280; June 19-21.

*Penn Elite Girls Basketball Camp: 50 girls in ages 14-17 develop their basketball skills; Julie Greger, (215) 898-0280; June 12-14.

*Penn Soccer Academy: instruction and competition for 50 children per week; ages 5-13; Darren Ambrose, (215) 898-2923; June 15-29 and July 20-24.

*Penn Gymnastics Camp: 40 children per week ages 5-12 includes gymnastics instruction and other activities; John Ceralde, (215) 746-5708; June 8-August 7.

*Penn Tennis Camps: 70 children ages 6-14 focus on technique, skill development, and match play; Sara Schiffman, (215) 898-6958; August 10-14 and August 17-21.

*Penn Volleyball Camp: 100 students ages 14-18 improve fundamental skills as well as technical knowledge; Ryan Goodwin, (215) 898-4843; August 6-9.

*Quaker Basketball Camp at the Palestra: instruction and competition for co-ed children ages 7-16; Glen Miller, (215) 898-0280; dates TBA.

*Quaker Rowing Camp: 75 children ages 13-18, water instruction, videotaping and ergometer training sessions; Mike Lane, (215) 898-6283; July 13-18, July 20-25, August 3-8.

*Penn Swimming Camp: 60 children ages 8-18 learn proper swimming techniques and skills; Brian Gallagher, (215) 898-4495; June 15-19 and June 22-26.

*Rudy Fuller Junior Quaker Soccer Camp: co-ed children in grades 1-8; Rudy Fuller, (215) 898-4815; June 22-26.

Penn Summer Classic Baseball Camp: players ages 13-18 improve their total game; register: www.pennbaseballcamp.com; June 19-21.

UROCK Youth Climbing Camp: teenagers build a solid foundation of rock climbing skills. June 22-26 & July 6-10.

*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 27.

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.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program in Business: introduction to business principles for 30 high school seniors; Christopher Maxwell; June 28-July 25.

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 28-July 25.

Management & Technology Institute: 50 students ages 15-17 learn about the integration of technological concepts and management principles; Lea Engle; July 12-August 1.

PENNCAP Pre-Freshman Program: 100 pre-freshman take beginner-level courses and live in dorms; Pamela Edwards; August 1-29.

*PennGEMS:40 girls grades 6-8 participate in Girls in Engineering, Math and Science;  Michelle Grab, (215) 573-6487; August 3-7. 

Penn Startalk Intensive Hindi Student Program: 20 participants; grades 9-12; Haimanti Banerjee; July 6-24

Penn Startalk High School Urdu Program: 20 participants; grades 9-12; Rubab Qureshi; July 6-24.

Penn Summer High School Programs: 300-350 11th and 12th graders; Lauren Hoagland; July 5-August 15

SEAS Summer Mentorship Program: 10 students in grades 10-11; Megan Doherty; July 7-August 5.

Penn Summer Art & Architecture Studios: non-credit program for 100 10th-12th graders, studios and related activities; Julie Schneider; July 5-August 1.

Pennsylvania Summer Science Initiative: 25-30 high school sophomores and juniors participate in formal lectures, lab experiments and visits to labs; Andrew McGhie; July 6-31.

Penn High School Chinese Academy: 30 high school students study two levels of beginning Chinese; Mien-Hwa Chiang; July 7-August 14.

Summer Mentorship Program: 75-80  participants in grades 10 and 11, Will Gipson; July 9-August 8. 

Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST): 135 high school students experience college-level coursework that combines theory with hands-on experience in cutting edge technologies; Joseph Sun; July 12-31.

Innoworks: 30 students, grades 6-8; Megan Doherty; August 31-September 4.

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: 16 Japanese veterinary students observe the Vet School; Judy Christensen; July 31-August 15.

Business and Culture: 40 undergraduates; Jack Sullivan; June 29-July 24 and August 3-28. 

Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute: 70 incoming freshmen are introduced to intellectual and cultural themes in African-American experience; Camille Charles; July 25-August 1.

Computational Neuroscience Summer Program: 12 undergraduates; Michael Kahana; June 1-August 9

CTSA Summer Undergraduate Internship Program: 12 undergraduates; David Manning; May 18-August 28

Intensive English Program: 500 international undergraduates; Jack Sullivan; June 29-July 24 and August 3-28

Fundamentals of Anatomy: 100 undergraduates; Neal Rubinstein; May 26-July 2

McNair Summer Research Institute: 12 Penn undergraduates will conduct graduate-level research projects with Penn faculty mentors; Robert Lane; May 20-June 30.

NROTC Student Orientation: 30 incoming18-21 year olds; Andrew McNiven; August 24-30.

NSF/AMP (Greater Philadelphia Region Alliance for Minority Participation) Undergraduate Research: 10 undergraduates work on cutting-edge research projects in Mathematics, Science and Engineering; Cora Ingrum; May 28-August 7.

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Materials: 23 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 1-August 7.

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 11-August 8.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST): research opportunities in sensor technologies for 12 undergraduates in science and engineering; Jan Van der Spiegel; May 29-August 8.

Summer Undergraduate Internship Program in the Biomedical Sciences: 30 undergraduates work under the supervision of a faculty mentor and attend research seminars; Susan Ross; June 1-August 7.

10th Annual Undergraduate Summer Workshop in Cognitive Science: 25 undergraduates  learn about the growing fields of cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience; John Trueswell; June 7-20.

Wharton Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR): 8 Wharton undergraduates; Martin Asher; May 26-July 27. 

Grad Students

City Planning Summer Boot Camp: 50 graduate students participate in non-credit courses; John Landis; August 24-September 4.

Fulbright Summer Pre-academic Program: 30 post-graduate students; Karen Asenavage; August 2-22

Landscape Architecture Summer Institute: 45 incoming students from the School of Design are introduced to the fundamental elements of landscape architecture; Diane Pringle; August 10-September 4.

Econ 897 Math Camp 2009: 35-40 incoming PhD students; Dirk Krueger; July 20-August 28.

Program for Advanced Standing Students (PASS): 24 graduate students from Penn Dental; Uri Hangorsky; March 30-June 12.

SAS Training Program for International Teaching Assistants: 35 graduate students; Joanna Ghosh; June 29-August 30.

Summer Institute for International Business Students (SIIBS): 20 entering SAS students are prepared for the demands of graduate school; Sharon Kim; June 29-July 24.

Summer Preparatory Program in Studio Architecture: 7 graduate students participate in non-credit courses; Larry Mitnik; June 29-August 14.


Conversation and Culture: 150 international students 18+ improve their conversational English and knowledge of the US; Jack Sullivan; June 29-July 24 and August 3-28.

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

Veterans’ Upward Bound: 40 veterans from the Philadelphia region are assisted in obtaining a post-secondary education; Diane Sandefur; May 12- August 8.

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.

Safety and Security Services:

    • Business Services’ Penn Ride 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