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Tutu to speak

Archbishop Desmond Tutu will speak at the University’s 247th Commencement in May. The first black secretary general of the South African Council of Churches, Tutu won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his work against apartheid. He is the author of several books, including “No Future Without Forgiveness” and “The Rainbow People of God.”

Bye-bye, ah-choos

Arm yourself against snuffles with an on-campus flu shot, arranged by Human Resources for Penn faculty and staff. Occupational Medicine will administer the inoculations Nov. 15 and Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. For locations and registration details visit Unable to register online? Contact Orna Rosenthal at 215-898-5116 or A $10 cash payment, Penn card and confirmation sheet printed from the end of the registration process must be brought to the flu shot site. Your health care provider may offer reimbursements. Health insurance and pre-tax account reimbursement forms will be available at each site.

Snowed-in day care

Don’t let snowy weather and school closings throw a wrench in your routine. Human Resources’ Snow Day Child Care program is available for the children of University faculty and staff, aged 12 weeks through 12 years. The service, which runs from Dec. 2 through Mar. 28, 2003, will operate during those times when Penn is open but city schools are closed due to inclement weather. Children in other school districts are also welcome. Snow Day Child Care runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Penn Children’s Center. To participate, you must pre-enroll. Find the enrollment request form at (click on the Snow Day link) or by contacting the Penn Children’s Center at 215-898-5268. Questions? Contact Orna Rosenthal at 215-898-5116 or

Originally published on November 14, 2002