News briefs

We’re honored

Five distinguished individuals will share the stage with President Amy Gutmann and Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan at this year’s Commencement ceremony. Musician and record label executive Quincy Jones, influential philosopher Saul A. Kripke, Wharton alumnus and Comcast founder Ralph J. Roberts, CNN broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff and nursing science leader Nancy Fugate Woods will all receive honorary degrees at the 249th Commencement on May 16. For more information, go to:

Runners’ world

When it comes to getting in shape for the summer, working out is the hard part. The easy part is stocking up on shoes, shorts and tops at the Penn Relays Sidewalk Sale, to be held April 28 and 29 at Pottruck Fitness Center. All shoes and gear will be marked up to 50 percent off the regular price. For more information, contact Christine Clay, associate director of Membership Services and Marketing at 215-746-8617 or email her at

Open up

If you want to make changes to your current benefits, you can do so during this year’s Open Enrollment period, which runs through April 22. You can review your benefits and make changes online at, by clicking on “Open Enrollment” under the heading, “Announcements.”

Screen time

You have two more chances to participate in the Cine Cafes, informal chats held in conjunction with the Philly Film Fest. On Thursday, April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 12 Lounge (40th and Walnut sts.) Cinema Studies Director Timothy Corrigan leads the talk, “Hollyworld? National and International Film.” On Monday, April 18, Blake Martin, assistant director for development at the Kelly Writers House, hosts “Film and Our Culture” at the Penn Bookstore Café from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, go to:



Originally published on April 14, 2005