News briefs

Fall fitness
Now's the time to get healthy, with fall PennFit events, run by the Department of Recreation. Programs are free, open to all staff and faculty and take place at the Pottruck Center, 3701 Walnut St. from noon to 1 p.m. First up on Friday, Oct. 6 is Body Composition Measurements; Women on Weights, part 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 10, with part 2 on Thursday, Oct. 12; and Partner Workouts on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Pre-registration is required for the Oct. 6, 10 and 12 workshops. Call 215-898-6100 or go to www.upenn .edu/recreation/programs/pennfit .htm. Programs run through Thursday, Dec. 7. For more information, go to the PennRec web site: www

Model behavior
It's that time again. Time to nominate your Penn colleagues who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and shown true leadership, initiative and commitment. The Models of Excellence program has a new category, too, this year: the Model Supervisor Award. Nominations are due Nov. 13. For more information, go to .edu/quality/models/default.asp.

The choice of vocal types and period styles for Wendy Steiner's animated opera, "The Loathly Lady" ("Animating Chaucer," Sept. 7) were part of the work's original musical conception by John De- Lucia.

A cold or worse?
Woke up with a stuffy head? Learn to recognize if it's just a common cold or the flu at an HR workshop Oct. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, and to preregister, go to /quality/wellness/workshops.asp.

Originally published on October 5, 2006