209 Johnson Pavilion: Vincent Lee, PhD (Univ Maryland) "Toward elucidating the Cyclic-di-GMP protein interactome in bacteria"
Africa Orientation 2013
This year’s Africa Orientation, sponsored in partnership by Penn Abroad and the Africa Center, will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2013, from 1:00-3:30 PM, in Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room 265, 3730 Walnut Street.
This orientation seeks to bring together any and all undergraduate, graduate, soon to be post-graduate students, and staff traveling to Africa for research, internships, study abroad or other programs. Faculty and administrators accompanying students on travels to Africa are also encouraged to attend.
Africa experts will discuss Historical & Cultural Trends in Africa, Cultural Considerations, Research in Africa, Study Abroad, Internships and Service work in Africa. Past participants and students native to the countries and regions will be invited to mix and mingle over food, while offering their local perspective and answering any questions concerning specific cultural differences, packing advice, food, health concerns, and the Global Activities Registry.
On the registration page, students can complete the required Heath, Safety & Security webinar using an online module. We kindly ask you to emphasize to your students the importance of completing this webinar (approximately 12 minutes). Students will need to complete this webinar in order to submit their online registration for the Africa orientation and receive an International SOS card.
We kindly request that you forward the attached flyer with a link to the on-line registration system and webinar to allow interested participants to RSVP no later than April 24th at 12, midnight. Remember, students will need to complete the Heath, Safety & Security webinar before they are able to complete the registration process. Here is a link to the registration page: http://global.upenn.edu/global-events/2013/04/26/africa-orientation
Thank you for your time and interest in helping us to prepare the Penn community for experiences in Africa. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Cara Bonnington (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JMB Class of '62
Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc University of Rochester Medical Center
“The Nightlife of Astrocytes”
Jerry Zhao - Zhou Lab
"DNA Methylation: from ES Cells to Somatic Cells"
Meridith Toth - Jongens Lab
"The role of presenilin in nocturnal activity in a Drosophila model of Alzheimer's Disease"
Laboratory of Jim Shorter - "Plasticity and potentiation of protein disaggregases"