22 Edge of Life: Ethical Dilemmas; Nursing Ed. Building Auditorium; registration: 898-4522 (Nursing; Bioethics; VA Medical Center; HUP; CHOP (Leonard Davis Institute).
29 Recent Advances in Bioorganic Chemistry; in honor of Rao Makineni and Ralph Hirschmann; inauguration of Hirschmann-Makineni Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Museum; registration: 898-9722 (Chemistry).
20 Buddhist Meditation Practice; theme: Prajnaparamita: Mother of
the Buddhas; chairs and zen benches provided; 1-2 p.m.; Christian
Association Chapel; information: 898-5926. Meets weekly through December
24 Strategies for Managing Change in Healthcare; Executive development for mid- to senior-level healthcare executives focusing on system-based framework for managing change; Steinberg Conference Center: Through Sept. 29; registration: 898-4748 (LDI, Wharton Aresty Institute).
19 Coffee with Dean Rescorla; 8-9:30 p.m.; Chats; information: 898-6341 (College Office).
20 The PH20 Protein in Macaque Sperm: Hyaluronidase Activity; Stuart Meyers, veterinary medicine; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg. (Reproductive Biology).
Is Latin America Turning Pluralist?: Catholics and Evangelicals in S‹o Paulo and Caracas; Phillip Berryman; 4 p.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures).
Synaptic Plasticity: Insights from the Neuromuscular Junction; Rita Balice-Gordon, biology; 4 p.m.; Room 140, John Morgan Bldg. (Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences).
21 The Germ Line and Spermatogonia Transplantation; Ralph Brinster, veterinary medicine; Richard K. Mellon Foundation Seminar; 4 p.m.; Room B101, VHUP (Veterinary Medicine).
The Practice of Active Euthanasia Among U.S. Critical Care Nurses; David A. Asch, medicine; 9 a.m.; 701 Blockley Hall (LDI).
Border Signs: Instruments of Communication in Culture Contact; 4:30 p.m.; Rm. 329A, 3401 Walnut St. (History).
22 The Man Without Meaning? The Voids and Surfaces of John Singer Sargent; Susan Sidlauskas, history of art; 3 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Building; open to PENNcard holders (History of Art).
25 Visuality, Visual Culture, Visualization; Emily Thompson, history & sociology of science; 12 -1 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market St. (History & Sociology of Science).
Biochemical Applications of Taylor Vortex Flow; Charles L. Cooney, M.I.T.; 3 p.m.; Rm. 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).
26 The Regulation of Glucose Transport by Insulin; Morris Birnbaum, physiology; 4 p.m.; 4th Floor, Richards Building (Physiology).
27 Protein Import into Mitochondria; Debkumar Pain, veterinary medicine; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg. (Reproductive Biology).