At left: Tharp! brings three Philadelphia premieres and a brand new company to the Annenberg Center for an energetic program, January 7-12. See On Stage. Photo by Greg Gorman.


9 Registration for Undergraduate Transfer Students. Through January 10.

13 Spring term classes begin.

24 Add period ends.


10 101 Dalmations; 6 p.m. Also January 11, 2 p.m., open-captioned version; International House. Tickets: $6.50, $5.50 students, members,senior citizens.

11 Fun and Games in Thailand; children's workshop, 10 a.m.-noon; University of Pennsylvania Museum. $5 materials fee

Storytelling Workshop with Philadelphia storyteller Linda Goss; hear tales of North Africa, in conjunction with the Gallery's current exhibition. For children in grades K-6; children must be accompanied by an adult; informal seating on the floor; 11 a.m.-noon; Arthur Ross Gallery. Snow date: January 18. Free.

25 The Freedom Sound; an a cappella group from North Philadelphia that blends gospel, rhythm and blues and jazz; also performing will be children from the Thomas A. Thomas Cultural Center involved in a residency with The Freedom Sound. Tickets $6, $3 children 12 and under.(Everybody Makes Music).


Admission donations and hours:

University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students with ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon. and holidays. Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $1/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PENNCard, and Sun. 10 a.m.-noon; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed: Mon. & Tues. Morris Arboretum: $4, $3/seniors, $2/students, free/with PENNCard, children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Other galleries: free.

At right: From an early age the children of nomadic families are given important responsibilities. Caring for younger siblings, collecting firewood and yak dung for fuel, and assisting with the summertime milking of livestock are among the daily tasks expected of each child. At right, Sisters, Bulgan Aimag, Mongolia, September 1994, from the exhibition Mongolia Observed: Photographs by Robert McCracken Peck at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, January 18 through April 20.


6 Anne Wetzel's Photography: Recent Works; black & white photographs; reception: January 9, 4:30-630 p.m.; Burrison Art Gallery, Faculty Club. Through January 31.

18 Mongolia Observed: Photographs by Robert McCracken Peck; over 40 color photos examine contemporary life; Sharpe Gallery, University of Pennsylvania Museum. Through April 20.

25 Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom; traveling exhibition organized by the Florida Museum of Natural History which charts the history of African-Americans in the Spanish colonies from the time of Columbus to the American Revolution; Dietrich Gallery, University of Pennsylvania Museum. Through April 27.


Central Asian Weavings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum; Museum. Through Jan. 5.

One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School; Museum. Through January 5.

Polynesian Artifacts Collected by Titian Ramsay Peale: Self-Guided Tour; Museum. Through January 5.

Peter Fischli and David Weiss: In a Restless World; ICA. Through Jan. 19.

Toys and Games for All the Ages; University of Pennsylvania Museum. Through January 26.

Women in the Civil Rights Movement; Seminar Room 403, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March.

Mysteries of the Maghreb: Rugs and Textiles of North Africa; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through January 26.

Time and Rulers at Tikal: Architectural Sculpture of the Maya; Museum. Through Fall 1997.

Watercolors: Medicinal Plants of Shakespeare; Morris Arboretum. Through 1997.


Ancient Greek World; Living in Balance: Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition; University Museum.

Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Morris Arboretum.

University Museum Tours

Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m.

4 Highlights of the Collection

5 Dragons and Dynasties: The Chinese Collection

11 Ritual and Survival in Alaska

12 Ancient Mesopotamia

18 Egypt of the Pharaohs

19 Living in Balancae: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navaho and Apache

26 Miraculous Journey: The Spread of Buddhism


Film/Video Project

Films and programs at International House; full descriptions:; tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors, $3/kids under 12; foreign language films with subtitles (unless noted); info/tickets: 895-6542.

Independent Film/Video Project

Registration: 895-6594.

17 Dadetown (Hexter, USA, 1995). Through January 21.

18 The Kingdom (Trier, Denmark, 1994). Through January 25.

23 Wild Horses/Caballos Salvajes (Pineyro, Argentina, 1995). Through January 28.

30 Beijing Bastards (Yuan, China/Hong Kong, 1993). Mandarin w/English subtitles.

31 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern (Jordan and Ascher, USA, 1995). Through February 3.


Ice Skating; public skating, figure skating sessions and hockey sessions; Class of 1923 Ice Rink; admission $5, $4.50 with PENNCard; info: 898-1923.

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues., Thurs.; Philadelphia Child Guidance Center; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50/students; info: Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), 446-1983 (evenings).

Guided Walking Tours; Saturdays and Sundays; 2 p.m.; admission and hours: see Exhibits; Morris Arboretum.


29 Trustees Full Board Meeting, Stated Meeting, 2 p.m., Faculty Club.


10 Relache Ensemble, presents a concert of new works by various composers; 7:30 p.m., Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also January 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 first row, $15 all others, $10 students. Call 574-8246.


7 Tharp!, a new company of Tharp dancers perform works by master choreographer Twyla Tharp. Tickets: $38 evenings, $36 matinees, $18 students. Call 898-6791. (Dance Celebration). Through January 12.

23 Bare-Knuckle, Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays; written by Art Becker; directed by Eugene Nesmith; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Tickets: $15 previews; $26 Friday and Saturday nights; $23 all other times; $12 students. Call 898-6791. Through February 9.


25 World Culture Day: Chinese New Year CelebrationYear of the Ox; 16th annual celebration; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Faculty Club

22 Foods of the Forest Buffet, 5:30 -8 p.m. Call 898-4618 for reservations and price.


For basketball tickets: 898-6151. Tickets for other events are free.

Home locations: basketball, Palestra; fencing, Weightman; gymnastics, Hutchinson; swimming, Scheerr Pool.

10 Women's Basketball vs. Yale, 7 pm.

11 Women's Basketball vs. Brown, 7p.m

14 Women's Basketball vs. Villanova, 7 p.m.

15 Men's Basketball vs. Drexell, 7 p.m.

18 Women's Gymnastics vs. Cornell, 1 p.m.; Men's Basketball vs. St. Joseph's, 7 p.m.

23 Women's Basketball vs. Loyola, p.m.

24 Women's Swimming vs. Navy, 4 p.m.; Women's and Men's Fencing vs. St. John's, 6 p.m.

25 Men's Swimming vs. Navy, 1 p.m.


8 Wnt Signalling Mechanism in Tu-morigenesis and Embryogenesis; Anthony Brown, Cornell; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg. (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

11 Macular Degeneration 1997: Futuristic Thinking about an Old Disease; 8 a.m.-noon; Scheie Eye Institute, info.: Diane Lutz, CME coordinator, 662-8141 (Ophthalmology).

13 Walking with Vinoba Bhave; J. N. Mohanty, Temple; 3-5 p.m.; 103 Williams Hall (South Asia Seminar).

15 Approaches to Understanding Reproductive Endocrine Risk Factors for Breast Cancer; Lewis Chodosh, Institute of Gene Therapy; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg. (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

17 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Brian Castelli, U.S. Department of Energy; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room TBA, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Between Art and Archaeology: Looking for Visual Culture; Renata Holod, history of art; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Rm., Jaffe Bldg.; open to all PENNcard holders (History of Art).

18 Nomadic Life on the High Plateau: Timeless Travels on the Steppes of Central Asia; slide lecture; Robert McCracken Peck, fellow, Academy of Natural Sciences; 2 p.m., Rainey Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania Museum; free with PENNcard or Museum admission donation. (See Exhibits).

20 NGOs and the Environment: The Arun III Project in Nepal; Bikash Pandey, UC-Berkeley; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103, Williams Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).

22 The Making of a Spermatozoon: A Molecular Perspective; Norman Hecht, Tufts; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg. (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

24 Korea Peace Bioreserves System; Ke Chung Kim, Penn State; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room TBA, Steinberg Hall-

Dietrich Hall (Institute of Environmental Studies).

Academic Life and Public Service; David Brownlee, history of art; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Rm., Jaffe Bldg.; PENNcard reequired (History of Art).

27 What Blessed Privilege: Medicine Missionary Organizations and the State in Colonial India; Maneesha Lal, U. of Wisconsin & U. of Pennsylvania; 3-5 p.m.; 103 Williams Hall (SARS).

Ethics at the Extreme:Grappling with the Moral Arguments of Nazi Doctors; Arthur Caplan, Medical Ethics; Kutchin Seminar; 4:45 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Jewish Studies).

28 Translating Women Yiddish Writers, A Feminist Approach; Kathryn Hellerstein, German; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (PennWomen's Club).

We Must Make a Difference--Martin Luther King

15 Making A Difference: Beyond The Million Man March; Henry Mitchell, architecture & facilities management and members of P.E.A.K. discuss the Million Man March and volunteer opportunities; 5-7 p.m., Room 305, Houston Hall; info: AARC, 898-0104; (Pledged, Evolving, Accountable, Knowledgeable [PEAK]).

Eyes on the Prize; Part I & Part II, showing of the award winning video series which traces the Freedom and Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America from 1954-1965; 8 p.m.; RESNET Video Channel 11 (Housing and Residential Life). Parts III & IV: Jan. 16, 8 p.m.; Parts V & VI: Jan. 17, 8 p.m.

17 Partners of Citizenship; 3 p.m.; Smith Penniman Room, Houston Hall (School of Arts and Science).

18 Sixth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Benefit Concert; presented by WXPN in conjunction with NARAS Organization, WHYY and WRTI; benefits Philadelphia School of Creative and Performing Arts; 7 p.m.; WHYY Forum, 7th & Arch Streets; simulcast on WXPN, WHYY & WRTI; call 573-3340 for tickets.

19 Program for Student Community Involvement Banner Painting for King's Walk; banners will hang throughout the week on Locust Walk; 2-6 p.m.; Houston Hall Auditorium (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Anti-Violence Vigil; 7:30 p.m.; Du Bois College House; speeches and refreshments follow at the Christian Association.

20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast; 9 a.m.; Du Bois College House (Black Graduate & Professional Student Association; Black Student League;United Minorities Council).

King's Speeches; all day; on Locust Walk in front of BookStore (African American Association of Administrators, Faculty & Staff).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program; Reverend William Gipson, chaplain; West Philadelphia Cluster Essay Contest Winners; 12-2 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel (African American Association of Administrators, Faculty and Staff).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon; 2-4 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel; call 387-8333 or 898-1492 for costs.

BGAPSA, BSL, UMC Town Meeting; 3-5 p.m.: Du Bois College House.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Evening Program; Reverend Calvin Butts, Abissinian Baptist Church, NY; 7:30 p.m.; Annenberg School Auditorium.

21 The Importance of Role Models and Mentoring in the Community; 12-1:30 p.m.; Room 207, High Rise East, Faculty, Staff and Students Sharon Smith 898-1446 (Department of Academic Support Programs)

The Color of Fear; film and discussion; 12-2 p.m.; Spruce Street House (Counseling and Psychological Services, Big C, Residential Living).

Program for the Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community at Penn; 7 p.m.; information: 898-5044

Does Voting Really Make A Difference? video presentation and group discussion about voting rights and student activism 7:30 p.m.; Provost's Tower, Quad; Penn ID required.

22 History of W.E.B. Du Bois: His Life and Work; panel presentation: Elijah Anderson, sociology; Vivian Gadsden, GSE; Antonio McDaniels, sociology; and Howard Stevenson, GSE; moderated by Margaret Beale Spencer, GSE; 10-12 p.m.; Room D9-10, GSE.

Movies & Mocktails; discuss film clips dealing with racial equality/racism and how these issues have transcended the 90"s. Films such as: Mississippi Burning, Queen, Eye on the Prize; 7 p.m., Ucharaji Gallery, W.E.B. Du Bois College House (Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Incorporated).

23 Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Observance; 7:30 p.m.; Christian Association. Open to the Public Reverend William Gipson 898-8456 " Museum Exhibition.

Open during Museum Hours thru April 27 Location: University Museum: Open to the Public Michael Boorse 898-4045 Free with Museum admission/donation

29 African-American Resource Center Afro-American Studies Program

Women's Center A Discussion With Molefi Asante African-American inventions and their impact on the perception of African-Americans in America.

Houston Hall's Bowl Room Must RSVP Space limited Isabel Sampson-Mapp 898-0104

Suite 211 Nichols House, 3600 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
(215) 898-5274 or 5275 FAX 898-9137

Unless otherwise noted all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.

This January calendar is a pull-out for posting. Almanac carries an Update with additions, changes and cancellations if received by Monday noon prior to the week of publication. Members of the University may send notices for the Update or February at Penn calendar.


Volume 43 Number 16
December 17, 1996

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