March at Penn 1997

Old favorites and newcomers from both sides of the Atlantic bring the sounds of Ireland to the Folklife Center's Tenth Annual Celtic/Appalachian Celebration.

In its Philadelphia debut, critically acclaimed Sligo band, Dervish--(at left, left to right) Brian McDonagh, mandola; Liam Kelly, flute; Shane McAleer, fiddle; Shane Mitchell, accordion; Cathy Jordan, vocals, bodhran and bones; and Michael Holmes, bouzouki--plays fast and highly skilled traditional Irish music.

Also in the line up: perennial hosts Mick Moloney on tenor banjo and mandolin and fiddler Eugene O'Donnell; singer/songwriter Tommy Sands; piper Gerry O'Sullivan; and percussive dance group Footworks.

Show on March 16, two performances only. See Music.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

7 Spring Break begins at close of classes. Classes resume March 17.

24 Advanced Registration for fall and summer classes. Through April 6.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

1) Foreign Fashions; kids ages 8-12 learn about clothing and textiles from Southeast Asia and make a kalaga (Burmese wall hanging); 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; registration: 898-4016; $5/materials fee.

Everybody Makes Music

Concerts for kids, accompanied by an adult; 1 p.m.; $6, $3/children under 12.

8) Leon Bates; concert pianist who studied at Settlement Music School and Temple's Boyer College of Music compares classical Western music and traditional jazz; Hopkinson Hall, International House, 3701 Chestnut St.

22) Native American Traditions; Troy Richardson performs on Native American instruments and Mardella Lowry and her granddaughter demonstrate legend-telling and lead the audience in traditional dances; MTI, 3700 Chestnut St.


At the Burrison Gallery in the Faculty Club, Jeannette Flamm shows
Woods, Rocks--Earth's Treasures. The photos show her love of discovering unusual examples of natural beauty: heart -shaped rocks, landscapes changed by the seasons. See Exhibits.

EXHIBITS

Admission donations & hours

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 12-5 p.m.

Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club: free, Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $1/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PennCard, and on Sundays 10 a.m.-noon; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed: Mon. & Tues.

Meyerson Hall Galleries: free, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

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.

Upcoming

3) Woods, Rocks--Earth's Treasures; photographs by Jeannette Flamm, former Grad School of Fine Arts development officer, who now teaches photography in the Philadelphia School System in association with the Graduate School of Education's "Say Yes to Education" program; opening reception, March 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through March 28.

17) Graduate School of Fine Arts MFA Thesis I Exhibition; sculpture, painting and mixed media works by the nine 1997 MFA candidates; reception, March 21, 5:30-8 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Gallery. Through March 26.

Now

Cathleen Hughes: Earth Notes; ; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through March 5.

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

Three Video Installations by Maureen Connor, Tony Oursler & Winifred Lutz; ICA. Through April 13.

Mongolia Observed: Photographs by Robert McCracken Peck; Sharpe Gallery, Museum. Through April 20.

Treasures of Asian Art: Masterpieces from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of the Asia Society; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through April 20.

Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom; Dietrich Gallery, Museum. Through April 27.

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

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

Ongoing

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.

1) The Kingdoms of Africa.

2) Dragons and Dynasties: The Chinese Collection.

8) Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs.

9 Ritual and Survival in Alaska.

16) Highlights of the Collection.

22) The World of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache.

23) Ancient Iraq: Cradle of Civilization.

FILMS

Margaret Mead Film Festival

Screenings at the University Museum; daytime films: free with admission donation (see Exhibits), evening films: $5, $2.50/Museum members, full-time students with ID and seniors.

1) Pacific Island Cultures; Singsing Tumbuan/Mask Dance (Berman, 1995), Islands on the Edge of Time (Heddle, 1995), Then There Were None (Lindsey, 1995); 1:30 p.m.

Reevaluating Traditional Roles; White Shamans and Plastic Medicine Men (Macy and Hart, 1996), Me and My Matchmaker (Wexler, 1996), Chastie/Paradise (Dvortsevoy, 1995); 7:30 p.m.

2) Fake Documentary; Bontoc Eulogy (Fuentes, 1995), My Life as a Poster (Talukdar, 1995), The WAPRA Report (Koesis, 1996); 1:30 p.m.

From the Point of View of Women; Hopes Soaring High (Drishi Collective, 1994), Margaret Mead: An Observer Observed (Yans-McLaughlin, 1996); 7:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Film/Video Project

Neighborhood Film/Video Project (NFVP) films and film series and Philadelphia Independent Film/Video Association (PIFVA) programs at International House; full descriptions: www.libertynet.org/~ihouse; tickets: $6.50, $5.50/members, students, seniors, $3.50/kids 12 and under; foreign language films with subtitles (unless noted); info/tickets: 895-6542. Repeat dates and times in italics.

  • NFVP Film Screenings

    7) One Fine Day (Hoffman, 1996, USA); open captioned; 6 p.m. March 8, 3:30 p.m.

    12) Anna (Mikhalkov, Russia, 1996); 7 p.m.; March 13, 9 p.m.; March 14, 1 & 6:30 p.m.; March 15, 2:30, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.

    27) Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt (Goldman, USA, 1996); with the director on March 27; 7 p.m. March 28, 1 p.m.; March 29, 5:30 p.m.; March 30, 7:30 p.m.

    Halfaouine--Boy of the Terraces (Boughedir, Tunisia/France, 1990); 9 p.m. March 29, 9:30 p.m.; March 30, 5:30 p.m.

    28) The Silences of Palaces (Tlatli, Tunisia, 1994); winner 1994 Camera d'Or at Cannes; 7 & 9:30 p.m. March 30, 3 & 9 p.m.; March 31, 6 & 8:30 p.m.

  • NFVP Film Series

    -- Contemporary Egyptian Cinema --

    Co-sponsors: Middle East Center and American Research Center in Egypt.

    1) Life...My Passion (Ali Ahmed, 1995); 2 p.m. March 2, 7:30 p.m.

    Beggars and Noblemen (al-Bakri, 1991); with the director; 5 p.m.

    Asphalt Kings (Fawzi, 1995); with the director, Mar. 1; 8 p.m. Mar. 4, 7 p.m.

    2) Filmmakers Roundtable; discussion with Khairy Bishara, Usama Fawzi and Asma al-Bakri; 2-4 p.m.

    America Abracadabra (Bishara, 1993); 5 p.m.

    3) On Boys, Girls, and the Veil (Nasrallah, 1995); 7 p.m.

    4) Contemporary Egyptian Cinema; seminar with Yehia Azmi, High Cinema Institute in Cairo and Viola Shafik, authority on Arab cinema, discuss Egyptian film from 1980 to the present; 4:30-6:30 p.m.

    -- Philadelphia Connections --

    6) Girls Like Us (Wagner and DiFeliciantonio, 1996); with the directors on March 6; winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival; 7:30 p.m. March 7, 1 & 8:15 p.m.

    18) Gone West! Works from the Philly Indie Diaspora; Bottoms Up (Saunders & Seckinger, 1996), Egyptland (Kowalski & Bridges, 1996), Happily Ever After (Perlson, 1996); with Kowalski & Perlson; 7:30 p.m.

    -- Films by Russian Women: The Best of Three Decades --

    8) Brief Encounters (Muratova, 1967/86); 7:30 p.m. March 14, 8:30 p.m.

    The House Built on Sand (Adomenaite, 1991); 9:30 p.m. March 13, 7 p.m.

    12) Elixir (Evteeva, 1995); with shorts Larisa (Klimov, 1980) and One Doll's Story (Sviridova, 1995); 9 p.m. March 15, 4:30 p.m.

    -- Classic Academies Weekend --

    14) Suspicion (Hitchcock, UK, 1941); 10:30 p.m.

    15) Casablanca (Curtiz, USA, 1942); noon.

    The Wizard of Oz (Fleming, USA, 1939); 10:30 p.m.

    17) Citizen Kane (Welles, USA, 1941); 7 p.m.

  • PIFVA Programs

    Info/registration: 895-6594.

    2) ITVS Open Meeting; 10 a.m.-noon; Register by February 28.

    8) Producing the Documentary; with Lise Yasui; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; register by Feb. 28: $45, $35/members and students with ID; after Feb. 28: $55/$45.

    15) Business & Legal Pitfalls of Independent Filmmaking; with Alexander Murphy, Jr., Esq.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; register by Mar. 7: $45, $35/members and students with ID; after Mar. 7: $55/$45.

    26) PIFVA Open Screens; works completed and in progress; 7 p.m.

MUSIC

1) Relâche; highlighting female composers and Philadelphia premiere of a performance of Vivian Fine's new opera; Harold Prince Theatre; $25/first row, $15/all others, $10/students; information: 574-8246.

9) Huun-Huur-Tu; Tuvan group performs multitonal throat singing celebrating the natural beauty of their republic which borders Mongolia and Siberia; 7 p.m.; International House; $15, $13/students and seniors, $10/members; tickets: 893-1145 (Folklife Center).

16) 10th Annual Celtic/Appalachian Celebration; music and dance by artists from Ireland and America; 2:30 and 7 p.m.; International House; $15, $13/students and seniors, $10/members; tickets: 893-1145 (Folklife Center).

23) Members of Atzilut; ancient and contemporary musical tradtions of the Middle East; Museum Sunday Concerts in the Galleries series; 2:30 p.m.; University Museum; free with admission donation (see Exhibits).

Curtis Organ Concerts

Recitals at Irvine Auditorium; 12:05 p.m.

5) Ron Coles.

19) Steven Henley with guest flautist.

26) Peter Stickney and Diane Legnini.


Obie Award-winner, actor, writer
and performer, Spalding Gray brings
his latest in a series of monologues,
It's A Slippery Slope, to the Annenberg
Center for two wry, satiric performances.
The latest chapter in the ongoing story
of his life recounts his efforts to learn
to ski late in life and works in accounts
of his struggle to keep his balance
during the major turbulence in
his personal life. See On Stage.

ON STAGE

1) Mystery Repeats Itself; Mask and Wig Club's 109th annual production; dinner show; cocktails, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m.; curtain, 8:30 p.m.; $50; Mask and Wig Club House, 310 S. Quince St.; tickets/information: 898-6791. Show repeated March 21 & 22, 8 p.m., Annenberg Center, $20. Club House Show repeated April 3 & 4.

Annenberg Center

Tickets/information: 898-6791 (unless noted).

3) Previewers; Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays' monthly reading of a new play; 7 p.m.

5) It's a Slippery Slope; storyteller Spalding Gray's newest work; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.
Repeated March 6, 8 p.m.

-- NextMove Festival '97 --

Dance performances at 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $15, $10/students and seniors.

4) Philly Up First: "15 Minutes"; solo performances by Karen Bamonte, Robert Burden, Jr., Rennie Harris, Hiroko Kawai, Ilse Pfeifer and Melanie Stewart representing major local dance influences (Asian, German Expressionist, Hip Hop and more) and paying tribute to Warhol's "fame" quote.
Repeated March 5 & 6.

7) Perks Dance Music Theatre; illusionary pieces by the innovative New York dance troupe from the same background as Pilobolus, Momix and Iso. Repeated March 8 & 9.

11) Kabuki-Menco Visual Theatre; multimedia dance artist Kathy Rose's new work Kleopat' Ra combines movement and film. Repeated March 12 & 13.

14) Jan Erkert & Dancers; Philadelphia debut of this rising dance star who expands the art's subtle language. Repeated March 15 & 16.

SPECIAL EVENTS

5) Calligraphy Presentation with Visiting Zen Master; gallery demonstration features Fukushima Keido, Chief Abbott of the Tofokuji sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, and one of Japan's leading callig raphers; 12-2 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, University Museum (Museum; Center for East Asian Studies).

14) Beer Dinner: America Knocks Off Belgium; beer expert Michael Jackson hosts the dinner and beer tasting featuring Belgian brews and Belgian-style American microbrews; 7 p.m.; University Museum; $150/couple, $85/person; Museum members: $135/couple; $75/person; reservations: 898-4890.

15) Beer Tasting: America Knocks Off Belgium; Book and the Cook event; Michael Jackson hosts the informal tasting of over 100 microbrews; sessions at 1, 3:30 and 6 p.m.; University Museum; $30/person, $25/Museum members and seniors; must be at least 21 years old to attend; reservations: 898-4890.

17) St. Patrick's Day Buffet; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Faculty Club; price/reservations: 898-4618.

25) African American Music and Dance: Scattin', Steppin' & Tappin'; 1997 Scholar-in-Residence Program; Robert O'Meally, Columbia, and author of Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday and The Craft of Ralph Ellison, and Jacqui Malone, CUNY-Queens, and author of Steppin' On the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance, give lectures and lead workshops; see also Talks and Fitness/Learning; information: 898-4965 (Afro-American Studies). Through March 26.

SPORTS

1) Men's Tennis vs. George Washington, noon; Men's Tennis vs. St. Bonaventure, 5 p.m.; Levy/Lott Courts.

Men's Basketball vs. Columbia, 7 p.m.; The Palestra.

PIAA Swimming Championship; Gimbel Gym.

7) EIWA, Wrestling, 10:30 a.m.; The Palestra. Continues March 8.

22) ECAC, Women's Gymnastics, 1 p.m.; Hutchinson Gym.

FITNESS/LEARNING

English Language Programs Evening Course Registration; classes meet 6-8:30 p.m.; TOEFL Preparation, Mon. & Wed., Mar. 24-Apr. 23, $290; Speaking and Listening, Tues. & Thurs., Mar. 25-Apr. 24, $290; Business Writing, Thurs., Mar. 27-Apr.24, $145; $10 fee for late registrants; info: 898-8681.

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).

19) Internet Search Tools; 7-8 p.m.; Class of '55 Conf. Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Van Pelt Reference).

20) Francophonie; conversation and food for Francophones and Francophiles; 5-7:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (French Institute).

Confidential Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors' Group; 6-7:30 p.m.; Penn Women's Center; register: 898-8611; registration deadline: March 18. Weekly through April 17.

21) Winter Kayaking; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Gimbel Gym; $300, $250/Penn faculty, staff & students; registration: 898-6101; info: 1-800-20KAYAK. Continues March 22 & 23, 8 a.m.-noon (Recre ation).

26) Dance Workshop with Jacqui Malone; 7:30 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, DuBois House (Afro-American Studies).

College of General Studies

Special programs; courses meet weekly (unless noted); registration: 898-6479.

1) Time Management; Fund-Raising Certificate Program elective; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $75.

Look Good, Sound Great, Act Smart: A Practical Guide for Business Professionals; FRCP elective; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120.

Mahler, Strauss and Klimt: Music and Art in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $45.

3) Writing for Fund-Raisers; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; $135, $125/FRCP. Through March 24.

Writing a Novel; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. Through April 7.

5) Overview of Fund-Raising; FRCP; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $180, $150/FRCP. Through April 30.

Eight Great Short Stories; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $60. Through March 19.

6) Discovering Your Own Photographic Style; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. Through April 10.

The Enduring Navajo; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $110, $100/Museum members. Through April 10.

18) The Internet in Fund-Raising: An Introduction; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $135, $125/FRCP.

Improving Your Speech and Voice; elective FRCP; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $130. Continues March 20, 25 & 27.

19) Preparing and Delivering Professional Presentations; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $265. Through April 23.

Into the Limelight: Women Artists in the Late 19th & 20th Centuries; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $95.
Through April 23.

Children's Book Production and Illustration I; 6:30-9 p.m.; $165. Through May 7.

20) Introduction to the Internet; 6-8:30 p.m.; $160. Through April 10.

22) Screenwriting Master Class; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; $225. Continues March 23.

Power Speaking; elective FRCP; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Raising Money from Individuals; FRCP; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120, $110/FRCP.

Outdoor Container Gardening; 10 a.m.-noon; $25.

Computer Courses

Registration/prerequisite/fees: 573-3102, tls@isc.upenn.edu or (Info. Systems & Computing; Tech. Learning Services).

-- DOS/Windows Courses --

3) What you Really Need to Know about DOS; noon-1:30 p.m.

11) Introduction to Windows 95; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; fee.

17) Introduction to Word 7.0 For Windows 95; 1-4 p.m.; fee.

21) Introduction to Excel 5.0 for Windows 3.1; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

-- Macintosh Courses --

5) Intro to Word 6.0 for MAC; 1-4 p.m.

13) Intro to HTML; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

25) Intermediate HTML; 1-4 p.m.; fee.

27) Intro to Excel; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

-- Bits and Pieces Seminars --

5) File Transfer Using Fetch; 1-2 p.m.

11) Browsing Using Netscape; 1-2 p.m. Repeated March 27, 12-1 p.m.

21) File Transfer Using WS_FTP; 1-2 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Assistance Program

Noon workshops in Houston Hall; registration/room info: 898-7910 (F/SAP).

Surviving Divorce and Separation; call for details.

4) Caregivers.

5) Sobriety Group. Meets Wednesdays.

6) Intercultural Communications in the Workplace; Harrison Room.

12) Consuming Passions: A General Theory of Addictive Disorders; Bishop White Room.

Christian Association

3) Muslim Student Association; 1-5 p.m.; Chapel. Meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.

5) Quaker Meetin' & Eatin'; noon; Auditorium. Meets weekly.

Lenten Gathering;12:15-12:45 p.m. Also meets March 19 & 26.

Buddhist Meditation for Westerners; Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, noon; Chapel.

6) Early Morning Prayers; 8 a.m.; Conference Room. Meets weekly.

Sister Circle; noon; Conference Room. Meets weekly.

23) Ecumenical Service/Dinner; 5-6:30 p.m.; Auditorium.

Newman Center

3) Weekly Bible Study--Together with the Word; 8-9 p.m.; 4th Fl. Lounge, HRN

5) Augustine's City of God; reading discussion group; 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Newman Center. Meets weekly.

Morris Arboretum

Call 247-5777 for information, class times and registration: 247-5777.

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

4) Guide Training Program; $40. Meets on Tuesdays.

5) Alpine Plants of the Himalayas and Their Cultivation; 7:30 p.m.; $18, $15.50/members.

11) Art from Nature; course for artists of varying skill levels; $167, $142/members. Meets 5 Tuesdays and 3 Saturdays.

12) Tree Protection During Construction; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $80.

The Well-Mannered Perennial Garden; 7:30-9 p.m.; $13.50, $11.50/members.

13) Constructing the Landscape; $117, $100/members. Meets 5 Thursday evenings,
plus Saturday morning, April 12.

18) Planting Trees for Performance: Techniques for Creating Successful Landscapes; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $60.

19) Pruning Shrubs: Broad-Leaved and Needle-Leaved; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $80, $40/morning only. Raindate: March 20.

20) Pruning: What the Homeowner Needs to Know; 7-9 p.m.; $40, $35/members. Continues March 22, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

26) Tree Cabling & Bracing; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $80, $70/non-climbers. Raindate: March 27.


At the Institute of Contemporary Art:
Three Artists/Two Exhibits

Threshold/Interface/Transition -- New Installation by Winifred Lutz

ICA-commissioned work by the chair of the sculpture department at Temple University's Tyler School of Art takes advantage of the Tuttleman Gallery's two quadrants. In the site-specific exhibit, a thirty-foot tree reaches up from a gold-leafed floor towards the naturally lit tall space, while a large tree root and surrounding split concrete (at right) consume the space in the low, darker gallery where changes in the sunlight are reflected onto a platinum-leafed panel.


Video Installations: Maureen Connor, Tony Oursler

Oursler's Judy (left) is a look at Multiple Personality Disorder; exploring not only the trauma of this disorder, but how it reflects current culture.

Narrow Escape (below right) is part of Connor's study of self-control and desire in women; looking at cultural influences on body image, early sexual experiences and gender roles.



March ICA Programs

For information and reservations for these events, call 898-7108. For ICA admission fees, see Exhibits.

1) Tour of Maureen Connor exhibit; with lunch at the White Dog Cafe with video presentation and a discussion about eating disorders led by Demie Kurz, co-director, Women's Studies Program; 11 a.m.

6) Slide Lecture; with artist Winifred Lutz; 6 p.m.

20) Program on Multiple Personality Disorder; with David Fink and art therapist Judy Lieberman; 6 p.m.

27) Walk-Through Tour of Winifred Lutz Exhibit; with Patrick Murphy, ICA director; 6 p.m.

CONFERENCES

1) American Archaeology in Classical Lands: The Next 100 Years; centennial celebration of the American School's Excavations in Corinth focuses on the future of large-scale American archaeo logical exploration in the classical world; participants from sites in Athenian Agora, Caesarea, Carthage, Corinth, Rome, Gordion, Pompeii and Sardis; registration, 8-9 a.m.; lectures, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-5 p.m.; University Museum; $20, $5/full-time students with ID; registration required (seating limited to 250; no walk-ins): (609) 683-0800 (University Museum; American School of Classical Studies at Athens).

21) Inaugural Dorothy Everett Martin Lectureship in Human Sexuality; workshops and lecture; keynote address: De-mystifying Human Sexuality: Toward More Effective Social Work Practice, Elizabeth Rice Allgeier, Bowling Green State; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sheraton University City, 36th & Chestnut; $25, $15/students; seven continuing-education credits; registration: 898-5526 (Social Work).

22) The Virtual Dig: Computers and the Pursuit of the Past; honoring ENIAC's 50th anniversary; registration, 8 a.m.; welcome, 9 a.m.; presentations, 9:15-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-noon, 1:30-3 p.m.; tech fair and reception, 3 p.m.; full schedule on-line: www.upenn.edu/museum/zgroup/VirtualDig/VirtualDig.html; Museum; $60, $50/members & seniors, $40/full-time students w/ID; registration: 898-4890 (Univ. Museum; MUSÉE).

Intersections 1997; third annual German Studies graduate student conference; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; keynote speaker: Marc Silberman; Max Kade German Center, 3905 Spruce St. (German)

27) Année Descartes: Le Corps et le Cerveau: Consciousness and Unconsciousness; Descartes Seen by Humanists, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Descartes Influences on Science, 3:30-5 p.m.; public lecture, Margaret Jacob, history & sociology of science, 6-7:30 p.m.; reception follows; Room 405, Lauder-Fischer Hall (French Institute).

30) Yiddish in the University; moderator: Dan Ben-Amos, folklore & folklife; speakers: Kathryn Hellerstein, German; Hannah Kliger, Annenberg School and UMass-Amherst; Anita Norich, Center for Judaic Studies and Michigan; Rakhmiel Peltz, CJS and Columbia; Ellen Prince, linguistics; Jeffrey Shandler, CJS and Columbia; Kutchin Conference; 2-4:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies).

TALKS

3) The Horned Dinosaurs: A Natural History; book signing and discussion with Peter Dodson, animal biology and geology; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '38 Lounge, Kings Court/English House (KC/EH Forum for Penn Authors; Perspectives in Humanities).

Governments and NGOs: Antagonistic Cooperation; Bishwapriya Sanyal, MIT; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103-105, Williams Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).

The Formation of Semiconductor Nano- and Micro-structures through Chemical Vapor Deposition; Thomas Kuech, University of Wisconsin; 3:30 p.m.; Room. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

4) Chemesthetic Pain From Analgesics: Where Does it Hurt and Why?; Paul Breslin, Monell Chemical Senses Center; 11:30 a.m.; Monell Chemical Senses Center, 3500 Market (Monell Chemi cal Senses Center).

Taste Acceptance and Taste Rejection in the Mirror of Orofacial Behavior-Stereotypes in Man and Animals; Jacob Steiner, Hebrew University; noon-1 p.m.; Auditorium, Nursing Education Bldg. (School of Nursing).

TBA; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg.; (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

5) Issues of Identity in First-Person Narrative in Caribbean Literature; Mildred Rivera-Martínez, Moravian College; noon; Bowl Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Prog.).

Development of DNA Vaccines for Viruses and Bacteria; Jeffrey Ulmer, Merck Research Laboratories; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

6) Molecular Dynamics of Neuronal Growth and Guidance; Paul Forscher, Yale; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62, John Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group).

8) Cornea and External Disease for the General Ophthalmologist; 8 a.m.-noon; Scheie Eye Institute (Scheie Inst.).

11) Pheromone Transduction by Vomeronasal Sensory Neurons; Emily Liman, Harvard; 11:30 a.m.; Monell Chemical Senses Center, 3500 Market (Monell Chemical Senses Center).

1-D and 2-D Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Alkali Metal Fullerides; Ferid Rachdi, l'Université de Montellier; 4 p.m.; LRSM Auditorium (French Institute).

TBA; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

13) Signaling Centres in the Gastruating Mouse Embryo; Janet Rossant, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Class of '62, John Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Development Biology).

17) Who Empowers Whom? Some Reflections on Gender, Agency and Institutional Interventions in the South Asia Context; Naila Kabeer, University of Sussex; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103-105, Williams Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).

Measurements of Photon Migration for Characterization of Pariticulate and Dispersed Phase Systems; Eva Sevick-Muraca, Purdue; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

Place and Truth, or: The Architecture of Authenticity; Tom Gieryn, Indiana Univ.; 3:45 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market (History & Sociology of Science).

Reciprocal Horizons; Marion Weiss & Michael Manfredi, Weiss/Manfredi Architects; 6 p.m.; Room. B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

18) Eating Behavior and Energy Metabolism in Liver; Hong Ji, Monell Chemical Senses Center; 11:30 a.m.; Monell Center (Monell).

TBA; Joe Gall, Carnegie Institution of Washington; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochem. & Biophysics).

Footbinding is History; Dorothy Ko, Rutgers; 4:30 p.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (East Asian Studies).

The Gentle Art of Subversion: Women's Oral Narratives in Tunis; Hejaiej Mounira, UC-Berkeley & Bour-giba Institute, Tunis; 4:30 p.m.; Rm. 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Ctr.).

19) El Día del Emigrante y el Retorno del Purgatorio: Iglesia Católica, cambio cultural y migración transnacional en el Occidente de México; Víctor Espinosa, Centro de Estudios de Población; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Program).

Discussion and Reading of Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic; Paul Fussel, emeritus professor of English; noon-1:30 p.m.; Warwick Hotel; $20; info.: 898-5262 (College Alumni Soc.).

Effects of Nuclear Compartmentalization on DNA Virus Transcription and Replication; Gerd Maul, Wistar Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Aud., Wistar (Wistar).

Molecular Genetics of Skeletal Patterning and Growth; Bjorn Olsen, Harvard; 4 pm.; Vet School (Cell & Dev. Bio.).

The Sung-Tale Metaphor: Protest Discourse in Contemporary Ghana; Kwesi Yankah, University of Ghana; 4 p.m.; Room. 421, Williams Hall (African Studies Center).

20) Women and War; Drew Faust, history; noon; Faculty Club; $14, includes lunch; more info. & reservations: 233-0779 (CGS Senior Associates).

TBA; Tony Wynchaw-Boris; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Wood Room., John Morgan Bldg. (Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group).

Off the Wall; Alison Saar, artist; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Education and Inheritance; Murray Murphey, history; 7-8:30 p.m.; $5, free/CGS Special Program Students; registration: 898-6479 (CGS).

Common Ground: The Future Shape of Boston; Anne Whiston Spirn, landscape architecture & regional planning; 7-9 p.m.; Room 306, Furness Bldg. (Urban Studies).

21) Gender, Nation, and Reconfiguring Power in the Ugandan Radio Song; Helen Mugambi, Cal State-Fullerton; noon; Room. 421, Williams Hall (African Studies Center).

Preventing Occupational Exposure to Blood-Borne Pathogens in Health Care Workers; James Grosch, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room 109, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall (Institute for Environmental Studies).

"With a Pretty Whisper": Deception and Transformation in David's 'Cupid and Psyche' and Apulius's 'Metamorphoses'; Mary Vidal, history of art; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room., Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

22) Material Thinking: The Anatomy of Nature in Early Modern Europe; Pamela Smith, Pomona College; 10 a.m.-noon; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (H & SS).

24) NGOs, States & Markets in Development; Paul Streeten, UN Human Development Report; 3-5 p.m.; Rm. 103-105, Williams Hall (SARS).

The Rheology of Strongly Interacting Colloidal Dispersions: Experimental Elucidation of Reversible Shear Thickening and Theoretical Predictions for Percolation and Gelatin; Norman Wagner, University of Delaware; 3:30 p.m.; Room. 337, Towne Bldg. (ChemE).

Changing Perspectives on the Collapse of Classic Maya Civilization; Jeremy Sabloff, University Museum; 3:45 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market (H & SS).

Minimalist Gardens; Peter Walker, Peter Walker Assoc.; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

25) The Growth Hormone Neuroendocrine Axis: Hypothalamic Peptides, Receptors and Cross-Talk; Gloria Tannen-baum, Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill; 11:30 a.m.; Monell Ctr. (Monell).

La Dimension Sociale de l'Union Européenne; Betty Slowinski, Center for Human Resources; noon-1:30 p.m.; Rm. 405, Lauder Fischer Hall (French Inst.).

Infectious Diseases about Which Everyone Should Know; Helen Davies, Microbiology; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Women's Club).

Literacy and the Mage of Writing in the 16th Century Ottoman Empire; Cornell Fleischer, Chicago; 4:30 p.m.; Rm. 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Ctr.).

TBA; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

Stepping: Regeneration Through Dance; Jacqui Malone, CUNY Queens College; see Special Events; 5 p.m.; Room 111, Annenberg School (Afro-American Studies).

The Discovery of a Third Millennium BCE Trading Post in Northern Mesopotamia; Michel Fortin, Laval University, Quebec; Kevorkian Lecture; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Mu seum (Museum).

26) Discussion with Robert O'Meally and Jacqui Malone; professors at Columbia & CUNY Queens College, respectively; see Special Events; noon; Center for the Study of Black Literature & Culture (Afro-American Studies).

"La Règle du Jeù de Jean Renoir"; Kenneth Reader, University of New-castle, UK; 3-4 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).

Function of the SWI/SNF Complex and Histone Acetylation in Chromatin Remodeling; Jerry Workman, Penn State; 4 p.m.; Grossman Aud., Wistar (Wistar).

Managed Care & Technology Assessment; Joe Carver, US HealthCare; 4:30-6 p.m.; Colonial Penn Ctr Aud. (LDI).

Eight Ways of Singing Jazz; Robert O'Meally, Columbia; see Special Events; 5 p.m.; Room 111, Annenberg School (Afro-American Studies).

27) Indigenous Movements and Their Critics: Pan-Mayanism and Ethnic Resurgence in Guatemala; Kay Warren, Princeton; 10:30 a.m.; Room 329, Museum (Anthropology; Latin American Cultures Program).

Signaling Processes in Drosophilia Oogenesis; Trudi Schupach, Princeton/HHMI; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62, John Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Dev. Bio.).

TBA; Deborah Poole, New School; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; History Lounge, Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (History).

28) Power of Sight Seminar; David Summers, UVA; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room., Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

31) Role of NGOs in Health Systems; Mitchell Weiss, Swiss Tropical Inst.; 3-5 pm.; Rm. 103-105, William Hall (SARS).

Adsorption Separations Using Molecular Sieves; John Sherman, UOP; 3:30 p.m.; Rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (ChemE).

Mice for Men: The Production and Uses of Genetically Controlled Animal Models in Biomedicine after World War II; Jean Paul Gaudillere, Université Rene Descartes; 3:45 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market (H&SS).

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Volume 43 Number 23
February 25, 1997


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