Luke Powell's Light and Water (1974) shows a covered reservoir in Herat, Afghanistan commissioned by a Safavid governor 1634. Photographs exhibited in the Sharpe Gallery at the University Museum, April 26 through August 23.
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
- 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.
- 1 The Art of Father and Son; works by Sam Yankell, research professor of periodontics, and his son, Stuart, who studied at GSFA
and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Art Gallery, Faculty Club.
Through May 1.
- 5 Creating the Quid: Betel Chewing Paraphrenalia from Asia and the Pacific;
display of traditional and contemporary items used
in this essential part of social interactions from East Africa to the Western Pacific; see also
Children's Activities; Main Entrance, University
Museum. Through December.
- 14 MFA Thesis Show; works by 1997 Master of Fine Arts candidates Ken Chon, Katerina Gravanis, Stefan Klinger, Mimi Kim, Saeri
Kiritani, Jewyo Rhii, Rieko Seto, Nancy Shahani, Chris White; reception, April 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Galleries.
Through April 23.
- 26 The Afghan Folio; Luke Powell's photographs of landscapes, architecture and people of Afghanistan, taken between 1974 and 1978,
just prior to the country's civil war and subsequent Soviet occupation; First floor, Sharpe Gallery, University Museum.
Through August 23.
- Three Video Installations by Maureen Connor, Tony Oursler and Winifred Lutz;
ICA. Through April 13.
- Works of Sarah Steele; Penn Women's Center.
Through April 17.
- Mongolia Observed: Photographs by Robert McCracken Peck;
Sharpe Gallery, University 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, University Museum. Through April 27.
- Watercolors: Medicinal Plants of Shakespeare
; Morris Arboretum. Through June 1997.
- Time and Rulers at Tikal: Architectural Sculpture of the Maya;
University Museum. Through Fall 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.; free with admission donation.
- 6 Miraculous Journey: The Spread of Buddhism.
- 19 Africa's Diversity.
- 20 Highlights of the Collections.
- 26 Life Along the Nile.
- 27 Chinese Culture and the Collection.
- 2 Ososhiki/The Funeral (Itami Juzo, 1989); Japanese with English subtitles; with lecture,
Critiques of Contemporary Japan, Ayako Kano, Japanese studies; 4 p.m.; Room 23, Moore School (Center for East Asian Studies).
- 23 Tora! Tora! Tora! (Richard Fleischer, 1970); in English; with lecture,
Foreign Views of Japanese Imperialism, by Hilary Conroy,
Japanese studies; 4 p.m.; Room 23, Moore School (Center for East Asian Studies).
- 30 Sixth Annual Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema;
films and events throughout Philadelphia, sponsored International House's
Neighborhood Film/Video Project; info/tickets/schedules: 1-800-WOW-PFWC or www.libertynet.org/~ihouse. Through May 11.
- 26 Redman; Penn Relays (see
Sports) concert; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $25, $15/with PennCard (Social Planning & Events
- 27 Traditional Chinese Music;
Kurt Jung and Anna Chan play music from Chinese folk and imperial court traditions on the
Nan-hu (Chinese violin) and Gu-zheng (Chinese zither); Sunday Concert in the Galleries; in conjunction: Gallery Tour (
see Exhibits); 2:30 p.m.; University Museum; free with admission donation: see
Music Department Concerts
- Free performances at 8 p.m.; Cathedral Church of the Saviour, 38th & Chestnut Sts. (unless noted).
- 4 University Choir; J.S. Bach's
BWV 80, Poulenc's Chansons françaises
and English madrigals.
- 5 University Wind Ensemble and Yale University Concert Band;
Villa-Lobos's Fantasy in Three Movements, Paul Hart's
Cartoon, and Penn music professor Jay Reise's
- 6 Penn Composers Guild; Curtis
Institute of Music students perform new works by Penn graduate students; Curtis Institute, 1726
- 11 Ancient Voices; honoring the 500th anniversary of the death of composer Johannes Ockeghem.
- 17 University Symphony Orchestra
and Early Music at Penn; program of ancient and modern instrumental music and dance;
Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.
- 25 University Choral Society;
performance of Missa Solemnis in A flat, in honor of Schubert's 200th birthday.
Folklife Center Concerts
- World music performances at International House; $15, $13/students and seniors, $10/I-House members; tickets: Upstages, 893-1145;
information: Folklife Center, 895-6537.
- 20 La Bottine Souriante; renowned Quebec traditional group plays energetic Acadian hoedown music and big-band sounds; 7 p.m.
- 26 Saied Shanbehzadeh Traditional Bushehri Music Ensemble;
southern Iranian group meshes the sounds of Persian, Arab, African
and Indian traditional music, influenced by Sufism, to produce rhythmic music and trance-inducing dances; 8 p.m.
Curtis Organ Concerts
- Recitals at Irvine Auditorium; 12:05 p.m.
- 2 Lorenz Maycher, New York City.
- 9 Justin Hartz, Julliard.
- 16 Jason Frederick, Westminster College Choir.
- 23 Louis Perazza, St. Luke & the Epiphany Church, Philadelphia.
- 30 Anne Conneghen, Temple University.
- Mystery Repeats Itself; final shows of Mask and Wig Club's 109th annual production; ; April 3: clubhouse show; bar opens: 7 p.m.,
show: 8 p.m., $20 & $25; April 4: dinner show/class night; cocktails: 6:30 p.m., dinner: 7:30 p.m., show: 8:30 p.m., $50; Mask & Wig Club
House, 310 S. Quince Street; tickets/information: 898-6791.
- 10 Constance DeJong and Tracy Leipold;
performance with artists who collaborate with Tony Oursler (see
Exhibits); 6 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; free with admission donation (see
- Tickets/info: 898-6791 (unless noted).
- 3 Mirror Game; Green Thumb Theatre for Young People production explores the patterns of abusive relationships in a group of
teenagers; recommended for grades 9-12; 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $8; group sales: 898-6683.
Repeated April 4.
- 4 Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth;
Penn Players presents Tom Stoppard's spoof on classic Shakespeare; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince
Theatre; $5. Repeated April 5, 10-12; benefit performance for Say Yes, April 6, 2 p.m.
- 7 Previewers; Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays' monthly reading of a new work; 7 p.m.; free.
- 10 Paul Taylor Dance Company;
three works by the modern choreographer: Brandenburgs,
elegant dancing set to music by Bach; Offenbach Overtures,
a balletic spoof set to music by 19th C. French operetta composer Jacques Offenbach; and in Taylor's latest work,
Eventide, couples perform romantic duets to music by Ralph Vaughn Williams; Dance Celebration Series; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $28
/evenings, $26/matinees, $12/students. Repeated April 11, 8 p.m.; April 12, 2 & 8 p.m.
- 15 Megatron; powerful dancing choreographed by Megan Brazil; NextMove Festival '97 Series; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.
Repeated April 16 & 17.
- 16 The Nightclub; performance by Neville Tranter's Stuffed Puppet Theatre about the vanishing world of vaudeville; 8 p.m.;
Annenberg School Theatre. Repeated April 18 & 19.
- 4 Reception for Rev. Andrew Barasada;
welcoming the Christian Association's new associate minister; 4 p.m.; Christian Association
- International Women's Celebration; 5- 7 p.m.; Women's Center (PWC).
- 5 Celebration of Culture; 12-5 p.m.; College Green (United Minorities Council, Social Planning & Events Committee, Greenfield Intercultural Center).
- 8 Alice Paul Awards Breakfast;
8 a.m.; Faculty Club (PWC).
- 12 Philadelphia Antiques Show;
details below; 103rd Engineers Armory, 33rd & Market Sts.
Through April 16.
- 16 Seafood Buffet; 5:30-8 p.m.; Faculty Club; info/reservations: 898-4618.
- 17 Spring Crafts Fair; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Locust Walk (SPEC).
Through April 18.
- 18 Spring Fling; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; The Quad (SPEC).
Through April 19.
- In The Spirit; Volunteer Guides Benefit Party for Museum educational programs; 6-8 p.m.; Upper Egyptian Gallery, University
- 19 Museum Bazaar: Dig for Treasures;
Museum's Women's Committee's bazaar featuring donated items
- including books, works of art and gifts; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Univ. Museum.
- Philly Fest: An Exploration of Philadelphia's Cultural Heritage;
World Culture Day with arts and crafts, story-telling and dance
traditions of local African-American, Hispanic, Indian, Italian and Asian communities; 12-4 p.m.; University Museum; free with admission
donation: see Exhibits.
- Contemporary Art...Heaven or Hell?; Institute of Contemporary Art annual benefit gala; dinner, 7 p.m.; dance party, 9 p.m.; ICA;
dinner & dance: $250/couple, $175/person; dance party only: $35/members, $50/non-members; information: 898-7108.
- 20 Big Tree Celebration; Earth Day 1997 features tree-centered activities, tree-planting ceremony and entertainment by the
Philadelphia Revels; 1-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free with admission: see
- 22 Secretaries' Day Luncheons;
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Faculty Club; info: 898-4618.
- 24 Take Our Daughters to Work Day;
for girls, ages 9-15 years old, and their sponsors (required); panel presentation and breakfast
sponsored by Human Resources, 9-11 a.m., Rm. B-1, Meyerson Hall; info:
- 25 Hey Day Parade; 3 p.m.; Locust Walk (Junior Class Board).
- There is no admission charge for spring spring sports events.
- Locations: Baseball, Bower Field; Crew, Schuylkill River; Lacrosse and Outdoor Track, Franklin Field; Softball, Warren Field; Tennis, Lott & Levy Courts.
- 1 Baseball vs. Villanova, 3 p.m.; W. Lacrosse vs. West Chester, 7 p.m.
- 2 Softball vs. Drexel, 2:30 p.m. (2 games).
- 4 W. Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth, 7 p.m.; M. Tennis vs. Army, 2 p.m.
- 5 vs. Dartmouth: Baseball, noon (2); M. Lacrosse, 1 p.m.; M. Ltwt. Crew vs. Cornell/Harvard; vs. Cornell: Softball, 1 p.m. (2); M. Tennis, noon.
- Women's Synchronized Swim Team Show; 1 p.m.; Gimbel Gym.
- 6 Baseball vs. Harvard, noon (2); Softball vs. Columbia, 1 p.m. (2); W. & M. Outdoor Track, Penn Invitational.
- 9 vs. La Salle: Baseball, 3 p.m., Softball, 3 p.m. (2); W. Lacrosse vs. Princeton, 7 p.m.
- 11 W. Tennis vs. Harvard, 2 p.m.
- 12 Softball vs. Delaware, 1 p.m. (2); W. Tennis vs. Dartmouth, noon; Outdoor Track: W. vs. Princeton/Yale, M. vs. Princeton.
- 17 W. Lacrosse vs. Rutgers, 7 p.m.
- 18 Men's Tennis vs. Brown, 2 p.m.
- 19 W. Crew vs. Cornell/Rutgers; Ltwt. Crew vs. Princeton; Softball vs. Brown, 1 p.m. (2); M. Tennis vs. Yale, noon.
- 20 M. Ltwt. Crew vs. Georgetown; vs. Yale: W. Lacrosse, 1 p.m., Softball, 1 p.m. (2).
- 22 Baseball vs. Lehigh, 3:30 p.m.; Penn Relays, through April 26.
- 26 Baseball vs. Princeton, noon (2; also on April 27); W. Tennis vs. Columbia, noon.
- 27 M. Lacrosse vs. Yale, 1 p.m.
- 30 M. Lacrosse vs. Princeton, 7 p.m.
- 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 Ctr.; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50/students; info: Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), 446-1983 (evenings).
- 8 Annual Housing Fair; with property owners, managers, and representatives from realty companies, tenants' rights groups, utilities and other companies; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Locust Walk (Off-Campus Living). Rain dates: April 9 or 10.
- 1 Muslim Student Association Daily Prayers;
1-5 p.m.; Chapel. Meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.
- 2 Quaker Meetin' & Eatin'; noon; Auditorium. Meets Wednesdays.
- Buddhist Meditation for Westerners; Chapel. Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays, noon.
- 3 Early Morning Prayers; 8 a.m.; Conference Room. Meets Thursdays.
- Sister Circle; noon; Conference Room. Meets Thursdays.
College of General Studies
- Special programs; courses meet weekly (unless noted); registration: 898-6479.
- 2 Personal Financial Planning; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $150 (incl. text). Through May 7.
- Public Relations: Mastering the Fundamentals; Fund-Raising Certificate Program elective; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $110. Through April 16.
- 3 The Personal Essay; 10 a.m.-noon; $120.
Through May 8 (omit April 17).
- Architectural Literacy: A View of the Past and Present;
6:30-8:30 p.m.; $80. Through April 24.
- Blues in the Night; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $75.
Through April 24.
- Writing for the Children's Market; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $150. Through May 22.
- 5 Stewardship: This Gift and the Next; FRCP; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $120, $110/FRCP. Continues April 12.
- Managing Up, Managing Down: Developing Working Partnerships; FRCP elective; 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $130. Continues April 12.
- Decision Making Skills; FRCP elective; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $75.
- Creative Writing: The Art and Process; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $85.
- Look Good, Sound Great, Act Smart: A Practical Guide for Business Professionals; FRCP elective; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120.
- Writing and Selling Travel Stories; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $90. Repeated April 12.
- Outdoor Container Gardening; 10 a.m.-noon; $25.
- Riches and Ritual: Mesopotamia and the Royal Cemetery at Ur; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $45. Museum tour: April 12.
- The Musical World of Cole Porter; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $45.
- 7 Improving Your Speech and Voice; FRCP elective; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $130. Continues April 9, 14 & 16.
- Video Production for Non-Profit Organizations; FRCP elective; 6:30-9 p.m.; $110. Continues April 14.
- 10 Cultivating Corporations and Foundations; FRCP; 6:30-9 p.m.; $135, $125/FRCP. Through April 24.
- 12 Power Speaking; FRCP elective; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120.
- 16 Interior Design: Antiques Symposium; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $135 (incl. Philadelphia Museum of Art entrance fee). Through May 14 (omit May 7).
- 17 The Internet in Fund Raising: An Introduction;
FRCP; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $135, $125/FRCP.
- 19 The Garden in Summer: Bold Color in Mixed Borders; 10 a.m.-noon; $25.
- Michelangelo and Rodin: Genius Rediscovered; includes tour of Rodin Museum (May 17) and Philadelphia Museum of Art (May 24); 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $90 (no discounts). Continues weekly May 3-24.
- 24 Fiction Writing Workshop; 6:30-9 p.m.; $150. Through May 22.
- Sponsored by the Office of the Treasurer; Room 720, Franklin Building; info/registration: 898-7256.
- 2 Home Buying Session; with Eastern Mortgage Services; noon and 1 p.m. With Sovereign Bank, April 16.
- 9 One-on-One Counseling Sessions; with Mellon Bank; hourly appointments between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- 25 Credit Seminar; noon and 1 p.m.
- 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.
- 5 Rose Pruning Demonstration; with Judy McKeon and members of the Philadelphia Rose Society; 1-3 p.m.
- 2 Augustine's City of God; reading discussion group; 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Newman Center. Weekly through April 23.
- 3 Bible Study: The Gospel of Mark; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Newman Center. Meets weekly through May 1.
- 7 Bible Study: Together with the Word; 8-9:15 p.m.; 4th floor lounge, High Rise North. Continues on April 10.
Small Business Development
- Wharton SBDC courses meet weekly, 6:30-9 p.m. and cost $185 (unless noted); info/registration: 898-4861.
- 2 Business Basics Seminar; $50.
Through April 23.
- When It's "All in the Family": Managing a Family-Owned Business. Through April 16.
- 5 Management Team Building; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.;
Continues April 12.
- 7 Selling Skills for the Entrepreneur. Through April 21.
- 8 Marketing: A Call to Action. Through April 22.
- 24 Tactics for Increasing Profitability. Through May 8.
- 29 Financial Management for the Small Firm; $205. Through May 20.
- 1 Rethinking Adam Smith; Steinberg Symposium and Economics Day Event; Adam Smith Reading Project, 6 p.m., Faculty Club; April 2: Adam Smith: Past and Present, moderator: Lawrence Klein, economics, speakers: Douglass North, Washington University and
Jeffrey Sachs, Harvard, 2-4 p.m. and The Legacy of Adam Smith,
John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Rainey Audito-rium,
University Museum; information: www.sas.upenn.edu/sasalum/steinberg/welcome.html (SAS External Affairs). Through April 2.
- 4 Imagination: A Common Ground for the Theory & Practice of Architecture; PhD Program in Architecture; Jennifer Bloomer, University of Iowa, Christine Boyer, Princeton, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, McGill, Donald Kunze, Penn State; more info: www.upenn.edu/gsfa/arch/ (Fine Arts). Through April 5.
- 11 Pilgrimage, Migration and Trade; 15th annual Maya Weekend; April 11: introductory lecture, 6:30 p.m. and reception, 7:30 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel; April 12: registration, 8 a.m.; welcome, 9 a.m.; lectures (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2-5:30 p.m.), glyph workshops (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2-5:30 p.m.), reception (5:30 p.m.), and dinner (7 p.m.); April 13: lectures (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 2-3:20 p.m.), glyph workshops (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), closing reception (3:20 p.m.); University Museum; $125, $100/members & seniors, $55/full-time students; $55/dinner; $10/box lunch; info/registration: 898-4890 (Museum). Through April 13.
- 18 Biological Basis of Behavior: Student Research Symposium; scientific poster session, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; oral presentations, 1:30-5:30 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel; register by March 31: firstname.lastname@example.org (BBB).
- 19 12th Annual Symposium on Low Vision;
8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Scheie Eye Institute (Scheie Eye Institute).
- 24 Creation and the Theory of Evolution; The Difference of Being Human: Biological Evolution and Cultural Evolution; Francisco Ayala, UC-Irvine; 4 p.m.; Human Life: Creation versus Evolution? Wolfhart Pannenberg, Univ. of Munich; Boardman Lecture, 8 p.m.; South America Room, Int'l House (Religious Studies).
- 30 The Effects of Lead on Children; moderator: Donald Schwarz, CHOP; speakers: Peter Bloch, radiological physics and Institute for Environmental Studies; Carla Campbell, CHOP; Herbert Needleman, Pitt; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Rm. B-6, Stitler Hall; registration required: 573-3164 (Inst. for Environmental Studies).
- 1 Physiological and Structural Studies of Synaptic Vesicle Cycling; Vincent Pieribone, Rockefeller University; 4 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor Richards Bldg. (Physiology).
- 2 The Economy of Art Labor Markets: Labor Markets, Employment and Compensated Unemployment in the Performing Arts in
France; Pierre-Michel Menger, CNRS; noon-1 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Bldg. (French Institute).
- Regulation of B Cell Activation by CD21; Michael Carroll, Harvard; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
- Building and Managing a Provider Based Behavioral Health Outcomes Program; Howard Waxman, Albert Einstein Health Care Network; 4:30-6 p.m.; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics).
- Is There Tolerance in the Bible?; Nahum Sarna, Brandeis; 5 p.m.; 285, McNeil Bldg.; (Jewish Studies Program; Asian and Middle
Eastern Studies; and Religious Studies).
- 3 Sesostris III: Image of a Pharaoh; Josef Wegner, Egyptian Section, University Museum; 12:30 p.m.; Classroom 2, Museum; free with admission donation: see Exhibits (Museum).
- The Biblical Cult: An Untapped Source of Israel's Ethical Values; Jacob Milgrom, UC-Berkeley; 2-3:30 p.m.; Room 305, Houston
Hall (Jewish Studies).
- The Cities of East Asia; Gary Hack, dean, Graduate School of Fine Arts; 4:30 p.m.; Room 111, Williams Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).
- Investigations into the Particular; John Patkau, Patkau Architects; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Grad School of Fine Arts).
- Targeting and Retention of Golgi Membrane Proteins; Carolyn Machamer, Johns Hopkins; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62, John
Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group).
- Women's Body Images and Their Obsession with Slimness;
Demie Kurz, women's studies; in conjunction with Connor exhibit; 6
p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; free with admission donation: see Exhibits (ICA).
- 4 Fashionable Commodities Constructing Body Surfaces in Southeastern Nigeria with Things of the Marketplace; Misty Bastian, Franklin and Marshall; noon; Room 421, Williams Hall (African Studies).
- Déjeuner causérie; topic: TBA; noon-1:30 p.m.; Room 405, Lauder Fischer Hall (French Institute).
- Volvo and the Environment: Experience and Visions;
Urban Wass, AB Volvo, Sweden; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room 109, SH-DH (Environmental Studies).
- Indigenous Social Movements, Aesthetics, and Health Networks in Ecuador; Norman Whitten, University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign; 4 p.m.; Smith-Penniman Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Program).
- Social and Economic Changes in Hong Kong After July 1, 1997: Impacts on Women and Families; Irene Wong, social work; 5-7 p.m.; Penn Women's Center (Women's Center).
- Bad Hair Days in the Paleolithic; Judith Berman, Hunter College; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (Art History).
- 7 Biological Activities of Rac/Cdc42-regulated p21-activated Kinases (PAKs); Gary Bokoch, Scripps Research Institute; noon; Pharmacology Conf. Room, M-100 John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).
- Atomic-Scale Mechanisms of Etching Reactions of Metal Surfaces; Eric Altman, Yale; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg.
- Routes of Funding, Roots of Trust?: Northern NGOs, Southern NGOs and the Rise of Direct Funding in Bangladesh; David Lewis, London School of Economics and Crisis, What Crisis?: Challenges and Transitions of NGOs in Latin America, Tony Bebbington, University of Colorado; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103-5, Williams Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).
- Ethics and Embryos: Interpreting Historically the Rock Hertig Study of Early Conceptuses 1938-1950; Margaret Marsh, Temple; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market St. (History and Sociology of Science).
- Beirut: The Reconstruction of the Central District and the Revival of Lebanon; Angus Gavin, Solidere; 4:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Lebanese Student Ass'n & Middle East Center).
- 8 How a Parasite Enters the Cytosol and Exploits a Host System of Actin-Based Motility to Spread from One Cell to Another; Daniel Portnoy, microbiology; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
- Roles of the Septin Proteins in Cytokinesis and Other Aspects of Cell-Surface Organization; John Pringle, UNC; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Hirst Aud., Dulles Bldg., HUP (CAMB Graduate Group).
- The East Side Story: East Africa and Human Origins;
Yves Coppens, College of France, Paris; 6 p.m.; University Museum (French Institute; Museum).
- Sacred Language, Profane Language: Print Culture and Nationalism in Egypt; Nilofar Haeri, Johns Hopkins; 4:30 p.m.; West Lounge, Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center).
- 9 New Labors, New Lives: Capitalist Practice and Critique in Yucatan, Mexico; Christine Kray, anthropology; noon; Bowl Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Program).
- United States-Korean Relations; Kun Woo Park, Ambassador from the Republic of Korea to the U.S. and James Laney, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Room 351, Steinberg/Dietrich Hall (Korea Economic Institute & Federation of Korean Industries).
- Knowing About Knowing About the Brain; Floyd E. Bloom, Scripps Research Institute; SAS Dean's Forum; 4 p.m.; Rainey Aud.,
Museum (SAS External Affairs).
- Duality, Spacetime, and Quantum Mechanics; Edward Witten, Institute for Advanced Study; Henry Primakoff lecture; 4 p.m.;
Room A-1, DRL (Physics & Astronomy).
- Role of CD28 at CTLA4 Pathways in T-cell Activation;
Carl June, Naval Medical Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Aud., Wistar Institute (Wistar).
- The Need for a Unity Center; public discussion; 7:30 p.m.; Christian Association Auditorium (CA; Global Village; PACE).
- 10 Chopin and 'la note bleue': An Interpretation of the Prelude, op. 45; Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, l'Université de Genève; 5 p.m.; Room 208, Music Bldg. (French Institute).
- Leslie Gill: Recent Work; Leslie Gill, Leslie Gill Architects; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Graduate School of Fine Arts).
- Establishing Polarity in the C. elegans Embryo: A Part of the Story; Kenneth Kemphues, Cornell; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62,
John Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Developmental Biology).
- Men, Women, Mothers, Food; Mary Gordon, author; Judy Berkowitz endowed lecture; 4:30 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School
- 11 Adenylate Cyclase: Genes and Regulation; Jacques Hanoune, biochemistry; noon-1 p.m.; Rm. 427, Levy Research Bldg. (Biochem./Dental School).
- Feasibility of Aquaculture at the Philadelphia Navy Yard: A Progress Report; Leon Weiss, vet school; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Rm. 109, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall (Environmental Studies).
- Let Your Mouse Do the Walking : Behind the Scenes in the Web Library; Micheline Nilsen and Alan Morrison, Fine Arts Library; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Building (Art History).
- Queer Proust; Elizabeth Ladenson, University of Virginia; 3-4 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).
- Aqueous Humor Formation: X-Ray Microanalysis Studies of Ciliary Epithelial Cell Composition; Anthony Macknight, University of Otago, New Zealand; 11 a.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (Physiology).
- Musical Salons and Gender in Chopin; Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger, German, & Jeffrey Kallberg, music; 5 p.m.; Rm. 208, Music Bldg. (French Inst.).
- 12 Annual Alumni Meeting and XX Francis Heed Adler Lecture; Carl Kupfer, National Eye Institute; Scheie Eye Institute (Scheie Eye Institute).
- 14 PET Imaging Studies in Animal Models of Stress, Aging and Substance Abuse; Robert Mach, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; noon; Room M-100 John Morgan Bldg. (Phamacology).
- NGOs and Poverty Alleviation: Credit Programs versus Political Empowerment; Syed Hashemi, The Grameen Bank; 3-5 p.m.; Rm. 103-5, Williams Hall (SARS).
- Non-Hydrolytic Sol-gel of Alumina; Gideon Grader, Israel Institute of Technology; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical
- The History of the History of Science: America, 1940-1970; Margaret Rossiter, Cornell; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market (H & SS).
- The Mosque and the Modern World: The Role of Turkey as an Image of Modernity; Renata Holod, history of art; 5 p.m.; Room 113, Jaffe Bldg. (Middle East Center & Turkish Student Association).
- Inequality Does Matter: Latin America and East Asia
; Nancy Birdsall, Inter-American Development Bank; 4:30-6 p.m.; Room 351, Steinberg/Dietrich Hall (Economics;Public Policy & Mgmt.).
- 15 Language Reform in China; Victor Mair, Asian and Middle Eastern studies; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Women's Club).
- The West in Ottoman Thought Before Westernization: Some Preliminary Observations; Cemal Kafadar, Harvard; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center & Turkish Student Ass'n).
- 16 Regulation of the Innate Response to Infection;
Chris Hunter, pathobiology/vet; 4 p.m.; Grossman Aud., Wistar (Wistar).
- Kingship by Pagoda: The Golden Light Sutra in Pictures;
Mimi Yieng-pruksawan, Yale; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Ctr. for East Asian Studies).
- Penn Authors and Autobiographies: Lorene Cary;
Lorene Cary, English; 6-8 p.m.; $10, free/Penn ID; Penniman Library, Bennett Hall; (SAS).
- 17 TBA; Alice Rivlin, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; 4:30-6 p.m.; Room 351, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall (Public Policy & Mgmt.).
- Politics and Culture in Post-Colonial Algeria;
Lucette Valensi, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Ethnohistory Lecture; History Lounge, 3401 Walnut (History).
- Poetry in the Face of the Holocaust: Celan, Sutzkever, and Others; John Felstiner, Stanford; 5 p.m.; Bowl Room, Houston Hall;
(Jewish Studies; German; English; Asian & Middle Eastern Studies).
- Developing a Decision-Support System for Preventing Housing Abandonment in NYC; Dennis Culhane, social work; Urban Research Seminar; 7-9 p.m.; Room 306, Furness Bldg. (Urban Studies).
- Mechanisms of Diversification in the C. Elegans Mesoderm
; Andy Fire, Carnegie Institute; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62, John
Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Molecular Biology Graduate Group).
- Gene Therapy with Adnovirus for Head & Neck Tumors; Jean Bourhis, L'Institut Gustave Roussy; noon; location info: 573-3550
- 18 Localizing the Global with 'Ordinary Cosmopolitans': Fashion and Femininity in Dakar; Hadita Mustafa, Harvard; noon; Rm. 421, Williams Hall (African Studies).
- Saving the Environment: Practical Solutions to Environmental Problems; James Spotila, Drexel; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room 109, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall (Institute for Environmental Studies).
- The Soul's Journey to Heaven; Anca Bratu-Minott, art history; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (Art History).
- Combined Modality Treatment; Jean Bourhis, L'Institut Gustave Roussy; noon; location info: 573-3550 (French Institute).
- 21 Molecular Studies of the CAG-Polyglutamine Repeat Disease, Machado-Joseph Disease; Hank Paulson, pharmacology and neurology; noon; Room M100, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).
- Expatriate NGO Culture in Sri Lanka;
R. L. Stirrat, University of Sussex and NGO, Donors, Money Lenders and Empowerment of Women: Whose Agenda? Jude Fernando, South Asia Regional Studies; 3-5 p.m.; Rm. 103-5, Williams Hall (SARS).
- Engineering Biomolecular Recognition; K. Dane Wittrup, University of Illinois; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical
- Cloning Inducers of Hematopoietic Stem Cells;
Leonard Zon, Children's Hospital, Boston; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
- 23 The Impact of Temporary Labor Migration on Educational Outcomes in Mexico; William Kandel, population studies; noon; Bowl Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Program).
- 24 Signal Transduction by Integrins: How Cell Adhesions Talk to the Nucleus; Carol Otey, UVA; 12:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of '62, John Morgan Bldg. (Cell & Developmental Biology).
- Path Dependency and National Identity: Three Inner Asian Examples from China; Dru Gladney, University of Hawaii at Manoa; 4:30 p.m.; Woody Seminar Room, Van Pelt Library (Center for East Asian Studies).
- Beginning of Settled Village Life in Eastern Anatolia;
Michael Rosenberg, University of Delaware; 6 p.m.; University Museum;
$10, $8/member, seniors, students (Museum).
- 25 Roger Shimomura; lecture by the Asian-American artist; 2 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art Auditorium (Center for East Asian Studies).
- The New Era of Mexico-U.S. Migration; Douglas Massey, sociology; 4 p.m.; Smith-Penniman Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Program).
- 28 Re-engineering the Brain with Gene Targeting: Implications to Learning and Memory; Alcino Silva, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; noon; Room M100 John Morgan Bldg. (Phamacology).
- 29 The Politics of the Environment: 1997 and Beyond; Peter Kostmayer, Zero Population Growth, Washington, D.C.; 7 p.m.; Faculty Club (Institute For Environmental Studies).
- Dyson and Young Fellowship Lecture; Robert Henrickson and Holly Pittman; 12:30 p.m.; Classroom 2, University Museum; free
with admission donation: see Exhibits (Museum).
- Where Have all the Flowers Gone? Changing Saharan Landscapes; Robert Giegengack, geology; 7-8 p.m.; $5, free/College of General Studies Special Prog. Students; registration: 898-6479 (CGS).
- 30 Germ Line Cell Modification; Ralph Brinster, physiology, animal biology; Bower Award Lecture; 1 p.m.; Room 200, College Hall (Veterinary Medicine).
- Genetic and Molecular Analysis of Aging; Leonard Guarente, MIT; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).