Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change
This light green pitcher is one of some 200 ancient glass vessels in the University Museum's new exhibition of ancient glass vesselsbowls, cups, jugs and unguent bottles. Among all simple domestic wares that were produced in Rome's eastern provinces in the 4th century A.D., this pitcher is unique for its complexity of decoration and technical quality. To create its subtle basket-weave patterning, it was mold-blown not once, but twice. The form of its handle and mouth were surely an imitation of a then-fashionable shape among Roman silverware. The pitcher, which is about four inches tall, was a gift of Lydia T. Morris, in 1916. She and her brother John Morris lived in the Victorian estate that has become the University's Morris Arboretum.
2 Opening Convocation in Palestra; Placement Examinations, Advising begins
3 First day of Classes
4 Graduate and Professional Students Welcome Reception, Annenberg Center Lobby, 4-6 p.m.
6 Community Service Day
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13 Children's Gymnastics Classes; for ages 6-12; Saturdays, 10-10:50 a.m. or 11-11:50 a.m.; Hutchinson Gym. Through November 15. Register by September 9 at Gimbel Gym. For more information: 898-6101.
21 Migrate with Monarchs; learn how to tag and release monarch butterflies which fly away and return home; 1:30-3 p.m.; Morris Arbo retum. Members $8, non-members $12. Call 247-5777, ext. 156 to register.
13 Manipulated Realities: Imagery in the Digital Age; a symposium in two afternoon sessions with panels on issues related to photogra phy in the digital age and photography as a documentary medium; 1-5:30 p.m.; followed by reception and exhibition viewing. Free to PENNCard holders and ICA members; $10 public and $5 students.
Admission donations and 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 a.m.-6 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.
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 w/ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon. & holidays.
2 Steve Larson: Paintings & Drawings; includes figurative and landscape oil paintings by Dr. Larson, assistant professor of emergency medi cine at PennMed; reception: September 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Art Gallery, Faculty Club. Through September 26.
6 Photography After Photography: Memory and Representation in the Digital Age; an international touring exhibition featuring works by 30 photographers and media artists who use digital imaging techniques that question photography's inherent claim to represent reality; opening recep tion: September 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art. Through October 26.
10 Pilgrimage: multi-media photographs and video works by Heather Marshall ; investigate collective histories of the American South, specifically her own southern heritage; reception: September 10, 5-7 p.m.; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through October 3.
13 Eggi's Village: Life Among the Minangkabau of Indonesia; 45 ethnographic photographs and commentary by anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday which weave a story of life among the largest and most modern matrilineal society in the world today; first floor, Sharpe Gallery, University Museum. Through December 7.
27 Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples of Roman glass and associated materials such as pottery and bronze from the first century B.C. through the sixth century A.D.; explore how cultural change, technological innovation and the social aspects of wealth and taste were constant influences on glassmaking; second floor Dietrich Gallery, University Museum. Through June 1998.
An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia; works of prominent architects from India and Bangladesh, including original drawings, models, and documentary photographs, trace the development of modern architecture in the half century since the nations of the Indian subcontinent gained independence; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through October 5.
Book Art & Conservation, A Visible Link: An Exhibit by Hedi Kyle and Denise Carbone; reception: September 10, 5:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through October 10.
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; Works by Harry Gordon; massive sculpture in wood,small pieces in granite; Butcher Sculp ture Garden, Morris Arboretum.
28 Pompeii: Daily Life in Ancient Rome; 2:30 p.m.; explores history of Pompeii and its relationship to Rome; Rainey Auditorium, Uni versity Museum; free with admission donation.
Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; Philadelphia Child Guidance Center; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3393 (days), 446-1983 (evenings).
6 Penn Faculty and Staff College Admissions Seminars: for Penn faculty and staff and their high school children to plan for college; 10:30 a.m.; Alumni Hall, Towne Building. Also September 10, 5 p.m. Call Shelli Mueller, 898-8587 to register.
15 Instructional Recreation Programs: includes yoga, jazz dance, aquatics, tennis, squash, aerobics. Registration begins September 2. In formation: 898-6100 or visit the web site: www.upenn.edu/recreation.
18 ICA Thursday Evening Program; talk by exhibitor and video artist Chip Lord, U.C. Santa Cruz, 6 p.m., ICA; in conjunction with Pho tography After Photography exhibition. Free with gallery admission.
23 Daily Life in Ancient Rome; four non-credit classes explore lifestyle in first century A.D., when Roman Empire was expanding; 6:30 -8:30 p.m.; University Museum.Tuesdays through October 14. To register: 898-6479 (CGS Special Programs).
Financial Trends: Managing Key Business Indicators; 6:30-9 p.m.; 3 Tuesdays through October 7. $185, call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC)
24 Teachers' Reception; area teachers are invited to hear about ICA's upcoming exhibitions, programs and tours for elementary, middle and high school students; 3:30 p.m.; ICA.
25 ICA Thursday Evening Program; artist Jeannie Pearce, Univeristy of the Arts, demonstrates how photos can be digitally altered using PhotoShop software; 6 p.m.; ICA: in conjunction with Photography After Photography exhibition. Free with gallery admission.
27 Garden Photography; two session course taught by Jane Grushow, whose photographs have appeared in several gardening magazines; 1-3 p.m. and October 9, 7-8 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. $25 members, $30 non-members. Call 247-5777 to register.
Aerobics Open House Week
8 Step 'N Low, noon-1 p.m.; Step 'N Sculpt, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Cardio Jam, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Gimbel Gym
Step Aerobics, 5-6 p.m.; Hutchinson Gym
9 Cross Training, noon- 1 p.m.; Hutchinson Gym
10 Step 'N High,/i>, noon- 1p.m.; Aerobox, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; StepAerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Gimbel Gym
Ultimate Conditioning, 5-6 p.m.; Hutchinson Gym
Penn Orthopaedics Week
Everything You Want to Know About What Ails Your Bones, Joints and Muscles: expert advice from the top orthopaedic specialists in the Delaware Valley, noon - 1 p.m.; Bowl Room, Houston Hall. For more information: 1-800-789-PENN.
15 Don't Shrug Off Shoulder Pain; Matthew L. Ramsey
16 When to Seek Help for Back Pain; Edward J. Vresilovic
17 Learn to Listen to What Your Feet are Telling You; Enyi Okereke
18 Sports Medicine: Preventing, Identifying and Treating Common Injuries in Athletes; Joseph Bernstein
19 Get a Handle on Hand Pain: Management and Prevention Tips for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; David R. Steinberg
Call 898-6244 for more information.
3 University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble general meeting, 7 p.m.; Room 511, Annenberg Center. New members welcome.
4 University Choir general meeting and rehersal, 7 p.m.; Room 511, Annenberg Center.
Auditions for the Music Department's performing ensembles (Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Choir, Choral Society, Baroque and Recorder en sembles). Call 898-6244 to schedule an audition.
8 University Choral Society general meeting and rehersal, 7 p.m.; Room 511, Annenberg Center.
21 Sunday Concerts in the Galleries: Indian Classical Dance,; in celebration of India's 50th Anniversary of Independence, the Philadel phia-based Youth Performance Ensemble from Natya Academy of Indian Dance will perform the Indian classical dance, Bharathanatyam; 2:30 p.m.; University Museum. For information call 898-4890.
An Afternoon of Yiddish Music to celebrate the recent gift of the Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive; pianist Zalman Mlotek and singer Adrienne Cooper, 3-5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Friends of the Library, Jewish Studies Program). Free admission:Friends of the Library and members of the Penn community.
8 Agnes of God; a psychodrama about the inner struggles of three strong women: a young sheltered nun, an ex-Catholic psychiatrist and a Mother Superior; 8 p.m.; Houston Hall Auditorium. Tickets: $5, call 898-7570 (Penn Players). Through September 10.
The CA Chapel is open 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. for private prayers and meditation.
Holy Communion; noon-1 p.m.; Mondays, Chapel
Quaker Meetin' and Eatin'; noon-1p.m.; Wednesdays, Auditorium
Buddhist Meditation; 1-2 p.m.; Wednesdays, Chapel
Early Morning Prayers; 8-8:55 a.m.; Thursdays, Conference Room
Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m.; Thursdays, Conference Room
Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m.; first and third Thurs., Lounge
Buddhist Meditation; noon-1 p.m.; Fridays, Chapel
Muslim Student Association; prayers, 1-5 p.m.; Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Chapel
8 Welcome and Welcome Back Celebration; meet new and old friends, light supper, 5:30 p.m.; Christian Association lobby.
13 World Culture Day: Indonesia; 3000 islands inhabited by 300 ethnic cultures, the fourth most populated country in the world is the fo cus of the free, day-long festival extravaganza exploring the culture and diversity of Indonesia; includes 15 dancers direct from Jakarta, shadow pup pets, fashion show, crafts, food demonstrations, a marketplace and workshops for children and adults; University Museum (Indonesian Students As sociation of Philadelphia and Museum).
20 A Taste of the West Side; previews of performances from cultural and performing arts venues, samples of ethnic cuisine from area restaurants; exhibits; 6-10 p.m.; University Museum. Tickets: $10 in advance at the Annenberg Center Box Office or $15 at the door (Philadelphia on the West Side).
For tickets to football games call 898-6151. Information: call 898-4519 or visit the website: www.upenn.edu/athletics
16 Field Hockey vs. Villanova, 7 p.m.
19 Volleyball vs. New Hampshire, 7 p.m., Quaker Classic at Palestra
20 Volleyball vs. Navy, 1 p.m., Quaker Classic at Palestra
Football vs. Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m. (can be heard on WXPN (88.5 FM)
Volleyball vs. Drexel, 6 p.m., Quaker Classic at Palestra
Women's Soccer vs. Dartmouth, 3 p.m.
21 Field Hockey vs. Dartmouth, 1 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Dartmouth, 1 p.m.
24 Women's Soccer vs. Temple, 3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Lafayette, 7 p.m.
27 Lightweight Football Alumni Game, noon, B Field
Women's Soccer vs. Cornell, 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Delaware, 7 p.m.
28 Volleyball vs. Colgate, 3 p.m.
30 Women's Soccer vs. La Salle, 4 p.m.
"Eggi and I --1996," from the upcoming exhibition of color photographs by anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday (right) who spent summers and sabbaticals in West Sumatra in Indonesia since 1981. Eggi (left), born on Dr. Sanday's birthday, was named after her. By incorporating Dr. Sanday's name into their matrilineal line, the family made her one of them, the highest honor they could have bestowed. When Eggi entered school at age six, she was given Peggy Sanday's full name but since the family had never seen it in writing, Eggi spells her name "Peggi Sandi."
2 The Effects of Market Concentration and Horizontal Mergers on Hospital Costs and Prices; Robert A. Connor, Carlson School of Manage ment, University of Minnesota; noon-1:30 p.m.; 4th floor Boardroom, Colonial Penn Center (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Center for Research).
3 Power, Culture & Civilization in South Asia; David Ludden, history; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; GSFA Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).
Dynamics of Leukocyte Adhesion Under Flow; Daniel Hammer, chemical engineering; noon; M 100 John Morgan Building (Thrombosis & Vascular Biology).
8 Challenges in Development of Electrochemical Fuel Cells; Eric M. Stuve, University of Washington; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337,Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).
9 ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels and Familial Hyperinsulinism; Joseph Bryan, Baylor College of Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics; Dr. George W. Raiziss Biochemical Rounds).
10 The Creation of the Indus Valley Cultures; Gregory Possehl, anthropology; 11 a.m-1 p.m.; GSFA Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).
Unanticipated Roles for Norepinephrine in Development, Physiology, and Behavior as Revealed by Targeted-Disruption of the Dopamine BetaHydroxylase Gene in Mice; Steve Thomas, biochemistry, Universtiy of Washington; noon; M100 John Morgan Buildilng (Pharmacology).
The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls; Joan Brumberg, Cornell; 7:30 p.m.; Room 109, Annenberg School (Women's Studies, History and Sociology of Science).
11 Between Notion and Reality; Balkrishna Doshi, one of the four pioneering modern architects whose work is on view in the Arthur Ross Gallery's exhibition, An Architecture of Independence; 4:30 p.m.; Room B2, Meyerson Hall (Arthur Ross Gallery).
15 Using Simulated Microgravity for Building Biological Tissue Constructs; David F. Meaney, bioengineering; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337,Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).
Investigators and Inventors: The Artificial Kidney and the Shaping of a Specialty; Steven Peitzman, MCP and Hahnemann; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market Street (History and Sociology of Science).
16 Gating of CFTR Chloride Channels by ATP Hydrolysis, One Molecule at a Time; David C. Gadsgy, Rockefeller University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry/Biophysics' George Raiziss Biochemical Rounds).
17 The Rise of the Temple Complex; Michael Meister, history of art; 11 a.m-1 p.m.; GSFA Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).
Education Reform in the United States: The University Role</i.; Susan Fuhrman, GSE dean; noon-2 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (As sociation of Women Faculty and Administrators).
22 Basic Theory and Recent Experiments for Reactive Distillation; Michael F. Malone, University of Massachusetts; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337,Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).
Hunting with the Camera: Artifice and Authenticity on the Silent Screen; Gregg Mitman, University of Oklahoma; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market Street (History and Sociology of Science).
Tumor Supressor Gene Mutations in Mice; Tyler Jacks, MIT; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group).
23 Controlling the Closing of the Fast Inactivation Gate in Voltage-Sensitive Sodium Channels: Not Too Fast and Not Too Slow Keeps Excitability; Roland G. Kallen, biochemistry/biophysics; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics' George W. Raiziss Bio chemical Rounds).
Life Style Changes in Cancer in Black Feet Women; Susan Johnston, anthropology graduate student; noon; Faculty Club (Penn Women's Club).
Herpes Simplex Virus Reactivation; Priscilla Schaffer, microbiology/Med; noon-1 p.m.; Rhoads Conference Room, Rhoads Pavilion, HUP (Issues in Women's Health Series).
24 Sanskrit & the Rise of Regional Literature; Sheldon Pollock, University of Chicago; 11 a.m-1 p.m.; GSFA Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).
The Future of Research Universities; D. Allan Bromley, College of Engineering, Yale and president of American Physical Society; 4 p.m.; A -1, Rittenhouse Lab (Physics Colloqium).
27 Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; Stuart Fleming scientific director, MASCA, and exhibition curator; 2:30 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum. Free with Museum admission donation.
29 Crystallizable Block Copolymers; Richard A. Register, Princeton University; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337,Towne Building (Chemical Engi neering).
Scientists, Salesmen and California Technicians: Defining IBM's Early Technology; Atsushi Akera, history & sociology of science; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market Street (History and Sociology of Science).
30 Potassium Channel Structure and Function: a Prokaryotic End-Run; Christopher Miller, Brandeis University; noon; Austrian Audito rium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics' George W. Raiziss Biochemical Rounds).
Petra and its 'Great' Southern Temple: A Five Year Retrospective; Martha Joukowsky, old world archaeology, Brown University; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum. Free, reservations requested: 898-4890.
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