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27 Studying Tradition in the 19th-21st Centuries: Transatlantic Perspectives; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Max Kade Center, 3905 Spruce. Notify Meeting Coordinator Lars Jenner at if planning to attend (SAS, Folklore & Folklife, Germanic Languages and Literatures, American Swedish Historical Museum).

28 Interpretation and Power: Folklore, Ancient Jewish Literature, and the Contemporary Israeli Scene; Galit Hasan-Rokem, Hebrew University; 5 p.m.; Bowl Room, Houston Hall. (Jewish Studies, Folklore and Folklife).

The Search for Self-Esteem in Japan: The Cultural Construction of Self-Improvement; Steven Heine, psychology; 4:30 p.m.; Woody Conference Room, Van Pelt (East Asian Studies).

29 Constituting Complexity: Order and Turbulence in World Politics; Mary Durfee, Michigan Technological University; noon; Anspach Lounge, Stiteler Hall, (PENNCIP).

31 TBA; Arto Anttila, Boston University; noon-2 p.m.; Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (SAS, IRCS).


22 Workshop on Journalism; Gilbert Sandler, Penn alum and columnist for The Baltimore Sun; 3:30-5 p.m.; Room 218, Williams Hall; call 573-9748 or e-mail to R.S.V.P. (Writers House). See also TALKS.

28 Workshop on Publishing; Gerald Howard, editor, Trade Books for W.W. Norton Co.; 3:30-5 p.m.; Room 218, Williams Hall; call 573-9748 or e-mail to R.S.V.P. (Writers House). See also TALKS.


22 Carnivale!; help plan a special event for February called "Carnivale" at the Christian Association. Everyone's ideas are welcome; 7:30 p.m.; 3601 Locust Walk; (CA).

30 Cinq à Sept; meeting of Penn's franco-phones and francophiles; 5-7 p.m.; Smith Penniman Room, Houston Hall (French Institute).


29 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose and Anything Goes; open mic performance night; 8:30 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk; (Writers House).


22 Transforming Property: Customary Land Rights in the Dominican Sugar Zone; Julie Franks, SAS; noon- 1 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall (SAS, Latin American Cultures).

Gilbert Sandler on Journalism; (see also FITNESS/LEARNING) 7 p.m.; Room 323, Bennett Hall; call 573-9748 or e-mail to R.S.V.P. (Writers House)

23 How to Maintain Entreprenuerial Values While Your Company Climbs into the Fortune 500; Brian L. Roberts, president, Comcast; 4:30 p.m.; Room 240-B, Law School (Inst. for Law and Economics).

24 Should NATO Expand?; debate between Richard Perle, assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, Reagan Administration, and Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science; 1 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School. (PENNCIP).

Modeling Priming and Subliminal Perception: A Stability Theory of Awareness; Mike Mozer, University of Colorado, Boulder; noon-2 p.m.; suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (SAS, IRCS).

La Couleur de L'Historien: Une Histoire des Couleurs est-elle possible?; Michel Pastoureau; medievalist; 4:15 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall; (French Institute).

27 Après le Tournant de 1989, un Nouveau Rôle Pour L'Intellectuel?; Olivier Mongin; ed.-in-chief, Esprit; 4 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall; (French Institute).

David Ferry; poet and translator; 5 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk (Writers House; Creative Writing Department).

National College Roundtable on Women's Health; discussion of women's health issues facilitated by peer educators; video presentation of Get Real: Straight Talk About Women's Health; 7-9 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel Ballroom; (US Public Health Service on Women's Health; Penn's Panhellenic Council; Student Health Education Services; Greenfield Intercultural Center; Womens Center).

28 Gerald Howard on Publishing; (see also FITNESS/LEARNING) 7 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk; call 573-9748 or e-mail to R.S.V.P. (Writers House)

30 De L'Intellectuel "Critique" à L'Intellectuel "Réconcilé" (La Fin de L'ère du Soupçon); Françoise Gaillard; 4 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall; (French Institute).

Poetry Reading: Laura Moriarty; 5 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk; (Writers House).

31 Poetry Reading: David Bromige; followed by roundtable discussion with Bromige and Laura Moriarty; 4 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk; (Writers House).



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Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, October 21, 1997, Volume 44, No. 9