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7 Talking Pots; learn about the fascinating tales painted on ancient Greek pottery; paint a scene from a Greek myth on your own piece of pottery. For ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5 materials fee. Pre-registration required; call 898-4015 for information (Museum).
28 ICA Family Workshop; children ages 6-12 accompanied by adults will tour Glenn Ligon's exhibition, Unbecoming, and create artworks inspired by the show; 11 a.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; members: $3/child; non-members: $4/child. Call 898-7108 for reservations (ICA).
2 Langfitt Symposium: The Future of Academic Health Centers; moderated by J. Sanford Schwartz, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; topic: "Are Academic Health Centers Doomed?"; 5:30 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall. For info. call Ray Dorsey at 731-1110 (Medicine).
6 Law Review Symposium: Law and Incommensurability; day-long symposium; Rm. T-145, Gittis Classroom, Law School. Information: 898-7463. Through February 7 (Law).
20 13th Annual Howard E. Mitchell Forum; 2-day symposium. Opening reception and scholarship ceremony; 8-10 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. February 21: Forum and Career Fair; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; University City Sheraton; $12; $10/BWUA; info: 417-8492 (Black Wharton Undergraduate Association).
24 Forum on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine; research scientists and practitioners in CAM speak; 6-10 p.m.; Bowl Room, Houston Hall. Also February 26; 6-10 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; Info: 382-2873 or 382-5257 (GSAC Multiculturalism Committee, Yan Xin Qigong Club).
28 Tradition & Innovation in French Garden Art: Chapters of a New History; 9 a.m. -5 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Auditorium, B1. Registration required. Fees: $10/day; $50/day with continuing education certification; free to students. Through March 1 (French Institute, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning, Morris Arboretum).
Admission donations and hours
Arthur Ross Gallery,
Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun.,
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, $2/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 (free), 1-5 p.m.
V. Perlmutter: Paintings; professor of
social architecture and management, Wharton; his work is based on his many
travels as well as his observations of varied cultures throughout the world.
Reception: February 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty
Club. Through February 28.
Cultural Readings: Spanish Representations of the New World; selected from the collection of the Jay Kislak Foundation, a series of perspectives on the different ways in which the Spanish understood the new world and the indigenous peoples there in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; Rosenwald Gallery; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through February 28. (Friends of the Library).
Pennsylvania Treasures I: Active artists over 65 with a continuous history of work and production including: Edna Andrade, Vivian Bergenfeld, Quita Brodhead, Bill Daley, Ruth Davis, Larry Day, Ruth Elgart, Tom Gaughan, Laura Goodman, Millie Greenberg, Sanford Greenberg, Mildrid Hurwitz, Ben Kamihira, Jerome Kaplan, Michael Lasuchin, Lee Lippman, Arlene Love, Sam Maitin, Doris Staffel Malarley, Pat Mangione, Charlotte Schatz, Louis Sloan, Rudy Staffel, Roswell Weidner and Mili Dunn Weiss. Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through March 6.
Glenn Ligon: "Unbecoming"; paintings, drawings, prints, archival materials, photographs and installations that not only reflect the artist's autobiographical search for his identity as a gay African-American but also comprise a broader investigation of race, culture, gender and sexuality. Ligon is best known for his black and white text paintings in which he appropriates quotations by writers like James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Jean Genet, and Zora Neale Hurston. Institute of Contemporary Art. Through March 21.
Connections: Contemporary Japanese and Korean Printmakers; 126 artists' prints; the first part of the exhibition includes works from established artists associated with either Penn's Print Studio as Artists in Residence or the Seoul Print Workshop; the second part consists of prints from 20 universities in Japan and Korea. Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 31.
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 BC. through the sixth
century AD. explore how cultural change, technological innovation and the
social aspects of wealth and taste were constant influences on glass-making;
second floor, Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through June 1998.
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 Sculpture Garden, Morris Arboretum.
Free with gallery admission.
5 Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m. Readings by Philadelphia Writers; 6 p.m.
12 Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m. Glen Ligon slide lecture; 6 p.m.
19 Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m. Richard Pryor Live in Concert screening; 6 p.m.
Tour; 5:15 p.m.; Tom Waugh talk;
University Museum Tours
Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. For info, visit www.upenn.edu/museum.
1 Classical/Roman Glass
14 Raven's Journey
19 A Soldier's
Story; by Charles Fuller; 6-8 p.m.; Writers
House; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-WRIT (Writers House, African American Studies)
Richard Pryor Live in Concert (1979; 79 min. video in conjunction with Unbecoming exhibit; 6 p.m.; ICA.
27 6th Annual Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival; cross-cultural documentary films; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum; admission: Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon $5, $2.50 members, students, and seniors(University Museum/American Museum of Natural History, NY). Through March 1.
For more info on times, tickets, and visiting artists/guest speakers call 895-6542 or visit www.libertynet.org/ihouse.
1 A Brother's Kiss (S. Rosenfeld; USA; 1997; 92 min); 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
4 The Capatain/Al-Quiban (S. Sayed; Egypt; 1997; 140 min); 7:30 p.m.; Also February 8, 4:30 p.m.; director will be present for both screenings.
5 Egyptian Shorts (five short films; running time, 82 min); including: Time Out/Waqt Mustaqta' (M. Soliman; 1996; 19 min) director will be present; Ordinary Sunday/Yum Al-Had Al-A'Di (S. Hendawy; 1995; 19 min); Invisible Cities/ Mudun Lamar'Iya (E. Barsoom; 1993; 18 min); A High House/Bay `Ali (A. Ahwad; 1992; 18 min); and The Dam/Al-Sadd (S. Aqid; 1991; 8 min; animation); 6:30 p.m. Also February 8, 7:30 p.m.
Romantica (Z. Abd Al-Wahab; Egypt; 1996; 105 min); 8:30 p.m.; Also February 7, 2 p.m; Mai Mishal in person for both screenings.
6 Asphalt Kings (O. Fawzi; 1995; Egypt; 100 min); 1 p.m. Also February 8, 9:30 p.m.
Violets Are Blue (R. Al-kashef; Egypt; 1993; 120 min); 7 p.m.; Also February 8, 2 p.m.; director Mai Mishal in person for both screenings.
Three on the Road (M. Al-Kalyoubi; Egypt; 1993; 120 min); 9:30 p.m. Also February 7, noon.
12 Chronicle of a Disappearance (E. Sulieman; Palestine; 1996; 88 min; Arabic w/ English subtitles); 7 & 9 p.m. Through February 15.
19 Capitaine Conan (B. Tavernier; France; 1996; 130 min; French w/ English subtitles); 7 & 9:30 p.m. Through February 24.
26 An Evening with Imageweavers; recent work of Philadelphia-based collective whose mission is to make visible the lives and creative works of women of color; 7:30 p.m.
28 The Jackal; open captioned; starring Bruce Willis & Richard Gere; 3 p.m.
CGS Special Programs; registration required. For more info, call 898-6479, or visit: www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/
Training and Development Opportunities; Registration required. For more info, call 898-3400 or e-mail email@example.com.
Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs.; Stokes Auditorium, CHOP; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days); (610) 446-1983 (evenings).
3 Signs of the Times; twentieth century art history course taught by Diane Karp; 6 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; non-members, $75; members, $50; Tuesdays. Through March 3. Info: 898-7108 (ICA).
4 Graduate School: Getting In and Staying In; Mary Heiberger,associate director, CPPS and four graduate students describe their experiences; designed for undergraduates but open to all PENNCard holders; 4-5:30 p.m.; Rm. 285/6, McNeil Building (BFS/General Honors; CPPS; College; OIP).
9 Advanced Written Communication; registration ends the Friday before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $305. Mondays through April 20; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for info (ELP).
10 Pronunciation Improvement; registration ends the Friday before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $305. Mondays through April 20; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for info (ELP).
12 Can You Live Without a Ph.D.?; Stephen Epstein, University Museum; Paul Goldin, Chinese Language & Literature; Walter Licht, associate dean, Graduate Studies; Erin O'Connor, English; designed for undergraduates but open to all PENNCard holders; 4-5:30 p.m.; Rm. 285/6, McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk (BFS/General Honors; CPPS; College; OIP).
16 The Effective Entrepreneur: Maximizing Business Success; 3 Mondays, through March 2; $185; call 898-4861 to register; visit www.libertynet.org/pasbdc/wharton for info. (Wharton SBDC).
24 Open Screens; area filmmmakers screen and get feedback on their work in an intimate, screening room environment; 7 p.m.; International House. Info: 895-6594 or www.libertynet.org/ihouse (PIFVA, I-House).
What is Your Business Really Worth?; 6-9 p.m.; $90; call 898-4861 to register; visit www.libertynet.org/pasbdc/wharton for info. (Wharton SBDC).
For info call 573-WRIT or visit www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.
2 Penn and Pencil Club; creative writing workshop for Penn and Health Systems staff; 5:15-7:15 p.m.
3 Talking Film: Screenwriting Workshop; screening classic Hollywood film, followed by discussion; 7 p.m.
17 Talking Film: Screenwriting Workshop; welcomes filmmaker Carolyn Lief for a discussion and informal talk.
19 Playwright Charles Fuller; discussion of Fuller's A Soldier's Story; 8-9 p.m.; call, or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. upenn.edu (African American Studies, Writers House).
21 Voicing the Diaspora: Writing the Experience of Difference; creative writing workshop led by Penn's own Dr. Herman Beavers; 1-4 p.m.; call, or RSVP to email@example.com .
25 The Alumni Writers Series; John Prendergast: novelist; editor, Pennsylvania Gazette; and Carole Bernstein: poet, author of Familiar (C'81); 5:30 p.m.
26 The Alumni Writers Series: Workshop on Journalism; Buzz Bissinger, Penn alumnus, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of A Prayer for the City; 3:30 p.m. (SAS, Writers House).
11 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; McClelland, Quad; Penn ID required; observers must advance register with the Secretary's Office at 898-7005 to attend.
15 PPSA Executive Board; open to all A-1 observers; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.
19 Trustees' Winter Full Board; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Faculty Club; contact Jason Horger 898-0412 at the Secretary's Office for information; through February 20.
7 Philly Sounds; hosted by The Freedom Sound acapella trio from N. Phila.; 8 p.m.; $16; International House; call 895-6588 for info (I-House Folklife Center, West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Paul Robeson House).
13 Spirituals and Art Songs: In Celebration of Black History Month; music by African-American composers performed by Rickie Cameron (tenor) and John Adractas (piano); 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $8; $5/student; info: 898-6791 (Arts House).
Drumming; Doc Gibbs and his troupe provide
an introduction to African drumming; 2:30 p.m.; University Museum Galleries
Early Music at Penn; Baroque and Renaissance music by members of Amherst Early Music Weekend at Penn; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $8; info: 898-6244 (Music).
17 The New York New Music Ensemble; new music presented by Penn Contemporary Music; 8 p.m.; Tabernacle Church; info: 898-6244 (Music).
20 GO Forum!; male chorus' portrayal of "inept actors making a movie musical of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar"; 8-10 p.m.; $8; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg; tickets: 898-6791. Through February 21 (Penn Glee Club).
22 Penn Composers Guild Concert; new music by Penn graduate student composers, performed by students of the Curtis Institute of Music; 8 p.m.; 1726 Locust; info: 898-6244 (Music).
For info call 573-WRIT or visit www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.
5 The Virgin House Band; jazz quartet; 8-10 p.m.; also February 12.
7 Taping for Dystopia; radio collaboration between Kelly Writers House and WXPN 88.5 FM; music by Toshi Makihara, avant garde percussionist; performance by The Things; 4-10 p.m.
10 The Things; avant-garde musical performance; 7-9 p.m.; also February 24.
26 The Virgin House Band; jazz; "A Tribute to Wayne Shorter"; 8-10 p.m.
5 An Evening of Readings; Philadelphia-based writers Lorene Cary (from The Price of a Child), Diane McKinney-Whetstone (from Tempest Rising) and Kristin Hunter Lattany ("Haunted Memory" from an upcoming work); 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).
6 Blasphemy? Blasphe-you!; Mask & Wig Club's 110th annual production; parody of The Greatest Story Ever Told; M&W Clubhouse and Annenberg School Auditorium. Information: 898-6791. Through March 27 (Mask & Wig).
11 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; an open mic night; 8:30 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk. Also February 25 (Writers House).
19 My Fair Lady; presented by Penn Law School light opera company; Annenberg School Auditorium; evening; also February 20 (evening) and 21 (matinee and evening) tickets $5-7; for info 898-9571.
23 Wharton professor Larry Robbins; reads from Legends of the Diaspora, his autobiographical memoir; reception to follow; 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Writers House).
28 Vietnamese Students Association Annual Cultural Show; Vietnamese song, dance and dress; 7:30-10 p.m.; Annenberg School Auditorium (VSA).
Call Annenberg box office, 898-6791 for tickets and times. For more info visit: www.pennpresents.org
12 Pilobolus; a new form of pop dancing of The Doubling Cube, Solo, Pseudopodia, Gnomen, and Aeros; 7 p.m. Also February 13, 11 a.m. & 8 p.m.; and February 14, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Main Series).
19 Namu Lwanga & Kayaga; Ugandan storyteller, musician and dancer accompanied by Kayaga, ensemble of 10 dancers and musicians; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Also February 20, and February 22, 3 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Theatre for Children).
24 Grand Hotel Des Etrangers; Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon's multimedia-virtual production inspired by the poetry of Claude Beausoleil; live actors interact with virtual characters projected around them; 8 p.m.; Through February 25 (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival).
27 Pôles; a PPS Danse production in collaboration with the creators of Grand Hotel Des Etrangers; holographic effects and dance present a powerful interplay between fantasy and illusion; 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival).
Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship; 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Newman Center.
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
Orthodox Christian Fellowship: Vespers and Discussion Series; 7-9 p.m.,
Tuesdays, 3rd floor, Chapel
Early Morning Prayers; 8-8:55 a.m., Wednesdays, Conference Room
Physical Plant Prayer Group; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Chapel
Quaker Meetin' and Eatin; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, Auditorium
Buddhist Meditation; 1-2 p.m., Wednesdays, Chapel
Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, Conference Room,
Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m., first and third Thurs., Lounge
3 Bible Study; noon; Lounge, CA. Also February 24.
1 Ground Hog's Eve Potluck/Screening; Phila. Independent Film & Video Assn. members; sneak preview of new work by PIFVA member; 7 p.m.; RSVP at 895-6594 (PIFVA, I-House).
4 Chef's Showcase Dinner; Bobby Blake on piano; dinner seatings 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Faculty Club; Wednesdays, through February 25. Call 898-4618 for reservations and info.
10 Mardi Gras Cajun/Square Dance; music by Plywood Cattle Company; teaching and square dance calling by Judith Flowers and Jackie Burns; 7:30-10:15 p.m.; St. Mary's Parish Hall, 3916 Locust Walk; $5; for info: 477-8434 (Tuesday Night Square Dance Guild).
13 FRIDAY the 13th, "Come on Out"; party celebrating the Glenn Ligon Exhibition; wine tasting with Gregg Moore of Le Bec Fin; live jazz; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; ICA; $30; $3 off admission if you wear red for Valentine's Day (ICA).
14 Valentine's Bring a Friend to the Ice Rink; celebrate Valentine's Day on ice; 8-10 p.m.; 3130 Walnut St.; 2 for 1 admission with PENNCard; $1.50 skate rental; info: 898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink (Class of 1923 Ice Rink).
18 Philly Talks #4; poets Jena Osman and Tina Darragh read their own poems; a roundtable discussion, dinner 7 p.m.; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-WRIT (Writers House).
21 World Culture Day at the University Museum: A Celebration of African Cultures; 9th annual day-long celebrating the many cultures and customs of Africa; features children's workshops, storytelling, cooking, arts and crafts demonstrations, traditional music and dance performances. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Museum (University Museum).
For tickets and info call 898-4519 or visit www.upenn.edu/athletics.
1 Men's Tennis vs. South Alabama; noon.
Men's Tennis vs. Swarthmore; 5 p.m.
4 Gymnastics vs. Temple; 6 p.m.
5 Women's Tennis vs. Temple; 2 p.m.
6 Swimming & Diving vs. Columbia; 6 p.m. (Women)
Women's Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.
7 Fencing vs. Harvard/St. John's; 10 a.m
Swimming & Diving vs. Columbia; noon. (Men)
Gymnastics vs. Brown; 1 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.
9 Women's Squash vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.
10 Men's Squash vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. La Salle; 7:30 p.m.
13 Women's Tennis vs. Rutgers; 2 p.m.
Men's Squash vs. Trinity; 5 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.
14 Women's Tennis vs. Penn State; 1 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.
15 Wrestling vs. Lehigh; 3 p.m.
18 Gymnastics vs. West Chester/Ursinus; 6 p.m.
19 Men's Tennis vs. West Virginia; 3 p.m.
20 Men's Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.
21 Men's Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.
27 Women's Basketball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.
28 Men's Tennis vs. George Washington; noon
Men's Tennis vs. St. Bonaventure; 5 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.
Complexity of Raf Signal Transduction and Transformation; Channing Der, UNC; noon; Pharmacology Seminar Room, Morgan
Affective and Judgmental Effects of Browsing; Julie Irwin, Wharton; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Multicomponent Adsorption and Diffusion in Zeolites; Randall Snurr, Northwestern University; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337 Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
Pathologies of Progress: The Idea of Civilization as Risk; Charles Rosenberg, history & sociology of science; 4 p.m.; Room 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).
Constraints, Limits, and Other Conditions of Possibility: Recent Dutch and American Architecture; Michael Speaks, writer; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
Distortions Due to Adverse Selection in Managed Health Care; Thomas McGuire, Boston University; noon-1:30 p.m.; 4th
Floor Boardroom, Colonial Penn Center, (LDI Center for Research).
Obesity: An Overview; Albert Stunkard, medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
4 Science, Nation and Landscape; Itty Abraham, SSRC; 11 a.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (South Asia Regional Studies).
CD8 + T Lymphocyte Responses in Primary Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) Infection; Norman Letvin, Harvard Medical School; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
A People's RevolutionsDismantling the East German Secret Police; David Gill; 5 p.m.; Room 100, Law School (LL.M. Association).
Structure Based Sequence Comparison: Identifying Functional Regions of the Genome; David States, Washington University; 5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Bioinformatics).
Science: El Niño Forecasts in the Service of Society; Michael Glantz, National Center for Atmospheric Research;
4 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School (SAS, SEAS).
Genomics, Genetics and Drugs; Peter Goodfellow, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals; 4-5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Pharmacology).
The Class of 1954 Lecture in Honor of Dr. Anita Faatz; Lawrence Shulman, SUNY Buffalo; 7-9 p.m.; Alumni Hall, Faculty Club (Social Work).
Towards a Surrogate Animal System for in vitro Toxicology; Michael Shuler, Cornell University; noon; Room 337 Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering).
Primates: Parasitic and Noninfectious Diseases;
Irene Rogers, Merck Research Laboratories; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni
Hall, Maloney Entrance of HUP (VHUP).
IRCS Colloquium: Title TBA; Michael McCloskey, Johns Hopkins University; noon-1:45 p.m.; Suite 400 A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS).
Roundtable: discussion about the state of contemporary Egyptian cinema;
Sayed Said, Mahmoud Soliman, Radwan Al-Kashef,
Mai Mishal; 5 p.m.; International House
Transport in Kidney and Brain; Matthias
Hediger, Harvard Medical School; noon; Pharmacology Seminar Room, Morgan
The Role of Gene Fusions in the Development of Cancer in the Myogenic Lineage; Frederic Barr, pathology & laboratory medicine; 2 p.m.; Physiology Dept. Conference Room, 4th Floor, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
Development of Theory of Mind in a Cultural Context; Angeline Lillard, University of Virginia; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Polymer Coils in Free Surface Coating Flows; Matteo Pasquali, Univ. of Minnesota; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337 Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
Mutation of the PKA System Produces a Lean Phenotype in Mice; Stanley McKnight, University of Washington; noon; Austrian
Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Le Concept d'Ivoirité; Sosthène Coffi (as part of "Déjeuner-causerie"); noon-1:30 p.m.; Room 405 Lauder-Fischer Hall (French Institute).
11 The Making
of Modern Nepal; Pratyoush Onta, scholar;
11 a.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (South Asia Regional Studies).
Transcription and Cell Cycle; Wistar Mini-Staff Symposium; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
The Luminous Shadow; James Carpenter, James Carpenter Design Associates; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
Expenditure Genes; Craig Warden, U.C. Davis;
4 p.m.; Room 302, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Unbecoming; artist Glenn Ligon presents a slide lecture about his work; 6 p.m.; free with gallery admission; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). See Exhibits.
Behavior, Quarantine and Conditioning Programs, Uses in Research; Pierre Conti, Bristol-Myers Squibb; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical
Alumni Hall, Maloney Entrance of HUP (VHUP).
IRCS Colloquium: Title TBA; Randy Jones, University of Michigan; noon-1:45 p.m.; Suite 400 A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS).
and Non-Linguistic Representation of Number: Studies with Human Infants,
Human Toddlers and Non-Primates; Susan
Carey, N.Y.U.; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
The Cultivated Wilderness; Paul Shepheard, architect; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
and Toxic Exposures in the Workplace: Special Issues for Women; Amy Behrman, emergency medicine; noon-1 p.m.; Rhoads Conference
Room, Rhoads Pavilion, HUP (Medical Center).
Regulation of Differentiation and Energy Balance by PPAR-Gamma and Its Coactivators; Bruce Spiegelman, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
18 The Rise
of the Middle Class in North India; Sanjay Joshi, University of Arizona;
11 a.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (South Asia Regional Studies).
Social Organization and Identity: Explaining Heterogeneity Within a Classic-Period Maya Hamlet; Jason Yaeger, Ph.D. candidate, anthropology; noon-1 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall (Latin American Cultures Program).
De Novo Proteins from Designed Combinatorial Libraries; Michael Hecht, Princeton; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Cinq a Sept; meeting for francophones and francophiles; 5-7 p.m.; Smith-Penniman, Houston Hall (French Institute).
A Pilgrim's Progress: Fourteen Reconstructions of Sodom; Benjamin Gianni, Carelton University, Ottawa; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
High Throughput Technologies for Protein Design and Engineering; George Georgiou, University of Texas at Austin; 4:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering, Institute for Engineering and Medicine).
from the East Asian Crisis; Joseph Stiglitz, Stanford University; 4:30-6
p.m.; Room 351, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Economics, Public Policy and
Welfare "Reform" and the Attack on Women and Children; panel led by Kathryn Edin, sociology; panelists Vivian Gadsden, graduate school of education; Lucy Hackney and Ruth Mayden, dean of Bryn Mawr school of social work; 4:30 p.m.; Room 109, Annenberg (SAS, Women's Studies).
Glenn Ligon Exhibition; Glenn Ligon, artist; 6 p.m.; ICA; free with gallery admission (ICA).
20 The Primate
Center Program: Organization and Research Activity (Special Topics Seminar); Peter Gerone, Tulane University; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical
Alumni Hall, Maloney Entrance of HUP (VHUP).
Neuromuscular Disease and Pathophysiology of Gene Expression; Harald Jockusch, University of Bielefeld, Germany; 1:15 p.m.; Physiology Dept. Conference Room, 4th Floor, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
The Natural History of the Soul in Ancient Mexico; Jill McKeever Furst, Moore College of Art and author; 6:30 p.m., Rainey Auditorium, University Museum. Book signing; $15; info: 898-4890.
Kinds of People; Nicholas Haslam, The New
School of Social Research; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Genius of the Place Revisited; John Dixon Hunt, landscape architecture & regional planning; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
Semicondutor Nanoclusters Synthesized within Polymer Films; Ravinda Kane, MIT; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337 Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
Genetics Approaches to the Pathophysiology of Obesity and Non-Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes Mellitus; Rudolph Leibel, Rockefeller
University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry
Keeper of the American Collections; Lucy Fowler Williams, museum; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Penn Women's Club).
& Culture; Ayesha Jalal, Columbia;
11 a.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (South Asia Regional Studies).
Social Work "Brown Bag" Colloquium; David Eldridge and Amy Hiller, Ph.D. students, on A GIS Approach to Fair Housing; Rebecca Maynard, education, on Rigorous Research to Improve Policy and Practice: Lessons from Welfare Reform Demonstrations; noon-2 p.m.; School of Social Work (Social Work).
Regulation of Meiotic Cell Division by the Yeast C-Type Cyclin UME3; Randy Strich, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Urbanizing Suburbs; Anne Vernez Moudon, University of Washington, Seattle; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
26 Untitled; Tom Waugh, Concordia University, Montreal; 6 p.m.; free with gallery admission; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA, Phila. Lesbian & Gay Academic Union).
28 Tradition & Innovation in French Garden Art: Chapter of a New History; symposium on the history of French landscape in conjunction with the Philadelphia Flower Show; Meyerson Room B-1; Through March 1 (French Institute).
2 Black Jews, Black/Jewish Relationships & the Civil Rights Movement, pictorial essay and lecture presentation by the African/Edenic Heritage Museum that includes an exploration of the African presence in the promised land 1-5 p.m.; location TBA; call Isabel Mapp, 898-0104 (African-American Resource Center, Greenfield Intercultural Center).
5 Walking The Walk/Talking The Talk: Faith Communities Heal the Wounds; a Town Meeting with students responding to a panel representing various Christian congregations in West Philadelphia currently involved with race relations 7 p.m.; The Castle (The Castle, Christian Association).
8 The isms; Workshop to challenge the "isms" which many possess; learn tools to help begin dismantling the "isms"; 7 p.m.; GIC, 3708 Chestnut (Greenfield Intercultural Center, African-American Resource Center, Hillel).
12 Race Relations Sunday; an invitation to participate in an afternoon of ecumenical worship, featuring Rev. Will Gipson, chaplain; 5:30 p.m.; Christian Association (Alplha Phi Alpha, Christian Association).
18 Blacks & Jews: The Main Issues; a documentary on Blacks and Jews and a discussion immediately following about the relationship between these groups; 7 p.m.; GIC, 3708 Chestnut (Greenfield Intercultural Center, African-American Resource Center, Hillel).
26 Advantages/Disadvantages of Segregated and Interracial Worship; a round table discussion; 7 p.m.; location TBA; call Reverend Beverly Dale, 386-1530 (Christian Association).