6 Spring Recess begins after classes
16 Classes resume; 8 a.m.
23 Advance registration for fall and summer sessions. Through April 5.
14 The Art of Calligraphy; explore the Treasures of the Chinese Scholar exhibit; learn about the traditions and arts of China; Museum registrar Xiuquin Zhou talks about her childhood in China and teaches children to write a Chinese character. For ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5 materials fee. Pre-registration required; call 898-4015 for info (Museum).
17 The Writers House on Kid's Corner at WXPN 88.5 FM!; experts from Writers House join kids on the popular radio show to explore the world of poetry. Tonight's topic: List Poems; 7-7:30 p.m. (Writers House).
21 Saturday Reading Project for Kids!; 1-3 p.m.; for more info, call 573-WRIT. Also March 28. (Writers House)
29 Family Afternoon: What in the World is Ancient Israel Doing in Philadelphia?; co-curators of the Canaan and Ancient Israel exhibit, Bruce Routledge and Linda Bregstein, lead a tour of the exhibit and teach children Israeli culture in a hands-on workshop accompanied by Israeli musical groups' dancing and singing; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; info: 898-4045 (Museum).
Admission donations and hours
Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-
5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-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, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PENN Card, 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.
2 Carole Sivin: Paper-Mixed Media-Ceramics; hand-made paper sculpture and ceramic creations. Reception: March 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Faculty Club. Through March 31.
14 Treasures of the Chinese Scholar; selections of "scholar art" from the Ji Zhen Zhai collection: calligraphy painting and artworks in wood, lacquer, ivory, stone, horn and metal from the Zhou Dynasty (1770-250 BC) through the Quing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). Opening tour by visiting curator John Fong; 1:30 p.m.; second floor, Changing Gallery; University Museum. Through January 3, 1999.
18 Nanette Acker Clark: Sculpture & Mixed Media Constructions; colorful and richly patterned sculptures and mixed media constructions draw inspiration from cultural and personal sources. Opening reception: 5-7 p.m.; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through April 10.
21 Susan Hiller: Belshazzar's Feast; working with a wide range of media, including video, film and collage, Hiller creates installations using ephemeral, everyday objects which tell stories. Opening reception, March 20, 9-11 p.m. Through May 3.
Egypt: Antiquities from Above; 52 black and white photographs by Marilyn Bridges providing an aerial exploration of the architectural achievements of nearly 4,000 years of Egyptian civilization along the Nile; a traveling exhibition based on the award-winning photographer's book of the same title. First floor, Sharpe Gallery; University Museum. Through June 20.
Pennsylvania Treasures I: Active artists over sixty-five with a continuous history of work and production; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through March 6.
Glenn Ligon: "Unbecoming"; paintings, drawings, prints, archival materials, photographs
and installations reflect the artist's autobiographical search for his identity
as a gay African-American;
ICA Through March 8.
Connections: Contemporary Japanese and Korean Printmakers; 126 artists' prints; works from established artists associated with Penn's Print Studio as Artists in Residence or the Seoul Print Workshop and prints from 20 universities in Japan and Korea. Arthur Ross Gallery. Through April 5.
Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples of Roman glass and other materials such as pottery and bronze from the first century BC. through the sixth century AD.; second floor, Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through November 29.
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.; Mei-Ling Hom talk; 6 p.m.
19 Gallery Tour, 5:15 p.m.; Susan Hiller and Patrick Murphy talk; 6 p.m.
26 Gallery Tour, 5:15 p.m.; Laura Grindstaff, Annenberg, lectures on Susan Hiller's Wild Talents; 6 p.m.
Arthur Ross Gallery Tours
3 Tour of "Connections" Exhibit; Hitoshi Nakazato, curator; 3 p.m.
University Museum Tours
Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. For info, visit www.upenn.edu/museum.
8 Classical Roman Glass
14 Chinese Scholar Art; John Fong, visiting curator; 1 p.m.; followed by talk.
15 Chinese Scholar Art
28 Roman Glass
1 Power; (I. Magnusson; Canada; 1996; 76 min.); 2 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Museum; the 6th Annual Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival; for info call 898-4015 (University Museum; American Museum of Natural History).
3 All About Eve (1950); followed by discussion led by Ernie Vecchione; 7-9 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).
15 The Joy Luck Club; 3-5:30 p.m.; part of Asian Afternoon Celebration; University Museum. See Special Events.
17 Hard Eight (1997); followed by a discussion led by Ernie Vecchione; 7-9 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).
For info on times and tickets, call 895-6542 or visit www.libertynet.org/ihouse.
1 Bad Girls Go to Hell; (D. Wishman; U.S.A.; 1965); 3, 5 & 9 p.m. Also March 2, 7 &9 p.m.
4 Eyes of the Storm; (J.T. Rothlein; U.S.A.; 1997; 57 min.); 7:30 p.m.
5 Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist; (K. Dick; U.S.A.; 1997; 90 min.); 7 & 9 p.m. Also March 6, 9 &10; & March 8, 3, 5 & 7 p.m.
11 Obsessive Becoming; (D. Reeve; Scotland; 1995; 54 min.); 7:30 p.m.
12 Mother and Son; (A. Sokurov; Germany/Russia; 1997; 73 min.; Russian w/ English subtitles); 7&9 p.m. Through March 13. Also March 14, 3, 5, 7 &9 p.m.
25 A Night of Free Speech TV; segments from Philadelphia's own "Termite TV Collective" on crime and punishment; 7:30 p.m.
CGS Special Programs; Registration required. For more info, call 898-6479, or visit: www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/.
Class of 1923 Ice Skating Rink; public skating hours: Mon. & Wed., 4-6 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 6-8 p.m.; Fri., 8-10 p.m. & 12-2 a.m.; Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m. & 12-2 a.m.; Sun., 1-3 p.m.; $4.50 w/ PENNCard; $1.50 skate rental; through April 5; 3130 Walnut Street (Ice Rink).
Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs.; CGC Gym, CHOP; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), (610) 446-1983 (evenings).
Training and Development Opportunities; registration. Info, 898-3400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Calligraphy Demonstration; Fukushima Keidô, Zen master, Kyoto, Japan; noon-1 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, University Museum (CEAS; Museum).
4 New Horizons: Continuing Education Program; Judith Tannenbaum, associate director, ICA, talks about the Glenn Ligon exhibit; tour, brown bag lunch, and discussion to follow; beverages and dessert provided; 10:30 a.m.; $1 plus admission. Institute of Contemporary Art; info: 898-7108 (ICA).
10 Well-Mannered Perennial Garden; practical information necessary to plan and maintain an artfully designed perennial garden; 7:30-9 p.m.; $13.50; members-$11.50; Morris Arboretum's Widener Visitor Center. Call 247-5777 for info (Morris Arboretum).
17 Constructing the Landscape; six-lesson course; 7-9 p.m.; $117; members-$100; Morris Arboretum's Widener Visitor Center; call 247-5777. Through April 18. (Morris Arboretum).
Pruning: What the Homeowner Needs to Know; two-session course; 7-9 p.m.; $40; members-$34; Morris Arboretum's Widener Visitor Center; call 247-5777 for info. Also March 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Morris Arboretum).
23 TOEFL Preparation; registration ends the Friday before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $305. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 22; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for information (ELP)
24 Speaking and Listening; registration ends the Friday before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $305. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 23; 898-8681 or www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for info (ELP)
Open Screens; area filmmakers 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).
Oral Presentation; registration ends the Friday before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $155. Wednesdays through April 22; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for info ELP)
26 Test of Written English; registration ends the Friday before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $95. Thursdays through April 9; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for info (ELP)
Second series instructional classes. Info: 898-6100 or: www.upenn.edu/recreation.
16 Beginner and Intermediate Tennis; through April 8.
18 Beginner and Intermediate Ballroom Dance; through April 8.
21 CPR Course; instructional class; also March 28.
25 Golf Lessons; instructional classes begin.
For info, call 898-4861 to register; visit www.libertynet.org/pasbdc/wharton.
5 Taking Care of the Business Family; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; $250/first family member; $50/ea. additional family member.
9 Marketing: A Call to Action; 4 Mondays, through March 30; 6:30-9 p.m.; $185.
10 Attracting, Hiring & Keeping Great Employees; 4 Tuesdays, through March 31; 6:30-9 p.m.; $205
19 Internet & eCommerce: The New Paradigm; 3 Thursdays, through April 2; 6:30-9 p.m.; $185.
28 Management Team Building; 2 Saturdays, through April 4: 8 a.m.-noon; $185.
All events take place at 3805 Locust Walk. 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.
21 Alumni Writers Series; presents Bruce Curley and Josh Piven for a joint workshop on careers in technical writing and freelance journalism; 12-2 p.m.
23 Talking Film; workshop with video maker Terri Dewhirst, Marymount College, NY; she'll screen her short video Endoscope; question & answer session to follow; 4-6 p.m.; [presented by Bisexual Gay Lesbian Transgender Awareness Days (B-GLAD)].
24 Reading by Penn professor Mark Harman; from his translation of Franz Kafka's The Castle, published by Schocken Books; panel discussion of Kafka and translation to follow; 5-7 p.m.
26 Video Holocaust Testimonies; view short excerpts from video testimonies of survivors, and discuss them in a Q &A session; 7-8:45 p.m. (The Jewish Renaissance Project).
30 Alumni Writers Series; Andy Robinson will lead a seminar on grant writing; 6-8 p.m.
31 Talking Film Screenwriting Workshop; led by Ernie Vecchione; a sit-down reading from a spec script by Mr. Vecchione; 7 p.m.
4 Noontime Recital; instrumental and vocal music by Penn students; noon; Annenberg Center Lobby (Music).
7 Kartik Seshadri; foremost disciple of maestro Ravi Shankar performs classical Indian sitar music; 8 p.m.; $16; International House; call 895-6588 for info (I-House Folklife Center).
15 11th Annual Celtic/Appalachian Celebration; Irish and Irish-American musical celebration hosted by Mick Moloney and Eugene O'Donnell; 2:30 and 7 p.m.; $16; International House; call 895-6588 for info (I-House Folklife Center).
17 The Things; avant-garde musical performance by successors to Joshua Schuster's Free Jazz Project; 7-9 p.m.; also March 24; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).
18 University Wind Ensemble; celebrating Penn's 1997-98 Reading Project; featuring Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," narrated by Penn President Judith Rodin; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center. Admission free, tickets required; call Annenberg Box Office at 898-6791 (Music).
21 Early Music Recital Series; David Rothenberg, harpsichord, performs works by Couperin, Scarlatti, Frescobaldi, and Bach's Italian Concerto; 3 p.m.; Music Bldg. Room 107 (SAS; Music).
21 Penn Contemporary Music; soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson joins the Peabody Trio in a program featuring works by Penn composer Jay Reise; 8 p.m.; Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut Street; info 898-6244 (Music).
24 Early Music at Penn; Penn Baroque & Recorder Ensembles with Penn Madrigal Singers do "Music in the Italian Style"; 8 p.m.; Tabernacle Church, 3700 Chestnut Street; info 898-6244 (Music).
26 Early Music Recital Series; Kangwon Lee Kim, Baroque violin; Jung Hae Kim, harpsichord; and Eve Millet, cello, perform works by Corelli, Biber, and Bach; 8 p.m. Music Bldg. Room 107 (SAS; Music).
The Virgin House Band; performs with special guest, alto saxophonist Julian Pressley, a touring member of the Illinois Jacquet band; 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Writer's House (Writer's House).
27 Global Divas; from Peru, U.S.A and Zimbabwe; including Afro-Peruvian vocalist Susana Baca; mbira (thumb-piano) player, Stella Chiweshe from Zimbabwe; and Texan singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa; 8 p.m.; $20; International House; info: 895-6588 (I-House Folklife Center).
28 Kenny Endo; fuses ancient Japanese taiko drumming with Western and Middle Eastern sounds; stunning martial arts movements accompany the music; 8 p.m.; $16; International House; call 895-6588 for info (I-House Folklife Center).
29 Early Music Recital Series; Mark Rimple, countertenor and lute; Julie Ferris, soprano; Fran Berge, violin; and John Bailey, harp perform cantatas and arias by Handel, Hasse, and Bach; Room 107, Music Bldg. (SAS; Music).
4 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.
16 PPSA Executive Board; open to all A-1 observers; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.
Blasphemy? Blasphe-you!; 110th annual production; parody of The Greatest Story Ever Told; Mask & Wig Clubhouse and Annenberg School Theater; info: 898-6791. Through March 27 (Mask & Wig).
29 Free Sunday Concerts in the Galleries: Ayalah; Penn's only Israeli dance troupe performs modern and traditional dances; 2:30 p.m.; Upper Egyptian Gallery, University Museum (Museum).
Call Annenberg box office, 898-6791 for tickets and times. For more info, visit www.libertytnet.org/~annctr.
5 Leitmotiv; Michel Robidoux's mixed-media, sound and visual environment; live music and singer; actors merge with video projections; 8 p.m.; Through March 6 (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival/The Virtual Stage).
12 O Vertigo; high energy dances including excerpts from the full-length Don Quixote and Chagall; 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival).
23 Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal; combine jazz, ballet and modern dance; 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival).
26 Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; all-male ensemble satirizing "everything and everybody that ever appeared on a dance stage"; 7 p.m. Also March 27, 8 p.m.; and March 28, 2 & 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival).
Next Move Festival '98
Performances at 8 p.m., Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center.
3 Mark Dendy Dance and Theater; through March 5.
6 Liz Lerman Dance Exchange; through March 8.
10 Philly Dances Too; through March 12.
13 Aiken, Young, Chung & Simson; through March 15.
17 Houlihan & Dancers; through March 19.
For info call 573-WRIT or visit: www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.
2 Reading by novelist Charlotte Bacon Choyt; AWP award winner and former member of Penn staff; 6 p.m.
4 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; an open mic performance night; 9 p.m. Also March 18; 8:30 p.m.
5 Philly Talks #5; poets Tom Mandel and Ammiel Alcalay read and discuss their own and each other's work; 7 p.m.
19 James Tate; winner of 1992 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, will be reading; 5 p.m.
21 LIVE at the Writers House #9; with WXPN 88.5; 12 Midnight.
28 Full Circle; an open mic for Philly poets, coordinated by Cecily Kellogg and Charlie O'Hay; 8-10 p.m.
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.
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.;
Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, Conference Room
Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m.; first and third Thurs., Lounge
3 Star Gazing Nights; open observatory night; 7-9:30 p.m.; DRL Observatory; call 898-5995.
4 Chef's Showcase Dinner: Salmon Festival; dinner seatings 5:30-7:30 p.m., Faculty Club. Call 898-4618 for reservations and info.
CrossConnect; publication party, readings by distinguished contributors; 7:30 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk (Writers House).
13 Murder Mystery Evening: Death Along the Tiber; featuring mystery writer Steven Saylor and classical scholar Donna Hurley; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum; fee; call 898-4890 for info (University Museum).
15 World Culture Day at the University Museum: Asian Afternoon Celebration; day-long event celebrating the cultures and customs of Asia; features children's workshops, a calligraphy demonstration, gallery tours led by visiting curator John Fong followed by a talk, musical performances, and a screening of The Joy Luck Club; 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.; Museum; info: 898-4045 (University Museum).
16 Brain Awareness Week; week-long series of lectures and presentations on the mysteries of the brain; noon-1 p.m.; Smith-Penniman Room, 2nd floor, Houston Hall. See Talks (Neurological Institute).
17 St. Patrick's Day Buffet; 5:30 p.m., Faculty Club. Call 898-4618 for reservations and info.
25 Faculty Club's 100th Anniversary Party; 5:30 p.m.; call 898-4618 for reservations and info.
27 Scotch Dinner: Old Scotch, New Casks; Michael Jackson, scotch expert, hosts; reception and dinner; 7 p.m.; $90/person; $160/couple; 898-4890 for reservations; Lower Egyptian Gallery, University Museum (Museum).
28 Beer Tasting: Rediscovering the Heritage of East Coast Breweries; short history of beer told by John Cotter, American historical archaeology; 12:30, 3 and 5:30 p.m.; $30; reservations: 898-6791; Chinese Rotunda, Museum (Museum).
For tickets and additional info call 898-4519 or visit www.upenn.edu/athletics.
3 Men's Basketball vs. Princeton; 7:30 p.m.
7 Gymnastics vs. Bridgeport/Ithaca; 1 p.m.
18 Baseball vs. West Chester; 3 p.m.
20 Women's Tennis vs. Seton Hall; 2 p.m.
21 Women's Crew vs. Navy & Georgetown; Class of '91 Plate.
Baseball vs. Wagner (DH); noon.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Temple; 1 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. St. Joseph's; 5 p.m.
22 Men's Track & Field; Quaker Invitational; 10 a.m.
Women's Track & Field; Quaker Invitational; 10 a.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Stanford; 6:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Wagner (DH); noon.
24 Baseball vs. St. Joseph's; 3 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Rutgers; 3 p.m.
25 Women's Lacrosse vs. Ohio State; 7 p.m.
27 Men's Tennis vs. Princeton; 2 p.m.
28 Men's Tennis vs. Navy; noon.
Women's Rugby vs. Virginia Tech
29 Women's Crew vs. Columbia & Yale; Connell Cup.
Baseball vs. Columbia (DH); noon.
Men's Lacrosse vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.
Intramural and Club Sports
For info on intramural and club sports, visit www.upenn.edu/recreation or call 898-6100.
2 Volleyball Tournament rosters due; play begins March 18.
Billiards Tournament sign-ups due; play begins March 16.
5 Tennis league sign-ups due; play begins March 9.
16 Table Tennis Sign-ups due; play begins March 24.
19 Softball league rosters due; play begins March 24.
1 Reflections on French Gardens. Research and Restoration: 1980s and 1990s; Michel Racine, Versailles; 6 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel (GSFA).
2 Proteolysis and Chromosome Segregation; David Pellman, Harvard; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology; CAMB Graduate Group).
On the Route to Rationally Designed Materials for Molecular Recognition via Imprinting; Alexander Katz, CalTech; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
The Future of Textbooks in Psychology; Donald Lamm, W.W. Norton; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism; Peter Reed, MOMA, New York City; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
3 Mechanism of Ligand- and Coactivator-Regulated Transcription by the Estrogen Receptor with Chromatin Templates; W. Lee Kraus, University of California, San Diego; 10:30 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Cell & Developmental Biology; Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).
Uncoupling Protein-3 (UCP3): A Regulated Mediator of Thermogenesis; Marc Reitman, National Institutes of Health; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
3-D Structural Basis of the Peculiar Specificity of a K Channel Blocker; Hervé Darbon, Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique; 4 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (French Institute; Physiology).
Diglossia and Literacy in the Arab Region; Mohammed Maamouri, International Literacy Institute;
4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center; Center for African
Life Becomes Sculpture; Ruth Duckworth, ceramic artist; 5 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
4 On the Glenn Ligon Exhibit; Judith Tannenbaum, ICA; 10:30 a.m., tour to follow; $1 plus gallery admission; ICA (ICA).
The Link Between Oncogenes and Tumor Angiogenesis; Bob Kerbel, University of Toronto; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Microbial Gene Finding with Interpolated Markov Models; Steven Salzberg, Johns Hopkins; 5:15 p.m.; 400A 3401 Walnut Street (Penn Bioinformatics Forum).
5 Actin Organization at Adhesion Joints of Non-Muscle Cells; Brigitte M. Jockusch, Technical University of Braunschweig; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology; CAMB Graduate Group).
6 Nonhuman Primates: Behavior, Environmental Enrichment and Psychological Well-Being; Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC-International; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP; (ULAR).
Dynamical Themes in Perception and Action; Mike Turvey, UConn; noon-2 p.m.; Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).
9 Transcriptional Networks Controlling Erythroid Differentiation: a Link Between GATA-1 and CBP; Gerd Blobel, CHOP; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology; CAMB Graduate Group).
10 Role of Xist in X-Inactivation; York Marahrens, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; 10 a.m.; Clinical Research Bldg (Cell & Developmental Biology; Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).
Transcriptional Control of Pre-adipocyte Growth and Differentiation; Stephen Farmer, Boston Univ.; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
11 Cypriote Antiquities in America; Dr. Karageorghis, former director of Antiquities, Cyprus; 1 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum (SAS, AIA, Museum).
p53: Wistar Mini-Staff Symposium; Hildegund Ertl, Thanos Halazonetis and Laszlo Otvos,Wistar, 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
13 Nonhuman Primates: Availability, Import Regulations, Conservation and Replacement. Trends in Research Use; John Bley, Jr., Pharmacia & Upjohn; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (ULAR).
16 Citizenship, Immigration, and Transnationalism; Bryan Roberts, Univ. Texas at Austin; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sawyer Seminar on Globalization and Inequality).
How Does Social Dominance Influence the Brain?; Russel Fernald, Stanford; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Predicting Surface Forces and Exploiting Them for the Design of Tailored Materials; Laura Douglas Frink, Sandia National Laboratories; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
False Solutions; Thom Mayne, Morphosis, Los Angeles; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
17 Altering Adipocyte Function in Vivo; Transgenic Mouse Models; Susan Ross, medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Female Genital Mutilation: Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children; Pamela Cobb, OB-GYN; noon-1p.m.; Rhoads Conference Room, Rhoads Pavillion, HUP (Focus on Women's Health Research).
Orientation to Animal Research; training session for Penn Investigators; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (ULAR).
Enzymatic Synthesis of Thiazole-and Oxazole-Containing Peptide Antibiotics; Christopher Walsh, Harvard; 4 p.m.; 102 Chemistry Building (Chemistry).
Motions During Opening and Closing of a Voltage-Activated K Channel; Miguel Holmgren, Massachusetts General Hospital; 4 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (Physiology).
SAS Dean's Forum; Garry Wills, author, 1997 Penn Reading Project text Lincoln at Gettysburg; 4 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Museum (SAS).
Directions of Change in Rural Egypt: Land Law, Migration, Structural Adjustment, and Social Well-Being; Nicholas Hopkins, Am. Univ. in Cairo; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center; Center for African Studies).
In the Kingdom of Culture: Resistance, Language and Silence; Darlene Clark-Hine, Michigan State Univ.; 4:30 p.m.; History Lounge, 3rd Fl., 3401 Market St. (SAS; Women's Studies; History).
Byzantium: The Orthodox Legacy; Slobodan Zunjich, University of Belgrade (former Yugoslavia); 7:30 p.m.; Faculty Club (Orthodox Christian Fellowship).
18 Déjeuner-causerie; Philippe Met, Romance Languages; 12-1:30 p.m.; Rm. 405, Lauder Fischer (French Institute).
Building Community on a Shoestring: You Gotta Know the Territory; Linda Niebanck, McCormick Land Company; noon; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
Modulation of Apoptosis and Senescence by Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes; Scott Lowe, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Making Landscapes; Anuradha Mathur, GSFA; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
19 The Dorothy Everett Martin Lectureship in Human Sexuality: Sex is Good! Why are Professionals the Last to Admit it?; Robert Heasley, Ithaca College; 7-9 p.m.; Penn Faculty Club/Alumni Hall (Social Work).
Cinq a Sept; meeting for franco-phones and francophiles; 5-7 p.m.; Bowl Room, Houston Hall (French Institute).
20 An Architecture for Opportunistic Text Generation; Chris Mellish, Univ. of Edinburgh; noon-2 p.m.; Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).
Fête de la Francophonie; time TBA; Rm. 110, Annenberg (French Institute).
23 Social Capital or Social Closure? Immigration Networks in the Labor Market; Roger Waldinger, UCLA; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sawyer Seminar on Globalization and Inequality).
Nonlinear State Estimator Design; Masoud Soroush, Drexel; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
Alan Leslie, Rutgers; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Practicioner, Patient, and Professor Perspectives; David Hufford, folklore & folklife, along with other panel members; 5:30-7 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; (Folklore and Folklife).
The Limits of Architecture; Chiaki Arai, architect; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
24 Na + Permeation Through Potassium Channels: New Clues About Ion Channel Selectivity and Gating; Stephen Korn, UConn; 4 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (Physiology).
Contesting Public Space: Women in Iran's Islamic Republic; Haleh Esfandiary, author; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center; Women's Studies).
25 Jail Diversion for Persons with Mental Illness; Jeffrey Draine, Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research; noon-2 p.m.; 3701 Locust Walk (Social Work).
Functional Status and Functional Ability; Jacqueline Fawcett, Nursing; noon-2 p.m.; 3701 Locust Walk (Social Work).
Topic TBA; Stefano Bianca; Historic Cities Support Programme; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
26 RNA Splicing and Cell Biology; Phillip A. Sharp, MIT; noon -1 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall (Institute for Human Gene Therapy).
Practicing Folklife: Issues and Interventions; Debora Kodish, Philadelphia Folklore Project; 5-7 p.m.; Room 285-6, McNeil Bldg. (SAS; Urban Studies).
27 Postdoctoral-IRCS-FEST; postdoctoral conference on Cognitive Science research at Penn; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).
30 Common Mechanisms and Evolutionary Relationships of Retrotrans-posons, Introns and Telomerases; Thomas Eickbush, University of Rochester; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology; CAMB Graduate Group).
Motor Mimicry and/or Facial Interaction in Conversation; Janet Bavelas, Univ. of Victoria; 3:30 p.m.; Room B-21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).
Implementing New York's Regional Plan; Robert Yarrow, Regional Planning Association, New York City; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
31 Thermogenesis and Body Composition : the and the Mitochondrial UCPs;Sheila Collins, Duke; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
Conflict in Lebanon: Ethnic Roots or Ethnic Ruse?; Sami Ofeish, Drexel; 4:30 p.m.; 421 Williams Hall (Middle East Center; Lebanese Cultural Club).
Week-long series of lectures and presentations on the mysteries of the brain; noon-1 p.m.; Smith-Penniman Room, 2nd floor, Houston Hall.
16 Be Careful Not to Miss a Full Night's Rest!; David Dinges, psychiatry, teaches what the causes, risks and remedies to sleep-deprivation are.
17 Why Won't My Child Pay Attention and Learn?; Anthony Rostain, psychology, reveiws causes for children's attention and learning problems.
18 Pictures of How the Mind Works; Mark D'Esposito, neurology, explains what it means when you say "I can't get you out of my mind".
19 Memories Don't Always Last a Lifetime: Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer's; Christopher Clark, neurology, informs those affected (families as well as patients) by Alzheimer's how to fight the war against Alzheimer's .