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- 16 Alumni Day
- 17 Baccalaureate
- 18 Commencement
- 2 Ancient Glass; glassmaker Patty Dougherty demonstrates
ancient techniques of glass-making; children 8-12 design their own glass
beads; 10 a.m.-noon; Museum; $5 fee; call Education Dept. for info: 898-4015
- 20 Philadelphia International Theatre Festival for Children;
five-day festival with a variety of indoor theatre stages, outdoor activities,
entertainment, food and picnic areas. Info: 898-6791 or www.libertynet.org/~annctr.
Through May 24 (Annenberg Center).
- 30 ICA Family Workshop; tour the current exhibition and
create artworks inspired by the show; for ages 6-12 accompanied by adults;
11 a.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; $4/child; members, $3/child; info:
Festival: May 20-24
Philadelphia International Theatre
Festival for Children
- Presented by Annenberg Center, for its 14th year. Nine different performances
each run about 1 hour. All international productions are performed in English.
Performing groups hail from Germany, the Netherlands, Canada and the U.S.
Indoor performances are in the Zellerbach, Studio and Prince Theatres,
in the Annenberg Center, as well as International House, and Iron Gate
Theatre (formerly MTI).
- Admission: $8 each for a single show.
- Tickets for additional shows cost $4 each. The number of discounted
tickets for each added performance cannot exceed the number purchased at
full price. Call the Box Office at 898-6791; schools and groups call the
Group Sales Office at 898-6683.or visit the web: www.libertynet.org/~annctr.
Clockwise from lower left:
- Red Grammar, guitarist and singer along with David Parker, a performer
who uses movement and sign language;
- Kevin Locke, a Lakota dancer, indigenous flute player and Native American
- Ecole Nationale de Cirque, from Montreal, brings a theatrical and highly
entertaining style of circus;
- TUYO creates modern music from objects that don't look like musical
instruments creating a new kind of musical theatre.
for details of
- 9 Fourth Annual Writers' Conference at Penn; Diane McKinney-Whetstone,
English, keynote speaker; 9 a.m.; workshops on: Writing for Theatre, Revising
Your Fiction, Passion in Writing, Writing for Magazines, Writing for the
Op-Ed Page, Breathe Life Into Your Writing, and From the Publisher's Viewpoint.
Local authors will read from their work, and workshop leaders will critique;
$95/two workshops and the keynote lecture; or $5/lecture only; info: 898-6479
(CGS Special Programs).
- 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 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
- 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.
- 4 Folio '98: Works from the Printmaking Studio, GSFA;
prints by student printmakers under the tutelage of Master Printmaker Hitoshi
Nakazato; lithographs, etchings, wood blocks and mixed media. Opening reception:
May 7; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through May 29.
- 14 50th Anniversary of Israeli Independence Exhibition;
"The Spirit of Jerusalem"; Shai Ginott's photographs celebrate
the various cultural groups living in Jerusalem; Esther Klein Art Gallery.
Opening reception: May 14, 5-7 p.m. Through June 10.
- 15 Sally Linder: 14 Paintings and 4 Sculptures; inspired
by the primates who died in the December, 1995 fire at the Philadelphia
Zoo; on display among the trees at the Morris Arboretum. Through May 16.
- 16 Stacy Levy: Urban Oldfield: Diagram of a Vacant Lot;
installation in metal, mylar, vinyl and leather creating an indoor, complex
mosaic field of "un-natural" plant life; accompanied by a soundtrack
blending city sounds with sounds of nature. Other works on display, such
as Where the Moon Is, investigate commonplace phenomena which heighten
the awareness of nature, bringing art and science together. Opening reception:
May 17; 1-3 p.m. Institute of Contemporary Art. Through July 3 .
- 17 Stacy Levy: Wissahickon Food Web; installation in
cast glass and Pennsylvania bluestone set into the bank of the Wissahickon
Creek as it flows along the boundary of the arboretum; on display at the
Madeleine K. Butcher Sculpture Garden at the Morris Arboretum. One day
- 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; ICA. Through May
- Emanuel Arntsis: Chromochemick & Black & White Photography;
a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Cinematography, he creates custom
color prints; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 8
- Dan Rose: A Retrospective of Books and Objects; 40 one-of-a-kind
artists books and found and made objects, some of which parody anthropology,
architecture, literary theory and philosophy. Reception celebrating Dan
Rose's retirement: May 16, 1:30-3 p.m.; Architectural Archives, GSFA. Call
898-2539 for info. Through July 3.
- Robert Slutzky: Color Structures Extending the Poetics of Neo-Plastic
Painting; a faculty member and former chair of the Fine Arts department;
Arthur Ross Gallery. Through May 31.
- Egypt: Antiquities from Above; black and white photographs by
Marilyn Bridges of the architectural achievements of nearly 4,000 years
of Egyptian civilization; Sharpe Gallery; University Museum. Through June
- Leopold Stokowski: Making Music Matter; Kamin Gallery, 1st floor,
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 26.
- Raised Aloft: The Issue of Tolerance; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th
Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 26.
- Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples
of Roman glass, pottery and bronze from the first century BC. through the
sixth century AD.; second floor, Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through
- 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; Changing Gallery; University
Museum. Through January 3, 1999.
- 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.
- ICA Tours
- Located at 118 S. 36th Street and Sansom; free with gallery admission.
- 15 Alumni Weekend Tour, preview the Stacy Levy exhibit
with Judith Tannenbaum; 1 p.m.
- 27 Curator's Perspective; Judith Tannenbaum, ICA Associate
Director, on Stacy Levy exhibit; 5:30 p.m.
- 28 Gallery Tour, 5:15 p.m.; Stacy Levy slide lecture,
- University Museum Tours
- Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation.
For information, visit www.upenn.edu/museum/.
- 2 Mesoamerica
- 3 Mesopotamia
- 9 Raven's Journey
- 10 China
- 16 Egypt
- 17 Highlights
- Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema
at International House and city-wide. For info on films, times, ticketing,
and visiting artists/guest speakers call 1-800-969-7392 or visit www.libertynet.org/ihouse.
Through May 10.
- CGS Special Programs; Registration required. For more info,
call 898-6479, or visit: www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/.
- Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs.; CHOP, call for
directions; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton,
662-3293 (days), (610) 446-1983 (evenings).
- Training and Development Opportunities; registration required.
Info: call 898-3400 or e-mail
- 2 The Rock Wall Garden; add architectural and blossoms
to your garden's landscape; learn about which plants thrive in dry wall
garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $18; members-$15.50; Morris Arboretum; call 247-5777
- 4 Penn and Pencil Club; creative writing workshop for
Penn and Health Systems staff; 5:15-7:15 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk; info:
573-WRIT or www.english.upenn.edu/~wh
- 13 TOEFL Preparation; registration ends the Friday before
the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $305. Mondays and Wednesdays through June
17; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp
for information (ELP)
- 14 Speaking and Listening; registration ends the Friday
before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $305. Tuesdays and Thursdays through
June 16; phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp
for info (ELP).
- 20 Language of Meetings; registration ends the Friday
before the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $155. Wednesdays through June 17;
phone 898-8681 or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp
for info (ELP).
- 21 Alumni Writers Series; Sharon Glassman (C'84) ; conversation
and a lunchtime performance of her biographical monologues; noon -2 p.m.;
3805 Locust Walk; info: 573-WRIT or www.english.upenn.edu/~wh
- 21 GMAT essay writing; registration ends the Friday before
the class begins; 6-8:30 p.m.; $95. Wednesdays through June 4; phone 898-8681
or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/elp for info (ELP).
- 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
- 28 Cottage Gardening: Easy Perrenials, Biennials and Roses;
two sessions; learn informal gardening style that uses easily cultivated
and fragrant plants; 7-9 p.m.; $45; members-$38; Morris Arboretum; call
247-5777 for info. Also May 30, 9:30-12:30 p.m. (Morris Arboretum).
- 7 The Virgin House Band; jazz; 8-10 p.m.; Writers House.
Also May 14 (Writers House).
- 9 7th Philadelphia Festival of World Film Closing Celebration:
with The Savoy Smith Cajun Band; 8 p.m.; $16; $15/ members; $14/students
and seniors; International House; info: 895-6588
- (I-House Folklife Center).
- 9 Dystopia #2; live radio show; 12 a.m.; WXPN 88.5 FM
- Annenberg Center
- Call Annenberg box office, 898-6791 for tickets and times. For more
info., visit: www.libertytnet.org/~annctr
- 10 Dance Thatre of Harlem; back for the 15th anniversary
of the Dance Celebration series; 7 p.m. through May 9 Penn employees and
seniors;$39, $34/Penn employees and seniors; $18 students; Zellerbach Theatre
- 28 Philadanco: Spring Concert Series ;Philadelphia dance
company performs new works by coreographers Milton Myers and Ronald Brown;
May 28 at 10 a.m., noon & 2 p.m.; Also May 29, 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.and
May 30, 2 & 8 p.m.; $25; Zellerbach Theater. Info: 387-8200.
- Montréal Festival Focus
- 20 TUYO; music on invented instruments; gigantic cones
used as megaphones, a 40-foot horizontal harp and assorted percussion instruments
designed to bring modern music to the audience and to create a new kind
of musical theatre; 10 a.m.; International House. For 2nd grade and up.
Also May 21, noon; May 22, 10 a.m.; and May 23-24, noon & 4 p.m.
- Typhoon In The Kingdom Of Dragons; a play ; a girl and a writer
meet a little dragon named Typhoon who spits water instead of fire; 10
a.m.; Prince Theatre. For 1st grade and up. Also May 21 & 24, noon;
May 22, 10 a.m.; May 23, noon & 4 p.m. (Theatre des Confettis).
- A Present From Isaac; a play; actors and puppets; comedy, colorful
sets and original musical score; children learn about planets, stars and
galaxies; noon; Prince Theatre. For 1st grade and up. Also May 21, 10 a.m.;
May 22, noon; May 23, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; and May 24, 2 p.m. (Theatre
Le petit Chaplin).
- École Nationale De Cirque; world premiere, one-time only
performance from a prestigious training school for circus performers; theatrical
and athletic "new circus" style; clowning, trampoline, tightrope,
slackrope and trapeze; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 21, 10 a.m.;
May 22, noon; May 23, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; and May 24, 2 p.m.
- From The Netherlands
- 20 Nicky, Somewhere Else; a play with humor and sensitivity
in an imaginative mix of actors, puppets and music; a child, Nicky, sets
out to find his missing twin brother. 10 a.m.; Iron Gate Theatre. For 1st
grade and up. Also May 21, noon; May 22, 10 a.m.; and May 23-24, noon &
4 p.m. (Speeltheater Holland).
- From Germany
- 20 Alchemilla Puppetworks; Bernd Ogrodnik, master puppeteer,
with storytelling, mime and musical entertainment.; 10 a.m.; Studio Theatre.
For all ages. Also May 21, noon; May 22, 10 a.m. & noon; and May 23-24,
noon & 4 p.m.
- From the United States
- 20 Red Grammar & David Parker; Grammar, composer
of six award-winning albums that have set the standard for excellence in
music for families, and David Parker, a performer who utilizes movement
and sign language, exchange ideas and share the stage; blending original
music and audience participation; 10 a.m. & noon; Zellerbach Theatre.
For all ages. Also May 21, noon; May 22, 10 a.m.; and May 23-24, noon &
- Guy Davis; expert in blues guitar and storytelling steeped in
traditions of African-American culture and music; noon; Iron Gate Theatre.
Also May 21, 10 a.m.; May 22, noon; May 23, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; and May
24, 2 p.m.
- Kevin Locke; a Lakota dancer, indigenous flute player and skilled
practitioner of the Native American hoop dance; his stories reflect a commitment
to ecological conservation and cultural diversity; noon; International
House. For all ages. Also May 21, 10 a.m.; May 22, noon; May 23, 10 a.m.
& 2 p.m.; and May 24, 2 p.m.
- Christian Association
- 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;
- Tuesdays, 3rd floor, Chapel,
- Early Morning Prayers; 8-8:55 a.m., Wednesdays, Conference Room,
- Quaker Meetin' and Eatin; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, Auditorium,
- Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, Conference
- Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m., first and third Thurs., Lounge.
- 1 Evening Wine Tasting: Vintage Roman; discussing Roman
Wine trade and the role of wine in ancient Roman social life; 6 p.m.; Upper
Egypt Gallery; $40; $30/members; info: 898-4890 (University Museum).
- 5 Star Gazing Nights; open observatory night; 7-9:30
p.m.; DRL Observatory; call 898-5995 (Dept. of Physics & Astronomy).
- 8 1998 Plant Sale; Members' preview sale; May 9, Public
Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 10, Mother's Day & Plant Sale, 10 a.m.-4
p.m; and Morris Dancers, 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).
- 9 From ICA With Love; 35th anniversary benefit honoring
artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude; live Jazz by Juanita Holiday and the
Ernie Hopkins Quartet; James Bond trivia contest, prizes, martinis and
silent auction; dance party with DJ Eric Marsh of Club Egypt; 7 p.m.-12
a.m.; fee; Institute of Contemporary Art; info: 898-7108 (ICA).
- New at HUP: Labor & Delivery unit and Intensive Care Nursery
- The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) will soon celebrate
the opening of the newly constructed Labor & Delivery unit and Intensive
Care Nursery, on the 7th and 8th floors of the Ravdin Building.
- Events for faculty, staff and students:
- 11 Open house; Tour; receive a commemorative gift; raffle
for a special giveaway; refreshments; 3-5 p.m.; 7 th floor, Ravdin.
- Registration is required for the following tours. Call 1-800-789-PENN.
- 12 2-4 p.m.
- 13 1-3 p.m.&5 - 7 p.m.
- 16 11 am-1 p.m.
- Faculty Club
- Dinner seatings between 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- 5 Chef's Showcase Dinner; Also May 13.
- 10 Mother's Day Luncheon; 1-3 p.m.
- 15 Alumni Dinner
- 18 Graduation Day Luncheon Buffet; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
- For tickets and additional information call 898-4519 or visit: www.upenn.edu/athletics.
- 10 Burk Cup: Men's Heavyweight Crew vs.Northeastern
- Callow Cup: Men's Lightweight Crew vs.Navy
- 22 Maderia Cup: Men's Heavyweight Crew vs.Cornell
- For info on Intermural and Club Sports, visit www.upenn.edu/recreation
or call 898-6100.
- 15 CPPS Open House; 3-5 p.m.
- Perelman Quad Tour; 3:30 p.m.
- "101 Reasons to Stay Connected to Penn": Penn's Alumni
Society Board Meeting; 4-5 p.m.
- College Alumni Society Student Awards Reception; 5-7:30 p.m.
- GSFA's 3rd Annual Happy Hour Barbecue and Opening Reception for
Post Pennism; 5:30-8 p.m.
- Palladium's Young Alumni Happy Hour; 5:30-8 p.m.
- ICA's Opening Reception for "Stacy Levy: Works"; 5:30-7:30
- Faculty Club's Alumni Weekend Dinner; 5:30-8 p.m.
- Penn Glee Club ; 8 p.m.
- Ben's Blockbuster: Alumni Society Block Party; 9:30 p.m.-1:30
- 16 Alumni 5k Run/Walk Race Day Registration; 7:30-8:45
- Breakfast at the Library; 8:30-10:30 a.m.
- "Penn Cares About Education": West Philadelphia community
service project; 8:30-11 a.m.
- 20th Annual Alumni Run/Walk; 9 a.m
- Logan Hall Open House; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
- BFS/General Honors and University Scholars Continental Breakfast;
9-11 a.m.; info: 215-898-7451, firstname.lastname@example.org
- ENIAC Virtual Tour and Demonstration; 9-9:45 a.m. & 10-10:45
- Ribbon Cutting for Library's Phase III; 9:30 a.m.
- Panel Discussion Marian Anderson's music, life and the new Archive
Center; 10 a.m., Library.
- The Electronic Classroom; 10 a.m.-noon
- Association of Alumnae Coffee Hour; 9:30-11 a.m.
- Newman Center Bagel Breakfast and Open House; 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- CA Open House;10 a.m.-noon
- Superblock Picnic; noon-2 p.m.
- Penn Parade of Classes; 1:45 p.m.
- College Hall Bandstand: "The City Rhythm Orchestra";
- Assembly of Alumni; 3-4 p.m.
- Penn Balalaika Orchestra Reunion; 2-until late that night; info:
contact Steve Wolownik (Col 68) (609) 461-6231.
- Modern Languages College House Alumni Reception; 3-5 p.m.; info:
contact David Miller 417-8396.
- Ware College House Alumni Reception; 3-5 p.m.; info: contact
Peter Trinh 898-6698.
- Ivy Day Ceremonies; 4 p.m.
- Meet the SAS Dean; 4 p.m.; Logan Hall
- PennGALA: Gay & Lesbian Alumni Reception; 4-6 p.m.; info:
contact Bob Schoenberg 898-5044.
- DP Alumni Association Reception; 4-6 p.m.; info: Eric Jacobs
- Penn Band Alumni Reception; 4-6 p.m.; info: 898-8719.
- The Philomathean Society Reception; 6 p.m.; info: 898-8907.
- Athletic Hall of Fame-Class II; 7 p.m.; info: 898-9625.
- Baccalaureate Mass and Reception; 7 p.m.; info: 757-1926
- Penn Ballroom Dance; 8-11 p.m.; info: Tereza Slepickova 417-8417.
- 17 "A Star Stream": Installation by Stacy Levy;
1-3 p.m.; info: 247-5777
- University City Historical Society House Tour; 1-5 p.m.; info:
- Baccalaureate Service; 3 p.m.
- 18 242nd Commencement; 10:15 a.m.
- Faculty Club Graduation Lunch; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; info: 898-4618.
- 1 Mallerme: Translitterations Transatlantiques; 101st
anniversary of 'un coup de ds'; 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Room 1209, Steinberg-Dietrich
- Research Equipment Instrumentation; Paul Malatesta, University
of Medicine & Denistry of New Jersey; 10-noon; Medical Alumni Hall,
Maloney Bldg. (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
- Folding and Unfolding in Computational Geometry; Joseph O'Rourke,
Smith College; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, Towne Building (Saul Gorn
Memorial Lecture Series; Computer and Information Science; Institute for
Research in Cognitive Science).
- A Finite-State Model of the Syntax-Semantics Lexical Interface;
Annie Zaenen, Xerox Research Centre Europe; 12-1:45 p.m., Suite 400A, 3401
- The Complexities of the Roman Wine Trade and How it Changed from
the Republican Era Through the Roman Empire; Stuart Fleming, MASCA;
6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum (Museum).
- 3 Plants to Enhance Your Garden; slide lecture; 2 p.m.;
Morris Arboretum; call 247-5777, ext 109 for info (Arboretum).
- 4 Use of Differential Display and Gene Chips to Monitor the
Effect of Cytomegalovirus on Cellular Gene Expression; Thomas Shenk,
Princeton; 12:15 p.m.; Robert Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics; Cell
and Developmental Biology; Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Group).
- Dorsal-Ventral Patterning of Somites by Sonic Hedgehog and the Gli
Transcription Factors; Anne-Gaelle Borycki, cell and developmental
biology; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania
- 5 Regulation of Adipocyte Differentiation; Mitchell Lazar,
medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry
- 6 Can Therapeutic Vaccines Truly Break Tolerance; Drew
Pardoll, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; 4 p.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium,
Wistar Institute (Wistar).
- 8 Experimental Surgery and Intensive Care: Programs, Facilities,
and Equipment in a Research Facility; Dennis Burkett and Kenneth Sadanaga,
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pharmaceutical Research Institute; Medical Alumni
Hall, Maloney Bldg. (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
- Architecture of Language Learning Series; Anthony Kroch; linguistics,
David Lightfoot, Anthony Waner; 1 p.m. (Provost's Interdisciplinary Seminar
- 11 Control of Cell Motility and Adhesion through Conformational
Regulation of Ligand-Binding Sites on Vinculin; Susan Craig, Johns
Hopkins; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richard Bldg. (Pennsylvania
- Regulation of Programmed Cell Death; Gabriel Nunez, University
of Michigan Medical School; 12:15 p.m.; Robert Austrian Auditorium, Clinical
Research Building (Genetics; Cell and Developmental Biology; The Cell and
Molecular Biology Graduate Group).
- 12 From Cadmium Resistance in Yeast to Herbicide Detoxification
in Plants: The ABC of Vacuolar Xenobiotic Compartmentation; Philip
Rea, biology; 4 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, 4th Floor Richards Bldg.
- 13 The Control of Gene Expression During Preimplantation
Mouse Development; Davor Solter, Max Planck Institute of Immunology,
Freiburg, FRG; 4 p.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute
- Lukens Lecture: "The Once and Future Forest"; Leslie
Jones Sauer, Andropogon Associates, Ltd., on her book; 3 & 7:30 p.m.;
reservations necessary; Morris Arboretum; call 247-5777, ext 169 (Arboretum).
- 14 The War Against Parents: What We Can Do For America's
Beleaguered Moms and Dads; Cornell West, Harvard, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett,
founder and president of the National Parenting Association; 7 p.m.; B-1,
Myerson Hall (Afro-American Studies).
- 15 The Future of the State of Israel; panel discussion
to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Sate of Israel; 3-5 p.m.; Hillel
Auditorium (SAS; CJS).
- 19 Literacy and Women as Gatekeepers to Health Care;
Jane Lowe, social work, noon; Rhoads Conference Room, Rhoads Pavilion (FOCUS
on Women's Health Research).
- The World According to ETS: Characterization of Novel Members of
the ETS Transcription Factor/Oncogene Family; Towia Libermann, Harvard
Medical School; 4 p.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium (Wistar).
- 20 Function and Regulated Activity of the Heat Shock Transcription
Factors; Hillary Nelson, medicine; 4 p.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium,
Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Alumni Faculty Exchanges
and the Agenda for Excellence
- Penn is pursuing a five-year strategic plan to position itself for
the 21st century. The plan, the Agenda
for Excellence, outlines six academic priorities that recognize
that the acquisition, communication and use of knowledge in the future
will be even less contained within the boundaries of a single discipline
or school than is true today. The Alumni/Faculty Exchanges listed chronologically
below are identified by the following academic priorities in the Agenda:
- Life Sciences, Technology and Policy: genetics; biological sciences;
developmental biology; translational biomedical research; economics of
- American and Comparative, Democratic and Legal Institutions: American
and comparative analysis of politics, history, law and jurisprudence; media
and democracy; the role of race, gender and ethnicity in democratic participation.
- Management, Leadership and Organizations: globalization; management
and technology; public-private partnerships; entrepreneurship; public sector
- The Urban Agenda: issues in urban design and renewal such as regionalism,
race relations, class and local responsibilty; education; housing and community
development; welfare reform; models for reducing crime and violence.
- Information Sciences, Technology and Society: globalization; communications,
media and human behavior in the information age; natural languages and
machines that are almost human; the evolution of university structures.
- The Humanities-Meaning in the 21st Century: ancient studies; area studies
and globalization; philosophy and ethics; enriching connections between
the humanities and the professions; new modes of teaching for the communications
age; the nature of knowing in different disciplines.
- Come listen and learn what the experts are saying about life sciences
and genetic technology; what a diverse and uncertain world has to learn
from American principles and institutions-and vice versa; the challenges
to business leadership in a global economy; the way instant communication
and leapfrogging technology are shaping our lives; and what role the humanities,
ancient and modern, will play in the 21st century.
- An updated list will be available at the Information Tent across from
the Sweeten Alumni House. Unless otherwise specified, attendance is free
of charge. In most cases, pre-registration is not mandatory, but you are
advised to arrive early to be sure of a seat.
- Friday, May 15
- The Future of Our Communities: Proactive Responses for the Next
Millennium; Lisbeth B. Schorr, Harvard Medical School, director, Harvard
University Program on Effective Intervention. Workshops: Six ninety-minute
workshops will be offered throughout the day on such topics as community
development and urban renewal, a blueprint for the end of homelessness,
a model for school reform that works, neighborhood coalitions, and religious
congregations as the new social net. Please contact Dori Myers at 898-5526
for info. 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m., Penn Tower Hotel, (Social Work).
- Stacy Levy: Works; this exhibition will include a site-specific
installation as well as a number of past projects by Philadelphia artist
Stacy Levy. Merging art and science, Levy's work explores such areas as
wind patterns, tides, water quality and forest growth, revealing unseen
aspects of the environment. Judith Tannenbaum, ICA associate director and
curator of the exhibition, will lead a tour of the show, 1 p.m., ICA.
- The Electronic Classroom: a hands-on Lab; see how technology
is changing the University Library. 2-4 p.m., Patricia & Bernard Goldstein
Electronic Classroom, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.
- The History of Wine; Patrick E. McGovern, senior research scientist
and adjunct professor of archaeology; Scott Finaly of The Robert Mondavi
Winery on the more recent history of Cabernet Savignon, accompanied by
appropriate tastings. 2:30-4 p.m., E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House.
- The Future of the State of Israel: two panel discussions will
examine important issues facing Israel:
- Politics and Israel; Ian Lustick, chair of political science; H. Michael
Neiditch, C'68, president of the Jerusalem Foundation, Inc.; Denise Sondra
- Jewish Identities in the Contemporary World; Rabbi Howard Alpert,
Executive Director of Hillel; Beth Wenger, CJS'97, Katz Family Assistant
Professor of American Jewish History; 3-5 p.m., Hillel Auditorium (SAS
and Center for Judaic Studies).
- Saturday, May 16
- Too Much Science? At What Price? Ruth Clark Director of Regulatory
Affairs, Administrator for all biomedical and behavioral research involving
human and vertebrate animal subjects at Penn; Daniel A. Hammer, associate
professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering, and director, master
of biotechnology program, SEAS; Linda Knox, nurse manager, Clinical Research
Center; Marla E. Salmon, associate dean and director of graduate studies,
School of Nursing; 8:15- 9 a.m., Auditorium, Nursing Education Bldg. (Nursing;
- Admissions Seminar for Alumni Families; Harriet Joseph, director
ACA; Jennifer Gordon, C'95, GED'96, ACA; Justin Ginnetti, C'97, G'97, ACA;
Cyn-thia Harvey, C'94, Undergraduate Admissions Office; 9-11 a.m., Steitler
Hall, Rm. B6 (Alumni Council on Admissions).
- Caregiver Stress: A Result of Managed Care? Sarah H. Kagan,
assistant professor of gerontological nursing; Lenore Kurlowicz, clinical
nurse specialist; Susan Krupnick, psychiatric consultant liaison nurse;
9:15-10 a.m., Auditorium, NEB (Nursing).
- Leaders Under Fire; Michael Useem, Professor of Management;
9-10:20 a.m.; The Annenberg School Theater, (Wharton School).
- Hong Kong: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Jacques De Lisle,
assistant professor of Law and faculty of the Center for East Asian Studies;
Donald Morrison, editor, Time Asia; 9-10 a.m., The Class of 1955 Conference
Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
- When a President Goes on Trial; moderator: Colin S. Diver, dean
and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law; Panelists: Stephen B. Burbank, David
Berger professor of Law; Michael Fitts, Robert G. Fuller, Jr. professor
of Law; John Nields, Jr. partner, Howrey & Simon; Cheryl R. Saban L'85,
partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker; Susan Sturm, associate
professor of Law; 9:30-11 a.m.; Rm. 240B, The Law School (Law School).
- Penn in West Philadelphia; Gary Hack, Dean, GSFA; John Fry,
executive vice president, Penn; Paul Steinke, executive director, University
City District; George Thomas, George E. Thomas Associates, GR'75; James
Nelson Kise, Kise, Straw & Kolodner, AR'59, GAR'63, GCP'64; 10-11 a.m.,
Meyerson Hall, Room B-3 (Graduate School of Fine Arts).
- Fighting Quakers: From Battlefield to Classroom in 1940s America;
Robert B. Hamilton, WH '48, author of Quaker Sailors: U of P and the U.S.
Navy; Samuel Ballam, WEV'41, CCC'50, Emeritus Trustee of the University;
presented and moderated by Thomas Childers, professor of history, author
of the highly acclaimed 1996 book Wings of Morning: The Story of the Last
American Bomber Shot Down over Germany. 10-10:45 a.m., Penniman Library,
2nd floor Bennett Hall (College of General Studies, the 50th Reunion Class
- Gay at Penn-Then and Now; David Azzolina, C'78, G'91, GR'96,
- Folklore and Folklife Department; Larry Gross, professor of communications,
- Annenberg School for Communication; Robert Schoenberg, SW'68, GRS'89,
director, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Center; Rev. Robert Woods, W'48, clergyman,
gay rights activist, published author;
- 10-11 a.m., Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall
- (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Center and Office of Alumni Relations).
- Contemporary Takes on Traditional Tales: Snow White in the Big Apple;
Larry Sipe, assistant professor, Reading, Writing and Literacy, Graduate
School of Education; Jeff Bauer, kindergarten teacher, and student in the
Reading, Writing and Literacy master's program; 10-11 a.m., Class of '55
Conference Room, Van Pelt Library (Graduate School of Education).
- Designer Babies; Catherine S. Magid, bioethics'99, M'00; Glenn
Mcgee, PhD, assistant professor of bioethics, author of The Perfect Baby:
A Pragmatic Approach to Genetics; Joyce E. Thompson, director of the graduate
program in Nurse-Midwifery; 10-11 a.m., Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston
Hall (Arts and Sciences and Nursing).
- Perspectives on the Market: Are Stocks Still a Buy? Wharton
professor and best-selling author Jeremy J.Siegel; copies of his book,
Stocks for the Long Run, will be on sale; 3-4:30 p.m., Room 350-351, Steinberg
Hall-Dietrich Hall (Wharton School).
Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 31, April 28, 1998
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