Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 9, October 27, 1998
PAGE | CONTENTS
ISSUES | NOVEMBER
November @ Penn
Advance Registration, Spring Term. Through November 15.
Thanksgiving Recess; begins at close of classes. Ends 8 a.m.,
Children's Workshop: Walk Like an Egyptian; ages 8-12 explore the
Museum's Egyptian galleries, and decorate their own sarcophagus lid or
paint a tomb wall; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5 materials fee; preregistration
required: 898-4015 (Museum).
- Saturday Story Hour;
10-11 a.m.; Children's Area, Penn Bookstore. Saturdays through November
"Let's Build a Birdfeeder"; elementary students learn
about birds and build their own birdfeeder to take home; 1-3 p.m.; $17
family fee; $14.50-members family fee; info: 247-5777, ext. 121 (Morris
The Cruelty Connection: The Links Between Animal Abuse, Child Abuse
and Family Violence; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Room B-101, VHUP; $25 registration
fee; info: http://phl.vet.upenn.edu/~serpell/conference/ (Vet School; Penn Center for the Interactions of Animals
and Society; PA SPCA).
Archaeology and the Bible: From Canaan to Ancient Israel; day-long
symposium; noted Israeli and American Scholars debate issues in Old Testament
scholarship; $75; $60-members; info: 898-4890 or www.upenn.edu/museum/
(University Museum; Archaeology Magazine).
Reflections from Three Generations of African American Nursing Leaders:
The Paths We Tread; moderator: Rosalyn Watts, Center for Urban Health
Research; panelists: Vernice Ferguson, nursing; Loretta Sweet Jemmott,
Center for Urban Health Research; Kathleen Jennings-Dozier, National Cancer
Institute; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; School of Nursing Auditorium; info: 898-4522
(Nursing; Annenberg School).
Beyond Ideology: Discovering Hope for America's Cities in Leadership,
Management and Faith; Steinberg Symposium. Through November 19. See
The Birth of Art; day-long program; noted French and American Scholars,
including Jean-Clottes, explore the origins of human artistic expression
and discuss cave art/paintings recently discovered in Chavet and Cosquer,
France; $50; $40-members; info: 898-4890 or www.upenn.edu/museum/
(University Museum; French Institute; Center
for Ancient Studies).
- 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 11 a.m.-one; open: Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5
- Meyerson Hall Galleries: free, Upper Gallery:
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lower Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.,
- Morris Arboretum: $4, $3/seniors, $2/students,
- children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Rosenwald Gallery: free; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich
Library Center; open: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-1:45 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..
Women's Athletics at Penn: A Celebration; photographs commemorating
25 years of Penn Women's Teams participating in Ivy League Championship
competition. Opening reception: November 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Art
Gallery, Faculty Club. Through November 31.
- 2nd Year MFA Exhibition; Meyerson Galleries.
Through November 13.
From the Lighthouse to the Laundromat: Two Exhibitions Featuring New
Work by Tacita Dean and Steven Pippin; British artists Dean, working
in film, video and drawing; and Pippin, working in washing machine photography.
Preview reception: November 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Institute of Contemporary
Art. Through January 3.
Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition; student work; Meyerson Lower
Gallery. Through December 4.
Two-Woman Exhibition: E. Sherman Hayman & Julie Mardin; works
concerning how children learn violent behavior through their playthings;
Mardin working in photo-collage, Hayman in sculptures made out of toys.
Opening reception: November 19, 5:30-8 p.m. Esther Klein Gallery. Through
- From Warhol to Mapplethorpe: Three Decades
of Art at ICA. Through November 1.
- Recent Acquisitions; Kroiz
Gallery, Architectural Archives. Through December.
- The Spanish Civil War: An Exhibition of Memoirs,
Literature and Poetry Spawned by Conflict; Kamin
Gallery, 1st Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through December.
- Twentieth-Century British Paintings from the
Beaverbrook Art Gallery; traveling exhibition
from the collection assembled by Canadian press magnate, the first Baron
Beaverbrook, who was a longtime resident of England and patron of British
Art. Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 13.
- Fancy's Images: Envisioning Shakespeare's
Words; Shakespearean images assembled
from the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Rosenwald Gallery;
6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through January.
- 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; second floor, Changing Gallery; University Museum.
Through January 3.
- An Italian Journey;
33 black and white photographs by Liana Miuccio. First Floor, Sharpe Gallery;
University Museum. Through January 6.
- Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples of Roman glass from the first
century BC. through the sixth century AD.; second floor, Dietrich Gallery;
University Museum. Through May 9.
- Canaan and Ancient Israel; the first major North American exhibition dedicated to
the archaeology of ancient Israel and neighboring lands, features more
than 500 rare artifacts from about 3000 to 586 BC., excavated by University
of Pennsylvania archaeologists in Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Opening
Reception: 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Biblical Archaeology Gallery, University Museum.
- Ancient Greek World; Living in Balance: Universe
of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science;
Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and
Diversity of a Great Tradition; University
- Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Works by Harry Gordon; massive sculpture in wood, small
pieces in granite; Butcher Sculpture Garden, Morris Arboretum.
- University Museum Tours
- Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with
Museum admission donation. Info: www.upenn.edu/museum/.
Canaan and Ancient Israel
- Samurai Film Festival
- Japanese w/ English Subtitles; 7 p.m.; Stiteler
B-26 (Center for East Asian Studies).
Miyamoto Musashi/Samurai Trilogy, Part I; (I. Hiroshi; 1955).
Seppuku/Harikiri; (K. Masaki; 1962).
- International House
- Films, film series and events at International
House, 3701 Chestnut St.; full descriptions on-line: www.libertynet.org/~ihouse;
tickets: $6.50, $5.50/members, students, seniors, $3.50/kids 12 and under;
Habit (L. Fessenden; 1997; US); 7:15 p.m. Also November 4-5, 6:30
& 8:30 p.m.
- Carnival of Souls (H.
Harvey; 1962; US); 9:30 p.m.
University Council; 4-6 p.m.; McClelland Lounge, Quad; PENNCard required.
Observers must register in advance, 898-7005.
PPSA Executive Board; contact Terri White, 898-0809, for time and
Trance Music of Baluchistan; Pakistani music with the Baluch Ensemble
of Karachi; 8 p.m.; $17.50; reserved seating; International House;
info: 895-6537 (Folklife Center; South Asia Center).
- Vidna Obmana and Spectral Voices; 8 p.m.; St.
Mary's Church, 3916 Locust Walk; $15; info: 573-3340 (Star's End Gathering
Madrigal Singers; selections of light Renaissance music; 4 &
5:10 p.m.; First Floor, Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).
Natalie MacMaster; Scottish style fiddler/step-dancer from Cape
Breton, Canada; 7 p.m.; $17.50; reserved seating; International House;
info: 895-6537 (Folklife Center).
- Department of Music
- All events are free and take place at the Cathedral
Church of the Saviour, 38th & Chestnut Streets. Info: Concert Office,
898-6314, or www.sas.upenn.edu/music.
Witches, Sorcery and Stormy Weather; chamber concert featuring music
by Purcell, Telemann, and Gluck, plus Vivaldi's La Tempesta di Mare; Penn
Baroque & Recorder Ensembles, Penn Chamber Music Society; 8 p.m.
Masses by the Masters; William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, J. S.
Bach's Lutheran Mass in F Major; University Choir and Penn Chamber Singers;
"La Fiesta Mexicana"; by Owen Reed; plus music by Copland,
Bach, Wagner, Schuman and Hindemith; University Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.
Early Music at Penn: Spanish Holiday Music; Christmas and Hanukkah
music from Medieval and Renaissance Spain; Ancient Voices; 3 p.m. Admission:
$8; $4-seniors & students w/ ID; free-w/PENNCard.
- Student Performing Arts
- Info/tickets: 898-2312.
Chords & Q-Notes; a capella groups Chord on Blues and Quaker Notes;
8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre. Also November 7.
Glee Club: Fall Show; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.
Through November 14
Off The Beat; a capella group; 8 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Med School. Also
Penny Loafers; co-ed a capella group; 8 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Med School.
Also November 21.
R'nanah; Jewish singing; 8 p.m.; Hillel Auditorium.
Jazz Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.
Children's Theater: "Cinderella"; part of BROADWAY FOR KIDS®
series; 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum;
tickets: 563-3501 (Museum; American Theater Arts for Youth).
Paul Taylor Dance Co.; fusion of modern dance and tango; part of
Dance Celebration/Next Move Festival; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg
Center; $29-evening; $27-matinee; $15-students; info/tickets: 898-3900.
Also November 13, 8 p.m. and 14, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Zellerbach
- Student Performing Arts
- All shows, $5. Info/tickets: 898-2312.
Extremities; performed by Arts House Theatre group; 8 p.m.; Rathskeller,
Harnwell House. Through November 7.
- Onda Latina; Latin dance; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince
Theatre, Annenberg Center. Through November 7.
Without a Net; improvisational comedy; 8 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg
Center. Through November 7.
The Cherry Orchard; Anton Chekhov play performed by Theatre Arts
group; 8 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also November 14 and
- Stimulus Children's Theatre; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre. Through Saturday November
- 19 Pippin; performed by Penn Players; 8
p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Through November 21.
- Penn Dance; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre. Through
- Christian Association
- The CA Chapel is open 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. for private
prayers and meditation.
- Holy Communion;
noon, Mondays, Chapel.
- Unitarian Worship;
7 p.m., Tuesdays, Room 31.
- Early Morning Prayers;
with Rev. Beverly Dale; 8 a.m., Wednesdays, Conference Room.
- Quaker Worship; noon,
Wednesdays, Room 31.
- Sisters Circle;
women's spiritual discussion group; noon, Thursdays, Conference Room.
The Intersection of Faith, Research and Academic Passions, and Social
Issues; faculty reception and panel discussion; 4 p.m.; info: 386-1530
(Christian Faculty Initiative).
- Orthodox Christian Fellowship
- All events begin at 7 p.m. and take place at
the Newman Center.
Ancient Relevence: Morality-Public & Private; vespers and discussion.
Movie & Popcorn Night; movie title TBA.
Dedication in memory of Alice Cooper-Shoulberg; Scholarship Fund
donated to the Kelly Writers House to support the creative publishing technology
used by students; 2-3:30 p.m.; Writers House; (Writers House).
Star Gazing Nights; open observatory night; 7-9:30 p.m.; DRL Observatory
(Dept. of Physics & Astronomy).
Holiday Bazaar; plant and bake sale, crafts, white elephant sale and
tea tasting; proceeds benefit The Green Thumb Club; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.;
Ralston Wellness Center (Penn Partners in Healthy Living; Institute on
West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays: a variety
of activities on campus and in the neighborhood, including A Toast to
Ancient Rome; tour the Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change
exhibit (University Museum). See
Songs of Protest, Poems of Power: A Celebration of Paul Robeson as An
Artist and an Activist; 8-10 p.m.; (Writers House; Du Bois College House).
Celebrating History of Women's Athletics at Penn; special slide
presentation and reception; 4 p.m.; Palestra; info: 898-4618 (Faculty Club).
Members' Holiday Sale; 10% off gift items at the Museum Shop; info:
www.upenn.edu/museum or 898-4045/4066 (University Museum).
- Faculty Club
- Brunch seating between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dinner
seating between 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pre-Game Brunch (Penn vs. Harvard)
Showcase Dinner; with wine tasting.
- Info./tickets: 898-4519 or www.upenn.edu/athletics
Field Hockey vs. West Chester; 7 p.m.
Sprint Football vs. Army; 7:30 p.m.
W. Basketball vs. Philadelphia Pharmacy-Scrimmage; 1 p.m.
W. Basketball vs. Exhibition; 7 p.m.
Sprint Football vs. Princeton; 7:30 pm.
Football vs. Harvard (Fan Appreciation Day); 1:30 p.m.
W Basketball vs. Villanova; time-TBA.
M. Basketball vs. Kansas; 8 p.m.
M. Basketball vs. Temple; 7:30 p.m.
- For info on Intramural and Club Sports, visit
www.upenn.edu/recreation or call 898-6100.
- CGS Special Programs;
Registration required. For info, call 898-6479, or visit www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/.
- Class of 1923 Ice Rink;
Mon. & Wed., 1:30-3 p.m.; Tues., noon-1:30 p.m.; Thurs., 7-9 p.m.;
Fri., 8-10 p.m. & midnight-2 a.m.; Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m.
& midnight-2 a.m.; Sun., 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3130 Walnut; info: 898-1923
- Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30
p.m.; Tues. and Thurs.; Stokes Auditorium, CHOP; call for directions; first
class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days),
(610) 446-1983 (evenings).
University Reading and Writing Group; Marge Murray and Ruth Hoskins,
writers; read from own works and discuss an assigned reading; 6:30-8:30
p.m.; Penn Bookstore Cafe; info: Marge, 545-9356, or Ruth 242-6106. Also
Nutrition & Disease Prevention; 12-12:50 p.m.; HUP; Founders
Bldg-Plaza A. (Health & Disease Management).
Walk through a Medieval Labyrinth; 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.; free to
all Penn employees, faculty and students; St. Stephen's Episcopal Church,
10th & Ludlow St.; meet at 3601 Locust Walk; info: call Mimi Iijima
at 386-1530 (Christian Association).
Ethnohistory Workshop: German Missionaries ; 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.;
History Lounge, 3401 Walnut St. (History).
- English Language Programs
- 21 Bennett Hall, 898-8681, www.sas.upenn.edu/elp
TOEFL Preparation; Mondays and Wednesdays; $320. Through December
- Oral Presentation Workshop; Wednesdays; $160. Through December 16.
GMAT Essay Writing; Thursdays; $100. Through December 3.
- Speaking and Listening;
Tuesdays and Thursdays; $320. Through December 17.
- Penn Women's Center
- All sessions take place from noon-1 p.m. at the
Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk. Info: 898-8611