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Gernreich: Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion exhibit at the ICA,
is the only museum in the U.S. to present this major exhibition.
Total Look, (above) is an example of the animal print series where
the clothes covered the entire body. All accessories including
the underwear had the same giraffe pattern.
New Student Convocation and Opening Exercises. Penn
6 First day of classes.
Add period ends.
Story Hour; 11 a.m. Penn Bookstore. Info. (215)
898-5965. Also September 11, 18 & 25 (Bookstore).
Plant Propagation for Kids; Bernie Wiener, the founder
of the Delaware Valley Chapter Hobby Greenhouse Association; 1-3
p.m.; Arboretum; $10; $8/members (Morris Arboretum).
Donations and Hours
Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Gallery, Faculty Club, Inn at Penn: free, Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Addams Gallery: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Sat., 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.-1 p.m.; open: Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11
Gallery, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See www.library.
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Bldg., 220 South 34th St.: Mon-Fri.,
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Arboretum: $6, $5/seniors, $4/students, free with PENNCard, children
under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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.
in bathing suit and beach dress photo titled cut-out, (below)
is part of the Rudi Gernreich ICA exhibit from September 15 to
November 11. See Exhibits, above. Visit Almanac's web site at
www.upenn.edu/almanac for more photos.
4 Travels in the Labyrinth--Mexican Art in
the Pollak Collection; works by 46 Mexican artists born between
1871-1940: including Alfredo Casztaneda, David Alfaro Siqueiros,
Fernando Castillo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Guillermo Meza, Rufino
Tamayo, Armando Amaya, Miguel Covarrubias, Jose Luis Cuevas, Jesus
Escalera, Maximo Pacheco, and Roberto Montenegro. Opening reception:
September 4, 7-8 p.m. Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December
9 (Provost's Spotlight Series).
Undergraduate Faculty Exhibition; showcase of undergraduate
fine arts faculty work. Opening reception: September 11, 5-7 p.m.
Charles Addams Gallery. Through September 30 (GSFA). 13 Tremain
Smith: In the Presence of Spirits; West Philadelphia artist's
abstract works incorporate collage, found objects, and wax. Opening
reception: September 20, 5-7 p.m. Esther Klein Art Gallery.
Through November 2.
Rudi Gernreich: Fashion Will Go Out of Fashion; exhibition
of fashions by Rudi Gernreich, best known for the "monokini" topless
swimsuit and credited with liberating women from clothes that
constrained the body. Pieces from collections in Los Angeles,
New York, Philadelphia and private collectors and dealers. Opening
reception: September 15, 6-8 p.m. ICA. Through November 11.
From Bud to Peak Bloom: colored pencil, pen and ink botanical
drawings by artist Beverly Hughes. Opening reception: 1-3 p.m.;
Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through September
at 100: A Memorial Exhibition; selection of master drawings,
models, sketchbooks, manuscripts and memorabilia by world-renowned
Philadelphia architect Louis I. Kahn; Kroiz Gallery. Through
Railway; designed by landscape architect Paul Busse; large-guage
model trains wind their way through a summer garden of models
of 34 historic Philadelphia areas buildings including Independence
Hall. New this year--Great Lighthouses; display uses natural materials
to construct the buildings. Through October 8.
Greek World; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: Universe
of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo & Apache; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal
Tombs of Ur; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven's Journey:
World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity
of a Great Tradition; University Museum.
Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Morris Arboretum.
University Museum Tours
Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission
Highlights of the Collection.
and a movie series. Potluck
dinner begins at 5 p.m. All movies are shown at Christian Association
House at 7 p.m. Info.: (215) 746-6350.
Life of Brian
The Joy Luck Club
The Last Supper
5:30- 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday; Newman Center; first class
free; $4.50/ class, $3.50/ students; Carolyn Hamilton (215) 662-
3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).
Penn Faculty and Staff College Admission Seminars;
information sessions for parents and high school students regarding
admissions process; 5:15 p.m., Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston
Hall. Also September 6, 5:15 p.m. RSVP (215) 898-8587 (Under-graduate
6 Community Service 101; inter-active
workshop to learning about community service (Civic House). Also
September 11, 5:30-7 p.m.; September 13, 3:30-5 p.m.;
September 26, 5:30-7 p.m.
10 Walk-in Tutoring; 30 minute
sessions for introductory and inter-mediate courses for undergraduate
students; 6-10 p.m.; rm 214, Harnwell College House. Mondays
-Thursdays (Academic Support Programs).
Strictly Speaking: Toastmasters Meeting; 6:30 p.m.; Bookstore.
Info: (215) 898-5965. Also September 24 (Bookstore).
12 Penn Professional Staff Assembly
Book Group; noon; Bookstore; Info: (215) 898-5965 (Bookstore).
15 Anger Management; lecture
series by senior clinicians from the Center for Cognitive Therapy;
9 a.m.-noon; $65; info: (215) 898-4106 (Center for Cognitive Therapy).
19 African Sacred Hand Drum "Sekere"
Classes; 7 p.m.; Christian Association House; info.: (215)
746-6350 (Christian Association).
20 He Said, She Said: Communicating
Across the Gender Gap; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; rm. 311, Houston
Hall; on-line registration required: www.hr.upenn.edu/quality
(Quality of Worklife Program).
22 Window Repair & Maintenance;
learn to repair double-hung windows, maintenance, and replacement
options; 9 a.m.-noon; Calvary Church; $25, space limited (UCD).
24 Plumbing Systems; learn
to maintain, repair and replace old plumbing systems. 6:30-8:30
p.m.; UCD; $10/$5 members/UCD contributors (UCD).
28 Alpha Nu Omega Festival;
campus bible study groups will have info tables and entertainment;
1-3 p.m.; College Green (Alpha Nu Omega).
29 Exterior and Interior Restoration;
learn about restorations and which old and new materials can
be used; 10 a.m.-noon; University City District; $10/$5 members/UCD
English Language Programs
All classes 6-8:30 p.m., Bennett Hall, unless otherwise noted.
Registration: $15/per academic year, non-refundable. Info.: (215)
898-8681 or www.sas.upenn.edu/elp.
5 TOEFL/TWE Preparation; 6-8:55
p.m.; $530. Through October 17.
Elementary level speakers:
4 Conversation Practice; $265.
Through October 16.
6 Pronunciation Basics;
$265. Through October 18.
Intermediate & Advanced speakers:
4 Conversational Interactions;
$265. Through October 16.
4 Pronunciation Improvement;
$265. Through October 16.
5 Language of Meetings; $265.
Through October 17.
6 Listening and Speaking
with Confidence; $265. Through October 18.
6 Vocabulary Expansion;
$265. Through October 18.
10 Grammar Practice; $265.
Through October 15.
Call (215) 247-5777, ext.125 for registration and additional information.
1 Big Trees; tour the Arobretum's
oldest and largest trees on an hour-long walk; 2 p.m.; free with
regular admission. Saturdays & Sundays through October
8 Nighttime Nature Walk
at Bloomfield Farm; Tara Burgy, nature walk guide, will focus
on how animals adapt to life in the dark; 6:30-8 p.m.; $10/$8
10 Landscape Design Series: Constructing
the Landscape; choosing the best trees and shrubs to achieve
desirable results in their landscape; accessing the quality of
these plants before purchasing them; 7-9 p.m.; $132; $120/members.
Also September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 7-9 p.m.; and October
20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
11 Cottage Gardening; instructors
Shelley Dillard and Judy McKeon explore this informal gardening
style; 7-9 p.m.; $55; $50/members. Also September 15, 9:30
11Landscaping with Bulbs;
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $33; $30/members.
12 Twilight Garden Walk; Bob
Gutowski, plantsman and historian talks about plants that would
be valuable garden additions; 6;30-8 p.m.; $17; $15/members.
12 Families of Flowering Plants--An
Introduction; Susan Munch, Albright College will lead a four-day
class describing 20 of the most important flowering plant families
and the features used to identify them; 7-8:30 p.m.; $88; $80/members.
Also September 19; and September 15, 22; 1-3:30 p.m.
15 Family Birding Class;
10 a.m.-noon; $10; $8/members.
Flowers and Roses: A Perfect Combination for your Garden; Mike
Tuszynski, rosarian and horticulturist will show you how to use
roses, ornamentals, perennials and annuals to design a garden
or transform an existing garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $22; $20/members.
22 Contemporary Floral Designing
Clustering; Cheryl Wilks, owner of Flowers on Location; 10
22 Weed Identification Workshop;
Laurie Anne Albrecht; workshop focuses on identifying and controlling
prolific lawn and garden weeds while touring the arboretum grounds;
10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $33; $30/members.
25 Refining your Climbing Skills;
this course is for geared students who have mastered basic climbing
skills; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85 (will include lunch). Rain date:
25 Meadows, Native Grasses, and
Cultivars for Urban and Suburban Gardens; walk through meadows;
slide presentation on desirability of meadows and how to install
them; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $22; $20/members.
29 Garden Photography; Melvin
Chappell, photographer, will teach beginner and intermediate 35
mm camera users the techniques needed to enjoy the art of nature
photography; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $55; $50/members. Also October
Office of Learning Resources
Info.: (215) 573-9235. All workshops in Houston Hall, unless otherwise
6 Ways of Learning in Graduate
School; 3-4 p.m.; Bishop White Rm.
10 Best Study Strategies; 4-5
p.m. & 7-8 p.m.; Golkin Room. Also Sep-tember 10, 7-8
10 Getting to Know the American
Classroom; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm 201, Bennett Hall. Also September
11, 6-7:30 p.m.; rm 321, Bennet Hall (Office of International
12 Successful Reading, Writing,
and Study Strategies; 6-8 p.m.; rm 321 Bennett Hall. Also
September 13, 3-5 p.m.; rm 201, Bennett Hall (Office of International
12 Introduction to Time Management;
7-8 p.m. Grachfield rm. Also September 18, 7-8 p.m.; Bishop
25 Reading & Learning in Less
Time; 7-8 p.m.; Bishop White Rm. Also October 1, 7-8
A-3 Assembly Introduction Meeting; noon-1 p.m.; Terrace
Room, Logan Hall. Single Parents Association; social support group
for single parents; noon- 1:30 p.m.; Griski Room, Houston Hall
(Single Parents Association).
University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.
Info.: (215) 898-7005.
Trustees Executive Committee; 3-3:30 p.m.; room TBA; observers
must register: (215) 898-0414.
Copasetic Trio; live jazz; 5-7 p.m.; 36th
Street Plaza, Sansom Common (Sansom Common).
Orchestra and Wind Ensemble General Meeting;
all interested members of the Penn community welcome; 7:15
p.m.; rm 210, Music Building Annex (Music).
20 Local Music of Global
Proportions; performers include: Estampas Columbianas,
presenting the dances of Columbia; Raices Boricuas,
traditional trovadores, singers, musicians, and dancers
performing Puerto Rican folklore; Trio Crisol, Mexican,
Cuban, and Puerto Rican popular songs; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda,
4012 Walnut St. (Foundation Community Arts Initiative; Provost's
Spotlight Series; Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas).
24 Jazz Concert with Archie
Shepp; Philadelphia jazz legend; Cl'49 Auditorium, Houston
Hall (VPUL; Perelman Quad Programing).
8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Info./tickets:
(215) 898-6701 or www.PENNPresents.org
4 John Scofield; jazz
guitarist whose music ranges from tranquil ballads to hard-swinging
funk jazz; $29, $23, $19 (Provost's Spotlight Series).
14 John Cale; formerly
with the Velvet Underground; who will give a retrospective
performance peppered with new songs; $31, $27, $21.
29 Kenny Garrett and his
Quartet; alto saxist named Hot Jazz Artist by Rolling
Stone and voted Alto Saxist of the Year by Downbeat;
$29, $23, $19.
ballads, a hard-swinging funk jazz style and his recent
CD of original compositions, Works For Me, have placed John
Scofield among the finest jazz guitarists.
Cale, a legendary artist who, with Lou Reed, co-founded
the Velvet Underground, will play piano and acoustic guitar
in a rare Philadelphia appearance.
formerly played with Miles Davis and the Duke Ellington
Orchestra, Grammy-nominated Kenny Garrett will perform works
from his own latest release, Simply Said, an album infused
with haunting melodies and lush orchestrations.
Freshman Performing Arts Night; sample a
variety of performing arts opportunities including dance, theatre,
a cappella, music and comedy; 8-11 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg
Center; $6; $5/new students. Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900. Also
September 8 (Performing Arts Council).
Folk Dances by Yu Yang; performance of two traditional Chinese
folk dances, the Ribbon Dance and the Dragon Dance; 1 & 2
p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).
10 Penn Players Presents Gallows
Humor; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre; tickets on Locust Walk 1
week before the performance. Also September 11 & 12
(Student Performing Arts).
13 A Midsummer Night's Dream;
Shakespeare's play reinvented; 5-10 p.m.; College Green. Also
September 14 & 15 (Underground Shakespeare Company).
20 The Varieties of Musical Time:
Student Creativity in Action; Penn stu-dents question What
is Time? performances: Five Places in Philadelphia; Tim's Take
on Tap; and Mendelssohn, Piano Trio in D Minor; 6:30 p.m.; Amado
Hall, Irvine Auditorium (Penn Humanities Forum; Music; Provost's
22 Fall Step Show; student
welcome back; 5-8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium (Aya Incorporated).
Speakeasy Open Mic Night: Class of 2005; first of the bi-weekly
series, Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, & Anything Goes; 8 p.m.;
Kelly Writers House. (Kelly Writers House; Provost's Spotlight
Info: (215) 898-5965.
14 Michael Eric Dyson: Holler
If You Hear Me; My Search for Tupac; 2 p.m.
18 Tom Coyne; Gentleman's Game;
21 Keith Wright; A Healthy Foods
And Spiritual Nutrition Handbook; noon.
25 Vickie Nam, editor; Olivia
Chung and Alaina Wong, Penn students; Yell-oh Girls!: Emerging
Voices Explore Culture, Identity and Growing Up Asian American;
26 Sarah Flannery; Signs In Code: A Mathematical Journey; noon.
27 Angela Nissel, Penn alumna; The Broke Diaries: The Completely
True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke; noon.
Herbert Bix; Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan; 5 p.m.
ARCH Open House; 5-7 p.m.; ARCH Auditorium. Also September
6, 4-5:30 p.m. (ARCH).
6 Reception for Progressives,
Activists and Faithfuls; 5 p.m.; CA House (Christian Association).
9 Saint Mary's Canterbury Club
Barbecue; 4 p.m.; St. Mary's Church
(St. Mary's Church).
11 Wine & Cheese Tasting;
reception for graduate students; 6 p.m.; St. Mary's Church
(St. Mary's Church).
12 Thriving at Penn; buffet
dinner reception; students will be introduced to resources available
to students of color while a panel of upper-class students lead
a discussion; 5:30-7 p.m.; rm 110, Amado Recital Hall, Irvine
Auditorium (Academic Support Programs).
There's No Place Like Penn
A series of welcome back events for the Penn community (Office
of Student Life).
13 Y-100 College Tour; 7 p.m.;
Wynn Commons .
13 Grease; drive-in-movie;
8 p.m.; Wynn Commons. Rain location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
(SPEC Special Events; SPEC Film).
14 Activities Day; clubs and
organizations at Penn will provide information and a chance to
join; noon-4 p.m.; Locust Walk (SAC).
Sansom Common Block Party; music, Philly food and chance to meet
other students; 4-6 p.m.; 36th Street Plaza.
Event; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets on sale September
11 & 12 at 10 a.m. on Locust Walk; 2 ticket limit, with valid
Penn ID (VPUL Tangible Change; SPEC).
15 Pre-Game Grill'n Chill;
free BBQ before the football game; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Wynn Commons
(Alumni Society; Athletics).
15 Spectrum "Welcome Back"
DJ Party; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; admission
16 Hypnotist Tom DeLuca; 7
p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Sophmore Class Board).
20 60s Dance Party for Incoming
Freshman; in conjunction with the Gernreich exhibition, food,
beverages & songs from the 60s (GSFA; ICA; WXPN; Provost's
21 Auction of Garden Treasures;
bid on unusual plants and garden-related items, including a bench
made with wood from the Penn Treaty elm; 5-9 p.m.; Morris Arboretum;
reservations required: (215) 247-5777 (Arboretum).
22 Welcome Back Dance; 9 p.m.-1
a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Office of Student Life).
28 Employee Resource Fair; enjoy
food specials and learn about Penn benefits, resources and services;
11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wynn Commons (A-3 Assembly; PPSA).
Info.:/reservations: (215) 898-4618.
4 Hour Glass Dining Room reopens.
15 Pre-game Dinner; Penn/Lehigh football game; 4-6
p.m.; $21 person.
19 Faculty Club Annual Open House;
faculty, staff and alumni welcome; 4-6 p.m.
15 Italian Dinner Buffet;
for football games $10, $5 seniors/children, free with PENNCard.
Call ticket office (215) 898-6151. See www.upenn.edu/athletics.
Soccer vs. Iowa State; 5
vs. St. Francis;
vs. IPFW; 12:30
Soccer vs. Delaware;
Hockey vs. Ohio State; noon.
Volleyball vs. Temple;
Field Hockey vs. Villanova; 7
(W) Soccer vs. Lehigh; 5
Football vs. Lehigh; 6:30
vs. Oakland; noon.
Soccer vs. College of Charleston; noon.
vs. Temple; 1 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. LaFayette; 7
(W) Soccer vs. George Mason;
vs. Robert Morris; 8 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Northeastern; 2 p.m.
vs. Drexel; 7 p.m.
Hockey vs. Dartmouth; noon (M) Soccer vs. Drexel; noon.
Soccer vs. Dartmouth; 2:30 p.m.
Norm Frost's Proposal of "Surrogate Consent":
A Prolegomena to a Bayesian Theory of Informed Consent; David
Casarett, Center for Bioethics; noon-1:30 p.m.; suite 320, 3401
Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
11 Glucokinase Disease
and the Development of Antidiabetic Drugs; Franz Matschinsky,
Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, 1st Fl. Clinical Research
Buildings (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
12 A Theory of Health
and Some of Its Implications for Bioethics; Ken Richman, Bryn
Mawr College; noon-1:30 p.m.; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center
12 Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated
Herpes and Episome Persistence; Mary Ballestas, Brigham &
Women's Hospital, Division of Infectious Diseases; noon-1 p.m.;
Austrian Auditorium, BRB II/III (Microbiology).
12 Sigmund Freud; Warren Breckman,
History; 4-5:30 p.m.; rm 200, College Hall (History).
12 Chemokines and Cancer; Albert
Zlotnik, Eos Biotechnology; 4 p.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium,
Wistar (Wistar Institute).
17 Integrated Multiscale Process
Simulation in Microelectronics; Timothy Cale, RPI; 3:30-4:40
p.m.; rm. 337 Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
19 Transcriptional Activation
and Repression by E2F and RB; Brian Dynlacht, Harvard University;
4 p.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar Institute).
20 Le Mariage de Figaro: la toise
et le mEtrei; Michel Delon, Sorbonne; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack
Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).
21 Research, Development,
and Deployment of US Clean Energy Technologies; Brian Connor,
U.S. Department of Energy; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Auditorium, Wistar
Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies [IES]).
24 Pursuing Dinosaurs on Four
Continents; Peter Dodson, Anatomy, School of Veterinary Medicine;
4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Provost's Lecture Series).
24 Sue Coe Slide Lecture;
painter; 5 p.m.; rm B-3 Meyerson Hall (GSFA).
25 Ethical Issues Raised by Generic
Drugs; Carole Ben-Maimon, Generic Pharmaceutical Association;
noon-1:30 p.m.; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
25 Studies on Lowe Syndrome: Inborn
and Engineered Errors in Phospho-inositide Metabolism; Robert
Nussbam, NIH; noon; Austrian Auditorium, 1st Fl. CRB (Biochemistry
25 Trapped in the Minefields of
History: Young German Authors Look at the Past; Horst Daemmrich,
professor emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures; 1 p.m.;
Faculty Club (Women's Club).
26 Trying to Solve the PML Puzzle;
Katherine Borden, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; 4 p.m.; Joseph
N. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar Instute).
26 Ottoman History; Cemal
Kafadar, Harvard University; noon; rm. 209, College Hall (History).
26 Host and Viral Determinants
of HIV-Induced Pathogenesis in Human Lymphoid Tissues; Mark
Goldsmith, University of California, San Francisco; noon-1 p.m.;
Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Microbiology/CFAR
28 Environmental Priorities at
the PA DEP; David Hess, PA Department of Environmental Protection;
12:15-1:45 p.m.; Auditorium, Wistar Institute (IES).