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OCTOBER AT PENN

Stonehenge, A Giant Petroglyph?

Above, an overlay of a petroglyph--from the Columbia River Gorge in the state of Washington--with Stonehenge.


Dr. Anthony Peratt, a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will give a presentation on 'Talking Rocks' at the University Museum's Celestial Catastrophes in Human Prehistory program, October 17, at 6 p.m. Registration is required (215) 898-4890. Dr. Peratt made the discovery by digitally recording many tens of thousands of petroglyphs in the Southwest while noting their positions and orientations through global positioning satellites. The data was then processed on a large computer to look for similarities between the petroglyphs themselves as well as with other objects made by man thousands of years ago.


CANCELLED

The talk scheduled for October 22, Pharmacogenetics: Trials in a Drug Therapy, has been cancelled.


FITNESS/LEARNING

16 Math Tutoring Techniques; Vanessa Moses, Civic House; 5:30-7 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Office of Student Life). Effectively Planning One-Time Service Projects; Jenny Wang, CHAC Service Liaison; 7-8 p.m.; Civic House Living Room (Office of Student Life).

17 Literacy Tutoring Techniques; Vanessa Moses, Civic House; 5:30-7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Office of Student Life).

17 The Digital Divide; Emily Martin, CHAC Exec Technology Liaison; 5:30-7 p.m.; Civic House Living Room (Office of Student Life).


FILM

16La Vie est Belle; French film with English subtitles; 8 p.m.; Gregory College House (Modern Language Program).

18 Atame; Spanish film with English subtitles; 7:30 p.m.; Gregory College House (Modern Language Program).

18 The Celluloid Closet; documentary on lesbians and gays in cinema; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Location TBA; Info: (215)898-5044 (LGBT Center).

21Bamboozled; 7-9 p.m.; Christian Association, (Christian Association).

23Cinema Paradiso; Italian film with English subtitles; 9 p.m.; Gregory College House (Modern Language Program).


MEETING

18 Single Parents Association Meeting; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center (Single Parents Association).


ON STAGE

23The Carmen Suites; remake of Bizet's Carmen by seven-member dance and music ensemble; 7:30 p.m.; Annenberg Center; tickets: $28/discounts available. Info: (215) 898-6789 (Penn Presents).


SPECIAL EVENT

19 End of Latin-American History Month Party; 10 a.m.; ARCH Auditorium (ACELA; MECHA LUL; Office of Student Life).


TALKS

16Sub-Cellular Immunotargeting of Therapeutic Cargoes to Endothelial Cells; Vladimir Muzykantov, pharmocology; noon; Vagelos Research Lab (Bioengineering).

17 Turkey's Role in Combatting Terrorism; Stephen Kinzer, New York Times Foreign Correspondent; 4:30 p.m.; B-21, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center; Annenberg School for Communication International Relations).

18 Newly Minted Materials That Mimic Biology; Kevin Healey, UC Berkeley; noon; room 337, Towne Building (Bioengineering). Pathological Landscape: Malaria and the Sanitization of the Land in Mandatory Palestine, 1920-1947; Sandy Sufian, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis; Henrika Kuklick, history and sociology of science; 4:30 p.m.; 2nd fl. conference room, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).

19 Muscle Fibres Under the Microscope; Sir Andrew Huxley, Trinity College, England; 2 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute; Physiology).

23 Research on Genetics, Biorisks, and Society at the University of Nottingham; Robert Dingwall, University of Nottingham; noon-1:30 p.m.; Center of Bioethics (Center for Bioethics).

23 Fall Speaker; Ben Stein, actor, writer; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; Tickets:$3 for PennCard holders (Connaissance Special Events).


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 8, October 16, 2001

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
October 16, 2001
Volume 48 Number8
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

The grand old Quad will have three new College Houses when renovations are complete next fall.
Getting around University City will be easier for pedestrians and motorists thanks to new signage.
A $6.7 million NIH grant has been awarded to the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.
President Rodin will receive the Beacon Award at the upcoming celebration of 125 Years of Women at Penn.
Professor Peter Stallybrass will receive the MLA's Lowell Prize for most outstanding literary or linguistic study.
La Casa Latina: the Center for Hispanic Excellence has a new director.
The ICA has a new director of marketing and communications.
A new Entrepreneur in Residence program gives students a chance to meet and mingle with experienced entrepreneurs.
Research in the social and behavioral sciences involving human subjects must be reviewed by Penn's Institutional Review Board.