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OCTOBER AT PENN


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Watercolors at the Club

The Faculty Club's Burrison Art Gallery, at the Inn at Penn, is now showing the art of Deena Gu. Born in Shanghai, China, Ms. Gu continues to practice the classical techniques first learned in her native country. Since coming to Philadelphia, she has continued her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Her work--including the watercolor Sunset View (above)--will remain on exhibit through October.


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Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues returns to the Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre October 30 through November 11. Performers include Geneva Carr, Lisa Tharps and a third actress to be announced. Co-presented by City Paper and the 125 Celebration of Women at Penn, the show will run October 30 & 31, and November 1, 2 & 6-9, at 8 p.m.; November 4 & 11, at 3 & 7 p.m.; and November 3 & 10, at 2 & 8 p.m. Ticket prices range from $35 to $50 and proceeds benefit Womens Way.

For more information or to order tickets, call (215) 898-3900 or visit www.pennpresents.org.


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Update
OCTOBER AT PENN

CANCELLED

The Penn Humanities Forum: Cut To: Subjectivity, Time and the Movies, scheduled for October 24, has been cancelled.


CORRECTIONS

The talk Using Mouse Genetics to Prove Host-Virus Infections by Judy Lieberman on October 31 is sponsored by Microbiology not the Center for AIDS Research.

The talk listed in the October AT PENN calendar as Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Her-pervirus and Episome Persistence was incorrect. The title of the October 24 talk is The Uses of SIV/HIV Chimeric Viruses in Studies of Lentiviruses, Pathogenesis and is sponsored by Microbiology.


CONFERENCE

30Cultural Approaches to Modern Turkey; topics: National Holidays in Turkey (Arzu Ozturkmen); Making the Lifeworld a Muslim Space: The Culture of Fikih in Contemporary Turkey (Heiko Henkel); The Social Life of the State's Fantasy: The Naming of Turkish Families in 1934 (Meltem Turkoz); Music in the Time of Politics (Hakan Yilmaz); 1-5 p.m., reception: 5-6:30 p.m.; Graduate Student Center (Middle East Center).


FILMS

24 Thirteen Ghosts; classic horror film remake; free passes available at 200 Houston Hall; 9 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (SPEC).

28 Gods and Monsters; 7-9 p.m.; Christian Association, 118 S. 37th St. (Christian Association).


FITNESS/LEARNING

24 Obtaining a Mortgage; noon-1 p.m.; rm. 720, Franklin Bldg. Also 1-2 p.m. (Office of Community Housing).

31Signing a Sales Agreement; noon-1 p.m.; rm, 720 Franklin Bldg. Also 1-2 p.m. (Office of Community Housing).


MUSIC

26 Sofia Orthodox Choir; Bulgarian choir performs sacred music of Orthodox Church; 8 p.m.; International House (International House).


SPECIAL EVENTS

26 Political Science Undergraduate Reception; for students interested in courses and offering in the political science department; 4:30 p.m.; Undergraduate Lounge, Stiteler Hall (Political Science).

26 Welcoming Reception for International Students and Scholars; sponsored by Penn and 43 other colleges, universities and programs; 5-7 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, University Museum (Museum; International Classroom).

26 Halloween Hoe-Down Dance; 9 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Queer Student Alliance).

Graduate Student Center

For graduate and professional students. 4-7 p.m; Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk.

23 Arts & Culture Night; highlights arts and culture venues at Penn and throughout the region.

24 United Nations of Penn; learn about different international graduate student groups, the Office of International Programs, and services for international students.

25 Sports Night; reception highlights recreational opportunities, Philadelphia sports teams, graduate student group sports clubs.

26 Haunted House; get an early start on Halloween festivities.


TALKS

23 Publius: A Robust, Tamper-evident, Censorship-resistant Web Publishing System; Aviel Rubin, AT&T Labs; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Computer & Information Science).

24 Innovations in Administrative and Instructional Technologies; Robin Beck, ISC, and Cristle Collins Judd, music; 4-6 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Association of Women Faculty & Administrators).

24 Urban Education Challenges: Is Reform the Way?; Susan Fuhrman, GSE dean; 4:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (GSE).

24 Campus Conversation; 5-6 p.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall (UA).

24 Leading Reflections: How to Make Reflection Relevant for Your Organizations; Marcine Pickron-Davis, Research for Action; 5:30-7 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).

25 Red and Blue and Lavender: Gay Life at Penn since WWII; David Azzolina, libriarian; noon; Grad Student Center (LGBT; Graduate Student Center).

25 The Economics of Sports Team Franchises for Cities; Hon. Edward Rendell, former Philadelphia mayor; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Room, Law School (Institute for Law & Economics).

25Debate: Gay Marriage in America; 7:30-8:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Penn Forum).

26 The Accidental American: The North African Experience in America; Robert Vitalis, political science; Nubar Hovsepian, Middle East Cente; Hocine Fetni, CAS; Amel Ahmed, political science; 3:45 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Middle East Center).

29 The End of All Our Exploring--Paths from Science Towards God; Reverend Canon Arthur Peacocke; 8:30-10 a.m.; South American Rm., International House; $5 (Philadelphia Cathedral; Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science).

29 Acting Nucleation in Yeast: Let the Bee Sting!; Rong Li, Harvard Medical School; 2 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

31 Making Use of Dendritic Encapsulation; Sergei Vinogradov, biochemistry and biophysics; noon; 255 Anatomy-Chemistry Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

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Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly update is each Monday for the following week’s issue; for the December At Penn calendar it is November 6. See www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead.html.


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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

To memorialize those who were victims of the September 11 attacks, Penn has created the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A $7 million grant to launch the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
The Law School has named Edward Rock the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Dr. Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law.
The list of Penn alumni who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is released.
View protocol for identifying and handling suspicious packages and what to do in case of a hazardous discharge. Public Safety will hold training sessions on bomb threats and suspicious packages.
The Policy on Electronic Privacy, which was implemented last fall, is now due for its mandated one-year review; comments are invited by November 16.
Speaking Out: another perspective on the possible six-month moratorium on the issuance of foreign student visas.
Presented at Council -- Safety and security update: from accreditation and arrest protocol to homeland security issues. An update on recommendations concerning services to students with disabilities.
As daylight savings time comes to an end next weekend, Public Safety offers tips for using public transportation safely after dark

For those who want to get away--international travel advisories; fellowships for research abroad and accommodations in London.