11 Spring Term Advance Registration Ends.
21 Thanksgiving Recess Begins; at close of classes.
26 Thanksgiving Recess Ends; 8 a.m.
3 Anthropologists in the Making: Rock with Rock Art; ages 8-12 make their own pictographs and petroglyphs; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5; Pre-registration required: (215) 898-4015 (Museum).
6 Story Hour; 11 a.m.; Penn Bookstore. Also November 13, 20, & 27 (Bookstore).
18 Cactus Dish Gardening for Kids; basics of cactus gardening and plant maintenance; children create own dish garden; 1:30-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $15; $13/members (Arboretum).
19 Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Retreat and Symposium: The Role of the Cytoskeleton in Diseases; 9-a.m.-5 p.m. including the annual Robert E. Davies Distinguished Lecture; Auditorium, BRB II/III. Info./ registration: (215) 898-4543 or pmi@mail. med.upenn.edu. Deadline to register: November 9 (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
Admission Donations and Hours
Tremain Smith: In the Presence of Spirits; West Philadelphia artist's abstract works incorporate collage, found objects, and wax. Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through November 2.
Zola and the Dreyfus Affair: Intellectuals and the Struggle for Social Justice; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 3 (Beitler Family Foundation).
Hidden in Plain Sight: Musical Treasures in the Penn Library; opening reception: November 9. Kamin Gallery, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 31.
Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan; features Mongolian cultural treasures from the National Museum of Mongolian History, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Life-size dioramas, photographs, films reconstruct 20th c. Mongolian life. 2nd fl., Dietrich Gallery, University Museum. Through July 2002.
Ancient 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.
Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Morris Arboretum.
University Museum Tours
Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. Info: www.upenn.edu/museum.
7 Raycing the Sun; documentary; Penn's solar car race team as they compete in the 2001 American Solar Challenge. Meet the race team and the documentary team; 5:30 p.m.; Helmeier/Alumni Hall, Towne Bldg. RSVP: email@example.com (GreenWorks).
8 Because of the War; film in Israel documentary series; 7 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff-Lynch Rm., Chemistry Bldg. (Middle East Center; Jewish Studies Program).
14 West Beirout (Lebanon); 7:30 p.m.; piano lounge, Gregory College House (Al-Bait Al-Arabi).
14 Ressources Humaines; French with English subtitles; 8:30 p.m.; Hopkinson Hall, International House; $5. Info.: (215) 573-3550 or www.upenn.edu/FI/Homepage/FrenchWednesdays.htm (International House; French Institute for Culture & Technology).
15 A Lone Star: Zehava Ben Singing; film in Israel documentary series; 7 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff-Lynch Room, Chemistry Building (Middle East Center; Jewish Studies Program).
28 Salahdine; Egypt; 7:30 p.m.; piano lounge, Gregory College House (Al-Bait Al-Arabi).
Modern Language Program
Gregory College House.
Class of 1923 Ice Rink Public Skating Sessions: Mon. & Wed., 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.*; Tues. & Thurs., noon-2 p.m.*; Thurs., 7-9 p.m.; Fri., 8-10 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.; Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Class of '23 Ice Rink; $6; $4.50/PENNCard, (*=$1 off admission) skate rental: $2/session (Class of '23 Ice Rink).
Jazzercize; 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).
10 Rape Aggression Defense Program; women only; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Penn Police HQ, 4040 Chestnut St. Registration: (215) 898-4481. Also November 17 (UPPD).
21 PPSA book group; noon; Penn Bookstore (PPSA).
7 p.m.; Gregory College House. Info.: (215) 417-8420.
ISC Online Consulting Classes
6-9:30 p.m.; 3650 Chestnut St. Info./registration: www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.
Office of Community Housing
Rm. 720 Franklin Bldg. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Writers House
Info.: (215) 247-5777, ext. 156 or 125; or www.upenn.edu/morris.
Quality of Worklife Workshops
11:30 a.m.; rm. 223, Houston Hall; registration: www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/workshop.asp.
2 Stated Meeting of the Trustees; 10-11 a.m. Inn At Penn. Observers must register: (215) 898-0414.
7 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Info: (215) 898-7005.
14 A-3 Assembly; noon-1 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall.
Penn Presents Grammy-nominated pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at Annenberg.
2 Glee Club Fall Show; 8 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Ctr. Info./tickets: (215) 898-GLEE. Also November 3 (Glee Club).
8 Songwriter's Round Robin; singer-songwriter Gina Scipione with others; 8-10 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral Chapel; $5 (Philadelphia Cathedral).
16 Penn Flutes; classical ensemble; 4 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).
16 Spinosi Duo; classical guitar duo Philippe and Josiane Spinosi; 5 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (French Institute for Culture & Technology).
Cherry Tree Music Co-op.
7:30 p.m; St. Mary's Church.
Department of Music
Free with PennCard.
Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900 or www.PENNPresents.org (WYBE Public TV).
4 The Vagina Monologues; play by Eve Ensler; performers: Gail Shister, Inquirer TV Columnist; and Andrea McArdle, original child star of Annie; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900. Through November 11 (City Paper; 125th Celebration of Women at Penn; Philadelphia Theater Company).
6 Questions, Answers and A Little Music; Billy Joel, singer, songwriter; 7:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium. Advance tickets required. (Connaissance; Provost's Spotlight Series).
16 The Canterbury Tales; Micky O'Donoughue and the New Vic Theatre of London return with their hysterically funny version of this classic; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900. Also November 17, 2 & 8 p.m. (Penn Presents).
17 Tarantata: Dance of the Ancient Spider; Italian ensemble performs a choreography based on the mystical trance rituals to cure the bite of the tarantula; 8 p.m.; International House. Info.: (215) 895-6537 or www. ihousephilly.org (International House).
1 Celebrate 125 Years of Women at Penn; includes panel discussions, dedication of the Women's Walkway and Class of '49 Generational Bridge, kickoff wine and cheese reception/author signing at the Bookstore; keynote address by Andrea Mitchell, CW'67, Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News; private performance by The Vagina Monologues author, Eve Ensler; networking opportunities (see pp. 4-5). Info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/celebratewomen/ programs.html. Through November 2 (125th Celebration of Women at Penn).
8 Art Start: An Autumn Benefit for PIC's Capital Campaign; featuring work of PIC's Young-Artists-In-Residence; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; PIC Gym, 4205 Spruce Street; tickets start at $50; Tickets/Info.: (215) 898-4180 (Parent Infant Center).
10 Some Words with a Mummy: Edgar Allan Poe and Egyptology; David Keltz, actor and Poe impersonator, interprets Poe's work and interest in Egyptology in a one-man show; also ancient Egyptian storytelling, hieroglyphic writing, games, mini-mummy gallery tours; noon-4 p.m.; Egyptian Galleries, University Museum. Also November 11, 1-4:30 p.m. (Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation; University Museum).
10 7th Annual Writers Conference at Penn; reception: 4-5:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers House. Info.: www.upenn.edu/writconf (CGS; Writer's House).
12 Veterans' Day Reception; honoring Penn military veterans & families, and Navajo Code Talkers of WWII in celebration of Native American Heritage Month; 4:30- 6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs).
16 A-3 Assembly Holiday Bazaar; live entertainment, active fireplaces, wassail bowl, raffle prizes, gift-buying opportunities; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; lobby, Houston Hall (A-3 Assembly).
29 Early Bird Special Shopping Event; enjoy wine, cheese and bargains in the Museum Shop, special Asian jewelry and clothing vendors; 4:30-7:30 p.m.; University Museum (Museum).
30 World AIDS Day; eigth annual convocation; 5:30 p.m.; Plaza B-room, 3rd fl., Founders (Immunodeficiency Program).
30 MFA 2nd Year Exhibit Benefit Auction; original artwork for sale to benefit MFA class of 2002 thesis fund; preview 3-5 p.m.; auction begins 7 p.m.; Meyerson Gallery. Info.: (215) 898-8374 (Fine Arts).
Inn at Penn. Reservations: (215) 898-4618.
Tickets for football games $10, $5 seniors/children, free with PENNCard. Call ticket office (215) 898-6151. See www.upenn.edu/athletics.
Thursday, November 1
Immunologic Jiu-jitsu: Using the Strength of the Immune System to Correct Its Own Aberration; Richard Edelson, Yale Univ. School of Medicine; 10 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (UPHS).
Cell and Tissue Biomechanics in the Intervertebral Disc; Lori A. Setton, Duke; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering).
State-Business Relations in Syria: Economic Networks and Economic Change; Bassam Haddad, Georgetown University; 4:30 p.m.; conference rm., Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).
Mad Cows, Demented People, and the Biology of Neurodegeneration; Stanley Prusiner, Univ. of California San Francisco; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Patrimoine Architectural et Urbain; François Loyer, CNRS, Ecole de Chaillot; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, 5th fl., Williams Hall (French Institute for Culture & Technology).
State Business Relations in Syria: Economic Networks and Economic Change; Bassam Haddad, Georgetown; 4:30 p.m.; 2nd fl. conference rm., Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).
Countering the New Terrorism; Ian Lesser, RAND; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (International Relations Program).
The Dark Forward of Time: The Holocaust, History and Fiction; Geoffrey Hartman, Yale Univ.; 5 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; Kelly Writers House; Penn Humanities Forum; English; History; Jewish Studies Program).
Tony Soprano, the Media and Popular Culture; Camille Paglia, feminist writer; Rich Benedetto, USA Today political correspondent; 7 p.m.; rm. G17, Logan Hall (National Italian American Foundation).
Friday, November 2
Nonhuman Primates: Husbandry, Breeding, Biology and Care; David Martin, DuPont Pharmaceutical Co.; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
Optimal Commodity Taxation with Moral Hazard and Unobservable Outcomes; Jerry Russo, Univ. of Hawaii; noon; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI Research Seminar Series).
Goal-Based Watershed Management: Strategies for Managing Water; Carol Collier, Delaware River Basin Commission; 12:15 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies [IES]).
TBA; Christopher Pastori, grad student, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
Physiological Role of Smooth Muscle-Specific Myosin Phosphatase Inhibitor Protein CPI-17; Toshio Kitazawa, Georgetown Medical School; 3:30 p.m.; Hirst Auditorium, 1st fl. Dulles, HUP (Urology).
Paradise, Nature, and Reconciliation, or, a Tentative Conversation with Wagner, Puccini, Adorno, and the Ronettes; Richard Leppert, Univ. of Minnesota; 5 p.m.; rm. 302 Music Bldg. (Music).
Monday, November 5
Pharmacologic and Genetic Determinants of the Behavioral Effects of Antidepressants; Irwin Lucki, psychiatry; noon-1 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
Principles of Polio Neuropatho-genesis: Using Viruses for Treatment of CNS Malignancy; Matthias Gromeier, Duke Univ.; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (IHGT).
One Year Later: The Implications of the 2000 Presidential Election on Election Reform and Civil Rights; Ellen Kennedy and Rogers Smith, political science; Nathaniel Persily and Kim Scheppele, Law; 4-6 p.m.; Golkin Rm., Houston Hall (Assoc. of Women Faculty & Administrators).
Grandmothers, Mopakwane, and the New Moral Landscape of Childhood Disability in Botswana; Julie Livingstone, Emory Univ.; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).
Postmodern India: Engineering and Communalism; Peter van der Veer; Univ. of Amsterdam; 4:30 p.m.; Solomon Asch Center Conference Rm., St. Leonard's Court (Center for the Advanced Study of India [CASI]).
Nigel Rolfe, sculptor and performance artist; 5 p.m.; slide lecture; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).
Tuesday, November 6
Chondrocyte Mechanotransduction: Cellular, Intracellurlar, and Molecular Responses to Tissue Level Forces; Alan J. Grodzinsky, MIT; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Laboratories (IME; Bioengineering).
Regulation of Hepatic Metabolism by Fructose-2, 6-Bisphosophate; Alex Lange, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School; noon; Austrian Auditorium, 1st fl. CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
Zero-Knowledge and Proof Auditors; Cynthia Dwork, Compaq; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm. 337 Towne Bldg. (Computer & Information Science [CIS]).
Protein Folding: Pathways, Traps, and U; Jon Rumbley, biochemistry & biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 255, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
Nathalie Sarraute; Arnaud Rykner, Univ. of Toulouse-le-Mirail; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, 5th fl., Williams Hall (French Institute).
TBA; Aaron Fox, Columbia; 5 p.m.; rm. 302, Music Bldg. (Music).
Theorizing in Particular: Approaches to Cultural Interpretation; Julie Klein, Villanova Univ.; 6:30 p.m.; Arts Café, Writers House (Writers House).
Wednesday, November 7
Functional Genomics of Sexual Dimorphism in Drosophila; Brian Oliver, Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health [CRRWH]).
Host and Viral Determinants of HIV-Induced Pathogenesis in Human Lymphoid Tissues; Andrew Pekosz, Washington School of Medicine; noon; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Microbiology).
Prevention of Clinical AIDS in Monkeys by Vaccine-elicited Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes; Norman Letvin, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; 3 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Elvis Presley; Tom Childers, history; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (History).
Thursday, November 8
Leadership Moments; Mike Useem, management, Wharton; noon-1:30 p.m.; Terrace Rm., Houston Hall (PPSA).
The Struggle Against Global Terrorism: Means and Ends of the Response; Richard Falk, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 100, Law School (Middle East Center; Law School).
Cross-cultural Relations: A French-American Perspective; Gilles Asselin, SoCoCo Intercultural; 5 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).
Challenging One's Ancestors: Confronting the Past in Ottoman Turkish Architecture; Walter B. Denny, Univ. of Massachusetts; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Univ. Museum; $10; $8/members. Info.: (215) 898-4890 (Museum; American Research Institute in Turkey; American Turkish Council).
Culture, Class, Race and Gender Issues in Social Work Practice; Monica McGoldrick, The Multicultural Family Institute; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B-21, Stiteler Hall (School of Social Work).
Scripture Abuse: Responding When Religion is Used to Oppress; William Gipson, Chaplain; Robin Scroggs, New Testament Scholar; Jackie Cho, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church; 7 p.m.; Christian Association (LGBT Center; CA).
Friday, November 9
Nonhuman Primates: Taxonomy and Identification; Willliam Cole, Merck and Co.; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
Performance Beyond Benchmarks: Trends in the Nation's Water Industry; Bill Marrazzo, WHYY; 12:15 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (IES).
Vulnerable Populations in American Health Care; Estelle B. Richmond, City of Phila. Social Services; 2 p.m.; rm. 211, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (LDI Health Policy Seminar Series).
TBA; Holly Pittman, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
Saturday, November 10
Gay and Lesbian Issues; 9 a.m.-noon; master lecture series; $65, registration requested: (215) 898-4106 (Center for Cognitive Therapy).
Monday, November 12
La Francophonie; Mohamed Maamouri, International Literacy Institute; noon; Cherpack Lounge, 5th fl. Williams Hall (French Institute).
TBA; John DiGiovanni, Univ. of Texas; noon-1 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
Managing the Process of Technology Transfer; Charles Goochee, Merck and Co.; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
Gene and Protein-based Therapies for Arthritis: Preclinical and Clinical Studies; Paul Robbins, Univ. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; 4-5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (IGHT).
Mainstream Ideologies of Immigration and the Future of the Second Generation; Alejandro Portes, Princeton Univ.; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Urban Studies).
Brenda Zlamany, painter; slide lecture; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).
Tuesday, November 13
The Medical Alternative to Assisted Suicide; Matthew Conolly, UCLA Medical Center; noon-1 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship at Penn & HUP).
TBA; Jon Kleinberg, Cornell Univ.; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (CIS).
The Limits of Law; David Boies, Boies & Schiller; 4:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Tickets required: (215) 898-2808 after November 5 (Irving R. Segal Lecture in Trial Advocacy).
Wednesday, November 14
Does Stress Influence Early Pregnancy Loss?; Deborah Nelson, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics; noon; rm. 251 BRB II/III (CRRWH).
Engagement and Preventive Defense on the Korean Peninsula; Victor Cha, Georgetown Univ.; noon; rm. B-26, Stiteler Hall (Center for East Asian Studies [CEAS]).
Euthanasia, Pain & Suffering: A Physician Speaks from Experience; Matthew Conolly, UCLA Medical Center; noon-1:15 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship at Penn & HUP).
Functional and Structural Studies on Hendra and Nipah viruses--Newly Emerging and Highly Lethal Zoonotic Paramyxoviruses; Robert Blumenthal, NIH; noon; auditorium, BRB II/III (Microbiology).
Induction and Control of CD8 Memory T Cells; Leo LeFrancois, Univ. of Connecticut Health Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Revolution in Time; David Landes, Harvard Univ.; 5:30 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk (Wharton Management; Penn Humanities Forum).
Thursday, November 15
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Using Cell-Contracted Biopolymer Scaffolds; Robert Tranquillo, Univ. of Minnesota; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Laboratories (Bioengineering; IME).
Genomics: Commercial, Legal, Ethical and Social Aspects; Jan Leschly, Care Capital LLC; noon-1:30 p.m.; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
The Obsession with Technology, Universality and the World-historical in Prewar Japanese Thought; Lewis Harrington, Asian & Middle East Studies; noon; rm. 543, Williams Hall (CEAS).
Freedom After September 11; Anthony Lewis, NY Times columnist; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B-26, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).
TBA; Dan Jurafsky, Univ. of Colorado; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm. 216, Moore Bldg. (CIS).
What's Black, Brown & America's Future?: African American and Hispanic Relations; Juan Williams, NPR senior correspondent; 5 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School (Afro-American Studies).
From Gay' to Grace'; Richard & Andrea Yates, Harvest USA; 7 p.m.; Terrace Rm., Logan Hall (Orthodox Christian Fellowship).
Friday, November 16
Nonhuman Primates: Parasitic Diseases; William Singleton, Univ. Laboratory Animal Resources; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
Signal Transduction of Mechanical Stresses in the Arterial Wall; Alain Tedgui, INSERM, Paris; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Laboratories (IME; Thrombosis; Vascular Biology Seminar Series).
Environmental Issues and Electric Generation Restructuring; Joseph Minott, Clean Air Council; 12:15 p.m.; Auditorium, Wistar Institute (IES).
Writing Under the Influence: Ether and the Proto-surrealist Eye in Jean Lorrain; Laura Spagnoli, Romance languages; 2 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, 5th fl., Williams Hall (French Institute).
Transgressing Boundaries, Real and Imagined: Liminal Space and the Marabout Shrines of Figuig; Michelle Rein, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
Monday, November 19
Current Legal, Regulatory, and Legislative Issues in Pharmaceutical Advertising and Marketing; Arnold Friede, Pfizer Inc.; noon-1:30 p.m.; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
Nuclear Receptor and Ets-Associated Corepressors as Regulators of Cell Proliferation; Christopher Glass, Univ. of California, San Diego; noon-1 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
Gene Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Diseases: Niemann-Pick Disease as a Model System; Edward Schuchman, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; 4-5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (IGHT).
Occupational Jurisdiction and the Use of Artifacts in the Workplace; Beth Bechky, UC Davis; 4:15 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).
The Cairo Geniza and Two of its "Discoverers"--Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Gibson, Two Women Orientalists in Victorian Times; Stefen Reif, Cambridge Univ.; 5 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff-Lynch Rm., Chemistry Bldg. (Jewish Studies Program).
Tuesday, November 20
Potential Role of Arterial Fluid Mechanics in Atherosclerosis - Whole Vessel and Cellular Considerations; Abdul Barakat, Univ. of California, Davis; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Laboratories (IME).
The Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Protein Kinase: A Point of Integration of Nutrient and Growth Factor Signalling in the Translational Control of Protein Synthesis; Leonard Jefferson, Penn State College of Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
Et tu XML? The Fall of the Relational Empire; Philip Wadler, Avaya Labs; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg (CIS).
New Discoveries from Bronze Age Desert Cultures of Central Asia; Victor Sarianidi, Institute of Archaeology, Moscow, Russia; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Univ. Museum; registration requested: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).
Monday, November 26
TBA; Jennifer Black, SUNY at Buffalo; noon-1 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).
Porin Osmo-Regulation: A Simple Bacterial Signaling Network; Mark Goulian, physics & astronomy; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
Tuesday, November 27
The Genetics of Extreme Age in Humans, and Therapeutic Approaches to Muscular Dystrophy; Louis Kunkel, Harvard Medical School; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
Obesity; Albert Stunkard, psychology; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club, Inn at Penn (Women's Club).
Wednesday, November 28
Calcium Signaling at Fertilization; Harvey Florman, Univ. of Massachusetts; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
New Pathways in Nitric Oxide Synthase Signal Transduction; Thomas Michel, Harvard Medical School; noon-1 p.m.; M100 Conference rm., John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).
20th Century Lives Lecture Series: Betty Friedan; Kathy Peiss, history; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (History).
V(D)J Recombination and its Relation to Transposition and DNA Repair; Martin Gellert, NIDDK/NIH; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Alexi Worth, painter; 5 p.m.; slide lecture; Kelly Writers House (Fine Arts)
What is History Now?; Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Oxford Univ.; 5:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (Penn Humanities Forum).
Thursday, November 29
The Talented, the Lucky, and the Well-bred: New Research on Korean State Examination Passers in the Chosen Period; Milan Hejtmanek, history; noon; rm. 543, Williams Hall (CEAS).
Fee Shifting as a Control Against the Roge Litigant; Hon. Jack B. Jacobs, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Chancery Court; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Rm., 2nd fl., Silverman Hall, Law School (Institute for Law & Economics Distinguished Jurist Lecture).
Investigating Terrorist Crime: Indo-US Collaboration--A Policeman's Point of View; R.K. Raghavan, Harvard Law School; 4:30 p.m.; Center for Early American Studies Conference Rm., 3619 Locust Walk (CASI).
Theorizing in Particular: Approaches to Cultural Interpretation; Richard Shusterman, Temple Univ.; 6:30 p.m.; Arts Café, Kelly Writers House (Writers House).
Friday, November 30
Nonhuman Primates: Non Infectious Diseases; Laura A. Davis, Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
Obesity: Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; Michael Grossman, National Bureau of Economic Research; noon-1:30 p.m.; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI Research Seminar Series).
The Precautionary Principle: Commonsense or the Devil's Handiwork?; Kenneth Foster, engineering & applied science; 12:15 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (IES).
TBA; Robert Maxwell, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 10, October 30, 2001