3 Registration for Undergraduate Transfer Students; Also January 4.
7 Spring Semester Classes Begin.
18 Add Period Ends.
21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; observed University holiday. No classes.
12 Children's Workshop--Flower Power; "Anthropologists in the Making" workshop; children ages 8 to 12 discover the diversity of flora from around the world; create their own nature garden; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5; pre-registration required: (215) 898-4015 (Museum).
16 Plants, People and Time: Creating a Place--12th Annual Symposium/New Directions in the American Landscape; programs relating to landscape design, ecological restoration; topics: native plant communities, converting fields to forests, managing stormwater and reducing runoff. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $269/both days. Info./ registration: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156. Also January 17 (Arboretum).
30 Caring for Our Future Now: Young People's Presenting in the 21st Century; round table discussions, talks and panels designed to explore the issues facing young people's programming; 1-6 p.m. Keynote & Opening Address; 8 p.m. Through February 2 (IAPAYP).
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, Inn at Penn: free, Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Esther 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 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meyerson Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Morris Arboretum: $6, $5/seniors, $4/students, free w/ 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.
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..
5 North Americans in the Aegean Bronze Age: The Discovery of Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations; a visual history, including drawings, archival photographs, and objects excavated by Penn archaeologists and others throughout the twentieth century. In cooperation with the Institute for Aegean Prehistory. Arthur Ross Gallery. March 25, 2002
11 Art and Community Series: Coalition Ingenu; Esther M. Klein Art Gallery; Opening Reception: January 11, 5:30 p.m.; call for a list of special events scheduled in conjunction with exhibition: (215) 387-2262. Through March 1.
17 Living Exhibition: 5th Annual ARTifacts IN BLOOM; ancient and traditional artifacts are inspiration/backdrop for more than 40 floral arrangements; University Museum. Through January 20. See Fitness/Learning & Special Events (Museum Women's Committee).
In Parts: 1998-2001: A Project by Richard Tuttle; American artist who has played a significant role in contemporary art since he emerged in the context of Post-minimalism during the late 1960s; ICA. Through February 10.
stratascape Asymptote: Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture and Karim Rashid; on the forefront of innovations in architecture, works range from experimental installations and digital environments to buildings and urban designs using new materials, such as polypropylene for crisp, fluid and sculptural forms. ICA. Through February 10.
Wearable Plants: Mayan Weaving Art; Guatemalan textiles from the Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City; information on patterns, plant fibers, natural dyes and back strap looms used by the Maya weavers; includes the ceremonial blouse, skirt and headdress worn by women for special fiestas; traces changes in Mayan weaving over the last 60 years; Morris Arboretum. Through April.
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; Ravens Journey: World of Alaskas 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.
Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday Thursday; Newman Center; 1st class free; $4.50/class, $3.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton, (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).
6 Adult ADHD; lecture series by senior clinician from Center for Cognitive Therapy; 9 a.m.; $60; $45/students (Center for Cognitive Therapy).
22 A Field Guide to GenBank and The NCBI Molecular Biology Resources; lecture and computer workshop led by Peter Cooper, National Center for Biotechnology Information; lecture 9 a.m.; computer workshop; 1 & 3:15 p.m. Also January 23 (Biomedical Library;NCBI).
23 UA Blood Drive with the Red Cross; 10 a.m.-3 p.m; G14, Terrace Rm., Logan Hall (Undergraduate Assembly).
24 Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Mineta; four third-year law students and Presiding Bench; Annual Edwin B. Keedy Moot Court Competition Mock Trial; 4 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Silverman Hall 2nd floor (Law School).
24 ALLIES Coffee House; to raise awareness about LGBT issues targeting the straight community; 8:30- 10:30 p.m.; G14-Terrace Room, Logan Hall (ALLIES).
English Language Programs
All courses meet from 6-8:30 p.m. or 6-8:55 p.m. in Bennet Hall $265/all courses; Registration: fee $15; deadline, January 8. Info: (215) 898-8681.
Elementary Level Speakers
15 Conversation Practice; Tuesdays through February 26.
17 Pronunciation Basics; Thursdays through February 28.
14 Grammar Practice; Mondays through February 25.
15 Conversational Interactions; Tuesdays through February 26.
16 Oral Presentation; Wednesdays through February 27.
17 Listening and Speaking with Confidence; Thursdays through February 28.
5 Great Plants Tour; Learn common and Latin name, native habitat, size, hardiness and seasonal interest of each tree and shrub; 10:30 a.m.; free w/ admission. Saturdays through January 31.
6 Plant Exploration: Bringing them Back Alive; Panayoti Kelaidis, Denver Botanic Gardens; Reservations: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169; $5; free/members.
10 A-3 General Assembly Meeting; noon-1 p.m.; location TBA.
17 WXPN Policy Board; 4 p.m. Info.: (215) 898-0628.
23 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Info: (215) 898-7005.
28 Open Forum on the University's Strategic Plan; Robert Barchi, Provost, John Fry, Executive Vice President; 4-5:30 p.m.; discuss draft of University's next five year strategic plan; open to campus community; rm. 200, College Hall. Info.: (215) 898-7227.
26 Tania Maria; internationallyrenowned for her exhilarating vocals and keyboard; eclectic fusion of jazz, funk and the popular music of her native Brazil; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $32; $27; $21 (Penn Presents).
20 An Acoustic Evening with Baaba Maal; Senegalese singer melds ancient chants and rhythms of his homeland with contemporary elements like techno, rap, reggae and blues. 7 p.m.; International House; $25. Info.: (215) 569-9700 (I-House Music Series).
26 Family Festival of Fun: 21st Annual Celebration of Chinese New Year; Year of the Horse; features: children's workshops; storytelling; arts and crafts; martial and healing arts demonstrations; and music and dance; Lion Dance & Firecracker parade finale. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; University Museum. Info.: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).
4 Functional Genomics and the Urogenital System: The Search for Molecular Correlates of Normal Organ Physiology, Molecular Markers of Diseases and Molecular Targets for Therapy; George J. Christ, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 3:30 p.m.; Hirst Auditorium, HUP (Urology).
8 Cholesterol Flux Between Cells and Lipoproteins; George Rothblat, CHOP; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Labs (IME; Thrombosis/Cardiovascular Biology).
9 Insulators versus Facilitators in Long-Range Gene Activation; Dale Dorsett, St. Louis University School of Medicine; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Inst. (Wistar).
11 Nonhuman Primates: Bacterial Diseases; Stuart Leland, Aventis Pharmaceuticals; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney entrance, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
16 Interaction of FANCD2, BRCA1, and ATM in the DNA Damage Response; Alan D'Andrea, Dana Farber Cancer Inst.; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Inst. (Wistar).
17 Coral Reefs: Conservation and Study; Andrea Grottoli, earth & environmental science; 12:15 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).
18 New World Primates: availability, breeding, models in research; Christian Abee, University of South Alabama; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney entrance, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
18 Alternative Splicing: The Key to the Smooth Muscle Contractile Phenotype; Frank Brozovish, Case Western Reserve University; 3:30 p.m.; Hirst Auditorium, 1st fl., Dulles, HUP (Urology).
22 The Bronze Age of Central Asia: New Discoveries along the Old Silk Road; Frederick Hiebert, anthropology; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club, Inn at Penn (Penn Women's Club).
22 Listening to Music History; Timothy Day, The British Library; 5 p.m.; rm. 302, Music Bldg. (Music).
23 Mechanism of RNA Interference; Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Inst. (Wistar).
24 New Directions in Environmental Protection in the Bush; Donald Welsh, EPA; 12:15 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).
25 Nonhuman Primates: Availability, Import Regulations, Conservation and Replacement, Trends in Research Use; 10 a.m.; LaVonne Meunier, GlaxoSmithKline; Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney entrance (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
28 Engineering Approaches to Combating Protein Aggregation; Anne Skaja Robinson, University of Delaware; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).
29 Hydrogels in Drug Delivery; Kinam Park, Purdue University School of Pharmacy; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm, Vagelos Research Labs (IME).
29 Special Panel on Water Management; Susan K. Lior, Philadelphia Water Department on Water and Infrastructure; Janet Bowers, Chester County Water Authority on Water and Land; and Paul Swartz, Susquehanna River Basin Commission on Sovereignty Sharing; 6 p.m.; rm. 315, Towne Bldg. (Systems Engineering).
30 DNA Mismatch Repair: From Structure to Mechanism; Wei Yang, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIDDK, NIH; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Inst. (Wistar).
31 Mountain Top Mining in Appalachia; William Hoffman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; 12:15 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).
31 The Current Subtle- and Not So Subtle- Rejection of an Independent Judiciary; Judge Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals; 5 p.m.; rm. 240A, Silverman Hall (Law School).
2 Warm-Me-Up Clothes Item Drive; new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks will be collected to help warm-up the lives of people in the West Philadelphia area; drop-off locations: AARC, Civic House, and Office of Student Life. Through January 18.
16 Martin Luther King, Jr.: A 20th Century Life; Thomas Sugrue, history; 4 p.m.; Twentieth Century Lives lecture series; rm. 200, College Hall (History).
21 MLK Day Breakfast; 9 a.m.; multi-purpose rm., Du Bois College House (MLK Holiday Committee).
21 School Spruce Up Service Project; fix up halls and grounds of a West Philadelphia school; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Note: Transportation provided from Du Bois College House and lunch will be provided to trainees on site. Registration: (215) 898-0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. edu (MLK Holiday Committee).
21 Children's Banner Painting Service Project; children of all ages will paint commemorative MLK banners. Children will be supervised by adults, lunch will be provided; 10 am- 2 pm; ARCH. Registration: (215) 898-0104 or aarc@pobox. upenn.edu (MLK Holiday Committee).
21 Helping Hands at Houston Hall; create personal gifts to be donated to West Philadelphia area shelters, nursing homes, and other charities. Drop by for a bit or stay the whole day, as projects will vary in length. Snacks provided throughout the day; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 1st fl., Houston Hall (MLK Holiday Committee).
21 Penn Social Work Teach-In On Peace and Social Justice; presentations will address choosing peace over war and the struggle for civil rights and social justice: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s message for our time. Roundtable discussion with speakers follow. 1-5:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Social Work).
21 MLK Candlelight Vigil; participants will march from Du Bois College House down Locust Walk to Houston Hall's Hall of Flags where people will share what the legacy of Dr. King means to them; features a designated speaker, and The Inspiration acappella group, and hot chocolate/refreshments; 7-10 p.m. (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity).
22 Building Bridges: Global Grassroots; activism workshop to build grassroots organizing and advocating skills for seeking social and economic justice; 7 p.m.; lobby, GIC (Greenfield Intercultural Center).
24 Interfaith Program; Dr. Joan Parrott, vice president for leadership development and spiritual renewal at the Children's Defense Fund, will speak on the theme Remembering the Dream, Living the Vision; 7 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (MLK Interfaith Program Planning Committee).
25 Jazz for King; jazz concert featuring Glenn Bryan's band "Friends"; 6-8 p.m.; Du Bois College House (Penn Women's Center; AARC; Du Bois College House).
25 The Meeting; a teleplay about a meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X; special programming Broadcast; 5-9 p.m.; PVN Channel 24. Through January 28 (Penn Video Network).
28 Lecture; Grace Lee Boggs, civil rights and community activist and organizer of Detroit Summer, an inter-generational multicultural youth program, will speak on her involvement in grass roots organizing and community development; 7:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Greenfield Intercultural Center).
29 The Use of Power; discussion/luncheon; Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, Vice Provost for University Life; noon; location TBA; (AARC, Women of Color Networking Lunch Series; VPUL).
30 Peace and Social Justice; Principles of Nonviolent Change panel discussion featuring speakers from Buddhist, Jewish, Quaker, African, and Taoist traditions; 5:30 p.m.;Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (McNair Scholars at Penn).
31 A Program of Songs and Spirituals by African-American Composers "Let Us Break Bread Together," a program of songs performed by Rick Cameron, tenor, and Lourin Plant, baritone; 8 p.m.; McClellend Hall, University Quadrangle (Community House).
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 16, December 18, 2001