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The Washington Ballet performs Blue Until June as part of the Dance Celebration Series at the Annenberg Center. See On Stage.


  March Extras


8 Spring Break Begins at Close of Classes.

18 Classes Resume at 8 a.m.

25 Advance Registration Begins for Fall and Summer Sessions.


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University Museum

Pre-registration/info.: (215) 898-4016.

2 Time Travelin' with Mr. History!: "Dream…"; musical for kids and their families about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; 2 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium; $10. Info: (610) 358-2363.

9 What's Dot Down Under?; craft workshop about early Australian inhabitants and their art; 10 a.m.-noon; $5.

16 The Message is in the Stone; craft workshop about the desert of northeastern Arizona and ancient Native American rock art; 10 a.m.-noon; $5.


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1 23rd Ethnography in Education Research Forum : Dialogue Across Time, Space and Perspective; 10 a.m.-6:45 p.m.; keynote: Luis Moll, University of Arizona, 8:15 p.m., GSE; general public: $60/one day, $90/both days; students: $35/one day, $55/both days; free with PENNCard. Info.: Also March 2, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (GSE; Center for Urban Ethnography).

Penn Law Review Symposium on Preferences and the Law; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Silverman Hall, Law School. Info.: Michael Mugmon, (215) 898-7060 or Through March 2 (Law).

2 The Final Frontier: Ensuring Economic Equality in the New America; 14th Annual Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference; keynote speaker: Rev. Al Sharpton; panels: The Role of Black Alumni at Ivy League Institutions, 1:15 p.m.; Reparations: Lost Cause or Required Remedy?, 2:45 p.m.; cocktail hour, 7 p.m.; dinner, 8 p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; Inn at Penn; $75; $50/public interest; $35/students; info.: (Law School; Black Law Students Association).

8 Law, Culture & Humanities Conference; 8:45 a.m.-9 p.m.; Houston Hall, Inn at Penn and Silverman Hall at the Law School. Info.: Screening Amistad, March 7, see Films. Through March 9 (Law).

9 What's New in Orthopaedics?; 7:50 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Zubrow Auditorium, Pennsylvania Hospital; registration by March 4: $10/mail; $12/phone; info.:(215) 829-5021 or (UPHS).

22 Designing and Manufacturing Architecture in the Digital Age; chaired by Branko Kolarevic, architecture; 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; reception & dinner, 7-10 p.m. on March 22 only. ICA. $245; $195/students and Penn alumni; free/with PENNCard. Registration required: Also March 23 (Digital Design Research Lab [DDRL], GSFA; Architecture).

Edward V. Sparer Conference: Suing the Government; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Silverman Hall, Law School. Registration required. info.: Susan Feathers, (215) 898-0459. Through March 23; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Law).

Voice/Over: Cultural Transmission as Translation, Exchange, and Reproduction; live symposium honoring Roger D. Abrams, CFE's first director; 9 a.m.; McNeill Center. Also March 23 in Logan Hall (Center for Folklore and Ethnography).

Euroland and Eastern Europe: Assessing the New Integration Processes; 9:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m. Panel I: Citizenship, National Identities, and Immigration--organizer: Ewa Morawska, sociology. Panel II: The Politics of Insitutional Change in Central Europe--organizer: Gerald A. McDermott, management. Panel III: EU-Enlargement: Constitutional and Political Aspects--organizer: Kim Lane Scheppele, law and sociology. Carolyn Hoff-Lynch Rm., Chemistry Bldg. (SAS; Germanic Languages & Literatures; History; International Relations; Political Science; Sociology; Women's Studies; German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD]).

23 APALSA Conference: The Places We've Been & Will Go; evolution of Asian American Lawyers' Scholars, jurists and legal practitioners speak about the history and vision of Asian American lawyers; 9 a.m.- noon; Silverman Hall, Law School; Info.: Lena Wang, e-mail: Through March 24; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Law).


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Admission Donations and Hours

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market; free, Mon.- Sat., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Meyerson Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kelly Writers House: see

Kamin Gallery, 1st fl, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See

Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See

University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors & students w/ID, free/members, PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.- Sat., 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sunday (free), 1-5 p.m.


2 Jill Bonovitz: Drawing on Air; Philadelphia-based artist best known for her series of small porcelain vessels with creamy-white bodies original designs; she continues her investigation into language and line and creates and unearths new meaning in delicate wire baskets and new porcelain bowls. Opening reception: March 1, 6-8 p.m.; ICA. Through April 28.

The Photogenic; moves beyond photography's surface imagery and issues of reproduction; works by artists: Richard Artschwager, Stephen Balkenhol, Jennifer Bolande, Adam Fuss, Arturo Herrera, Katura Hutchinson, Josiah McElheny, Vik Muniz, Sheila Pepe, Gerhard Richter, Karin Sander, Stephen Vitello and Rachel Whiteread. Opening reception: March 1, 6-8 p.m.; ICA. Through April 28.

Shoot the Singer: Music on Video; gathers a range of contemporary video works that are organized by the contexts, politics, and images of pop music spanning the past two decades. Opening reception: March 1, 6-8 p.m.; ICA. Through April 28.

4 Sculpture Exhibition; reception: March 5, 5-7 p.m.; Addams Gallery. Through March 15.

8 Art in Science XVI: Electricity; reception: March 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through April 12.

18 MFA 1st year Exhibition; reception: March 19, 5-7 p.m.; Meyerson Gallery. Through March 29.

MFA Preview Thesis Exhibition; reception March 20, 5-7 p.m.; Addams Gallery. Through March 29.

21 Agents Wanted: Subscription Publishing in America; reception: 5:30 p.m., with remarks by Charles Rosenberg, Harvard University. Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 9.

22 Borges: The Time Machine/ La Maquina del Tiempo; reception: 5:30 p.m; talk by Nicolas Shumway to follow, 6 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 17.


Coalition Ingenu; Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through March 1.

Focal Points: Graduate Faculty Exhibit; Addams Gallery. Through March 1.

Destiny and Design: Perceptions and Uses of Time in South Asia; from Penn's Indic Manuscript Collection; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 7 (Library; Penn Humanities Forum).

4 Latinos, 4 Artists: Contemporary Visions con Sabor; gallery talk, March 4, 6 p.m.; Fox Art Gallery, Logan Hall. Through March 9 (La Casa Latina).

Heather Brammier & Nicholas Nyland; Graduate Student Center. Through March 15.

North Americans in the Aegean Bronze Age: The Discovery of Minoan and Mycenaean Civilizations; drawings, archival photographs, and objects excavated by Penn archaeologists and others throughout the 20th century. Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 25.

Wearable Plants: Mayan Weaving Art; Guatemalan textiles from the Ixchel Museum in Guatemala City; traces changes in Mayan weaving over the last 60 years; Morris Arboretum. Through April.

You go first; a wall painting by Arturo Herrera; first in a series of commissioned projects for the 52-foot ramp corridor that connects the first and second floors of the ICA.

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.


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

Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free w/ Museum admission donation. Info.:

2 Ancient Egypt.

3 Mesopotamia.

9 Raven's Journey.

10 Africa.

16 American Southwest.

17 Ancient Egypt.

24 China.


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4 Harrison's Flowers; 8 p.m.; International House (Office of Sudent Life).

6 All About the Benjamins; sneak preview; starring Ice Cube; 9 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Office of Sudent Life).

7 Amistad; in conjuction with Law, Culture & Humanities conference; 8 p.m.; Silverman Hall, Law School. Info.: See Conferences (Law).

19 Halfaouine; a film by Boughdir (Tunisia); 7:30 p.m.; TV Lounge, Gregory College House, (Al-Bait Al-Arabi).

International House

6 L'Humanite; (B. Dumont; 1999; French w/ English subtitles); 8:30 p.m.; $5 (French Institute).

17 Israeli Film Festival Screening call (215) 895-6542 for schedule.


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13 A-3 General Assembly; noon-1 p.m.; location TBA.

27 University Council; 4 -6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Info. (215) 898-7005.


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3 Turkish Classical Music; 3-6 p.m.; auditorium, The ARCH; info.: (215) 508-0793 (Turkish American Friends Society of U.S.; Turkish Students Assn.).

21 Songwriters Round Robin; featuring Gina Scipione, Erik Balkey, Andy & Denise and Michelle Nagy; 8-10 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral Chapel; $5; info. /tickets: (215) 386-0234 (Phila. Cathedral).

Cherry Tree Music Co-op

St. Mary's Church. 7:30 p.m.; (215) 386-1640.

3 Bob Franke; singer/songwriter; $10/advance; $13/door.

17 Janis Ian; singer/songwriter; $20/advance; $25/door.

24 Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer; singer/ songwriters; $12/advance; $15/door.

Simon Shaheen (below, left) plays his oud at International House,
and Janis Ian (below, right) rocks on guitar at St. Mary’s Church this month.

International House

$22.50; $17.50/students. Info./tickets: (215) 569-9700 or

2 Simon Shaheen & Qantara; violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen; special appearance by Middle Eastern dancer Habiba; 8 p.m. See Talks for a pre-concert lecture and Fitness/Learning for a dance workshop, March 3.

10 Far From the Shamrock Stone: Irish History Through Song; 15th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Cassatt String Quartet (clockwise from top left): featuring Muneko Otani, violin, Jennifer Leshnower, violin, Tawnya Popoff, viola, and Caroline Stinson, cello, performs March 20. See Music.

Music Department

Info.: (215) 898-6244 or

5 Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; music by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Gabrieli, Marini, Corelli; directed by flutist Gwyn Roberts; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $5; free/Penn students.

20 The Cassatt String Quartet; featuring premiere of "Memory Refrains" by Jay Reise; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine; $5, free/Penn students.

Penn Presents

Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center, unless otherwise noted. Discounts for seniors, students, faculty, staff and alumni call (215) 898-3900 or (Penn Presents; WRTI FM).

10 Jane Monheit; jazz vocalist; 7 p.m.; $29; $23; $19.

15 Sonny Rollins; tenor saxophonist; 8 p.m.; $42, $32 & $26

16 Altan, traditional Irish band; 8 p.m.; $35, $30, $25.

22 Peter Serkin, pianist; Irvine Auditorium; 8 p.m.; $42, $32, $20.

29 Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band; 8 p.m.; $29, $25, $21.

(L-R): Jazz artists Poncho Sanchez, Sonny Rollins and Jane Monheit perform at the Annenberg Center. See Music.


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Performing Arts Council

All shows at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Info./tickets: (215) 898-7308 or

1 The Tempest: by William Shakespeare; Penn Players; Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center. Also March 2, 2 & 8 p.m.

Bloomers; auditorium, Houston Hall. Through March 2.

2 Penn Jazz Spring 2002 Concert; Penn Jazz Ensemble; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.

Yofi!; Penn's Israeli and Middle Eastern dance troupe; Iron Gate Theater.

21 Ruddigore: by Gilbert and Sullivan; Penn Singers Light Opera Co.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Through March 23.

Penn Dance; Iron Gate Theater. Through March 23.

22 Counterparts/ Penny Loafers; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall. Also March 23.

23 Penn Masala; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum.

The Inspiration; auditorium, Houston Hall. Through March 24.

28 African Rhythms; Iron Gate Theater. Through March 30.

29 Without a Net; auditorium, Houston Hall. Through March 30.

Mask & Wig

Star Spangled Banter; Downtown Clubhouse, 310 S. Quince St. Info./tickets: (215) 923-4229 or

1 Theater Show; 8 p.m. Also March 21.

2 Dinner Show; 6:30 p.m. Also March 22

Penn Presents Dance Affiliates

Annenberg Center. Discounts for seniors, students, faculty, staff and alumni call (215) 898-3900 or

7 The Washington Ballet: Cuba Project; Zellerbach Theatre; 7:30 p.m.; evenings: $35, $33, $31; matinee: $32, $30, $28. Also March 8, 2 p.m. & March 9, 2 & 8 p.m.

19 Pucci: Sport; Philadelphia premiere; Harold Prince Theater, 7:30 p.m.; $28. Through March 21. Also March 22 & 23, 8 p.m.


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Kelly Writers House

3805 Locust Walk. Info.: (215) 573-WRIT, or

2 Shrinkwrapped Magazine Group Reading; hosted by editor Brian Cope; 2-4 p.m.

4 Live at the Writers House: McSweeney's Roundtable; a one-hour word and music radio show taping; featuring authors Neal Pollack and Amy Fusselman and musical guest Ted Casterline's Ninja Academy; 8 p.m.; airs on WXPN, 88.5 FM. Also March 10, 11 p.m.

6 Reading by Eileen Myles; former director of the St. Marks Poetry Project; 6 p.m. (Creative Writing Department).

19 Local Spotlight Series #3; featuring poet and a compositionist Eli Goldblatt, Temple University and poet Chris McCreary co-editor of ixnay press. 7 p.m.

20 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; an open mic performance night. 8 p.m.

23 Laughing Hermit Reading Series; presents poet Lia Purpura, College, Baltimore and poet and non-fiction writer Moira Burns; 4 p.m.

25 John Ashbery Reading; author of over twenty books of poetry; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP: Webcast to follow at 10:30 p.m. Also March 26 (Writers House Fellows).

27 Trevor Winkfield and Bill Berkson; conversation between NYC poet and art critic Bill Berkson and British painter Trevor Winkfield; 4:30 p.m. (Writers House Poets & Painter Series; GSFA; Creative Writing Program).

28 Poet Gerald Stern; reads from his work; 5 p.m. (Writers House; Creative Writing Program).

Penn Bookstore

4 Marjorie Brodie and Pamela J. Holland, authors of Help! Was That a Career Limiting Move?; noon.

5 Kenwyn Smith, author of Manna: In the Wilderness of AIDS Ten Lessons in Abundance; noon.

6 Gordon S. Wood, author of The American Revolution: A History; noon.

7 Peter Rock, author of The Ambidextrist; 7 p.m.

18 Jennifer F. Abadi, author of A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma Fritzie's Kitchen; noon.

29 Peter Kandel and Stewart Kandel, authors of Get Dates Without Drinking: The Love Doctors' Manual.


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7 The 15th Annual Women of Color Day; Perelman Quandrangle; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info.: (215) 898-0104, (Women of Color Day Planning Committee).

13 Irish Dinner Buffet; 5:30-8 p.m.; Faculty Club, Inn at Penn; $24/person. Info./reservations: (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).

23 43rd Annual Global Gala: Israel, Land of Ancient and Modern Wonders; black tie; cocktails, dinner, dancing, entertainment and silent auction; 7 p.m.; International House. $250/contributor; $350/patron for peace. Reservations required: (215) 895-6531(International House).


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Tickets for basketball games: $18/side court & lower end court; $12/upper end court; $6/seniors & children; $6 w/ PENNCard. Info/tickets: (215) 898-6151 or

1 (W) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

2 (W) Softball vs. Fordham; noon.

(M) Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame; 1 p.m.

(W) Basketball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

Gymnastics vs. West Chester; 1 p.m.

3 (W) Softball vs. Wagner; noon.

6 (W) Lacrosse vs. Lafayette; 4 p.m.

5 (M) Basketball vs Princeton; 8 p.m.

8 (M) Tennis vs Army; 2 p.m.

20 (W) Lacrosse vs. Temple; 4 p.m.

Intramural and Club Sports

For information on Intramural and Club Sports, visit or call (215) 898-6100.


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Public Ice Skating: Mon. and Wed.: 1:15-3:15 p.m.; Tues.: noon-2 p.m.; Thurs.: noon-2 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.; Fri.: 8-10 p.m. & midnight-2 a.m.; Sat.: 8-10 p.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., & midnight-2 a.m.; Sun.: 12:30-2:30 p.m.; Class of 1923 Ice Rink: $6 general admission; $4.50 w/ PENNcard. $1 off admission Mon./ Tues. 1:15-3:15 p.m., & Wed./Thurs. noon-2 p.m. Skate rental $2 per session (Class of 1923 Ice Rink).

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday; Newman Center; 1st class free; $4.50/class, $3.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton, (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

3 Middle Eastern Dance Workshop with Habiba; in conjunction with Simon Shaheen concert; 2-4 p.m.; International House. Info.: (215) 895-6545 or www. See Music (I-House).

7 Penn Knitters; noon-1:30 p.m.; The ARCH. Also March 20, suite 1B South, 3624 Market St. (Penn Knitters).

11 Practical Workshops for Homeowners: Landscaping; 6-8 p.m. registration: $10; $5/ UCHS members; 3940 Chestnut St.; (215)-243-0555 ext. 229 or

21 Coffee Hours: Fashion in the Arab World; 7 p.m.; TV Lounge, Gregory House. Also March 28 (Middle East Ctr.).

22 Calligraphy Demonstration and Gallery Presentation; Fuskushima Keido, visiting Zen master; noon; University Museum (East Asian Studies; Museum).

Kitchenaid® the Book and Cook Event: Beer Dinner and Tasting with Michael Jackson; 6:30 p.m.; University Museum; $85; $75/ members. Info./registration: (215) 898-4890. Also March 23, at 1, 3:30 & 6 p.m. (Museum).

English Language Programs

All classes 6-8:30 p.m. in Bennett Hall and costs are $265, unless otherwise noted. Registration: $15/per academic year, non-refundable. Deadline: March 5. Info.: (215) 898-8681 or

11 TOEFL/TWE Preparation; 6-8:55 p.m.; $530. Through April 24.

12 Conversation Practice; for elementary level speakers. Through April 23.

14 Pronunciation Basics; for elementary level speakers. Through April 25.

Intermediate & Advanced speakers:

11 Written Communication Practice; Through April 22.

12 Conversational Interactions; Through April 23.

Pronunciation Improvement; Through April 23.

13 Language of Meetings. Through April 24.

14 Listening and Speaking with Confidence. Through April 25.

Vocabulary Expansion. Through April 25.

Kelly Writers House

Info.: (215) 573-WRIT, wh@english. or

1 Write On! Workshop; 3:15-5 p.m. Also March 22.

4 Penn & Pencil Club; writing workshop for faculty & staff; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 202.

The Hollywood Club; 8 p.m.; rm. 202. Also March 18 & 25.

6 The Fish Writing Group; 7-8 p.m.; rm. 202.

Manuck!Manuck!; a group that meets every other Wednesday throughout the semester to share and discuss fiction written by its members; 7:30 p.m.; rm. 209. Also March 27, rm. 202.

7 The Modernist Group; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; rm. 202. Also March 18, 21 & 28.

8 Suppose an Eyes; a poetry working group; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 209. Also March 29.

19 Nonfiction Writers Workshop; for non-fiction writers who have been published or are serious about trying; 5:30-7 p.m.; rm. 202.

Where's the Romance?: West Philly women's reading group; 7-8:30 p.m.; rm. 209.

20 Lacan Study Group; 6:30-8 p.m.; rm. 209; info.:

The Film Advisory Board; 8 p.m.; rm. 202.

21 Preceptorial on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter; with Jennifer Snead; 7-8:30 p.m.; rm. 209.

Morris Arboretum

Info./registration: (215) 247-5777, ext. 125 or

2 Wearable Art: The Richness of Guatemalan Textiles; includes weaving demonstration; 10 a.m.; $20; $18/members.

Growing Medicinal Herbs; learn which herbs grow best in this area; where to purchase seeds, plants, and live roots; when and how to harvest these plants; and how to store herbs for future use; 10 a.m.-noon; $22; $20/ members.

Preserving Your Precious Textiles; participants welcome to bring a piece to instructor for recommendations; 1 p.m.; $20; $18/members.

3 Landscaping Drawing with Colored Pencils; learn to simplify forms and colors found in the landscape with techniques designed specifically for use with colored pencils; 10:30 a.m.; $132; $120/members. Also March 10 & 17.

Building a Bluebird House; learn about bluebirds while building a birdhouse; 1 p.m.; $17/ per family; $14.50/per family (members).

6 Planning Design for the Home Landscape; site analysis; developing functional diagrams; setting landscape priorities; color, form & texture; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $110; $100/members. Also March 13, 20 & 27 and April 6, 10-noon.

10 The Pleasures of the Garden for All Seasons; learn how to bring your garden out of the doldrums and enhance it with both bold and subtle effects; dessert to follow. 1-3 p.m.; $27; $25/members.

11 The Well-Mannered Perennial Garden; learn which plants need to be pinched back and when this should be done; which perennials tend to run aggressively through the garden and what to do to stop them; what plants are best suited for hot, humid summers; 7:30-9 p.m.; $17; $15/members.

12 Pruning: What the Homeowner Needs to Know; learn techniques for creating attractive hedges; methods for reducing overgrown shrubbery; bring hand pruners and a small pruning saw; 7-9 p.m.; $50; $45/members. Also March 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

16 Adding Bees to Your Garden: A Basic Course; discover the rewards of adding a hive to your yard; 10 a.m.; $22; $20/members.

Drawing from Nature for the Reluctant Beginner--Part 1; students learn how to draw natural objects; for parents and children (8yrs. & older); 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $70; $63/members. Also March 23 & 30.

Drawing from Nature for the Reluctant Beginner--Part 2; for students w/ previous drawing experience; 1-3 p.m. $70; $63/members. Also March 23 & 30.

19 Starting from Scratch: Basic Perennials for the Sunny Garden; 7-9 p.m.; $44; $40/members. Also March 23, 10 a.m.- noon.

Gardening Fundamentals; $10 instructional fee payable at the first session. 10 a.m.- noon; $132; $120/members. Six Tuesdays through April 23.

20 Broad-Leaved Evergreens: Enhancing Your Winter Garden; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m; $55; $50/members. Also March 27.

21 Gardening for Fitness: An Added Benefit; 7-8:30 p.m.; $17; $15/members.

26 Professional Floral Design; includes all flowers, containers, supplies and use of professional tools; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $180; $160/members. Four Tuesdays, through April 16.

29 Floral Jelly Bean Bunny Vase; craft class that teaches how to make a vase with creative materials; 10 a.m.; $26; $24/members.


  March Extras

Office of Community Housing

Enhanced Guaranteed Mortgage Program; 4046 Walnut St., unless otherwise noted. Info./registration:

6 Community Housing 101; 5:30 p.m.

13 Homeowner's Insurance; noon-1 p.m. & 1-2 p.m.; rm. 720, Franklin Bldg.

14 Homeowner's Insurance; noon-1 p.m. & 1-2 p.m.

21 Home Inspections; noon-1 p.m. & 1-2 p.m.

Programs in Learning & Education

Suite 1-B South, 3624 Market St., unless otherwise noted. Info./registration:

5 Moving Ahead: Breaking Destructive Behavior Patterns at Work -- Yours and the People You Work With; understand the psychological underpinnings of negative behavior patterns and find tools to overcome them. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Also March 6.

12 Professional Development Program; learn about the new market-driven workplace and define their career and their market. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Also March 13.

14 Brown Bag Matinee: Discussing Performance; video on how to improve the quality of performance discussions between you and your managers; noon-1 p.m.

19 A Conversation with Jack Welch; live satellite broadcast with Jack Welch, CEO of GE. A copy of his book, Jack. Straight from the Gut, will be raffled at the end of the program; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Building.

20 The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE); interactive theatrical experience designed to foster a respectful and productive workplace; 9-11:30 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

Quality of Worklife Workshops


7 Legal Issues for Older Relatives; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; rm. 223, Houston Hall.

21 Personality Styles: Identifying Yours and Working Theirs; rm. 223, Houston Hall.


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Friday, March 1

New and Molecular Techniques in the Laboratory Animal Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory; Susan Hill, Merck Research Laboratories; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

Gene Transfer into Rat and Dog Retina Using rAAV and Pseudotyped Lentiviral Vectors; Fabienne Rolling, Laboratoire de Therapie Genique; noon; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Human Gene Therapy [IHGT]).

The Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on the Genitourinary Tract: Experimental Model; Jamshid Latipour, Yale Medicine; 3:30 p.m.; Hirst Auditorium, HUP (Urology).

Monday, March 4

Regulating Solid State Diffusion in Semiconductor Processing--with a Humanist Touch; Edmund G. Seebauer, Univ. of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

The Deoband School, Wahhabis, and the Rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan; Senzil Nawid, University of Arizona; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B-26, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center; SARS).

Stanley Whitney; painter; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Tuesday, March 5

Tumor Targeting by Engineered Antibiotics; Louis Weiner, Fox Chase Cancer Center; noon; Vagelos Research Laboratories (IME).

Middle East Cultural Series: M.A. Taha: The Poet of Nazareth; Taha M. Ali, Israeli-Arab poet; 4:30 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk (Jewish Studies; Middle East Center).

Wednesday, March 6

Molecular Basis of Nongenomic Estrogen Action; Philip Shaul, University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health [CRRWH]).

The Purpose of Psychological Evaluations in Making Transplant Decisions; Nataliya Zelikovsky, CHOP; noon; rm. 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Kodak Moments, Flashbulb Memories Reflections; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett; 3 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Graduate Program in Folklore & Folklife; Fund to Encourage Women of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women).

George Dana Boardman Lecture: Christianity & Violence; Miroslov Volf, Yale Divinity School; 4 p.m.; Terrace Rm., Logan Hall (Religious Studies).

Measles and the Immune Response; Diane Griffin, Johns Hopkins University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar Institute).

  That Relentless Whirligig: What Physics Tells us about Time; Hans Christian von Baeyer, College of William and Mary; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk. RSVP: (215) 573-8280 or (Penn Humanities Forum).

Panel Discussion on Religions & Violence; Miroslov Volf, Yale Divinity School; respondents: Shaul Magid, Jewish Theological Seminary; Gyanendra Pandey, J.H.U.; Michael Sells, Haverford College; 7:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Religious Studies).

Thursday, March 7

Cerebral Bases of the Number Sense in the Parietal Lobe; Stanislas Dehaene, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, Orsay, France; noon; rm. G-17, Logan Hall (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Fourth Annual Benjamin & Anne A. Pinkel Endowed Lecture on Mind/Brain Paradigms).

Environmental Issues in Minority Neighborhoods; Reggie Harris & James Thompson, EPA; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Gross-man Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies [IES]).

Holocaust Art and the Third Reich; Rebecca Rovit, theater historian; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History; Walter H. Annenberg Lecture Series).

Friday, March 8

Biosafety in the Animal Research Laboratory; David Ruble, Merck and Company, Inc.; Harriet Izenberg, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

The Alexander Plate Found in Siberia and the East-West Contacts; Boris Marshak, Yale; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art)

Tuesday, March 12

Force-Sensing by the Cytoskeleton: Role of Tyrosine Phosphatases and Kinases; Michael Sheetz, Columbia University; noon; Vagelos Research Laboratories (IME).

Assyria After the Fall of Nineveh: A New Perspective from Tell Sheikh Hamad/Dur-Katlimmu, Syria; Hartmut Kühne, Free University, Berlin; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum; Info./registration: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).

Wednesday, March 13

Telomerase, Tumor Suppressors and Tumorigensis; Ronald Depinho, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Viral Transmission, Dissemination and Emergence of CXCR4 and CCR5-specific SHIVs in the Rhesus Macaque Model; Janet Harouse, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; noon-1 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research; Microbiology).

Thursday, March 14

Corporate Strategies for Managing Bioethical Issues; Christine Arakelian Ross, New Organon Group; noon; Suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Friday, March 15

Molecular Antibody Production: Molecular Techniques and Alternatives to Animal Use; Norman Peterson, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; 10 a.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

Monday, March 18

The African Presence in Latin America and its Cultures; Evalyne Laurent-Perrault, Haverford College; noon; Fireside Lounge, ARCH (La Casa Latina; African-American Resource Center).

Environmental Health in the Middle East: Water and Safety Issues; Osman Galal, UCLA; 4:30 p.m.; Room 251 BRB II/III (Middle East Center; Office of International Medical Programs).

Marcia Lloyd; painter; slide-lecture; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Tuesday, March 19

Hypoxic Regulation of Development and Tumor Angiogenesis; Celeste Simon, Cell and Developmental Biology; noon; Vagelos Research Laboratories (IME).

Spring Symposium & Kroc Lecture; Gerald Shulman, Yale University; noon; Auditorium, BRB II/III; info: (215) 898-4365; (The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive & Kidney Disease; The Kroc Foundation).

L'Influence d'Etienne-JulesMary sur l'Art aux XIXème et XXème Siecles; Guigione Rolland; dejeuner causerie; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 118, Williams Hall (French Institute).

Medical Genetics: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?; Reed E. Pyeritz, Medicine and Genetics; noon; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

History Lessons, Bin Laden, 1492 and the Tragedy of Andalucia; Patricia Seed, MIT; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, 5th fl., Williams Hall (Middle East Center; Latin American Cultures).

Probabilistic and Algebraic Methods in Discrete Mathematics; 4-day series; Noga Alon, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University; 4 p.m.; rm. A-6, David Rittenhouse Laboratory. Through March 22 (Mathematics Rademacher Lecture).

Wednesday, March 20

God and the Dinosaurs; Peter Dodson, Veterinary Medicine; 8:30 a.m.; African Room, International House (International House).

Abnormal Utero-Placental Morphology in Cloned Pregnancies; Jonathan Hill, Cornell; noon; 252 BRB II/III (CRRWH).

The Mre11 Complex: Linking DNA Recombination and Replication to the Suppression of Malignancy; John Petrini, University of Wisconsin; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

  Scientific Time and Temporal Experience: The Pragmatist's Search for a Synthesis; Sandra Rosenthal, Loyala University, New Orleans; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk. RSVP: (215) 573-8280 or (Penn Humanities Forum).

Thursday, March 21

Brownfield Remediation: Neighborhood Transformation and a Recentering of Urban Development Procedures; John Keene, city & regional planning; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (IES).

Landscape of Hope & Despair: Place & Identity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp; Julie Peteet, University of Louisville; 4:30 p.m.; 639 Williams Hall (Middle East Center).

Changing the Dialogue on Discrimination Cases; Kenji Yoshino, Yale Law; 7-9 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (GIC).

Antibody-Mediated Neutralization of HIV-1; David Montefiori, Ph.D., Research Professor, Duke Medical Center; 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research).

Friday, March 22

Cats as Research Models; Pierre Conti, Bristol-Myers Squibb; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (HUP).

The Unexecuted Masterwork in Cellini's ‘Vita'; Victoria Gardener Coates, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Borges: The Time Machine/La Maquina del Tiempo; Nicolas Shumway, University of Texas; 6 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Libraries).

Saturday, March 23

...And the World Will be Tlôn: a panel discussion on Jorge Luis Borges; Carlos Alonso, Roger Chartier, and Reinaldo Laddaga, romance languages; and Jean-Michel Rabaté, English; Nicolás Shumway, University of Texas; Osvaldo Romberg, University of the Arts; 2 p.m.; Class of '55 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Libraries; Romance Languages; Latin American Cultures Program).

Monday, March 25

Addressing Our Energy Future; Mark T. Holtzapple, Texas A&M; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

Adriaan Van Stolk; sculptor; slide lecture; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Tuesday, March 26

An Evening with Maya Angelou; poet and author; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $10; $5/PENNCard; tickets: on sale on Locust Walk starting March 19 (SPEC; Connaissance).

Wednesday, March 27

Working Toward an AIDS Vaccine; Harriet Robinson, Yerkes Regional Primate Research Ctr. Emory; noon-1 p.m. Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research).

CD4 Cell Dysfunction in HIV Disease; Michael Lederman, Case Western Reserve University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

The Time of the Arabs: The Temporal Peregrinations of Modern Arab Thought; Joseph Massad, Columbia University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B-26, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).

Trevor Winkfield, painter; slide lecture; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Thursday, March 28

Genre Sexue/Genre Litteraire; Christine Plante, Université Lumiére Lyon 2; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 543, Williams Hall (French Institute).

Sports & Culture in the Middle East; Houchang Chehabi, Boston University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Middle East Center; History; Walter H. Annenberg Lecture Series).

Friday, March 29

Quick-Time Images; Ruth Iskin, Penn Humanities Mellon Fellow, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room 201, Jaffe Bldg (History of Art).



  March Extras

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 24, February 26, 2002


February 26, 2002
Volume 48 Number 24

Penn takes the lead in the Ivy League and appoints a Chief Privacy Officer.
Two Penn mathematicians become Carey Term Chairs.
Community Service is recognized and appreciated with awards to some of the many volunteers from "town and gown."
Establishing design guidelines for future campus buildings to retain Penn's character.
Balancing banners and beauty.
More from Government Affairs.
March AT PENN Calendar