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Peter Serkin, a renowned classical pianist, will perform March 22 at Irvine Auditorium. Rush tickets ($39; $29; $19 ) for faculty and staff, are available at the Annenberg Center Box Office (215) 898-3900.


21 Trustees Meetings: Inn at Penn. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Budget and Finance Committee; 3:15-3:45 p.m., Executive Committee.


24 Works by Emerging Composers; Kevin Kelly, Lona Kozik, Ann Lathan Kerzner, Penn Composers Guild; 8 p.m.; Curtis Institute of Music (Music).


QPENN Week: March 19-26

Events are free except as noted and open to the public. Info.: (215) 898-5044 or

19 Lesbian and Gay Taxonomies; Alan Sinfield, University of Sussex, U.K.; 7:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Lesbian Gay Academic Union).

20 Kickoff Rally; 12:30 p.m.; College Green.

20 Artfully Queer; student artwork with the work of transgender photographer Loren Cameron. Opening reception: 4-7 p.m.; Fox Art Gallery, Logan Hall. Through March 27 (PennGALA).

20 Queer 101; a workshop; 7 p.m.; rm. G-16, Green Room, Irvine Auditorium (ALLIES).

20 How to be an Ally; 8 p.m.; rm. G-16, Green Room, Irvine Auditorium (ALLIES).

21 Alba Martinez on Her Work as an Openly Lesbian Latina Woman in Social Services; Alba Martinez, DHS commissioner; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg Center (QSWAP; La Casa Latina; Civic House; Latino Social Workers at Penn; LGBT Center; Seeking Common Ground; Women in Social Work).

21 Sexuality & the Law; Kenji Yoshino, Yale Law; 7 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (GIC; Lambda Law).

22 Mohan Sikka Performance; Sikka, a writer and performer; 4 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, ARCH (Student Performing Arts; PAACH; Asian American Studies; GIC; PAC).

22 Grad Mixer; party; 7:30 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, ARCH (Lambda Grads; LGBPM; Out for Business).

22 Plasma Dance Party; includes a performance by Penn's Strictly Funk dance troupe and a Drag Show; 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; ARCH Auditorium, ARCH; $5 (QSA).

23 Community Service Event; a service project at the William Way LGBT Community Center in Center City; 10:30 a.m.; meet at Civic House.

23 Open Mic Night; featuring singer/songwriter Doria Roberts; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

24 Seeking Queer Spiritual Community: A QPenn Gayborhood Discussion; 1 p.m.; Religious Activities Common, lower level, Graduate Student Center (Christian Association; Office of the Chaplain).

24 Oscar Party; 7 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (SPEC).

25 Keynote Speakers: Sophia Pasquis & Danny Roberts; Danny Roberts from MTV's Real World and Sophia Pasquis from MTV's Road Rules. Katherine Sender, professor of communications at the University of the Arts, will moderate. 7:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $5; $3/with PENNCard.

26 Breaching Boundaries: Writing About Taboos; Anndee Hochman, writer, reads and conducts a workshop; 3 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Harrison College House (English Dept.; Women's Studies; Harrison College House).

26 PEARL Dinner; socialize with queer women and their allies; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Women's Center (PEARL).

26 D-Lo; queer Sri Lankan hip-hop artist and activist performs; 8 p.m.; Houston Hall (PEARL).

20 Minutes On...

Penn professors will speak about their research in LGBT-related topics. Noon, Bistro, Houston Hall.

21 Title TBA; Toni Esposito, Spanish Language Program

22 Criminal to Consumer in 50 Years; Larry Gross, Communications.

25 Heteronormativity and the Rise of American Mass Culture; Kathy Peiss, History.

26 Exploring the Intersections between Race and Sexual Orientation, and the Psychological Well Being of Racial Sexual Minorities; Larry Icard, Social Work.



21 Fox Leadership Forum--Faith in the City: How Mayors and Ministers are Repairing Urban America; with Philadelphia Mayor John Street; John DiIulio, political science; W. Wilson Goode, former Mayor, Philadelphia; Anthony Williams, Mayor, Washington, D.C.; Rev. Eugene Rivers, Azusa Christian Community, Boston; Stephen Goldsmith, former Mayor, Indianapolis; Martin O'Mally, Mayor, Baltimore; Henry Olsen, Manhattan Institute Center for Civic Innovations; 9 a.m.-noon; Irvine Auditorium (Fox Leadership Forum).

21 The Internet Tidal Wave…Is It Inevitable?; Vint Cerf, co-designer of TCP/IP protocols; and Dave Farber, CIS and EE; 4:30 p.m., Heilmeyer Hall,Towne Building (SEAS, ISC).

21 Why Does the American Constitution Lack Social and Economic Guarantees? Cass Sunstein, University of Chicago Law School; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Goldstone Forum; SAS; Law School).

21 Sober for Good; Anne M. Fletcher, author; 7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Office of Health Education; DART; SPEC--Connaissance).

Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is each Monday for the following week’s issue. The deadline for the May At Penn calendar is April 16. For more information about submitting event information see

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 26, March 19, 2002


March 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 26

Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing will become Georgetown's next Provost.
Penn Medicine is getting one of the largest gifts ever to a university hospital: a $100 million endowment from Philadelphia Health Care Trust.
The Center for Folklore and Ethnography honors its first director at a symposium this week.
Last call for volunteers for University Council committees for 2002-2003.
Military Leave Policy revisions clarify benefits for those serving their country.
Health care and Dependent Care Pre-tax Expense Accounts: restrictions, tax implications and special limits for dependent care.