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A Pilobolus Premiere Performance in Philadelphia

From May 16-18, audiences have the chance to see Pilobolus Dance Theatreperform a new work commissioned for the 2002 Winter Olympics. See On Stage.


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ACADEMIC CALENDAR

3 Final Exams End.

11 Alumni Day.

12 Baccalaureate.

13 Commencement.

20 12-Week Evening Session Classes Begin.

27 Memorial Day. No Classes.

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CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

1 18th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival; $10/first show; $6/same number of tickets bought for each additional show. Through May 5. See below (Penn Presents).

4 David Rogers' Big Bugs: Make a Butterfly; all ages; learn how to attract these enchanting creatures to your garden; make a butterfly finger puppet; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

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CONFERENCES

3 Symposium on Excellence in Teaching; in honor of the retirement of Prof. Harold Bershady; Victor Lidz, Allegheny University of the Health Services; James Primosch, music; Robin Wagner-Pacifici, Swarthmore College; Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, physics; Thomas Childers, history; James Abbott, Rowan State University; Cary Mazer, English; Emerita Renee Fox, sociology; 10 a.m.; Terrace Rm., Logan Hall. Info.: emorawsk@sas.upenn.edu (Sociology)

16 15th Annual Poster Session on Aging; David Schlessinger, National Institute on Aging; David Casarett, Institute on Aging; Brad Johnson, pathology & laboratory medicine; and Ann Slaughter, Dental Medicine; 1-6 p.m.; Houston Hall (Institute on Aging).

17 128th Anniversary Meeting; Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study and Corneal Thickness and IOP; Michael Kass, Washington University School of Medicine; Turning an Eye Blind: Mishaps in Medical Practice, Parts I and II; Jonathan Trobe, University of Michigan; Assessment of Orbital Disorders Using Ultrasound and Ultrasound in Ocular Trauma; Sandra Byrne, Mars Hill College; Scheie Eye Institute Auditorium, lower level. Through May 18 (Ophthalmology).

24 Center for AIDS Research: 4th Annual Retreat and Poster Session; Scott Hammer, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center; Gary Nabel, NIH; Jean Boyer, medicine; Steve Gluckman, medicine; John Jemmott, communications; Carl June, medicine; Dennis Kolson, medicine; David Metzger, medicine; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III. Registration: www.med.upenn.edu/aids/retreat (Center for AIDS Research).

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EXHIBITS

Admission Donations and Hours

  • Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 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.
  • Graduate Student Center: Mon.-Fri, 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. www.icaphila.org
  • Kamin Gallery, 1st fl, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.
  • Kroiz Gallery, Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Meyerson Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m
  • Rosenwald Gallery, 6th fl, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.
  • 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.

Upcoming

2 Photographic Explorations: A Century of Images in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania Museum; exhibition provides a visual journey through the archaeological and ethnographic landscape covered by the Museum's 110 years of research around the world; 50 black-and-white photographs from the expedition images in the Museum's Archives, including images from famous expeditions. 1st fl., Sharpe Gallery, University Museum. See Special Events. Through December.

3 All GSFA Awards Show; Meyerson Hall Gallery. Through May 13.

6 Undergraduate Architecture Senior Exhibition; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through May 13 (Architecture).

6 Penn Printmakers Folio Exhibition; student exhibit; Burrison Art Gallery. Through May 31.

10 Fine Arts Senior Graduation Show; Charles Addams Gallery. Through May 12.

11 Annual Senior Art Show Opening Reception; 4 p.m.; Kelly Writers House.

11 ICA Presents: Charles Ledray, Sculpture 1989-2002; comprehensive exhibition of recent works will feature approximately 30 pieces created since 1989; sculpture notable for its range of scale and wide variety of materials (bone, fabric, and porcelain); preview reception: May 10, 6-8 p.m.; ICA. Through July 14..

11 Space 1026: Scratch off the Serial; site-specific installation; graphic & diverse work of 18 Philadelphians; inspired by graffiti, fantasy and adolescent notebook art, folk art, cartoons, extreme sports, and media-generated imagery; preview reception: projet MOBILIVRE- BOOKMOBILE will preview its 2002 tour of artist books and zines, May 10, 6-8 p.m.; ICA. Through July 14.

11 Off the Wall: Current Work by Robinson Fredenthal; known for monumental public sculpture, such as "Black Forest"; 1000+ geometric models on display; opening reception: 5-7 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-8323. Kroiz Gallery, Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library. Through September 30 (Architectural Archives).

15 Exhibition by Shigeo Kuroki; visiting artist, Fine Arts; opening reception: 5-7 p.m. Charles Addams Gallery.

16 Recent Paintings by T.L. Solien; University of Wisconsin, Madison; contemporary figurative paintings; opening reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through June 29 (Klein Gallery; The Print Center).

Now

Borges: The Time Machine/ La Maquina del Tiempo; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 17.

You go first; wall painting by Arturo Herrera; ramp corridor connecting the 1st & 2nd floors; ICA.

Modern Mongolia: Reclaiming Genghis Khan; cultural treasures from the National Museum of Mongolian History. 2nd fl., Dietrich Gallery, University Museum. Through June 1.

Leaving A Mark: Nineteenth-Century Prints from the Arthur Ross Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; print media of Cézanne, Delacroix, Gaugin, Manet, and Pissarro. Woodblock prints, etchings, & lithographs; Arthur Ross Gallery; Through June 9.

David Rogers' Big Bugs Lands; giant wood insect sculpture by sculptor David Rogers; Morris Arboretum; Through June 30.

Agents Wanted: Subscription Publishing in America; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 9.

From the Ground Up: Approaches to Architecture and Landscape Design; 100 master drawings and models including works by: Loius I. Kahn, Isamu Noguchi, Laurie Olin, Wesley Wei, Venturi Scott Brown & Assoc.; Kroiz Gallery, Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library. Through September 30 (Architectural Archives).

Closely Observed; Andrea Baldeck, fine art photographer; a selection of botanical imagery; Upper Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through October 20.

Ongoing

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 Gallery Tours

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

4 Ancient Egypt.
5 American Southwest.

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FILMS

International Cult Film Series

Five popular cult films, one show each night, 8 p.m.; International House. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis starting one hour before the show. See www.ihousephilly.org.

22 Peeping Tom
23 Viva la Muerte
24 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
25 La Brassiere
26 Love Affair, or, The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator

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FITNESS / LEARNING

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).

1 National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; suite 670, 3535 Market St. (Mood & Anxiety Disorders).

2 Penn Knitters Club; noon-1;30 p.m.; The ARCH. Also May 15, suite 1B South, 3624 Market (Penn Knitters).

30 Single Parents Assn. Meeting; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; GIC (Single Parents Assn.).

EHRS Training Seminars

Auditorium, BRB II/III. See www.ehrs.upenn.edu.

16 Intro. to Laboratory Safety at Penn (Chemical Hygiene Training); 9:30 a.m.

16 Intro. to Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; 11 a.m.

23 Laboratory Safety and Bloodborne Pathogens--Annual Update; 9:30 a.m.

English Language Programs

Online, Elementary, Intermediate & Advanced courses available. All courses 6-8:30 p.m. in Bennett Hall. Deadline: April 30. Registration: $15/ academic year, non-refundable. Costs/info.: (215) 898-8681.

Human Resources

Info./registration: www.hr.upenn.edu.

Financial Training

(Department of Finance).

6 BEN Buys-Requisition Only Refresher; 2-4 p.m.; 409 Franklin Bldg.
9 BEN Balances-GL Inquiry and Reporting Refresher; 2-4 p.m.; 409 Franklin Bldg.
16 Sponsored Programs: Project Management (Part 2); Research Services & Financial Training Staff; 10 a.m.-noon; location TBA.
23 Sponsored Programs: Award Acceptance and Account Set-up; Research Services & Financial Training Staff; 10 a.m.-noon; location TBA.
24 BEN Buys-Purchase Order Manager Refresher; 2-4 p.m.; 409 Franklin Bldg.

Quality of Worklife

2 Resolving Conflicts with Teens; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; basement level, G16, Irvine Auditorium.
6 Video Presentation: Healthy Eating for the Whole Family; noon-12:45 p.m.; rm. 103, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

Learning and Education

Suite 1B South, 3624 Market St., unless otherwise noted.

6 New Staff Orientation; newly hired staff members will be automatically pre-registered and will receive prior notification; 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Also May 20.
8 Procard; overview of University's procurement credit card program; Pat Baxter & Carol Brandt; 9:30-11 a.m.; 421A, 3401 Walnut St. Also May 15.
9 AMA's Negotiating to Win; Joe Reed, American Management Association; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Also May 10.
14 Brown Bag Matinee: Change and Leadership Featuring Tom Peters; videotaped presentation rescheduled from September; noon -1:30 p.m.
21 Professional Development Program; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Also May 22.
22 Satellite Broadcast: Coaching for Leadership with Marshall Goldsmith, leadership consultant; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan bldg.

Kelly Writers House

Info.: (215) 573-WRIT, wh@english.upenn.edu or www.english.upenn.edu/~wh/.

8 Fish Writing Group; 7-8 p.m.

8 Manuck!Manuck!; a group that shares and discusses fiction written by its members; 7:30 p.m.; rm. 209. Also May 22.

10 Suppose an Eyes; A poetry working group; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 209.

Morris Arboretum

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

2 Sunset Garden Walk; stroll the grounds in the beauty of a spring evening; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $15; $13.50/members.
4 Make a Butterfly; learn how to attract butterflies into the garden; 1-3 p.m.
5 Magical Migrating Monarchs; focus on unique habits of monarch butterflies; $10; $8/members.
7 Culinary Herb Primer; three session class to learn to grow and use culinary herbs; 10 a.m.-noon; $93; $75/members. Also May 14 & 21.
16 Healing Plants for Women's Health; learn how to enhance lifestyle with Chinese herbology; $22; $20/members.
18 Family Birding Class; stroll along Wissahickon Creek; bring binoculars and meet at intersection of Bells Mills & Forbidden drive; $10; $8/members.

18 Bees, Bees and More Bees Demonstration; watching bees inside a live observatory beehive; 1-2:30 p.m.;

18 Incredible Insects; learn about the habitats insects require and the role they play in the ecosystem; 1-3 p.m.; $10; $8/members.

Retirement Education Seminars

Ben Franklin Rm.(218), Houston Hall.

TIAA-CREF

7 New Faculty & Staff; overview of the University's Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan (TDR); 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

7 The New Tax Law and Your Retirement Plans: Economic Growth and Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act 2001; topics: major changes affecting retirement and education savings products; increased contribution limits; catch-up provisions for late savers; pension portability; tuition finance savings plans; and Education IRAs; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

14 Developing an Investment Strategy; key issues to consider when developing an investment strategy; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

14 Retirement Distribution Flexibilities; guidance on selecting the most suitable retirement distributions using a needs-based approach; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Vanguard Group

8 The Budget and Debt Management Workshop; topics: establishing a budget; assessing your financial worth; using and controlling credit; managing debt; saving & spending wisely; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

8Investments: The Basics; topics: understanding mutual funds; identifying goals and assessing your risk tolerance; setting asset allocation targets and staying on track; creating an investment plan; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

10 Investments: Beyond the Basics; topics: defining investment strategies, setting sub-asset allocation targets, selecting active and passive investments, evaluating mutual funds; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

10 Retirement Distribution Options; for ages 50 and over who are planning to retire; topics: distribution options, tax and beneficiary planning, and post-retirement investment options; 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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MEETINGS

22 A-3 General Assembly Meeting; noon; Bishop White Room, 2nd fl., Houston Hall.

28 PPSA Election Meeting; guest speaker: John Fry, Executive Vice President; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

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MUSIC

5 Tempest; a high energy band merging Irish jigs, Norwegian music, Scottish ballads; 7:30 p.m.; St. Mary's Church; $18; $15/advance. Also May 22, 8 p.m., Philadelphia Cathedral (Cherry Tree Music Co. Op.).

18 Spoken Hand, Spoken Word; Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra, with local poets; 8 p.m., International House; $20 (I-House; Children's Services, Inc.).

25 Benefit Concert for the Global Village; Jessye Norman, singer; music of Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, & Duke Ellington; 8 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral; tickets/ info.: (215) 386-0234 or (610) 580-6240 (The Global Village; Citizens Bank).

30 Strike Up the Band--36th Street Jazz is Back!; outdoor concerts by Apeggio Jazz and Music Ensemble; 5 -7 p.m.; 36th Street Plaza. Thursdays through August 29, except July 4 (Business Development).

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ON STAGE

16 Pilobolus Dance Theatre; performances include: Monkey and The White Bone, Symbiosis, and The Brass Ring; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets/ info.: (215) 898-3900 or www.PENNpresents.org. Also May 17, 8 p.m.; and May 18, 2 & 8 p.m. (Dance Affiliates; PENNpresents).

1 Mimi Schwartz; author of Thoughts from a Queen-sized Bed; 7 p.m.

2 Deirdre O'Connor and Lisa Borders; poet O'Connor and fiction writer Borders read & discuss works; 6 p.m.

4 David Dodd Lee and Sean Thomas Dougherty; readings presented as part of Laughing Hermit Reading Series; 4 p.m.

9 CAPA Student Reading; hosted by Lorene Cary; 4 p.m.

12 Live at the Writers House; spoken word & music radio show; 11 p.m.; WXPN.

Penn Bookstore

7 Thom Nickles; author of Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia; 7 p.m.

8 Kenneth Jedding; author of Real Life Notes: Reflection and Strategies for Life After Graduation; noon.

9 Marcus Stevens; author of The Curve of the World; noon

16 George Thomas; author of William L. Price, Arts and Crafts to Modern Design; 7 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

3 Penn Faculty and Staff Celebration of UPM's New Mainwaring Wing and Stoner Courtyard Garden; a lunch-time party; celebration includes: calypso music from the Steel Kings; complimentary cookies and lemonade; opportunity to chat with the building and landscape architects and builders; tour part of the new collections wing. University Museum. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. See Exhibits (Museum).

4 Free Public Celebration and Open House of UPM's New Mainwaring Wing and Stoner Courtyard Garden; festivities include live music by the Women's Sekere Ensemble on May 4 and the Steel Kings on May 5. University Museum. 2-4 p.m. See Exhibits. Also May 5 (Museum).

9 Let the Doors Be Opened; reopening of the Philadelphia Cathedral; Charles Bennison, Episcopal Bishop of PA; Roy Almquist, Bishop of Southeastern PA, Synod of the Lutheran Church.

9 Bacchanalia Garden Party; honor Bacchus, the Roman God of Wine; Stoner Garden, Museum; $30/door; $25/advance; 10/members; info: (215) 898-5093 (Young Friends of UPenn Museum).

Wednesday, May 1

  • HIV Budding and Assembly; Wes Sundquist, University of Utah; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Penn Center for AIDS Research, Microbiology).
  • The Social Situation of Black Workers in Organizations; Elijah Anderson, sociology; noon; Fireside Rm., ARCH (African-American Resource Center).
  • Chromatin Dynamics and the Regulation of Transcription by RNA Polymerase II; James Kadonaga, University of California, San Diego; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
  • Time's Potential: The Past, Present and Future of Aging; Jeffrey Kallberg, music; Christine Poggi, history of art; Susan Stewart, English; John Trojanowski, Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases; Neville Strumpf, Nursing; and Rosemary Stevens, history & sociology of science 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Humanities Forum).

Thursday, May 2

  • Photodynamic Therapy for Exudative AMD: a Practical Perspective; Jason Slakter, Columbia University; 7:45 a.m.; auditorium, lower level, Scheie Eye Institute [SEI] (Ophthalmology).
  • Anecortave Acetate for Exudative AMD: Results of a Clinical Trial and Application of a Digital Angiography Reading Center; Jason Slakter, Columbia University; noon; Thayer Conference Rm., 5th fl., SEI (Ophthalmology).
  • Lipid Rafts and Scaffold Proteins in T Cell Activation; Brian Seed, Harvard Medical School; noon; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg.; (Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics [BMB] Graduate Student Seminar Series).
  • The Role of Covalent Modifications of Histones and Factors in Gene Regulation; Shelly Berger, molecular genetics; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Friday, May 3

  • Public Attitudes about Genetics; Thomas Hoban, North Carolina State University; noon; Suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
Monday, May 6
  • Mechanical Analysis of Single Motor Molecules; Edgar Meyhofer, College of Engineering University of Michigan; 2 p.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute)
  • Understanding the Energy Landscape Associated with Transthyretin Amyloid Diseases and Manipulating it to Prevent Amyloidosis; Jeffrey Kelly, Scripps Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (BMB Grad. Student Seminar Series).

Tuesday, May 7

  • Mechanotranscriptional Coupling of the Cytoprotective Protein Filamin A; Christopher McCulloch, University of Toronto; noon, 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Labs (IME).

Wednesday, May 8

  • 3rd Annual Raffensperger Symposium; gastrointestinal case presentations; 1:25 -6 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease).
  • Histone Acetyltransferasas from Structure to Mechanism; Ronen Marmorstein, structural biology; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Thursday, May 9

  • T-Cells, Immuno-surveillance, and Skin Disease; Thomas Kupper, Harvard Medical School; 10 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research).
  • TBA; Arnauld Nicogossian, NASA; noon; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
  • 22nd Annual Molly & Sidney Zubrow Award Program--Stemming the Tide: Ethical Issues in Cloning and Stem Cell Research; recipient and speaker: Arthur Caplan, bioethics; 5 p.m.; Zubrow Auditorium, PA Hospital. Reception: 6 p.m., Great Court, 1st fl., Pine Bldg. Info.: (215) 829-5167 (Pennsylvania Hospital).

Tuesday, May 14

  • Integrins and Rho Family GTPases in Mechanotransduction; Martin Schwartz, The Scripps Research Institute; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Labs (IME).

Wednesday, May 15

  • The Physician-pharmaceutical Industry Relationship; Robert Goodman, University College of Physicians and Surgeons; noon; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).
  • Novel DNA Vaccines for Colon and Lung Adenocarcinoma; Ralph Reisfeld, The Scripps Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Thursday, May 16

  • What You See is What You Get?… It Ain't Necessarily So; Morton Smith, Washington University; 8-9 a.m.; auditorium, lower level, SEI (Ophthalmology Louis Karp Lecture).
  • SH3 Domain Proteomics and Automation of Yeast Genetics; Charles Boone, Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto; 2 p.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
  • Cell Regulation by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System; Mark Hochstrasser, Yale University School of Medicine; 4 p.m.; Class of ‘62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (BMB Grad. Student Seminar).

Tuesday, May 21

  • Approaches to Tissue Engineering of Cartilage and Adipose Tissue; Torsten Blunk, University of Regensburg; noon; 2nd fl. conference rm., Vagelos Research Labs (IME; Bioengineering).

Thursday, May 23

  • Focal Arteriolar Narrowing of Retinal Vessels (FANs) in Glaucoma; Jody Piltz- Seymour, ophthalmology; 7:45 a.m.; auditorium, lower level, SEI (Ophthalmology).
  • Alternative Prime-boost Strategies for HIV Vaccines; Gary Nabel, NIH; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
  • VesicleTraffic and Organelle Inheritance; Susan Ferr-Novick, Yale University School of Medicine; 4 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg (BMB Graduate Student Seminar Series).

Thursday, May 30

  • Applying Data to the Care of Patients with Glaucoma and Diabetes; Paul Lee, Duke University; 7:45 a.m.; auditorium, lower level, SEI (Ophthalmology).
  • Variability in Delivering Eye Care and Measuring the Quality of Eye Care; Paul Lee, Duke University; noon; Thayer Conf. Rm., 5th fl., SEI (Ophthalmology).

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The Philadelphia International
Children's Festival

For details see www.pennpresents.org.
May 1-5

This year over a dozen performing artists entertain children ages 4 and up at six venues. Tickets are $10/first show; $6 for same number of tickets bought for each additional show. Call (215) 898-3900 or visit www.pennpresents.org for more information


Annenberg Center


Harold Prince Theatre

Catherine Wheels: Martha: tale of a recluse & her relationship with a goose.

May 1 10 a.m.

May 2 noon.

May 3 10 a.m.

May 4 noon & 4 p.m.

May 5 noon & 4 p.m.

 

Travelling Light Theatre: Walking the Tightrope play with live music about a six year old child dealing with the loss of her grandmother.

May 1 noon.

May 2 10 a.m.

May 3 noon.

May 4 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

May 5 2 p.m.


Space 221

Matthias Kuchta--Lille Kartofler Figurentheater: Snow White with life size textile puppets.

May 1 noon.

May 2 10 a.m.

May 3 noon.

May 4 noon & 2 p.m.

May 5 noon & 4 p.m.


Studio Theatre

The Cashore Marionettes: touching portrayals & scenes from everyday life.

May 1 10 a.m.

May 2 noon.

May 3 10 a.m.

May 4 noon & 2 p.m.

May 5 noon & 2 p.m.


Zellerbach Theatre

May 1 Opening Night; variety performances; hosted by NBC 10's Renee Chenault-Fattah. 7 p.m.

May 3 "Kids Corner" with Kathy O'Connell, Live!; WXPN 88.5 FM broadcasts "Kids Corner" live; 7 p.m.

Smythe & Saucier: Circo Comedia:
Smythe, clown & Saucier, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat & magician.

May 1 10 a.m.

May 2 noon.

May 3 10 a.m.

May 4 10 a.m. & noon.

The Drummers of Brazza: group from Congo performs traditional songs & acrobatic dances to contemporary jazz, hip-hop & rap music.

May 1 noon

May 2 10 a.m.

May 3 noon

May 5 2 p.m.

 

Tomás Kubínek: acrobat & magician performing tricks & stunts.

May 4 4 p.m.

May 5 noon & 4 p.m.


International House

Tom Chapin: Grammy nominated folk singer & guitarist.

May 1 10 a.m.

May 2 noon.

May 3 10 a.m.

May 4 noon & 4 p.m.

May 5 noon & 2 p.m.


Iron Gate Theatre

Matthew & Stephen:
play about friendship between two boys & how they learn to share their fears & hopes.

May 1 10 a.m.

May 2 noon.

May 3 10 a.m.

May 4 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

May 5 2 & 4 p.m.


Outdoor Plaza, Annenberg Center

StageWorks: local artists The Give and Take Jugglers (pictured here), musical duo Ernie and Neal, storyteller Cynthia Jones and more; May 1-3, 11 a.m-noon. May 4, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and May 5, noon-4:30 p.m. Free.

PlayWorks: professional and international crafters assisting children in creating paintings, baskets, puppets, instruments & more; May 1-3, 10 a.m-2 p.m.; and May 4 & 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free w/ show ticket stub


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ALUMNI WEEKEND:
CLASSES WITHOUT QUIZZES

The Penn community is invited to enjoy these timely and relevant programs designed to feed the intellectual appetite...without the exams, of course! To register, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2002/.

Friday, May 10

  • My Pet Has Changed: Understanding Aging- Related Behavior Changes in Dogs and Cats; Ilana R. Reisner, Behavioral Medicine & Behavior Clinic, VHUP; 2- 3 p.m.; Golkin Rm., Houston Hall.
  • Toward Health Equity; panel discussion on impact of healthcare industry on consumers & health profession. 3- 4:30 p.m.; rm. 351, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics [LDI]).
  • The Pennsylvania Gazette Centennial: 1902-2002; Editor John Prendergast and panelists discuss the magazine's first century; chance to win a Gazette Centennial stainless-steel travel mug. 3:30-5 p.m.; Kelly Writers House.
  • Executive Education: Market-driven Strategies for Today's Economy; Yoram (Jerry) Wind, marketing, SEI Ctr. for Advanced Studies in Management; 4 -5:30 p.m.; rm. 351 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

Saturday, May 11

  • Penn and West Philadelphia: Partners for a Renewed Community; Ira Harkavy, Center for Community Partnerships (CCP), leads discussion; 8:30-10 a.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (CCP).
  • Children's Lit: New Versions of Old Tales--A Provocative, Updated Spin on Classic Fairy Tales; Lawrence Sipe, Education; all-ages; 9-11 a.m.; rm. 203, Graduate School of Education.
  • Wharton Executive Education Lecture; speaker TBA. 9-11 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Ctr. Info.: (215) 898-8478.
  • Afghanistan: A Cultural Briefing; Brian J. Spooner, anthropology and Curator of Near Eastern Ethnology; 9:30-11 a.m.; Nevil Classroom, 2nd fl., University Museum.
  • Getting Work: The Changing Dynamics of the Job Market; Walter Licht, history; Continental breakfast will be served; 9:30-11 a.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall (Career Services).
  • How Law Will Win the War; panel discussion; moderator: Michael A. Fitts, Law; 9:30-11 a.m.; rm. 240 B, Silverman Hall (Law School).
  • Executive Education: Leading Up: Learning to Lead a Boss and Building a Culture of Upward Leadership; Michael Useem, Wharton, consultant and author of Leading Up: Learning to Lead Your Boss so You Both Win; 9:30 - 11 a.m.; rm. 351 Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.
  • Penn Nursing: Moving Forward in the Global Community; Afaf I. Meleis, Nursing; discussion to follow. 10-11 a.m.; auditorium, Nursing Education Building.
  • Toys Are Us: The Unique Impact of Bioengineering; Daniel K. Bogen, bioengineering, PennToys Pogram; and Roger A. Shiffman, Tiger Electronics; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 100, Heilmeier Hall, Towne Bldg.
  • Secrets of Computer Animation; Joshua Mosley, Animation and Digital Media. No computer experience necessary, 10 -11:30 a.m.; rm. 106, Addams Hall; RSVP required: (215) 898-2539 or gsfa-alumni@pobox.upenn.edu. Limited to 20.
  • Penn Black Authors: Readings and Conversation; 10 a.m.-noon; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Info.: sjstone@pobox.upenn.edu (Penn Library Alumni & Friends Book Club; Black Alumni Society of Philadelphia).
  • Redefining Ourselves in a Changed World; panel discussion for human service professionals; topics: impact of 9/11 on the social work profession; traditional and non-traditional resources and the emergence of creative new partnerships. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sheraton University City Hotel. $115; continuing education credits available. Info./registration: (215) 898-5518/26 or dmyers@ssw.upenn.edu (School of Social Work).
  • Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) Open House; 1- 4 p.m. Info.: (215) 746-6488 or e-mail curf@pobox.upenn.edu.
  • College Houses Open House; 3-4:30 p.m.
  • GSFA Open House; 4 -7 p.m.; The Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall.
  • Sphinx Senior Society Open House; 5 p.m.; The Palladium. Info.: (310) 442-7800 or kreilly@ben.dev.upenn.edu.
  • Young Alumni Happy Hour; for classes '92-'02. 5:30-7:30 p.m.; The Palladium.
  • Shabbat Evening; Services, Hillel, 7:45 p.m.; Dinner, Irv's Place, 4051 Irving Street, 8:45; Reservations: (215) 898-7391 or joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.
  • Saturday, May 11
  • Penn Council of Representatives Meeting; ratify the slate of new alumni trustees; see presentation of Agenda for Excellence. 8-9 a.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall.
  • Graduate Student Center Open House; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 3615 Locust Wk.
  • 24th Annual Alumni Run/Walk; 5,000- meter (3.1 miles) course through campus; open to all alumni, students, faculty/staff and their families; 8:15 a.m. Starting line & registration: 37th & Locust Walk; $15 (includes 2002 commemorative t-shirt). Info.: (215) 898-8331, or www.upenn.edu/recreation/ (MBNA).
  • Shabbat Services; Box lunches are available via Hillel. 9 a.m. Info.: (215) 898-7391 or joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.
  • Admissions Seminar for Alumni Families; 9-11 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.
  • Association of Alumnae Coffee Hour; Class of '52 women will be honored; 9:30-11 a.m.; Cafe '58, Irvine Auditorium.
  • Benjamin Franklin Scholars/ General Honors and University Scholars Continental Breakfast; 9:30- 11 a.m.; Fireside Lounge, the ARCH. Info.: (215) 898-7451 or honors@pobox.upenn.edu.
  • ENIAC: Virtual Tour and Demonstration; 9:30, 10:30 & 11:30 a.m.; The Moore Building. Seating limited to 40.
  • College Houses Open House; 10-11 a.m.
  • Admissions Campus Tour; 11 a.m.-noon; rm. 1, College Hall.
  • Alumni Town Meeting; with President Judith Rodin; an assessment of Agenda for Excellence; insight into Penn's next strategic initiative; 11:15-11:45 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.
  • Alumni Day Picnic; buffet-style lunch by Feast Your Eyes; noon-2:30 p.m.; Hamilton Village Plaza, (formerly Superblock), Locust Walk & 39th & 40th Sts. $20; $17/pre-registered; $10/Old Guard alumni and guests; Classes of 1997 & 2002; $5/ ages 3-12.
  • Parade of Classes; begins in Hamilton Village at 2:30 p.m. and concludes with a party on College Green.
  • Global Alumni Network Officers Networking Exchange; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House. Info.: (215) 573-3718 or tjordan@ben.dev.upenn.edu
  • Carriage House Tours; 3:30- 4:30 p.m.; 39th and Irving Streets.
  • DP Alumni Open House; 4-6 p.m.; 4015 Walnut St. Info.: (215) 898-6581 or dpaa@dailypennsylvanian.com.
  • Ivy Day Ceremony; annual presentation of senior awards and honors; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.
  • Association of Latino Alumni (ALA) Members; 4:30- 6 p.m.; Bishop White Rm., Houston Hall.
  • Black Alumni Society (BAS) Members; 4:30- 6 p.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.
  • Penn Asian Alumni Network (PAAN) Members; 4:30- 6 p.m.; Golkin Rm., Houston Hall.
  • PENNGALA Panel Discussion; 4:30- 6 p.m.; Griski Rm., Houston Hall (PennGALA, [Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Assn.).
  • "Taste of Penn" Celebration and Reception; food and music that celebrate diversity; 6-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Hall, The ARCH. RSVP: (215) 898-7811 or jeannw@ben.dev.upenn.edu (PAAN; ALA; BAS; PennGALA).
  • Baccalaureate Catholic Mass and Reception; 7 p.m.; St. Agatha/St. James Church, 38th & Chestnut Sts. Info.: (215) 898-7575.

Sunday, May 12

  • Alumni Catholic Memorial Mass and Brunch; reading aloud of the names of our deceased Penn alumni. Reception will follow; 10 a.m.; Newman Center.
  • Rare Judaica Book Collection Tour; 12:30-2 p.m.; Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. RSVP: (215) 898-6654 or jsp-info@ccat.sas.upenn.edu.
  • Baccalaureate Ceremony; 50-minute interfaith program; music, readings, prayers, and a guest speaker. Students with last names beginning with A-K attend at 1:30 p.m.; last names beginning with L-Z attend at 3 p.m. Tickets and academic regalia are not required; 1:30 & 3 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

Monday, May 13

  • 246th Commencement; tickets not required. Rain or shine. Gates: 8:30 a.m. The procession across campus steps off at 9 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m. Franklin Field. Info.: (215) 573-GRAD or www.upenn.edu/commencement/.

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3600 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106
(215) 898-5274 or 5275
FAX (215) 898-9137
E-Mail almanac@pobox.upenn.edu
URL: www.upenn.edu/almanac

Unless otherwise noted all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required. This May calendar is a pull-out for posting. Almanac carries an Update with additions, changes and cancellations if received by Monday noon prior to the week of publication. Members of the University may send notices for the Update or Summer At Penn calendar.

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 32, April 30, 2002

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Tuesday,
April 30, 2002
Volume 48 Number 32
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

School of Social Work selects three recipients for Excellence in Teaching Awards.
Robin Beck will succeed Jim O'Donnell at ISC when he leaves for Georgetown.
Virginia Clark leaves Penn for a newly created post at the Smithsonian.
Penn's Chaplain denounces hate speech.
The Bridge: Cinema De Lux comes to 40th and Walnut.
The Museum is preparing to open its new wing and courtyard to the community with several celebrations, tours and a new exhibition.
Retirement seminars for investors of all ages and at all stages of planning.
Procedures for the establishment, merger, and closing of departments, divisions and entities within schools.