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13 Spring Semester Classes Begin.

20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed). No classes.

24 Add Period Ends.


19 Tu B'Shevat Family Day; the Jewish New Year of Trees; 2-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free w/ admission (Arboretum).

25 Chinese New Year Celebration; Year of the Sheep; storytelling, arts and crafts, martial and healing arts demonstrations and talks and dance performances; day ends with traditional grand finale, Lion Dance and Firecracker Parade; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; UPM (UPM). eye


17 The Legacy of Zellig Harris: Language and Information into the 21st Century; celebration of recent work and publication of research pioneered by Zellig Harris, the late Benjamin Franklin Emeritus Professor of Linguistics; 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; Info.: (215) 898-8750 (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science; CIS; Linguistics).



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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.-Free, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Class of 1928 Lounge, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. See

Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, w/ PENNCard and on Sundays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Morris Arboretum: $8, $6/seniors & students, $3/children 3-12, free w/PENN Card, children under 3; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Wistar Institute; free, Mon.-Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


9 A Plantsman in Asia: 1979-2000; Paul Meyer, Morris Arboretum; a personal view of Asian people and their unique relationship with plants; Morris Arboretum; Through September. eye

13 Photography and Ceramics Show; works from Penn undergraduate students; Charles Addams Gallery. Through January 25.

Photographs...In Passing; Heather Grossman (Greece/Turkey) and John Henry Rice (India/Nepal); Burrison Gallery; opening reception January 17 at 5 p.m. Through February 14.

The following four exhibits at the ICA will have a walkthrough with the artist on January 17 at 4:30 p.m. followed by a preview reception, 6-8 p.m.

18 Edna Andrade: Optical Paintings, 1963-1986; Penn alum and artist; paintings reflect a formal logic of geometric abstraction. Through April 6.

Intricacy; guest curated by architect and theorist Greg Lynn; includes works by artists, designers, and architects that reflect a new visual and spatial language of folding, interweaving, and layering heralded by the digital and genetic engineering revolutions. Through April 6.


Intricacy, an exhibition by guest curator architect Greg Lynn, will be at the ICA starting January 18. The picture is a preliminary design for ceiling installation. The exhibition creates an experimental environment through which visitors can walk and physically experience the art and architecture.

Justine Kurland; photographs about adolescence, awkwardness, girls, the American landscape, secrets, and the private dreams of community that hide behind tough exteriors and blank faces. Through April 6.

Without Warning (Flying Vaginas Are Trying to Eat Me); Adam Ames; six-screen video installation offers full-frontal attack on B-movie appropriation, male anxiety and technological immersion. Through April 6.


A Chef & His Library: Recipes for the Fall; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through January 3.

Closely Observed; photographer Andrea Baldeck; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through January 5.

Darkwater; an exploration of the art and thought of W.E.B. Du Bois through sculpture, prints, documents and music/text; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 2.

Photographic Explorations: A Century of Images in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania Museum; Sharpe Gallery, UPM. Through April 15.

Without Ground; Kimowan McLain; ICA Ramp Project; ICA. Through July 27.

Mammoth Scale; The Anatomical Sculptures of William Rush; early 19th century sculptures of human anatomical structures; Wistar Institute. Through October.

Ongoing at UPM
Ancient Greek World; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo & Apache; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: ‘ahu'ula + lei niho palaoa.

UPM Tours
Meet at the main entrance, 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission donation. Info:

4 Ancient Egypt.

5 The Classical World.

11 Canaan & Ancient Israel.

12 Archaeology.

18 Highlights of the Collection.

19 China.

26 Ancient Egypt.



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International House
Tickets $6, $5/students and seniors. 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

3 The Big Parade.

4 Campaign in Poland; German w/ subtitles.

Les Carabiniers; French w/ subtitles.

9 Come and See; Russian w/ subtitles.

10 The War Game.

Bed In.

14 Propaganda Films from the archives of Secret Cinema with Beach Red.

16 23rd Psalm Branch.

Winter Soldier.

17 Steel Helmet.

18 Amal; French w/ subtitles.

The Olive Trees of Justice; French w/ subtitles.

19 The Battle of Midway; 7 p.m.

No Game; 7 p.m.

In the Year of the Pig; 7 p.m.

24 The Fall of Otrar Kazakj; Mandarin and Mongolian w/ subtitles.

25 Hiroshima, Mon Amour; French w/ subtitles.

26 On the Heights All is Peace; 7 p.m.; Italian w/ subtitles.

Diana's Looking Glass; 7 p.m.; Italian w/ subtitles.

Lessons of Darkness; 7 p.m.; German w/ narration.



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Jazzercise; 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).

4 Great Plants for Your Home Garden Tour; 10:30 a.m.; Morris Arboretum; free with admission. Also January 11, 18 & 25.

23 New Horizons; continuing education program; tour of Edna Andrade: Optical Paintings 1963-1986 lead by artist; 10:30 a.m.; ICA.

Class of 1923 Ice Rink
3130 Walnut St. Admission: $6, $5/PENNCard. *$1 off admission; skate rental $2. Public skating hrs.: Monday 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Tuesday noon-2 p.m.*; Wednesday 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Thursday noon-2 p.m.*; Friday 8-10 p.m., Saturday 12:30-2 p.m., 8-10 p.m., (midnight-2 a.m. beginning January 18); Sunday 12:30-2:20 p.m.

English Language Programs
All classes 6-8:30 p.m., Bennett Hall. Tuition: $280 plus $15 registration fee, except TOEFL/TWE Preparation: $560 plus $15 registration fee. Registration: (215) 898-8681.

13 Grammar Practice; Mondays. Through February 24.

TOEFL/TWE Preparation. Through February 26.

14 Conversation Practice. Through February 25.

Conversation Interactions. Through February 25.

Pronunciation Improvement. Through February 25.

15 Oral Presentation. Through February 26.

16 Listening and Speaking with

Confidence. Through February 27.

Pronunciation Basics. Through February 27.

Vocabulary Expansion. Through February 27.

Technology Training Services
All courses at ISC Labs, 3650 Chestnut St. Registration required.

6 PowerPoint 2000 Introduction; $190.

7 MCSE: Implement & Administer Win2000 Directory Services; $1,679.

Windows XP Introduction; $190.

8 FilemakerPro Introduction; $110.

9 Meeting Maker 7.0 Introduction; $110.

10 Office XP New Features; $190.

13 MSCE: Designing Windows 2000 Directory Services Infrastructure; $1,007.

Excel XP Introduction; $190.

Word XP Introduction; $190.

14 Access XP Introduction; $357.

16 MCSE: Designing Windows 2000: Migration Strategy; $672.

PowerPoint XP Introduction; $190.

17 Excel XP Intermediate; $190.

20 PowerPoint 2000 Introduction; $190.

21 Outlook XP Introduction; $179.

24 Word XP Intermediate; $190.

27 Adobe Acrobat Introduction; $190.

28 Filemaker Pro 5.5 Intermediate; $190.

29 HTML Fundamentals; $494.

31 PowerPoint XP Intermediate; $190.



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10 PPSA Meeting; 12:15 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall.

29 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; observers must register: (215) 898-7005.


11 The Moutin Reunion Quartet; internationally renowned jazz group; 8 p.m.; International House; reserved seating: (215) 569-9700; tickets at door starting at 6 p.m. (I-House).

18 An Evening of Jazz with Brad Mehldau; jazz pianist; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20, w/PENNCard: $10 in advance, $12 day of the show; Info.: (215) 898-4444 (SPEC Jazz).

Penn Presents
Tickets/Info.: (215) 898-3900.

18 Mike West; lyricist and picker; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $22.

24 eighth blackbird; Di/verge, a celebration of diversity that lands on the other side of chamber music; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $22, $25, $29.

25 Diane Schuur; one of jazz music's top vocalists; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $26, $30, $34, $39.

30 Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra; features Zehavi, contemporary Israeli piece, Beethoven's piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "New World"; 7:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $30, $35, $40.



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23 Deborah Anna Luepnitz, Schopenhauer's Porcupines and Catherine Orenstein, Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale; 7 p.m.; Bookstore (Bookstore).

24 Open Mike: Reflections on Philosophy, Race, Sex, Culture and Religion; Michael Eric Dyson, Humanities; 1 p.m.; Bookstore (Bookstore)

Kelly Writers House
Info.: (215) 573-WRIT.

16 Flagg Miller, University of Chicago; 5:30 p.m.

21 Three Contemporary Women Writers; 7 p.m.

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

23 Theorizing Presents Alphonso Lingis; 6 p.m.

27 Arts Café; Andy Wolk, director; master class on working in film; 7 p.m.

28 Arts Café; Andy Wolk, director; master class on writing a screenplay; 7 p.m.

30 Theorizing Presents Peter Gilgen: In the Wilderness of Thinking: Kant's ‘Sign of History;' 6 p.m.


21 Roe v. Wade Anniversary Reception; 7-9 p.m.; S-245, Law School (Law).


Info.: (215) 898-6151 or

6 (W) Basketball vs. La Salle; 7 p.m.

8 (M) Basketball vs. American University; 7 p.m.

19 Wrestling vs. Penn State; 1 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Purdue; 3 p.m.

25 (W) Gymnastics vs. Yale; 1 p.m.

(M) Basketball vs. St. Joseph's; 8 p.m.

28 (W) Basketball vs. Delaware; 5:30 p.m.

(M) Basketball vs. La Salle; 7 p.m.

31 (M) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.



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8 The Self-renewing Mechanism of Stem Cells in the Germline; Haifan Lin, Duke University; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

12 Terra Nova: Plant Collecting in Shanxi Province, China; Anthony Aiello, Morris Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Arboretum; $5, free/members; Reservations: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169 (Arboretum).

15 From Meiosis Arrest to Myeloid Leukemia: New Insights into the Function of the Mammalian A-type Cyclins; Debra Wolgemuth, Center for Reproductive Sciences, and Institute of Human Nutrition; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

16 Increased Substance Use in NYC Following September 11th; David Vlahov, New York Academy; 12:30 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Center for AIDS Research).

22 Gag: Host Factor Interactions in Retroviral Replication; Paul Bieniasz, Rockefeller University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology; Center for AIDS Research).

FDA-NCI Clinical Proteomics Program: Applications at the Bedside; Emmanuel Petricoin, FDA-NCI Clinical Proteomics Program; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

23 The Long and Winding Road to Cleopatra: An Evening with Novelist Steven Saylor; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, University Museum; $25, $20/members; Info.: (215) 898-4890 (UPM).

24 How Can We Afford Prescription Drugs in America?Cost, Quality and Access; Alan Holmer, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; (LDI).

26 Considerations of Humanity's Need for Nature: Why Biodiversity and a Flourishing Natural World Should Matter; Shane Mahoney, Newfoundland and Labrador Science Division; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $5, free/members; Reservations: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169 (Montgomery County Lands Trust; PA Biodiversity Partnership; Arboretum).

28 Current Research in Veterinary Medicine; Alan Kelly, veterinary medicine; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Women's Club).

29 Genetic Enhancement of Muscle; H. Lee Sweeney, physiology; noon; ste. 320 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Trophoblast Differentiation: Profiling an Act of Cell-Defense; Yoel Sadovsky, Washington University; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

30 TBA; John Sfakianis, Harvard; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 632, Williams Hall (Middle East Seminar Series).




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Justice, Peace & Service: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Events

MLK, Jr.For the latest information on the MLK events see

2 Warm-Me-Up Clothes and Book Drive; new hats, gloves, scarves, and socks to help warm up the lives of people in the West Philadelphia area; new books will be donated to children in grades K-8. Drop-off location: Graduate Student Center. Through January 17.

14 Access to Healthcare--Issues for Racial and Ethnic Minorities Presentation; 1 p.m.; School of Nursing Auditorium (Nursing).

Gender and War: The MLK Legacy; 5 p.m.; Houston Hall (Penn Faculty and Staff Against the War on Iraq; CA; Newman Center; Chaplain's Office).

15 Continuing the Legacy Teach-In; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; first floor, Houston Hall.

Empty the Shelters Video Screening and Discussion: Roger, King and Me: Struggling Against the Sources of Economic Injustice; Michael Moore's chronicle of de-industrialization and poverty in Flint, Michigan; 7-9 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, ARCH.

16 The Other Side of Dr. King on Peacemaking and Economic Justice; 5:30 p.m.; CA (Chaplain's Office; CA; Penn for Peace; Tabernacle United Church).

Community Involvement in Philadelphia Presentation; 7 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).

17 BSL & CCP Bridging the Divide While Breaking Barriers Discussion; 5 p.m.; location: TBA.

19 Film Screening and Discussion about Mahatma Gandhi; 7 p.m.; GSC.

20 Community Breakfast; continental breakfast for volunteers in the day of service keynote speaker Minister Lorina Marshall-Blake; remarks by President Judith Rodin; 9 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

Philadelphia Reads Book Sorting and Training; 10 a.m.-noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (MLK Service Committee).

School Spruce Up Projects; for Wilson Middle School and Sayer Elementary School. Volunteers in need of transportation meet in the lobby of the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (MLK Service Committee).

Children's Banner Painting Service Project; children of all ages will paint commemorative banners; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; The ARCH Auditorium (MLK Service Committee).

Helping Hands at Houston Hall; create gifts to be donated to area shelters, nursing homes and other charities; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (MLK Service Committee).

Empty the Shelters Action/Awareness Project; tour of North Philadelphia and food distribution; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; bus departs Houston Hall at 10 a.m.

Social Work Teach-in On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Economic Human Rights; speakers: Willie Baptist, Kensington Welfare Rights Union; Rebecca Myers, National Association of Social Workers-PA Chapter; Larry Curry, State Representative, Montgomery County; Vanessa Brown, Mothers on the Move; Gary Robbins, New Jerusalem; Jon Stein, Community Legal Services; 12:30- 5 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Social Work).

Candlelight Vigil; from Du Bois College House down Locust Walk to Houston Hall's Hall of Flags; 7-10 p.m.; (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).

21 Video Screening and Discussion; Penn premiere of the documentary Haters: Exploring the Demonization of the Other. film director Tania Cuevas-Martinez moderates; 7 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (PACE; Greenfield Intercultural Center).

LGBT Ministry & Non-Violent Love; Penn alumnae, Sister Jeannine Gramick on her pastoral work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals; 7 p.m.; Carriage House (LGBT Center).

22 Women and Arts: Promoting Social Justice; 4-6 p.m.; Penn Women's Center (Penn Women's Center).

Community Service & Advocacy Night; 7-9 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).

23 Blood Drive; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Asian Pacific Student Coalition; American Red Cross).

Office of the Chaplain Interfaith Program; keynote speaker: Dorothy Cotton, civil rights activist; remarks by President Judith Rodin. Community Involvement Awards presented; 7 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

24 The Other Side of Dr. King on Racial Justice; noon; CA (AARC; CA; St. Mary's Episcopal Church).

27 The Other Side of Dr. King on LGBT Concerns; noon; Carriage House (CA; LGBT Center; University Lutheran Church).

Community Involvement in Philadelphia; 7 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).

Asian Americans, African-Americans and New Racial Formations; Manning Marable and Gary Okihiro, Columbia University; 7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (AARC; PAACH; Makuu).

28 Four Roles of Social Change Workshop; 5 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).

29 Second Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice; Julian Bond, NAACP; noon; location TBA (Center for Africana Studies).

30 Alliance & Understanding Evening Discussion with Rev. Susan Teegan-Case; 7 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center.

31 Jazz for King; featuring Glenn Bryan's Band "Friends" and poetry reading by Trish Williams, Du Bois College House; 6-8 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Du Bois College House (AARC; Penn Women's Center; Du Bois College House).



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  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 16, December 17, 2002