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Sunscapes and Landscapes: Essence and Mystery, by R.A. Stevens, opens on February 18 at the Burrison Art Gallery located in The Faculty Club at the Inn at Penn. The exhibit runs through March 28. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30 p.m.



Blue Sun, 2002
Aquarelle and oil on board


A photo exhibit, Seasonal Views of the Morris Arboretum, is now in the Lower Gallery of the Widener Visitor Center at the Morris Arboretum through April 30. The exhibit features the work of artist Linda Berger, a resident of German-town who has been an Arboretum staff member for 18 years and is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art. At right, a winter view of the Swan Pond at the Arboretum. According to Ms. Berger, Seasonal Views of the Morris Arboretum includes vistas that evoke ancient values of seeing and experiencing surprising elements in the natural landscape. “Features in the Victorian Garden invite emergence into light and vast open space from darkness. Favorite sculptures, plants, historic structures and animals within the cultivated landscape become beloved icons. This diversity of experience sets the Morris Arboretum uniquely apart from all other arboreta worldwide.” The exhibit is free with regular admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors (65+) and students (13-18 with ID) and $3 for children (3-12). Free with PENNCard, members and children under three.


11 Tuesday Night Square Dance; 7:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 3619 Locust Walk; $5, $3.50/students; no experience or partners necessary (Tuesday Night Square Dance Guild).

12 Open House at College of General Studies (CGS); information session for adults interested in completing an undergraduate degree or in pre-health programs to satisfy requirements for medical, dental, nursing, and veterinary school; 5:45 p.m.; CGS, ste. 100, 3440 Market St.; registration: or (215) 898-1041 (CGS).


12 WPSA Board; noon; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.


14 Dancesport Performance Extravaganza; music from Abba, James Bond, the Full Monty, Austin Powers; 8 p.m.; Houston Hall; $10, $5/students; info./tickets: (Penn Ballroom Dance Society). Also February 15.


12 Spirituality and Health Seminar: discussion on Christian Science; Cheryl Shipman, CURF; 11 a.m.; Fireside Lounge, ARCH (Religious Studies, School of Social Work, School of Medicine).

13 Histone H2AX and Chromosome Integrity; William Bonner, Center for Cancer Research, NCI; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Café-Causerie with Dr. Philippe Sansonetti, Institut Pasteur, Paris; 2 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, 543 Williams Hall (French Institute).

Intangible Money Matters: Beyond the Social Life of Things; Keith Hart, University of Aberdeen, Scotland; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Ethnohistory).

14 Celebration of Black Literature; Chinua Achebe, author; 4 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Center for Africana Studies; Office of the President; Office of the Provost and Art Sanctuary).

17 Functional Analysis of the Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) Gene in Tumorigenesis and Development–Mouse Models for Tumors in the Nervous System; Yuan Zhu, University of Texas; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Technical Knockouts: Tools, Schools and Rules in Sports Industry; Edward Tenner, Princeton; 4:15 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (H&SS).

Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is each Tuesday, for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the March AT PENN calendar is today. For information, see


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 21, February 11, 2003