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10  Drop Period Ends.

11  Fall Break. Through October 14.

24  Family Weekend. Through October 26.

27  Advance Registration, Spring Term. Through November 9.


4    Happy Haunting; learn about the Egyptian gods, mummies and afterlife and afterwards decorate your own Halloween pumpkin; ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5; registration: (215) 898-4016 (UPM).

11  World Cultures Coloring Table for Kids; 12:30 p.m.; UPM (UPM).

Family Scavenger Hunt; 12:30 p.m.; UPM (UPM).

African Storytelling by Momma Sandi; 1 p.m.; UPM (UPM). October AT PENN Extras!


3    The Beaux-Arts, Paul Philippe Cret and 20th Century Architecture in China; 3:30-6 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall;  register: (Architecture). Through October 4, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and October 5, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Exhibits.

4    The Ghosts of Nazi Cinema: Riefenstahl and Other Quandaries; Antje Ascheid, University of Georgia; Lutz Koepnick, Washington University; Linda Schulte-Sasse, Macalester College; 12:30-6 p.m.; rm. B6, Stiteler Hall; info.: (215) 898-7332 (Germanic Languages and Literatures; Film Studies Program).

30  A Symposium on University-Assisted K-12 Schools; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Inn at Penn; register: (GSE). Through October 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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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.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

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

Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., appointment only.

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

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

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

University Museum (UPM): $8, $5/seniors, children 6-17, full-time students w/ID, free/members, w/PennCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m., free.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. For hours see

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


3    Garden Life: A Juried Photo Exhibition; Upper Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through April 30.

10  Resurrection: Belkis Ayón, Collographs from Cuba; large-scale prints inspired by the creation myth of the secret AbacĻa society exemplify the vitality and influence of contemporary Afro-Cuban art; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through  January 4. October AT PENN Extras!

Body of Evidence: A 20 Year Retrospective: The Photography of Candace di Carlo; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; reception 5:30 p.m.; rsvp: 800-390-1829. Through January 27. October AT PENN Extras!

25  School of Design Open House Exhibition; Meyerson Gallery. Through October 27.

27  Master of Fine Arts 1st Year Preview Exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery; reception October 28, 5 p.m. Through November 7. October AT PENN Extras!


Garden Railway Display: Americana: Covered Bridges, Mills & Barns; Morris Arboretum. Through October 13. October AT PENN Extras!

Nature's Unseen Adventure; paintings and drawings by Julie Cardillo; Burrison Gallery. Through October 25. October AT PENN Extras!

New Works from the Fine Arts Faculty; Charles Addams Gallery. Through October 26. October AT PENN Extras!

Viewpoints: Nine Faculty Photographers; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through October 26. October AT PENN Extras!

Mammoth Scale: The Anatomical Sculptures of William Rush; Wistar Institute. Through October. October AT PENN Extras!

Books Through Bars: Creativity in Confinement; mixed-media works of art by prisoners from throughout the country; Esther Klein Gallery. Through November 6. October AT PENN Extras!

Unconventional Three-Dimensional; sculptures by artists Michael Gitlin and Michael Zansky; Slought Foundation. Through November 13. October AT PENN Extras!

The Meaning of Words: Marcus Jastrow and the Making of Rabbinic Dictionaries; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through November 23. October AT PENN Extras!

Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation; artist uses video and photography to explore the intimacies and complexities of human relationships; ICA. Through December 14. See Talks. October AT PENN Extras!

Strange Messenger: The Work of Patti Smith; rock poetess exhibits her drawings, sketches and recent compositions inspired by 9/11; ICA. Through December 7. See Music. October AT PENN Extras!

Traces of Friday; various artists; explore how individuals interact to unknown territories or cultural contexts; ICA. Through December 14. October AT PENN Extras!

Virgil Marti: The Flowers of Romance Ramp Project; ramp is transformed into a hall of mirrors that mimic the imposing hallways that run through stately European homes; ICA. Through December 14. See Talks. October AT PENN Extras!

The Garden in Cut Art; Julie Zigler, artist; integrates elements of both Eastern and Western traditions of cut art; Lower Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through January 5. October AT PENN Extras!

The Beaux-Arts at Penn; selected works of architect Paul Philippe Cret and his students; Kroiz Gallery. Through May. See Conferences. October AT PENN Extras!

Ongoing at UPM

Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Native American Southwest; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: 'ahu'ula + lei niho palaoa; Chinese Rotunda.

UPM Tours

Meet at the 2nd fl. main lobby, Sat.-Sun.; 1:30 p.m.; free with Museum admission donation. Info.:

4    Classical World: Ancient Olympians.

5    Mesoamerica: Mayan Glyphs.

11  American Southwest: Earth and Sky.

12  Africa: From Benin to Zaire.

18  Egypt: More than Mummies.

19  Raven's Journey: Alaska's Native People.

25  Roman/Etruscan: Gladiators Galore.

26  Family Weekend: Tours of Egypt, Mesoamerica, and Roman/Etruscan.

ICA Tours

8    Gillian Wearings Style and Substance; Beck Feibelman, SAS; 6 p.m.

18  Virgil Marti's Sources and Material; Beck Fiebelman, SAS; 6:30 p.m.; ICA.


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1    Patch Adams; 8 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (SPEC).

9  Boys Don't Cry; dinner and a movie; 5 p.m.; Christian Association (CA).

Film Culture Program, Gregory College House
Screenings 8 p.m.; Film Lounge, Van Pelt Manor. Free with PennCard. See

1    Aguirre, The Wrath of God.

   8 1/2 (Casa Latina).

8    2001: A Space Odyssey.

14  Blade Runner.

21  Frankenstein.

23  Edward Scissorhands.

28  Bride of Frankenstein.

29  Gods and Monsters.

30  The Brotherhood of the Wolf (Masion Francaise).

Hill Film Society
Screenings 8 p.m.; Hill Gallery, Hill College House. Free with PennCard.

2    Secrets and Lies.

9    The Eel.

16  Taste of Cherry.

23  Eternity and a Day.

30  Rosetta.

International House 
Screenings at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted w/ English subtitles; tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors. Tickets available one hour before show. See

2    I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba); Spanish and Russian.

3     Goodbye Dear Love (Adio Kerida); Spanish and English.

4     Salut Les Cubains; Mambo Madness; La Promessa; 6 p.m.; French.

Out House in Havana.

15  Le Bossu / On Guard!; 7:30 p.m.; French (French Culture Institute).

22  Water: The Drop of Life; 7 p.m.

23  Palestine is Still the Issue; 7 p.m.; followed by Human Weapon in English, Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Tamil.

24  Armed to the Teeth; 7 p.m.

25  Cry for Argentina; 7 p.m.; Spanish and English; preceded by The Philadelphia Story.

26  Nuba Conversations; 7 p.m.; Nuba, Arabic and English.

Wistar Institute
Screenings 7 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute.

1    The War of the Worlds.

8    The Andromeda Strain.

15   Sleeper.

22   Jurassic Park.

29  12 Monkeys.


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Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Newman Center; first class free; $5/class, $4/students; Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

Class of 1923 Ice Rink; 3130 Walnut St.; Admission $6.50, $5.50/PennCard; skate rental $2.50; Public skating hrs. (*$1 off admission, ** $5 and free skates): 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 1-2:15 p.m.**; Saturday 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.; Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m.

1    Sign up for Direct Deposit of Your Paycheck; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Treasurer's Office).

2   Penn Knitters; noon; 3rd fl., the ARCH. Also October 16 & 30.

3   Workshop: Youthful Africa in the 21st Century; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (African Studies Center).

4    Uptown Swing Dance; fish fry-swing dance with a free lesson; 7:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Also October 18.

7    Laying the Groundwork for Your Future: Assembling a Dissertation Committee, Finishing Efficiently, and Ending up with What you Need to Go on the Job Market; A Program for Second Year-Plus Doctoral Students; faculty speakers discuss selecting and working with dissertation committees, staying on track, teaching, and presenting your work; 4-5:30 p.m.; location TBA; register: (Career Services; Deputy Provost).

Chat 'n Chew: Professor of Legal Studies, Kenneth Shropshire; 5 p.m.; Fireside Lounge, the ARCH (Makuu).

9    The Insiders' Guide to Graduate Education at Penn: A Program for First-Year Ph.D. Students; deputy provost Peter Conn moderates a discussion with advanced doctoral students, recent Ph.D.s; 4-5:30 p.m.; Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; register: (Career Services; Deputy Provost).

10  John Edgar Wideman Conference; roundtable conversation featuring John Edgar Wideman, Daniel Wideman, and Albert French; 3 p.m.; rsvp: c.

16  French Resume Writing Workshop; 3-4 p.m.; Large Conference Rm., Suite One East, 3624 Market St.; registration: or (215) 573-3550 (French Cultural Institute).

Navigating the Classroom: Dealing with Problems in the Classroom as a TA; 4 p.m.; Graduate Student Center; register: (GSC).

20  Cinq ‡ Sept; a wine and cheese for the local French-American community; 5 p.m.; Large Conference Rm., Suite One East, 3624 Market Street (French Institute).

22   Navigating the Dissertation: Dissertation Abstracts; 4 p.m.; Graduate Student Center; register: (GSC).

23  Learn the Steps Needed to File a Complaint with the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunities Programs; facilitated by Director Jeanne Arnold; noon; Conference Rm., AARC; open to Penn administrators, staff, and students; sign up by October 20 to or (215) 898-0104.

Beyond the Dissertation: Getting Published; Penn Press staff discuss book publishing of research including choosing a publisher; 4-6 p.m.; University of Pennsylvania Press, 4200 Pine St; register: (Career Services; Deputy Provost).

24  Welcoming Reception for International Students and Scholars; 5-7 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, UPM (International Classroom).

Workshop: Africa in the U.S. Media;  8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Griski Rm., 311 Houston Hall (African Studies Center).

School of Design, Admissions Information 2003-04: Visiting the School; registration: (215) 898-6520 (Design).

28   Rape Aggression Defense; hands-on physical defense for women; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut St.; class continues every Tuesday through November 11; free /students, faculty, staff; register (215) 898-3590 or

Christian Association

2    Sister Circle: Sharing a Healing Touch; noon.

Ideas for Dinner: Erotic Empowerment For All Genders; 5:30 p.m.

7    SLANGuage; 3 p.m.  Also October 14, 21, 28.

Jesus as Spiritual Mystic; noon.

9    Sister Circle: Color Your Own Mandala; noon.

16   Sister Circle: A Sacred Journey to Ireland; noon.

Ideas for Dinner: Healing with Color and Tone: Let Your Light Shine; 5:30 p.m.

20   Ideas for Dinner: Dragons, Drag  Queens, and Dunking for Apples--A Halloween Party; 5:30 p.m.

21   Jesus as Recovering Classist, Racist Misogynist; noon.

23     Sister Circle: Exploring Our Differences; noon.

Ideas for Dinner: Not in My Backyard! Ecology, Greed, and Consuming; 5:30 p.m.

28   Jesus as Savior? For What Purpose?; noon.

30   Sister Circle: The Saints Among Us; noon.

Learning and Education Programs
Learn valuable skills through American Management Association (AMA) programs, Brown Bag Matinees, Satellite Broadcasts, and other programs. 3624 Market St., Suite 1-B South. Call (215) 898-3400 or visit

3    Customer Service at Penn; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $50.

7    Transitioning to Management at Penn; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50.

9    Franklin Covey's FOCUS: Achieving Your Highest Priority; $50.

15   Brown Bag Matinee--Whale Done!; noon-1 p.m.

17   Introduction to the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

22   AMA's How to Sharpen Your Business Math Skills; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50.

24   Career Focus Brown Bag--Get Ready: Prepare for a Successful Job Search; noon-1 p.m.

27  Satellite Broadcast--Execution: Featuring Larry Bassidy; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Quality of Work Life Programs
All workshops are free and held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-register online at

9    Blended Families: Building Strong New Households.

23   Effective Listening And Communication Skills.

Morris Arboretum
Info./registration: (215) 247-5777 or

1    Woody Plant Propagation--The Secrets Revealed; 7-9 p.m.; $54, $50/members.

4    Botanical Painting with Watercolor; learn how to get realistic effects with just six colors; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $145, $130/members.  Continues every Saturday through October 25.

Orienteering at the Arboretum; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $10, $8/members.

7    Professional and Floral Design I; learn about the care and handling of fresh flowers; section A:  October 7, 14, 28 and November 4; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; section B: October 13, 20, 27 and November 3; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $190, $170/members.

8    Refining your Climbing Skills; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85.

11  Growing Glorious Roses; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $30, $27/members.

Boy Scout Program--Forester Badge Requirements; designed for Webelo Boy Scouts; 10 a.m.-noon; $10, $8/members.

12  Pressed Flower Floral Design; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; $58, $53/members. Continues October 19.

13  Constructing the Landscape; 7-9 p.m.; $156, $140/members. Continues  October 20, 27 & November 3, 10, 15.

15  Mapping and Site Analysis; complete a base map of an area to be landscaped; 7-9 p.m.; $96, $86/members. Continues every Wednesday through November 5.

18  Japanese Garden Construction; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $30, $27/members.

Tree Identification and Appreciation: Conifers; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $90, $80/members. Continues every Saturday through November 1.

Bewitching Begonias; learn how to propogate a variety of begonias to take home and grow; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

Outdoor Photography; become more comfortable using a camera's manual aperture and shutters for better photographs; 1-3 p.m.; $48, $43 members. Continues October 25.

25  Perennial Plant Design: Basics for Creating Winning Combinations; focus on creating garden structure through perennial plant use, and understanding the fundamental elements of the design; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

26  Discover Wetlands; explore the wetlands at the Morris Arboretum; 1-3 p.m.;  $10, $8/members.

28  Pruning for the Homeowner; learn how to prune small trees and shrubs; 7-9 p.m.; $50, $45/members. Continues November 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    

Pruning Deciduous Trees; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $85/all day, $45/morning only.

30  Orchids--Fascinating Plants for Home or Greenhouse; 7:30 p.m.; $40, $38/members.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
The following events are at Pottruck Health and Fitness Center and are free to Penn students, faculty, and staff. Info./register:

2  Body Composition and Blood Pressure Measurements; noon; rm. G-16. Also October 10, 9 a.m.; October 20, 4 p.m.; October 30, 8 a.m.

4    Cycling Master Class; 10:30 a.m.; Studio 306.

18  Boot Camp Master Class; 10:30 a.m.; Studio 409.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Courses are open to faculty, staff, and students. Register:

2    HTML Fundamentals; $520. Also October 3.

6    Excel 2000 Introduction; $190.

7    Word XP Intermediate; $190.

8    PowerPoint XP Intermediate; $190.

9    Dreamweaver MX Advanced; $600. Through October 10.

15  Word 2000 Introduction; $190.

16   Excel 2000 Intermediate; $190.

22  Business Objects Introduction; $350.      

Access 2000/XP Advanced; $448. Through October 23.

24  HTML Advanced; $247.

27   FilemakerPro Intermediate; $190.

28   ACT! 6.0 Introduction; $190.


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29  University Council; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.


13  The Jazz Legacy Series; performances by local jazz musicians; 7 p.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall (SPEC). Also October 20.

18  Mavis Staples and Georgie Bonds; 8 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, UPM; $35; tickets: (215) 336-2000 or (Greater Philadelphia Blues Fest).

Music Department
7    Cassatt String Quartet; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

Cassatt String Quartet
Cassatt String Quartet

17  Dr. Guy's MusiQology; blend of jazz, R&B, gospel and hip-hop; Guthrie Ramsey, music; 7 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $10, $5/students.

19  Handel's London; Tempesta di Mare, Philadelphia-based Baroque ensemble; 4 p.m.; Rare Book Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

26  Philadelphia Viola Society; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $15, free w/PennCard.

PENN Presents
Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900 or

3    Dianne Reeves Quartet; grammy award winning jazz artist accompanied by her band; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $45, $40, $30, $23. October AT PENN Extras!

11  Hezekiah Walker and The Love Fellowship Choir; grammy award winning contemporary gospel music; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $34, $28, $23, $16. October AT PENN Extras!

15  Preservation Hall Jazz Band ; 7:30 p.m.; New Orleans style jazz; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $38, $32, $28, $21.

16  Patti Smith: Words and Music; 70's rock and roll musician will perform on acoustic guitar with band members and will read poetry; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $15, $10/students and ICA members (ICA). See Exhibits. October AT PENN Extras!

31   Pat Metheny; solo and trio with Christian McBride & Antonio Sanchez; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $52, $48, $43, $36. October AT PENN Extras!

University Square
Performances at 5 p.m. on 36th St. between Chestnut and Walnut.

2    Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. Also October 30.

9    Swing Shift Jazz Band.

16   Amor Tropical; Brazilian band.

23   John Breslin Jazz Band.


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4    A Night of Comedy with Kate Clinton; show includes modern family relationships and perspectives on life as a gay American; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30, $25, $20, $15/students; (215) 898-3900 (Penn Presents; Penn Women's Center). October AT PENN Extras!

* Cancelled *10   Ballet Folkl—rico CUTUMBA Performance; Cuban repertoire's performance includes sacred dances derived from African religious traditions transplanted to Cuba popular dances; 6:30 p.m.; $25/food and performance, $15/dance; International House (El Festival Cubano).

17  MacHomer; Rick Miller's one man show interpreted through the personalities and voices of The Simpsons; 8 p.m.; evening $38, $32, $27; matinees $33, $29, $23. (Penn Presents). Also October 18, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; October 19 , 3 p.m. October AT PENN Extras!

23  Ballet Boyz; an eclectic program that bridges the classical with the contemporary; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; evenings $39, $35, $31; matinees $36, $32, $28.; Also October 24,  8 p.m.; October 25, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Penn Presents).

Ballet Boyz

The Ballet Boyz, featuring former Britain Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt,  will perform a versatile and challenging repertoire crafted by one of the most influential modern choreographers. The program will bring together the classical with the contemporary, including William Fosythe's Septext, Christopher Wheeldon's Mesmerics, and Russell Maliphant's Torison. This duo will perform as part of the Dance Celebration Series at the Annenberg Center.


3    Caren Lissner; Carrie Pilby; 4 p.m.; Mark's Cafˇ, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

11  A Gathering of Family; readings by John Edgar Wideman, Daniel Wideman, and Albert French; 8:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Humanities Forum).

24  Paul Lyons; author discusses local activism in the 60s and signs The People of This Generation; 6 p.m.; Mark's Cafˇ, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

Kelly Writers House

5    Live at the Writers House; one-hour word and music show on 88.5 WXPN; 11 p.m.

7    The Alumni Visiting Series: A Reading by Short Story Writer and Editor Dave Koch and Author Josh Melrod; 6:30 p.m.

8      An Evening with BigSmallPress: An Alliance of Four Independent Book/Literary Journal Publishers: Fence, McSweeney's, Open City, and Verse Press; 6 p.m.

Speak Easy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; an open mic performance night; 9 p.m. Also October 22, 8 p.m.

16   A Reading and Talk with Danyel Smith; novelist; author; 4:30 p.m.

20  Live at the Writers House; featuring Al Filreis, Jennifer Snead, Randall Couch, Sam Barrow, Seth Laracy, and musical guest Phil Sandick and the Penny Loafers; 8 p.m. Also October 26, 11 p.m.

22  Literature in Translation; Lydia Davis and Edith Grossman will each discuss their latest translations; 6:30 p.m.

23  Reading by George Stanley;  6:30 p.m.

27  Geoffrey O'Brien--The Browser's Ecstasy: A Meditation on Reading; 5 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House; University Library).

Penn Bookstore

4    Neal Stephenson; Quicksilver: Volume One of the Baroque Cycle; 2 p.m.

7    Tanya Maria Barrientos; Family Resemblances; 7 p.m.

8    Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan; Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life; 4 p.m. See Special Events.

9    Joshua Piven (Worst Case Scenario Handbooks); As Luck Would Have It; 7 p.m.

20  Nelly Toll; Behind the Secret Window: A Memoir of a Hidden Childhood During World War Two; 7 p.m.

21  Michael Useem; Upward Bound: Nine Original Accounts of How Business Leaders Reached Their Summits; 7 p.m.

22  Susan C. Taylor; Dr. Susan Taylor's Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair and Nails; 12:30 p.m.

23  Barry Schwabsky; Opera: Poems 1981-2002; noon. October AT PENN Extras!

25  Judith Rodin and Stephen P. Steinberg; Public Discourse in America: Conversation and Community in the Twenty-First Century; 2 p.m.

27  Glenn McGee; Beyond Genetics Putting the Power of DNA to Work in Your Life; 7 p.m.

28  Lawrence J. Pinnie; The Passing of Spanish Traditionalism; 7 p.m.


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2    A Moveable Feast and An Artistic Spread; AWFA presents it's annual dinner; the traveling feast will take place in University City; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; complete dinner $40; appetizers $15; main course $20; dessert $15; tickets: (215) 727-0513 or available at the door (AWFA).

3    Penn Women's Center Open House; noon; Penn Women's Center.

5    Fall Festival; make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, sample different varieties of apples and enjoy musical entertainment; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $8/adults, $6/seniors (65+) and students 13-18 or w/PennCard, $3/ children 3-12, free/under 3 and members (Morris Arboretum).

Fall festival


Queen Noor

Queen Noor of Jordan

8    An Evening with Her Majesty Queen Noor; annual fall speaker will discuss the current status of Middle Eastern politics and the global challenges we face; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5, tickets on sale October 2 on Locust Walk, need PennCard to purchase (SPEC Connaissance; Provost's Spot Light Series). See Readings and Signings.

11  Penn Family Day; Human Resources invites faculty and staff to bring your family and friends to the 11th annual Penn Family Day for food, fun, Penn football, and more; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; info./tickets:

15   Octoberfest Dinner Buffet; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Faculty Club; reservations (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).

Annual Freshmen Women's Dinner; opportunity for freshmen women to meet upperclasswomen leaders and network with peers; 6 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; register: (Women in Leadership Series).

24  African Cultural Day; African language classes will perform dances, songs and skits in traditional costumes; African food will be served; 5:30-8 p.m.; location TBA (African Studies Center).

25  Football Pre-Game Breakfast Buffet; 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; Faculty Club; $12.95; reservations (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).


Info.: (215) 898-6151 or

1    (W) Soccer vs. Lehigh; 3:30 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. Villanova; 7 p.m.

3    Sprint Football vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

4    (W) Soccer vs. Cornell; noon.

Field Hockey vs. Dartmouth; noon.

(M) Soccer vs. Cornell; 2:30 p.m.

8    (M) Soccer vs. Philadelphia University; 3:30 p.m.

Field Hockey vs. Drexel; 7 p.m.

10   (W) Volleyball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

11  Football vs. Bucknell; 12:30 p.m.

(W) Volleyball vs. Brown; 4 p.m.

15  (W) Soccer vs. Loyola; 3 p.m.

18   (M) Soccer vs. Dartmouth; noon.

(W) Soccer vs. Dartmouth; 2:30 p.m.

22   Field Hockey vs. Georgetown; 7 p.m.

24  (W) Volleyball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

Sprint Football vs. Cornell; 7:30 p.m.

25   (W) Soccer vs. Yale; 11 a.m.

(M) Soccer vs. Yale; 2:30 p.m.

Football vs. Yale; 3:30 p.m.

(W) Women's Volleyball vs. Cornell; 4 p.m.

(M&W) Head of the Schuylkill; all day.

26   Field Hockey vs. Yale; noon.

31   Sprint Football vs. Navy; 7 p.m.


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1    Dynamics of Translation; Joseph Puglisi, Stanford University; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

De-Orientalizing Judaism: Moses Mendelssohn and Frustrations of Oppositional Discourse; Jonathan Hess, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 329-A, Kade Center, 3401 Walnut St. (Germanic Languages and Literatures; Jewish Studies Program).

Latinos: The Largest and Most Oppressed Minority; Robert Aponte, Indiana University; 6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Latin American and Latino Studies Program; La Casa Latina).

Subjective Documentaries in Contemporary Art: Slide Talk on Gillian Wearing; Beck Feibelman, SAS; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA). (See Exhibits).

2    The Commercialization of Higher Education; Derek Bok, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Class of '49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (GSE).

Volcanoes, Landslides and Giant Tsunamis: From Plato to Computer Simulations; Simon Day, University College of London; 6 p.m.; UPM; registration: (215) 898-4890 (Institute for Environmental Studies (IES); Center for Ancient Studies; UPM).


Since 1635 B.C. tsunamis have been the cause for legends of floods, even the disappearance of islands and cultures in Greece. Yet geological evidence has proven that even larger tsunamis may be produced by giant landslides at oceanic island volcanoes such as those of Hawaii. Computer models suggest that these landslides can be anywhere from 20 to 40 meters high as they approach coastal areas. Simon Day, University College of London, will speak about this topic as part of a series on "The Impact of Catastrophic Events in History ".

3    Life on the Borderlands, "Canicula: Snapshots of Girlhood en la Frontera;" Norma Elia CantĻ; noon; rm. 322, GSE (Educational Linguistics Forum; ETIC).

Will Health Costs Bury American Manufacturing? A Report form Detroit; Mark Kelly, Henry Ford Medical Group; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; rsvp: (LDI).

Music and the Occult in Late Renaissance Painting; Michael Cole, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

7    A Lunchtime Conversation; Dave Koch and Josh Melrod, Land-Grant College Review; noon; Kelly Writers House (Writers House).

Why I Am an Intellectual?; Michael Eric Dyson, African-American and religious studies; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall; tickets: free (215) 898-7227 (Provost Lecture Series).

Visiting Artists Slide Lecture; Alida Fish, photographer; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Design).

8    Sodomy and Sovereignty: Puerto Rican Politics and Queer Activist Interventions; Juana MarÕa RodrÕquez, Bryn Mawr College; noon; Penniman Library, Bennett Hall (Latin American and Latino Studies Program; La Casa Latina).

The Role of Land Trusts in Watershed Planning; Sharon Yates, Heritage Conservancy; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Oct4, Pluripotency and the Mammalian Germline; Hans Scholer, reproduction medicine, New Bolton Center; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Preparing Recombinant Multicomponent Protein Complexes for Biochemical and Structural Studies: Applications to Eukaryotic Gene Regulatory Complexes; Song Tan, Penn State; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Ribosomal Drug Design; Erin Duffy, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Why God Won't Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief; Andrew Newberg, Penn Medical Center; 5 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk; registration: (Penn Humanities Forum).

The Remainder Revisited; Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Center for Cultural and Critical Theory, University of Cardiff, University of Paris-X (Nanterre); 5 p.m.; Penniman Lounge, Bennett Hall (French Institute).

9    Engineering Education with Hands on the Human Body; Stephanie Farrell, Rowan University; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering).

13   Carbon Nanotube Electronics: The Inside Story; Alan "Charlie" Johnson; physics and astronomy; 3:30 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

15   Jews and Latinos: Unlikely Partners; Ilan Stavans, Amherst College; 4:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Time: A Quirky Look at Human Evolution and the Origin of Gourmandaise; Harold Dibble, UPM; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, UPM; book signing and reception $25, $20/members; info.: (215) 898-4890 (UPM). October AT PENN Extras!

Safety and Efficacy of Topical Estrogen in the Prevention of SIV Vaginal Transmission; Preston Marx, Tulane National Primate Research Center; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Penn Center for AIDS Research; Microbiology).

Watershed Protection in Pennsylvania in the New "Age of Water"; Judith Jordan, Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Post-Transcriptional Regulons in Human Cells; Jack Keene, Duke University; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Cooperative Regulation of the Cell Division Cycle by the Protein Kinases Raf and Akt; Martin McMahon, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

DNA-based Approaches to Small Molecule Discovery; Jon Clardy, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Discovering Child Abuse; Child Abuse--A Pediatric Perspective; Psychoanalytic Work with an Abused Adolescent; Elizabeth Young, Columbia Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research; Cindy Christian, CHOP; Ann Smolen, Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia; 7:30 p.m.; Joseph Strokes Auditorium, CHOP (Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia; CHOP; Pediatrics).

16   Early Steps of HIV Replication: Mechanisms and Inhibition; Frederic Bushman, microbiology; noon; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Penn Center for AIDS Research).

Biomimetic Strategies in Vascular Tissue Engineering; Jennifer West, Rice University; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering; IME).

Emigration and the Transitional Production of Difference from Cape Verde; Kesha Fakes, anthropology; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Ethnohistory).

20   Well-to-Wheel Analysis of Advanced Fuel/Vehicle Systems; Raj Choudhury, General Motors Corporation; 3:30 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

21   Access to Essential Medicines: Perspectives from the Merck Experience with Mectizan, HIV/AIDS and Vaccines in Africa; Jeffrey Sturchio, Merck & Company, Inc.; noon; ste. 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Visiting Artists Slide Lecture; Vincent Desiderio, painter; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Design).

Are Collectors the Real Looters?: The Continuing Destruction of the Archaeological Heritage; Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge; 6 p.m.; UPM; free/lecture; reception: $25, free/members (fellows level and above); info.: (215) 898-4890 (UPM). October AT PENN Extras!

22   Land Protection at the Watershed Scale; David Harper, Watershed Conservation Program, Natural Lands Trust; noon;  Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

RAM: A Conserved Signaling Network that Controls Daughter Specific Gene Expression and Polarized Growth in Yeast; Frank Luca, animal biology; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Activation and Inhibition of Programmed Cell Death: A Structural View; Yigong Shi, Princeton; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

* Rescheduled for10/22* Latinos in the Media; Josˇ Muñoz, NYU; 4 p.m.; LGBT Center (Latin American and Latino Studies Program; La Casa Latina).

Visiting Artists Slide Lecture; Harry Roseman, sculptor; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson (Design).

Gillian Wearing: Mass Observation Exhibit; Barry Schwabsky, author; 7 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, ICA (ICA).

23  Self-Assembling Systems Based on Biological Interactions; Alyssa Panitch, Arizona State University; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering; IME).

*Postponed until Spring 2004* Racial and Nonracial Republics: Comparisons of Race and Reconciliation in South Africa and the USA; C.R.D. Halisi, California State University, Los Angeles; 3 p.m.; Griski Rm., Houston Hall (African Studies Center; Political Science).

The New Barbarians: Piracy and Terrorism on the North African Frontier; Paul Silverstein, Reed College; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 200, UPM (Middle East Center; World Affairs Council; International Classroom; UPM; African Studies; East Asia Center; South Asia Center).

24   The Effect of Birth Weight on Literal (and Figurative) Life Chances; Dalton Conley, New York University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI; Sociology).

Not-Beautiful: A Counter-Theme in the Portraiture of Women; Susan Sidlauskas, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

27  Smart Photonic Materials: From 2D/3D Photonic Structure to Dynamic Switching of Microfluidics; Shu Yang, Lucent Technologies; 3:30 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

Visiting Artists Slide Lecture; Charles Burns, cartoonist; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Design).

28   Cˇzanne, Color, Emotion; Susan Sidlauskas, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. B-7, Meyerson Hall (French Cultural Studies).

Le Paysage au XIXiˇme Siˇcle Dans Les Collections de Peintures Fran­ du Philadelphia Museum of Art; Caroline Hoffman-Benzaria, art historian; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G88, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; in French (French Cultural Institute).

Telling Tales: Georgia O'Keefe as Autobiographer; Wanda Corn, Stanford University; 5 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Movies: America's Secular Religion; Robert Cort, movie producer; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Penn Humanities Forum; Library).

29   Effect of Embryo Culture on Gene Expression and Behavior; Richard Schultz, Biology; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Lunchtime Conversations; Robert Cort, author and producer; noon; Kelly Writers House; rsvp: (Writers House).

Genome Integrity, Cell Cycle Checkpoints and Cancer; Jiri Bartek, Danish Cancer Society; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Computational Chemistry and Simulation in Drug Discovery; Terry Stouch, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

6th Annual Constance E. Clayton Lecture; Diana Slaughter-Defoe, urban education; 4:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (GSE).

The Monster of Troy Vase: Fossil Discoveries in Classical Antiquity; Adrienne Mayor, scholar and author; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, UPM; reception with book signing: $15, $10/members; info.: (215) 898-4890 (UPM).

30   Entangled-Photon Optical Coherence Tomography; Malvin Carl Teich, Boston University; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering; IME).

Parathyroid Hormone: How Can a Hormone that is Bad for Bones Be Good for Bones?; John Bilezikian, Columbia University; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB (Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism).

Fighting Words: That Practical Art of Political Speech, Op-Eds, & Advocacy; David Stone, writer, producer; 5 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House; Fox Leadership Program).

The Problems with Urban Ethnography; Mitchell Duneier, University of Wisconsin; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Urban Studies Program).


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  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 6, September 30, 2003