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January AT PENN

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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. or see Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.


This ink on watercolor is part of the upcoming exhibit, Leaf and Flower: Photographs by Nora Odendahl, at theMorris Arboretum. Through March 21.


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Penn's Commitment to the Legacy:
Achieving Social Justice In Our Time

The following programs are a sample of what is to come January 19-30, 2004. For a complete list of the MLK events see

19  Stand Up! Speak Out!; musical performance by SOOZ and remarks by President Judith Rodin; 9 a.,m.; preceded by breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (MLK Service Committee; GlaxoSmithKline; WXPN Kids' Corner).

School Spruce Up Project; for West Philadelphia High School. Volunteers in need of transportation meet at 37th and Walnut Sts.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (MLK Service Committee).

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

21  Office of the Chaplain Interfaith Program; Dr. Cheryl Townsend  Gilkes, Colby College, keynote speaker; remarks by President Judith Rodin; Community Involvement Awards presented; 7 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Office of the Chaplain).

22  Conversation about the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.; Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson; 5:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets: (215) 898-4965 (Center for Africana Studies).

23  Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs Open House; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs).

A Lunchtime Reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, ˝A Letter from a Birmingham Jailţ; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House).

29  Timothy Sam's Nonviolent Leadership Workshop; 5-7 p.m.; rm. 313, ARCH  (La Casa Latina).

30  Jazz for King; featuring Glenn Bryan's Band Friends; 6-8 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Du Bois College House (AARC; Penn Women's Center, Du Bois College House).



12  Spring Semester Classes Begin.

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

23  Add Period Ends.


31  World Culture Day: Chinese New Year Celebration; children's workshops, storytelling, arts and crafts, martial and healing arts traditions, music and dance performances; day ends with traditional grand finale, lion dance and firecracker parade; free with Museum admission donation; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; UPM (UPM). December AT PENN Extras!


21  26th International Showcase of Performing Arts for Young People; featuring 19 showcases, 100 booths dedicated to performances for school and family audiences, and workshops focusing on the effects of ˝No Child Left Behind"; 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.; Annenberg Center; $225, $275/after January 1; showcase performances are open to the public beginning January 22, $7 per showcase package; info./registration: (215) 898-3900 or (Penn Presents). December AT PENN Extras!

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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.

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

Fox Gallery, Logan Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

GSE Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $3, $2/artists, seniors, free/members, students over 12,  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, Meyerson Hall: free; 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.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.: free; 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 bin/calendar.cgi


5    Master of Fine Arts 2004 Group Show; Graduate Student Center. Through February 6.

10  Leaf and Flower: Photographs by Nora Odendahl; images celebrate the graceful form, vibrant color, and expressive qualities of plant life;Lower Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through March 21. December AT PENN Extras!

12  Solemn; a group show curated by Sean Riley, 2004 MFA candidate includes a variety of artists working in sculpture and repetitious forms in paintings; Fox Gallery. Through January 29. December AT PENN Extras!

20  Master of Fine Arts 1st Year Exhibition; Meyerson Gallery; reception: January 22, 5 p.m. Through January 31.

24  Artifacts in Bloom: Floral Arts Extravaganza; work by Delaware Valley floral arrangers; UPM; on display 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 1-4:30 p.m. See Special Events. December AT PENN Extras!

Yoshimoto Nara: Nothing Ever Happens; paintings and sculptures of young children and childhood pets offer Pop Art for the new millennium; ICA; January 23: walkthrough 5 p.m., reception 6 p.m. Through April 4.December AT PENN Extras!

Simultaneously "cute and menacing," such images of young children and childhood pets are part of the exhibit, Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens, one of the ICA's Winter 2004 Exhibitions, which runs December 24 through April 4.

Sarah McEneaney; autobiographical paintings that engage a combination of intimacy, directness and imagination; ICA; January 23: walkthrough 5 p.m., reception 6 p.m. Through April 4. December AT PENN Extras!

Aleksandra Mir: Naming Tokyo (Part III); ramp project uses maps, street signs and other mediums to come up with an alternate, more user friendly identity for Tokyo, Japan; ICA; January 23: walkthrough 5 p.m., reception 6 p.m. Through April 4. December AT PENN Extras!

Smartwrap; concept for a new building material that integrates the segregated functions of a conventional wall and compresses them into one composite film that can be erected in a fraction of ordinary building time; ICA; January 23: walkthrough 5 p.m., reception 6 p.m. Through April 4. December AT PENN Extras!


Holiday Garden Railway; twinkling lights and holiday decor adorn the Garden Railway for the holidays; Morris Arboretum. Through January 4. December AT PENN Extras!

A Garden in Cut Art; Julie Zigler, artist; Lower Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through January 5. December AT PENN Extras!

Coltrane; revisiting the modern jazz musician John Coltrane through archival materials and works of contemporary artists; Slought Foundation. Through January 15. December AT PENN Extras!

Resurrection: Belkis Ayón, Collographs from Cuba; large-scale prints inspired by the creation myth of the secret Abac¤a society; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through  January 18. December AT PENN Extras!

The Body of Evidence: A 20 Year Retrospective: The Photography of Candace di Carlo; Class of 1928 Lounge, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through January 27.December AT PENN Extras!

Nuvisions; demonstrations of the creative and intelligent efforts of physically challenged and visually-impaired artists; Burrison Gallery. Through January 29.December AT PENN Extras!

Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman;  José Benítez Sánchez; UPM. Through March 31. December AT PENN Extras!

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

Only Controversial and Not Detrimental: The Legacy of Modern Design in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia; drawings, photographs and models representing modern houses from the late1940s through 1980s; Kroiz Gallery. Through May 31.December AT PENN Extras!

The Beaux-Arts at Penn; selected works of architect Paul Philippe Cret and his students; Kroiz Gallery. Through May 31. December AT PENN Extras!

A Wonderful Life: A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager's digital art celebrates those who dedicated their lives to teaching; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing. December AT PENN Extras!

UPM Tours
Meet at Trescher main entrance; 1:30 p.m.; free with Museum admission donation; info.:

3    Egypt: Mummies, Masks & Magic.

4    Coming of Age in the Native American Southwest.

10  Ancient Greek Life & Legend.

11  Mesoamerica: Reading the Hieroglyphs.

17  Archaeology: Recovering Lost Worlds.

18  China: Dragons, Lions &  Monsters.

24  The World of Alaska's Native People.

25  Etruscans and Romans: Trade &  Influence.

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Film Culture Program, Gregory College House
Screenings 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted; Film Lounge, Van Pelt Manor. Free w/ PennCard.

12  The Godfather; 7:30 p.m.

13  The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari.

20  Nosferatu.

30  Jaws.

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

15  Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Roger & Me.

22  Cyrano DeBergerac.

29  The Fisher King.

International House
Screenings with English subtitles. Tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted. Info.: (215) 387-5125 or

8    Pieces of Identity; French; 7:30 p.m.

9    Purple Noon; French; 8 p.m. Also January 17, 1 p.m.

10  The Red Circle; French; 1 p.m.

Jean-Pierre Melville: Portrait in Nine Poses; French; 7 p.m.

Dirty Money; French; 8 p.m.

15  Any Number Can Win; French; 8 p.m.

16  The Eclipse; Italian; 8 p.m.

17  Rocco and His Brothers; French; 8 p.m.

18  Mr. Klein; French; 7 p.m.

23   Happy Times; Mandarin; 8 p.m.

24  Master Pieces of World Cinema: Classics of the Silent Era; featuring the following short films: A Corner in Wheat, Olympia (Diving Sequence), Rain, Entr'acte and The Tramp; 8 p.m.

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Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Newman Center; first class free; $6/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, ** sessions are not held at all times check schedule changes for dates): Mon. 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Tues. noon-2 p.m.*; Wed. 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Thurs. noon-2 p.m.*; Fri. 1:15-3:15 p.m; Sat. 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.**; Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m.

21  Cinq Ó Sept; wine and cheese for the local French-American community; 5 p.m.; Suite One East, 3624 Market St. (French Institute).

27  French CV Writing Workshop; learn to write your CV in French; 3 p.m.; Suite One East, 3624 Market St.; registration: or (215) 573-3550 (French Institute; Romance Languages).

Christian Association

6    SLANGuage; international students and spouses place emphasis on written and spoken American English; 3 p.m.; Also January 13, 20 & 27.

8    Sister Circle: Spiritual Books for the Spiritual Journey; noon. Also January 15, 22, 29.

15  Ideas for Dinner; 5:30 p.m. Also January 22 & 29.

16  Arts After School; Penn students work with West Philly children; 3-6 p.m. Also January 23 & 30.

23 Café 90; salon for sharing writing, music and ideas; 7 p.m.

ELP Online Courses
Courses through February 27; $600 per course. Register at or (215) 898-8681 by January 7.

12  Writing for Professional Purposes; Writing that Works; Grammar for Writers; The TOEFL Essay; The University Application Essay; Writing the GMAT/GRE Analytical Essay.

ELP Evening Courses
Courses through week of February 23; $290 per course unless otherwise noted with $15 registration fee; intermediate/advanced level unless otherwise noted. All courses meet in Bennett Hall from 6-8:30 p.m. or 6-8:55 p.m.

12  Grammar Practice.

TOEFL/TWE Preparation; $580.

13  Conversation Practice; elementary.

Conversational Interactions.

Pronunciation Improvement.

14  Oral Presentation.

15  Pronunciation Basics; elementary.

Listening and Speaking with Confidence.

Vocabulary Expansion.

Morris Arboretum
Info./register: (215) 247-5777 x125.

4    Great Plants for Your Home Garden Tour; 1 p.m.; free with regular admission. Also January 11, 18 & 25.

Learning and Education
3624 Market St., Suite 1 B South. Open to faculty and staff. Register at

23  Career Focus Brown BagĂJourney to Success;  the story of Bill Irwin, the first blind man to hike the Appalachian Trail, will inspire you to learn to set goals, think positive, accept risks and build a supportive network; noon.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Events at Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.  Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Info./register:

19  Demo Week; free group exercise classes, climbing wall use, and golf center; for members only.  Through January 23.

20  How to Start a Weight Training Program; noon; rm. G-16.

21  Body Composition Measurements; noon; rm. G-16; registration required. Also January 23, 8 a.m..

Information Session on Fitness Certifications; 4 p.m.; rm. 113.

22  How to Start a Running/Walking Program; noon; rm. G-16.

23  How to Start a Cycling Program; noon; Studio 306.

Technology and Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Courses open to faculty, staff & students. Register at

7    Word 2000 Intro.; $190.

Word XP Intro.; $190.

8    PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

12  Excel 2000 Intro.; $190.

Excel XP Intro.; $190.

13  Word 2000 Intermediate; $190.

14  Flash MX Advanced; $285.

15  PowerPoint 2000 Intro.; $190.

20  Word XP Intermediate; $190.

21  Access XP/2000 Intro.; $357.

23  FilemakerPro Intro.; $190.

27  Excel 2000 Intermediate; $190.

Excel XP Intermediate; $190.

28 Dreamweaver MX Intro.; $570.

30  Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Intro.: $190.

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22  WXPN Policy Board; noon; Conference Room 741, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

28  University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.


23  Ensemble X; contemporary new music ensemble; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (SAS; Music).  

Slought Foundation
Concerts at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Info.: 4017 Walnut St. Sponsored by Phildadelphia Weekly.

10  Live Concert with Stone House Trio; featuring Rob Brown, Joe Morris and Luther Gray. December AT PENN Extras!

17  Live Concert with William Hooker's FLOW; featuring William Hooker and Jason Hwang. December AT PENN Extras!

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Penn Presents

29  Hubbard Street Dance Company; program featuring Rooster, Cor Perdut and Diphthong; 7:30 p.m.; also January 30, 8 p.m. and January 31, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: evening: $39, $35, $31; matinee: $36, $32, $28. December AT PENN Extras!


Kelly Writers House

14  Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; 8 p.m; Also January 28.

29  Reading by Poet Greg Orr; 4:30 p.m.

Penn Bookstore

20  Lisa MyersĂThe Joy of Knitting; 6 p.m.; followed by making afghan squares and preemie hats  to be donated.

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23  Artifacts In Bloom: Floral Arts Extravaganza; includes demonstrations, talks, workshops and other activities; exhibit on display January 23-24; UPM; for prices and full schedule, call (215) 898-9202 or (Women's Committee). See Exhibits. December AT PENN Extras!



6    (W) Basketball vs. Lehigh; 7 p.m.

7    (M) Basketball vs. Lafayette; 7 p.m.

9    (W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

12  (W) Gymnastics vs. Wilson; 6 p.m.

20  (W) Basketball vs. Lafayette; 7 p.m.

21  (M) Basketball vs. Temple; 8 p.m.

24  (M) Squash vs. Trinity; time TBA.

28  (W) Squash vs. Princeton; 6 p.m.

(M) Squash vs. Princeton; time TBA.

30  (W) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

31  (W) Tennis vs. Penn State; noon.   

(W) Tennis vs. Colgate; 3:30 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.

(W) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.

(M) Squash vs. Haverford, Franklin and Marshall, Penn State and GWU Rochester; all day.

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7    Local Force Transducers Act Globally Through Oncogenes, Slip Bonds and a Cytoskeletal Clock; Michael Sheetz, Columbia University; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRHW).

12  Megakarocyte Mania: The Cytoskeletal Mechanics of Blood Platelet Formation; Joseph Italiano, Jr., Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (PA Muscle Institute).

14  Energy-dependent Protein Degradation; Robert Sauer, MIT; 4 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

15 Evolution and Persistence of HIV-1; Georg Shaw, University of Alabama at Birmingham; noon; Class of  1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Center for AIDS Research).

21  Strategies of Evasion in AIDS; Ronald Desrosiers, Harvard Medical School; 1 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS research; Microbiology).

22  Pharmaceutical  Governance:  Commercial Science, State, and Patient Populations in Brazil; Joao Biehl, Princeton University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Ethnohistory Program).

23  Spending and Quality: Is More Really Worse? Why Might This Be; Elliot Fisher, Dartmouth College; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

27  Breaking the Mold: American Women Engineers; Ruth Schwartz Cowan, history and sociology of science; 4:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

28  Placing Belief in Art and Action: The Life of an African Ritual Sculptor; Robert Farris Thompson, Yale University; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; registration: (Penn Humanities Forum).

29  *Cancelled*Gender Justice, Human Rights, and Human Capabilities; Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago; 5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; registration: (Penn Humanities Forum).

Visiting Artist Series; Edith Newhall, New York Magazine; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).

How My Scientific Research Strengthens My Faith; various medical practitioners and research scientists; 5:30 p.m.; Meyer Hall, Stouffer College House (Christian Association; Religious Life Liaisons).

30 *Rescheduled for January 16* Health Consequences of Uninsurance: Research Findings and Policy Implications; John Ayanian, Harvard; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).



  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 16, December 16, 2003