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January AT PENN
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Printable version of Calendar in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format.
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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 www.facilities.upenn.edu/. 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 www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk.

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).

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

12  Spring Semester Classes Begin.

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

23  Add Period Ends.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY

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!

CONFERENCE

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 www.pennpresents.org/ (Penn Presents). December AT PENN Extras!

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EXHIBITS

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
http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi- bin/calendar.cgi
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Upcoming

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!

Now

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.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

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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FILMS

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 www.ihousephilly.org.

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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FITNESS/LEARNING

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: jparnet@sas.upenn.edu or (215) 573-3550 (French Institute; Romance Languages).

Christian Association
Info.: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~upennca/.

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 www.upenn.edu/elponline 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 www.hr.upenn.edu/learning.

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: jmhunt@pobox.upenn.edu.

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 www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

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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MEETINGS

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

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

MUSIC

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. http://www.slought.org. 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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ON STAGE

Penn Presents
Info./tickets: www.pennpresents.org.

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!

READINGS/SIGNINGS

Kelly Writers House
Info.: www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.

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
Info.: http://upenn.bkstore.com.

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

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SPECIAL EVENT

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 www.museum.upenn.edu/new/events/calendar.php (Women's Committee). See Exhibits. December AT PENN Extras!

SPORTS

Info./tickets: http://pennathletics.ocsn.com/.

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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TALKS

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: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/03-04/thompson.html (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: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/03-04/thompson.html (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

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