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The 2003-04 Penn Presents World Discovery Series will end with a debut performance by Shoghaken Folk Ensemble. This ensemble uses only traditional Armenian instruments to maintain an authentic sound. The performance is accompanied by a pre-show dinner of Armenian cuisine and lecture by Mark Momijan from the Armenian Center at Columbia University. Performance will be on May 8 at 8 p.m. in the Zellerbach Theatre. See Music.



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15  Alumni Day.

16  Baccalaureate.

17  Commencement.

12-Week Evening Session Classes Begin.

18  First Session Classes Begin.

31  Memorial Day. No Classes.


Morris Arboretum
Info./register (215) 247-5777 ext. 125.

8    Mother's Day Flower Arrangement; ages 5-12; 1 p.m.; $26, $24/members.

16  Incredible Insects; activities that celebrate insects including Bug Olympics where children will compete for medals; 1 p.m.; $10, $8/members.

Penn Museum
For ages 8-12. Register: (215) 898-4016.

1    Boxes, Baskets, and Bowls; see an Innuit fish skin bag and a Tlingit bentwood bowl, and design your own container; 10 a.m.; $10.

8    Celebrate Mother's Day; learn the pottery-making tradition of the Hopi women and make your own clay pot; 10 a.m.; $10.

20th Birthday of the
Philadelphia International Children's Festival See May AT PENN Extras!

Events at the Annenberg Center. For ages 4 & up unless otherwise noted. Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900 or see; $12 for first show, $6 for same number of tickets for each additional show.

1    Kaleta: A Children's Festival; dancing, storytelling, drumming and singing; 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.

Jack-Five-Oh: A Folk Tale Odyssey; play uses songs, shadow puppets, special effects to bring Newfoundland fairy tales to life; ages 6 & up; 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre.  

Jamie Adkins in Typo; juggling, unicycling, slack-wire walking and bumbling slapstick; 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.  

Playworks; artisans will teach arts and crafts including African drums, Hmong tapestry, Pazanki egg painting, Native American dream catchers, and Peruvian sundials; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Outdoor Plaza; free with show ticket.

Stageworks; artists, jugglers, storytellers and musicians; 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Outdoor Plaza; free with show ticket.

The Jabali Acrobats; Chinese traditions of acrobatics; noon & 4 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.

Stars of the Peking Acrobats; featuring Kung Fu and Chinese comedy; noon & 4 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

BAM-The Blue Barrel Show; comedy and drumming where everyday objects are transformed into a percussion orchestra; noon & 4 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre.



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19  International Conference on Systems Thinking in Management; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 20, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; May 21, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Houston Hall; register:

25  6th Annual Center for AIDS Research Retreat; submit posters by May 10 at; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Center for AIDS Research).

Chromatin Regulation of Gene Expression and Epigeneticsfeatures the contributions to the management sciences; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: (215) 898-3731 (Wistar Institute).

Institute on Aging Annual Retreat with Poster Session; 1-6 p.m.; Houston Hall; rsvp by May 13 to (Institute on Aging).


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.

Graduate School of Education (GSE), Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Graduate Student Center (GSC): free; Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $3, $2/artists, seniors, and students over 12, 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.

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

Penn Museum: $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.

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

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. For hours see


1    The Big Nothing; a major group exhibition exploring themes of nothing and nothingness in contemporary art; ICA; reception: April 30, 5 p.m. Through August 1. See May AT PENN Extras!

Yun-Fei Ji: The East Wind; artist takes a contemporary look at historic Chinese events using traditional techniques and styles of Chinese painting; ICA; reception: April 30, 5 p.m. Through August 1. See May AT PENN Extras!

Judy Pfaff; spiky vortex installation environments crafted from paint, plastic, glass, metal, wood, found objects, fabric, resin, steel and anything that comes to hand; ICA; reception: April 30, 5 p.m. Through August 1.

In the ICA Ramp Project, Judy Pfaff will create the sixth installation in this ongoing series. Artist creates installation environments from paint, plastic, glass, metal, wood, found objects, fabric, resin and steel. Shown is Neither Here Nor There, 2003. Courtesy of Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art NY. Photo by Alysonb Horn.

3    Folio Exhibition; prints from faculty and graduate students: GSC; reception: May 4, 4:30 p.m. Through May 28. See May AT PENN Extras!

7    Penn Design Printmakers: Selected Works; Burrison Gallery; reception: May 12, 4:30 p.m. Through August 28.

22  Arts and Community V: Neighborhood Bike Works; "bike art" created by local artists, students and others with used bike parts; Esther Klein Gallery; reception: June 5, 5 p.m. Through June 30. See May AT PENN Extras!

Art & Community V: Neighborhood Bike Works at Esther Klein Gallery features works by local artists and students who used bike parts to create a variety of art forms and sizes including sculpture, woven wall hangings, furniture, mobiles, paintings and jewelry. Shown is Buffalo Ride by Joe Tiburino.


Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman; José Ben’tez S‡nchez; Penn Museum. Through May 2. See May AT PENN Extras!

Nature Observed: A History of Botanical Engraving; 50 pieces covering 300 years of botanical engravings; Morris Arboretum. Through May 9.

Nature Observed: A History of Botanical Engravings in the Morris Arboretum features 50 pieces, covering 300 years of original botanical engravings from renowned artists including Pink Flowered Rocu by Maria Sibylla Merian.

Art-in-Science XVIII: The Earth Exposed; remote satellite images; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 15. See May AT PENN Extras!

Framing (a Condensation Cube); a vault installation featuring Hans Haacke's Condensation Cube of 1963-1965; Slought Foundation. Through May 20. See May AT PENN Extras!

Public Override Void; vault installation featuring Jim Carpenter's Electronic Text Composition (ETC); Slought Foundation; reception: April 29, 6:30 p.m. Through May 20. See May AT PENN Extras!

Petrarch at 700; manuscripts and printed books date from the 15th-18th centuries, and a few 19th-century photographs; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 21.

Only Controversial and Not Detrimental: The Legacy of Modern Design in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia; Kroiz Gallery. Through May 31. See May AT PENN Extras!

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

Robert Fulton Memorial

Kroiz Gallery presents The Beaux-Arts at Penn, an exhibit celebrating the legacy of Paul Philippe Cret (1876-1945), the influential architect whose best-known works include the Rodin Museum, the Barnes Foundation, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Below is Robert Fulton Memorial, 1909 by Paul Philippe Cret.


Terror: A Collaboration Between a Palestinian and an Israeli Artist; seven composite photographs addressing the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; Slought Foundation. Through June 12. See May AT PENN Extras!

Show Support: A Benefit Exhibition to Support Slought Foundation; work by William Anastasi, Bill Barrette, Michael Gitlin, Quentin Morris, Osvaldo Romberg, Marjorie Welish and Michael Zansky. Through June 12. See May AT PENN Extras!

A Show of Roses: Watercolors for the Morris Arboretum; paintings by Marcy Abhau; Morris Arboretum. Through June 27. See May AT PENN Extras!

Master Drawings (1800-1914) from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; drawings and watercolors by 40 European masters; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 27. See May AT PENN Extras!

Master Drawings (1800-1914) from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery. The exhibit features 51 drawings and watercolors from the 19th century's most prominent artists including Degas, Cézanne, Pissaro, Rodin, Tissot and Ruskin. Exhibit includes Two Studies of a Girl's Head by César-Paul Helleu (1827-1859), ca. 1896-7, red, black, and white chalks on white paper.

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur; ancient Sumerian artifacts from the site of Ur in Mesopotamia; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September. See May AT PENN Extras!

A Wonderful Life: A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager's digital art; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing.

A Wonderful Life: A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators is at the Graduate School of Education as part of the University's permanent collection. Below is Pennsylvania Daughter, a digital painting by Joan Myerson of old sepia photographs, current photography, freehand drawing, and memorabilia.

Ongoing at the Penn Museum

Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: Ôahu'ula + lei niho palaoa.

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

1    Archaeology: Tools of the Trade.

2    Native American Southwest: Living in Balance.

8    Egyptian Mummies: Secrets & Science.

9    China: Survey of Asian Pottery.

22  The Shaman's Role in Native Alaska.

23  Highlights of the Collection.


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

6    Africa Dreaming; 7 p.m.; Arabic, French, Nama, Portuguese and Wolof.

7    Liberia: America's Stepchild; preceded by Hadja; 7:30 p.m.

8    Wet Sand; 6:30 p.m.; followed by discussion Race, Gender, and Urban Struggle; free.

12    We Forgot to Go Back; German; 8 p.m.; preceded by Weed.

13    Lola and Billy the Kid; German and Turkish; 8 p.m.

14    Tour Abroad; German; 8 p.m.; preceded by Sevda Means Love.

15    Dealer; German and Turkish; 8 p.m.

16    German Cops; German; 7 p.m.; preceded by The Lovers of Hotel Osman.

21    A Red Bear (Un Oso Rojo); Spanish; 8 p.m.

22    Hard Boiled; Cantonese; 7 p.m.; preceded by Bullet in the Head; $9, $8/members, students and seniors.

25    The Fire Within; French; 8 p.m.; preceded by Night and Fog.

26    Mickey One; 8 p.m.

27    Love and Death; 8 p.m.

28    Au Hasard Balthazar; French; with Robert Bresson: Without a Trace; 7 p.m. Also May 29, noon.

29    The Young Girls of Rochefort; French; 8 p.m.

30  Tess; 7 p.m.


Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; Newman Center; first class free; $7/class, $5/students; contact Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

7      AARC Open House; welcome the new director and learn about the services that the center offers; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

11     Mediation of Health Care Disputes: A Process Whose Time Has Come?; explore mediation as a promising model for the practice of clinical ethics in health care settings; 5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register: (Center for Bioethics).

12     Penn Knitters; noon; The ARCH. Also May 26.

13     Promoting Health Choices in Teens; noon; Fireside Lounge, ARCH (AARC).

25    Retirement Options & Benefits: Faculty and Staff in the School of Medicine; 3 p.m.; Class of '62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; register: (ASEF).

Christian Association

6    Sister Circle; women of faith gather for ritual, study and sharing; noon. Also May 13 & May 20.

11    SLANGuage; practice U.S. English and learn U.S. culture; 3 p.m. Also May 18.

ELP Online Courses
Courses through week of June 18; $600 per course. Register at or (215) 898-8681 by April 28.

3      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 June 13; $290 per course with $15 registration fee. Intermediate and advanced level unless otherwise noted.

3      Grammar Practice.

TOEFL/TWE Preparation; $580.

4      Conversation Practice; elementary.

Conversational Interactions.

Pronunciation Improvement.

5      Business Writing.

6      Pronunciation Basic; elementary.

Listening & Speaking with Confidence.

Vocabulary Expansion.

Learning and Education
Open to faculty and staff. Register:

19     Brown Bag Matinee-Straight Talking; how submissive behavior causes people to be ignored, and how very damaging aggressive behavior can be to everyone; noon-1 p.m.

21     Career Focus Brown Bag-Closing the Gap; recognize and understand the differences between the ways men and women communicate for more effective communication in the workplace; noon-1 p.m.

26     Teams: Who, What, When, Why & How; one and half-day program; will provide participants with a map of the team process and a set of tools to maximize a team's effectiveness; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50. Continues May 27,  9 a.m.-noon.

Morris Arboretum
Info./register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125.

1      Early Bird Garden Pass; early admission before the Arboretum opens to the public; can arrive 8 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday through May; $35, $30/members.

Family Birding Class; bird walk for both beginning and experienced birders at the newly developed Morris Arboretum wetlands; bring binoculars; 8-10:30 a.m.; $12, $10/members, $8/children.

Container Gardening; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $28/members.

Creating Paper Vessels, Baskets, and Lamps; create a three-dimensional lamp out of grapevines and Japanese handmade papers; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $65, $60/members.

5      Native Plants for the Home Landscape; consider plants for a variety of growing conditions including both sun and shade; 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $18, $16/members.

15     The Loaded Brush: Landscape Painting; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $400, $300/members. Continues May 16.

Edible and Medicinal Plants Tour; bring notebook and drawing pencils; 1-3 p.m.; $24, $22/members; rain date: May 16.

Penn Alexander School
Enter at 43rd St. between Locust and Spruce Sts. Info.:

4      Adult Basketball; ages 25 and over; every Tuesday in May; 5-8 p.m.

6    Effective Black Parenting Series; 5:30 p.m. Also May 13.

Cardio Pilates and Below the Belt and Beyond; every Thursday in May; 6:15-7 p.m. & 7-7:45 p.m.

13     City Gardening Series: Ornamental Grasses; landscape architect will discuss the selection, care and planting of ornamental grasses for the home garden; 6:30 p.m.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Info./register:

6      Body Composition Measurements; 9-10 a.m.; rm. G-16; pre-registration required. Also May 13, 3-4 p.m. & May 26, noon-1 p.m.

25   W.OW. (Women on Weights); noon-12:30 p.m.; rm. 302.

27   Take Your Abs to the Next Level; noon-12:30 p.m.; Studio 409.

Retirement Education Seminars
At the ARCH. Info.: (215) 898-7282.

10    Penn's Tax-Deffered Retirement Plan Overview: TIAA-CREF; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Re-examining the Rules of Investing; 1-2 p.m.

11  Maximizing Your Tax-Deffered Savings Opportunity; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Retirement Distribution Flexibilities; 1-2 p.m.

12  Penn's Tax-Deffered Retirement Plan Overview: Vanguard; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Getting Ahead: How to Get Out of Debt and Build Wealth; 1-2 p.m.

13  The Basics: Making Investments Easy; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Your Goal: Getting Ready to Retire; 1-2 p.m.

Quality of Work Life
Open to faculty and staff. Register:

13  Tips for Working with Team Members for Better Results; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

20  Safe Summer Fun Outdoors; noon-1 p.m.

27  Managing for Better Balance at Work at Home; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

3      Implement Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: NetServ; $1,395. Through May 7.

4      Excel 2000 Intro.; $190. Also May 10.

5      Excel XP Intermediate; $190.

6      Word 2000 Intro.; $190.

7      FilemakerPro Intro.; $190.

10   Visio 2000 Intro.; $224.

11   PowerPoint 2000 Intro.; $190.

12   Upgrading Web Development Skills from ASP to Microsoft ASP.NET; $1,007. Through May 14.

Word 2000 Intermediate; $190.

13   PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

14   Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Intro.; $190.

17   Visio XP Intro.; $224.

18   Access XP/2000 Intro.; $357. Through May 19.

20   Excel 2000 Intermediate; $190.

21   Word XP Intermediate; $190.

24   Plan, Implement, Maintain Windows Server 2003 Active Dir.; $1,395. Through May 28.

Office XP New Features; $190.

25   Dreamweaver MX Intro.; $570. Through May 26.

27   Excel XP Advanced; $190.

28   Word XP Intro.; $190.


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12   Faculty Club Annual Meeting; 4 p.m.; Faculty Club, Inn at Penn.

13  Trustees Meetings: Budget & Finance and Audit & Compliance; 12:45 p.m.; Huntsman Hall; info.: (215) 898-7005.

27   PPSA Annual Meeting; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

WPSA Board Elections; includes talk on Managing Your Career at Penn; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.


2      The Heart & Soul of Philadelphia Concert; featuring Emmy award winner Bill Jolly with his jazz quartet, Juanita Holiday and the Absalom Jones Choir; 3 p.m.; Phildelphia Cathedral, 38th & Chestnut Sts. (Episcopal Community Service).

Penn Presents

8      Shoghaken Folk Ensemble; Armenian folk and ashoughagan (troubadour) music; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $41, $35, $29, $24; pre-show buffet dinner/lecture: 6 p.m., $10, reserve for pre-show by May 3. See May AT PENN Extras!

Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut St. Info.:

6      Marco Eneidi's Sound on Survival; alto saxophonist; 8 p.m.; $12. See May AT PENN Extras!

21   Kevin Norton's Living Language; percussionist and composer; 8 p.m.; $12.  See May AT PENN Extras!

23   Triptych Myth; jazz artists; 8 p.m.; $12.  See May AT PENN Extras!

University Square
Events 5-7 p.m. on 36th St., between Sansom and Walnut Sts.

6      Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble.

13   Amor Tropical; Brazilian.

14   Synthesis; Latin.

20   Swing Shift Jazz Band. *This band will perform instead of Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble*

27   John Breslin Jazz Band.


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

11 Michael Bublé; jazz singer; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; also May 12, 8 p.m.; tickets: $32.50.


4      Merchants of Immorality-Stephen Hall; 7 p.m.; Wistar Institute; register:

Kelly Writers House

13  Live at the Writers House; word and music radio show on 88.5 WXPN.

Penn Bookstore

3      The Saucy Sisters' Guide to Wine: What Every Girl Should Know Before She Uncorks-Barbara Nowak and Beverly Wichman; 12:30 p.m.

4      Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items From Around the World-Davy Rothbart; 12:30 p.m.

5      Cradled All the While: The Unexpected Gifts of a Mother's Death-Sara J. Corse; 7 p.m.

6      Cake-Tristan Davies; 6 p.m. (John Hopkins Alumni Association).

20  I Choose to Stay: A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inner City--Salome Thomas-El; noon (AARC).


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5      Community Housing Fair; information about mortgages, refinancing and other household matters; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Office of Community Housing).

8      Plant Sale; features perennials, annuals and woody plants; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Also May 9. See Talks.

9      Mother's Day Brunch; brunch buffet and music; 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. seatings; Morris Arboretum; non-members $25/adults, 8/children; members $21/adults, $6/children; register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 181.

22   Palestine Children's Relief Fund 3rd Annual Charity Dinner; 5-9 p.m.; Silverman-Levy Conference Hall; $50, $25/students and children; rsvp by May 8 to (215) 925-3989; info.:


9      (M) Crew-Lightweight v. Navy and Delaware; 11 a.m.

Crew-Heavyweight; time TBA. 


3      Cellular Control of Actin Nucleation; Matt Welch, University of California; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute [PMI]).

4      Biomechanics of Arterial Growth and Remodeling; Jay Humphrey, Texas A&M University; noon; rm. 2000, Vagelos Research Labs (Institute for Medicine and Engineering [IME]).

What Bio-Marketing Could Learn About Kids From Business Ethics; Whiton Paine, Center for Bioethics; noon; Center for Bioethics (Center for Bioethics).

Staff Conversations on Race; 1 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Office of the President; Office of the Provost; VPUL; Office of the Chaplain). 

Plant Sale Lecture; Anthony Aiello, Morris Arboretum; 7 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. See Special Events.

5      *CANCELLED* Contribution of Hematopoietic Cells and Cytokines to Tumor Angiogenesis; Shahin Rafii, Cornell University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute.

Molecular Mechanisms of Viral Entry into Cells; Steven Harrison, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Epstein-Barr Virus Roles in Initiating and Maintaining Human Cancers; William Sugden, University of Wisconsin at Madison; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Placental Nutrient Transporter Expression as a Probe for the Regulation of Fetoplacental Growth; Nicholas Illsley, New Jersey Medical School; noon; Class of '62, John Morgan Bldg. (Center for Research on Reproduction for Women's Health [CRRWH]).

6    Erythropoietin Signaling and the Control of Red Cell Formation; Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute, MIT; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute).

Virus-based Genetic Toolkit for the Directed Synthesis of Magnetic and Semiconducting Nanowires and Self-Assembling Structures; Angela Belcher, MIT; 4 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Biological Chemistry).

7      Evaluation of the Effect of a Consumer Driven Health Plan on Medical Care Expenditures and Utilization; Stephen Parente; University of Minnesota; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center,  (Leonard Davis Institute [LDI]).

10   Regulation of Cell Division in Fission Yeast; Kathy Gould, Vanderbilt University; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (PMI).

11   Shear Stress, Inflammation and Gene Expression; Rob Krams, Erasmus University, Rotterdam; noon; rm. 2000, Vagelos Research Labs (IME).

12   Effector and Regulatory T-cell Subsets Controlling Immunity to Leishmaniasis; David Sacks, NIH; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

13  Learning from Leprosy: New Insights and Potential Therapies for Skin Diseases; Robert Modlin, UCLA; 10 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Dermatology).

14   Women in the Academy: Progress and Peril "Status of the Women at the University of Pennsylvania"; Phoebe Leboy, Dental Medicine; 3:30 p.m.; Forum Room, Stiteler Hall (Penn Women's Center).

19   Probing Molecular Structure and Dynamics with the New NMR Methods; Lewis Kay, University of Toronto; 4 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Telomere Maintenance by the Werner Family of Helicases; Brad Johnson, pathology and laboratory medicine; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute.

HIV Vif: It's All About U; Nathaniel Landau, Salk Institute for Biological Studies; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology; Center for AIDS Research).

Viral-induced Placental Dysfunction; Samuel Parry, obstetrics and gynecology; noon; Class of '62 Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (CRRWH).

* Change in topic*
 Weapons in Intimage Partner Violence: Methodological Challenges to Understanding and Prevention; Brendan Carr, emergency medicine; Peter Cronholm, family practice and community medicine; Deborah Nelson, biostatistics and epidemiology; Catherine Taylor, Columbia University; Douglas Wiebe, biostatistics and epidemiology; 9:30 a.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Firearm Injury Center).

Reassessing Human Smell Perception: Is It Better Than You Think?; Gordon Shepherd, Yale University; 7 a.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall (Smell and Taste Center; Otolaryngology).

Exploring the Other Hemisphere in Behavioral Medicine: Positive Lessons for HIV/AIDS; Margaret Chesney, National Center for Compliance and Alternative Medicine; 1 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Center for AIDS Research).

21   MLA Capstone Forum; 5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Master of Liberal Arts).

24   Room for Thought: Myosin Mutant's Moment in Human Evolution?; Hansell Stedman, surgery; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (PMI).

26   HIV Vaccine Development-Where is the Field Now?; Lawrence Corey, University of Washington, Seattle; 8 a.m.; Joseph Stokes Auditorium, CHOP (School of Medicine-Pediatrics; Center for AIDS Research; CHOP).

Title TBA; Deborah Driscoll, obstetrics and gynecology; noon; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg.; info.: (215) 573-5446 (CRRWH).


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ALUMNI WEEKEND: Open Houses and Tours

BenAt this year's Alumni weekend enjoy panel discussions, seminars, workshops, celebrations, and tours. Register for these events on-line at by May 7.

Friday, May 14

Architectural Walking Tour; 2-3:30 p.m.; meet at main entrance of Penn Bookstore, 36th and Walnut Sts. Also May 15, 9:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Centennial Celebration of the John Morgan Building; participate in tours of the School of Medicine, meet Harvey the heart sounds simulator, and experience first-hand Virtual Curriculum; 2:30-5 p.m.; John Morgan Bldg.

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session and Tour; 3 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall. Also May 15, 8:30 a.m. & 4 p.m., rm. 17 Logan Hall.

The Jewish Renaissance at Penn: Hillel in the New Millennium; 3-4:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall.

Penn Gallery Hop; 4 p.m.; begins at Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives.

ENIAC: Virtual Tour; 4-5 p.m.; Moore School Bldg. (SEAS). Also May 15, 9 a.m. & 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 15

Graduate Student Center Open House; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hamilton College House Guided Tour; 10 a.m.-noon; CA House; register: (215) 898-1622.

Christian Association Open House; 10 a.m.-noon; CA House.

Quad Open House; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; enter at 37th and Spruce Sts.

Food and Fun at the Weiss Tech House; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Levine Hall; info.:

ENIAC for Kids; ages 10-14 will see the first all-electronic digital programmable computer; 11 a.m.; Moore School Bldg.

Open House and Alumni Book Signing at the Kelly Writers House; 2-4 p.m.; rsvp: (215) 573-9748.

Cultural Centers Open Houses; La Casa Latina, Makuu: the Black Student Cultural Center, Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH); 3-4 p.m.; The ARCH.

LGBT Center Open House; 3-4 p.m.; Carriage House.

Steinhardt Hall Tours and Special Program "Just for the Kids"; 4-5:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall.

Friars Senior Society Open House; 4-6 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House; rsvp: (215) 829-0460.

Sunday, May 16

Rare Judaica Book Tour; includes the oldest Haggadah in the world, medieval illustrated prayer books and the first edition of the Talmud; 10-11:30 a.m.; Center for Judaic Studies Library; rsvp: (215) 898-6654.

ALUMNI WEEKEND: panel Discussions and seminars

The Penn community is invited to attend these educational programs that feature distinguished panelists on topics of current interest. To register, visit

Friday, May 14

Promoting Social Justice: Intergenerational Conversations on Racism; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; rm. G-17, Logan Hall; register: (215) 573-2648 (SSW).

Freedom as Faith in the Pursuit of Hope; will consider Freedom Lost, Freedoms Regained by David Williams and Jacques Barber, Freedom as Faith in Practice by Rabbi Levi Haskelevich, Freedom as Search for Alternate Futures by Elvira Arcenas; 10 a.m.-noon; rm. G-55, Huntsman Hall.

Beyond Structure: Spying on the Functioning Brain with MRI; 1-2 p.m.; Griski Room, Houston Hall (Medicine).

Improving Penn and West Philadelphia Through Academically Based Community Service Initiatives; Carol Muller, music; Sally Powell, Veterinary Hospital; Nancy Streim, GSE; Harris Steinberg, PennDesign; Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Nursing; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Steinhardt Hall (Center for Community Partnerships [CCP]; Alumni Relations).

Realizing Penn as "One University": The Collaborative Development of a Health Promotion Center; Richard Gelles, Social Work; Joan Gluch, Dental Medicine; Bernett Johnson, Medicine; Frances Johnston, SAS; Rebecca Maynard, GSE; Afaf Meleis, Nursing; 1-2 p.m.; Auditorium, Steinhardt Hall (Center for Community Partnerships; Alumni Relations).

Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Public Affairs Lecture: Gun Barrel Democracy? Democratic Constitutionalism Following Military Occupation: Reflections on the U.S. Experience in Japan, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq; Stanley Katz, Princeton University; 2-3 p.m.; Dietrich Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, and Emerging Diseases; Gary Smith, Veterinary Medicine; 2-3 p.m.; rm. 321, Rosenthal Bldg. (School of Veterinary Medicine).

Secrets of Computer Animation; 2-3:30 p.m.; rm. 106, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall; rsvp: (215) 898-2539 (PennDesign). Also May 15, 9:30 a.m.

Being There: Education, Humanities, and the Movies; Timothy Corrigan, cinema studies; Marc Platt, producer of Legally Blonde; discussion of the relationship between a liberals arts education and the movies; 2-3:30 p.m.; The ARCH (SAS).

Freedom of Seeking; 2-4 p.m.; rm. G-55, Huntsman Hall.

The Economics and Politics of Employer-Sponsored Health Care; Bruce Bradley, General Motors; Mark Pauly, Wharton; Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquirer; Walter Tsou, American Public Health Association; Nancy Streim, GSE; 3-4:30 p.m.; rm. F-85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Leonard Davis Institute; Wharton; Medicine; Nursing; Dentistry).

Your Negotiating IQ in Business and Everyday Life; G. Richard Shell, Wharton; 4-5:30 p.m.; rm. G-06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

The Engineering of Movie Magic-Motion Capture; 5-5:30 p.m.; rm. 109, Moore School Bldg. (SEAS). Also May 15, 10:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Saturday, May 15

Building Blocks of a Tax-Wise Estate Plan; Marcie Merz, Penn Medicine; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Wood Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Penn Medicine).

50 Years of Impact: Brown vs. Board and the Fate of Black Higher Education; Marybeth Gasman, GSE; 9-11 a.m.; rm. 203, GSE (GSE; Education Alumni Association).

Perspectives on the Market; Jeremy Siegal, Wharton; 9-11 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Wharton).

Cityscape Art & Literacy: Making Connections Between the Murals of Philadelphia and Children's Literature; 9-11 a.m.; rm. 200, GSE (GSE; Education Alumni Association).

The American Obsession with Weight Management; Gary Foster, Medicine; Albert Stunkard, Medicine; Thomas Wadden, medicine; 9:30 a.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Penn Medicine).

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Time: A Quirky Look at Human Evolution and the Origin of Gourmandise; Harold Dibble, Penn Museum; 10 a.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.

Stump the Expert; get answers to questions on estate planning, charitable trusts, business succession and private philanthropy; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 222, Bennett Hall (Gift Planning).

Penn Nursing Goes "CSI"-Focus on Forensics; 10-11 a.m.; NEB (Nursing).

Wall Street Meets Locust Walk: The Penn Engineering-Lehman Brothers Automated Trading Project; 10-11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

Freedom from Self-Enslavement; 2-4 p.m.; rm. G-55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

The Art of Fact: An Alumni Panel Discussion on Literary Journalism; Leslie Bennetts, C '70; Buzz Bissinger, C '76; Beth Kephart, C '82; Stephen Fried, C '79; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; rsvp:


Friday, May 14

Global Alumni Networking

Exchange; 3:30-5 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; rsvp: (215) 573-3711.

Alumni Parent Reception: Welcome the Class of 2008; 4-6 p.m.; Dunning Coaches' Center; rsvp: (215) 898-3639.

Sphinx Senior Society; 4-6 p.m.; for location and details call (310) 442-7800.

GSE Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Ceremony and Alumni Reception; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Student Lounge, GSE.

University Square Concert Series; 5-7 p.m.; 36th and Walnut Sts. See Music.

Join Hillel for Shabbat; 7:45 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; services followed by dinner; $21; rsvp by May 3 to (215) 898-7391.

Back to School III; old school dance party; 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $15 (Class of 1989).

Saturday, May 15

26th Annual Alumni Run/Walk; 9 a.m.; meet at 37th and Locust Walk; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; request brochure at (Recreation; MBNA).

Gardening with UC Green Project; 9-11 a.m.; meet in front of Penn Bookstore (CCP; Alumni Relations).

Association of Alumnae Coffee Hour; women in the 50th reunion class are honored; 9:45-11 a.m.; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium; $5.

Penn Alumni Council of Representatives Meeting; 10-11 a.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Greenfield Intercultural Center Alumni and Student Networking Brunch; 11 a.m.; lobby, GIC. Penn Fair; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Hill Square.

Alumni Day Picnic; tents for alumni of each decade, activities for children; noon-2:30 p.m.; Hill Square; $20/on-site registration, $13/adults, $5/children (ages 3-12); register:

Parade of Classes; 2:30-4 p.m.; Hill Square to College Green.

Ivy Day Ceremony; celebrate with the Class of 2004 during this annual presentation of senior awards and honors; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.

Penn Alumni Diversity, Affinity & Interest Group Membership Meetings and Receptions; 4-4:45 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; ALA, rm. G7; BAS, Amado Recital Hall; PennGala, rm. G16; UPAAN, Green Room.

Penn Alumni Diversity, Affinity & Interest Group Discussion "Dismantling the Glass Ceiling: How to Transform Our Workplace;" 4:45-6 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

Sport Club Participants Alumni Reception; 4-5 p.m.; Pottruck Center; rsvp: (215) 898-6100 (Recreation).

Penn Alumni Wine Tasting; 4-5:30 p.m.; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium; $25 (Penn Alumni).

University of Pennsylvania Glee Club Alumni Day Reception; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; lobby, The ARCH.

Taste of Penn; enjoy food and music that celebrates Penn's diversity; 6-8:30 p.m.; Hill Square (Association of Latino Alumni; Black Alumni Society; PennGALA; Asian Alumni Network).

Baccalaureate Catholic Mass and Reception; 7 p.m.; Newman Center.

2nd Annual Private Movie Screening The Bridge: Cinema De Lux; 8 p.m.; info./free tickets:

PennGALA Young Alumni Cocktail Party; 9-11 p.m.; for location contact

Sunday, May 16

Alumni Catholic Memorial Mass and Brunch; reading aloud of the names of deceased alumni; 10 a.m.; Newman Center.

Christian Association Alumni Luncheon; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; CA House; $20; rsvp: (215) 746-6350.

Baccalaureate Ceremony; interfaith program that includes music, readings, prayers and a guest speaker; 1:30 p.m. (students with last names A-K) & 3 p.m. (students with last names L-Z); Irvine Auditorium.

Monday, May 17

248th Commencement; tickets not required; gates open 8:30 a.m., procession across campus begins 9 a.m., ceremony begins 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field; info.: (215) 573-GRAD or


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  Almanac, Vol. 50, No. 31, April 27, 2004