|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.
Penn’s Commitment to the Legacy: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Democracy
The following programs are a sample of what is to come January 17-28, 2005. For a complete list of programs and the latest information on the MLK events visit: www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk.
17 Day of Service Breakfast; words by Anita Allen-Castellitto, Law School; remarks by President Amy Gutmann; 9 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (MLK Service Committee; Black Graduate and Professional Student Assembly).
School Spruce Up Project; for West Philadelphia High School; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; volunteers in need of transportation meet at 3417 Spruce St. (MLK Service Committee).
Children’s Banner Painting Service Project; children of all ages will paint commemorative banners; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Auditorium, ARCH Bldg. (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).
Philadelphia Reads Literacy Project; create books on tape to promote literacy for Philadelphia’s youth; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (MLK Service Committee).
Candlelight Vigil; reflect on Dr. King’s life and legacy; 7 p.m.; Du Bois College House and Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.).
18 Feed the Hungry; volunteers will help feed the hungry at the University City Hospitality Coalition soup kitchen; 5-7 p.m. (Penn Democrats).
19 Those Who Fill the Room; Valerie Swain-Cade McCoullum, VPUL; noon; rm. G-16, Irvine Auditorium (WOCAP; AARC; Penn Women’s Center).
Dr. King’s Other Legacies; excerpts from a documentary film will be discussed; 6-8 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).
20 Blood Drive; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Houston Hall; register: http://penn.givesblood.org (Penn American Red Cross Club).
Interfaith Program; Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; remarks by President Amy Gutmann; presentation of Community Involvement Awards; 6:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Office of the Chaplain).
21 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice: Sexuality and Social Justice; Angela Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz; Mary Francis Berry, history; 5:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Center for Africana Studies).
24 Sermons as a Genre and the Role Sermons Played in the Development of Civil Rights Discourse; panelists will include University Chaplain, William Gipson; noon-1:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House).
Racial Equality at Penn: Where We Are–Really; discussion of Dr. King’s legacy in light of social justice, equality and the war; 6-8 p.m.; Christian Association; part II: January 26, 3-5 p.m. (CA).
Film and Discussion about “Unlikely Heroes”; seven unknown stories of men and women who saved Jews during the Holocaust; 6:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall (Penn Hillel).
25 What Would Martin Say? Mental Health of African Americans from a Health Policy Perspective; Freida Outlaw, Special Populations Department of Mental Health, Tennessee; 4-5 p.m.; rm. 111, NEB (School of Nursing).
A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South From Slavery to the Great Migration; Pulitzer Prize for History winner, Steven Hahn will discuss his award winning book; 5-6:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (AARC; Penn Bookstore; Penn Humanities Forum).
26 Community Involvement in Philadelphia; learn more about West Philadelphia and ways to engage in responsible service; 6-7:30 p.m.; Living Room, Civic House (Civic House).
28 Jazz for King; featuring Glenn Bryan’s Band “Friends”; 6-8 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Du Bois House (AARC; Penn Women’s Center; Du Bois House).
10 Spring Semester Classes Begin.
17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (observed). No classes.
21 Add Period Ends.
15 Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights; ages 8-12; celebration of Diwali accompanied by the exchange of sweets, and lighting of small oil lamps made by the children; $10; register: (215) 898-4016 (Penn Museum).
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, University Club, Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 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. Closed January 1-14.
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 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; daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.: free; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 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.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. For hours see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.
1 Implementation: CARRY OUT, ACCOMPLISH; novel-length work of fiction to be published and distributed on stickers; Slought Foundation; reception: December 28, 8 p.m. Through January 31.
7 The Revolt of the Bees, Wherein the Future of the Paper Hive is Declared; 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; reception: January 20, 6:30 p.m. Through March 17.
10 Ryan Ross: Recent Work; paintings and drawings by MFA ’05 candidate; Graduate Student Center. Through February 11.
MFA 1st Year Exhibition; artwork from MFA Class of 2006; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through January 28.
Photography and Ceramics Exhibition; work from undergraduates; Charles Addams Gallery. Through February 11.
14 MFA Theme Show; Fox Gallery; Through February 2.
15 Accumulated Vision, Barry Le Va; survey of the artist’s large-scale sculptures and drawings; ICA; reception January 14: 6 p.m. Through April 3.
Holiday Garden Railway; Morris Arboretum. Through January 2.
A Garden for Your Walls: Art from the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through January 9.
Photographic Explorations: Photographs from the Collection of the Penn Museum; Burrison Gallery. Through January 28.
GILB: Yellowed Images of a Vanished Country; records East and West Germany when divided; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through January 30. See Films.
Non-Retinal: Kovert Konflagration Kovenant; sculptor revisits the 2002 Virginia vs. Black case; Slought Foundation. Through January 31.
Architecture Against Death; features two texts by Jean-Michel Rabaté, Arakawa, and Madeline Gins installed on the walls of the gallery; Slought Foundation. Through January 31.
Sun Ra Meets Napoleon; historical materials pertaining to ancient Egypt; Slought Foundation. Through January 31.
The Other Epistemology; revisits the works of international artists of the 1960s and 1970s whose art was neglected in contemporary criticism; Slought Foundation. Through January 31.
Enchanting Plants: Images from a Roving Horticulturist; Lower Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through February 27.
Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater; Merele-Smith Gallery, Penn Museum. Through February 27.
The Nine Lives of Edgar Fahs Smith;examines of his service to Penn through books, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 4.
A Place of Transcendence: Louis I. Kahn at Dhaka; working documents for his architectural masterpiece at Dhaka, India; Kroiz Gallery. Through April 8.
Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur; ancient Sumerian artifacts from the site of Ur in Mesopotamia; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through May 28.
A Wonderful Life:A Daughter’s Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager’s digital art; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing.
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: ‘ahu’ula + lei niho palaoa.
Penn Museum Tours
Meet at Trescher main entrance; 1:30 p.m.; free with Museum admission donation; info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.
8 Etruscan and Roman: Trade and Influence.
9 Diversity of Alaska’s Native People.
15 Egypt: Life Along the Nile.
16 Mesopotamia: Treasures from the Tombs of Ur.
23 Highlights of the Collection.
29 Archaeology: Learning from the Past.
30 Ancient Greek Life and Legend.
24 Fall of the Berlin Wall; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 306, Furness Bldg.; info.: (215) 898-3617 (Arthur Ross Gallery). See Exhibits.
Hill Film Society
Screenings at 8 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill College House. PennCard needed.
13 The Philadelphia Story.
20 The Young Philadelphians.
Foreign screenings w/English subtitles.For schedule see www.ihousephilly.org.
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).
Class of 1923 Ice Rink; 3130 Walnut St.; Admission $6.50, $5.50/PennCard; skate rental $2.50; Public skating hrs. (*$1 off admission): 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. 7-9:30 p.m. when no hockey game is scheduled; Sat. 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.; Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m.; info.: http://hstrialrrobertson1.homestead.com/HOME.html.
Rape Aggression Defense; 12-hour sessions give hands-on physical defense training for women; session I: January 15, 22 & 29, 6-9 p.m.; session II: January 17 & 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut St.; free/students, staff & faculty; register: (215) 898-3590; for spring schedule see www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/Special/dpsRAD.asp (UPPD).
6 Penn Knitters; noon; 3rd fl., ARCH Bldg. Also January 20.
6 Sister Circle; noon. Also every Thursday.
11 SLANGuage; practice speaking English; 3 p.m. Also every Tuesday.
13 Worldspeak; multicultural discussions; 7:30 p.m. Also every Thursday.
14 Arts After School; orientation and training for volunteers to bring positive role-modeling to kids from West Philadelphia; 3-6 p.m.
18 Bible Study; noon. Also January 25.
Register at www.upenn.edu/elponline or (215) 898-8681 by January 5.
Online: Courses through week of February 25; $650/course.
10 Writing for Professional Purposes; Writing that Works; Grammar for Writers; TOEFL Essay; University Application Essay; Writing the GMAT/GRE Analytical Essay.
18 Grammar for Biomedical Professionals; Writing for Biomedical Professionals. Through week of April 22.
Evening: Courses through week of February 21; $300/course with $15 registration fee. Intermediate and advanced courses unless otherwise noted.
10 Grammar Practice.
TOEFL/TWE Preparation; $600.
11 Conversation Practice; elementary.
12 Oral Presentation.
13 Pronunciation Basics; elementary.
Listening & Speaking w/ Confidence.
Learning and Education
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/learning/.
21 Career Focus Brown Bag–Self-Assessment: Put Your Strengths to Work; noon-1 p.m.
25 Transitioning to Management at Penn; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $50. Class continues every Tuesday through February 15.
26 AMA’s How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50. Through January 27.
2 Great Plants for Your HomeGarden Tour; plants that are easy to grow, offer attractive features in multiple seasons and are pest resistant; 1 p.m.; free with regular admission. Also every Sunday.
PennFit: Department of Recreation
Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Events take place at Pottruck Center. Info./register: email@example.com.
17 How to Start a Weight Training Program; noon; rm. 113.
Body Composition Measurements; noon; rm. G-16; registration required. Also January 19, noon & 21, 9 a.m.
18 How to Start a Run/Walk Program; noon; rm. 113.
19 Aqua Jogging Demonstration; noon; Sheerr Pool.
20 How to Start a Cycling Program; noon; studio 306.
Motivation for Active Adults; noon; rm. 113.
21 Pilates Class Demo; noon-12:30 p.m. & 12:30-1 p.m.; studio 305.
Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St.,9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Open to faculty, staff & students. Register at www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.
4 FilemakerPro 7.0 Intro.; $190.
5 HTML Fundamentals; $494. Through January 6.
7 PowerPoint 2000 Intro.; $190.
10 Access 2000/XP Advanced; $448. Through January 11.
12 Excel 2000/XP Intro.; $190.
13 Adobe In-Design CS-Level 1; $190.
Pagemaker 7.0 Intro.; $179.
14 Word XP Intro.; $190.
18 PowerPoint XP Intermediate; $190.
19 Excel 2000/XP Intermediate; $190.
20 Access 2000/XP Intro.; $357. Through January 21.
24 Word XP Advanced; $190.
Implement Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: NetServ; $1,395. Through January 28.
25 Dreamweaver MX 2004 Intro.; $570. Continues January 26.
27 Intro. to Fireworks; $570. Through January 28.
Word 2000/XP Intermediate; $190.
Updating Systems Administrator Skills from Microsoft Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003; $558. Through January 28.
31 Business Objects Intro.; $350.
Update Sys Engineer Skills: Windows 2000-Windows Server 2003; $837. Through February 2.
*Cancelled* 26 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.
Concert at 8 p.m.; 4017 Walnut St. Info.: www.slought.org.
28 Gold Sparkle Trio; acoustic avant-garde jazz; $12.
World Café Live
Performances are daily. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com.
21 Birth of a Notion: Karl Seconds that Emotion!; a comedy surrounding politics; 310 S. Quince St.; theater show 8 p.m., $25/adult, $12/student: January 22, January 28, January 29; tickets on sale January 13 on Locust Walk; info.: (215) 923-4229 (Mask and Wig Club).
|6 Momix; dance company performs full-length show: Black and White; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; evening: $44, $38, $32; matinee: $38, $34, $32; also January 7, 8 p.m.; January 8, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Kelly Writers House
19 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; open mic performance; 8 p.m.
19 Howard Wainer–Graphic Discovery; 3:30 p.m.
22 Chinese New Year’s Celebration; choral music, dances, children’s activities, arts and crafts, martial and healing arts traditions, and Chinese food; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission donation; info.: www.museum.upenn.edu (Penn Museum).
||Cock a doodle doo! Welcome the Year of the Rooster at Penn Museum’s 24th annual Chinese New Year Celebration! New Year traditions are celebrated on January 22 with children’s workshops, storytelling, arts and crafts, martial and healing arts demonstrations, and music and dance performances.
12 (M) Basketball vs. Rider; 7 p.m.
(M) Squash vs. Navy; time TBA.
15 (M & W) Swimming vs. Brown; noon.
(M) Squash vs. Amherst/Haverford; time TBA.
16 (W) Running vs. Hofstra; 1 p.m.
(W) Running vs. Wagner; 3 p.m.
(W) Running vs. Drexel; 5 p.m.
22 (W) Gymnastics vs. Yale; 1 p.m.
25 (M) Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s; 8 p.m.
28 (M) Basketball vs. Yale; 8 p.m.
29 (M) Swimming vs. Navy; noon.
(W) Gymnastics vs. URI/Wilson/West Chester; 1 p.m.
(W) Swimming vs. Navy; 3:30 p.m.
(M) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.
30 (M & W) Fencing vs. Rutgers; time TBA.
5 Cryptorchidism and Infertility; Thomas Kolon, CHOP; noon; rm. 251 BRB II/III (CRRWH).
12 Metals, Folding and Catalysis in Ribozymes; Victoria DeRose, Texas A&M University; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
13 Control of Growth and Metabolism by Akt/PKB; Morris Birnbaum, medicine; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).
14 Spolia, State of the Question; Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr College; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
19 TRIM5-alpha and Innate Intracellular Immunity to Retroviruses; Joseph Sodroski, Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR; Microbiology).
20 Title TBA; Edward Soja, UCLA; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology; Ethnohistory).
21 Tracking Firearms and Gun Violence Using Geographic Information Systems; Charles Brennan, Philadelphia Police Department; 9:30 a.m.; for location see www.uphs.upenn.edu/ficap/ (FICAP).
Title TBA; Dennis Scanlon, Pennsylvania State University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; info.: www.upenn.edu/ldi/ (LDI).
24 Adventures in Micro-Fabrication: Patterning of Thin Polymer Films via Electrostatic and Elastic Instabilities; William Russel, Princeton; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).
26 Anthrax Toxin; John Collier, Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).
Molecular Regulation of Endometrial Receptivity: The Role of HOX Genes; Hugh Taylor, Yale; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III(CCRWH).
The Kyoto Protocol’s Carbon Market; Roger Raufer, United Nations; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).
Computational Design of Biologically Active Receptors and Enzymes; Homme Hellinga, Duke; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Biochemistry & Biophysics).
28 Linking Health Services Research, Policy, and Practice; Carolyn Clancy, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; register: firstname.lastname@example.org (LDI).
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 15, December 14, 2004