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December AT PENN

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.

Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conference Exhibits
Films Fitness/Learning
On Stage Readings/Signings Special Events
Talks Volunteer Opps. Hours Extras!

holiday garden railway

Twinkling lights and holiday décor adorn this year’s Holiday Garden Railway. The exhibit contains seven G-scale model train lines in the garden, surrounded by more than 40 miniature houses and buildings, including replicas of Independence Hall, Betsy Ross House, and the Fisher Fine Arts Library. Grand opening is November 25 at Morris Arboretum.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

9

Fall Term Classes End.

10

Reading Days. Through December 13.

14

Final Exams. Through December 21.

21

Fall Semester Ends.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

18

Kids Holiday Sleigh Arrangement; load up a fabulous sleigh with an assortment of greens, flowers, cones, and accessories to make a wonderful keepsake; ages 5-12; 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $31, $28/members; register: (215) 247-5777, ext. 125 (Morris Arboretum).

Peanut Butter and Jams: World Cafe Live
Info.: www.worldcafelive.com.

3

Trout Fishing in America; Christmas songs and other favorites; 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.; Upstairs Live; $18 (WXPN Kids Corner).

10

Ernie and Neal; special holiday show; 11:30 a.m.; Downstairs Live; $6; (WXPN Kids Corner).

17

Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band; a fun and engaging concert with music from the award-winning series of CDs Kaleidoscope Songs; 11:30 a.m.; $10/phone and web, $8/in person.

31

Two of a Kind; a special New Year’s Eve Day celebration; 11:30 a.m.; $10.

Penn Museum
Info: www.museum.upenn.edu.

3

Egyptian Mummies: What’s In Those Canopic Jars?; create and decorate your own clay canopic jar; ages 7 and up; 10 a.m.-noon; $10; register: (215) 898-4016.

4

10th Annual Peace Around the World;craft workshops, storytelling, dancing, and children’s choral music; 1-4 p.m.; info: (215) 898-4890. See December AT PENN Extras!

CONFERENCE

5

Screenwriting & Directing Symposium; Andy Wolk, writer and director leads filmmaking and screenwriting labs; Kelly Writers House; info./rsvp: (215) 573-WRIT or www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/wolknext.html (Writers House).

 

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On Stage Readings/Signings Special Events
Talks Volunteer Opps. Hours Extras!

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, University Club at Penn, 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.

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.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $6, $3/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.

Kelly Writers House: free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

Left Bank, 3101 Walnut St.: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Morris Arboretum: $10, $8/seniors, $5/students & youth 3-18, free w/ PennCard, children under 3; April through October: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; November through March: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. everyday.

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., 1-6 p.m.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. For hours see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

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

Upcoming

1

Installation Exhibition; Fox Gallery. Through December 22.

3

Undergraduate Thesis Preview Exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery; reception: December 6, 5 p.m. Through December 12.

4

My Words Are Multiplying Like Cells; paintings by Sibylla Shekerdjiska-Benatova; Burrison Gallery. Through January 27. See December AT PENN Extras!

12

Visual Studies Thesis Show; Fox Gallery. Through December 16.

Now

World View from the Penn Lens; photographs by study abroad students as well as views of the world from the Penn/American perspective; International House. Through December 2. See December AT PENN Extras!

Photographic Compositions: Soliman Lawrence; Burrison Gallery. Through December 2. See December AT PENN Extras!

Printer, Publisher, Peddler: The Business of the Jewish Book; looks at the ways in which Jews in the West have made and distributed printed media; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 6.

Graduate Sculpture Seminar Exhibition; Fox Gallery. Through December 6.

Vacant Property Redefined; a five-part exhibit examining innovative strategies for reclamation and development; reception: November 30, 5 p.m.; Left Bank. Through December 12.

From Book to Garden and Back: Works of Ian Hamilton Finlay; concrete poetry, pamphlets, books and garden projects; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 17. See December AT PENN Extras!

Nikon’s Small World 2005; photos by award-winning international photomicrographers; Wistar Institute. Through December 18. See December AT PENN Extras!

Rodney Graham: A Little Thought; film, video and sound works spanning a 30-year career; tour: December 4, 1 p.m.; ICA. Through December 23

Ramp Project: Fortuyn/O’Brien; foliage and nature-inspired wallpapers to create an altered interior environment; ICA. Through December 23.

The Faux Show; an exhibition that explores the idea and prevalence of simulation in our daily lives; Esther Klein Gallery. Through December 30. See December AT PENN Extras!

Holiday Garden Railway Display; lights and winter décor adorn the Garden Railway for the holiday season; Morris Arboretum. Through December 31. See December AT PENN Extras!

CONFLICT: Perspectives, Positions, Realities in Central European Art;  Slought Foundation. Through December 31. See December AT PENN Extras!

Travels in the Interior of North America: The Maximilian-Bodmer Expedition; rare hand-colored engravings struck from the original 1834-1843 plates; Penn Museum. Through December 31. See December AT PENN Extras!

Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to Lewis and Clark, The Quivira Collection; early maps and prints, dating from 1544 to 1801, illustrate the details that led up to Jefferson’s decision to commission the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through January 9. See December AT PENN Extras!

Plants for All Reasons; flower and landscape paintings from the studio class of Phoebe Shih; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through February 19. See December 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. See December AT PENN Extras!

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.

Museum Tours
Meet at Trescher Main Entrance; 1:30 p.m.; free with Museum admission donation; info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

3

Mesoamerica: Reading Maya Glyphs.

10

Archaeology: Learning from the Past.

11

Etruscan/Roman: Ancient Coins and Gems.

17

Raven’s Journey: Animal Spirit World.

18

Egypt: Life Along the Nile.

 

Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conference Exhibits
Films Fitness/Learning
On Stage Readings/Signings Special Events
Talks Volunteer Opps. Hours Extras!

FILMS

1

Zizek! and the Public Intellectual Craze; conversation and screening; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought). See December AT PENN Extras!

5

Home; screening of Jeffrey Togman’s documentary; 4:30 p.m.; rm. T-145, Law School (Cinema Studies).

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

4

What Time Is It There?; Taiwan; Class of 1925 TV Lounge.

5

American Graffiti.

12

Jaws.

Gregory College House
Screening at 8 p.m. in the TV Lounge. PennCard needed.

7

Was Nicht Passt, Wird Passend Gemacht.

International House
Screenings w/English subtitles.Tickets: $7, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.

2

Rolling Thunder; 8 p.m.; followed by Steel Edge of Revenge; $12.

14

Two Generators followed by Dr. No; 6 p.m. (ICA).

15

A Prison for McRae; 7 p.m.; preceded by Choose to Choose; $10, $8/members, students, seniors.

16

The Fall: The Wonderful, Frightening World of Mark E. Smith; 7 p.m.; followed by We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen.  Also December 17.

21

La Sierra; Spanish; 7 p.m.

22

With or Without You; 7 p.m.

Italian Film Festival
Screenings at 7:30 p.m.; International House; free admission; info.: (215) 898-6040 or italians@sas.upenn.edu.

6

Autoritratto followed by Gas.

7

Chi? followed by Contronatura.

8

Post It followed by Saimir.

9

Leo e Sandra followed by Il Silenzio Dell’Allodola.

10

Lalibi followed by Tu Devi Essere Il Lupo.

Korean Film Series
Screening at 7 p.m.; rm. 114, GSE (Center for East Asian Studies).

7

Il Mare.

FITNESS/LEARNING

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 Arena; 3130 Walnut St.; admission: weekday $5.50, weekend $6.50, $1 off w/PennCard; skate rental $2.50; public ice skating hrs.: Mon.-Thurs., 1-3 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-2:30 p.m.; group rates and skating lessons offered; info: www.upenn.edu/icerink.

1

AIDS and the Impact on Women; 1-3 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center (PWC).

African American Resource Center
Register: (215) 573-0549.

6

Grief Support; Rev. William Gipson, Chaplain; noon-1 p.m.; rm. 205, College Hall.

13

Learning to Say No and Not Feel Guilty; noon-1 p.m.

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

1

Sister Circle; oasis for the soul of women of faith; noon. AlsoDecember 8 & 15.

6

Bible Study: Difficult Texts in the Bible; noon.

SLANGuage; 3 p.m. AlsoDecember 13 & 20.

7

Queer Christian Fellowship; LGBT people in the Church; 6-7:30 p.m..

Learning and Education/HR
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/training_coursecatalog/.

1

Franklin Covey’s Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

7

Brown Bag Matinee–Managing Stress; get help coping with tension-inducing events; noon-1 p.m.

20

Journey to Success; noon-1 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125.

3

Creating Illuminated Paper Sculptures; make an organic 3-D armature using freshly harvested grape and trumpet vines; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $70, $65/members.

Creating a Pond and Meadow on a Budget; create an attractive, natural-looking pond and meadow on an average-size, residential suburban lot; 10:30 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

6

Maintaining Tree Health; learn the various techniques tree care professionals use to increase the lifespan of trees and preserve their natural beauty; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85.

7

Dutch Masters Designer; an expert instructor will guide you through the steps of designing and decorating your own wreath; 1-3:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m.; $40, $37/members.

10

Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights; design your own tree with greens, colorful bows, and glass balls with fresh flowers to decorate this holiday centerpiece; 10 a.m.-noon; $45, $42/members.

12

Holiday Wreath-Ring Centerpiece; use seasonal greens, berries, pinecones, and accessories to create a beautiful arrangement; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $53, $48/members.

Penn Library
Beyond Google: Science & Engineering Libraries Workshops. Info./registration: www.library.upenn.edu/news/199.

7

Advanced Gmelin Workshop; 3-5 p.m.; Computer Lab, Chemistry Library.

14

INSPEC/COMPENDEX Workshop; 3-4:30 p.m.; Computer Lab, Chemistry Library

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Events take place at Pottruck Center. Info./register: www.upenn.edu/recreation.

1

How to Stay Mentally Sharp to be Physically Fit; noon-1 p.m.

2

Body Composition Measurements; noon-1 p.m.

7

Winter Preparation: Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise; noon-1 p.m.

Quality of Worklife/HR
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/training_coursecatalog/.

1

Cancer Risk Reduction–Steps to Quit Smoking; noon-1 p.m.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m unless otherwise noted. Open to faculty, staff & students. Register at www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

1

Filemaker Pro Introduction; $260.

2

Word Intermediate; $190.

5

Business Objects Introduction; $380.

6

Photoshop 7.0 Web Graphics; $494. Continues December 7.

8

Excel Introduction; $190.

9

Powerpoint Intermediate; $190.

12

Excel Intermediate; $190.

13

Word Advanced; $190.

14

Excel Functions; 8:30-10 a.m.; $95.

Word Mail Merge; 10:30 a.m.-noon; $95.

Office Tips & Tricks; 1-2:30 p.m.; $95.

Powerpoint Diagrams, Org Charts, and Tables; 3-4:30 p.m.; $95.

15

Access 2000/XP Advanced; $448. Continues December 16.

 

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On Stage Readings/Signings Special Events
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MEETING

13

PPSA Fall Board; open to monthly paid University staff; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 225, Houston Hall.

MUSIC

3

Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet; 8 p.m.; International House; $20, $15/members and senior citizens, $10/students with ID; info: www.arsnovaworkshop.com (Ars Nova Workshop; I-House).

8

The Sitar & Table Class Performances; 5:30 p.m.; followed by Concert  featuring Allyn Miner, sitar with Aqeel Bhatti, tabla; 7:30 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Harrison College House  (South Asia Studies).

Music Department
Tickets: $5, free w/PennCard. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music.

4

Ancient Voices; 3 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall.

6

Penn Chamber; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall.

7

Penn Flutes in Concert; 8 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill House.

10

University Choral Society and Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

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

16

Cherish the Ladies–Celtic Christmas; a Christmas show filled with instrumental talents, vocals, innovative arrangements and Irish step dancing; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $22-$49. See December AT PENN Extras!

17

Dianne Reeves–Holiday Concert; a concert of songs from the multi-Grammy winning artist featuring holiday recordings and more jazz favorites; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $16-$47. See December AT PENN Extras!

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com.

24

The All Original Christmas Show with Matt Roach; 9 p.m.

ON STAGE

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

1

Measure for Measure; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performs with all-male staging; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30-$55. Also December 2 at 8 p.m., December 3 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., & December 4 at 3 p.m.

8

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence–Dance Celebration; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $32-$44/evenings; $32-$38/matinee. Also December 9 at 8 p.m. & December 10 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

 

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Films Fitness/Learning
On Stage Readings/Signings Special Events
Talks Volunteer Opps. Hours Extras!

READINGS/SIGNINGS

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

3

An Area-Wide Student Literary Event; features undergraduate writers from Penn, Bryn Mawr College and more; 5 p.m.

12

Live at the Writers House; word and music show on 88.5 WXPN; 7 p.m.; Arts Café.

14

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, Anything Goes!; open-mic night; 8 p.m.; Arts Café.

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore.

1

Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers—and How You Can Too; Soo Kim Abboud; 5 p.m.

2

Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood; Cecelie Berry; I’m Every Woman: Remixed Tales of Motherhood, Marriage and Work; Lonnae O’Neal Parker; 3 p.m.

5

Conscious Globalism: What’s Wrong with the World and How to Fix It; David Schwerin; 3 p.m.

Peasant Scenes and Landscapes: The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market; Larry Silver; 5:30 p.m.

6

Remaking the American University: Market-Smart and Mission-Centered; Robert Zemsky; 1 p.m.

The Era of Choice: The Ability to Choose and Its Transformation of Contemporary Life; Edward Rosenthal; 5 p.m. TIME CHANGE

One Song, A New Illuminated Rumi; Michael Green accompanied by Kabir Green and the Illumination Band; 7 p.m.

8

Always Talk to Strangers; David Wygant; 2 p.m.

12

The Gift of Education; Norman Newberg; 5 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

1

Magnificent Objects; curators and staff show off extraordinary treasures, many of which have never been on display; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/members; info.: (215) 898-4890. See December AT PENN Extras!

Holiday Shopping Days; Museum shops offer four days of discounts and activities such as mehndi (body painting with henna), tattooing, bead-making and more; 10% discount for non-members, 15% w/PennCard or HUP/CHOP ID; 20% for members; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; Through December 4.  See December AT PENN Extras!

2

Women of Color at Penn Arts and Craft Fair; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge and the Reading Room, Houston Hall (AARC).

5

Women’s Gathering; identify current issues and concerns for today’s women, build bridges between students, faculty and staff; 6-8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; rsvp: (215) 898-8611 (PWC).

7

University Club at Penn Holiday Dinner; 5:30-8 p.m.; call (215) 898-4618 for reservations (University Club at Penn).

12

University Square Holiday Fest; holiday promotions, music, and more; December 12 & 13: ice sculptures; December 14: Penn Jazz Band inside the Bookstore; December 15: Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, 5-7 p.m., inside Bookstore (Business Services).

15

Penn Bookstore’s Sale-a-bration; 20% off all holiday merchandise, trade books, and Penn branded merchandise. Through December 16 (Business Services).

 

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Films Fitness/Learning
On Stage Readings/Signings Special Events
Talks Volunteer Opps. Hours Extras!

SPORTS

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

2

(M) Basketball vs. Navy; 5 p.m.

3

(M&W) Squash vs. Yale; 1 p.m.

(M) Basketball vs. Temple; 2:30 p.m.

(M&W) Fencing; 1 p.m.

4

(M&W) Squash vs. Brown; 11 a.m.

6

(M) Squash vs. Franklin & Marshall; 6 p.m.

7

(W) Basketball vs. St. Joseph’s; 7 p.m.

10

(W) Swimming vs. Harvard; noon.

(M) Swimming vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Penn State; 6:30 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Drexel; 8:30 p.m.

13

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

31

(W) Basketball vs. Marist; 1 p.m.

TALKS

2

CANCELLED - Counting Chickens When They Hatch: The Short-Term Effect of Aid on Growth; Steve Radelet, Center for Global Development; 10:30 a.m.; rm. F60, Huntsman Hall (Management).

Haptic Sensing, Modeling and Feedback in Robot-Assisted Surgery; Allison Okamura, Johns Hopkins University; 11 a.m.; rm. 307, Levine Hall (GRASP).

Title TBA; Estela Galvan, School of Medicine; noon; rm. 209, Johnson Pavilion; info.: (215) 898-3888 (Microbiology).

Title TBA; Donald Charles, Academy of Natural Science; 4 p.m.; rm. 358, Hayden Hall; info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/earth/eessem2005-2006.html (Earth and Environmental Science).

3

Postcolonial Aporias: Fundamentalism, Globalization and Education Reform in India; Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 2 p.m.; rm. 427, GSE (South Asia Center; GSE).

4

Jain Pilgrimage; Phyllis Granoff, McMaster University; 2 p.m.; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).

5

Title TBA; Chris Kaiser, MIT; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; info.: (215) 898-4017 (PMI).

Women’s Entry Into The Medical Profession, 1970–Present; Jerry Jacobs & Ann Boulis, sociology; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History and Sociology of Science).

6

Medicine, Media, and the Power of Narrative: The AIDS Storyline on General Hospital; Paula Treichler, University of Illinois; 6:15 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School for Communication (Annenberg School).

7

The Brx AKAP-GEF is Necessary for Cardiomyocyte Differentiation and Ventricular Development in the Mouse; James Segars, NIH; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Water Quality Trading in the Tar-Pamlico Basin; Richard Gannon, North Carolina Division of Water Quality; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Who Really Decides What is Ethical?; Jill Wadlund, Chubb Commercial Insurance; noon; ste. 320, Center for Bioethics, ste. 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Global Viral Biodiversity; Forest Rohwer, San Diego State University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Humanizing Insect Cells for Biotechnology Applications: Cellular Design in a Genomics Era; Michael Betenbaugh, chemistry; 3:15 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

Immunotherapeutic Relief from a Persistent Viral Infection; Dorian McGavern, Scripps Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Poking and Sealing Holes: Interactions of Antimicrobial Peptides and Poloxamers with Lipid Membranes; Ka Yee C. Lee, University of Chicago; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Mapping the West Coast of North America; Henry Wendt, SmithKline Beecham; 5 p.m.; 200 College Hall; register: (215) 573-8280 (Penn Humanities Forum).

8

The Ortner-Unity Program on Family Violence Inaugural Lecture; Evelyn Jacobs Ortner; 2 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Social Policy & Practice)

Simulating Human Behaviors: Instructions, Models, and Parameterized Actions; Norman Badler, CIS; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

Not Adhering to Dogma: New Insights into Regulation of Cell-Cell Adhesion; James Nelson, Stanford University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

Art and the Transformation of the Object; Fred Myers, NYU; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum; info.: (215) 898-8452 (Anthropology).

9

Self-Configuring Robots: Successes and Challenges; Daniela Rus, MIT; 11 a.m.; rm. 307, Levine Hall (GRASP).

Homeostatic Control of Granuloma Integrity by a Putative Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Fatty Acid Transport Regulon; Lee Riley, University of California, Berkeley; noon; rm. 209, Johnson Pavilion (Microbiology).

Environmental Stress: The Role of the Physical Environment in Human Psychological Well-Being; Gary Evans, Cornell University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; info.: (215) 898-5611 (LDI; FICAP).

The Computer Boys Take Over: The Organizational Politics of Technological Expertise, 1952-1968; Nathan Ensmenger, history and sociology of science; 2 p.m.; Lea Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Institute for Urban Studies).

Imperial Vandalism and the Creation of Memory; Esther DaCosta Meyer, Princeton University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

12

Network Diversification–Enabling Innovation in Network Architecture and Services; Jon Turner, Washington University; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Electrical and Systems Engineering).

14

Host-Pathogen Relations as Competitive Genomics: Lessons from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis; Carl Nathan, Cornell University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Genomic Analysis of Melanoma; Barbara Weber, GlaxoSmithKline; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

A Revolution in the Making: Litigation Methods for the Study of Protein Biology; Stephen Kent, University of Chicago; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB  (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

15

What Can We Learn from the Death of Terri Schiavo?; Art Caplan, Center for Bioethics; noon; ste. 320, Center for Bioethics, ste. 320, 3401 Market St.  (Center for Bioethics).

Menopause and HIV; Ellie Schoenbaum, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 1 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Center for AIDS Research).

Histone Variants, Nucleosome Assembly and Epigenetic Inheritance; Steve Henikoff, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

16

Title TBA; Michael Chernew, University of Michigan; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; info.: (215) 898-5611 (LDI).

 

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