International House will show selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, February 15-19. This event features the heroic stories of activists and survivors from all over the world. Above, a still from the documentary No More Tears Sister, which recreates the courageous and vibrant life of renowned human rights activist, Dr. Rajani Thiranagama who was brutally murdered in 1989. The films are co-presented by the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict.
Visit the I-House website, www.ihousephilly.org/humanrightswatch2006.htm for more info.
16 The Glee of Clubs; 8 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $10, $7 w/PennCard (Glee Club). Through February 18.
18 Live Concert with Carl Stone; live computer music; 8 p.m.; Slought Foundation; $10 (Slought).
15 Montale and the War: History, Poetry, and Literary Theory; Fabio Finotti, University of Trieste, Italy; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).
16 Melodrama and the Aesthetics of Failure; Sheetal Majithia, Cornell University; noon; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).
The Banker as Entrepreneur; Michael Biondi, Lazard Ltd.; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law (Institute for Law and Economics).
17 Making and Breaking Prions; James Shorter, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; 11 a.m.; rm. 253, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
20 DNA Translocation Mechanism of Chromatin Remodeling Revealed by Single-molecule Studies; Yongli Zhang, University of California-Berkeley; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics).
21 What’s Happening in the Family; Loretta Sweet Jemmott, nursing; Ancil George, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; noon; Fireside Lounge, The ARCH (African-American Resource Center).
Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is every Tuesday, for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the March AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, February 14. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 22, February 14, 2006
February 14, 2006
Volume 52 Number 22