The oil painting, Vickie in Plumed Hat, (above) by Libby Rudnick is on display along with other works by Ms. Rudnick—a Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts alumna—in the exhibit Retrospective at the Burrison Gallery at the University Club at Penn (formerly known as the Faculty Club), now through March 17. A reception will take place Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m.
The Burrison Gallery provides an intimate space to showcase the work of artists from the University community and West Philadelphia. The Gallery, in the Inn at Penn, is open weekdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Now North Philly in Focus; photographs by the Youth of the Goodlands; reception: February 23, 5 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House). Through March 31.
28 Race, Class and Inequality in the Age of Hip Hop; Imani Perry; 7 p.m.; Penn Bookstore.
Women’s Week 2006
21 Women and Law Panel; Meredith Clair, Lehman Brothers; Wendy White, General Counsel of Penn; Deborah Weinstein, Weinstein Firm; Marion Hubing, White and Williams LLP; Kristin Madison, Law School; 5 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Wharton Business Law Association).
Shifting Perspective of Body Image: A Panel Discussion; Ilene Rosenstein, Counseling and Psychological Services; Judy Norsigian, Our Bodies Ourselves; Ann Kearney-Cooke, author; Nathan Coyle, Faith Popcorn’s Brain Reserve; 7 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Trustees Council of Penn Women).
22 Women in Shadow and Light: Journeys from Abuse to Healing; Jan Goff-LaFontaine, photographer; 5 p.m.; G50, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Alpha Kappa Delta Phi).
Film Screening: The Constant Gardener; 7 p.m.; G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Penn Women’s Biomedical Society).
23 Keynote Address: Is Feminism Still Relevant?; Gloria Steinem, author; 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (Penn Consortium of Undergraduate Women). See page 2.
Women’s Week Afterparty; following keynote address; Café 58, Irvine Building (Society of Women Engineers).
23 The Melodramatic Real: The Labours of Bombay Cinema; Kaushik Bhaumik, Open University; noon; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).
Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor-Targeted Photodynamic Therapy; Tayyaba Hasan, Harvard University; noon; rm. 196A, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).
The Epic Romance in the Hands of Women Writers: Moderata Fonte’s Floridoro; Valeria Finucci, Duke University; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).
24 Architectural Conservators in Practice: The Wagner-Free Institute of Science Restoration and The Virginia State Capitol Restoration; Dorothy Krotzer, Dorothy S. Krotzer Architectural Conservation; Jim Dossett, Hiller Architecture; 6:30 p.m.; rm. 306, Fisher Fine Arts Gallery (School of Design).
27 Historic Preservation and Community Development: Conflicts and Opportunities; Brad Lander and Vicki Weiner, Pratt Center for Community Development; 6 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (School of Design).
Architecture on the Edge of Empire: The Standardization of Domestic Architecture on the British Atlantic World, 1750-1850; Daniel Maudlin, University of Plymouth-UK; 6 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (School of Design).
28 The Education of Blacks in the South; Marybeth Gasman, GSE; noon; ste. 330A, Center for Africana Studies (Africana Studies).
Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is every Tuesday, for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the April AT PENN calendar is March 14. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 23, February 21, 2006