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May 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 Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

13

Alumni Day.

14

Baccalaureate.

15

Commencement.

Alumni Weekend
May 12-14, 2006

PennRelive old memories and make new ones at this year’s Alumni Weekend, May 12-14. Experience learning, community, tradition and fun as the campus comes alive with festivities! Register for events online at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2006.

 

Open Houses and Tours

Friday, May 12

Fisher-Bennett Hall Self-Guided Tours; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Also May 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Weigle Information Commons Tours; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Penn Humanities Forum Tour; 2-4 p.m.

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session & Tour; 2:30-5 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall. Also May 13, 9 a.m.

Christian Association Open House; 3-5 p.m.; info.: www.upennca.org/.

Penn Alumni Travel Reception; 3-5 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/travel.

Jewish Renaissance at Penn: Penn Hillel in the New Millennium; 4-5:15 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; rsvp: (215) 898-7391.

Gallery Hop; 4-5:30 p.m.; begins at Arthur Ross Gallery.

Sphinx Senior Society Reception; 4-6 p.m.; location/info.: kreilly@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Steinberg Conference Center Open House; tour begins in lobby with reception following; 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: A Nurse’s Eye View; 9-10 a.m.; main hospital entrance, 34th & Spruce Sts.

Graduate Student Center Open House; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; info.: (215) 746-6868.

Harnwell College House Guided Tour; 10 a.m.-noon.; rsvp: (215) 898-1622.

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

Welcome Back Home: College House Tours; Du Bois, Gregory, Hamilton, Harrison, Hill, Kings Court/English & Stouffer; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; rsvp: (215) 898-1622.

Kelly Writers House Open House; noon-4:30 p.m.; rsvp: wh10th@writing.upenn.edu.

Trolley Tours of Historical Philadelphia; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; departs northeast corner of 38th & Spruce Sts.

Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business Alumni Reception; 4-8 p.m.; Huntsman Program Office; rsvp: (215) 898-2058.

Steinhardt Hall Tour and Special Children’s Program; tour the new facility while children (ages 3+) enjoy games, stories, and a make-your-own-snack; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; rsvp: (215) 898-7391.

Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association Reception; 4-6 p.m.; DP Office; info.: www.dpalumni.com.

Friars Senior Society Open House Reception; 4:30-6 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House; rsvp: (215) 829-0406.

Penn Democrats Alumni Reception; 5-7 p.m.; location/info.: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~colldems/.

Sunday, May 14

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 Advanced Judaic Studies; rsvp: (215) 898-6654.

 

Panel Discussions and Seminars

Friday, May 12

The Impact of Social Work Through the Decades; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall; rsvp: (215) 573-2648 (Social Policy & Practice).

Ancient Egyptian Medicine—Its Message for Today and From Molecules to Mummies—Understanding Ancient Tuberculosis; Charles Greenblatt, medicine; W. Benson Harer, medicine; 10-11:45 a.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III; rsvp: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni. (Medicine).

Leading and Making Difficult Decisions Under Stress; Michael Useem, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Pandemics and National Security—A Lecture & Luncheon; Harvey Rubin, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR); noon-1:30 p.m.; lobby, BRB II/III; $10; rsvp: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni (Medicine).

Medical Education in the 21st Century; Gail Morrison, medicine; 1:45-2:45 p.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Medicine).

Linking Marketing Metrics to Financial Consequences; David Reibstein,  marketing; 1:45-3:15 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Corporate Growth via Acquisitions: Key Challenges; Harbir Singh, management; 1:45-3:15 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Musings About Mathematical Models and the Music Market; Peter Fader, marketing; 1:45-3:15 p.m.; rm. G60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Improving Young Lives: Penn’s Commitment to Our Children and Our Communities; Susan Fuhrman, education, with a special introduction by President Amy Gutmann; Afaf Meleis, nursing; Richard Gelles, social policy & practice; 2-3:30 p.m.; rm. 351, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall (GSE; Nursing; Social Policy & Practice).

Building Blocks of a Tax-Wise Estate Plan; Marcie Merz, Planned Giving at Penn Medicine; 3-4 p.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Medicine).

Update on the Eastern Expansion of Campus; Craig Carnaroli, Penn EVP; 3-4 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Health in Context: Impact of the Built, Social, and Natural Environment; Charles Branas, biostatistics & epidemiology; Dennis Culhane, social welfare policy; Shiriki Kumanyika, medicine; Linda McCauley, nursing; 3:30-5 p.m.; rm. G60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (LDI; Wharton; Medicine; Nursing; Dental Medicine; Annenberg).

Turning R&D Into Market Cap Growth; Ian MacMillan, management; 3:30-5 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Negotiations: Your Bargaining Style and Your Sports World Counterpart; Ken Shropshire, legal studies & business ethics; 3:30-5 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

125th Anniversary of James Brister: Penn’s Compact with People of Color—Economic Inclusion for People of Color; Tukufu Zuberi, sociology; 4-7 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (James Brister Society).

Saturday, May 13

Advances in Brain Imaging; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; rsvp: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni  (Medicine).

Defending the Indefensible—Working as an Expert Witness; Michael Aronoff, New York University; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Medicine).

Curious Minds Want to Know…; Brian Sagrestano, gift planning; 9-10:30 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (Gift Planning).

More Than Smart Bombs: The Psychology of Suicide Terrorism; Clark McCauley, Solomon Asch Center; 9-10 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Solomon Asch Center).

Is That All There Is?; Jon Greenawalt, C ’61, G ’63; 9:30-11 a.m.; rm. 245, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Civic House).

Making Smart Patients; Mehmet Oz, Columbia University; 10-11 a.m.; location tbd; rsvp: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni (Medicine).

The Future of Iraq; Brendan O’Leary, Solomon Asch Center; 10-11 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Solomon Asch Center).

The Future for Investors; Jeremy Siegel, finance; 9:30-11 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Wharton).

Urban Studies 35th Anniversary Celebration—Redefining Urbanism: Life in the Future City; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; rsvp: (215) 898-6948.

Give It Your Best Shot—Ethical Values and Vaccines; Arthur Caplan, Center for Bioethics; 9:45-11:15 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Medicine).

The Founder’s Idea of a Good Education; J.A. Leo Lemay, University of Delaware; 10-11 a.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

The Seismic Sixties: Rock & Roll in a Time of Transformation; Anthony DeCurtis, creative writing/author; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (College Houses & Academic Services).

Stone Houses: Traditional Homes of Pennsylvania’s Bucks County and Brandywine Valley; John Milner, historic preservation; 10-11 a.m.; Class of 1955 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Historic Preservation).

Living Longer, Living Well: Successful Brain Aging; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 255, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Institute on Aging).

Penn Alumni Careers in the Spirit of Benjamin Franklin; Ron Daniels, Provost; 10-11 a.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Monumental Tombs Near Troy: Saving the Greco-Persian Record; C. Brian Rose, museum; 10-11 a.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).

Penn Nursing Lighting the Way to a Healthier Lifestyle; Stella Volpe, nursing; 10-11 a.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, School of Nursing (Nursing).

Presenting Yourself as a College Applicant—A Session for High School Students; John Krebs, CGS; 10-11:30 a.m.; rm. 200, Graduate School of Education; rsvp: (215) 898-9794 (GSE; CGS).

Developing Your Students as College Applicants—Or a Hassle-Free Guide for Parents; Rosalie Guzofsky, CGS; V. Hilton Hallock, GSE; 10-11:30 a.m.; rm. 203, Graduate School of Education (GSE, CGS).

The Engineering of Movie Magic: Motion Capture; Norm Badler, Center for Human Modeling and Simulation; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Heilmeier Hall, Towne Bldg. (SEAS).

The Upennalizers: Penn Engineering’s Robodog Soccer Team; Dan Lee,  electrical & systems engineering; 11:15 a.m.-noon; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

How to Find Work You Love and Have the Time of Your Life; Lawler Kang, WG ’96; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Advanced Estate Planning; Emanuel Sarris, Sr.; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Peripheral Vision: Detecting the Weak Signals That Will Make or Break Your Company; Paul Schoemaker, operations & information management; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; rm. G60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Media, Entertainment, and Sports Panel; Wendy Neuss, producer; Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal; Edward Stefanski, NJ Nets; David Zipple, lyricist; 4-5:30 p.m.; rm. G65, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Broadening Penn’s Family Tree—A Historical Perspective; Wayne Glasker, author; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance).

Association of Latino Alumni’s Next Five Years—Laying Building Blocks for Success; 6:15-7:30 p.m.; La Casa Latina, The ARCH (ALA).

 

Other Activities

Friday, May 12

Research Workshop at Weigle Information Commons; experience the digital services and advanced research tools; 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.; 1st floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

Second Annual Penn Women’s Center Awards Luncheon; noon-2 p.m.; ICA; rsvp: (215) 898-8611 (Penn Women’s Center).

Sing Along with Monty, and Book Signing; 4-5 p.m.; Studio Theatre; Annenberg Center (Annenberg)

Global Alumni Networking Exchange; 4-5:30 p.m.; rm. G50, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; rsvp: (215) 573-3711.

Film Documentary–After Innocence; 4:30-7 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall (Hillel).

Honoring Excellence and Achievement Gala Dinner; 6:30-10 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $125; info.: (215) 898-6420 (Black Alumni Society).

Shabbat Dinner & Services with Children’s Story Time; story time at 7:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 8:30 p.m.; $21/adults; $15/ages 3-10; rsvp by May 5: (215) 898-7391 (Hillel).

Saturday, May 13

28th Annual Alumni Run/Walk; 8:30 a.m.; meet at 37th & Locust Walk; registration begins 7:15 a.m., Pottruck Center; request brochure at (215) 898-6100 (Recreation).

Join Hillel for Shabbat Services; 9 a.m.; Steinhardt Hall; info.: (215) 898-7391.

Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Combined Spring Meeting; 9-10:45 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Penn Back Then; alumni are invited to share their best story for use on a web-based audio scrapbook; info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/home/news/penn_back_then.html; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; College Green and campus-wide.

Milestone Ribbon Cutting at the Library; 9:30-10 a.m.; David B. Weigle Information Commons, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Association of Alumnae Coffee Hour; honoring women of the 50th reunion class; 10-11 a.m.; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium.

Penn Engineering Solar Car and Formula SAE Car; noon-2:30 p.m.; Penn Engineering Picnic Tent, Hill Square (SEAS).

Penn Fair; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; College Green.

A Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 11:15-noon; Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

Alumni Day Picnic; noon-4 p.m.; Hill Square, College Green, & Wynn Commons.

Parade of Classes; 2-3 p.m.; begins at Wynn Commons.

Ivy Day Ceremony; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.

Kelly Writers House 10th Year Celebration; 4:30-7 p.m.; readings by Penn alumni; open mike session, and reception; rsvp: wh10th@writing.upenn.edu.

Black Authors’ Showcase—Featuring L.A. Banks, W’80; 6-7 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.

Asian Alumni Network Membership Meeting; 6-7 p.m.; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium.

Taste of Penn: A Celebration of Diversity; food and music that celebrates Penn’s diversity; 7-9:30 p.m.; College Green.

Baccalaureate Catholic Mass & Reception; 7 p.m.; St. Agatha-St. James Church; info.: (215) 898-7575.

Meet Me at the Button All Alumni Celebration; 7-9:30 p.m.; College Green.

Lynda Hart Fund Benefit Cabaret; 9 p.m.; Goodhand Rm., LGBT Center; $10 in advance; $15/door; info.: (215) 898-5044.

Sunday, May 14

Alumni Catholic Mass & Brunch; 10 a.m.; Newman Center.

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

Baccalaureate Ceremony; 1:30 p.m. (students with last names A-K) & 3 p.m. (students with last names L-Z); Irvine Auditorium.

Monday, May 15

250th 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.: www.upenn.edu/commencement or (215) 573-GRAD.

 

 

Academic Calendar Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

4/30

22nd Annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival; events at  Annenberg Center. Info./tickets: (215) 898-3900 or visit www.pennpresents.org; $10/children, $7/each additional show, $12/adults, $9/each additional show. Through May 6.

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

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Remarkable Reptiles; get up close and personal with non-venomous snakes, lizards & turtles; 1-2:30 p.m.; $10, $8/members.

21

Lasting Impressions: A Keepsake to Make with Your Child; explore the grounds to collect natural objects, then create a plaster impression to take home; ages 5+; 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $16, $14/members.

Peanut Butter and Jams: World Cafe Live
Shows begin 11:30 a.m.; $10/adults, $7/children.
Info.: www.worldcafelive.com

6

Louie and Subanda; jazz and latin-influenced music.

7

Ralph’s World; clever, kid-friendly rock; $15/adults, $9/children.

13

Brady Rymer; playful kid rocker with veteran songwriter roots.

20

Hot Peas ‘n Butter; latin jazz, rhythm & blues, folk and rock.

27

Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms and the Four Star Studio; folk/pop family music.

CONFERENCES

1

Center for Bioethics 10th Anniverary Symposium: The Legacy of the Terri Schiavo Case: Why is it so Hard to Die in America?; personal experiences with death & dying; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium & lobby, BRB II/III; info./register: www.bioethics.upenn.edu/symposium (Center for Bioethics).

4

Sylvan M. Cohen 2006 Annual Retreat with Poster Session; 1-6 p.m.; Houston Hall; info./register: www.med.upenn.edu/aging/retreatregis.shtml (Institute on Aging).

5

Translational Medicine & Therapeutics: The Future of Drug Development; ITMAT launch symposium; 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III; register: www.itmat.upenn.edu. Continues May 6 (ITMAT).

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Advances in GI Cancers: Animal Models to Proteomics; Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases & Gastroenterology Division 7th Annual Conference & Retreat; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Woodlands Ballroom, Inn at Penn; register: (215) 898-0161 (Center for Molecular Studies).

18

9th Annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day; 5-8 p.m.; The Rotunda; info.: (215) 746-7363 (HIV Vaccine Trials Unit).

EXHIBITS

Amistad Gallery, Du Bois College House; free, noon-9 p.m.

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

College Hall, first floor; free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market St.: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

International House; free; for hours call (215) 387-5125.

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.

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: $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.

Academic Calendar Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

 

New Spring Exhibits

meta Metasequoia
Morris Arboretum, April 30-Ongoing

meta Metasequoia
A canopy into the limbs of the Metasequoias is the latest addition to the Morris Arboretum experience.  A stairway brings visitors front and center into one of the Arboretum’s most spectacular groves of trees via an installation called meta Metasequoia. Once aloft, a viewing basket provides an open-air room big enough to sit in, allowing visitors to linger within the branches and feel the childhood wonder of seeing the world from above. Adults and children alike will rekindle the feeling of wonder by experiencing the majestic Metasequoias from a new, more intimate perspective.
meta Metasequoia


Connecting Cultures: Kids Across The World
Penn Museum, May 6-November 26

meta Metasequoia Mayan boy at Christmas festival in Belize.
On May 6, Penn Museum opens a new exhibition, Connecting Cultures: Kids Across The World. Award-winning photojournalist Joan S. Klatchko has spent the last 15 years traveling from Cambodia to Australia, from the Galapagos Islands to Uganda, in a photographic journey, not just to document cultural differences, but to explore the similarities that connect kids, cultures and countries across the world. This exhibition of her photographs, plus edited video from some of her travels, features images of children, their families and friends organized by universal themes including play, education, healthcare, protection and family. Connecting Cultures links images of suburban American kids, Vietnamese refugees, Tibetan novice monks, Cambodian land-mine victims, Ugandan AIDS orphans, children of Borneo rainforest tribes, and Andean mountain dwellers in a way that celebrates the fundamental commonalities that connect all kids, from all cultures, across the world. 1st floor Merle Smith Gallery, Penn Museum. Through November 26, 2006. View the photographic journey online at www.kidsacrosstheworld.com.


Charleen lives in the tropical north of Australia where Aboriginal people have inhabited the land for around 70,000 years.

Connecting CulturesAn Ecuadorean girl cradles one of her family’s farm animals.

Upcoming

4/30

meta Metasequoia; see the world from among a canopy of redwood limbs; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

3

Candida Hofer: Architecture of Absence; chromogenic prints of interior spaces; ICA. Through July 30. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

5

Female Gender Stereotypes in Our Contemporary Media; photography illustrating how stereotypical images affect the ways young people relate to girls and women in our society; reception: May 11, 5 p.m.; International House. Through June 30. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

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Connecting Cultures: Kids Across the World; photographs and video featuring images of children, their families & friends; Merle Smith Gallery, Penn Museum. Through November 26. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

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Fine Arts Undergraduate Senior Graduation Exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery. Through May 15. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

12

PennDesign Graduate Exhibition; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through May 16. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

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Scent Is Life; scents such as water, smoke, skin, dirt, and wood in a multi-media exhibition by perfume artist Chris Brosius; reception: 5:30 p.m.; Esther Klein Gallery. Through July 1.

Now

Garden Life: A Juried Photographic Exhibit; Morris Arboretum. Through May 15. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Art for a Phoney War!: The Truthoscopic Collage Art of Theodore A. Harris; Amistad Gallery; Du Bois College House. Through May 15. 

The Arts of the Future will be Radical Transformations of Situations, or They Will Be Nothing: Guy Debord Cineaste; Situationist International documents; Slought Foundation. Through May 25. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Delaware River Valley Schoolhouses: From the Age of Franklin; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 31. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Educating the Youth of Pennsylvania: Worlds of Learning in the Age of Franklin; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 31. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Tactics: Early Video Works by Dennis Oppenheim 1970-1974; the artist’s own body in various media used to challenge the self; Slought Foundation. Through June 1. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Wave Forms: Oppenheim Proposal for 3401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia;  challenges of public art today, and the role of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia marketing and tourism; Slought Foundation. Through June 1. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

The Library is Burning: Text, Image, Object 1963-2006; Osvaldo Romberg, artist; questions the traditional opacity of books; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 7. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

The Early Modern Painter-Etcher; painters who experimented with printmaking; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 11. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne; speculation of artistic practice, identity, and community in contemporary art; ICA. Through July 30. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Soft Sites; works relating to significant physical change due to natural or human cause; ICA. Through July 30. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Ramp Project: Zoe Strauss; images encountered by the artist in her neighborhood and travels; ICA. Through July 30. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

Housing the Bell: 150 Years of Exhibiting an American Icon; Kroiz Gallery. Through August 18. See MAY AT PENN Extras!

An Investment in Knowledge: Franklin’s Vision for Penn; first floor, College Hall. Through September. See MAY AT PENN Extras!
Coming to the Small Screen: Ormandy & Television; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Ongoing. 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. See MAY 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 admission donation.
Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

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Etruscan/Roman: Marble, Mosaics, and Metalwork.

7

Animal Spirits in Mesoamerica.

20

Egypt: Life Along the Nile.

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Highlights of the Collection.

 

Academic Calendar Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

 

films

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

10

Runt; 7 p.m.

12

Blow Out; 7:30 p.m.; $15 includes after-party & refreshments; $50 includes 6 p.m. dinner with special guests.

13

House on the Edge of the Park; followed by Rituals; 8 p.m.; $10.

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).

4

Penn Knitters; noon-1:30 p.m.; The ARCH. Also May 18.

Detective Party: Real or Fake? Egyptian Style; sleuthing party/fund-raiser; detective or period-wear encouraged; 6-9 p.m.; Penn Museum; $200/$160/$100; buy any two full-price tickets and bring guests for 20% off; rsvp by May 1: (215) 898-9202 (Museum).

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Young Friends Museum Scavenger Hunt: Wined Through History; food, wine & playful competition; 6:30 p.m.; Museum; $40; $30/members; $100 per 4-person team in advance; $50/door; info.: (215) 898-5093 (Museum).

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org.

2

SLANGuage; practice speaking English; 3 p.m. Also May 9, 16, 23 & 30.

4

Sister Circle; an oasis for the soul for thinking women of faith; noon. Also May 11, 18 & 25.

College of General Studies
Adult non-credit courses. Register: www.pennclasses.org.

2

European Wine Sampler; 6:30-9 p.m. $175. 3 Tuesdays through May 16.

4

Governance; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $600. Continues May 5.

5

Journal Writing Workshop; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $155.

6

Old City Art Gallery Adventure; 1-5 p.m. (rain or shine); $75.

8

Layering Your Garden for Maximum Year-Round Enjoyment; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $225. 3 Mondays through May 22.

9

Interior Design: Color & Style; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. 2 Tuesdays through May 16.

10

Parchment, Paper, Print: A History of Jewish Book Culture; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. 3 Wednesdays through May 24.

Writing and Marketing a Non-Fiction Book; 6-8:30 p.m.; $225. 4 Wednesdays through May 31.

12

Strategic Branding; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $600. 2 Fridays through May 19.

13

Getting Published: It Can Happen to You; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $155.

17

The Musicals of Stephen Sondheim; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. 3 Wednesdays through May 31.

20

Adult Zoo Camp: Enriching the Lives; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (rain or shine); $125.

24

Telling History: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction; 6:30-9 p.m.; $225. 4 Wednesdays through June 14.

25

Advanced Screenwriting; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $225. 5 Thursdays through June 22.

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

23

Career Focus Brown Bag—Creating You and Company; noon-1 p.m.

25

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

31

Brown Bag Matinee—From No to Yes; noon-1 p.m.

 

Academic Calendar Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

 

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

1

Wine Tasting with Jean Luc Columbo; 6 p.m.; $65, $60/members.

2

Practical Rigging and Mechanical Advantage; learn to manage rigging operations for limb & tree removal; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85; raindate: May 4.

3

Designing with Trees; create interesting and attractive spaces by examining trees in various ways; 7-9 p.m.; $48, $43/members. Continues May 6, 10 a.m.-noon.

6

Birding for Beginners; indoor lecture on bird identification and outdoor walk to birding areas; 8-11 a.m.; $36, $32/members.

Meadow Design & Installation; learn methods for meadow design, site preparation and installation; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

Tree Identification & Appreciation; study the leaves, bark, buds and fruit; 10 a.m.-noon; $72, $65/members. Continues May 13 & 20.

Ikebana: The Japanese Art ofArranging Plant Material; 1-3 p.m. Also May 13.

13

Vase Arranging: Loose Flowers; learn tricks of the trade; 10 a.m.-noon; $35, $32/members.

17

Professional Floral Design II; advanced floral styles; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $215, $195/members. Continues May 24, 31 & June 7.

18

Orchids: Fascinating Plants for Home or Greenhouse; learn to make these exotics plants flourish in your home; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $40, $38/members.

20

Iris in the Garden; learn how to select and grow irises; 10-11:30 a.m.; $24, $22/members.

Herbal Journaling; bind hand-folded sets of pages inside handmade paper covers; 10 a.m.-noon; $32, $30/members.

The Living Garden: Creating Space for Birds and Wildlife; create a healthier environment & increase biodiversity in your backyard; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Events take place at Pottruck Center, noon-1 p.m. Register: www.upenn.edu/recreation or (215) 898-6100.

5

Body Composition Measurements; pre-register.

9

Summertime Fitness—Taking Your Exercise Outdoors.

23

Fitness Room Orientations; pre-register. Also May 25.

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

4

Reducing the Pressure Faced by Your Young Child.

9

Workplace Ergonomics.

18

Assertive Communication.

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: www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

2

Excel Introduction; $190.

4

FileMaker Pro Introduction; $260.

5

Word Introduction; $190.

9

PowerPoint Introduction; $190.

10

Word Intermediate; $190.

11

Excel Intermediate; $190.

12

Word Advanced; $190.

15

Visio Intermediate; $224.

17

Access Introduction; $357. Continues May 18.

22

Macromedia Dreamweaver 8: Introduction; $570. Continues May 23.

 

Academic Calendar Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

 

MEETINGS

3

University Council; 4-5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

9

PPSA Open Board; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 225, Houston Hall.

10

Budget & Finance Committee; 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Stated Meeting of the Executive Committee; 3-3:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; call (215) 898-0414.

11

University Club at Penn Annual Meeting; election of new Board members; 4 p.m.; University Club.

WPSA: End of the Year Wrap Up & Elections ; 1 p.m.; 1st floor, Stitler Hall.

31

PPSA: Election for 2006-2007 Officers; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

MUSIC

5

Sonny Fortune/Rashied Ali Duo; jazz; 8 p.m.; rm. 419, Fischer-Bennett Hall; $15 (Ars Nova Workshop).

12

Malachi Thompson’s Freebop Band; jazz; 8 p.m.; rm. 419, Fischer-Bennett Hall; $10; $8 w/student ID (Ars Nova Workshop).

13

Bill Charlap Trio; jazz; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $22-$39; info.: www.pennpresents.org.

20

Around The World With Relâche; exotic music of Cyprus; 8 p.m.; International House; $20; $10/members, students & seniors (I-House).

Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale Concert; 7 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

World Cafe Live: Upstairs Live!
Free shows at noon. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com.

4

Dan Malloy.

18

David Falcone.

ON STAGE

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

12

Children of Uganda; East African music & dance; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20-$46; preceded by dinner & lecture: Uganda Today, 5:30 p.m.; Annenberg Lobby; $15.

18

Pilobolus; rock-n-roll inspired dance show; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $29-$44. Also May 19, 8 p.m.; May 20, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

READINGS/SIGNINGS

23

Nicholas Wade—Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors; 7 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, The Wistar Institute; rsvp: wyce@wistar.org (Wistar).

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Café unless otherwise noted.
Info.: www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/.

2

Rhymes & Misdemeanors III; annual poetry reading; 6 p.m.

4

Making Poems That Last; 6 p.m.

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

1

Lisa Tucker—Once Upon a Day; 7 p.m.

3

Michael Cunningham—Specimen Days; 7 p.m.

8

Jennifer WeinerGoodnight Nobody; 7 p.m.

9

Susan Warner & Jennifer Lin—Sole Sisters: Stories of Women & Running; 7 p.m.

10

Lisa Hark—The Whole Grain Diet Miracle; 12:15 p.m.

Lisa Phillips—Public Radio: Behind the Voices; 7 p.m.

11

James Campbell—Middle Passages; African American Journeys to Africa; 7 p.m.

12

Steve Conn—Metropolitan Philadelphia: Living with the Presence of the Past; 3 p.m.

14

Gloria Allred—Fight Back and Win: My Thirty Year Fight Against Injustice and How You Can Win Your Battles; 2 p.m.

16

Devyani Saltzman—Shooting Water; 7 p.m.

17

Curtis Sittenfeld—The Man of My Dreams; 7 p.m.

24

Stevie Smith—Pedaling to Hawaii: A Human Powered Odyssey; 5:30 p.m.

 

Academic Calendar Alumni Weekend Children's Activities Conferences
Exhibits Films
Music On Stage Readings/Signings
Sports Talks Extras!  

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

2

Annual Housing Fair; mortgage & refinancing information; 10:30 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Office of Community Housing).

Blood Drive; 1-7 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (Penn American Red Cross Club). For appt.: http://penn.givesblood.org.

12

Kelly Writers House 10th Year Celebration; open house, 3 p.m.; dinner, 7 p.m.; party, 8 p.m.; rsvp: wh10th@writing.upenn.edu. Continues May 13 & 14.

13

Morris Arboretum Plant Sale; perennials, annuals & woody plants, rare & hard to find specimens; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Also May 14, noon-4 p.m. See Talks.

30

Blood Drive; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., lobby, BRB II/III (Medicine). Also May 31.

SPORTS

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

6

Track/Cross Country; Heptagonal Championships; TBA. Through May 7.

(M) Rowing Heavy; Burk Cup; TBA.

14

(M) Rowing Light; Callow Cup; 9 a.m.

TALKS

1

Strategic Issues in Management of a Health Care Organization in the Early 21st Century; Gary Gottlieb, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; 2 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (LDI).

Tethers and SNAREs in Membrane Trafficking; Fred Hughson, Princeton University; 2 p.m.; Class of ‘62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

3

Cellular Mechanisms of Herpes Simplex Virus Entry; Anthony Nicola, Virginia Commonwealth University; noon; auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Poly(ADP-ribose) Metabolism in Spermiogenesis; Ralph Meyer, animal biology; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Met Signaling in Development & Pathology: Target Genes & Drug Design; Flavio Maina, Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille, France; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

5

Studying Stress Response in Bacteria; Amy Vollmer, Swarthmore College; noon; rm. 209, Johnson Pavilion (Microbiology).

Genetically Engineered Models: Insights into Urinary Tract Diseases; Xue-Ru Wu, New York University; 3:30 p.m.; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg. (Urology Research Division).

8

A “Budding” Problem: The Pathway and Design Principle in Asymmetric Cell Division; Rong Li, Stower Institute; 2 p.m.; Class of ‘62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

9

Plant Sale Favorites–Choice Plants for Your Garden; Anthony Aiello, Arboretum; 7 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free w/admission (Arboretum). See Special Events.

10

Membrane Trafficking of HIV-1 GAG: Interactions with Host Cell Organelles; Marilyn Resh, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; noon; auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

VEGF, a Master Regulator of Tumor Immune Evasion; George Coukos, obstetrics and gynecology; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

ATM: A Sentry at the Gate of Genome Stability; Yosef Shiloh, Tel Aviv University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

11

Sheikhs, Labs, Doctors and Bodies: The Egyptian Transplant Theater; Debra Budiani, anthropology; noon; 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Demystifying Retirement; Victoria Mulhern, medicine; Hilary Lopez, human resources; 4 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Medicine).

17

Parenting in the New Millennium; Robert Carter, AARC; noon; rm. 219, College Hall (AARC).

Regulation of Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Enteric Pathogens; David Artis, microbiology; noon; auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Cellular Factors Influencing HIV-Host Cell Interplay; Mario Stevenson, University of Massachusetts; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

19

When a Research Comes Recruiting, Who-If Anyone-Can Speak for the Emergently Ill?; Jason Karlawish, School of Medicine; 9:30 a.m.; Flyers/76ers Surgery Theatre, White Bldg. (FICAP).

22

Cross-talk and Coordination of Molecular Motors; Vladimir Gelfand, Northwestern University; 2 p.m.; Class of ‘62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

25

Liver Transplantation: Ethics of Microallocation & Access; Thomas Faust, gastroenterology; noon; LVA Auditorium, VA Medical Center (Center for Bioethics).

Mind Wars: Ethics, National Security and the Brain; Jonathan Moreno, University of Virginia; 4 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; rsvp: smithel@psych.upenn.edu (Psychology).

 

 

 


Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 31, April 25, 2006

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
April 25, 2006
Volume 52 Number 31
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