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September 5, 2006, Volume 53, No. 2
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 Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music Readings/ Signings Special Events Sports Talks


5 New Student Convocation and Opening Exercises.
6 First Day of Classes.
22 Course Selection Period Ends.


22 Meet Winnie the Pooh; stories and refreshments; 10:30 a.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

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

9 Milkshake; original pop-rock songs.
16 Audrarox; high-energy, original music.
17 Dan Zanes and Friends; spirited rock & roll for kids; 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; $20/adults; $15/children.
23 Putumayo Kids Folk Playground featuring Brady Rymer (playful kid rocker) & Elizabeth Mitchell (home-spun, folk music).
30 Hot Peas ‘n Butter; latin/jazz, rhythm & blues, folk & rock.

conferences Index 

13  The Legacy of the Philadelphia Chromosome: From Discovery to Therapy; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; register: http://somapps.med.upenn.edu/pathfac/philachromosome/ (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine).
15  The Whether, How, and When of Race in Biomedical Research: Four Perspectives; Tukufu Zuberi, sociology; Theodore Schurr, anthropology; Pamela Sankar, Center for Bioethics; Timothy Rebbeck, Center for Population Health and Health Disparities; 1-5 p.m.; Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium (Center for Bioethics).
19   Herbal Medicine: Perception, Practice and Rational Use; explore issues surrounding the use of herbal medicines and discuss their role as effective or harmful agents in modern drug development; 4-8 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; continues September 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $70-$160; register: (215) 247-5777, x156 (Morris Arboretum).
29   The Atlantic World of Print in the Age of Franklin; historians and scholars examine production, circulation and consumption of texts in the early modern Atlantic world; 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; reception: 6:30  p.m.; McNeil Center; register by September 15 at (215) 898-9251; see www.mceas.org/franklin/ for full schedule (McNeil Center for Early American Studies; SAS).

exhibits Index 

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.
Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 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.
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $6, $3/artists, seniors, students over 12; free/members, children 12 & under, w/PennCard; Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
International House; free; for hours call (215) 387-5125.
Kelly Writers House Gallery: free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., 6-11 p.m.
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; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 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.
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.: free; Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

8 Exploring the Elements; drawings bySouth African artist Alan Bell study the effects of the elements on the landscape; International House. Through October 6. See September AT PENN Extras!
  Saving Faces; artist Mark Gilbert’s work with patients who had trauma, cancer or illness; reception: 5:30 p.m.; Esther Klein Gallery. Through October 28.
  About Nothing; works on paper by John Armleder from 1962-2007; ICA.  Through December 17. See September AT PENN Extras!
  Fables; works by artists who have either fabricated personal histories, or reconsidered history through their own fanciful imaginings to break free of the conditions of historic and cultural narrative; ICA. Through December 17. See September AT PENN Extras!
  Fertilizers: Olin/Eisenman; reminiscent of several key elements of the partners’ many unbuilt projects, an abstract landscape of diverse forms and displaced ground fill the space; ICA. Through December 17. See Talks. See September AT PENN Extras!
  Ramp Project: Irene Fortuyn; tree branches, cut during the spring and cast in bronze create an abstract pattern on the walls and form spaces where psychological and emotional effects can be loosened; ICA. Through December 17. See September AT PENN Extras!
23 Primal Secretions: A Günter Brus Retrospective; original photographs and video documentation of the artist’s past performances; Slought; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through December 23. See September AT PENN Extras!
  Under European Eyes: Conquistadors and Arts of the New World; selection of artifacts designed to reveal how Europeans perceived the arts of their newly conquered subjects; Penn Museum. Through February 26, 2007.

Crafting a Modern World: The Architecture and Design of Antonin and Noémi Raymond; drawings, models, photographs, videos, furniture, and more from the Raymonds’ forty-year interaction with Japanese culture; Meyerson Galleries. Through September 24. See September AT PENN Extras!
An Investment in Knowledge: Franklin’s Vision for Penn; first floor, College Hall. Through September 30. See September AT PENN Extras!
Arte Pagina: Works from the Philadelphia Center for the Book; a juried exhibition; Kelly Writers House Art Gallery; reception: September 23, 4 p.m. Through September 30.
Faculty Exhibit: Works on Paper; Charles Addams Gallery; reception: September 7, 5 p.m. Through October 2. See September AT PENN Extras!
Cultural Imprints; illustrates the environmental forces that have influenced Iceland and Philadelphia; International House. Through October 9. See September AT PENN Extras!
Fairy Tale Rail II; annual Garden Railway featuring model train lines; Morris Arboretum. Through October 9. See September AT PENN Extras!
Transforming the Book: New Artists’ Books in the University of Pennsylvania Library; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through October 13. See September AT PENN Extras!
Modern Latin Culture: Annemarie Heinrich, Grande Dame of Argentinian Photography; portraits of artists and stars that epitomize the heyday of radio and the ascent of the movie industry in Argentina; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through October 15. See September AT PENN Extras!
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 September AT PENN Extras!
Gulliver’s Reading: Jonathan Swift’s Library and Reading; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 15. See September AT PENN Extras!
Trouble in Paradise: The Art of Polynesian Warfare; considers the functions of war clubs and how their decorative elements connect to other visual traditions of the cultures that produced them; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through December 31. See September AT PENN Extras!
Coming to the Small Screen: Ormandy & Television; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Ongoing. See September AT PENN Extras!
meta Metasequoia; see the world from among a canopy of redwood limbs; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.
A Wonderful Life: A Daughter’s Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager’s digital art; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing. See September 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.

Penn Museum Tours
Meet at Trescher Main Entrance; 1:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted; free with admission donation. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

16 Egypt of the Pharaohs.
17 Heroic Myths in Ancient Greece.
23 China: Bronze, Jade, and More.
24 Highlights of the Collection.
30 Body Adornment.

ICA Programs/Events
Info.: www.icaphila.org.

8 Fall Exhibition Opening Reception; 6 p.m. See Upcoming.
14 Gonzales-Torres: America, Then and Now; Nancy Spector, Guggenheim Museum; 5:30 p.m.
20 Whenever Wednesday: Peter Eisenman and Laurie Olin; 6:30 p.m.

films Index 

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

8 Valerie and Her Week of Wonders; Czeck; 8 p.m.; $15, $13/students, $12/members. See Music. See September AT PENN Extras!
20 The Camden 28; director Anthony Giacchino in person; 7 p.m.; $10; $8/members, students & seniors.
22 The 9th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival; 7 p.m.
23 Night of the Creeps followed by The Monster Squad; 8 p.m.; $10.

fitness / learning Index 

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).

8 Class of 1923 Arena; 3130 Walnut St.; admission: weekday $5.50, weekend $6.50, $1 off w/PennCard; skate rental $2.50; public skating: Mon.-Thurs., 1-3 p.m.; Sat. 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-2:30 p.m.; group rates and skating lessons offered; info.: www.upenn.edu/icerink.
7 Penn Knitters; noon-1:30 p.m.; The ARCH. Also September 21.
14 Introductory Belly Dance with Habiba; 6:30-8 p.m.; Lower Egyptian Gallery, Penn Museum; $110, $90/members. Every Thursday through October 19.
18 Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD); hands-on physical defense training for women; Mondays through October 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; other sessions: September 16 & 23; September 30 & October 7;9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free/students, faculty, staff; register: (215) 898-3590; for Fall 2006 schedule, see www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/Special/dpsRAD.asp (UPPD).

Christian Association
Info: www.upennca.org.

5 SLANGuage; 3 p.m. Every Tuesday.
8 Christian Activist Power Lunch; noon. Every Friday.
19 Christians in Dialog: The Divine in the World; noon. Also September 26.
26 Spirituality for Over-Achievers: Using the Arts to Access the Divine; buffet dinner with PennCard; 6 p.m.

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

7 Cities, Citizenship and Democracy; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 13 Thursdays through December 7; $380.
  U.S. History: 1865-Present; 6-9 p.m.; 13 Thursdays through December 7; $380.
  Professional Certificate Information Session; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; free.
  Plotting: Threat or Menace?; 7-9 p.m.; 5 Thursdays through October 5; $245.
11 Beyond Bollywood; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 12 Mondays through December 4; $380.
12 The Decalogue (1989): Watershed Films by Visionary Polish Filmmaker Krysztof Kieslowski; 3-5 p.m.; 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays through October 12; $225.
  Modern Design; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 12 Tuesdays through December 5; $380.
  Road Books, Road Movies; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 12 Tuesdays through December 5; $380.
  Understanding Wine—Why Does It Taste Like That?; 6:30-9 p.m.; 3 Tuesdays through September 26; $225.
13 Art Appreciation: Impressionists/Postimpressionists; 3-5 p.m.; 10 Wednesdays through November 15; $225.
19 Write Your Life Story; 10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.; 7 Tuesdays through November 7; $375.
23 Adult Zoo Camp: The Inside Scoop; 1-8 p.m.; $150.
27 Alternatives to the Memoir: Writing Literary Non-Fiction; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 5 Wednesdays through October 25; $245.
28 Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out: The Reader’s Voyage; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; 3 Thursdays through October 12; $185.
  Program Design and Assessment; 6-9 p.m.; 8 Thursdays through November 16; $1,000.
30 Women’s Financial Saavy; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $150.

ELP Courses
Register by September 11: (215) 898-8681 or www.upenn.edu/elponline.
Online: Courses through week of December 15; $825; $650/Penn registrants per course.

11 Grammar for Biomedical Professionals; Writing for Biomedical Professionals.

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

19 Brown Bag Matinee—The Abilene Paradox; noon-1 p.m.
  Essentials of Management Certification Program Kickoff Session; 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 5-month program; see website for all session dates and times.
20 Career and Life Strategies—Aging in Good Health; noon-1:30 p.m.
28 Career Focus Brown Bag—Mentors@Penn; noon-1 p.m.
29 Career Focus Brown Bag—Career Check-up Workshop ; noon-1 p.m.

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

13 Twilight Garden Walk; 6:30-8 p.m.; $24, $22/members.
16 Nighttime Nature Walk at Bloomfield Farm; 6:30-8 p.m.; $10, $8/members.
20 Writing Kaleidoscope Workshop; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $42, $38/members.
26 Landscaping for Small Spaces; 7-9 p.m.; $72, $65/members. Continues October 3 & 10.
  Lawn Care for the Homeowner; 7-9 p.m.; $24, $22/members.
28 Designing with Trees; 7-9 p.m.; $48, $43/members. Continues September 30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
30 Fertilizers and Plant Health; 10-11:30 a.m.; $24, $22/members.
  Creating a Pond and Meadow on a Budget; 10:30 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

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

15 Body Composition Measurements; pre-register.
28 PennRec Health Fair. See Special Events.

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.

7 Word Intro; $190. Also September 22.
8 Excel Intro; $190. Also September 25.
11 Excel Advanced; $190. Also September 28.
13 PowerPoint Intermediate; $190.
14 Access Introduction; $357. Continues September 15.
18 Windows XP Intro; $190.
19 Excel Intermediate; $190.
20 FilemakerPro Intro; $260.
21 Visio Intermediate; $224
22 Word Advanced; $190.
25 Business Objects Intro; $380.
26 Outlook 2003 Intro; $190.
27 Dreamweaver 8 Intro; $570. Continues September 28.

Meetings Index 

14 WPSA Board; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; location: TBA; info.: (215) 898-6993.
  Trustees Executive Committee Stated Meeting; 2:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; rsvp: (215) 898-0414.
15 PPSA Board; noon-1:30 p.m.;  Class of ’42 Conference Room, Sweeten Alumni House; rsvp: ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu.
20 University Council; 4-5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; rsvp: (215) 898-7005.
27 WXPN Policy Board; noon; 3025 Walnut St.

music Index 

16 Orchestra 2001; music of Gyorgy Ligety, George Rochberg and Leonard Bernstein; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30; info.: www.pennpresents.org (Penn Presents).

International House
Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.

8 The Valerie Project; local underground musicians pay tribute to the film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders; 8 p.m.; $15, $13/students, $12/members. See Films. See September AT PENN Extras!
9 One Dream; mask and music adventure featuring sitar, guitar, sarod, tabla, trombone and drums; 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.; $15, $13/students, $12/members. Also September 10, 3 p.m. See September AT PENN Extras!
21 Dengue Fever with Extra Golden; Los Angeles sextet is an eclectic mix of American and International styles; 8 p.m.; $12, $10/members & students. See September AT PENN Extras!

University Square
Performances every Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; 36th St. between Sansom & Walnut.

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

readings / signings Index 

18 David Quammen—The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution; 7 p.m.; Wistar Institute; register: wyce@wistar.org (Wistar).

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

11 Words That Comfort: How Terrorism and 9/11 Affected the NYC Lower East Side Poetry Community; Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, writer; 5:30 p.m.
13 Lunch Program: Greg Manning; former DP executive editor; noon; rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu.
14 Reading and Conversation: Jennifer Egan, fiction writer; 5:30 p.m.
20 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, Anything Goes!; 7 p.m.; garden.
26 The Craft of Brokeback Mountain; D.A. Miller, University of California-Berkeley; 6 p.m.
28 John Coltrane and Impulse Records; Ashley Kahn, author; Carl Grubbs, saxophonist; 6 p.m.

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

18 Alvin Felzenberg—Governor Tom Kean; 7 p.m.
19 Steven Freeman—Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen?; 5 p.m.
21 Ian Lustick—Trapped in the War on Terror; 5:30 p.m.
25 James McGreevey—The Confession; 2 p.m.
27 Joe Mack—1968 and I’m Hitchhiking Through Europe; 7 p.m.
28 Postponed until Spring 2007 - Steve Stern—Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet’s Chile, 1973-1988; 3:30 p.m.

special events Index 

6 Farmers Market; fresh baked goods, flowers, and local, organic produce; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; University Square (Business Services). Every Wednesday through Thanksgiving.
  Admissions Seminars for Penn Faculty/Staff Families; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; rsvp: (215) 898-2886. Also September 7, 5:15 p.m. (Admissions).
7 Faculty/Staff Blood Drive; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; other drives: Remembrance Drive, September 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; September 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Nursing Education Bldg.; September 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Dunlop Lobby, Stemmler Hall; info.: www.penn.givesblood.org (American Red Cross).
  Greenfield Intercultural Center Open House; multicultural experience of music, food and networking; 6 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center (GIC).
14 No Place Like Penn; outdoor concerts and other welcome back events for students. Free with PennCard unless otherwise noted. Info.: (215) 898-6533 or www.specevents.net. Through September 16 (Student Life; SPEC).
  Christian Association Open House; meet the staff, learn about programs and services; 8 p.m.; Christian Association House (CA).
15 Wharton Roundtable; in honor of Wharton’s 125th anniversary; opening remarks by Patrick Harker, dean; panelists: Connie Duckworth, Arzu, Inc.; Alex Gorsky, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; C. Robert Henrikson, MetLife, Inc.; Jeffrey Katz, Sherwood Equities, Inc.; faculty: Michael Useem, management; Peter Linneman, Wharton; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Wharton).
22 Fall Potluck; make new friends as you share your favorite native food dish; sign up by September 20; 5:30 p.m.; International House (I-House).
25 The Conversation Partners Program Reception; matches international students learning English at the English Language Programs with students of foreign languages; 5 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; sign up by September 15: (215) 898-6009 (ELP).
28 PennRec Health Fair; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Pottruck Center (Recreation).
  State of the School Address and Reception; Afaf Meleis, dean of the School of Nursing; 3 p.m.; Roy Auditorium, Nursing Education Bldg. (Nursing).
30 Penn Family Day; annual event for Penn faculty and staff and their family and friends; Penn Family Tailgate Party, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Football Game, 1 p.m.; Penn Museum, 1-3 p.m.; Penn Women’s Volleyball Game, 7 p.m.; Class of 1923 Ice Rink; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; tickets required for tailgate party and football game; info.: (215) 898-1012 or www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/staffrecognition.asp (HR).

sports Index 

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

6 (W) Field Hockey vs. St. Joseph’s; 7:15 p.m.
8 (W) Soccer vs. Hofstra; 7:30 p.m.
9 (W) Field Hockey vs. Harvard; noon.
  Sprint Football Alumni Game; 2 p.m.
10 (W) Soccer vs. Richmond; 2:30 p.m.
15 (M) Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s; 7:30 p.m.
17 (M) Soccer vs. Duquesne; 2:30 p.m.
22 (W) Tennis Invitational; all day. Through September 24.
23 Football vs. Villanova; 7 p.m.
  (M) Soccer vs. Harvard; 7:30 p.m.
  Volleyball vs. Binghamton; 7:30 p.m.
24 Volleyball vs. Quinnipiac; 12:30 p.m.
  (W) Soccer vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.
  Volleyball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson; 5:30 p.m.
27 Volleyball vs. Villanova; 5 p.m.
30 Football vs. Dartmouth; 1 p.m.
  Volleyball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

Talks Index 

Can you teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks? Find out on September 21 at  2 p.m. when Gene Cohen, director of the Center on Aging, George Washington University, presents The Mature Mind: The Potential for Creative Expression and Psychological Growth with Aging. He will review a number of extraordinary new discoveries from the latest research on aging that point to new potential for problem solving, creative expression, and psychological growth throughout the second half of life; BRB II/III; register: (215) 898-3163 (Institute on Aging).
5 Women in the Ivy League; Gloria Gay, Penn Women’s Center; 2 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center (PWC).
6 Modeling siRNA and TRIM5alpha-Based Gene Therapy Strategies for HIV/ AIDS in Humanized Mice; Ramesh Akkina, Colorado State University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research).
  Regulation of Meiosis in Both Sexes by X-Linked Genes; P. Jeremy Wang, animal biology; noon; Auditorium, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
9 The Great Tikal Earthwork: Fortification or Folly?; David Webster, Penn State University; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Museum).
13 Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Culture Adaptation, Self-Renewal and Cancer; Peter Andrews, University of Sheffield; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
  The North Korean Economy: Towards a Second China or About to Collapse?; Ruediger Frank, University of Vienna; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).
14 Modeling the Spreading of Liquids on Solid Surfaces Using Fluid Mechanics; Enrique Ramé, National Center for Space Exploration; 3:15 p.m.; rm. 2000, Vagelos Labs (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).
  Nature, Form, and Spirit; Mira Nakashima-Yarnall, woodworking artist; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Architecture).
15 Stem Cells of the Skin: Their Biological and Therapeutic Potential; Elaine Fuchs, Rockefeller University; noon; rm. 2000, Vagelos Labs (Institute for Medicine and Engineering).
  Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh; Catharine Roehrig, Metropolitian Museum of Art; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5, $3/members, free/ARCE-PA members; rsvp: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).
18 Real World Series; Paula Marincola, Pew Exhibitions Initiative; 7 p.m.; White Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Fine Arts).
20 The Two Aspects of the Protein Folding Problem; Harold Scheraga, Cornell University; 12:30 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
  History of the North Korean State; Charles Armstrong, Columbia University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).
  Fertilizers: Eisenman/Olin in Conversation; Peter Eisenman, Eisenman Architects; Laurie Olin, Olin Partnership;  6:30 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, ICA (Architecture; Landscape Architecture). See Exhibits.
21 Pro-Gun, Anti-Gun: Where Should Injury Prevention Researchers Stand?; Susan Sorenson, social policy and practice; 9:30 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irving Auditorium (FICAP).
  Amplified Transmission of HIV: New Clues to the HIV Pandemic; Myron Cohen, University of North Carolina; 1 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Center for AIDS Research).
  Liberty in the Neurotechnology Era; James Hughes, Trinity College; 4 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; rsvp: smithel@psych.upenn.edu (Psychology).
  Visiting Artist Lecture: Glynn Williams; sculptor; 5 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).
  The Tectonic Sensibility of Antonin Raymond; Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University; 6 p.m.; rm. B-1, Meyerson Hall (Architecture). See Exhibits.
23 Confronting SARS Coronavirus: Lessons from the First Pandemic of  the 21st Century; Michael Buchmeier, Scripps Institute; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).
25 What is the Patient’s Family Doing Here?; Carol Schilling, English; noon; 3401 Market St., Ste. 320 (Center for Bioethics).
26 Intellectual Memoirs; Rita Barnard, Women’s Studies Program; 1 p.m.; University Club (Penn Women’s Club).
  Terri Schiavo: Anomaly or Harbinger?; Timothy Quill, University of Rochester; 4:30 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Center for Bioethics).
  The Early Bronze Age Society of the Land of Magan Between Desert and Sea (Sultanate of Oman, 3rd Millennium BCE); Serge Cleuziou, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).
27 Lunch for Hungry Minds: Pushing the Limits: Art, Science and Technology in Facial Surgery; Iain Hutchinson, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital; noon; 3701 Market St., 3rd flr. (Esther Klein Art Gallery).
  Modeling Activity: Ions to Hydrophobics in Crowded Biological Solutions; B. Montgomery Pettitt, University of Houston; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
  Adversity, Diversity, and Design: Architectural Principles of Cellular Networks; Adam Arkin, University of California-Berkeley; 3:15 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chem-ical and Biomolecular Engineering; IME).
  Excavating Women: Pioneering in the Field and Forum (1850-1900); Susan Heuck Allen, Smith College; 6 p.m.; Penn  Museum (Museum).
  North Korea’s Leadership; Dae-sook Suh, University of Hawai’i; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).