12 The Nature and Role of Water as a Biological Solvent; 1-6 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Cret Wing of Chemistry Laboratories (Chemistry; Biochemistry & Biophysics).
16 Cruel & Unusual Healthcare: Medicine Inside America’s Prison System; 6 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (LDI).
20 Center for AIDS Research Annual Retreat;
8 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium/lobby, BRB II/III; register by October 18, www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/events/retreatreg.htm; submissions for call for abstracts by October 13, www.uphs.upenn.edu/aids/events/retreatabstract.htm (CFAR).
11 Amelie; 9 p.m.; Heyer Sky Lounge, Harrison College House (Cinema Studies).
12 Do The Right Thing or The End of Violence; 5 p.m.; rm. 201, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
The Death of Kevin Carter: Casuality of the Bang Bang Club; 6 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
South Asia Center Film Series
Screenings: 6 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School.
17 Bend It Like Beckham.
24 Mother Comes Home for Christmas followed by Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night.
31 Desperately Seeking Helen followed by Miss India Georgia.
18 College Workshop for Faculty Advisors; how to help students find positive ways to deal with pressures; 3-4:30 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall; rsvp: email@example.com (College Office).
12 Judy Norsigian–Our Bodies, Our Selves; 1 p.m.; auditorium, School of Nursing (Nursing).
Bill Novelli–50+: Igniting a Revolution to Re-invent America; 4 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).
14 Hill Harper—Letters to a Young Brother; 7 p.m.; ICA (AARC).
11 New Research Directions in Delirium; Sharon Inouye, Harvard University; 10:30 a.m.; Flyers/Sixers Surgery Theatre, Ground Floor, White Bldg., HUP; register: (215) 898-3163 (IOA).
The Embattled Corporation; Hon. Richard Posner, U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; 4:30 p.m.; rm. S240A, Law School (Institute for Law and Economics).
14 The Tragedy of Waiting for Godot; Rebecca Bushnell, Dean of SAS; 1 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center (SAS).