13 Biomedical Graduate Studies’ 20th Anniversary Lectures; celebration of first BGS class, includes scientific talks by distinguished BGS alumni and a poster session featuring current students’ research; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; BRB II/III.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/bgs/alumni.shtml (BGS).
8 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land; followed by a moderated open discussion by Arsalan Iftkhar, Council of American-Islamic Relations; 7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Cinema Studies).
10 Toasting Mozart; 7:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series).
11 The Renaissance; avant-garde jazz; 9 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; $15 (Ars Nova Workshop).
7 What’s Happening in the Family?; Karlene Burrell-McRae, Makuu; Harold Haskins, Student Development Support Planning; Bwalya Mwape, Wharton; Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Penn VIPS; noon; Fireside Lounge, The ARCH (AARC).
13 Freedom in the Global Age: Balancing the Values of National Security and Freedom of the Press; Philip Taubman, New York Times; 6 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Penn Student Agencies).