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November 7, 2006, Volume 53, No. 11
November AT PENN

conference

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).

Film

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).

Music

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).

Talks

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).

Amarna—Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun: Seal of Amenhotep III, provenance unknown, possibly Thebes, Dynasty 18 (reign of Amenhotep III, 1390-1353 BCE), steatite. This seal (top and bottom shown above) takes the form of a prostrate king in prayer before the god Atum, whose name appears between the king’s hands. The inscription lists both the king’s birth name, Amenhotep, and his throne name, Neb-maat-Re, which he received upon coronation. This is one of many artifacts at the Penn Museum’s new Amarna exhibition which opens Sunday, November 12, with a free public celebration from noon-5 p.m. The exhibition runs through October 2007.

Deadlines: The deadline for the weekly Update is every Monday, for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the December AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, November 7. The December AT PENN calendar will be published in the November 21 issue. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.
Almanac - November 7, 2006, Volume 53, No. 11