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April 24, 2007, Volume 53, No. 31
 
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/ or the University’s website, www.upenn.edu. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.
Academic Calendar Alumni
Weekend
Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/ Signings Special Events Sports Talks

May at Morris Arboretum
Nick Kelsh
Garden Railway Plant Sale

Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region: Now on display in the Upper Gallery is a photographic exhibit by Rob Cardillo featuring Delaware Valley’s diverse horticulture. From the majestic estates of Delaware, to the vital community gardens of Center City, this exhibit reveals why Philadelphia and its surrounding towns, suburbs and countryside are considered the horticultural epicenter of the United States.

Nick Kelsh: Roots, Shoots and Leaves: (Above Left) Opening May 20 with a 1 p.m. reception in the Arboretum’s Upper Gallery is Nick Kelsh: Roots, Shoots and Leaves, a  unique look at the Arboretum through the photographer’s lens. Using close-ups, abstract patterns and juxtapositions of color, he explores the beauty of the Arboretum through the seasons.

Garden Railway: Great American Train Stations: (Above Center) The Arboretum’s, Garden Railway: Great American Train Stations,opens May 26. The display features a miniature world of model trains running on a quarter mile track, set in the splendor of the Arboretum’s summer garden. The display features historic buildings created entirely of natural materials, each meticulously detailed with leaves, bark, vines and twigs. The display is an enchanting landscape that never ceases to delight visitors both young and old.

Annual Plant Sale: Above Right) The sale features perennials, annuals and woody plants, many of which are rare or unusual or difficult to find at other outlets. Horticulture experts will be available to help shoppers select the perfect plants. The sale will be held Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 13, noon-4 p.m, free admission for non-members.


ACADEMIC CALENDAR Index 

4 Final Exams End.
12 Alumni Day.
13 Baccalaureate.
14 Commencement.
21 12-Week Evening Session Classes begin.
  First Session Classes begin.
28 Memorial Day Observed (no classes).

ALUMNI WEEKEND Index 

Alumni Weekend May 11-13, 2007

PennExperience tradition, learning and fun at this year’s Alumni Weekend from May 11 through May 14. The Penn Community is invited to participate in the many seminars, open houses, tours and celebrations. Register for events online at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2007.

Open Houses and Tours

Friday, May 11

Jewish Book Tour; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Rosenbach Museum & Library.
Christian Association Open House; 3-5 p.m.; info.: www.upennca.org.
Grab a Bright Idea; tour the Weingarten Learning Resources Center; 4-5 p.m.; Suite 300, Stouffer Commons.
Gallery Hop; 4-6 p.m.; begins at Arthur Ross Gallery.
Mortar Board Senior Society Reception; 5-7 p.m.; Mad4Mex Restaurant; RSVP: sahilg@wharton.upenn.edu.
Sphinx Senior Society Alumni Happy Hour; 5-7 p.m.; Pod Restaurant; info.: kreilly@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Saturday, May 12

Penn Alumni Travel Reception; 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/travel.
A Nurse’s Eye View of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; 9-10 a.m.; departs 34th & Spruce Streets; RSVP: (215) 898-4841 (Nursing).
Undergraduate Admissions Information Session and Tour; 9 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.
Quad Open House; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; enter at 37th & Spruce Streets.
Welcome Back Home: College House Tours; Du Bois, Gregory, Hill, Kings Court/English, Rodin & Stouffer; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-1622.
Tour of Skirkanich Hall; see what the Philadelphia Inquirer has described as “Philadelphia’s best new building”; 10-11 a.m.; Harold and Renee Berger Lobby.
Graduate Student Center Open House; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 746-6868.
Harrison Society Open House; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Harrison Society tent at College Green & Locust Walk.
Global Alumni Network Open House; 11 a.m.-noon; 3-4 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House.
Friars Senior Society Open House; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Bubble House Restaurant; RSVP: (215) 829-0406.
Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association Reception; 3:30-6 p.m.; DP Office; info.: www.dpalumni.com.
ALA: Celebrating our Graduates, Supporting our Future; 4-6 p.m.; Fireside Room, The ARCH.
Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business Alumni Reception; 4-7 p.m.; Huntsman Program Office; RSVP: (215) 573-2345.
Steinhardt Hall Tour and Special Children’s Programming; tour the facility while children (ages 3+) enjoy games, stories, and a make-your-own-snack;  4:30-5:30 p.m.; Berkowitz Living Room, Steinhardt Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-7391.
Catholic Alumni Mass and Reception; 5-8 p.m.; St. Bede Chapel, Penn Newman Center.

Sunday, May 13

Rare Judaica Book Tour; includes the oldest Haggadah in the world, medieval illustrated prayer books, selections of the first generation of printed Hebraica and more; 10-11:30 a.m.; Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.
Christian Association Alumni Luncheon; 12:30 p.m.; Christian Association; $20; RSVP: (215) 746-6350.


Panel Discussions and Seminars

Friday, May 11

The Still Neglected Problem of Osteoporosis: Treatments that Work and What’s in the Works; John Potts, Harvard University; 9 a.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Medicine).
Saving our Children: Addressing the Foster Care Crisis; multidisciplinary panel of experts in social work, social policy, law, and medicine; 9 a.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Social Policy & Practice).
The Go Point: When It’s Time to Decide; Michael Useem, marketing; 10 a.m.; auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
You’re The Boss! Empowering Parents to Take Responsibility for Their Children’s Health; Lisa Hark, Penn’s Center for Nutrition; 10:15 a.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (Medicine).
Penn’s Campus Expands Eastward; Craig Carnaroli, EVP; Anne Papageorge, facilities and real estate services; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall.
Medical Education in the 21st Century; Gail Morrison, medicine; 1:45 p.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Medicine).
Endowment: Why It’s Important and How It Functions; Kristin Gilbertson, chief investment officer; 2:15 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall.
Managing Your Career; Peter Cappelli, management; 2:15 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
Beyond Win-Win: Negotiation Skills in the Real World; Richard Shell, legal studies; 2:15 p.m.; rm. G60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
Marketing’s Impact on Stock Price; David Reibstein, marketing; 2:15 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
Muriel Pfaelzer Bodek Public Affairs Lecture: ‘un-Spun: finding facts in a world of [disinformation]’; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, communication; 3 p.m.; 6th floor, Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability Panel; discussion of the importance of responsible collaborative relationships; 3 p.m.; rm. 351, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Civic House).
Media, Sports, and Entertainment Panel; moderated by Peter Fader, marketing; 3 p.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Wharton).
Building Blocks of a Tax-Wise Estate; Marcie Merz, Planned Giving; 3:15 p.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Medicine).
Leonard David Institute Alumni-Faculty Exchange: Global Health—It’s a Small, Small World; current research on global health issues threatening current and future generations; rm. 3:45 p.m.; rm. G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (LDI).
The Impact of Digital Communication; Martin Nisenholtz, New York Times Company; 5 p.m.; lobby, Annenberg School; RSVP: (215) 746-1798 (Annenberg).

Saturday, May 12

New Approaches to Cancer Treatment at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center; Craig Thompson, Abramson Cancer Center; 8:30 a.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (Medicine).
The Medical World: Is It Flat?; Edward Holmes, Agency for Science, Technology and Research; 8:30 a.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Medicine).
Multicultural Recruitment: What Penn is Doing, How Alumni Can Help; panel discussion on Penn’s efforts to recruit a diverse student body; 9:30 a.m.; rm. 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Alumni Diversity Alliance).
When the Sick Get Famous and the Famous Get Sick; Barron Lerner, Columbia University; 10 a.m.; rm. 351, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Medicine).
Why We Believe What We Believe; Andrew Newberg, Center for Spirituality and the Mind; 10 a.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (Medicine).
Changing Policy, Changing Practice; nursing alumni and faculty discuss how nursing science provides solutions to the healthcare crisis; 10 a.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-4841 (Nursing).
Women and Money; alumni and faculty discussion addressing financial challenges women face at different stages of their lives; 10 a.m.; Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall (Trustees’ Council of Penn Women).
Last Harvest: Real Estate Development in America; Witold Rybczynski, real estate; 10 a.m.; Class of 1955 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (School of Design).
The Future of Politics in America; panel discussion of headline issues such as war in Iraq, health care policy & government scandals; 10 a.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.
Identifying and Managing Conflict of Interest in Medicine; Arthur Caplan, Center for Bioethics; 11:15 a.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (Medicine).
Chief Family Officer: Personal Wealth Management; workshop on personal asset management, financial strategy and investment, retirement and estate planning; 2:15 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
Hedge Funds, Venture Capital and Private Equity; panel discussion moderated by Andrew Metrick, finance; 2:15 p.m.; rm. G60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
Is It Too Late to Invest in Real Estate; Susan Wachter, real estate and finance; 2:15 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
The Association of Native Alumni Presents: Seven Generations, Past and Future; Native leaders discuss Penn’s beginnings from 1740 to present; 4 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.


Other Activities

Friday, May 11

Annual Penn Women’s Center Awards Luncheon; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-8611 (PWC).
Wharton Town Meeting with Dean Patrick Harker; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).
Pandemics and National Security Luncheon; noon-1:30 p.m.; lobby & auditorium, BRB II/III; $20; RSVP: (215) 898-5164 (Medicine).
The Penn Reading Project; noon-1:30 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall; info.: www.upenn.edu/nso/prp/culture/welcome.html (College Houses; Academic Services).
Around the World in 80 Minutes; learn and taste foods from all over the world; 4-5:15 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; $10; RSVP: (215) 898-7391 (Hillel).
Shabbat Services and Dinner with a Special Storytime for Children; storytime at 7:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 8:30 p.m.; $21/adults; $15/ages 3-10; RSVP: (215) 898-7391 (Hillel).

Saturday, May 12

SAE Formula Car

Meet Dean Eduardo Glandt and see the student-designed and fabricated formula style race car (left), Saturday, noon-2 p.m.; Penn Engineering tent, Hill Square.

 

29th Annual Alumni Run/Walk; 8:30 a.m.; meet at 37th & Locust Walk; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; Pottruck Center; $20; pre-register until May 11: $15; request brochure: (215) 746-3744 (Recreation).
Join Hillel for Shabbat Services; 9 a.m.; Steinhardt Hall.
Association of Alumnae Coffee Hour; honoring women of the Class of 1957; 9-10 a.m.; Café ’58, Irvine Auditorium.
Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; 9-10:45 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.
Meet Penn Engineering’s Robotic Car Team; 9:30-10 a.m.; lobby, Levine Hall.
Mixed Media, Mixed Company: Conjunctions at the Common Press; achievements of the Common Press are the subject of this exhibit and reception; 10-11 a.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; also open for viewing Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Kelly Writers House; Fine Arts; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; Penn Press).
Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 11:15 a.m.-noon; auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.
The UPennalizers: Engineering’s Robodog Soccer Team; 11:15 a.m.-noon; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall.
Alumni Day Picnic and Parade of Classes; noon-4 p.m.; Hill Square, College Green & Wynn Commons.
Sing Along with Monty, and Book Signing; 4-5 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center (Annenberg).
Ivy Day Ceremony; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.
Quakerkids 2007; treats and activities for young children including furry and feathered friends from the Philadelphia Zoo; 4-6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.
Black Alumni Society Presents: BLAAC To School 2007; culturally focused performing arts groups; 4-6 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $10; tickets/RSVP: lolitaj@aol.com (BAS).
Celebration of Young Alumni Fiction Writers; readings by Penn alumni, and reception; 4-6 p.m.; Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House; RSVP: alumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu (KWH).
Asian/Asian-American Alumni Toast the Class of 2007 and Reunion Alumni; 4-6 p.m.; Pan-Asian American Community House, The ARCH.
Saint of 9/11 Film and Reception with Director Glenn A. Holsten, C’ 84; internationally recognized cinematic portrait of Father Mychal Judge, Franciscan Friar and Chaplain of the New York Fire Department; 4-6:30 p.m.; The Bridge: Cinema de Lux.
Taste of Penn: A Celebration of Diversity; food & music; 6-9 p.m.; Carol Ware Gates Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall; info.: (215) 573-3710 (Alumni Diversity Alliance).
Gala Celebrating Glee Club’s 145th and Monty’s 80th; twin birthday celebration followed by a concert of Glee Club traditions; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $75 (gala & concert); info./RSVP: (215) 898-GLEE (Glee Club).
Party on the Commons: All-Alumni Party; 8-11 p.m.; Wynn Commons.

Sunday, May 13

Alumni Relations Welcomes Graduating Seniors and Families; 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House.
Baccalaureate Ceremony; students with last names A-K: 1:30 p.m.; students with last names L-Z: 3 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

Monday, May 14

Ben Franklin251st 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.

 

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Index 

Children's Festival 4/29  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.
24 The Junie B. Jones® Stupid Smelly Bus Tour; skit for kids; 1 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777, x156.

1 Little Tikes Stroll through the Arboretum; use sight, sound, smell and touch to observe nature; 10-11 a.m.; $36, $32/members. Also May 8 & 15.
6 Young Naturalists’  Tree Hunt; learn about trees through a scavenger hunt and a classic tree story; ages 4-6; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $13/members.
19 Remarkable Reptiles; lizards and turtles and snakes; 10 a.m.-noon; $10, $8/members.

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

5 Yosi and The Superdads; lively, humorous family concert.
12 Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World; original music and dynamic cartoon illustrations.
19 Farmer Jason; fun, character-based songs.
26 Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms; folk/pop family music.

conferences Index 

8 Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat: The Convergence of Medicine and Nursing Research to Optimize Care for Older Adults; 1-5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; info.: www.med.upenn.edu/aging/Retreat2007.shtml (Institute on Aging).
22 Stem Cell Workshop; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square (Vet Med).
30 2007 Annual Research Retreat & 28th Annual James M. Cuozzo Memorial Lecture; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; auditorium and lobby, BRB II/III; info./register: (215) 898-0147 or www.med.upenn.edu/crrwh (CRRWH). See Talks.

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.
Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn, Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Esther M. Klein Art Gallery: 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.
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: free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.-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; daily, 10 a.m.-4 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.; Sunday, 1-5 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.

Upcoming

4/30 Print Show—Larry Shprintz; Origami Monoprints; reception: May 11, 3:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery. Through June 8.
1 Painting the Stage—Bulgarian Theatre Poster Art by Stoyko Sakaliev, 1985-2000; reception: May 3, 6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House. Through May 31.
4 From Home: The Women of International House; print exhibit by Mary Gaston, I-House’s 2006-2007 Photojournalism Fellow, reflecting on the uniqueness of each I-House resident– their background, studies, dreams and plans amid the common circumstance of being away; reception: 6 p.m.; International House. Through June 1. See May AT PENN Extras!
7 Undergraduate Senior Graduation Exhibition; reception & ceremony: May 13, 2 p.m.; Charles Addams Gallery. Through May 16.
12 Hitoshi Nakazato: Print Series; celebration of the artist, master printmaker and veteran curator at the Arthur Ross Gallery; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 1. See May AT PENN Extras!
20 Nick Kelsh at the Arboretum: Roots, Shoots & Leaves; photography; reception: 1 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Through May 18, 2008. See May AT PENN Extras!
26 Grand Opening: Great American Train Stations; miniature railway; Morris Arboretum. Through October 8. See May AT PENN Extras!

Now

Dramatic Impressions: Japanese Theater Prints from the Gilbert Luber Collection; works from Natori Shunsen, designer of woodblock portraits of Kabuki Theater actors; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through May 6. See May AT PENN Extras!
Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region; photographs of Delaware Valley’s diverse horticulture by Rob Cardillo; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through May 13. See May AT PENN Extras! See Readings.
Argentine Adventures; photography by Patrick Esmonde focusing on the two main regions of Argentina: Buenos Aires & Patagonia; International House. Through May 18. See May AT PENN Extras!
Grotto; a camera obscura installation by artist Richard Torchia; Slought Foundation. Through May 23. See May AT PENN Extras!
The Truth in Photography: The Work of Hervé Guibert; Slought Foundation. Through May 23. See May AT PENN Extras!
Zero Point Axis; paired stones configured through artist George Quasha’s acts of precarious balance; Slought Foundation. Through May 23. See May AT PENN Extras!
Equus Unbound: Fairman Rogers and the Age of the Horse; examines the role of the horse in 19th century industrial America; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Center. Through June 15. See May AT PENN Extras!
Piranesi: The Grandeur of Ancient Rome; 18th century Italian etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Merle-Smith Gallery, Penn Museum. Through June 16. See May AT PENN Extras!
Artbots; robotic art and art-making robots; Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through June 30. See May AT PENN Extras!
Vanishing Worlds: Art and Ritual of Amazonia; showcasing ritual objects and domestic and utilitarian artifacts; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through June 30. See May AT PENN Extras!
Karen Kilimnik; contemporary painting, drawing, photography, installation, and sculpture; ICA. Through August 5. See May AT PENN Extras!
Crimes of Omission; various artists participate in artistic strategies that remove visual traces of a crime or draw attention to injustices that typically go unnoticed; ICA. Through August 5. See May AT PENN Extras!
Phoebe Washborn; plants, cardboard, wood and newspapers create environmental installations that are both accumulative and regenerative; ICA. Through August 5. See May AT PENN Extras!
Mixed Media, Mixed Company: Conjunctions at the Common Press; collaborations from the letterpress studio at Penn juxtaposed against poetry broadsides from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library; reception: April 24, 5:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 17. See May AT PENN Extras!
Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; artifacts from the period of King Tutankhamun and from the 1920s excavations of Amarna; Penn Museum. Through October. 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!
meta Metasequoia; see the world from among a canopy of ultra_pinkwood limbs; Morris Arboretum. 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!

Sharifah and Lilia, from the exhibit, From Home: The Women of International House opening May 4. Mary Gaston, I-House 2006-2007 Photojournalism Fellow presents an exhibit of portraits created during her residency. The exhibit combines images and text that represent conversations over tea at the kitchen table, the faces of women as they talk about their favorite neighborhood fruit stand, the power and security of a community of neighbors, how much they miss their mothers, and much more. The exhibit is on display at I-House through June 1.

Penn Museum Tours
Meet at Trescher Main Entrance; free w/admission. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

5 Year of Egypt: Mummies and the Afterlife; 11:30 a.m.
19 Etruscan/Roman Funerary Rites.
20 Egypt: Treasures from the Tombs.

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.

films Index 

6 Hollywood on the Nile Free Film Series: The Mummy; 1:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum).

International House
With English subtitles: 7 p.m.; $7, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted.
Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.
 

10 Community Visions Premiere; 7 p.m.
17 Karamoja!; 7 p.m.; $7, $5/members, students, seniors.
26 El Topo followed by The Holy Mountain; 7:30 p.m.; $12, $10/members.


fitness / learning Index 

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays; Newman Center; first class free; $8/class, $6/students; contact Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

2 Penn Knitters; noon-1:30 p.m.; The ARCH. Also Thursdays through May 31, noon-1:30 p.m., suite 1350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.
4 TESOL Workshop; learn essential skills for teaching English in U.S. and international contexts; 6-9 p.m.; Graduate School of Education; full schedule/register: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~pennelf/TESOL/Workshop.html; $299 by April 25, $324 by May 2. Through May 6 (GSE).
7 Mini-Course: Jewish Life Under Caliphs and Sultans; 7-8:30 p.m.; Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; continues May 14 & 21; $75; info./register: (215) 238-1290 (CAJS).
21 Books Aloud Workshop; providing skills to read aloud successfully with young children; 6:30 p.m.; Walnut St. West Branch of Philadelphia Library, 40th & Walnut St. (Philadelphia Library).

Christian Association
Info: www.upennca.org.

1 SLANGuage; learn English and U.S. culture through the eyes of faith; 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 28.

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

3 Governance; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues May 4; $600.
22 Fundraising Concluding Seminar; 6:30-9 p.m. Continues September 11; $400.
24 Communication: The Bridge to Better Relationships; 6:30-9 p.m.; 4 Thursdays through June 14; $600.
29 A Season of Ballet in Philadelphia; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $55.

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

2 Essentials of Management Kickoff;offered over a 5-month period; 9-10:30 a.m.; $225; see website for program description and schedule.
8 Brown Bag Matinee—Making Performance Appraisals Work; noon-1 p.m.
23 Career/Life Strategies for Baby Boomers—What About the Next Job?; noon-1:30 p.m.
24 Career Focus Brown Bag—Preparing for Your Performance Appraisal; noon-1 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777.

1 Trough Gardening Made Easy; learn to plant a garden in limited space; 7:30-9 p.m.; $28, $25/members.
3 Designer Challenge; create a fresh floral arrangement to take home; 6:45-9 p.m.; $48, $44/members.
5 Container Gardening; learn to garden on patio, windowsill or porch; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $27/members.
  Tree Identification and Appreciation: Native Trees and Shrubs; learn about a variety of trees and flowers; 10 a.m.-noon; continues May 12 & 19; $80, $72/members.
  A Bug’s Eye View; learn and explore secrets of the garden and create something magical; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free w/admission.
19 In a Cottage Garden: Gardening for Relaxation and Enjoyment; learn gardening by hand using low tech, low stress, high relaxation methods; 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m.; raindate: May 20; $24, $22/members.
  Managing Deer in Your Garden; learn techniques to minimize deer impact; 10 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.

4 Body Composition Measurements; pre-register.
23 Intro to Tower Pilates.

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

3 Bringing Your New Baby Home; noon-1 p.m.
10 Dealing with the Finances of Elder Care; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Open to faculty, staff & students.
Register: www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

1 Word Advanced; $190.
2 Word Introduction; $190.
3 Moving to Office 2007; 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.; $72. Also May 31, same times.
  Windows XP Introduction; $190.
4 Excel Introduction; $190.
7 Access Introduction; $357. Continues May 8.
9 Outlook 2003 Introduction; $190.
10 Word Intermediate; $190.
11 FilemakerPro Beyond the Basics; $260.
14 Excel Intermediate; $190.
15 PowerPoint Intermediate; $190.
16 Dreamweaver 8: Introduction; $570. Continues May 17.
18 Business Objects Introduction; $380.
  Visio Beyond the Basics; $224.
22 Excel Advanced; $190.
23 Excel Programming with VBA; $528. Continues May 24.
30 Cascading Style Sheets; $570. Continues May 31.

Meetings Index 

7
PPSA; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.
10 Start Time Change Trustees’ Budget & Finance Committee; 10:00-10:45 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: acta@pobox.upenn.edu.
  Stated Meeting of the Executive Committee; 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: acta@pobox.upenn.edu.
  University Club at Penn Annual Meeting; election of new board members; 4 p.m.; University Club.
22 WXPN Policy Board; 4 p.m.; 3025 Walnut St.

music Index 

9 Slavic Soul Party! dance concert melding Gypsy, East European, Mexican and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul; 8 p.m.; International House; $10, $8/students & seniors (I-House).
11 Melford/Kalmanovitch Duo; piano/harmonium, violin/viola; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; $10 (Ars Nova Workshop).
19 Chamber Music Now!; multi-media recital featuring cellist Ovidiu Marinescu; 3 & 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $15 (Penn Presents). See May AT PENN Extras!
25 Z’EV with Sikhara and Dave Smolen; amplified percussion/analog electronics; 8 p.m.; International House; $8 (I-House).

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

ON STAGE Index 

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

11 Jigu! Thunder Drums of China; ultra-sensory, high-tech lighting and special effects; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $21-$47; preceded by dinner (Beijing) and lecture by Lenny Seidman, Spoken Hand; 6 p.m.; Annenberg Lobby; $15, $12/subscribers & students.  See May AT PENN Extras!
17 MOMIX; 25th anniversary dance presentation; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $29-$44; also May 18, 8 p.m.; May 19, 2 & 8 p.m. See May AT PENN Extras! 
24 Koresh Dance Company—Hidden Drives; dance extravaganza; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $28-$38; also May 25. See May AT PENN Extras!

readings / signings Index 

22 Arthur Allen—VACCINE: The Controversial Story of Medicine’s Greatest Lifesaver; 7 p.m.; Wistar Institute (Wistar).
24 Wayne Koestenbaum—Hotel Theory; 5:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

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

1 Rhymes and Misdemeanors IV; prose and poetry from Penn & Pencil Club and Suppose An Eyes; 6 p.m.
2 The Not-So-Secret Fling: Poets from Arcadia University; 7:30 p.m.
9 Reading by Penn students Mara Gordon & Gabe Crane; winners of the CPCW Literary Journalism Fellowships; 5:30 p.m.
13 Senior Capstone; graduating seniors and their families and friends share in a farewell champagne brunch; 10 a.m.
17 Translation of Piers Plowman by Penn Professor Emeritus George Economou; 12:30 p.m.

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

1 Adam Levine & Rob Cardillo— Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region; 5:30 p.m.
2 Lynnette Khalfani—Zero Debt for College Grads; 1 p.m.
7 Lynn Hoffman—Bang Bang; 5:30 p.m.
8 Marion Cohen—Crossing the Equal Sign; 7 p.m.
9 Josh Piven—The Escape Artists; 4 p.m.
  Marci Alboher—One Person/Multiple Careers; 4 p.m.
10 Tobi Zausner—When Walls Become Doorways: Creativity and the Transforming of Illness; 5:30 p.m.

special events Index 

1 Blood Drive; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; info.: http://givesblood.org (Red Cross).
2 Annual Housing Fair; mortgage & refinancing information; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Community Housing).
4 1st Annual Black Lily Film & Music Festival; highlights groundbreaking women filmmakers and musicians including performances by R&B artists from the Philadephia area; World Cafe Live; see www.blacklilyfilm.org for full schedule and additional venue performances; see www.worldcafelive.com for ticket information. Through May 6. (Black Lily Film Festival; World Cafe Live).
5 Year of Egypt: Mummy Day; learn about ancient Egyptian mummification through tours, games and performances; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with regular admission; free for mom (Museum).
  GradFest 07; fun, festivities, and food for graduate and professional students; noon-6 p.m.; College Green; info./register: www.gsc.upenn.edu/gradfest (GAPSA).
11 Penn Women’s Center Annual Awards Luncheon; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (PWC).
12 Morris Arboretum Plant Sale; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Also May 13, noon-4 p.m. (Morris Arboretum).
  3rd Feria de Sevilla en Philadelphia; parades, arts & crafts, food tastings and performances; 3-11 p.m.; International House. See www.ihousephilly.org for ticket information and full schedule of events (I-House).
23 Farmers Market; fresh baked goods, flowers and local, organic produce; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; University Square. Also May 30 (Business Services).

sports Index 

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

5 (M) Lacrosse vs. Denver; 1 p.m.
25 (M) Rowing-Heavy vs. Cornell; time tba.

Talks Index 

2 Creating Epigenetic Patterns in the Germline and Embryo: Implications for Development, Cancer and Aging; Jacquetta Trasler, McGill University; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
  The Challenge of Viral snRNPs; Yale University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).
3 Hedgehog Signalling Regulates Skin and Mammary Gland Progenitor Cell Proliferation; Rune Toftgard, Karolinska Institutet-Sweden; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
  Petersen Lecture: The Odds are Against Us—The Gambling Itch from Prehistory to Philadelphia; Louise Krasniewicz, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).
4 Partitioned and Hybrid Methods in Visual Servo Control;Seth Hutchinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; noon; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall (GRASP).
  Title TBA; Jean De Kervasdoue, National Academy of Arts and Trades; noon; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).
  Protein Transport Across Archaeal Cytoplasmic Membranes; Stefanie Storf, Pohlschroder Lab; noon; rm. 209, Johnson Pavilion (Microbiology).
5 ARCE Evening Lecture: Flesh on the Bone—Reconstituting the People of Ancient Akhmim; Jonathan Elias, Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium; 3 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5; $3/members; free/ARCE members (Museum).
7 Fair Maids and Golden Girls: Early Modern Girlhood and the Production of Femininity; Jennifer Higginbotham, English; 11 a.m.; Faculty Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).
  Looking at Actin Dynamics from Both Ends; Bruce Goode, Brandeis University; 2 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
9 Neal Nathanson Lecture: Origins of HIV-1: An Unexpected Twist; Beatrice Hahn, University of Alabama-Birmingham; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).
  Mechanical Regulation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Function;Christopher Chen, bioengineering; noon; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CRRWH).
  T Cell Memory to Respiratory Virus Infections; David Woodland, Trudeau Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
10 Center for Bioethics Colloquium Series; Ruth Faden, Johns Hopkins University; 4:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Center for Bioethics).
12 Pre-Columbian Society Lecture; Judi Storniolo, Drexel University; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Academic Wing, Penn Museum (Museum).
14 Title TBA; Kathy Wilson, Johns Hopkins University; 2 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
16 New Insights into Retroviral Genome Packaging and Virus Assembly; Michael Summers, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research; Microbiology).
  A Chemical Biology Approach to Study Protease Function; Doron Greenbaum, pharmacology; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar). Also May 23, noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).
  Design of New Classes of Recombinant Antibodies and Validation for Use in Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy; Nathalie Scholler, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; noon; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CRRWH).
21 Driving Biological Discovery Using Mass Spectrometry; John Yates, Scripps Research Institute; 2 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
23 Of Mice and Men: Diabetes and Transcriptional Regulation of the Pancreatic Beta Cell;Doris Stoffers, endocrinology; noon; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CRRWH).
28 Intercellular Transport is Black and White; Vladimir Rodionov, University of Connecticut; 2 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
30 The Role of Infection/Inflammation in Premature Labor and Fetal Injury; Roberto Romero, Wayne State University; 4 p.m.; auditorium and lobby, BRB II/III; register: (215) 898-0147 (CRRWH). See Conferences.