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February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23
 
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 Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Signings
Special Events Sports Talks

 

academic Calendar Index

7

Spring Break Begins at Close of Classes.

17

Classes resume at 8 a.m.

24

Advanced Registration begins; course registration for fall and summer sessions. Through April 6.


Children's Activities Index

14

Shamrock Puppy; kids can cut and paste patterns to create a puppy dog; 11 a.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156. Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

16

Plant Propagation for Kids; learn techniques at home to start a plant collection or increase one you already have, get plants to take home; 1:30-3 p.m.; $18, $15/members.

29

Junior Naturalists Program: Observing the World in Spring; hands-on outdoor experience and increased understanding of the natural world; 8:30-10:30 a.m.; $72, $64/members.

30

 Painting the Bamboo Forest for Kids; make Japanese ink paintings; 1-2:30 p.m.; $18, $16/members.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

1

Southwest Native American Art Family Workshop: Turquoise and Sand; explore old traditions and examine new art forms while beading necklaces and learning how to paint with sand; ages 7+; noon-1 p.m.; free w/ admission; register: (215) 898-4016.

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

1

Astrograss; interactive music performance featuring bluegrass, folk & humor.

16

Justin Roberts; pop musician.

22

StarFish; band teaches about rock n’ roll.

29 

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could; celebrate the release of their new CD.


conferences Index

1

Vito Acconci: Public Nuisance; full-day symposium with presentations by Annette Fierro, Liz Kotz, Alan Licht, Christine Poggi, Frazer Ward, and Matthew Witkovsky; 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation; Info.: http://slought.org/search/acconci/. See Films  (Slought).  

21

Ancient Origins, Modern Identities; examine ways in which pre-modern history and civilizations have been invoked in construction of modern group identities; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; info.: (215) 573-0892 (Center for Ancient Studies).

27

Smut/Slackness in Caribbean Music and Violence in the Caribbean; interrogation of the concepts of “smut” and “slackness” invoked in discussions of Caribbean popular music; noon-4:30 p.m.; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; Info.: (215) 898-4965 (Center for Africana Studies).

28

The Power of Place: Regional Higher Education Networks for Community Transformation; gala dinner with Mayor Michael Nutter, 7 p.m., Inn at Penn; continues February 29; register: www.phennd.org (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development).

 

South Asian Feminisms: Gender, Culture and Politics; focus on the contemporary dynamics of feminist activism and theorizing in the region; continues March 29; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; McNeil Center (South Asia Center; The Alice Paul Center).

 

APW Conference 2008: On Love; sessions; 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.–7 p.m, Sunday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; Van Pelt–Dietrich Library; register: www.apwonline.org/home.html (Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups).


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.
Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, 3600 Market St.: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fox Gallery, Logan Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate School of Education (GSE), Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 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.
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., appointment only.
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., Tues., Wed., & 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.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.
The Rotunda: free; Mon. & Thurs. noon-6 p.m.; www.muralarts.org.
Slought Foundation: free; Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Wistar Institute: Info. (215) 898-3700. 
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Upcoming

3

Water!; images by Richard W. Golden; Burrison Gallery; reception: March 12, 6 p.m. Through April 11. March AT PENN Extras!

14

Given Enough Eyeballs; explores concepts of open-access and sharing, individual versus community, and ownership and appropriation, as it relates to the idea of open source software; Esther M. Klein Gallery; reception: 5 p.m. Through April 26.

17

The Neighbors Next Door; Chere Krakovsky, performance artist, creates a kitchen space where visitors can have a cup of coffee in the tradition of the neighbor next door; International House. Through March 23.

21

Sculpture Seminar Exhibition; Meyerson Gallery; reception: March 21, 5 p.m. Through March 27.

24

Senior Thesis Exhibition; Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery; reception: March 25, 5 p.m. Through April 18.

28

Remembered Light: Destruction and Resurrection–Glass Fragments from World War II; contemporary glass artists draw inspiration from the war experience to create new windows that include fragments collected by Chaplain McDonald in the ruined churches, chapels, and synagogues of Europe; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 15. March AT PENN Extras!

 

Turkey: Modern, Secular, Ancient & Sacred; photographs by David and Lisa U’Prichard of the people, architecture and geography which inhabit the ancient and modern country of Turkey; reception: March 28, 6 p.m.; International House. Through April 25. March AT PENN Extras!

Now

 

Across the Roof of the World: Beijing to Kathmandu; photographs by Jill Katz; International House. Through March 7 . March AT PENN Extras!

 

Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Fiber Art; fiber creations by six artists; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 16. March AT PENN Extras!

 

InLiquid.com Video Installation: The Third Idea; Philadelphia-based artist and curator, dj YardSale aka Nick Cassway, createsan implied narrative, or “the third idea,” is developed through the combination of moving pictures and sound; International House. Through March 28.

 

One Book, One Philadelphia Special Display: Cultures of Sudan; collection of Sudanese artifacts; 2nd Floor, Penn Museum. Through March.

 

The Puppet Show; contemporary artworks of various media that explore the imagery of puppets and puppetry; ICA. Through March 30.   March AT PENN Extras!

 

Ramp Project: Beyond Kiosk; monumental collection of printed matter realized by Christoph Keller; ICA. Through March 30.  March AT PENN Extras!

 

Carlos Motta: The Good Life; documentary on US Interventive policies in Latin America; Project Space, ICA. Through March 30.  March AT PENN Extras!

 

Power Fields: Explorations in the Work of Vito Acconci; works by the artist in different media, including writings, street works, performances, photo works, videos, structures, and clothing; Slought Foundation. Through March 31.

 

incognito: Self-Portraits by Sasha Parker; Kelly Writers House Gallery; Through March.

 

Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; artifacts from King Tutankhamun and the 1920s excavations of Amarna; Penn Museum. Through April. March AT PENN Extras!

 

Textual Spaces: An Architecture of Reading; examines the spaces in which reading happens; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt Dietrich Library. Through May 28.

 

Trisha Donnelly; San Francisco–based photographer, painter, sculptor, and performance artist; ICA. Through August 3. March AT PENN Extras!

 

Francis Johnson: Music Master of Early Philadelphia; selection of over 40 pieces of Johnson’s sheet music from the collection of the late Kurt Stein; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through October 2009.

 

Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography in New Guinea; color photography of Austin Super’s ethnographic research in Papau New Guinea; Merle-Smith Changing Exhibition Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September 14.  March AT PENN Extras!  

 

Coming to the Small Screen: Ormandy & Television; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Ongoing.  March AT PENN Extras!

 

meta Metasequoia; see the world from among a canopy of redwood limbs; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing. March 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. March AT PENN Extras!

 

The Jewish Book: Material Texts and Comparative Contexts; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; virtual exhibition.

 

Photographs from the Field; ethnographic photographs by anthropology graduate students; Museum Library, Penn Museum. Ongoing.

 

Strokes of Genius: The Art of Annie G. Hunter; Museum Library, Penn Museum. Ongoing.

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Treasures From the Royal Tombs of Ur; 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; 11:30 a.m.; Free w/ admission. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

1

Native People of American Southwest.

2

Egypt: Reading the Hieroglyphs.

8

Buddhist Influence in Ancient China.

9

Highlights of the Collection.

16

The Classical Collection.

22

Egypt: Life Along the Nile.

30

Highlights of the Collection.

ICA Tours

2

Free Tour; 1 p.m.

4

Exhibition Tour; tour The Puppet Show; 6 p.m.

 

The Music of Regret; Laurie Simmons, artist; 7 p.m.; International House.

6

talk20: Manipulation; 6 p.m.; www.talk20.org.

7

Democracy Workshop;what is democracy to you?; 1 p.m.; ICA. Through March 9.

19

Whenever Wednesday; cardboard, shadows, sheets, strings, and suitcases; 7 p.m.; ICA.



films Index

2

‘Thunderbirds’ and ‘Godzilla, King of the Monsters’; puppet films double feature; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA). 

4

The Music of Regret; 7 p.m.; International House (ICA). See Exhibits.

20

Bell Hooks; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Women’s Studies).

28

Submissions for 2008 College House Student Film Festival; $10 submission fee; www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/filmfest/.

Cinema Studies
Info.: www.cinemastudies.upenn.edu

1

Public Nuisance: Encounters with the Works of Vito Acconti; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation.

5

Changing the Joke? Race Humor in the Race Films of Spencer Williams; Jacqueline Stewart; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

19

Mapping Early Hollywood; Mark Shiel; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

26

Death 24x a Second; discussion; 2 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher-Bennet Hall.

 

Cinevardaphoto; 7 p.m.; International House.

27

DV on “Visual Pleasure” Essay; followed by public Q&A; 5:30 p.m.; ICA.

 

Death 24x a Second and Cinevardaphoto; discussion; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 222, Fisher-Bennet Hall.

31

City Girls, Flappers, and Feminist Film Theory; lecture; 5:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation.

German Film Series
Screenings: Large-screen TV Lounge, Gregory College House; 9 p.m.; PennCard needed; German with German subtitles.

17

Absolute Giants.

31

The Castle.

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

5

Bread and Milk followed by Gravehopping; Contemporary Slovenian Cinema; 7 p.m.; free.

6

My Name Is Albert Ayler; with live score; 7 p.m.

7

Knightriders and 1990: The Bronx Warriors; 8 p.m.; $10.

11

La Rebelle; 7 p.m.

15

Cleo from 5 to 7; 7 p.m.

26

Cinevardaphoto; 7 p.m.; free.

29

Jellyfish; Israeli Film Festival; 8:30 p.m.; $10/seniors, $12 gen. free/students.

Comedy in Italian Cinema
Screenings: 4:50 p.m.; rm. A8, David Rittenhouse Labs; Italian with English Subtitles (Italian Studies).

3

Sedotta e abbandonata.

17

C’eravamo tanto amati.

24

Ladri di saponette.

31

Mediterraneo.

You Talking to Me? America Remakes Movies Film Series
Screenings: 8 p.m.; Heyer Sky Lounge, Harrison College House (Cinema Studies).

4

Shall We Dance?

18

La Femme Nikita.

25

Point of No Return.

Hollywood Diva Film Series
Screenings: 7 p.m.; Heyer Sky Lounge, Harrison College House (Cinema Studies).

20

Dark Victory.

27

Mildred Pierce.

Mysterious Objects: The Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenings: 7 p.m.; International House; Thai with English subtitles (International House).

19

Syndromes and a Century.

20

Tropical Malady.

21

Short Work Program.

22

Short Work Program 2.

Giant Monsters of Japan Film Screenings: 6 p.m., rm. 167-8, McNeil Bldg. Japanese with English subtitles (Center for East Asian Studies).

5

Godzilla.

19

Godzilla vs. Mothra.

26

Godzilla vs. Destroyah.

Twentieth-Century Chinese Film
Screenings: 7 p.m.; rm. 303, Towne Bldg. Chinese with English subtitles (Center for East Asian Studies).

4

Lust, Caution.

18

A Better Tomorrow.

25

Rouge.

Word.Doc Film Series
Screenings: 7 p.m., rm. 202, Kelly Writers House. Info.: lwahlert@english.upenn.edu.

20

Marnie.

25

Ikiru.



fitness/learning Index

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

Class of 1923 Arena; 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; info.: www.upenn.edu/icerink.

1

Free Prostate Cancer Screenings; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; First District Plaza, 3801 Market St.; register: 1-800-789-PENN (Abramson Cancer Center).

24

Rape Aggression Defense Program (RAD); 12-hour sessions give hands-on physical defense training for women; Session VII: March 24, 31, April 7 & 14; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Session VIII: March 29 & April 5; 9:00 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut St.; free/students, faculty, staff; register: (215) 898-3590; For Schedule see: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/SS_RAD.asp (UPPD).

18

 Information Session: Wharton Programs for Working Professionals; 6-7:30 p.m.; check-in: 5:30 p.m.; rm. F-95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; info.: www.whartonworkingprofessionals.com; RSVP by: March 13, 2008, (215) 898-2888 (Wharton).

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org; Event at 2:30 p.m.

4

SLANGuage: Peace and Justice.

College of General Studies
Info.: (215) 898-7326

4

Summer Sessions Information Session; noon-1 p.m.; Classroom C, 3440 Market St.; Penn Employees only.

12

Post-Baccalaureate & Graduate Programs Fair; 5:30 p.m.

18

Summer Sessions Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; Classroom C, 3440 Market St.

Free Library—Walnut St. West Branch
201 S. 40th St.; info.: (215) 685-7671.

3

One Film: Exile and Otherness in Empire of the Sun; 6 p.m.

7

Television: Making the Transition from Analog to Digital; noon.

8

Legal Workshop for Immigrants; 2 p.m.

 

Immigration Law; 2 p.m.

12

Networking Made Easier; 5:30 p.m.

26

Interviewing for Jobs; 5:30 p.m.

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

5

Brown Bag Matinee–Painless Performance Improvement; noon-1 p.m.

12

Getting Ahead: A Series for Young Professionals–Your Money: TIAA CREF; noon-1:30 p.m.

13

Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; noon-1:30 p.m.

19

Am I Just Losing My Memory or Just Losing My Mind?; noon-1:30 p.m.

27

Career Focus Brown Bag: Preparing for Your Performance Appraisal; noon-1 p.m.

28

Franklin Covey’s “FOCUS”; $75; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

1

Wellness Walks; join experienced guides for a well-paced walk round the garden; 10:30 a.m. Also March 8, 15, 22, & 29.

5

Planting Design for the Home Landscape; five sessions will cover both the aesthetic and practical considerations associated with selecting plants for landscape planting designs; 7-9 p.m.; Also March 12, 19, 26 and April 29, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $150, $125/members.

8

Palm Weaving: The Art and the Story; learn how to fold, weave and manipulate palm to make traditional weavings for decorations; 10 a.m.-noon; $38, $36/members.

 

Spring Wreath; create a permanent botanical wreath to welcome spring; 1-3 p.m.; $50, $47/members.

12

Preserving Trees During Construction; learn comprehensive information about tree-related construction impacts; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $110.

 

Professional Floral Design I; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $195, $185/members. Also March 12, 19, 26, and April 2.

15

Attracting Birds to the Backyard; 9-11 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Spring Rose Care Workshop; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members. Rain date: March 22.

 

A Day of Japanese Papermaking; history of and practice traditional sheet formation and decorative techniques for making your paper special; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $70, $60/members.

19

Pruning Shrubs: Broadleaved and Needle-leaved; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $110/all-day, $60/morning only. Rain date: March 21.

20

Welcome Spring Centerpiece; create your own centerpiece to brighten your table and welcome spring; Session A: 1-3 p.m., Session B: 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $50, $48/members.

 

Creating Beautiful Landscapes Under Mature Trees; 7:30-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

22

Botanical Illustration Workshop; work on specimens from the living collection; 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $150, $125/members.

25

Pruning for the Homeowner; demonstrations to help you master pruning concepts and gain confidence; 7-9 p.m.; $60, $50/members. Also March 29, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

Relationships in Nature: Restoring Ecology in Backyards, Schoolyards, and Beyond; course will explore “deep rooted” relationships of soil, plants and wildlife and how to re-establish these natural self-sustaining systems; 7-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

27

 Breaking the Rules: Creating Natural Landscapes in the Real World; see how alternative approaches can yield more easily maintained gardens; 7-8:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

29

Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds and Butterflies; explore creating a beautiful home landscape and connecting to nature; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.

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

20

Personal and Family Stress: How to Achieve Balance; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

25

Managing Stress Through Fitness; noon-1 p.m.

26

Parenting Your Toddler and Young Child: Laying A Solid Foundation; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs; 3650 Chestnut St.; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted; 
Open to faculty, staff and students;  register: www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

3

Outlook 2003 Introduction; $190.

4

Workshop: Excel Charts; $95.

 

Workshop: Excel Pivot Tables; $95.

 

Workshop: Word Mail Merge: $95.

 

FileMaker Pro Introduction; $260.

5

Word 2003 Introduction; $190.

6

Moving to Office 2007—Hands On; $110.

7

Excel 2003 Introduction; $357.

10

Visio Introduction; $224.

 

Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL; $1800. Through March 14.

11

PowerPoint 2003 Introduction; $190.

17

BusinessObjects XI Desktop Intelligence; $380.

18

Excel 2003 Intermediate; $190.

 

BusinessObjects XI Advanced Desktop Intelligence; $380.

19

Access 2003 Introduction; $190. Through March 20.

 

Dreamweaver 8: Introduction; $570. Through March 20.

24

Windows Vista Introduction; $190.

25

Access Queries Workshop; $95.

 

Access Reports & Forms Workshop; $95.

 

Workshop: PowerPoint Designs, Slideshows & Presentations; $95.

 

Outlook 2007 Introduction—Hands On; $190.

26

Excel 2003 Programming with VBA; $600. Through March 27.

28

Word 2003 Intermediate; $190.

31

Excel 2003 Advanced; $190.


Meetings Index

15

WPSA Open Meeting; noon; rm. 217, Houston Hall.

18

Trustees: Executive Committee Meeting, Budget & Finance Committee Meeting; register: (215) 898-7005.

25

WXPN Policy Board; noon; 3025 Walnut St.; info.: (215) 898-0628.

26

University Council; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.


music Index

2

Arab Music Workshop; A.J. Racy; 12:30-2 p.m.; free; The Rotunda (GI; Platt Student Performing Arts House).

10

Hommage to Giancinto Scelsi; 8 p.m.; International House; $12 (Ars Nova Workshop).

Music Department
Free w/PennCard. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music.

1

Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

5

Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

18

Music 10 Recital; student performers studying in the department of music’s Music 10 program; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

Penn Presents
Info.: www.pennpresents.org.

1

Lúnasa; Ireland’s acoustic supergroup; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $25-$40 (below).

 

Lunasa

9

Tommy Flemming; male vocalist; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30-$45.

15

Dianne Reeves; Grammy-winning jazz vocalist; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $30-$55.

Radical Music Jewish Festival
Info.: www.arsnovaworkshop.com.

1

Masada Guitars; John Madof and Tim Sparks; 8:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; $12.

2

John Zorn’s The Dreamers; 2 p.m.; International House; $25.

 

Jamie Saft Trio and Erik Friedlander; 8 p.m.; International House; $26.25-$35.

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

            WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; every Friday; reservations: www.xpn.org.

ON STAGE Index

1

Up On Stage; open mic/coffee house; 9 p.m.; Platt Performing Arts House (Penn Collective).

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

6

Nikolais Dance Theatre; Ririe—Woodbury Dance Company; a total theatrical experience of lights, sound, costumes and choreography; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also March 7 at 8 p.m., and March 8 at 2 & 8 p.m. (below).

 

Ririe

20

St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Carmen; a story of love, jealousy and tragedy; 7:30 p.m.; Main Lobby, Annenberg Center; $40, $40, $35, $30.


readings/signings Index

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

4

Theorizing: Theater and Philosophy—Socrates on the Modern Stage; Martin Puchner, Columbia University; 6 p.m.

5

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.; also March 19.

18

Theorizing: With Jeffrey Cohen; Jeffrey Cohen, George Washington University; 6 p.m.

20

Discussion with Journalist Jeff Gammage; Jeff Gammage, Philadelphia Inquirer; 1:30 p.m.

 

CPCW Literary Journalism Fellowships; a reading and roundtable discussing featuring the winners; 6 p.m.

24

Kelly Writers House Fellows Program; Lynne Sharon Schwartz, author; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP only: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu; also March 25, 10 a.m.

25

Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora; Persis Karim, San Jose State University; 6 p.m.

26

MACHINE; Chris Funkhouser, New Jersey Institute of Technology; 6 p.m.

27

Marathon Reading: Vladimir Nabakov’s Lolita; noon.

31

LIVE at the Writers House Tapes; WXPN’s Michaela Majoun hosts a one-hour broadcast of poetry, music and spoken-word art; 7 p.m.

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

4

Ultimate Leadership; Russell Palmer; 12:15 p.m.

 

Luncheon of the Boating Party; Susan Vreeland; 7 p.m.

6

The Fall of The 1977 Phillies; Mitch Nathanson; 6 p.m.

19

Kinky Gazpacho; Lori Tharps; 6 p.m.

20

The Professor and the Pupil; Murali Balaji; 5 p.m.

 

A Series of Small Boxes; Thomas Devaney; 7 p.m.

24

In Township Tonight; David Coplan; 4:30 p.m.

25

What’s That Job And How the Hell Do I Get It?: The Inside Scoop on More Than 50 Cool Jobs from People Who Actually Have Them; David Rosen; 5 p.m.

31

The Elevator of Achievement; Renee Amoore; 6:30 p.m.


special events Index

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Women of Color Day; conference entitled The Impact of Violence on Women of Color: 9 a.m., Houston Hall, $25; awards luncheon: noon, University City Sheraton, $35; $50/luncheon and conference; tickets: cagordon@pobox.upenn.edu (WOCAP). 

14

Beer Dinner: A Tribute to Michael Jackson; in honor of Mr. Jackson, who fuelled the craft beer movement regionally through his annual tutored tastings; 7 p.m.; Penn Museum; $95, $85/members; tickets: (215) 898-3900 (Penn Museum).

15

19th Annual Tutored Tasting: Michael Jackson: The Man and His Legacy; a panel of four experts taste and guide the tasting of a selection of beers brewed especially for this tribute; 1 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, Penn Museum; $45, $40/members; must be 21 years old to attend; tickets: (215) 898-3900 (Penn Museum).

18

Flyers Game Fundraiser to Highlight Brain Injury Awareness Week; 7 p.m.; $40, $5 for 5/raffle tickets for autographed Flyers memorabilia; to buy/info.: (215) 746-4727, robin@mail.upenn.edu, see table on HUP Mezzanine March 3-6 (Neurosurgery; Center for Brain Injury & Repair).

19

Penn Bookstore Grad Fair; time to get your cap and gown!; regular business hours. Through March 21 (Bookstore).

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2nd Annual Penn Global Health Career Day; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/ghcd2008.shtml(Global Health Programs).

 

World Culture Family Day: Hello India!; enjoy classical and folk dances from around India, “Bollywood” films, an Indian fashion show, henna demonstrations, arts and crafts, and more; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Museum (South Asia Center, South Asian Society; Wharton India Club).

 

 African Cultural Day; 5:30-8 p.m.; Du Bois College House (African Studies).


sports Index

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

1

Gymnastics vs. Temple/Towson/NC State; 1 p.m.

 

(M) Lacrosse vs. Villanova; 1 p.m.

 

Softball vs. Lafayette; 1 p.m.

 

(W) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.

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(M) Basketball vs. Cornell; 8 p.m.

8

(M) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

11

(W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

15

(M) Tennis vs. Michigan; noon.

19

(W) Lacrosse vs. Penn State; 6 p.m.

 

Gymnastics vs. Rhode Island; 6 p.m.

22

(M) Lacrosse vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.

 

(W) Rowing: Penn Challenge; TBA.

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(M) Tennis vs. St. John’s; 2 p.m.

29

Softball vs. Yale; 12:30 p.m.

 

(M) Lacrosse vs. Cornell; noon

 

(M) Tennis vs. Princeton; 2 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. Yale; 2 p.m.

 

(W) Lacrosse vs. Columbia; 3 p.m.

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Baseball vs. Brown; noon.

 

Softball vs. Brown; 12:30 p.m.


talks Index

2

Green Building Design; Bob Shemwell, Overland Partners; 2 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Widener Visitors Center, Morris Arboretum; register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 155 (Morris Arboretum).

 

Florence Under Erasur, ca. 1600; Michael Cole, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

3

Genomic Impact of Strong Recent Selection in Malaria Parasites; Tim Anderson, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research; 4 p.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (Parasitology).

4

Japan’s Experience with the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System; Akio Shimizu, Waseda Law School; 3:00 p.m.; Silverman 240A, Law School (East Asian Studies).

5

 Environmental Impacts of Metal Mining; Mark Logsdon, Geochimica, Inc.; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

 

Oncogene-induced Senescence: In-vitro Tool or In-vitro Reality?; Daniel Peeper, Netherlands Cancer Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Of Saints and Savages: Indigenous Missionaries in the Early Modern British Atlantic; Ted Andrews, University of New Hampshire; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

6

Integrating the Mind and Body: Injury, Depression, and Disability; Therese Richmond, School of Nursing; 9:30 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (Science Injury Forum).

 

New Insights into the Mechanisms of Cell Death from a Genome Wide RNAi Screen & Chemical Biological Approaches; Junying Yuan, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

The Challenges in Real-time Crowd Simulation; Daniel Thalmann, Ecole Polytechnique Federale  de Lausanne; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; (Computer and Information Science; Center for Human Modeling and Simulation).

 

Immigration and Minority Cultural Identities; Sarah Song, University of California, Berkeley; 4 p.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (DCC).

 

And History Took a Calligraphic Turn: The Art of Tai Jingnong’s Writing; David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher-Bennett Hall (East Asian Studies).

7

Traitorous Subjects, Ill Neighbors, and Worse Sovereigns: Indulgences and the Logic of Anti-Catholicism in Early America; Michael Carter, University of Dayton; 3 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

 

Philadelphia Contains the Ashes of Our Fathers: Gender and the Catholic Campaign for Respectability in the Aftermath of the Nativist Riots of 1844; Jennifer Schaaf, Penn State Abington; 3 p.m. Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

10

Communication Between Toxoplasma and its Host; Ira Blader, University of Oklahoma; 4 p.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (Parasitology).

13

Insularity, Connectivity, and Island Identity in the Oases of Egypt’s Great Sand Sea; Ellen Morris, Columbia University; 6:30 p.m.; $5, $3/Museum members, free to ARCE-PA members; info.: (215) 898-4890 (Penn Museum).

17

Title TBA; Kathryn Montgomery, Northwestern University; 4 p.m.; ste. 321, 3401 Market St. (215) 898-7136 (Bioethics).

 

East Asia and the Middle East: What Can We Learn from Comparative Approaches to Global History?; Cemil Aydin, Princeton University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (East Asian Studies).

18

Title TBA; Sumit K. Chanda, Burham Institute for Medical Research; 3 p.m.; Class of 62 room, John Morgan Bldg.; info. www.genomics.upenn.edu (PGFI).

 

Myth, Memory and the Mongol Invasion of Japan; Tom Conlan, Bowdoin College; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (East Asian Studies).

 

Racism Before the Theory of Races; Francisco Bethencourt, King’s College London; 5 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (History; Latin American & Latino Studies).

 

Music Department Colloquia; Katherine Bergeron, Brown University; 5:15 p.m; rm. 302, Music Bldg. (Music).

19

Why the Fuss About Conserving Mountains?; Lawrence Hamilton, The World Conservation Union; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

 

Go Ask Alice: A Slave’s Life and Legacy; Susan Klepp, Temple University; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

 

The Role of Enforcement in Environmental Law; Jon Silberman, US Environmental Protection Agency; 3 p.m.; rm. 213, Gittis Hall (Penn Law).

 

IRCS/CCN Brain and Language Lecture; Arthur Samuel, State University of New York, Stony Brook; 3 p.m.; ste. 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science).

 

1,000,000 Years of Music; Gary Tomlinson, music; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; Register: (215) 573-8280 (Penn Humanities Forum). 

20

Manipulating a Protein’s Energy Landscape; Susan Marqusee, University of California, Berkeley; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB; (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Genealogies of Pashto Oral Publication: Poetics of Class, Identity, and Patriarchal Hegemony in 1950s Afghanistan; James Caron, South Asia Studies; noon; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Center).

 

Sexual and Drug Behavior Patterns and HIV/STD Racial Disparities: The Need for New Directions; Denise Hallfors, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Center for AIDS Research).

 

Genomic Cell Based Screening Approaches; John Hogenesch, pharmacology; 3 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Genomics).

 

Japan’s Answer to Harry Potter: The Abeno Seimei Boom; Laura Miller, Loyola University, Chicago; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher-Bennett Hall (East Asian Studies).

 

Jane S. Pollack Memorial Lecture in Women’s Studies; Bell Hooks, Berea College; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (The Alice Paul Center; Africana Studies).

 

Powerful Passions: Georges Bizet and Carmen; St. Petersburg Ballet;5:30 p.m.; Annenberg Center (Penn Presents).

 

Fighting Oppression One Client at a Time: The Strengths Model; Charles Rapp, University of Kansas; 5:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; RSVP: (215) 573-9779 (Class of 1954 lecture). 

21

Beyond the Walls of Agamemnon: The Search and Discovery of the Lower Town at Mycenae; Christofilis Maggidis, Dickinson College; noon; Penn Museum; (Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World graduate group).

24

Functional Modification of Adult and Old Muscles Via AAV-Mediated Gene Transfer; Jeffrey Chamberlain, University of Washington; 2 p.m.; Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

 

Biology of Secretory Processes in Filariae; Timothy Geary, McGill University; 4 p.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (Parasitology).

25

Evolved Altruism, Strong Reciprocity, and Perception of Risk; Troy Tucker, Applied Biomathematics; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G50, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Fels Institute of Government; School of Law).

 

Cultural Losses of the Iraq Museum and the Archaeological Sites; Donny George, former director of the Iraq Archaeology Museum; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World Graduate Group).

 

Veneration and Imagery of Buddhist “Saints” in Japan from 1700-Present; Patricia Graham, Kansas University; 5:30 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (East Asian Studies).

 

US Immigration and Employment: Building Effective Strategies for Short and Long Term Employment in the US; 6 p.m.; International House; register: immigrationlawcenter@cfg-law.com (International House).  

 

Preserving Iraq’s Past: Perils and Prospects; John Russell, Massachusetts College of Art; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; info.: (215) 898-4890 (Archaeology Institute of America).

26

Sustainable Stormwater Management; Robert Traver, Villanova University; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

 

Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance Speaker Series; Esperanza Altamar, Philadelphia Museum of Art; 5:30 p.m.; location TBA; RSVP: marlabr@upenn.edu (Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance).

 

Artist Lecture: Anne Chu; Anne Chu, figurative sculptor; 7 p.m.; ICA; info.: www.icaphila.org (ICA).

27

Haptics Lecture; Jernej Barbic, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; (Center for Human Modeling and Simulation).

 

Title TBA; Ulrich Hartl, Max Planck Institute—Martinsried; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB; info.: (215) 898-4829 (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Smut/Slackness in Caribbean Music; Shannon Dudley, University of Washington; noon; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Africana Studies).

 

Role of Cell Adhesion Molecules In Myelinated Nerves; Elior Peles, Weismann Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Violence in Caribbean; Alissa Trotz, University of Toronto; 4 p.m.; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Africana Studies).

 

Ernest Bender Lecture Series Presents; Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh; 5 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies; South Asia Center).

 

Music Department Colloquia; Shannon Dudley, University of Washington; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 302, Music Bldg. (Music).

28

The Biology of Consciousness; Christoph Koch, California Institute of Technology; noon; rm. 17, Logan Hall  (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science).

 

How Can a Local Urban Health Department Tackle Health Disparities?; Mary Travis Bassett, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

 

Landscape/Escape: Space, Race, and Revision; Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room., Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

29

 Love From Both Sides: Public Lecture by Bruce Fink; Duquesne University; 5:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

31

Bioactivity of Eryngial (Trans-2-dodecenal), A Compound in the Medicinal Plant Eryngium Foetidum (L., Apiaceae); Wayne Forbes, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; 4 p.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (Parasitology).

 

Environmental Law and Corporate Transactional Practice; Jeffrey Smith, Cravath, Swain & Moore; 3 p.m.; rm. 213, Gittis Hall (Penn Law).

 

Making Every Mistake Once; Safra Catz, Oracle Corporation; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School; (Institute for Law and Economics).