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February 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 22

February AT PENN



La Commedia all’italiana–Divorzio all’italiana; 8 p.m.; Gregory House (Center for Italian Studies).  

on stage


Manic Monday: Not Another Pan-Asian Show;Pan-Asian Dance Troupe; 7 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $10/door, $8/Locust Walk. Also February 21 (PAC). 


From Ya’lla With Love; Ya’lla, Middle-Eastern Dance and Drum Company; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre; $8/door, $5/Locust Walk. Also February 21 (PAC).  


World Music at Penn

An Da Union (left) comes to the Annenberg Center’s Harold Prince Theatre at 8 p.m. on February 27. The group of 14 dynamic musicians, singers, and dancers from the semi-autonomous region of Inner Mongolia perform “urtiin duu,” a traditional style of Mongolian love songs that evolved from melodies sung by nomadic herders. This critically acclaimed group echoes the power, excitement, and the haunting beauty of their homeland in each performance. Visit www.pennpresents.org for more information and to purchase tickets.



The World in Woodcuts: Cesare Vecellio’s Habiti antichi et moderni; Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, rm. 543 Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies; Romance Languages).


The Economic Challenges Ahead; Paul Krugman, Princeton; 4 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (PPE; SAS).


Archival Footage and Stills: Where are the Treasures and How Can I Get my Hands on Them?; Bonnie Rowan, media researcher; 4:30 p.m.; rm.  145, Tanenbaum, Penn Law School (Law). 


Sastric Modernity and the Widow Marriage Debate; Brian Hatcher, Wesleyan University; noon; rm. 816, Williams Hall (GSAC; South Asia Center).


Life Aboard Space Shuttle Endeavor: 102-day mission to the International Space Station; Garrett Reisman, SEAS almunus; 4:30 p.m., Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall


Is This the Era of Health Care Reform?: Lessons for the States; Mark Peterson, UCLA; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).


Preparing Nurse Leaders in Global Health: Challenges and Opportunities; Wipada Kunaviktikul, Harvard; 4 p.m.; rm. 111, Fagin Hall (Nursing). 


Holy Embryology in Late Renaissance Italy; Andrew Berns, history; 5:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, rm. 543, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).


Jews in the Civil Rights Movement; Jeremy Brochin, Hillel; noon; Greenfield Intercultural Center; RSVP: gic@dolphin.upenn.edu (GIC).

Note: See www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v55/n19/febcal09.html for many more February events. 


Deadlines: Submissions for the Update are due every Monday for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the March AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, February 10, 2009. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.

Almanac - February 17, 2009, Volume 55, No. 22