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March 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 26


on Stage


The Pennsylvania Singers Present—The Mikado; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: www.pennsingers.com. Also March 27 and 28 (PAC).


African Rhythms Present—Ayaba: Rise of a Queen; co-ed African inspired dance troupe; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater; $10/door, $8/Locust Walk. Also March 27 and 28 (PAC). 


Sparks Dance Company Presents—Super Sparks Brothers!; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $10/door, $8/Locust Walk, proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association. Also March 28 (PAC). 


Penn Masala Presents—YouTube: The Search for Penn Masala; all male South Asian a cappella; 7 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets: www.pennmasala.com (PAC).



PI3 Kinase in Tumors of the Nervous Systems; William Weiss, University of California, San Francisco; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar). 


Men of Color at Penn; discussion on issues relevant to men of color; lunch provided; 1 p.m.; African American Resource Center; info: (215) 898-0104 (AARC). 


Women of Color in the Academy: Pathways to the Classroom; panel discussion on challenges and rewards faced by non-traditional students; 5 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; info: (215) 898-0104 (AARC).


Gordon S. Bodek Lecture of Distinguished Educators Presents: Higher Education and the Economic Downturn; Craig Carnaroli, EVP; Katherina Rosqueta, Center for High Impact Philanthropy; Jane Wellman, Institute for Higher Education Policy; Robert Zemsky, GSE; 4:30 p.m.; ARCH Crest Room; RSVP: alumni@gse.upenn.edu (Alumni Relations; GSE).


Cultural Cancers: Part 2–Thugs, Hos, and the Black Family Dysfunction; discussion of social toxins that impact the black family; 5:30 p.m.; Multi-purpose room, Du Bois College House; info: (215) 898-0104 (AARC). 

Related: Cherry Blossom Celebration; PASEF Lecture

Note: See www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v55/n23/marcal09.html for many more March events. 


Deadlines: Submissions for the Update are due every Monday for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the May AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, April 14, 2009. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.

Almanac - March 24, 2009, Volume 55, No. 26