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September 29, 2009 Volume 56, No. 2
 
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 

16

Drop period ends.

17

Fall Break. Through October 19.

23

Family Weekend. Through October 25.


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Index 

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156 or 125.

3

Garden Discovery Series: Garden Headdress; make a unique headdress out of natural materials; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Kid’s Corner Concert: John Flynn; folk singer; 2-3 p.m.

11

Painting the Sunflowers; paint on canvas board like van Gogh; ages 7-14; $19, $16/members; 1-2:30 p.m.

24

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Arrangement; arrange fresh flowers; ages 5-12; $33, $30/members; 10:30 a.m.-noon.

25

Incredible Insects and Bug Olympics; learn about bugs and their habitats; $15, $12/members; 1-3 p.m.

Peanut Butter & Jams:
World Cafe Live
Info.: www.worldcafelive.com. 11:30 a.m.

3

StarFish; 5 piece rock band.

10

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could.

18

Laura Doherty; acoustic guitar tunes.

25

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players; indie family music; 10 a.m.; $15, $12/children under 12.

31

Billy Kelly and the Blahblahblahs.


conferences Index 

9

Is Personalized Medicine in Your Future?; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; register: www.med.upenn.edu/penncight/index.shtml; info.: shimrit.keddem@uphs.upenn.edu (Penn CIGHT).

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Current Research in Alzheimer Biomarkers; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; BRB II/III; register: www.med.upenn.edu/cndr/retreatregis.shtml (Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research).

23

The Industrious Bee: Francis Daniel Pastorius, His Manuscripts and His World; 3 p.m.; McNeil Center for Early American Studies; RSVP: www.mceas.org/pastorius; continues October 24 (English; MCEAS; History; Germanic Languages and Literatures).

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Lex scripta: The Manuscript as Witness to the History of Law; info./register: lransom@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-7851. Through October 31 (Penn Libraries).

 

A Roundtable Discussion on the Health of Immigrant Communities in Philadelphia; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Amado Conference Room, Irvine Auditorium (Center for Public Health Initiatives and the Philadelphia Migration Project).


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, The Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

 

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Kroiz Gallery; Fisher Fine Arts Library; free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

GSE Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free admission; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

International House: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

Morris Arboretum: $14, $12/seniors, $7/kids 3-17, free/kids under 3 and members; Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Meyerson Gallery; Meyerson Hall; free.

 

Penn Museum: $10, $7/seniors, $6/ children 6-17 and full-time students w/PennCard, free/members; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m.

 

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine: 3400 Civic Center Boulevard.

 

The Rotunda: 4014 Walnut St.; free; for hours: (215) 573-3234.

 

Slought Foundation: free; Wed.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.

 

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free/ID required; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Upcoming

8

Ben’s House: Designing History at Franklin Court; explores the making of Franklin Court through original sketches, models and period photographs; Kroiz Gallery. Through January 22.

10

POST: Philadelphia Open Studios Tour; guided tours of the Penn MFA sculpture and photography studios; 2 & 4 p.m.; Morgan Building; info.:www.philaopenstudios.com . Through October 11.

17

Jacob Lawrence and the Urban Experience: Selected Prints 1963-2000; paintings depict the urban African American experience; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 24.

25

Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; notes, photos and artifacts from Penn’s famous 1922 excavation; Penn Museum. Ongoing.

26

Laura K. Mack Photography; Burrison Gallery. Through December 11.

Now

 

…or is it?; master of fine arts 2nd year exhibition featuring various works; Meyerson Lower Gallery. Through October 2.

 

West Philadelphia: Building a Community; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through October 11 (Historical Society of Pennsylvania and University Archives and Record Center). September AT PENN Extras!

 

Great American Lighthouses; Garden Railway display; Morris Arboretum; free with admission. Through October 13. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Consequential; fine arts faculty exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery, PennDesign. Through October 16.

 

Jane Austen: In the Original Cloth; first editions of many of her novels; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through October 16.

 

Bruce Montgomery Retrospective;  paintings; Burrison Gallery. Through October 23. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Chinese Realistic Oil Paintings; explores the collision between Chinese and Western culture; International House; Through October 23.

 

InLiquid.Com Video Installation: 2 Cents; short video works that examine film and video culture; International House; Through November 6.

 

Squarewaves; explores “Chiptunes,” music and visual imagery created from sound formats and graphics from early computers and videogames; Esther M. Klein Gallery. Through November 7.

 

Political Speech is Suprematism: The Mestrovic Pavilion; the history of the Mestrovic Pavilion in Croatia; Slought Foundation. Through November 14. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Odili Donald Odita: Third Space; large-scale abstract wall paintings; ICA. Through December 6.

 

Video Art: Replay Part 1; documentary filmmakers who capture, record and represent cultural memory; ICA. Through December 6.

 

Tim Rollins and K.O.S; retrospective of the work of Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival; ICA;  Through December 6. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Who’s Coming to Dinner? Cooking for Different Audiences; Penn’s recipe collection; Rosenwald Gallery, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library. Through December 18.

 

Francis Johnson: Music Master of Early Philadelphia; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Fall 2009. September AT PENN Extras!

 

 His Golden Touch: The Gordion Drawings of Piet de Jong; tribute to the illustrator and his work in Gordion, Turkey; Penn Museum. Through January 10. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya; Penn Museum. Through January 31. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Interplay: Art*Audience*Architecture; sculptures from nine artists including Lanny Bergner, Fritz Dietel and Nancy Graves; first floor, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Through February 26 (Arts and the City Year). September AT PENN Extras!

 

Dance with Camera; explores the crossover between artists and dancers who make choreography for the camera; ICA;   Through March 21. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Dissecting the Gross Clinic; tribute to the painting by Thomas Eakins; Kamin Gallery, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library. Through April 31.

 

Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania; Penn Museum. Through July.   September AT PENN Extras!

  Flora of Pennsylvania; specimens and botanical drawings celebrating the state’s flora; Morris Arboretum. Through September (Arboretum).

 

Tree Adventure; engage with trees, stamp your “Passport to Tree Adventure” at five adventure locations to win a prize; Morris Arboretum. Through August 2010.

 

Springfield Mills; photography by Guillermo Torres of the Arboretum’s Springfield Grist Mill; lower gallery, Widener Center, Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.

 

Collective Imprints; visual art that celebrates the life and history of The Rotunda; The Rotunda. Ongoing.

 

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


Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun, 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; Photographs from the Field; Strokes of Genius: The Art of Annie G. Hunter.

Penn Museum Tours
Tours at 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Warden Garden Entrance. Free w/ admission and w/ PennCard. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

3

Painted Metaphors: Pottery & Politics of the Ancient Maya.

4

Egypt: Life Along the Nile.

10

African Music & Masks.

11

Highlights of the Collection.

17

Etruscan & Roman Architecture.

18

Daily Life in Canaan and Ancient Israel.

24

Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past & Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.

31

Magical Objects in the Galleries.


films Index 

7

The Glass House; 5 p.m.; B1, Meyerson Hall (Middle Eastern Center; Women’s Studies; Film Studies).

28

Halloween Movie Night; 7 p.m.; Du Bois College House (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc).

International House
Screenings w/ English subtitles. For ticket prices see www.ihousephilly.org.

1

Twenty1 Film Festival; through October 2.

7

The Windmill Movie; 7 p.m.

9

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival. Through October 11.

13

Blue+Us: A Love Story; 7 p.m.

14

Dames (Busby Berkeley); 8 p.m.

15

Captured; 7 p.m.

17

Home Movie Day; noon.

 

The Hidden Fortress; 7 p.m.

21

Red Hollywood; Russian films. Through October 23.

24

Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horror-Thon; noon; ends October 25, noon.

28

Good Manners + Shorts; Spanish; 7 p.m.

29

Katyn; Polish; 7 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

14

Whenever Wednesday: Dance With Camera Cinema Program; 8 p.m.

21

Whenever Wednesday: Kinetic Cinema; 6:30 p.m.

Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century
Advanced Screenings, sponsored by Graduate Fine Arts, PennDesign.
Info.: (215) 898-8374.

8

Episode 3: Transformation; 6 p.m., ICA.

16

Episode 1: Compassion; 7 p.m.; B1, Meyerson Hall.

22

Episode 4: Systems; 6 p.m.; B3, Meyerson Hall.

27

Episode 2: Fantasy; 6 p.m.; B3, Meyerson Hall.



fitness / learning Index 

 

New Parents @ Penn; meets every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; contact Penn Women’s Center (215) 898-8611 for dates.

 

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

3

RAD: Rape Aggression Defense Class for Women; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Public Safety Bldg.; Sessions: Wednesdays through October 7, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays September 29 to October 20, 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays October 15 to November 5, 5:30 p.m. (UPPD; Trustees’ Council of Women).

8

S.A.F.E.: Self-defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange; women only; 6-8 p.m.; Benjamin Lounge, Sansom Place West (Sansom Community Services; Public Safety).

14

Wharton Programs for Working Professionals Information Session; 6 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; light dinner will be served; RSVP by October 9, (215) 898-2888, www.whartonworkingprofessionals.com (Wharton Programs for Working Professionals).

15

AKAerobics!; 7 p.m.; Location TBA; info.: geakas08@gmail.com (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc).

22

Domestic Abuse and Self-Defense Awareness; 7 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Lambda Upsilon Lambda Latin Fraternity, Inc; Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.; Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc).

24

Conservation Workshop: Salt Decay in Masonry; A. Elena Charola, Historic Preservation; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Historic Preservation).

 

Workshop: Choreo-portraits in Film; open to dance and film students and professionals; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $25; register: www.icaphila.org (ICA).

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org.

1

Africa Dinner: Ethiopia; cuisine and culture of Ethiopia, Open Mind for Africa program; 6-8 p.m.

2

Peacemaking through the Arts; undergrads work with elementary school children on the arts and conflict resolution; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Also October 9, 23, 30.

6

Slanguage; an ESL for international students and guests focusing on American slang and social justice; 2:30-5 p.m. Also October 13, 20, 27.

7

Bible Study; a study of the readings used at upcoming Sunday church services; 5:30-7 p.m. Also October 14, 21, 28.

13

Screening of “Listen—A New African Narrative”; film and q & a with Pray with Africa; 6-7 p.m.

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

6

Smart Borrowing; noon-1:30 p.m.; free.

9

Essentials of Management; 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; $250.

14

Brown Bag Matinee—I Wasn’t Prepared for That; noon-1 p.m.; free.

28

Career Focus Brown Bag—Soft Skills in the Workplace; noon-1 p.m.; free.

29

AMA’s Standing Strong in Difficult Workplace Situations; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

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

6

New Baby Benefit Workshop; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

7

Flu Shots; $22 cash. Through October 9. Also October 12.

 

Peripheral Nerve Disorders and Neuropathy: What You Need to Know; noon-1 p.m.

13

Embracing Aging: How to Age Gracefully; noon-1 p.m.

15

Effective Communicating Strategies with Your Toddler and School-age Child; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

21

The Sandwich Generation Survival Guide; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

28

Effective Communicating Strategies with Your Teen and Adult Children; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Department of Recreation: PennFit
Pottruck Health and Fitness Center. Open to faculty, staff and students. Register: (215) 898-6100 or www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html

1

Yoga for All; 10-week session, Thursdays; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

9

PennFit—Rock Climbing 101; 12:15 p.m.

10

Ashtanga Yoga; 4-week session, Saturdays; 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

 

Kids Rock Climbing; 1-2 p.m. Also October 24.

13

Results: Fitness/Wellness Session 2 Begins; 5:30 p.m.

14

PennFit—Muscle of the Month (Lower Body); 5:30 p.m.

16

PennFit—Intro. to Group Exercise; 12:15 p.m.

17

Introduction to Overnight Backpacking; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Through October 19.

26

Yoga for All; 5-week session, Mondays; 2-3 p.m.

 

Prana Flow Yoga; 5-week session, Mondays; 3:30-5 p.m.

28

Results: Stress Management Session 2 Begins; 12:15 p.m.

29

Results: Healthy Eating Session 2 Begins; 12:15 p.m.

30

PennFit—Physio Ball; 12:15 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156 or 125.

3

Attracting Birds to the Backyard; 8:30 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Containers for Fall and Winter Interest; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Managing Your Streamside Property; 1 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

5

Basic PhotoShop for Photographers; 7 p.m.; Mondays through November 2; $187, $156/members.

 

Dependable Perennials for Low Maintenance Gardening; 7:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

7

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners; 7 p.m.;  $30, $25/members.

8

Journal Writing Workshop; 10 a.m.; $38, $32/members.

 

Meadow Design and Installation; 7 p.m.; $24, $22/members.

10

Native Oaks to Know and Grow; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Winter’s Coming–Better Get the Garden Ready; 11 a.m.; $24, $20/members.

 

Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds and Butterflies; 1 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

13

Advanced Plant Health Care; 9 a.m.; $130.

14

Wood Decay Fungi and Testing Trees for Decay; 9 a.m.; $130.

 

Introduction to Flower Arranging; 6:45 p.m.; Wednesdays through November 4; $185, $180/members.

15

Refining Your Climbing Skills; 3 p.m.; Thursdays through November 6; $120.

18

Forest Bingo, Turtle Races, and Other Adventures; all ages; 1 p.m.; $18, $16/members.

20

Pruning Deciduous Trees; 9 a.m.; $60.

 

Pruning for the Homeowner; 7 p.m.; Also October 24; $50, $45/members.

22

Woody Plant Propagation: The Secrets Revealed; 7 p.m.; Also October 24; $50, $45/members.

24

The Greatest Arboretum Trees in Autumn; 10 a.m.; $35, $30/members.

 

How to Free Up Your Creative Writing Voice; 12:30 p.m.; $36, $30/members.

25

Going Green: Your Sustainable Home and Garden; 1 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

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

6

Access 2007 Intro.; 2 days; $357.

7

Symantec Endpoint Protection; 10:30 a.m.-noon; free.

 

Symantec Network Access Conrol; 1-2:30 p.m.; free.

8

Excel 2007 Introduction; $190.

 

Word 2007 Intermediate; $190

9

PowerPoint 2007 Beyond the Basics; $190.

12

Excel 2007 Intermediate; $190.

13

Visio 2007 Intermediate; $224.

14

IT Orientation to... MAGPI; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; free.

19

Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

20

Lunchtime Learning: Supporting the PennNet Phone Service; noon-1 p.m.; free.

 

Advanced Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

21

FileMaker Pro 10 Intro.; $300.

 

FileMaker Pro 10 Intermediate; $300.

22

Cascading Style Sheets; 2 days; $570.

28

Microsoft Project 2007 Intro.; 2 days; $448.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Held in Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Open to faculty, staff and students. Register:
www.wic.library.upenn.edu/workshops

1

Technically Speaking: InDesign; 1-2 p.m.

 

Technically Speaking: Mac Use Basics; 8-9 p.m.

2

Blackboard: BB Test Pools; 2-3 p.m.

3

Excel Charts; 2-3:30 p.m.

5

Technically Speaking DAZ 3D Studio; 10 a.m.-noon.

 

Blackboard: Blackboard Basics; 1-2 p.m.

6

Blackboard: BB Collaboration Tools; noon-1:30 p.m.

7

From Assignments to References: Speak with Confidence; 5-6:30 p.m.

 

Zotero; 1-2:30 p.m.

8

BlackBoard: BlackBoard Walk In; 10-11:30 p.m. Also October 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

9

PhotoShop: PhotoShop Basics; 2-4 p.m.

 

Faculty Fridays: Zotero; 10 a.m.-noon.

12

BlackBoard: BlackBoard Grade Center; 2-3 p.m.

14

Refworks; 1-2:30 p.m.

 

From Assignments to References: Reading Strategies; 5-6:30 p.m.

15

Technically Speaking: Audacity; 10:30 a.m.-noon.

 

Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis; 10-11:30 a.m.

16

Faculty Fridays: PowerPoint for Classroom Use; 9 a.m.-noon.

21

From Assignments to References: Video Record and Edit; 5-6:30 p.m.

 

Microsoft Excel: Basics; 6-7:30 p.m.

 

Dreamweaver Basics; 10 a.m.-noon.

22

Technically Speaking: GarageBand; 10:30 a.m.-noon.

 

PowerPoint: PowerPoint Basics; 2-3:30 p.m.

23

Faculty Fridays: E-mail Efficiency; 2-3:30 p.m.

 

Layers in PhotoShop; 2-4 p.m.

 

Faculty Fridays: Final Cut Pro; 9-10:30 a.m.

31

Google Overview; 2-3:30 p.m.


Meetings Index 

10

WPSA; 1 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall; RSVP: miwells@mail.med.upenn.edu

13

PPSA Board; noon; Class of 1954 Seminar Room, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library; RSVP: PPSA@exchange.upenn.edu

28

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


music Index 

2

Penn Student Orchestra & Shanghai Jiao Tong University Orchestra; 7:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; free (Student Orchestra).

 

5th Anniversary of World Cafe Live; free performances all afternoon and evening, featuring a headlining set by New Orleans funk master Trombone Shorty; free; info.: www.worldcafelive.com; World Cafe Live (World Cafe Live).

17

The Gatherings Concert Series; music by Hammock & Mico Nonet; $20/door, $10/students; 8 p.m.; info.: info@thegatherings.org; The Church Sanctuary, St. Mary’s Hamilton Village (Corporation for Innovative Music and Arts of PA).

23

Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; free (Music).

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

WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series
; every Friday at noon; World Cafe Live; info.: www.worldcafelive.com.

ON STAGE Index 

9

Charitable Laughter; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater; $5 (PAC).

Penn Presents
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org, or (215) 898-3900.

3

West Philadelphia Orchestra; eclectic ensemble made up of a variety of Philly’s finest musicians; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $25.

6

Thank You Gregory; Maurice Hines and Jason Samuels Smith head up an all-star cast to pay tribute to the great tap masters; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $34-$58. Also October 7, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; October 8, 7:30 p.m.; October 9, 8 p.m.; October 10, 2 & 8 p.m.

14

MacHomer; The Simpsons meet Shakespeare in Rick Miller’s one-man show’s re-imagining of Macbeth; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-$45. Also October 15, 7:30 p.m.; October 16, 8 p.m.; October 17, 2 & 8 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!

16

Vertex & the Compromise; multi-layered exploration of space through live video performance and movement; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $25.

22

BodyVox; Water Bodies is a multimedia work in which water is used as inspiration for 12 dances and two films; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, $24-$48. Also October 23, 8 p.m.; October 24, 2 & 8 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!

27

Love’s Labour’s Lost; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company performs this tale that celebrates young love; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-$55. Also October 28, 7:30 p.m.; October 29, 7:30 p.m.; October 30, 8 p.m.; October 31, 2 & 8 p.m.


Readings/signings Index 

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

3

Slept Away; Julie Kraut; 1 p.m.

5

Life Markets: Trading Mortality and Longevity Risk with Life Settlements and Linked Securities; Vishaal Bhuyan; 6 p.m.

6

The Obesity Culture: Strategies for Change, Public Health, and University-Community Partnerships; Ira Harkavy & Frank Johnston; 6 p.m.

8

Fading Echoes: A True Story of Rivalry and Brotherhood from the Football Field to the Fields of Honor; Michael Sielski; 6 p.m.

13

Fixing Broken Cities: The Implementation of Urban Development Strategies; John Kromer; 6 p.m.

14

Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment; David Hall; 6:30 p.m.

20

Marketing for Financial Advisors; Eric Bradlow, Keith Niedermeier, Patti Williams & Christopher Geczy; 6 p.m.

21

Monthly Book Club Discussion; The Relucant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid; noon; Bookstore cafe.

 

Echoes from the Cobblestones; Nicholas Kefalides; 6 p.m.

24

Peer-Impact Diagnosis and Therapy: A Handbook for Successful Practice with Adolescents; Vivian Seltzer; 2 p.m.

27

Ask Dr. Marie: Straight Talk and Reassuring Answers to Your Most Private Questions; Marie Savard; 6 p.m.

28

The Divine Farce; Michael Graziano; 7 p.m.

29

The Anatomy Murders: Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh’s Notorious Burke and Hare and the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes; Lisa Rosner; 7 p.m.

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

1

A Conversation with editor Lewis Lapham; 6 p.m.

5

Volume Zero: Uncovering Louis I. Khan’s Baltic Origins; Becca Kantor; 6 p.m.

6

Fiction Writer J.C. Hallman; 6 p.m.

7

Poems for Millenium, Volume Three: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry; 5 p.m.

8

Media Res; 6 p.m.

12

Lunch Program with Roger Simon; noon.

13

Reading by Brazilian poet Regis Bonvicino; 6 p.m.

14

The Poems of Wallace Stevens; 6:30 p.m.

 

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes!; 8 p.m. Also October 28.

15

Young Fiction Writers: Alex Gilvarry, Jessica Soffer and Mecca Sullivan; 6 p.m.

21

Hoaxes, Literary Frauds, and Fakers; Paul Maliszewski and Bob Perelman; 5:30 p.m.

22

Poetry Reading by Rae Armantrout; 6 p.m.

24

Poetry Reading; Andrew Zawacki, Joshua Harmon and Sanae Lemoine; 4 p.m.

26

Live at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

27

Poetry Reading by Bob Grenier; 6 p.m.


special events Index 

3

Scarecrow Walk; stroll down Oak Allee and vote for your favorite scarecrow; Morris Arboretum. Through October 18 (Arboretum).

4

10th Annual Rena Rowan Ribbon Run; run around Penn’s campus to raise funds for the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center, Abramson Cancer Center; Registration: 10 a.m.; walk: noon; the Compass, 37th Street and Locust Walk; $20, $10/advance; info. at Houston Hall front desk (Penn Panhellenic Council).

 

Fall Festival; pumpkin painting, apple sampling and entertainment; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

 

DP Alumni Association Book Fair; 125th anniversary; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2nd floor, Penn Bookstore (DP; Bookstore).

6

Seniors for the Penn Fund Kick Off; student group performances, a student DJ, raffles, refreshments and President Gutmann as the featured speaker; 6 p.m.; 40th St. Field (Penn Traditions).

8

Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages; an evening of talks, tutored tastings, and a book signing; 6 p.m.; Tickets: $75, $60/advance, $45/members; ages 21+ (Penn Museum).

10

Penn Family Day; tailgate party, sporting events, and free Penn Museum admission for faculty and staff; all day events beginning at 10:30 a.m.; info.: www.hr.upenn.edu/Quality/StaffRecognition/FamilyDay.aspx (Human Resources).

16

Diwali Celebration; Indian themed coffee hour with a celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights; 6 p.m.; International House (I-House).

28

NanoDay@Penn; exhibits, demonstrations, and laboratory tours highlight nanotechnology research on campus; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 1st floor, Towne Building & Levine Hall Lobby; info.: www.nanotech.upenn.edu (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

30

Halloween Party; 10 p.m.; International House; $10, $8/members (I-House).


Sports Index 

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

2

Sprint Football vs. Mansfield;  7 p.m.

 

(W) Soccer vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

3

Field Hockey vs. Dartmouth; noon.

 

(M) Soccer vs. Cornell; 7:30 p.m.

4

(W) Soccer vs. Army; 1 p.m.

 

Softball Alumni Game; time TBA.

6

(M) Soccer vs. Lehigh; 7:30 p.m.

10

Football vs. Bucknell; 1 p.m.

 

Softball Quaker Fall Classic; time TBA.

14

Field Hockey vs. Drexel; 7:15 p.m.

 

(W) Soccer vs. Binghamton; 7 p.m.

16

Sprint Football vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

17

(W) Soccer vs. Dartmouth; 5 p.m.

 

(M) Soccer vs. Dartmouth; 7:30 p.m.

23

Sprint Football vs. Navy; 7 p.m.

 

Volleyball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

24

Football vs. Yale; 3:30 p.m.

 

Volleyball vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.

 

(W) Soccer vs. Yale; 5 p.m.

 

(M) Soccer vs. Yale; 7:30 p.m.

25

Field Hockey vs. Yale; 1 p.m.

30

Volleyball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

31

Volleyball vs. Brown; 4 p.m.


Talks Index 

1

Modelling Adaptation in E. Coli Chemotaxis: Precise, Robust and Optimized; Ned Wingreen, Princeton; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Epigenetic Silencing of Embryonic Specific Genes; Yehudit Bergman, Hebrew University, Israel; 12:15 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Cell and Developmental Biology).

 

Panel on Health Care Reform; moderator: Harvey Rubin, medicine; 3:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty).

 

Wharton Leadership Lecture; Shumeet Banerjee, CEO, Booz & Company; 4:30 p.m.; G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

2

GRASP Seminar; Shreyas Sundaram, electrical and systems engineering; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Consumer Response to a National Marketplace for Individual Health Insurance; Stephen Parente, University of Minnesota; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; RSVP: maddene@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).

 

Lunch with Local Artists: Gregg Mervine; noon; Platt Student Performing Arts House (Arts and the City Year).

 

Regulators and Passengers of Clathrin-Independent Endocytosis; Julie Donaldson, cell biology; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Medicine).

 

Osman Hamdi Bey: A Nineteenth Century Cosmopolitan; Emine Fetvaci, Boston University; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

 

hnRNP Misfolding; Jim Shorter, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Future Space: The Intersection Between Technology and Social Science, a Penn EMTM Program; Michael Kearns, computer and information science; 4 p.m.; Claudia Cohen Hall (SEAS).

5

Sam Zell: The Professional Opportunist; Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments and Peter Linneman, real estate; noon; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Wharton Real Estate).

 

Genetics Lecture; Shai Shaham, Rockefeller University; 12:15 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Cell and Developmental Biology).

6

The Arts and Philadelphia; panel discussion; 3 p.m.; 8th floor, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: penniur@upenn.edu (Penn IUR).

 

Touching Histories: Personality and Disability in American Sex Studies of the 1930s; David Serlin, University of California-San Diego; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

 

Media Revolutions Past and Present; Richard Rath, University of Hawaii, Manoa; 6 p.m.; reception 5:15 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School for Communication (Annenberg).

7

Combining Tools and Concepts of Functional Genomics Towards a Global Understanding of Pathologies; Catherine Nguyen; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/II (CRRWH).

 

Black Death, Black Spot, Black Pearl: Tales of Bacterial Effectors; Kim Orth, University of Texas; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

 

Analysis of Genomes and Regulatory Networks Using Omics Technologies; Michael Snyder, Stanford University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Creative Action: Visual Legal Advocacy & Creative Use of Video; Regina Austin, Penn Law; 4 p.m.; Class of 1964 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; RSVP: cphi@pobox.upenn.edu (Arts and the City).

 

The Deep Interconnectedness of Human Souls; Douglas Hofstadter, Indiana University; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

 

Building Bridges: Penn and West Philadelphia; moderator: Ira Harkavy, Netter Center for Community Partnerships; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (PennDesign).

 

What is Contemporary?; Ingrid Schaffner, Institute for Contemporary Art; 6:30 p.m. (ICA).

8

Structure and Gating of Outer Membrane Porins by NMR; Lukas Tamm, University of Virginia; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Cognitive Enhancing Drugs: Neuroscience and Society; Barbara J. Sahakian, University of Cambridge; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; RSVP: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu (CNS).

9

GRASP Seminar; Michael Littman, Rutgers University; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Oxidative Stress and Redox Regulation-Turning Lemons into Lemonade; Ursula Jakob, University of Michigan; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Medicine).

 

Rev-erb Alpha, a Nuclear Heme Recpetor; Mitch Lazar, medicine and genetics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Coastal and Aeolian Archives of Extreme Events: Clues from the Sand; Ilya Buynevich, Temple University; 4 p.m.; rm. 358, Hayden Hall (Earth and Environmental Science).

10

From Wharton to War Leadership Discussion and Pre-Game Reception; Panel Discussion; 11:30 a.m.; Irvine Auditorium; Tickets: $15, $8/children, $50/family 4-pack  (Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia).

12

On the Origin of Vertebrate Craniofacial Diversity: Insights From Darwin’s Finches; Arkhat Abzhanov, Harvard University; 12:15 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Cell and Developmental Biology).

 

Creative Action: InterAction-Theatre-based Violence Workshops; 3 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; RSVP: cphi@pobox.upenn.edu (Arts and the City).

13

NK cells in HIV-1 Infection; Galit Alter, MGH, MIT, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR).

 

Zionist Dilemmas: Internal Conflicts in Israeli Literature and Culture, 1948-2000; Yigal Schwartz, Ben-Gurion University; 5 p.m.; Class of 1955 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies Program; Middle East Center).

14

Biology and Applications of Spermatogonial Stem Cells; F. Kent Hamra, University of Texas; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/II (CRRWH).

 

How Can We Save the World From the Next Pandemic–Can Systems and Computational Biology Be More Effective than 50 Years of Traditional Virology?; Michael Katze, University of Washington; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

 

Englishes Past, Present, and Future; David Crystal, University of Wales; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

 

Democracy Promotion Under Obama: The Complexities of Reengagement; Thomas Carothers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; 6 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School for Communication (Center for Global Communication Studies).

 

Whenever Wednesday: Under the Influence of Busby Berkeley; Kriota Willberg, choreographer & filmmaker; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA). See Films.

15

Chromatin Remodeling and Genomic Integrity; Craig Peterson, University of Massachusetts;  noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

16

GRASP Seminar; Jana Kosecka, George Mason University; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Quaternary Structure Dynamics Provides Opportunity for Drug Discovery; Eileen Jaffe, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Medicine).

 

Exploiting Oncogenic Driver Mutations in the Receptor Tyrosine Kinase ALK for the Pediatric Cancer Neuroblastoma; John Maris, Affiliation?; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

19

Offenses and Defenses: Litigation in the New Millennium; Andrew Chirls, Haines & Associates; 6 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Alumni Relations).

20

Re-Reading William Penn’s 1681 Letters of the Kings Indians; Daniel Richter, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

21

Viral Proteins that Counteract Tetherin Restriction of Virus Release; Paula Cannon, University of Southern California; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR).

 

Neonatal Endocrine Disruption and Adult Female Fertility–Long Term Impact of Phytoestrogen Exposure; Carmen Williams, National Institute of Environmental Health Services; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/II (CRRWH).

 

Cellular Senescence: Molecular Mechanisms and Implications for Cancer and Aging; Peter Adams, Glasgow University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

22

Unfolded Protein Response: How the Endoplasmic Reticulum Talks to the Nucleus; Peter Walker, University of California, San Francisco; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

23

GRASP Seminar; Lynn Parker, University of Tennessee; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Molecular Imaging, Nanobiotechnology, and MechanoBiology in Live Cells; Yingxiao Wang, University of Illinois; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Medicine).

 

August and Alexandria; Lothar Haselbert, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

 

RNA Splicing Defects in Neurodegenerative Disease: Mechanism, Patho-Physiology and Drug Discovery; Gideon Dreyfuss; 4 p.m.; rm. 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

26

From Local Radio to Cable News: Political Broadcast Journalism as a Career; Maria Inés Ferré, Lou Dobbs Tonight; 5:30 p.m.; location TBA; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/multicultural/events/career.html#ferre (Penn Alumni).

 

 Philadelphia Modern: Preserving Beth Sholom; panel of speakers; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Design).

27

The Crisis of the Islamic Republic; Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University; noon; rm. 203, GSE (Middle East Center).

 

How Do People Use Public Information When They Make Decisions about Preventing, Screening For, and Living With Cancer?; Robert Hornik, communication; 1 p.m.; University Club (Women’s Club).

28

Germ Cells, Transposons and Non-Coding MSY-RNAs; Norman Hecht, CRRWH; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/II (CRRWH).

 

Mycobacterial Growth: Breaking Up is Hard to Do; Eric Rubin, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

 

Nanobiotechnology: Crafting the Interface between Nanostructures and Biology; Harold Craighead, Cornell University; 4 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

 

Ovarian Cancer: A Platform for Translational Research; Alejandro Sweet, Stanford University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

29

Single Molecule Studies of Kinesin and ClpXP, powered by ATP; Matthew Lang, MIT; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Distinguished Jurist Lecture; Hon. Lewis Kaplan, US District Judge, NY; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School (Law).

30

GRASP Seminar; Martin Buehler, IRobot; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Matrix Elasticity Directs Stem Cell Lineage Specification; Dennis Discher, biophysical engineering and nanobiopolymers; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Medicine).

 

Dissertation Colloquium: The Vogue of Art: Representations of Artists in American Fashion and Lifestyle Magazines, 1923-1951; Alix Davis, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

 

Scraping the Bottom of the Funnel: Dynamics, Entropy and Solvation in the Native State of Proteins; Josh Wand; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).