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February 15, 2011, Volume 57, No. 22

February AT PENN


Silk Road Mummies and Artifacts

The Silk Road is currently ‘under construction,’ but beginning Friday, February 18 at 1 p.m. the Penn Museum’s landmark exhibition, Secrets of the Silk Road, will open with the full complement of rare artifacts and mummies for a limited time. The Museum will extend day and evening hours to help accommodate those who wish to experience this extraordinary exhibition during its limited run.

The artifacts and mummies—making their exclusive East Coast appearance—will be on display in the Museum through Tuesday, March 15. From March 17 through 28, the exhibition will continue, with all the artifacts but without the two mummies from western China.

For hours, timed tickets and tours see www.penn.museum/silkroad or 877-77-CLICK (25425).



Wharton China Business Forum; 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; tickets: www.whartonchina.com/forum/2011/index.php (Wharton).



Burning Daylight; 5 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

On STage


10th Anniversary Show: The Prophecy; Pan-Asian Dance Troupe; 7 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre; $10, $8/Locust Walk. Also February 19 (PAC).



…a seguire per ordine i misterij...”: Galeazzo Alessi’s Reform of the Sacro Monte at Varallo;Anne Lutun, PhD candidate; 6 p.m.; Cherpack, 543 Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

16 And the Oscar goes to...; three experts from Cinemas Studies program discuss the year in movies and broader questions about everything film; noon; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Cinema Studies).
  Telomere Dynamics During Aging and the Cell Cycle;Jan Karlseder, Salk Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
22 What Does a Rare Book Librarian Call ‘Work?’; Daniel Traister, librarian; 1 p.m.; Lenape Room, University Club at Penn (Women’s Club).

Global Health Reflections Week


Dean’s Distinguished International Scholar: Nursing in India with a Look to its Future; Rosaline Jayakaran, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India; 5–6:30 p.m.; rm. 213, Fagin Hall (Nursing).

22 Interpreting Egypt’s Popular Uprising; Bacground: Marwan Kraldy, Annenberg School; Health Implications: Harvey Rubin, ISTAR; Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Penn Nursing; 4:30–6 p.m.; Auditorium, Fagin Hall (Nursing).
23 Global Health in the 21st Century: A View from the Fogarty International Center at NIH; Roger Glass, Fogarty International Center; noon; rm. 213, Fagin Hall (Nursing).
  Is Access to Health Care A Human Right? A Global Perspective; Mila Rosenthal, Healthright International with Commentators: Patricia D’Antonio, PennNursing; Sarah Paoletti, PennLaw; 5–6:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Fagin Hall (Nursing; Wharton’s Health Care Management).


Related: Orchestral Concert; Social Impact Speaker Series; ASEF Seminars for Spring

AT PENN Deadlines:The February AT PENN calendar is online, at www.upenn.edu/almanac.

The deadline for the April AT PENN calendar isMarch 15. The deadline for the weekly Update is each Monday for the following week’s issue. The weekly Update normally lists events happening Wednesday through Tuesday.

Events are subject to change. Information can be found on the sponsoring department’s website. Sponsors are listed in parentheses. For locations, call (215) 898-5000 or see www.facilities.upenn.edu.


Almanac - February 15, 2011, Volume 57, No. 22