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November 22, 2011 Volume 58, No. 13
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University.
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Fall Term Classes end.


Reading Days. Through December 13.


Final Examinations. Through December 21.


Fall Semester ends.


Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 or


Get Outside—Let’s Move at Morris Arboretum—Wacky Walks for all ages; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; free with admission.


Kid’s Holiday Centerpiece; 1:30 p.m.; $33, $30/members.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum


Family Sunday: Crazy Creatures; make a flipbook featuring your favorite animals while discovering many aspects of evolution; 1-4 p.m.

World Cafe Live:
Peanut Butter & Jams

Tickets: www.worldcafelive.com
doors open 11 a.m.


The Cat’s Pajamas; kid-rock with a musical comedy twist; $11/adults, $8/children.


The Diggity Dudes; songs about kid-centric topics sung in an adult-friendly way; $10/adults, $7/children.

conference Index 


The Impact of Games and Play on Health; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; RSVP: www.cphi.upenn.edu/UpcomingCPHIEvents.shtml (CPHI; Year of Games; Center for Behavior Research; IUR).

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.; www.upenn.edu/ARG/
Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House;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.
Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-1 p.m.; www.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison.shtml
Esther M. Klein Art Gallery; Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fox Art Gallery: Claudia Cohen Hall: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., when showcasing.
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; Wed. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thu.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; ; www.icaphila.org
International House: free; hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.org
Morris Arboretum: $14; $12/seniors, $7/kids 3-17, students; free/members and kids under 3; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.upenn.edu/arboretum/
Penn Museum: $10/adults; $7 seniors (65+); $6/children (6-17) and full-time students with ID; free/members & PennCard holders; Tues., Thur.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.penn.museum
Slought Foundation: free; Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; www.slought.org
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free/ID required; info.: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi



Matite Tricolori/Tricolor Pencils: Satire on 150 Years of Italian History; 100 satirical drawings; Fox Art Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall; reception: 6-8 p.m. Through December 9.



Karen Shaver: Abstractions; oil on canvas; Burrison Gallery. Through December 2. September AT PENN Extras!


Everyday Uncertainties; sculptures viewers can interact with via text and Twitter; Esther Klein Gallery. Through December 3.


Blowing on a Hairy Shoulder/Grief Hunters; works by 20 international artists that examine the relationship between originality and origin; ICA. Through December 4.


Bill Walton’s Studio; recreates the environment of the minimalist artist; ICA. Through December 4. September AT PENN Extras!


Hopes and Fears Revisited; interactive mixed-media art installation that asks visitor to write their hopes and fears on a Post-It note and sign it with their fingerprint; The Forum, Annenberg School. Through December 21. September AT PENN Extras!


Holiday Garden Railway Display; model trains run on a quarter-mile track through a display made of natural materials; Morris Arboretum. Through December 31.


Some Thoughts on Argentina in the 1970s: Historicizing the Political in Art; works by various artists; Slought Foundation. Through December.


Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium; photos by Ahmet Ertug of present-day Turkey; Penn Museum. Through February 12.


Charline Von Heyl; paintings by the artist alongside collage-based works on paper; ICA. Through February 19. September AT PENN Extras!


Critical Refusals: Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis; materials that document scholarly and activist interventions; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through February 20.


Variety of the Feather’d Kind: The Birds of Mark Catesby; rare books and reproductions of 40 of Catesby’s bird plates; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through February 24.


The Midwestern Experience: Ormandy in Minneapolis; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 30.  


Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum; year-long community engagement project drawing on the Museum’s African collection and visitor feedback; Penn Museum. Through September 16.


Color, Form and Texture of Trees; photography by Jim Smith; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.


John Cage: How to Get Started; interactive installation features a rarely heard performance by John Cage; Slought Foundation. Ongoing.


Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; the process of evolution and its impact on humans; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum. Ongoing. September AT PENN Extras!


The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; art with a focus on themes of voice, clinical judgment, inquiry and global engagement; Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin Hall. Ongoing. September AT PENN Extras!

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; 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; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa; Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; On the Silk Road: Tashkent.

P.M. @ Penn Museum
Gallery tours at 5:30 p.m., followed by programs at 6 p.m.


2nd Wednesday Quizzo.

Penn Museum Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m.,Warden Garden Entrance. Tour availability and topics subject to change. Info.: www.penn.museum


African Gallery Tour.


Egypt of the Pharaohs.


The Etruscan/Roman World.


Majestic Objects of the Chinese Rotunda.


An Ancient Egyptian Journey.

films Index 


The Commandment Keepers; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 500, Annenberg (Provost, Annenberg, Anthropology, GSE).


Cinema and Psychoanalysis: Screening and Discussion; 5 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).


Pushy Women; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum (CEAS, Penn Humanities Forum on Adaptations).


Game Here! Film Series: House of Games (1987); Seminar Room, Harrison College House; 7 p.m. (Cinema Studies; Year of Games).


Black Bread; hosted by Michael Solomon, romance languages; 7:30 p.m.; Sky Lounge, Harrison House; PennCard needed (LPS; Cinema Studies).


Funeral Procession of Roses (Bara no sôretsu), The Embryo Hunts in Secret (Taiji ga mitsuryô suru toki); 8 p.m.; the Rotunda (The Rotunda).

International House
Tickets:$9, $7/students, http://ihousephilly.org


Music with Roots in the Aether; 7 p.m.

New Authors of Italian Cinema
200 College Hall (Cinema Studies; Center for Italian Studies).


La nostra vita (Our Life); 5 p.m.


20 sigarette (20 Cigarettes); 7:30 p.m.


Il primo incarico (The First Assignment); 5 p.m.


Due vita per caso (One Life, Maybe Two); 7:30 p.m.


C’è chi dice no (Some Say No); 5 p.m.


Una vita tranquilla (A Quiet Life); 7:30 p.m.


Il gioiellino (The Jewel); 5 p.m.


Habemus Papam (We Have a Pope); 7:30 p.m.


Cardio Fitness; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; St. Agatha-St. James Parish Hall; first class free, $8/per class, $5/students; (267) 251-3842.

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

Working Parents Association; Wednesdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: zoeb@sas.upenn.edu(PWC).

Penn Knitters; Thursdays; noon; Fireside Lounge (2nd fl.), ARCH Bldg.; info.: wiedmann@upenn.edu

Class of 1923 Arena; Public Sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-1:30 p.m. Saturday 5:45-7:15 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org


Love Wins Small Group; 7:30-9 p.m.


SLANGuage; 2:30-5 p.m. Also December 13.


CA House Dinner; 6-8 p.m.


Peacemaking Through the Arts; 3-5:30 p.m.


Open Mind for Africa Dinner; 6:30-8 p.m.

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


Microsoft Office 2010 Tips and Tricks Crash Course; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.


Microsoft Project 2007 Techniques; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $40.


Improving Your Emotional Intelligence Skills: Self-Awareness and Self-Management for Career Success; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.


Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox Using Microsoft Outlook; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.


Career Focus Brown Bag—Networking; noon-1 p.m.; free.


Microsoft Word 2007 Techniques; 2-3:30 p.m.; $40.


Working with Difficult People: How to Work with Negative People; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; $50.


Brown Bag Matinee—Managing Stress; noon-1 p.m.; free.

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


High Blood Pressure: The Top Ten Things You Need to Know; noon; free.


Reducing Stress in Changing Organizations; noon; free.

Liberal and Professional Studies


Walk-In Wednesday; program information sessions; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.; Suite 100, 3400 Market Street. Also November 14 and 21.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org


Winter Wellness Walks; guided walks around the Arboretum; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; free with admission. Also December 10, 17.


Holiday Wreath Making (Section A); 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $55, $45/members.


Holiday Wreath Making (Section B); 1:30-3:30 p.m.; $55, $45/members.


Redesigning Landscapes in the New Urban Environment; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.


Transforming Public Spaces and Individual Lives: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program; 2-3:30 p.m.; $20, $18/members.


Decorated Holiday Tabletop Tree Arrangement (Section A); 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $60, $50/members.


Decorated Holiday Tabletop Tree Arrangement (Section B); $60, $50/members.


Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for Your Table or Mantle; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $60, $50/members.

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


Access 2010 Advanced; $448.


Excel 2010 Introduction; $190.


Dreamweaver CS4: Introduction; $570.


Word 2010 Introduction; $190.


Business Objects XI Web Intelligence Training; $425.


PowerPoint 2010 Introduction; $190.

Department of Recreation: PennFit
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html; (215) 898-6100.


Body Composition Analysis; 8 a.m.; Studio 305, Pottruck.


Muscles of the Month: Shoulders/Arms; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305, Pottruck.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
In Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library unless otherwise noted. Open to faculty, staff and students. RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops


Prezi; 5 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


Prezi for Grad Students; 9:30 a.m.


Blackboard: Grade Center; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


Gadget Day; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


From Assignments to References: The Editing and Revising Process; 5 p.m.


Photoshop: Layers; 10 a.m.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 2 p.m. Also December 14, 10 a.m., and December 21, 1 p.m.



PPSA Board Meeting; noon; rm. 302, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu (PPSA).

music Index 


The Rocket Power Variety Hour featuring DJ Sexybeats; Off The Beat, co-ed a cappella 7 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; $10. Also December 3 (PAC).


Full Measure Fall Show;  Christian a cappella; 7 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall; $8, $7/Locust Walk (PAC).


Sonic Arts Union: Alvin Lucier + Ensemble; electro-acoustic; 8 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $20, $17.50/students (International House).


GATE; featuring Cian Nugent, William Tyler, and Zillions; 8:10 p.m.; the Rotunda (The Rotunda, Bowerbird).


An Evening with Ivan Parker & Friends; New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir; southern gospel and holiday classics; 6 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; donate an unwrapped holiday toy; tickets: $30-$35; www.perelmanquad.com(Perelman Quadrangle).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org


An Nollaig in Éirinn; Irish band Danú performs concert celebrating a traditional Irish Christmas; 7:30 p.m.; $20-45; Zellerbach Theatre. September AT PENN Extras!


Salsa Navidad; Spanish Harlem Orchestra combines New York style and sophistication with Afro-Caribbean rhythm and passion; 8 p.m.; $20-45; Zellerbach Theatre. September AT PENN Extras!

Music Department


University of Pennsylvania Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.


Ancient Voices; 3 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.


Penn Chamber; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.


Penn Chamber II; 7 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.


Penn Chamber III; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.


University of Pennsylvania Choral Society; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.


Penn Chamber Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.



Class of 84 by Rahul Da Cunha; PENNAATAK, South Asian Theatre Company.; 7 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $8, $6/Locust Walk. Also December 3 (PAC).


A Not So Silent Night; Arts House Dance Company and Penn Masala; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre; $10. Also December 3.


An Opiate Utopia; The Exelano Project, spoken word; 9 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; $10, $8/Locust Walk. Also December 3.


Rent: School Edition; 1 p.m.; The Rotunda; $5-$10; tickets: www.therotunda.org. Also December 4, 5, 11, 18, 22, 7 p.m., and 10, 11, 17, 18, 1 p.m. (The Rotunda).


Penn Glee Club; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum). 


Poet-tree En Motion–Solstice Celebration; Kalamandir Dance Co. and Plum Dragoness & the Elements; 7 p.m.; The Rotunda (The Rotunda).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org


Compagnie Marie Chouinard; 7:30 p.m.; $20-50; Zellerbach Theater. Also December 9, 8 p.m.; December 10, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!


Champions of the Dance; ; 7:30 p.m.; $20-62; Zellerbach Theatre. Also December 16, 8 p.m.; December 17, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; December 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!

Readings/signings Index 


Slavery and the Culture of Taste; Simon Gikandi, Princeton University; 5 p.m.; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).


The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America; Jonathan Moreno, medical ethics and health policy; 4:30 p.m.; suite 331, Center for Bioethics; RSVP: (215) 898-7136 (Bioethics).

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Cafe.


RealArts@Penn Presents Steve Volk; Philadelphia Magazine; 6 p.m.


Material Construction: An investigation in text and movement as artistic materials; 7 p.m.

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


The Culinary Canine: Great Chefs Cook for Their Dogs—And So Can You!; Kathryn Levy Feldman and Chef Eileen Watkin; 6 p.m.


The Future of Value: How Sustainability Creates Value Through Competitive Differentiation; Eric Lowitt, sustainability consultant; 6 p.m.


Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica; Deborah Thomas, anthropology; 5 p.m.


The Time of My Life: What Boomers and Other Kids Should Know, By a Guy Old Enough to be Their Dad; Jerry Zaslow, W’45; 1 p.m.

special events Index 


Holiday Shopping Savings Days at Penn Museum; receive 10% off purchases (members, 20%) at the Museum Shop and Children’s Pyramid Shop (Museum) Through December 4.


Minorities in Nursing Organization Red and White Ball; 7:30 p.m.-midnight; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; info.: (215) 898-4841 (Nursing).


Walnut Street West Branch Holiday Book Sale; benefits after-school programs; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Walnut Street West Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia (Free Library).


World Culture Day: 16th Annual Peace Around the World; international holiday traditions along with music, dancing, balloon art, face-painting, crafts and more; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).


Game Night at the Gallery; games and refreshments; Arthur Ross Gallery; 4:30-6:30 p.m. (Friends of ARG; Year of Games).


Annual Kwanzaa Karamu Dinner; 6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Makuu).


Christian Association Christmas Party; 5:30 p.m.; CA House.

Class of 1923 Arena


Holiday Skate #1; free admission with Toys for Tots Donation; 5:45 p.m. Also December 18, 1:30 p.m.


Holiday Dreams on Ice; 7 p.m.; Tickets: www.holidaydreamsonice.com

Sports Index 

Tickets: www.pennathletics.com


Gymnastics; Intrasquad Meet; 6 p.m.


(M) Squash vs. Princeton; 1 p.m.


(W) Squash vs. Princeton; 3:30 p.m.


Wrestling vs. Lehigh; 1 p.m.


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


(W, M) Squash vs. Williams; 11 a.m.


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


Wrestling vs. Maryland; 1 p.m.


(W) Basketball vs. Drexel; noon.


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

Talks Index 


The Impact of Games and Play on Human Health; Paul Tarini, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; 9 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (IUR).


The Ins, Outs, and In-betweens of Functional Microbial Amyloid Biogenesis; Matthew R. Chapman, University of Michigan; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Rethinking Psychiatric Care: History, Science, and the Long-term Effects of Psychotropic Medications; Robert Whitaker, author and science writer; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (CNS).


I Make Myself Sick: Individualism as Pathology in Nineteenth-Century America; Michael Zakim, Tel Aviv University; 4:30 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (McNeil Center).


The Lure of the Relic: Collecting and Consuming Artifacts from the Holy Land; Morag Kersel, DePaul University; 4:30 p.m.; Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum (CHC).


Baseball Stadiums as Urban Anchors; Lawrence Baer, San Francisco Giants; Edward L. Cohen, Washington Nationals; Paul Dolan, Cleveland Indians; David Montgomery, Philadelphia Phillies; Irwin P. Raij, Foley & Lardner; Manny Diaz, former mayor, Miami, FL; 5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: penniur@pobox.upenn.edu(IUR).


Geometric Path Planning For Cooperative Sensor Networks; Silvia Ferrari, Duke University; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).


Microbial Disruption of Mucosal Barrier Function to Trigger Systemic Disease; John Leong, Tufts University; noon; rm. 209, Johnson Pavilion (Microbiology).


Knowledge By the Slice: Unequal Childhoods and Unequal Adulthoods; Annette Lareau, sociology; noon; Cafe ‘58, Irvine Auditorium (SAS).


Mirroring the Law: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Santiago Sierra, Tehching Hsieh, and Chantal Akerman; Christine Poggi, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).


Chromatin Modifications and DNA Repair; Roger Greenberg, cancer biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Recent Excavations at the Temple of the Goddess Mut in Luxor; Betsy Brian, John Hopkins University; 3:30 p.m.; $5; Penn Museum (Museum, ARCE-PA).


Bill Walton: Gifting the Studio; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).


How Do Genomes Evolve to Generate Biological Diversity?; David Stern, Princeton University; 12:15 p.m.; BRB II/III (Cell & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Institute for Regenerative Medicine).


Building the Virtual to Save the Real: The Junior Republic Movement,


1895-1945; Jennifer Light, Northwestern University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Cohen Hall (HSS).


The Record of Hurricane Landfall: Is There a Pattern?; Robert Giegengack, earth and environmental science; 5:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room (218), Houston Hall (LPS, Environmental Studies).


Systematic Design + Exterial Landscape; Alan Berger, MIT; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).


Modeling and Simulation of Damage by Nucleation and Void Growth: A Multiscale Approach; Celia Reina Romo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; 10:45 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).


The V (D) J Recombinase as a Genome Guardian: Lessons Learned from New Mouse Lymphoma Models; David Roth, pathology and laboratory medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Perelman SOM).


Presentation by Recent Department Authors; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, History Lounge, College Hall (History).


Applying Sustainability in Your Business; Erin Meezan, Interface; noon; Carolyn Lynch Room, Chemistry Bldg. (IES, IGEL).


Effects of Developmental Exposure to Bisphenol A on Offspring Outcomes; Cheryl S. Rosenfeld, University of Missouri; noon; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (CRRWH).


Evasion of Innate Immunity by HIV-1: the Vpu/BST-2 Relationship; John Guatelli, University of California, San Diego; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Center for AIDS Research;  Microbiology; HIV Grand Rounds).


Clean Catalytic Technologies for Production of Renewable Fuels and Chemicals; George Huber, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).


Cancer and Aging: Rival Demons?; Judith Campisi, Buck Institute for Research on Aging; 4 p.m.; Grossman, Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar)


ELEVATE Lecture; Fernando Vegas López-Manzanares, Polytechnic University of Valencia; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design)


Merlin’s Magic Circles and the Use of the Preseli Bluestones; Timothy Darvill, Bournemouth University; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10 at door, $5 in advance, free/members; register: https://pennmuseum.ticketleap.net




Investigating Strength in Small Volumes Through In Situ Nanomechanical Testing in a TEM; Andrew Minor, University of California– Berkeley; 10:30 a.m.; auditorium, LRSM Bldg. (MSE).


Designing Biological Systems for Health and Sustainability; Pamela A. Silver, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


The American University Meets the Pacific Century: New Landscapes of Korean Koreans, Korean Americans, and Beyond; Nancy Abelmann, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign; noon; rm. 111, Annenberg School (CEAS).


ELEVATE Lecture; Stefan Sagmeister, graphic designer; 6:30 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, ICA (Design).


A Novel Conserved Deacetylase Required for Lipid A Modification and Francisella Virulence; David S. Weiss, Emory University; noon; rm. 209, Johnson Pavilion (Microbiology).


Handheld Brain Diagnostic Devices; Baruch Ben Dor; noon; Lenape Room, University Club (ASEF).


LDI Research Seminar; John Birkmeyer, University of Michigan; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; RSVP: http://ldi.upenn.edu/ (LDI).


Optical Monitoring of Brain, Brain Injury and Brain Injury Treatment; Arjun Yodh, physics & astronomy; 1 p.m.; rm. 140, John Morgan Building (Clinical Neuroscience).


Unusual Sympathies: Race, Adoptions, and Empire in Andrew Jackson’s Household; Dawn Peterson, Smith College; 3 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (McNeil Center).


Imported and Native Remedies for a Wounded Prince: Grave Goods from the Chungal Kurgan in the Northern Black Sea Steppe of the Thirteenth Century; Renata Holod, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).


snRNP Assembly and Global Gene Regulation; Gideon Dreyfuss, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m. rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


The Origin of High Affinity Protein-Ligand Binding; Kim Sharp; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Johnson Foundation Library, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg.(Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Ephrin Signaling, Neuronal Development and Regeneration in c. Elegans; Andrew Chisholm, University of California– San Diego; 12:15 p.m.; BRB II/III (Cell & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Institute for Regenerative Medicine).


Title TBA; David Warshaw, University of Vermont; 2 p.m.; B404, Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).


Title TBA; Patrick McCray, University of California, Santa Barbara; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (HSS).


DNA Crosslink Repair and Human Disease; Agata Smogorozewska, Rockefeller University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Perelman SOM).


Penn Genome Frontiers Institute Research Seminar; Nicholas Schork, Scripps Translational Science Institute; 3 p.m.; Class of ‘62 room, John Morgan Building (PGFI).


The United States and the Twentieth Century Global Human Rights Revolution; Mark Bradley, University of Chicago; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, History Lounge, College Hall (History).


Receptor-targeted Therapeutic and Imaging Agents for Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases; Philip S. Low, Purdue University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/II (CRRWH).


Imaging and Targeting VEGF Receptors in Angiogenic Vasculature; Joseph Backer, Sib Tach, Inc.; noon; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Building (Perelman SOM).


PASEF Luncheon Talk; Roger Allen, NELC; talk and demonstration recital on the Irvine Auditorium organ; noon; Irvine Auditorium (PASEF).


Discovering New Bioactive Molecules Through in Vivo Screening in Zebrafish; Randall Peterson, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; rm. B404, Richards Building (Perelman SOM).


Leonard Davis Institute Research Seminar; Marco Huesch; Duke University; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; RSVP: http://ldi.upenn.edu/(LDI).


2011-12 Holidays Hours for University Services and Facilities

Arthur Ross Gallery Closed November 24 & 25; December 26-January 2. Reopens January 3

Cashier’s Office Closed December 26, 28, 29 and January 2. Open 9 a.m.-noon on December 27 and 30. 

Department of Residential Services Closed on December 24; reopens January 3 at 9 a.m.

      Residence Halls Most residences are closed starting December 22 at noon except Harnwell, Harrison and Rodin College Houses, and Sansom Place East and West. Residents in closed College Houses must vacate their rooms by noon on December 22 and may return to their rooms on Saturday, January 7 beginning at 9 a.m.

Penn Dining/Bon Appétit All residential dining halls will close on December 22, 3 p.m.; reopen for dinner January 11 at 5 p.m. Houston Market closes December 22, 3 p.m., reopens for lunch on January 11; regular hours resume January 12. See www.upenn.edu/dining

Hilton Inn at Penn Closed at noon December 23; reopens January 3 at 3 p.m.

Morris Arboretum Closed December 24, 25, 2011 & January 1, 2012.

Office of Software Licensing Closed December 24-January 2, Regular hours resume January 3.

Parking Office Closed December 24; reopens January 3 at 8:30 a.m. Contact the Operations at (215) 898-6933 should you require operational assistance to access your permit facility. Visit www.upenn.edu/parkingfor visitor parking hours.

Penn Bookstore December 24–early closing - 4 p.m., December 25–closed. December 26, December 30–9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., December 31–10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., January 1–closed. Normal hours resume January 2.

Penn Children’s Center Closed December 26; reopens January 3 at 7 a.m. Aftercare will not be provided on Friday, December 23.

Penn Computer Connection Closed December 26, January 2, and weekends. December 24-January 8; Open December 27–30 and January 3-6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Regular hours resume January 9.

Penn Home Ownership Services Closed December 23; reopens January 4 at 9 a.m.

Penn Ice Rink Closed December 22-25; open December 26-30, public skating hours: www.upenn.edu/icerink; closed December 31 and January 1; open January 2 for public skating 1:30-3 p.m.; regular hours resume on January 3.

Penn Mail Services December 23, one pickup cycle, mail received after noon will be delivered to USPS on December 27. Closed December 26, Special delivery schedule December 27, 28, 29 & 30: Mail will not be delivered, unless you have made special arrangements with Penn Mail; closed January 2; regular schedule resumes on January 3.
•   USPS Express Service: Open Wednesday, December 21 until 1 p.m. Closed December 22-31; reopens on January 3. Any permit mailings from external vendors needing a Penn Mail signature during the Winter Break must have paper work completed and signed by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21.

Penn Museum Closed December 24, 25 and 26. Reopens December 27. Closed December 31 and January 1. Regular hours and services resume January 3.

Penn Transit Services Closes December 24 at 3 a.m.; regular hours resume on January 3. All Transit Stops will be closed during this period. Limited transportation service is available December 25-January 2, 6 p.m.-7 a.m., excluding December 31; call (215) 898-RIDE (7433). Visit www.upenn.edu/transportation.

PennCard Center Closed December 24; reopens January 3 at 9 a.m.

Purchasing and Travel Services Closed December 26; open December 27-30, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed December 31; resumes regular hours on January 3 at 9 a.m.

Travel Agencies
   World Travel: Open 24 hours a day, every day
•   Premier Travel: Closed Dec. 26, otherwise 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.
•   Travel Guard/Marathon Travel: Open 24 hours a day, every day

 Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel Open and operating on a regular schedule 24 hours per day.

 University Club at Penn Last day of service will be December 22 and will reopen on January 9.

 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Closed December 24-26 & 31 and January 1-2.


Penn VIPS Holiday Gift/Toy Drive: November 28–December 14

Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Holiday Drive. As you buy toys and presents for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to deserving members of our community. All toys and gifts donated will support the efforts of organizations including the Annual Holiday Party sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, People's Emergency Shelter, McMichael School, Potter's Mission, Bridges to the Community, Intercultural Family Services and many more. All items for the holiday drive must be new, not used and unwrapped. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations.





President’s Office

100 College Hall

Brenda Gonzalez

(215) 898-0447

Provost’s Office

353B 3401 Walnut Street

Susan Curran

(215) 898-6841

Museum Reception Desk

Near Kress Gallery

Bonnie Crossfield

(215) 898-4001

Af-Am Resource Center

3537 Locust Walk

Rob Carter

(215) 898-0104

Human Resources

538A 3401 Walnut Street

Syreeta Gary

(215) 898-6018


120 Claudia Cohen Hall

Stephanie Jones

(215) 898-7867

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Human Resources Office

Zakiya Blake

(215) 898-8109

Netter Center

133 S. 36th Street, Rm. 507

Isabel Mapp

(215) 898-2020


265C 3401 Walnut Street

Doris Pate

(215) 573-6803


1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O’Keefe

(215) 898-1092

School of Nursing

Claire Fagin Hall, Rm. 458

Donna Milici

(215) 573-0747


203A Sansom West

Kathie Ritchie

(215) 573-3561

SAS Facilities

3600 Market Street Suite 501

Juliana Walker

(215) 573-3119

Compliance & Privacy

3819 Chestnut Street

Holly Miller

(215) 614-1907


4508 Chestnut Street

Cherry Sturdivant

(215) 573-7202

Student Health

3535 Market/Suite 100

Constance Murphy

(215) 746-1010


220 South 40th St., Rm. 230

Mary Jo Daley            

(215) 898-4902

Penn VIPS–Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program

Penn Volunteers In Public Service Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program Families are currently available!

During the holiday in December, departments from across the University "adopt" a deserving family.

The adoption is usually done in lieu of departmental gift exchanges. The assigned family is treated to presents and sometimes holiday dinner. Families participate in the program on a one-time basis. Families are assigned to departments based on request. Departments choose the size of the family they would like to adopt. Departments can also request the ages of the children they are interested in adopting.

Departments may request a "wish list" from the family or they may choose their own gifts for the family members. Departments choose the number and types of gifts they will provide. Departments are provided with size of the family, names, ages and sizes of each family member. Departments are encouraged to deliver gifts to the families, but they may also request to have gifts delivered.

Families are selected from the Carroll Park Community Council's Housing Program and Baring House Family Service Agency. A small number of referrals are also accepted.

Selection of families begins in November and assignments are made during and prior to mid-December.

Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an email: sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for additional information and/or to volunteer for this program.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships