|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.
Chinese New Year Celebration: February 4
On February 4, the Penn Museum will welcome in the Year of the Dragon with its annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Free with museum admission, this all-day event will feature entertainment and activities for all ages, from music and dance performances, food, arts and crafts, and children's workshops. See Special Events.
Top left: Cheng Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy martial artists will give an exhilarating performance.
Bottom left: Young dancers from the MeiMei Dance Troupe will entertain audiences with a variety of Pan-Asian dances.
Bottom right: The Lion Dance is a traditional Chinese dance in which performers bring a large and colorful "lion" to life. A traditional Lion Dance will be the grand finale to the New Year celebration.
17 Drop Period ends.
Free with admission unless otherwise noted. Register: (215) 247-5777 or
4 Get Outside—Let’s Move at Morris Arboretum—Wacky Walks for all ages; 10:30-11:30 a.m.
11 Kid’s Valentine’s Day Arrangement; 1-2:30 p.m.; $35, $30/members.
12 Tu B’Shevat; 1-3 p.m.; Upper Gallery.
17 Storytime; 10:30 a.m.; Widener Visitor’s Center (ages 0-3).
19 Witchhazel is Your Favorite?; 1-3 p.m.
12 Family Sunday: Egyptian Afterlife; touch some artifacts associated with Egyptian mummification and sculpt your own shabti; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission.
World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter & Jams
Doors open 11 a.m.
4 Bari Koral; interactive pop; $6-$7.
11 KidRockers; folk, blues, rock & pop; $10.
12 Evolution Music Studios—Student Rock Camp Recital; 6 p.m.; $12.50.
18 Lolly Hopwood & The Let’s Play Today Bunch; ages 1-12; songs from early Sesame Street along with contemporary kids music; $10.
11 Architectures of the Text: An Inquiry into the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili; 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/hypnerotomachia.html(Fisher Fine Arts Library; Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Design).
29 2012 International Programs Institute; International Student and Scholar Services; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel; $30; RSVP: www.upenn.edu/oip/isss/ipi
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
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
Wistar Institute: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
1 Recent Work on Paper by Amze Emmons; drawings and prints by Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist Amze Emmons; Kelly Writers House; reception: 6 p.m. Through February 29.
6 Nikon Small World: Photography through the Microscope; images from the photomicrography competition; Wistar Institute; reception: February 3, 5 p.m.; register: www.wistar.org/events. Through March 4.
10 Banished; video installation addresses transformation through original work by Marie Alarcón; 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Gallery, 4007 Chestnut St.; reception: 6 p.m.; on view Fridays: February 17, 24 & March 2, 3-7 p.m.
25 Radmila Sazdanovic; digital prints; Burrison Gallery. Through April 6.
Excursus II: East of Borneo; peruse ICA archival material in the context of the present; ICA. Through March 25.
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.
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.
Farrago; photographs by J. Adam Russell; Burrison Gallery. Through February 24.
The Divided Self; contemporary video works from Lahore, Pakistan; Slought Foundation. Through February 28.
Skirmantas Pipas; paintings and drawings that explore synthetic environments and simulacra; International House. Through March 2.
Murals Set in Motion; InLiquid Art and Design Video Installation; Video Lounge, International House. Through March 2.
Living Document/Naked Reality: Towards an Archival Cinema; ICA; Through March 4.
ICA Open Video Call 2011-2012; new works on video by artists and filmmakers. Through March 4.
Landmarks: Jennifer Bolande; first major survey of the artist’s work, spanning three decades in a wide array of media; ICA. Through March 11.
In Material: Fiber 2012; fiber artists Lucy Arai, Sonya Clark, Mi-Kyoung Lee and Cynthia Schira make use of unexpected materials; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 25.
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.
John Cage: How to Get Started; interactive installation features a rarely heard performance by John Cage; Slought Foundation.
Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; the process of evolution and its impact on humans; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum.
The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin Hall.
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; Penn Museum.
P.M. @ Penn Museum
Gallery tours at 5:30 p.m., followed by programs at 6 p.m.
8 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
4 Egypt of the Pharaohs.
5 An Ancient Egyptian Journey.
11 Majestic Objects of the Chinese Rotunda.
12 The Etruscan/Roman World.
18 A Tour of the African Gallery.
19 The Classical World.
25 Iraq’s Ancient Past.
26 The Etruscan/Roman World.
29 Bone Room Tour; 6 p.m.; $60/pair.
1 Innkeepers; 7:30 p.m.; Rave Theatre (SPEC Film).
2 Japan Sinks; Japanese w/ English subtitles; 7 p.m.; rm. 309, McNeil Hall (Cinema Studies).
5 Men of Words; intro. and discussion with Steve Caton, Harvard University; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with admission.
9 Samson and Delilah and Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (ARMcinema25).
15 First Generation; 5:30 p.m.; McClelland Hall, Ware College House; RSVP: http://ware.house.upenn.edu/dinner
Tickets:$9, $7/students, http://ihousephilly.org; Ibrahim Theater.
1 Adaptations Film Series—Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation Forum; 5 p.m.; free; RSVP (Cinema Studies).
2 Flaherty on the Road, Program 1: The Artist and the Process; four short films; 7 p.m.
3 Flaherty on the Road, Program 2: City Symphonies; three films in Mandarin and Chinese with English subtitles; 7 p.m.
4 Flaherty on the Road, Program 3: Heart and Soul; three short films; 5 p.m.
Trailer Trash; collection of film trailers from the 1960s and 1970s; 7 p.m.
8 Archive Fever ! 3.0–Kinostalgia: Recent Found Footage Film from Austria; 7 p.m.
9 Motion Pictures: Religious Epics–The Gospel According to Matthew; Italian with English subtitles; 7 p.m.
11 Canyon Luminaries: Films by Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand; 5 p.m.
14 Reelblack Presents: You, Me & The Circus: A Musical Love Story; 7 p.m.
15 Foreword to Guns for Banta and Domestic Tourism II; 7 p.m.
16 Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Memories of Underdevelopment; Spanish with English subtitles; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP required.
17 Cinema 16: Screenings of “Asparagus,” “Kusama’s Self-Obliteration,” and “Lusting Hours”; 8 p.m.
18 The Janus Collection: Wings of Desire; English, French and German, with English subtitles; 7 p.m.
22 Adaptations Film Series—Contempt; intro. and discussion with Alex Galloway, NYU; 7 p.m.; free.
23 Pearls of the East: Contemporary Chinese Cinema Series—Street Life (Nanjing Lu); 7 p.m.; Mandarin.
24 Pearls of the East: Contemporary Chinese Cinema Series—Ghost Town (Fei Cheng); 7 p.m.; Mandarin.
25 Pearls of the East: Contemporary Chinese Cinema Series—Tape (Jiao Dai); 1 p.m.; San Yuan Li; 2:30 p.m.; Mandarin.
29 Adaptations Film Series—Adaptation; intro and discussion with Timothy Corrigan, English and cinema studies; 7 p.m.; free.
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 (PWC).
Penn Knitters; Thursdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
11 Valentine’s Day Skate; 5:45 p.m.; buy one admission and get the second free (Class of 1923 Arena).
20 President’s Day Skate; noon; free skate rental (Class of 1923 Arena).
6 Converting Your CV to a Resume; noon; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.
22 Understanding Careers in Digital Humanities; 4 p.m.; rm. 286/7, McNeil Bldg.
23 Understanding Tenure When Applying for Jobs and Negotiating Offers; Susan Ross, microbiology; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Claudia Cohen Hall.
29 So What’s Next? Results from the Doctoral Exit Survey; Stacey Lopez, Institutional Research and Analysis; 4 p.m.; rm. 286-87, McNeil Bldg.
HR: Learning and Education
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog
2 Webinar—Total Organization; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40.
7 Webinar—Microsoft Excel 2010 Techniques; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.
Webinar—Microsoft Word 2010 Techniques; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.
8 Diversity Brown Bag—Creating a Respectful Workplace; noon-1 p.m.; free.
Webinar—Career Management in the Age of the App; 3-4 p.m.; $40.
13 Webinar—Microsoft Project 2007 Techniques; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $40.
15 Brown Bag Matinee—From No to Yes; noon-1 p.m.; free.
Webinar—Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox using Microsoft Outlook 2010; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.
17 Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; noon-1:30 p.m.
22 Social Networking for Career Development; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.
23 Career Focus Brown Bag—The Helping Hand: Coaching Skills for Managers; noon-1 p.m.; free.
Webinar—Microsoft Access Techniques—Intermediate; 3-4:30 p.m.; $40.
Webinar—Overcoming Email Overload; 2:10-2:50 p.m.; $40.
24 Franklin Covey’s Focus; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50.
28 Letter-Perfect Grammar and Proofreading; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $75.
29 Penn Certificate Program in Administrative Excellence; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $100.
HR: Quality of Worklife
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog
7 MAPS for Quitting Smoking Program Orientation Session; noon-1 p.m.
15 Empowering Your Child to Manage Change; noon-1 p.m.
22 10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Smile; noon-1 p.m.
28 Strength Training 101; noon-1 p.m.
29 Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress—Week 2; noon-1 p.m.
ISC Technology Training
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
9 Access 2010 Advanced; 2 days; $448.
13 Moving to Microsoft Office 2010; $200.
14 Access 2010 Introduction; 2 days; $357.
16 Windows 7 Introduction; $190.
17 Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.
Liberal and Professional Studies
Events at 3440 Market St., ste. 100 unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps
1 Walk-in Wednesday; 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Also February 8, 15, 22, 29.
18 Bachelor of Arts Virtual Information Session; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
21 Penn Employee Luncheon—Summer 2012; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.
4 Winter Wellness Walks; guided walks around the Arboretum; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; free with admission. Also February 11, 18, 25.
16 Climate History and Geomorphic Heritage as a Land-Use Management Tool; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $135.
25 Catch the Aloha Spirit...One Week Before the Flower Show; craft your own fresh floral lei; 1 p.m.; $40, $35/members.
Department of Recreation: PennFit
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html; (215) 898-6100.
1 Intro. to Yoga; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305.
3 Body Composition Analysis; 8 a.m. Also noon, 5 p.m.
8 Women & Weights; 5:30 p.m.; Pilates Studio.
10 Intro. to Massage Therapy; 12:15 p.m.; Studio 305.
15 Muscles of the Month: Lower Body; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305.
17 You Don’t Know Squat!; 12:15 p.m.; Studio 305.
22 Learn to Flex; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305.
24 Penn 90x; 12:15 p.m.; Studio 305.
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
1 Blackboard Walk-In Support; 10 a.m.; rm. 129.
3 iMovie; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
4 Excel Basics; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 114.
6 Powerpoint Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
8 Photoshop Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
9 Blackboard Walk-In Support; 1 p.m.; rm. 129.
13 RefWorks; 3 p.m.; rm. 114.
14 Blackboard Tests, Pools, and Surveys; 10 a.m.; rm. 114.
15 Prezi; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
17 InDesign; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
20 Census Data with the New American FactFinder; 2 p.m.; rm. 114.
21 Technically Speaking: Evernote; 10:30 a.m.; rm. 124.
22 Photoshop Layers; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
FAR: Zotero; 5 p.m.; rm. 114.
23 Blackboard Collaboration Tools; noon; rm. 124.
Online Mapping Tools; 1 p.m.; rm. 114.
24 Wordpress Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
29 FAR: Poster Design; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.
14 PPSA Board Meeting; noon; rm. 302, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: email@example.com
16 Board of Trustees: Winter Full Board Meeting; Inn at Penn; 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Board of Trustees: Stated Meeting of the Trustees; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Inn at Penn; RSVP: email@example.com
22 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Le Mirage/Dead City Philly Starring Sylvia Platypus; psycho-Celtic glam-blues band will perform their rock opera; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda; $10, http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/
3 Tycho with Beacon; 8:30 p.m.; The Rotunda; tickets available on Locust Walk: $15, $10/students, $5/students in advance (SPEC Jazz and Grooves).
15 The Contemporary Piano III; featuring Konstantinos Papadakis, piano; 8 p.m.; free; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Music).
18 Penn Glee Club 150th Anniversary Performance; performances by current students and alumni; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $25, $10/students; available at Annenberg Center box office or on Locust Walk the week of the show; 20% discount for groups of 10 or more (Glee Club).
20 Golden Arm Trio and Oud Blues; 8 p.m.; free; The Rotunda (The Rotunda).
22 Voices of Africa Concert and Workshop; 6 p.m.; free with admission; Penn Museum (Penn Museum).
25 Penn Symphony Orchestra; featuring Ellen Hahm, piano; 8 p.m.; $5, free w/PennCard; Irvine Auditorium (Music).
4 Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band; Afro-Cuban music; 75th birthday celebration; pre-show talk: 7 p.m.; show: 8 p.m.; $20-$52; Zellerbach Theatre.
World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com
29 Musicians On Call Benefit Concert; featuring Diego Garcia with special guest Mutlu; sales support their community service program that sends musicians to area hospitals where they perform at the bedsides of room-bound patients; doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.; $28.
3 A Reptile Dysfunction; 8 p.m.; 310 S. Quince St.; $30, $15/students; tickets: http://www.maskandwig.org/tickets.html. Also February 10, 11, 16-18, 23, 24 and March 15-17, 22, 23, 29, 8 p.m.; and February 4, 25 and March 24, 6:30 p.m.
9 One Acts; performances of the plays “There Shall Be No Bottom (a bad play for worse actors)”, “Love and How to Cure It”, “Central Park West”, Monologue: “A Prayer”; 8 p.m.; $9, $7/Locust Walk; Class of ’49, Houston Hall. Also February 10, 11, 8 p.m. (PAC).
10 PENNaach Presents: All the Right Moves; female South Asian dance troupe; 7 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater; tickets: $8/Locust Walk, $10/door; also February 11.
Vagina Monologues; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $8, www.upennvday.org; also February 11.
11 The Inspiration and the Excelano Project Present: Love Talk and Slow Jams Part 4; spoken word; 9 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $3 donation recommended.
17 The African Company Presents, Richard III; 8 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $8/Locust Walk and $6 in groups of 5 or more; also February 18, 1 and 8 p.m. (African American Arts Alliance).
3 Green Chair Dance Group; 7:30 p.m.; $20-$30; Harold Prince Theatre. Also February 4.
9 Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company; 7:30 p.m.; talk follows the show on February 10; $20-$50; Zellerbach Theatre. Also February 10, 8 p.m.; February 11, 2 and 8 p.m.
29 Why Don’t American Cities Burn?; Michael Katz, history; 5:30 p.m.; Living Room, Inn at Penn (IUR).
Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Cafe.
6 Fiction Reading by Adam Wilson; 6 p.m.
7 Considering a Career in Book Publishing?; conversation with Lynn Rosen; RSVP: email@example.com
Poetry Reading by Wayne Miller; 6 p.m.
8 Creative Ventures Presents Pico Iyer; 6 p.m.
9 Jewish Writers You Wish You Knew About; 7 p.m.
13 A Reading by Karen Finley; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
14 A Brunch Conversation with Karen Finley; 10 a.m.; RSVP: email@example.com
20 Live at the Writers House; 7 p.m.
22 Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.
1 Black Educational Choice: Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools; Diana Slaughter-DeFoe, Howard Stevenson, Edith Arrington, and Deborah Johnson; noon (MLK Symposium Committee).
Wine to Water—One Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World; Doc Hendley; 6 p.m.
2 Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India; Nico Slate; 6 p.m.
7 The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life; Gary Small; 7 p.m.
8 The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth; Joseph Turow, Annenberg School; 6 p.m.
9 Connectome; Sebastian Seung; 6 p.m.
15 Joan Meyers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance; Brenda Dixon Gottschild; 6 p.m.
16 A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All Campus Approach; Marybeth Gasman and Nelson Bowman III; 4 p.m.
21 Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom; Rebecca MacKinnon; 2 p.m.
22 Book Club Discussion: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See; noon.
23 Global Masculinities and Manhood; Murali Balaji, Ronald Jackson and Maurice Hall; 2 p.m.
28 A Serendipitous Life: From German POW to American Psychiatrist; Karl Rickels; 6:30 p.m.
1 Black History Celebration Program & Fundraiser Honoring Our Ancestors; performances, films and talks; 6-10 p.m.; The Rotunda; info.: firstname.lastname@example.org; free will offering (Aging Gracefully Productions/J Wilson Group).
3 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change—Culture and Conciousness: Arts and the Movement for Social Justice; performances and panel discussion; reception: 5-6 p.m., Castor Bldg.; program: 6-8 p.m., Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (MLK Committee; AARC; Makuu).
13 3rd Annual Celebration of Women Faculty; 3:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Forum for Women Faculty).
20 Penn School of Nursing Global Health Reflections Week. Through February 25 (Nursing).
4 Chinese New Year Celebration; traditional music and dance, martial arts presentations, children’s workshops, arts, crafts, games, food, and traditional Chinese Lion Dance grand finale; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free with admission.
9 Annual Young Friends Event: Love Hurts; explore the harsher side of love and relationships with salacious tales of romance in the ancient world; 6:15 p.m.; $10, $5/members; info.: www.penn.museum/youngfriends
18 Imagine Africa Community Afternoon; traditional and modern music, dance, and storytelling with local artists and a scavenger hunt; 1-4 p.m.; free.
3 (W) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.
4 (W) Squash vs. Brown; 11 a.m.
(M) Squash vs. Brown; 11 a.m.
(W) & (M) Swimming vs. La Salle/University of Maryland Baltimore County; noon.
(M) Tennis vs. George Washington; 2 p.m.
(W) Squash vs. Stanford; 5 p.m.
(W) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.
5 (W) Squash vs. Yale; noon.
(M) Squash vs. Yale; noon.
10 (W) Squash vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.
(M) Squash vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.
(M) Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.
Gymnastics vs. Wilson, Brockport & New Hampshire; 7 p.m.
11 (W) Tennis vs. Richmond; 11 a.m.
(M) Swimming vs. Harvard; noon.
Wrestling vs. Columbia; 1 p.m.
(M) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.
12 (W) Tennis vs. Maryland; noon.
15 (M) Tennis vs. Georgetown; 4 p.m.
17 (M) Basketball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.
18 (M) Tennis vs. Fairleigh Dickinson; 1 p.m.
(M) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.
24 (W) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.
25 (W) Tennis vs. Buffalo; noon.
(M) Tennis vs. Buffalo; 1 p.m.
(W) Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.
28 (M) Lacrosse vs. Lehigh; 7 p.m.
1 An Immune-Active Tumor Microenvironment Favors Clinical Response to Ipilimumab; Nathan Siemers, Bristol-Myers Squibb; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
Cooperation and Understanding in the Workplace Between Generations; Joe Cooney, Human Resources; noon; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; RSVP: PPSA@exchange.upenn.edu (PPSA).
Shale Gas: Panacea or Shell Game?; Deborah Rogers, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Task Force; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).
Biomolecular Archaeology: Past and Future; Patrick McGovern and Gretchen Hall, Near East Section; 12:30 p.m.; Classroom 2, Penn Museum (Museum).
Faculty Forum: Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation; Carolyn Abbate, music; Tim Corrigan, English and cinema studies; Alex Galloway, NYU; 5 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).
Chicano Rights Movement; panel discussion; 6 p.m.; Fireside Room, ARCH Bldg. (MLK Committee; SP2).
Ötzi the Iceman: The Puzzle of a 5,300 Year-Old Alpine Mummy; Thomas Tartaron, Classical studies; 6 p.m.; $10, advanced registration: $5, free/members; Penn Museum (Museum).
2 Pergamon and its Maritime Satellite Elaia; Felix Pirson, German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul; noon; Penn Museum (Museum).
Imaging Voltage in Cells: From Neurons to E. coli; Adam Cohen, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Brothers Keep Dreaming...and Fighting: Intergenerational Reflections on the Man King and the Civil Rights Legacy; noon; LIFE Center (MLK Committee; LIFE; Brotherhood@UPenn).
Climate, Carbon, and Vegetation Mortality; Nathan McDowell, Los Alamos National Labs; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).
The Inner Life of Broken Brains; Anne Harrington, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (Center for Neuroscience and Society).
Regional Public Sphere? Historical Contentions and Dialogues in Northeast Asia; Jae-Jung Suh, Johns Hopkins University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (CEAS; James Joo Jin-Kim Program in Korean Studies).
The Audacity of Dreams: Turning Ideas Into a Business Reality; Marc Byers, music industry veteran; 7 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall (MLK; Makuu).
3 Health Policy Seminar; Todd Park, author; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; RSVP: email@example.com (LDI).
Epigenetic Regulation of Genomic Imprinting; Marisa Bartolomei, cell and developmental biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Talk and Workshop with Ashley Ferro-Murray; performance artist; 4 p.m.; rm. 511, Annenberg Center; info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/theatrearts (Theatre Arts Program; History of Art).
Twenty-nine Pictures Like That: The Elvis Movie; David E. James, University of Southern California; 5 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
6 Islam and Religious Nationalisms in the Middle East; Kamran Aghaie, University of Texas at Austin; 4:30 p.m.;
rm. 318, College Hall (Middle East Center).
8 Conserved Roles of Small RNAs in Genome Defense; Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).
Insights into Hematopoietic Cell Development and Function Through Targeted Mutation of Adaptor Proteins; Gary Koretzky, medicine; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
No One Voice; Max Cavitch, English; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
Being Global: Transnational Spheres of Deaf People; Joseph Murray, Gallaudet University; 5 p.m.; rm. 17, Claudia Cohen Hall (Penn Humanities Forum, Linguistics).
9 Assembly and Regulation of the Membrane Attack Complex Based on the Structures of Complement Components; Doryen Bubeck, Oxford University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
A Statistical Analysis of Multiple Temperature Proxies: Are Reconstructions of Surface Temperatures Over the Last 1000 Years Reliable?; Abraham Wyner, statistics; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).
Deng’s Foreign Policies and Their Current Implications; Ezra Vogel, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (CEAS).
Italia-America: Misunderstandings and Stereotypes through Media; Chiara Basso, Italian journalist; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).
10 BMB Recruitment Day; Jim Shorter, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
13 Home Décor: Cave to Castle; Janet Monge, Penn Museum; Barbara Eberlein, Eberlein Design Consultants; 10:30 a.m.; $100/Aphrodite, $85/Diana; includes lecture, luncheon, raffle auction, shopping, and valet parking; for invitation: firstname.lastname@example.org (Women’s Committee).
The Social Process of Chinese International Migration to the US and Europe; Yao Lu, Columbia University; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (CEAS; Population Studies Center).
China’s Impact on the International Human Rights System; Sharon Hom, Human Rights in China; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240 B, Silverman Hall (CEAS).
Re-Frame; Adriaan Geuze, landscape architect; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Design).
14 Soviet-Turkish Entanglements, 1920s-1930s; Samuel Hirst, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).
Love-Bird; Robert Maggio, School of Music, West Chester University; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Music).
15 Lessons from the Cancer Genome; Kenneth Kinzler, Johns Hopkins University; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Insitute (Wistar).
Genome Defense By Germline Small RNAs; Ramesh Pillai, EMBL; noon; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (CRRWH).
Our Planet, Our Plane, Our Plan; Marilee McInnis, Southwest Airlines; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).
Regular Order as Equity; Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law (Institute for Law and Economics).
16 ATP-dependent and Independent Mechanisms of Regulating Chromatin Structure; Geeta J. Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Systems Genomics—Single Cell by Single Cell; Jim Eberwine, PGFI; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs(Biology).
Visual Studies Lecture; Orkan Telhan, fine arts and emerging design practices; 5 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (Visual Studies; SAS).
17 What Makes Geisinger Geisinger; Earl Steinberg, Resolution Health Inc.; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; RSVP: email@example.com(LDI).
Chromatin Modifications and DNA Repair; Roger Greenberg, cancer biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Documentary Realism Between Cultures; Rey Chow, Duke University; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum; English).
18 The Economy of the Old Kingdom; Leslie Anne Warden, West Virginia University Institute of Technology; 3:30 p.m.; $5, $3/members; Penn Museum (Penn Museum; American Research Center in Egypt-Pennsylvania Chapter).
20 Futurist Cookery and Optimism at the Dining Table; Pietro Frassica, Princeton University; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Italian Studies).
21 Negritude’s Claims to Fame; Lydie Moudileno, Romance languages; noon; suite 330A, Center for Africana Studies; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (Center for Africana Studies)
Will Adaptation Save Us from Climate Change?; Michael Greenstone, MIT; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Penn Program on Regulation).
The Second War: North American Fighters in Israel’s War of Independence; Samuel Klausner, sociology and Ian Lustick, political science; 5 p.m.; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies).
22 Regulation of Embryo Patterning Before the Midblastula Transition; Peter S. Klein, medicine; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
What Does a Rare Book Librarian Call “Work”?; Daniel Traister, rare book librarian; 1 p.m.; University Club (Penn Women’s Club).
23 Directing Nature’s Random Walks: Biological Mechanisms, One Molecule at a Time; Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr., Columbia University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Ion Channels in the Lysosome, Opening the Gate to the Cell’s Recycling Center; Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).
Penn Design Lecture; Paula Scher, Pentagram; 5:30 p.m.; B1, Meyerson Hall (Design).
Personal Mythology, Mass Mourning, and Catholic Modernism during WWI: D’Annunzio, Ungaretti, and Marinetti; Laura Wittman, Stanford University; 6 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Center for Italian Studies).
The Impossible Game of Theatre; Paula Vogel, playwright; 6 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $5, free for students with PennCard (Platt House).
24 Friday Research Discussion; Felix Wehrli, radiology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
26 Beautiful Landscapes—The Key to Healthy Communities; Katy Moss Warner, American Horticultural Society; 2 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).
27 Penn Design Lecture; Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogata; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Design).
28 “And Here, She is Shadow”: Translating Leah Goldberg into English; Annie Kantar, poet-translator; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies).
Republican Militias During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; James Matthews, Institute for Advanced Study; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).
Dinners with Interesting People: Diversity at Penn; John Jackson, senior advisor to the provost for diversity; 5 p.m.; McClelland Hall, Ware College House; RSVP: http://ware.house.upenn.edu/dinner; PennCard required.
Imagine Africa: Contemporary South African Performance; Carol Muller, ethnomusicology; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).
29 Are Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Making Us Infertile? Evidence From the Neuroendocrine Perspective; Andrea C. Gore, University of Texas, Austin; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).
Toward Sustainability at Richard Stockton College; Tait Chirenje, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).
In Praise of Unreal Sounds; Carolyn Abbate, music; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).