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February 21, 2012, Volume 58, No. 23

February AT PENN


25  People’s Conference with Jens Hoffman and Harrell Fletcher; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; ICA; info.: chelsea@curatorsintl.org (ICA, Haverford College).


23  A Country Auction; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 500, Annenberg Center (Provost’s Office, Annenberg School for Communication, Anthropology, GSE).


24  Ke$ha in the Rye; Without a Net Spring Show; 8 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $5/Locust Walk, $10/at door. Also February 25.

On stage

24  Olympus Unleashed: A Show of Mythical Proportions; Dhamaka Spring Show; 7:30 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater; $6/advanced (matinee); $8/at door (matinee), advanced (evening); $10/at door (evening). Also February 25, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Readings and Signings

22  The Disaster Experts, Mastering Risk in Modern America; Scott Gabriel Knowles, historian; 5:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/events (Penn IUR).
       Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of the Black Athlete; William C. Rhoden, New York Times; 6:15 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, W.E.B. Du Bois College House (Du Bois House).

Kelly Writers House
23  Lunch Talk with Cara Benson and Marcella Durand; noon.
       7-Up on Isolation; David Barnes, Anthony DeCurtis, Al Filreis, Jill Ivey, Aaron Marcus, Peter Schwarz, Callie Ward; 6 p.m.

28  Edit: Processing Writing Technologies; Danny Snelson; 6 p.m.

29  Lunch Talk with Anne Waldman; noon; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu
       A Celebration of 3808: A Journal of Critical Writing; 5:30 p.m.


21  Swarms of Flying Robots; talk with members of the GRASP labs quadrotor team; 6 p.m.; Drinker’s West, 39th & Chestnut (Penn Science Café).

22  EXCURSUS: Blueprints & Ciné-tracts; Erica Levin, University of California, Berkeley; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

23  Barack Obama and the Burden of Race; Thomas Sugrue, history; 5 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School (History

27  Race and Class in Philadelphia’s Seventh Ward; Amy Hillier, city and regional planning; noon; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/events(Penn IUR).
       When Humanity Fails: Lessons from the UN General Who Tried to Stop the Rwandan Genocide; Romeo Dallaire, UN peacekeeping force; 7:30 p.m; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Moral Voices).

29  EXCURSUS: Mai 1968; Leslie Friedman, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Jennifer Burris, ICA; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).
       The People and the Book: Print and the Transformation of Jewish Culture; David Ruderman, history; 5 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg Center (History).
        Performative Lecture: Jacqueline Joang Nguyen’s 1967: A People Kind of Place; Jacqueline Joang Nguyen, artist; Jennifer Burris, ICA; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

AT PENN Deadlines
The deadline for the weekly Update is each Monday for the following week’s issue. The deadline for the April AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, March 13. Information is on the sponsoring department’s website. Sponsors are in parentheses. For locations, call (215) 898-5000 or see www.facilities.upenn.edu

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