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February 28, 2012 Volume 58, No. 24
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University.
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Photo by Dan Ozminkowski
The Spirit of Uganda returns to the Annenberg Center on March 16, bringing to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. The company's 22 performers, ages 8-18, promote awareness of Uganda's dual crises—AIDS and civil war—and raise funds to support their homeland. A pre-show, moderated by Dr. Ali B. Ali-Dinar, associate director, Penn's African Studies Center, will take place at 6:30 p.m. The chat will focus on AIDS relief as both a global and local issue. See Onstage.



3    Spring Term Break. Through March 11.

12 Classes Resume.

19 Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions. Through April 1.

30 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course.


2    Read Across America 2012; celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with story hour; 10:30 a.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org

25 Japanese Paper Figures; hear a story and make a Japanese paper figure; ages 3-5, chaperone required; 1 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

11 Family Sunday: Islamic Stained Glass; create your own stained glass window; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission.

30 40 Winks with the Sphinx Sleepover for Penn Alumni; scavenger hunt and sleepover for alumni and their children only; ages 6-12, chaperone required; 6:30 p.m.-March 31, 9 a.m.; $40.

World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter & Jams
Tickets: www.worldcafelive.com
Doors open at 11 a.m.

11 Justin Roberts; whimsically rocking music; $15, $13/children.

17 Guy Davis; blues; $10, $7/children.

18 Kids Rock for Kids: Benefit Concert; $10, $7/children.

25 Ralph’s World; pop-rock; $16, $14/children.

31 The Rockdoves; indie/family music; $10, $7/children.

conferenceS Index 

15 Transnationalism: A Useful Category of Analysis?; 5-7 p.m.; McNeil Center; info.: www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/. Also March 16, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (South Asia Center).

16 25th Women of Color At Penn Conference and Luncheon—Women of Color Now and Then; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Ballroom, University City Sheraton; $50/luncheon, $25/conference, $65/both; tickets: www.upenn.edu/aarc/wocap/tickets.html (WOCAP).

30 Memory/Reason/Imagination: Librarians and Scholars—Past, Present, and Future; 4-6:45 p.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Deitrich Library; RSVP: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/ by March 23. Also March 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., McNeil Center (Penn Libraries).

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

Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market St.: free; Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.: http://ihousephilly.org

Meyerson Gallery, Meyerson Hall: free; Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

8    Master of Fine Arts Photo Seminar Exhibition; Meyerson Gallery; reception: March 8, 5:30 p.m. Through March 23.

14 First Among Equals; explores the relationship of artists, critics, and curators; ICA; reception: March 14, 6:30 p.m. Through August 12.

       Wonders of the Microscope; explores the revolution of observational science due to the invention of the microscope in the late 1600s; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; reception: March 14, 5:30 p.m. Through August 17.

       Handmade/Homemade; works by poet and bookmaker JenMarie Davis include broadsides, chapbooks, posters and limited edition works; Brodsky Gallery, KWH; reception: March 14, 6 p.m. Through March 31.

20  Reception for Fisheye View of Mathematics; 5:00 PM; Burrison Gallery.

Banished; video installation addresses transformation through original work by Marie Alarcón; 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Gallery, 4007 Chestnut St. Through March 2.

Skirmantas Pipas; paintings and drawings that explore synthetic environments and simulacra; International House. Through March 2.

Murals Set in Motion; Video Lounge, International House. Through March 2.

Nikon Small World: Photography through the Microscope; images from the photomicrography competition; Wistar Institute. Through March 4. March AT PENN Extras!

Living Document/Naked Reality: Towards an Archival Cinema; ICA. Through March 4. March AT PENN Extras!

ICA Open Video Call 2011-2012; new works on video by artists and filmmakers. Through March 4.

Recent Works on Paper; Amze Emmons; Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House. Through March 9.

Landmarks: Jennifer Bolande; artist’s work, spanning three decades; ICA. Through March 11. March AT PENN Extras!

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. March AT PENN Extras!

Excursus II: East of Borneo; peruse ICA archival material in the context of the present; ICA. Through March 25.

Dreck Groove; a collection of embroideries on fabric repurposed from shirts, pants, and other clothing by Shelley Spector; Esther Klein Gallery. Through March 30. March AT PENN Extras!

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

Radmila Sazdanovic; digital prints; Burrison Gallery. Through April 6.

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum; community engagement project drawing on the Museum’s African collection and visitor feedback; Penn Museum. Through September 16. March AT PENN Extras!

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; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum. March AT PENN Extras!

The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin HallMarch AT PENN Extras!

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.

Whenever Wednesdays at ICA
7    !Women Art Revolution; 7 p.m.; $9, $7/students.

P.M. @ Penn Museum
Galleries stay open until 8 p.m., with a half-hour gallery tour at 5:30 p.m. Info.: www.penn.museum
14 2nd Wednesday Quizzo; compete for prizes; 6 p.m.

Penn Museum Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m.,Warden Garden Entrance. Tour availability and topics subject to change. Info.: www.penn.museum
3    An Ancient Egyptian Journey.
4    The Etruscan/Roman World.
10 Majestic Objects of the Chinese Rotunda.
11 A Thousand Miles Up the Nile.
17 Magical Objects in the Galleries.
18 Egyptian Pharaohs and Gods.
24 An Ancient Egyptian Journey.
25 Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery
31 The Mexico and Central America Gallery.

films Index 

4    Culture Change, Adaptation, and Image Film Series—Settling Down; with speaker Joseph Lennon, Villanova University; 2 p.m.; free with admission; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).

15 Live from the Archives! Series—Elephant in the Dark: Refractions of Muslim Identity; 6 p.m.; pay what you want; Penn Museum (Museum).

29 Recyclemania Film Viewing—Trashed: This is the Story of Garbage…American Style; 5:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Green Campus Partnership).

Cinemas Studies
8    Girlfriends and Windows; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda.

16 Italy: Love it or Leave It; 5 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House.

International House
Tickets:$9, $7/students unless otherwise noted. Purchase at http://ihousephilly.org. All with English subtitles.

1    Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another); Spanish; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

2    Sonic Arts Union: Music with Roots in the Aether—Gordon Mumma; 7 p.m.

3    Directors in Focus: Peter Rose—Program 1: Tongue Ties; 5 p.m.; Program 2: Sight Songs; 7 p.m.

8    Motion Pictures—American Independent Cinema: Wanda; 7 p.m.

10 The Janus Collection: Onibaba; Japanese; 7 p.m.

       The Janus Collection: Kuroneko (Black Cat); Japanese; 9 p.m.

13 Reelblack Presents: The Barrel of a Gun; 7 p.m.; followed by discussion.

14 Full Exposure: You are all Captains (Todos vos sodes capitains); Arabic, Spanish and French; 7:30 p.m.

15 Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Maluala; Spanish; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

19 Everything is Terrible! Presents DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!; 7 p.m.

21 Adaptations Film Series: Le Million; includes discussion with Carolyn Abbate, music; French; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

22 Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition—You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo; English and Arabic; 7 p.m.

23 Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition—The Price of Sex; 7 p.m.

24 Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition—Granito: How to Nail a Dictator; English, Quiché and Spanish; 5 p.m.

       Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition: The Green Wave; English and Farsi; 7 p.m.

28 Adaptations Film Series: Five Films by Ken Jacobs; discussion with Charles Bernstein, English and Ken Jacobs, filmmaker; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

29 Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Cecilia; Spanish; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

30 Mixed Messages: Marshall McLuhan and the Moving Image; 7 p.m. (Penn Humanities Forum).

31 This is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage; 8 p.m.; free; RSVP (Penn Humanities Forum). See Talks.

       Videodrome; 10 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 (PWC).

Penn Knitters
; Thursdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: wiedmann@upenn.edu

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class; session II: 5:30-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday through April 4; session III: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 17 & March 24; register: (215) 898-4481 (Public Safety).

  Preparing for the Academic Job Search; 4 p.m.; rm. 103, McNeil (Career Services).

  Sonic Arts Union: Hardware Hacking Workshop with Nicolas Collins; 2 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; RSVP: http://ihousephilly.org (International House).

Christian Association

Sermon on the Mount Bible Study; 7:30 p.m.; Sundays. Through April 29.

Love out Loud Discussion Group; noon; dining room; Wednesdays. Through April 25.

     Eat Your Way Through Africa; open panel discussion; $10, $2/Penn students. RSVP: stephhchongg@gmail.com

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.

  Spring Break Skate; buy one admission and get one free; 5:45 p.m.

  Philly Roller Girls Skate; free admission to public skate with a Roller Derby ticket purchase; 5:45 p.m. Also March 25, 1:30 p.m.

Liberal and Professional Studies
Events at 3440 Market St., ste. 100 unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps

     Pre-Health Information Session; 5 p.m.; Classroom C.

Department of Recreation: PennFit

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

     Body Composition; 8 a.m.; Also noon, 5 p.m.

  Intro. to Group Exercise; 5:30 p.m.

  Intro. to Rock Climbing; 12:15 p.m.

  Muscles of the Month: Chest/Upper Back;5:30 p.m.

  Intro. to Golf; 12:15 p.m.

  Intro. to Dance; 5:30 p.m.

  Learn to Flex; 12:15 p.m.

HR: Learning and Education

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

1     American Management Association’s Mastering Organizational Politics, Influence and Alliances; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Also March 2.

     Accomplishing More with Social Media; 3-4:30 p.m.; $40. Also March 14.

  Career Concepts—Managing Organizational Conflict; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

Brown Bag Matinee—Care and Candor: Making Performance Appraisals Work; noon-1 p.m.; free.
        Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Techniques; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.

  Accomplishing More with Less; 12:30-2 p.m.; $135.
        Microsoft Access 2007 Techniques—Beginner; 3-4:30 p.m.; $40.

  Accomplishing More with Less: Graduate Course; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Developing Your Professional Presence; noon-1 p.m.; free.
        Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007 Pivot Tables; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; $40.
        Essentials of Management; multiple dates with multiple times; $250.

  Teams: Who, What, When, Why & How; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $75. Also March 22.
        Microsoft Office PowerPoint Techniques 2007; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40.

  Managing for High Performance; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

  Tuition Benefit Information Session; noon-1 p.m.; free.

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

1     Lowering Cholesterol Levels without Medication; noon-1 p.m.; free.

     Chair Yoga; noon-1 p.m.; free.

  Building Resilience and Avoiding Burnout; noon-1 p.m.; free.

  Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon-1 p.m.; free.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

7     And the Winner is…; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

Rose Care Demystified; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.
        Welcoming the Colors and Scents of Early Spring; 10 a.m.; $60, $55/members. Also March 24.

Introduction to Botany; 10 a.m.; $180, $160/members. Also March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18.

Using Native Plants to Awaken the Senses; 2 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

Darwin’s ‘Abominable Mystery’ and the Search for the First Flowering Plants; 2 p.m.; Upper Gallery.

Pruning for Glorious Trees and Shrubs; 10 a.m.; $55, $50/members.

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

12  PowerPoint 2012: Beyond the Basics; $190.

  Excel 2010 Advanced; $190.

  Dreamweaver CS5: Introduction; 2 days; $570.

21  Access 2010 Advanced; 2 days; $448.

  6293—Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise; 3 days; $1121.

  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.

  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Advanced; $425.

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

     Intro. to ArcGIS; 10 a.m.; rm. 114.

     iMovie; 3 p.m.; rm. 124.

     PPSA: Photoshop Basics; noon; rm. 124.

     Tech Speak: Mendeley Basics; noon; rm. 124

  InDesign; 3 p.m.; rm. 124.

  Photoshop Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

  FAR: Staying on Top of Your Reading; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.

  Mac Use Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

  Excel and Data Analysis; 2 p.m.; rm. 124.

  Technically Speaking: SimpleMind for the iPad; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.

  iMovie; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
        PPSA: Excel Guided Tour; noon; rm. 124.
        RefWorks; 3 p.m.; rm. 114.
        FAR: Synthesizing Sources in a Research Paper; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.

  Prezi; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

  Photoshop Layers; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
        Zotero; 10:30 a.m.; rm. 114.
        Tumblr Basics; 1 p.m.; rm. 114.

  PowerPoint Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
        Buying into the Hype: LinkedIn Basics; noon; rm. 124.

  Conversation on Visual Design; noon; rm. 124.
        Intro. to ArcGIS; 2 p.m.; rm. 114.


6    WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; WXPN, 3025 Walnut St.; open to public.

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

28 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu

music Index 

10 An Evening with The Hoppers and Guy Penrod; Southern gospel; 6 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $35-$40, www.itickets.com or (215) 898-5552 (Perelman Quadrangle).

14 Instructional Drum Circle; drum with Joseph Tayoun; 6:30 p.m.; $15/walk-in, $10/walk-in student; Penn Museum (Museum).

Sonic Arts Union: Gordon Mumma Performed by Jenny Lin and Conrad Harris; preceded by a talk by Nicolas Collins at 7 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m.; $20, $17.50/students & seniors; Ibrahim Theater, International House (I-House).

Hope Survives! Composers of the Holocaust; Meiravi Quartet; 3 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $22, $15/seniors, $5/students; advance ticket purchase recommended: www.meiraviquartet.com

Annenberg Center

Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

  Jason Marsalis & Simone; singer Simone is musical icon Nina Simone’s daughter and drummer Jason Marsalis is the youngest brother of New Orleans’s jazz family; 8 p.m.; $20-$46.

Music Department

20 Students of Music 10; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

Penn Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

Public Lives of Music Series; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

University Choir; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.


13 SPEC-TRUM Presents: Comedian Aziz Ansari; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $10/advance, $15/day of show; tickets: www.azizatpenn.com

A Reptile Dysfunction; The Mask and Wig Club catapults you back to an era when money was tight and the thumbscrews were tighter; 8 p.m.; 310 S. Quince St.; $30, $15/students. Tickets: www.maskandwig.org/tickets.html Also March 16, 17, 22, 23, 29, 8 p.m.; March 24, 6:30 p.m.

Penn Museum: Imagine Africa
28 Community Night: Hip Hop Artists Showcase; 5 p.m.; free.

Community Afternoon: Brazilian Groove; music, dance, film, crafts, and a scavenger hunt; 1 p.m; free.

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

Spirit of Uganda; standing drums, dramatic choreography and call-and-response vocals brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa; pre-show chat: 6:30 p.m.; show: 7:30 p.m.; $20-$60.

22 DanceBrazil; fusion of Afro-Brazilian culture, live music, contemporary dance and Capoeira, the African dance/martial arts form that evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement; 7:30 p.m.; $20-$60. Also March 23, 8 p.m., March 24, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. March AT PENN Extras!

Readings/signings Index 

20 Petals of Blood; by Ngugi wa Thiong’o; monthly book club discussion for Penn staff; 1 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; info.: (215) 898-0876 (Penn Libraries).

28 The People and the Book: Print and the Transformation of Jewish Culture; David Ruderman, Jewish history; 5 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School (History).

29 Learning from Catastrophes; Michael Useem, management; Howard Kunreuther, decision sciences and business and public policy; luncheon with talk; noon; Hourglass Room, University Club (PASEF).

Kelly Writers House

A Poetry Reading by Stephen Dunn; 6 p.m.

15 Marathon Reading of Thomas Pynchon’s “The Crying of Lot 49”; 4 p.m.

19 A Reading by Ron Silliman; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

20 A Brunch Conversation with Ron Silliman; 10 a.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

21 We All Feel Like Spoken Word; 6 p.m.

22 Brave Testimony Poetry Series; Christian Campbell, author of Running the Dusk; 6 p.m. (Center for Africana Studies).

26 LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

27 Emergency Poetry Reading; 6 p.m.

28 A Lunch Talk with Roger Simon; noon; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu; Note: Date updated on 03/09/12.

28 Speakeasy Open Mic Night: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.

29 How to be a Famous Author; conversation with book publishing professional Lynn Rosen; noon; dining room; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu

     Feminism/s presents Author Masha Tupitsyn; an interdisciplinary series exploring how art, criticism, political action, and community building can create structural and cultural solutions to gender hierarchies; 6 p.m.

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

19 Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want; Tamar Chansky, G’88; 6:30 p.m.

21 Book Club Discussion: An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-year-old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny; by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski; noon; info.: rkredo@exchange.upenn.edu

     The Fine Art of Truth or Dare; Melissa Jensen, English; 6 p.m.

22 Cleaning Nabokov’s House; Leslie Daniels; 6 p.m.

The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table; Tracie McMillan; 4:30 p.m. 

      Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Being Creative; Austin Kleon; 6 p.m.

special events Index 

4 Le Souk Culture + Cuisine with Concert; includes Middle Eastern buffet and discussion about the Arab community in Philadelphia; 6 p.m.; followed by a musical program featuring Al-Bustan at 7:30 p.m.; Australia Lounge, International House; culture + cuisine only: $25, $20/members; with concert: $40, $30/members; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (I-House).

Gender Games: Strategies for Achieving Justice in Women’s Health Worldwide; commemorate International Women’s Day with a panel discussion and performance by the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir; 6-8 p.m.; South America Room, International House (CEAS).

David and Lyn Silfen University Forum—Is America Broken? A Conversation on the 2012 Elections and Beyond; Ed Rendell, former PA governor; Charles Blow, New York Times; John Lapinski, political science; Peggy Noonan, former speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan; US Senator Alan Simpson; 4:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium. Tickets at the Annenberg Box Office; free faculty, staff and students with a Penn ID (President’s Office).

World Culture Day—Hello India!; art and culture of India; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission; Penn Museum (Museum).

Relay for Life; join Penn Nursing’s team to help the American Cancer Society beat cancer; March 31, 5 p.m. through April 1, 5 a.m.; Franklin Field; register: www.relayforlife.org (Student Nurses at Penn).

Green Campus Partnership

Info.: www.upenn.edu/sustainability

SEAS 3rd Annual E-Waste Recycling Event; all Penn students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to bring in their old personal electronics and computer hardware from their home/office to dispose of for free through the University’s e-waste recycler or donate to CommuniTech’s computer refurbishment program; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Levine Hall Lobby (SEAS).

PennCycle Kick-off Event; celebrate the kick-off of Penn’s brand-new, student-run bike share. There will be music, free food, soccer balls, frisbees and other sports equipment for rent and the chance to take a PennCycle out for a test ride and sign up for a PennCycle membership; noon-4 p.m.; Hill Field (SSAP).

Sports Index 

Tickets: www.pennathletics.com

2 (M) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.

Gymnastics vs. Southern Connecticut; 1 p.m.
   (M) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

6 (M) Lacrosse vs. North Carolina; 7 p.m.

(W) Lacrosse vs. Rutgers; 7 p.m.

(M) Heavyweight Rowing; Class Day Races; all day.
      (W) Lacrosse vs. Harvard; noon.
      (M) Lacrosse vs. Villanova; 3 p.m.

Softball vs. St. Joseph’s; 2:30 p.m.
      Baseball vs. Temple; 3 p.m.

(W) Tennis vs. Temple; 4 p.m.
      (W) Lacrosse vs. Georgetown; 7 p.m.

Baseball vs. Lafayette; noon.
      Gymnastics; ECAC Championships; noon.
      (M) Lacrosse vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.
      Softball vs. Army, Rider, Villanova; Spring Invitational; time TBA. Also March 25.

Baseball vs. Villanova; Liberty Bell Classic; 3 p.m.

(M) Tennis vs. Saint John’s; 3 p.m.
      Softball vs. La Salle; 4 p.m.

Softball vs. Brown; 2 p.m.
      (W) Lacrosse vs. Maryland; 6 p.m.

Conference Games: Baseball vs. Brown; noon & 3 p.m.
      Softball vs. Yale; 12:30 p.m.
      (M) Tennis vs. Princeton; 2 p.m.
      (M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Delaware, St. Joseph’s; time TBA.

Talks Index 

1     Chemistry and Biology of Eukaryotic Translesion Synthesis; Zhihao Zhuang, University of Delaware; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics as a Unique Biochemical Approach for Therapeutic Discovery; Gary Siuzdak, The Scripps Research Institute; 2 p.m.; Auditorium, Translational Research Center; RSVP: rjen@exchange.upenn.edu(Abramson Cancer Center).

Reassembly of Eastern US Forests and the Darwinian Invasion Paradigm; Jason Fridley, Syracuse University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

Levin Family SAS Dean’s Forum—Justice and the Contemporary World; Amartya Sen, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (SAS).

Psychopharmacology and the Developing Brain: From Neuroscience to Societal Complications; Steven Hyman, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (CNS).

Dante and Volgarizzamento; Alison Cornish, University of Michigan; 6 p.m.; rm. 543, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

Douglas G. Lovell, Jr., Annual Reports from the Field; Josef Wegner, Penn Museum; Richard Leventhal, Penn Cultural Heritage Center; 6 p.m.; pay what you want; reception: $35; Penn Museum (Museum).

When Architecture is Sculpture; Not Vital, artist; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (Design).

    Strategies for Improving the Quality of Surgical Care; John Birkmeyer; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

Neural Basis of Probabilistic Inferences
; Alexandre Pouget, University of Rochester; noon; rm. 470, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS).

Friday Research Discussion
; Roland Dunbrack, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

    Gallery Talk about Fiber Philadelphia 2012; Lucy Arai and Mi-Kyoung Lee, artists; 10:30 a.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).

    Septin Assembly: How Cells Building Ordered Yet Dynamic Scaffolds; Amy Gladfelter, Dartmouth College; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

    Single-molecule Studies of Replicative DNA Helicases; Hasan Yardimci, Harvard University; 2 p.m.; rm. B404, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

A Longevity Revolution
; Becca Levy, Yale University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 252, Biomedical Research Bldg. (ASEF).

Suspensory Ligament Disease in the Performance Horse
; Suzanne Stewart, surgery; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center (Vet).

    Targeting MYC-Regulated Cancer Cell Metabolism;Chi Van Dang, Abramson Cancer Center; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

The Ark of the Covenant: Lost, Found, or Forgotten?
; Annette Reed, religious studies; 6 p.m.; $10, $5/advanced registration; Penn Museum (Museum).

    Mechanism and Regulation of Pri-miRNA Processing; Kristina Herbert, Yale University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Imaging Structure and Function of Motor Proteins Under Advanced Optical Microscopes; Takayuk Nishizaka, Gakushuin University; 4 p.m.; rm. B404, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

    Patients’ High Expectations of Benefit from Investigational Therapies: Should We Be Concerned?; Kevin Weinfurt, Duke University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

An Unusual Homeodomain Protein, Hopx and Stem Cell Biology; Jonathan Epstein, cell and developmental biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

    Actin Regulation by WASP Family Proteins: From Angstroms to Microns; Michael Rosen, UT Southwestern; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

China’s Turn Against Law
; Carl Minzner, Fordham University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Penn Law School (CEAS, Law).

PennDesign Lecture
, Timothy Beatley, University of Virginia; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Design).

    Ladies, Gentlemen, Slaves & Citizens; Tamara Walker, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

Electrical Properties in Polymer Nanocomposites; Karen Winey, materials science and engineering; 4:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

Penn Science Cafe: The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Mississippi Delta; Doug Jerolmack, earth and environmental science; 6 p.m.; Drinker’s West, 38th & Chestnut; RSVP: (215) 898-8721 (University Communications).

14     The Multilayered Epigenetics of the Mammalian X Chromosome; Michael O’Neill, University of Connecticut; noon, rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (CRRWH).

The Motionless Voyage of Little Nemo; Scott Bukatman, Stanford University; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

The Urban Agriculture Potential of Philadelphia: Environmentally, Economically, and Socially Sustainable?
; panel discussion; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Cooperative Assembly in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
; Debra Auguste, Harvard University; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

Heart Making and Heart Breaking: The Molecular Circuitry of Cardiac Development, Disease and Regeneration
; Eric Olson, University of Texas; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute; register: www.wistar.org (Wistar).

Russia and the Making of the Modern Hajj
; Eileen Kane, Slavic languages; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 218, College Hall (Middle East Center).

Scriptural Conflict, Scriptural Change
; David Nirenberg, University of Chicago; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

     Natural Cytotoxicity Receptors: New Insights on their Role in the Context of g/d T-Cell Responses; Domenico Mavilio, Istituto Clinico Humanitas; noon; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CFAR).

Structural Mass Spectrometry of Protein Complexes and Membrane Proteins
; Mark Chance, Case Western Reserve University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Childhood Lead Poisoning; Academically Based Community Service panel discussion; 2 p.m.; Auditorium, Fagin Hall (IES).

How Does Film Fit Into the World of Academic Scholarship?; Faye Ginsburg, NYU; Brian Brazeal, California State University, Chico; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 500, Annenberg Center (Cinema Studies).

Biology Seminar; Frank Rosenzweig, Montana University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

Holy Land on the Baltic: The Gustaf Dalman Collection in Greifswald
; Daniel Stein Kokin, University of Greifswald; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies).

Recent Work
; Neil Porter, Gustafson Porter, London; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Landscape Architecture).

Health Reform Implications for Delivery Systems; David Pryor; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).
Title TBA; Brian Scassellati, Yale University; noon; rm. 470, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS).

Structural Dynamics and Intrinsic Disorder In NHERF, a Signaling Adaptor at the Membrane-Cytoskeleton Interface; Heiner Roder, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 New Evidence from the Hyksos Ruler Khayan at Tell Edfu; Nadine Moeller, University of Chicago; 3:30 p.m.; $8, $5/PennCard holders; Penn Museum (Museum).

 Muscle Weakness in Chronic Inflammation; Michael Reid, University of Kentucky; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

The Laogai (Reform through Labor) System and Implications for Human Rights in China; Harry Wu, Laogai Foundation; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Penn Law (CEAS, Law).

2011-2012 Stephen Allen Kaplan Memorial Lecture—Borders and Borderlands in History; Adam McKeown, Columbia University; Cindy Hahamovitch, College of William & Mary; Lee Cassanelli, history; 5 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Clio-History Graduate Student Group).

Transcending Place and Provenance? Cosmopolitanism, National Identity and Cultural Property; Craig Calhoun, Social Science Research Council; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).

Work and Words: The Diana Center; Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, architecture; Kenneth Frampton, Columbia University; Barry Bergdoll, MOMA; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (Design).

SPEC/CPHI Present Dan Savage; columnist and gay rights activist; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center: free tickets: Annenberg Box Office (SPEC).

 Maintaining Mobility in Old Age: The Role of Physical Activity; Jack Guralnik, University of Maryland; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB; register: aging@mail.med.upenn.edu (IOA).

Futurist Cookery and Optimism at the Dining Table; Pietro Frassico, Princeton University; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

Arresting Mobility: Crossing Borders and Going Nowhere in the Films of the Dardenne Brothers
; David Laderman, College of San Mateo; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

Creating the Future of Value—How Companies are Creating Competitive Advantages Via Sustainability; Eric Lowitt, sustainability consultant; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Regulation of Male Germ-Cell Specific Gene Transcription; P. Prabhakara Reddi, University of Virginia; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Ion Transport Membranes: Gas Separation Technology for the 21st Century; Michael Carolan, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

Feminist Darwin
; Elizabeth Wilson, Emory University; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

The World Heritage Convention at 40; Christina Cameron, Université de Montréal; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Design).

Do Birds Have a Chemical Magnetic Compass?; Peter Hore, Oxford University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Motif Discovery and Therapeutic Applications of High-Content RNA Structure Analysis; Kevin Weeks, University of North Carolina; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

Buddhist Medicine in Crosscultural Translation: Disease, Healing and the Body in the Chinese Tripitaka; Pierce Salguero, Pennsylvania State University 4:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler (CEAS).

14th Annual Pinkel Endowed Lecture; Joshua Tenenbaum, MIT; noon; rm. 470, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS).

The Role of Chromatin Remodeling in Inducible Gene Expression; Doris Wagner, biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

     Structural Basis for Troponin-Tropomyosin Regulation of Muscle Contraction; William Lehman, Boston University; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Human Rights Treaties, Customary International Human Rights Law and Effects in Chinese Law; James Zhaojie Li, Tsinghua University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Penn Law (CEAS, Law).

Fréjus at the Dawn of European Expansion; Peter Mancall, University of South Carolina; 5 p.m.; McNeil Center (Penn Press).

Integrated Product Design; Bill Moggridge, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; RSVP: http://billmoggridge.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn (Design).

Making the News in Renaissance Europe; Andrew Pettegree, University of St. Andrews; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

The Future of Nuclear Power After Fukushima; Paul Joskow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Penn Law Risk Regulation Seminars).

Penn Lightbulb Café: The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry Is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth; Joe Turow, Annenberg School; 6 p.m.; Drinker’s West, 38th & Chestnut; RSVP: (215) 898-8721 (University Communications). CANCELLED

Art and Leadership
; Glenn Lowry, Museum of Modern Art Director; 7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; $5; tickets: http://upennspec.ticketleap.com/moma/ (SPEC Art Gallery).

     On Stylistic Universals in Film; Ben Singer, University of Wisconsin, Madison; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
Neuromodulation, Zebrafish and the Next Generation of Voltage Indicators; Adam Douglas, Harvard University; 2 p.m.; rm. B404, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Third Generation Photovoltaics: Harnessing the Heat or “Hot” Carriers; Prashant Nagpal, Los Alamos National Laboratory; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

Nature and Culture in the Early Modern World—Vallard
; Peter Mancall, University of South Carolina; 5 p.m.; McNeil Center (Penn Press).
What Leishmaniasis Tells Us About Immunology; Phillip Scott, microbiology and immunology; dinner will be served; 6 p.m.; Hill Pavilion (Vet School).

Artist Talk; Matthew Day Jackson, artist; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (Design).

      Transplanting Yeast Prion Proteins into E. coli Cells; Ann Hochschild, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

The Mechanics and Population Genetics of Adaptation in Two Microbial Systems
; Dan Weinreich, Brown University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

New Perspectives on and from Middle Eastern Jewry
; Orit Bashkin, University of Chicago; Julia Cohen, Vanderbilt University and Vered Madar, Hebrew University; 5 p.m.; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies, Middle East Center).

Queer Chronicities
; Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis; 5 p.m.; Lisa Cartwright, University of California, San Diego, 7 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Center for Bioethics).

PennDesign Architecture Talk
; John Ochsendorf, MIT; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Design).

Humanist Ethics, Petrarch to Machiavelli
; Steven Milner, University of Manchester and Gur Zak, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; 6 p.m.; rm. 223, Houston Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

IRCS/Computational Neuroscience Talk; Alexei Koulakov, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; noon; rm. 470, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS).

Nature and Culture in the Early Modern World—Secota; Peter Mancall, University of South Carolina; 3 p.m.; McNeil Center (Penn Press).

Systematic Studies of Codon Usage and Gene Translation; Joshua Plotkin, biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

      Mixed Messages: Marshall McLuhan Panel Discussion; 2 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; RSVP: http://ihousephilly.org (Penn Humanities Forum). See Films