|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.
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|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).
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
8 Girlfriends and Windows; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda.
16 Italy: Love it or Leave It; 5 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, 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.: email@example.com
14 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).
16 Preparing for the Academic Job Search; 4 p.m.; rm. 103, McNeil (Career Services).
17 Sonic Arts Union: Hardware Hacking Workshop with Nicolas Collins; 2 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; RSVP: http://ihousephilly.org (International House).
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.
7 Eat Your Way Through Africa; open panel discussion; $10, $2/Penn students. RSVP: 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.
10 Spring Break Skate; buy one admission and get one free; 5:45 p.m.
17 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
1 Pre-Health Information Session; 5 p.m.; Classroom C.
Department of Recreation: PennFit
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html; (215) 898-6100.
2 Body Composition; 8 a.m.; Also noon, 5 p.m.
14 Intro. to Group Exercise; 5:30 p.m.
16 Intro. to Rock Climbing; 12:15 p.m.
21 Muscles of the Month: Chest/Upper Back;5:30 p.m.
23 Intro. to Golf; 12:15 p.m.
28 Intro. to Dance; 5:30 p.m.
30 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.
7 Accomplishing More with Social Media; 3-4:30 p.m.; $40. Also March 14.
13 Career Concepts—Managing Organizational Conflict; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.
14 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.
15 Accomplishing More with Less; 12:30-2 p.m.; $135.
Microsoft Access 2007 Techniques—Beginner; 3-4:30 p.m.; $40.
16 Accomplishing More with Less: Graduate Course; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.
20 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.
21 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.
27 Managing for High Performance; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.
30 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.
7 Chair Yoga; noon-1 p.m.; free.
13 Building Resilience and Avoiding Burnout; noon-1 p.m.; free.
28 Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon-1 p.m.; free.
7 And the Winner is…; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.
10 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.
14 Introduction to Botany; 10 a.m.; $180, $160/members. Also March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18.
17 Using Native Plants to Awaken the Senses; 2 p.m.; $30, $25/members.
18 Darwin’s ‘Abominable Mystery’ and the Search for the First Flowering Plants; 2 p.m.; Upper Gallery.
28 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.
14 Excel 2010 Advanced; $190.
15 Dreamweaver CS5: Introduction; 2 days; $570.
21 Access 2010 Advanced; 2 days; $448.
26 6293—Troubleshooting and Supporting Windows 7 in the Enterprise; 3 days; $1121.
29 Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.
30 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
1 Intro. to ArcGIS; 10 a.m.; rm. 114.
2 iMovie; 3 p.m.; rm. 124.
7 PPSA: Photoshop Basics; noon; rm. 124.
8 Tech Speak: Mendeley Basics; noon; rm. 124
12 InDesign; 3 p.m.; rm. 124.
13 Photoshop Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
14 FAR: Staying on Top of Your Reading; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.
15 Mac Use Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
17 Excel and Data Analysis; 2 p.m.; rm. 124.
19 Technically Speaking: SimpleMind for the iPad; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.
21 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.
22 Prezi; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
23 Photoshop Layers; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
Zotero; 10:30 a.m.; rm. 114.
Tumblr Basics; 1 p.m.; rm. 114.
27 PowerPoint Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.
Buying into the Hype: LinkedIn Basics; noon; rm. 124.
28 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: email@example.com
28 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
17 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).
25 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
17 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.
20 Students of Music 10; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.
24 Penn Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.
28 Public Lives of Music Series; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.
31 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
15 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.
31 Community Afternoon: Brazilian Groove; music, dance, film, crafts, and a scavenger hunt; 1 p.m; free.
16 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.
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
13 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: email@example.com
20 A Brunch Conversation with Ron Silliman; 10 a.m.; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.: email@example.com
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare; Melissa Jensen, English; 6 p.m.
22 Cleaning Nabokov’s House; Leslie Daniels; 6 p.m.
28 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.
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).
14 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).
19 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).
24 World Culture Day—Hello India!; art and culture of India; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission; Penn Museum (Museum).
31 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
1 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).
16 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).
2 (M) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.
3 Gymnastics vs. Southern Connecticut; 1 p.m.
(M) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.
6 (M) Lacrosse vs. North Carolina; 7 p.m.
7 (W) Lacrosse vs. Rutgers; 7 p.m.
10 (M) Heavyweight Rowing; Class Day Races; all day.
(W) Lacrosse vs. Harvard; noon.
(M) Lacrosse vs. Villanova; 3 p.m.
14 Softball vs. St. Joseph’s; 2:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Temple; 3 p.m.
21 (W) Tennis vs. Temple; 4 p.m.
(W) Lacrosse vs. Georgetown; 7 p.m.
24 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.
27 Baseball vs. Villanova; Liberty Bell Classic; 3 p.m.
28 (M) Tennis vs. Saint John’s; 3 p.m.
Softball vs. La Salle; 4 p.m.
30 Softball vs. Brown; 2 p.m.
(W) Lacrosse vs. Maryland; 6 p.m.
31 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org(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).
2 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).
3 Gallery Talk about Fiber Philadelphia 2012; Lucy Arai and Mi-Kyoung Lee, artists; 10:30 a.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).
5 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).
6 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).
7 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).
8 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).
9 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).
12 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).
13 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).
15 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).
16 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).
17 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).
19 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).
20 Maintaining Mobility in Old Age: The Role of Physical Activity; Jack Guralnik, University of Maryland; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB; register: email@example.com (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).
21 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).
22 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).
23 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).
26 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).
27 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).
28 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).
29 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).
30 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).
31 Mixed Messages: Marshall McLuhan Panel Discussion; 2 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; RSVP: http://ihousephilly.org (Penn Humanities Forum). See Films.