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September 24, 2013 Volume 60, No. 6
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.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films
Fitness/Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Recognized Holidays Sports Special Events Talks  


Hijinks with the sphinx
Hijinks with the Sphinx

(above) This October, the Penn Museum is celebrating 100 years of their famous 3,200 year-old granite Sphinx in Philadelphia. October 19—National Archaeology Day—Hijinks with the Sphinx will include storytelling, trivia contests, special artifacts on display, an ancient hairstyles demonstration and an Indian Jones-style obstacle course. Children are also invited to sleepover with the Sphinx on October 18-19 as part of the popular 40 Winks with the Sphinx program. See Children's Activities and Special Events.


4      Drop Period ends.

         Family Weekend. Through October 6.

10    Fall Term Break. Through October 13.

14   Classes Resume.

21   Advanced Registration for Spring Term. Through November 3.


Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org

3      Kids’ Nature Photography Workshop; ages 8-12; 4 p.m.; $100, $85/members. Thursdays through October 24.

4      Cool Beans Band Music and Art Series; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $150, $120/members.

5      Garden Discovery Series: Paleobotany Play Dough; ages 2-5; 11 a.m.; free with admission.

8      Storytime at Morris Arboretum; 10:30 a.m.; free with admission. Also October 22.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

13   Owl Puppets; family workshop; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission.

18   40 Winks with the Sphinx; ages 6-12; 5:30 p.m.; through October 19, 9 a.m.; $50, $40/ members; register: www.penn.museum/40winks

26   Gallery Romp: Egypt; ages 3-6 explore the Egyptian gallery; 10:30 a.m.; register: jreif@upenn.edu

World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter and Jams
Tickets: www.worldcafelive.com
Shows begin 11:30 a.m.

5      Mister G; bilingual performance in Spanish and English; 11:30 a.m.; $10.

12   Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell; 11 a.m.; $18.

19   Lolly and Yoyo; 11:30 a.m.; $10.

26   Baby Loves Disco “Halloween”; 11 a.m.; $14.

31   Halloween with Charlie Hope; 10:30 a.m.; $10.


Annual Academic Career Conference; workshops, panel programs for Penn doctoral students & postdocs; register: www.vpul.upenn.eduThrough November 8 (Career Services, Vice Provost for Education).

4      Healthy Aging, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia: Diagnosis, Care, Treatment and Prevention; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; BRB II/III Auditorium; $135; info.: pbhmind@mail.med.upenn.edu or (215) 746-6463. Through October 5 (Psychiatry & Penn Behavioral Health).

         CASI Student Programs Symposium; interns present on experiences living & working in India; 2-5 p.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Center for the Advanced Study of India).

10   Penn Institute for Computational Science; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; register by October 1: www.seas.upenn.edu/research/pics/rsvp/(PICS).

11   Legacy and Innovation–Unlocking Value in Regional Energy Assets; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law; faculty & staff attend free, email for promotion code: info@legacyandinnovation.org ; $10; register: www.legacyandinnovation.org (Legacy and Innovation).

14   8th Annual International Symposium2013 ITMAT Harnessing the Paradox: Personalization and the Science of Scale; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Translational Research Center; register: www.itmat.upenn.edu Continues October 15, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (ITMAT).

17      Africana Studies Future of the Field; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Claudia Cohen Hall; register: https://africana.sas.upenn.edu Through October 18 (Africana Studies).

18   Ancient Drugs: Pharmacology Across the Ancient World; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Center for Ancient Studies).

         Adult ADHD: Symptoms, Conceptualization, Assessment and Treatment; 8 a.m.; Smilow Center for Translational Research Auditorium; $135; pbhmind@mail.med.upenn.edu or (215) 746-6463 (Psychiatry, Penn Behavioral Health).

         A Visual Legal Advocacy Roundtable; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Law; free to PennCard holders; RSVP: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5zrCSD2loGr7KaV (Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law).

25   Transmission of Neurodegenerative Disease Pathologies: New Insights into the Progression of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Related Disorders; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; BRB II/III Auditorium; register: www.med.upenn.edu/cndr/CNDR2013ResearchRetreat.shtml (PSOM).

31   2013 Women of Color at Penn Conference­—Definition of Family Among Women of Color; University Sheraton; time/cost: www.upenn.edu/aarc/wocap Through November 1 (WOCAP).


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/

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.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon. and Tues.; www.icaphila.org

International House: Hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.org

Kroiz Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/kroiz-gallery-exhibitions

Morris Arboretum: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday nights open until 8:30 p.m.; for prices, see www.morrisarboretum.org 

Penn Museum: $15/adults; $13/seniors (65+); $10/children (6-17), students; free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues.,-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Wed. of each month,10 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.penn.museum

Slought Foundation: free; Thurs.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; www.slought.org

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; free/ID required; for hours see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi

5      Scarecrow Walk; more than 30 scarecrows along Oak Allée. Vote for your favorite and determine winners; Morris Arboretum. Through October 20.

16   Aubrie Costello: Silk Grafitti; fiber installation; International House; reception: October 16, 6 p.m.; RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/kt49lt8. Through December 31.

25   Eat, Drink and Dance the Night Away: Song and Dance from the Penn Libraries Music Collections; recordings of songs and dances from sheet music collections in honor of the Year of Sound; 1st floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through January 31, 2014.

         Shirley Steele; digital prints; Burrison Gallery; reception: October 11, 5 p.m. Through November 7.

         Recent Acquisitions; materials from the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Middle Eastern Collection and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Goldstein Family Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 13.

         Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience; 20 bronze sculptures from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 22. See Films and Music.

         Jason Rhoades, Four Roads; navigate four interpretive paths: Jason Rhoades American Artist, Jason the Mason, systems, and taboo; ICA. Through December 29.

         Recent Acquisitions; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through January 24, 2014.

         Deep in the Weeds; photographs by Rob Cardillo; Upper Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through January 31, 2014.

         Black Bodies in Propaganda; 33 posters targeting Africans and African American civilians in times of war; Penn Museum. Through March 2, 2014. See Fitness & Learning.

         Ormandy in China: The Historic 1973 Tour; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through late 2014.

            Audubon’s Birds of America; double folio set, a new page shown every Wednesday; 1st floor, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library.

           IHP: The First 100 Years; archival documents; International House.

         John Cage: How to Get Started; interactive installation of rarely heard performance; 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.  

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

19   Egypt of the Pharaohs.

20   Mexico and Central America.

27   Egypt of the Pharaohs.

FILMS Index 

13   Cinema of Resistance—Maestra; Spanish; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; free with Museum admission (Penn Humanities Forum).

16   Camille Claudel; in conjunction with the Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience; French; 5 p.m.; free for Friends of Arthur Ross Gallery and PennCard holders (ARG). See Exhibits.

17   African Independence; 4:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; free with admission (GlobalPhilly 2013, Center for African Studies).

31   Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; 1920 silent film featuring Peter Krasinski on the Curtis Organ; 7:15 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Perelman Quad).

Cinema Studies
Info.: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/

10   The Monster & The Eyes of the Mummy Ma; Andrew’s Video Vault at the Rotunda; 8 p.m.

15   Partners on Crime; screening and talk with Paromita Vohra; 5 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

24   Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words; screening and talk with Yunah Hong; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

International House
Tickets: $9, $7/students; Info.:http://ihousephilly.org
Showings 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

1      The Church of Dauphine Street; free.

2      Tube Time!; curated videos; free.

4      Oldboy; Korean.

5      Nëntori I Dytë; Albanian.

8      An Evening with Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena; discussing and viewing her work No Más Bebés por Vida; Spanish; $10, free/Penncard.

9      Archive Fever! 5.0: This is Not a Film.

10   Mekong Hotel; Thai.

11   Our Nixon.

12 The Illusionist; animated feature; 2 p.m.; $5.

         Revanche; German, Russian; 7 p.m.

16   An Evening with Knut Åsdam; five short films; free.

19   Directors in Focus: Peter Kubelka; 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.; 8:30 p.m.

21   Echosystems: 16mm Films by Robert Todd.

22   An Evening with Beatriz Santiago Munoz; short films; free.

26   Exhumed Films Presents: 24 Hour Horror-thon, Part 7!; noon; $40, $30/IHP members. Through October 27, noon.

29   New Middle East Cinema; free. Through November 2.


Aerobic Cardio Fitness; 5:30 p.m.; St. Agatha’s and St. James church, Parish Hall (enter at back door); first class free, $8/non-students, $5/students; info.: (267) 251-3842. Every Tuesday and Thursday.

         Rape Aggression Defense (RAD); session: Wednesdays, October 9-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; session: October 19, 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Public Safety; RSVP: (215) 898-4481 (Public Safety).

1      New Parents’ Discussion Group; noon; Penn Women’s Center (PWC, Parents@Penn).

2      College of Liberal and Professional Studies Walk-In Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Suite 100, 3440 Market St. (LPS).

         P.M. @ Penn Museum: 1st Wednesday Quizzo; 6-8 p.m.; Penn Museum.

         Instructional Drum Circle 8 Week Workshop; 6:30 p.m.; $15/walk in, $10/walk in for students; Penn Museum (Museum).

3      Penn Knitters; noon; Penn Women’s Center. Every Thursday.

5      Teachers’ Workshops: Propaganda Through Time, Across Continents; includes tour of Black Bodies in Propaganda exhibit by Tukufu Zuberi; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: www.penn.museum/educators-k-12/professional-development.html(Museum). See Exhibits.

16   Flu Vaccine Clinic; PennCard holders; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $25 Also October 23 (Student Health Services, Human Resources).

21  Rape Agression Defense (RAD); 9 a.m.-3p.m.; Public Safety Building; RSVP: (215) 898-4481. Continues September 28 (Public Safety).

Class of 1923 Arena
Info.: www.business-services.upenn.edu/icerink/

Public Skating; Sun. 1:30-3 p.m.; Mon. noon-1:30 p.m.; Wed. noon-1:30 p.m.; Fri. noon-1:30 p.m.; Sat. 5:30-7 p.m.

5      Penn Day Skate (Faculty and Staff); 5:30 p.m.; free for Penn faculty and staff with Penn ID, skates available to rent.

14   Columbus Day Skate; noon; free skate rental w/ paid admission.

26   Homecoming Skate; 5:30 p.m.; free admission with Penn ID, skates available to rent.

27   Halloween Skate; 1:30 p.m.; free admission to anyone in costume, skates available to rent.

HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu/

1      Brown Bag Matinee: Time Management—A Productivity Plan; noon.

8      Buying a Home Through Penn’s Home Ownership Program; noon.

10   Enhancing Your Personal and Professional Career Development through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

18   Career Focus Brown Bag: Stress Management in Practice; 11 a.m.

24   Brown Bag Matinee: Diffusing Hostility; 1 p.m.

31   Brown Bag Matinee: Giving and Receiving Feedback; noon.

HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register:https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration

15   Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon.

23   Fielding Requests for Flexible Arrangements and Tips for Managing Flexible Work and Workers; noon.

HR: Healthy Living Workshops
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration

2      Chair Yoga; noon.

17   Grocery Shopping on a Budget; noon.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

1      Emerald Ash Borer: Planning for 2014; 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $50.

2      Introductory Tree Climbing for Women; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.

3      Identifying Warm Season Grasses; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $60, $54/members.

5      Native Trees at Morris Arboretum; 11 a.m. Also October 19.

8      Gardening for Wildlife; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

10   Electrical Hazard Awareness, Aerial Rescue and Chain Saw Safety; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $250. Continues October 11.

        Creating a Woodland Garden; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

12   Compost This!; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $35, $30/members.

         Ikebana Flower Arranging; 1 p.m.; $68, $62/members. Also October 19.

13   Cordial Cocktails: Delicious Delights Straight from the Garden; 2-4 p.m.; $45, $35/members.

15   Goldenrods and Asters; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $60, $54/members.

16   PHS-The Year-Round Flower Show; 3 p.m.; $20, $15/members.

17   New Field Techniques for Tree Evaluation; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $135.

19   Attracting Birds to Your Backyard; 8-11 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

         The Lure of the Labyrinth; 10 a.m.-noon; $25, $20/members. Rain date October 26.

         The Secret Life of a Goldenrod Field; 10 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

         Canning Basics for the Home Cook; 1 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

20   Zentangle Art Workshop: The Basics and Beyond; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; $70, $65/members. Also October 27.

21   Seeds to Sprouts, Autumn Adventures II; 10:30 a.m.; $150, $120/members. Mondays through November 25.

22   Introductory Tree Climbing; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $525. Through October 24.

        Bulb-o-licious Containers; 7-9 p.m.; $48, $42/members.

23   Pruning Decidous Trees; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $120. Rain date October 25.

         Orchid Workshop; 7-9 p.m.; $48, $43/members.

24   Designing the Small Garden: Lecture and Workshop; 7-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

        Pruning for the Homeowner;7-9 p.m.; $50, $45/members. Also October 26, 10 a.m.-noon.

26   Great Native Plants for Your Landscape; 1-3 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

30   Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Predicting the Effects; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.

31   Tools and Techniques of Modern Arboriculture; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.

PennFit: RESULTS Tracks
Sessions held in Pottruck Center Wellness Suite. Register:www.upenn.edu/recreation/index.html

28   Healthy Eating; Mondays through December 2; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

29   Fitness (Level 2); intermediate course; Tuesdays through December 3; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

30   Stress Management; Wednesdays through December 4; 12:15-1:15 p.m.; yoga, massage and relaxation.

PennFit: Bonus Seminars/ Activities
Register: (215) 898-6100

2      Simple Yoga; 5:15-6 p.m.

4      Body Composition Analysis; 8-9 a.m., noon-1 p.m., 5-6 p.m.

         Tools for Your Fuel; noon-1 p.m.

9      Weights for Women; 5:15-6 p.m.

18   Functional Synergy; 12:15-1 p.m.

25   Relax! Massage 101; 12:15-1 p.m.

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

16     Google Scholar Citation Analysis; 11 a.m.

         Canvas Office Hours; 2 p.m.; rm. 129, WIC. Also October 21, 11 a.m.; October 24, 3:30 p.m.

         RefWorks; 3 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

17   Working with Video in PowerPoint; 3 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

         LinkedIn-Buying into the Hype; 5 p.m.

18   Mapping and GIS: Working with Historic Maps; 10:30 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.  

         Mendeley; 11 a.m.

         GIS Office Hours; 2 p.m.; Moelis Research Center. Also October 25.

         Documentary Filmmaking for Undergrads: Shooting the Interview; 2 p.m.

19   Prezi; 2 p.m. Also October 26.

21   Introduction to eBeam; noon.

         Making an Online Portfolio; 3:30 p.m.

         Mapping and GIS: Intensity Maps/Google Fusion Tables; 4 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

22   Blackboard to Canvas; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also October 29, 10 a.m.

         Tools, Not Toys: Research and Project Management Apps for Graduate Students; 5 p.m.

23   Canvas Basics; 11 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

         Mapping and GIS: Map Design with ArcGIS; 5 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

24   Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

25   Self-publishing with InDesign; 10:30 a.m.

28   Zotero; 2 p.m.; Seminar Room, Education Commons.

30   Infographics; 11 a.m.


2      University Council Meeting; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu
Also October 30.

7      PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; 1920 Commons, Lower Level; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

15   WPPSA Monthly Meeting; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center.

MUSIC Index 

2      Concert by Dolce Suono Ensemble; in conjunction with Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience; musical selections by Mozart, Piazzolla, Fauré and Daniel Dorff introducing his “Serenade to Eve: After Rodin”; 5 p.m.; free to Friends of Arthur Ross Gallery and PennCard holders (ARG). See Exhibits and Films.

13   Mark Hosler/Thomas Dimuzio/Wobbly/M.C. Schmidt; quadrophonic sound; 8 p.m.; International House; $8-10.

Annenberg Center

6      Gary Burton 70th Birthday Concert; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-55.

12   The Makem & Spain Brothers; traditional Irish music; 7 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-45.

Department of Music
Info.: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/music/performance/performance-calendar

22   Public Lives of Music SeriesAndy Cavatorta; sound artist; 5:15 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

23   Penn Contemporary MusicMary Mackenzie; soprano with Eric Sedgwick, piano; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

25   David Kim and the Penn Symphony Orchestra; David Kim, violin; concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5, free/ PennCard holders.  

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com

         WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; Fridays at noon.

On Stage Index 

Annenberg Center

1      Truth Values: One Girl’s Romp Through M.I.T.’s Male Math Maze; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-30. Also October 2, 3, 7:30 p.m.; October 4, 5, 8 p.m.

18   The Pearlman Sisters: Devotedly, Sincerely Yours: The Story of the USO; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-30. Also October 19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

24   Paul Taylor Dance Company; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-55. Also October 25, 8 p.m., October 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Kelly Writers House
Info.: www.writing.upenn.edu/wh/
All events located in the Arts Café unless otherwise specified.

2      “Tender Buttons” Symposium; Bob Perelman, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Ron Silliman, Al Filreis, Julia Bloch; noon.

3      The Good Girls Revolt: A Conversation with Lynn Povich; 6 p.m.

7      Edible Books Party; 6 p.m.

8      A Reading by A. Naomi Jackson and Iain Haley Pollock; 6 p.m.

14   A Performance by Jaap Blonk; 7 p.m.

16   A Conversation with Inga Saffron; 6 p.m.

17   A Poetry Reading by George Economou and Rochelle Owens; 6 p.m.

21    A Conversation with Marc Lapadula; 6 p.m.

22   A Reading by Ken Kalfus; 6 p.m.

23   A Reading by Herman Beavers; 6 p.m.

24   Joni Fest; song symposium; 6 p.m.

28   Live at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

30   Speakeasy Open Mic Night; 7:30 p.m.

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore
Location: 2nd Level
Events begin at 6 p.m. unless other noted

1      The Genius Earth Day; Adam Rome.

3      Handling the Truth; Beth Kephart.

10   The Philadelphia Chromosome; Jessica Wamper.

17   The Awe and the Aweful: Poetry Collection; Rev. Charles Howard.

22   When They Were Boys; Larry Kane.

24   The Imposter Syndrome; Valerie Young; 4 p.m.

         Ten Steps to Relieve Anxiety; Michael Zal.


2      University Square Farmers’ Market;  10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 36th & Walnut Sts. Every Wednesday through December (Business Services).

3      Twenty-Five Year Club Annual Celebration; 5 p.m.; RSVP w/ invitation; Houston Hall (Twenty-Five Year Club).

4      Latino History Month: Art Auction; benefitting the non-profit, Juntos; 5 p.m.; Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall (La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda).

         Greenfest; a celebration of being green on campus with performing arts groups and live music; 2-5:45 p.m.; College Green (Penn Environmental Group).

         PWC 40th Anniversary Open House; 2-4 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center; RSVP: http:conta.cc/13b3grv (PWC).

         Cultural Center’s Café Open House; 3-5 p.m.; La Casa Latina, Black Cultural Center, and PAACH.

         International Students and Scholars Welcome Reception; 5-7 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda and Egypt Galleries, Penn Museum (Museum).

5      West Philly Grows Again; St. Mary’s Nursery School annual consignment sale; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church; info.: www.stmarysnursery.org/consignment-sale/

         Fall Festival; scarecrow-making, pumpkin painting and apple-tasting; 10 a.m.; free w/ admission; Morris Arboretum. Also October 6 (Arboretum).

8      The Sound of Savings: Research Supplier Show; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; BRB II/III; info.: www.purchasing.upenn.edu/news (Penn Purchasing Services).

10   Employee Resource Fair; information on campus resources and services available to employees; noon-2 p.m.; Bodek Lounge and Reading Room, Houston Hall (PPSA, WPPSA).

11      Jump ’N Funk; wander and dance though the Penn Museum’s galleries to the rhythms of spoken word artists and house afrobeats inspired by the late musical icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti. A sip & mingle garden party for young professionals opens the night; 6 p.m.-midnight; tickets: $10, www.penn.museum/events-calendar/details/1120-jump-n-funk.html ; Penn Museum (Museum).

15   Course and Majors Fair; 11:30 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

17   The Curse of Tutankhamun; Young Friends (ages 21-45) Halloween Event; 6 p.m.; $10, $5/Museum members (Penn Museum).

18   ICA Birthday Party; includes a special ICA-themed version of Chief Curator Ingrid Schaffner’s annual lecture What is Contemporary?; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

         Art Books New Looks; handling, conserving and displaying historic books and introducing exhibition history through ICA catalog, lunch and snacks provided; 1-5 p.m.; register: www.icaphila.org/events/index.php?id=670 (ICA, Rare Books and Manuscripts Library).

19   Hijinks with the Sphinx; National Archaeology Day Celebration; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with admission (Museum & Archaeological Association of America).

20   Bloomfield Farm Day; music, food and vendors; noon-3 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm, Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

23   Penn Museum Open House; gallery tours, mini-classes, music and behind-the-scenes at the Museum; 5-8 p.m.; free; Penn Museum (Museum).

         NanoDay@Penn; exhibits, demonstrations, lab tours; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Towne, Levine & Singh Nanotechnology Buildings (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

25   Halloween Celebration; night filled with ghoulish themed snacks and drinks and a costume competition; 10 p.m.; International House; tickets: $30, $20/IHP members, $10/IHP residents, http://tinyurl.com/m6e3fry (IHP).

26   Penn Family Day; open to Penn  faculty, staff and postdocs; tickets are required for some events; 11:30 a.m.; Franklin Field, north side; tickets: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/appreciation/familyday (Human Resources).

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com
2      Field Hockey vs. Lafayette; 4 p.m.

         (M) Soccer vs. Drexel; 7 p.m.

4      (W) Soccer vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

5      Football vs. Dartmouth; Family Weekend; 1 p.m.

         (M) Soccer vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

6      Field Hockey vs. Dartmouth; 11 a.m.

         (W) Soccer vs. Fairleigh Dickinson; 2 p.m.

11     Sprint Football vs. Franklin Pierce; 7 p.m.

12   (M) Lightweight Rowing; Navy Day Regatta; time TBA.

18   Volleyball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.

19   Volleyball vs. Dartmouth; 5 p.m.

        (W) Soccer vs. Dartmouth; 5 p.m.

        (M) Soccer vs. Dartmouth; 7:30 p.m.

20    Field Hockey vs. Appalachian State; noon.

25   Volleyball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

         Sprint Football vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

26   (M) Lightweight Rowing; head of the Schuylkill; time TBA.

         Field Hockey vs. Yale; 11:30 a.m.

         Football vs. Yale; 1 p.m.

         (W) Soccer vs. Yale; 5 p.m.

         (M) Soccer vs. Yale; 7:30 p.m.

29   (M) Soccer vs. Penn State; 7 p.m.

30    Field Hockey vs. Villanova; 4 p.m.

TALKS Index 

1      Nanostructured 3-D Architectures: Mechanics and Physics of Deformation and Fracture in Nanomaterials for Biomimetics, Batteries and Lightweight Structured Materials; Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).

         Latino Labor Issues in the Context of the Impact on the US; Dolores Huerta, labor leader and civil rights activist; 6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (La Casa Latina, PWC).

2      Fetal Origins of Type 2 Diabetes: Inflammation, Immunity and Epigenetics; Lane Santos, CRRWH; noon; rm. 253, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

         Rethinking the PMA’s Chinese Collection; Hiromi Kinoshita, Philadelphia Museum of Art; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

         The Violence of Ghandi’s Non-Violence; Ania Loomba, English; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

         What is a Sex Museum? Bodies of Knowledge in Marginal Institutions; Katherine Sender, University of Auchland; 5 p.m.; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

         The Voyages of the Chinese Explorer Zheng He; Adam Smith, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10/door, $5/advance, $2/Museum members; tickets: www.penn.museum/college-and-adults/great-voyages.html (Museum).

3      MSE Seminar Series; Andre Taylor, Yale; 10:40 a.m.; Auditorium, LRSM (Materials Science and Engineering).

         Three Studies on Sanitation and Health Status in India (and Some Contrasts with Curative Care); Jeffrey Hammer, Princeton; noon; suite 560, 3600 Market St.; RSVP by October 2, casi@sas.upenn.edu (CASI).

         Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs; Peter Cappelli, management; 3:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty).

         The Living City: Heroic Space in Imperial Aphrodisias, Perge and Ilium; Janet Downie, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

         A Place that Matters Yet: South Africa’s Museum-Africa in the Postcolonial World; Sara Byala, critical writing; 4:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Cultural Heritage Center).

         The Hegemony of Nationalism in Afghanistan: An Examination of Curriculum and Administration of Habibya College and Erasing Slavery in the Name of Modernity During the Early Pahlavi Era; Jawan Shir, South Asia studies; Beeta Baghoolizadeh, history; 4:45 p.m.; rm. 201, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Middle East Center).

         Wharton Leadership Lecture;Kenneth Chenault, American Express; 4:30 p.m.; G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

4      Communication in a Politicized Policy Arena: The Case of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes and Lessons for ACA Implementation Messaging; Sarah Gollust, University of Minnesota; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; register: http://ldi.upenn.edu/events (LDI).

         IRCS/GRASP Joint Talk; Gregory Gerling, University of Virginia; noon; suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science).

         Evidence and Arguments: Horologium and Pantheon; Lothar Haselberger, classical studies; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

6      Coffee & Conversation: American Artist; panel of Penn graduate students; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

7      Lauren & Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series; Ashton Kutcher; 4:30 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; PennID required; RSVP: http://whr.tn/Ashton-Kutcher-Lecture (Wharton).

         Signaling Lessons From Death Receptor: The Inflammasome and Beyond; Vishva Dixit, Genentech, Inc.; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

         Jeffrey Kipnis; Ohio State; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (Architecture).

8      Virus-Inspired Design Principles of Nanosized Targets for Cellular Delivery; Sulin Zhang, Penn State; 10:30 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).

         Art, Archaeology and Advanced Technology: The Case of Alexander Mosaic at Pompeii; John Dobbins, UVA; 6:15 p.m.; Penn Museum (Architectural Institute of America).

         Department of Music Colloquium; Steven Stucky, Cornell; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Music).

9      New Frontiers in Single Polymer Dynamics and Microfluidic Assembly of Soft Materials; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

         Aristote et la Valeur de l’Art; Pierre Destree, Univeresite Catholique de Louvain; 4:30 p.m.; rm. The Max Kade Center, 3401 Walnut Street (Classical Studies).

         Inaugural Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government and Public Policy: The Importance of Presidential Leadership; Michael Beschloss, author, NBC News; 4:30 p.m.; Fitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/mtwzgfk (Law).

         Beyond Architecture; Takaharu Tezuka, Tezuka Architects; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (Architecture).

10   Tribological Studies of Friction and Adhesion in nanoscaled Asperity-Asperity Contacts; James Batteas, Texas A&M; 10:30 a.m.; Auditorium, LRSM  (Materials Science and Engineering).

         Race Unmasked: A 20th Century Struggle to Define Human Difference; Michael Yudell, Drexel; noon; rm. 435, Fagin Hall (Bates Center).

         Quality, Value-Based Purchasing and Innovation at CMS; Patrick Conway, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; noon; CPC Auditorium; register: http://ldi.upenn.edu/events (LDI).

14   George Charles Galster; Wayne State University; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

         A Second Modernism; Joan Ockman, architecture; Daniel Barber, architecture; Arindam Dutta, MIT; Eric Mumford, Washington University in St. Louis; Anna Vallye, Philadelphia Museum of Art; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

15   Charismatic Machines; Heather Night, Carnegie Melon University Robotics Institute; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM). 

         Stereotypes and their Effects on Academic Performance and Evaluation; Joshua Aronson, NYU; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

         The Power of Human Milk & Breastfeeding: Translating the Science to Clinical Practice and Policy; Diane L. Spatz, nursing; 3 p.m.; Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall; RSVP: http://lang-spatz-award.eventbrite.com (Nursing).

         Towards Productive Aging: The Systemic Regulatory Network for Mammalian Aging and Longevity; Shin-ichiro Imai, Washington University; 3:30 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; RSVP: aging@mail.med.upenn.edu (Institute on Aging).

         Wharton Leadership Lecture; Gary Gensler, US Commodity Futures Trading; 4 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

         Partners on Crime; Paromita Vohra, filmmaker; screening and talk; 5 p.m.; rm. 401, G06, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

         The Impact of Torah Study on Halakhic Codification; Chaim Saiman, law; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (Law).

16   YouTube, Copyright and the Online Video Revolution; Peter Decherney, English; noon; Café ’58, Irvine Auditorium (SAS, Knowledge by the Slice).

         Not Always as Expected: Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses to Viral Infections; Ulrich von Andrian, Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR, Microbiology).

         Indian Untouchability; Christian Davenport, University of Michigan; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml(Penn Humanities Forum).

17   Browne Center for International Politics Speaker Series; James Fearon, Stanford; noon; Stiteler Hall (Browne Center).

         Understanding the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System by Probing Protein-Protein Interaction; Lan Huang, University of California, Irvine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

         The Language of Intra-Dramatic Spectator in the Parodos of Oedipus Tyrannus; Asya Sigelman, Bryn Mawr College; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

         Molly Zuckerman-Hartung; visiting artist; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (Fine Arts).

18   Title TBA; Franz Hover, MIT; 11 a.m.; GRASP Laboratory (GRASP).

         Robert Stine; statistics; noon; suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science).

19   The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings; John M. Adams, American Research Center in Egypt; Penn Museum; $8, $5/members (American Research Center in Egypt).

20   Pompeii Lecture Series: Mount Vesuvius in Human History; Robert Giegengack, earth and environmental sciences; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets $10, $5/members; purchase: http://www.penn.museum/events-calendar/details/1116-vesuvius.html (Penn Museum).

         Coffee & Conversation: Taboo; panel of graduate students; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

21   Shemi Zarhin; Israeli filmmaker; 5 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (Jewish Studies Program).

         Rania Ghosn; University of Michigan; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Landscape Architecture).

22   Inaugural Jack Keil Wolf Lecture; Andrew Viterbi, UCSD; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Electrical and Systems Engineering).

         Hunting with the Hounds: How Dogs Lead the Way in the Search for Effective Cancer Therapies; Nicola Mason, medicine and pathobiology; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live Upstairs (LRSM).

         Investing in the Property Markets; Sam Zell; Ambani Auditorium (rm. G06), Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center).

23   Molecular Insight into Nuclear Envelope Fusion During Early Development; Elliott Abrams, cell and developmental biology; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

         The Paradox of Moving Labor: Workers in the Films of Jia ZhangKe; Peter Hitchcock, CUNY; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

         The Nanoscience Approach to Force and Function of Biomolecules; Hermann E. Gaub, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; 4 p.m.; Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

         Targeting Chromatin Modifiers to Overcome Resistance to Anti-Cancer Drugs; Jeffrey Settleman, Genentech, Inc.; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

         Tripping over Historical Outcrops: Steps towards Embracing the Palimpsest and Mona, Jamaica; Suzanne Francis-Brown, University of the West Indies Museum; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Historic Preservation).

24   Graphene Photonics and Electronics; Fengnian Xia, Yale; 10:40 a.m.; Auditorium, LRSM (MSE).

         Some Surprises in the Biophysics of Protein Dynamics; Vijay Pande, Stanford; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

         Inventing the Barbarian in Ancient Greece and China; Yang Huang, Fudan University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

25   IRCS/Computational Neuroscience Speaker Series; Anne Churchland, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; noon; suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (Institute for Research in Cognitive Science).

         Under the Elephant’s Path; Michael Meister, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

26   Panel Discussion: Women in the Civil War; 2 p.m.; free w/ Museum admission; Penn Museum (Museum).

28   Black Picket Fences Revisited: Black Middle Class Neighborhoods in the 21st Century; Mary Pattillo, Northwestern University; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (Urban Studies).

         The Canticle of the Birds; Michael Barry, Princeton; 5 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Middle East Center).

         Roots of American Architecture;Charles Dagit, Jr., FAIA; 6:30 p.m.; B4, Meyerson Hall (Architecture).

30   Environmental Exposures and Aneuploidy in Human Sperm; Melissa Perry, George Washington University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

         Ready and Waiting: OSRD Burn Research in US Hospitals, ca. 1940-1945; Amanda L. Mahoney, nursing; noon; rm. 435, Fagin Hall (Bates Center).

         ICA Salon: Jason the Mason; panel discussion; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

31   Profiling Metabolites and Peptides for Biological Discovery; Alan Saghatelian, Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

         Arshama to Alexander; Christopher Tuplin, University of Liverpool; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

         The Power of Eds and Meds: How Urban Universities are Leading Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation Based Economic Development; Craig Carnaroli, Penn; Nim Chinniah, University of Chicago; Katie Lapp, Harvard; 5 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; register: penniur@pobox.upenn.edu (PennIUR).

         2013-2014 R. Jean Brownlee Lecture in Sexuality Studies; Alison Bechdel, author and cartoonist; 7:30-9 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies).

Recognized Holidays

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