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December 17, 2013 Volume 60, No. 17
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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15  First Day of Classes (Monday class schedule on Wednesday).

20  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes).


4    Children’s Story Time; 11 a.m; Children’s Dept., Penn Bookstore. Saturdays through January 25.

      Family Matinee: Porco Rosso; 2 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $5 (ages 2+), free/members.

Peanut Butter and Jams
Tickets: $10 at worldcafelive.com
Shows begin at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

4   Gustafer Yellowgold; music, animated illustrations and storytelling.

11 Ernie & Neal; 11 a.m.; live music.

18 The Plants; four piece band.

25 The Diggety Dudes; music, interactive skits.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

12  Family Second Sunday Workshop: Hamsa; arts and crafts, scavenger hunt; 1 p.m.; free w/admission.

17  40 Winks with the Sphinx; ages 6-12; 5:30 p.m.; $50, $40/members; register: www.penn.museum/40winks Through January 18, 9 a.m.
Also January 24-25.

18  Gallery Romp: China; ages 3-6; stories, crafts; 10:30 a.m.; free w/ admission; register: www.penn.museum/kids-and-family/romps


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, Claire 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.: http://ihousephilly.org/

         Morris Arboretum: daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; for prices, see www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

         Penn Museum: $12/adults; $10/seniors (65+); $8/children (6-17); free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues., Thurs.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 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

         Wistar Institute; free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


6    Shelby Donnelly: Fabric Impressions; seeking out the current state of leisure, referencing film, night dreams and art history via the French Impressionists and the Symoblist painters; reception: January 29, 5:30 p.m.; International House. Through March 28.

12  Maritime Memories; photography by Andreea Dimofte reflecting her search for the less common perspective on otherwise classic themes and locations; Burrison Gallery; reception: January 17, 5 p.m. Through February 21.

17  William H. Johnson; 20 expressionist and vernacular landscapes, still lifes and portraits; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 23.

29   Works by Ryan Collerd; Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House; opening: 6 p.m. Through March.


         Holiday Garden Railway; the Arboretum’s winter garden railway decorated for the holidays; extra Friday hours 4-7:30 p.m. Through December 27; Morris Arboretum. Through January 5.

Beating the Market; Soun-Gui Kim in dialogue with John Cage, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy; Slought Foundation. Through January 18.

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

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

         Black Bodies in Propaganda; 33 posters targeting Africans and African American civilians in times of war; Penn Museum. Through March 2.

         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 fl., 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, Claire Fagin Hall.  

P.M. @ Penn Museum
Galleries stay open until 8 p.m., with a half-hour gallery tour at 5 p.m. Free w/admission. Info: www.penn.museum

8      January Quizzo; 6 p.m.

FILMS Index 

12  Ghosts and Numbers; Second Sunday Culture Film; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; free with Museum admission (Penn Humanities Forum).

International House
Tickets $9, $7/students, seniors unless otherwise noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Showings w/ English subtitles

7    Community Visions 2013: New Films by Philadelphia Organizations; 7 p.m.; free.

8    Archive Fever! 5.0 Presents Three Temple University Student Academy-Award Winners for Documentary Film; 7 p.m.

9    L’enfer d’Henri Georges Clouzot; 7 p.m.; French.

15  I Used To Be Darker; 7 p.m.

22  Either Way; 7 p.m.

28  Reelblack presents Newlyweeds; 7 p.m.; $10, $8/students, seniors, $5/members of IHP or Reelblack.

29  Claes Oldenburg at 85: The Great Ice Cream Robbery & Pat’s Birthday; double feature; 7 p.m.

Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution
Screenings at International House
Tickets $9, $7/students, seniors unless otherwise noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Showings w/English subtitles

10  I am Curious (Yellow); 7 p.m.

11  Pink Narcissus; 5 p.m.

      In the Realm of the Senses; 7 p.m.

      Deep Throat; 10 p.m.

16  Short Films Program; five short films; 7 p.m.

17  Freedom to Love; 7 p.m.

18  Gift (Venom); 5 p.m.

      The Telephone Book; 8 p.m.

      Fritz the Cat; 10 p.m.

23  The Set; 7 p.m.

24  Score; 7 p.m.

25  Hot Times (aka My Erotic Fantasies); 5 p.m.

        I, a Man/Mario Banana no. 2; 7 p.m.

        Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice; 9 p.m.

30 Radical Sex Education Films from San Francisco’s Multi-Media Resource Center; 7 p.m.

31  Pat Rocco Shorts Program; several short films; 7 p.m.


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

        New Parents’ Discussion Group; noon; Penn Women’s Center. First Tuesdays of every month.

        Penn Knitters; noon; Living Room, Penn Women’s Center. Every Thursday.

29 Interview Do’s and Don’ts for Female Penn Students; panel of alumni who regularly recruit, interview and hire Penn undergraduates, audience is female Penn students; 6 p.m.; F55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Penn Career Services; Trustees’ Council of Penn Women).

Christian Association

        SLANGuage; 2:30–5 p.m.; Tuesdays.

Liberal & Professional Studies

        Walk-In Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St (LPS). Every Wednesday.

Class of 1923 Arena
Info.: www.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.

18  Winter Fest Skate; 5:30-7 p.m.; $3/admission includes skate rental.

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

8    Brown Bag Matinee: Conflict Resolution; 11 a.m.; free.

15 Achieving Exemplary Staff Recognition; noon; free.

22  Expanding Your Assertiveness in Communications; 9 a.m.; $75.

23  Brown Bag Matinee: Discovering the Benefits at Penn; 1 p.m.; free.

30  Career Focus Brown Bag: Building a Great Resume; 11 a.m.; free.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, WIC seminar room unless otherwise specified.
Open to faculty, staff and students.
RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

2    Canvas Office Hours; 11 a.m. Also January 3, 8, 11 a.m., January 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 22, 10 a.m., January 6, 2:30 p.m., January 7, 8, 9, 3:30 p.m., January 9, noon, January 9, 13, 12:30 p.m., January 13, 3 p.m.

6    Canvas Office Hours; 11 a.m.; rm. G21, Biomedical Library. Also January 10, 13, 15, 22, 24, 29, 11 a.m., January 6, 8, 15, 22, 24, 29, 4 p.m., January 9, 12:30 p.m., January 13, 3 p.m., January 14, noon, January 27, 2 p.m.

       Canvas Basics; 1 p.m. Also January 8, 9, 2 p.m., January 13, 11 a.m.

7    What’s the Big Deal About Canvas?; 1 p.m.

       Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 2 p.m.

8    Quizzes in Canvas; 10 a.m.; online.

9    Blackboard to Canvas; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

11  Prezi; 2 p.m. Also January 25.

21  Photoshop Basics; 2 p.m.

22  Illustrator Basics; 1:30 p.m.

28 Photoshop Layers; 2 p.m.

       Voice-Over PowerPoint; 3 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

29  Self-Publishing with InDesign; 1:30 p.m.


13 PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; rm. 337A, ISC N&T Conference Room, 3401 Walnut St.

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

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

30  WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; 3025 Walnut St.; info.: (215) 898-0628.

MUSIC Index 

Music Department
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music/
Tickets: Free w/ PennCard.

20  Ensemble Epomeo; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

24  Wail of the Voice!; past and present Penn composers performed by instructors in the College House Music Program; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

31  Ladysmith Black Mambazo; South African a capella music; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; tickets: $20-70.

World Cafe Live
         Performances daily. For a complete listing, see: http://philly.worldcafelive.com/

On Stage Index 

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

16  Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; tickets: $20-55. Also January 17, 8 p.m. & January 18, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.

24  Confetti; dancer/choreographer Gabrielle Revlock in a series of duets; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; tickets: $20-30. Also January 25.


23  A Visit from the Goon Squad; Jennifer Egan; 5 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Harrison College House (English Undergraduate Advisory Board; Office of the Provost).

29  Urban Book Talk: Revitalizing American Cities; Eugenie Birch, editor; Susan Wachter, editor; 5:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/events/Urban+Book+Talk (Penn IUR).

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

21  Poets & Composers; 8 p.m. (Curtis Institute of Music).

22  Speakeasy Open Mic; 7:30 p.m.

23  Mind of Winter; 5:30 p.m.

27  LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

28  A Reading by Suppose An Eyes; 6 p.m.

30  Imagining the Future: Artists and Writers on the World to Come; 5 p.m.

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

23  Pandemic: A Novel; Scott Sigler; 6 p.m.

30  Financially Fearless: The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money; Alexa Van Tobel; 6 p.m.


4      Christmas Tree and Electronics Recycling Day; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Clark Park; $10/tree suggested donation; info. on trees: (215) 573-4684 or suemacqueen@ucgreen.org; info. on electronics: (215) 243-0555 or seth@universitycity.org(UC Green; UCD; eForce Compliance).

25  World Culture Afternoon: Chinese New Year; music and dance performances, martial and healing arts demonstrations, Feng Shui and folktales, storytelling, arts and crafts, Grand Finale Lion Parade; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free w/ admission; Penn Museum (Museum).

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

4    (M) Basketball vs. La Salle; 7 p.m.

5    (W) Basketball vs. Norfolk State; 2 p.m.

11  (W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 3 p.m.

      (M) Basketball vs. Princeton; 6 p.m.

15  (W) Squash vs. Franklin & Marshall; 6 p.m.

       (M) Squash vs. Franklin & Marshall; 6 p.m.

17  Wrestling vs. Binghamton; 7 p.m.

18  Gymnastics vs. Illinois State; noon.

        (W) Swimming vs. Brown; noon.

        (M) Swimming vs. Brown; noon.

       (M) Basketball vs. Saint Joseph’s; 7 p.m.

19  (W) Swimming vs. Harvard; 11 a.m.

22  (W) Squash vs. Drexel; 5 p.m.

       (M) Squash vs. Drexel; 7 p.m.

25  (M) Fencing; Philadelphia Invitational; all day.

       (W) Basketball vs. NJIT; 5 p.m.

       (M) Basketball vs. NJIT; 7:30 p.m.

26  (W) Fencing; Philadelphia Invitational; all day.

       Wrestling vs. Army; 1 p.m.

27  (M) Squash vs. Princeton; 7:15 p.m.

29(W) Squash vs. Princeton; 6 p.m.

31 (W) Swimming vs. West Chester; 5 p.m.

      (M) Swimming vs. West Chester; 5 p.m.

         (W) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

TALKS Index 

4   Advances in Treatments for Cats and Dogs with Kidney Disease; Lillian Aronson, Renal Transplant Program; 10 a.m.; Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion; register: (215) 746-7460 (Penn Vet).

7   Ultrasound Examination of Fetal Well-Being in Late Pregnancy: Is My Foal at Risk?; Virginia Reef, Penn Medicine & Sports Medicine and Imaging; 6:30 p.m.; New Bolton Center; register: (610) 925-6500 (Penn Vet).

8   Gilgamesh: Journey to the End of the World; Steve Tinney, Near Eastern languages & civilizations; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10/door, $5/advanced registration, $2/advanced registration for members, free/students with college ID; tickets: www.penn.museum/college-and-adults/great-voyages.html (Museum).

16 Exploring the Relationship between Health Literacy and Media Use Among Youth; Jennifer Manganello, University of Albany-SUNY; 12:30 p.m., buffet at noon; 2nd fl. Atrium, Annenberg Public Policy Center; RSVP: www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/events/speaker-series-2013-14/ (APPC).

17 The American Dream, Young Adults and the Great Recession; Patricia Tevington, sociology; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

21Bayesian Data Augmentation Dose Finding with Continual Reassessment Method and Delayed Toxicities; Suyu Liu, University of Texas; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 701, Blockley Hall (Penn Med). 

       The Rise and Fall of Khoqand (1790-1876): Central Asia at the Crossroads of World History; Annenberg Seminar in History; Scott Levi, Ohio State; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       The Coachman and the Town Square: On the Space of Imperial Communication in Enlightenment Russia; Russian History & Culture Workshop; John Randolph, University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       The Martin Luther King, Jr. We Have Forgotten; Tom Sugrue, history and sociology; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live Upstairs (Penn Lightbulb Café).

22   Oncology Drug Development; J. Carl Barrett, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar Institute).

     Playing with Structures at the Nanoscale: Rational Manipulation of Nanocrystals as Building Blocks in Catalysis and Energy; Matteo Cargnello, chemistry; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

       The Monumental Force of Law; Zainab Bahrani, Columbia; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

23 Promoting and Transforming Palliative Care; Diane Meier, Mount Sinai Medical Center; 2:30 p.m.; Smilow Center; register: (215) 898-3163 (Institute on Aging).

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

24 What Became of Borders?; Penn Economic History Forum; Daniel Raff, management; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

26 Informing Land Preservation Through Science: Lukens Endowed Lecture; Tim Block, Morris Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; register: (215) 247-5777, ext. 125 (Morris Arboretum).

27 Is it Possible to Create an ‘Inland Lapse Rate’ for the Dry Valleys, Antarctica?; Rachel Valletta, earth and environmental science; noon; rm. 358, Hayden Hall (Earth and Environmental Science). 

28 The Ying and Yang of HIV-specific CD4 T Cell Responses; Hendrick Streeck, US Military HIV Research Program; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Center for AIDS Research).

29 Archiving State Violence; Deborah Thomas, anthropology and Africana studies; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

30  Preserving Heritage is Good Local Business: Saving Sites with Economic Development; Lawrence Coben, Sustainable Preservation Initiative; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

Dr. Martin luther king, jr. commemorative symposium on social change: penn's commitment to the legacy Index 

For more information, visit: http://www.upenn.edu/aarc/mlk/


15  King’s Birthday Celebration; this program held on Martin Luther King’s birthday is a celebration of his life and legacy; noon-2 p.m.; location TBA; (VPUL; Women of Color at Penn; African-American Resource Center).

16 Wired for War; Men of Color at Penn examine the new ways the military recruits people of color for service as their way of honoring Dr. King’s work around militarism; noon-2 p.m.; Caster Bldg., rm. D-26 (Men of Color at Penn; African-American Resource Center).

          The School of Nursing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Lecture; Eve J. Higginbotham, Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Penn Medicine; 3-5 p.m.; Claire Fagin Hall (Nursing Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs).

20    Day of Service Breakfast; breakfast with performers and guest speaker Gregory Corbin, Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement founder and director; 8:30 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (BGAPSA; MLK Symposium Committee).

          Children’s Banner Painting; paint commemorative posters and banners while listening to stories and songs about Dr. King’s life; adult supervision required; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Houston Hall (MLK Symposium Committee). 

          Helping Hands at Houston Hall; create personal gifts that will be donated to West Philadelphia area shelters, homes, hospitals and charities; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Reading Room, Houston Hall (MLK Symposium Committee).

          Philadelphia Reads: Literacy Project; create books on tape to promote literacy for Philadelphia youth. Participants are asked to donate a children’s book(s) that discusses multi-cultural issues relating to children; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall (MLK Symposium Committee). 

          Community Beautification Projects; volunteers clean, paint and organize at Comegy’s Elementary School and the Community Education Center in West Philadelphia. Refreshments will be served. Come dressed for painting; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Meet at Houston Hall for transportation at 9:45 a.m. (MLK Symposium Committee).

          Financial Literacy Community Workshop; participants will learn about money and credit management; 10-11:30 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (MLK Symposium Committee).

          College Application and Preparation Community Workshop; participants learn the college application process and review how to write a personal statement for applications. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare a personal statement; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (MLK Symposium Committee).

          Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Candlelight Vigil; Join the Distinguished Gentlemen of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mighty Psi Chapter for a candlelight vigil to celebrate the life and legacy of our brother, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; 7 p.m.; vigil will start in front of W.E.B. Du Bois College House and end at the College Green (MLK Symposium Committee).

22    The 13th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice; inaugurated in 2002, this annual event honors individuals and scholars of African descent who have committed themselves to social justice; This year’s lecture features a conversation with mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Julian Castro; and president and director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sherrilyn Ifill; 5:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Africana Studies, Annenberg School of Communications, Office of the President).

Rev. Caldwell  
On January 23, Rev. Kirbyjon H. Caldwell (above) will be the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith guest speaker. Rev. Caldwell was included in Newsweek's "Century Club," and serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards. A native Houstonian, Rev. Caldwell received his MBA from Penn's Wharton School in 1977.  

23    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program and Awards Commemoration; annual event commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including remarks from guest speaker Rev. Kirbyjon H. Caldwell (senior pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas and Penn alumnus W’ 77) as well as poetry and musical performances from the Penn community and the MLK community awards. Reception to follow; 6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (MLK Symposium Committee; Office of the Chaplain; Office of the President).

24    Performance Art for Social Change featuring PLP TheUnity; PLP TheUnity (Peace, Love, Power. The Unity) invites all to share in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for an evening of musical entertainment and insightful engagement; 7-9 p.m.; The Rotunda (African-American Resource Center).

27    Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen; film and discussion with LGBT director and center Kortney Ryan Ziegler: The multiple award winning film is brought to life by the stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse transmen. In depth discussion of the film, its imagery, subject matter and place in history; 6-8 p.m.; Penn LGBT Center (Penn LGBT Center; Queer People of Color; Penn Non-Cis).

28    “March: Book One” by John Lewis; a discussion of the graphic novel. One of the key figures of the American civil rights movement, Lewis shares his remarkable story with new generations through March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell. The book discussion is free; purchase discounted copies at the Graduate Student Center for $5; 5 p.m.; Graduate Student Center Room 305 (Graduate Student Center; BGAPSA).

29    Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize; panel discussion on the approach of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the recent challenges that have been raised against this landmark national legislation. A focus on the challenges that exist for keeping minorities engaged in the voting process today. Panelists will discuss strategies that agents of social change and justice can utilize to continue to advocate for the voting rights of minorities so that they may feel empowered by and through the political process; 4 p.m.; Amado Room, Irvine Auditorium (Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs; Penn School of Social Policy and Practice; Association of Black Social Work Students; MLK Symposium Committee).

30    Imaging the African-American Nurse; this informative and interactive program will highlight the roles, trials and triumphs of African-American registered nurses and their contribution to the nursing profession past and present; 3:30-5 p.m.; 2U, Claire Fagin Hall (School of Nursing; Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs; The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of Nursing History).

          Career Pathways in Science and Nursing for Diverse Students; a panel  by the graduate students, biomedical and nursing postdocs to discuss their career pathways to science and nursing careers for diverse students; 6:30-8 p.m.; ARCH (Nursing Office of Diversity and Cultural Affairs; PENN-PORT; Perelman School of Medicine Postdoctoral Program; Minorities in Nursing Organization; Makuu; La Casa Latina; PAACH).

Glenn Bryan
  On January 31, spend an evening with Glenn Bryan and Reference Point (above). Glenn Bryan's music features a blend of rich textures and influences from various genres and experiences, aiming to reach the hearts and souls of their growing base of enthusiastic listeners. Glenn Bryan is classically trained in piano, organ and keyboards and has performed for over 30 years in jazz, classical, R&B and Latin venues.

31 Jazz for King; listen to the sweet sultry music of Reference Point and poetry reading. Tasty treats will be served; 5-8:30 p.m.; The Newman Center (African-American Resource Center; MLK Symposium Committee).