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February 25, 2014 Volume 60, No. 24
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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Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now Exhibit Opening: March 1
Native Nations Dance
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nav (top left) Performers from Native Nations Dance Theater, including Assistant Director Andrew Lyn, present energetic dance demonstrations and workshops during the opening celebration of Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now on Saturday, March 1. See Special Events.

11 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
11:30 a.m. - Native Nations Dance Theater: Dance Demonstration and Workshop.
noon - Suzan Harjo: Poetry Reading on Sacred Places.
12:30 p.m. - Namorah Gayle Byrd: Storytelling.
1 p.m. - Native Nations Dance Theater: Music Demonstrations and Workshop.
1 p.m. - Gewas Schindler: Demonstration and Talk on Lacrosse
1:30 p.m. - Joe Watkins and Joseph Aguilar share insights into indigenous archaeology.
2 p.m. - Shelley DePaul: Workshop on the Local Lenape Indian language.
2 p.m. - Stephanie Mach Up: Close Look at Diverse Native American materials.
2:30 p.m. - Margaret Bruchac Talk about the role of wampum.
2:30 p.m. - Namorah Byrd: Native American Trickster Tales (Storytelling).
2:45 p.m. - Gewas Schindler: Demonstration and Talk on Lacrosse.
3 p.m. - Patty Talahongva Talk on work as journalist and Hopi culture.
3:30 p.m. - Native Nations Dance Theater: Finale Music and Dance Performance.



8    Spring Term Break. Through March 16.

17 Classes Resume.

24  Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions. Through April 6.


7    Laputa: Castle in the Sky; Giant Robots! Film Series; 7 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (Cinema Studies).

15 Family Matinee: National Film Board of Canada Shorts Program; 2 p.m.; International House; $5 (ages 2+), free/members (International House).

23 How Does Nature Inspire Your Creativity? Kids’ Art;  (Ages 6-9); 1-2:45 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; price and registration: www.morrisarboretum.org (Morris Arboretum). Also March 30.

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

1    Laura Doherty; pop-sweetheart; $10.

8    The Verve Pipe; fun, inventive music for all ages; $12.

22 ¡Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andrés!; rhythms of Latin dances & Spanish words; $10.

29 Ratboy Jr. and Sugar Free Allstars; energetic, catchy, improvised tunes with stories, funky organ/drum duo; $12.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum
Free with admission.

9    Family Second Sunday Workshop: Southwest Ceramics; illustrate 2D pottery shapes inspired by the designs of the Southwest: the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache tribes; 1-4 p.m.

22 Gallery Romp: Native America; children ages 3-6 and chaperones explore Penn Museum’s galleries through stories, crafts and play; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; RSVP on website.

conferences Index 

1    Penn Symposium on Contemporary China; 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register: www.pennscc.org/register/ (Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

5    Breeding Management of the Mare; Patricia Sertich, large animal reproduction; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; New Bolton Center; $500; register: (610) 925-6203 (Penn Vet).

8    Dogs and What They Can Do; Daniel Mills, University of Lincoln; 1-6 p.m.; Penn Vet Hill Pavilion; $50, $25/PennVet students, register: https://capable-canine.com/classes/professor-daniel-mills/ (Penn Vet).

11 Mare and Foal Behavior and Management; Sue McDonnell, Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab; Patricia Sertich, large animal reproduction; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; New Bolton Center; $500/one day, $900/both days; register: (610) 925-6203 (Penn Vet). Through March 12.

12 Single Cell Analysis Symposium; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: www.surveymonkey.com/s/PGFIsinglecell (Smilow Center for Translational Research). 

13 Just Stallion Handing (Basic); Sue McDonnell, Havemeyer Equine Behavior Lab; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; New Bolton Center; $500/one day, $900/both days; register: (610) 925-6203 (Penn Vet). Through March 14.

15 Voices of the Past: Maya Research Today; Richard Leventhal, Penn Museum; Simon Martin, Penn Museum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum; $40, $30/members (Museum).

19 Dangerousness and Involuntary Treatment: An Applied Ethics Workshop; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; $60; register: www.scattergoodethics.org/dangerousness-involuntary-treatment-applied-ethics-workshop (Medical Ethics and Health Policy).

20 Intersections: Cross-Cultural Theater in Germany and the US; 5 p.m.; Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center; register: https://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/german/intersections/registration (Germanic Languages & Literatures; SAS; Penn Theatre Arts Program). Through March 22, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

       Scale/Scope: Social Impact Design Symposium and Workshop; John Peterson, Public Architecture; 6 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).  Through March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

23 The Visual Image and Modern Jewish Culture: A Colloquium in Honor of Professor Richard Cohen on His Retirement from the Hebrew University; Time TBD; Kislak Center, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies Program).

25 QPenn 2014: Qtopia Featuring Laverne Cox; 7-9 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall; $10; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/gsws/content/qpenn-2014-qtopia-featuring-laverne-cox (QPenn).

29 Women in Archaeology; firsthand accounts by women archaeologists; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum; $20, $15/members, free/college student w/ ID (Museum).


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, Claire Fagin Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

       Esther Klein Gallery; 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/

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

       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.


1    Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now;  new ongoing interactive exhibit exploring contemporary issues in Native America; Penn Museum. See Special Events.


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

       Penn Med Art Show; work by faculty, staff and students from the Perelman School of Medicine, UPHS, Vet School and CHOP; Fox Art Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall. Through March 5.

       Nikon Small World: Photography through the Microscope; images from the photomicrography competition; Wistar Institute. Through March 7.

       Be Alarmed: The Black American Epic, Movement 1-The Visions; Tiona McClodden, filmmaker and visual artist; smoke, fireworks and a series of light patterns exploring race, gender and sexuality; Esther Klein Gallery. Through March 15.

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

       Shelby Donnelly: Fabric Impressions; seeking out the current state of leisure; International House. Through March 28.

       Works by Ryan Collerd; Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House. Through March.

       Delicate Illusion: Summertime; Laura Henderson; abstract paintings, a fondness of summer and a bold use of color; Burrison Gallery. Through April 4.

     Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn; over 60 objects, including sketches, models, historic photographs and archival material from Penn’s Louis I. Kahn Collection; Kroiz Gallery. Through May 23.

       Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History; The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, sixth floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 9.

       Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image; Kamin Gallery, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Libraries). Through August 11.

       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.  

Institute of Contemporary Art
Info.: www.icaphila.org/

       Open Video Call; an opportunity to see new works on video by Philadelphia-area artists and filmmakers. Through April 20.

       ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963; micro-exhibitions opening every two weeks, a multi-faceted experience of the many forms of contemporary art. Through August 17.

       Ruffneck Constructivists; 11 international artists, a contemporary manifesto of urban architecture and change. Through August 17.

Penn Museum Guided Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m., Warden Garden Entrance. Tour availability and topics subject to change.

1    Egypt of the Pharaohs. Also March 8.

2    The Majestic Chinese Rotunda.

22    Mexico and Central America.

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

5    First Wednesday Quizzo; 6 p.m.

FILMS Index 

27 Video in the Villages; an interior view of cultural life of tribes in the Amazonian region of Brazil; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; free (Museum).

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

1    Selections from the HRWIFF: In the Shadow of the Sun; 5 p.m.

       Selections from the HRWIFF: Born This Way; 8 p.m.

6   The Bicycle Thief; 7 p.m.

7   Almayer’s Folly; 7p.m.

12 The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni; Archive Fever! 5.0; 7 p.m.

13 Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy; 7 p.m.

15 The Janus Collection: The Marriage of Maria Braun; 7 p.m.

18 Philadelphia à la Pataphysique’s Cinema Pataphysique: Zazie dans le metro; 7 p.m. 

21 A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness; 7 p.m.

28 Flaherty on the Road Program 1, Political Memory: Farther than the Eye Can See/Printed Matter/Bete & Deise; 7 p.m.

29 Flaherty on the Road Program 2, Figure-Ground: ÇA VA, ÇA VA (It’s OK, It’s OK)/Movement in Squares/Figure-ground/Village, Silenced; 5 p.m.

       Flaherty on the Road Program 3, Perpetrators: The Specialist; 8 p.m.

Women Film the War on Terror
Women filmmakers explore the consequences of todays’ wars at home and abroad. Penn Humanities Forum.
International House at 7 p.m.; free.

5   The Oath; two brothers-in-law once close to Osama bin Laden are tracked.

26 Return; Ohio National Guard reservist, wife and mother struggles to readjust to civilian life.


       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.

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

5    Dual Career Couples and the Job Search; 4:30-6 p.m.; rm. 223, Houston Hall (Career Services; Vice Provost for Education).

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

     Penn Benefits Information Session; noon-2 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; RSVP by February 27 to Marcia Dotson, mdotson@sas.upenn.edu (WPPSA).

12 Postponed  AARC & Staff and Labor Relations: Preparing for Your Evaluation; noon; rm. D27, Castor Bldg. (AARC). Postponed

18  Time Management for New Faculty: Balancing Professional Responsibilities Early in Your Career; 4:30-6 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Career Services; Vice Provost for Education).

Christian Association
       SLANGuage; 2:30-5 p.m.; Tuesdays.

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.

15  Philly Roller Girls Skate; 5:30-7 p.m.; free admission w/purchase of Roller Derby ticket. Also March 16, 1:30-3 p.m.

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

5    Conducting Performance Appraisals for Supervisors; 11 a.m.-noon.

6    AMA’s The Voice of Leadership: How Leaders Inspire, Influence and Achieve Results; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Through March 7.

11    Participating in Performance Appraisals for Staff; 1-2 p.m.

12    Professional and Respectful Workplaces; noon-1 p.m.

14    Identity Theft; noon-1 p.m.

17    Writing Efficient Email; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; $75.

19    Brown Bag Matinee: Project Management; 9-10 a.m.

27    Brown Bag Matinee: Mastering the Art of Cover Letters; 11 a.m.-noon.

HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register: http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu

5    Chair Yoga; noon-1 p.m.

13   Optimizing Personal and Professional Relationships; noon-1 p.m.

26   There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Parent and That’s Just Fine; noon-1 p.m.

Liberal & Professional Studies
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/

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

4    LPS Post-Baccalaureate Studies Program Info Session; 5:30-7 p.m.; Houston Hall.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & Registration: www.morrisarboretum.org

Needle Felting: From Fleece to Fantastic; 1 p.m.

Downsizing Strategies & Shortcuts for Time-Pressed Gardeners; 1 p.m.

8  Rose Pruning 101; 9:30 a.m.

Basic Botanical Illustration; 1 p.m. Also March 16.

11    Successful Strategies for Preserving Tree Canopy in Our Communities; 8:30 a.m.

12    Introductory Tree Climbing; 9 a.m. Also March 13 & 14.

15    An Introduction to Beer Making; 1 p.m.

17    Mobile Crane Operator Training and Certification; 9 a.m. Also March 18 & 19.

20    The Well-Mannered Perennial Garden; 7 p.m.

21    Pruning Shrubs for Maximum Health and Beauty; 9 a.m.

22   Wedding Flower Design Workshop; 10 a.m.

       Introduction to Canning; 10 a.m.

        Greenhouse and Propagation Tour; 1 p.m.

28    Dried Flowers: Preserving and Arranging Floral Beauty; 10:30 a.m.

29    Well-Full Gardening; 10 a.m.

       Hand-made Paper Bowls; 12:30 p.m.

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

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

19    Peak Power Pilates; 5:15-6 p.m.

21    Tee It Up Golf; 12:15-1 p.m.

26    Stress Free; noon-1 p.m.

PennFit: Incentive Program
Register: www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html

17    Healthy Eating; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays through April 21.

18    Fitness (Level 1); 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 29.

         Fitness (Level 2); 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 22.

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD)
Register: (215) 898-4481.

19    Session IV; 5:30-8:30 p.m.Continues March 26, April 2 & April 9.

29      Session V; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues April 5.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Open to faculty, staff and students. All events in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

3       Canvas Office Hours; 1 p.m.; WIC rm. 128. Also March 12; March 20, 2 p.m.; March 25, 3 p.m.

         Intro to ArcGIS I: Making a Map; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

      Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

         Copyright Clinic-Office Hours; 3 p.m.; WIC rm. 125. Also March 11, 18, 25.

         Focused Lab: Codecademy Web Fundamentals; 4 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II. Also March 11, 18, 25.

    Topics in Canvas: Collaboration Tools; noon; WIC Seminar Room.

         Prezi; 1:30 p.m.; Education Commons Seminar Room.

         Focused Lab: Text Encoding (TEI); 3 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II. Also March 12, 19, 26.

         Make a Music Video with Final Cut Pro X Part 3; 3 p.m.; WIC Seminar Room.

         Focused Lab: Omeka; 4 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II. Also March 12, 19, 26.

     Zotero; 2 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also March 28, 1 p.m., Education Commons Seminar Room.

       Focused Lab: Codecademy Python; 4 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II. Also March 13, 20, 27.

7     Programming for Humanists: Media and Culture at Texas A&M University; 10 a.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II.

11     Photoshop Basics; 2 p.m.; WIC Seminar Room.

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

19    Keeping Track of Research Notes; noon; WIC.

         Managing Data in ArcGIS; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

20    Working with Historic Maps; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

         Mapping the Census; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

25    Blackboard to Canvas; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

         Photoshop: Layers; 2 p.m.; WIC Seminar Room.

26    Managing Citations; noon; WIC.

         Self-Publishing with InDesign; 2 p.m.; WIC Seminar Room.

         NVivo; 2:30 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


10 PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; Student Financial Services Conference Room, 2nd fl., Franklin Bldg.; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

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

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

26 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-7005.

MUSIC Index 

1    The 14th Annual Womynsfest; festival showcasing female talent; 7:30-11 p.m.; The Rotunda; free (The Rotunda).

25 Susanna; interpretations of iconic songs; Susanna, vocals, piano; Helge Stan, guitar; Fredrik Wallumroed, drums; 8 p.m.; International House; $15 (ARS Nova Workshop).

26 Gregory Fulkerson, Violin; Public Voices of Music; 8 p.m.; Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum; free (Penn Music).

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

On Stage Index 

1    Wishful Sinking: Just for Ships and Giggles; 8 p.m.; 310 S. Quince St.; $30/adult, $15/students; info. & tickets: www.maskandwig.com (Mask and Wig Club). Also March 21, 22, 28, 29. 

19 ICA Presents Arthur Jafa; live presentation/performance; 7 p.m.; International House; free (ICA).

20 Snowpocalypse Now: Baby, It’s a Cult Inside; Bloomers; 8 p.m.; Class of ’49, Houston Hall. Also March 21, 8 p.m. &  March 22, 10 p.m. (Bloomers).

24 Auricula Meretricula; play in Latin; 5 p.m.; Classical Studies Lounge, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

1    WELL; Penn Theatre Arts; 8 p.m.; Bruce Montgomery Theatre; tickets: $7. Also March 2, 2 p.m.

6    doug elkins choreography, etc.; blend of hip-hop and contemporary dance; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; tickets: $20-55. Also March 7, 8 p.m. & March 8, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

15 Celtic Nights; music, song and dance; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; tickets: $20-55.


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

3    A Poetry Reading by Bruce Andrews; 7 p.m.

4    Whenever We Feel Like It: Travis Macdonald and David Goldstein; 6 p.m.

5    7up on Pound; 6 p.m.

6    Contemporary Iranian-American Fiction: Five Women, Five Books; Anita Amirrezvani, Marjan Kamali, Persis Karim, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Porochista Khakpour; 6 p.m.

17 Lunch with Lisa DePaulo; noon; RSVP: (215) 746-POEM.

18 A Reading by Adam Wilson; noon.

      A Reading by Ben Lerner; 6 p.m. (Creative Writing Program).

19 A Conversation with Tom Junod; noon; RSVP: (215) 746-POEM.

       A Reading by Martha Silano; 6 p.m. (Creative Writing Program).

20 Pataphysical Arts Night; Craig Dworkin, Judith Goldman, Andrew Hugill, Michelle Taransky; 6 p.m.

24 Lunch with Anthony Wallace; noon; RSVP: (215) 746-POEM.

      LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

25 A Reading by Novelist Tova Reich; 6 p.m. (Jewish Studies Program; Germanic Languages and Literatures; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies).

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

27 Alan Light on Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”; 5 p.m.

31 T.C. Boyle; 6:30 p.m.

Penn Bookstore
All events at 6 p.m. unless specified. Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore

6    Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music and Pan-African Solidarity; Tsitsi Jaji, English; 5:30 p.m. (Center for Africana Studies).

18 Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low; C. Riley Snorton.

19 Sitcom: A History in 24 Episodes from I Love Lucy to Community; Saul Austerlitz.

25 Understanding Disability Discrimination Law Through Geography; Fayyaz Vellani.

26 Mother of Invention: How the Government Created ‘Free Market’ Healthcare; Robert Field.

27 Philadelphia Mural Arts at 30; Jane Golden, David Updike.


1    Native American Voices: The People Here and Now Exhibit Opening; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ Museum admission (Penn Museum).

8    Iraqi Cultural Day; music, literature and art in Iraq from ancient to modern times; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ Museum admission (Museum; Philadelphia Refugee Mental Health Collaboration; Intergeneration Center at Temple University).

28 Relay for Life of University of Pennsylvania; raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society; 6 p.m.; Franklin Field; info.: www.relayatpenn.org (American Cancer Society). Through March 29.

29 Natives at Penn: 5th Annual Penn Powwow; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Newman Center (Natives@Penn).

International House
Info.: http://ihousephilly.org/

3    Philadelphia Flamenco Festival: Flamenco Hoy; 7 p.m.

4    Gala Kick-Off Party: Brazilian Carnival featuring PhillyBloco; dinner, concert, dancing; 6 p.m.; $20/general public, $15/members.

5    International Women’s Day 2014: Women, War and Peace; panel discussion, musical performance and reception; 6-8 p.m.

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

1    (M) Lacrosse vs. Denver; 1 p.m.

       (M) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

4    Softball vs. St. Joe’s; 3 p.m.

       Softball vs. St. Joe’s; 6 p.m.

5    (W) Lacrosse vs. Rutgers; 6 p.m.

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

8    Wrestling;EIWA Championships; all day. Through March 9.

       (W) Lacrosse vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.

       (W) Basketball vs. Cornell; 8 p.m.

9    (M) Tennis vs. Temple; 9 a.m.

15 (M) Heavyweight Rowing; Class Day Races; Time TBA.

       Gymnastics vs. Southern Connecticut State; 1 p.m.

19 (W) Lacrosse vs. Maryland; 7 p.m.

22 (M+W) Track; Philadelphia College Classic; all day.

       (W) Tennis vs. Temple; noon.

       Baseball vs. Lafayette; DH; noon.

       (M) Lacrosse vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.

25 Baseball vs. Lafayette; Liberty Bell Classic; 3 p.m.

26 Softball vs. La Salle; 4 p.m.

       (M) Tennis vs. St John’s; 4 p.m.

       Softball vs. La Salle; 7 p.m.

28 Softball vs. Yale; 2 p.m.

       Softball vs. Yale; 5 p.m.

29 (M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Mercyhurst; Time TBA.

       Baseball vs. Yale; DH; noon.

       Softball vs. Brown; 12:30 p.m.

       (M) Tennis vs. Princeton; 2 p.m.

       Softball vs. Brown; 3:30 p.m.

30 Baseball vs. Brown; DH; noon.

TALKS Index 

1     Epilepsy-Collaborative Research at Penn Vet; Charles Vite, neurology & neurosurgery; 10 a.m.; Penn Vet Hill Pavilion; RSVP: (215) 746-7460 (Penn Vet).

3     Gayborhoods: Economic Development and the Concentration of Same-Sex Couples in Neighborhoods within Large American Cities; Janice F. Madden, sociology; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Population Studies Center).

        The Signing Brain: What Sign Languages Reveal About Human Language and the Brain; Karen Emmorey, San Diego State; 5 p.m.; rm. G-17, Claudia Cohen Hall (Linguistics).

        The Italian Political System; Antonio Merlo, economics; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Seminar Room, Williams Hall (Penn Center for Italian Studies).

4     The Prophet’s Other Messengers: Faith, Politics and Consumption at the Sayyeda Zainab and Bibi Pak Daman; Noor Zaidi, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Penn Music Colloquium Series; Annette Richards, Cornell; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Penn Music).

        Artist Talk; Abdi Farah, C’ 09, winner of the first season of Bravo Network’s “Work of Art: Next Great Artist” in conjunction with William H. Johnson Exhibit; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (Arthur Ross Gallery).

        Newborn Foals-What to Expect and When to Worry; Michelle Abraham, New Bolton Center; 6:30 p.m.; New Bolton Center; RSVP: (610) 925-6500 (Penn Vet).

5     What Merit Means: Admissions, Diversity and Inequality at Elite Universities in the United States and Britain; Natasha Warikoo, Harvard; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        Visual Programs After the Islamic Conquest: The Varakhsha Palace and the Fate of Its Owners, the Bukhar Khudas; Alexandr Naymark, Hofstra; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

        Rock Mechanics of Fracking; Tim Bechtel, LPS; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Science Café).

        Thor Heyerdahl and Kon Tiki: A Grand Experiment in Archaeology; Clark Erickson, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; register: (215) 898-2680; $5 w/ advanced registration, $10/door (Museum). 

        Rescheduled for April Technologies for Generative Justice; Ron Eglash, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 6 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall (South Asia Center). Rescheduled for April

6     Single-Particle Electron Cyro-Microscopy Reveals High-Resolution Structure and Activation Mechanisms of TRPV1 Ion Channel; Maofu Liao, UC San Francisco; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (Medicine).

        High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society; Carl Hart, author, in conversation with A. Thomas McLellan, psychiatry; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall; RSVP: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu (Neuroethics).

        Food as Medicine in Pompeii; Patricia Baker, University of Kent; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

7     Enlightened Leadership: In Life, Work & the Academy; Annie McKee, moderator; Lee Spellman Doty, JP Morgan; Suzy Ganz, Lion Brothers; Anita Allen, Vice Provost for Faculty; Marilyn Jordan Taylor, PennDesign; 3 p.m.; Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology; RSVP: forum@pobox.upenn.edu (Penn Forum for Women Faculty).

8     Not Only with the Dead: Banqueting in Ancient Egypt; John Baines, Oxford; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; info. & prices: www.arce-pa.org (American Research Center, Egypt–Pennsylvania Chapter).

11  Diagnosing Disease on a Microchip; David Issadore, bioengineering; noon; Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Medicine & Engineering).

12  Let ‘er Rip: Necroptosis and Its Regulation in Development; Douglas Green, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

16  Visiting with the Ancients: Herculaneum, Pompeii and the Grand Tour; Victoria Coates, art history; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/Penn Museum or Franklin Institute members (Penn Museum).

17  Beyond Age: How Phenotypic Variation Affects and Demography and Evolution; Shripad Tuljapurkar, Stanford; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Population Studies Center).

        Making the ACA Work: Q&A; rollout of the affordable care act; various panelists; noon; location given upon registration: http://ldi.upenn.edu (Penn LDI).

       The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and the Politics of Attention in Cold War America; Fred Turner, Stanford; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

        PennDesign Lecture; Geoff Manaugh, Gizmodo; 6 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

18  PIER Lecture; Debraj Ray, NYU; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 309, McNeil Bldg. (Penn Economics).

        Art Museums and Antiquities: Balancing Practical and Ethical Concerns; Maxwell Anderson, Dallas Museum of Art; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Cultural Heritage Center).

        Green Vaccines: Low Cost Treatment for Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Hypertension and Infectious Diseases; Henry Daniell, biochemistry & pathology; 6 p.m.; upstairs, World Cafe Live (Penn Science Café).

19  The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite; Mark Mizruchi, University of Michigan; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        On the Painting Programs in Sogdian Paintings Before and After the Islamic Conquest: Sources, Narratives, Styles; Matteo Compareti, NYU; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

       Effects of Substrate Geometry on Neuronal Growth; Cristian Staii, Tufts; 4 p.m.; rm. A8, David Rittenhouse Laboratory (Physics).

       Climate Wars: Global Warming and the Attack on Science; Michael Mann, Penn State; Ben Horton, Rutgers; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

       Achim Borchardt-Hume and Kaja Silverman in Conversation at Slought; Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate Modern; Kaja Silverman, history of art; 6 p.m.; Slought (History of Art).

       PennDesign Lecture; Thom Mayne, Morphosis; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

20  Order, Antiquity and Embellishment: Ritual Space and Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Banaras; Madhuri Desai, Penn State; noon; rm. 820, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).

        Classical Studies Senior Colloquium; seniors’ honors theses presentations; 4 p.m.; Classical Studies Lounge, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

       Penn Music Colloquium Series; Naomi Waltham-Smith, music; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Penn Music).

        Adapting to (and for) New Media: Luigi Pirandello’s Cinematic Writings; Michael Edwards, Italian studies; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Seminar Room, Williams Hall (Penn Center for Italian Studies).

21  Exposure of Phosphatidyleserine and Engulfment of Apoptotic Cells; Shigekazu Nagato, Kyoto University; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        Creating a Chinese Property Law; Shitong Qiao, Yale; noon; CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall (The Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

       How Ethnic Voting Works in India: New Evidence from a Vignette-Experiment; Simon Chauchard, Dartmouth; noon; CASI, ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI).

        Accounting for Survival: Organizational Technologies and Firm Performance, 1871-1881; Caitlin Rosenthal, UC Berkeley; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        William H. Johnson: Modernist Master of New World Realities; Leslie Hammond, Maryland Institute College of Art; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (Arthur Ross Gallery).

23  A Museum of Plants: Caring for a Living Collection; Anthony Aiello, Morris Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free w/admission; register: www.morrisarboretum.org (Morris Arboretum).        

24  Is Xi Jinping Changing China’s Course? Reforms Under the New Leadership in Beijing; various panelists; noon; Amando Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (Knowledge by the Slice).

       Intergenerational Religious Influences and the Timing of First Marriage; Sarah Brauner-Otto, McGill; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Population Studies Center).

       The Scientific Commitments of London’s Chief Rabbi at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century; Matt Goldish, Ohio State; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (Jewish Studies).

        Serving Mister Tvister: A Business History of Intourist, 1955-1985; Alex Hazanov, history; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer Integrated Product Design Lecture; Dror Benshetrit, Dror; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall; register: www.eventbrite.com/e/dror-at-penndesign-tickets-10433032481 (PennDesign).

25  Bioengineering Analysis of Mitochondrial Bioenergetics: Key to the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Common “Complex” Diseases; Douglas Wallace, pathology; noon; Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Medicine & Engineering).

        Health and the Household in Early Modern London; Vanessa Harding, University of London; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        America’s Asia: Racial Form and American Literature, 1893-1945; Colleen Lye, UC Berkley; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).

        Penn Music Colloquium Series; Josh Pilzer, University of Toronto; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Penn Music).

        PennDesign Lecture; Jenny Odell, artist; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson (PennDesign; MuraLAB).

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

26  The Unintended Consequences of Medical Measures: The Case of Patient Experience Surveys; Michael Sauder, University of Iowa; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       From Domestic to International: The Evolution of Chinese NGO; Jennifer Hsu, University of Alberta; 4:30 p.m.; CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall (The Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

        The Arab Conquest of the Near East Reconsidered: Implications for Early “Islamic” History; Parvaneh Pourshariati, Ohio State; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

       The Acropolis of Athens: Recent Analysis and Conservation; Demetrios Anglos, University of Crete; Vassiliki Eleftheriou, Acropolis Restoration Service; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

27  Putting the Past to Work: Archaeology, Community and Economic Development; Peter Gould, University College London; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

       Improving Physician Prescribing Practices and Medication Policy; Jerry Avorn, Harvard; 3 p.m.; Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: (215) 898-7801 (Institute on Aging).

        Johannes Th. Kakridis, Neoanalysis and the Literary Interpretation of Homeric Poetry; Seth Schein, UC Davis; 4:30 p.m.; Classical Studies Lounge, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

        Biodiversity: Use It or Lose It; Daniel Janzen, biology; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

        Giovanni Veneroni’s Dizionario Imperiale (1700): Four Languages for a Portrait of Europe; Pietro Montorfani, Università di Lugano; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Seminar Room, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).

28  From the Great Wall to Many City Walls: China Hukou System and its Reform; Fei-Ling Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology; noon; CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall (The Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

31  Personal Branding & Managing Your Image with Social Media; Winka Dubbeldam, architecture; noon; location TBD (Penn Forum for Women Faculty).

        Face Transplants and the Meaning of Identity; Sharrona Pearl, Annenberg School; 3:45 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

         The Kohn Pedersen Fox Lecture; Rafael Moneo, Harvard; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).