|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.
|Summer Garden Railway at the morris arboretum
|The Summer Garden Railway, landmarks created from natural materials will be on display at the Morris Arboretum from May 23 through September 7 & weekends through October 12. This year’s theme “Art & Architecture” will feature miniatures of iconic Philadelphia sculptures and famous lighthouses, buildings from the last World’s Fair in 1964 and more! The grand opening will be on May 23 from 1-3 p.m. and will include children’s activities and ice cream. See Exhibits & Special Events.
1 Reading Day.
4 Final Examinations. Through May 12.
12 Spring Term Ends.
16 Alumni Day.
25 Memorial Day Observed; no classes.
26 11-Week Session Classes Begin.
Session I Classes Begin.
8 Jubilee School Students Visit Do/Tell; Institute of Contemporary Art; for more information, call (215) 898-7108 (ICA). Also May 13, 14 & 15.
2015 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival
Events at Annenberg Center.
7 Pilobolus Dance Theater; contemporary dance, gymnastics, technology and playful props; (ages 5+); 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 8.
Catherine Wheels Theatre Company Presents: Lifeboat; tale of survival told with humor and adventure; (ages 8+); 10 a.m. & noon; Harold Prince Theatre. Also May 8, 10 a.m. & noon, May 9, noon & 2 p.m.
Playing By Air; fusion of music, juggling and circus; (all ages); 10 a.m. & noon; Bruce Montgomery Theatre. Also May 8 & 9.
Orchestra of Life; violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain pays tribute to Bob Marley; (ages 7+); noon; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 8 & 9.
9 Circo Comedia; Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté perform acrobatic tricks, daredevil stunts and magic; (all ages); 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.
Watermelon Magic; film of Sylvie and her garden as she watches a patch of watermelons grow from seed to fruit; (all ages); 2 p.m.; Bruce Montgomery Theatre.
2 p.m.; $5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members.
2 All Around This World: Bhangra Dancing!; interactive cultural workshop.
16 Never Cry Wolf; family matinee.
23 King Kong (1933); family matinee.
Registration & prices: www.morrisarboretum.org
2 Discovery Series; guess the correct age of a tree cookie by counting the rings and decorate a tree cookie of your own; 10 a.m.
4 Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures! Session II; guided exploration through the Arboretum and a craft to take home; (ages 2-4); 10:30 a.m. Continues May 11, 18, 25, June 1 & 8.
5 Storytime at Morris Arboretum; reading session among the trees; 10:30 a.m. Also May 26.
17 Nature Yoga for Families; explore yoga poses with a nature theme in the beautiful outdoors; (ages 5-10); 9 a.m. Continues June 28 & July 19.
10 Egyptian Sarcophagus; craft an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, complete with a mummy inside, and tour the Egyptian galleries; 1-4 p.m.; free w/admission.
16 Boy Scout Indian Lore Badge Day; construct, teach and play games of the Lenape to fulfill badge requirements; 10 a.m.; $20/scout, limit 30 scouts per program, one free chaperone/10 scouts, $15/additional adults.
23 Girl Scout Playing the Past Badge Day; tour the ancient Egyptian collections with a focus on women and women’s roles; 10 a.m.; $20/scout, limit 30 scouts per program, one free chaperone/10 scouts, $15/additional adults.
1 China in a Changing World; 9-11:45 a.m.; Levy Conference Room, Silverman Hall (Center for the Study of Contemporary China).
Closer to Freedom: Honoring the Work and Legacy of Stephanie M.H. Camp; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 329A & 330A, 3401 Walnut St. (History).
4 A Centennial of the First World War in the Middle East; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; rm. 108 & 109, The ARCH (Middle East Center).
8 Citizens, Constitutions and Democracy in Post-Neoliberal Latin America; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium (Democracy, Citizenship & Constitutionalism).
Genetics of Brain Disorders; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/neuroscience-center/education/pmnc_symposium.html (Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center).
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.
Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/
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.; https://www.design.upenn.edu/architectural-archives/about
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: 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 12@12; hot topics and insider information on shows with curators, artists and ARG staff in 12 minutes flat; noon; Arthur Ross Gallery.
14 Alumni Art Show; highlights the work of 29 Penn alumni, including paintings, photography, mixed media, quilts and etchings; Burrison Gallery; reception: May 15, 4-6 p.m. Through May 19.
19 The Redemption of the Schuylkill; investigates our changing relationships with the Schuylkill River; Slought. Through August.
20 See Beyond; photography by Barbra Shotel–captures images that are different from what might be called “the ordinary”; Burrison Gallery; reception: May 22, 4-6 p.m. Through June 18.
21 Berlin; a culmination of the photography projects created by 15 Penn students while in Berlin; 5 p.m.; Charles Addams Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall (PennDesign). Through June 25.
23 Garden Railway; landmarks created from natural materials; Morris Arboretum. Through September 7 & weekends through October 12. See Special Events.
Works on Paper; ink drawings by Nazanin Moghbeli; abstract ink drawings that reference Farsi (the Iranian language); Burrison Gallery. Through May 13.
Alternumerics; 20-part work that serves as a secret code to the languages and typographies of Paul Chan; Slought. Through May 14.
Browser Base; brings personal computing into the gallery with artists Rick Silva, A. Bill Miller, Claudia Mate and Daniel Temkin; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 22.
Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books; selection of over 1,000 volumes on Japanese art, art history and culture; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 12.
A Sense of Place–Modern Japanese Prints; landscape imagery in Japan; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 21.
Bridge to Korea–A Global Gala Event Art Exhibition; artists Namsook Kwon & Sueim Koo; exhibit in conjunction with IHP’s 54th Global Gala on May 9; International House. Through June 30.
Artists in the Garden: PAFA at Morris Arboretum; artwork by students, alumni and faculty; Widener Visitor Center Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through July 26.
The Image Affair: Dreyfus in the Media, 1894-1906; examines the wrongful convictions for treason and the eventual exoneration of Jewish officer Alfred Dreyfus; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 7.
Barbara Kasten: Stages; abstraction, light and architectonic form; ICA. Through August 16.
Consider the Belvedere; revolves around two 16mm films, Bottles Under the Influence and Consider the Belvedere; Julia Feyrer, Tamara Henderson, artists; ICA. Through August 16.
DO/TELL; home and family constructed through the act of story-telling; Erin Bernard, Heather Hart, Rachelle Mozman, Akosua Adoma Owusu, artists; ICA. Through August 16.
Historic Preservation–Feats of Clay: Philadelphia Brick and Terra Cotta; curated by Frank Matero, PennDesign–traces the rise of the brick and terra cotta industry in Philadelphia; Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, The Architectural Archives. Through August 29.
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama; spectacular finds at the Precolumbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama; Penn Museum. Through November 1.
Year of Health–Corn: From Ancient Crop to Soda Pop; corn as an important crop in the Americas to its current presence in food and drink around the world and how corn has impacted human health for better or worse; 2nd fl., Penn Museum. Through March 13, 2016.
Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy; history of the Savoy Theatre Company; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through late 2016.
A Waltz in the Woods; an original, site-specific, stick sculpture, constructed by Patrick Dougherty; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing until deterioration.
Audubon’s Birds of America; a new page 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 a rarely heard performance; Slought.
Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum.
Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now; Penn Museum.
Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug; Penn Museum.
The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire Fagin Hall.
Penn Museum Guided Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m., Warden Garden.
2 Egyptian Galleries Tour. Also May 9, 10, 23, 30 & 31.
3 Greece Gallery Tour.
16 China Gallery Tour.
17 Africa Gallery Tour.
24 Mexico and Central America Gallery Tour.
Kwaku Ananse; in conjunction with Do/Tell exhibit; Wednesdays: 5 p.m., Fridays: 2 p.m.; Saturday, May 16: 2 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).
14 Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler; Andrew’s Video Vault; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda; free (Rotunda; Cinema Studies).
International House (I-House)
Tickets: $9, $7/students, seniors unless noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Shows at 7 p.m. unless noted.
1 Bestiaire; French.
2 eX-Fest Part V!; 12 hour marathon; 11 a.m.; $30, $20/members.
12 Food Chains; $10, $5/members.
14 Sins of the Fleshapoids & Lupe.
15 Louvre City/La Maison de la Radio; French.
16 Children of Paradise; French.
20 Boxer/Underdog/The Birthday; three films by Eddie Moses.
21 Lo Sceicco Bianco; Italian.
22 Stations of the Elevated.
23 That Man from Rio; French.
27 Death by Hanging; Japanese.
28 Diary of a Shinjuku Thief; Japanese.
29 Boy; Japanese.
30 Welcome to Kanata; 2 p.m.
Tokyo Senso Sengo Hiwa; Japanese; 5 p.m.
The Ceremony; Japanese; 8 p.m.
Aerobic Cardio Fitness; 5:30 p.m.; Parrish Hall, St. Agatha and St. James Church (enter at back door); first class free, $8/class, $5/students; info.: (267) 251-3842. Every Tuesday and Thursday.
Penn Knitters; noon; Penn Women’s Center. Every Thursday.
14 Financing Your Home; noon; rm. 209, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (PHOS).
29 Penn Graduate School of Education Information Session; 10:30 a.m.; Graduate Education Bldg.; RSVP: www.gse.upenn.edu/admissions_financial/visiting#Information_Sessions (GSE).
Class of 1923 Arena
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.
Department of Making + Doing
Located at 3711 Market St.
Prices & registration: http://dmdphilly.org/
9 Intro to Wood Working; 1-5 p.m.
13 Cold Process Soap Making; 7-9:30 p.m.
16 Intro to Stencil Making; 1-4 p.m.
19 Intro to Adobe Illustrator; 7-9 p.m.
HR: Healthy Living Workshops
Open to faculty and staff; free.
1 Spring Wellness Walk; noon.
7 Gentle Yoga; noon. Also May 21.
13 Chair Yoga; noon.
HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs
Open to faculty and staff.
1 Effective Performance Management; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.
5 STEP UP Introduction: First Steps to Excellence; 9 a.m.-noon; $150.
The Magic of We: Teamwork; 1 p.m.
13 Career Focus Brown Bag: Cover Letters that Get Results; noon.
28 Understanding Your Strengths; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.
HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to faculty and staff.
5 How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace; noon.
14 Webinar: Internet Information for Parents; 1 p.m.
19 Webinar: Planning for and Protecting Your Digital Assets; noon.
Prices & registration: www.upenn.edu/arboretum/
2 Birding at the Arboretum: The Wetlands and Tree Canopy; 8 a.m.
4 Full Moon Garden Stroll; 7 p.m.
6 Gentle Yoga in Nature; 10 a.m. Continues May 13, 20 & 27.
16 Preserving Strawberries with Honey and Pomona’s Pectin; 10 a.m.
17 Garden Chair Building Workshop; 1 p.m.
20 Beer Tasting; 6:30 p.m.
28 Tai Chi in the Garden; 10 a.m. Continues June 4, 11 & 18.
Tai Chi 2: Beyond the Basics; 11:30 a.m. Continues June 4, 11 & 18.
Savory Summer Soups and Salads; noon.
30 Introductory Tree Climbing for Women; 9 a.m.
Hypertufa Trough Workshop; 10 a.m.
The Art of Japanese Ink Painting; 10:30 a.m.
31 Advancing Your Climbing Skills for Women; 9 a.m.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
1 Active Learning Showcase: Increasing Student Engagement Across the Disciplines; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Collaborative Classroom.
4 Ruby on Rails Tutorial Group; 3 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 11, 18 & 25.
5 Canvas Office Hours; 10 a.m.; rm. 128, Weigle Information Commons. Also May 7, 1 p.m., 11, 2 p.m., 13, 10 a.m., 21, 1 p.m., & 29, 10 a.m.
WORD LAB; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 12, 19 & 26.
Early Books Collective; 5 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 6, 3 p.m., & 12, 5 p.m.
6 Using Medieval Manuscript Data; 10 a.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab. Also May 20.
19 Canvas Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also May 27, 1 p.m.
29 Kislak Wikipedia Interest Group; 11:30 a.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II Digital Lab.
7 University Club Annual Meeting; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn.
8 PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; ste. 501, 3600 Market St.; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
12 WPPSA Annual Elections; noon; rm. 217, Stiteler Hall; RSVP: email@example.com
14 Trustees Meeting: Budget & Finance Committee; 9-10:35 a.m; Conference Center, Fourth Floor, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.
Trustees Meeting: Executive Committee; 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Conference Center, Fourth Floor, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.
3 Relâche in Residence: Rocks of Kador; internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, features the silent film The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador accompanied by music of French composer Régis Huby; 3 p.m.; Penn Museum; $15, $10/members, w/PennCard (Museum).
9 Event Horizon (Creating Infinite Potential Within a Finite Boundary); Blood Like Mine, Fursaxa & Mikronesia; ambient electronic experimental space music; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (Rotunda).
14 A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints; concert by Dolce Suono Ensemble in conjunction with exhibit; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).
17 La Giara (The Water Jug): A Musical Drama in Concert; performed by a cast of singers and an instrumental ensemble; 4 p.m.; International House; $25, $20/IHP members, $10/IHP residents; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (I-House).
28 Kickin’ Off Summer Concert; five-piece Philly band; 7 p.m.; Azalea Meadow Stage, Morris Arboretum; online: $16, $8/child, $8/adult member, $4/child member; at gate (if available): $18, $10/child, $10/adult member, $5/child member (Arboretum).
World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing, see: http://philly.worldcafelive.com/
20 Consider the Belvedere; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). See Exhibits.
2 Sadanam Balakrishnan Troupe presents Nalacharitam; showcases the classical Indian dance form of Kathakali; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-55.
7 Pilobolus Dance Theater; combines dance, gymnastics, technology and playful props; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $30-75. Also May 8,8 p.m., May 9, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m., & May 10, 3 p.m.
8 Insights: Pilobolus Dance Theater; talk back with the company after the show; 10 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.
7 The Last Flight of Poxl West; Dan Torday; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Book Center (Book Center).
University Square Farmers’ Market; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 36th & Walnut Sts. (Business Services). Every Wednesday through November.
4 Digging Dames: Women Archaeologists Come Clean; raffle, libations, speaker and lunch; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Penn Museum; $125-150 (Museum).
5 The Sylvan M. Cohen 2015 Annual Retreat–Aging with Financial Security: Addressing the Challenges of Cognitive Aging and Impairment; 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Smilow Center for Translational Research; info.: http://tinyurl.com/oesgran (Institute on Aging; Medical Ethics & Health Policy).
7 16th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™; free life science research event directed to graduate students, post-docs, professors and purchasing agents involved in on-campus research; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.).
9 54th Global Gala: Korea; formal dinner, silent auction, dancing and entertainment; 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; International House; $250, $175/IHP alumni, $450/couple, $2500/table of 10, $50/after party; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org (IHP).
Creativity Café; open mic storytelling slam, live music–bring a dish to share; 6:30-10 p.m.; Christian Association House; $10/in advance, $15/at the door; info.: firstname.lastname@example.org (New Thought Philadelphia).
17 Graduation Ceremony for College of Liberal and Professional Studies; 4-5:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/students/current/graduation/rsvp (LPS).
Institute of Contemporary Art
6 Workshop: Writing Art and Life; in conjunction with Do/Tell exhibit; 6:30 p.m. See Exhibits.
13 Create on the Porch; open sketch and writing night with a live model–in conjunction with Do/Tell; 6:30 p.m.
Early Bird Openings; 8 a.m. Every Saturday in May.
9 Annual Plant Sale; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm.
10 Mother’s Day Brunch; prepared by Chef Josh Hunter; 9:30 a.m. & noon; Compton Café; register as spots are limited.
17 Grist Mill Demonstration Day; visit the 19th century mill and see how corn was milled for meal and flour; noon-4 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm; $5/non-members, free/members.
23 Summer Garden Railway Grand Opening; children’s activities and free ice cream; 1-3 p.m.
1 Opera Workshop: Early Twentieth-Century Opera and the New Cinematic Medium; Christin Thomas, Yale; noon; rm. 312, Music Bldg. (Italian Studies).
France and the Construction of African Nation-States: Africanization and Decolonization; Michelle Pinto, integrated studies & history; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 639, Williams Hall (SAS).
Grad Colloquium; Chetan Cetty, philosophy; 3 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Philosophy).
The Fate of the Universe; in conjunction with Astronomy Night; Marisa March, physics & astronomy; 7:30 p.m.; Shoemaker Green and DRL Lobby (SAS).
5 The Best Years of Their Lives: The Greatest Generation’s Troubled Homecoming from World War II; Thomas Childers, history; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn (PASEF; ASEF-PSOM).
6 Inflammation and Cancer: Reprogramming the Immune Microenvironment as an Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy; Lisa Coussens, Oregon Health and Science University; 10 a.m.; Sarah and Matthew Caplan Auditorium, The Wistar Institute (Wistar).
The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and Its Successors; C. Brian Rose, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; with advanced registration: $5, $2/members, $10 at door; register: www.penn.museum/greatwonders (Museum).
10 Beneath the Skin: The Skeleton Within; Janet Monge, Penn Museum; 1 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum; Year of Health).
11 From Ballots to Blockades: Protest in Latin America; Mason Moseley, DCC; Daniel Gillion, political science; Ernesto Calvo, University of Maryland; 10 a.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Democracy, Citizenship & Constitutionalism).
14 Telfer Endowed Lecture; Nalini Nadkarni, University of Utah; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).
19 Urban Ecosystems Services: Applying an Ecological Framework for Local and National Decision-Making; Karen Seto, Yale; noon; 8th fl., Huntsman Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/ndwa5ed (Penn IUR).
23 The Red Monastery Church: Beauty and Asceticism in Upper Egypt; Elizabeth Bolman, Temple; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum).
29 State Verse Culture: American Poets Laureate, 1945-2005; Amy Paeth, English; noon; Faculty Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).
|Alumni Weekend 2015
Open Houses, Tours and Receptions
Friday, May 15
The Lorraine Beitler Collection of the Dreyfus Affair; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,& 18, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Penn Computer Connection; 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 2nd fl., Penn Bookstore. Also May 16 & 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Shirley and Gilbert Luber Collection of Japanese Books and Prints; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Goldstein Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., & 18, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sweeten Hospitality Suite; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House. Also May 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 17 & 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 16 & 17.
In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 16 & 17.
Year of Color Special Exhibition; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 16 & 17.
Red and Blue Welcome Luncheon; 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.
Unearthed in the Archives; 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Penn Museum.
19th Century Architectural Masterpieces; 2-3:30 p.m.; tour leaves from the steps of College Hall.
Garden Party at the Penn Women’s Center; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center; RSVP: http://conta.cc/1z6bwfD
Weingarten Center Open House; 3-5 p.m.; ste. 300, Stouffer Commons.
Green Campus Tour; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; tour begins outside The ARCH.
Gallery Hop; 3-5:30 p.m.; begins at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.
Burrison Gallery Alumni Art Show Opening Reception; 4-6 p.m.; University Club, Inn at Penn.
Penn Swimming Alumni Reception; 5-7 p.m.; City Tap House.
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Reunion; 5:30-9 p.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; $20 or special registration rate if staying for the picnic on Saturday.
PennGALA Happy Hour; 5:30-7 p.m.; Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House.
Civic House Alumni and Senior Reception; 6-7:30 p.m.; Civic House; RSVP: http://bit.ly/1yrViIP
Year End Show Opening and Happy Hour; 6-9 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Patio and Lower Gallery.
FranklinFest All-Alumni Party; 7-11 p.m.; College Green; $20 or included in weekend package pricing.
Saturday, May 16
Penn Nursing Legacy Breakfast; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; 4th fl., Claire M. Fagin Hall.
Sprint Football 2015 Alumni Brunch; 9-11 a.m.; Dunning Coaches Center.
Latin@ Alumni Brunch; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina, The ARCH; RSVP: email@example.com
20th Century Architectural Masterpieces; 10 a.m.-noon; tour begins on the top level of Garage #40 above Fresh Grocer.
Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology Tour; 11-11:45 a.m.; Singh Center.
PennDesign Alumni Reunion Luncheon; noon-1:30 p.m.; plaza between Meyerson Hall and Fisher Fine Arts Library.
Penn Arts & Sciences Alumni Tent; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green.
Penn Engineering Alumni Tent; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green.
Penn Nursing at the Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green.
Penn Back Then; 1-3 p.m.; Penn Arts & Sciences tent and around campus.
Kelly Writers House Open House; 2-4 p.m.; Kelly Writers House.
Friars Senior Society Alumni Day Reception; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; POD Restaurant.
DP Alumni Open House; 3-5 p.m.; 4015 Walnut St.
Huntsman Program Alumni Reunion Celebration; 3-7 p.m.; Huntsman Program Lounge, 3732 Locust Walk.
Student-led Campus Walking Tour; 3-4:30 p.m.; tour begins by The Button.
Celebrating ALA’s 15th Anniversary: Looking Back and Looking Ahead; 4-6 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.
Mix and Mingle with UPAAN and yPAAN; 4-6 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall.
Nursing Diversity Scholars Graduation Celebration; 4-6 p.m.; Carol Elizabeth Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine & Sushi Celebration; 4:30-6 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall, Penn Hillel.
PennQuest Reunion; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 3702 Spruce St.
Sunday, May 17
All-Alumni Breakfast; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Class of ’66 Reading Room, Houston Hall.
Penn Vet Ryan Hospital Tours; 10 a.m.-noon; tours begin in the Hill Pavilion Lobby.
Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center Celebration Brunch for Alumni/Seniors and Families; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; GIC; RSVP: email@example.com
Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony and Luncheon; noon; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops, Seminars and Panel Discussions
Friday, May 15
Penn Medicine: 50th Reunion Panel–Journeys and Reflections; 8:45-9:45 a.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Penn Medicine Faculty Panel: The Next 250 Years of Medicine; 10-11:25 a.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Wharton Town Hall; 10:30-11:45 a.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall.
LDI on Health Care Delivery Innovation; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 1206, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.
The Power of Testimony Presented by the Shoah Foundation and Sponsored by the Class of 1980; 1:30-3 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.
Wharton Keynote Panel: How the Top Business Leaders of China and India are Revolutionizing Management–And What the West Can Learn from Them; 1:30-2:45 p.m.; Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.
Inspiring History: London, Edinburgh, Padua and Penn Medicine; 2-4 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research.
Meet Athletic Director M. Grace Calhoun; 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.
Expanding Wealth in Retirement Through New Tax-Optimal Income Planning; 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.
Penn Athletics Coaches Panel; 3:30-4:45 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.
The Role of Alumni in University-Community Partnerships: The Class of ’80 Story; 3:30-4:45 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall.
Big Questions in Cosmology; 6-7:30 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.
Saturday, May 16
Book Conversation: Louis I. Kahn–Architect: Remembering the Man and Those Who Surrounded Him; continental breakfast: 8:30 a.m., conversation: 9-10:15 a.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.
Basketball Skills & Drills Clinic; 9-11 a.m.; David Pottruck Health & Fitness Center.
The Future for Investors; 9-10:15 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Navigating College Admissions Seminar; 9-10:30 a.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.
Three Deans in Conversation: Energy at Penn and Beyond; 9-10 a.m.; Kleinman Forum, Fisher Fine Arts Library; register: www.alumni.upenn.edu/energyatpenn
(Dean’s Lecture) Screening of The American Nurse Film; 9:45-11:15 a.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; registration required.
60 Second Slam!; 10-11 a.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.
Front Row Seats: Penn Medicine Alumni Share Their Views of Penn’s Leading Role in Medicine; 10-11 a.m.; Law Auditorium, Medical Education Center.
Empowering Regional Club Leadership and Participants; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.
Urban Studies Alumni Brunch Dialogue: The Theory and Practice of Politics; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 2nd fl. Atrium, McNeil Bldg.
Estate Planning Seminar; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.
Wharton Keynote Panel: Managing Transitions in Ownership, Management & Control of Family Businesses–Balancing Harmony with Financial Prosperity; 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; location TBD.
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That! Finding Balance Through All Stages of Your Life; 3:30-5 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.
The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Alumni; 3:30-5 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.
Table Read of a New Play by Homeland’s Meredith Stiehm; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 208, The ARCH.
Penn Association of Native Alumni Panel and Meet & Greet; 4-6 p.m.; location TBD.
Penn Black Alumni Society Panel: Commemorating 50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: Politics and/or Protests–Where Do We Go from Here?; 4-6 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.
PennGALA: History of LGBT Community–Show & Tell; 4-5:30 p.m.; LGBT Center.
So You Always Wanted to Write a Screenplay: A Workshop Led by Andy Wolk, C’70; 4-6 p.m.; Arts Café, Kelly Writers House.
Sunday, May 17
Penn Nursing Dean’s Lecture; 10-11:15 a.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall.
Friday, May 15
Alumni PennCard and Souvenir Kids Card; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2nd fl., Penn Bookstore. Also May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Celebrating Excellence: Nursing Faculty and Alumni Awards; 4-5:30 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.
Citation Ceremony for Graduate Student Leaders; 4:30-6 p.m.; Graduate Student Center.
yPenn Highball; 9 p.m.-midnight; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $10 or included with reunion package or Alumni Day pricing.
Saturday, May 16
Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; open to alumni; continental breakfast: 8:30 a.m., meeting: 9-10:15 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.
Quaker Trot; a 1.4-mile loop; 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Penn Park.
Curtis Organ Recital; 10-10:20 a.m.; Irvine Auditorium.
Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Irvine Auditorium.
Alumni Day Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; various locations depending on reunion year; $40 or included in the weekend package pricing.
Fun Zone; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; The Button (ages 7-12), Upper Quad (ages 3-9) and Penn Park (all ages).
Alumni & Class of 2015 Mixer; 1-3 p.m.; Platt Student Performing Arts House Lounge & Cabaret Stage.
Red and Blue Farewell Hospitality; for alumni from the Class of 1964 and prior; 2:30-4 p.m.; rm. 108, The ARCH.
Pope Francis, Penn and the World Economy of Philadelphia 2015; 4-5:30 p.m.; location TBD.
Quaker Kids; a screening of Big Hero 6; 4-6 p.m.; Lobby, Irvine Auditorium.
Taste of Penn Spectrum; 6-9 p.m.; College Green.
Sunday, May 17
All-Alumni Memorial Service; 10-10:30 a.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall.
Alumni Gospel Choir Performance; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall.
Mass & Lunch Social with Penn Newman and the Collegium Institute; 11:30 a.m.; Penn Newman Catholic Center.
Monday, May 18
259th Commencement Ceremony; 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field.