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November 22, 2016 Volume 63, No. 15
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or see www.facilities.upenn.edu/ or the University’s website, www.upenn.edu. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities conferences Exhibits Films
Fitness/Learning Meetings MUSIC On stage Readings & Singings
Special Events SPORTS Talks Holiday Hours volunteer opportunities


Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

On December 12-13, experience the original, direct from Russia — Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Enchant the whole family with larger-than-life magical props, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.annenbergcenter.org/ See On Stage.



12 Last day of classes.

13 Reading days. Through December 14.

15 Final examinations. Through December 22.

22 Fall Term ends.


9   The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass; classic, big band jazz and New Orleans swing; grades K-8; 10:30 a.m.; Annenberg Center; tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org/ (Annenberg Center).

11 Destination: Ancient Egypt: Magic Wands; sculpt your own wand and write a hieroglyphic spell; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum).

18 Kids’ Holiday Centerpiece; ages 6-12; design a beautiful fresh flower and evergreen centerpiece to use on your family’s holiday table or to give as a gift; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $35-40; register: www.morrisarboretum.org (Arboretum).

Peanut Butter and Jams 
Tickets: http://worldcafelive.com
Doors: 10:30 a.m. Shows: 11 a.m.

3   The Cat’s Pajamas; $10.05.

10  Dan Zanes; $17.05.

conferences Index 

2    The Scholars Program Symposium on Discourses in Action; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School; info. & RSVP: scholars@asc.upenn.edu
(Annenberg School).

5   Reimagine Education Conference; 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Inn at Penn; $350-900; tickets: www.reimagine-education.com/conference/ Through December 6, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (Wharton).

6   CT3N Symposium 2016; 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Gaulton Auditorium & Lobby, BRB; pricing & registration: www.itmat.upenn.edu/ct3n/symposium.html (Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine).

14   Jewish Political Thought Beyond Borders; 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut St; RSVP: martinev@upenn.edu (Katz Center).


Admission Donations and Hours          

       ARG: Fisher Fine Arts Library; free; hours: www.arthurrossgallery.org/

       Burrison Gallery: Inn at Penn; free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; http://tinyurl.com/kaevlec

       Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/

       ICA: free; hours: www.icaphila.org

       International House: free; hours: http://ihousephilly.org/

       Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library; free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; http://tinyurl.com/hvrlct4

       Morris Arboretum: Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; for prices visit: www.morrisarboretum.org

       Penn Museum: $15/adults; $13/seniors; $10/children; free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.penn.museum

       Slought: free; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; www.slought.org

       Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; hours: http://tinyurl.com/hwd74bp


19 Esther Klein Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibit; featuring a documentary on the founder of the gallery, Libby Newman with artwork from the permanent collection and relics from Buckminster Fuller’s time as a resident on campus; Esther Klein Gallery. Through January 20.


     Darkwater Revival: After Terry Adkins; honoring his legacy and his influence; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 11.

     Meeting Places: Plein-air paintings by Joe Danciger; a road to many different painting situations that are beyond the locus of studio invention; Burrison Gallery. Through December 16.

      Reactions: Medieval/Modern; influence of manuscripts from the Middle Ages to today; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 16.

     Once Upon a Time; an exhibition from the Betty Lawrence collection, featuring pictures of “ordinary” people in South Philly by Bessie McLamb; Slought. Through December 30.

      In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies; Tues.-Fri.: 11:15-11:45 a.m. & 2-2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.: 12:30-1 p.m. & 3:30-4 p.m.; Penn Museum. Through December 30.

       Arbitrary Pleasures–Plaisirs Arbitraires; Dan Rose’s artist books; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 10, 2017.

     Endless Shout; asks how, why and where performance and improvisation can take place inside a museum; ICA. Through March 19, 2017. 

      The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now; links to the vibrant legacy of avant-garde jazz and experimental music of the late 1960s; ICA. Through March 19, 2017. 

      Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy; history of the Savoy Company; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Spring 2017.

      Magic in the Ancient World; a presentation of objects associated with magical practices; Penn Museum. Through April 30, 2017.


       A Waltz in the Woods; site-specific stick sculpture by Patrick Dougherty; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing until deterioration.

       Audubon’s Birds of America; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

       Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; Penn Museum.

       IHP: The First 100 Years; I-House.  

       John Cage: How to Get Started; Slought.

       Marian Anderson on the World Stage; Marian Anderson Gallery (fl. 4), Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

native american voices penn museum

       Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now; Penn Museum.

       Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug; Penn Museum.

       Samuel Yellin, Metalworker: Drawings from the Architectural Archives; Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives.

       The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire Fagin Hall.  

       Unearthed in the Archives; Fridays 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Penn Museum.

Penn Museum Tours
Weekend tours begin at 1:30 p.m., the Kamin entrance. Free w/admission.
For info.: www.penn.museum

FILMS Index 

11 Language Is Culture: The Deadly Ponies Gang; a cult hit of the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission; not for children (Museum; PHF).

International House (I-House)
$9, $7/students, seniors, free/members.
Info.: http://ihousephilly.org/
Shows at 7 p.m. unless noted.

8   Regrouping; director Lizzie Borden will be at the screening (Cinema Studies).

10 Stavisky.

14 City of Women (New Restoration!).

15 An Eye for Beauty

New Italian Cinema Series
Free; International House; in Italian.

1   Don’t Be Bad; 5:30 p.m.

     Them Who?; 8:30 p.m.

2   Somewhere Amazing; 5:30 p.m.

      Latin Lover; 8:30 p.m.

3    Best Enemies for Life; 3 p.m.

      Alaska; 5:30 p.m.

      They Call me Jeeg Robot; 8:30 p.m.

4   The Invisible Player; 3 p.m.

      The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles; 5:30 p.m.

       Like Crazy; 8:30 p.m.


1    Aerobic Cardio Fitness Class; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays; St. Agatha and St. James Church, Parish Hall (enter at back door); first class free, $8, $5/students; info.: Carolyn (267) 251-3842.

       Monthly Yoga; free yoga session; 6-7 p.m.; Shoemaker Green (rain & cold location: Pottruck); info. & updates: https://www.facebook.com/healthypenn/ (Campus Health; Recreation).

Fels Institute of Government
Register: www.fels.upenn.edu/

1    Information Session; 6-7 p.m.; Fox-Fels Hall, 3814 Walnut St; register.

6    Virtual Information Session; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; online; register for link.

HR: Healthy Living
Open to Penn faculty and staff.
Register: http://tinyurl.com/ojn53qn

7    Gentle Yoga; 11 a.m.-noon; free. Also December 14.

16 December Wellness Walk; noon-1 p.m.; free.

      Guided Meditation: Take a Breath and Relax; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free.

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

2    The Gift of Feedback; 12:30-1:30 p.m.

7    Managing Change; 12:30-1:30 p.m.

20 Engagement Starts with You; 12:30-1:30 p.m.

HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to Penn faculty and staff.
Register: http://tinyurl.com/ojn53qn

5    Effective Listening and Communication; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free.

6    90-Minute Work-Life Harmony: A Personal Retreat; noon-1:30 p.m.; free.

12 Mindfulness Monday: From Mind Full to Mindful; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; free. 

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

7    Walk-In-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 pm. & 4:30-6 p.m.; 3440 Market St. Also December 14 & 21.

       Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Cafe; noon-1 p.m.; online.

8    Master of Applied Positive Psychology Virtual Info Session; 5-6 p.m.; online; register for link.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & registration: www.morrisarboretum.org

3    Holiday Wreath Making Workshop; 10:30 a.m.

12 Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights; 10:30 a.m.

18 Create a Beautiful Holiday Arrangement for your Table; 1 p.m.

Penn Libraries Workshops
Including: Canvas Help; JMP: Statistical Discovery Software; LinkedIn; Make your own Prezi; Microsoft PowerPoint; Microsoft Word; Zotero Workshop and more. Register: http://tinyurl.com/objw8zp


9    PPSA Board Meeting; open to any monthly-paid exempt University staff; noon-1 p.m.; for location and to RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

13  WXPN Policy Board Meeting; open to the public; noon; WXPN: 3025 Walnut St; info.: (215) 898-0628.

MUSIC Index 

3   Holiday Concert with Penn Glee Club; the sixth annual holiday concert; enjoy the Glee Club’s fun and diverse holiday repertoire while enjoying hot cocoa and cookies in the garden; 2-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free w/admission (Arboretum).

9   Music in the Pavilion: Music as Translation; featuring the Daedalus Quartet; 6:15 p.m. discussion led by faculty & graduate students; 7 p.m. concert; Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center; free; register: http://tinyurl.com/q5mz965 (Music; Penn Libraries).

     The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass; mixing classical, big band jazz and New Orleans swing, this big brass ensemble brings together top musicians from across the country for a jazzy holiday celebration; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; prices & tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org/ (Annenberg).

Penn Music Department 
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music/

1   Penn Jazz Combos; 7-9 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; free.

3   Penn Symphony Orchestra and Penn Chamber Orchestra; 8-10 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5/general, free/PennCard.

4   Penn Chamber I; 11 a.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; free.

     Penn Chamber II; 1 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; free.

     Penn Chamber III; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; free.

     Penn Chamber IV; 6 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; free.

8   Penn Arab Music Ensemble; 7-9 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; free (Al Bustan Seeds of Culture).

9   University Choral Society; 8-10 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5/general, free/PennCard.

10 Penn Wind Ensemble; 8-10 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5/general, free/PennCard.

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing, see: http://philly.worldcafelive.com/ For holiday shows, see The Holiday Happenings Penn-Style Supplement.

On Stage Index 

12 Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker; direct from Moscow enchanting the whole family with a larger-than-life production; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; prices & tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org/ (Annenberg). Also December 13.


12 Book Talk: Half Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India; Vinay Sitapati, author; Ashoka University; noon; ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI).

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

1  The Body Electric; 6 p.m.

5  Jed Rasula: On Dada; 6 p.m.

6  Students of Julia Bloch & Laynie Browne; 3:30 p.m.

    Students of Jay Kirk; 6 p.m.

7  Students of Kathryn Watterson; 6 p.m.

Students of Anna Maria Hong; 3:30 p.m.

    Students of Jason Zuzga & Melissa Jensen; 6 p.m.

12 Students of Karen Rile; 2 p.m.

      Students of Jamie-Lee Josselyn; 4 p.m.

      Students of Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve; 6 p.m.

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

8   The Reading Terminal Market Cookbook; Ann Hazan & Irina Smith; noon.

9   The Fifth Beatle; Vivek Tiwary, Penn alumnus; 3:30 p.m.

Penn Book Center
Info.: www.pennbookcenter.com/

1   The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy; Walter A. McDougall; 6 p.m.

6   Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing; Dotty Brown; 6:30 p.m.

8   On the Trail: A History of American Hiking; Silas Chamberlin; 6:30 p.m.

9   Feathers from the Angel’s Wing: Poems Inspired by the Paintings of Piero Della Francesca; Dana Prescott; 4 p.m.

     Same Family, Different Colors: Confronting Colorism in America’s Diverse Families; Lori L. Tharps; 6:30 p.m.

14 American Philosophy: A Love Story; John Kaag; 6:30 p.m.


7   University Club Holiday Party; for Club members plus one guest each; 4-6 p.m.; Inn at Penn (University Club).

      Geographical Society of Philadelphia: Rewilding the World; naturalist and extreme adventurer Paul Rosolie, famous for attempting to be “eaten alive” by an anaconda; 6 p.m.; I-House; $15-45; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (I-House).

8   Penn Bookstore Sale-A-Bration; save 20% storewide; holiday festivities: free professional photo from 2-6 p.m. & hot chocolate and cookies from 4-6 p.m.; free gift wrapping all day; Penn Bookstore Also December 9. (Business Services).

       Penn Computer Connection: Annual Holiday Wishbook; enjoy special offers and savings on a variety of technology products – raffle prizes, refreshments and giveaways; 2-6 p.m.; Computer Connection Also December 9. (Business Services).

11 Holiday Skate; skate and feel great by giving back – free admission with donation of a new unwrapped toy benefiting Toys for Tots; 1-2 p.m.; Penn Ice Rink. Also December 18. (Business Services).

12 Annual Clay Sale; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Locust Walk at 34th St (Fine Arts & PennDesign).

13 CASI Student Programs Open House; CASI student programs alumni will present; 2-4 p.m.; ste. 560, 3600 Market St; geared toward students & recent grads interested in internships, post-bac fellowships and independent research in India (CASI).

26 9th Annual Winter Beer Festival; tickets include unlimited sampling, music and buffet – event is 21 and over; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; World Cafe Live; $45; tickets: http://tinyurl.com/jzs2aqk (World Cafe Live). 

Penn Museum
Tickets: www.penn.museum

3   Celebrations Around the World; featuring holiday traditions from throughout the year and around the world – groups from across the region share their cultural heritage through music and dance performances, craft stations, storytelling and more; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free.

8   DIY Craft Night: Turkish Scarves; after-work hands-on program to discover the deep history and unique beauty of Turkish marbling with artist and musician Richard Aldorasi; 6:30-9 p.m.; $45/includes one drink.

10 Ancient Egypt Open House; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; includes tours of the galleries, workshops about mummification and hieroglyphics; free w/admission; registration encouraged.

13 Special Savings Days; savings on holiday shopping at Museum gift shop for Penn and CHOP employees. Through December 21.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org

1   Holiday Garden Railway; the Garden Railway returns for the holiday season —delight in the buildings that are all meticulously decorated for the holidays and lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape; free w/admission. Through December 31.

2   Friday Night Lights; come enjoy the Holiday Garden Railway all lit up and decorated for the season; 4:30-7:30 p.m.; tickets: $3-16. Also December 9, 16, 23 & 30.

3   Winter Wellness Walk; 10:30 a.m.; free w/admission. Saturdays through March.

10 Conifer Tour; see the many shades of green and wide-ranging forms that conifers offer with a trained and knowledgeable guide; 2 p.m.; free w/admission.

Sports Index 

Updates: www.pennathletics.com/

7    (W) Basketball vs. La Salle; 5:30 p.m.

      (M) Basketball vs. Lafayette; 8 p.m.

10 (M) Basketball vs. George Mason; 2 p.m.

28 (M) Basketball vs. Drexel; 4 p.m.

30 (M) Basketball vs. Fairfield; 4 p.m.

TALKS Index 

1    How Stress-Triggered Quinary Assembly Regulates the Cellular Stress Response; Allan Drummond, U. Chicago; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

       Browne Center for International Politics Series; Layna Mosley, UNC; noon; Perry World House (BCIP).

       The Memory of Property: Decolonial Futures for Ethnographic Collections?; Jane Anderson, NYU; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum).

       China and the South China Sea Disputes: Recent Developments and Prospects; Jacques deLisle, law; Peter Dutton, U.S. Naval War College; Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Michael McDevitt, U.S. Navy; Taylor Fravel, MIT; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (CSCC).

       Political Science in the Neurobiological Revolution: Genes, Brains, Environments, Self-Interest and Behavior; Peter Hatemi, Penn State; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240A, Silverman Hall; RSVP: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu (Psychology).

       Religion and Empire in Second Century BC Rome: The Temple of the Lares Permarini on the Campus Martius; Harriet Flower, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

       Silverstein Photography Lecture; Tania Bruguera, artist; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).

2    Post-Election Debrief Panel; John DiLulio, politics, religion and civil society; John Lapinski, Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies; Geoff Layman, Notre Dame; noon; Spady Room, Fox Family Pavilion, Fels Institute (Religious Studies).

       From Labor to Capital: The Forgotten History of the Tax Preference for “Earned Income”; Julia Ott, The New School; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       The Limits of Citizenship: Black Politics in the Civil War Era; Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland; 3 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (McNeil Center for Early American Studies).

5    The NCD Epidemic in Africa – A Metabolic Legacy of Early Undernutrition?; Moffat Nyirenda; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Population Studies Center).

       Presenting the Pulverer Collection of Japanese Illustrated Books in the Digital Era; Julie Nelson Davis, history of art; Alessandro Bianchi, Smithsonian Institute; 5:15 p.m.; sixth floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (English).

       Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom; Jarrett Walker, author; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall; register: www.design.upenn.edu (City and Regional Planning).

6    Annenberg Seminar in History; Walter A. McDougall, history; Bruce Kuklick, history; Mary Frances Berry, history; Rogers Smith, political science; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       Regenerative Medicine: Can We Help Our Horses Heal?;Kyla Ortved, large animal surgery; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, PA; RSVP: beltb@vet.upenn.edu (Penn Vet).

7    Combination Checkpoint Blockade; Jedd D. Wolchock, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 10 a.m.; Sarah and Matthew Caplan Auditorium, Wistar Institute; info: (215) 898-3944 (Wistar).

       Diverging Family Behaviors in South Korea, a Country of ‘Strong Family Ties’; Hyunjoon Park, sociology; noon, rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Teaching As/For Public Engagement; Bethany Wiggin, German; 3 p.m.; rm. 329A, Max Kade Center, 3401 Walnut St. (Germanic Languages).

       The Strong Silent Type: The Sphinx; Jennifer Houser Wegner, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10; tickets: www.penn.museum/ (Museum).

8    Christian Exegesis of the Song of Songs; Karl Shuve, UVA; 3 p.m.; rm. 204, Claudia Cohen Hall (Religious Studies).

       Gender Regimes and Institutional Change in North Africa: Toward Women’s Citizenship?; Valentine Moghadam, Northeastern University; 4:30 p.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism).

       Peasant and Slave in Late Antique North Africa, c. 100-600 CE; Noel Lenski, Yale; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

       Continuing Education Series: Cardiology (CE); Anna Gelzer, cardiology; Marc Kraus, cardiology; 6 p.m.; lobby and rm. 130, Hill Pavilion; info:
megann@vet.upenn.edu (Penn Vet).

9    Career Talk: International Development and Fundraising; Natalie Campion, OneSky; Heather Mayes Gleason, OneSky; noon; Spady Room, Fox Family Pavilion, Fels Institute; register: www.fels.upenn.edu/ (Fels).

       Marketing Medicare & Medicaid: A Look into the National Campaign; Chris Koepke, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; noon; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall (CPHI).

       MUSA Brown Bag Lunch; Ken Steif, MUSA; noon; rm. G12, Meyerson Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/juuj2qt (Penn IUR).

       Unflattening; Nick Sousanis, comic artist & educator; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School; University-wide audience; RSVP: marina.krikorian@asc.upenn.edu (Annenberg School).

       Causation, Information and Laplace’s Pattern; Holly Andersen, Simon Fraser University; 3 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Philosophy).

Assyrian Entropy: City Sieges and Cosmic Dissolution in the Palace Relief Programs; Bret Langendorfer, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

10 Developing Intercultural Competence in Language Education; Anthony Liddicoat, University of Warwick; 10 a.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (Germanic Languages).

       Middle Kingdom Clappers, Dancers, Birth Magic, and the Reinvention of Ritual; Ellen Morris, Barnard College; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10; tickets: www.penn.museum/(Museum).

12 My Tanner Lectures on Human Values Redux: The Ethics of Biosocial Science; Dorothy E. Roberts, Penn Law; noon, rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Population Studies Center).

       Books and Textual Practice in Galen’s Newly Recovered Treatise, On Avoiding Distress; Ralph Rosen, classics; 5:15 p.m.; sixth floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (English).

14 2016 Vincent J. Cristofalo Memorial Lecture: Immunometabolic Regulators of Aging; Vishwa Deep Dixit, Yale; 4 p.m.; Sarah and Matthew Caplan Auditorium, Wistar Institute; info: (215) 898-3944 (Wistar).

Holiday Hours Index 

Annenberg Center Box Office: Open December 14-16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed December 17-18. Open December 19-22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed December 23-January 3. Open January 4-6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed January 7-8. Open January 9-13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed January 14-15. Regular hours resume January 17.

Arthur Ross Gallery: Closed December 24-January 2. Regular hours resume January 3.  

Cashier’s Office: Closing early on December 23 at 2 p.m. Closed from December 26 through January 2. Regular hours will resume on January 3.

Department of Residential Services: All residences - EXCEPT Harnwell College House, Harrison College House, Rodin College House, Sansom Place East and Sansom Place West—are closed during Winter Break. 

Franklin Field: Closed December 24-January 8 for recreational walking and jogging. Open January 9 (Monday-Friday) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hillel: Closed December 25 and January 1. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all other days.

Hilton Inn at Penn: Closed on December 26 and December 27.

Penne Restaurant: Closed on December 26 and December 27.

Houston Hall: Open December 22 from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Open December 23 from 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Closed December 24-January 2. Open January 3-6 from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed January 7-8. Open January 9-10 from 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Normal hours resume January 11. 

L.U.C.Y. (Loop through University City): Closed December 26 & January 2.

Morris Arboretum: Closed December 24-25 & January 1.

Newman Catholic Center: Closed December 24-January 1.

Office of Software Licensing: Closed December 24-January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Parking Office: Closes December 24 at 2 p.m. Reopens January 3 at 8:30 a.m. Contact the Operations office at (215) 898-6933 should you require operational assistance to access your permit facility. December 24-January 2 (excluding December 25 & January 1), the Penn Museum & Walnut 40 Garages will be open.

Penn Bookstore: Closed December 25 and January 1. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 24. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 31.

PennCard Center: Closed starting December 26. Reopens at 8:30 a.m. on January 3.

Penn Children’s Center:  Early closing on December 23 at 3 p.m. Closed December 24 through January 2. Reopens January 3 at 7 a.m.

Penn Computer Connection: Closed December 25 and January 1. Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early closing at 4 p.m. on December 24 and December 31. Regular hours resume on January 2.

Penn Dining: All residential halls and retail cafes will begin closing on December 22, except Starbucks and Gourmet Grocer in 1920 Commons, which will begin closing on December 18. Please visit www.upenn.edu/dining for more details.

Penn Home Ownership Services: Closed December 26-January 2. Reopens January 3 at 9 a.m.

Penn Ice Rink: Closed December 25 and January 1. Check public skating hours at www.upenn.edu/icerink 

Penn Mail Services: Visit www.upenn.edu/mail for Winter Break hours and deadlines.

Penn Museum: Closed December 31-January 2. Regular hours in effect for all other days.

Penn Transit Services: Closed December 24 at 7 a.m. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, January 3 at 3 a.m. Limited transportation service is available from December 25 through January 2 from 6 p.m.-7 a.m., excluding December 31. Call (215) 898-RIDE (7433). Visit www.upenn.edu/penntransit for more information.

Purchasing and Travel Services: Closed December 26 and January 2. Service is available on December 27 through December 30, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The office reopens on January 3.

Student Financial Services: Closed from December 26 through January 2. Check www.sfs.upenn.edu and www.upenn.edu/registrar for potential updates to this schedule.

Student Health Services: Open on December 22 from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Open on December 23 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Open on December 26-31 from 9-11:30 a.m. Closed on December 24 & January 2. Regular hours resume January 11.

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel: Open and operating on a regular schedule.

World Travel: Agents are available 24 hours per day, every day. Book travel online through Concur or call World Travel directly at (888) 641-9112.

Premier Travel: Closed December 26 and January 2. Early closing on December 23 and December 30 at 2 p.m. Otherwise the office will be open from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on weekdays.

University Club: Closed December 23 through January 11. Reopens January 12. 

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: Closed on December 25-26 and January 1-2. Open on December 22-23 and 28-31 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Open on December 24 and December 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.    

Penn’s Special Winter Vacation

Each year, the President, Provost and EVP assess the feasibility of observing Penn’s traditional Special Winter Vacation. Thus, the Special Winter Vacation granted to faculty and staff will be December 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2016. If an employee is required to work to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the special winter vacation can be rescheduled for some other time. Staff members who are absent from work either the work day before a holiday, the work day after a holiday or both days will receive holiday pay if that absence is charged to preapproved paid time off or to sick days substantiated by a written note from the staff member’s health care provider. Vacations and holidays for hospital employees or those staff members in collective bargaining units are governed by the terms of hospital policies or their respective collective bargaining agreements.

Division of Human Resources

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Holiday Giving with Penn Volunteers In Public Service
Gift/Toy Drive: December 1-16

Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Holiday Drive. As you buy toys and presents for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to  deserving members of our community.  All toys and gifts donated will support the efforts of organizations including the Annual Holiday Party sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, People’s Emergency Shelter, local schools, Potter’s Mission, Bridges to the Community, Intercultural Family Services and many more. All items for the holiday drive must be new, not used and unwrapped. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations:

President’s Office    100 College Hall     Brenda Gonzalez  898-0447
Provost’s Office   353B 3401 Walnut Street     Susan Curran 898-6841
Museum Reception Desk Near Kress Gallery         Bonnie Crossfield  898-4001
Human Resources   538A 3401 Walnut Street  Syreeta Gary  898-6018
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library    Cataloging & Metadata Dept.  Rachelle Nelson 898-9048
Netter Center      111 S. 38th Street (fl. 2)   Isabel Mapp  898-2020
ISC 265C 3401 Walnut Street Maureen Goldsmith 573-8771
Wharton   1000 SH-DH  Jennifer O’Keefe 898-1092
ISC  203A Sansom West   Kathy Ritchie  573-3561
LIFE   4508 Chestnut Street Cherry Sturdivant 573-7202
Research Services  P-221 Franklin Bldg.   Lauren Oshana      573-6710
Student Health   3535 Market Street/Suite 100 Jay Effrece 746-1010
Comptroller’s Office  312 Franklin Bldg.   Celestine Silverman 898-7593
FRES  3101 Walnut Street Carole Mercaldo 573-8795
AFCRI  421 Curie Blvd   Joanne Gorman 746-5550
Physics & Astronomy   DRL 2E5   Michelle Last 898-5954
Nursing    3rd & 4th fl. Mailroom Fagin Hall Pat Adams 573-1630
African American Research Center  3643 Locust Walk       Colleen Winn   898-0104
Development & Alumni Relations  2929 Walnut-Suite 300    Gretchen E. Ekeland 898-3633

Penn VIPS — Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program

During the holiday in December, departments from across the University “adopt” a deserving family. The adoption is usually done in lieu of departmental gift exchanges.  The assigned family is treated to presents and sometimes holiday dinner.  Families participate in the program on a one-time basis. Families are assigned to departments based on request.  Departments choose the size of the family they would like to adopt. Departments can also request the ages of the children they are interested in adopting. Departments may request a “wish list” from the family or they may choose their own gifts for the family members. Departments choose the number and types of gifts they will provide. Departments are provided with size of the family, names, ages and sizes of each family member. Departments are encouraged to deliver gifts to the families, but they may also request to have gifts delivered.

Eligibility: Families are selected from the Baring House Family Service Agency and  local shelters.  A small number of referrals are also accepted. Dates: Selection of families begins in November and assignments are made during and prior to mid December.

Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail:  sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for additional information and /or to volunteer for this program.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships