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ERADICATING HIV

November 19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Penn Center for AIDS Research hosts Janice Clemens, vice dean of faculty and professor of molecular and comparative pathobiology at Johns Hopkins University to discuss :An SIV Model of HIV Eradication: Role of Myeloid Cells in HIV Latency." Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building.

Burn the Diaries

BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

Ice Rink

THANKSGIVING SKATE

November 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a nonperishable food donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

Ice Rink

HOLIDAY SKATE

December 14 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

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Event Listings

Burn the Diaries

BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

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DEAR NEMESIS

November 17 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) presents “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013”—the most expansive mid-career survey of this major American artist to date. Featuring more than 120 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, “Dear Nemesis” aims to represent Eisenman’s sprawling 20-year output. 

A painter consistently drawn to figures and faces, Eisenman’s canvases overflow with pathos, humor, tenderness, and violence. An early focus on drawing, evident in murals and installations, evolved into large, narrative paintings clustered with bodies and heads. Often abstracted into planes of color, Eisenman’s heads laugh, cry, kiss, and bend into the glow of cell phones.

Eisenman’s queer and feminist work often repositions historical works of art. Her work frequently reflects Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and Édouard Manet’s greatest hits recast as bitingly political and deeply intimate subjects, reanimating the radicalism of these classic works.

Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, the exhibition was organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by curator Kelly Shindler, and by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon for the ICA. 

The exhibition runs at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Admission is free, and hours run Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, visit www.icaphila.org or call 215-898-7108.

THANKSGIVING RECESS

November 27 (All day) - November 28 (All day)

The University will be closed in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

WINTER WONDERLAND

November 28 (All day) - January 5 (All day)

Visitors of the popular Holiday Garden Railway will be impressed by a quarter-mile of track featuring seven loops and tunnels with 15 different rail lines and two cable cars, nine bridges, and bustling model trains. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

Ice Rink

THANKSGIVING SKATE

November 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a nonperishable food donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

BUMMING CIGARETTES

December 1 6:00pm

In recognition of a Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day, the Arthur Ross Gallery presents a screening of “Bumming Cigarettes,” a short film by Philadelphia filmmaker tiona.m. 6 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: www.upenn.edu/ARG.

DELEGATING EFFECTIVELY

December 2 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Human Resources’ Brown Bag Matinee “Delegating for Diehards” explores the art of delegating and examines the reasons delegating is often mishandled. Learn about the hidden traps that can undermine efforts to delegate as well as the basic steps that will aid the manager in easing his or her workload. 3624 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

INTERPRETING ART

December 2 6:00pm

Associate Professor of American Art Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw joins the Penn Lightbulb Café to examine the historical, curatorial, and critical strategies and tactics for interpreting contemporary art using lenses such as race, gender, sexuality, and regional identity. 6 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: RSVPs are encouraged. 215-898-8721 or bryangm@pobox.upenn.edu.

POETIC FORM

December 2 6:00pm

The Body Electric, a Penn poetry group, hosts its end-of-the-year show, at which its members will share their most polished pieces from a semester of collective writing, workshops, and revision. The Body Electric embraces all poetic forms, so the event will showcase a diverse collection of spoken word, prose, and lyrics. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: 215-746-POEM or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.

IMAGING BREAKTHROUGHS

December 2 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Penn Vet’s First Tuesday Lecture Series presents Eric Parente, a professor of surgery at the New Bolton Center, to discuss “Breakthroughs in Imaging for Surgery.” Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center, 382 W. Street Rd., Kennett Square, Pa. Info: Registration is required. 610-925-6500 or beltb@vet.upenn.edu.

CHAIR YOGA

December 3 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn HR for a chair yoga series, which provides the same benefits of a regular yoga workout, such as increased strength, flexibility, and balance, without mastering complex poses. Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

IMPROVING ACA

December 3 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics hosts Kavita Patel, managing director for the Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform, to discuss “Opportunities for Improving and Building on the Affordable Care Act.” Lauder-Fischer Hall Auditorium, 256 S. 37th St. Info: Registration is required. www.ldi.upenn.edu.

URBAN WOMEN’S HEALTH

December 3 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Penn IUR and the Center for Global Women’s Health at the Penn School of Nursing will host an expert roundtable and panel discussion to examine the proposed targets and indicators for urban women’s health and well-being to be put forward in the upcoming Framework for the United Nations’ Post-2015 Agenda. Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

ON THE RUN

December 3 5:00pm

Penn alumna Alice Goffman, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses “On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City” for Penn Urban Studies 2014 Annual Lecture. Room 200, College Hall.

THE THIEF’S JOURNAL

December 3 7:00pm

Journey through an inspired series of readings from Jean Genet’s “The Thief’s Journal” with artist Moyra Davey and friends, accompanied by screenings of Genet’s short films “Un Chant D’Amour” and “Jean Genet in Chicago.” ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

MEN’S SQUASH

December 4 5:00pm

Penn vs. Navy. Ringe Courts, 219 S. 32nd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SAVOR THE MOMENTS

December 4 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Penn Bookstore welcomes local author Yanatha Desouvre to discuss his newest book, “Savor the Moments: Inspired by True Stories.” Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

FUTURE OF SOCIAL CHANGE

December 5 6:00am - 9:00pm

Meet and network with School of Social Policy & Practice Dean John Jackson, alumni, and prospective students. Hear from the SP2 admissions team, field education office, and financial aid experts. A Q&A session and networking follows the presentation. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at TBD in Washington, D.C. Info: Registration is required. www.sp2.upenn.edu.

TRANSFORMING HEALTH CARE

December 5 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Penn LDI hosts Anthony V. Coletta, the president and CEO of Tandigm Health, for a discussion about “Transforming Health Care: The Philadelphia Challenge.” Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required. www.ldi.upenn.edu.

GEOSPATIAL ANALYTICS

December 5 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn IUR for a session with Guy Thigpen, director of analytic services at the Philadelphia Land Bank, who will discuss his work with the city’s newly created land bank, and the role that GIS analyses serve in the pricing, management, and redevelopment of real estate in the city. Room G12, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th Street. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

MONEY MATTERS

December 5 1:00pm - 2:00pm

“Taking Retirement to the Next Level,” a program facilitated by the Division of Human Resources and PNC Bank, will help employees make informed plans while easing toward retirement. 1 to 2 p.m. at 3624 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

PENN PLAYS

December 5 1:00pm

The Theatre Arts Program and Kelly Writers House sponsor a collaborative fellowship project open to current Penn students, faculty, and staff. The Penn Plays Fellowship features opportunities for the winning playwright to develop his or her script through critical feedback by Penn faculty, professional writers, and dramaturges. The fellowship project will culminate in a workshop production of the winning work as part of a two-night festival to be staged in the Bruce Montgomery Theatre. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

December 9 8:00pm

Penn vs. Marist. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

BUILDING CONFIDENCE

December 10 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Learn ways to appear more confident in the workplace and ultimately build more confidence at the Division of Human Resources’ Career Focus Brown Bag: “Building Confidence.” 3624 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

COORDINATED DRAMA

December 10 7:00pm

Peter Greenaway’s 1989 film, “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover,” was chosen by artists Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson to be screened in conjunction with their ICA exhibition, “Easternsports.” International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

HEALTH CARE COSTS

December 12 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Penn LDI hosts Robin McKnight, an associate professor of economics at Wellesley College, to discuss “Controlling Health Care Costs Through Limited Network Insurance Plans: Evidence from Massachusetts State Employees.” Colonial Penn Center Auditorium. Info: Registration is required. www.ldi.upenn.edu.

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OVERNIGHT EXPEDITION

December 13 5:30pm - December 14 9:00am

The Penn Museum’s popular sleepover program, “40 Winks with the Sphinx,” invites guests to an overnight “expedition” of the Museum. The night’s activities take explorers on a journey through time and across continents, with hands-on games, crafts, and more. Penn Museum. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum/40winks. $50.

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SILENT STORIES

December 13 7:30pm

Theatrical whimsy meets silent storytelling in the creative performances by Swiss troupe Mummenschanz, featuring visual effects and props to tell universal stories. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Performances run through Dec. 14. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $30-$75.

Ice Rink

HOLIDAY SKATE

December 14 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

PREPARING PRESENTATIONS

December 15 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Conquer public speaking phobia by following the simple lessons presented in the Division of Human Resources’ Brown Bag Matinee: “Develop Your Presentation Skills.” 3624 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.