Featured Events

Evelyn Brodkin

STATES OF INEQUALITY

March 27 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Evelyn Brodkin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, discusses “States of Inequality: Insights from Street-Level Research on the Welfare State” as part of the Social Science and Policy Forum. Room 108, the ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

Regina Carter

REGINA CARTER

March 28 8:00pm

On her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” jazz violinist Regina Carter pays homage to her grandfather’s roots and mixes blues, gospel, spiritual, folk, and country music as they evolved with jazz, R&B, and global influences. Annenberg Center. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$60.

Alain Elkann

JEWISH LIFE

March 31 4:30pm

European novelist and journalist Alain Elkann discusses “Jewish Life in Europe and the United States” as part of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program’s 15th Annual Goldstone Forum. Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION

April 14 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology and a PIK endowed chair, presents the PASEF spring lecture, “Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa.” Her talk will introduce the important role African populations have played in human history, and will present the tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity in a region considered to be the homeland of all modern human populations. Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Silverman Hall, Room S240B. Catered reception to follow. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/

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Event Listings

Maya

HERE COME THE LORDS

May 5 10:00am - January 13 5:00pm

“MAYA 2012: Lords of Time” leads visitors on a journey through the Maya’s time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems and the power wielded by their divine kings. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Students: $16.50; children 6-12: $16.50; military (w/ID): $18.50; seniors (65+): $18.50; adults: $22.50. Exhibit on display through Jan. 13, 2013.

"Resolved" exhibit

LET THERE BE LIGHT

August 27 9:00am - February 24 5:00pm

Type “God” into Google and you’ll get nearly 2 billion search results. God even has His (or Her) own (unverified) Twitter feed. But despite the sophisticated arguments postulated by believers and non-believers, God’s existence remains in dispute. For Penn’s 2012-13 “Year of Proof,” the Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents “Resolved? God Does Not Exist,” a small exhibition selected from the Library’s primary source collections that shows examples of individual works that attempt to prove or disprove the existence of God. The exhibit, which runs through Feb. 24, 2013, is on display on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St, next to the Information Desk. For more information, call 215-898-7088 or email rbml@pobox.upenn.edu.

Lesley Hass "Paper" exhibit

PAPER TRAIL

September 4 9:00am - February 15 5:00pm

The Rare Book & Manuscript Library presents a show from Philadelphia native Lesley Haas, “Paper: A Deckled Edge.” The signature of Haas’ work is the use of natural fibers and pigments from various parts of the world, which blend the characteristics of the fibers with different elements of style. Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 1st floor, 3420 Walnut St. Info: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/. The exhibit is on display through Feb. 15, 2013.

Jeremy Diller

PENN & DELLER

September 19 6:30pm - December 30 5:00pm

Attend the opening night of “Jeremy Deller: Joy in People,” the first mid-career survey of this unpredictable and vibrant artist. The exhibit features almost all of Deller’s major works to date, including installations, photographs, videos, performance works, and sound pieces. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org. The exhibit is on display through Dec. 30.

9 Perspectives

PENN PICS

November 9 10:00am - January 27 5:00pm

“9 Perspectives on a Photography Collection” mines the extensive photography holdings in Penn’s art collection. Gabriel Martinez, senior lecturer in PennDesign, is guest curator. Since September 2011, he and collections manager Heather Gibson have surveyed and documented every photograph in the University collection. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG. Exhibit on display through Jan. 27, 2013.

HIV PREVENTION

November 16 12:00pm - 1:30pm

William H. Dow, a professor of health economics at the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health, discusses “Evaluating Conditional Cash Transfers to Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Tanzania: 1-Year Post-Intervention Follow-Up” for a LDI Research Seminar. Colonial Penn Center Auditorium, 3641 Locust Walk. Info: 215-898-5611 or www.ldi.upenn.edu. Registration is required.

DANGERS OF AUSTERITY

November 16 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Mark Blyth, a professor of international political economy at Brown University, discusses “The Political Theory of Austerity: History of a Dangerous Idea” for the Penn Social Science & Policy Forum. College Hall, Levy Park, Room 205. Info: 215-573-4881 or email penn-sspf@sas.upenn.edu.

Spellbound

S-P-E-L-L-B-O-U-N-D

November 16 8:00pm

Dance Celebration continues its 30-year tradition of presenting the next great dance company with the North American debut of Spellbound Dance Company. Boasting a striking and unmistakably exquisite style, this Italian company exudes an intoxicating combination of class, grace, technique, and physical beauty. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.pennpresents.org. $35, $45, $55. Additional performance on Nov. 17.