Featured Events

NSO

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

August 21 (All day) - August 25 (All day)

New students and their parents will attend orientation on Penn’s main campus, exposing them to a series of activities to aid a successful transition from high school to the University. Fall classes begin Aug. 26. Info: www.upenn.edu/nso.

SUPER NATURAL

August 29 (All day) - October 2 (All day)

Andreea Dimofte, a medical physicist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, is showcasing her photography at the Burrison Gallery at the University Club at Penn, 3611 Walnut St. Dimofte's photography interests come from a constant search for the less common perspective on otherwise classic themes and locations, from the natural beauty of a sunny island beach to the hidden corners and doors lining up an urban back alley. Check it out from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception will be held Friday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

DIGITAL AGE RETAILING

September 10 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty gathers for a luncheon featuring speaker Joseph Turow on the transformation of retailing in the digital age. Turow is the Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication and associate dean for graduate studies at the Annenberg School for Communication. The lecture will be held in the hourglass room in the University Club in the Inn at Penn, 3600 Sansom St., and the lecture is open to all faculty, staff, and students.

courtly treasures

COURTLY TREASURES

July 18 (All day) - November 8 (All day)

The Arthur Ross Gallery will showcase artwork from the collection of Thomas W. Evans. As the American-born dentist who served the French court of Napoleon III, Evans assembled a top collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. This exhibition offers an exclusive look at highlights from the Evans Collection for the first time in more than 30 years. The Arthur Ross Gallery, at 220 S. 34th St., is free and open to the public. Its hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and some holidays. Info: www.arthurrossgallery.org.

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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.