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.
The exhibit, “From War to Home: Through the Veteran’s Lens,” showcases the images and words of 40 veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The show, funded by the Veterans Administration, provides a window into the impact of military service on health and the stress of making the transition back to civilian life. The exhibit runs through March 28. School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.
“Creating: Quilts of the Lakota” presents more than 20 eye-dazzling quilts from the Pine Ridge Heritage Center and Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In addition, 19th-century Lakota artifacts from the Penn Museum will provide a context for Native sewing traditions prior to the introduction of quilting at Pine Ridge. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 South 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.
“Brian Weil” is the first career retrospective of a photographer who has documented often invisible communities. The exhibit presents 60 photographs, prints, and videos from five distinct bodies of work: “Hasidim,” “Miami Crime,” “Sex,” “AIDS,” as well as a long-term project with members of nascent transgender support groups. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 South 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
“Glitter and Folds” presents photography, video, and site-specific installations by four contemporary artists—Crystal Z. Campbell, Field Kallop, Jayson Keeling, and Carter Mull—in whose works glitter appears to reveal a folding of invisible phenomena into material reality. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart” features the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation to highlight the inventive design, tactical implementation, or sartorial sense by which we multiply and complete our personalities. ICA. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
Adam Aron, CEO and co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, speaks for the Law and Entrepreneurship Lecture. Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Silverman 245A, Bernard Segal Moot Court Room. Info: Contact Vicki L. Hewitt at 215-898-7719 or email email@example.com.