Featured Events

Chaz Howard

COMMUNITY OF FAITH

April 9 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Rev. Charles Howard, University Chaplain, discusses "The Cosmopolitan Community of Faith: Respecting, Growing from, and Embracing our Religious and Spiritual Differences" as part of the Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs. 2nd Floor Conference Room, Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Register: www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/offerings.html. Info: 215-898-6993 or oaaeop@pobox.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/

Thomas Childers

DISTINGUISHED HISTORIAN

May 5 12:00pm

Thomas Childers, the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History, presents a talk for a PASEF/ASEF-PSOM Luncheon. Childers’ research and teaching specialty is modern German history and World War II.  A prodigious author, he has also received many of the highest honors awarded for outstanding teaching by the University of Pennsylvania. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/

Savoy

FULL HEARTS

January 28 (All day) - December 1 (All day)

The Savoy Company of Philadelphia is the oldest amateur theater company in the world devoted to the production of operas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Penn Libraries’ exhibition, “Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy,” traces the history of the company, beginning with its founding in 1901 by Penn alumnus Alfred Reginald Allen. Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 3420 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7555 or www.library.upenn.edu. The exhibit runs through late 2016.

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Event Listings

Quilt

HOW TO MAKE A NATIVE AMERICAN QUILT

February 21 10:00am - April 7 12:00am

“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.

White

CONTEMPORARY HEART

February 21 11:00am - July 28 6:00pm

“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.

JUST THE THIRTEEN OF US

March 21 (All day) - April 19 (All day)

“Thirteen” is the fine arts senior thesis show featuring work by PennDesign students Blanca Abramek, Christine Alix, Gerald Cheng, Kate Clayton, Margaret Diacont, Anna Dorr, Maggie Edkins, Natalie Gravier, Karissa Justice, Jean Kim, Tara McConachie, Tom McQuaid, and Cindy Rodriguez. Charles Addams Hall, 200 South 36th St. Info: Contact Erin Williams at 215-573-5134 or visit www.thesis2013.upennfinearts.com.

SELF DEFENSE

April 6 12:00am - 3:00pm

The Division of Public Safety’s Rape Aggression Defense Program offers free physical defense training for all Penn women. The program includes no-nonsense techniques for defense and realistic, hands-on training. Division of Public Safety. Info: Contact Susan Dever at 215-898-4481 or email sdever@publicsafety.upenn.edu.

River

FOR EVA

April 6 2:00pm

Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere “The Eva Cassidy Project,” which is dedicated to the life and music of vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, an artist who died before her music became cult classics. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.

River

FOR EVA

April 6 8:00pm

Enjoy River North Dance Chicago’s commissioned world premiere “The Eva Cassidy Project,” which is dedicated to the life and music of vocalist and guitarist Eva Cassidy, an artist who died before her music became cult classics. Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-3910 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20, $30, $35, $45, $55.