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.
“Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster” presents 33 posters aimed at mobilizing people of color in war efforts, even as they faced oppression at home. Tukufu Zuberi, the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at Penn, curates the exhibition, which features posters from his private collection. Penn Museum, 3260 South St., Merle-Smith Galleries, 1st Floor. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. Free with Museum admission.
View “Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience.” Rodin, called the forefather of modern sculpture, is known for his impressionistic modeling, sensuality, and modernist approach to sculpting the human body. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/arg. The exhibit runs through Dec. 22.
“Jason Rhoades, Four Roads” will be the first major American museum exhibition of the work of this exceptional artist who died in 2006 at the age of 41. The exhibit occupies the entire Institute of Contemporary Art, with four installations to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads: Jason Rhoades, American Artist; Jason the Mason (a biographical thread named for a childhood nickname); Systems (language, scale, indexing, economies), and Taboo. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: www.icaphila.org. The exhibit runs through Dec. 29.
The Jewish Studies Program sponsors a lecture by award-winning Israeli filmmaker Shemi Zarhin, whose films include “The World Is Funny,” “Aviva, My Love” and “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi." McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk (corner of Walnut and 34th streets), Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room. Info: Contact Christine Walsh at 215-898-6654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Science Café’s “Hunting with the Hounds: How Dogs Lead the Way in the Search for Effective Cancer Therapies,” Penn Vet’s Nicola Mason will discuss her research using cancer vaccines to treat lymphoma and osteosarcoma in dogs. World Cafe Live Upstairs, 3025 Walnut St. Happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Info: 215-898- 8721 or email Gina Bryan at email@example.com.