Featured Events

Nixon

NIXON’S SECRETS

October 2 6:00pm - 7:00pm

American political consultant and strategist Roger Stone discusses and signs copies of his new book, “Nixon’s Secrets: The Truth about Watergate and the Pardon.” Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

Burn the Diaries

BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

World Cafe

HAPPY 10TH!

October 1 7:00pm

Celebrate World Cafe Live’s 10th anniversary with performances by indie-blues artist Valerie June and folk musician Sean Hayes. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafe live.com. $10.

Ice Rink

PENN DAY SKATE

October 4 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admissions to faculty and staff with a Penn ID for Penn Day. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

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Event Listings

Burn the Diaries

BURN THE DIARIES

September 19 (All day) - December 28 (All day)

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents “Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries,” a new body of work by Davey based on the artist’s recent reading of Jean Genet. Moving between photography, writing, and film, Davey’s highly personal and methodical work draws deeply on the form of the essay. A public reception takes place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at ICA, 118 S. 36th St. The exhibit runs through Dec. 28. Info: www.icaphila.org. 

JEWISH MARRIAGES

September 30 5:30pm

The Penn Law Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Law presents Shahar Lifshitz, dean of faculty of law at Bar-Ilan University, to discuss “The Struggle over Jewish Marriage and Divorce Law.” Bernard Segal Moot Court Room, Penn Law. Info: 215-898-7483 or www.law.upenn.edu.

URBAN APPETITES

September 30 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Building on Penn IUR’s 2013 conference, “Feeding Cities,” practitioners and scholars explore emerging trends and innovations in urban food security in “Sustainable, Equitable Urban Food Systems.” Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

Yannis

SPEAKING GREEK

September 30 6:15pm

Yannis Galanakis, a lecturer in Greek prehistory at the University of Cambridge, explores how the commodification of 19th-century Europe became inextricably interwoven with power politics, and gave rise to different collecting attitudes and debates. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

MEN’S SOCCER

September 30 7:00pm

Penn vs. Saint Joseph’s. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Branko Milanovic

GLOBAL INEQUALITY

October 1 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice hosts renowned income inequality scholar Branko Milanovic to discuss "Global Income Inequality: Recent Trends and Their Political Implications." Van Pelt Library, Class of ’55 Room (2nd floor). Info: www.sp2.upenn.edu.

FIT AND FEARLESS

October 1 5:30pm

In this Q&A session, learn about Shaun T’s resiliency that led to a fitness empire. 5:30 p.m. at Irvine Auditorium. Info: www.yearofhealth.org.

David Silverman

WONDERS OF EGYPT

October 1 6:00pm

David Silverman, curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum’s Egyptian Section, presents the opening of the Great Wonders Lecture Series, which will focus on the most recognized of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Giza’s pyramids and Sphinx. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $5 advanced registration, $10 at the door.

World Cafe

HAPPY 10TH!

October 1 7:00pm

Celebrate World Cafe Live’s 10th anniversary with performances by indie-blues artist Valerie June and folk musician Sean Hayes. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 or www.philly.worldcafe live.com. $10.

WORKING FLEXIBLY

October 2 12:00pm - 1:00pm

HR hosts “Build Your Confidence to Request a Flexible Work Arrangement,” where panelists will discuss typical ways of working flexibly at Penn and how to create a successful arrangement proposed with confidence. Golkin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

BROKEN CHAINS

October 2 12:30pm

Margaret Bruchac (Abenaki), an assistant professor of anthropology at Penn, combines archival research on wampum with indigenous consultation to recover coherent understandings of colonial events and indigenous objects. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

COLLECTING PRINTS

October 2 6:00pm

Molly Steiger, vice president and specialist for prints at Sotheby’s, New York, discusses “The Art of Collecting 20th Century Prints.” Arthur Ross Gallery. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

Nixon

NIXON’S SECRETS

October 2 6:00pm - 7:00pm

American political consultant and strategist Roger Stone discusses and signs copies of his new book, “Nixon’s Secrets: The Truth about Watergate and the Pardon.” Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

Saint Joan

SAINT JOAN

October 3 8:00pm

Conceived by director and designer Aaron Cromie and performer/playwright Mary Tuomanen, “Saint Joan, Betrayed” tells the story of how Joan of Arc was betrayed by her own men, leading to her capture and ultimate execution. Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Performances run through Oct. 4. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$30.

SCARECROW WALK

October 4 10:00am - 5:00pm

Vote for your favorite scarecrow on display that corresponds with this year’s theme: Heroes and Villains. Morris Arboretum. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

Ice Rink

PENN DAY SKATE

October 4 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admissions to faculty and staff with a Penn ID for Penn Day. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

VOLLEYBALL

October 4 7:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Ice Rink

FAMILY SKATE

October 5 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission for Learn to Skate participants. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

October 6 7:00pm

Penn vs. Loyola. Rhodes Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

ALUMINUM DREAMS

October 8 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Penn Bookstore welcomes Mimi Sheller as she discusses her newest book, “Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity.” She describes how the materiality and meaning of aluminum transformed modern life and continues to shape the world today. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

FIELD HOCKEY

October 9 4:00pm

Penn vs. Monmouth. 4 p.m. at Ellen Vagelos Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

PATH REDEFINED

October 9 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lauren Maillian Bias discusses her newest book, “The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms.”  Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

VOLLEYBALL

October 10 7:00pm

Penn vs. Yale. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

HEALTH LEADER

October 13 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The School of Nursing welcomes Joe Kanfer, W'68, Chairman and CEO of GOJO Industries as the inaugural Health Leaders, Innovators and Entrepreneurs series guest lecturer. Kanfer will present, "PURELL® :The Journey from Rejection to the New Standard of Care." Biomedical Research Building II/III, 421 Curie Boulevard. Info: www.nursing.upenn.edu or 215-746-4455. 

SAFETY FAIR

October 30 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join Public Safety and the Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) for the Dare to Be Aware Safety Fair. Representatives from around Penn will present to answer questions about office ergonomics, personal safety, gender inequity, recycling, proper PPE, laboratory waste, rDNA registrations, training compliance, animal protocols, dangerous goods shipments, export controls, and more.  In the weeks leading up to the Safety Fair, EHRS will host two contests. 

EHRS is calling for employees to submit a short three-minute or less video creatively presenting how safety is practiced in your lab. Submissions must be uploaded to YouTube no later than Monday, Oct. 20.  Submission form and photograph authorization and release waiver should be emailed to ehrs@ehrs.upenn.edu. Submissions will then be linked to the EHRS at Penn Facebook page where the Penn community can vote on the best video from October 20-27.

EHRS is also announcing a lab coat decorating contest. To enter, decorate a lab coat, wear it, and submit a photo to EHRS at ehrs@ehrs.upenn.edu. A gift card will be presented to the creator of the winning coat. All entries must be received by Oct. 30.

Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion Lobby, 380 S. University Ave. Info: www.ehrs.upenn.edu/safetyfair.

ART HISTORY MATTERS

November 1 10:00am - 12:00pm

A panel of Penn alumni, faculty, and friends will lead an interactive discussion around compelling questions such as: How can art history help us navigate our image-rich culture? Is art collecting more than an investment strategy? How many art historians does it take to change the world? Rose Recital Hall, Room 419, Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-2358 or esaylor@sas.upenn.edu.

Sam Zell

A CONVERSATION WITH SAM ZELL

November 3 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Wharton School’s Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center hosts “Opportunities & Risks in Global Real Estate Investing: A Conversation with Sam Zell,” a lecture by noted international real estate investor and owner, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.,
 Ambani Auditorium (G06). Info: Contact Yezta Johnson Wiggins at 215-898-0930 or yezta@wharton.upenn.edu.

Ice Rink

THANKSGIVING SKATE

November 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a nonperishable food donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

Ice Rink

HOLIDAY SKATE

December 14 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.

Ice Rink

HOLIDAY SKATE

December 21 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Penn Ice Rink offers free admission with a Toys for Tots donation. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-1923 or www.upenn.edu/icerink.