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CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

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ADDICTION INCORPORATED

April 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Institute for Urban Research for the final event in a four-part film series on urban planning and public health featuring a screening of “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary about whistleblower Victor DeNoble, the research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved that cigarettes are addictive. Room B3, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu. 

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ROXANE GAY

April 21 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House welcomes Roxane Gay, a writer and editor whose work has appeared in “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” Salon, Oxford American, NOON, American Short Fiction, Indiana Review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

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ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

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editor's pick

ICA AT 50

February 12 (All day) - August 17 (All day)

To mark half a century as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the world, the exhibition “ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963” animates the Institute of Contemporary Art’s past and propels it into the future. The ICA is celebrating the anniversary by examining lesser-known moments in contemporary art, engage today’s artists, commission new projects, and move toward the unknown. The show runs through Aug. 17. For a full list of artists included in the show, and details on free public events during the exhibition’s run, go to www.icaphila.org

INDIGENOUS ARTIFACTS

April 10 10:00am - July 6 5:00pm

A curatorial seminar organized by Larry Silver, a professor of history of art, culminates with “On the Wings of Eagle and Raven: Tlingit and Haida Traditions,” celebrating artifacts of Northwest Coast American Indians/First Nations. The exhibition runs through July 6. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-2083 or www.upenn.edu/ARG.

skylines

CAPTURING SKYLINES

April 16 (All day) - June 30 (All day)

In “From Rio to Brotherly Love,” International House Philadelphia exhibits the work of Daniel Gafanhoto, a fine-art photographer who photographs and processes cityscapes, including Philadelphia’s, in a distinct and personal way. The exhibition will be on display through June 30. An opening reception for the exhibit runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: 215-387-5125 or www.ihousephilly.org.

PLAGUE RUMORS

April 16 11:55am

Listen to David Wallace’s 60-Second Lecture, “Rumors of Approaching Bubonic Plague Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.” Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.

RESOLVING CONFLICT

April 16 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn how to navigate the political waters at work and elsewhere with an HR program on conflict resolution. This seminar shows how both reason and emotion can spark and fuel disagreements. Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

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ADDICTION INCORPORATED

April 16 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Institute for Urban Research for the final event in a four-part film series on urban planning and public health featuring a screening of “Addiction Incorporated,” a documentary about whistleblower Victor DeNoble, the research scientist at a major tobacco company who proved that cigarettes are addictive. Room B3, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th St. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu. 

BRAVE TESTIMONY

April 16 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Annenberg School for Communication host Brenda Marie Osbey, a poet, prose nonfiction writer, and former Poet Laureate of Louisiana, for “Brave Testimony: A Celebration of Poetry of the African Diaspora.” Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: www.africana.sas.upenn.edu.

SOFTBALL

April 16 6:00pm

Penn vs. Drexel. Penn Park. Info: www.pennathletics.com. 

MEN'S TENNIS

April 17 2:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. Hamlin Tennis Courts, Levy Tennis Center, 199 S. 31st St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

ACADEMIC FREEDOM

April 17 5:00pm

At the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program’s 14th Annual Goldstone Forum, Penn alumnus Stanley Fish, a world-renowned literary theorist and legal scholar, discusses academic freedom and the boycott of Israeli universities. Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

OPEN EYES

April 18 6:00pm - April 19 6:00pm

The Center for the Advanced Study of India, the Charles K. Williams II Fund in the Department of the History of Art, the Department of South Asia Studies, and the South Asia Center host “Chakshundana (Opening the Eyes),” a series of conversations on South Asian art celebrating Michael W. Meister. The opening reception is at 6 p.m. at Lower Egypt Galleries, Penn Museum. Info: www.casi.sas.upenn.edu. 

WOMEN'S SOCCER

April 18 7:00pm

Penn vs. La Salle. Rhodes Field, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SPRING IN BLOOM

April 19 10:00am - 3:00pm

Experience the beauty of the Morris Arboretum’s cherry trees in bloom at the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival. Celebrate by participating in traditional Japanese activities such as origami, samurai arts, and Taiko drumming. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

April 19 1:00pm

Penn vs. Brown. Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

April 20 2:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. TBD. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

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ROXANE GAY

April 21 6:00pm

Kelly Writers House welcomes Roxane Gay, a writer and editor whose work has appeared in “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” Salon, Oxford American, NOON, American Short Fiction, Indiana Review, Brevity, The Rumpus, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and more. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

GLOBAL FUTURE

April 22 5:30pm - 7:30pm

For the MUSA Earth Day Lecture, panelists will examine rapid population growth and the institutional, technological, and behavioral innovations impacting the ability of the Earth to sustain future human settlement. B1, Meyerson Hall. Info: Registration is required. www.penniur.upenn.edu.

A DEGENERATE DANCE

April 23 11:55am

Listen to Daedalus Quartet’s 60-Second Lecture, “A Degenerate Dance: Music from Between the Wars by Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942).” Stiteler Plaza. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60-second-lecture.

SHAKESPEAREAN RESIDUES

April 23 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Penn Libraries celebrates the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare with cake, dramatic readings, and an exhibition featuring early editions, romantic images, quirky artifacts, and works inspired by Shakespeare from the collections. Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. The exhibition runs through June 9. Info: 215-898-7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu. 

PENN RELAYS

April 24 (All day) - April 26 (All day)

Outdoor track and field. Franklin Field. Info: www.thepennrelays.com. 

SUCCESSFUL APPRAISALS

April 25 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Sharon Aylor, executive director for Penn HR Staff and Labor Relations, discusses “Preparing for a Successful Appraisal Meeting” as part of the Weekly Paid Professional Staff Assembly Speaker Series. 217 Stiteler Hall, First Floor. Info: RSVP by Friday, April 18 to Marcia Dotson, mdotson@sas.upenn.edu. 

BASEBALL

April 25 1:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. Meiklejohn Stadium. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SOFTBALL

April 25 2:00pm

Penn vs. Columbia. Penn Park. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

TOGA PARTY

April 25 3:30pm - 5:30pm

The Penn Museum invites teens ages 14-19 to a toga party. Partygoers work with pen and ink to write their name in ancient Greek, etch a cameo to take home, participate in a Museum-wide scavenger hunt, sample some Mediterranean snacks, and explore artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

MEN’S HEAVYWEIGHT ROWING

April 26 (All day)

Adams Cup, Penn vs. Harvard, Navy. TBA at Schuylkill River. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MEN’S LIGHTWEIGHT ROWING

April 26 (All day)

Callow Cup, Penn vs. Navy. TBA at Schuylkill River. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MATERNAL IMAGES

April 26 3:30pm

Violaine Chauvet, an assistant professor of Egyptology at Liverpool University, will speak about a broad range of evidence, both iconographic and textual, regarding the visual presence of mothers in private tombs from the Old to the New Kingdom in Egypt. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $10 general admission, $7 PennCard holders, $5 students.

HABITAT CONSERVATION

April 28 6:30pm - 8:00pm

As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, speakers from the Morris Arboretum, the Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Audubon Society will address the issue of conserving habitats for birds. Iron Hill Brewery, 8400 Germantown Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

SINKING OF THE TITANIC

April 29 5:30pm - 7:00pm

On Tuesday, April 29, join the Penn Libraries and members of the Thayer family for a reception to welcome the John B. Thayer Memorial Collection of the Sinking of the Titanic to its permanent home in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. 

This unique collection, which has remained in private hands until now, documents the personal experience of John B. “Jack” Thayer, a Penn alumnus who went on to work as the University’s Vice President of Finance from 1939 to 1945, and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer. Both Jack and Marian Thayer survived the fateful shipwreck of 1912. 

Items in the collection include the manuscript of Jack’s memoir published in 1940, contemporary newspaper clippings documenting the Thayers’ tale of survival, as well as correspondence between Marian Thayer and J. B. Ismay, CEO of the White Star Line, which commissioned the Titanic.

Housed on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, the Kislak Center actively seeks to provide original source material for study in the humanities at Penn. These collections support the research and instructional efforts of Penn’s faculty and students, and serve as a resource for scholars throughout the world.

The reception will take place at the Kislak Center, Sixth Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St. 

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, contact Nancy Gulsoy at gulsoy@upenn.edu or 215-898-2520.

SCIENCE CAFÉ

April 29 6:00pm - 7:00pm

As part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, the Penn Science Café hosts multiple University speakers to shed light on their research and engage in stimulating conversation. World Cafe Live Downstairs. Info: 215-898-8721 or bryangm@pobox.upenn.edu.