Featured Events

Let the Fire Burn

LET THE FIRE BURN

March 6 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The School of Social Policy & Practice screens “Let the Fire Burn,” a film directed by Jason Osder about the City of Philadelphia’s violent clash with MOVE, a black liberation organization based in West Philadelphia in the 1970s and 1980s. D26/27, Caster Building, 3701 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required: jonesjen@sp2.upenn.edu

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THE MEXICAN PORTFOLIO

January 31 (All day) - March 29 (All day)

In 1932, photographer Paul Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department at the Secretariat of Public Education, a federal government authority in Mexico, to document the country’s changing landscape and people. The result of his expedition, the exhibition “Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio,” is on display at the Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 215-898-2083 or visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.

Mississippi Damned

MISSISSIPPI DAMNED

March 4 7:00pm

The Penn Humanities Forum, in collaboration with Penn’s Cinema Studies Program and International House Philadelphia, screens Bradford Young’s “Mississippi Damned,” the story of three sisters enduring cycles of family dysfunction. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: Registration is required. www.cinemastudies.upenn.edu

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

MEN’S LACROSSE

March 14 1:00pm

Penn vs. Princeton. Franklin Field, 235 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Witchhazel

BLOOMING WITCHHAZELS

March 14 1:00pm

Discover the Morris Arboretum’s extensive witchhazel collection this winter. Knowledgeable guides will lead tours throughout the garden and visitors will see more than a dozen different blooming witchhazels. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: www.morrisarboretum.org.

BASEBALL

March 14 3:30pm

Penn vs. Villanova. Meiklejohn Stadium, River Fields Drive. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

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PHILLY ROLLER GIRLS SKATE

March 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Philly Roller Girls Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Free admission with Roller Derby ticket purchase.

PHILLY ROLLER GIRLS SKATE

March 15 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Philly Roller Girls Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Free admission with Roller Derby ticket purchase.

Just Sustainabilities

GOING GREEN

March 18 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Julian Agyeman, a professor of urban and environmental policy and planning at Tufts University, discusses “Beyond Green Environmentalism: E/quality of Life and Just Sustainabilities” for the Penn Humanities Forum. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: Registration is required. www.phf.upenn.edu

NEW BLACK CINEMATOGRAPHY

March 18 7:00pm

The Penn Humanities Forum, in collaboration with Penn’s Cinema Studies Program in the School of Arts & Sciences and International House Philadelphia, screens Bradford Young’s “Middle of Nowhere,” in which a medical student learns to live another life when her husband is imprisoned, and “The Door,” which follows five African-American women whose bond helps one overcome depression. IHP, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: Registration is required. www.cinemastudies.upenn.edu

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/

HANDLE WITH CARE

April 28 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Therese S. Richmond, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, at Penn’s School of Nursing and the PENN Injury Science Center, presents the 13th Annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Research Award Lecture, “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care: The Science of Injury, Violence, & Recovery.” University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, Ann L. Roy Auditorium. More info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.

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/