Featured Events

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.

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IF AT ALL

November 13 7:30pm

Direct from Israel, the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company showcases its intoxicating blend of the primitive and the poetic in “If At All.” Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Performances run through Nov. 15. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$60.

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. 

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.

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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. 

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PERVASIVE CLAY

October 14 (All day) - October 28 (All day)

The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program hosts “Clay@Penn 2014: Pervasive Clay,” an exhibition of ceramic works by thirteen local and regional contemporary artists at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery on the Penn campus. Participating artists in the exhibition are Ruth Borgenicht, Molly Hatch, Bryan Hopkins, Jane Irish, J.J. McCracken, Don Nakamura, Liz Quackenbush, Jenny Sabin, Paul Swenbeck, Matthew Courtney, Ryan Greenheck, Sumi Maeshima, and Raymond Rorke. Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, 200 S. 36th St. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The evening Clay Salons will be held on OCt. 14 and Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Info: 215-573-5134 or www.design.upenn.edu/fine-arts.

PERVASIVE CLAY

October 16 (All day) - October 28 (All day)

The Undergraduate Fine Arts Program hosts “Clay@Penn 2014: Pervasive Clay,” an exhibition of ceramic works created by 13 local and regional contemporary artists. Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, 200 S. 36th St. A clay salon with talks by Elisabeth Agro, Marie-Claude Boileau, J.J. McCracken, and Christopher R. Taylor will be held on Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Info: 215-573-5134 or www.design.upenn.edu/fine-arts.

BEHIND THE BYLINES

October 22 12:00pm

Thomas Fitzgerald, chief political writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and John Baer, a political columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, discuss what it’s been like to cover the gubernatorial race between Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf. Arts Café, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk. Info: 215-746-POEM or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

October 22 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Eve Higginbotham, Vice Dean for Inclusion and Diversity for the Perelman School of Medicine, discusses "Changing the Conversation: It's All About You After All" as part of the Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs. Room 108, Arch Building. Info: 215-898-6993 or oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu.

BLACK THEOLOGY

October 22 5:30pm

The Penn Bookstore welcomes University Chaplain Rev. Charles Howard to discuss his book “Black Theology as Mass Movement.” Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

THE ART OF READING

October 22 6:30pm

Ruminate on the aesthetics of reading with artist Moyra Davey, curator Ingrid Schaffner, and publishers Barbara Schroeder and Karen Kelly as part of the Institute of Contemporary Art’s new series “READING,” which looks at contemporary culture through acts of reading, writing, and publishing. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: www.icaphila.org.

RESUME-WRITING

October 23 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Join Penn HR to learn tips on how to improve resumes, including how to organize information, highlight important details, and market skills for future opportunities. 2634 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

NEW DOCTRINALISM

October 24 9:00am - October 25 3:45am

This year’s Penn Law Review Symposium will bring together distinguished scholars from around the world to examine the interaction between legal doctrine and American Legal Realism. Penn Law. Info: Registration is required. www.law.upenn.edu or lawrev@law.upenn.edu.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

October 25 9:30am

Fall scrimmages. Penn Park. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MEN’S LACROSSE

October 25 11:00am

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

KIDS’ WEEKEND

October 25 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Join the Penn Bookstore for crafts, readings, and cookies. Penn alumna Jessica DiMuzio, author of “Bark! Bark! Bark for My Park!,” and Cindy Lipton, author of “Ruth and Leonard,” will read and sign copies of their new books. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

COPYRIGHT REFORM

October 27 12:00pm - 1:30pm

The Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition hosts Professor Zahr Said from the University of Washington School of Law, who will discuss her current work on reforming copyright interpretation. Penn Law. Info: Registration is required. www.law.upenn.edu or fssevents@law.upenn.edu.

MIDDLE EAST CINEMA FILM FEST

October 27 7:00pm - October 30 7:00pm

The Cinema Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, the Middle East Center, and the Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and International House of Philadelphia, present the 2014 edition of New Middle East Cinema Film Festival. Recently released feature films have been selected to represent Middle Eastern societies and cultures through cinema. Info: www.cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events.

TUITION TALK

October 28 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn HR to learn more about the tuition benefit program and how it can support employees, dependents, and spouses in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. 3624 Market St. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

ADOPTION OBSTACLES

October 28 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Penn HR will provide the lowdown on the different ways that adoption can work, as well as what to expect in the process, and obstacles and emotions people may face along the way. Family Center, 3615 Locust Walk. Info: Registration is required. www.hr.upenn.edu.

MEN’S SOCCER

October 28 7:00pm

Penn vs. West Virginia. Rhodes Field, River Fields Dr. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

UNDERSTANDING EVOLUTION

October 29 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Associate Professor of Philosophy Michael Weisberg offers some possible explanations about what the public thinks about evolution as part of the School of Arts & Science’s Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime series. Café 58, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St. Info: 215-898-5162 or www.sas.upenn.edu/slice.

CONTEMPORARY VISION

October 29 6:30pm

Get a snapshot view of the state of art today with ICA Chief Curator Ingrid Schaffner’s annual lecture, “What Is Contemporary?” 6:30 p.m. at ICA. Info: www.icaphila.org.

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.

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE

October 30 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Senior Legal Analyst Jim Wormington will discuss his work conducting legal and policy research to strengthen international rule of law reform programs, and managing human rights and access to justice programs in Africa. Penn Law. 215-898-7483 or www.law.upenn.edu.

TEA AND TECH

October 30 4:00pm

John Bosco Lourdusamy of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras discusses “Tea and Technology: The Case of Colonial India,” focusing on a recently initiated historical research project on the introduction of technologies related to tea plantations in colonial India. Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St. Info: 215-898-5162 or www.sas.upenn.edu.

HOMECOMING WEEKEND

October 31 (All day) - November 2 (All day)

Celebrate tradition at Penn during this year’s Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts & Culture. In addition to perennial favorites like the Alumni Arts Fair and Quakerfest, this year’s lineup includes some spookier offerings for Halloween. Registration is required. Info: www.alumni.upenn.edu.

CELEBRATING INNOVATION

October 31 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to honor the University’s culture of innovation at “Celebrating Innovation at Penn,” including the 2014 David and Lyn Silfen University Forum. South Bank, 3401 Grays Ferry. Info: Registration is required. Info: www.upenn.edu/innovation.

DARK ENERGY

October 31 6:00pm

Saul Perlmutter, an astrophysicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the 1998 discovery that the universe’s accelerating expansion was not only unexpected, but also led to the postulation of a previously unknown “dark energy” forming almost three-quarters of the “stuff” of the universe. Room 102, Chemistry Building, 231 S. 34th St. Info: 215-898-5162 or www.sas.upenn.edu.

ITINERANT BELONGINGS

November 1 (All day) - December 20 (All day)

Through film, photography, and performance, the artists in “Itinerant Belongings” explore the contours of belonging across different contexts—from the invention of nationalist social rituals to the homecoming of veterans. Works will be on display at the Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St., through Nov. 26, and at the Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 20. Info: www.slought.org or www.design.upenn.edu.

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.

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.

FIELD HOCKEY

November 1 12:00pm

Penn vs. Brown. Ellen Vagelos Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

FOOTBALL

November 1 1:00pm

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