Featured Events

Jodi Mangness

OSSUARIES AND BURIALS

February 1 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jodi Magness, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses ancient Jewish tombs and burial customs in Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

Moreno

IMPROMPTU MAN

February 3 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan D. Moreno reads from and discusses his newest book, “Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network.” Penn Bookstore. Info:  215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

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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VALENTINE'S DAY SKATE

February 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Valentine’s Day Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Buy one admission, get one free.

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Event Listings

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.

strand

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,” opens at the Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 31 and runs through March 29.

During the two years Strand spent in Mexico, he traveled the countryside with his Korona and Graflex large format cameras. He explored small towns, churches, religious icons, and the people who inhabited the land. Strand, like many of the artists who were making art at the Taller de Gráfica Popular print studio, worked on this project during the period when the post-revolution government sought to establish a modern national culture that would capture Mexico’s unique character.

Twenty images were selected by Strand and published as a portfolio in 1940, titled “Photographs of Mexico.” In 1967, the portfolio was re-released as “The Mexican Portfolio,” featuring photogravure impressions.

The Arthur Ross Gallery exhibition, which was organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection, will also include a portfolio of prints by Mexican artists from the Taller de Gráfica Popular.

The exhibition 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.

CHINESE NEW YEAR

January 31 11:00am - 4:00pm

Visitors of all ages are invited to help shepherd in the Year of the Sheep at this daylong celebration at the Penn Museum. The day includes a wide variety of music and dance performances, Tai Chi and Shaolin-style Kung Fu demonstrations, calligraphy and tangram workshops, children’s activities, and arts and crafts among one of the finest collections of Chinese and Buddhist art in the United States. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-2680 or www.penn.museum.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

January 31 7:00pm

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

WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

February 1 1:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell, West Chester, and Ursinus. The Palestra. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

Jodi Mangness

OSSUARIES AND BURIALS

February 1 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Jodi Magness, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses ancient Jewish tombs and burial customs in Jerusalem in the time of Jesus. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

RISK REGULATION

February 3 4:30pm - 6:00pm

 

The Penn Program on Regulation, the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy present “The Risks and Regulatory Challenges of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development.” Speakers include Bernard Goldstein, emeritus professor and dean of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Mitchell Small, the H. John Heinz Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University; and Hannah Wiseman, Attorney's Title Professor at Florida State University College of Law. The panel will be moderated by Adam Finkel, senior fellow and executive director of the Penn Program on Regulation, Penn Law. 4:30-6 p.m., Jon M. Huntsman Hall, Room G50, 3730 Walnut St. Info: www.law.upenn.edu.

Moreno

IMPROMPTU MAN

February 3 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan D. Moreno reads from and discusses his newest book, “Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network.” Penn Bookstore. Info:  215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

WRITING ABOUT TV

February 4 6:00pm

Emily Nussbaum, TV critic for The New Yorker, discusses writing about TV as part of the Povich Journalism Program. Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

CHINESE RELATIONS

February 4 6:00pm

Kurt M. Campbell, founding partner, chairman, and CEO of The Asia Group, discusses “The U.S. and China in the 21st century.” TBD. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

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PARIAH

February 4 7:00pm

The Penn Humanities Forum screens “Pariah,” the story of a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents in Brooklyn while quietly embracing her identity as a lesbian. International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. Info: Registration is required. 215-573-8280 or www.ihousephilly.org.

FROM RESEARCH TO POLICY

February 5 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Penn’s Center for Neuroscience and Society’s Public Talk Series hosts Pat Levitt, science director of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, to discuss “Brain Development and Public Policy: Translating What We Discover into What They Do.” TBD. Info: RSVP is required due to limited seating. info@neuroethics.upenn.edu.

THE TEENAGE BRAIN

February 5 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Frances Jensen, chair of the Department of Neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine, discusses how to communicate with teenage children and signs copies of her new book, “The Teenage Brain.” Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bn college.com.

SENSIBLE NONSENSE

February 5 6:00pm

Join Kelly Writers House for a celebration of The Sensible Nonsense Project, and honor the humor, pathos, and enduring wisdom of children’s books. Six speakers will share stories about their own favorite childhood books. Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

MEN’S TENNIS

February 6 3:00pm

Penn vs. Furman. Levy Tennis Center. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SQUASH

February 6 5:00pm

Penn vs. Cornell. Ringe Courts. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

February 6 7:00pm

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

BENEATH THE SURFACE

February 7 10:00am - 4:00pm

Visitors can see the Penn Museum’s newest exhibition, “Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama.” Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.

WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

February 7 12:00pm

Penn vs. Brockport, Cortland, and Temple. Rockwell Gymnasium in Hutchinson Gym, 219 S. 33rd St. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

WRESTLING

February 7 1:00pm

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

TU B’SHEVAT

February 8 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join the Morris Arboretum to celebrate the Jewish New Year of Trees. There will be musical performances and a take-home seedling activity. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org.

DIGITAL REBELLION

February 10 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Todd Wolfson reads from and signs copies of his newest book, “Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left.” Wolfson examines the impact of new media and communication technologies on the spatial, strategic, and organizational fabric of social movements. Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

MFA CHAT

February 11 12:00pm

Kelly Writers House hosts a panel discussion, “Should you get an MFA?” in which Creative Writing faculty members and Penn alumni who have attended MFA programs will weigh the pros and cons. Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House. Info: 215-746-POEM or wh@writing.upenn.edu.

MEN’S TENNIS

February 11 4:00pm

Penn vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Levy Tennis Center. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

FREE FOR ALL

February 11 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Join artist, designer, and author Lord Whimsy at the Institute of Contemporary Art for an evening of terrarium building, art, electronic music, and fruity snacks. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.

EXERCISE AND HEART HEALTH

February 12 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join Penn Nursing professor Joseph Libonati for an exciting online webinar, "The Effects of Exercise on Heart Health and Disease." Exercise has well-established benefits to improve and maintain cardiovascular function across patients with and without cardiovascular disease. Libonati discusses the prevalence and cost of heart disease, and reviews the basic effects of exercise on the heart. He will discuss how exercise, used in combination with chemotherapy and stem cell therapy, can help to improve the effectiveness of these treatments. Online at http://bit.ly/1Agjl2M. Info: Registration is required at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8904432664207442689. events@nursing.upenn.edu.

MEDIA DEMOCRACY

February 12 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Penn Professor Victor Pickard reads from and signs copies of his newest book, “America’s Battle for Media Democracy: The Triumph of Corporate Libertarianism and the Future of Media Reform.” Penn Bookstore. Info: 215-898-7595 or www.upenn.bncollege.com.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

February 13 4:00pm

Penn vs. Albany. Levy Tennis Center. Info: www.pennathletics.com.

SEARCHING FOR WITCHHAZELS

February 14 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Discover the Morris Arboretum’s extensive witchhazel collection this winter. On the second Saturdays of February and March, knowledgeable guides will lead tours throughout the garden, searching for witchhazels. Morris Arboretum. Info: 215-247-5777 or www.morrisarboretum.org. Free with admission.

VALENTINE’S SKATE

February 14 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join the Penn Ice Rink for the Valentine’s Day Skate. Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St. Info: www.upenn.edu/icerink. Buy one admission, get one free.