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.
BARBARA KASTEN: 'STAGES'
February 4 11:00am - August 16 5:00pm
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania presents “Barbara Kasten: Stages,” the first major monographic survey of the work of artist Barbara Kasten. Curated in conversation with the artist and with full access to her archive, the exhibition includes approximately 80 works spanning nearly five decades of Kasten’s career. In addition, Kasten will create a new site-specific installation in the ICA galleries. The exhibition can be viewed at the ICA, 118 S. 36th St. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org or call 215-898-7108.
ARTISTS IN THE GARDEN
March 1 1:00pm - June 27 4:00pm
“Artists in the Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920” features artwork by students, alumni, and faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. An opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Info: www.morrisarboretum.org. Free with garden admission.
‘A SENSE OF PLACE’
April 10 10:00am - June 21 5:00pm
The Arthur Ross Gallery presents “A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints,” an exhibition that brings together Japanese prints addressing the idea of place and landscape in the modern era. This exhibition explores the tradition of Japanese artists who select famous sites and landscapes for their work. They actively reinterpreted the concept of “famous places,” or meisho, one of the most influential concepts of landscape imagery in traditional Japan. Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. For more information, visit www.arthurrossgallery.org.
ROAD TO RETIREMENT, PART II
April 21 3:30pm - 5:00pm
The Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) presents Part II of the annual “Road to Retirement” program. Join Victoria Mulhern, executive director, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (PSOM), and Hilary Lopez, senior benefits specialist in Human Resources, as they discuss the policies and processes around phased retirement, the retirement incentive program (the Faculty Income Allowance Program), retirement benefits (including continued medical benefits), qualifying for emeritus status, and the rights and privileges of retired faculty. All ASEF-PSOM members are also invited to attend this program. Class of ’55 Room, second floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut St. RSVP to Heidi George at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/.
YEAR OF SERVICE
April 21 5:30pm - 9:00pm
The Toll Public Interest Center celebrates its service accomplishments for the year with its annual public interest recognition event. 245 Silverman, Levy Conference Room, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. Info: email@example.com or www.law.upenn.edu.
April 21 6:15pm
The College of New Jersey’s Lee Ann Ricardi discusses “How Did She Get that Hair? The Symbolism and Significance of the Hairstyles Worn by Roman Empresses” as part of the Archaeological Institute of America Lecture. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.
April 21 8:00pm
From the mixture of curiosity, compulsivity, and emptiness of one-night stands to the fantasizing of Hollywood love, singer Emily West performs her detailed and emotionally rich music. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: RSVPs are encouraged. 215-898-8721 or www.philly.worldcafelive.com. $20-$25.
INVESTIGATING CAMPUS ASSAULTS
April 22 10:00am - 11:30am
School of Social Policy & Practice Professor Susan Sorenson, director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence, hosts a discussion on “With Justice for All: Investigating Campus Sexual Assault.” Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.law.upenn.edu.
April 22 11:55am - 12:00pm
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Jonathan Moreno squeezes a wealth of knowledge in an innovative talk on “Impromptu Man” into just one minute in the 60-Second Lecture Series. Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Houston Hall Bistro in case of rain. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second.
April 22 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Judge Kathleen M. O’Malley and Judge Richard G. Taranto from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will answer questions from students about their careers and offer legal wisdom. A catered lunch will be served. Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. Info: email@example.com or www.law.upenn.edu.
CONSIDER THE BELVEDERE
April 22 6:00pm - August 16 12:00am
“Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson: Consider the Belvedere” will be showcased at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, 118 S 36th St. The artists' collaborations were recently staged at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. Envisioned as a kind of theatrical set, the show revolves around two 16mm films. “Bottles Under the Influence” stars glass bottles. “Consider the Belvedere,” which was shot on location in the exhibition at Banff, is a collaborative commission between the host institutions. For more information, visit www.icaphila.org.
April 22 6:00pm
Julia Mayo, a Panamanian archaeologist leading excavations at the site of El Caño, speaks on recent research about the Coclé Culture in a discussion titled “Excavations of an Elite Precolumbian Cemetery in Panama.” Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.
INSTRUCTIONAL DRUM CIRCLE
April 22 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Join a drum session with instructor Joseph Tayoun, an internationally acclaimed Middle Eastern percussionist. Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery at Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $10-$15.
April 23 (All day) - April 25 (All day)
Events take place at Franklin Field. Info: www.pennathletics.com.
NATURAL BORN HEROES
April 23 6:00pm
Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of “Born to Run” and a running advocate with a passion for exploring the limits of human potential, offers up a cabaret-style program to celebrate his book, “Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance.” Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.
April 24 8:30am - 5:00pm
The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition hosts a conference on privacy titled “Taking Responsibility for One’s Own Data Privacy and Security – Is it Possible, and How?” Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.law.upenn.edu.
April 24 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Michael Jones-Correa, a professor of government at Cornell University, and Rahsaan Maxwell, an associate professor of political science at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, will comment on Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Postdoctoral Fellow Erica Dobbs’ manuscript workshop, “Constituents without Citizenship: Immigrant Civic Inclusion in New Destinations.” Room 205, College Hall. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.
STATES OF INEQUALITY
April 24 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Evelyn Brodkin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration who is a scholar of public policy and management, discusses “States of Inequality: Insights from Street-Level Research on the Welfare State.” Room 209, College Hall. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.
PADDLE BOARD EXCURSION
April 25 10:00am - 8:00pm
Head to the coast with Penn Rec for some sun and water while learning how to stand-up paddle board. Professional guides will teach an introduction to paddle boarding lesson, followed by a relaxing paddle around Cape Henlopen bay along the Atlantic Ocean. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. Meet inside Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, 3701 Walnut St. Info: Registration is required. 215-898-6100 or www.upenn.edu/recreation. $60 members, $75 non-members.
April 26 1:00pm
The Philadelphia Science Festival presents an Atlatl Workshop for Explorer Sunday. Learn the physics behind this ancient tool, which vastly changed the ways early Native Americans hunted. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: Space is limited. 215-898-2680 or email@example.com.
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
April 26 2:00pm
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art Ph.D. and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation on “Ghosts of Modernism,” inspired by the Institute of Contemporary Art exhibitions on view. ICA, 118 S. 36th St. Info: 215-898-7108 or www.icaphila.org.
MINDFULNESS AND LAW
April 27 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Charles Halpern, founder and first director of the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law, speaks about the value of mindfulness meditation in the study and practice of law, and the growth of mindfulness programs in law schools around the country. He will lead a guided meditation, suitable for both experienced and inexperienced meditators. 112 Tanenbaum, Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.law.upenn.edu.
WRITERS HOUSE FELLOW
April 27 6:30pm
Join Kelly Writers House Fellow Jessica Hagedorn, an author of award-winning novels, including “Toxicology,” “Dream Jungle,” “The Gangster of Love,” and “Dog Eaters,” for a reading at Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, in the Arts Cafe. A breakfast follows at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. Info: RSVP is required. 215-746-POEM, email@example.com or www.writing.upenn.edu/wh.
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.
April 29 11:55am - 12:00pm
Penn Arts & Sciences Professor Paul K. Saint-Amour squeezes a wealth of knowledge in an innovative talk on “The World Has Raised Its Whip; Where Will It Descend?” into just one minute in the 60-Second Lecture Series. Stiteler Plaza, 37th Street and Locust Walk. Houston Hall Bistro in case of rain. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second.
April 29 4:00pm
Patricia C. Henwood, an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine and the director of global health initiatives, is talking "Ebola in Liberia: A Fragile Health System in Peril" at the Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine (ASEF-PSOM) Spring Program. Having completed two missions with the International Medical Corps in Liberia, Dr. Henwood will touch on some bioethical challenges of the work and discuss where the response is now headed. The program will take place in the Biomedical Research Building II/III Auditorium, 421 Curie Blvd., and a reception will follow in the lobby. Info: RSVP to Kayvon Nikoo: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 30 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Tenth Annual Kolb Junior Fellows Spring Colloquium features graduating and soon-to-be-graduating Junior Fellows of the Kolb Society that will discuss their dissertation research. The research interests of the Kolb Society of Fellows are focused principally on ancient, pre-industrial cultures and modern, non-industrial peoples of the world. Penn Museum, 3260 South St. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum.