September at Penn

Trot to New Bolton Center

For the first time in years, the School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting an Open House at New Bolton Center. Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring exhibits and demonstrations from the large and small animal hospitals; faculty presentations, hospital tours; six horse draft hitch; veterinary career information; animal blood mobile. Free admission and parking. New Bolton Center, 382 West Street Road (Route 926), Kennett Square. For information: (610) 444-5800, Ext. 2182.


1 Transfer student Move-in and Registration.
CUPID (Center for University of Pennsylvania Identification) opens in Palestra. Through Sept. 5.

2 Move-in for first-year students; New Student Orientation.

3 Academic Day: Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation; Undergrad Deans' Meeting; Penn Reading Project.

4 Community Building Day.

5 Advising begins; Placement Exams.

6 First day of classes.

9 Community Service Day.

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9 Living in Balance; children ages 8-12 learn Hopi pottery techniques and visit the American Southwest exhibit; 10 a.m.-noon; Museum; $5 materials fee; reservations: 898-4016.

Saturday Morning Gymnastics; beginning-intermediate gymnastics and trampoline for kids ages 6-12; 10-10:50 a.m. and 11-11:50 a.m.; Hutchinson Gym; $90/session; info/reservations: 898-5316. Through Nov.18. Session II starts Dec. 2; Session III starts March 2.

(Hi!)story of Hiphop; performance by Rennie Harris and Pure Movement; see Special Events; Everybody Makes Music Series; 1 p.m.; International House; $6/adults, $3/children 12 and under; tickets/info: 895-6546 (Folklife Ctr.).


12 Theory and Science of Immunology; M. Cohn, P. Doherty, P. Matzinger, A. Mitchison, E. Sercarz; time TBA; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall; info: 898-3812 or -3774 (Wistar).

20 Can We Afford to Care?; Sandy Schwartz, moderator; panel: Art Caplan; William Kelley, Mary Naylor, Mark Pauly, Skip Rosoff, Gail Slap; Thomas Langfitt, Jr. Memorial Conference; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler; 5-7 p.m. (Vice Dean for Medical Education).


Admission donations:


5 Diversity and Similarity; paintings by past and continuing students at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through Sept. 29.

7 Penn Art: DFA Faculty and Visting Artist Exhibition; works by American, Japanese and Irish artists and art faculty; reception, 5-7 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Galleries. Through Sept. 27.

9 PerForms: Janine Antoni, Charles Ray, Jana Sterbak; photos, sculptures and installations turn daily acts into art; see Talks; ICA. Through Nov. 5.

16 Moving the Fire: The Removal of Indian Nations to Oklahoma; photos of the Native Americans' forced journey from their homelands; see Talks, Special Events; Museum. Through Jan. 14. (Correction: This exhibit will open October 3.)

26 "Blind Man's Buff": A Rare Tapestry Designed by Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828); work produced by Madrid's Royal Tapestry Factory; Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Bldg. Through Oct. 5.


Resistance and Rescue: Denmark's Response to the Holocaust; Arthur Ross Gallery, Furness Bldg. Through Oct. 1.

Collaborations; visual and literary artists work to create a single, integrated piece of art; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Oct. 6.

Structures; works by papermaker, painter, binder, and printmaker, Naomi Limont; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Oct. 20.

Visual Diaries; Ursula Sternberg's colorist work records her world; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Oct. 20.

Amazonian Photographs; photos by Richard Evans Schultes, an authority on plant hallucinogens, Northwest Amazonian medicinal plants, from his 14 years in Colombia; see Special Events; Arboretum; Through Oct. 31.

Sculpture of Harry Gordon; Arboretum. Through 1996.

Time and Rulers at Tikal: Architectural Sculpture of the Maya; Museum. Through Fall 1997.


Ancient Greek World; Ancient Mesopotamia: Royal Tombs of Ur; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Raven's Journey: World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Museum.

University Museum Tours

Meet at main entrance; 1:15 p.m.

16 Living in Balance: The World of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache. Repeated Sept. 23.

17 Egypt of the Pharaohs.

24 Dragons, Lions and Monsters in Chinese Culture.

30 African Drums, Masks and Ritual in Survival Strategies.


27 The Road to Jerusalem (Way of the Crusades) (Klicar); Geographical Society Film; Harrison Auditorium, Museum; 7:45 p.m.; $12 (8-film series: $80, $50/Museum members); info/reservations: (610) 436- 2155.

Film/Video Project

Films, film series and programs at International House; film tickets (unless otherwise noted): $6, $5/members, students, seniors, $3/children under 12; foreign language films with English subtitles; info: 895-6542.

8 The Movies Begin: A Treasury of Early Cinema 1894-1911; includes A Trip to the Moon (Melies), Fatima and The May Erwin Kiss (Edison); live piano accompaniment; 7 p.m.; $8.

Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation 1995; includes Triangle (Russell), Britannia (Quinn), The Wrong Trousers (Park); 10 p.m. Repeated Sept. 9, 5 and 10 p.m.; Sept. 10, 6 and 8:15 p.m.; Sept. 11, 12, 18 and 19, 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Sept. 13, 14 and 15, 9:15 p.m.; Sept. 16, 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Sept. 17, 5 and 9 p.m.

9 The Wrong Trousers (Park); free; Housewarming International event (Special Events); 3 p.m.

Batman Forever (Schumacher, USA, 1995); open captioned; 7:15 p.m. Repeated Sept. 10, 3 p.m.

13 Jupiter's Wife (Negroponte, USA, 1994); 7:30 p.m. Repeated Sept. 14, 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 17, 7:15 p.m.

21 Bicycle Thief (DeSica, Italy, 1949); 7:30 p.m. Repeated Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m.; Sept. 23, 8 p.m.; Sept. 24, 5 and 7 p.m.
The Day the Sun Turned Cold (Ho, Hong Kong, 1994); 9:30 p.m.Repeated Sept. 22 and 25, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 23, 6 and 10 p.m.; Sept. 24, 9 p.m.

27 I Am Cuba (Kalatozov, USSR/Cuba, 1962); 7:30 p.m. Repeated Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 29, 5 and 8 p.m.

Independent Film/Video Ass'n

10 Fall Potluck and Screening; 7 p.m.; R.S.V.P. by Sept. 8: 895-6594.

27 Festival Roundtable; with PFWC director Linda Blackaby; 7 p.m.; R.S.V.P. by Sept. 26: 895-6594.


English Language Programs Evening Course Registration; classes meet 6-8:30 p.m.; Conversation, Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 18; TOEFL Preparation, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 19; $290/course plus $10 registration fee (reg. fee waived if student registers by Sept. 8); info: 898-8681. Registration through Sept. 15.

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays; Philadelphia Child Guidance Center; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), 446-1983 (evenings).

Fall/Spring Recreation Class Registration; swimming, aerobics (regular, step, step and tone, and water) squash, tennis, dance (ballroom, jazz, modern, country line, and Latin), yoga, scuba, self defense, First Aid and CPR; 5-week class: $35, $20/students; 10-week: $70, $40/students; Gimbel or Hutchinson Gym; PennCard or Recreation ID required; info: 898-6100. Registration throughout year. Classes start Sept. 23.

Sahaja Yoga Meditation; 11 a.m.; Franklin Room, Houston Hall; info: 602-8680 or 259-8932. Meets Saturdays.

13 Welcome Recovering Community; reception sponsored by Counseling Service and Faculty/Staff Assistance Program; 5-6:30 p.m.; Harrison Room, Houston Hall.

Penn Faculty and Staff College Admissions Seminars; for parents and their college-bound high school juniors and seniors; 5 p.m.; Alumni Hall, Towne Bldg.; registration: 898-7502. Repeated 10:30 a.m., Sept. 16.

19 Lite for Life; group weight-loss program; noon-1 p.m.; free orientations held one week before course begins; $150; registration: 662-2733. Meets on Tuesdays for 14 weeks.

24 Hopi Pottery Classes for Adults; master class by Hopi potter Karen Abeita; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.; University City Arts League, 4226 Spruce; $45, $35/members, seniors, full-time students with ID; $5 materials fee; includes free pass to Museum or Native Voices lecture (Talks); registration: 898-4890 (Museum).

29 Black Caregivers: Intergenerational Stresses in the Care of Seriously Ill Family Members; Carol Bennett-Speight, Juanita Davidson; noon-1 p.m.; Harrison Room, Houston Hall (F/SAP).

College of General Studies

Special Programs; courses meet weekly (unless noted) info/registration: 898-6479.

11 Ancient Civilizations of the World; non-credit public audit course; 6:30-9 p.m.; $200. Through Dec. 11.

18 Overview of Fundraising; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $180, $165/Fundraising Certificate Program. Through Nov. 20.

19 How to Be Your Own Best Interior Designer; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $115. Through Nov. 7.
Improving Your Speech; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; FRCP elective; $130. Continues Sept. 21, 26 and 28.

21 Beginning Playwriting; 6:30-9 p.m.; $150 (incl. text). Through Nov. 9 (last class meets 6-9 p.m.).

23 Power Speaking; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; FRCP elective; $120.

27 Internet Workshop for Fundraisers; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $135, $125/FRCP.

30 Professionals; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; FRCP elective; $110.

Small Business Development

Wharton courses; info/reg.: 898-4861.

6 Business Basics Seminar; 6:30-9 p.m.; $50. Weds. through Sept. 27.

21 Effective Business Research; 6-9 p.m.; $90.


18 Penn Professional Staff Assembly Meeting; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.

20 University Council Meeting; 4-6 p.m.; McClelland Hall, The Quad.

21 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Staff and Faculty Meeting; noon; room information: 898-5044 or bobs@pobox.

23 A Survey of Ophthalmology for the Medical Practitioner; CME meeting; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Scheie Eye Institute; info: 662- 8141.


7 Music Department Performing Ensembles Auditions; Choral Society, Ancient Voices, Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble; info/sign-ups: 898-6244. Through September 22.

29 RÉlache Ensemble; with guest composer/pianist Michael Nyman; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $18. tickets: 898-6791. Repeated 7 p.m., Sept. 30, $18, $30 (includes post-show reception).

30 Conjunto Cespedes; Bobi Cespedes and his ensemble play son, Cuban music mixing African drumming, Spanish flamenco and Caribbean heat; 8 p.m.; Int'l House; $15, $13/students, seniors, $10/members; info/tickets: 893-1145 (Folklife Center.).


10 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Penn Players' production; 8 p.m.; Studio Theater, Annenberg Center; tickets, at the door: $5, $4/Class of 1999; group sales ($4/each for 6 or more): 382-8432. Repeated Sept. 11 and 12.


8 Housewarming International; open house reception, 5:30 p.m., $18, $14/members; Rennie Harris performance, Sept. 9 (see Children's Activities); International Bazaar, Sept. 9, 2-5 p.m.; see Films, Sept. 8-10; Int'l House; info: 387-5125. Through Sept. 10.

16 The Long Bitter Trail; talk: Anthony Wallace, anthropology; music: Women's Singing Circle of the United American Indians of Delaware Valley; in conjunction with the opening of Moving the Fire exhibit; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum; admission: Exhibits; reply requested: 898-4890.

23 World Culture Day: A Celebration of the American Southwest; stories, arts and crafts, food, and children's activities, of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; 12-4 p.m.; Museum; admission: Exhibits.

27 Travel Fair '95; information about transportation, lodging, meeting planning and general travel needs, participants include companies offering a variety of vacation opportunities; door prizes; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (American Express Travel, Penn's Travel Office).

Faculty Club

Wednesday Buffets, 5:30-8 p.m., call for menus and prices; Football Brunches, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $12.50; 18% service charge;reservations: 898-4618.

13 Wednesday Buffet.

16 Football Brunch.

20 Wednesday Buffet.

27 Wednesday Buffet.

30 Football Brunch.

Morris Arboretum

Guided Walking Tours; Saturdays and Sundays; 2 p.m.; Arboretum hours: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; admission: Exhibits.

14 Fete for Dr. Richard E. Schultes; speakers: Ara DerMarderosian, PCPS; Peter Furst, anthropology; Wade Davis, Insitituto Caribe de Antropologia y Sociologia, Caracas; Dr. Schultes; see Exhibits; 7-9 p.m.; Museum.


Tickets for fall sports, except football are free. Football tickets: 898-6151.

Home locations: Field Hockey, Foot-ball,Women's Soccer: Franklin Field; Men's Soccer: Rhodes Field; Volleyball: Palestra; Women's Tennis: Levy Pavilion or Lott Courts.

8 W. Soccer v. West Chester, 4 p.m.; Volleyball v. Rutgers, 7 p.m.

9 W. Tennis v. Swarthmore, noon; M. Soccer v. Textile, 1 p.m.; Volleyball v. Temple, 1 p.m.; v. Delaware, 6 p.m.

11 W. Soccer v. Old Dominion; 4 p.m.

12 Field Hockey v. Villanova; 7:30 p.m.

16 Soccer v. Cornell, W., noon, M., 2:30 p.m.; W. Tennis v. Georgetown, noon; Football v. Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m.

20 Field Hockey v. Lafayette; 7:30 p.m.

23 Field Hockey v. Dartmouth, noon; M. Soccer v. Villanova, 2:30 p.m.; W. Soccer v. Dartmouth, 4 p.m.

26 W. Soccer v. Lehigh, 4 p.m.; Field Hockey v. Delaware, 7:30 p.m.

29 W. Tennis v. Army; 2 p.m.

30 Football v. Bucknell; 1:30 p.m.


5 Melanosomal Proteins as Melanoma Antingens: Intracellular Trafficking and Processing of Melanosomal Membrane Proteins; Vijayasaradhi Setaluri, Rockefeller University; 3 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

6 Cell Death Regulation and Genetic Complementation During Multistep Carcinogenesis; Timothy McDonnell, University of Texas; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

7 Opiates, Brownies, Sex and Cocaine: Understanding Craving States; Anna Rose Childress, psychology in psychiatry; noon; Clinical Research Bldg. Auditorium (Psychiatry; Penn-Med; Child Guidance Center).

11 Is History Repeating Itself in the New Europe? How Do We Ensure Freedom and Security For All?; Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, former Foreign Minister of Denmark; in conjunction with Resistance and Rescue (Exhibits); 4:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery.

13 Pemphigus: An Autoimmune Disorder of Cell Adhesion; John Stanley, dermatology; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

PerForms Slide Lecture; Janine Antoni, artist; see Exhibits; 6 p.m.; ICA.

18 The Rescue of Danish Jewry: A Personal Account; Jan Schwartz, Yiddish; in conjunction with Resistance and Rescue (Exhibits); 7:00 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery.

19 Myths and Legends in My Art Work; Maya Starr; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Penn Women's Club).

PerForms: Curator's Perspective; Judith Tannenbaum, ICA; see Exhibits; 5:30 p.m.; ICA; reservations: 898-7108.

They Called it Prairie Light; Tsianina Lomawaima, University of Arizona; Native Voices lecture; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum; $6 ($20/4 lectures), $4 ($12/4 lectures)/members, seniors, full-time students with ID; info: 898-4890 (Museum).

20 The SRE and c-fos Regulation; Richard Treisman, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

Acting Out; identity and transgression in theater, literature, film and visual art; see Exhibits; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

21 Sex Differences in Healthy Brains and How They Might Influence Psychopathology; Ruben Gur, neuropsychology; noon; CRB Auditorium (Psychiatry; PennMed; Child Guidance Center).

26 The Children of Changing Woman; Ernestine Cody Begay, Apache, curator; Native Voices lecture; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum; fees: see Sept. 19.

27 Transcriptional Regulatory Mechanisms: Putting the Pieces Together; Winship Herr, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Medicaid and Medicare: The Next Thirty Years?; Bruce Vladeck, Health Care Financing Administration; 4:30-6 p.m.; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics; Center for Health Policy).

PerForms Lecture; Bruce Ferguson, art critic/curator; see Exhibits; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

28 Asperger's Syndrome and Higher Functioning Autism-Same or Different; Fred Volkmar, Yale; CRB Auditorium (Psychiatry; PennMed; Child Guidance Center).

The Correspondence Between Vassily Kandinsky and Christian Zervos, 1927-34: A Misunderstanding Between Paris and Berlin; Christian Derouet, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and Centre Georges Pompidou; 5 p.m.; Room 113, Jaffe Bldg.; open to PennCard holders only (History of Art; Romance Languages).

29 Culture Wars in American Civilization Since World War Two; Murray Murphey, history; Senior Associates Lunchtime Lecture; noon-2 p.m.; Faculty Club; $14 (incl. lunch); info/reservations: 233-0779 (Penn Senior Associates; CGS).

Naomi Limont's book Sun, with a modified coptic binding and embossed cover, now in the Rosenwald Gallery, is one of over sixty examples of the visual, as well as literary, art of books, shown in three exhibits at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also in Rosenwald: Ursula Sternberg's Visual Diaries; in the Kamin Gallery: Collaborations.

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