At the Faculty Club: prints drawings and collages by GSFA faculty members Marco Frascari and Hitoshi Nakazato; at left, Nakazato's Neo Line Out.


1 Academic Day; Opening Exercises and Freshman Convocation; Undergraduate Deans' Meeting; Penn Reading Project. Center for University of Pennsylvania Identification (CUPID). Through Sept. 3.

2 Community Building Day.

3 Advising begins; Placement Exams.

4 First day of classes.

7 Community Service Day.

20 Add period ends.


21 ICA Family Workshop; children ages 6-12 and their adult escorts make artworks inspired by Beyond Belief (see Exhibits); 11 a.m.; Institute for Contemporary Art; reservations required: 898-7108; $1/child, free /members and volunteers. Repeated September 22.

At the ICA: works in various media by Eastern European artists who began their careers during the 1980s. At left, Slovakian artist Simona Bubánová Tauchmannová's Slovensko, oil on canvas, 1991. See Exhibits.


6 The Inscriptions of Yaxchilan; Kathryn Josserand and Nick Hopkins; Florida State; workshop on deciphering Hieroglyphic writing from the Classical Mayan city in Mexico; slide lecture (see Talks), 7:30 p.m.; University Museum; $85, $75/members, $55/full-time students; $10/lecture only; registration: 898-4890 (Pre-Columbian Society; Museum). Through Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

13 A Symposium on the Life and Work of Romare Bearden; David Driskell, University of Maryland-College Park; Elizabeth Alexander and Paul Rogers, Chicago; Sharon Patton, Michigan; in conjunction with A Graphic Odyssey (see Exhibits); 3-6:30 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School; reservations: 898-2083; information: 898-4965 (Afro-American Studies Program ).

28 Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Choroidal Melanoma; 8:30 a.m.-noon; Scheie Eye Institute; info/registration: 662-8141 (Scheie Eye Inst.).

30 The Nazi Medical Trials: A Legacy of Horrors; Michael Grodin, Boston University; Robert Proctor, Penn State; Arthur Caplan and Mildred Cho, Center for Bioethics; Robert Baker, bioethics and Union College; Bernett Johnson, veterans affairs and dermatology; Jonathan Moreno, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and bioethics; 12:30-5 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel; $50, free/full-time students with ID; pre-registration re quired; information: 898-7136 (Center for Bioethics).


Admission donations and hours:
University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students with ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.
Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $1/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PennCard, and Sundays 10 a.m.-noon; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed: Mondays & Tuesdays.
Morris Arboretum: $4, $3/seniors, $2/students, free/with PENNCard, children under 6; Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Other galleries: free.

At the Arthur Ross Gallery: Out Chorus (Jazz),
etching and aquatint by Romare Bearden.
Exhibits and Conferences.


3 Collages/Prints/Drawings; works by Marco Frascari, director of the architecture Ph.D. program and chair of design of the environment, and Hitoshi Nakazato, printmaker and acting chair of fine arts; reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Art Gallery, Faculty Club. Through September 27.

6 A Graphic Odyssey: Romare Bearden as Printmaker; depictions of his life in the South, studies in Paris and participation in the Harlem Renaissance; see also Conferences; Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library. Through Oct. 24.

Beyond Belief: Contemporary Art from East Central Europe; works by artists and artists' groups from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria; reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; ICA. Through October 27.

7 One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School; photographs from of the school, once federally operated, now tribally run; Museum. Through Jan. 5.

11 John Laub: Recent Paintings; plein air paintings of the Adirondacks, Fire Island and Martha's Vineyard; Klein Gallery, 3600 Market. Through Oct. 11.

26 Evolution: A 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the Architecture of Kling Lindquist; see also Talks; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through Sept. 30.


Taking Place; Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives, Fisher Fine Arts Library. Through Sept. 20.

Sculpture of Harry Gordon; Arboretum. Through 1996.

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


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


Film/Video Project

Films and programs at Int'l House; full descriptions:; tickets (unless noted): $6, $5/members, students, seniors, $3/children under 12; foreign language films with subtitles (unless noted); info/tickets: 895-6542; repeat dates and time in italics.

7 Keita: The Heritage of the Griot (Kouyate, Burkina Faso, 1995); 12:30 p.m.; Sept. 7 screening free. Sept. 8, 3 p.m.

A Feast at Midnight (Hardy, U.K., 1995); 2:45 and 5:45 p.m. Sept. 8, 5 p.m.

13 Twister; open captioned; 7 p.m. Sept. 15, 3 p.m.

19 UFVA Festival; Program #1, 7 p.m. Program #2, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

Independent Film/Video Ass'n

Registration: 895-6594.

8 Philadelphia Independent Film/Video Ass'n Potluck/Open Screen; 7 p.m.; register by Sept. 6.

23 Festival of Independents Roundtable; 6:30 p.m.

28 Working With AVID; 12-4 p.m.

The Reluctant Mystic: Krzysztof Kieslowski

Works by the late Polish director.

7 Decalogue (1988) ten one-hour films; # 1, 8 p.m.; # 2, 9:15 p.m.; $4/screening, $36/series. #3-#10 screened Sept. 8-13. Series repeated twice; call for full schedule.

17 No End (1984); 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 9:30 p.m.

Camera Buff/The Amateur (1979); 9:15 p.m. Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

American Independents

12 Puerto Rican P.O.V.; 7:30 p.m.

20 Community Visions; 7 p.m.; free.

26 The Ad & The Ego (Boihem and Emmanoulides, USA, 1996); 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 1 and 7:30 p.m.

Taiwanese Cinema: The Second Wave

22 Good Men, Good Women (Hou, 1995); 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 7:15 p.m.

25 The Red Lotus Society (Lai, 1994); 7 p.m. Sept. 27, 9 p.m.

The Peony Pavilion (Chen, 1994); 9:15 p.m. Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

28 Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai, 1992); 5 p.m. Oct. 1, 9:15 p.m.

Vive L'Amour (Tsai, 1994); 9:45 p.m.


7 Penn Faculty and Staff College Admissions Seminars; information session for parents and their college-bound children; 10:30 a.m.; Alumni Hall, Towne Bldg.; registration: 898-8587. Repeated Sept. 11, 5 p.m.

24 Conflict Mediaton:Resolving Disputes in the Workplace; Alan Bell, F/SAP Counselor; 12-1 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall; registration: 898-7910 (Faculty/Staff Assistance Program).

30 Francophonie; with Claire Bretécher (see Talks); 5:30-7 p.m.; Annenberg Center (French Institute).

Quit Smoking Program; eight-session/four-month program with behavioral and group therapy and treatment for stopping smoking immediately or in stages; day and evening programs begin Sept. 16 and 18; information: 662-3202 (Lung Center).

English Language Programs Evening Course Registration; classes meet 6-8:30 p.m.; Academic Writing; Mondays, Sept. 20-Dec. 9; Speaking and Listening; Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23; TOEFL Preparation; Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 24; Language of Meetings; Thursdays, Sept. 26-Oct. 24; $145/5-meeting class, $290/10-meeting class ($10 for late registrants); info: 898-8681.

Guided Walking Tours; Saturdays and Sundays; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; admission and hours: see Exhibits.

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

College of General Studies

Special Programs; unless noted, courses meet weekly, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; information/registration: 898-6479.

10 Folklore of Britain, Ireland and Wales; public audit course; 4:30-7:10 p.m.; $200. Through Dec. 3.

16 Playwrights' Circle; $150 (includes text). Through Nov. 25 (no class Oct. 14 & 21 or Nov. 18).

17 Improving your Speech and Voice; $130. Continues Sept. 19, 24 & 26.

18 Interior Design: Expressing Your Own Style; $165 (includes Philadelphia Museum of Art entrance fee). Continues Sept. 25, Oct. 16 & 23.

Children's Book Production and Illustration I; 6:30-9 p.m.; $165. Through Nov. 6.

19 Black and White Photography; $120; darkroom not provided or required. Through Oct. 24.

Beginning Playwriting; $160 (includes text). Through Nov. 21 (no class Oct. 17 or Nov. 14).

20 Journal Writing Workshop; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $85.

21 Power Speaking; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120.

Soil, Mulch and Compost; 10 a.m.-noon; $25. 25 Writing a Novel; $125. Through Oct. 30.

Overview of Fund Raising; $180, $165/Fund Raising Certificate Program. Through Nov. 20.

27 The Internet in Fund Raising; $135, $125/FRCP; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

28 Pruning Concepts and Techniques; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $50.

30 Writing for Movies and Television; 6:30-9 p.m.; $125. Through Nov. 4.

The What and Why of Collecting; $150. Through Nov. 18.


22 Samba Nosso; music of black Brazil and other New World African cultures; Sunday Concerts series; 2:30 p.m.; Museum; free with admission (Exhibits).

30 New York New Music Ensemble; new music for acoustic and electronic instruments and digital tape written by James Primosch, music; Edmund Campion, Arthur Kreiger, Thea Musgrave, Paul Rouders; 8 p.m.; Annenberg School Theater (Music).

Folklife Center

Concerts at International House; tickets: $15, $13/students & seniors, $10/members; subscriptions: $70/5 concerts (subscribe by Sept. 16 and get 6th free); call 895-6546 for full; day-of-show tickets: at Int'l House box office two hours prior to show; advance tickets: 893-1145.

6 Solas; Irish music quintet led by Philadelphia's Seamus Egan; 7:30 p.m.; Int'l Housewarming reception follows; concert and reception: $23, $18/members and subscribers.

7 Chamroeun Yin; open rehearsal of Cambodian court dances; 11 and 11:30 a.m. Finished performance: Oct. 26.

29 Shoba Sharma; Sharma performs bharathanatyam dance, a classical, narrative Indian dance; 3 p.m.; co-sponsored by South Asia Regional Studies.


6 Housewarming International; sampling of programs at International House: movies, music, dance, and receptions; see Films and Music. Through Sept. 8.

26 Memorial Tribute to Barbara Jordan; video excerpts of major speeches by the pioneer for Southern Blacks in the Texas senate and U.S. Congress and remembrances by men and women who knew her; 5-6:30 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School; register by Sept. 19: (610) 566-3687.

27 Live Auction of Rare Plants; 5-7:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum.

28 World Culture Day: Ancient Olympic Games Day; races, wrestling, javelin and discus demonstrations, Greek gallery tours; noon-4 p.m.; Museum; free with admission donation (see Exhibits).


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

Home locations: field hockey, football: Franklin Field; soccer, Rhodes Field; volleyball, The Palestra.

12 Field Hockey v. St. Joseph's; 7 p.m.

13 Volleyball v. Haverford; 3 p.m.

17 Volleyball v. La Salle; 7 p.m.

18 Men's Soccer v. La Salle; 4 p.m.

20 Volleyball v. Towson State, 7 p.m.; Ltwt. Football v. Cornell, 7:30 p.m.

21 Volleyball v. Rutgers, 1 p.m.; v. Rider, 6 p.m.

25 Women's Soccer v. Bucknell; 4 p.m.

28 Football v. Colgate; 6 p.m.


5 Beyond Belief Slide lecture; David Cerny, artist; see Exhibits; 6 p.m.; ICA.

6 Dynasty and Alliance at Yaxchilan: Introduction to Maya Glyphs; see also Hieroglyphs Workshop (Conferences ); 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Museum; $10/lecture; reservations: 898-4890 (Museum).

9 StAR and p450c17 in the Regulation of Salt, Sugar and Sex; Walter Miller, UCSF; noon; M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).

10 Babylon Revisited: The Tablet and the Spade; Andrew George, University of London; Kevorkian Lecture; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum; reservations: 898-4890 (Museum).

11 Immunobiology of Interleukin 12; Giorgio Trincheri, Wistar; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

12 The Unanswered Need: Building Intellectual Capital to Meet the Challenges of the Future; Neal Lane, director, NSF; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, LRSM Bldg. (LRSM).

Exhibit Tour; Laura Hoptman, MOMA and Beyond Belief (Exhibits) curator; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

16 Proteins that Interact with Nuclear Hormone Receptors; David Moore, Harvard; noon; M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).

Charity and Empowerment: NGO's and their Antecedents in South Asia; speaker tba; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103-5, Williams Hall (South Asia Regional Studies). Talk series continues Sept. 16 & 23.

Mere Nuisance Value? Explaining the Persistence of Skilled Labor in the U.S. Foundry Trades, 1880-1930; Howell Harris, University of Durham, England; 4 p.m.; Room 500, 3440 Market (History & Sociology of Science).

18 Novel Structures and Transport Pathways of the Cell Nucleus; Gideon Dreyfuss, biochem./biophysics; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

19 Chemistry and the Future of Medical Research; Harold Varmus, director, NIH; Ullyot Lecture; 6 p.m.; Room 1-B, Meyerson Hall (Chemistry; Chemical Heritage Foundation).

Populist and Avant-Garde Culture in Eastern Europe in the 20th Century; John Lukacs, cultural historian; in conjunction with Beyond Belief (Exhibits); 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

23 Science, Industry and the Law in the Making of Natural Knowledge; Paul Lucier, Renssalear Polytech; 4 p.m.; Room 500, 3440 Market St. (H&SS).

24 Game Playing with Paradise: Erasing Boundaries Between High and Low Cultures; Ingrid Daemmrich, Drexel; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Penn Women's Club).

25 The CAT and the HAT: New Insights Link Histone Acetylaiton to Gene Activation; David Allis, University of Rochester; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

26 On the Theme of Post-Totalitarianism; poetry and fiction by Linh Dinh; in conjunction with Beyond Belief (Exhibits); 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

Evolution; Bradford White Fiske, AIA, Kling Lindquist; see Exhibits; 6:30 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall.

30 Sodium-Dependent Glutamate Transporters in the CNS: Pharmacology, Regulation, and Function; Michael Robinson, pediatrics and pharmacology; noon; M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology).

Le Trait de Langage; Claire Bretécher, French cartoonist; 3-4 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge (French Institute).

Biomembranes and Networks in Large Deformation; Dennis Discher, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

Immunity in Acute and Persistent Virus Infections; Peter Doherty, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memphis; Wiktor Lecture; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

Mechanical Philosophy and the Re-embodiment of Knowledge; Mary Voss, Princeton; 4 p.m.; Room 500, 3440 Market St. (H&SS).

Bande Desinée et Sociéte; chalk-talk with Claire Bretécher, French cartoonist and Synge Wilkinson, Daily News cartoonist; 7-8 p.m.; Annenberg Center (French Institute).


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