November at PENN 1996

From the collection
of Harris N. Hollin:
an exhibit of hand-colored
illustrated books
at the Rosenwald Gallery,
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Left: Black-Winged Parakeet,
Plate VIII from Pierre Brown's
Nouvelles illustrations de
zoologie (London 1776).

(For more information about
the exhibit on-line, see the
Library Exhibitions page.)

The Library's Showcase
Homecoming 1996 features
a tour of the English Novel
exhibit in the Kamin Gallery
at 10 a.m., November 2;
followed by a tour of the
Hollin exhibit at 11 a.m.
For a full Showcase schedule,
see the October 29 issue of Almanac.

Mr. Hollin leads a workshop
on the exhibit on November 12;
for information or to register,
call 898-7552.


2 Homecoming.

4 Advanced Registration, Spring Term. Through Nov. 17.

15 Family Weekend. Through Nov. 17.

27 Thanksgiving Recess begins at close of classes. Classes resume Dec. 2.


2 African Safari; children ages 8-12, join an imaginary safari, select a favorite animal and design a dance mask; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5/materials fee; registration; 898-4016.

6 Laura Ingalls Wilder: Growing Up on the Prairie; ArtsPower's musical about the author's childhood; 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $6; tickets: 898-6683. Repeated Nov. 7.

Everybody Makes Music

Concerts for children ages 6 to 12 years old and their families; 1 p.m.; $6, $3/kids 12 and under. Tickets: 893-1145.

3 Music for Little People: Jewish Version; part of the Inter-Galactic Jewish Music Festival.

16 Voice; several musicians offer a sampling of singing styles showing how singers use their voices to make different sounds including those used in opera, jazz, rap and Indian classical music.


1 Clergy Managing Conflict: Gaining Insight and Learning Skills ; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; registration/info: 382-6680 (Penn Council for Relationships).

7 Milk, Matter and Multi-Gigabits: Putting Physics to Work; Paul Langacker, Anthony Garito, Arjun Yodh and Larry Gladney, physics; 6 p.m.; New York Penn Club, 30 W. 44th St., NYC; registration: 898-5262 or mastroie@ (Arts & Sciences).

9 Everyday Life in the Ancient Roman World; registration, 9 a.m.; opening remarks, Jeremy Sabloff, Museum Director and Stuart Fleming, MASCA and curator of upcoming exhibit on Roman glass, 10 a.m.; lectures follow; closing reception, 6 p.m.; Roman Banquet, with dinner speakers Donald White, Mediterranean Section, Museum, and David Reynolds, Michigan, 7 p.m.; University Museum; $70, $60/members, seniors and full -time students with ID; box lunch: $11; banquet: $55; registration/info: 898-4890 (Museum).

18 The Art and Science of Obtaining Federal Funding; annual grant writing seminar includes lecture Perspectives for Research Opportunities from the National Institute of Health, Stephen Katz, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases; 1-4 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Building; registration: 898-1205 or (Vice Dean for Research and Research Training).

22 Hypnerotomachia-Poliphili: Celebrating Francesco Colonna's Late-15th Century Work; registration, 10:30 a.m.; Session 1, 1 p.m.; keynote address, For the Love of Architecture: Claude Nicholas Ledoux and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili in Late-18th Century France, Anthony Vidler, UCLA, 6:30 p.m.; reception, 7:30 p.m.; dinner, 9 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Landscape Architecture; Architecture Ph.D. Program; GSFA). Continues Nov. 23: Session 2, 9 a.m.; Session 3, 2 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m.


Admission donations and hours:

University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students with ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 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.; Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed: Mon. & Tues.. Morris Arboretum: $4, $3/seniors, $2/students, free/with PENNCard, children under 6; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Other galleries: free.


2 Mysteries of the Maghreb: Rugs and Textiles of North Africa; some 30 rugs, embroideries, and related textiles from Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, from the 18th to early 20th century, give an introduction to the little-known weaving traditions of the Maghreb region; in conjunction with the International Conference on Oriental Carpets in Philadelphia Oct. 30-Nov. 6 (conference info: 884-6205); Arthur Ross Gallery, 220 S. 34th St. Through Feb. 2.

3 Polynesian Artifacts Collected by Titian Ramsay Peale: Self-Guided Tour; in conjunction with Philadelphia Museum of Art's The Peale Family: Creation of an American Legacy, 1770-1870; Museum. Through Jan. 5.

9 Neil Welliver Prints: The Essence of Maine; retrospective of graphics works by the emeritus professor of fine arts; reception with the artist, including screening of PBS video "Welliver" and booksigning, 2-5:30 p.m.; Print Center, 1614 Latimer St. Through Dec. 21.

11 Stanley Saitowitz, Architect; see also, Talks, Nov. 11; Meyerson Hall. Through Nov. 15.

14 ARTifacts in BLOOM; ancient and traditional piece provide the backdrop for the annual display of flower arrangements; exhibit open to the public: Nov. 15-16, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Nov. 17, 1-5 p.m.; for full schedule of related events including flower-arranging demonstrations and gala dinner, call 898-9202; Museum. Through Nov. 17.

15 Peter Fischli and David Weiss: In a Restless World; works exploring everyday items and activities by the Swiss artists show influences from the Dada movement; opening reception, Nov. 14, 9-11 p.m.; Institute for Contemporary Art. Through Jan. 19.

16 Fine Arts: Undergraduate Student Show; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall.

23 Fine Arts: First-Year Student Show; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through Dec. 6.


Larry Mitnick; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through Nov. 8.

Parallel Paths: Sarah Van Keuren and Harry Kalish; Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market St. Through Nov. 15.

Fine Arts Second-Year Student Show; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through Nov. 15.

The Art of the Illustrated Book, 1780-1830; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Dec. 24.

The English Novel in an Age of Revolution; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through Dec. 31.

Sculpture of Harry Gordon; Arboretum. Through 1996.

Cityscapes; Jack Lawlor; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through Nov. 29.

Central Asian Weavings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum; University Museum. Through Jan. 5.

One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School; Museum. Through Jan. 5.

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

Watercolors: Medicinal Plants of Shakespeare ; Morris Arboretum.


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 Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition; Museum.

Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Morris Arboretum.


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.

9 Independence Day; open captioned; 7 p.m. Nov. 10, 3 p.m.

14 Target (Sandip Ray, India, 1995); Satyajit Ray's last produced screenplay, directed by his son; 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 7 p.m.; Nov. 16, 5 & 9 p.m.; Nov. 17, 4 & 6:15 p.m.

21 The Tin Drum (Schlondorff, Germany, 1979); new 35mm print; 8:45 p.m. Nov. 22, 1 & 8:45 p.m.; Nov. 23, 4 & 7 p.m.; Nov. 24, 5:30 p.m.

Independent Film/Video Ass'n

Registration: 895-6594.

2 INPUT Philadelphia; International Public Television Screening Conference; free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; reservations: 483-5417.

16 Casting and Directing the Actor; workshops with Ayoka Chenzira and The Philadelphia Casting Company; 12-3 p.m.; $145, $135/members. Continues Nov. 24, Dec. 7 & 14, 12-3 p.m.

Halloween Horror Series

1 La Ofrenda (Portillo and Munoz, USA, 1989); 1 & 7 p.m.

Cronos (Del Toro, Mexico, 1994) 8:15 p.m

The Addiction (Ferrara, USA, 1995); 10 p.m .

2 Scream-a-thon!; A Chinese Ghost Story (Ching, Hong Kong, 1987); 5 p.m.; Nosferatu The Vampyre (Herzog, Germany, 1979); 7 p.m.; The Shining (Kubrick, UK, 1980); 9:15 p.m.; Suspiria (Argento, Italy, 1977); midnight; see all four films for $12.

Philadelphia Connections

6 Focus Philadelphia; premiere of three new videos; free; 6:30 p.m.

7 Institute Benjamenta (The Brothers Quay, UK, 1996); 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 9, 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 10, 8:15 p.m.

10 Bontoc Eulogy (Fuentes, US, 1995) and Spirits Rising (Diaz, US, 1995); 6 p.m.

Delta Film Festival

Works by filmmakers from the African diaspora; free (Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority).

9 Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored (Reed, USA, 1995); 2 p.m.

24 Man by the Soul/L'Homme sur les Quais (Peck, France, 1992); 2:30 p.m.

New Docs

13 Mother Dao the Turtlelike (Monnikendam, The Netherlands, 1995); 7:30 p.m.

15 Paris Was a Woman (Schiller, UK, 1996); 1 & 9:15 p.m. Nov. 16, 7:15 p.m.; Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m.

20 Calling the Ghosts (Jacobson & Jelinic, US/Croatia, 1996); 7:30 p.m.

21 Predictions of Fire (Benson, US/Slovenia, 1995); 7 p.m. Nov. 22, 7 p.m.; Nov. 23, 9:45 p.m.; Nov. 24, 8:15 p.m.; Nov. 25 & 26, 7:30 p.m.

At right: By Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Outlaws from Stiller Nachmittag (Quiet Afternoon), 1984-85, color photograph, from the new ICA exhibit, In a Restless World.


17 African Rhythms; rhythms and dances of West Africa, the Caribbean and South America performed by Penn's only African drum and dance troupe; 2:30 p.m.; University Museum. Troupe also performs at the Annenberg School Theater, Nov. 24 & 25, 8 p.m.

Curtis Organ Concerts

Free concerts at Irvine Auditorium; 12:05-12:35 p.m.

5 Kevin Chun; Sibelius's Finlandia.

12 To be announced.

19 Karen Whitney.

Music Department

Free performances at 8 p.m..

15 Bawdy Music of the Renaissance and Baroque; William Parberry directs Ancient Voices; Room B1, Meyerson Hall.

16 University Symphony Orchestra; Ricardo Averbach conducts Respighi's The Pines of Rome, Ravel's Ma Mere L'Oye and Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 3; Cathedral Church of the Saviour, 38th & Chestnut Sts.

19 Early Music at Penn; Gwyn Roberts directs the Penn Baroque Ensemble and Recorder Ensemble and William Parberry directs Penn Madrigal Singers; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

22 University Choir; William Parberry directs Fünf Lieder, Opus 104 by Brahms, Welcome Glorious Morn (1691) by Purcell, Marian motets by des Pres and selected Italian madrigals; Cathedral Church of the Saviour.

Folklife Center

Concerts at International House; tickets: $15, $13/students & seniors, $10/members; day-of-show tickets: at International House box office two hours prior to show; advance tickets at Upstages: 893-1145.

3 John Zorn's Masada; avant-garde improv master John Zorn, along with Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, and Dave Douglas, experiment with Jewish klezmer music; part of the Inter-Galactic Jewish Music Festival; 7 p.m. (Folklife Center; Jewish Exponent).

8 Sviraj; Raczar Lopatic, Jr., Steve Wagner and Danilo Yanich, perform music from the Balkan communities of Eastern Europe and North American; 8 p.m.; preceded by an Eastern European folk dance workshop (Folklife Center; Folk Dance Council of the Delaware Valley).


7 The Mask Dance of Korea; sixteen leading dancers from the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Center in Seoul perform traditional music and mask dance drama including the Pongsan and Songpa Mask Dances and the Pukch'ong Lion Dance Drama; pre-performance video and introductory lecture by dancer, In-Young Sohn; 7:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum; $18, $15/members and seniors; $10/full-time stu dents with ID; information/tickets: 898-4890 (Museum; Center for East Asian Studies).

22 Lady Dither's Ghost; Stimulus Children's Theater production of a musical version of a Sherlock Holmes mystery; written by Dumont Howard; music by Tom Judson; 7 p.m.; Houston Hall Auditorium; $5; informa tion: 417-1470. Repeated Nov. 23, 2 and 7 p.m.; Nov. 24, 2 p.m.

Annenberg Center

Tickets/information: 898-6791; repeat dates and times in italics.

4 Previewers; Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays' reading of a new play; 7 p.m.; free.

13 Much Ado About Nothing; annual performance by five actors from the London Stage, this time: Shakespeare's romantic comedy; 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $26, $12/students. Nov. 15, 8 p.m.

18 Sankai Juku; Japanese modernist Butoh dance; Dance Celebration; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $38, 18/students. Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

Theatre Arts

Performances in the Studio Theatre; 8 p.m.; $5; tickets on Locust Walk and at the Annenberg Box Office

14 Revenger's Tragedy. Repeated Nov. 15 and 16.

21 Downtown Diner. Repeated Nov. 22 and 23.


1 Fall Crafts Fair; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Locust Walk (SPEC).

Art for Children's Sake; fifth annual benefit for the Institute for Contemporary Art's After-School Program and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia includes weekend-long exhibition and sale of fine crafts; cock tail party and preview sale, Nov. 1, 6-10 p.m.; sale, Nov. 2-3, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; ICA; information: 898-7108.

3 Morris Arboretum Tour for New Members; Paul Meyer, Director; 2 p.m.; Widener Education Center, Arboretum; reservations: 247-5777 ext. 255 (Morris Arboretum).

20 Wine and the Vine in Ancient Times; wine tasting, flavor tests and talks with Patrick McGovern, MASCA; Regina Lutz, Robert Mondavi Winery; Marcia Levin Pelchat, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia; 7 p.m.; Lower Egyptian Gallery, University Museum; $20, $8/members; reservations by Nov. 15: 898-4890.

Faculty Club

Reservations: 898-4618.

2 Homecoming Football Brunch; Penn v. Yale game; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; $12.75 (plus 18% service charge).

18 Football Brunch; Penn v. Harvard game; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; $12.75 (plus 18% service charge).

20 Wine Tasting Dinner; 5:30-8 p.m.; $25 (plus 18% service charge).


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

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

1 Field Hockey v. Yale, 7 p.m.; Volleyball v. Cornell, 7 p.m.

2 v. Yale: W. Soccer, 11 a.m.; M. Soccer, 1:30 p.m.; Football (Homecoming Game), 1:30 p.m.; Volleyball v. Columbia, 4 p.m.; Ltwt. Football v. Army, 7 p.m.

5 W. Soccer v. Delaware; 2 p.m.

9 Ltwt. Football v. Princeton, 1 p.m.; Crew: Frostbite Regatta.

10 Volleyball v. Hofstra; 1 p.m.

16 Football v. Harvard (Family Weekend); 1:30 p.m.


2 Locust Walk Mile Run/Walk; new Homecoming tradition; 9:30 a.m.; start: 40th St. & Locust Walk; $3; medallions for top 100 male and top 100 female runners and top 50 walkers; t-shirts for top 50 males and top 50 females; registration: Recreation Dept., Hutchinson and Gimbel Gyms, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Rec. Dept.).

The More Things Change: Health and Healing in East and Southern Africa; adult workshop; 10:30 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $7.50, $5/members; registration: 898-4890.

7 Confidential Rape Survivor's Support Group; 5:30 p.m.; Women's Center, 3643 Locust Walk; registration: 898-8611; registration deadline: Nov. 5. Weekly through Dec. 12 (omit Nov. 28).

9 Neuro-ophthalmology Update 1996; Continuing Medical Educ.; 8 a.m.-noon; Scheie Eye Inst.; registration: 662-8141.

16 Pre Cana; for engaged couples planning to get married in the Roman Catholic Church; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Newman Center; information: 898-7575.

The Penn Preview; for adults interested in earning an undergraduate degree at the College of General Studies; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $10 (credited towards application fee for those who apply to CGS); info/registra tion: 898-3524 (CGS).

25 Computer Security Awareness Day; focus on individual responsibility; handouts and tips on keeping computers secure; 9-11 a.m.; Computer Resource Ctr., 38th & Locust Walk. Rain date: Nov. 26.

Buddhist Meditation; 1-2 p.m.; Christian Association Chapel. Wednesdays through Dec. 4.

English Language Programs Eve-ning Course Registration; classes meet 6-8:30 p.m.; Speaking and Listening, Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 18, $290; TOEFL Prep, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 19-Dec. 19, $290; Business Writing, Thursdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 19, $145; $10 fee for late registrants; info: 898-8681.

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).

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


Faculty/Staff Assistance Program noon workshops in Houston Hall, rooms to be determined; info/registration: 898-7910.

Surviving Divorce and Separation; call for details.

5 Help for Parents: What You Always Wanted to Know About Substance Abuse.

Caregivers Support Group. Every first Tuesday.

6 Sobriety Group. Every Wednesday.

12 When Someone You Love is Addicted.

26 Coping with Depression.

Home-Buying Seminars

Registration: 898-7256 (Treasurer's Office).

1 Home Buying Session; with representatives from Mellon Bank; noon & 1 p.m.; Rm. 720, Franklin Bldg.

4 One-on-One Counseling Sessions; with Allied Mortgage Company representatives; hourly from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Rm. 720, Franklin Bldg. Sessions Nov. 15 with Chase Manhattan Bank, Nov. 18 with Sovereign Bank, Nov. 26 with Jefferson Bank.

14 University Mortgage Program Seminar; with representatives from Berean Federal Savings Bank; noon & 1 p.m.

School of Social Work

Continuing Education Series; School of Social Work; info: 898-5526; $85/full-day, $50/half-day, discounts available.

8 Optimizing the Effectiveness of Strategic Intervention with Clients and Organizational Systems; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

One Stop Shopping: Community Partnerships, Family Centers and Seamless Services; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Surfing the Net: Resources for Social Workers; 1-4 p.m.

11 Why Social Workers, Geriatric Care Managers and Financial Planners Must Talk to Each Other: A Case Study; 9 a.m.-noon.

Diagnostic Assessment: Using the DSM IV; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Domestic Violence; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

15 Innovative Programming and Homelessness; 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Six Steps to Conducting Effective Performance Appraisal Meetings; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spiritually-Sensitive Social Work; 9 am.-4 p.m.

Planning Your Next Crisis: When the Media Calls; 1-4 p.m.

18 Intervening with Substance-Abusing Youths and their Families; 9 a.m-noon.

Teen Pregnancy; 9 a.m.-noon.

Three R's Revisited: Reduction, Reorganization and Rebuilding; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Working with Families of Adults with Mental Illness; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

22 Managing with Ambiguous Authority; 9 a.m.-noon.

Program Evaluation in a Managed Care Environment; 9 a.m.-noon.

Understanding the Revised NASW Code of Ethics: Guidelines for Practitioners; 9 a.m.-noon.

The Role of Public Health and Social Work: Partners in Advocacy and Service; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quality and Equality: Addressing the Concerns of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients and Colleagues; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

College of General Studies

Special Programs; see also Talks (Nov. 14); information/registration: 898-6479.

2 Producing Special Events for Fund Raising; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120, $110/Fund Raising Certificate Program.

Writing Free: Overcoming Writing Blocks; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $80.

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

4 The Internet for Fund Raising: Designing and Maintaining a Website; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $135, $125/FRCP. Repeated Nov. 19.

5 The Internet: Creating a Homepage on the World Wide Web; 6-8:30 p.m.; $75. Continues Nov. 12.

6 Eight Great Short Stories; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $60. Wednesdays through Nov. 20.

9 Decision Making Skills; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $75.

Cultivating the Mature Market; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120, $110/FRCP.

Look Good, Sound Great, Act Smart: A Practical "Acting Class" for Business Professionals; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120.

Dada and Duchamp; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $45. Museum Tour, Nov. 16.

13 Children's Book Production and Illustration: Advanced Critique; 6:30-9 p.m.; $50. Continues Nov. 20.

16 How to Maximize Annual Giving Support; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120, $110/FRCP.

Musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $45.

23 Leadership in Non-Profit Organizations: Boards, Committees and Volunteers; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $120, $110/FRCP.

Modernity and Nostalgia in Irish Film; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $50.


1 John Brown's Body: Political and Cultural Elites and the Legitimation of Terrorism, or, the Public Relations of Fact; Gary Alan Fine, University of Georgia; noon; Room 111, Annenberg School (Annenberg School).

Genes and Environment in Human Obesity; Albert Stunkard, medicine; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Rm. 109, Steinberg-Dietrich (Inst. for Environmental Studies).

Analysis of Mechanisms Regulating Neuropeptide Synthesis and Turnover; James Roberts, Mount Sinai Medical Ctr.; Pritchett Lecture; 4 p.m.; Lecture Hall B, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experi mental Therapeutics).

The Master of the Medieval Housebook, Some Observations; Charles Minott, art history; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg.; open to PENNCard holders (Art History).

3 Curator's Talk: Central Asian Weavings; Elena Tzareva, Russian Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg; in conjunction with the Museum's exhibit; 2 p.m.; University Museum (Museum).

4 Novel Signaling Pathways in Differentiated Smooth Muscle Cells; Kathleen Morgan, Harvard; 9-10 a.m.; White Seminar Room, White Bldg. (Urology).

Long-term Changes in Rat Brain mRNA Levels After Cocaine Self-Administration; Scott Mackler, medicine and psychiatry; noon; Room M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

History of Bodies/History of Genders; Caroline Bynum, Columbia; noon-2:30 p.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (History).

Tropomyosin: Plain and Perplexing; Sarah Hitchcock-DeGregori, UMDNJ; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (Penna. Muscle Institute).

World Bank and NGOs in South Asia; Najma Siddiqi, Anis Dani and Claude Salem, World Bank; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103-5, Williams Hall (South Asia Regional Studies).

Nonequilibrium Fluctuations in Liquids and Polymer Solutions Subjected to Stationary Temperature Gradients; Jan Sengers, University of Maryland; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

Mating, Steroid Hormone Receptors and Neuronal Response in Female Rats; Jeffrey Blaustein, UMass; 4 p.m.; Room B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

TBA; Alice Dreger, Michigan State; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market St. (History and Sociology of Science).

Everyday Violence and Social Suffering: Confronting HIV Risk Among Homeless Heroin Addicts; Philippe Bourgois, San Francisco State; 4:30 p.m.; Annenberg School Auditorium (Urban Studies).

Collaboration and Ecology; Thomas Phifer, formerly of Richard Meier; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

5 Virtues and VicesScrovegni; faculty, staff, and student discussion; 7:45-8:50 a.m.; Newman Center (Newman Ctr.).

Cell Cycle Regulation of the Meta-phase to Anaphase Transition; Sandra Holloway, genetics; Raiziss Rounds; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

Déjeuner Causerie; L'Afrique Francophone; Maryse Missoumba, French; noon-1:30 p.m.; Meeting Rm., Lauder Fischer Hall (French Institute).

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns; Tom Hylton, journalist; Lukens Lecture; 3 and 8 p.m.; Widener Education Center, Morris Arboretum; reservations: 247-5777 ext. 176 (Morris Arboretum).

6 American Jews and American Politics: Convergences and Contradictions Revisited; Daniel Elazar, Bar-Ilan Univ.; 10 a.m.-noon; Center for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut St. (Cntr. for Judaic Studies).

Health and Safety Aspects of X-ray Radiation; Paul Heiney, physics; noon; LRSM Reading Room (Physics).

Israeli Nation-Building and the Social Division of Space; Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion Univ.; 1-3 p.m.; Center for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut St. (Ctr. for Judaic Studies).

Checkpoint Control During the Fission Yeast Cell Cycle; Nancy Walworth, UMDNJ; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar; Cancer Training Program).

Hippocampal Network Dysfunction and the Etiology of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy; Robert Sloviter, Helen Hayes Hospital; 4:15 p.m.; Room 140, John Morgan Bldg. (Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences).

7 Stress System Abnormalities in Melancholic and Atypical Depression: Molecular, Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Implications; Philip Gold, National Institute of Mental Health; noon-1 p.m.; Austrian Audito rium, CRB (Psychiatry; Behavioral Health Services; Philadelphia Child Guidance Ctr.).

Henson's Node: The Organizer of the Amniote Embryo ; David Mosser and Claudio Stern, Columbia; 3:30 p.m.; Room 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

Rethinking Black Liberation Past, Present, and Future; Manning Marable, Columbia; Higginbotham Lecture; 5 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School (Afro-American Studies).

Learning from Barcelona; David Mackay, MBM Arquitectes, Barcelona; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

8 Implementing Sustainable Development in High Consumption Societies: A Comparative Assessment of National Strategies & Initiatives; James Meadow-croft, University of Scheffield; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room 109, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Institute for Environmental Studies).

On 'Evidence' and Cezanne; Susan Sidlauskas, art history; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg.; open to all PENNCard Holders (Art History).

11 Objectivity and Community in Science; Theodore Porter, UCLA; noon; Room 111, Annenberg School (Annenberg School).

Localizing Modernity; Kwame Anthony Appiah, Harvard; noon-2:30 p.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (History).

Molecular Basis of the Regulation of the Lutropin/Choriogonadotropin Receptor; Mario Ascoli, University of Iowa; noon; Room M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experimental Therapeu tics).

NGOs, Governments and Political Development in Asia; Julie Fisher, Yale; Room 103-5, Williams Hall (SARS).

Blood and Bureaucracy in Japan: Law, Conflict and Compromise; Eric Feldman, NYU; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market St. (H & SS).

Ecocultural Approaches: Recent Studies of Cognitive Performance; John Berry, Queen's University; 4 p.m.; Room B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

Manet, Flaubert, and the Stain of Modernism; Arden Reed; 4 p.m.; Room 201, Jaffe Building (Romance Languages; Art History).

Constructs; Stanley Saitowitz, UC-Berkeley; see also Exhibits; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

12 Economics and Christianity; faculty, staff, and student discussion; 7:45-8:50 a.m.; Newman Center (Newman Ctr.).

Beyond the Cosmos: God's Extra-dimensional Metaphysics; Hugh Ross, astrophysicist; 12-12:55 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Faculty-Staff Christian Fellowship).

Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications of Resistance to HIV Protease Inhibitors; John Erickson, National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Center; Raiziss Rounds; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemis try and Biophysics).

Dilemmas: Schooling and Technologies; Jan Hawkins, Education Development Center, NY; 4 p.m.; Room 110, Annenberg School; registration: 898-9794 or (GSE).

Traditional Modernism: The Legal Reforms of Muhammed al-Shawkani; Ahmad Dallal, Yale; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center).

Hagia Sophia: A Possible Reconstruction of the First Dome; illustrated lecture by Ahmet Cakmak, Princeton; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum; $10, $8/members, seniors, full-time students with ID (University Museum).

13 Not by Bread Alone: Immigrant Adaptation to America and the Development of Ethnic Foodways; Hasia Diner, NYU; 10 a.m.-noon; Center for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut St. (Ctr. for Judaic Studies).

Anharmonic Interactions in High Density GICs; Chetna Bindra, MSE; noon; LRSM Reading Room (Physics).

Universalist and Particularist Perspectives in Israel's Formative Period; Ilan Peleg, Lafayette; 1-3 p.m.; Center for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut St. (Ctr. for Judaic Studies).

The Function of the p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene; Arnold Levine, Princeton; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar; Cancer Training Program).

Regulation of Synaptic Transmission in the CNS; Donald Faber, Allegheny University, MCP, Hahnemann; 4:15 p.m.; Room 140, Morgan Bldg. (Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences).

State Regulation of Quality and Technology; Leonard Fishman, New Jersey Dept. of Health and Senior Services; 4:30-6 p.m.; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium (LDI Center for Health Policy).

After the '96 Elections and Into the 21st Century; Mary Frances Berry, history; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, communications; Ruth Mandel, Rutgers; Penn Mid-Atlantic Panel on Women's Studies; 6 p.m.; Rm. 109, Annenberg School (Women's Studies).

14 Novel Messenger Molecules in the Brain and Their Clinical Relevance; Solomon Snyder, Johns Hopkins; noon-1 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Psychiatry; Behavioral Health Services; Philadelphia Child Guid ance Center).

The Role of Positive Interactions in Communities: More Lessons from Intertidal Habitats; Mark Bertness, Brown; 3:30 p.m.; Rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

Flags and Frames: Art Works, Art Worlds, and Nations; Nicholas Thomas, Australian National University; 4:30 p.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (Ethnohistory).

Recent Work; Winka Dubbeldam, Architectonics, New York; 6 p.m.; Room B-3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Must Science and Religion Conflict?; Nelson Dorny, systems engineering; 7 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Latter-day Saint Student Association).

Why We Often Hafta Sleep but Never Havta Sheep: What is "Proper" English?; Leila Gleitman, psychology and linguistics; 7-8:30 p.m.; $5, free/CGS Special Programs participants; registration: 898-6479 (College of General Studies).

15 Coastal Change and Land Loss: Rates, Scales and Misconceptions; George Oertel, Old Dominion; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Room 109, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Attitudes Towards Ukiyo-e in Late 19th and Early 20th c. Japan; Christine Guth, art history; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg.; open to PENNCard holders (Art History).

18 Structure-Function Relationships in MAO B Revealed by Site-Directed Mutagenesis Studies; Creed Abell, University of Texas-Austin; noon; Room M100-101, John Morgan Bldg. (Pharmacology; Center for Experi mental Therapeutics).

Theorizing the Empirical; Nancy Ferris, history; noon-2 p.m.; Room 329A, 3401 Walnut (History).

Extending the Legacy: Planning America's Capital for the 21st Century; Reginald Griffith, National Planning Commission, Washington, D.C.; 6 p.m.; Room B-1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

NGOs and the Mobilization of the Landless in Bangladesh; Khushi Kabeer, Rural Development Program, Nijira Kori, Bangladesh; Room 103-5, Williams Hall (SARS).

TBA; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market St. (H & SS).

19 TBA; faculty, staff, and student discussion; 7:45-8:50 a.m.; Newman Center (Newman Center).

Enediyne-Chromoproteins: A Wonder of Nature; Nada Zein; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Raiziss Rounds; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB. (Biochem. & Biophysics).

Palestinian Poetry in Israel, 1948-1966: The Years Under Military Law; Waleed Khleif, Nazareth Documentation Center; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center).

20 Jewish Solidarity and Citizenship Passion: Confronting Incompatible Doctrines During the Nazi Era; Gulie Arad, Tel-Aviv U.; 10 a.m.-noon; Ctr. for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut (Ctr. for Judaic Studies).

The Interaction of Surfaces Across Rough Metal Interfaces; Randy Knarr, chemical engineering; noon; LRSM Reading Room (Physics).

The Dilemma of Israeli Diplomacy during Early Statehood; Michael Feige, Hebrew U.; 1-3 p.m.; Ctr. for Judaic Studies, 420 Walnut (Ctr. for Judaic Studies).

Telomere Function in Mammals; Titia deLange, Rockefeller University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar; Cancer Training Program).

The Emperor's Old Clothes: Classical Narratives in Early Modern Japan; Lawrence Marceau, University of Delaware; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

The Future of Private Sector Technology Assessment; Robert Rubin, The Lewin Group; 4:30-6 p.m.; CPC Auditorium (LDI Center for Health Policy).

Tumbling; Diane McKinney-Whetstone, SAS Alumni reads from her novel; 4 p.m.; ICA (SAS).

21 Compulsive Buying and Binge Eating; Susan McElroy, University of Cincinnati; 12-1 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Psychiatry; Behavioral Health Services; Philadelphia Child Guidance Ctr.).

Programmed Cell Death During the Hypersensitive Response in Higher Plants; Eric Lam, Rutgers; 3:30 p.m.; Room 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

Optical Coherence Control of Electron Populations and Electrical Currents in Semiconductors; Henry van Driel, U. of Toronto; Condensed Matter Physics Seminar; 4 p.m.; LRSM Lecture Hall (Physics).

Exhibit Tour & Talk; with Richard Torchia, artist and independent curator; in conjunction with Fischli and Weiss Exhibit; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA)

22 Limits and Possibilities of Iconography: Figuring Out the Kalenderhane St.

Francis Cycle; Cecil Striker, art history; 3-5 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg.; open to PENNCard holders (Art History).

25 Women, NGOs and Development in India; Rekha Mehra, International Center for Research on Women, Washington, D.C.; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103-5, Williams Hall (SARS).

Thinking and Writing About the Future; Paul Kennedy, Yale; 2-4 p.m.; Rm. 329A, 3401 Walnut (History).

Biomechanical Modeling of Central Nervous System Injury; David Meaney, bioengineering; 3:30 p.m.; Room 337, Towne Bldg. (Chemical Engineering).

TBA; 4 p.m.; Suite 500, 3440 Market St. (H & SS).

26 Hanging Out in the Breeze: G Protein Coupled Receptors as Substrates for Extracellular Proteases; Lawrence Brass, hematology-oncology; Raiziss Rounds; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Syriac Historiography and Secular Culture in Edessa under the Early Abbasids; Lawrence Conrad, Wellcome Institute, London; 4:30 p.m.; Room 421, Williams Hall (Middle East Center).

Computer Courses for Penn Faculty, Staff and Students

The Office of Information Systems and Computing, Technology Learning Services, offers computer courses to Penn faculty, staff and students with a valid PENNCard. All classes and seminars are held at the Com puting Resource Center, 3732 Locust Walk (across from the Penn Bookstore).

Registration is required for all hands-on courses. Individuals must register themselves by calling 573-3102 (no third party registration). Registration for November classes began October 28. Registration for December classes begins November 25.

All prerequisites must be satisfied before registering for any course. For more information, course descriptions, and prerequisites send email to or visit our web site at (Ed. Note: Those who do not have access to the web can examine course descriptions and prerequisitessubject to minor adjustments in Almanac September 10, 1996, p. 16.)

November and December Course Schedule

Hands-On Courses for DOS/Windows Users

  • What You Really Need to Know about DOS: November 5, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to Windows: November 7, 1-4 p.m.
  • Introduction to Excel for Windows: Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or December 12, 1-4 p.m.
  • Introduction to Word for Windows : November 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to HTML: November 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate Word for Windows: December 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

    Hands-On Courses for Macintosh Users

  • Introduction to Word for MAC: November 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Introduction to Excel for MAC: November18, 1:30-4:30 p.m. or December 16, 1-4 p.m.
  • Introduction to HTML: November 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or December 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate Word for MAC: December 3, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Bits & Pieces Seminars

  • File Transfer Using Fetch: November 7, 12-1 p.m. or December 12, 12-1 p.m.
  • File Transfer Using WS FTP: November 21, 12-1 p.m.
  • Browsing Netscape: Nov. 12, 1-2 p.m., or Nov. 25, 1-2 p.m., or December 3, 1-2 p.m


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    Unless otherwise noted all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.

    This November calendar is a pull-out for posting. Almanac carries an Update with additions, changes and cancellations if received by Monday noon prior to the week of publication. Members of the University may send notices for the Update or December at Penn calendar.


    Volume 43 Number 10
    October 29, 1996

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