Impressions from Nature

Morris Arboretum's venerable Scotch Elm was photographed in color by Sol Snyder for his exhibition of nearly two dozen works of nature and abstraction, which go on view October 19 in the Upper Gallery of the Arboretum's Widener Center. Impressions runs through January. For more information, call 247-5777. To see this photograph in color, along with others from the show, click here.


10 Drop period ends.

11 Fall Term Break. Through October 14

24 Penn Family Weekend. Through October 26


4 The Real Indiana Jones: Archaeologists in the Making ; explore diverse world cultures and meet a real archaeologist! Activities include gallery tours, storytelling and crafts projects. For ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; University Museum; $5 materials fee. Pre-registration required; Call 898-4015 for information.

18 ICA Family Workshops; children ages 6-12 accompanied by adults will tour Photography After Photography and create artworks inspired by the exhibition with artist Julia Borst; Through October 19; 11 a.m.; members $3/child, non-members $4/child; 898-7108 for reservations.

Morris Arboretum

Call 246-5777, ext. 156 to register; accompanying adults free.

12 Creepy Crawly Creatures; this hands-on course about insects lets elementary students investigate live insects with easy-to-use microscopes and play games that will help them better understand how such creatures help our environment; 1:30-3 p.m.; members $6, non-members $8.

19 Plant Crafts at the Log Cabin; step into Miss Lydia Morris's cozy, brook-side log cabin, and make fun plant crafts such as leaf-print wrapping paper to take home; 1:30-3 p.m.; members $8, non-members $10.

26 Bats-Fun, Facts and Fantasy; "Bat Lady" Juanita Taylor will separate fact from fiction , and engage children in activities that demonstrate why bats are "good guys" and how kids can help protect them. 1-2 p.m.; members $5, non-members $7.


7 Lymphocytes, Taking Cues from the Environment: Activation and Memory; Wistar Institute Annual Symposium in Biomedical Research; Through October 8 (The Hassel Foundation).

16 African American Studies: The 21st Century and Beyond; Through October 18 (Afro-American Studies Program).

17 Roman Lifestyles II: Bishops, Builders and Bone-setters; Evening talk/tasting of Roman delicacies followed by a day-long symposium in three sessions with experts using ancient texts and the latest archeological discoveries to illustrate life as it was in the later Roman Empire; Registration required. For itinerary and registration information, call the Events Office: 898-4890. Through October 18 (University Museum; Archaeology Magazine).

Cross-Currents in Africa; The fifth annual African Studies Consortium Workshop: Cross-Currents in Africa, will be held on Friday, October 17 at the Faculty Club. Sponsored by Penn, Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore, it is presented in conjunction with African-American Studies: The 21st Century and Beyond, hosted by Penn's Afro-American Studies Program. It begins at 9 a.m. with a panel discussion on Designing Democracy. A panel on The Past, the Word, and the World, Textual Configuration will begin at 11 a.m. as well as a session on Cultural Strategy and National Processes.


Admission donations and hours:

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 12-5 p.m.

Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art: $3; $1/students, artists, seniors; free/members, children under 12, with PENN-Card, and on Sundays 10 a.m.-noon; Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed: Mon. & Tues.

Meyerson Hall Galleries: free, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

University Museum: $5, $2.50/seniors and students w/ID, free/members, with PENNCard, children under 6; Tues. -Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday (free), 1-5 p.m.; closed Mon. & holidays.


1 Susan Abrams: Papermaker/Mixed Media and Ruth Krakower: Paintings Drawings/Watercolors; Abrams, a Penn alumna, combines mixed media and photographic printing techniques, taking papermaking far beyond the traditional craft; Krakower intertwines characters, spirits and legends of a classical world in her watercolors, mixed media and acrylic paintings; reception; October 7, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery; Through October 31.

18 The Fragrance of Ink: Korean Literati Paintings of the Choson Dynasty (1392-1910); from Korea University Museum. Traditional scholar paintings from Korea's last dynasty; 16th to 20th-century delicate silk paintings; hanging scrolls and screens; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through January 18.


Pilgrimage: multi-media photographs and video works by Heather Marshall ; investigate collective histories of the American South, specifically her own southern heritage; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through October 3.

An Architecture of Independence: The Making of Modern South Asia; works of prominent architects from India and Bangladesh, including original drawings, models, and documentary photographs, trace the development of modern architecture in the half century since the nations of the Indian subcontinent gained independence; Arthur Ross Gallery . Through October 5.

Book Art & Conservation, A Visible Link: An Exhibit by Hedi Kyle and Denise Carbone; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through October 10.

The Ephemeral, The Transient, The Static: Ritual Architecture and Urbanity; Meyerson Lower Gallery; Through October 10.

Photography after Photography: Memory and Representation in the Digital Age; an international touring exhibition featuring works by 30 photographers and media artists who use digital imaging techniques that question photography's inherent claim to represent reality; Institute of Contemporary Art. Through October 26.

Eggi's Village: Life Among the Minangkabau of Indonesia; 45 ethnographic photographs and commentary by anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday which weave a story of life among the largest and most modern matrilineal society in the world today; first floor Sharpe Gallery, University Museum. Through December 7.

Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change; more than 200 examples of Roman glass and associated materials such as pottery and bronze from the first century B.C. through the sixth century A.D. explore how cultural change, technological innovation and the social aspects of wealth and taste were constant influences on glassmaking; second floor Dietrich Gallery, University Museum. Through June 1998.


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; University Museum.

Healing Plants: Medicine Across Time and Cultures; Works by Harry Gordon; massive sculpture in wood, small pieces in granite; Butcher Sculpture Garden, Morris Arboretum.

ICA Tours

16 Rick De Coyte, of the Foundation for Computer Art, leads a tour of the exhibition; 6 p.m.; free, with gallery admission.

23 Andreas Muller-Pohle of Gottingen, Germany, talks about his work on view. He is founder and publisher of the magazine European Photography; 6 p.m.; free, with gallery admission.

26 Photography after Photography: Memory and Representation in the Digital Age; special Penn Family Weekend tour free to Penn Students and their families; 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

University Museum Tours

Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. Information: www.upenn.edu/museum.

4 Archaeology

5 Polynesia

11 China

12 Raven's Journey

19 Buddhism

25 Egypt

26 Highlights


8 Doing What it Takes: Black Folks Getting & Staying Healthy; (Donna Golden, 1994; 23 min); 7 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center (African American Resource Center; Health Education).

International House

Information on times and ticketing:895-6542 or www.libertynet.org/ihouse.

1 East Side Story; (Dana Ranga & Andrew Horn; 1997; 74 mins; Russian & German w/ subtitles); documentary on Eastern European Communist musicals; Through October 6.

8 Anthem; (Shainee Gabel & Kristin Hahn; 1997; USA; 124 mins); Shainee Gabel, Philly native, in person as part of Philadelphia Connections series. Through October 11 and from October 13 -15.

16 The Broken Giant; (Estep Nagy; 1996; USA; 83 mins); part of Philadelphia Connections series 7:30 p.m.

17 Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day; (Christopher Munch; 1996; USA; 87 mins); Film's producer Jim Stark in person; Through October 19.

18 Bogwoman; (Tom Collins;1997; Ireland; 90 mins); 8 p.m.

Jubilee of Indian Cinema

23 The Lonely Wife/Charulata; (Satyajit Ray; 1964; 103 mins; Bengali w/ subtitles); Also showing October 29.

24 Bhavantarana: King of Emotion's Essence; (Kumar Shahani; 1991; 63 mins; Hindi w/ subtitles); 1 p.m.; also showing October 26.

The Night's End/Nishant; (Shyam Bengal; 1975; 140 mins; Hindi w/ subtitles); 7 p.m.

25 Nine Months to Freedom: The Story of Bangladesh; (S. Sukhdev; 1972; 72 mins; English); 3:30 p.m.

Hot Winds/Garam Hawa; (M.S. Sathyu; 1975; 146 mins; Urdu w/ subtitles); 5:15 p.m.

Pestonjee; (Vijaya Mehta; 1987; 110 mins; Hindi & Parsi w/ subtitles); 8:45 p.m.; also showing October 28.

26 The Servile/Vidheyan; (Aoor Gopalakrishnan; 1993; 112 mins; Malayalam w/ subtitles); 2:30 p.m.

The Rose/Roja; (Mani Rathnam; 1992; 137 mins; Tamil w/ subtitles); 7 p.m.; also showing October 29.

27 Saint Tukaram; (Sheikh Y. Fathehlal & Vishnu G. Damle; 1936; 131 mins; Marathi w/ subtitles); 7 p.m.

28 It's a Long way to the Sea/Khagoroloi Bohu Door; (Jahnu Barua; 1995; 106 mins; Assamese w/ subtitles); 7p.m.


CGS Special Programs; registration required. Information: 898-6479, or www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/.

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; Philadelphia Child Guidance Center; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), (610)-446-1983 (evenings).

4 Archaeology and You: A Workshop for Adults; 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; Classroom 1, University Museum; registration required; $7.50; $5 for members, senior citizens, and full-time students w/ ID.

6 Negotiating the Deal; 6:30-9 p.m.; 3 Mondays, including October 13 and 27; $185; call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC).

7Watercolor Painting, Naturally; 7-9:30 p.m.;10 Tuesdays, through December 9; Morris Arboretum; registration required; $225; $190, for members. For information, call 247-5777.

8 Managing & Motivating Employees; 6:30 -9 p.m.; 4 Wednesdays, through October 29; $205; call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC).

9 ICA Thursday Evening Program; James Primosch, chairman of Penn's music department and Pew Fellowship in the Arts winner, demonstrates sequencing and sound editing software, synthesizers and samplers that reveal the impact of digital technology on music composition; 6 p.m.; free, with gallery admission.

14 On-Line Business Research; 6-9 p.m.; $90; call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC).

25 Planning & Managing Growth; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $205 (includes lunch); call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC).

Wreathmaking: Capturing Nature's Beauty; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. For information, call 247-5777.

28 Managing & Forecasting Cash Flow; 3 Tuesdays, through November 11; 6:30-9 p.m.; $185; call 898-4861 to register (Wharton SBDC).


15 University Council, 4-6 p.m. McClelland Hall, the Quad; Penn I.D. Observers mustregister interest in advance at Ext. 8-7005.


2 Ustad Asad Ali Khan; playing the North Indian Rudra Veena, a classical instrument which is a forerunner of the sitar; commemorating 50 years of independence for India and Pakistan; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theater, Annenberg Center; Tickets: box office, 898-9791 (South Asia Regional Studies).

Virgin House Band; The Writer's House jazz quartet; 9 p.m.-midnight; Chats, 3800 Locust Walk. (Writer's House) Also playing October 9 & 16.

19 Traditional Korean Music; in honor of The Fragrance of Ink exhibition; 2:30 p.m.; University Museum. For information, call 898-4890.

30 Virgin House Band; the Writer's House jazz quartet; 8 -10 p.m.; (Writer's House).


Annenberg Center

Call Annenberg box office, 898-6791 for tickets; schools and groups, call 898-6683.

29 Measure for Measure; actors from the London Stage; five British actors appearing in multiple roles; a unique staging of Shakespeare's play; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theater. Also playing October 31, 8 p.m.


Christian Association

The CA Chapel is open 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. for private prayers and meditation.

Holy Communion; noon-1 p.m., Mondays, Chapel,

Orthodox Christian Fellowship; 7:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Chapel

Quaker Meetin' and Eatin; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, Auditorium,

Buddhist Meditation; 1-2 p.m., Wednesdays, Chapel,

Early Morning Prayers; 8-8:55 a.m., Thursdays, Conference Room,

Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m., Thursdays, Conference Room,

Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m., first and third Thursdays, Lounge

Buddhist Meditation; noon-1 p.m., Fridays, Chapel,

Muslim Student Association; prayers, 1-5 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. Chapel


3 Welcoming Reception for International Students; 5-7 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, University Museum; call 898-4066 for information (International Classroom Program).

4 Penn Family Day; University Museum, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Festival of Fun, Hill Field, 3 p.m.; Football game vs. Towson University, 6 p.m.; (see Almanac September 23) (Human Resources).

Healilng Plants Festival; live music, herbal demonstrations, lectures; noon-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $4 adults; $3 senior citizens; $2 students; free for members and children under 6; for information: 247-5777. Raindate, October 5.

7 Star Gazing Nights; observe four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter; 8-9:30 p.m.; DRL Observatory, 33rd & Walnut; call 898-5995 to check weather conditions (Physics and Astronomy).

9 8th Annual Acquisition Services Vendor Trade Show; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Penn Tower Hotel. Information: 898-1452, or www.upenn.edu/purchasing.

24 ARTifacts in Bloom; 4th annual exhibition features 50 floral arrangements; University Museum; free with museum admission; through October 26 (Women's Committee).

Exhibition Preview; behind the scenes for ARTifacts in Bloom; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; fees. Call 898-9202 to register (Women's Committee).

25 Evening Dinner Dance; celebrating ARTifacts in Bloom; cocktail reception, dinner, music, silent auction and a raffle for a trip to Rome; fees. Call 898-9202 to register (Women's Committee).

26 Glass Flower Making: Lecture and Demonstration; in honor of Roman Glass: Reflections of Cultural Change; in conjunction with ARTifacts in Bloom; $10. Call 898-9202 to register (Women's Committee).

Faculty Club

Call 898-4618 for reservations and additional information.

1 Chef's Showcase Dinner; with Chef Jamie; seating 5:30-7:30 p.m.; $15.95; also October 15.

4 Football Tailgate BBQ; with Chef Campbell; 4:30-6 p.m.

8 Oktoberfest!; German buffet and beer; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; $16.95

22 California Wine Tasting Event; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

25 Football Brunch; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

29 Halloween Buffet; 5:30-7:30 p.m.


For tickets to football games call 898-6151. Information: 898-4519 or http://pennathletics.ocsn.com/.

1 Women's Tennis vs. Army; 9 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Lehigh; 4 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

3 Lightweight Football vs. Princeton; 7:30 p.m.

4 Football vs. Towson; 6 p.m.

6 Field Hockey vs. Delaware; 7 p.m.

9 Women's Soccer vs. Lehigh; 4 p.m.

11 Men's & Women's Crew: Navy Day Regatta

12 Field Hockey vs. William & Mary; 1 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.

15 Men's Soccer vs. Delaware; 4 p.m.

17 Women's Tennis vs. ITA/ECAC @ TBD; 9 a.m. ; through October 19.

Volleyball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

18 Volleyball vs. Harvard; 4 p.m.

21 Field Hockey vs. Maryland; 7 p.m

22 Volleyball vs. LaSalle; 7 p.m.

24 Men's Tennis: Penn Conference Classic; 9 a.m.; through October 26.

Lightweight Football vs. Cornell; 7:30 p.m.

25 Men's & Women's Crew: Head of the Schuylkill

Field Hockey vs. Brown;10:30 a.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Brown; noon.

Football vs. Brown; 1:30 p.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Brown; 2:30 p.m.

29 Men's Soccer vs. Villanova; 2 p.m.

31 Lightweight Football vs. Navy; 7:30 p.m.


1 The Role of Dharmasastras in Society; Ludo Rocher, South Asian Studies, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., GSFA Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia).

Genomics and Genomes: New Approaches to Studying Biological Complexity; Leroy E. Hood, University of Washington School of Medicine; 4 p.m., Joseph Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (1997 Tadeusz J. Wiktor Memorial Lecture).

3 Nature and Nature's God: Immanence in the Landscape Cosmos of Albrecht Altdorfer; Larry Silver, history of art; 3:30 p.m., Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Building (History of Art).

6 The Development of Farnesyltransferase Inhibitors for Use as Potential Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agents in Man; Nancy Kohl, Merck Research Laboratories; noon, Pharmacology Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Pharmacology & Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

Intranational Conflict; Ian Lustick, political science; 4:15 p.m., Room B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

RoTo Works; Michael Rotondi, RoTo Architects, Los Angeles; 6 p.m., B1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Aerosol Particle Transport Phenomena in the Human Lungs; David A. Edwards, Penn State; 3:30 p.m., Room 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

7 HMOs and Hospital Quality for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; Jose Escarce, senior natural scientist, RAND; noon-1:30 p.m., Boardroom, Colonial Penn Center (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Center for Research).

TBA; Harald Reuter; University of Bern; noon, Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Co-Transport Proteins: A Class of Multifunctional Membrane Proteins; Ernest M. Wright, UCLA; 4 p.m., Physiology Conference Room, Richards Building (Physiology).

African Ethnicities in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade; Sandra Greene, Cornell; 4:30 p.m., History Lounge, 329A, 3401 Walnut Street (Annenberg Seminar; History; African Studies).

Discussion of her Paintings; Elizabeth Murray, artist, NYC; 6 p.m., B3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

8 South Asia in the Transition to Modernity 1600-1900; David Washbrook, Cambridge; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., GSFA Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia).

Dissecting Dynein: The Molecular Anatomy of a Microtubule Motor; Stephen King, University of Connecticut Health Center; noon, Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Building (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

Epithelial Apoptosis and Human Disease; Richard N. Kolesnick, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; noon-1 p.m., Reunion Hall Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Cancer Center).

New Look at For-Profit Health Care; Linda Miller, Volunteer Trustees of Not-for-Profit Hospitals; 4:30-6 p.m., Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI Center for Health Policy).

The Language of Landscape; Anne Spirn, landscape architecture and regional planning; 6 p.m., B3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

9 Pearl S. Buck: A Cultural Biography; Peter Conn, English; 4:30 p.m., Room 109, Annenberg School (Women's Studies Penn Mid-Atlantic Seminar).

13 p21/WAF1, an eEffector of the Tumor Supressor Protein p53; Anindya Dutta, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School; 12:15 p.m., Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology).

14 TBA; Louis H. Philipson, University of chicago School of Medicine; noon, Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Purinergic Receptors in the Cardiovascular System: Novel Physiological Roles; Bruce T. Liang; medicine; 4 p.m., Physiology Conference Room, Richards Building (Physiology).

15 The Rise and Spread of Buddhism; Steve Collins, University of Chicago; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., GSFA Gallery, Meyerson Hall (South Asia).

Hormonal Control of Cell Proliferation and Differentiation in the Ovarian Follicle; Joanne Richards; Baylor College of Medicine; noon, Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Building (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

Molecular Programs in T Helper Development; Kenneth Murphy; Washington University School of Medicine; 4 p.m., Joseph Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar Seminar).

Falling Through the Map; Shayne O-Neill, O'Neill Studio, Boston; 6 p.m., B3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

20 Effects of 5' Leader Sequence mRDN Binding Proteins on Angiotensin II andNeuropepide Y Receptor Expression: A Novel Mechanism for G Protein-Coupled Recptor Regulation?; Kathryn Sandberg, Gerogetown University Medical Center; noon, Pharmacology Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Pharmacology & Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

Role of Winged Helix Transcription Factors in Morphogenesis of Gut Endoderm Derived Organs; Robert H. Costa, University of Illinois; 12:15 p.m., Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology).

Novel Approaches to the Robust Control of Complex Chemical Processes through Nonlinear Model-based Control; Francis J. Doyle III, Universtiy of Delaware; 3:30 p.m., Room 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

Toward a Theory of Genocide; Danial Chirot, University of Washington; 4 p.m., Room B-26, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

Mobilizing the Brains of the Nation-The First Mental Hygiene Exhibit, 1912; Johannes Pols, Harvard University; 4 p.m., Seminar Room 502, 3440 Market Street (H&SS).

Stitches in Time; Tod Williams, Billie Tsien; Tod Williams Billie Tsien and Associates, NYC; 6 p.m., B1, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

21 Ion Channel Mutations in Neuromuscular Disease; Robert L. Barchi, School of Medicine; noon, Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

22 From Geography to History: The Emergence of the Indo-Islamic World in the 7th to 15th Centuries; Andre Wink, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., History Lounge, 3401 Walnut St. (South Asia).

Proto-Oncogenes as Regulators of Proliferation, Differentiation and Apoptosis During Myeloid Development; Barbara Hoffman, Temple University; noon-1:30 p.m., Reunion Hall Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Cancer Center).

Donald Trump's Riverside Story: Any Lessons Learned?; Linda Davidoff, former exec. dir, The Parks Council, NYC; noon., Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

Group Work with High Risk Adolescents; Susan Kinnevy, Ph.D. student and Cross-National Findings on 'Nature-Nurture' in Adolescence: Does Culture Make a Difference?; Vivian Seltzer, human development & behavior; noon-2 p.m., Caster Building (School of Social Work).

New Approaches in Cancer Immunotherapy: The Prospects of Using Dendritic Cell-based Tumor Vaccines; Eli Gilboa, Duke University; 4 p.m., Joseph Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (1997 Art Stern Memorial Lecture).

Young Computers and Old Maps; Dana Tomlin, landscape architecture and regional planning; 6 p.m., B3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

24 The Pazzi Chapel as a Workshop of the Holy Spirit; Paul Watson, history of art; 3:30 p.m., Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Building (History of Art).

27The IGF Binding Proteins; Pinchas Cohen, pediatrics; noon, Pharmacology Seminar Room, John Morgan Building (Pharmacology & Center for Experimental Therapeutics).

Patterning of Rhodopsin Gene Expression in Drosophilia: Transcriptional Exclusion and Coordination for Color and Polarized Light Vision; Claude Desplan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Rockefeller University; 12:15 p.m., Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Genetics; Cell & Developmental Biology).

From Fermentation to Genetic Engineering: 50 Years of Biochemical Engineering-a symposium celebrating the career of Arthur E. Humphrey; 2 p.m., Alumni Hall, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

Assembling Computer Science; Michael Mahoney; Princeton University; 4 p.m., Seminar Room 502, 3440 Market Street (H&SS).

Landscape Urbanism; Charles Waldheim, University of Illinois Chicago; 6 p.m., B3, Meyerson Hall (GSFA).

28 Hereditary Dysfunction of Voltage-gated Chloride Channels; Alfred L. George, Vanderbilt University Medical Group; noon, Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Our Way: Programmatic Leadership by Women Physicians at Penn; Janet Abrahm, VAMC; Lisa Bellini, medical education; Tracy Barrett, VAMC; noon-1 p.m., Rhoads Conference Room, Rhoads Pavillion, HUP (Issues in women's Health Luncheon Lecture Series).

Assessing the Benefits of Health Care: Where Now for Willingness to Pay; Cameron R. Donaldson, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analyssis, McMaster University, UK; noon-1:30 p.m., Boardroom, Colonial Penn Center (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Center for Research).

Science Education for the Twenty-First Century: Constructivism, Creativity, Collaboration-Fun!; Ryda Rose, GSE; 1 p.m., Room B-24, GSE (Penn Women's Club).

29 The Making of Andhradesh; Cynthia Talbot, University of Texas, Austin; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., History Lounge, 3401 Walnut St. (South Asia).

The Molecular Biology of the Zona Pellucida: Genetic Mutations and Fertility; Jurrien Dean, Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology, NIH; noon, Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Building (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

Protein Tyrosine Phosphates 1B Revisited; Jonathan Chernoff, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 4 p.m., Joseph Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar Seminar).

The Privatization of Public Space: From Disney World to Nike Town; Sharon Zukin, CUNY; 4:30 p.m., B1, Meyerson Hall (Urban Studies Program).

National Health Issues: What's Important? What's Next?; Brian Biles, Commonwealth Fund; 4:30-6 p.m., Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI Center for Health Policy).

Illusion and Disilllusion in Washington; Sheldon Hackney, former chair of NEH and former Penn president; 7-8:30 p.m., Room 110, Annenberg School of Communication; admission: $5 (College of General Studies).

At 25, African American Studies Looks to the 21st Century

There is no registration fee. You can register for the conference one of two ways: 1) Complete a registration form in the Afro-American Studies Program Office, 204 Bennett Hall; or 2) Via e-mail by forwarding your name, address, phone number and academic affiliation, if applicable, to: gellison@pobox.upenn.edu. A schedule of programs, participants, and locations will be forwarded upon receipt of your registration information.

Participants and Schedule

Thursday, October 16

9-9:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductory Remarks

Alumni Hall, The Faculty Club

Kenneth Shropshire, Penn

Dr. Herman Beavers, Penn


9:15-10:30 a.m.

African American Studies:

Past, Present and Future

Alumni Hall, The Faculty Club

Dr. Abu Abarry, Temple University

Dr. Nell Painter, Princeton University

Dr. James Turner, Cornell University

Dr. Eleanor Traylor, Howard University



10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The Philadelphia Negro:

The Relevance of DuBois' Scholarship for Philadelphia Today

Alumni Hall, The Faculty Club

Dr. Martin Kilson, Harvard University

Dr. Roger Lane, Haverford College

Dr. Anthony Montiero, Philadelphia

College of Pharmacy and Science

Dr. Elijah Anderson, Penn (moderator)


12:15 noon-1:45 p.m. Lunch


1:45-3:15 p.m.

Archival, Museum and Library Resources for Discovering and Exploring the African American Experience

Grad School of Education, Room D9-10

Mr. Charles Blockson, Temple

Dr. Tommy Bogger, Norfolk State University

Ms. Jean Zeidler, Hampton University

Ms. Emily Belcher, Princeton University

Dr. Emma Lapsansky, Haverford College (moderator)


3:30-5 p.m.

African American Studies and Pedagogy

Annenberg Room 109

Dr. Herman Beavers, Penn

Dr. Howard Stevenson, Penn

Professor Susan Sturm, Penn


3:30-5 p.m.

Black Gender Studies

Annenberg Room 110

Dr. Michael Awkward, Penn

Dr. Elsa Barkley-Brown, University of Maryland at College Park

Dr. Marlon Ross, University of Michigan


7-8:30 p.m.

African American Studies and the Black Intellectual

Annenberg Room 109

Dr. Molefi Asante, Temple University

Dr. Hortense Spillers, Cornell University

Dr. Jerry Watts, Trinity College

Dr. Antonio McDaniel, Penn (moderator)


Friday, October 17

9-10:30 a.m.

African American Studies and Geographical Communities

Club Room, The Faculty Club

Dr. Elijah Anderson, Penn

Dr. Walter Palmer, The Palmer Foundation

Dr. Howard Winant, Temple University


10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

African American Studies, Politics & Public Policy

Club Room, The Faculty Club

Ms. Farai Chideya, ABC News

Dr. Gerald Jaynes, Yale University

Dr. Ronald Walters, University of Maryland at College Park

Prof.Regina Austin, Penn (moderator)


12:15 -1:30 p.m. Lunch


1:30-3 p.m.

Transforming Our Communities: African American Studies, Business and Law

Annenberg Room 110

Mr. Patrick Barclay, Thomas J. Coates and Associates

Mr. Thomas Coates, Thomas J. Coates and Associates

Georgette Poindexter, Penn (moderator)


1:30-3 p.m.

Local and Regional Community Studies as Entrées into the Black Experience

Club Room, The Faculty Club

Dr. Robert Gregg, Stockton State College

Dr. Jeff Kerr-Ritchie, Wesleyan University

Dr. Monica Tetzlaff, Indiana University at South Bend

Dr. Komozi Woodard, Sarah Lawrence College

Robert Engs, Penn (moderator)


3:15-4:30 p.m.

The Role of Black Studies in Reinventing the Research University for Community Service

Annenberg Room 110

Dr. Ira Harkavy, Penn

Dr. William Nelson, Ohio State University

Dr. Henry Taylor, SUNY-Buffalo

Dr. James Turner, Cornell University


3:15-4:30 p.m.

'Where Do We Go From Here?'

Room 109, Annenberg School

Africana vs. Afro-American Studies

Dr. Brent Edwards, Rutgers University

Dr. Lewis Gordon, Brown University

Dr. Farah Griffin, Penn


5-6:15 p.m.

Keynote Address

Annenberg Room 110

Dr. Gerald Early, Washington University


6:15 p.m.

Program Honoring Former Directors of the Afro-American Studies Program.


Saturday, October 18

10-11:30 a.m.

The Black Body in Society: Health, Education and Social Well-Being

Alumni Hall, The Faculty Club

Round Table Discussion

Dr. Ruth Hall, College of New Jersey

Dr. Maghan Keita, Haverford College

Dr. Raynard Kington, The RAND Corp.

Dr. Freida Hopkins Outlaw, Penn

Dr. Marion Gray Secundy, HowardUniversity

Dr. Margaret Beale Spencer, Penn

Dr. Vivian Gadsden, Penn (moderator)


1- 2:30 p.m.

African American Cultural Studies

Alumni Hall, The Faculty Club

Dr. Todd Boyd, University of Southern California

Dr. George Cunningham, Brooklyn College

Dr. Gina Dent, Columbia University


2:45-4:15 p.m.

Knowledge, Nation and Power: Re-Thinking Afro-American Studies for the 21st Century

Alumni Hall, The Faculty Club

Dr. Eric Cheyfitz, Penn

Dr. George Elliot Clarke, Duke University

Dr. Inés Salazar, Penn

Dr. Houston A. Baker, Jr.,Penn (moderator)


2:45-4:15 p.m.

Sounding the World 'New': African Musical Expresssions in the Americas

Room 2, The Faculty Club

Dr. Ken Dossar, Temple, WRTI

Dr. Travis Jackson, University of Michigan



4:30-5:30 p.m. Wrap-Up


5:30-5:35 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Herman Beavers, Penn


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