Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemorative Events


8 Registration for Undergraduate Transfer Students; Through January 9.

12 Spring Semester Classes Begin.

23 Add Period Ends.


22 Talking Rocks; discover the stories recorded in ancient paintings and engravings on cave walls and rocks, create your own picture messages. For ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5 materials fee. Pre-registration required; call 898-4015 (Museum).

20 The Writers House on Kid's Corner at WXPN 88.5 FM!; experts join kids on the popular radio show to explore poetry. Tonight's topic: ballad; 7-7:30 p.m. (Writers House).


31 Cancer in the Dog: 28th Annual Canine Symposium; $50; reservations required. Call 898-8862 (VHUP).


Admission, donations and hours
Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. & Sun., noon-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, $2/students, artists, seniors, free/members, children under 12, with PENNCard, 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.

Pennsylvania Treasures I: Active artists over 65 years-old with a continuous history of work and production. Exhibiting artists include: Edna Andrade, Vivian Bergenfeld, Quita Brodhead, Bill Daley, Ruth Davis, Larry Day, Ruth Elgart, Tom Gaughan, Laura Goodman, Millie Greenberg, Sanford Greenberg, Mildrid Hurwitz, Ben Kamihira, Jerome Kaplan, Michael Lasuchin, Lee Lippman, Arlene Love, Sam Maitin, Pat Mangione, Charlotte Schatz, Louis Sloan, Doris Staffel, Rudy Staffel, Roswell Weidner and Mili Dunn Weiss. Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through March 6.

17 Glenn Ligon: "Unbecoming"; paintings, drawings, prints, archival materials, photographs and installations that not only reflect the artist's autobiographical search for his identity as a gay African-American but also comprise a broader investigation of race, culture, gender and sexuality. Preview reception, January 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art. Through March 8.


The First Juried Exhibition of Clay Monoprints; an exhibition of clay monoprints curated by the technique's innovator, Mitch Lyons; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through January 2.

Inside Out: Four Artists From Korea; four contemporary artists from Korea whose work reflects the personal and political issues of Korean identity, in a variety of media, including installation, photography and video; Institute of Contemporary Art. Through January 4.

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 & University Museum. Through January 18.

Cultural Readings: Spanish Representations of the New World
; selected from the collection of the Jay Kislak Foundation; Rosenwald Gallery; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through February 28. (Friends of the Library).

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 BC. through the sixth century AD.; second floor, Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through June.

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
Free with gallery admission.

21 Curator's Perspective; ICA associate director Judith Tannenbaum leads a tour of the Glenn Ligon exhibition; 5:30 p.m.; members and volunteers/free; guests $5. 898-7108 for reservations.

22 `Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m.
Ethnic Notions screening; 6 p.m.

29 Gallery Tour; 5:15 p.m.;
Thelma Golden talk; 6 p.m.;

University Museum Tours

Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. For info, visit www.upenn.edu/museum.
10 Highlights; Also January 31.

11 Southwest

17 Mesoamerica

18 Archaeology

24 China

25 Buddhism


22 Ethnic Notions; (Marlon Riggs; 1987; 56 min) in conjunction with Unbecoming; 6 p.m.; ICA (See Exhibits).


CGS Special Programs; registration required. For info, call 898-6479, or visit: www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/.
Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Mon., Tues. and Thurs.; call for class location; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50 students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

Writers House
All events take place at 3805 Locust Walk. For info call 573-WRIT or visit: www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.

12 Penn and Pencil Club; creative writing workshop for Penn and Health systems staff; 5:15-7:15 p.m. Also January 19 (with guest speaker TBA).

20 Talking Film: Film History Workshop; with Ernie Vecchione; 7 p.m.

28 Publishing Workshop; Loretta Barrett, Penn alumna and literary agent talks to Penn writers about the business of publishing your work; time TBA.


14 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; McClelland, Quad; Penn ID required; observers must advance register with the Secretary's Office at 898-7005 to attend.

19 PPSA Executive Board; open to all A-1 observers; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.


9 Inkhay: Sounds & Rhythms of the Andes; pre-Columbian and contemporary South American music and dance; 8 p.m.; $16; students/seniors-$14; I-House members-$15; International House; 895-6588 for info (I-House Folklife Center).

15 The Virgin House Band; jazz quartet; 8-10 p.m.; 3805 Locust Walk. Also playing January 22 (Writers House).

25 Scottish Folk Music; Charlie Zahm and Ted Fiddler perform traditional Scottish music in honor of Scottish poet Robert Burns on his 239th birthday; 2:30 p.m.; University Museum Galleries (Museum; Presser Foundation).


Annenberg Center
Call box office, 898-6791 for tickets. Info: www.libertytnet.org/~annctr.

2 Black Nativity; by Langston Hughes; holiday musical; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Through January 4. (Freedom Repertory Theater).

8 Parsons Dance Company; with performances of Nascimento, Sleep Study, The Almighty, The Envelope, Caught, and Closure, all choreographed by founder David Parsons; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theater. Also January 9, 8 p.m.; and January 10, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Main Series).

12 O Vertigo; high energy dances including excerpts from the full-length Don Quixote and Chagall; 8 p.m. (Dance Celebration/Montreal Festival).

22 The Tale of Teeka; drama about how domestic violence affects children; an adult Maurice returns to his childhood farm and recalls the painful loss of his pet goose; 7 p.m.; Also January 23, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Montreal Festival/Young Adult Theatre).

Writers House
All events take place at 3805 Locust Walk. For info: 573-WRIT or visit www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.

21 Philly Talks; poetry reading and panel discussion with Ron Sillman and Jeff Dirkson; 7 p.m.

26 Poetry Reading by Diane Cavallo; 6 p.m. with dinner to follow. To RSVP for the dinner and/or reading, e-mail wh@dept.english.upenn.edu.

28 Speakeasy:
Poetry, Prose and Anything Goes
; open-mic performance night; 8:30 p.m.

31 Full Circle; open-mic reading for Philadelphia poets; 8-10 p.m.


Penn Graduate Christian Fellowship; 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Newman Center.

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: Vespers and Discussion Series; 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, 3rd floor, Chapel
Early Morning Prayers; 8-8:55 a.m., Wednesdays, Conference Room
Physical Plant Prayer Group; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Chapel
Quaker Meetin' and Eatin; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, Auditorium
Sister Circle; noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays, Conference Room
Buddhist Meditation; 1-2 p.m., Wednesdays, Chapel
Unitarian Universalists; 7-9 p.m., first and third Thurs., Lounge
Bible Study; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Lounge
Buddhist Meditation; noon-1 p.m., Fridays, Chapel


24 World Culture Day at the University Museum: Chinese New Year Celebration; 17th annual event celebrating Chinese history, culture and the Year of the Tiger; children's workshops, storytelling, cooking, arts & crafts, martial and healing arts demonstrations, and traditional Chinese Lion Dance and Firecracker Parade grand finale; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Museum (University Museum).

29 Women's Jamboree; literary and musical performances celebrating women; 8-10:30 p.m.; Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk; $5 donation requested for WOAR (Penn Women's Alliance).

Faculty Club
Dinner seatings between 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 898-4618 for reservations and

21 Chef's Showcase Dinner

28 Foods of the Forest Buffet


Information: 898-4519 or www.upenn.edu/athletics.

9 Women's Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.

10 Swimming & Diving vs. Rutgers; noon (M/W)
Women's Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

12 Men's Basketball vs. Lafayette; 7 p.m.

16 Swimming & Diving vs. Army; 4 p.m. (W)

17 Swimming & Diving vs. Brown; noon (W)
Swimming & Diving vs. Brown/Army; 3 p.m.(M)

19 Women's Basketball vs. Lafayette; 7 p.m.

20 Men's Basketball vs. Drexel; 7:30 p.m.

21 Men's Squash vs. Franklin & Marshall; 6:30 p.m.

24 Women's Squash vs. Williams; noon
Men's Basketball vs. St. Joseph's; 7:30 p.m.

30 Men's Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Cornell;
9 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. Yale/ Dartmouth;
time TBA. (M/W Diving)

31 Swimming & Diving vs. Yale/Dartmouth; noon (W)
Fencing vs. Yale; 2 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Columbia; 2 p.m.
Swimming & Diving vs. Yale/Dartmouth;
3:30 p.m. (M)
Men's Basketball vs. Cornell; 6:30 p.m.


9 Nonhuman Primates: Bacterial Diseases; Stuart E. Leland, clinical veterinarian, ULAR; 10 a.m -noon; Medical Alumni Hall, 36th & Spruce (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

14 Maratha Power in Everyday Life; Anne Waters, Mt. Holyoke; 11 a.m.; History Lounge, 329A 3401 Walnut (South Asia).
Protein Kinase A, Long-Term Memory and the Late Phase of LTP; Edwin Abel, biology; 4 p.m., 140 John Morgan Building (David Mahoney Institute of Neurological Sciences).

16 Nonhuman Primates: Viral Diseases; Dale Martin, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; 9 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, 36th & Spruce (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
TBA; Gary Hatfield, philosophy; noon; Large Seminar Room, IRCS, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).

21 Sinhala-Ness Over the Longue Duree; John Rogers, Harvard Un iversity ; 11 a.m.; History Lounge, 329A, 3401 Walnut (South Asia).
Welfare Rights and Social Change; Ursula Bischoff, Ph.D. student, noon-1 p.m.; Caster Building (School of Social Work).
Rigorous Research to Improve Policy and Practice: Lessons from Welfare Reform Demonstrations;Rebecca Maynard, education; 1-2 p.m.; Caster Building (School of Social Work).

22 Reconstructing Women's Lives in Central Europe Before the Holocaust; Helen Epstein, author; 5 p.m.; 109 Annenberg School, 3620 Walnut St. (Women's Studies, Jewish Studies).

23 Animal Rights Activities: A Real Threat to Animal Research; Susan Paris, Americans for Medical Progress; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall (Laboratory Animal Medicine).
TBA; Geoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto; noon- 2 p.m.; Large Seminar Room, IRCS, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).

26 Sawyer Seminar on Globalization and Inequality; Yasemin Soysal, Harvard; 3-5 p.m.; Room 103, McNeil Building (Sociology).

27 Assisted Reproduction: Towards the Millennium; Karen Gunsane, obstetrics and gynecology; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Women's Club).
The Altered Partitioning Model for huMDR 1-Mediated Drug Resistance; Paul Roepe, Georgetown; 4 p.m.; physiology conference room, 4th floor Richards Building (Physiology).

28 Modern South Asia in World History Perspective; Michael Adas, Rutgers; 11 a.m.; History Lounge, 329A 3401 Walnut (South Asia).

29 The Glenn Ligon Exhibition in the Context of Contemporary Art Issues; Thelma Golden, Whitney Museum of American Art; 6 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

30 TBA Admission; Kathy McKeown, Columbia; noon-2 p.m.; Large Seminar Room, IRCS, 3401 Walnut (IRCS).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Events

18 King's Walk Banners ; banner painting, students will gather to create visual reminders of the immortal messages of Dr. King; the banners will hang on Locust Walk during the week to inspire the University community; 2-6 p.m. (Program for Student Community Involvement).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Anti-Violence Vigil ;7:30 p.m., meet at the Du Bois College House; meet at the Christian Association immediately following theVigil for speeches and refreshments (Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated).

19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast, Keynote: Margaret Beale Spencer, Graduate School of Education, 9 a.m., Du Bois College House (BGAPSA, BSL,UMC).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Noontime Commemorative Program, Keynote: Walter Palmer Palmer Foundation, School of Social Work, Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Winners, noon - 2 p.m. Penn Tower Hotel (African American Association of Administrators, Faculty & Staff).
Martin Luther King, Jr. Lunch; Penn Tower serves a special Holiday lunch buffet, noon - 4 p.m., Penn Tower Hotel restaurant: PT's 387-8333 or 898-1492.
Town Meeting, facilitated by University of Pennsylvania's Martin Luther King Commemorative Evening Program; keynote speaker: Bev Smith 3-5 p.m., Du Bois College House (BGAPSA, BSL, UMC).
University of Pennsylvania's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Evening Program, featuring keynote: Bev Smith, host of "Our Voices" seen on Black Entertainment Televison (BET) and can be heard daily on the Sheridan Broadcasting Network. Also featured will be the Martin Luther King Community Service Awards recipients, Penn's Gospel Choir and Rah Na Na Accapella Group 7:30 p.m., Annenberg School Auditorium.

20 The Man Behind The March: Bayard Rustin; presentation on the life of Bayard Rustin, organizer of the 1963 March On Washington, 7:30 p.m. for location, call 898-5044 (Lesbian Gay & Bisexual Center at Penn).
Eyes On The Prize, Part I & II , showing of the award-winning video series which traces the Freedom and Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from 1954-1965 10 p.m., RESNET Video Channel 11 (Penn Video Network).

21 GSE's Annual MLK Celbration; Earl S. Richardson, president, Morgan State University, GrD'76; 10 a.m., Room D 9-10, GSE (GSE Development & Alumni Relations).
Eyes On The Prize, Part III& IV , showing of the award-winning video series which traces the Freedom and Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from 1954-1965, 10 p.m., RESNET Video Channel 11 (Penn Video Network).

22 Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Program, featuring Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita, Spelman College, the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Women's Studies and African American Studies at Emory University. Also featuring student reflections on Dr. King's Ministry, Rah Na Na, and Penn's Gospel Choir, 7 p.m., Meyerson Hall (Office of the Chaplain and Interfaith Council).
Eyes On The Prize, Part V & VI, showing of the award winning video series which traces the Freedom and Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. 1954-1965, 10 p.m., RESNET Video Channel (Penn Video Network).

23 Free Speech and Community; a forum led by faculty which will explore free speech and a community's need to support diverse members of the community; 2:30 p.m. for location call 898-3357 (MECHA, BSL, APSC, ACELA, UMC).
Jazz for King & Poetry Too; cabaret featuring Glenn Bryan's renouned group, "Signature". Also featured, poetry by Kamau Ma'atand Huie Douglas, 6 p.m., Du Bois College House (African-American Resource Center, Penn Women's Center, The Du Bois College House).

27 Syphilis And Social Justice: What's The Connection? Robert Fullilove, a colleague of Dr. King and currently an associate dean, Columbia University's School of Public Health, discusses the links between social policy and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) prevention in America, 7 p.m., Ben Franklin Room of Houston Hall (Student Health Service).

28 Civil Rights Leader: Cesar Chavez; film from the Chicano Film Series highlighting the life of Mexican Civil Rights leader, Cesar Chavez 7 p.m., GIC, 3708 Chestnut (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MECHA)).