Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 13, November 24, 1998


December @ Penn

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 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities  Meetings | Conference  Exhibits
 Films  Fitness/ Learning  Music  On Stage
 Religion  Special Events  Sports  Talks

Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Readings Etc.

 Operation Santa Claus


11 Fall Term Classes End.

12 Reading Days Begin. Through December 14.

15 Final Exams Begin. Through December 22.

22 Fall Semester Ends.



5 Children's Workshop: Celebrate the Winter Solstice; children make bird feeders and nature critters in a special crafts workshop; 10 a.m.-noon; University Museum; $5 materials fee; registration required. To register or for more info call the Education Dept. at 898-4015 (Museum).

12 Children's Theater: From Fables to PharaohsBabes in Toyland; part of American Theater Arts for Youth's Broadway for Kids series; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum; call 563-3501 for tickets (Museum).


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 11 a.m.-one; open: Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m..
Meyerson Hall Galleries: free, Upper Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Lower Gallery: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., noon-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.
Rosenwald Gallery: free; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-1:45 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..


Paintings/Mixed Media: Giuliana Calabi and Nancy Waldeck Sontag; Calabi is a native of Italy and Sontag a 1949 graduate of Penn's Dental School; both artists explore abstraction as a means of artistic expression; Opening reception: December 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Art Gallery, Faculty Club. Through December 23.

17 Robeson Remembered; commemorating the centenary of Paul Robeson's birth with materials loaned by Charles L.Blockson and the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University. Opening reception (co-hosted by Afro-American Studies & University City District): 5-8 p.m. with live music and refreshments; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through January 13.


Undergraduate Fine Arts Exhibition; student work from undergraduate courses; Meyerson Lower Gallery. Through December 4.

Twentieth-Century British Paintings from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery;
traveling exhibition curated by Ian Lumsden from the collection assembled by Canadian press magnate, the first Baron Beaverbrook, who was a long-time resident of England and patron of British Art. Co-curated by Richard Shone with support from the Arthur Ross and Beaverbrook Foundations; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 13.

Two-Woman Exhibition: E. Sherman Hayman & Julie Mardin;
works concerning how children learn violent behavior through their playthings; Mardin working in photo-collage, Hayman in sculptures made out of toys. Esther Klein Gallery. Through December 29.

Recent Acquisitions;
Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives. Through December.

The Spanish Civil War: An Exhibition of Memoirs, Literature and Poetry Spawned by Conflict;
Kamin Gallery, 1st Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through December.

From the Lighthouse to the Laundromat: Two Exhibitions Featuring New Work by Tacita Dean and Steven Pippin;
British artists Dean, working in film, video and drawing; and Pippin, working in washing machine photography. Institute of Contemporary Art. Through January 3.

Treasures of the Chinese Scholar
; selections of "scholar art" from the Ji Zhen Zhai collection: calligraphy painting and artworks in wood, lacquer, ivory, stone, horn and metal from the Zhou Dynasty (1770-250 BC) through the Quing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD); second floor, Changing Gallery; University Museum. Through January 3.

An Italian Journey;
33 black and white photographs by Liana Miuccio explore the journey of the photographer's family as they emigrated from Sicily, Italy to the United States. First Floor, Sharpe Gallery; University Museum. Through January 6.

Fancy's Images: Envisioning Shakespeare's Words
; Shakespearean images assembled from the Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Rosenwald Gallery; 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through January.

Roman Glass: Reflections on Cultural Change
; more than 200 examples of Roman glass from the first century BC. through the sixth century AD.; second floor, Dietrich Gallery; University Museum. Through May 9.

Canaan and Ancient Israel;
the first major North American exhibition dedicated to the archaeology of ancient Israel and neighboring lands, features more than 500 rare artifacts from about 3000 to 586 BC., excavated by University of Pennsylvania archaeologists in Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. Biblical Archaeology Gallery, University Museum. Long-term exhibition.


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.

University Museum Tours
Meet at the main entrance; 1:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission donation. Info:

5 Mesoamerica

12 China

13 Canaan and Ancient Israel

19 Egypt

20 Africa



Samurai Film Festival
Japanese w/ English Subtitles; 7 p.m.; Stiteler B-26 (Center for East Asian Studies).

8 Goyokin/Steel Blade of Revenge (Gosha Hideo, 1992).

International House
Films, film series and events at International House, 3701 Chestnut St.; full descriptions on-line:; tickets: $6.50, $5.50/members, students, seniors, $3.50/kids 12 and under, info/tickets: 895-6542.

Frank's Wild Years:
Frank Sinatra on Film 1949-1962

2 On the Town (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1949); 6:30 p.m. Also December 3, 8:45 p.m.

9 Young At Heart (Gordon Douglas, 1954); 6:30 p.m. Also December 10, 8:45 p.m.

11 The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer, 1962); 6:30 p.m. Also December 12, 9:15 p.m.



7 PPSA and A-3 Assembly Executive Boards; noon-1:30 p.m.; VPUL Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Harnwell House.

9 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; McClelland Lounge, Quad; PENNCard required. Observers must register in advance, 898-0809.

10 PPSA & A-3 Assembly General Meeting; John Fry, guest presenter; noon-1:30 p.m.; Dunlop Audit., Stemmler Hall.


13 Brave Old World; Klezmer group; improvizational music with Yiddish roots; 7 p.m.; I-House, 3701 Chestnut; info/tix: 895-6537 (International House).

17 Canadian Brass; holiday concert; 8 p.m.; Harrison Auditoruim, Museum; $27.50; $25-senior citizens, alumni and 3rd Thursday card holders; $20-employees; $15-students. See Go West! and Special Events (Annenberg Center; University Museum).

Department of Music
All events are free and take place at the Cathedral of the Church of the Holy Saviour, 38th & Chestnut Streets. For info call the Concert Office at 898-6314, or visit

4 University Choral Society; Haydn's Missa in angustiis (Mass in Troubled Times) and Carl Orff's Veni Creator Spiritus; 8 p.m.

6 Messiah Sing-in; a limited number of scores available at the door; 8 p.m.

7 Music for the London Market; 8 p.m.

11 Rimsky-Korsakov's `Scheherazade'; University Symphony Orechestra and Columbia University Orchestra in concert; 8 p.m.

Student Performing Arts
Info/tickets: 898-2312

3 Penn Singers; vocal group; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre. Through December 5.

4 Full Measure; a cappella; 8 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Museum.



3 Lips Together Teeth Apart; a Terrance McNally piece performed by Quadramics; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; info/tickets: 898-2312. Through December 5 (Student Performing Arts).

5 Black Nativity; presented by Freedom Theatre; Annenberg Center; info/tickets: 898-3900. Through December 27 (Annenberg Center).

11 A Country Carol; musical theatre version of the Scrooge story; proceeds benefit ArtsWest; 7 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre; info/tickets: 569-9700. Through January 3 (GB Productions).

16 Ambassadors of Mercy: historical Nursing perspective presented in character by Bonnie Bachman, actress/historian; 5:30-7 p.m.; Room 17, Logan Hall (Nursing).



8 Special Field Trip; to the "Nicholas & Alexandra" exhibit in Wilmington, DE; bus departs from Newman Center at 4:30 p.m.; returns 8:30 p.m. Reservations/info: 417-8369 (Orthodox Christian Fellowship).

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

1 Bible Study; 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Room 31. Also December 8, 15 & 22.

2 Early Morning Prayers; with Rev. Beverly Dale; 8-8:55 a.m.; Conference Room. Also December 9, 16 & 23.

3 Sisters Circle; women's spiritual discussion group; noon-1 p.m.; Conference Room. Also December 10 & 17.

7 Holy Communion; noon; Chapel. Also December 14 & 21.


1 5th Annual World AIDS Day; convocation sharing memories and celebrating lives of past patients/friends who have died of AIDS; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; 4th Floor Ivy Room, Penn Tower Hotel; RSVP/info: 662-2473 (HUP Immunodeficiency Program).

2 21st Annual Computer Graphics Video Show; showing the latest from SIGGRAPH '98; 6-8 p.m., Alumni Hall, Towne Building (Center for Human Modeling & Simulation; Computer & Information Science).

6 3rd Annual Peace Around the World!: "A Tapestry of Cultures"; holiday entertainment from a variety of cultures; storytellers, puppeteers, choirs, musical groups, magicians, games, crafts, sweets and dance workshops; all ages; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; throughout the Museum galleries; info: 898-4045
(University Museum).

9 Judaism & Feminism; Laura Levett, Temple University; 4-6 p.m.; Women's Center (Women's Center).

17 Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays: Scholars and Shoppers; tour the Treasures of the Chinese Scholar exhibit; last minute shoppers' discounts offered by The Museum Shop; 4:30-8 p.m. (University Museum). See Exhibits and Go West! .

The Penn Bookstore
Info: 898-5965

1 Win Concert Tickets!; ticket giveaway for the December 4 Y100 FEASTival (featuring Cake, Garbage, Soul Coughing and others); 1-2 p.m.

10 Free Photo with Santa; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; First Floor.

16 Holiday Spree; save 20% on selected items throughout the book store. Through December 19.


Info./tickets: 898-4519 or

2 W. Squash vs. Franklin and Marshall; 5:30 p.m.

3 M. Basketball vs. Lehigh; 7 p.m.

5 W. Basketball vs. La Salle; 1 p.m.

12 W. Basketball vs. St. Joseph's; 1 p.m.

 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities  Meetings | Conference  Exhibits
 Films  Fitness/ Learning  Music  On Stage
 Religion  Special Events  Sports  Talks

Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Readings Etc.

 Operation Santa Claus



Class of 1923 Ice Rink; public staking sessions Monday & Wednesday 1:30-3 p.m., Tuesday noon-1:30 p.m.; Thursday 7-9 p.m., Friday 8-10 p.m. & midnight-2 a.m., Sunday 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3130 Walnut Street; info: 898-1923 or

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs.; Stokes Auditorium, CHOP; call for directions; first class free; $3.50/class, $2.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton, 662-3293 (days), (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

1 Financial Planning Week: "Shopping for Financial Products and Services"; 9:30-11 a.m. & 2-3:30 p.m.; Faculty Club. Through December 3 (Human Resources).

2 Ethnohistory: China; learn history from a humanist, local standpoint; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; History Lounge, 3401 Walnut (SAS).

5 Holidays and Grief; John Murray, psychiatrist; Barbara Davis, social worker; Penn Medicine at Radnor, Rm 203; registration required: 247-0277 (Wissahickon Hospice).

12 Gymnastics Clinic for Girls 6-12; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hutchinson Gymnasium; free of charge, info: 898-6100 (Recreation).

Office of Community Housing

Each workshop is in Room 720, Franklin Bldg./3451 Walnut St. All sessions during lunch hour: one beginning at noon, another at 1 p.m.

1 Lead and All You Should Know; dangers of lead in the home.

9 Financial Planning & Investments; saving for the future.


The Penn Bookstore

1 Sharon Wolmuth and Carol Saline; authors of Best Friends discuss and sign their book; noon-1:30 p.m.; First Floor.

8 Eleanor Wilner, David R. Slavitt, Elaine Terranova and J.T. Barbarase; reading and book signing; authors of Penn Greek Drama Series; 2 p.m.; First Floor.

11 Life in Outer Space: Terrestrial and Otherwise; discussion with Dr. Koerner of physics and astronomy; 5 p.m., Bookstore Cafe.


1 Structural and Energetic Considerations in the Design of HIV Protease Inhibitors: New Insights into the Molecular Origins of Resistance; Ernesto Freire, Johns Hopkins; 10:45-11:45 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

2 Mired Meiosis Makes Monsters; John Eppig, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

3 Structural Studies of Combinatorial Regulation of Transcription; Cynthia Wolberger, Johns Hopkins; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

4 Rats: Biology, Care, Handling, Identification and Nomenclature; Peter Jepsen, Thomas Jefferson University; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

7 We Were Men Nursing Men: Gender and Nursing in the South African Mining Industry; Shula Marks, London University; noon-1 p.m; Room 2002 Nursing Education Building (Center for the Study of the History of Nursing).

8 Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects: From Tuskegee to Today; Arthur Caplan, Center for Bioethics; noon; 2nd floor Conference Room, Vagelos Laboratories (Institute for Medicine and Engineering; Chemical Engineering).

9 TBA; Michael Melner, Vanderbilt University; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

10 Competition Policy and Consumer Protection in a High-Tech World; Robert Pitofsky, chairman, Federal Trade Commission; 4:30-6 p.m.; Lauder-Fischer Auditorium (Public Policy and Management).

11 Rat Diseases: Viral and Parasitic; Stuart Leland, University Laboratory Animal Resources; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

16 Role of Myb and STAT Genes in Breast Cancer; E. Premkumar Reddy, Temple, The Fels Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium (Wistar Institute).



The Canadian Brass, well known for blending virtuosity, musicality, comedy and wit, present a Holiday Concert which includes a Beatles tribute, highlights from Carmen, Christmas songs, a sing-along and classics from Bach to Handel. Now in its 28th year, The Canadian Brass "still plays with a youthful zest...wonderful ease, articulation, crispness, balance and polish," said the Boston Globe. Their December 17 concert at the Museum is part of a festive evening presented by the Annenberg Center and the Museum that includes tours of the Musuem's exhibit, Treasures of the Chinese Scholar, light Asian fare from the Museum care and shopping at the Museum Shop.

Tickets: $27.50, $25 with a 3rd Thursday passport and for senior citizens, and alumni; $20 for Penn employees, $15 students. See Music.

It's Becoming Traditional!

This and every third Thursday, expect free on-street parking after 6 p.m. from 30th to 50th Streets between Spring Garden & Woodland Avenue as well as discounted $5 parking at Penn garages at 34th & Chestnut and 38th and Walnut.

The University City District's yellow-jacketed Safety Ambassadors will be on hand to direct participants to restaurants and to the arts & cultural happenings such as those listed below.

3rd Thursday: December 17

This month's 3rd Thursday events have a seasonal slant at several of the sites. There are holiday happenings both on- and off- campus including the following productions:

For those who want to do some holiday shopping on December 17:

Art galleries abound:

Area restaurants:

Many offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For a list of those participating see the web, or call 1-888-GO-WEST7.

Operation Santa Claus

We have started working on the 11th Annual "Operation Santa Claus" for the young and Senior Citizens. This year's party will again host three West Philadelphia Nursing Homes-The Ralston House, Mercy Douglas, & Stephen Smith Home-as well as St. Vincent's Orphanage.

Our senior citizen friends and the children from the home will again be treated to a holiday luncheon and gifts from Santa as well as surprise entertainment on Monday, December 21, at the Faculty Club.

Last year's party was an overwhelming success, again over 800 gifts were donated along with monetary donations to pay for the party. Gifts were distributed to all the guests, with enough on hand to send back to those in the homes not well enough to attend. Gifts were also sent to the children at the orphanage who were in school.

We're asking for your help again. We need 600+ gifts and monetary donations to cover the the luncheon, entertainment, transportation and additional gifts that are needed.

If you would like further information, please feel free to visit Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Building or call me at 898-7234 or 898-4210. Those in Physical Plant can contact George Reale.

Below are some gift suggestions. Simply choose something off the list, wrap it, and place a label or tag on the outside marked with what the item is, whether for a man or woman, girl or boy and the size if applicable. If you are planning to participate in Operation Santa please contact us and let us know so can be sure that all the children and senior citizens attending will receive a gift.

There has always been a lot of interest from our staff and friends around campus. We are hoping that you will again be able to help. Please bring all gifts and donations to Yvonne in Suite 212 Franklin Bldg., by Thursday, December 17th.

--Yvonne Oronzio, SFS

--George Reale, Physical Plant

Gift Suggestions:
Sweatshirts/pants (Men's: L & XL; Ladies': M & L).
Socks (Men's: white & dark; Ladies' knee socks & knee highs).
Perfume, cologne and dusting powder for ladies.
Men's t-shirts, undershirts & thermals (XL & L).
Ladies' thermals (M & L).
Slippers with back out (slip-ons-not the sock type) Men's M & L and Ladies' S & M.
Men's and Ladies' Sweater Vests (all sizes).
Trivia games, puzzles, chess, checkers, card games, board games,
hand-held electronic games, children's outfits, toys, beanie babies

 Academic Calendar  Children's Activities  Meetings | Conference  Exhibits
 Films  Fitness/ Learning  Music  On Stage
 Religion  Special Events  Sports  Talks

Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Readings Etc.

 Operation Santa Claus

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 13, November 24, 1998