The East Asian Studies Colloquium entitled Making the Nomads Imperial: The Cultural Domain of the Early Khitan Empire (907-1215) Seen through Archaelogical Findings, originally scheduled for March 16, will be held on Monday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. in room 110, Annenberg School Bldg.


27 The Second Annual Chinese Military History Workshop; topics to be discussed: Use and Misuse of Military Thought in the Northern Song Dynasty; Xunzi, History as Bingfa; Who knew Bingfa in the Northern Song?; and the relationship between Daoism and military thought in the Warring State period; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Gates room, Van Pelt Library (Center for East Asian Studies).


27 University Wind Ensemble; Congressman Chaka Fattah narrates Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, 8 p.m., Cathedral Church of the Saviour (Music). See March at Penn for more details.


23 Undergraduate Education in Engineering: Effective Teaching, Real Learning, with Examples from Material Science; Blair London, Cal Poly-San Louis Obispo; 11 a.m.; LRSM Auditorium, 3231 Walnut St. (GSE; SEAS).

24 Before Pulp Fiction: Illustrating Slavery in Antebellum America; William L.Van Deburg, U.Wisconsin-Madison; 4 p.m.; 3808 Walnut St. (Center for Study of Black Literature & Culture).

25 Is China's Twenty-Year Boom Ending?; Tom Rawski, University of Pittsburgh; noon; Auditorium, Lauder Institute (Center for East Asian Studies).

  • Viewing Qing History Through Its Art; Evelyn Rawski, University of Pittsburgh; 3:30 p.m.; room 632, Williams Hall (Center for East Asian Studies; Penn's Fund to Encourage Women).
  • Integrin Signaling in Prostate Cancer Cells; Lucia R. Languino, Yale; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

29 Synergy Between Arp 2/3 Complex and Cofilin in Assembly of the Leading Edge in Crawling Cells; John S. Condeelis, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; 2 p.m.; Physiology Dept. Conference Room, 4th floor, Richards Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

  • Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science; Jan Golinski, University of New Hampshire; 4 p.m.; room 392, Logan Hall (History and Sociology of Science).

30 Multi-Photon Microscopy; Winifred Denk, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies; noon; 2nd floor, Vagelos Research Labs (Institute for Medicine and Engineering; Imaging/Micromanipulation Series).

  • Cold War Culture and Postwar German Film; Barton Byg, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; 7 p.m.; room 23, Moore School Bldg. (Germanic Languages and Literatures).

Deadlines: The deadline for the Update At Penn is a week before the date of publication. The deadline for the May At Penn calendar is April 13.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 25, March 23, 1999