15 Children's Book Illustrators & African American Dolls; opening reception: 5-7 p.m., meet the illustrators; Esther Klein Gallery; for more info see April At Penn calendar.


15 Reading by poet Susan Howe; part of Go West!; 6 p.m.; Writers House (Creative Writing).

17 Singer/songwriter Judy Collins signing copies of her memoir, Singing Lessons; 2-3 p.m.; Penn Bookstore. Precedes her 8 p.m. concert at Annenberg Center; for tickets call the Box Office: (215) 898-3900. Spring Fling Rush Tickets for Penn faculty/staff $15; Penn students $10 at the Box Office.

  • Laughing Hermit Reading Series; David Moolten, poet; 2 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).

20 Reading by poets Eli Goldblatt and Barbara Cole; 6 p.m.; Writers House (Writers House).


15 Habiba presents Middle Eastern belly dances; 6-7 p.m., Lower Egyptian Gallery, University Museum; part of Go West! (Museum).


13 Suppression of Cancer Metastasis and Hyper Acute Reaction in the Xenotransplantation by Glycosyltransferase Genes; Naoyuki Taniguchi, Osaka University Medical School, Japan; noon; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

15 All Our Own Kind Here: The Creation of Slovak-American Community in Philadelphia; Judith Goode, Temple, & Russell Kazal, Penn history; 4-6 p.m.; room 306, Fisher Fine Art Library (Urban Studies).

  • Signal Processing for Detectors; Veljko Radeka, Brookhaven National Laboratory; 4 p.m.; room A4, DRL (Physics & Astronomy).
  • Women's Studies: The Intellectual Revolution of the Twentieth Century; 1999 Honorary Degree Candidate Gerda Lerner; 4:30 p.m.; room 17, Logan Hall (Women's Studies).

16 The Human Adaptation for Culture; Michael Tomasello, Emory Univeristy; noon; room 470, 3401 Walnut Street (IRCS Friday Colloquium).

  • Detectors for Charged Particles, Photons & Neutrons; Veljko Radeka, Brookhaven National Laboratory; 1 p.m.; room A4, DRL (Physics & Astronomy).
  • Sex, Identity, and the Marketing of the Japanese Teen; Merry White, Boston U.; 2 p.m.; room B26, Stiteler Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).
  • Do Young Children Operate with Adult Syntactic Categories?; Michael Tomasello, Emory; 3 p.m.; room 470, 3401 Walnut Street (IRCS Architecture of Language Learning Series).

19 Two Heads of Myosin Are Better than One for Generating Force and Motion; Susan Lowey, Vermont; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, Richards Bldg. (Muscle Institute).

  • The Good, The Bad, and the Out of Line: The Ethical Ordering of Disciplinary Boundaries; Rena Lederman, Princeton; 4 p.m.; room 392, Logan Hall (History and Sociology of Science).

Spring Fling

Tenor saxman Joshua Redman with drummer Brian Blade, bassist Larry Grenadier and pianist Brad Mehidau come to the Annenberg Center Sunday, April 18 at 7 p.m. Special Rush Tickets for Penn faculty/staff $15; Penn students $10 are now at the Box Office for this as well as for the 8 p.m. Judy Collins concert on Saturday, April 17.

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. 28, April 13, 1999