Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 30, April 27, 1999


May @ Penn

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Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Philadelphia International Children's Festival Alumni Weekend Events Alumni/Faculty Exchanges


15 Alumni Day

16 Baccalaureate

17 Commencement

18 First Session and 12-week Evening Session Summer Classes Begin


5 15th Annual Philadelphia International Children's Festival; [click here for more]; info: 898-3900. Through May 9 (Annenberg Center).

22 Alice in Wonderland; presented by American Theater Arts for Youth, Inc.; 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, University Museum; $8, includes Museum admission; tickets: 563-3501.

Morris Arboretum

For info/reservations: 247-5777 ext. 156

1 Nighttime Frog Walk; a discussion of sights and sounds that will be encountered, followed by a walk; 7-9 p.m.; $13, $10/members.

2 Reptiles and Amphibians: Up Close and Personal; a slide presentation and outside exploration session; 1-3:30 p.m.; $20, $17/members.

16 Water Wildlife; a close-up look at tiny aquatic creatures; for ages 10 and up; 1-3 p.m.; $13, $10/members.
Family Flower Box Fun; make a wooden flower box; 1-3 p.m.; $17/family, $14.50/member family, $8/additional box.

23 Making Special Paper; making paper using pressed plants, dried flowers, lace, leaves, etc.; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; 1-3:30 p.m.; $18.50, $15/members.


5 Regeneration in the 21st Century; Jeremy Brockes, Susan V. Bryant, Ellen Chernoff, Ellen Heber-Katz, Fulvio Mavilio, Ronald D.G. McKay, Darwin Prockop, Alejandro Sanchez, David Stocum; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wistar Institute (Wistar). Through May 6.

7 Musical Settings: A Tribute to the Memory of Otto E. Albrecht; 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Class of '55 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; $15; $5/students; info: 898-3450 (Library; Music)

12 Annual Research Retreat; keynote speaker: David Page, Whitehead Institute and MIT; Wharton-Sinkler Estate (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health; Obstetrics and Gynecology).

21 Eighth Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Languages; suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St.;May 21: noon-7 p.m.; May 22: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; May 23: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; info: Through May 23 (IRCS).

 Ancient bronze statuette of the Egyptian god of the Underworld, Osiris. This 20 inch high figure dates to the Ptolemaic Era (circa 323-30 B.C.E.) and can be seen at the University Museum on Mummy Sunday, May 2. (See Special Events).

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.-1 p.m.; open: Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; tours available by appointment.

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: $6, $5/seniors, $4/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 fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; open: 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.


3 Printmakers Folio Show; opening reception: May 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through May 28 (GSFA).

7 Honoring Otto E. Albrecht: Musical Treasures in the Penn Library; opening reception 4 p.m.; Eugene Ormandy Exhibition Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through September.

13 Juried Exhibition of Rhode Island School of Design Alumni; guest curator: Linda Brenner; Esther Klein Gallery; panel discussion and opening reception: May 15, 4-7:30 p.m. Through June 10.

21 Sol LeWitt: New Work (Black and Colors); this conceptual artist creates four new site-specific wall drawings and gouaches; opening recception: May 20, 5:30-8 p.m.; ICA. Through July 25.


Children's Book Illustrators & African American Dolls; works by noted children's book illustrators; Guest curated by Hannah Schwartz and the Doll Museum of Philadelphia; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 6.

Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Ruins; Krioz Gallery, Architectural Archives (GSFA). Through May 21.

Leuven in Books-Books in Leuven: The Oldest University of the Low Countries and Its Library; 1st floor, Van Pelt Library. Through May 23 (Penn/K.U. Leuven Exchange; Belgian Embassy). Through May 23.

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

Two Views of Venice: Etchings by Canaletto and Manpes; prints from the Arthur Ross Foundation and elsewhere, curated by Rosemary T. Smith; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 13.

Maya Photographs of Kenneth Garrett
; more than 25 large color prints of ancient Maya sites, mostly taken at Copán, Honduras by Garretta National Geographic photographer; Museum. Through June 26.

Arboretum Flowers Bloom in Widener Gallery; watercolors by Delphine Poussot depicting flowers and landscapes inspired by the gardens of the Arboretum; Morris Arboretum. Through June.


Ancient Greek World; Canaan and Ancient Israel; 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; Morris Arboretum.

University Museum Tours

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

1 Mesoamerica
2 Egypt
8 American Southwest
15 Canaan and Ancient Israel
16 Africa
22 Classical Greek World
23 Egypt


International House

Info: or 898-6586. All films are at I-house unless otherwise noted.

1 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema at International House and city-wide. Info on films, times, tickes, panels and seminars: 1-800-WOW-PFWC. Through May 9.

14 2000 Seen By ... ; films from seven countries about life in the next millenium. Through May 27.


4 Faculty Club Annual Meeting; election of new board members, vote on bylaw revisions; 4 p.m.; Faculty Club.

13 Trustees Executive Committee Stated Meeting; observers must register: 898-7005.

20 PPSA Annual Election/Meeting; noon-2 p.m.; room 17, Logan Hall.


7 Concert in Memory of Otto E. Albrecht; rare works acquired by Albrecht performed by students from the Curtis Institute of Music; in conjunction with Musical Settings conference; 5 p.m.; Dietrich Reading Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; RSVP: (800) 390-1829 or; admission free (Friends of the Library).


14 The Passion in Silence: In the Words of Emily Dickinson; an original one-woman portrayal by Rosemary Wohlsen, MLA candidate; 8 p.m.;
Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center; $5 (English; Theater Arts).

Annenberg Center

Part of Dance Celebration/Next Move Festival. Harold Prince Theatre. $25, $15/students. Info/tickets: 898-3900.

11 Art Bridgman/Myrna Packer; 7:30 p.m. Through May 13.

18 David Parker & the Bang Group; satirical and daring dance dramas based on the rhythms of the moving body; 7:30 p.m. Through May 20.


1 ICA Annual Benefit Gala; honors Edna Tuttleman; cocktail hour, dinner & dancing; 7 p.m.; ICA; info/tickets: 898-4908 (ICA).

2 Mummy Sunday; tours of The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.; talk by Jennifer Wegner on expeditions in Egypt, 3:30 p.m.; scary stories from West Philadelphia area libraries, 2 & 4 p.m.; visitors receive free collectibles from The Mummy film by Universal Pictures; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; University Museum (Museum).

8 Public Plant Sale; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum). Also May 9.

9 Philadelphia Revels; traditional songs & dances to celebrate May Day and Mother's Day; 2-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

13 Outstanding Research Accomplishments at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; William Kelley, dean, Richard Tannen, vice dean, and Glen Gaulton, vice dean for research and research training, School of Medicine; celebration featuring healthy boxed lunches and live music; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Biomedical Research Bldg. II/III Plaza; info: 898-5298 (Medicine).

19 John Bartram's 300th Celebration; dramatic reading of A Growing Correspondence by London's Chelsea Physic Garden Players; recorder music; bring picnic lunch or supper; noon-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

20 Go West! (see reverse): AlaskaRaven's Journey; tour of Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People; "Book Spot" featuring material on Alaskan culture from area libraries; light fare and beverages; 4:30-8 p.m.; 2nd floor galleries, University Museum.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Days

Sponsored by President, Provost & EVP.

25 Health Fair; over 25 information tables and screenings; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sheraton University City.

26 Party on the Green; picnic and concert; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; College Green.

Faculty Club

Reservations: 898-3464

5 Faculty Club Showcase Dinner: Cinco de Mayo; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

9 Mother's Day Brunch; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Hourglass Restaurant.

14 Alumni Dinner; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Hourglass Restaurant.

17 Graduation Buffet; 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hourglass Restaurant.

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Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Philadelphia International Children's Festival Alumni Weekend Events Alumni/Faculty Exchanges


Info./tickets: 898-4519 or

8 M. Lacrosse vs. Delaware; 1 p.m.

22 Heavyweight Crew vs. Cornell

For info on Intramural and Club Sports, visit or call 898-6100.


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

21 Remedies for the Aching Golfer; day-long event 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; morning session: Penn Therapy and Fitness, 3624 Market St.; afternoon session: River View Golf and Sports Center, 6700 Essington Ave., Phila.;$50; info: Marty Kelley, 662-2658 (Rehabilitation Medicine; Occupational, Physical & Recreational Therapy).

Human Resources

Registration required: 573-8663 or

7 Time Quest: Increasing Productivity Through Value-Bases Time Management; Franklin Covey teaches time and life-management using the Day Planner System; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; room 1B South, 3624 Market St.; $165.

20 New Staff Orientation; 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Club Room, Faculty Club.

Morris Arboretum

Call 247-5777 x. 156 for reservations.

2 Slide Lecture: Plant Sale Highlights; Vince Marrocco, horticultural expert; 2-4 p.m.

12 Photography: Capturing Nature's Beauty; professional photographer Steven Goldblatt analyzes design and composition techniques for landscape and close-up photography; 7-9 p.m.; $49 /members, $57/non-members. Also May 15, 10 a.m.-noon, and May 26, 7-9 p.m.

18 Diagnosing Plant Pests and Diseases; Temple University instructor Lisa Blum teaches how to recognize the signs and symptoms of common pests and diseases of ornamental plants; 10 a.m.-noon; $65/members, $76/non-members. Tuesdays through June 8.


3 Forkhead Transcription Factors in Development and Disease; Brigid L.M. Hogan, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium (Genetics).

4 Visualizing Odor Recognition; Frank Zufall, University of Maryland; noon; Austrian Auditorium, first floor, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

5 Mucin and Proteoglycan Functions in Embryo Implantation; Daniel Carson, University of Delaware; noon; Hirst Auditorium, first floor, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

7 Special Topics Seminar: Germfree Animals and Gnotobiology: The Future for Laboratory Animal Containment and Housing; Roger Orcutt, Taconic, Biomedical Research Associates; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

10 Signaling by the TGF-b receptor: Smads, kinases, and transcription factors; Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, MIT; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Molecular Biology Group).

11 Tasteless Mice: Transgenic and Biochemical Analysis of Taste Transduction; Robert Margolskee, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, first floor, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

12 Epstein-Barr Virus Latency Cell Cycle and Interferon Regulatory Factors; Jospeh Pagano, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

13 Multicomponent DNA vaccines and their Application to HIV-1; David Weiner, pathology and laboratory medicine; 4-5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB; info: 573-7354 (Center for AIDS & HIV Research).

19 Membrane and Cytosolic Forms of Adenylyl Cyclase; Lonny Levin, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; noon; Hirst Auditorium, first floor, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

21 New Evidence on the Economics of Smoking Behavior; Jonathan Gruber, MIT; noon-1:30 p.m.; 1st floor Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics).

24 The 12th Bernard Cohen Memorial Lecture in Genetics: "Strategies for Identifying Collaborating Oncogenes"; Philip Leder, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard Medical School; noon; Dunlop Auditorium,Stemmler Hall (Genetics).

26 From Breast Cancer to Meiosis: Is Microtubule Organization the Key?; Peter Donovan, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University; noon; Hirst Auditorium, first floor, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health).

28 Hedgehog and Wnt Signal Regulation in Development and Disease; Matthew Scott, Stanford University; 12:15 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Cell & Molecular Biology Group).

3rd Thursday: May 20

As always, University City District offers free on-street parking after 6 p.m. from 30th to 50th Streets between Spring Garden & Woodland Avenue as well as $5 parking at Penn garages at 34th & Chestnut and 38th & Walnut. UCD yellow jacketed Safety Ambassadors will be on hand to direct participants to restaurants and to the arts and cultural happenings such as those listed below.

Art Exhibits

Arthur Ross Art Gallery: Open 5-8 p.m. (See Exhibits).

Esther M. Klein Art Gallery: Open 5:30-7:30 p.m. (See Exhibits).

University City Arts League: 1st Annual "Emerging Artist" Exhibit; 6-8 p.m.; 4226 Spruce St.; info: 382-7811.

Special Events & Performances

University Museum: Alaska­Raven's Journey; tour of Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People; "Book Spot" featuring material on Alaskan culture from area libraries; light fare, including ice cream, and beverages; 4:30-8 p.m.; special half-price (2 for 1) admission: $2.50/adults, $1.25/students and seniors; free/PENNCard holders and children under 6; 2nd floor galleries; info: 898-4045.

Historic Bartram's Gardens: tours of the gardens; 4-8 p.m.; 54th St. and Lindbergh Ave.; info: 729-5281.

Dining & Shopping

The Shops at the Sheraton: Enjoy a 10% discount at the following Sheraton businesses: The Pulse, The Computer Fixer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Rose's Florist. 3600 Chestnut Street. Info: (215) 387-8600.

Area Restaurants: Many offer specials on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For a list of those participating, call 1-888-GO-WEST7 or check on-line at

Philadelphia International Children's Festival

The Philadelphia International Children's Festival is earlier in the month than it has usually been; it will run from Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 9 (Mother's Day). The festival celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with several new performances as well as three favorites which have been here in past years.

The Potato People return from Canada for their fourth festival appearance to present Surviving the Great Outdoors along with Thomas Kubinek, back for his second appearance as an acrobat and a clown. Gale LaJoye's silent comedy tickles the funnybone in Too Foolish for Words, as he clowns it up for the third time at Annenberg Center. Looking for something new? Black Umfolosi, an 8-man ensemble, brings the music and tribal dances of Southern Africa to the Zellerbach Theatre. A troupe from the Netherlands uses masks and puppets to illustrate Being Brave in the Dark. The Emperor's New Clothes is adapted by a French company, Grain de Malice. Sally Rogers performs folk music in a concert sponsored by WXPN's Kid's Corner. Quebec's Theatre de l'Oeil performs The Star Keeper featuring more than two dozen puppets in a story of visual poetry, music and fantasy.

In collaboration with the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, three children's films will be offered at International House: the Philadelphia premiere of The Wind in the Willows, a trio of short films produced by Philadelphia's Big Picture Alliance, and Ode to Schroeder: Art of the Toy Piano. As in past years, there will be the outdoor StageWorks and the hands-on PlayWorks. For tickets call 898-3900.

Alumni Weekend Events

Friday, May 14

Saturday, May 15

Sunday, May 16

Monday, May 17

Alumni / Faculty Exchanges

Below is a chronological listing of Alumni/Faculty Exchanges:
Come listen and learn what the experts are saying about domestic violence, ethnic and gender bias in the legal system, the economics of health care, Penn's admissions policies, nursing as portrayed by the media, entrepreneurship, and picking the right stocks.

An updated list will be available at the Information Tent across from the Sweeten Alumni House; or check on-line: Unless otherwise specified, attendance is free of charge. In most cases, pre-registration is not mandatory, but you are advised to arrive early to be sure of a seat.

Friday, May 14

Saturday, May 15

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Go West! Go International! 3rd Thursdays

Philadelphia International Children's Festival Alumni Weekend Events Alumni/Faculty Exchanges

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 30, April 27, 1999