Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 23, February 29, 2000


March @ Penn

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Trinity Irish Dance Company performs "The Mollies." See On Stage.


10 Spring Recess Begins; at close of classes.

20 Classes Resume; 8 a.m.

27 Advance Registration; for summer and fall sessions. Through April 9.


Now Love a Tree; kids explore winter bark, berries, and buds; complete activity sheets, receive a prize and enter a raffle for a gift certificate to O'Doodles toy store; Morris Arboretum. Info: (215) 247-5777. Through March 31 (Arboretum).

31 Charlotte's Web; Stimulus Children's Theatre; 7 p.m.; CA Building, 36th & Locust Sts.; tickets: $5/adults; $2/children. Info.: Mike Hartwyk (215) 417-8551 or Also April 1, 2 & 7 p.m.; and April 2, 2 p.m. (Penn Performing Arts).


3 Strong Voices, Weak History?: Medieval and Renaissance Women in Their Literary Canons-England, France, Italy; a comparative literature conference co-organized by Pamela Joseph Benson and Victoria Kirkham; 1-7 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. Info./registration: Also March 4, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and March 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Center for Italian Studies; Romance Languages; SAS; Women's Studies; Comparative Literature; Rhode Island College).

18 New Directions in Animal Training, Handling, and Restraint; on human relations with animals and the natural world; Marookian Auditorium, VHUP; pre-registration required: e-mail name/address/affiliation to or call (215) 898-2239. Info.: (Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society; Veterinary Medicine).

24 Achieving Quality Architecture with Design-Build; presenters: Robert A. Peck, AIA; A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA, RIBA; Peter D. Linneman; Adèle Naudé Santos, FAIA; Norbert W. Young, Jr., AIA; Robert Ivy, FAIA; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School; info.: (215) 898-6507 (American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia & New York chapters; McGraw-Hill Construction Information Group).

25 Feline Symposium; expert presentations and Q&A sessions; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Marookian Auditorium, VHUP; $50,(includes lunch and parking). Info./registration: (215) 898-8862 (Veterinary Medicine; Mrs. R.V. Clark, Jr.; Mrs. Edith Young; Sheba®).

30 Celebrating the Century?; 17th Annual Colloquium in 20th-Century French Studies; 150 scholars, thinkers and artists explore and assess the symbolic productions of French-speakers in the 20th century; Sheraton Hotel, University City. Info: Through April 2 (Institute for French Culture & Technology; Romance Languages).

31 Internet Sexual Violence: Predators & Victims; information on the identification and prosecution of internet predators; experts discuss issues relevant to Internet Sexual Crimes; 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; auditorium, School of Nursing; $139. Info./registration: (215) 898-4522 or (School of Nursing Center for Professional Development).

University Museum

Info: visit or contact the Special Events Office at (215) 898-4890

31 18th Annual Maya Weekend Portraits of the Maya--Life Stories Across Time; an in-depth look into the lives of Maya people, from the triumphs of ancient kings to the religious life of modern shamans. Through individual histories, archaeologists and ethnographers bring us into the world of the Maya and present the vitality of Maya culture, art and society; hear and talk to top Maya researchers; includes workshops on deciphering Maya writing, receptions to meet and mingle, and an optional Saturday evening fiesta with traditional Maya cuisine. General admission: $150. Members and senior citizens: $120. Full schedule of events at Through April 1, April 2.

Extended Life, Eternal Life

Symposium to Explore immortality--It's Scientific Basis, Future Prospects and Theological Significance. Place: University Museum. Call (610) 687-8942 for further info or see (Center for Bioethics; John Templeton Foundation).

5 MORNING SESSION: SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVE: What are the key aspects of the scientific understanding of aging and death? What are the possible ways of changing the process of aging?; Scientific Overview Speaker: Michael R. Rose, University of California, Irvine; Open Discussion to follow;

AFTERNOON SESSION: THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE: What are the key theological and religious traditions and perspectives that can inform and illuminate debates on the meaning and significance of aging and death, as well as address biotechnological efforts to extend life- or even biologically immortalize humans?; Theological Overview Speaker: Diogenes Allen, Princeton Theological Seminary; Open Discussion to follow;

PUBLIC EVENING DEBATE: SHOULD BIOMEDICINE SEEK TO TREAT DYING AS A DISEASE- AND TRY TO CURE IT? : Live Web Broadcast. (Cosponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Samuel Preston, Ph.D., Dean and The Philadelphia Center for Religion and Science and the Meta Lists for Science and Religion, William Grassie, Ph.D., Director; Moderator: Arthur L. Caplan, Center for Bioethics).

6 MORNING SESSION: BIOTECHNOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE: Where is biotechnology taking us on various timescales--10 years, 1,000 years, 10,000 years, 1,000,000 years--in trying to "remedy" aging and "conquer" death?; Biotechnological Overview Speaker: Thomas B. Okarma, Geron Corporation; Open Discussion to follow.

AFTERNOON SESSION: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Where should-or should not-biotechnology be taking us on various timescales, from 10 to 1,000,000 years? How ought we to live life and experience death? Moderator: Arthur L. Caplan, Center for Bioethics

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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, Inn at Penn: Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Esther Klein Gallery, 3600 Market: free, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art: $3, $2/students over 12, artists, seniors; free/members, children under 12, with PENN- Card, and on Sundays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk: free; Sat.-Thurs., noon-11 p.m.; Fri., 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.

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.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


1 William Silver, D.S.W: Paintings: "Landscapes-Inside and Out;" William Silver, School of Social Work and Penn alumnus; his work reflects new and exciting ideas abstracted from his professional experience where he regularly deals with the human condition. Opening reception: March 7, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club. Through March 31.

16 Pam Taggart: Paintings & Drawings; recent works: large paintings in oil and encaustic; exhibit includes a 14-foot drawing. Opening reception: 5-7:30 p.m; Esther M. Klein Art Gallery. Through April 22.

31 Treasures of the Library Exhibition; part of the Library's 250th Anniversary celebration; Kamin Gallery, 1st Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through July 21 (Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center).



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.

ICA Special Programs

9 Slide Lecture: Alfred Leslie; painter, filmmaker, winner of the NIA's Arts and Letters' gold medal for lifetime achievement in painting; 6 p.m. (ICA; GFSA).

University Museum Tours

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

4 Mesoamerica

5 The American Southwest

11 Ancient Egypt

12 China

18 Canaan and Ancient Israel

19 The Classical World

25 Raven's Journey

26 Pomo Indian Baskets

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The Irish Film Festival

International House Neighborhood Film/Video Project. Info/tickets: (215) 895-6542. $6.50; $5.50 students/seniors/I-House members.

*Double feature: Both films for the price of one.

13 Love and Rage (C. Black; Ireland; 1999; 100 mins.); 8 p.m.

14 The Hard Road to Klondike (D. Bell; Ireland/UK; 1999; 56 mins.); 8 p.m.*

15 Luke (S. O'Brien; Ireland; 1999; 73 mins.); 8 p.m.

16 Pete's Meteor (J. O'Byrne; Ireland/USA; 1999; 100 mins.); 8 p.m.

SPEC Films

Info: (215) 898-6533. Passes available at Office of Student Life, Carriage House.

1 Chinatown (1974); 8 p.m.; room 17, Logan Hall; no passes required.

8 Mission to Mars (2000); 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; free with passes.

28 High Fidelity (2000); time TBA; International House; free with passes.

29 Apocalypse Now (1979); 8 p.m.; room 17, Logan Hall; no passes required.


6 PPSA Board; noon-1:30 p.m.; rm. 214, Harnwell House. Also March 20.

16 How Do You Know What Your Next Step Will Be?; Marilyn Kalitan, Right Associates; educational information fair to follow; noon-1:30 p.m.; Room B1 Vance Hall. Info.: (PPSA).

22 University Council; 4-6 p.m.; McClelland Hall, Quad; PENNCard required. Observers must register in advance: (215)898-7005.


2 The Drummers of West Africa; 35-musician drum ensemble from Senegal, directed by Doudou N'Diaye Rose; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $23; $19; $15. Info:, or (215) 898-3900 (Annenberg Center).

4 Vir Unis and Saul Stokes; first performance on the East Coast for ambient groove master Unis, with sonic innovator Stokes opening; 8 p.m.; The Cathedral, 38th & Ludlow Streets; $20/door. Info.: (610) 734-1009 (The Gathering).

7 Vishwa Mohun Bhatt, slide guitar, accompanied by Sukhvinder Singh, tabla; Hindustani music; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $15; $10, faculty/staff/students. Info: (215) 898-6791 (South Asia Regional Studies).

International House

Hopkinson Hall, I-House. Tickets: $20; $18, I-house members/students/seniors/children. Info: (215) 895-6537.

12 13th Annual Celtic/Appalachian Celebration; host: folklorist Mick Moloney; featuring Irish musicians and dancers from both sides of the Atlantic; 2:30 & 7 p.m.

18 Festival of Greek Music & Dance: Poliphoniko Syngrotima Pogoniou and Stavrakakides with Vasilis Skoulas; a cappella song & traditional Greek dance; 8 p.m.

Department of Music

Irvine Auditorium; free for PENNCard holders (unless otherwise noted).

25 Penn Baroque & Recorder Ensembles: "Shakespeare in Music"; music written for Shakespeare's plays in his own time and beyond; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall.

31 Ancient Voices: "A Bawdy Music Concert"; celebration of the rites of Spring; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall; tickets at door: $10; $5/students.

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Roshi Keidù Fukushima visits the University Museum to present a calligraphy demonstration and discuss the Zen Buddhism principles used in his work. See Special Events

Photo by Jenny Friesenhahn, 1996


2 History in the Faking; written and performed by the Mask & Wig Club; 8 p.m.; Mask & Wig Clubhouse, 310 S. Quince St.; $25; tickets: (215) 898-6791. Info.: (215) 898-9999, code W-I-G. Also March 3, 4; and March 24, dinner show (Mask & Wig).

17 The Irish...And How They Got That Way; a new musical by Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes; performed by Irish Repertory Theatre Company; 2 & 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets: $35, $25, $15/matinee; $40, $30, $20/evening show. Info.: or (215) 898-3900 (Annenberg Center).

Dance Celebration/Next Move

Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (unless otherwise noted). Info.: or (215) 898-3900.

9 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago; mixing jazz, ballet and theatre dance; includes a performance of Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs; 7:30 p.m.; $30. Also March 10, 8 p.m.; and March 11, 2 & 8 p.m.

12 Trinity Irish Dance Company; performing The Mollies, a three-part suite based on the refugees from the Great Irish Famine who found work in the Pennsylvania coal mines; 3 & 7 p.m.; $29/matinee; $32/evening.

21 Sean Curran Company: Folk Dance for the Future; a fusion of Irish step-dancing, folk and modern styles; 7:30 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $25. Also March 22 & 23.

30 Martha Graham Dance Company; performing Appalachian Spring, a modern dance work; 7:30 p.m.; $30. Also March 31, 8 p.m.; and April 1, 2 & 8 p.m.

Penn Performing Arts

8 p.m. Tickets: $5 on Locust Walk. Info: (215) 898-2312 or (Performing Arts Council)

1 Sparks; Iron Gate Theater. Through March 4.

2 R'nanah; Hillel Auditorium. Also March 4.

3 African American Arts Alliance; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also March 4.

23 Intuitions Experimental Theatre; Iron Gate Theatre. Through March 25.

24 Penn Singers; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also March 25.

25 Yofi!; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.

30 Arts House Theatre; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center. Through April 1.

31 Onda Latina; Iron Gate Theatre. Also April 1.

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2 Book Talk: My Soul is a Witness: A Chronology of the Civil Rights Era, 1954-1965; V.P. Franklin, Drexel University, and Bettye Collier-Thomas, Temple University; 4:30 p.m.; Center for the Study of Black Literature & Culture, 3808 Walnut St., 2nd fl. (Afro-American Studies; Center for the Study of Black Literature & Culture).

29 Book Talk: Blues Dancing & Other Works; Diane McKinney-Whetstone; 5 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Afro-American Studies; Center for the Study of Black Literature & Culture; Writers House).

30 Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher; speaking on and signing their new book African Ceremonies; includes an opportunity to meet the authors and tour the Museum's African gallery; 7:30 p.m.; University Museum; $10; $8/members; free/students w/ I.D. (Museum).

Kelly Writers House

3805 Locust Walk. Info: call (215) 573-WRIT, visit or e-mail

1 The Play's the Thing; Michael Hollinger, playwright, speaks about his play Red Herring, currently showing at the Arden Theatre; 5 p.m.

2 Ralph Wiley; essayist, author, journalist, sportswriter, screenwriter, book reviewer; 5 p.m.

5 Manuck! Manuck!; fiction writing group; 6 p.m. Also March 26.

6 Poetry Today: French/American Connection; featuring visiting poets Jacques Roubaud, Immanuel Ocquard, Andre Jame and Abdellatif Laabi; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers' House (co-sponsored by French Institute of Culture & Technology).

8 Theorizing in Particular; Dennis Schmidt, Villanova University; 6 p.m.

9 Twentieth Century Reading Group; presentations by Joe Valente and Bill Maxwell; rm. 202; 4:30 p.m.

20 Live at the Writers House: Translation Show; guest produced by Al Filreis and Shawn Walker.

22 Thalia Field; poet; 5 p.m.

23 Fanny Howe and Norman Fisher; poets; time TBA (co-sponsored by Creative Writing).

25 Laughing Hermit Reading Series; Julia Kasdorf, poet, and George O'Brien, Georgetown University; 2-3 p.m.

26 Live at the Writers House; airs on 88.5 WXPN FM; 11 p.m.

27 A Reading and Conversation with Jesse Green; author and journalist; a celebration of BGLAD; 7 p.m. (co-sponsored by LGBT Center).

29 Dianne McKinney-Whetstone; author; 4:30-6:30 p.m. (co-sponsored by African American Studies).

30 Philadelphia Lacan Study Group and Seminar; rm. 209; 7-8:30 p.m.

31 Conversation and Workshop with Dana Sachs; writer; 11 a.m-1 p.m.


Krobo initiates, Ghana


Adiokrou Queen Mother, Ivory Coast

 African Ceremonies captures the rituals, rites and ceremonies spanning the human lifecycle from birth through death and across the entire African Continent. Authors/photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher will be at the Museum March 30. See Readings/Signings.

(Photos: Copyright Abrams ©)

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3 Dinner: Roasting Michael Jackson; a black-tie, 3-course dinner with speakers in between the courses to celebrate renowned beer author and aficionado Michael Jackson's 10th anniversary of visiting the Museum; also a tasting of specially brewed, limited-edition beers and a book signing; 7 p.m.; Museum; $150/person (must be 21); reservations required: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).

4 Beer Tasting with Michael Jackson: Beer Around the World for a New Millennium; Jackson will match a selection of beers from his 1990 tasting to up-and-coming Millennium beers-followed by an open tasting featuring more than 100 outstanding microbrews from around the world, complimented with food by Museum Catering Company; three sessions: 1 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 6 p.m.; Univeristy Museum; $40; $30/members. Info./tickets: Annenberg Box Office, (215) 898-3900 (Museum; Univeristy Museum Catering Company).

5 Human and Garden Natures; part of the Philadelphia Flower Show, a discussion of the connection between humans and gardens; with Rebecca Bushnell, English; John Dixon Hunt, landscape architecture & regional planning; and Martha Madigan, Tyler School of Art. Info.: (Penn Humanities Forum).

9 Special Calligraphy Presentation with Visiting Zen Master; Fukushima Keido, Chief Abbot of the Tofukuji sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, in his fifth year presenting a calligraphy demonstration in the Chinese Rotunda; noon-2 p.m.; University Museum; free, with admission (Center for East Asian Studies; Museum).

16 Go West for 3rd Thursdays at ICA; see Against Design, featuring works of art by 10 international artists that blur the boundaries of art, architecture and design. Panel discussion with architects Steven Izenour (Venturi Scott Brown), Susan Snyder (CoCA: Company for the Civic Arts), and others. Children and adults can learn to make origami creations inspired by Against Design. Exhibition quiz (with prizes!), video station, live music & refreshments from Zocalo. Free. Info.: or 888-GOWEST-7; Institute of Contemporary Art; 5-8 p.m. (ICA; University City District). See "Go West!" (here).

20 A Celebration of Human Nature and Human Rights; a 5-day festival of films, distinguished speakers, public discussions, walking tours of Philadelphia and dramatic readings marking important struggles in human rights. Info./continuing details: visit; e-mail; or call (215) 898-8220. Through March 25. (Penn Humanities Forum).

21 Fete de la Francophonie: "Mots D'Afrique;" Gilbert Massala Salladin, musicien et comedien; un conteur, il est porteur de tradition et de modernite; son riot de talent offrant le sourire des contes qui naissent de ses notes de guitare aux enfants et aux adultes de par le monde; 8 p.m.; Lynch Room, Chemistry Bldg. (French Institute for Culture & Technology)

22 Caribbean Island Dinner Buffet; 5-8 p.m.; The Faculty Club, 2nd floor, The Inn at Penn; $18.95/per guest (exclusive of service charge). Reservations: (215) 898 4618. See for menu (Faculty Club).

26 Elizabeth Watts and Howard C. Petersen Annual Program: Archaeology and the Movies; a wide-ranging look at how archaeology has been popularized by Hollywood. Film clips include "Cleopatra," "Ben Hur," and "Raiders of the Lost Ark." Dr. Jon Solomon, Professor of Classics, University of Arizona; 3:30 p.m.; University Museum. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested, please call (215) 898-4890.
Fellows Reception (for Fellows and Loren Eiseley Society Members) following the archaeology talk, a private, pre-Oscar night reception with Dr. Solomon; 5 p.m. For more information on this event, or to upgrade your existing membership, please call (215) 898-5093 (University Museum).

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Tickets for basketball games $10, $5 seniors/children, free with PENNCard. Info.: (215) 898-6151 or

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

4 Gymnastics vs. Wilson; 1 p.m.

7 W. Basketball vs. Princeton (Double Header); 5:30 p.m.

18 Women's Gymnastics ECAC Championships; 1 p.m.; $6; $4/children; $2/groups (10+). Info.: (215) 898-5316.

31 M. Squash vs. Oxford; time TBA.

Intramural and Club Sports

Visit or call (215) 898-6100 for info.

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Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday; Newman Center; first class free; $4.50/class, $3.50/students; Carolyn Hamilton, (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

2 Nonfiction Creative Writing: The Latino Experience; 5:30-8:10 p.m.; Lilvia Soto; La Casa Latina. Also March 9, 23, 30. (La Casa Latina).

6 The Penn and Pencil Club; creative writing workshop for University staff; 5:15 p.m.; Kelley Writers House; RSVP: Also March 27, Arts Café (Penn & Pencil Club).

20 Cinq à Sept; vin, paté, et bonne compagnie; 5-7 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (French Institute for Culture & Technology).

25 Self Defense Programs for Women; 14-hour courses spanning 2-4 days offering practical techniques of defense and realistic, hands-on training; 9 a.m.; 4040 Chestnut Street; free. Classes also begin on March 28 at 5 p.m. and April 1 at 9 a.m. Info.: Stacey Livingston (215) 898-4485 or (Penn Police Department).

Morris Arboretum

Call (215) 247-5777, ext. 125 for registration and additional information.

1 Volunteer Guide Training; in this six-week course, guides will learn about the history of the Arboretum and its living collection, how to give special tours designed for schoolchildren and how to communicate the importance of plants to Arboretum visitors; 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; free for members, non-members must join. Also March 8, 15, 22, 29 & April 5.

2 Perennial Gardening In the Shade: The Challenges and Rewards; Harriet Cramer, garden designer and writer; 7:30-9 p.m.; $20; $18/members.

12 Bluebirds; kids have an opportunity to build a bluebird house while learning with their parent about bluebirds and their nesting habits; $17; $14.50 member families.

16 Pruning; homeowners learn how to skillfully prune their shrubs and small trees to achieve a pleasing natural shape and abundant flowering; 7-9 p.m.; $45; $40/members. Part 2 meets March 18, 10 a.m.-noon.

18 Hardy Winter Flowers Workshop; Lessons at Hedgleigh Spring In Swarthmore; a trip to a beautiful residential garden to learn how a winter landscape can be the most appealing of the year; also learn about how to grow a wide array of flowers that bloom in the cold season; 1-3 p.m.; $20; $18/members.

22 Basic Propagation: Starting With Seeds; learn basic seed sowing techniques for easy-to-grow flowers and vegetables; 7-9 p.m.; $40; $36/members. Part 2 meets March 25, 10 a.m.-noon.

29 Starting from Scratch: Basic Annuals and Perennials For the Sunny Garden; learn some basic garden designs, and how to plant and care for them; 7-9 p.m.; $40; $36/members. Part 2 meets April 1, 10 a.m.-noon.

ISC Technology Training

Hands-on courses for Windows Users: All courses are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

1 Introduction to Excel 97

2 Introduction to Word 97

8 Introduction to PowerPoint 97

9 Introduction to Access 97

14 Introduction to FilermakerPro 4.0

15 Intermediate Word 97

16 Intermediate Excel

21 Intermediate/Advanced PowerPoint

22 Intermediate Access 97

23 Creating a Web Page

28 Intermediate FilemakerPro 4.0

29 Introduction to Windows 95

Hands-on courses for Macintosh Users: All courses are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

6 Introduction to Excel 98

30 Intermediate Excel 98

CGS Special Programs

Non-credit Adult Programs. Registration: (215) 898-6493

  • Eight Great Short Stories
  • Paris 1900: The "American School" at the Universal Exposition
  • The Eternal City: Art in Rome in the 18th Century
  • Japanese Brush Drawing Workshop
  • London Theatre in the Spring
  • Myths, Monuments, and Memories: Versions of the American Past
  • French Country Wines
  • A Roadmap to the Information Superhighway
  • In the Chef's Kitchen
  • Cuisine and Culture: What's Cooking and Why?
  • Redefining Interior Design
  • Financial Management for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Organizing Administrative Work
  • Project Management
  •  Cultivating Foundations & Corporations
  • Internet Workshop for Fund Raisers
  • Raising Money From Individuals
  • Writing for Fund Raising
  • Communication & Organizational Change
  • Words at Work
  • Power Speaking
  • Improving Your Speech and Voice
  • Time Management: A Comprehensive Approach
  • Grammar for Grownups
  • Writing Fiction on the Weekend
  • The Craft of Copyediting
  • Writing and Selling Travel Stories
  • Writing for the Children's Market
  • The Personal Essay.

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1 An Update on the Role of the Steroidogenic Acute Regulator (StAR) Protein in Steroid Hormone Biosynthesis; Douglas Stucco, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

2 Mercury, Malaria and the Immune System; Ellen K. Silbergeld, University of Maryland; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).

3 Research Equipment and Instrumentation; Paul Malatesta, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

6 The Role of Computer Simulation and Modeling in Semiconductor Device Design and Fabrication; Paulette Clancey, Cornell University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

  • The American Place: Landscape and the Western, from "The Great Train Robbery" to "Unforgiven;" Mary Lea Bandy, Museum of Modern Art; rm. 402, Logan Hall (History of Art; Film Studies).
  • Industrial Versailles: Eero Saarien's Corporate Laboratories; Bill Leslie, Johns Hopkins University; 4 p.m., rm. 337 Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).
  • Gene Therapy Using Hematopoietic Stem Cells; Donald Kohn, Children's Hospital, LA; 4-5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Institute for Human Gene Therapy).
  • Regulation of Cell Mobility: Moving with the PAK; Mary Ann Sells, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, 4th fl., Richards Building (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
  • 7 Apoptosis and Developmental Signal Transduction in Drosophila; Mark E. Fortini, Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

    8 Histone Function in vivo in Tetrahymena; Marty Gorovsky, University of Rochester; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

    9 Molecular Choreography of Hemoglobin's Intermediate States; Gary Ackers, Washington University; 2 p.m.; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

    10 Cats as Research Models; Pierre A. Conti, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

    13 Heat Shock Proteins: Mediators of Adaptive and Innate Immunity; Pramod Srivastava, University of Connecticut; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Cancer Training Program).

    14 Molecular Approaches to Taste; Nicholas J. Ryba, NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; 11:30 a.m.; Seminar Room, Monell Chemical Senses Center (Monell Chemical Senses Center).

    15 Gene Function and Regulation in the Mammalian Germline; Hans Scholer, Animal Biology, VHUP; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

    17 Monoclonal Antibody Production: Molecular Techniques; Norman Peterson, clinical studies, VHUP; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

    19 Human Nature and the Nature of Gardening; John Dixon Hunt, landscape architecture; 2 p.m.; Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum; $5/non-members. Info.: (215) 247-5777 (Morris Arboretum).

    20 Molecular Simulation of the Formation of Reversed Micelles in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide; Peter T. Cummings, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

    21 Regulation of Oncogene-induced Apoptosis by Bcl-2 Family Proteins; Gordon C. Shore, McGill University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

    22 Signals and Spermatogenesis: Cross-talk Between Specific Cell Types and Growth Factor Pathways; Patricia L. Morris, The Rockefeller University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

    23 Microbial Food Web and Transfer of Toxicants in Sediment Communities; Thomas Bott, Stroud Water Resource Center; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).

    24 Primate Breeding, Management and Facility Design: Theoretical and Practical Considerations; moderator: Hilton J. Klein, Merck Research Laboratories; Joseph L Wagner, University of Miami; Paul W. Schilling, Charles River Laboratories; Thomas Nolan, Solomon Scientific; William C. Cole, Merck Research Laboratories; 9 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

    26 Impressions of China by a First-Time Traveler; Kate Sullivan, Morris Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum; $5/non-members. Info.: (215) 247-5777 (Morris Arboretum).

    27 High Performance Computing and the Analysis of Materials Processing Systems; Jeffrey J. Derby, University of Minnesota; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Building (Chemical Engineering).

    28 Neurobiology of Taste in Inbred and Congenic Mice; John D. Boughter, University of Maryland; 11:30 a.m.; Seminar Room, Monell Chemical Senses Center (Monell Chemical Senses Center).

    29 Title TBA; Michael Roberts, University of Missouri; noon; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Building (Center for Research on Reproduction & Women's Health).

    30 The Natural Environment of the Bolivian Amazon: An Archaeological Perspective; Clark L. Erikson, Anthropology; 12:15-1:45 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Institute for Environmental Studies).

    31 Dogs-Production and Breeding Facilities: Uses in Research; Roberta Scipioni, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; 10 a.m.-noon; Medical Alumni Hall, HUP (Laboratory Animal Medicine).

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    Go West! 3rd Thursdays

    University City District's Go West! 3rd Thursdays:

    "Against Design"

    March 16

    Institute of Contemporary Art

    118 S. 36th Street

    5 - 8 p.m.

    All evening:

    See the ICA's current exhibition Against Design, featuring works that blur the boundaries of art, architecture and design (see Exhibits). Enter to win books, gift certificates and more. Hear live music by McGowan Southworth with special guest Dave Tozer. Enjoy delicious refreshments from Zocalo.

    5:45-6:45 p.m.:

    University City artist Ann Howell teaches kids how to create origami shapes inspired by the exhibition.

    6-7 p.m.:

    Panel discussion with architects Steven Izenour and Susan Snyder and art critic Barbara Flanagan.

    6:45-7:45 p.m.:

    Origami session for adults.

    See or call 888-GOWEST-7 for details.

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    Go West! 3rd Thursdays


    Suite 211 Nichols House, 3600 Chestnut St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106

    (215) 898-5274 or 5275 FAX 898-9137




     Unless otherwise noted all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University. For building locations, call (215) 898-5000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.

    This March calendar is a pull-out for posting. Almanac carries an Update with additions, changes and cancellations if received by Monday noon prior to the week of publication. Members of the University may send notices for the Update or April At Penn calendar.


    Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 23, February 29, 2000