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Cassatt String QuartetMaking Music: Women's History Month
The Cassatt String Quartet will celebrate Women's History Month in a free concert on Wednesday, March 19. The quartet will perform works by women composers, including Anna Weesner's Sudden, Unbidden; she is an assistant professor of composition at Penn. Hailed as one of America's outstanding young ensembles, the quartet consists of Muneko Otani, violin; Jennifer Leshnower, violin; Tawnya Popoff, viola; and Caroline Stinson, cello. They have performed throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 19 at the Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and all seats are on a first come, first served basis.


The Neal Nathanson Lecture, Immunological Memory: Remembering Our Pathogens, originally scheduled to be held on March 19 at 4 p.m. at the BRB II/III Auditorium has been rescheduled. It will instead take place on March 19 at noon in Reunion Hall, John Morgan Building.

The reception for the Steve McCurry exhibit on March 19 will be at 5 p.m. at the Arthur Ross Gallery, not 4:30 p.m. at the Annenberg School.

The talk Enzymology and "Top Down" Proteomics Spearheaded by Ultra-high Performance FT Mass Spectrometry, originally scheduled for March 21, has been rescheduled for March 25 at 4 p.m.


Recent Paintings and Photographic Works by Suchitra Mattai and Hilary Takiff; Graduate Student Center. Through March 30.

Charles Cooper and John H. Stone: Painting and Sculpture; Cooper's paintings reflect his love of Indian miniature painting, gothic painting and American figurative works of the 1950s; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 2.


20 The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; 8 p.m.; Hill College House (Hill Film Society).


18 PennKids Day Camp Information Sessions; 6 p.m.; Conference Room, Pottruck Center. Also March 19, 5:30 p.m.

19 Career Opportunities in Biomedical Industry; 9 a.m.-noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs).


22 Three Worlds Intertwined; interactive performance by the Vagabond Acting Troupe; UPM (UPM). Also March 23, 29 & 30.

Ever wonder what it was like to be an Etruscan slave, a Greek pilgrim visiting the temple of a goddess, or a senator plotting revenge on the newest Roman emperor? Visitors can find out this spring as they journey through Three Worlds Intertwined, a live interactive theater production created by the award-winning Vagabond Acting Troupe specifically for the opening of Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks, and Romans. The UPM galleries are a fitting stage, as characters from the ancient Mediterranean world come vividly to life, sharing the challenges and perspectives of their time. All theatrical programs are free with regular admission, Saturdays and Sundays now through April 13. (multiple performances, beginning Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., Sundays at 1:15 p.m.)

Vagabond Acting Troupe

In Three Worlds Intertwined, The Vagabond Acting Troupe
takes visitors on an interactive theater journey through time in Theater in the Galleries at the UPM. Above, an Etruscan Priestess (Kate Griesermer), a Roman Senator (Leonard Kelly), the goddess Athena (Rose Evans) and a slave from all three worlds (Jason Stockdale).



20 Devotional Worship and Organ Concert; Soo Yeon Lee, Westminster Choir College; noon; Philadelphia Cathedral.


18 Healing Word Waters: Africa Diasporic Women Recovering from the Traumas of Violence, Racism, and Historical Oppression; Thema Bryant, Princeton; noon; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (AARC; Makuu, Penn Women's Center; CA).

20 Biological Aspects of Domestic Violence Prevention; John Umhau, NIH; 9:30 a.m.; rm. G65, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Trauma Center; Firearm Injury Center).

Metastasis Suppressor Genes Alter Signal Transduction; Patricia Steeg, National Cancer Institute; noon; Conference Rm., John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

The Children of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology): Can the Law Protect Them From Harm?; Jennifer Rosato, Brooklyn Law School; noon; suite 320, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

Cooperative Control of Multi-Vehicle Systems; Richard Murray, California Institute of Technology; 2 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (MEAM).

Pharmaceuticals in Urban Ecologies: The Register of the Local; Veena Das, Johns Hopkins; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Ethnohistory).

Intentional Communities; Cheryl Shipman, Research and Fellowships; 5:15 p.m.; CA House (Christian Association).

25 The War Against Militant Islam; Daniel Pipes, Middle East Forum and Campus Watch; 5:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Penn, Drexel Objectivist Clubs).

Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy; Paul Hendrickson, English; 6 p.m.; 3619 Locust Walk (Penn Humanities Forum).

26 Dialogue on Race, Racism and Health; David Williams, University of Michigan; 10 a.m.; rm. 216, School of Nursing (Nursing).

Deadline: The deadline for the May AT PENN calendar is April 15. For info, see



  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 25, March 18, 2003