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girl At right, Girl from Scharneber Street, Berlin, 1985. Gelatin silver print by Lutz Masanetz in the new exhibit GILB: Yellowed Images from a Vanished Country, opening November 6 at Arthur Ross Gallery. Photographs of East Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibit will be included in the conference The Long Shadows of the Berlin Wall beginning November 5. See Exhibits and Conferences.


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Academic Calendar

1    Spring Term Advance Registration Begins. Through November 14.

24  Thanksgiving Break Begins at Close of Classes. Ends November 29 at 8 a.m.


2    Penn and Me Story Hour; 2 p.m.; Penn Bookstore. Also every Tuesday.

Penn Museum
For ages 8-12; $10; register: (215) 898-4016.

6    What's Dot to Dot Down Under?; create Australian Aboriginal art; 10 a.m.

20  The Splendor of Egypt; decorate and gild your own sarcophagus; 10 a.m.


5     Arab World Trade: Finance & Trade with the Middle East; Richard Murphy, former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Lauder-Fischer Hall; info.: www.interdependence.org (Global Interdependence Center; PennLauder CIBER).

The Long Shadows of the Berlin Wall: Fifteen Years After Its Fall; experts will assess the demise of the German Democratic Republic; welcome and exhibit reception: 5:30 p.m., Arthur Ross Gallery; November 6, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; dinner $25; November 7, 10 a.m.-noon; info.: www.history.upenn.edu/Conference2004/conference2004.htm (Germanic Languages and Literature). See Exhibits.

Contemporary Hindi and Urdu Women Poets; poets forum and discussion featuring Hindi poet Gagan Gill and Urdu poet Shahida Hasan; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; register by November 1 to haimanti@sas.upenn.edu (South Asia Studies; AIPS; South Asia Center).

13  10th Annual Writers Conference at Penn; keynote speaker Paul Hendrickson, English; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Schneidman Lobby, Logan Hall; $65/class; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/CGS/cultural/writersconf/, $25 registration fee (CGS). Continues November 14, Master Classes/$195. See Readings/Signings.

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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: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

Fox Gallery, Logan Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Graduate School of Education (GSE), Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

International House: free; for hours call (215) 387-5125.

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): $3, $2/artists, seniors, and students over 12, free/members, children 12 and under, w/PennCard and on Sun. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Kelly Writers House: free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.-11 p.m.

Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., appointment only.

Left Bank, 3101 Walnut St: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meyerson Gallery, Meyerson Hall: free; Mon.-Fri.,9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Morris Arboretum: $8, $6/seniors & students, $3/children 3-12, free w/ PennCard, children under 3; Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.: free; Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Penn Museum: $8, $5/seniors, children 6-17, full-time students w/ID, free/members, w/PennCard, children under 6; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m., free.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. For hours see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Wistar Institute: free; Mon.-Fri.,9 a.m.-5 p.m.


1    Return to the Source; documentary photographer, Kerry Stuart Coppin, explores African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American life and experience; Kelly Writers House; reception: November 11, 6 p.m. Through December 22. See Talks. See November AT PENN Extras!

5    Print Ten; work by faculty, staff and students; Fox Gallery; reception: November 8: 5 p.m. Through November 23.

6    GILB: Yellowed Images of a Vanished Country; exhibition of black and white images by Lutz Masanetz that records East Germany during the years the wall divided it from the West; Arthur Ross Gallery; reception: November 5, 5:30 p.m. Through January 30. See Conferences. See November AT PENN Extras!

12  Nikon's Small World: Celebrating 30 Years of Photography Through the Microscope; featuring award-winning images from Nikon's 2004 competition and supporting materials describing the techniques used in their creation; Wistar Institute. Through December 16. See November AT PENN Extras!

Jonathan Tucker: Painted Forms; exploration of boundaries between painting and sculpture in whimsical wall hangings made out of clay, plaster, and construction foam; Esther Klein Gallery; reception: 5:30 p.m. Through December 31. See November AT PENN Extras!

13  Non-Retinal; David Stephens revisits the 2002 Virginia vs. Black case; exhibit is comprised of 12 crosses that will be burned and subsequently exhibited in video format; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through January 31. See November AT PENN Extras!

15  MFA Benefit Auction and 2nd Year Exhibition; work from 2nd year master of fine arts students; Meyerson Gallery; reception: 5 p.m.; auction: November 18, 6 p.m. Through December 9 . See November AT PENN Extras!

20  Architecture Against Death; features two texts by Jean-Michel Rabaté, Arakawa, and Madeline Gins installed on the walls of the gallery; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through January 31. See November AT PENN Extras!

Sun Ra Meets Napoleon; playful juxtaposition of historical materials pertaining to ancient Egypt and the continual inspiration and relevance of Egyptology from the time of Bonaparte to that of Sun Ra; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through January 31. See November AT PENN Extras!

The Other Epistemology; revisits the works of international artists of the1960s and 1970s whose art was neglected in contemporary criticism; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through January 31. See November AT PENN Extras!

26  Holiday Garden Railway; lights and winter décor adorn the Garden Railway for the holiday season; Morris Arboretum. Through January 2. See November AT PENN Extras!


NSO Freshmen on Film; photographs from New Student Orientation; Fox Gallery; info.: www.collegehouses.upenn.edu/film/. Through November 2.

Green Exhibition; artists use the color green for their exploration; Esther Klein Gallery. Through November 5. See November AT PENN Extras!

That Which is Known and Unknown; sound installation in a tomb-like vault exposes visitors to "silent" sound waves that are felt by the body; Slought Foundation. Through November 6. See November AT PENN Extras!

Liebeskind's Future for Architecture;  recordings that feature presentations by architect Daniel Libeskind and theorist Slavoj Zizek; Slought Foundation. Through November 6. See November AT PENN Extras!

Back to the Front: Emerging Artists; work by Philadelphia-area artists that indexes the status of the artist in Philadelphia and highlights current cultural practices; Slought Foundation. Through November 6. See November AT PENN Extras!

Remembrance and Reconciliation: Tomiyama Taeko's Art; oil paintings, lithographs, and digital representations explore the issues of war, violence against women, and historical retribution in Japan; International House. Through November 12.

Mimesis; paintings and drawings by local artist Corliss Cavalieri; Burrison Gallery. Through November 28. See November AT PENN Extras!

Urban Life: Housing in the Contemporary City; interactive exhibit draws inspiration from international housing designs and suggests points of comparison with housing development efforts in the U.S.; Left Bank. Through December 10.

Michael Winkler: Word Images 1982-2004, A New Visual Orthography; detail of spelled-forms from "Regular, Linear, Axial Chaos;" Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 10. See November AT PENN Extras!

Trials and Turbulence: Pepón Osorio, An Artist in Residence at DHS; focuses on the foster care system to conduct an institutional critique between private life and public policy; ICA. Through December 12. See November AT PENN Extras!

David Lamelas: Exhibiting Mediality; highlights the late 1960s film and media installations of Argentinean artist David Lamelas; ICA. Through December 12. See Talks. See November AT PENN Extras!

Ramp Project: Amy Sillman; wall-work by artist Amy Sillman whose paintings are figurative, decorative, narrative and abstract; ICA. Through December 12. See Talks. See November AT PENN Extras!

Ant Farm: 1968-1978; surveys the work of the architecture and art collective, Ant Farm, a group of radical architects who were also video, performance and installation artists; ICA. Through December 12. See November AT PENN Extras!

A Garden for Your Walls: Art from the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through January 9. See November AT PENN Extras!

Enchanting Plants: Images from a Roving Horticulturist; photos of plants and landscapes from around the world; Morris Arboretum. Through February 27. See November AT PENN Extras!

Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater; photos, video and art work collected by anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday; Penn Museum. Through February 27. See November AT PENN Extras!

rainbow serpent Kandimalal (Wolf Creek Crater) and the Rainbow Serpent by Boxer Milner from Billiluna, commissioned in 2000. Part of the Track of the Rainbow Serpent exhibit at Penn Museum. See Exhibits.

The Nine Lives of Edgar Fahs Smith;examination of Smith's service to Penn through books, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 4. See November AT PENN Extras!

A Place of Transcendence: Louis I. Kahn at Dhaka; Kahn's working documents for his architectural masterpiece at Dhaka, India; Kroiz Gallery. Through April 8. See November AT PENN Extras!

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur; ancient Sumerian artifacts from the site of Ur in Mesopotamia; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through May 28. See November AT PENN Extras!

A Wonderful Life:A Daughter's Tribute to a Family of Educators; Joan Myerson Shrager's digital art; Student Lounge, GSE. Ongoing. See November AT PENN Extras!

Ongoing at the Penn Museum

Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan & Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets & Science; Raven's Journey: The World of Alaska's Native People; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: ‘ahu'ula + lei niho palaoa.

Penn Museum Tours
Meet at Trescher main entrance; 1:30 p.m.; free with Museum admission donation; info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

6    American Southwest: Rites of Passage.

7    Archaeology: Studying Material Culture.

13   Mesoamerica: Ancient Ball Game.

14   Africa: Status, Law & Tradition.

20   Heroic Myths & Legends.

21   Egypt: Funerary Rites.

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4    Nothing But a Man; 7 p.m.; Multipurpose Room, Du Bois College House (Du Bois College House).

9    Young Frankenstein; 7 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

10  Lichter; 8 p.m.; TV Lounge, Gregory College House (Modern Languages).

Cinema Studies
Info.: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/.

1    American Psycho; 7 p.m.;  rm. 109, Annenberg School.

3    Videograms of a Revolution; 6:30 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School.

8    My Architect; followed by Q&A session with filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn; 6 p.m.; The Bridge Cinema de Lux.

9    American Graffiti; 7 p.m.; Seminar Room, Harrison College House; PennCard needed.

14  Salt of the Earth; 4 p.m.; Seminar Room, Harrison College House; PennCard needed.

16  The Odds of Recovery and Rules of the Road; followed by Q&A session with filmmaker Su Friedrich; 7 p.m.; International House.

17  The Optimists; 6:30 p.m.;  rm. 110, Annenberg School.

18  O Brother Where Art Thou; 8 p.m.; Seminar Room, Harrison College House; PennCard needed.

Gregory House
Screenings 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted; Film Lounge, Van Pelt Manor. PennCard needed.

8    The Public Enemy.

10  She Done Him Wrong; 8 p.m.

15  Scarface.

17  Scarface, The Shame of the Nation; 8 p.m.

22  The Godfather.

29  Bonnie and Clyde.

Hill Film Society
Screenings at 8 p.m.; Hill Gallery, Hill College House. PennCard needed.

4   Children Underground; followed by Dark Days.

11  Mr. Death.

18  Sound & Fury.

International House
Foreign screenings with English subtitles. Tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors. Info.: (215) 387-5125.

10  Shadows; 7 p.m.

11  Husbands; 7 p.m.

12  A Woman Under the Influence; 7 p.m.

13  A Constant Forge; 1 p.m.

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie; 7 p.m.

14  Love Streams; 7 p.m.

23  Tasuma, the Fighter; More; 7 p.m.

24  To the Left of the Father; Portuguese; 7 p.m.

Samurai Film Series
Screenings at 7:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall, unless otherwise noted. Sponsored by Center of East Asian Studies.

2    Harakiri; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall.

15  Samurai Assassin.

30  Twilight Samurai.


Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; Newman Center; first class free; $7/class, $5/students; contact Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

Class of 1923 Ice Rink; 3130 Walnut St.; Admission $6.50, $5.50/PennCard; skate rental $2.50; Public skating hrs. (*$1 off admission): Mon. 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Tues. noon-2 p.m.*; Wed. 1:15-3:15 p.m.*; Thurs. noon-2 p.m.*; Fri. 7-9:30 p.m. when no hockey game is scheduled; Sat. 12:30-2:30 p.m., 8-10 p.m., midnight-2 a.m.; Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m.; info.: http://hstrial-rrobertson1.homestead.com/HOME.html.

1    Rape Aggression Defense Program; 12-hour sessions give hands-on physical defense training for women; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut St.; class continues every Monday through November 22; other session: November 6; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; class continues November 16 & 23; free/students, faculty, staff; register: (215) 898-3590 or stacey2@pobox.upenn.edu; info.: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/Special/dpsRAD.asp (UPPD).

4    Penn Knitters; noon; ARCH Bldg. Also November 18.

13  Ancient Writing 101; course on three ancient writing systems—Sumerian cuneiform, and Mayan and Egyptian hieroglyphics; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; $75, $60/members; info. (215) 898-4890.

15  French CV Writing Workshop; 3 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall; register: nplatt@sas.upenn.edu.

African-American Resource Center
Workshops in rm. 330-A, Center for Africana Studies; info.: (215) 898-0104.

11  Prepare forPerformance Appraisals; noon.

18  Performance Management and Grievance Procedures at Penn; noon.

Christian Association
Info.: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~upennca.

2    Progressive Christianity 101—Jesus and Tolerance of Diversity; noon. Also November 9, Jesus and Sexuality & Gender & Justice; November 16, Jesus and Spirituality; November 30, Who is Jesus for Each of Us?

SLANGugage; international students and their spouses practice speaking English; 3 p.m. Also every Tuesday.

4    Sister Circle—Why Spiritual Women are Sexy; noon. Also November 11, Movement Inspired by Prayer, Meditation, Rhythm and Song; November 18, Introduction to Kripalu Yoga.

Kelly Writers House
Info.: (215) 573-WRIT.

11  The Eighteenth-Century Reading Group's Workshop; noon; rsvp: richman@dept.english.upenn.edu.

16  Writing Fiction for Kids; noon; rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu.

Writing Your Own Column for Newspapers and Magazines; 6 p.m.

19  Ethnography as Creative Non-fiction; 1 p.m.

Learning and Education
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/learning/.

10  Franklin Covey's FOCUS; productivity workshop for today's high-amperage work environment; 9 a.m-5 p.m.; $50.

11  Brown Bag MatineeBack to the Floor: Heathrow Airport; challenges top executives to spend a week with their workers; noon-1 p.m.

12  Career Focus Brown Bag—Navigating the Penn Jobs Website; noon-1 p.m.

17  Star Achievement Series—A Certificate Program for Administrative Professionals; over 8 monthly sessions, participants will build the skills, attitude, teamwork and strategy fundamentals which will result in increased productivity and job satisfaction; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $100.

19  Career Focus Brown Bag—The Ten Commandments of Resumes; noon-1 p.m.

23  Career Focus Brown Bag—Get Hired: How to Ace the Interview; noon-1 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Info./register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125.

2    Maintaining Tree Health; learn to increase the lifespan of trees and preserve their natural beauty; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85.

Understanding Wetlands; three-session course for teachers of 4-7th grades; 4-7 p.m.; $36, $30/members for three sessions; $15, $12/members per session.

9    Evaluating Trees for Hazards; learn how to examine and measure defects, and determine when a tree should be removed; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85.

Creating a Perennial Garden with the Best Plants of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; 7-8:30 p.m.; $24, $22/members.

20  Floral Turkey Centerpiece; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; session B: November 22, 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $38, $35/members.

Office of Community Housing
Workshops at noon and 1 p.m. Register: laedonal@pobox.upenn.edu.

3    Maximizing the Value of Your Home; 4046 Walnut St.

4    Components of an Agreement of Sale; 4046 Walnut St.

10  Community Housing 101; find out about the Campus Mortgage Program and the Enhanced Program II; ste. 440, 3401A Walnut St.

11  Tips for the First Time Homeowner; 4046 Walnut St.

18  Home Maintenance; 4046 Walnut St.

PennFit: Department of Recreation
Free to Penn students, faculty & staff. Events take place at Pottruck Center. Info./register: jmhunt@pobox.upenn.edu.

2    Body Composition Measurements; 9 a.m.; rm. G-16; registration required. Also November 30, 3 p.m.

11  Health Fair; 2-6 p.m.; Main Atrium.

17  Blood Pressure Measurements; noon; rm. G-16; registration required.

18  Balanced Nutrition: Eating During the Holidays; 5 p.m.; rm. 113.

Quality of Work Life
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/default.asp.

* Rescheduled * 4      How to Reduce the Pressures Faced by Your Young Child; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

* Rescheduled * 18    Dealing with the Finances of Elder Care; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Retirement Education
Classes in rm. G-7, Irvine Auditorium. Info.: www.hr.upenn.edu/benefits/retirement/seminars.asp.

15  TIAA-CREF—Five Habits of Highly Successful Investors; 11:30 a.m.   

TIAA-CREFA Woman's Money, A Woman's Future; 2 p.m.

16  Vanguard—It's Your Plan: Make the Most of It!; 11:30 a.m.

Vanguard—Target Retirement Funds or Create My Own Portfolio: Investing Made Easy; 2 p.m.

17  Vanguard—Don't Fail to Plan—Plan to Succeed!; 11:30 a.m.

Vanguard—Pre-Retirement Checkup: Are You in Shape?; 2 p.m.

18  TIAA-CREF—Your Partner in Building a Better Financial Future; 11:30 a.m.

TIAA-CREF—Retirement Distribution Flexibilities; 2 p.m.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Open to faculty, staff & students. Register at www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

1    Microsoft Project 2003 Intro.; $448. Continues November 2.

5    Powerpoint 2000 Intro.; $190.

8    Access 2000/XP Intro.; $357. Continues November 9.

11  Business Objects Intro.; $350.

12  Excel 2000/XP Intermediate; $190.

15  Word XP Intro.; $190.

Plan, Implement, Maintain Windows Server 2003 Active Dir.; $1395. Through November 19.

16  FilemakerPro Intro.; $190.

17  Dreamweaver MX 2004 Intro.; $570. Continues November 18.

18  Updating System Administrator Skills from Microsoft Windows 2000 to Server 2003; $558. Continues November 19.

19  Pagemaker 7.0 Intro.; $179.

Excel 2000/XP Intro.; $190.

22  HTML Fundamentals; $494. Continues November 23.

Updating Systems Engineer Skills: Windows 2000-Windows Server 2003; $837. Through November 24.

29  Implement Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure: NetServ; $1395. Through December 3.

30  Word 2000/XP Intermediate; $190.

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3    University Council Meeting; 4-6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

9   PPSA Open Board Meeting; noon-1:30 p.m.; 7th fl. Conference Room, Franklin Bldg.; rsvp: ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu.

19   Networking and Committee Recap for WPSA; noon-1 p.m.; rm. F60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


College House Music Program
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music/collegehouse.htm. PennCard needed.

1    Solo Piano Recital; performance by pianist Michael Sheadel; 8 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill House.

15  Music of the Italian Baroque; lecture/recital featuring trumpeter Darin Kelly; 8 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Hamilton House.

17  Master Violin Class; directed by  Philadelphia orchestra violinist Paul Arnold featuring College House piano students; 8 p.m.;Rooftop Lounge, Harnwell House.

20  Master PianoClass; directed by pianist Michael Sheadel; 3 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill House.

21  Michele Kelly; flutist accompanied by pianist Michael Sheadel and cellist Karen Meier; 3 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill House.

Music Department
Tickets: $5, free w/PennCard. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music.

6    University Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

9    Dr. Guy's MusiQologY; 7 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium; $5 for general and PennCard holders.

13  University Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

14  Ancient Voices; 3 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

20  University Choir; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

23  Penn Bass and Percussion Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

30  Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Penn Presents
Info./tickets: www.pennpresents.org.

20  Lewis-Henriquez-Jackson Trio; jazz musicians better known for their work as the rhythm section for Wynton Marsalis; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center;  $33, $29, $22, $19. See November AT PENN Extras!

Slought Foundation
Concerts at 8 p.m.; $12; 4017 Walnut St. Info.: www.slought.org.

12  Dual Identity; saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa and Steve Lehman. See November AT PENN Extras!

15  Bobby Bradford & Frode Gjerstad Trio; sounds from the cornet, saxophone, clarinet, bass, and drums. See November AT PENN Extras!


5     The Waiting Room; play set during the genocide and organized rapes of Muslims in Bosnia in 1992; 2 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center; info.: tmlaffer@sas.upenn.edu (Theatre Arts Program).

Penn Presents
Info.: www.pennpresents.org.

11  Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal; choreography of Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, and Jiri Kylián; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; evenings: $44, $38, $32; matinee: $38, $34, $32; November 12, 8 p.m.; November 13, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See November AT PENN Extras!

21  Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company; representation of Ukrainian culture through dance; 3 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $35, $25, $19. See November AT PENN Extras!

On Stage
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4    Maryn McKenna—Beating Back the Devil: On the Front Lines with the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service; 7 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute; register: wyce@wistar.upenn.edu (Wistar).

14  Ann Rhoads & Tim Block—The Trees of Pennsylvania: A Complete Reference Guide; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $5, free/members; register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169.

Kelly Writers House
Info.: www.english.upenn.edu/~wh.

3    Reading from the Anthology A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry; with poets Di Brandt, Ann Hostetler, Julia Kasdorf, and Jane Rohrer.

4    Lunch Poets; conversation  with  CPCW fellow in poetics Kenny Goldsmith; noon; rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu.

Reading by Touré; novelist, hip hop & pop culture critic; 4:30 p.m. (Makuu).

9    The Fifth Annual Gay Talese Lecture; reading by novelist Lisa Scottoline; 6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; rsvp: wh@writing.upenn.edu (Writers House; National Italian American Foundation).

10   Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; open mic performance; 8 p.m.

11  A Performance and Conversation with Jaap Blonk; composer, voice performer and sound poet; 4:30 p.m.

15  Live at the Writers House; word and music show on 88.5 WXPN; 8 p.m.

18  Reading by Poet Rae Armantrout; 5 p.m. (Creative Writing Program).

20  Old World/New World; a translation event featuring poet-translators from the Vermont College and Warren Wilson/Goddard MFA programs; 3 p.m.

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore.

1    Geoffrey Hazard—Legal Ethics: A Comparative Study; 3 p.m.

4    Phyllis Beck Kritek—Negotiating at an Uneven Table: Developing Moral Courage in Resolving Our Conflicts; 5 p.m.

9  Howard Stevenson, Jr.—Playing with Anger: Teaching Coping Skills to African-American Boys Through Athletics and Culture; noon (AARC).

10  Anthony Lappé—True Lies; 4 p.m.

* Rescheduled for 12/7* 11  Kenneth Goldsmith—I'll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews; 7 p.m.

13  Malachy McCourt—Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland; 1 p.m.

Writers Conference Book Signing and Reception; 5 p.m. See Conferences.

16  Steve Oskie—Mean Thoughts; 7 p.m.

17  David Farber—Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam; 7 p.m.

18  Roger Moss—Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia; noon.


4    25-Year Club Celebration; honoring faculty and staff who have served the University for 25 years or more; 5 p.m.; Houston Hall; info.: vandusen@pobox.upenn.edu.

7    DIYA: A Charity Diwali Dinner; performances by Penn Masala, Jhoom and others; 7 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $20, $15/in advance; info.: pennmedsas@hotmail.com (Penn Med South Asia Society).

Hip-Hop Across Cultures; explore how hip-hop has crossed all cultures around the world through a talk and concert;8 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; info.: (215) 898-3357  (Greenfield Intercultural Center).

11   African-American Resource CenterWelcome Reception; welcome Penn's new Chief of Staff, Joann Mitchell; 4 p.m.;  ICA;info.: (215) 898-0104 (AARC).

25  Thanksgiving Dinner; for the Penn community on campus for the holiday; 1:30 p.m.; Christian Association; rsvp: (215) 746-6350 (Christian Association).

Penn Women's Center
Info.: (215) 898-8611.

4    Elated or Disappointed?; express your thoughts on the outcome of the Presidential election; 2 p.m.

9    Loving the Skin You're In; time TBA.

18  Diabetes Awareness Month: Ways Women Can Stay Healthy; time TBA.


Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

2    Volleyball vs. Villanova; 7 p.m.

5    Sprint Football vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

6    Volleyball vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.

(M) Basketball vs. Quinnipiac; 7 p.m.

13  (M) Soccer vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.

Football vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.

19  (W) Swimming vs. Cornell/Princeton; 6 p.m.

20  (M) Swimming vs. Cornell/Princeton; noon.

(M)(W) Squash vs. Cornell; noon.

21  (W) Basketball vs. Northeastern; 7 p.m.

23  (M) Basketball vs. Drexel; 8 p.m.

(W) Basketball vs. La Salle; TBA.

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1    Renewing Medical Strategies in Leuvan Medical Center: The Challenge of Internal and External Consistency; Jon Chilingerian, Brandeis University; noon; rm. 270, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (LDI).

The Discovery of Two Moleculary Distinct Yet Overlapping Actin Networks at Protruding Cell Edges by Quantitative Fluorescent Speckle Microscopy; Gaudenz Danuser, Scripps Research Institute; 2 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Fidelity in DNA Repair: Unraveling the Orchestration of Active-site Assembly in the Ternary Complex of DNA Polymerase Beta; Ravi Radhakrishnan, bioengineering; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

Science and the State in Argentina; Julia Rodriguez, University of New Hampshire, Durham; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

2    List Decoding of Error-Correcting Codes; Madhu Sudan, MIT; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

L'Ecriture Duelle dans L'oeuvre des Goncourt; Jean-Louis Cabanès, Université de Paris X- Nanterre; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute; Romance Languages).

3    Silencing is Golden: Studying Trypansome Biology with RNAi; Paul Englund, Johns Hopkins University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Title TBA; Jonathan Van Blerkom, University of Colorado; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III; info.: www.med.upenn.edu/crrwh/Seminars.html (CRRWH).

Promise and Practice of Effluent Trading; Kurt Stephenson, Virginia Tech; Leonard Shabman, Resources for the Future; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Regulation of Integrin-Dependent Cell Functions by Associated Tetraspanin Proteins; Martin Hemler, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Eyes Wide Open: How to Sleep Better and Be More Alert in Our 24/7 World; Mark Rosekind, Alertness Solutions; 5 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/calendar.htm (Penn Humanities Forum).

Sciascia's Detective Story: Variations of a Theme; Joseph Farrell, University of Strathclyde, Glasglow; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

4    29th MH Samitz Lectureship in Cutaneous Medicine: Clinical Perspectives on Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma; Eric Vonderheid, Johns Hopkins University; 10 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Dermatology).

The War on Terrorism and Civil Liberties; Mary Jo White, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall; rsvp: cpipiton@law.upenn.edu (Law).

On Revolutions; Rebecca Comay, University of Toronto; Eduardo Cadava, Princeton University; Jean-Michel Rabaté, English; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought Foundation; Cinema Studies).

5   The Politics of Economic Reform in Africa and the World Trade Organization; Richard Mshomba, LaSalle University; noon; rm. 105, Lauder-Fischer Hall (African Studies Center; Lauder Institute).

Regulation of Lipogenesis in Alveolar Type II; Robert Mason, National Jewish Medical and Research Center;12:15 p.m.;Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg.(Institute for Environmental Medicine).

Community Based Treatment for HIV/AIDS in Resource-Poor Settings; Paul Farmer, Harvard; 3 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

6   40th Anniversary Lecture Series; Ann Hamilton,artist; Judith Tannenbaum, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

7    The Work of Artist David Lamelas; Emily Hage, history of art; 1 p.m.; ICA (ICA). See Exhibits.

8    Research in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks at Cornell's Wireless Networks Library; Zygmunt Haas, Cornell; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Telecommunications and Networking).

Menghe Medicine; Volker Scheid, The Wellcome Institute; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

Public Interest Practice; David Rudovsky, law; noon; rm. 147, Silverman Hall (Public Service Office).

Mapping the History of Japanese Temple and Shrine Precinct Prints; Sherry Fowler, University of Kansas; 5 p.m.; rm. B13, Meyerson Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

Cosmology and Forces in the Physical World; Varadaraja Raman, Rochester Institute of Technology; 5 p.m.; Auditorium, Hillel Center (South Asia Center; Metanexus Institute).

9    North Korea Today: Political Secularization, Economic Reforms, and the Nuclear Problem; Hak Soon Paik, Sejong Institute, Korea; noon; rm. 200, College Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

Information Flow and Entropy Production in Bayesian Inference; Sanjoy Mitter, MIT; 2 p.m.; rm. B13, Chemistry Bldg. (Electrical & Systems Engineering).

Vision of Ibn al-Haytham to Variational Calculus;David Mumford, Brown University; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

Gender and Democracy in West Africa; Susanna Wing, Haverford College; 3 p.m.; rm. G-7, Irvine Auditorium (African Studies Center).

Imperialism in the Age of Nation States; Amy Kaplan, English; David Ludden, history; Fred Dickinson, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Annenberg Distinguished Speaker Series).

A Matter of Matter: Two Cases of Blood Cult in Late Medieval Germany; Caroline Bynum, Institute for Advanced Study; 5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Jewish Studies Program).

Reliving the Legend: the Oriental Institute Expedition to Alalakh; K. Aslihan Yener, University of Chicago; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $8/members; info.: (215) 898-4890 (Penn Museum; American Research Institute in Turkey).

10  Activation (and inhibition) of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor; Mark  Lemmon, medicine; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Regulation of Host Immune Responses and Biofilm Formation by a Bacterial Respiratory Pathogen; Ming Yuk, microbiology; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Seasons of Life and Land; Subhankar Banerjee, photographer, author and scientist; 6 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies; Penn Museum).

Theorizing in the Arts Café; Mark Hansen, Princeton; 6 p.m.; Writer's House (KWH).

11  Individual Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk: Promise, Progress and Controversy; Barbara Weber, medicine; 4 p.m.; Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium; free tickets: (215) 898-7227 (Office of the Provost).

On Putting Time in Its Place: Landscape History in South India;Kathleen Morrison, University of Chicago; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum(Ethnohistory; South Asia Center).

Return to the Source; Kerry Stuart Coppin, documentary photographer; 4:30 p.m.; International House (Kelly Writers House; I-House; Center for Africana Studies). See Exhibits.

The Paper Duchess: Eleanora de Toledo and the Poets; Victoria Kirkham, Romance languages; 6 p.m.;Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

On Duplicity and Mercurial Culture; Bob Perelman, English; Jean-Michel Rabaté, English; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought Foundation; Cinema Studies).

12  Inequality and Labor Market Development in China; Albert Park, University of Michigan; noon; rm. 111, Nursing Bldg.(Center for East Asian Studies).

On the Archaeology and Future of National Health Care Policy: Periods and Paradigms: 1975-2005; Lynn Etheredge, Consultant; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; rsvp: odonohu2@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).

Real Life After the Death of the Author: Celebrity and Identity in the Media; Beck Feibelman, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Nouveau Rèalisme: Exhibition Strategies and the Everyday in Post-World War II France; Meredith Malone, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Actin Dynamics and Breathing-induced Bronchodilation; Julian Solway, University of Chicago; 12:15 p.m.;Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg.(Institute for Environmental Medicine).

Jews and Modernity in 19th Century France; Maurice Samuels, Romance languages; 4:30 p.m.;Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).

15  An Architecture and Protocols for a High-Performance Multi-Hop Wireless Infrastructure; Edward Knightly, Rice University; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Telecommunications and Networking).

Development Update on Delphi's Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System; Subhasish Mukerjee, Delphi Corporation; 3:30 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

The Color Revolution; Regina Blaszcyk, Chemical Heritage Foundation; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

The Earliest Gateway to India: Bronze Age Oman and Maritime Trade in the Arabian Sea; Maurizio Tosi, University of Bologna, Italy; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Museum).

16  A Nation Under Our Feet; Steven Hahn, history; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club, Inn at Penn (Women's Club).

Taming the Heap Hairball;Greg Morrisett, Harvard University; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

Educational Reform in the Japanese Educational System: Much Ado About Nothing, or Radical Reform?; Sam Shepherd, National Association of Japan-America Societies; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B10, Vance Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

17  Systematic Analysis of Mouse Early Embryos and Stem Cells; Minoru Ko, National Institute on Aging and NIH; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Trading Places: The Dynamics of Environmental and Consumer Protection in the U.S. and E.U., 1970-present; David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Alphavirus-membrane Fusion: Structural and Functional Studies of a Class II Fusion Protein; Margaret Kielian, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

The Role of Cytokines and Costimulatory Molecules in RegulatingVaccine-Induced Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte Memory and Avidity; Jay Berzofsky, National Cancer Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Fundamentals of Membrane Protein Structure and Insights into Disease; James Bowie; UCLA; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

The Ethics of Dream Interpretation; Jonathan Lear, University of Chicago; 5 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/calendar.htm (Penn Humanities Forum).

*Location Change* Feminist Film Theory in the 21st Century; Karen Beckman, history of art; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Cinema Studies).

40th Anniversary Lecture Series: Whenever Wednesday; Lisa Yuskavage,artist, Claudia Gould, ICA; 6 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

Aesthetics Without Theory: Thinking With Images; John Carvalho, Villanova University, 6 p.m.; Writers House (KWH).

18  Youth Violence Panel; Elizabeth Datner, medicine; Joel Fine, medicine; Cynthia Johnson Mollen, CHOP; 9:30 a.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (FICAP).

Patterning Conducting Metal and Polymer Features; Yueh-Lin Loo, University of Texas at Austin; 10:30 a.m.; Auditorium, LRSM (Materials Science & Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

Contact Printing Conductors for Thin-film Electronics; Yueh-Lin Loo, University of Texas at Austin; 10:30 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

Transparency and the Glass State: La Bibliothèque Nationale de François Mitterand; Annette Fierro, architecture; 6 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (French Institute; School of Design).

19   New Light on Bronze Age—Iran Report from the Field, Excavations in the Halil Rud Basin; Holly Pittman, history of art and Penn Museum; 3 p.m.; rm. 201,  Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

The "Civilization" of the Cinema; John Mowitt, University of Minnesota; Gregory Flaxman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought Foundation; Cinema Studies).

22  Title TBA; Dan Rubenstein, Columbia University; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg.; info.: www.seas.upenn.edu/profprog/tcom/events.html  (Telecommunications and Networking).

Getting into Shape: Bipolar Spindle Assembly in Somatic Cells; Lynne Cassimeris, Lehigh University; 2 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Biological Large Scale Integration; Stephen Quake, California Institute of Technology; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Institute for Medicine & Engineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

Engineering During Cultural Crises, 1880-1960; Thomas Hughes, history & sociology of science; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

23  Materials and Structures for the Microwave/mm-wave Frequency Spectrum; Michael Lanagan and Elena Semouchkina, Penn State University; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Electrical and Systems Engineering).

Automatic Generation and Analysis of Attack Graphs;Jeanette Wing, Carnegie Mellon University; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).  

24   Phosphoinositide Regulation of Cell Migration and Cell-cell Interactions; Richard Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Madison; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

29  Retroviral Mediated Gene Transfer; Martin Yarmush, State University of New Jersey; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

White House Fellows Program Informational Session; Bill Hamilton, Wharton; Cesar Conde, Univision Network; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 250, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

The Practice of Natural History; Robert Kohler, history & sociology of science; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

30  Title TBA;Jitendra Malik, University of California, Berkeley; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: www.cis.upenn.edu/departmental/events/current-colloq.shtml (CIS).

Historic Returns: Colonialism in Balzac's "Cousine Bette;" Dorian Bell, comparative literature; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).

The Curious Environmental Virology of Hepatitis B: Cancer Prevention, Gender Ratio and Demography; Baruch Blumberg, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; register by November 11, (215) 662-3195  (Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention).



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