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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. or see www.facilities.upenn.edu/. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company (above) celebrates its 50th anniversary with Promethean Fire, December 9-11, in the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. They will also perform a Dance Celebration Commission that honors 350 years of Jewish life in America. This company has performed in over 650 cities and more than 60 nations. Photo by Lisa Greenfield. See On Stage.

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10  Fall Term Classes End.

11  Reading Days. Through December 14.

15  Final Examinations. Through December 22.

22  Fall Semester Ends.


5    Peace Around the World; holiday family celebration includes children and adult choirs, dancing, games, face painting, holiday craft workshops and more; 1-4:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; info.: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).

Harold Smith, Philadelphia's own Didjjdude, returns to Penn Museum to play the didjeridoo at the Annual Peace Around the World event. Photo by Jennifer Chiappardi, 2004.

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

18  Holiday Arrangements for Kids; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $27, $25/members (Arboretum).


8     Adverse Events in Healthcare Poster Presentations; view posters and learn from findings of how to prevent adverse events/medical errors; 4-6 p.m.; rm. 350, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register by December 3 to shubina@uphs.upenn.edu (Medicine).

11  Anastasi's Pataphysical Society; work by individuals who have influenced conceptual artist William Anastasi; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Penn Research Foundation; French Institute; Slought).

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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.

Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 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.

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; daily, 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.

WXPN, 3025 Walnut St.: free; daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.


1    Photographic Explorations: Photographs from the Collection of the Penn Museum; Burrison Gallery; reception: December 2, 5:30 p.m. Through January 28. See December AT PENN Extras!

2    Gabe Martinez Installations; provocative works by famed local artist and Pew Fellow; Fox Gallery; reception: 5:30 p.m. Through December 22.

10     Master of Fine Arts Reviews; end of semester final critiques; Meyerson Gallery. Through December 12.


Graduate Sculpture Seminar; reception: December 2, 5 p.m.; Meyerson Gallery. Through December 5.

Undergraduate Thesis Preview Exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery; reception: November 30, 5 p.m. Through December 9.

MFA Arts 2nd Year Exhibition; Meyerson Gallery. Through December 9. See December AT PENN Extras!

Urban Life: Housing in the Contemporary City; interactive exhibit draws inspiration from international housing designs; 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 December 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 December 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 December AT PENN Extras!

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

Ant Farm: 1968-1978; surveys the work of the architecture and art collective, Ant Farm; ICA. Through December 12. See December AT PENN Extras!

Nikon's Small World: Celebrating 30 Years of Photography Through the Microscope; images from Nikon's 2004 competition; Wistar Institute. Through December 17. See December AT PENN Extras!

Photo/Installation; Fox Gallery; reception: December 6, 5 p.m. Through December 22. See December AT PENN Extras!

Return to the Source; documentary photographer, Kerry Stuart Coppin, explores African, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American life and experience; Kelly Writers House. Through December 22. See December AT PENN Extras!

Jonathan Tucker: Painted Forms; explores boundaries between painting and sculpture in whimsical wall hangings; Esther Klein Gallery. Through December 31. See December AT PENN Extras!

Images of Folk; photographer Robert Corwin captures folk, bluegrass, blues, Cajun, jazz, and rock musicians in classic and historic imagery; lobby gallery, WXPN. Through December 31. See www.robertcorwin.com for images.

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

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

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. Through January 30. See December AT PENN Extras!

Non-Retinal: Kovert Konflagration Kovenant; sculptor David Stephens revisits the 2002 Virginia vs. Black case; exhibit is comprised of 12 crosses that will be burned and then exhibited in video format on December 3, 6 p.m.; Slought Foundation. Through January 31. See December AT PENN Extras!

Architecture Against Death; features two texts by Jean-Michel Rabaté, Arakawa, and Madeline Gins installed on the walls of the gallery; Slought Foundation. Through January 31. See December AT PENN Extras!

Sun Ra Meets Napoleon; playful juxtaposition of historical materials pertaining to ancient Egypt; Slought Foundation. Through January 31. See Films. See December 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. Through January 31. See December 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 December AT PENN Extras!

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

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

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

ICA Tour
Info.: www.icaphila.org.

5    Explore "Amy Sillman"; tour of the ICA's 7th ramp commission; 7 p.m.

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.

4    Etruscans and Romans: Daily Life.

11  Raven's Journey: Alaska's Native People.

12  China: Jade, Bronze and More.

18  Egypt of the Pharaohs.

19  Highlights of the Collection.

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1    Comedy/Drama Request Night; 8 p.m.; TV Lounge, Gregory College House; info.: (215) 898-7332; PennCard needed (Modern Languages Program).

2    Daughters of the Diaspora: Exploring Julie Dash's African Continuum Aesthetic; 7 p.m.; Multipurpose room, Du Bois College House (Social Consciousness in Black Film).

13  The Last Samurai; 7:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

28  In Which the Thinking Man Finds Himself in a Gigantic Orphanage; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

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

1    Blade; 9 p.m.; Seminar Room, Harrison College House.

7    Wings of Desire; 7 p.m.; Seminar Room, Harrison College House.

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

6    Goodfellas.

13  Road to Perdition.

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

2   The Backyard; followed by Dogtown & Z-Boys.

9    Crumb; followed by Grey Gardens.

International House
Foreign screenings w/English subtitles. Films at 7 p.m. Tickets: $6, $5 members, students, seniors. Info.: (215) 387-5125.

1    Maestro.

2    Space is the Place. See Exhibits.

3    Cosmic Africa.

10  Maidstone.

11  Tough Guys Don't Dance.

15  India Song; French.

16  Kuhle Wampe (Whither Germany?); German.

17  A Program of Short FilmsUn Chant d'Amour (French); Towers Open Fire; The Cut-Ups; Rite of Love and Death (Japanese); Film.

18  Duet for Cannibals; Swedish.

19  Eden and After; French.

23  La Ley de Herodes (Herod's Law); Spanish.


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.; see back page for holiday hours; info.: http://hstrial-rrobertson1.homestead.com/HOME.html.

2    Penn Knitters; noon; ARCH Bldg. Also December 16.

14  Fêtes de fin d'année et bonne compagnie; francophone gathering; 5-7 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).

African-American Resource Center
Register: (215) 573-0549.

1    How to Manage Grief; noon; rm. 107, 202 S. 36th St. (old Hillel).

7    How to Manage Change; noon; rm. 330-A, 3401 Walnut St.

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

2    Sister Circle–Dancing Sacred Journeys: Marking Time and Marking Ritual; noon. Also every Thursday.

      Worldspeak; multicultural discussions; 7:30 p.m. Also every Thursday.

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

8    Mothers-in-Charge; anti-violence advocacy group of mothers who lost children to gun violence; 4 p.m.

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

1    Writing Efficient E-mail; learn to write clear, concise, active and well organized e-mail; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

8    Brown Bag Matinee–Cuban Missile Crisis-Decision Making and Its Consequences; noon-1 p.m.

17  Career Focus Brown Bag–Helping Hand-Coaching Skills for Managers; noon-1 p.m.

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

1    Holiday Tabletop Tree Arrangement; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $45, $42/members.

7    Holiday Decorations II: Wreaths; 7-9:30 p.m.; $40, $37/members; session B: December 8, 7-9:30 p.m.; session C: December 9, 1-3:30 p.m.; session D: December 9, 7-9:30 p.m.

8    Holiday Decorations; learn to create an attractive centerpiece; 1-3:30 p.m.; $40, $37/members.

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 December 15, noon.

     Working Out Over the Holidays; 5:15 p.m.; rm. G-16.

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

9   Stress Management; 6 p.m.; rm. 113.

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    Access 2000/XP Advanced; $448. Continues December 2.

2    Photoshop 7.0 Web Graphics; $494. Continues December 3.

6    Excel 2000/XP Intro.; $190.

7    PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

8    PowerPoint 2000 Intermediate; $190.

9    Excel 2000/XP Intermediate; $190.

10  Excel 2000/XP Advanced; $190.

13  Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Intro.; $190.

14  Word XP Intro.; $190.

      Business Objects Intro.; $350.

15  Dreamweaver MX Advanced; $570. Continues December 16.

16  Access 2000/XP Intro.; $357. Continues December 17.

17  Outlook XP Intro.; $179.

     Word 2000 XP/Intermediate; $190.

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1    University Council; 4-5:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

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


5    Turkish-American Friendship Society Musical Evening; guitar player Mutlu Onaral with Middle Eastern dance music; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $20, $15/TASFUS members, $10/Penn students; info.: (215) 222-8927 (Middle East Center).

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

5    Michele Kelly; flutist plays holiday program; 3 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill House.

6    Darin Kelly; trumpet ensemble; 8 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Hamilton House.

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

4    University Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral.

6    Penn Chamber; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

10  University Choral Society; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

12  Messiah Sing-In; 3 p.m.; Philadelphia Cathedral.

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

4    Cherish the Ladies; Celtic Christmas Concert; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $47, $43, $37, $23; dinner and lecture: 6 p.m., $15, register by November 26. See December AT PENN Extras!

7    Festival of Lights; blend of folk, jazz and Middle  Eastern rhythms by Israeli-American singer, Noa; lecture, 6:30 p.m.; concert: 7:30 p.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $43, $38, $31, $21.

Israeli-American singer Noa will perform her Festival of Lights concert on December 7 at the Annenberg Center. She fuses different music styles into one–particularly Middle Eastern beats and jazz.



18  Take 6; holiday show featuring Grammy-winning gospel group; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $49, $42, $36, $22. See December AT PENN Extras!

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

4    Interstellar Space is the Place; Marshall Allen and Rashied Ali salute Philadelphia jazz; $15. See December AT PENN Extras!

18  Tom Varner's Swimming; jazz French horn player; Slought Foundation; $12. See December AT PENN Extras!

World Café Live
Performances are daily. For a complete listing see www.worldcafelive.com.


3    15 Minutes of Fame: Youth Jam; performing and creative arts jam featuring talented teens from across Philadelphia; 7 p.m.; ICA.

9    Deep Sleep; filmed actors "interact" with live actors on stage; 8 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $5; info.: (215) 898-7824. Also December 10 &11 (Theatre Arts Program; Penn Humanities Forum).

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

9    Paul Taylor Dance Company; a program including "Promethean Fire"; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; evenings: $44, $38, $32; matinee: $38, $34, $32; December 10, 8 p.m.; December 11, 2 & 8 p.m.

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10     Joseph Masheck–C's Æsthetics:Philosophy in the Making; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

12   Ann Rhoads & Tim Block—Trees of Pennsylvania: A Complete Reference Guide; 2 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum; $5, free/members, w/PennCard; register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169 (Arboretum).

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

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

13    In the Arts Café; poetry reading by Greg Djanikian's English 118 class; 5 p.m.

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

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

7     Anthony Lappe–True Lies; 4 p.m.

13  Evelyn "Slim" Lambright–The Sweethearts of Soul; 3:30 p.m.


2    Annual Kwanzaa Celebration; celebrate with food, art, and culture; 6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; info.: (215) 573-0823 (MAKUU).

3    Women of Color at Penn: Arts and Crafts Fair & Silent Auction; purchase items you won't find in local stores; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; merchandise viewing: 11 a.m.-noon; bidding: noon-2 p.m.; Reading and Bistro Rooms, Houston Hall; info.: (215) 898-0104 (AARC).

9    Holiday Tree Lighting Dinner Buffet; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; $29; Faculty Club; reservations: (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).

13  University Square Holiday Fest; holiday promotions, hot chocolate, and ice sculptures; December 13 & 14: VIPS Toy Drive, drop off small unwrapped gifts for local families and organizations, 3-7 p.m.; December 14 & 15: snowshoe lessons, noon; 36th St. between Sansom and Walnut (Business Services).

*Date Change* 13   Holiday Sale-A-Bration; 20% off Penn branded merchandise; Penn Bookstore; info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore (Bookstore). Through December 14.

16  Winterfest; a night of public ice skating with complimentary cocoa, fountain sodas, and holiday treats; $1; skate rentals free; 5:30-8 p.m.; Class of 1923 Ice Rink (University City District).

Penn Museum
Info: www.museum.upenn.edu.

2    Magnificent Objects!; curators and staff show off the museum's most extraordinary treasures, many of which have never been on display; 6:30-9 p.m.; $30, $20/members; info.: (215) 898-4890.

3    Holiday Shopping and Celebration; Museum Shops will offer discounts of 10% for non-members and 15% for members or with PennCard, HUP or CHOP ID cards; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; discount offered to public beginning December 4. Through December 5.

4    International Fair Trade Cooperatives; Museum Shops offer discounts on handicrafts from co-ops in South America, Africa, Afghanistan, and India; with short presentations by leaders of several co-ops; 2 p.m.; info.: (215) 898-4022.

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

7    Why We Are Not Having Safer Sex?; noon-2 p.m.

14  Women's Study Break; chat & chew, & veg out 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

16  Safety Issues Over the Holiday; noon-2 p.m.

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Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

1    (M) Basketball vs. Bucknell; 7 p.m.

3    (W) Swimming vs. Columbia; 6 p.m.

4    (M) Basketball vs. La Salle; 1 p.m.

5    (W) Basketball vs. Villanova; 1 p.m.

13  (W) Basketball vs. Ohio State; noon.

23  (W) Basketball vs. Drexel; 1 p.m.


1    New Food Movements: Transforming Food, Farming and Community; Anna Lappe, Small Planet Institute; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Differentiation of Leydig Stem Cells: Testosterone Synthesis at its Inception; Matthew Hardy, Rockefeller University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Killing Pathogenic Bacteria Like Never Before; Vincent Fischetti, Rockefeller University; noon; CRB, Austrian Auditorium (Microbiology).

Chromatin and its Impact on Gene Expression and Cellular Memory; Danny Reinberg, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersery; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Inside Integrin Signaling; Mark Ginsberg, Scripps Research Institute; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

Waking Dreaming: Gertrude Stein, Automatic Writing, and the Neurophysiology of Altered States of Consciousness; Steven Meyer, Washington University–St. Louis; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

2    Injury Data from the National Center for Health Statistics; Lois Fingerhut, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; noon; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (FICAP).

The Mind in the Hand; Robert Storr, NYU; 2 p.m.; Class of '62 Lecture Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute on Aging).

The French-American War Over Iraq: A Historical Perspective;Irvin Wall, NYU; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (French Institute; Middle East Center).

Spencer Williams and Dante: An African American Filmmaker at the Gates of Hell; Dennis Looney, University of Pittsburgh; reception: 5:30 p.m., talk: 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

3    National Needs & the Education Research Industry; Grover Whitehurst, Institute of Education Sciences; 11 a.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (GSE).

Enhancing the Uptake of Research Knowledge in Health Policy; John Lavis, McMaster University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; rsvp: odonohu2@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).

Postcolonial Aporias: Fundamentalism, Globalization, and Education Reform in India; Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts; noon; rm. 427, GSE (GSE).

The Female Monochrome Imaginary in Medieval Japan; Melissa McCormick, Columbia University; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art; Center to East Asia Studies).

4    Jain Pilgrimage; Phyllis Granoff, McMaster University; 2 p.m.; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).

6    Targeting Host Transcription by Direct Histone Lysine Methylation: The Role of a Viral SET Domain; Ming-Ming Zhou, Mount Siani School of Medicine; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Distribution of Path Durations in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks; Richard La, University of Maryland, College Park; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Telecommunications & Networking).

Eschenbach Speaks!; Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Orchestra; 3 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; free tickets: www.pennpresents.org (French Institute; Provost's Spotlight Series).

Multiscale Modeling of Electronic Materials Processing and Function; Dimitrios Maroudas, University of Massachusetts; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

Thinking Globally and Maintaining Cultural Identity; Kirsten Stallknecht, International Council of Nurses; 4 p.m.; rm. 112, NEB (Nursing).

Maternalism and Women's Hygiene in Iran, 1896-1941; Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, history & sociology of science; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

Theories of the Mind and Consciousness; Varadaraja Raman, Rochester Institute of Technology; 5 p.m.; Auditorium, Hillel Center (South Asia Center).

Slide Lecture; Israel Hershberg, artist; 5 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Fine Arts).

7    Scalable Analytics for Machine Generated Data; Debanjan Saha, IBM; 2 p.m.; rm. B13, Chemistry Bldg. (Electrical and Systems Engineering).

The Princeton ZebraNet Project: Mobile Sensor Networks for Wildlife Tracking; Margaret Martonosi, Princeton; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

Confronting the North Korean Nuclear Challenge; Chun Yungwoo, representative of South Korea to United Nations; 5 p.m.; rm. B11, Vance Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

The Harold Berger Lecture; Dean Kamen, Segway inventor; 5 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

8    Inhibition of Basonuclin Function by RNAi in Mouse Oocytes Impairs Oognesis and Pre- and Post-implantation Embryonic Development; Hung Tseng, dermatology; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Structure Based Design of Retroviral Envelope Proteins that Give Targeted Entry; Lorraine Albritton, University of Tennessee; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Computer Simulation of Membranes and Membrane-bound Species; Michael Klein, chemistry; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

9    Issues Facing Immigrant and Refugee Children; Gregory Chen, U.S. Committee for Refugees; 8:30 a.m.; Levy Conference Center, Law School (Field Center for Children's Policy).

The Tension Rises: Mechanics Meets Morphogenesis and Malignancy; Valerie Weaver, pathology and laboratory medicine; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg.; register: field_center@ssw.upenn.edu (Radiation Oncology).

Virtual Machines: The Ultimate Tool for Computer Forensics; Peter Chen, University of Michigan; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CIS).

The Constitution of Historical Space: Past, Present, and Future; David Ludden, history; Amy Kaplan, English; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology; Ethnohistory).

Scandal, Surveillance, and Serious Fraud: Investigating Corruption in Contemporary Ghana; Jennifer Hasty, Pacific Lutheran University; 3 p.m.; rm. 311, Houston Hall (African Studies Center).

The Mexico City Riot of 1692 and the Dialectics of Colonial Memory; Anna Moore, UCLA; 5 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Latin American & Latino Studies).

10  Fiscal Shenanigans, Targeted Federal Health Care Funds, and Patient Mortality; Katherine Baicker, Dartmouth; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

A Trust in the Family: Arab Kinship, English Law and the Transmission of Property in Colonial Singapore; Michael Gilsenan, NYU; 2 p.m.; Lea Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Middle East Center; Penn Economic History Forum).

Mass, Pack, and Mob: Crowds in Contemporary Art; Christine Poggi, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Ambivalence and Contradiction in Aristotle and Abelard; Virginie Greene, Harvard; 4:30 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (French Institute).

13  Structural Diversity in Homologous RNAs: Two Types of the Specificity Domain of RNase P Ribozyme; Andrey Krasilnikov, Northwestern University; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Control, and Inverse Problems for Systems Governed by Reaction-diffusion Equations; George Biros, MEA, CIS; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

Doctor and Patient Communications and Education; Debra Roter, Johns Hopkins University; 4 p.m.; Ralston Wellness Center, 3615 Chestnut St. (Geriatric Medicine).

15  An Embryonic Stem Cell Model for Trophoblast Differentiation and Placental Morphogenesis; Thaddeus Golos, University of Wisconsin, Madison; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (Medicine).

Transcriptional Control and the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System; William Tansey, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (CRRWH).

Structural and Mechanistic Studies of Enzymes: New Breakthroughs in Solid State NMR Spectroscopy; Ann McDermott, Columbia; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

16  Hypoxia Inducible Erythropoietin Signaling in Human Cancer; Geza Acs, pathology and laboratory medicine; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Mucosal Pathogenesis of SIV; Ronald Veazey, Tulane University; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB (Center for AIDS Research).

17  Molecular Imaging of Acute Lung Injury; Daniel Schuster, Washington University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Medicine).

Is an Organization an Altruistic Art-form?; Susan Stewart, Princeton; Michèle Richman, Romance languages; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

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Penn VIPS Christmas Drive: December 1 through 18

Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Holiday Drive.

As you buy toys and presents for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to deserving members of our community.  All toys and gifts donated will support the efforts of organizations including the People’s Emergency Shelter, McMichael School, Miracle Corners of the World, Potter’s Mission, Our Lady of the Rosary, Intercultural Family Services and many more.

All items for the holiday drive must be new, not used and please indicate the gender and age appropriateness of all gifts. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations:

Museum Reception Desk

Near Kress Gallery

Bonnie Crossfield

(215) 898-4001

Women’s Center

3643 Locust Walk

Gloria Gay

(215) 898-8611

Af-Am Resource Center

3537 Locust Walk

Afi Heywood

(215) 898-0104

Veterinary Medicine

Rosenthal Lobby

Trish diPietrae

(215) 898-8842


107 Towne Bldg.

Ellen V. Russell

(215) 898-7244

English Language Programs

21 Bennett Hall

Anne Budd

(215) 898-6009


120 Logan Hall

Kristin Davidson

(215) 573-3416

Van Pelt Library

Shared Catalogue Dept.

Rachelle Nelson

(215) 898-9048

Renal Division

700 Clinical Research

Yvonne McClean Florence

(215) 898-1018


265C 3401 Walnut

Doris Pate

(215) 573-6803


1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O’Keefe

(215) 898-1092

Nursing Ed Bldg.

4th Floor Mailroom

Donna Milici

(215) 573-0747


220 S. 40th St.

Mary Jo Pauxtis

(215) 898-4902

Political Science

217 Stiteler Hall

Marcia Dotson

(215) 898-7641


3611 Locust Walk

Patricia Ravenell

(215) 898-5337

Faculty Club

3611 Walnut/Inn at Penn

Natalka Swavely

(215) 898-4618


133 South 36th/5th Floor

Isabel Mapp

(215) 898-2020

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk

DeAnna Cheung

(215) 746-6868

Cell & Dev. Biology

1157 BRB II/III Bldg.

Kim Walls

(215) 898-8045

Med School/Facilities Planning

233 Blockley

Robin Rozen

(215) 898-1741

Law School

Silverman, Rm. 145

L’Tanya Nelson

(215) 898-7144

Penn Ice Rink

3130 Walnut St.

Richard Robertson

(215) 768-3689

Provost Office

353B 3401 Walnut St.

Susan Curran

(215) 898-6841

Penn Tower

Lower Level

Rachel McClinton

(215) 573-5385

Human Resources

3401 Walnut St., ste. 538A

Darcell Griffith

(215) 898-6884

Several departments have adopted a deserving family for the holidays and will beproviding the family with toys and gifts so that they too can have a joyous holiday.

Penn VIPS–Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program

gift boxesDuring the holiday in December, departments from across the University “adopt” a deserving family. The adoption is usually done in lieu of departmental gift exchanges. The assigned family is treated to presents and sometimes holiday dinner. Families participate in the program on a one-time basis.

Families are assigned to departments based on request. Departments choose the size of the family they would like to adopt. Departments can also request the ages of the children they are interested in adopting.

Departments may request a “wish list” from the family or they may choose their own gifts for the family members. Departments choose the number and types of gifts they will provide. Departments are provided with size of the family, names, ages and sizes of each family member. Departments are encouraged to deliver gifts to the families, but they may also request to have gifts delivered.

Families are selected from the Carroll Park Community Council’s Housing Program and SunnyCrest Family Service Agency. A small number of referrals are also accepted.Selection of families begins in November and assignments are made during and prior to mid-December.

Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail to sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for additional information and/or to volunteer for this program.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services, Director, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

2004-2005 Holiday Hours for University Services and Facilities

Accounts Payable Closes December 23, noon. Open December 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon. Regular hours resume January 3, 9 a.m.

Annenberg CenterBox Office Call (215) 898-3900 for information.

Arthur Ross Gallery Closed December 23-January 3. Reopens January 4, 10 a.m.

Cashier’s OfficeClosed December 24. Open December 27-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & December 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Regular hours resume January 3.

Central Gifts Accounting & Administration  Closed December 24. Open December 27-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. & December 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Regular hours resume January 3.

Christian AssociationClosed except by appointment December 23-January 3. Regular hours resume January 4, 9 a.m.

College Houses and Academic ServicesCloses December 23, 2 p.m. Reopens January 3, 9 a.m.

Community Housing  Closes December 23, noon.  Reopens January 3, 9 a.m. No walk-in hours.

Computer ConnectionCloses December 24, 5 p.m. Open weekdays and Saturdays December 26 through January 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Closed December 25 & January 1. Open January 3-7, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. See www.upenn.edu/computerstore/.

Faculty ClubClosed December 24 through December 31. Regular hours resume January 3.

Hillel Closed December 31.

Houston Hall Closed December 24-January 2. Open January 3-7, 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed January 8. Regular hours resume January 9.

ICAClosed December 13 through January 14.

Ice Rink, Class of 1923Closes December 24, 3 p.m. Closed December 25. Reopens December 26, noon. Closes December 31, 3 p.m. Closed January 1. Reopens January 2, noon. Visit http://hstrial-rrobertson1.homestead.com/HOME.html for details.

Information Systems & Computing Operators will be answering main calls (215) 898-5000 December 27-31. No operator service December 24. Networking and Telecommunications staff will be on-call and responding to critical networking and telephone emergencies. Critical networking problems should be reported via First Call automated hotline (215) 573-4778. Telephone emergencies should be reported via Telecommunications Customer Service Center at (215) 746-6000.

Jazzercise Closed December 23 & 30.

Kelly Writers House  Closes December 15, 5 p.m. Reopens January 10, 10 a.m. Open for administration hours January 3-10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed January 8-9.

Levy Tennis PavilionOpen Mon. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs. 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed December 25 & January 1.

Morris Arboretum Open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed December 24, 25, 31 & January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Newman CenterCloses December 22, 1 p.m. Reopens January 10, 9 a.m.

Penn BookstoreOpen December 24, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed December 25. Open December 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 27-30, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; January 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.            

PennCard Center Closes December 23, 2 p.m.  Reopens January 3, 9 a.m. See www.upenn.edu/penncard.

Penn Museum Galleries: Closes December 24, 2 p.m. Closed December 25. Closes December 31, 2 p.m. Closed January 1. Open regular hours December 26-30 and January 2 onward.

Penn Transit ServiceClosed December 24. Reopens January 3. During winter break, limited transportation will be provided in cooperation with Public Safety by calling (215) 898-7297.

Recreation Department Pottruck Center and Hutchinson Gym Pottruck Center: Open December 13 -17, 6 a.m.-midnight; December 18-19, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 20-23, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; December 24, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; December 27-30, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; December 31, 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; January 3-7, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; January 8-9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Closed December 25 and January 1-2. Hutchinson Gymnasium: Open December 13 -17, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; December 18-19, noon-6 p.m.; December 20-23, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; December 27-30, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; January 3-7, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.; January 8-9, noon-6 p.m.; Closed December 24-25, 31 and January 1-2. See www.upenn.edu/recreation.

Registrar’s Office Closes December 23, 2 p.m.  Reopens January 3, 10 a.m.  See www.upenn.edu/registrar

Residence HallsSansom Place East, Sansom Place West, Harrison College House, Harnwell College House and Hamilton College House remain open. All other houses close December 23 at noon and reopen January 6, 9 a.m.

Student Financial Services Closes December 23, 2 p.m. Reopens January 3, 9 a.m. See www.sfs.upenn.edu.

Student Health Services Closed December 25, 26 & January 1-3, 8. Open December 17, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; December 18, 19, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; December 20, 21, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; December 22, 23, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; December 24, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; December 27-31, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; January 4-7, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

Van Pelt/Lippincott Libraries and Rosengarten Reserve: December 10-21 extended hours—Van Pelt/Lippincott: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-midnight; Rosengarten/USG: Mon.-Thurs., 24 hours; Fri. closes 2 a.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sun. opens 10 a.m.; Library Center–December 22-23, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; December 24 TBA; Closed December 25-26; December 27-30, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; December 31 TBA; Closed January 1-2; January 3-8: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; January 9, 10 a.m.-midnight. For updates see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.


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  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 13, November 23, 2004


November 23, 2004
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