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February AT PENN

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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Russia’s Moiseyev Dance Company has enlightened audiences for over 70 years with colorful costumes, breathtaking acrobatics and exciting Russian folk music and dance. They will perform on February 8 at the Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. See On Stage.


11  Drop Period Ends.

children's activity

19  Shake, Shake, Shake Your Sekere; ages 8-12; explore African rhythm through sekere music; 10 a.m.-noon; Penn Museum; $10; info.: (215) 898-4016 (Museum).


The Women's Sekere Ensemble introduce visitors to the rhythms and tones of the sekere, a traditional percussion instrument of Nigeria, at the University of Pennsylvania Museum's 16th Annual Celebration of African Cultures. Photo: Jennifer Chiappardi.


25  Gender Issues and Women’s Movements in the Enlarged European Union; 5 p.m.; continues February 26, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; rm. G-17, Logan Hall (Women’s Studies; German; Sociology; European Studies; DAAD).

*Location Change*
26  The Temple as Tradition and Event; topics include sectarian interactions and festivals, and ritual spaces and equivalence; 9:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; rm. 113 Jaffe Bldg.; info.: (215) 898-4490 (South Asia Center).

Penn Law

12  Law and Religion; current issues relating to the intersection of law and religion in America; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Levy Conference Center; info.: mliskow@law.upenn.edu (Journal of Constitutional Law).

19  The Implications of Re-pricing Essential Medicines in Developing Nations; topic examined by representatives from Academia and the Private sector; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center; info.: (215) 898-6869 (Journal of International Economic Law).

26  Sadie T.M. Alexander Conference; celebrates the life of the alumna who was the first African American woman to practice law in Pennsylvania; 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Levy Conference Center (Black Law Students Association).


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.

Bucks County Coffee Shop, 4000 Locust St.: free; Mon.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-9 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.

Graduate Student Center (GSC): free; Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 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. Closed January 1-14.

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

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.

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.


1    Images of Ireland; images by Robin Hiteshew; Bucks County Coffee Shop; reception: 5 p.m. Through March 1. See February AT PENN Extras!

4    Crossing 49th Street: A Diary; artist Beandrea Davis documents traveling from her neighborhood to University City through photography and creative writing; Kelly Writers House; reception: February 19, 5 p.m. Through February 27. See Fitness/Learning. See February AT PENN Extras!

6    Through Her Eyes: Works in the Photopoetic; photography by Beandrea Davis; Fox Gallery; reception: February 10, 5 p.m. Through March 4. See February AT PENN Extras!

10  Sam Maitin: A Life in Art; new and recent work by this celebrated Philadelphia artist; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through April 17. See February AT PENN Extras!

11  Y Philly: An Identity Mural by Philadelphia’s Youth Generation; mural designed to capture the spirit of Philadelphia for the people of Tel Aviv, Israel; International House. Through March 4.

13  Tabitha Morris and Alex Paik:Recent Work; lush, peaceful landscapes and playfully disturbing scenes of life’s dark side; GSC. Through March 5. See February AT PENN Extras!

Architecture: Images of the Built Environment in Contemporary Painting; a look at how painting students are using architectural imagery as subject matter and inspiration for their work; Charles Addams Gallery. Through March 11. See February AT PENN Extras!

19  Cielito Lindo; new photographs by Julio Grinblatt; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through May 19 . See February AT PENN Extras!

Die Aktionen; retrospective exhibition of pioneering Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m. Through May 19. See February AT PENN Extras!


MFA Theme Show; Fox Gallery; Through February 2.

In Their Own Voices; portraits of artists shot during the production of the Reel Voices film series; International House. Through February 4.

Ryan Ross: Recent Work; paintings and drawings by MFA ’05 candidate; Graduate Student Center. Through February 11. See February AT PENN Extras!

Photography and Ceramics Exhibition; work from undergraduates; Charles Addams Gallery. Through February 11.

Art & Community VII: The Americas; work from women artists from various countries of the Americas; Esther Klein Gallery. Through February 25. See February AT PENN Extras!

Enchanting Plants: Images from a Roving Horticulturist; Lower Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through February 27. See February AT PENN Extras!

Track of the Rainbow Serpent: Australian Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater; Merle-Smith Gallery, Penn Museum. Through February 27. See February AT PENN Extras!

The Nine Lives of Edgar Fahs Smith;examines of his service to Penn through various media; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 4. See February AT PENN Extras!

UNTITLED Selected Works: 1999–2004; portraits by Sandra Milner; graphite drawings; Burrison Gallery; reception: February 11, 5:30 p.m. Through March 11.

The Revolt of the Bees, Wherein the Future of the Paper Hive is Declared; 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 17. See February AT PENN Extras!

Accumulated Vision, Barry Le Va; survey of the artist’s large-scale sculptures and drawings; ICA. Through April 3. See February 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 February 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 February AT PENN Extras!

Water, Trees and Sky: Uncommon Views of the Arboretum; pastel and oil landscape paintings by local artist Gordon Gibfried; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through September 4. See February 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 February 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.

5    Native American Southwest: Living in Balance.

6    Buddhism: The Search for Self.

12  African Drum, Dance and Ritual; 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

13  The Lasting Legacy of the Etruscans and Romans.

19  Canaan & Ancient Israel: Daily Life.

20  Egypt of the Pharaohs.

26  China: Blue Lions & Stone Horses.

27  Mesoamerica: Reading the Hieroglyphs.

ICA Tours
Info.: www.icaphila.org.

6    Lecture on Contemporary Art; 1 p.m.

16  Open Video Call; 6:30 p.m.

Films Fitness/Learning
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3    Women Without Men; 6 p.m.; Alpert Meeting Room, Irvine Auditorium; info.: pardis@ccat.sas.upenn.edu (Middle East Center).

17  I Exist; 7 p.m.; LGBT Center (Middle East Center).

21  Imitation of Life; 7 p.m.; Multi-Purpose Room, Du Bois College House (Social Consciousness in Black Film).

Cinema Studies
Screenings at 5 p.m. at The Bridge Cinema de Lux.

8    The Evil Dead.

15  Blood Simple.

22  Say Anything. . .

Deutsches Haus Modern Language Program
Screenings at 8 p.m.; TV Lounge, Gregory College House.

2    Halbe Treppe.

16  Gegen die Wand.

East Meets West Film Series
Screenings at 2 p.m.; TV Lounge, Class of 1925, Gregory College House; PennCard needed.

7    Twilight Los Angeles.

14  Picture Bride.

21  AKA Don Bonus.

      On Cannibalism.

28  Catfish in Black Bean Sauce.

Film Culture Program
Screenings at 8:30 p.m.; TV Lounge, Van Pelt Manor, Gregory College House. PennCard needed.

2    Everybody Says I Love You.

7    Naked Lunch.

9    Chicago.

14  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

16  Moulin Rouge!

21  Heavenly Creatures.

23  Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

28  Psycho.

Hill Film Society
Screenings at 8 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill College House. PennCard needed.

3    1776.

10  Rocky.

17  Blow Out.

24  Trading Places.

International House
Foreign screenings w/English subtitles.Tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors. Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.

2    The Lady from Shanghai; 7 p.m.

3    Dôlé; 7:30 p.m.

5    The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat); Inuktitit; 7 p.m.

6    El Umbracle; Spanish; 1 p.m.

8    Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask; 7 p.m.

10  Oh, Man (Oh, Uomo); Italian; 7 p.m.

13  A Season Outside; 1 p.m.

22  What’s the Time in Vyborg?; Finnish; 7 p.m.

23  Bolivar I Am; Spanish; 7 p.m.

24  Informe General; Spanish; 7 p.m.

Korean Film Series
Info.: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu.

8    Obaltan (A Stray Bullet); 7 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg.

15  Ha’van ch Nchaeng (White Badge); 7 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall.

22  Hvoja-dong Ibalsa (The President’s Barber); 7 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg

Penn Presents
Spike Lee-Terence Blanchard Film Festival; pre-show talk at 6:30 p.m., screenings at 7 p.m. in Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center. See Talks.

1    Do the Right Thing; talk by Timothy Corrigan, cinema studies.

28  Mo’ Better Blues; talk by Guthrie Ramsey, music.

Films Fitness/Learning
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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.

Rape Aggression Defense;12-hour sessions give hands-on physical defense training for women; session III: February 1 & 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; session IV: February 10, 17, 24,March 2, 6-9 p.m.; session V: February 21 & 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut St.; free/students, staff & faculty; register: (215) 898-3590; for full schedule see www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/Special/dpsRAD.asp(UPPD).

3    Penn Knitters; noon; ARCH Bldg. Also February 17.

17  IT Advanced Training Windows Server 2000 to 2003 Migration; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 204, Sansom West (ISC).

Center for Teaching and Learning
Info.: www.ctl.sas.upenn.edu/; rsvp: pennsti@sas.upenn.edu.

4    POGIL: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning Pt. 2; 1:30 p.m.; location TBA;

25  The Penn Inquiry Model (PIM) vs. POGIL; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 2000, IAST.

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

1    Love, Integrity and Intent; a Bible Study; noon. Also every Tuesday.

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

3    Sister Circle; an oasis for the soul for thinking women of faith; noon. Also every Thursday.

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

18  Career Focus Brown Bag: Networking at Penn; noon-1 p.m.

22  The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble; 9-11:30 a.m. or 2-4:30 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

22  Selecting and Planting Quality Nursery Trees; learn how to evaluate root systems and branching structure; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $85, $45/morning only.

26  Soils Simplified; learn the basics of soil composition and how to make and keep it healthy; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $27/members.

     Basic Propagation–Annuals and Vegetables from Seeds and Cuttings; learn basic seed sowing techniques for flowers and vegetables; 10 a.m.-noon; Arboretum Greenhouse; $24, $22/members.

28  Become a Volunteer Guide; five weeks training; 9 a.m.-noon; $50/includes one-year membership, free/members.

Penn Alexander Community School
4209 Spruce St., info.: (215) 823-5288.

1    Youth Filmmaking Workshop; 4-6 p.m. Also every Monday and Tuesday through February.

2    Knitting/Crocheting Circle; 5-8 p.m. Also every Wednesday through February.

3    Adult Basketball; 5-8 p.m. Also every Thursday through February.

     Bridge, Pinochle, Chess; 5-8 p.m. Also every Thursday through February.

7    Philadelphia and Its Neighborhoods Series; 7-8 p.m. Also February 14.

    Yoga with your Child; 5-6 p.m. Also every Monday through February.

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

1    Body Composition Measurements; 9 a.m.; rm. G-16; registration required. Also February 16, noon.

10  Cardiovascular Training 101; noon; rm. G-16.

23  Evaluate Your Current Cardiovascular Level; 8 a.m. or noon; rm. G-16.

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

3    Being Your Best: Developing & Projecting Confidence; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

17  Taking Care of Yourself When You are the Caregiver; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

21  How to Start An Exercise Program You’ll Stick With; noon-1 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.

2    HTML Advanced Authoring; $247.

3    PowerPoint 2000 Intermediate; $190.

4    Excel Intermediate; $190.

8    Outlook XP Intro.; $179.

9    PowerPoint XP Intro.; $190.

10  Word Intro.; $190.

14  Photoshop 7.0 Web Graphics; $494. Continues February 15.

16  Excel Advanced; $190.

18  Excel Intro.; $190.

22  Business Objects Intro.; $350.

23  Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Intro.; $190.

24  Dreamweaver MX Advanced; $570. Continues February 25.

28  Word Intermediate; $190.


9    WXPN Policy Board; noon; 3025 Walnut St.

11  Winter Meeting of the Board of Trustees; Woodlands Ballroom, Inn at Penn; 10:45-11:45 a.m.

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

Films Fitness/Learning
On Stage
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26  Uday Bhawalkar; Dhurpad performance; 7:30 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Harrison House; PennCard needed (South Asia Center).

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

1    Penn Contemporary Music Series: Lisa Saffer, soprano; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

3    Dr. Guy’s MusiQologY: “Annual Filet of Soul” Concert; 6 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.

12  University Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

19  University Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

27  Philadelphia Viola Society: Doris Lederer, viola; 8 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

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

4    Jason Moran & The Bandwagon; blending hip hop roots and jazz; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $38, $33, $27, $19. See February AT PENN Extras!

5    Jack DeJohnette Latin Project; Latin percussion; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $43, $38, $31, $21. See February AT PENN Extras!

11  Prague Symphony Orchestra; internationally recognized orchestra led by principal conductor Petr Altrichter and featuring piano soloist Martin Kasik; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $42, $27, $19; pre-show talk at 7 p.m. See February AT PENN Extras!

18  James Cotton Band; uplifting and utterly entertaining blues music; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $44, $38, $31, $22. See February AT PENN Extras!

27  Ustad Mahwash and Ensemble Kaboul; multi-ethnic Afghani music at the crossroads of Indian, Persian, and Arabic traditions; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $40, $35, $28, $22. See February AT PENN Extras!

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

3    John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet; winds and percussion ensemble; $15. See February AT PENN Extras!

5    Live Concert with Rob Price Group; jazz and surf to free improvisation and blues; $12. See February AT PENN Extras!

22  Live Concert with Vinny Golia; improvised multi-instrumentalist; $12. See February AT PENN Extras!

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


1    Down from the Mountaintop; a one-man play depicting the life of James Baldwin; 7 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; info.: (215) 898-5044 (Staged Dreams).

4    Birth of a Notion: Karl Seconds that Emotion!;a comedy surrounding politics;  310 S. Quince St.; theater show, 8 p.m., $25/adult, $12/student: February 11, 18, 19, 25; dinner show, 7:30 p.m., $55: February 5, 12, 26; info./full spring schedule: www.maskandwig.com (Mask & Wig).

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

8    Moiseyev Dance Company; features favorite Russian dances such as the 1937 Gopak (Russian); 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $50, $45, $30. Also February 9. See February AT PENN Extras!

15  DanceBrazil; blend of Afro-Brazilian dance and music traditions; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $45, $35, $30. Also February 16. See February AT PENN Extras!

21  Too Old to Die Young; uncensored and uncut legendary British comedian Billy Connolly; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $50; also February 22. See February AT PENN Extras!

24  River North Chicago Dance Company; mix of jazz, ballroom, classical and contemporary styles incorporating high drama, comedy and love duets; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $44, $38, $32; also February 25 & 26, 8 p.m.; February 26, 2 p.m.: $38, $34, $29. See February AT PENN Extras!


23  Jeffrey Kluger–Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio; 7 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute; register: wyce@wistar.upenn.edu (Wistar).

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

2    Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes; open mic performance; 8 p.m. Also February 16.

3    Live at the Writers House; word and music show on 88.5 WXPN; 9 p.m.

6    George Wien and Nate Chinen– Myself Among Others: Co-writing Jazz History; 6:30 p.m.

7    Roger Angell–Game Time; 6:30 p.m.; interview and discussion: February 8, 10 a.m.; rsvp: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu.

9    Frederick Neuhouser; critique in European philosophy beginning with Rousseau; 6 p.m.

10  Nurit Zarchi & Lisa Katz; 4:30 p.m.

15  Douglas Brinkley–Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War; 5:30 p.m.; Arts Café.

21  Lyn Hejinian–The Traveler and the Hill; 6:30 p.m.; interview and discussion: February 22, 10 a.m.; rsvp: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu.

23  Ron Silliman; poetry and criticism; 6 p.m.

24  When Civil Rights Was Only a Dream; discussion of Robert Penn Warren’s taped interviews for Who Speaks for the Negro; 6 p.m.;  Arts Café.

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

2    Lisa Hark–Nutrition for Life: The No-fad, No-nonsense Approach to Eating Well and Reaching Your Healthy Weight; noon.

3    Curtis Sittenfeld–Prep; 6 p.m.

7    Coleen Kinder–Delaying the Real World: A Twentysomething Guide to Seeking Adventure; 4 p.m.

8    Kwame Anthony Appiah–Ethics of Identity; 3:30 p.m.

9    Jack El-Hai–The Lobotomist; 4 p.m.

10  Anne Bailey–African Voices of the Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame; 4:30 p.m.

14  Marie Savard–Apples and Pears: The Body Shape Solution for Weight Loss and Wellness; 1 p.m.

15  Anthony Clifton–BIGPOX; 7 p.m.

21  Litany Burns–Develop Your Psychic Abilities and Get Them to Work for You in Your Daily Life; 7 p.m.

Films Fitness/Learning
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10  Foods of the Forest Dinner Buffet; 5:30 p.m.; $27; reservations: (215) 898-4618; Faculty Club (Faculty Club).

11  Chinese New Year; 6 p.m.; $6, $3/children; International House (I-House).

12  World Culture Day: Celebration of African Cultures; experience West African dancing and drumming, singing, in addition to arts and crafts, storytelling, and African foods; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission donation; info. (215) 898-4016 (Museum).

universal dancers

The Universal African Dance & Drum Ensemble offers two West African drum and dancing performances at the University of Pennsylvania Museum's 16th Annual Celebration of African Cultures. Their second performance is the final event of the day and features additional masquerades and acrobatics. Photo: Jennifer Chiappardi.

24  Equal Justice Foundation Auction; raise money to support students working in public interest law at Penn; 5-10 p.m.; Law School (Penn Law).


Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

2     (M) Tennis vs. UMBC; 3 p.m.

4     Wrestling vs. Harvard; noon.

      Wrestling vs. Franklin & Marshall; 2 p.m.

      (M&W) Swimming vs. West Chester; 6 p.m.

      (M&W) Squash vs. Williams; 6 p.m.

      (W) Basketballvs. Harvard; 7 p.m.

5     Wrestling vs. Brown; noon.

      (M&W) Squash vs. Harvard; noon.

      (M) Tennis vs. St. John’s; 1 p.m.

      Wrestling vs. North Carolina; 2 p.m.

      (M) Tennis vs. Swarthmore; 5 p.m.

      (W) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

6     (W) Squash vs. Dartmouth; 11 a.m.

      (M) Squash vs. Dartmouth; noon.

8     (M) Basketball vs. Princeton; 8 p.m.

9     (M&W) Fencing vs. Princeton/Temple; time TBA.

      (W) Gymnastics vs. Temple; 6 p.m.

11  (M) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

12  (M) Swimming vs. Harvard; noon.

      (W) Gymnastics vs. Ursinus/West Chester/Wilson; 1 p.m.

      (M) Tennis vs. Richmond; 1 p.m.

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

13  (M) Tennis vs. St. Bonaventure; 11 a.m.

      (W) Squash vs. Trinity; noon.

18  (W) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.

19  Wrestling vs. Princeton; noon.

     (W) Tennis vs. Virginia Commonwealth; 4 p.m.

     (W) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

22  (W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

23  (M) Tennis vs. Rutgers; 4 p.m.

25  (W) Basketball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

26  (W) Tennis vs. Maryland; 10 a.m.

     (W) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

Films Fitness/Learning
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*Date Change*
    What is Jewish about Jewish Literature?; Deborah Starr, Cornell University; Bryan Cheyette, University of Southampton; Michael Kramer, Ben Gurion University; Amelia Glaser, Stanford University; 5 p.m.; rm. 543, Williams Hall (Jewish Studies).

2    The Promise and Perils of Second Generation, Environmental Law: A View from the Trenches; Charles Howland, EPA; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Adenovirus Cell Entry Mechanisms: The Danger That Lurks Beneath; Glen Nemerow, Scripps Research Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage; Kathryn Edin, sociology; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Understanding Basal Bodies and Cilia; Susan Dutcher, Washington University in St. Louis; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Genes and Small Molecules that Extend Lifespan; David Sinclair, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

The Past is Elsewhere Wong Kar Wai’s Nostalgia in His Transnational Hong Kong Cinema;Yiman Wang, Haverford College; 5 p.m.; rm. 314, College Hall (East Asian Studies).

Africana Film Project Lecture; Spike Lee, filmmaker; 5:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; info./tickets: (215) 898-4965 (Center for Africana Studies). See Films.

Spike Lee is the highlighted artist of this year’s Africana Film Project. The annual festival includes a talk by Mr. Lee on February 2 and a panel discussion the following day. Penn Presents will feature his films along with pre-show lectures given by film scholars and musicians.


3    Why Target the RhoB Pathway to Radiosensitive Glioblastoma; Elizabeth Moyal, Institut Claudius Regaud; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

When I Get Older, Losing My Hair: The Family as Provider of Last Resort;Patricia Archbold, Oregon Health and Science University; 2 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Institute on Aging).

*Location correction*
Spike Lee: A Retrospective; Manthia Diawara, Clyde Taylor, NYU; Michael Eric Dyson, religious studies; Coco Fusco, Columbia University; Louis Massiah, Scribe Video Center; Valerie Smith, Princeton University; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Center for Africana Studies). See Films.

Gender and Science: What Women Need to Know About Succeeding in Scientific Careers; Vita Rabinowitz, Hunter College; 6 p.m.; North Lounge, McClelland Hall; PennCard required (Earth and Environmental Science).

4    Role of the Endothelial Surface Layer in Leukocyte-endothelium Adhesion; Herbert Lipowsky, Penn State University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (IFEM).

Crash Aesthetics: Amores Perros and the Dream of Cinematic Mobility; Karen Beckman, history of art; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

7    Inducing Tissue Growth through Controlled Gene/Protein Delivery; Lonnie Shea, Northwestern University; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

Hebraist Motives, Pythagorean Itineraries and the Galilean Agendas of Naples: On the Margins of Text and Context; Avner Ben-Zaken, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

8    Do We Have an Emergency Constitution?; Kathleen Sullivan, Stanford University; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School; rsvp by February 2, dsweene@law.upenn.edu (Law).

9    Law, Science and Policy: How Each Challenges the Other in Implementing the Food Quality Protection Act; Marcia Mulkey, Temple University; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Gene Expression in a Primitive Eukaryote: Promoter Recognition and Pre-mRNA Splicing; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Ras/Raf Pathway in Cancer Biology and Therapy; David Tuveson, medicine; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

To Sleep, Perchance to Kill; Stephen Morse, psychology & law; 5 p.m.; rm. 100, Pepper Hall; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

10  Redox Regulation of the Tumor Supressor Protein P53; Steve Tuttle, radiation oncology; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Transcriptional Role of P53 and BRCAI to UV Response; Arunasalam Navaraj, medicine; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Inequality and Growth in Rural China?; John Giles, Michigan State University; 5 p.m.; rm. B6, Vance Hall (East Asian Studies).

Love, Death and Magic on Etruscan Urns; Jean MacIntosh Turfa, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $20, $15/members; info. (215) 898-4890 (Penn Museum).

Breaking the Ice; members of the Israeli-Palestinian Antarctic Expedition; 8 p.m.; International House (Middle East Center).

11  Medicare and Medical Technology Policy; Sean Tunis, office of clinical standards & quality; noon; Auditorium, Penn Colonial Center (LDI).

Molecular Epidemiology of Mutations in Surfactant Associated Genes; Aaron Hamvas, Washington University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (IFEM).

Michelangelo in Miniature; Maria Ruvoldt, Penn Humanities Forum; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

How Relativity Became Astronomical: Einstein’s Popular University; Ole Molvig, Yale University; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

14  The Daguerrotype Reframed: Francois Arago’s Mechanical Romanticism; John Tresch, University of Chicago; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

15  The Enigma of the Leaning Tower of Pisa; John Burland, Imperial College; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Earth and Environmental Studies; Penn Museum).

16  Playing with Anger: Culturally Relevant Interventions with Aggressive Boys; Howard Stevenson, GSE; 9:30 a.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (FICAP).

Endangered Species Act at a Crossroads: Is the Nation Still Committed to Protecting Wildlife Threatened with Extinction?; John Kostyack, National Wildlife Federation; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Human Cytomegalovirus Latency; Tom Shenk, Princeton University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Establishment and Maintenance of H19 Imprinting in the Mouse; Marisa Bartolomei, cell and developmental biology; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Exploring Chromatin Fiber Structure using Nucleosome Arrays; Timothy  Richmond, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Son of the Great Divergence; Ken Pomeranz, University of California, Irvine; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

Cinema, Philosophy, and Dance: The Case of Fellini’s “Saraghina”; Millicent Marcus, Romance languages; 6 p.m.; rm. B1, Vance Hall(Cinema Studies).

17  Immune Control of SIV During Acute InfectionA 17-Color View; Mario Roederer, NIH; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB (Center for AIDS Research).

Literary Honeycombs: Storage and Retrieval of Text Before Modern Times; Anthony Grafton, Princeton University; 5 p.m.; Rare Books & Manuscript Library (Annenberg Rare Books & Manuscript Library; Slought Foundation).

Neo-Confucianism and Women in Late Choson; Youngmin Kim, Bryn Mawr College; 5 p.m.; rm. B6, Vance Hall (East Asian Studies).

18  The Role of Adapter Proteins and Enzymes in Hematopoietic Cell Development and Function; Gary Koretzky, biomedical graduate studies; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (IFEM).

The “Color Bar” in Colonial India: Law, Nationalism, and the Racial Distinctions Committee of 1923; Elizabeth Kolsky, Villanova University; 2 p.m.; rm. 826, Williams Hall (South Asia Center).

19  On Hermann Nitsch; Lorand Hegyi, Le Musèe d’art Moderne de Saint-Etienne; 7 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

20  Collecting Witchhazels in England, Belgium and the Netherlands; Anthony Aiello, Morris Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $5, free/members; reservations: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169  (Arboretum).

21  Growth of Healthy Children From Around the World: The WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study; Reynaldo Martorell, Emory University; noon; rm. 103 McNeil Bldg. (Population Studies Center).

Thermodynamics of Complex Systems: Computing Entropy in Proteins and Glassy Materials; M. Scott Shell, Princeton University; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

22  Education for High Quality Health Care; Harvey Fineberg, Institute of Medicine; noon; rm. 112, NEB (Nursing; Medicine).

What Does It Take to be a Winning City and Does Philadelphia Have It?; Robert Inman, Wharton; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Women’s Club).

Food and Judaism; Hasia Diner, NYU; Paul Rozin, psychology; Jeffrey Tigay, David Stern, near eastern languages and civilizations; 5 p.m.; 2nd fl. Auditorium, Steinhardt Hall (Jewish Studies).

23  Environmental Justice: Community Exposure to C8; Edward Emmett, occupational & environmental medicine; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Protein Translocation Across Prokaryotic Cytoplasmic Membranes-Lessons Learned from Archaea; Mecky Pöhlschroder, biology; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Analysis of Tumor Specific P53 Mutations in Mouse Models; Guillermina Lozano, University of Texas; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Dalí’s Dream of Venus; Ingrid Schaffner, ICA; 5 p.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

Archaeological Perspectives on the Northern Frontiers of China, ca. 1100-600 B.C.E.; Gideon Shelach, The Hebrew University; noon; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (East Asian Studies).

24  PDT in Bone: Current Status and Future Directions; Stuart Bisland, Princess Margaret Hospital; noon; Conference Room, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Aristotlelian Noh: Does It Exist?; Mae Smethurst, University of Pittsburgh; 5 p.m.; rm. 286-287, McNeil Bldg. (East Asian Studies).

Lecture Art Criticism; Thomas McEvilley, Rice University; 5:30 p.m.; rm. B-3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

25  Cohort Turnover and Productivity: The July Phenomenon in Teaching Hospitals; Robert Huckman, Harvard University; noon; 1st fl. Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; info.: www.upenn.edu/ldi/ (LDI).

Modeling of Molecular Recognition; Michael Gilson, University of Maryland; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, John Morgan Bldg. (IFEM).

Wall, Veil, and Body: Textiles and Architecture in the Late Byzantine Church; Warren Woodfin, Penn Humanities Forum; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

The Shock of the New: Electrification, Illumination, Urbanization and the Cinema; Lucy Fischer, University of Pittsburgh; 5 p.m.; rm. 425, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Cinema Studies).

Going Alone or Going Along: Was World War II Inevitable?; Dick Smethurst, University of Pittsburgh; noon; rm. B6, Vance Hall (East Asian Studies).

The Museum in Flames; Thaddeus Squire, curator and composer; Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation; Marian Godfrey, Civic House; Paula Marincola, PEI; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

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January 25, 2005
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