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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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Japanese sword masters Kamui, who choreographed and appeared in fight sequences in the movie Kill Bill, will demonstrate traditional sword fighting techniques on April 1 at International House. Audience members will have the chance to practice the moves during this interactive presentation. See Onstage.


3    End of Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions.

22  Spring Term Classes End.

25  Reading Days Begin. Through April 27.

28  Final Examinations Begin. Through May 6.

children's activities

2  Maya Weavers; explore textile traditions and create woven textiles; ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; Penn Museum; $10; register: (215) 898-4016 (Museum).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 168. Free w/regular admission unless otherwise noted.

3    Japanese Wind Sock Workshop; learn to create and decorate a colorful tissue paper koi (carp); ages 6-12; 1-2:30 p.m.; $10, $8/members.

16  Orienteering at the Morris Arboretum; learn to navigate unknown terrain using a detailed map; ages 8 and up; 10 a.m.-noon; $10, $8/members.

23  Origami: Hands-On Workshop; learn the fun art of paper folding; ages 6 and up; 1:30-3 p.m.

30  Japanese Storytelling; ages 6 and up; 1-2 p.m.


1    Becoming Mighty Real: GLBT Music, Media, and Marketing; history and current contours of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender participation and representations in contemporary U.S. culture; 2-5:30 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School (Annenberg School; Women’s Studies; LGBT).

Confrontations: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Sala del Maggior Consiglio; commemorates the 500th anniversary of the artists’ work in the Salone; 3-7:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; info.: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/italians/ (History of Art; Center for Italian Studies). Continues April 2, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

8    11th Annual Student Research Symposium; showcases research accomplishments of biological basis of behavior (BBB) majors; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sheraton University City Hotel, 36th & Chestnut Sts.; RSVP: reid@psych.upenn.edu (BBB).

9    20th Annual Soul of Du Bois Conference–The State of the Black Union: An Examination of Health, Education, and Politics; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Du Bois College House; info./register: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~souls (Du Bois House).

15  The David Kritchevsky, Ph.D. Symposium: Honoring His Lifetime Achievements in Nutrition Research; discussions of nutritional issues; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Wistar Institute; register: (215) 898-3731 (Wistar).

25  Penn Summit on Global Issues in Women’s Health: Safe Womanhood in an Unsafe World; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Nursing). Continues April 26.

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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.

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): $6, $3/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 Gallery: 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; April through October: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; November through March: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. everyday.

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.

Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St.: free; Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.

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


*Cancelled* 4  Print Folio; GSC. Through April 29.

Twelve Black Classicists: The Earliest Contributions of African-Americans to Classical Studies; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 3. See April AT PENN Extras!

7    PennDesign Show; open house; Meyerson Gallery. Through April 12.

10  Annual Penn Undergraduate Ceramics/Photography Exhibition; Kelly Writers House; reception: April 13, 6 p.m. Through May 14.

11  Becky Young, A Body of Light: 1961-2005; retrospective of works by fine arts professor; Charles Addams Gallery; reception: April 15, 5 p.m. Through April 29. See April AT PENN Extras!

Fox Family All Campus Show; juried exhibition by Penn students; Fox Gallery; reception: April 12, 5 p.m. Through May 1. See April AT PENN Extras!

12  MFA Final Review; Meyerson Gallery. Through April 21.

*End date change*
16  Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image; images of Iran at the turn of the 20th century; Penn Museum. Through July 2. See April AT PENN Extras!

23  Textiles of the Burma Hills; traditional textiles of the “hill tribes” of present-day Myanmar; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 26. See April AT PENN Extras!

28  PAFA at Penn; paintings, sculptures, prints and video by students from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Penn Design; Kroiz Gallery. Through June 8. See April AT PENN Extras!

30  Undergraduate Seminar Exhibition–Framing Exposure: Process and Politics; questions how the term exposure is understood today; ICA; reception: April 29, 6 p.m. Through July 31. See April AT PENN Extras!

Richard Pettibone: A Retrospective; small construction/paintings; ICA; reception: April 29, 6 p.m. Through July 31. See April AT PENN Extras!

Springtide; printmaking, photographs, and sculptures by five artists; ICA; reception: April 29, 6 p.m. Through August 1. See April AT PENN Extras!


Deccan Traverses: From ‘Naked Country’ to ‘Garden City;’ maps, paintings and drawings of the Lower Deccan and Bangalore; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall. Through April 2.

Accumulated Vision, Barry Le Va; large-scale sculptures and drawings; ICA. Through April 3. See Talks. See April 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 April AT PENN Extras!

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Show; Charles Addams Gallery. Through April 8.

Visual Studies Thesis Show; Fox Gallery. Through April 8.

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

Western Views: Paintings, Drawings, Collages; work by Norman Nilsen; Burrison Gallery; reception: April 6, 4:30 p.m. Through April 22. See April AT PENN Extras!

Teatro Anatomico; Cristin Millett’s objects and installations examine the shifting theories of the female body; Esther Klein Gallery. Through April 29. See April AT PENN Extras!

Iraq’s Endangered Cultural Heritage: An Update; eight ancient Iraqi cylinder seals, circa 3300 to 1500 B.C.; Penn Museum. Through May 8. See April AT PENN Extras!

Cielito Lindo; new photographs by Julio Grinblatt; Slought Foundation. Through May 19. See April AT PENN Extras!

Die Aktionen 1962-2003; retrospective exhibition of pioneering Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch; Slought Foundation. Through May 19. See April AT PENN Extras!

Line and Letter: Examining a 16th-Century Shirazi Manuscript; select folios from the Penn Museum’s copy of the Khamsa of Nizami, a 12th-century quintet of poems; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 23.

Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset; models, photographs, drawings and video used to showcase 18 housing developments from urban and rural neighborhoods; Office of Facilities, Left Bank. Through May 27.

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur; ancient Sumerian artifacts from 4500-year-old tombs of Ur in Mesopotamia, that is now modern-day Iraq; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through May 28. See April 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 April 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 April 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.

2    Native American Southwest.

3    Canaan and Ancient Israel: Influence of Trade.

9    China: Jade, Bronze and More.

10  Egypt: Funerary Rites.

16  Mesoamerica: Reading the Hieroglyphs.

17  Archaeology: Tools of the Trade.

24  Mesopotamia: Deciphering Cuneiform.

30  Etruscan/Roman: Ancient Coins & Gems.


7   14th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival; International House and the Bridge Cinema de Lux; info./tickets: www.phillyfests.com. Through April 20. (Philadelphia Film Society).

14  Silkwood; 6:30 p.m.; 4th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (GET-UP).

Cinema Studies
8th fl., Harrison College House; PennCard needed. Info.: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/.

5    Garden State; 5 p.m.; Bridge Cinema de Lux.

6    The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom; 6 p.m.; Class of ’55, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Touch of Evil; 9 p.m.; 8th fl., Harrison College House; PennCard needed.

19  Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle; 6:30 p.m.; 8th fl., Harrison College House; PennCard needed.

Gregory College House
TV Lounge; PennCard needed.

6    Lion of the Desert; 2 p.m.

11  Home; 2 p.m.

Film Culture Program

4    Waking Life; 8:30 p.m.

6    The Big Lebowski; 8:30 p.m.

11  Pi; 8:30 p.m.

13  Fargo; 8:30 p.m.

18  Brazil; 8:30 p.m.

20  O Brother, Where Art Thou?; 8:30 p.m.

25  The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; 8:30 p.m.

27  Raising Arizona; 8:30 p.m.

German Film Series

6    Der Untergang; 8 p.m.; German w/English subtitles.

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

7    Fallen.

14  The Sixth Sense.

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

2    Turn Left at the End of the World; 8 p.m.; $10, $8/seniors, students free w/ID.

Columbian Love; Hebrew; 8 p.m.; $10, $8/seniors, members, students free w/ID.

3    Il Miracolo (The Miracle); followed by Senza pietà (Without Pity); Italian; 7 p.m.

7    Yeelen; Bambara; preceded by In Their Own Voices; 7:30 p.m. 

24  Concrete Revolution; Mandarin; 7 p.m.; $10, $8/seniors, members, students free w/ID.

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

12  Pom, Yorum, Kaul, Kyoul, Korigo Pom (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring); 7 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall.

Philomathean Society Films
Showings at 8 p.m.; 4th fl., College Hall.

6    The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.

13  Trois Couleurs: Rouge; French w/English subtitles.

20  Persona.

South Asia Forum: Bollywood
Screenings at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.southasia.upenn.edu.

4    Sarfarosh; rm. 410, McNeil Bldg.

5    Roja; rm. 108, Annenberg School.

6    Gadar; rm. B1, Vance Hall.

7   Mission Kashmir; rm. B26, Stitler Hall.

8    Khakee; rm. B26, Stitler Hall.

9    Veer-Zaara; 10 a.m.; rm. B26, Stitler Hall.

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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).

African-American Resource Center
Info.: www.upenn.edu/aarc/.

    Writing a Winning Resume; noon; rm. 219, College Hall.

13  Accessing the Educational Benefits at Penn; noon; rm. 219, College Hall.

27  Women of Color at Penn Networking Lunch Series; Valerie De Cruz, Greenfield Intercultural Center; noon; Penn Women’s Center.

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

5    Love, Integrity and Intent: A Study of Jesus, Paul and Martin Luther King, Jr.; noon. Also April 12 & 19.

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

Worldspeak; discuss culture and experiences in foreign countries with students from all over the world; 7:30 p.m. Also April 7, 14 & 21.

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

Queer Christian Fellowship; 6 p.m.

Community Housing
Workshops held at 3401 Walnut St. at noon and 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Register: laedoanl@pobox.upenn.edu.

6    Community Housing 101. Also April 20, 4046 Walnut St.

7    Elements of a Sales Agreement.

13  Credit Counseling & Repair.

21  First Time Homebuyers.

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

5    Career Focus Brown Bag–Mentors@Penn; noon-1 p.m. Also April 12.

6    Brown Bag Matinee–Whale Done; noon-1 p.m.

20  Professional Development Program–New Ways to Improve Your Business Writing; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

22  Career Focus Brown Bag–Dressing for Professional Success; noon-1 p.m.

27  Professional Development Program–Managing Up: The Partnership of Dancing; noon-2 p.m.; $20.

Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

2    Vase Arranging: Loose Flowers; 10 a.m.-noon; $35, $32/members.

9    Medicinal Plants at the Morris Arboretum; discuss the benefits and challenges of plant-based medicines; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

Vertical Landscaping; horticultural and architectural vertical features and how to use them to transform a small space; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

13  Professional Floral Design II; work with seasonal flowers to improve design skills; 6:45 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.; $215, $195/members. Continues April 20, 27, May 4.

16  Japanese Garden Design Basics;  use forced perspectives, textures, and placement to create a peaceful oasis; 10 a.m.-noon; $24, $22/members.

20  Planting Design for the Home Landscape; aesthetic and practical considerations associated with selecting plants; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $120, $110/members. Continues April 27, May 4, 11; May 14, 10 a.m.-noon.

23  Basic Outdoor Digital Photography; indoor lectures and outdoor shooting sessions; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $60, $54/members. Continues April 30, 10 a.m.-noon.

Enhancing Your Home’s Eye Appeal: No Meatballs Allowed; understand what to select and how to maintain your plants over time; 1-3 p.m.; $48, $43/members. Continues April 30.

30  Container Gardening; plant selection, sun and shade differences, container options, soil mixes, watering needs; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $28/members.

Recreational Tree Climbing;10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $60, $55/members; rain date: May 14.

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

4    Yoga with Your Child; 5 p.m. Also every Monday.

Adult Yoga; 6:30 p.m. Also every Monday.

5    Adult Basketball; 25 and older; 5 p.m. Also every Tuesday and Thursday.

Poetry Writing for Adults; 6 p.m. Also every Tuesday.

6    Pilates; 5 p.m. Also every Wednesday.

Salsa Dancing; 6 p.m. Also every Wednesday.

Knitting/Crocheting Circle; 6 p.m. Also every Wednesday.

Falun Gong Practice; 6:15 p.m. Also every Wednesday.

Block Improvement Grant Workshop; 6:30 p.m.

7    Bridge Instruction; 5:30 p.m. Also every Thursday.

Card and Board Games; 6 p.m. Also every Thursday.

Line-dancing; 6:30 p.m. Also every Thursday.

14  Effective Black Parenting; 6:30 p.m. Also April 21.

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

5    Body Composition Measurements; 9 a.m.; rm. G-16; registration required. Also April 15, noon and April 27, 3 p.m.

26  Stress Reduction through Exercise; rm. G-16; registration required.

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

21  Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

25  Heart Health–Your Blood Pressure: More Important than You Think; 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.

1    HTML Advanced Authoring; $247.

Pagemaker 7.0 Intro.; $190.

4    FilemakerPro Intermediate; $260.

5    Powerpoint XP Intro.; $190.

6    Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Intro.; $190.

7    Powerpoint 2000 Intermediate; $190.

12  Business Objects Intro.; $350.

13  Excel Intro.; $190.

14  Microsoft Project 2002 Intro.; $448.  Continues April 15.

25  Dreamweaver MX Advanced; $570. Continues April 26.

Dreamweaver MX 2004 Advanced; $570. Continues April 26.

28  Word Intermediate; $190.

Info.: (215) 898-7300.

4    Moving Up Penn’s Ladder–Career Advancement Techniques; advice, tips and suggestions on how to get to the next level and advance your career; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

6    Moving Up Penn’s Ladder–Three Success Stories; Jack Heuer, HR; Colleen Becht-Rotindo, medicine; Janet Barrow, linguistics laboratory; noon; rm. F55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

Wellness and Fitness
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/training_coursecatalog/.

7    Cholesterol Screenings; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dealing with Back Pain; 11 a.m.

Stress Management; 11 a.m.

Understanding and Dealing with Menopause; noon.

Managing Change Personally and Professionally; noon.

8    Bicycle Safety for You and Your Family; 10 a.m.

Introductory Spinning Workout 11 a.m.

Introduction to Pilates; 11 a.m. and noon.

Weight Training; 11 a.m.

Beginning Yoga; noon.

Nutrition and You; noon.

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19  WPSA: Council Committee How-To; noon-1 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

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


15  Spring Fling Concert; featuring punk rock band Sonic Youth; doors open 6:30 p.m.; tickets: sold on Locust Walk, $25/at door; $20/in advance; PennCard needed; Wynn Commons; info.: http://specevents.net/fling (SPEC). See Special Events.

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

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

5    Penn Brass and Percussion Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

9    University Choir; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

17  University Wind Ensemble; 3 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

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

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

22  University Choral Society & University Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

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

8    The John Scofield Trio and the Brad Mehldau Trio; progressive jazz; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $46, $41, $34, $22. See April AT PENN Extras!

15  Vusi Mahlasela; South African musician whose music addresses political and social issues; pre-show lecture, 7 p.m.; performance, 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $36, $29. See April AT PENN Extras!

24  Natalie MacMaster; fiddle music and Irish step dancing; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $47, $43, $37, $23. See April AT PENN Extras!

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

9    John Tchicai Trio; John Tchicai, saxophonist; Garrison Fewell, guitarist; Harvey Wirth, drummer; $12. See April AT PENN Extras!

10  Prince Lasha; jazz saxophonist;  $15. See April AT PENN Extras!

13  Butcher and Hemingway; John Butcher, saxophonist; Gerry Hemingway, drummer; $12. See April AT PENN Extras!

14  Formanek Quartet; Michael Formanek, bassist; Baikida Carroll, trumpeter; Tim Berne, alto saxophonist; Tom Rainey, drummer; $15. See April AT PENN Extras!

15  Bauhaus Quartet; Kevin Norton, percussionist; Dave Ballou, trumpeter; Tony Malaby, tenor saxophonist; John Lindberg, bassist; $12. See April AT PENN Extras!

25  Gebbia/Pupillo/Ligeti; Gianni Gebbia, alto saxophonist; Massimo Pupillo, bassist; Lukas Ligeti, drummer; $12. See April AT PENN Extras!

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


1    Lady in the Dark; musical; 5 p.m.; Studio Theatre, Annenberg Center; other performances: April 2, 7, 8 & 9; tickets: $5, (215) 573-5636 (Theatre Arts Program; Penn Humanities Forum).

Sword Masters Kamui; traditional sword fighting techniques; 7 p.m.; International House; $10, $8/members (Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia). See April AT PENN Extras!

7    Tamagawa Taiko Drumming Performance; traditional and modern Japanese dance; 7 p.m.; Wynn Commons (Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia).

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

1    African Rhythms Drum and Dance Troupe; tale of the warrior women of modern day Benin struggling for independence; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $8/at door, $7/in advance; tickets: nicailam@sas.upenn.edu. Also April 2. See April AT PENN Extras!

21  Anthem: Red, White and Blue; Complexions Contemporary Ballet reflects political and social events, interpreted through the colors of the American flag; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; other performances: April 22, 8 p.m. and April 23, 2 & 8 p.m.; evenings: $44, $38, $32; matinees: $38, $34, $32. See April AT PENN Extras!

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16  Voices of the Spoken Word; with author Doris Washington and other local poets; 3 p.m.; Du Bois College House (AARC; Arts and Spirituality Center; Penn Women’s Center; Du Bois House; Writers House).

28  Stephanie CohenA Garden of the Senses; 6 p.m.; $20, register: (215) 836-2440; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

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

4    Reading by Ken Kalfus; 6 p.m.; Arts Café (Creative Writing Program).

The Many Tongues of “Jewish” Poetry: A Modern Jewish Poetry Slam; 5 p.m.; Arts Café.

6    Reading by Eleni Sikelianos and C.A. Conrad; 6 p.m.

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

14  Reading by Kit Robinson; 6 p.m. (Creative Writing Program).

18  Kelly Writers House Fellows Program; reading by poet Adrienne Rich; 6:30 p.m.; brunch and interview on April 19; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu.

20  The Voice of Philadelphia; spoken word featuring student poets; 6 p.m.; Arts Café.

21  Carolina Wren Press Chapbook Series; poets Andrea Selch, Evie Shockley and Erica Hunt; 6 p.m.; Arts Café (Small Press Series; Molly’s Bookstore).

25  All New York Poets Live at the Writers House; word and music show on 88.5 WXPN; 7:30 p.m.; Arts Café (BigRoc). Also April 28, 9 p.m.

26  Reading by the Students of Gregory Djanikian’s English 113 Poetry Workshop; 6 p.m.

27  Creative Writing Honors; hosted by Gregory Djanikian; 7 p.m.

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

2    Joshua Braff–The Unthinkable Thoughts of Jacob Green; 2 p.m.

21  Lisa Hark–Change Your Destiny With Healthy Eating; noon.

26  Paula Froelich–It!; 7 p.m.


8    23rd Annual Maya Weekend: Maya Chocolate and Precious Delights; talks, workshops and tasting of chocolate drinks prepared according to ancient recipes; Penn Museum; weekend: $165, $130/members; info./tickets: www.museum.upenn.edu/new/mw2005.shtml (Museum). Through April 10. See April AT PENN Extras!

9    The Philadelphia Antiques Show; Loan exhibit: Vaulting Ambition-Gothic Revival in Philadelphia 1830-1860 details mid-19th-century Gothic revival in Philadelphia’s furniture and other decorative arts; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; 33rd Street Armory; $15/door, $12/seniors, WHYY members, $7/students, UPHS employees; info.: www.philaantiques.com. Also April 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 11, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; April 12, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Special Loan Exhibit:
“Vaulting Ambition–Gothic Revival in Philadelphia 1830-1860”

This exhibit details the little known legacy of mid-nineteenth-century Gothic revival in Philadelphia’s furniture and other decorative arts.

Some thirty pieces of furniture from private collections, most of which have never before been on view, will trace the city’s major cabinetmakers like Adolphus Hoehling and Crawford Riddell. The show also features some forty examples of paintings, prints, books, silver, ceramics, glass, iron, and textiles that illuminate the role played by other arts in composing the Gothic lifestyle.

The 2005 Philadelphia Antiques Show will run from April 9-12 at the 33rd Street Armory. The proceeds will benefit the Division of Gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Water pitcher–This pitcher utilizes a technique wherein colored glass was layered over colorless glass and then cut through to produce patterns, France, 1830-1850.
Liquor cabinet–Rosewood and rosewood veneer, with pine and tulip poplar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1845-1860.


11  Open House at the Resource Centers; 2:45-4 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center; Greenfield Intercultural Center; La Casa Latina; LGBT Center; Makuu; AARC. Continues through April 15.

14  Annual Rental Housing Fair; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wynn Commons; rain location: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Office of Off-Campus Living).

15  Spring Fling; concerts, games and parties; info.: http://specevents.net/fling (SPEC). Through April 17. See Music.

17 Arbor Day Celebration; tree related crafts and activities, face painting and the Philadelphia Zoo on Wheels; 1-3 p.m.; free with regular admission; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

26  2005 Vittorini Awards Ceremony for Undergraduate Distinction in Italian; awards and concert in memory of Domenico Vittorini; 4:30-6 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; info.: italian@sas.upenn.edu (Center for Italian Studies; Romance Languages).

27  April in Paris Dinner Buffet; 5:30-8 p.m.; $27; Faculty Club; reservations: (215) 898-4618 (Faculty Club).

28  Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day; activities across campus for 9-15 year old guests; see www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/daughterson.asp for full listing of activities (Human Resources).

ICA Benefit 2005; celebration and preview of spring exhibits; 6 p.m.; RSVP by April 11 to dyberry@pobox.upenn.edu.

Cherry Blossom Celebration
Celebration of Japanese culture and heritage. Events at Morris Arboretum. Free w/admission. Info.: (215) 247-5777. See Children’s Activities & Fitness/Learning.

2    Japanese Garden Elements Tour; 2:30 p.m. Also every Saturday through April.

9     Judo Demonstration; 1-2 p.m.

11  Visit by the 20th Tokyo Japanese Cherry Blossom Queen; 10 a.m.

16  Performance by Hoh Daiko Drummers; 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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

10  Spring Celebration: Annual Fundraiser; $35, $25/students; 2:30-5:15 p.m.; South American Room, International House; RSVP: bronson@pobox.upenn.edu.

25  End of Year Celebration; students and staff celebrate 114th year of the CA at Penn; 5:30-7 p.m.; Christian Association.

Festival Latino
Info.: www.vpul.upenn.edu/lacasa/festival.html.

1    Town Hall; information about the Latino Coalition groups; noon; rm. G7, Irvine Auditorium.

Noche Mexicana; mariachi singer, Mexican snacks and culture; plaza outside of Stiteler Hall.

2    Community Day; service day oriented towards a cleaner, safer neighborhood.    

Symbols of China
Events at International House. Info.: www.ihousephilly.org/SymbolsofChina.htm.

23  Community Festival; celebration of China; noon-4 p.m.; $6, $3/children.

30  46th Annual Global Gala: Symbols of China; 6:30 p.m.; $275; info./tickets: (215) 895-6543.


Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

2    Baseball vs. Dartmouth; 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.

(W) Tennis vs. Princeton; noon.

3    Baseball vs. Harvard; noon & 3:30 p.m.

5    (M) Lacrosse vs. Princeton; 4 p.m.

6    Baseball vs. La Salle; 3:30 p.m.

7    Softball vs. Temple; 4 p.m.

8    (W) Tennis vs. Yale; 2 p.m.

9    (W) Tennis vs. Brown; noon.

10  (M) Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth; noon.

13  Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s; 3:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Villanova; 3 & 5 p.m.

(W) Lacrosse vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

15  (M) Tennis vs. Harvard; 2 p.m.

16  Baseball vs. Princeton; noon & 3:30 p.m. Also April 17.

(W) Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth; noon.

(M) Tennis vs. Dartmouth; noon.

Softball vs. Dartmouth; 1 & 3 p.m.

17  Softball vs. Harvard; 1 & 3 p.m.

20  Softball vs. Drexel; 3 & 5 p.m.

22  (M) Tennis vs. Cornell; 2 p.m.

23  (M) Lacrosse vs. Loyola; 1 p.m.

27  (M)/(W) Track Penn Relays; all day. Through April 30.

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1    Vaccine Economics: Diseases, Dollars, and Dilemmas; Tracy Lieu, Harvard; noon; 1st. fl. Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

3    Barry Le Va’s “Velocity Impact”; Emily Hage, history of art; 1 p.m.; ICA (ICA). See Exhibits.

4    Wormlike Micelles as Templates for Generation of Amphiphilic Rod-like Nanoparticles; Lynn Walker, Carnegie Mellon University; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

Whose Fossils?: Science in Global Context and the National Question; Fa-ti Fan, SUNY Binghamton; 4 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

Illustrated Lecture on Black Classics; Michele Valerie Ronnick, Wayne State University; 5 p.m.; Class of 1955 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Libraries). See Exhibits.

5    The Influence of Asian Music on Claude Debussy: A Study in Cultural Contact; Mimi Stillman, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 516, Williams Hall (French Institute).

6    Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health: A Case of Botswana; Naomi Seboni, University of Botswana; noon; rm. 216, NEB (Nursing).

Stranger in the Mirror: An Ethical Exploration of Issues Relating to Face Transplants
; Warren Heiss, Montclair State University; Sally Nunn, Center for Bioethics; Sheldon Zink, medical ethics; noon; ste. 320, Center for Bioethics (Bioethics).

T Cell Memory Development During Chronic Leishmaniasis and its Implications for Vaccine Development; Phil Scott, microbiology; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Talk of Poetry and Performance; Caroline Bergvall, author; 3 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House).

Enzyme Kinetics of Molecular Motors: Helicases and Myosins; Enrique De La Cruz, Yale University; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics).

Notch Signaling; Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Harvard; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

When Orientalism and Occidentalism Collide: Texts in English by Nitobe, Okakura and Uchimura; Matt Mizenko, Ursinus College; 5 p.m.; rm. B6, Vance Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

Poet and Painters Series; Tom Devaney, author; 5 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House).

Brave Testimony: A Celebration of African-American Poetry; Ursula Rucker, poet; 6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Center for Africana Studies).

Got Value? Exploring the Other Morals Often Ignored; Rev. Beverly Dale, Christian Association; 6:30 p.m.; CA (CA).

7    Axonal Migration and Motor Behavior Regulation in Zebrafish; Michael Granato, cell and developmental biology; noon; 196A, John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Medicare Matters: Healthcare, Aging, and the Social Contract; Christine Cassel, American Board of Internal Medicine; 2 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB; RSVP: aging@mail.med.upenn.edu (Institute on Aging; LDI).

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality; Brian Greene, author; 4:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (SAS).

The French American War Over Iraq: A Historical Perspective; Irwin Wall, NYU; 5:15 p.m.; rm. Golkin Room, Houston Hall, Logan Hall; register: nplatt@sas.upenn.edu (French Institute; Middle East Center).

Imagining the Futurist Metropolis: Boccioni’s “The City Rises;” Christine Poggi, history of art; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 543, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

An Evening with Chuck Close; Chuck Close, artist; 6 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets/free: (215) 898-3900 (PennDesign).

Left, Self-Portrait, 1997, oil on canvas, 102" x 84". Private collection, New York. Photo by Ellen Page Wilson. Courtesy of Pace Wildenstein Gallery. ©1998 Chuck Close.

8    Scientific Research on the Value of Health IT: Do You Have to Believe It to See It?; David Brailer, U.S. DHHS; 2 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; RSVP: odonohu2@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).

Stories of Modern Art (and Whatever Happened to Narrative in Art History?); Hal Foster, Princeton; 3 p.m.; rm. 201, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Teaching: What Works? What Doesn’t?; panel of Penn scientists; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 2000, IAST (Center for Teaching and Learning; Science Teacher Institute).

11  Recent Trends in Japanese Family Behavior: Cohabitation, Pregnancy, Marriage, and Divorce; Jim Raymo, University of Wisconsin, Madison; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Center for East Asian Studies).

Current State of the U.S.-Japan Relationship; Ambassador Hiroyasu Ando, U.S. Consul General for Japan; noon; rm. G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Center for East Asian Studies; Lauder Institute).

12  Adam’s Dream: The Modeling of Eve; Wendy Steiner, English; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/04-05/event_steiner.html (Penn Humanities Forum).

A Great Improvisation: Benjamin Franklin, France and the Birth of America; Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer-prize winning biographer; 5:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Gallery; register: nplatt@sas.upenn.edu (French Institute).

13  Axonal Targeting of Alpha Herpesvirus Structural Proteins; Lynn Enquist, Princeton; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Science, Law, and Policy; Robert Giegengack, earth & environmental science; Stanley Laskowski, EPA; Susan LeGros, LeGros Law Partners; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

Use of Qualitative Evidence in Research Utilization; Margarete Sandelowski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; noon; rm. 216, NEB (Nursing).

Biochemical and Structural Aspects of Steroid Receptor Modulation; Kenneth Pearce, GlaxoSmithKline; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Mapping Biological Networks by Computation and Experiment; Joel Bader, John Hopkins University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

14  The Politics and Economics of the French-American Relation, 2005; Jean-David Levitte, French ambassador to U.S.; 3 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; info./register: nplatt@sas.upenn.edu (Business and Public Policy Program; French Institute).

Old Age Is Not A Diagnosis: Creating the Field of Gerontology; Neville Strumpf, nursing; noon; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: (215) 898-4522 (Nursing).

Writing Strange Characters for Entertainment and as an Intellectual Game in the Late Ming and Early Qing; Bai Qianshen, Boston University; noon; Auditorium, LRSM (Center for East Asian Studies).

Electric Lights Cast Long Shadows: Seeking the Greater Good in a World of Competing Clarities; John Staudenmaier, University of Detroit Mercy; 5 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Religious Studies; History & Sociology of Science).

15  Connected Places; Anne Feldhaus, Arizona State University; 3 p.m.; rm. 826, Williams Hall (South Asia Center).

Removing Territory from the Teaching of World History; Richard Eaton, University of Arizona; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

18  Microengineered Tools for Cell Biology; Christopher Chen, bioengineering; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

Introduction a la Scene Politique Francaise en 2005; Nell Riviere-Platt, French Institute; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 543, Williams Hall (French Institute).

*Changes in date and location*
Race and Sports; Todd Boyd, University of Southern California; F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Center for Africana Studies).

19  What Happened to the Nation’s Smallpox Vaccination Program?; Brian Strom, medicine; 1 p.m.; Faculty Club (Women’s Club).

Stress, Illness & Injury: Integrating Environment, Biology and Behavior; Peter Sterling, neuroscience; Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University; 1 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (FICAP).

20  Sequence Stratigraphy and Global Changes in Sea Level; John von Wagoner, Exxon Mobil Corp.; Andre Droxler, Peter Vail, Rice University; 10 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Earth and Environmental Sciences).

A Clean Start: Degradation of Maternal Proteins at the Egg-to-Embryo Transition; Geraldine Seydoux, Johns Hopkins University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Gender, Power and Sexual Risk in Adolescent Dating Relationships; Anne Teitelman, nursing; noon; rm. 216, NEB (Nursing).

Lentiviral Modified T Cells for HIV Infection: Next Steps; Carl June, Abramson Cancer Center; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Transparency Machine: “Tish and Koot: Two Solitudes in the Canadian Avant-Garde;” Christian Bök, University of Calgary; 3 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Writers House).

Structural Biology in Four Dimensions: Time-Resolved Pictures of Enzymes at Work; Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics).

Sensing and Responding to DNA Damage; Noel Lowndes, National University, Ireland; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

21  The ‘How’ and ‘Why’ of Measuring Hypoxia in Human Tumors; Sydney Evans, radiation oncology; noon; 196A John Morgan Bldg. (Radiation Oncology).

Temporality and Mobility in the Formation of Human Communities Prospectus;Gyanendra Pandey, Johns Hopkins University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Penn Museum; for paper contact gghosh@sas.upenn.edu (Ethnohistory; South Asia Center; CASI).

Was There a Sephardic Jewish Early Enlightenment (1650-1750)?; Jonathan Israel, Institute for Advanced Study; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

The Hyphenated Life. Italian-American Perspectives: A Celebration with Some Caveats; Diana Cavallo, English; 5 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Center for Italian Studies).

Lecture: Nigel Rolfe; performance artist; 5 p.m.; ICA (PennDesign).

Finding the Lost Treasures of Afghanistan
; Fredrik Hiebert, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/members; info.: (215) 898-4890 (Museum).

25  Continuous Fibers from Liquid Crystalline Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Superacids; Matteo Pasquali, Rice University; 3:30 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

Sustaining the Public Goods of Academic Medical Centers; Herbert Pardes, University Hospital of Columbia & Cornell; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; register by April 13, (215) 662-3195. (Council on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention).

26  Business Unites Against AIDS in China; Richard Holbrooke, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS; 7 p.m.; $75/reception & lecture, $35/lecture; International House; reception: 6 p.m.; lecture: 7 p.m.; info.: (215) 387-5125 (International House).

27  Helicobacter Pylori and Gastric Cancer; Stanley Falkow, Stanford University; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Internal and External Validity of Clinical Decision Making Instruments; Susan Shapiro, UCSF Medical Center; noon; rm. 216, NEB (Nursing).

Chromatin Genomics in Flies and Humans; Bas Van Steensel, Netherlands Cancer Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

28  New Agents in Development for the Treatment of HIV; Joseph Eron, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; 1 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CFAR).

Underwater Archaeology: The Uluburun Shipwreck and Trade in the Aegean and the Near East; George Bass, Institute of National Archaeology; 6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).

29  The Public Health Disparities Geocoding Project: Monitoring U.S. Social Inequalities in Health; Nancy Krieger, Harvard; noon; 1st fl. Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

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  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 26, March 29, 2005


March 29, 2005
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