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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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6    Final Examinations End.

14  Alumni Day.

15  Baccalaureate.

16  Commencement.

      12-Week Evening Session Classes Begin.

17  First Session Classes Begin.

30  Memorial Day. No Classes.

Alumni Weekend: Open houses and tours

Experience community at this year’s Alumni Weekend with seminars, workshops, open houses, celebrations, and tours. Register for these events on-line at www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2005/.

Friday, May 13

Architectural Walking Tour; 2:30-3:45 p.m.; meet at main entrance, Penn Bookstore. Also May 14, 10 a.m.

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session and Tour; 2:30-5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Also May 14, 9 a.m., ARCH Bldg.

Christian Association Open House; 3-5 p.m.

ENIAC: Virtual Tour; 4-5 p.m.; Moore School Bldg. (SEAS). Also May 14, 10 a.m.

Jewish Renaissance at Penn: Hillel in the New Millennium; 4-5:15 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; rsvp: joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.

Penn Gallery Hop; 4-6 p.m.; begins at Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives.

W.E.B. Du Bois College House Open House; 5-7 p.m.

Saturday, May 14

A Nurse’s Eye View of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; 9-10 a.m.; meet at main hospital entrance, 34th St.; RSVP: marybj@nursing.upenn.edu (Nursing).

Graduate Student Center Open House; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

College House Tours; 10 a.m.-noon; tour Gregory, Hamilton, Hill, Kings Court/English, and Stouffer; pass request: suesmith@pobox.upenn.edu.

Harrison College House Guided Tour and Reception; 10 a.m.-noon; register: suesmith@pobox.upenn.edu.

Quad Open House; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; enter at 37th and Spruce Sts.University City Historic Trolley Loop; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; free tickets/maps available at Sweeten Alumni House (University City District; University City Historical Society; SEPTA).

University City Historic House Tour; 1-5 p.m.; $30, pick up at Sweeten Alumni House; info.: (215) 243-0555 (University City Historical Society; Friends of Independence Hall National Park).

DP Alumni Association Informal Open House; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; info.: www.dpalumni.com.

Friars’ Senior Society Open House; 4:30-6 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House; rsvp: pennfriars@aol.com.

Steinhardt Hall Tour and Special Kids Program; 4:30-5 p.m.; rsvp: joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.

Sunday, May 15

Rare Judaica Book Tour; includes the oldest Haggadah in the world, medieval illustrated prayer books and early printings of the Talmud; 10-11:30 a.m.; Center for Advanced Judaic Studies Library; rsvp: jsp-info@ccat.sas.upenn.edu.

alumni weekend: Panel discussions and seminars

Friday, May 13

Shaping the Urban Agenda: Geographic Mapping and Its Importance to the Community; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; rm. G1, Logan Hall; register: www.ssw.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2005 (Social Work).

Medical Education in the 21st Century; Gail Morrison, medicine; 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/almuni (Medicine).

An Agenda for Ethics in a Morally Divided America; Anita Allen-Castellitto, law; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Dietrich Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

Building Blocks of a Tax-Wise Estate Plan; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; rm. 251, BRB II/III; register: www.med.upenn.edu/almuni (Medicine).

Linking Health Services Research, Policy and Practice; Sean Clarke, nursing; Marjorie Jeffcoat, dental medicine; Francis Johnston, anthropology; Flaura Winston, CHOP; J. Sanford Schwartz, medicine; 2:30-3:45 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (LDI; Wharton; Medicine; Nursing; Dental Medicine).

9/11 Search-And-Rescue Dogs and Handlers Health Update; Cynthia Otto, veterinary medicine; Melissa Hunt, psychology; 2:30-3:45 p.m.; rm. 321, Rosenthal Bldg. (Veterinary Medicine).

Diversity in Sports Business Ownership: From Negro League Baseball to Today’s NBA; 4-5:30 p.m.; F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton Sports Business Initiative; Penn Alumni Reading Club).

Easy Steps to a Healthier You; Stella Volpe, nursing; 4-5:15 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Nursing).

How Access Makes a Difference: A Day in the Life of a Penn Student; 4-5:15 p.m.; Riepe College House, Quadrangle (Office of Development for Undergraduate Financial Aid).

The Engineering of Movie Magic–Motion Capture; 4-5 p.m.; rm. 109, Moore School (SEAS). Also May 14, 10 a.m.

Saturday, May 14

Charitable Aspects of Estate Planning; Allan Bell, Sills Cummis Espstein & Gross P.C.; Brian Sagrestano, gift planning; 7:30-9 a.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (Charles Custis Harrison Society).

Perspectives on Gene Therapy; Stanley Cohen, genetics and medicine; Theodore Friedmann, University of California, San Diego; 8:30-9:15 a.m.; Class of 1962 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni (Medicine).

Physics Where You Least Expect It; Bill Berner, physics demonstration lab; 9 a.m.; rm. A8, David Rittenhouse Laboratory (SAS).

New Pathways for Medical Professionals; Gil Kilman, physician; 9:15-10 a.m.; rm. 252, BRB II/III; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni (Medicine).

Why God Won’t Go Away; Andrew Newberg, author; 9:15-10 a.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni (Medicine).

The Future for Investors; Jeremy Siegel, Wharton; 9:30-11 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (Wharton).

Auldbrass”: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Southern Plantation; David De Long, author; 10-11 a.m.; Class of 1955 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (PennDesign).

Barbershop Talk: Engaging the Passion of Angry Boys in School; Howard Stevenson, applied psychology and human development; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 120, GSE (GSE).

Developing Yourself as a College Applicant–A Session for High School Students; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 200, GSE (GSE; CGS).

Facing Mortality: Medicine, Technology, and Ethical Choices; Arthur Caplan, medical ethics; 10-11:30 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni (Medicine).

Life, Language and Culture of the Sumerians; Steve Tinney, Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary Society; 10-11 a.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.

Long-Distance Parenting: Making the Transition to College Easier for Everyone; Rosalie Guzofsky, CGS; V. Hilton Hallock, GSE; Amy Sichel, Abington School District; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 203, GSE (GSE; CGS).

Morphing Robots: The Shape of Things to Come; Mark Yim, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; 10-11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (SEAS).

Sleep, the Tossed Necessity?; Terri Weaver, nursing; 10-11 a.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Nursing).

Undergraduates, Civic Engagement, and the Community: Penn and West Philadelphia, 1966-2005; Ira Harkavy, Center for Community Partnerships; 10-11 a.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Center for Community Partnerships; Alumni Relations).

A Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 11:15 a.m.-noon; Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

Finance, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, & the Chief Family Officer; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; rms. G06; F50; F85; F90; F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

Stem Cell Research: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy; Arthur Caplan, medical ethics; 4-5:30 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Bioethics Alumni Society; Medical Ethics).

Alumni Weekend: Other Activities

Friday, May 13

Penn Alumni Travel Reception; 1-2:15 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/travel/.    Global Alumni Networking Exchange; 2:30-3:45 p.m.; G50, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; rsvp by May 6 to cromani@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Sing Along with Monty; 4-5:15 p.m.; Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.

Sphinx Senior Society; 4-6 p.m.; location/details: kreilly@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

The Legacy Continues: 15 Years of Resilience; honoring Sigma Lambda Upsilon Penn chapter; 6-10 p.m.; ARCH Bldg.

PennGALA 20th Anniversary Dinner; 7-10 p.m.; $60, free/class of 2005; rm. 200, College Hall; info.: ronaldr@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Shabbat Dinner and Services: Featuring a Story Time for Children; 7:45-9:15 p.m.; $21/adults, $12/children  3-10; Steinhardt Hall; rsvp by May 6 to ronaldr@ben.dev.upenn.edu (Hillel).

Saturday, May 14

Join Hillel for Shabbat Services; 9 a.m.; Steinhardt Hall; info.: joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.

Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Combined Spring Meeting; 9-10:45 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

Re-Envisioning our Community: Building our Future; learn about renovations to the School of Nursing Bldg.; 9 a.m.; rm. 17, Logan Hall (Nursing).

27th Annual Alumni Run/Walk; 9 a.m.; meet at 37th and Locust Walk; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; request brochure at www.upenn.edu/recreation (Recreation).

Association of Alumnae Coffee Hour; women in the 50th reunion class are honored; 9:30-11 a.m.; Café ‘58, Irvine Auditorium.

Meet the Founder; preview of Frankliniana, including Franklin’s personal items; 10-11 a.m.; Annenberg Rare Books & Manuscript Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center (Penn Library).

Penn Film Festival; 10-11 a.m.; Bridge Cinema de Lux; free (PennDesign).

Penn Solar Car; noon-2 p.m.; Penn Engineering Picnic Tent, Hill Square (SEAS).

Alumni Day Picnic; noon- 2:30 p.m.; Hill Square, College Green, Wynn Commons; $13, $5/children 3-12.

Parade of Classes; Hill to Quad 2:30-4 p.m.

Ivy Day Ceremony; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.

A Celebration of Penn’s Creative Writing Program; 4:30-6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; rsvp: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu.

Center for Community Partnerships Alumni Network Meeting and Reception; 4:30-6 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, College Hall; rsvp by April 29 to lsatchel@pobox.upenn.edu.

Get to Know Your University Press!; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Penn Press.

Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance Group Meetings and Receptions; 4:30-6 p.m.; ALA, Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; UPAAN, Café ‘58, Irvine Auditorium; BAS, ARCH Bldg.

Penn Alumni Wine Tasting; 4:30-6 p.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall; $40.

Taste of Penn Celebration; enjoy food and music that celebrates Penn’s diversity; 6-8:30 p.m.; Hill Square; info.: ronaldr@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Baccalaureate Catholic Mass and Reception; 7 p.m.; Newman Center; info.: (215) 898-7575.

Party on the Commons; 8 p.m.-midnight; Wynn Commons; $20.

PennGala Young Alumni Happy Hour; 9-11 p.m.; info.: ronaldr@ben.dev.upenn.edu.

Sunday, May 15

Alumni Catholic Mass and Brunch; 10 a.m.; Newman Center.

Christian Association Alumni Luncheon; 12:30 p.m.; CA House; $20; info: (215) 746-6350.

Baccalaureate Ceremony; 1:30 p.m. (students with last names A-K) & 3 p.m. (students with last names L-Z); Irvine Auditorium.

Monday, May 16

249th Commencement; tickets not required; gates open 8:30 a.m., procession across campus begins 9 a.m., ceremony begins 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field; info: www.upenn.edu/commencement or (215) 573-GRAD.

children's activities

1   Children’s Festival Penn Family Picnic and Show; enjoy food and performances by Break! and Steve Pullara & His Cool  Beans Band; Zellerbach Theatre & Plaza Outdoor Stage, Annenberg Center; $7 (Penn Presents). See below.

21  Queen Puabi Beading Workshop; recreate jewelry found in the tomb of Lady Puabi; ages 8-12; 10 a.m.-noon; Penn Museum; $10; register: (215) 898-4016 (Museum). See Exhibits.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125.

7    Mother’s Day Flower Arrangement; design a fresh flower arrangement; ages 5-12; 10 a.m.-noon; $26, $24/members.

11  Little Tikes Stroll Through the Arboretum; share and explore spring with your infant or toddler; 10-11:30 a.m.; $32, $28/members. Also every Wednesday through June 1.

logo21st Annual Philadelphia International Children’s Festival

Events at the Annenberg Center. For ages 4 & up unless otherwise noted. Info/tickets: (215) 898-3900 or see www.pennpresents.org. Children: $10 for first show, $7 for each additional show; Adults: $12 for first show, $9 for each additional show.

Harold Prince Theatre

Gale LaJoye: Snowflake a lovable homeless character, lives in a dreamlike world and explores the power of imagination by releasing the inner spirit of barren, thrown away objects; ages 4 and up.

May 1    2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
May 3    10 a.m.
May 4    noon
May 5    10 a.m.
May 6    noon
May 7    10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Maria Del Rey: Latin Grammy-nominee stars in a family concert of bilingual music and legends; ages 8 and up.

May 1    noon
May 2    10 a.m.
May 3    noon
May 4    10 a.m.
May 5    noon
May 6    10 a.m.
May 7    noon & 4 p.m.

Space 221

Robbi K & Friends: The Growing Rock: Southwest Native American tale; ages 4 and up. 

May 1    2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
May 2    10 a.m.
May 3    noon
May 4    10 a.m.
May 5    noon
May 6    10 a.m.
May 7    2 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Studio Theatre

Guthrie for Kids: Featuring Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion singing folk songs and ballads; ages 4 and up.

May 4    noon
May 5    10 a.m.
May 6    noon
May 7    10 a.m. & noon

Leland Faulkner’s: World of Wonder: dream in action filled with fantastic tales; ages 4 and up.

May 1    noon in Space 221, 4 p.m.
May 2    10 a.m.
May 3    noon
May 4    10 a.m.
May 5    noon

Marcus Roberts Trio: jazz with lots of audience participation; ages 4 and up.

May 1    noon & 2 p.m.
May 2    noon
May 3    10 a.m.

Zellerbach Theatre

Break!: The Urban Funk Spectacular:celebrating 30 years of hip-hop dancing with break dancing, power tumbling and live DJ; ages 8 and up.

May 1    4 p.m.
May 2    noon
May 3    10 a.m.
May 4    noon
May 5    10 a.m.
May 6    noon
May 7    noon & 4 p.m.

Dan Zanes and Friends: former lead singer of The Del Fuegos.

May 1    noon & 2 p.m.
May 2    10 a.m.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. big blow-up shapes in a rainbow of colors that dance, shimmer, deflate and bounce; ages 4 and up.

May 3    noon
May 4    10 a.m.
May 5    noon
May 6    10 a.m.
May 7    10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
F. Garbo

StageWorks Outdoor Plaza

Free w/ show ticket stub.

Give & Take Jugglers: eye-popping tricks, amazing juggling and batty buffoonery;May 1, 3 p.m.; May 2-5, 11 a.m.; May 7, 11 a.m.

John Hadfield’s The Science Show: presentation of science using juggling, comedy, balancing, magic and music; May 7,3 p.m.

Kardelen Folklore Group: promotes the culture of Turkey through dance from the Anatolian region; May 6, 11 a.m.

Kim & Reggie Harris–Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad: songs that are rich in spirit and reveal the hope, power and ingenuity of an enslaved people; May 1, 1 p.m.

Latin Fiesta: colorful costumes, music and dance, including flamenco; May 7, 5 p.m.

Milkshake: music in a mixture of activity songs, upbeat inspirational rock songs and lullabies; May 7, 1 p.m.

PENNAACH: Penn dance ensemble promotes South Asian culture through traditional classical and modern dance; May 3-6, 11:30 a.m.

Fiesta Flamenco Dancers: dancers will perform a variety of styles ranging from traditional to contemporary and comedy to drama; May 7, 6 p.m.

Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band: interactive, engaging and family-fun; May 1, 5 p.m.

Stimulus Children’s Theater: a variety of children’s shows, ranging from Cinderella to Charlotte’s Web; May 2,11:30 a.m.

PlayWorks Outdoor Plaza

Free w/ show ticket stub. Hands-on crafts and games with Abington Art Center, American Swedish Historical Museum, Brazil Productions, Cereality, Fiesta Flamenco Dancers, Spiral Q Puppet Theater, Turkish-American Friendship Society of the U. S., University City Arts League, and Penn Museum; May 1, noon-6 p.m.; May 2-6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.   



6/2  One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: www.ssw.upenn.edu/cwconference; $295/received by May 27, $270/received by April 29 (School of Social Work). Continues June 3.

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Admission Donations and Hours

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Burrison Gallery, Faculty Club, Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Morris Arboretum: $10, $8/seniors, $5/students & youth 3-18, 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.


8   OLE 2005: Fotos Aflamencao; images of Flamenco culture by Karen Santiago; International House. Through June 3. See May AT PENN Extras!

13  Art & Community VIII: Center for Community Partnerships; artwork by Philadelphia youth; Esther Klein Gallery; reception: May 13, 5:30 p.m. Through June 30.


Fox Family All Campus Show; juried exhibition by Penn students; Fox Gallery. Through May 1. See May 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 May AT PENN Extras!

Annual Penn Undergraduate Ceramics/Photography Exhibition; Kelly Writers House. Through May 14.

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

Die Aktionen 1962-2003; retrospective exhibition of pioneering Viennese Actionist Hermann Nitsch; Slought Foundation. Through May 19. See May 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; various media used to showcase 18 housing developments from urban and rural neighborhoods; Office of Facilities, Left Bank. Through May 27. See May AT PENN Extras!

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur; ancient Sumerian artifacts from 4500-year-old tombs; Dietrich Gallery, Penn Museum. Through May 28.See Children’s Activities. See May AT PENN Extras!

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

PAFA at Penn; paintings, sculptures, prints and video by students from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Penn Design; Kroiz Gallery; reception: May 13, 5 p.m. Through June 8. See May AT PENN Extras!

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

Antoin Sevruguin and the Persian Image; images of Iran at the turn of the 20th century; Penn Museum. Through July 2. See May AT PENN Extras!

Undergraduate Seminar Exhibition–Framing Exposure: Process and Politics; questions how the term exposure is understood today; ICA. Through July 31. See May AT PENN Extras!

Richard Pettibone: A Retrospective; paintings and freestanding sculptures; ICA. Through July 31. See May AT PENN Extras!

Springtide; printmaking, photographs, and sculptures by five artists; ICA. Through July 31. See May AT PENN Extras!

Annual Student/Faculty Print Show; Burrison Gallery. Through August 31.

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 May 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 May 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.

1    The Spread of Buddhism.

7    Raven’s Journey: Animal Spirit World.

8    Ancient Greece: The Classical Age.

21  Mesopotamia: Treasures from the Tombs of Ur.

22  Native American Southwest: Living in Harmony.

28  Egypt: More than Mummies.

29  Highlights of the Collection.

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1    The Passion of Joan of Arc; silent film accompanied by the Voices of Light score performed live; 7:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets: in advance $30, $25, $20; at door $35, $30, $25; info.: www.mcchorus.org (Cinema Studies; Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Chorus).

7    Teen Video Festival; teens ages 13-19 publicly screen their films, critique the films, and discuss the art of filmmaking; 1 p.m.; ICA; info.: www.icaphila.org (ICA).

International House
Screenings w/English subtitles.Tickets: $6, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.ihousephilly.org.

5    Mandabi (The Money Order); Wolof; 7:30 p.m.; preceded by  In Their Own Voices: Mamady.

6    Rocky; 7:30.

10  Healthful Living in Emergencies; 7 p.m.; followed by British Sounds and Invasion U.S.A.

11  Más allá del Mar (Beyond the Sea); 7 p.m.; Spanish.

14  A propos de Nice; 7:30 p.m.; followed by Taris; Zéro de conduite; French.

      L’Atalante; 9 p.m.

20  Farmingville; 7 p.m.; $10, $8/members.

26  Discordia; 7 p.m.

27  What the Eye Doesn’t See; Spanish; 7 p.m.


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).

19  WPSA Elections and Education Benefits Explained; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Affirmative Action).

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

12  Balancing Work, Life and Family; noon; rm. 219, College Hall.

26  Effective Time Management Skills; noon; rm. 205, College Hall.

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

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

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

College of General Studies
Adult non-credit courses. Register: www.pennclasses.org.

3    Strategies for Speaking Under Pressure; 6:30-9 p.m.; $250. Every Tuesday through May 10.

5    Governance; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $600; Continues May 6.

6   Journal Writing Workshop; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $155.

7   Old City Gallery Adventure; 1-5 p.m.; $75

10  Operas of Giacomo Puccini; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $125. Every Tuesday through May 24.

17  The Business of Freelance Writing; 6:30-9 p.m.; $155. Every Tuesday through May 24.

18  Designing a Knockout Perennial Garden; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $150. Every Wednesday through June 1.

21  Fun With Words; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $155.

Adult Zoo Camp: Enriching Lives; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $125.

25  Writing and Marketing a Non-Fiction Book; 6-8:30 p.m.; $225. Every Wednesday through June 15.

26  Advanced Screenwriting; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $225. Every Thursday through June 23.

Telling History: Researching and Writing Historical Fiction; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $225. Every Thursday through June 23.

31  Writing Humor: It’s No Joke; 6:30-9 p.m.; $225. Every Tuesday through June 21.

ELP Courses
Register by April 27 at www.upenn.edu/elponline or (215) 898-8681.

Online: Courses through week of June 17 unless otherwise noted; $650/course.

2    Writing for Professional Purposes; Writing that Works; Grammar for Writers; The TOEFL Essay; The University  Application Essay; Writing the GMAT/GREAnalytical Essay.

9    Writing for Biomedical Professionals. Through  July 22.

Evening: Courses through week of June 13; $300/course with $15 registration fee; intermediate and advanced courses unless otherwise noted.

2    Written Communication Practice.

     TOEFL/TWE; $600.

3    Conversation Practice; elementary.

     Conversational Interactions.

     Pronunciation Improvement.

4    Business Writing.

5    Pronunciation Basics; elementary.

     Listening and Speaking with Confidence.

     Vocabulary Expansion.

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

10  Brown Bag Matinee–The Attitude Virus; noon-1 p.m.

18  Career Concepts–Effective Meetings; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

20  Career Focus Brown Bag–Worksmarts; noon-1 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

1    Wildflowers for the Woodland Garden; 1-3 p.m.;$24, $22/members.

2    Calculate & Cultivate; use of math in planning a vegetable garden; teachers of 4th-7th grades; 4-7 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

11  Special Foliage Techniques; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $38, $34/members.

12  Gardening in the Shade; 7-8:30 p.m.; $24, $22/members.

14  Landscape Painting in the Morris Arboretum Gardens; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; $170, $153/members. Continues May 21,June 4 & 11.

Nighttime Nature Walk at Bloomfield Farm; 7 p.m; $10, $8/members.

16  Understanding Wetlands; learn about environmental education, economics and history; for teachers of 4th-7th grades; 4-7 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

17  Vase Arranging: Loose Flowers; 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $35, $32/members.

19  Designing with Trees; 7-9 p.m.; $48, $43/members. Continues May 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

21  Landscape Design Intensive; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $60, $54/members.

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

4    Body Composition Measurements; noon; rm. G-16; registration required. Also May 25, 5 p.m.

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

5    How to Achieve Work-Life Balance; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

19  Make Emotions Work for You Professionally & Personally; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

25  Heart Health–Cholesterol and Diet: Creating a Healthy Partnership; noon-1 p.m.

Retirement Education & Financial Planning Programs
No registration. Info.: www.hr.upenn.edu/benefits/retirement/seminars.asp.

10  Taking a Realistic Look at Equity Returns; 10-11 a.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Know Your Retirement Plan; noon-1 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall. Also May 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Golkin Room.

Distribution Options; 2-3:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

11  The Basics: Making Investing Easy; 10-11 a.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

Feeling Secure: Taking Control of Your Financial Life; 2-3:30 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall. 

17  How Much To Save; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

Understanding Basic Investment Concepts; 1-2 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

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.

3    FilemakerPro; $260.

4    Pagemaker 7.0 Intro.; $179.

9    Outlook XP Intro.; $190.

10  Excel 2000/XP Intro.; $190.

11  Access Intro.; $357. Continues May 12.

13  Excel 2000/XP Intermediate; $190.

16  Excel Advanced; $190.

17  PowerPoint 2000 Intro.; $190.

18  Dreamweaver MX 2004: Designing and Developing Websites; $855. Through May 20.

23  Access Advanced; $448. Continues May 24.

25  Business Objects Intro.; $350.

Conference Exhibits
Meetings Music On Stage
Special Events Sports Talks Back to top


4    Faculty Club Annual Meeting; 4 p.m.; Faculty Club.

Location Change
12  Trustees’ Executive and Budget & Finance Committee Meetings; Sheraton Universtiy City Hotel; for time and registration call (215) 898-0414.


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

8    Psalms of Joy and Liberation; Philadelphia Singers perform with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; 7:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $48, $38, $28. See May AT PENN Extras!

14  Shout Sister Shout: A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe; the blues band Holmes Brothers with gospel artist Sister Marie Knight; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $44, $38, $31, $19; lecture and dinner: 6 p.m., $15; rsvp by May 7. See May AT PENN Extras!

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

5    Live Concert with TYFT; Andrew D’Angelo, Hilmar Jensson, & Jim Black perform; $12.

Catch a live concert with TYTF featuring Philadelphia musicians Andrew D’Angelo (clarinet, saxophone, electronics), Hilmar Jensson (guitar, electronics) and Jim Black (drums, meloica, electronics) at the Slought Foundation May 5.


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


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

7    Flamenco Performances by Pasión y Arte and Flamenco del Encuentro; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $33, $28, $24 (International House). See Exhibits & Special Events.

19  Thank You, Gregory! A Tribute to the Legends of Tap; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center. Also May 20, 8 p.m.; May 21, 2 & 8 p.m. See May AT PENN Extras!

Conference Exhibits
Meetings Music On Stage
Special Events Sports Talks Back to top


3    This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace—Swanee Hunt; 5:30 p.m.; International House.

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

3    Rhymes and Misdemeanors II; readings by members from Suppose an Eyes  and the Penn and Pencil club; 7 p.m.

5    A Trifle and that Triflinglie Handled; poets from Arcadia University; 7:30 p.m.

15  Virtual Book Group–Robinson Crusoe; for alumni and parents of alumni; register: www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/bookgroups. Through June 15.

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

  101 Tips for Graduates–Susan Morem; 4:30 p.m.

3    Trees of Pennsylvania–Ann Rhodes, Tim Block, Anna Anisko; 5:30 p.m.


4    Annual Housing Fair; information about mortgages, refinancing and other household matters; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Office of Community Housing).

7    Morris Arboretum Plant Sale; perennials, annuals and woody plants; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Also May 8. See Talks.

Opening of the Penn Museum’s Upper Courtyard Garden; celebrate the newly renovated garden with activities including free admission into the Museum; noon-2 p.m.; Penn Museum. See May AT PENN Extras!

8    Feria de Sevilla en Philadelphia; flamenco dancing, classical guitar music, food, crafts, workshops, and childrens’ activities in casetas; 3-7 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m.; Feria & performance: $22, $20/members, students, seniors, $12/12 & under; Feria only: $10, $8/members, students, seniors, $6/12 & under; info.: www.ihousephilly.org/prog_specialevents.htm (Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas; International House). See On Stage.

14  Penn Press Open House; Penn Press celebrates its new location; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 3905 Spruce St.


Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

7    (M) Lacrosse v. Maryland; 5 p.m.

22  (M) Crew–Heavyweight; time TBA.


1     Textiles of the Burma Hills; David Fraser, Penn Museum; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; $10, free/members (Arthur Ross Gallery; Penn Museum). See Exhibits.

2     Cytoskeleton, Cell Shape, and Cell Polarity: Lessons from a Bacterium; Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Yale University; 2 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

3     Restore, Rebuild or Re-invent?: Healthcare’s Future as America Ages; Richard Lamm, University of Denver; 2 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Institute on Aging).

Plant Sales Picks: Favorite Plants from any Garden; Anthony Aiello, Arboretum; 7 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $5, free/members; rsvp: (215) 247-5777 ext. 169 (Arboretum). See Special Events.

4    Enriching Qualitative Findings; Margaret Kearney, University of Rochester; 11 a.m.; rm. 216, NEB (Office of Nursing Research).

Intracellular Bacterial Communities in Pathogenesis: Tactic for Subverting Innate Defenses; Scott Hultgren, Washington University; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors: Role of Thioredoxin in Normal and Transformed Cells; Paul Marks, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

6     Cohort Turnover and Productivity: The July Phenomenon in Teaching Hospitals; Robert Huckman, Harvard University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

9    Molecular Dynamics of Guided Axon Growth; Pal Forscher, Yale University; 2 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

11  Conducting Research at External Sites (FWA’s-Federal Wide Insurance); staff fromOffice of Nursing Research; noon; rm. 118, NEB (Office of Nursing Research).

A Systems Approach to Dissecting Immunity; Alan Aderem, University of Washington; noon; Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD): Surprising Connections; Katalin Polgar, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; noon; Class of ’62 Room, John Morgan Bldg.  (CRRWH).

Regulation of Innate Immune Response Induction and Function During Viral Infections; Christine Biron, Brown University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar (Wistar).

The M2 Proton Channel from Influenza A Virus: Structural and Functional Studies by Solid State NMR; Timothy Cross, Florida State University; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics).

13  The Road to Godel; Saul Kripke, City University of New York; 2:30 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (University Secretary).

Using the Smooth Muscle Actin Genes to Reveal Genitourinary Development; James Lessard, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; 3:30 p.m.; Hirst Auditorium, Dulles Bldg., HUP (Urology).

Cell Death Regulation: There’s More to the Story than Apoptosis–Implications in Developing New Treatments for Cancer and Neurodegenerative Disorders; Craig Thompson, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute; 4 p.m.; E. R. Marookian Auditorium, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital (Veterinary Medicine).

16  High-resolution Structural Studies on Microtubule-based Motors; Masahide Kikka, University of Texas; 2 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

18  Global Perspectives in HIV Prevention; Sten Vermund, University of Alabama; 8 a.m.; Joseph Stokes Auditorium, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Center for Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS).

Constitutions and the Rule of Law: The Debate on Presidentialism; Maxwell Cameron, University of British Columbia; noon; Forum Room, Stiteler Hall (Latin American and Latino Studies). 

Model Systems for Virtual Screening; Brian Shoichet, University of California, San Francisco; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics).

23  Mechanisms that Specify and Monitor Kinetochore: Microtubule Attachments in Mammalian Cells; Tim Yen, Fox Chase Cancer Center; 2 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

Conference Exhibits
Meetings Music On Stage
Special Events Sports Talks Back to top



  Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 30, April 26, 2005


April 26, 2005
Volume 51 Number 30


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