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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/ or the University’s website, www.upenn.edu. Listing of a phone number normally means tickets, reservations or registration required.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Signings
Special Events Sports Talks

academic Calendar Index

Now

Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions. Through April 6.

29

Spring Term Classes End.

30

Reading Days. Through May 2.


Children's Activities Index

12

Drop-in Family Workshop: Storytelling on Ancient Greek Pottery; learn about Greek legendary tales often depicted on ancient Greek pottery and decorate a terra cotta pot to take home; ages 7+; noon-2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission; pre-registration recommended: (215) 898-4016 (Museum).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 156.
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org.

5

Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My!  A Live Reptile Program; meet a variety of live reptiles and create a reptile to take home; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

13

Lenape Life: A Journey Back in Time; hands-on program for all ages; 1-3 p.m.; $18, $16/members.

Creating an Asian Dragon; learn Asian dragon folklore while creating a colorful dragon toy to take home; ages 3-7; 1-2:15 p.m.; $18, $16/members.

26

Cub Scout Badge: Forester Requirement; learn about the importance of trees and forests; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

Peanut Butter & Jams:
World Cafe Live
$10/adults, $7/children; 11:30 a.m.;
Info.: www.worldcafelive.com.

5

Buck Howdy & BB; Grammy nominated country artist.

12

Thaddeus Rex; interactive rock.

19

Makin’ Music Rockin’ Rhythms; mix of rockin’ original music and humor.

26

Ernie & Neal; local, high-energy family music.

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

11

Earth Day Arts & Crafts; paper plate butterfly puppet; 11 a.m.

18

Winnie the Pooh; 10:30 a.m.


conferences Index

2

11th Annual Spirituality and Health Research Symposium: Spirituality and Cancer; 1-3:30 p.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney Bldg, HUP; register: www.mindreligion.com (Center for Spirituality and the Mind). 

10

Christian Missions and National Identities: Comparative Studies of Cultural ‘Conversions’ in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and East Asia; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall. Through April 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; info.: www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/pages/sac_events.html (Middle East Center; Centers for Africana Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asia Center; GSE; URF; Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations).

 

2nd Annual Global Development Initiative Forum: Higher Education and International Development; info./register: www.gdi.upenn.edu. Through April 11 (Penn GDI).

 

Atlantic Emancipations Conference; black freedom struggles in the Atlantic world during the 18th and 19th centuries; opening session; 5 p.m.; McNeil Center; register: www.librarycompany.org. Through April 12 (McNeil Center).

14

ITMAT International Symposium: Academic Medicine in Drug Discovery and Development; 3-6:30 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II; registration required: www.itmat.upenn.edu/symposium.shtml. Through April 15, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (ITMAT).

18

Graduate Student Conference on Gender, Women & Sexuality; noon; 401 Fisher-Bennett Hall (Alice Paul Center). 

29

Translational Research in Lewy Body Disorders; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; info.: www.med.upenn.edu/aging/ (Udall Center).



exhibits Index

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, University Club at Penn, 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 M. Klein Art 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, students over 12; free/members, children 12 & under, w/PennCard;
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.-10:30 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., noon-11 p.m.; Sun., 6-11 p.m.
Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., appointment only.
Meyerson Gallery, Meyerson Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Morris Arboretum: $10, $8/seniors, $5/students & youth 3-18, free w/ PennCard, children under 3; Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 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.
The Rotunda: free; Mon. & Thurs. noon-6 p.m.; www.muralarts.org.
Slought Foundation: free; Wed.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Wistar Institute: Info. (215) 898-3700. 
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Upcoming

1

Big Bungalow Suite V; 11 x 30 ft. acrylic work of abstract art by Robert Rahway Zakanitch; Forum, Annenberg Center. Through September. April AT PENN Extras!

4

Reading Room; book display celebrating the works of authors Arakawa and Madeline Gins; Slought Foundation. Through April 6. April AT PENN Extras!

 

Shadow World: Under the El, Year One; in-depth video exploration of the space and people under the train tracks; International House; reception: April 16, 6 p.m. Through May 30.

14

Synthesis; abstract acrylic painting completed in ovalism, a technique developed by the artist, Daniel Wilder; Burrison Gallery; reception April 18, 6 p.m. Through May 31. 

16

Crazy; film screenings by Argentinean filmmaker, Daniel  Böhm; Slought Foundation; reception: April 16, 6:30 p.m. Through May 16. April AT PENN Extras!

19

Surviving: The Body of Evidence; interactive exhibition explores process of evolution and its profound impact on humans; Penn Museum. Opening celebration: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through May 3, 2009. See Special Events.

 

239 Years; galleries of new faces on the contemporary art scene; Slought Foundation. Through May 19. April AT PENN Extras!

25

North; public seminar and display with an architectural firm and architects; Slought Foundation; reception: 6:30 p.m.. Through May 12. April AT PENN Extras!

25

Mike’s World; focused view of a single Michael Smith performance persona as it developed over many years; ICA. reception: April 24, 6 p.m. Through August 3.

 

Project Space and Ramp Project: Trenton Doyle Hancock; prints, drawings, wallpaper and paintings which tell the mythical story of the Mounds, the artist’s half-animal and half-plant protagonists; ICA. reception: April 24, 6 p.m. Through August 3.

Now

 

Water!; images by Richard Golden; Burrison Gallery. Through April 11. April AT PENN Extras!

 

Senior Thesis Exhibition; Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery. Through April 18.

 

Given Enough Eyeballs; explores concepts of open-access and sharing as it relates to the idea of open source software; Esther M. Klein Gallery. Through April 26.

 

Turkey: Modern, Secular, Ancient & Sacred; photographs by David and Lisa U’Prichard of the people, architecture and geography which inhabit the ancient and modern country of Turkey; International House. Through April 25. April AT PENN Extras!

 

Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; artifacts from King Tutankhamun and the 1920s excavations of Amarna; Penn Museum. Through April. April AT PENN Extras!

 

Remembered Light: Destruction and Resurrection–Glass Fragments from World War II; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 15. April AT PENN Extras!

 

Trisha Donnelly; San Francisco–based photographer, painter, sculptor, and performance artist; ICA. Through August 3.

 

Textual Spaces: An Architecture of Reading; examines the spaces in which reading happens; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 8. April AT PENN Extras!

 

Counterpoint: Anthropology and Photography in New Guinea; color photography of Austin Super’s ethnographic research in Papau New Guinea; Merle-Smith Changing Exhibition Gallery, Penn Museum. Through September 14April AT PENN Extras! 

 

Francis Johnson: Music Master of Early Philadelphia; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through October 2009. April AT PENN Extras!

 

meta Metasequoia; see the world from among a canopy of redwood limbs; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing. 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. April AT PENN Extras!

 

The Jewish Book: Material Texts and Comparative Contexts; Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; virtual exhibit, www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/cajs/fellows06/.

 

Photographs from the Field; ethnographic photographs by anthropology graduate students; Museum Library, Penn Museum. Ongoing.

 

Strokes of Genius: The Art of Annie G. Hunter; Museum Library, Penn Museum. Ongoing.

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
Treasures From the Royal Tombs of Ur; 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 w/ admission. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

5

The Etruscan and Roman Legacy.

6

Royal Tombs of Ur.

   
films Index

3

College House Student Film Festival;7 p.m.; The Bridge Cinema de Lux (College Houses & Academic Services).

22

An Inconvenient Truth; 6 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

German Film Series
Screenings: TV Lounge, Gregory College House; 9 p.m.; PennCard needed.

14

I was Nineteen; German with English subtitles.

28

Requiem; German with German subtitles.

Comedy in Italian Cinema
Screenings: 4:50 p.m.; rm. A8, David Rittenhouse Labs; Italian with English subtitles (Italian Studies).

7

Caro diario.

14

La vita e bella.

21

Pane e tulipani.

Twentieth-Century Chinese Film
Screenings: 7 p.m.; rm. 303, Towne Bldg. Chinese with English subtitles (Center for East Asian Studies).

1

Fists of Fury.

8

King of Children.

15

Raise the Red Lantern.

22

A Chinese Odyssey.

Giant Monsters of Japan
Film Series
Screenings: 6 p.m., rm. 167-8, McNeil Bldg. Japanese with English subtitles (Center for East Asian Studies).

2

Pokemon 2000: The Movie.

9

Godzilla Millenium.

16

Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: All Monsters Attack.

23

Godzilla: Final Wars.

International House
Tickets: $7, $5/members, students, seniors unless otherwise noted. Info.:
www.ihousephilly.org.

1

 Riddles of the Sphinx preceded by Frida Kahlo and Tina Modotti & Amy!; 7 p.m.

3

Philadelphia Film Festival 2008; selected screenings from the festival; see www.phillyfests.org. Through April 15 (Philadelphia Film Society).

17

An Evening with Jeff Krulik; 7 p.m.

18

Knightriders and 1990: The Bronx Warriors; 9 p.m.

20

Handmade Puppet Dreams;2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

23

Looking for an Icon preceded by The Day You’ll Love Me (El Dia Que Me Quieras), Spanish and English w/ English subtitles; 7 p.m.

24

Tango of Slaves preceded by Zygosis; English and German with English subtitles; 7 p.m.

25

Remembrance of Things to Come, French with English subtitles; preceded by Ringl and Pit, English and German with English subtitles; 7 p.m.

26

Confidential Report; 7 p.m.

 

The Magnum Eye; 2 p.m.



fitness/learning Index

Jazzercise; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; Newman Center; first class free; $8/class, $6/students; contact Carolyn Hamilton: (215) 662-3293 (days) or (610) 446-1983 (evenings).

10

Blood Drive; S-1 Dental School; http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=255122.

17

College of General Studies Summer Session Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; Classroom C, 3440 Market St.; info.: www.penncgs.org (CGS).

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org

4

Interfaith Dialogue; open forum/discussion group; 11 a.m.

9

Lunch and Discussion with Penn Author Pamela Ehrenberg; time TBA.

25

Networking Lunch; noon. 

Free Library—
Walnut St. West Branch
201 S. 40th St.; info.: (215) 685-7671.

17

Recycling 101; noon.

26

Books Aloud! Workshop; 2 p.m.

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

1

Digital Photography; introduction to the basics; 7-9 p.m.; $150, $125/members. Continues April 8, 15, 22 & 29.

 

Landscape Design Studio; develop a conceptual design for a residential site; 7-9:30 p.m.; $225, $195/members. Continues April 8, 22 & 29, and May 6 & 13; April 19, 10 a.m.-noon.

3

Advanced Climbing and Rigging Techniques for Arborists: A Special Seminar; Mark Chisholm, New Jersey Certified Tree Expert, Arborist, Aspen Tree Expert Company; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $350. Continues April 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

5

Garden Discovery Series: Build a Bird’s Nest; look at the designs of birds nests and make your own; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free with admission.

 

Drawing from Nature for the Reluctant Beginner; for painters who want to improve drawing skills or parents with children (8+); 10 a.m.-noon; $95, $80/members. Continues April 12 & 19.

9

Vase Arranging for Floral Stems; 10 a.m-noon or 6:45-8:45 p.m.; $46, $44/members.

12

 Haibun: The Wandering Poet’s Journal; write the ancient art of haibun, a style combining prose with haiku; $60, $50/members. Continues April 26.

16

 The Art of Pressed Flowers; introductory class; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or 6:45-9 p.m.; $90, $75/members.

17

Orchids: Fascinating Plants for Home or Greenhouse; learn to grow orchids; 7-9 p.m.; $48, $43/members.

23

Gardening in the Shade; learn to look at shade as a gardening asset; 7:30-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

28

Elective in Landscape Design Series; tips for planning your garden; 7:30-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

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

7

First Day of Open Enrollment; make changes to your Penn benefits. Through April 18.

8

Essentials of Management–Creating Respectful Workplaces; 9 a.m.  

9

Getting Ahead: A Series for Young Professionals—Penn Benefits in Plain English; noon-1:30 p.m.

16

Brown Bag Matinee–Conflict Resolution A Win-Win Approach; noon-1 p.m.

18

Essentials of Management–Human Resource Management Principles; 9-10:30 a.m.

24

Career Focus Brown Bag–Mentors@Penn Information Session; noon-1 p.m.

30

Career Focus Brown Bag–Your Next Job at Penn; noon- 1 p.m.

Quality of Worklife: HR
Open to faculty and staff. Register: www.hr.upenn.edu/training_coursecatalog/.

10

Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Cessation Basics; noon-1 p.m.

16

Handling Relationship Stress; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

23

Parenting Your Pre-teen and Teen: Navigating Turbulent Times; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

24

Fitting in Fitness; noon-1 p.m.

Technology Training Services
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St.; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Open to faculty, staff, and students; register: www.tts.isc.upenn.edu.

1

PowerPoint 2003 Introduction; $190.

2

Excel 2003 Introduction; $190.

3

Word 2003 Introduction; $190.

4

Outlook 2007 Introduction—Hands On; 9 a.m.-noon; also offered 1:30-4:30 p.m.; $110.

7

Advanced Java; five-day course; $1,996.

 

Access 2003 Advanced; two-day course; $448.

9

FilemakerPro Intermediate; $260. 

 

Word 2003 Intermediate; $190. 

10

Excel 2003 Intermediate; $190.

11

PowerPoint 2003 Beyond the Basics; $190.

14

Photoshop CS2 Web Graphics; two-day course; $494.

15

Outlook 2003: Introduction;9 a.m.-noon; $110.

 

Outlook 2003: Calendaring & Contacts; 1-4 p.m.; $110.

16

Visio Intermediate; $224. 

17

Cascading Style Sheets; two-day course; $570.

21

SharePoint 2007 Power End User; three-day course; $1,136.

 

Word 2003 Intermediate; $190.

22

Moving to Office 2007—Hands On; 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.; $110.

23

Advanced Linux Workshop; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $100.

 

Outlook 2007 Advanced; $190.

 

Word 2003 Advanced; $190.

24

Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

25

Advanced Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

28

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Windows Vista Computers; three-day course; $1,121.

 

Word 2003 Advanced; $190.

29

Microsoft Project Introduction; two-day course; $448.

Meetings Index

1

WPSA Meeting; noon; rm. 217, Houston Hall.

8

PPSA Board Meeting; noon; Sweeten Alumni Center; RSVP: ppsa@pobox.upenn.edu

30

University Council; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.


music Index

18

South Asia Music Concert; Raagees–CANCELLED

Music Department
Free w/PennCard. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music.

5

The University Choir; 8 p.m.; The Philadelphia Cathedral (3723 Chestnut St.).

6

Penn Composers’ Guild; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

 

Penn Flutes; 7 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Rodin College House.

7

Music Department Jazz Combos; 8 p.m.; Upper East Lounge, Hill College House.

8

Music Department Jazz Combos; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

13

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

15

Penn Chamber I; 7 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

17

Penn Chamber II; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

18

Penn Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

22

Penn Chamber III; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

23

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

25

Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

Penn Presents
Info.: www.pennpresents.org.

4

The Bacon Brothers in Concert; American musical duo; 7 & 9:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $35-$60.

6

Angélique Kidjo; 4-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30-$45.

Kidjo

27

Brad Mehldau Trio; jazz pianist; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $25-$40.

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing, see www.worldcafelive.com.

            WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series;every Friday; reservations: www.xpn.org.

ON STAGE Index

5

Up On Stage; open mic/coffee house; 7 p.m.; Platt Performing Arts House (Penn Collective).

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

3

Spirit of Uganda; colorful, song-filled celebration of the human soul; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30-$45. See Talks. and  www.empowerafricanchildren.org

9

Love, Janis; CANCELLED

12

Boandanz Action: Voyeur; dancers Scott McPheeters and Bethany Formica; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $15.

15

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Final Audition; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20.

17

Paul Taylor Dance Company; featuring Esplanade, Promethean Fire, Le Grand Puppetier, Lines of Loss, and Antique Valentine; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $29-$46. Also April 18 & 19, 8 p.m., and April 18, 2 p.m.

23

Molora; exploration of apartheid through re-working of the Greek classic, The Oresteia; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $45. Also April 23, 24, 27 at 7:30 p.m., April 25 & 26, 8 p.m., and April 26, 2 p.m. See Talks.Molora


readings/signings Index

22

Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Childbirth; Judy Norsigian, executive director Our Bodies, Ourselves; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Penn Women’s Center).

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Cafe.
Info.: www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/.

1

Robert Wrigley; poet; 6 p.m. (CANCELLED)

4

Willard Spiegelman; literary scholar; noon.

7

A Celebration of George Oppen’s 100 Birthday; 6 p.m.

8

Robert Cohen; fiction writer; 6 p.m.

9

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, Anything goes!; 8 p.m.; also April 23.

11

Leo Bretholz; co-author of Leap into Darkness; noon; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu.

15

Cecilia Vicuña, Chilean poet introduced by Charles Bernstein; 6 p.m.

16

Old English Live!; a reading of Old English poetry; 6 p.m.

21

2nd Annual Caroline Rothstein Oral Poetry Event; 6 p.m.

22

Scrapbooking: Imagining Philadelphia; Junior Fellows Project by Moira Moody; 6 p.m.

28

Kelly Writers House Fellows Program; Jeremy Rothenberg, author; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP only: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu; also April 29.

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

7

When Doctors Become Patients; Robert Klitzman; 7:30 p.m.

8

Notes from a Practicing Writer; Lary Moten and Ed Shockley; 4 p.m.

10

 Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era 1829-1877; Walter A. McDougall, Pulitzer Prize winner; 3 p.m.

11

 Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate; PA Senator Arlen Specter; 7:30 p.m.

14

 Racial Paranoia; John L. Jackson, Jr.; 6:30 p.m.

16

Over the Summer Water; Daniel Hoffman; 3:30 p.m.

17

 Leaderless Jihad; Marc Sageman; 5:30 p.m.

   
special events Index

1

Models of Excellence Award Ceremony and Reception; 4:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; RSVP: (215) 898-1012 (Human Resources). 

3

Annual Rental Housing Fair; students, faculty, and staff can become familiar with housing options, meet landlords, tour properties, and get information; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wynn Commons; rain location: Hall of Flags (Penn Off-Campus Living).

4

Relay for Life; overnight walk to commemorate cancer survivors and raise funds for the American Cancer Society; 8 p.m. through 8 a.m. April 5; Franklin Field; info.: pennrelayforlife@gmail.com (Relay for Life at Penn).

8

Open Enrollment and Health Fair; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; review benefit options and obtain free health screenings; pre-registration required for cholesterol and blood glucose tests, www.hr.upenn.edu (Human Resources).

11

Spring Fling; carnival games, music. food and more; The Quad, Hill Field, College Green, and Wynn Commons; tickets for concert available on Locust Walk or www.upenn.tickets.musictoday.com; Through April 12 (SPEC).

 

26th Annual Penn Maya Weekend; The Future of the Maya World; explore Mayan Kingdoms through scholars, films and workshops; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; weekend: $175, $140/members; optional banquet, lunches extra; info.: (215) 898-4890. Through April 13 (Museum).

12

The Philadelphia Antiques Show; featuring over 50 leading antiques dealers and galleries benefiting the University of Pennsylvania Health System; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; The Navy Yard, 5100 South Broad St. Also April 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; and April 15, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; info.: www.philaantiques.com.

19

Public Opening Celebration–Surviving: The Body of Evidence; learn about the Museum’s human fossil casting project at a hands-on table, participate in an obstacle course, children can participate in an art show; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free w/ donation; info.: www.museum.upenn.edu (Museum). See Exhibits.

24

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day; activities across campus for 9-15 year-old guests; schedule/register: www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/daughterson.asp (Human Resources).

27

Morris Arboretum 75th Anniversary Celebration; Always Growing: A Campaign for Morris Arboretum; noon-4 p.m.; free admission (Arboretum).

Cherry Blossom Celebration
Celebration of Japanese culture; events at Morris Arboretum; free w/ admission; info.: (215) 247-5777, x156.

5

Japanese Garden Elements Tour; Also April 12, 14 and 19.

12

Origami for Kids; 11 a.m.

 

Swarthmore Taiko Drummers– Music and Dance in the Garden; traditional Japanese drumming; 1 p.m.

14

Tokyo Japanese Cherry Blossom Queen; 10-11:45 a.m.

19

Archery Demonstration; 11-noon.

 

Traditional Japanese Tea Demonstration; 1-2 p.m.



sports Index

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

1

Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s and Delaware; Liberty Bell Tournament; 3 p.m.

2

Softball vs. LaSalle; 3 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. St. Joseph’s; 3:30 p.m.

 

(W) Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins; 7 p.m.

4

(M) Tennis vs. Yale; 2 p.m.

5

(M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Rutgers; Lev Brett Bowl; all day.

 

(M) Tennis vs. Brown; 2 p.m.

 

Track and Field; Penn Invite; all day.

6

(M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Navy; Callow Cup; all day.

 

(W) Lacrosse vs. Harvard; 1 p.m.

11

(W) Tennis vs. Harvard; 2 p.m.

12

(M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Princeton and Columbia; Childs Cup; all day.

 

(W) Tennis vs. Dartmouth; noon.

 

Track and Field vs. Princeton and Yale; time TBA.

 

Baseball vs. Cornell; noon.

 

(M) Lacrosse vs. Brown; noon.

 

Softball vs. Cornell; 12:30 p.m.

13

Baseball vs. Cornell; noon.

 

Softball vs. Cornell; 12:30 p.m.

16

Baseball vs. LaSalle;3 p.m.

18

(W) Tennis vs. Cornell; 2 p.m.

19

(W) Lacrosse vs. Brown; 1 p.m.

20

(M) Tennis vs. Columbia; 2 p.m.

23

Baseball vs. Lehigh; 1 p.m.

 

Softball vs. Drexel; 3 p.m.

24

Penn Relay114th Penn Relays; all day. Through April 26. www.thepennrelays.com.

26

(M) Heavyweight Rowing vs. Harvard and Navy; Adams Cup; all day.

27

Softball vs. Columbia; 12:30 p.m.

 

(W) Lacrosse vs. Northwestern; 2 p.m.

 

Baseball vs. Columbia; noon.

 

Softball vs. Columbia; 12:30 p.m.


talks Index

1

Constructing Culture: Three Japanese Architects Struggle with Shinto; Dana Buntrock, University of California, Berkeley; 5:30 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Center for East Asian Studies; Architecture).

 

Some Modern Approaches to the History of the Crusades; Jonathan Riley-Smith, University of Cambridge; 5 p.m.;  Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Library).

2

Can Forest Plantations Contribute to Biodiversity Recovery and Conservation in Degraded Tropical Landscapes?; Florencia Montagnini, Yale University; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies). 

 

Humanitarians in Action: An Inside Look at Doctors Without Borders; Laura Cobey, Doctors Without Borders; 4 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Nursing). 

 

Heaven and Man: From a Cross-Cultural Perspective; Zhang Longxi, City University of Hong Kong; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (Center for East Asian Studies; Graduate Group in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory; GAPSA).

 

Original Sin: Dr. S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities; Elaine Pagels, Princeton University; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (Penn Humanities Forum; SAS).

 

Learning from the Brain: Cancer Stem Cells in Cancer Biology and Therapy; Jeremy Rich, Duke University Medical Center; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Reading the Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica; April Shelford, American University; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

 

Genetics of Complex Disease; Hakon Hakonarson, Center for Applied Genomics; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health).

3

Shipwrecked Architecture: The Roman Column Shipwreck at Kizilburun, Turkey; Deborah Carlson, Texas A&M University; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

 

Immigration and Distributive Justice; Howard Chang, Penn Law; 4 p.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism).

 

Vacant Properties and the Risk of Aggravated Assault in Neighborhoods; J. Nadine Gracia, pediatrics; 9:30 a.m.; Terrace Room, Logan Hall (FICAP).

 

The Spirit of Hope: How Africa Fights AIDS; 5:30 p.m.; lobby, Annenberg Center; $17, $14/subscribers & students (Penn Presents). See On Stage

4

GDRS Robotics Technology and Systems; Charles Shoemaker, General Dynamics Robotics Systems; 11 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Beyond the Walls of Agamemnon: The Search and Discovery of the Lower Town at Mycenae; Christofilis Maggidis, Dickinson College; noon; Penn Museum (Museum). 

 

Situated Language Use: Robots, Children, and Games; Deb Roy, Cognitive Machines Group; noon; ste. 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS). 

 

Linguistic Injustice and the Territorial Imperative; Philippe Van Parijs, University of Louvain/Harvard; 3 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (Philosophy). 

 

PMA Graduate Symposium; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

7

Comparative Nematode Genomics: Past, Present and Future; Makedonka Mitreva, George Washington University; 4 p.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (Pathobiology).

8

The Surveyed Society: Polls and Statistics in the Making of Modern America; Sarah Igo, history; 1 p.m.; University Club (Penn Women’s Club).

 

Educating the “Other”: The Case of the Muslim Minority in Western Thrace, Greece; Thalia Dragonas, University of Athens; 6 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg Center (Social Policy & Practice). 

9

Measuring Daily Activities and Risks Over Space-time; Douglas Wiebe, biostatistics and epidemiology; noon; rm. 216, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Nursing).

 

Sustainability in the City; Spencer Finch, PA Environmental Council; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies). 

 

The Levin Family Dean’s Forum Lecture: The Stuff of Thought; Steven Pinker, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (SAS).

 

The Boundaries of Silenced Chromatin; Rohinton Kamakaka, University of California, Santa Cruz; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Cell Fate Determination at the Neural Plate Border; Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet, veterinary medicine; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health).

 

Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Lecture and Award Presentation Honoring Marilyn Sommers—Inquiry and Injury: Why Curiosity Never Killed the Cat; Marilyn Sommers, nursing; 3 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Nursing). 

11

Toward Haptic Prostheses for Amputees; Ed Colgate, Northwestern University; 11 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP). 

 

Thinking the Same Thing; Susan Schneider, philosophy; 3 p.m.; rm. 402, Logan Hall (Philosophy).  

 

The Gaze of the Other: Reconsidering the International Dialogue between France and Japan, 1880-1910; Jeehyun Lee, graduate student; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

 

Works-in-Progress Faculty Seminar; Eve Troutt Powell, history; noon; rm. 436, Logan Hall (Alice Paul Center).

 

Urban Health and Urban Design; Anne Vernez Moudon, University of Washington; noon; www.upenn.edu/ldi/calendar.html (LDI).

 

The Myth of the Negro Past; Timothy Rommen, music; noon; Seminar Room, ste. 331A, 3401 Walnut St.  (Center for Africana Studies).

 

IRCS Noon Colloquim Speaker Series; Ted Berger, University of Southern California;  noon; ste. 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS). 

14

Vector Born Diseases; Ronald Rosenberg, Center for Disease Control; 4 p.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (Pathobiology).

 

Christian Versification; Paul Saenger, The Newberry Library, Chicago; 5:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Library).

15

The Opposite of Human Enhancement: Nanotechnology and the Blind Chicken Problem; Paul Thompson, Michigan State University; 4 p.m.; ste. 321, 3401 Market St. (Center for Bioethics).

 

Discovery and Analysis of Non-coding RNA’s Riboswitches; Ronald R. Breaker, Yale University; 3 p.m.; Class of ’62, John Morgan Bldg. (Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute).

 

The Birth of Modern Chapters; Paul Saenger, The Newberry Library, Chicago; 5:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Library).

 

John Stedman’s Tropics: The Mercenary as Natural Historian; Elizabeth Bohls, University of Oregon; 5 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

16

When a man marries a fortune it is not all he marries’: Riches, Reputation and the West v. West Divorce of 1806; Lesley Doig, Rutgers University, New Brunswick; 12:30 p.m.; Seminar Room 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

 

Cleavage-stage Specializations of Cytokinesis and Pregastrular Morphogenesis in Xenopus; Michael Danilchik, Oregon Health and Science University; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health).

 

Brave Testimony; Linton Kwesi Johnson, dub poet; 6 p.m.; The Rotunda (Center for Africana Studies).

17

 Effects of Variation at the HLA and KIR Loci on HIV Disease; Mary Carrington, National Cancer Institute; 1 p.m.; Lobby, BRB II/III (Center For Aids Research). 

 

Prostitution in Postwar Japan, 1945-1960; Holly Sanders, Villanova University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

 

 Print and Pleasure in the North Indian Public Sphere; Francesca Orsini, University of Cambridge; noon; rm. 551, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Center).

 

Innate Partnership Between HLA-B and KIR3DL1 Subtypes Against HIV; Mary Carrington, National Cancer Institute; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Center For Aids Research).

 

The Printed Codex; Paul Saenger, The Newberry Library, Chicago; 5:30 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

18

Models, Complexity and Algorithms for Cooperative Multiagent Systems; Sonia Martinez, University of California, San Diego; 11 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

AAMW Lunchtime Lecture Series—Sailing to Byzantium: Modernism and the American School; noon.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission (Museum).

 

Carbon Emissions and Tropical Deforestation; Ruth DeFries, University of Maryland; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies). 

 

On Being the Right Size: Scaling and Psychological Laws; Nick Chater, University College, London;  noon; ste. 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS). 

 

Mouse Who Would be King: Innovating Tradition in the State of Chamba –15th to 17th c. AD; Mandavi Mehta, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

 

LDI Research Seminar; W. David Bradford, Medical University of South Carolina; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium (LDI).

21

Henry Beecher’s ‘Bombshell’: Research Ethics and Omissions circa 1966; Susan Lederer, Yale University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Logan Hall (Philosophy). 

23

Biomarkers of Environmental Chemicals and Pubertal Maturation in Young Girls; Susan Pinney, University of Cincinnati; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health).

 

IRCS/CCN Brain and Language Speaker Series; Geoffrey Fredericks, University of Pittsburgh;  noon; ste. 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS). 

24

Suicidal Ideation in Youth Ages 14 to 22: Findings From the National Annenberg Survey of Youth; Dan Romer, Annenberg School; 9:30 a.m.; Amado Hall, Irvine Auditorium (FICAP).

 

The Race and Sports Lecture; John Carlos; Tommy Smith; Harry Edwards, University of California, Berkeley; 5:30 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Center for Africana Studies).

25

Object Categorization and the Need for Many-to-Many Matching; Sven Dickinson, University of Toronto; 11 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

Linking Grammatical Principles and Speech Production Data; Matt Goldrick, Northwestern University; noon; ste. 400A, 3401 Walnut St. (IRCS). 

 

LDI Health Policy Seminar; John A. Rich, Drexel University; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium (LDI).

 

AAMW Lunchtime Lecture Series—Corinthian Suburbia: Patterning Settlement at the Crossroads of Roman Greece; noon; Penn Museum; (Museum).

 

Health Policy Seminar; Donald Schwarz, Commissioner of Health, Philadelphia; 4:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (LDI; Center for Public Health Initiatives).

 

The Impulse Towards a New Subject: Genre and Narrative in Early Mughal Painting; Yael Rice, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

 

Timeless Tales: Greek Tragedy in Contemporary Theatre; 5:30 p.m.; lobby, Annenberg Center;  $17, $14/subscribers & students (Penn Presents). See On Stage.

 

Milk, Eggs and Meat: A Forum on the Myths and Realities of Food Animal Production; 5:30 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall Auditorium; tickets required; info.: www.vet.upenn.edu (Vet School). 

28

Conserving Angkor; Glenn Boornazian, Integrated Conservation Resources; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Historic Preservation). 

29

All Yah’s Children: Race, Spirituality, and the Story of African Americans in Israel; John L. Jackson, Jr., Penn Integrates Knowledge professor; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

 

New Approaches to Ras Inhibition; Frank McCormick, University of California, San Francisco; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

30

‘Sypathetic Hearts and Homogenial Souls’: American Men of Feeling in the Barbary States; Jeff Edwards, English; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

 

Sperm Membrane Macro-domains and Micro-domains: It’s More Complicated Than ‘Raft’ vs. ‘Non-raft’ in Terms of Organization and Function; Alexander Travis, Cornell University; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health).

 

Early Detection and Rapid Response to Emerging and Re-emgerging Diseases; Bernard Vallat, World Organization of Animal Health; 3 p.m.; rm. B101, Vet School; RSVP: (215) 898-3525 (Vet School).