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April 8, 2008, Volume 54, No. 28




Willifilmaker Talking Pictures; assembles relics, slum artifacts, spoken word, written word, film and impressionist paintings into meaningful social commentary; AIRSPACE Gallery; reception: April 11, 5 p.m. Through May 2.



The Effects of Privatization of Health Care on Prison Medical Care; panel discussion; 6:30 p.m.; S-240A, Penn Law School (Penn Law Bioethics Society).


The Edward B. Shils Memorial Chapter Lecture: Crossing the Boundaries: Political Science, Communication Research and Interdisciplinarity; Michael Delli Carpini, Annenberg School for Communication Dean; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School (Pi Gamma Mu).


If I Look at the Mass, I Will Never Act: Psychic Numbing and Genocide; Paul Slovic, Decision Research; noon; rm. 109, Annenberg School for Communication (Annenberg).


Race in the Academy Series: From Racial Stereotyping and Deficit Discourse Toward a Critical Race Theory of Teacher Education; Daniel Solorzano, UCLA; noon; Irvine Auditorium (GSE).


Lawyering in the Public Interest; Judge Abner Mikva, US Congressman and DC Circuit judge; 4:30 p.m.; S-240A, Penn Law School (Penn Law Democrats).

Tikal Skyline

Tikal Skyline (above) by photographer Loa Traxler, captures historic Mayan ruins in modern-day Guatemala. The 26th annual Maya Weekend will be held April 11-13 at the Penn Museum. This year’s theme is The Future of the Maya World. Penn Museum’s Maya Weekend is one of the largest and oldest meetings in the United States devoted to Maya studies. For admission information on the Annual Maya Weekend contact the Special Events Office of Penn Museum (215) 898-4890.

Related: Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Deadlines: Submissions for the Update are due every Monday for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the May AT PENN is Tuesday, April 15.  For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.

Almanac - April 8, 2008, Volume 54, No. 28