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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 

10

Drop Period Ends.

11

Fall Break. Ends October 14.

24

Family Weekend. Through October 26.


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Index 

4

Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion; make Tibetan Buddhist-inspired prayer flags; noon-2 p.m.; free w/ Museum donation; Penn Museum. See Exhibits & Talks (Museum).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext 156 or 125

12

Cub Scout Badge: Forester Requirements; learn about trees and forests in this class for Webelo Cub Scouts; 1-3 p.m.; $12.

19

Incredible Insects and Bug Olympics; learn about insects and cheer on your bug in the free-for-all dash and the hopscotch challenge; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

25

Planetary Treasure Hunt; follow the map and solve riddles while learning about the planet’s ecosystems; 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.

4

Suzi Shelton; award-winning “kindie rock” phenomenon.

18

The Great Holtzie; Philadelphia Magazine’s “Best Comedian for Kids.”

25

Erin Lee & Marci; wear your Halloween costume for a non-spooky, musical celebration.

Penn Presents
Tickets: www.pennpresents.org

2

The Ant and the Elephant; musical version of the Aesop fable; 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $10. September AT PENN Extras!

 

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley; noon; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $10.; also October 3, 10 a.m., noon & 7 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!


conferences Index 

16

Historians of Islamic Art Association Symposium—Space & Visions; info./register: www.arthistory.upenn.edu/HIAA/. Through October 18 (Middle East Center). 

24

Penn CIGHT First Annual Symposium; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall (Penn CIGHT).

 

Penn Cinema and Media Pioneers II; 9 a.m; rm. 401, Fisher Bennett Hall; info.: (215) 898-8782. Through October 25 (Cinema Studies).

27

Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Community-Wide Meeting; 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB; info.: www.itmat.upenn.edu
(ITMAT).


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.

Annenberg Center Forum; free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-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.-4 p.m.
Esther M. Klein Art Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Graduate School of Education (GSE), Student Lounge: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
ICA: free admission; 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. -10:30p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. 6-11 p.m.
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.
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.
Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.: free; (215) 573-3234 for hours.
Slought Foundation; free; Wed.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Upcoming

1

The Day You’ll Love Me (El Día Que Me Quieras); featuring the films of Leandro Katz; Slought Foundation. Through November 1.

4

Himalaya: Land of the Snow Lion; 50 black and white images examining ethnic, cultural and historical Tibet; Merle-Smith Gallery, Penn Museum. Through March 8, 2009. See Talks.  September AT PENN Extras!

20

Garden Club of America Photo Exhibit; Upper Gallery, Widener Center, Morris Arboretum. Through October 27.

27

Life in Boxes: Comic Art and Artifacts; history and development of the comic; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; reception, 7 p.m. Through March 22, 2009.

27

Render the Following: Work by Artie Vierkant; reception, 7 p.m.; Kelly Writers House. 


Now

 

Garden RailwayArchitectural Wonders of the World; experience visits to the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal and more; Morris Arboretum. Through October 13. See Special Events.  September AT PENN Extras!

 

Musings on Nature; exhibit by members of the Northwest Artists’ Collective, a group of painters, sculptors, print makers, photographers and fiber artists in Philadelphia’s Northwest corridor; Upper Gallery, Widener Center, Morris Arboretum. Through October 20.

 

Through You: Photography Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection; Charles Addams Gallery. Through October 24.

 

Word Each to Cling I; photographs by Erica Baum based on Pianola rolls; Kelly Writers House. Through October 25.

 

InLiquid Video Installation: Project ME9; visual artist branding and art marketing with video art and Polaroids;  International House. Through October 31.

 

MamaCita; visual and craft art created by members of Mothers’ Cooperative in the Arts, female artists from Philadelphia and its suburbs; International House. Through October 31

 

The Interval Separating; artist Caleb Larsen explores what exists between digital and physical realities; Esther Klein Art Gallery.  Through November 1.

 

Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection; variety of printmaking techniques and artists, including 30 master prints dating from the early 20th century to the present; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through November 2. See Talks.  September AT PENN Extras!

 

Oil and Water; oil and watercolor paintings by Diane Lachman; Burrison Gallery; reception: October 3, 5 p.m. Through November 7.   September AT PENN Extras!

 

The Evolution of Origin; small exhibit presented in conjunction with the Penn Reading Project follows the evolution of sea creatures to land animals; near the Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Deitrich Library.  Through November 16.

 

Kate Gilmore; performance-based video art of women attempting difficult physical tasks; ICA. Through December 7September AT PENN Extras!

 

Douglas Blau; picture epics from uniformly-framed collages of printed matter; ICA. Through December 7.  September AT PENN Extras!

 

R. Crumb’s Underground; the work of cartoonist Robert Crumb; ICA. Through December 7. See Films.   September AT PENN Extras!

 

Oh Fresh! Sophomore  Proclamations of Freshman Rules, 1866-WWII; collection of Freshman Broadsides; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Deitrich Library. Through December 19September AT PENN Extras!

 

Odili Donald Odita: Third Space; large-scale abstract wall paintings; ICA.  Through March 29, 2009September AT PENN Extras!

 

Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania; items from the private collections of Lenape people along with archaeological objects from the Museum’s collections; Penn Museum. Through September 12, 2009.  See Special Events.   September AT PENN Extras!

 

Surviving: The Body of Evidence; interactive exhibition explores evolution and its profound impact on humans; Penn Museum. Through May 3, 2009. September AT PENN Extras!

 

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

 

Collective Imprints; visual art that celebrates the life and history of The Rotunda; The Rotunda. Ongoing.

 

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

 

Jewish & Other Imperial Cultures in Late Antiquity; virtual exhibit; www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/cajs/fellows08/ (Center for Advanced Judiac Studies).  

 

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.

Penn Museum Tours
Meet at Trescher Main Entrance; free with admission donation. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

4

Highlights of the Collection

5

Egypt: Life Along the Nile

11

Raven’s Journey: Alaska’s Native People

12

Daily Life in Canaan and Ancient Israel

18

Etruscan and Roman Architecture

19

Highlights of the Collection

25

Native American Southwest

26

Rites of Passage in Africa

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.

films Index 

1

The Butterfly in Winter: An Evening of German Experimental Film; 6:30 p.m.;  Sloung Foundation (Slought).

30

The Polymath, or the Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany; screening and discussion; 6 p.m.; Arts Café, Kelly Writers House (Creative Writing Program; LGBT Center).

Cinema Studies
Info.: http://cinemastudies.upenn.edu/

1

Films from Three Decades; various screenings by filmmakers Ute Aurand, Milena Gierke, Renate Sami, and Curator Karen Beckman; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation. Through October 2.

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

1

Sound on Screen—J’entends Plus La Guitare; French; 7 p.m.

3

Exhumed Films: Slashers & Psychotics; multiple  screenings; 9 p.m.

4

Project Twenty1 Film & Animation Festival; screenings, casting workshops and networking with filmmakers; info.: www.ProjectTwenty1.com. Through October 5.

8

DocuSpain: New Spanish DocumentariesMemory Train; Spanish; 7 p.m.

9

The Immortal Alain Robbe-Grillet; various screenings by scientist turned director; French. Through October 11.

14

Stories of New Orleans­—Past, Present and Future; multiple screenings; 7 p.m.; $10, $8/members, students, seniors.

15

An Evening with Jack Stevenson—Know Your Enemy: An American War-Propaganda Retrospective; multiple screenings; 7 p.m.

16

Carnaval! A Celebration of South America—Global Gala 2008; multiple screenings; 7 p.m.; Portuguese. Through October 18. See Music.

22

Crumb; 7 p.m.; preceded by R. Crumb Underground tour at ICA; free. See Exhibits.

23

Visions of Paradise: Three Films about American Self-Taught Artists; 7 p.m.

24

The Hour of the Furnances; 7 p.m.; Spanish.

29

Sound on Screen—Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell; 7 p.m.



fitness / learning Index 

 

Class of 1923 Arena; 3130 Walnut St.; admission: weekday $5.50, weekend $6.50, $1 off w/PennCard; skate rental $2.50; group rates and skating lessons offered; hours: www.upenn.edu/icerink.

 

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

 

New Parents @ Penn; meets every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; contact Penn Women’s Center (215) 898-8611 for dates.  

1

Faculty Affiliates Mixer; 4-6 p.m.; LGBT Center (LGBT Center).

8

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class; for women only; session III: Wednesdays, October 8-29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; session IV: Thursdays, October 16-November 6; 4040 Chestnut St., Divsion of Public Safety; register: (215) 898-3590; full fall schedule at www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/SS_RAD.asp.

Academic Career Conference
Sponsored by Career Services

6

Talking about Your Research; noon-1 p.m.; rm. 305, Graduate Student Center.

7

Talking about Your Teaching; noon-1 p.m.; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.

14

The Insider’s Guide to Graduate Education: A Program for First- and Second-Year PhD Students; 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; RSVP: rollinse@upenn.edu.

Christian Association
SLANGuage; Tuesdays 2:30-5 p.m. Info: www.upennca.org.

1

Election Issue Debate; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also October 15 & 29.

5

Progressive Christianity 101; Rev. Beverly Dale; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tabernacle United Church. Every Sunday.

6

Peacemaking Through the Arts; 3-6 p.m. (times will vary). Also October 17, 20, 27, 31.

7

SLANGuage; 2:30-5 p.m. Every Tuesday.

8

Queer Christian Fellowship; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also October 22.

23

Sex on Tap; 5:30-10 p.m.

30

African Dinner­—Ghana; 6-8 p.m.

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

7

Brown Bag Matinee—Think or Sink; noon-1 p.m.

10

Minutes Writing; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

14

Franklin Covey’s FOCUS; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

21

Getting Ahead: A Series for Young Professionals—Money Matters II: Beyond the Basics; noon-1:30 p.m.

23

Brown  Bag Matinee—The Sluggers Come Home; noon-1 p.m.

24

Diversity Brown Bag: Sexual Harassment Awareness; noon-1 p.m.

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

7

Women and Heart Disease: Understanding a Woman’s Risk; noon-1 p.m.

9

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

10

Information Session: Flexible Work Options; noon-1 p.m. Also October 30.

16

Coaching Children for Online Computer Safety and Security; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

21

Your Heart and Cardiovascular Health: The Importance of Exercise; noon-1 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org.

2

Photographing the Springfield Mill; five sessions w/ various times; $150, $125/members.

 

Making a Garden; 7:30–9 p.m.; $36, $30/members.

4

Garden Discovery Series: Garden Headdress; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free w/ admission.

 

Great Plants for Your Home Garden Tour—Native Plants; 1 p.m.; tours every Sunday through October.

 

Managing Your Streamside Property; 10 a.m.–noon; $30, $25/members.

6

Constructing the Landscape; six sessions; $180, $150/members.

7

Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners; 7–9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Step by Step Site Assessment for Planting Success; 7–8:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

8

Tree Decay: Identification, Assessment and Management; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.

 

Mapping and Site Analysis; 7–9 p.m.; four Wednesdays through November 5; $120, $100/members.

 

How ‘Green’ Is Your Garden?; 7–8:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

14

Floral Design II; 6:45–9 p.m.; three Tuesdays through October 28; $190, $160/members.

 

Relationships in Nature: Restoring Ecology in Backyards, Schoolyards, and Beyond; 7–9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

15

Oaks: Important Characteristics and Health Threats; 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; $150.

 

Introduction to Digital Photography; five sessions w/ various times; $180, $150/members.

18

Attracting Birds to the Backyard; 9–11 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Overwintering Tender Plants; 10 a.m.–noon; $30, $25/members.

 

Fall Color: A Special Tour with the Director; 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; $35, $30/members.

 

Hypertufa II: Make a Trough or Staddle Stone; 10:30 a.m.–noon; $36, $30/members.

19

Painting Autumn’s Beauty; 1–3 p.m.; $35, $30/members.

25

Beyond the Grass Ceiling: Less Lawn, More Natives; 10–11:30 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Drying and Preserving Fresh Flowers; 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.; $60, $50/members.

26

Our Wild Neighbors: Bird Rescue; 1–3 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

28

From Farm to Table: Growing Food Sustainably; 1–2:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

 

Pruning Deciduous Trees; 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; raindate, October 30; $110/all day, $60/morning only.

 

Butterflies in Your Garden; 7–8:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

Technology and 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.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training.

1

FilemakerPro Intro.; $260.

2

Excel 2003 Intro.; $190.

3

Visio Intro.; $224.

6

PowerPoint 2003 Intro.; $190.

7

Word 2003 Intro.; $190.

8

Moving to Office 2007; $190.

10

Windows Vista Intro.; $250.

13

Excel 2007 Intro.; $190.

14

Access 2003 Advanced; $448; 2 days.

16

Flash CS3 Intro.; $570; 2 days.

 

Microsoft Project 2003 Intro.; $448; 2 days.

20

Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

 

Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services $1,871; 5 days.

21

Cascading Style Sheets; $570; 2 days.

22

Supporting the PennNet Phone Service; noon-1:30 p.m.; free.

24

Adobe Acrobat 9—Redefining the Term “Document”; 9 a.m.-noon; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; free.

 

Word 2003 Intermediate; $190.

27

Word 2007 Intro.; $190.

28

Photoshop CS3 Intro.; $494; 2 days.

 

Access 2007 Intro.; $357; 2 days.

30

Word 2003 Advanced; $190.

31

PowerPoint 2007 Beyond the Basics; $190.


Meetings Index 

7

PPSA; noon; Sweeten Alumni Center; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu.

14

WPSA; noon; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.

22

University Council; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu.

30

Fall Full Board Meeting of the Trustees; RSVP: (215) 898-7005. Through October 31.

music Index 

24

Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; free (Music).

30

4A/The Inspiration Fall Show; co-ed a cappella; time TBA; info.: inspirat@dolphin.upenn.edu; Iron Gate Theater.

College House Music Program
PennCard required

8

Members of the Philadelphia Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Rodin College House.

25

Karen Meier; cello; 8 p.m.; Heyer Sky Lounge, Harrison College House.

30

Matt McCloskey; 8 p.m. jazz guitar; McClelland Hall in the Quad. 

International House
Info.: www.ihousephilly.org

12

An Evening with Phil Niblock—Music and Images by an American Maverick; 8 p.m.; $10, $8/members, students, seniors.

19

Carnaval! Global Gala 2008­­­—Paulo Alvares & Ensemble Noamnesia; 8 p.m.;  $10, $8/members, students, seniors. See Films.

25

Paul Bley & Richard Poole; jazz and improvised music duets; 8 p.m.; $25, $20/members & seniors, $17.50/students.

Slought Foundation
Shows 8 p.m.; $10. Info.: www.slought.org

3

Polwechsel; performing selections from their new CD, Archives of the NorthSeptember AT PENN Extras!

18

Maierhof; contemporary music composer who works with acoustic instruments; Irvine Auditorium.

25

Werner Moebius | Audio Culture; sound installations, solo performance, ensemble compositions and video works.

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

WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series
; every Friday in October at noon; World Cafe Live; info.: www.worldcafelive.com.

ON STAGE Index 

10

Mike Birbiglia: Sleeping While Standing Tour; stand-up comedy; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $32.50.

12

The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa; performances inspired by traditional Malian music; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $25-$40. September AT PENN Extras!

15

The Grand Inquisitor; Dostoevsky’s parable; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $35. Through October 19. September AT PENN Extras!

16

Parsons Dance; high-energy works that combine humor and sensuality; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $38-$48; Also October 17, 8 p.m. and October 18, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!

29

Inbal Pinto Dance Company: Celebrating Israel’s 60th Anniversary; production set inside a stage-sized snow globe; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $38-$48. September AT PENN Extras!

Readings/signings Index 

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

2

EMERGENCY presents Poets Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Christopher Stackhouse; 6 p.m.

3

Sylvia Kauders Lunch Series—Gerald M. Stern, The Scotia Widows: Inside Their Lawsuit Against Big Daddy Coal; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu; noon.

6

Lunch Talk with Michael Sokolove; New York Times Magazine; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu; noon.

7

PoemTalk; live recording discussion of Lyn Hejinian’s “constant change figures”; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu;3:30 p.m.

 

Reading and Discussion with Novelist Karen Russel; 6 p.m.

15

Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.

16

Anthony DeCurtis presents Tom Moon; 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die; 6 p.m.

20

LIVE at the Writers House; featuring L.A. Banks, Solomon Jones, The Twin Poets, Ed Shockley, with musical guest Monnette Sudler; 7 p.m.

21

Reading and Conversation with Jim Shepard; fiction writer and novelist; 6 p.m.

22

Blogging in the Presidential Election; Will Bunch; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu; noon.

 

Theorizing presents Lytle Shaw; discussion of book Olson’s Archives: Fieldwork in New American Poetry; 6 p.m.

23

Cheryl J. Family Fiction Program: Featuring Ben Fountain; fiction writer; 6p.m.

28

Caroline Rothstein Oral Poetry Program­—Tracie Morris and Band, Marvin Sewell and Val Jeanty; 6 p.m.

29

A Radio Play by Jill Budd; 6 p.m.

30

PoemTalk; live recording discussion of  Robert Creeley’s “I Know a Man”; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu; 3:30 p.m.

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

1

Time Well Wasted; D.S. Haines; 7 p.m.

3

Third Base Ain’t What it Used to Be; Logan Levkoff; 4 p.m.

7

Disrupting Class; Michael Horn; 6 p.m.

16

Black Philosopher, White Academy: The Career of William Fontaine; Bruce Kuklick; 6 p.m.

20

The Way of Innovation; Kaihan Krippendorf; 6 p.m.

23

Acting: Make It Your Business; Paul Russell; 6 p.m.

25

Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell; Hank Herman; 3 p.m.

27

The Mismanagement of America, Inc.; Lawrence Hrebiniak; 6 p.m.

28

Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History; Heather Love; 6 p.m.

29

The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn’t); Alvin Felzenberg; 6 p.m.


special events Index 

Now

Farmer’s Market; 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; University Square, 36th and Walnut Streets. Wednesdays through October.

3

Penn Women’s Center Open House; noon-2 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-8611 (PWC).

4

Penn Family Day; a day of events, including a tailgate party, sporting events, and free Penn Museum admission; all-day events beginning at 10:30 a.m.; info.: www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/StaffRecognition/FamilyDay.aspx (Human Resources).

 

Clark Park Farmers’ Market; 10th anniversary celebration featuring an outdoor market, local food, public art and live performances; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 43rd & Baltimore (The Food Trust; UCD; Friends of Clark Park).

7

Commuter Fair; learn about the different ways to commute to campus; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall. Also October 8; Ravdin Mezzanine, HUP (Business Services).

11

Campus Pride College Fair; learn about colleges and universities that value LGBT and ally people; 2-4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (LGBT Center).

13

Employee Resource Fair; learn about campus resources and services available to Penn employees; noon-2 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (PPSA; WPSA).

14

Fiscal Wake-Up Tour; panel discussion and town hall meeting on federal fiscal policy; 6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Fels Institute of Government).

15

Information Session: Wharton Programs for Workings Professionals; 6-7:30 p.m., check-in at 5:30 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: wharton-wpwp@wharton.upenn.edu, (215) 898-2888, www.whartoncertificates.com (Wharton).

 

College of Liberal and Professional Studies Graduate Programs Fair; 5:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.

 

4th Anniversary of World Cafe Live; music, $4 menu and drinks; 6 p.m.; RSVP: www.worldcafelive.com.  

16

Young Friends Event: CSI; learn about how forensic anthropology is used to solve criminal cases; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/members (Museum).

17

Welcoming Reception for International Students and Scholars; wear traditional or business attire and meet friends from 50 area colleges; 5-7 p.m.; Chinese Rotunda, Penn Museum (International Classroom Programs).

18

Calabash; performances, food and dance celebrating Caribbean and African cultures; 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (CASA; DHSA).

24

Show and Sale of “Treasures” from World Cultures; exotic shopping and collecting exposition of antiques, fine arts, jewelry and textiles from World Cultures; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $15, $12/members, $10/students; tickets: (215) 898-9213. Continues October 25, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and October 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; opening preview, October 23, 5-9 p.m. (Museum). September AT PENN Extras!

  Iznik Left: Iznik Classics––Istanbul, Turkey
An underglaze painted stoneware plate with stylized Ottoman Galleon.
Diameter 53 cm. Part of the Treasures Show and Sale at Penn Museum.

 

Diwali; festival of lights, an Indian celebration; 6-8 p.m.; International House; $3, free/members (I-House).

26

Unity Week; a week of festivities, talks, and programs celebrating and promoting intercultural unity; info.: unitedminoritiescouncil@gmail.com. Through November 1 (United Minorities Council).

29

NanoDay@Penn; exhibits, demonstrations, and laboratory tours highlight nanotechnology research across the campus; info.: www.nanotech.upenn.edu/nano_day.html (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

31

Homecoming 2008; for full listing of events, see www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming2008/. Through November 2 (Penn Alumni).

 

Halloween Costume Party; 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; International House; $8/general admission, $5/members, free/residents (I-House). * Please note that the time has been changed.

October Blood Drives
Info.: www.penn.givesblood.org. 

1

Upper East Lounge, Hill House;  1-7 p.m.; register: http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=543666

 8

Levy Conference Room, Penn Law  School; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; register: http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=950910

 27

2nd Floor Auditorium, Hillel  Hall; 1-7 p.m.; register: http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=939806

 29

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; 10   a.m.-4 p.m.; register: http://givesblood.org/go.php?bdc=281553

Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org

3

Ground Breaking on the Sustainable Horticulture Center; new complex will be the first newly constructed green building on Penn’s campus to be certified through the US Green Building Council’s LEED rating system; 11 a.m.; Bloomfield Farm (across from Morris Arboretum public gardens).

5

Fall Festival; 10th anniversary includes scarecrow making, pumpkin and face painting, organic and local grown produce; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; scarecrow making: $12, $10/members. 

10

Beer: The Tasting Continues. . .; second annual beer tasting and dinner w/ dishes made from beer; 7–9 p.m.; $72, $60/members; register: (215) 247-5777 ext 156 or 125.

University Club at Penn
Info.: www.upenn.edu/universityclub

13

Columbus Day Lunch; enjoy a special Italian-American lunch menu.

16

Bosses Day; bring your boss to lunch for a special menu including a carving station and specialty desserts.

22

Oktoberfest; celebrate with a lunch menu to include traditional German foods.


Sports Index 

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

1

(W) Soccer vs. St. Joseph’s; 7:30 p.m.

 

(M) Soccer vs. Villanova; 5 p.m.

4

Volleyball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

 

Football vs. Dartmouth; noon.

10

Sprint Football vs. Army; 7 p.m.

 

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

11

(M) Soccer vs. Columbia; 7:30 p.m.

18

Football vs. Columbia; 1 p.m.

19

Field Hockey vs. Columbia; 1 p.m.

22

Field Hockey vs. Temple; 7:15 p.m.

 

(W) Soccer vs. Rider; 7 p.m.

24

Volleyball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

25

Volleyball vs. Harvard; 4 p.m.

31

Sprint Football vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.


Talks Index 

1

Different Flavors of Pluripotency; Niels Geijsen, Harvard University; noon; rm. 253, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Persian Culture Series—Translating Post-Revolutionary Fiction; Paul Sprachman, Rutgers University; noon; rm. 209, College Hall (Middle East Center).

 

Informal Economies of Community Gardens in Philadelphia; Domenic Vitiello, city and regional planning and urban studies; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Earth and Environmental Science). 

 

Structure and Function of Mammalian AMPK: A Good Target for Drugs to Treat Type 2 Diabetes?; Steven J. Gamblin, NIMR, UK; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Criminology Lecture; Michael J. Farrell, NYPD; 4 p.m.; rm. 483, McNeil Bldg. (Jerry Lee Center of Criminology).

2

Regulation of Polarized Membrane Traffic by Rab Family GTPascs; Francis Barr, University of Liverpool; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Reducing Violence Against Women: Recent US Supreme Court Rulings; panel discussion; 1 p.m; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law School (SP2). 

 

Critical Issues for the 2008 Election; Donald F. Kettl, Fox Leadership Professor; 3:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium (2nd floor), Houston Hall (PASEF).

 

Process in Print: Methods and Imagery; Matt Neff, Ivanco Talevski, fine arts; 4 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).

 

One Health Panel: Antibiotics in Food Animals; Shelley Rankin, microbiology; 5:30 p.m.; BRB, School of Medicine (Medicine).

 

International Relations and the Foreign Service; Robert Dry, US Department of State; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Seminar Room, Williams Hall (International Relations).

 

Delivered Home; Barry Bergdoll, The Museum of Modern Art; 6:30 p.m.; Claudia Cohen Hall (Architecture).    

3

Title TBA; Pieter Abbeel, Stanford University; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: (215) 898-5814 (GRASP). 

 

Botswana’s Responses to the Threat of HIV/AIDS; Festus Mogae, Former President of the Republic of Botswana; noon; Auditorium, BRB II/II (Botswana–UPenn Partnership). 

 

Modern Remains: On Manet’s Ragpickers; Andre Dombrowski, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art). 

 

Cultural Heritage: Indigenous Perspectives; various speakers; 4 p.m.; Penn Museum; RSVP: (215) 898-4890 (Museum; Center for Native American Studies).

4

Symbols of Awakening: Buddhist Art Traditions in Central and Eastern Asia; Frank Chance, Center for East Asian Studies; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum (Center for East Asian Studies).

 

Beyond the Act: After the Biennale; various speakers; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

6

Current Developments in Nuclear Proliferation and Disarmament; Martine Letts, Lowy Institute for International Policy; 10 a.m.; Stiteler Forum, Stiteler Hall (International Relations). 

8

Alternative Splicing and the Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression; Douglas L. Black, University of California—Los Angeles; noon; rm. 253, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Proving Carcinogen Exposure and Cancer Causation; Bruce Molholt, XperTox; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Earth and Environmental Science).

 

Engineering Charge Transport and Energy Flow in Molecular and Nanoscale Materials and Devices; Cherie Kagan, electrical and systems engineering; 3:15 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).  

 

Immune Responses to Influenza AH5N1 Viruses and Vaccines; Kanta Subbarao, NIAID; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

9

Import and Export Across the Bacterial Outer Membrane; Susan Buchanan, National Institutes of Health; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

10

Miracle or Mirage? Health Care Reform and the 2008 Election; John Oberlander, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium (LDI).

14

Title TBA; Steffie Woolhandler, Harvard University; noon; rm. 360, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; info.: (215) 898-5611 (LDI).

15

Preconceptional Folate Supplementation and the Risk of Preterm Birth; Radoslaw Bukowski, University of Texas Medical Branch; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Cutting Cinema, Controlling Race: African American Representation and Film Censorship, 1940-1960; Ellen Scott, cinema studies; noon; Grad Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

 

Clean Water–Green City; Howard Neukrug, City of Philadelphia Office of Watersheds; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Earth and Environmental Science).

 

Tumor Targeting: Theory and Experiment; K. Dane Wittrup, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; 3:15 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

 

Criminology Lecture;Michael Jacobson, Vera Institute of Justice; 4 p.m.; rm. 483, McNeil Bldg. (Jerry Lee Center of Criminology).

 

Language Change in America: A Modern Reflex of Yankee Cultural Imperialism; William Labov, linguistics; 5 p.m.; Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

16

Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: Can We Apply Lessons from Tobacco Control?; J.A. Grisso, nursing; 9:30 a.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall (FICAP). 

 

Understanding Why and Where Protons and Ions Bind in Proteins; Marilyn Gunner, City College of New York; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Non-AIDS-Defining Cancer in HIV Infection and Clinical Trials Access: Lessons from Advances in AIDS-Related Malignancies; Richard Little, National Cancer Institute; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (CFAR).

 

Characterization of Human Epigenomes; Keji Zhao, NIH; 4:05 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Title TBA; Alex Aiken, Stanford University; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: www.cis.upenn.edu (CIS).

17

Title TBA; Laurent Younes, Johns Hopkins University; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: (215) 898-5814 (GRASP).

21

Using Systems Biology and High-Throughput Molecular Parasitology to Find New Therapies for Malaria; Elizabeth Winzeler, Novartis Research Foundation; 3 p.m.; Reunion Hall, John Morgan Bldg. (PGFI). 

 

The Polemics of Possession in Spain and America; Rolena Adorno, Yale University; 5 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (McNeil).

22

Molecular Targeted Therapies in Ovarian Cancer: Are They Working?; Andrew K. Godwin, Fox Chase Cancer Center; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH). CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED.

 

Synthetic Biology for Synthetic Chemistry; Jay Keasling, University of California— Berkeley; 3:15 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

 

Fighting Crime Together: Government and Community Partnerships; Christopher Sample, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office; 6 p.m.; 2nd Floor, Penn Bookstore; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/diversityalliance/dass/. (Alumni Relations). 

 

Criminology Lecture; Eric Cadora, Justice Mapping Center; 4 p.m.; rm. 483, McNeil Bldg. (Jerry Lee Center of Criminology).

23

Protein Unfolding and Degradation by the Proteasome; Andreas Matouschek, Northwestern University, noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

 

Title TBA; Andy Yao, Tsinghua University; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: www.cis.upenn.edu (CIS).

 

New Philology and the New Sappho; André Lardinois, Radbout Universiteit Nijmegen; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 336, Claudia Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall) (Classical Studies).

 

Torture and Democracy: What Now?; Darius Rejali, Reed College; 7 p.m.; rm. 265, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; open to Penn students and faculty. All others, RSVP to mec-ra@mec.sas.upenn.edu (Middle East Center).

24

Title TBA; Yoshiaki Sakagami, Honda Research and Development, Ltd.; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: (215) 898-5814 (GRASP).

25

Collecting, Preserving and Presenting: Building a Personal African Art Collection; Herman Bigham & Associates, preservers of African Traditional Art; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with Treasures ticket.  See Special Events (Museum). 

 

Tribal Weavings: Symbolism and Meaning: Through the Eyes of the Creators; Peter Davies, Turkana Gallery, NYC; 5 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with Treasures Show and Sale ticket.  See Special Events (Museum).

27

Psychology Colloquium; Michael Lewis, Rutgers University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).  

 

Finiteness Questions for Deformations of Complexes; Frauke Bleher, University of Iowa; 4 p.m.; rm. 4N30, David Rittenhouse Laboratories (Trustees Council of Penn Women).

 

Spiegel Fund Lecture; Charles Burns, artist and author of Black Hole; 5:30 p.m.; rm. B-1, Meyerson Hall (Penn Libraries).

28

A Borderline Case: Hybridity in the Beur (North African) Imagination; Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Villanova University; noon; rm. 219, College Hall; open to faculty and students of Penn and other area colleges only (Middle East Center)

 

A Trio of Research Interests: a) Control of Inflammation by Oxygen as it Relates to Sleep Apnea, b) Clinical Trials in Dogs and Cats with Spontaneous Disease, and c) Long-Term Surveillance of 9-11 Attack Dogs; Cynthia Otto, Veterinary Hospital; 1 p.m.; University Club (Penn Women’s Club).

 

Title TBA; Merrick Furst, Georgia Tech; 3 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; info.: www.cis.upenn.edu (CIS).

 

Lonely As A Cloud: Archaeology, Romanticism and the English Landscape; Matthew Johnson, University of Southhampton; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $3, free/members (Museum). 

29

Gonadotropic-Regulated Testicular RNA Helicase, GRTH/Ddx25, an Essential Multifunctional Protein in Germ Cell Development; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Documentary After England; James English, English; noon; Grad Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

 

Criminology Lecture; A.T. Wall, Rhode Island Department of Corrections; 4 p.m.; rm. 483, McNeil Bldg. (Jerry Lee Center of Criminology).

 

Deep Ancestry: The Genographic Project; Spencer Wells, National Geographic; 4 p.m.; Penn Museum; RSVP: (215) 573-8280 (Penn Humanities Forum). 

 

The Recent Acquisition of CNET by CBS; Morton Pierce, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; 4:30 p.m.; S245A, Law School (Penn Law).

 

Conversation: Odita and Nasgaard; 7 p.m.; ICA (ICA). See Exhibits.

30

Youth Identity and Development in the “Colorblind” American Context Post Brown 1954; Margaret Beale Spencer, GSE; 4:30 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (GSE).

31

Graspit!: A Visualization and Simulation Engine for Grasping Research; Peter Allen, Columbia University; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).

 

A Random Walk Through Prints: Developing a Collection as Interests Change; David and Susan Goode, exhibition collectors of Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection; 4 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).