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November 4, 2008, Volume 55, No. 11


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Film director Mira Nair will speak on November 6 at 6 p.m. in the Ibrahim Theater, International House, a location different than what was published in the November AT PENN calendar. Ms. Nair has directed such films as The Namesake, Vanity Fair and Monsoon Wedding. This event is made possible by the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Fund in Cinema Studies and the Judith R. Berkowitz Lectureship in Women’s Studies with support from the South Asia Studies Center, the South Asia Studies department, and the Asian American Studies Program at Penn.



What Just Happened? Making Sense of the 2008 Presidential Election in Real Time; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; faculty members from the department of political science will discuss the results—and significance—of the 2008 Presidential Election (Political Science; the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism; SAS).


What’s Wrong with Korean History? An Examination of Peace and War; Mark Peterson, BYU; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).


Two Court Scenes with Poems From the Reign of Tang Xuanzong; Paul Kroll, Institute for Advanced Study; 4 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).   

                  Note: See www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v55/n10/novcal08.html for many more November events. 

Deadlines: Submissions for the Update are due every Monday for the following Tuesday’s issue. The deadline for the December AT PENN calendar is Tuesday, November 11. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.

Almanac - November 4, 2008, Volume 55, No. 11