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November 11, 2008, Volume 55, No. 12




A Showcase of Italian Short Films; features films from different genres; students can vote for their favorite. All shorts have English subtitles; 7 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for Italian Studies).



MusiQologY; blend of funk, jazz and blues featuring Dr. Guy Ramsey, associate professor of music; noon; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall. Audio Video Extras

on stage


Yeah I’d Hit That … Note; Pennchants (all male a capella) and Quaker Notes (all female a capella; $8/door, $7/on Locust Walk; 8 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall.  Also November 15 (PAC).  


Origami Trail; Without a Net (improvisational comedy troupe); $5/door, $4/on Locust Walk; 9 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.  Also November 15 (PAC). 


Lights, Camera, Funk!; Strictly Funk (hip hop/jazz fusion dance troupe); $10/door, $8/on Locust Walk; 9 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre.  Also November 15, 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (PAC). 


Ashley/Roedelius/Story–Ambient Music Trio; $20, $10 w/ PennCard; 8 p.m.; Church Sanctuary, St. Mary’s Hamilton Village (The Gatherings).

Winters Tale

November 12-14: The Winter’s Tale Actors from the London Stage come to the Harold Prince Theatre at the Annenberg Center this week to present Shakespeare’s great “problem play,” The Winter’s Tale. For more information and to order tickets, visit www.pennpresents.org



special Event


Public Safety Open House; see the new annex and Penn Police motorcycles, try a firearm training simulation and meet the men and women of Public Safety; 3-6 p.m.; 4040 Chestnut Street (Public Safety).


Meet Penn Police officer Tony Ramos, left, and his colleagues at the DPS Open House.





R. Jean Brownlee Memorial Lecture of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society; Carl Greene, CEO, Philadelphia Housing Authority; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Pi Gamma Mu).


Psychic Harm: Confronting Race, Poverty and Punishment; Bryan Stevenson, NYU; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 9, Claudia Cohen Hall (Center for Africana Studies).


South-North Korean Relations and the North Korean Nuclear Question; Manhak Kwon, Kyunghee International College; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).


From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain; Clive Gamble, British Academy Centenary Project; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; RSVP: www.museum.upenn.edu/gamble(Museum). 


Gaspara Stampa’s Rime: Images in Perspective; 6:15 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge rm. 543, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).


Getting to Normal: A Six-Party Talks Simulation; first in a series on Diplomacy, War-gaming, Hostage Crisis Management and Peacekeeping; RSVP: (215) 898-0452; 1 p.m.; rm 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for East Asian Studies; Center for Korean Studies; International Relations Undergraduate Student Association). 


NBC’s Billion Dollar Research Lab: 8 Audience Lessons We Learned from Beijing; Alan Wurtzel, NBC Universal; reception: 5:30 p.m.; lecture, 6:30 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School for Communication; RSVP: ShayonLecture@asc.upenn.edu (Annenberg School).

Related: Children's Conference; Harry Potter and the Magical Muggle Museum              

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 Today, November 11. For information see www.upenn.edu/almanac/calendar/caldead-real.html.

Almanac - November 11, 2008, Volume 55, No. 12