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April 28, 2009 Volume 55, No. 31
 
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.
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Academic Calendar Index 

1

Final Reading Day.

4

Final Examinations. Through May 12.

16

Alumni Day.

17

Baccalaureate.

18

Commencement.

25

Memorial Day observed (no classes).

26

12-Week Evening Session Classes begin.

 

First-Session Classes begin.


Alumni weekend- May 15-18, 2009 Index 

Experience tradition, learning and fun at this year’s Alumni Weekend from May 15 through May 18.  The Penn community is invited to participate in the many seminars, tours and celebrations.  Register for events online at www.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2009.

Open Houses, Tours & Receptions

Friday, May 15

 

WXPN Open House; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; WXPN; 3025 Walnut St.

 

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session and Tour; one-hour information session and one-hour tour; 1-3 p.m.; Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1 College Hall; info: www.admissionsug.upenn.edu/visiting/tours.php.

 

Civic House Celebrates 10 Years of Engagement; 3-4:30 p.m.; join staff, students and alumni to celebrate service and advocacy; Civic House.

 

Christian Association Open House; 3-5 p.m.; 3701 Sansom St.

 

Gallery Hop; guided tour of three galleries: John Moore, Arthur Ross Gallery, William Whitaker; Kroiz Gallery and Kate Kraczon, Institute of Contemporary Art; begins at Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library; 4-6 p.m..

 

Champagne & Refrains: Music Collections of the Penn Libraries; explore the Penn Library’s unique music collections; 5-7 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP and info.: kwinch@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 573-3610.

 

PennDesign Student Exhibition and Cookout; view students’ work from spring semester; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Meyerson Hall Terrace; info: aandrea@design.upenn.edu.

 

Penn Vet Reunion Reception; 7:30 p.m.; Allam House, New Bolton Center Campus; info: (215) 898-1481 or haggertc@vet.upenn.edu.

Saturday, May 16

 

Undergraduate Admissions Information Session and Tour; one-hour information session and one-hour tour; 9-11 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; info: www.admissionsug.upenn.edu/visiting/tours.php.

 

Penn Nursing Celebrates LIFE!; tour the Living Independently for Elders program and Claire M. Fagin Hall; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; info. and picnic registration: nursalum@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-4841.

 

Red & Blue Calling Crew Open House; open house and tour of new call center; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Call Center, 3910 Chestnut St.; RSVP: Findlay@upenn.edu or (215) 898-3647.

 

Quad Open House; enter at 37th and Spruce St.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Alumni Day Parade and Picnic; 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; College Green, Hill Square and Wynn Commons; info: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2009/picnic.html.

 

Grad Center Alumni Weekend Open House; noon-2 p.m.; Graduate Student Center; info.: mastroie@upenn.edu or (215) 746-6868.

 

Penn Vet Open House and Light Lunch; tour of Classroom A and Gross Anatomy, light lunch, campus tours; noon-4 p.m.; Hill Pavillion; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu or (215) 898-1481.

 

Penn Connects: Campus Plan Presentation and Tour; David Hollenberg, University architect and Mark Kocent, planner—Penn Design presentation on Penn Connects, the 30 year campus plan; 2-4 p.m.; info.: www.pennconnects.upenn.edu; RSVP required: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2009/.

 

Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Association Reception; 3:30-5:30 p.m.; DP Offices, 2nd floor; info.: dpaa@dailypennsylvanian.com or (215) 898-6581.

Sunday, May 17

 

Rare Judaica Book Tour; 10-11:30 a.m.; Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; RSVP: cwalsh@ccat.sas.upenn.edu.

Seminars & Panel Discussions

Friday, May 15

 

The Impact of Science, Technology, and Medicine on International Relations; Harvey Rubin, Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis; 9 a.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

Destination Health Care: Penn Medicine and the Roberts Proton Therapy Center; Stephen Hahn, radiation oncology; 9 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

The Go Point: When It’s Time to Decide; Michael Useem, Wharton; 10 a.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: apps.wharton.upenn.edu/alumni/reunion2009

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder: From Genetics to Community Intervention; Glen Gaulton, School of Medicine; 10:30 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

Practical Tips for Successful Aging; John Trojanowski, Center for Aging, and Virginia Lee, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research; 10:30 a.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

Penn Medicine Presents: All Alumni Luncheon Featuring Keynote Presentation “Healthcare and Politics”; panelists Ralph Muller, UPHS, and alumni David Blumenthal, Mark Pauly, Christopher Koepke and James Couch; noon; Auditorium, BRB.; $45/ person; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni or (215) 898-5164.

 

Legacy Advising Session; 12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House; also May 16, 11:15 a.m.; info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca.

 

Robotic Prostatectomy: Where We Came From and Where We’re Going; David Lee, robotic urological surgery; 1:45 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

Medical Education in the 21st Century; Gail Morrison, M’71, Vice Dean for Education; 1:45 p.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

What is Success?; G. Richard Shell, Wharton; 2:15 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: apps.wharton.upenn.edu/alumni/reunion2009

 

Got Sleep; Terri Weaver, Nursing; 3 p.m.; rm. 1206, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

 

The Relationship of Politics and the Economy; Donald F. Kettl, political science; 3 p.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

 

What is Reality? From News to Reality TV; Michael X. Delli Carpini, Dean, Annenberg School for Communication, moderates an alumni panel discussion; 3 p.m.; rm. 351, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

 

Building Blocks of a Tax-Wise Estate Plan; Marcie Merz, director of gift planning; 3:15 p.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

Admissions 101 from Penn Volunteers and Leaders; Alumni Council on Admissions; 4:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

Saturday, May 16

 

Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting Featuring “Penn’s Campus Expands Eastward”; 9-10:30 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

 

The Business of Medicine:  Venture Capital in the Current Economic Climate; alumni panelists Darryl Landis, Howard Paul Furst, Robert Glassman, Robert Johnson, William Ju and Adam Koppel; 9 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

The Behavior of Companion Animals: Getting Inside the Heads of Our Pets; Penn Veterinary Medicine Behavioral Team; 9:30 a.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu or (215) 898-1481.

 

Animal ER; recognizing and reacting to common animal emergencies; 9:30 a.m.; Golkin Rm., Houston Hall; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu or (215) 898-1481.

 

The Future for Investors; Jeremy Siegel, finance; 9:30 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; RSVP: www.wharton.upenn.edu/reunion.

 

Backstage at the Constitutional Convention; Richard Beeman, history; 10 a.m.; Ben Franklin Rm., Houston Hall.

 

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya; Elin Danien, Penn Museum; talk and tour; 10 a.m.; Trescher Entrance, Penn Museum.

 

Botswana UPenn Partnership: Linking a Nation and a University; Harvey Friedman, infectious disease and Steve Gluckman, clinical director; 10:15 a.m.; Auditorium, BRB.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.

 

The Psychological Toll of the Current Economic Crisis; Reed Goldstein, Penn Hospital; 10:15 a.m.; rm. 252, BRB.; register: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni/.

 

Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 10:30 a.m.; G06 Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

 

The SIG Center for Computer Graphics; Norm Badler and Alla Safonova, CIS; 11 a.m.; rm. 103, Moore School Bldg.; RSVP required: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2009/.

 

From Dracula to Twilight: A Tour of the History of Vampires in Western Civilization; Nina Auerbach, English; 11 a.m.; Class of ’47 Rm., Houston Hall.

 

Legacy Advising Session; 11:15 a.m.; rm. 200, Claudia Cohen Hall; info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca.

 

Real Estate Session; Joseph Gyourko, real estate; 2:15 p.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: www.wharton.upenn.edu/reunion.

 

Hedge Funds: Are They Weathering the Storm?; Christopher Geczy, finance; 2:15 p.m.; G06 Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: www.wharton.upenn.edu/reunion.

 

Managing Your Career; Peter Cappelli, management; 2:15 p.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: www.wharton.upenn.edu/reunion.

 

Historic Landmarks of Philadelphia; Roger Moss, historic preservation and Tom Crane, photographer; 3:30 p.m.; Platt Rehearsal Hall, Houston Hall.

 

PennGALA Looks at Politics; alumni panelists, including Jesse Salazar and Sarah Blazucki; 4 p.m.; LGBT Center, Carriage House.

 

ALA Presents: Democracy and Populism in Latin America; panelists, including Carol Giacomo, New York Times; 4 p.m.; Golkin Rm., Houston Hall.

 

American Routes: Songs and Stories from the Road; Nick Spitzer, Tulane University; 4 p.m.; Arts Café, Kelly Writers House; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu or (215) 573-9748.

Other Events

Friday, May 15

 

Free at Noon Concert; noon; World Cafe Live; info: www.wxpn.org.

 

WXPN Happy Hour; 5-7 p.m.; World Cafe Live; RSVP: paula@xpn.org or (215) 746-5852.

 

Penn Birthday Club-50th Birthday Celebration; celebrate a milestone— open to Class of 1981 and all alumni born 1958-1959; 7-11 p.m.; Woodlands Ballroom, Inn at Penn; $50/ person; RSVP and info.: cjryan@upenn.edu or (215) 746-2494.

 

Shabbat Services; 7:45-8:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; info.: www.pennhillel.org.

 

Shabbat Dinner; 8:30-10 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; $21/adults, $15/children; register: www.pennhillel.org or joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.

Saturday, May 16

 

Alumni Walk; due to construction, the Alternative Alumni Walk will replace the traditional Alumni Run—rain or shine; 8:30 a.m.; Class of ’49 Bridge.

 

Shabbat Services; 9-11:30 a.m.; Steinhardt Hall; info.: www.pennhillel.org.

 

Penn Alumni Diversity Alliance Career Networking Brunch; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; RSVP required: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2009/

 

Catholic Mass and Reception; 5-8 p.m.; St. Bede Chapel, Newman Center Chapel.

 

A Celebration for Booklovers at Penn Press; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; 3905 Spruce St.; RSVP: ellenpt@upenn.edu

 

Taste of Penn: A Celebration of Diversity; 6-10 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

Sunday, May 17

 

Baccalaureate; interfaith ceremony; students with last names A-K attend at 1:30 p.m.. last names L-Z, 3 p.m.

Monday, May 18

 

253rd Commencement; open to Penn community, no tickets required; gates open 8:30 a.m.; procession, 9 a.m.; ceremony, 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field; info.: www.upenn.edu/commencement or (215) 573-GRAD.


CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Index 

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

2

Family Birding; 8 a.m.; $18, $15/members, $10/children.

 

Toadally Amazing Toads; 10 a.m.; $15, $12/members.

 

Garden Discovery Series: A Bug’s Eye View; 11 a.m.; free with admission.

3

Trails and Tales; 1 p.m.; $15, $12/members; ages 4-7.

9

Kids’ Mother’s Day Fresh Flower Arrangement; 10:30 a.m.; $34, $30/members; ages 5-12.

17

Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My! A Live Reptile Program; 1 p.m.; $15, $12/members.

 

Origami Family Workshop; 1 p.m.; $16, $14/members; ages 7+.

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival
Live performances from around the globe; Annenberg Center; $10; info: www.pennpresents.org/tickets/childfest.php. Through May 2 (Penn Presents).

1 

Blues Journey; noon; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 2.

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites; 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 2, 2 p.m.

 

Hangin’ with the Giants; 10 a.m.; Harold Prince Theatre. Also May 2, 4 p.m.

 

Cathy & Marcy with Christylez Bacon; 10 a.m. & noon; Bruce Montgomery Theatre.

 

War of the Worlds & The Lost World; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.

2

Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular; 4 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

 

The Lost World; noon & 2 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.

 

Christylez Bacon; 2 p.m.; Bruce Montgomery Theatre.

 

Antonio Sacre; noon & 4 p.m.; Bruce Montgomery Theatre.

 

Free Picnic; Outdoor Plaza; show festival ticket for entry; 5 p.m.

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

2

Dog On Fleas; $10. $7/children.

10

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Trio; $12, $10/children.

16

Mr. ray; $10, $7/children.


conferences Index 

1

Responses, Risks and Adaptation to Climate Change; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; rm. 102, Chemistry Department; info: www.sas.upenn.edu/earth/climate_sym.html (SAS).

2

Meat in Human Society; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; info.: (215) 898-7425 (Center for Ancient Studies, SAS, Dept. of Classical Studies, Graduate Group in Ancient History).

9

Uygur Archaeology; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; info.: millerbk@sas.upenn.edu; register: mimorita@sas.upenn.edu (Center for East Asian Studies; Penn Museum).

13

Inaugural Wharton Evolution of Learning Symposium; changing education in the midst of technological, global and economic shifts; 9 a.m.-noon; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: www.wharton.upenn.edu/learningandtechnology/; Originally, $60, $30/students, now free to the Penn community pending available space. (Wharton). 

26

Luigi Mastroianni Jr., M.D. Symposium on Reproductive Medicine; celebrates his life and contributions to reproduction and womens’ health; 1-5 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; RSVP: nbernard@obgyn.upenn.edu (OB GYN). 



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., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-1 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; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Info: (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: $14, $12/seniors, $7/students & youth 3-17, free w/ PennCard, children under 3; November-March: everyday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; April -October: weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Penn Museum: $10, $7/seniors, $6/children 6-17, full-time students w/ID, Free/members, PennCard holders, children under 5; 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; Thurs.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.

Upcoming

8

Sound of Sight: Experiments in Audio-Visual Translation; Ashley John Pigford; video works with documentation explaining the processes developed for this installation; International House; reception: May 13, 6 p.m. (International House).

 

Moore College of Art & Design: Celebrating Diversity Art Contest; International House; reception: May 13, 6 p.m. (Penn Cultural Centers; Moore College of Art & Design).

15

The FAB Show; digital fabricators or fabgers––small self-contained factories that can make almost anything using 3-D printing technology; Esther Klein Art Gallery. Through July 3.

16

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition; PennDesign MFA students present their final work; Crane Arts Bldg.; reception time TBA. Through June 4.

18

Blossoms and Blessings in Color; Rita Bernstein; silk and textile art; Burrison Gallery; reception May 20, 5:30 p.m. Through June 26. September AT PENN Extras!

23

Great American Lighthouses; the Garden Railway Summer 2009 display: a miniature world featuring historic buildings created from natural materials; Morris Arboretum; free with admission. Through October 13. September AT PENN Extras!


Now

 

Art of Limina: Gary Hill; installations and an essay by collaborating artist/critic George Quasha; Slought Foundation. Through May 1.September AT PENN Extras!

 

Selected Works by Alex Dragulescu; works exploring algorithms, computational models and information visualizations; Esther Klein Gallery. Through May 2.

 

Surviving: The Body of Evidence; interactive exhibition explores evolution using our own bodies as evidence; Penn Museum. Through May 3. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Scott Wright; paintings and aerial photographs entitled “Signs of Life;”  Burrison Gallery. Through May 15. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Did Censorship Make the French Enlightenment?; collections of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library that explore the French Enlightenment; Rosenwald Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.  Through June 13.

 

Thirteen Miles from Paradise; John Moore’s industrial landscape paintings; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 14. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay; work of 22  clay artists; ICA. Through June 21. September AT PENN Extras!

 

Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68; ICA. Through August 2. 

 

Tavares Strachan:You Can Do Whatever You Like (The Orthostatic Tolerance Project); ICA. Through August 2. 

 

John Milton at 400; highlights of the collection given by Joseph Wittreich; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.  Through August 17.

 

Spin Glasses and Other Frustrated Systems; wallpaper patterns with selected texts; Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House. Through Spring 2009. September 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 objects from the Museum’s collections; Penn Museum. Through September 12.    September AT PENN Extras!

 

The Texture of Trees; Andrea Baldeck photo exhibit; Morris Arboretum. Through September 14.  September AT PENN Extras!

 

Odili Donald Odita: Third Space; large-scale abstract wall paintings; ICA.  Through December 6

 

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

 

Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya; ancient Maya painted pottery;  Penn Museum. Through January 31, 2010.  September AT PENN Extras!

 

Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; a look at the rise and fall of this royal city; Penn Museum. Ongoing 

 

Springfield Mills; photography by Guillermo Torres of the Arboretum’s Springfield Grist Mill; lower gallery, Widener Center, Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.

 

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!

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. Free w/ admission and w/ PennCard. Info.: www.museum.upenn.edu.

2

Trade in the Classical World.

3

Fulfilling a Prophecy:  The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.

9

Surviving:  The Body of Evidence.

10

Egypt:  Treasures from the Tomb.


films Index 

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

1

Voices through Time (Voci nel tempo); 7 p.m.

2

At the First Breath of Wind (Al primo soffio di vento); 5 p.m.

 

Blue Planet Reprise; 7 p.m.

5

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon); 7 p.m.

6

Mock Up on Mu; 7 p.m.

7

The Handmade Magic of Helen Hill; short film screenings celebrating the legacy of the filmmaker and animator; 7 p.m. also May 8.

 

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Die Abenteur des Prinzen Achmed) with Live Score; 7 p.m.

9

The Golden Coach (Le Carrosse d’or); 7 p.m.

12

Last Night at The Five Spot; 7 p.m.; $10.

13

Inside the Frame: Films about artist and their work; Judith Scott’s What’s Under Your Hat?; 7:30 p.m.

15

Philadelphia Premiere: Made in USA, introduced by Richard Brody; 7 p.m.

16

Made in USA reprise; 5 p.m.

 

They Live by Night; 7 p.m.; followed by The Crimson Kimono.



fitness / learning Index 

 

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

 

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

6

Vinyasa Yoga: Yoga in the Galleries; 5:30- 7 p.m.; Wednesdays; $12/ person per class; bring yoga mat and towel; info.: (215) 898- 4890 (Museum).

Christian Association
Info: www.upennca.org.

5

Slanguage: Breaking the Color Barrier: Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial; 2:30 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org.

2

Family Birding at the Morris Arboretum; 8-11 a.m.; $18, $15/members, $10/children.

5

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

9

Schools of Floral Design: Parallelism; 1-3 p.m.; $60, $50/members.

 

Great Shrubs for the Border; 10-11:30 a.m.; $30, $25/members. Raindate: May 16.

10

Painting  Outdoors Au Plein Air; 1-3 p.m.; $35, $30/members.

16

Orchids: Fascinating Plants for Home or Greenhouse; 1-3 p.m.; $48, $43/members.

 

Tree Identification and Appreciation: Native Trees and Shrubs; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.

 

Spring Bird Count; 8-11:30 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

30

The Art of Making Bouquets; 10 a.m.-noon; $60, $50/members.

 

Espalier Techniques to Enhance Your Garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.

Department of Recreation
RSVP: (215) 898-6100. Workshops at Pottruck Center.

1

PENNFIT Free Body Composition Measurements; noon.

2

Basic Traditional Rock Climbing 01; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

3

Appalachian Trail Day Hike Section 02; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

4

Pottruck New Member Group Orientation; noon.

6

Multi-Day Backpacking Trip Information Session; 5-6 p.m.

8

Multi-Day Backpacking Trip; Also April 9 & 10.

13

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Information Session; 6-7 p.m.

14

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Trip; Also April 15, 16, 17.

15

Pottruck New Member Group Orientation; noon.

25

Summer Program Registration Begins.

 

Summer  Group Exercise Schedule begins; ends August 28.

27

Intro. to Rock Climbing Section 01; 5-7 p.m.

29

Indoor Climbing Course Section 01; 1-2 p.m.

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

6

Diversity Brown Bag: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); noon-1 p.m.

13

Brown Bag Matinee: Flight of the Buffalo; noon-1 p.m.

22

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

27

Career Focus Brown Bag: Interviewing for Success; noon-1 p.m.

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

6

Dealing with the Stress of a Changing World; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

14

Osteoarthritis Update: What You Need to Know and Do; noon-1 p.m.

19

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Is It and What Can I Do?; noon-1 p.m.

20

Protecting Elder Finances; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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.

4

Excel 2007 Intro.; $190.

5

HTML Fundamentals; $494; 2 days.

 

Outlook 2007 Intro.; $190.

6

Visio 2007 Intro.; $224.

7

Microsoft Project 2007 Intro.; $448; 2 days.

 

PowerPoint 2007 Intro.; $190.

8

SharePoint 2007 Essentials; $380.

11

Access 2007 Intro.; $357; 2 days.

13

Excel 2007 Intermediate; $190.

14

IT Orientation: General Session; free; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

Filemaker Pro 9 Intro.; $260.

15

Word 2007 Intro.; $190.

19

Dreamweaver CS3 Intro.; $570; 2 days.

 

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

21

Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

22

Advanced Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380.

 

Excel 2003 Advanced; $190.

26

Word 2007 Intermediate; $190.

27

Excel 2007 Advanced; $190.

28

Photoshop CS3 Intro.; $494; 2 days.

Weigle Information Commons
Held in Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, unless otherwise noted. Register: www.wic.library.upenn.edu/workshops

27

PowerPoint Basics; 10-11:30 a.m.

28

iMovie; 10 a.m.-noon.


Meetings Index 

5

WPSA; noon-1 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.

14

University Board of Trustees Stated Meeting; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.

20

WXPN Policy Board Meeting; 4 p.m.; 3025 Walnut St.; info.: (215) 898-0628. 

28

PPSA Annual Elections Meeting; noon-1:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu.


ON STAGE Index 

Penn Presents
Tickets: www.pennpresents.org

9

DanceFusion; explore new choreographic frontiers; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, $25.

14

National Dance Company of Spain 2; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $38-48; Also May 15, 8 p.m. & May 16, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!

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

 

WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; every Friday at noon; RSVP: www.worldcafelive.com.


Readings/signings Index 

13

Against the Wall: Poor, Young, Black, and Male; Elijah Anderson, Yale University; 5 p.m.; Living Room, Inn at Penn; register: penniur@pobox.upenn.edu  (Penn IUR).

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

1

Teach and Delight; students from Lorene Cary’s creative writing class; 2:30 p.m.

4

Modern Poetry Symposium; Elliot Witney; 10 a.m.

16

Alumni Author Series: American Routes: Songs and Stores from the Road; Nick Spitzer; 4 p.m.

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

4

Gray Panthers; Roger Sanjek.

5

The Battle for Wall Street; Richard Goldberg; 4 p.m.

 

Soldier from the War Returning; Thomas Childers, history.

6

For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that Shocked Chicago; Simon Baatz.

7

Get a Financial Life; Beth Kobliner.

12

Growing Greener Cities: Urban Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century; Eugenie Birch, design and Susan Wachter, Wharton; 7 p.m.

13

She Never Uttered a Word; DeBorah.

16

What I Meant…, Maria Lamba, alumna; 2 p.m.

 

When the Lights Go Down; Rachel Skerritt; 3:30 p.m.

20

Science Next; Jonathan Moreno, history & sociology of science, and Rich Weiss.


special events Index 

1

Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Screening Day; 1-4 p.m.; Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Clinic, 5 Silverstein, HUP; register: 1-800-789-PENN (7366).

2

GradFest 09; fun, festivities and food for graduate and professional students; noon-11 p.m.; Wynn Commons; register: www.gapsa.upenn.edu/engage/gradfest/registration (GAPSA).

4

Philadelphia Democratic City Controller Debate; 6:30 p.m.; Auditorium, Houston Hall; RSVP: alysong@sas.upenn.edu (Fels Institute of Government).

5

2009 Charity Fundraiser with Bobby Rydell; Bobby Rydell and Carmen Dee Orchestra; 8 p.m.; $45-65; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center (St. Ignatius Nursing Home; Felician Franciscan Sisters).

6

2009 Annual Housing Fair; experts discuss the Philadelphia real estate market; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Home Ownership Services).

 

Penn Employee Graduate School of Education Open House; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 203, GSE; RSVP: www.gse.upenn.edu/admissions_financial (GSE). 

7

Mummy Dearest!; scripted, interactive murder mystery involving an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb; 6 p.m.; $50/at door, $40, $30/members, $100/4-person team; tickets: (215) 898-4890 or www.museum.upenn.edu/mummy; Penn Museum (Young Friends of the Penn Museum).

16

Free Skin Cancer Screening; 8 a.m.-noon; Suite 1-330S, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; RSVP: (215) 662-2737 (Dermatology; Abramson Cancer Center).


Sports Index 

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com.

2

(M) Lightweight Rowing v. MIT; all day.

 

(W) Lacrosse v. Stanford; 1 p.m.

 

Baseball: Ivy League Championship Series; time TBA.

8

(W) Track and Field: Heptagonal Championships; all day. Also May 9.

9

(M) Track and Field: Heptagonal Championships; all day. Also May 10.

22

(M) Heavyweight Rowing v. Cornell; all day.


Talks Index 

1

Uptake and Impact of Health Risk Appraisals in Employer-Sponsored Insurance; Meredith Rosenthal, Harvard University; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

 

Nitric Oxide-Dependent Signal Transduction Pathways Activated by Oxidative Stress; Ross B. Mikkelsen, Virginia Commonwealth University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room., 1 John Morgan Bldg.; (NRSA in Lung Cell; Molecular Biology).

4

Myosin Binding Protein-C:  An Actin Binding Protein?; Samantha Harris, University of California, Davis; 2-3 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).

5

PASEF Luncheon: Outsider/Insider Perspective on Medical Humanitarian Action: Case Study of Doctors Without Borders; Renée C. Fox, Center for Bioethics; 11:45 a.m.; Hourglass Room., University Club; $10.25/lunch, $7.50/light lunch, free/new members (PASEF).

6

The Cell Cycle: Spatial Control of a Multicomponent Genetic Network; Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

 

Mechanisms of Immune Dysfunction in Cancer; Peter P. Lee, Stanford University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

 

Erasing a City: The Day Life Stopped at Hasanlu Tepe, Iran in 800 B.C.; Michael Danti, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5, free/ members and PennCard holders; RSVP: www.museum.upenn.edu/greatsites or (215) 898-4890 (Penn Museum).

7

Conversation: Beverly Semmes and Glenn Adamson; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

8

Title TBA; Ingrid Binswanger, University of Colorado; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

 

Routes to 4-Hydroxynonenal: Fundamental Issues in the Mechanisms of Lipid Peroxidation; Alan R. Brash, Vanderbilt University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, 1 John Morgan Bldg.; (NRSA in Lung Cell and Molecular Biology).

12

Renée C. Fox Lectureship in Culture, Medicine and Society: Moving Beyond Fads: The Research University and Global Health; Paul Farmer, Harvard University; noon; Medical Alumni Hall, 1 Maloney Bldg. (PASEF).

13

Nanotherapies for Ovarian Cancer; Janet Sawicki, Thomas Jefferson University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Alphavirus Encephalitis: Viral and Host Determinants of Outcome; Diane Griffin; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

 

Regulation of Chromatin Structure by Small and Large Non-Coding RNA’s; Danesh Moazed, Harvard University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

14

ARCE-PA Lecture Series: Roman Paintings in the Luxor Temple; Susan Auth, Newark Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5, $3/members, free/ ARCE-PA members; RSVP: www.museum.upenn.edu/new/events/calitem.php?which=1831

 

or (215) 898-4890 (ARCE-PA).

15

The Role of ROS in Acute and Chronic Coronary Adaptations; William Chilian, Northeaster Ohio University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar rm., 1 John Morgan Bldg.; (NRSA in Lung Cell; Molecular Biology).

19

Philadelphia 360 Public Lecture; Andrew Altman, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Alan Greenberger, Philadelphia City Planning Commission; 5:30 p.m.; Academy of Natural Sciences; register: penniur@pobox.upenn.edu (Penn IUR).

20

Title TBA; Phyllis A. Gimotty, Abramson Cancer Center; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Epstein-Barr Virus Lymphoproliferative Diseases: From the Bedside to the Bench; Jeffrey Cohen, NIAID; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

21

The Dynamics of the HIV-TB Interaction; Christopher Whalen, University of Georgia; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Penn Center for AIDS Research).

22

Title TBA; Sherry Glied, Columbia University; noon;Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).

 

Intrauterine Exposure to Maternal Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Endothelial Dysfunction; Laura S. Haneline, Indiana University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, 1 John Morgan Bldg. (NRSA in Lung Cell and Molecular Biology).

27

Maternal Infection: Window on Neuroimmune Interactions in Fetal Brain Development, Autism, and Schizophrenia; Paul H. Patterson, California Institute of Technology; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

 

Cell Fate Determination in Bacterial Biofilms; Roberto Kolter, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

 

Whenever Wednesday: Lecture on George Ohr and the Exhibition; Eugene Hecht & curators; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

29

Insight into M. Tuberculosis Adaptation to Macrophages in the Human Respiratory System; Larry Schlesinger, Ohio State University; 12:15 p.m.; Seminar Room, 1 John Morgan Bldg. (NRSA in Lung Cell and Molecular Biology).