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April 27, 2010 Volume 56, No. 31
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University.
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Final Examinations. Through May 11.


Spring Semester ends.


Alumni Day.






12-Week Evening Session Classes begin.


First Session Classes begin.


Memorial Day Observed (no classes).



Young Classical Music Idol Competition and Festival; music competition for children ages 5-18; the final 25 of 200 perform, and the audience picks their favorite; 2 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20 (Annenberg Center). 


40 Winks with the Sphinx; 6 p.m.-9 a.m.; ages 6 to 12; Penn Museum; $50, $45/members; RSVP: www.penn.museum/sleepovers (Museum).

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival September AT PENN Extras!
Family-friendly music, theatre, dance, crafts, jugglers, face-painting and more.


The Little Engine that Could; Omaha Theatre Company; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; $10.


The Man Who Planted Trees; Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland; 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenber Center; $10.


Street Beat; ensemble of drummers, musicians and dancers; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; $10.


Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir; African history and songs for ages 5 and up; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; 4:30 p.m.; $10.

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


Forest Bingo, Turtle Races and Other Adventures; scavenger hunt and other activities; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $12/members. 

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


Astrograss; bluegrass, sing-alongs and dance contests.


Kidrockers series presents Harper Blynn; $13, $11/children.


Starfish; 5 piece rock band.


Kids Rock for Kids; benefits Philadelphia children’s medical charities.


Kinobe: Stories and Songs from Uganda. 

conferences Index 


Improving the Primary-Specialty Care Interface; a conference to promote interdisciplinary collaborative projects; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; info.: www.med.upenn.edu/cphi/events.html; RSVP: bisgaier@sp2.upenn.edu (LDI).


Health Literacy, Equity & Aging: A Health Professions Education Challenge Curriculum; third annual faculty development course for health professions faculty; 8:30 a.m.-4:40 p.m.; location TBA; RSVP: (215) 573-7219. Also (and/or) May 21 (The Geriatric Education Center of Greater Philadelphia; University of Pennsylvania; University of the Sciences; The VA Medical Center).


CRRWH Annual Research Retreat and 31st Annual James M. Cuozzo Memorial Lecture; 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.; auditorium and lobby, BRB II/III (CRRWH).


UPenn Student Affairs Conference: Coming Together: Learning From and With Our Penn Student Affairs Colleagues; Keynote speaker: Karen Colburn, co-author of Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years; Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP by May 3: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SALT2010. Also May 21. 

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.


Burrison Gallery, University Club at Penn; free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.-1 p.m.


Charles Addams Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Fox Art Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free admission; Wed.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


International House: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.


Morris Arboretum: $14; $12/seniors, $7/kids 3-17, students; free/members and kids under 3; Weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Penn Museum: $10, $7/seniors, $6/ children 6-17 and full-time students w/PennCard, free/members; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pay-what-you want after 3:30 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m., Pay-what-you-want after 4 p.m.


Slought Foundation: free; Wed.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.


Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free/ID required; for hours see: http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.



Visual Studies Senior Show; Fox Art Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall. Through May 17. 


Undergraduate Senior Graduation Exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery. Through May 18.


Ten Years Painting Tuscany: A Retrospective; Leslie Ehrin; Burrison Gallery. Through June 25September AT PENN Extras!


Garden Railway: American Roadside Attractions; miniature buildings made of natural materials; Morris Arboretum. Through September 6September AT PENN Extras!



Romance; abstract photography by Susanna Corson-Finnerty that explores the dialogue between man-made objects and nature.; Burrison Gallery. Through May 14.


The Goodlands: Young Photographers Inspiring Hope in North Philadelphia; photography by children of the Fairhill and Kensington neighborhoods; Penn Museum. Through May. September AT PENN Extras!


Righteous Dopefiend: An Anthropological Installation on Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America; a photo-ethnography by professor Philippe Bourgois and photographer Jeff Schonberg; Penn Museum. Through May. September AT PENN Extras!


Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World); survey of the photography, embroidery, textiles and performances of the illustrator, author, and designer; ICA. Through June 6. September AT PENN Extras!


Commercial America; the closure of the commerical museum and questions about storage and preservation; Slought Foundation. Through June 12. 


Work Studies In Schools; video artist Darcy Lange; Slought Foundation. Through June 14. 


An Ordinall of Alchimy; collaborative work by Mark Dion, Robert Williams and resident fellows at the PA Artist’s Colony Mildred’s Lane; Slought Foundation. Through June 14. 


Laughing Matters: Soviet Propaganda in Khrushchev’s Thaw, 1956-1964; Soviet propaganda art from the “Thaw” period of post-Stalinist liberalization; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through June 27.


In Citizen’s Garb: Southern Plains Native Americans, 1889-1891; explores efforts to force Kiowa & Comanche nations to adopt “Euro” ways through dress, accompanied by Plains Indian clothing; Merle-Smith Gallery West, Penn Museum. Through June 20. September AT PENN Extras!


Nowhere Fast; recent works by Philadelphia-based artist Jordan Griska who creates large-scale sculptural works and performances that combine themes of the body, science and exploration; Esther Klein Gallery. Through June 25.


PAFA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts students and IHouse residents works of traditional drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking; International House. Through July 3. 


Selected Portraits by David S. Kessler; InLiquid Art + Design Video Installation; International House. Through July 3.  


Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania; Penn Museum. Through July.   September AT PENN Extras!


Video Art: Replay Part 3: Ludicrous!; ICA. Through August 1


Queer Voice; video, installation and audio works using the “queered” voice as material; ICA. Through August 1.


Reading Pictures: Sixteenth-Century European Illustrated Books; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 15.


Flora of Pennsylvania; specimens and botanical drawings celebrating the state’s flora; Upper Gallery, Widener Center, Morris Arboretum. Through September.


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


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


Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; notes, photos and artifacts from Penn’s famous 1922 excavation; Penn Museum. Ongoing.


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

Ongoing at the Penn Museum
                  Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; 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; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa: The Cradle of Humankind; Polynesia: ‘ahu’ula + lei niho palaoa.

Penn Museum Tours
Tours at 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Warden Garden Entrance. Free w/ admission and w/ PennCard. Info.: www.penn.museum/


Mesoamerica: Ancient Ball Game.


Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery.


Trade in the Classical World.


Highlights of the Collection.


Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

films Index 


Dark City; 8 p.m.; film lounge, Gregory College House (Gregory College House).


Cache (Hidden); 8 p.m.; film lounge, Gregory College House (Gregory College House).


The Extraordinary Ordinary; sundown; terrace, ICA; rain location: auditorium, ICA (ICA).

International House
Screenings with English subtitles. See www.ihousephilly.org for ticket prices.


HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana + The Revival; 7 p.m.


The Hand of Fatima; 7 p.m.


Gift (aka Venom); 7 p.m.


The Effects of Drugs on American Cinema; 7 p.m.


Red Planet Mars; 7 p.m.


Scribe Video Center Producers’ Forum: Slaying Goliath followed by Camden High; 7 p.m.


Purvis of Overtown; 7 p.m.


I Fidanzati; 7 p.m.; Italian.

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).


Phased Retirement: What It Means and How It Works; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu.


Teacher Workshop: Native American Voices–Breathing Life into Museum Collections; interactive lecture and craft workshop; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Classroom 2, Museum; $30; RSVP by May 5: jreif@sas.upenn.edu (Museum).


Resume Writing Workshop; noon; rm. 97, McNeil Building; RSVP: karener@sas.upenn.edu (Fels Institute of Government).


Preparing for Your Interview; noon; rm. 97, McNeil Building; RSVP: karener@sas.upenn.edu (Fels Institute of Government).

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org


Slanguage; ESL class for international students and guests focusing on American slang and social justice; 2:30 p.m. Also May 11, 18, 25.


Bible Study; 5:30 p.m. Also May 12, 19, 26.

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


Brown Bag Matinee: You’re Not Listening; noon-1 p.m.


Diversity Brown Bag: Creating a Respectful Workplace; noon-1 p.m.


Career Focus Brown Bag: Your Next Job at Penn; noon-1 p.m.


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

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


A Vision-Sharpening Vegetable Rich Diet...and How to Make it Taste Good; noon-1 p.m.

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


Mother’s Day European Plant Basket; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $33, $30/members.


Lenape Life: A Journey Back; 1-3 p.m.; $18, $15/members.


Vase Arranging for Floral Stems; 1-3 p.m.; $48, $45/members.


Spring Botany in Bucks County; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $96, $80/members.


Architecture and Landscape of Chestnut Hill: A Walking Tour; 1-3 p.m.; $30, $25/members.


Asian Scroll Painting; 1-2:30 p.m.; $18, $15/members.


Open Guided Tours; 2 p.m. Also May 9, 15, 16, 22,23, 29, 30.


Soil Biology and its Effects on Tree Management; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $140.


From Creek to Sewer: A History of Topographical Change in Philadelphia; 7-8:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.


Introduction to Tree Biology; 7-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.


Nature Photography; 7-8:30 p.m.; $67, $56/members. Also May 15, 9 a.m.-noon.


Beer Tasting and Dinner; 7-9 p.m.;  $55, $50/members; RSVP required. 


Iris in the Garden; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.


Savory Summer Salads; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $45, $38/members.


Drawing and Print Making in the Garden; 1-2:30 p.m.; $18, $15/members.


Meditations in the Splendor of the Garden: A Meditation and Writing Class; 6:30-8 p.m.; per session: $18, $16/members; single: $20. Also May 26; June 2, 9.


The Non-Stop Garden: Creating the Mixed Border; 7:30-9 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

Technology Training Services
ISC Labs, 3650 Chestnut Street; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Word 2007 Intro.; $190.


Excel 2007 Intro.; $190.


Access 2007 Intro.; $357.


FileMaker Pro 10 Intro.; $300.


Excel 2007 Intermediate; $190.


Dreamweaver CS4 Intro.; 2 days; $570.


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


Word 2007 Intermediate; $190.


Windows 7: Transition from Windows XP; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $110. Also 1:30-4:30 p.m.


Snow 101: Mac OS X Support Essentials 10.6; 3 days; $1,275. Also May 25.


Outlook 2007 Level 2; $190.


Business Objects XI Desktop Intelligence Training; $380. Also May 21.


Snow 100: Introduction to MAC OS X 10.6; $425.


PowerPoint 2007 Intro.; $190.


Moving to Office 2007; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $145. Also 1:30-4:30 p.m.


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


Adobe In-Design CS4-Level 1; $300.

Meetings Index 


WPPSA; 1 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.


PPSA Board Meeting; noon; rm. 302, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu


Board of Trustees: Budget and Finance Committee; 9:30-11 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ldelap@upenn.edu.

music Index 


Penn Improvisational Jazz Workshop;  open jazz jam for musicians of all abilities; Sundays (except holidays) 4-6 p.m.; basement, 1920 Commons; Info.: pijw@law.upenn.edu.


Robert Rich; spacemusic pioneer and ambient sounds; 8 p.m.; Sanctuary, St. Mary’s Hamilton Village; $20, $10/students (The Gatherings).


Penn Composer’s Guild; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall; Fisher-Bennett Hall (Music).


Karl Berger’s In the Spirit of Don Cherry; jazz tribute; 8 p.m.; International House; $12; tickets: www.arsnovaworkshop.com (Ars Nova Workshop in Residence).

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



Not a Drop to Drink; puppetry, animation, theater, and original music; 1 p.m.; parade, 2 p.m.; Rotunda; $10/adult, $5/child; info.: (215) 620-2130 (Public Eye: Artists for Animals). 

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.AnnenbergCenter.org.


Sinatra Sings Sinatra; Frank Sinatra, Jr. immortalizes the music of his legendary father, St. Ignatius Nursing Home Charity Fundraiser; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach  Theatre; $55-$65.September AT PENN Extras!


MOMIX; athletic dancing and choreography; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $28-$48. Also May 21, 8 p.m.; May 22, 2 p.m.; $24-$36 & 8 p.m.; May 23, 2 p.m. September AT PENN Extras!

Readings/signings Index 

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Cafe unless otherwise noted. Info. (215) 573-9749 or www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/.


Does A Great Poem Do Any Good?; Class of 1970 Poetry Discussion; Al Filreis; 10:30 a.m.


Alumni Authors Series: A Reading with Beth Kephart and Alice Elliott Dark; 4 p.m.

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


Drop; J. Michael DeAngelis and Pete Barry; 6:30 p.m.


Tressed to Kill; Laura DeSilverio; 6 p.m.


Open Mic Night at the Café; 7 p.m.


What Would Rob Do? An Irreverent Guide to Solving Life’s Daily Indignities; Rob Sachs; 6 p.m.


Have a Little Faith; Mitch Albom; 4:30 p.m.


Probation; Tom Mendicino; 6 p.m.


Peer Impact Diagnosis and Therapy; Vivian Seltzer; 3:30 p.m.

special events Index 


 Adopt-an-Artifact Day; artifact related crafts, scavenger hunts, games, chance to “adopt” an artifact; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Museum; free/anyone who has adopted an artifact or Museum donation; register: www.penn.museum/ (Museum).


Arbor Day Celebration; tree adventure treasure hunt and other family-friendly interactive activities, tree planting at 10 a.m.; 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Morris Arboretum).


Gradfest; fun, festivities and food for graduate and professional students; noon-4:30 p.m.; Wynn Commons and Houston Hall; $15, free/children under 12; tickets: https://gapsa.ticketleap.com/ (GAPSA).


Spring 2010 Benefit; in honor of artist Lisa Yuskavage; festive dress; 6 p.m., cocktails; 7:30 p.m.; RSVP: www.icaphila.org/events/benefit2010.php; ICA (ICA).


Morris Arboretum Plant Sale; rare and unusual plants; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Aboretum.  Also May 7 and 8. September AT PENN Extras!


Annual Housing Fair; access a wide array of housing related information and resources; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (Home Ownership Services).


Young Friends Event: Wined Through History III; enjoy food, wine,  and an exciting scavenger hunt for prizes; 6:15 p.m.; $50/door, $40, $30/members, $100/4-person team; RSVP: www.penn.museum (Museum).


Master of Environmental Studies Capstone Forum; Master of Environmental Studies graduates present their Capstone research, followed by a reception; 5-9 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg.; reception: lobby, Hayden Hall (LPS).


Open Mind for Africa; honoring Dr. Sandra T. Barnes, author, anthropologist and founder of the African Studies Center; reception for inaugural Open Mind for Africa Award; 6 p.m.; MidAtlantic Restaurant, 3711 Market St.; $75, $60/staff and students (Christian Association).


11th Annual Party for the Park; annual event helps provide necessary funding for the maintenance of Clark Park; 5:30 p.m.; Wilson Student Center, 714-34 South 42nd St.; info.: ucd@universitycity.org (UCD; FoCP).


Seventh Annual Penn Urban Doctoral Symposium; graduating urban-focused doctoral candidates present and discuss their dissertation findings, luncheon follows; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thomas Richard Webb Room, The Inn at Penn (Penn IUR; Urban Studies Program).


Master of Liberal Arts Capstone Forum; Master of Liberal Arts graduates present their Capstone Research, followed by a reception; 5-8 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (LPS).


History & Sociology of Science Reunion; homecoming and symposium;  Claudia Cohen Hall; through May 22, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; RSVP: angreene@sas.upenn.edu (History & Sociology of Science).


Wine Tasting with Dick Vermeil; former coach of the Philadelphia Eagles; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $85, $75/members; RSVP: (215) 247-5777 x 156

Sports Index 

Info./tickets: www.pennathletics.com


(M)  Lightweight Rowing; Callow Cup; 9 a.m.


(W) Lacrosse; Ivy League Tournament; time TBA.


(M) Lacrosse; Ivy League Tournament; time TBA.


Baseball; Ivy League Playoffs; time TBA. Also May 9.


(M) Lacrosse; Ivy League Tournament; time TBA.

Talks Index 


Public Health and Law Enforcement: Reframing the Debate in Philadelphia; round table discussion; 6 p.m.; pay-what-you-want; Museum (Museum).


Integrated Analysis of Melanoma: Can We Do Better with Targeted Drugs?; David F. Stern, Yale University; noon; rm. 253, BRB II/III (CRRWH).


Targeting Self-Renewal Pathways in Breast Cancer Stem Cells; Max S. Wicha, University of Michigan; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).


Great Archaeological Discoveries: The Easter Island Statue Project; Jo Ann van Tilburg, director of Easter Island Project; 6 p.m.; Museum; $10, $5/advance, free/members; register: www.penn.museum/ (Museum).


Deep Brain Stimulation and the Scientific Commons; Joseph Fins, Cornell University; 4 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall; RSVP: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu (CNS).


Income and the Utilization of Long-Term Care Services: Evidence from the Social Security Benefits Notch; David Grabowski, Harvard University; noon; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center (LDI).


Chromosomes and the Proteins That Direct Their Faithful Inheritance; Ben Black, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


You Are Not Your Brother’s Health Care Provider; Yaron Brook, Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights; 7 p.m.; Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney Building (HUP 1); RSVP: http://drbrookathupurnotbrothersprovider.eventbrite.com (Ayn Rand Center).


High Through-Put Cell-Based Studies and Protein Microarrays for Biomarker and Target Discovery; Joshua LaBaer, Arizona State University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).


Why Everyone (Else) is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind; Robert Kurzban, psychology; 6 p.m.; MarBar; RSVP: jreese@upenn.edu (Penn Science Café).


Moral Quickening in Story’s Womb; Rita  Charon, Columbia University; 4:30 p.m.; 4 p.m., speaker reception; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; RSVP: jpringle@mail.med.upenn.edu (SOM).


Title TBA; Mark Greene, pathology and laboratory medicine; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Penn Genomics Frontiers Institute Research Seminar Series; Robert Wayne, UCLA; 3 p.m.; Class of 1962, John Morgan Building (PGFI).


Molecular Arms Races Between Primate Genomes and Viruses; Harmit Malik, University of Washington; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR; Microbiology).


31st Annual James M. Cuozzo Memorial Lecture: Maternal Diabetes and Oocyte Health–A Mitochondrial Mess; Kelle H. Moley, Washington University; 12:15 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (CRRWH).


Structure of the Catalytic Subunit of Telomerase: Evidence for the Mechanism of Telomere Replication; Emmanuel Skordalakes, Wistar Institute; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).


Title TBA; Tomoko Ohnishi, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Immunological Memory; Rafi Ahmed, Emory University; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR; Immunology Graduate Group).


Molecular Arm Races between Viruses and Primate Genomes; Hidde Ploegh, Whitehead Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).


Global Regulation and Epigenetic Landscape of the X Chromosome; Christine M. Disteche, University of Washington; noon; rm. 253, BRB II/III (CRRWH).


Anatomical Reconstructions of Respiratory Morphology and Hindlimb Musculature in Poposaurus gracilis (Archosauria: Suchia) and related Dinosauriformes; Emma Schachner, PhD candidate; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 360, Hayden Hall (EES).


New Views of Local and Genome-wide Transcription Regulation In Vivo; Jon T. Lis, Cornell University; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).


Cities and the Creative Economy; time and location TBA; Info.: www.upenn.edu/penniur (IUR; Arts & the City). 


Whenever Wednesday: Conversation and Screening; Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, artists; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

Alumni Weekend Index 

Experience tradition, learning and fun at this year’s Alumni Weekend from May 14 through May 17.  The Penn community is invited to participate in the many seminars, tours and celebrations.  Register for events (215) 898-5298 or www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2010.

Open Houses, Tours & Receptions

Friday, May 14


Exhibition: The Midwestern Experience: Ormandy in Minneapolis; 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, 4th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.


Exhibition: Reading Pictures: Sixteenth-Century European Illustrated Books; 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, 1st Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.


Exhibition: Who’s Coming to Dinner? Cooking for Different Audiences; Penn’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s Culinary Collections; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Rosenwald Gallery, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.


WXPN Open House and “Free at Noon” Concert; 9 a.m.-5 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.


Green Campus Tour; begins at the Annenberg Public Policy Center; 2:30 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-5298. Also May 15.


Tour Penn’s Architectural Masterpieces; David Brownlee and Frances Shapiro, authors of Building America’s First University: An Historical and Architectural Guide to the University of Pennsylvania; 2:30 p.m.; begins at the Warden Garden, Penn Museum; RSVP: (215) 898-5298. Also May 15.


Penn Then and Now Campus Tours; student-led tour begins at entrance to SEPTA Station at 37th and Spruce; 2:30 p.m.; RSVP requested. Also May 15.


Tour of Fagin Hall; 3 p.m.; begins at Arcadia Café, Claire M. Fagin Hall. 


Tour of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; 3 p.m.; Main Entrance, 34th and Spruce St.


Christian Association Open House; light refreshments; 3-5 p.m.; Christian Association; info.: (215) 746-6350. 


Penn Chemistry Alumni Social; Chemistry alumni, faculty and staff; Upper Egyptian Gallery, Penn Museum; 4 p.m.; RSVP: chem-alumni@chem.upenn.edu by May 5. 


Gallery Hop; tour three galleries, followed by hors d’oeuvres and dessert; 4 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery; RSVP.


Visualizing the Holy Land: Alumni Preview of the Lenkin Family Collection of Photography; 4:30 p.m.; Fisher Fine Arts Library.

Saturday, May 15


Association of Alumnae 50th Reunion Coffee Hour; All women from the class of 1960 will be honored; RSVP requested; 9 a.m.; Café 58, 3401 Spruce Street.


Rare Judaica Book Tour; special tour of the Judaica Collection led by Arthur Kiron, Schottenstein-Jesselson Curator of Judaica; 10 a.m.; Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; RSVP: gulsoy@pobox.upenn.edu. Also May 16.


Music Building Open House; visit the newly-renovated and expanded music building, light refreshments will be served; 10 a.m.; rm. 101, Music Building.


Urban Studies Alumni Brunch; 11 a.m.; rm. 130, McNeil Building; RSVP: isabelb@sas.upenn.edu.


Penn Veterinary Medicine Open House and Tours; student-led tours of the Penn Vet Philadelphia campus and Ryan Veterinary Hospital; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu.


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


Welcome Back Home; tour of all College Houses; info.: suesmith@upenn.edu.


Alumni Day Parade and Picnic; 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; College Hall, Hill Square, Wynn Commons; adult: $45, $40/before May 7; $15/children ages 6-16.


Graduate Student Center Open House; noon-2 p.m.; RSVP: www.gsc.upenn.edu/register.


Philomathean Society Open House; noon-5 p.m.; reception-2 p.m.; 4th fl., College Hall; info. Daniel.orr@gmail.com.


Kelly Writers House Open House; 1 p.m.; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu.


Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business Alumni Reception; free wine and cheese reception; 3-7 p.m.; Huntsman Program Office, 3732 Locust Walk; RSVP: inge@wharton.upenn.edu.


Jewish Young Alumni Reception; wine and cheese reception for classes from ’00 to ’10; 3:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; info.: joanb@pobox.upenn.edu.


Penn Glee Club Alumni Reception; 4 p.m.; location TBA; info.: gleeclub@dolphin.upenn.edu.


Native Recruitment at Penn: New Initiatives and Future Possibilities; 4 p.m.; rm. 217, Houston Hall.


Celebrating ALA’s 10th Anniversary: Looking Back and Looking Ahead; the Association of Latino Alumni; 4 p.m.; rm. 223, Houston Hall; RSVP.


UPANN Toast to API Class of 2010 and Reunion Alumni; toast to the class of 2010, UPANN Student Award winner, honorees from reunion classes; rm. 218, Houston Hall; RSVP: www.upaan.org/alumniweekend.


BAS: Honoring Living Legends; tribute to honor distinguished African American alumni from every school at Penn; 4 p.m.; Platt Student Performing Arts House; RSVP.


PennGALA Alumni Reception; LGBT community; 4 p.m.; LGBT Center; RSVP.


A Celebration for Book Lovers at Penn Press; John Timoney, author; browse new titles; 4:30 p.m.; Penn Press; RSVP: ellenpt@upenn.edu.

Seminars and Panel Discussions

Friday, May 14


Modifying Our Genes: From Therapy to Human Enhancement; Theodore Friedman, pediatrics; 9 a.m.; Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


Developing Your Leadership and Decision-Making for Challenging Times; Michael Useem, Wharton; 10 a.m.; Dhirubhai Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


Infectious Diseases and Society; Patrick Brennan, UPHS; 10:15 a.m.; rm. 252, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


The Promise and Predicament of Cosmetic Neurology; Anjan Chatterjee, neurology; 10:15 a.m.; Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP.


Urban Revival: The Tale of Three Cities; John DiIulio, director of Robert A. Fox Leadership Program; 11 a.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


Ethical Lessons of Swine Vaccine-Rationing, Vaccine Mandates, and Access to Untested Vaccines; Arthur Caplan, bioethics; 11:30 a.m.; Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP.


Wharton Town Meeting; Tom Robertson, Dean of Wharton and Amy Gutmann, President, will give a State-of-the-School Address; 11:30 a.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


Promoting Health in Health Reform; David Grande, medicine; noon; RSVP: (215) 898-1655.


Medical Education in the 21st Century; Gail Morrison, vice dean for education; 2 p.m.; rm. 252, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


The Growing Link between Metabolism and Cancer; Craig Thompson and John Glick, Abramson Cancer Center; 2 p.m.; Auditorium, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


Financial Challenges of an Aging World; discussion of financial planning and retirement in the wake of the economic crisis; 2:15 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


Life After Work: Creative Frameworks for Designing Your Future; Kendall Dudley, career and life-design consultant; 2:30 p.m.; Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-5298 (Class of 1965). 


Building Blocks of a Tax-Wise Estate Plan; Marcie Merz, executive director of gift planning; 3:15 p.m.; rm. 252, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


Art and Urban Transformation; panel discussion; 3:30 p.m.; Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


Predicting Success: What We Know About People Who Achieve; panel discussion led by Chris Maxwell, Wharton Undergraduate Leadership Program; 3:30 p.m.; Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.


The Future is Green: Building Sustainable Urban Communities; panel discussion; 3:30 p.m.; Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; RSVP: (215) 898-5298.

Saturday, May 15


Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; 9 a.m.; rm. 1206, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall; RSVP requested.


The Future for Investors; Jeremy J. Siegel, Wharton; 9 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.


Admissions Information Session and Legacy Advising Session; 9 a.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.


South-South Partnerships: The Future of Global Health; Steven C. R. Larson, emergency medicine; Neal Nathanson, microbiology; 9:15 a.m.; rm. 252, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.


The Impact of Health Care Policy on Academic Medical Centers; Ralph W. Muller, CEO, UPHS; 9:15 a.m.; auditorium, Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.


Animal ER; 9:30 a.m.; rm. 131, Hill Pavilion; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu.


The Behavior of Companion Animals: Getting Inside the Heads of Our Pets; Penn Veterinary Medicine Behavioral Team; 9:30 a.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu.


Autism is a Family Diagnosis; Jennifer Pinto-Martin, PA Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology; 10 a.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.


Carolyn Abbate Lecture; music department; 10 a.m.; rm. 101, Music Building.


Does a Great Poem Do Any Good?; Al Filreis, English; 10:30 a.m.; Kelly Writers House; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu.


Religion Today: Lessons I Learned at the Christian Association; panel discussion; 10 a.m.; Christian Association; RSVP: bronson@pobox.upenn.edu.


Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; 10:30 a.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; registration requested.


How to Save Your Own Life: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting the Best Health Care Possible; Marie Savard, ABC News; 10:30 a.m.; auditorium,  Biomedical Research Building; RSVP: www.med.upenn.edu/alumni.


Penn Nursing and the Community: Science for Impact; Afaf Meleis, nursing dean; 11 a.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.


Modern Cosmology and the Building Blocks of the Universe; Mark Trodden, physics; 11 a.m.; lecture room, McNeil Center; RSVP.


Estate Planning Seminar; Marcie Merz, gift planning; 11:30 a.m.; rm. 240, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: mcnamark@wharton.upenn.edu.


The Politics of Food; panel discussion of alumni; 3 p.m.; Kings Court/English College House; RSVP required.


The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents a Discussion on Penn and West Philadelphia; 3 p.m.; rm. 1206, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; reception, atrium; RSVP: weeks@pobox.upenn.edu.


Alumni Author Series; reading featuring novelists Beth Kephart, C’82 and Alice Elliot Dark, C’76; reception will follow; RSVP: whalumniweekend.writing@upenn.edu

  PennQuest Reception; 6-8 p.m.; Brachfeld Room, Houston Hall; Once a PennQuester, always a PennQuester!  Join us for food, photos, GORP, and more; RSVP preferred to lmccall@upenn.edu.

Other Events

Friday, May 14


Legacy Advising Sessions; information for prospective legacy applicants; 11 a.m.; Sweeten Alumni House; info.: www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca. Also 12:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and May 15.


Reunion Alumni Arts Fair; original artwork, jewelry and artisan crafts; 3-6 p.m.; Houston Hall. 


Penn Nursing Master’s Program Dinner; 7 p.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; $30; RSVP: nursalum@ben.dev.upenn.edu.


Shabbat Services; 7:45 p.m.; Hillel; info.: www.pennhillel.org.


Shabbat Dinner; Shabbat meal with alumni, friends and family; 8:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; $21/adults, $15/children; RSVP: www.pennhillel.org.

Saturday, May 15


Quaker Trot: The Alumni Run/Walk; 8 a.m.; the Button, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.


Penn Nursing Legacy Breakfast; 8:15 a.m.; 4th fl., Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: mlorusso@nursing.edu.


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


UPennalizers, Penn’s Robocup Team; live demo of humanoid robotic soccer; 10:30 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Melvin J. and Claire Levine Hall Lobby.


Penn Fair; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; College Green.


Quakerkids & M*A*S*H Unit; treats and fun activities for children ages 10 and under; 4 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.


A Taste of Penn; evening of food and music celebrating Penn’s diversity; 6-10 p.m.; College Green; RSVP.

Sunday, May 16


All Alumni Pancake Breakfast: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 1st Floor, Houston Hall; $10; RSVP.


Greenfield Intercultural Center Brunch for Alumni and Seniors; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; GIC; RSVP: psoria@upenn.edu.


Christian Association Alumni Brunch; 12:30-2 p.m.; $20; RSVP: bronson@pobox.upenn.edu.


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

Monday, May 17


254th Commencement Ceremony; 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.: (215) 573-GRAD or www.upenn.edu/commencement