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April 26, 2011 Volume 57, 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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Final Exams. Through May 10.


Spring Semester ends.


Alumni Day.






12-Week evening session classes begin.


First session classes begin.


Memorial Day observed. No classes.



40 Winks with the Sphinx Sleepover; children ages 1-7; 5:30 p.m.; Penn Museum. Through May 7, 9 a.m.; $50, $45/members.

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 or


Mother’s Day Planted Container; ages 5-12; 10:30 a.m.–noon; $33, $30/members.


Incredible Insects and Bug Olympics; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $12/members.


Orienteering at the Arboretum; ages 8 and up; 1-3 p.m.; $15, $12/members.


Storytime at the Morris Arboretum; collaboration with the Springfield library; 10:30 a.m.–noon; free with admission.

World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter & Jams
Info.: www.worldcafelive.com
Shows begin 11:30 a.m.


Cris & Lou; ages 1-12; $7/children, $10/adults.


Kids Rock for Kids: Benefit Concert Series; rock concert benefiting children’s medical charities; $10.


The Billy Kelly Show; music for all ages; $7/children, $10/adults.

Conferences Index 


Epigenetics and Aging Symposium; 12:30 p.m.; Translational Research Center Auditorium and Lobby, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.; register: http://may2nd.wufoo.com/forms/epigenetics-and-aging-symposium(Epigenetics).


The History and Cultures of Friendship in Precolonial South Asia; no registration or fees required; 1-5:30 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; Through May 3 (South Asia Center).


2nd Annual Art of Research Graduate Symposium; graduate students from a variety of disciplines share their work; 1-4 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.  (GSC).


Penn Student Affairs Conference 2011­—One Global Campus: Student Affairs Makes the Difference; for all Penn staff members who work with students in any capacity; register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SALT-2011(Student Affairs Leadership Team). Through May 20.


Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America: The Policy, Research, and Methodological Issues; 9 a.m.; Houston Hall; $25/general admission, free/students & faculty; register: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/schooltowork (GSE). Through May 26.

exhibits Index 

Admission Donations and Hours


Amistad Gallery, W.E.B Du Bois College House; free, noon-9 p.m.; PennCard required.


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 Fine Arts Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, 3600 Market St.: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Info.: www.kleinartgallery.org.


Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; Wed. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thu.-Fri. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.icaphila.org.


International House: Hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.org.


Kroiz Gallery of the Architectural Archives, Fischer Fine Arts Library, lower level: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Meyerson Hall Gallery, Meyerson Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


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


Penn Museum: $10/adults; $7 seniors (65+); $6/children (6-17) and full-time students with ID; free/members & PennCard holders; Tues./Thur.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; visit  www.penn.museumfor extended hours.


The Rotunda: free; (215) 573-3234.


Slought Foundation: free; Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.; www.slought.org.


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



Art: InLiquid Art + Design: Centennial Photography Project; four InLiquid member photographers’ work on the IHP building, inhabitants, architecture, and history; reception May 12, 6 p.m.; International House. Through June 3.


Senior Graduation Exhibition; selected work from the PennDesign Fine Arts undergraduate class of 2011; reception May 15, 2 p.m.; Charles Addams Gallery. Through May 17.


Photo India Exhibition; photos from the Howard A. Silverstein and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Studio Abroad Program; reception May 20, 4 p.m.; Charles Addams Gallery. Through June 24.October AT PENN Extras!


Garden Railway; miniature world set in the splendor of a summer garden, featuring historic buildings created entirely with natural materials; Morris Arboretum free w/admission; Through September 5.October AT PENN Extras!



Rachael Wren: Small Paintings; Burrison Gallery. Through May 8.October AT PENN Extras!


Visual Studies; Fox Art Gallery. Through May 15.


VASST.info:the Very Amateur Society of Science and Technology; investigating the pairing of science and art; Esther Klein Gallery; Through May 28 (Breadboard).


Righteous Dopefiend; photographs and other media examine the experiences of homeless drug users; Penn Museum. Through May. October AT PENN Extras!


Water as Creator and Destroyer Special Display; ancient Mesopotamian artifacts including a famous Sumerian “flood tablet;” Penn Museum. Through May.


Penn Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit; photos by students studying abroad; 6 p.m.; Galleria at International House. Through June 3.October AT PENN Extras!


Secrets of the Silk Road; artifacts from the Tarim Basin in Western China; Penn Museum. Through June 5.  October AT PENN Extras!


Situating No-land: Videoart from Latin America; Slought Foundation. Through June 30.


Visual Correspondences; photographs that explore the possibility of communicating through purely visual means; Slought Foundation. Through June 30.


Battleground: War Rugs from Afganistan; dozens of Afghanistan “war rugs” woven since 1980 are featured in this traveling exhibition organized by the Textile Museum of Canada; Penn Museum; Through July 31. October AT PENN Extras!


Lauren Greenfield’s Girl Culture; photographic documentation on American girls in the 21st century; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 31.


Fang! The Killing Tooth; explores the history of the vampire myth and of the “killing” canine; Penn Museum. Through July.


Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania; photographs, archaeological objects, traditional arts and family heirlooms; Penn Museum. Through July. October AT PENN Extras!


One is the Loneliest Number; artist duos that collaborate in a variety of media; ICA. Through August 7.


That’s How We Escaped: Reflections on Warhol; the research of students in ARTH 100-301 pertaining to Warhol’s 1965 ICA exhibit; ICA. Through August 7.


Sheila Hicks: 50 Years; honors the artist who has built an international reputation with two- and three-dimensional works in fiber; ICA. Through August 7. October AT PENN Extras!


Renaissance City Views from Above and Afar; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 13.


On the Silk Road: Tashkent; albumen prints from the early 1890s illustrating the manners and customs of the Kyrgyz people, and localities in the vicinity of Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan; Penn Museum.


Color, Form and Texture of Trees; photography by Jim Smith highlighting the beauty and diversity of trees; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum. Ongoing.


John Cage: How to Get Started; Slought Foundation. Ongoing. 


Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; the discovery and excavation of the Royal Cemetery at Ur in modern-day Iraq; Penn Museum. October AT PENN Extras!

ICA Programs
Events at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Interlace: Weaving Community; day of demonstrations, performances, and mingling; noon-4 p.m.


Travelogue- Beirut, Lebanon: Lamia Joreige; 6:30 p.m.

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.

P.M. @ Penn Museum
Gallery tours at 5:30 p.m., followed by programs at 6 p.m.


Quizzo Night.

Penn Museum Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m.,Warden Garden Entrance. Tour availability and topics subject to change. Info.: www.penn.museum.


Daily Life of Canaan/Ancient Israel. Also April 21.


Living in Balance: The American Southwest.


Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.


Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices.


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


Two Millennia of Ancient Egyptian. History.


Daily Life in Ancient Egypt.

films Index 

International House
Tickets: http://ihousephilly.org


Poison; 7 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater.


Solaris; 7 p.m.


Seduced and Abandoned; 7 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater.

fitness / learning Index 


Cardio Fitness; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tue. & Thu.; St. Agatha-St. James Parish Hall; first class free, $8/per class, $5/students; (267) 251-3842.


New Parents @ Penn; every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; info.: (215) 898-8611 (PWC).


Working Parents Association; Wednesdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: zoeb@sas.upenn.edu (PWC).


Penn Knitters; Thursdays; noon; Fireside Lounge (2nd fl.), The ARCH; info.: wiedmann@upenn.edu.


S.A.F.E: Self-defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange; 6-8 p.m.; Benjamin Lounge, Sansom Place West; RSVP: sdever@publicsafety.upenn.edu(UPPD).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777.


The Gardens of Herkenrode and the Arboretum Wespelaar: Reflections of a Belgian Plantsman; 7:30 p.m.; free.


Early Evening Birding at the Arboretum; 4-6:30 p.m.; $45, $40/members.


Family Birding in the Arboretum’s Wetlands; 8-10 a.m.; $25, $20/members.


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


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


Biodiversity and the Influence of Native and Exotic Plants in Our Landscapes; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.


Homeowner’s Guide to Tree Selection, Design and Care; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $85, $68/members.


Iris and the Garden In Spring; 10-11:30 a.m.; $24, $20/members.


Savory Summer Salads and Zesty Herbal Drinks; 10 a.m.-noon; $44, $35/members.


Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Using the Plant Stewardship Index; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125.


Birding in the Wetlands and Tree Canopy; 8-11 a.m.; $25, $20/members.


Create a Leaf-Shaped Plate from Clay; 10 a.m.-noon; $50. $42/members.


Boat Building from Clay; 1-2:30 p.m.; $29, $24/members.


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


Green Roofs from the Ground Up; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

Christian Association
Info.: www.upennca.org.


Slanguage; 3:30-5 p.m.; Also May 10, 17, 24 and 31.


Networking Lunch; noon.

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


AMA’s Taking on Greater Responsibility: Step-up Skills for Nonmanagers; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Also May 5.


Webinar­—Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.


Webinar­—Microsoft Office 2007-Tips and Tricks Crash Course; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40.


Webinar­—Microsoft Excel 2007 Techniques; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.


Webinar­—Successfully Starting Your Writing Project; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40.


Webinar­—Excel PivotTables; noon-2 p.m.; $40.


Brown Bag Matinee-Harassment:  A New Look; noon-1 p.m.; free.


Webinar­—Microsoft PPT Techniques 2007; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.


Webinar­—Effective Meetings; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; $40.


Career Focus Brown Bag-Leaving Your Job and Moving on Professionally; noon-1 p.m.; free.


Essentials of Management-Cohort 23; 9-10:30 a.m.; offered over five-month period; $250.

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


Bariatric Surgery and Other Options: What You Need to Know; noon-1 p.m.; free.


How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace; noon-1 p.m.; free.

ISC Technology Training Services
ISC Labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Register: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training.


Word 2007 Intermediate; $190.


Word 2010 Intermediate; $190.


Excel 2007 Introduction; $190.


Excel 2010 Introduction; $190.


Microsoft Project 2010 Introduction; 2 days; $448.


Dreamweaver CS5: Introduction; 2 days; $570.


PowerPoint 2007 Beyond the Basics; $190.


PowerPoint 2010 Beyond the Basics; $190.


Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.


Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Advanced; $425.


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


Access 2007 Advanced; 2 days; $448.


Access 2010 Advanced; 2 days; $448.

Liberal and Professional Studies
Events at 3440 Market St., Suite 100, Info.: www.pennlps.org.


Walk-In Wednesday Academic Program Information Sessions; 11 a.m.-noon, 4:30-6 p.m.; Also May 11, 18, 25.

Department of Recreation: PennFit
Pottruck Health & Fitness Center; www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html


Medicine Ball Workout; 5:30 p.m.


Free Body Composition Measurements; pre-registration required; 8 a.m.; Also noon, 5 p.m.


Resistance Bands Workout; 5:30 p.m.


Pool Closed For Maintenance; Through May 31.


Summer Wall Hours Begin; no weekends.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 11 a.m.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 1 p.m.


Excel: Basics; 11 a.m.


Blackboard: Basics; 10 a.m.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 10 a.m.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 1 p.m.


Prezi; 1 p.m.


Excel: Charts; 11 a.m.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 2 p.m.


Blackboard: Walk-In Support; 10 a.m.


Blackboard: Basics; 1 p.m.

Meetings Index 


PPSA Board Meeting; open to any monthly-paid exempt University staff; noon; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu


Trustees Meeting; Budget & Finance Committee, 9-11 a.m.; Executive Committee, 1:30-2 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ldelap@upenn.edu


WPPSA general meeting; all weekly-paid (non-union) Penn employees welcome; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 313, Houston Hall.


WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; WXPN, 3025 Walnut St. Info.: (215) 898-6677

music Index 


Penn Improvisational Jazz Workshop; open jazz jam for musicians of all abilities; Sundays, 4-6 p.m.; rm. 413, Fisher Bennett Hall; Info.: pijw@law.upenn.edu


Wave Currents: Matthew Suib and Nadia Hironaka with C Spencer Yeh; multimedia event celebrating the 1967 International and Universal Exposition, more commonly known as Expo 67; International House; 8 p.m.; $10, $8/students & seniors.


Ars Nova Workshop Presents: Jooklo Duo; Italian saxophone and drum duo; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (Ars Nova Workshop).

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. See www.worldcafelive.com for a complete listing.
WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; Fridays at noon; RSVP: http://xpn.org/concerts-events/free-at-noon.



Le Dada Va Gaga Dans 2011; Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co.; 3:11 p.m.; Sanctuary, The Rotunda (Rotunda).


A Tribute to Billie Holiday; dance concert presented by The Rita Jones Dance Company; 7:30 p.m.; The Rotunda; $10, $8/student (Rotunda).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org


Chandroutie: A Voyage Beyond Kala Pani; Usiloquy; Indian classical dancing based primarily on Hindu mythology; 6 p.m.; Harold Prince Theater; $18; purchase tickets at http://pifa.org/events/980191598. October AT PENN Extras!


Aszure Barton & Artists; inspired by street performers with video projections; 7:30 p.m.; $24-48; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 6, 7, 8 p.m.; May 7, 2 p.m. 


The Cripple of Inishmaan; Druid and Atlantic Theater Company; 7:30 p.m.; $20-50; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 20-22, 2 p.m.; May 20, 21, 8 p.m.; closed captioning offered for May 21, 8 p.m. and May 22, 2 p.m. performances. October AT PENN Extras!

Readings/signings Index 

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Cafe unless otherwise noted. RSVP to wh@writing.upenn.edu where noted.


Alumni Weekend Open House; 2 p.m.; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu.


Alumni Authors Spotlight: Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Egan & Sam Donsky; RSVP; 4 p.m.

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


Daddy’s Little Goalie: A Father, His Daughters & Sports; Robert Strauss; 6 p.m.


PEN World Voices Tour: Featured Authors; panel discussion with Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Daniel Orozco & Leila Aboulela; 6:30 p.m.


Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite; Rob Kurzban; 6 p.m.


The Googlization of Everything (& Why We Should Worry); Siva Vaidhyanathan; 4 p.m.


Student-Parent Communication and Emotional Support in a 4G World; Christine Schelhas-Miller and alumnus Steve Roy Goodman; 3 p.m.


Baccalaureate Book SigningThe Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Life; Rev. James Martin, S.J.; 4:30 p.m.

special events Index 


Where in the World – China; hear tips and ask questions of native Chinese; 6 p.m.; South America Room, IHP; $10/general public, $5/students, IHP members & residents (IHP, Center for East Asian Studies).


ICA Spring Benefit: The ICA Honors Sheila Hicks; 6 p.m.; ICA; $500; tickets: www.icaphila.org. See Exhibits.


University Square Farmers Market; 36th and Walnut Sts.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesdays through November 25 (UCD).


MES Capstone Forum; master of environmental studies graduates present their capstone research projects; 6 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Building; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/node/2190  (LPS).


Morris Arboretum Public Plant Sale; rare and unusual plants; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm, Morris Arboretum.


MLA Capstone Forum; master of liberal arts graduates present their capstone research projects; 5:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/node/2191(LPS).


Savor the Silk Road; sample exotic foods and beers from along the Silk Road and enjoy musical guest Suzie Brown; 6:30-9 p.m.; Penn Museum; $45/door, $35/general, $30/members and full-time students; RSVP: www.penn.museum(Young Friends of Penn Museum).


Penn Urban Doctoral Symposium; urban-focused doctoral candidates present and discuss their dissertation findings; 11 a.m.; Regent Room, The Inn at Penn (Penn IUR).


Centennial Gala: It Happened First in Philadelphia; International House’s 100th annual global gala; 6:30 p.m.; $250; http://ihousephilly.org(International House).


Free Skin Cancer Screening; Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; appointment required: (215) 662-2737 (dermatology; Abramson Cancer Center).


2011 Penn Home Ownership Services Annual Housing Fair; full-time employees may discuss the national real estate market with industry experts; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (PHOS).

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com


(W) Lacrosse; Ivy League Tournament; time TBA. Also May 8.


(W) Lacrosse; NCAA Championship; time TBA. Also May 21.


(M) Heavyweight Rowing vs. Cornell; Madeira Cup; time TBA.

Talks Index 


What is Uniquely Human? An Answer from Studies of Chimpanzees; Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kyoto University; noon; IRCS Conference Room (IRCS).


Deciphering the Fate Decisions of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells; Fei Wang, University of Illinois; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, B400 Richards Bldg. (Medicine).


Discussion on the Boas Papers; Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter; 4 p.m.; rm. 351, Claudia Cohen Hall (History and Sociology of Science).


Iraq Cultural Heritage and National Identity; Samir Shakir Mahmoud Sumaida’ie, Ambassador of Iraq; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).


The Surprising Complexity of Daily Timekeeping; Daniel Forger, University of Michigan; noon; 2000 Vagelos Conference Room (Systems Biology).


Federalizing Iraq: A Kurdish Perspective; Khalid Salih; 5 p.m.; rm. 203, Claudia Cohen Hall (Middle East Center).


Anti-Viral Innate Immunity: Role of Defective Viral Genomes; Carolina Lopez, pathobiology; noon; CRB auditorium (Microbiology).


Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation in Prepubertal Boys Recently Diagnosed with Cancer; Jill Ginsberg, pediatrics; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).


Looking East from Constantinople: Byzantium and the Silk Road; Robert Ousterhout, history of art; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; RSVP: www.penn.museum/events-calendar.html (Penn Museum).


Central Role of the Brain in Stress and Adaptation: Impact of the Social Environment on Health; Bruce McEwen, The Rockefeller University; 4 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (Neuroscience & Society).


Title TBA; Chris Bregler, NYU; 11 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP).


Do Listeners Continuously Adapt Their Syntactic Expectations to Situation-Specific Statistics?; T. Florian Jaeger, University of Rochester; noon; IRCS Conference Room (IRCS).


Title TBA; Lewis Chodosh; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Sex, Stress and the Brain: Hormone Actions Above the Hypothalamus Via Novel Mechanisms; Bruce McEwen, Rockefeller University; 4 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (genetics).


Water: For Life, For Growth; Tony Sauder, Penn Engineers Without Borders; Open Mind for Africa Reception and Dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Tabernacle United Church; tickets: (215) 746-6350 (CA; YoW).

9 Hearing Loss and Aging: New Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment; James Saunders, otorhinolaryngology; noon; Lenape Room, Inn at Penn; info.: /www.med.upenn.edu/asef (Asef).


Molecular Mechanism of Contractile-Ring Assembly in Fission Yeast Cytokinesis; Jian-Qiu Wu, Ohio State University; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, B400 Richards Bldg. (Penn Medicine).


Robust Timekeeping in Circadian Clock Networks; Francis J. Doyle III, University of California, Santa Barbara; noon; 2000 Vagelos Conference Room (Systems Biology).


Soma-germline Interactions in C elegans: Unexpected Roles for Insulin and TGFB; E. Jane Albert Hubbard, NYU; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).


Death in the Life of Reovirus; Terence Dermody, Vanderbilt; noon; CRB Auditorium (Microbiology).


Middle Kingdom Careers: Ideology vs. Reality; Melinda Nelson-Hurst, near eastern languages & civilizations graduate student; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).


Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain; Joe Kable, psychology; 7 p.m.; The Mar Bar; RSVP: (215) 898-8721 (Penn Science Café).


Title TBA; Gideon Dreyfuss; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).


Title TBA; Larry Rome, biology; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, B400 Richards Bldg. (Penn Medicine).


DId I cause the Big Financial Crisis; Ross Webber, Emeritus Professor of Management at the Wharton School; 11:45 a.m.; Hourglass Room, University Club; open to PASEF/ASEF members only (PASEF).


Leydig Cell Development and Aging: Mechanisms and Consequences; Barry Zirkin, John Hopkins; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Center for Research on Reproduction and Women’s Health).


Understanding How Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection Really Works; Robert Siliciano, John Hopkins University; noon; CRB Auditorium (Microbiology).


The Penn Museum Glazed Luohan in Context; Derek Gillman, president of the Barnes Foundation; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).


Title TBA; Priscilla Hsue, University of California at San Francisco; 1 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (CFAR).


Title TBA; Stephen Haggarty, Harvard University; 10:30 a.m.; rm. 124, Translational Research Laboratory Bldg. (CNB).


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


Title TBA; Stanley Nelson, UCLA; 2 p.m.; Physiology Conference Room, B400 Richards Bldg. (Penn Medicine).


Title TBA; Louis Picker, Oregon Health & Science University; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR).


Small RNA Biogenesis for Viral Defense in Bacteria; Jennifer Doudna, University of California, Berkley; noon; CRB Auditorium (Microbiology).


Signaling to Chromatin for Cell Fate Choices in Embryos; Kenneth Zaret, epigenetics; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium, The Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Alumni Weekend: May 13-15, 2011 Index 

Open Houses, Tours & Receptions

Friday, May 13


Open House and “Free at Noon” Concert; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., concert at noon; World Cafe Live.


Undergraduate Admissions Information Session and Campus Tour; one-hour info. session followed by a one-hour tour; 1 p.m.; Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1 College Hall.


Penn Then & Now Campus Tours; student-led; 2:30 p.m.; SEPTA station entrance at 37th and Spruce; registration recommended.


Christian Association Alumni Reception; 3-5 p.m.; Christian Association; RSVP: (215) 746-6350.


Gallery Hop; stop at three Penn galleries with a curator/director discussion at each; 4 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library.

Saturday, May 14


Penn Nursing Legacy Breakfast; 8:30 a.m.; 4th floor, Claire M. Fagin Hall.


Penn Veterinary Medicine Tours; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hill Pavillion; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu


Ware College House Reunion; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; McClelland Hall, the Quad; RSVP: schurman@upenn.edu


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


Welcome Back Home; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; all College Houses; RSVP: suesmith@upenn.edu


Graduate Student Center Open House; noon-2 p.m.; 3615 Locust Walk.


Kelly Writers House Open House; 2-4 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 746-POEM.


Tours of Steinhardt Hall and Children’s Program; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall (Hillel).


Black Alumni Society Networking Reception; 4 p.m.; Houston Hall.


A Celebration for Book-Lovers at Penn Press; 4:30 p.m.; University of Pennsylvania Press; RSVP: ellenpt@upenn.edu


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


Alumni Reception at Penn Newman Catholic Center; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Newman Catholic Center; RSVP: jeffklein@newman.upenn.edu

Sunday, May 15

Rare Judaica Book Tour; tour the rare Judaica Collection with Arthur Kiron; 10 a.m.; Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies; RSVP to Nancy Gulsoy, (215) 898-2520.

Workshops, Seminars and Panel Discussions

Friday, May 13


Penn Medicine: The 50th Reunion Class Presents–Our Most Memorable Events in Fifty Years as Physicians; Robert Daroff, C’57; Stanley J. Dudrick, M’61, RES’67; Sidney Pestka, M’61; 8 a.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu.


Practical Tips for Successful Aging; 9 a.m.; rm. 252, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu (Medicine).


 Legacy Advising Session; Penn Alumni Admissions Resource Center discusses Penn’s application and selection process; 10 a.m.; Sweeten Alumni House.


Professional Education Workshop: Why Everybody Needs a Leadership Template; Michael Useem, management; 10 a.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


Building for Innovation; Richard Shannon moderates; 10:15 a.m.; auditorium, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu (Medicine).


Wharton Town Hall Meeting; Dean Thomas S. Robertson, 10:30 a.m.; G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


Global Health in a Connected World; Judith Rodin, Afaf Meleis, & Arthur H. Rubenstein discuss global health; lunch reception follows; noon; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.


Evidence-based Medicine–Can We Afford It?; Arthur L. Caplan, bioethics; 2 p.m.; auditorium, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu (Medicine).


Medical Education in the 21st Century; 2 p.m.; auditorium, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu(Medicine).


Legacy Advising Session; 2 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk (Admissions).


Creating Work-life Balance; 2 p.m.; rm. 1206, Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall; registration encouraged.


Professional Education Workshop: Elevating Brands–Lessons from 25 Years Participating in and Studying Global Sporting Events; Kenneth Shropshire, Wharton; 2:15 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


Egg Quality: Boiling Down the Real Truth About Food Safety; Shelley Rankin, PennVet; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 130, Hill Pavilion; RSVP: (215) 898-1481.


From Wall Street to Your Wallet; panel led by Jean Sherman Chatzky, Today Show; 3 p.m.; rm. 351, Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall; RSVP.


Getting Real: From Campus to Camera; 3 p.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Deitrich Hall; registration encouraged.


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


Going Around The Horn – Views from the Baseball Clubhouse of Key Legal Issues Currently Impacting the Game; Ed Weiss, L’91, & Marvin Goldklang, W’63, L’66, discuss the renewal of the CBA agreement, antitrust issues, and monetizing digital and online rights; 3:30 p.m.; Silverman Hall, Penn Law School; free admission, $25/continuing legal education credits; RSVP: Dori Pavel, (215) 898-630 (Law).


Before and After Financial Reform – Postscripts and Previews; Alan Beller, L’76, Robert Hoyt, L’89, & Heath Tarbert, L’01, discuss the state of the national and global economy; 4:30 p.m.; Silverman Hall, Penn Law School; free admission, $25/continuing legal education credits; RSVP: Dori Pavel, (215) 898-6303 (Law).


What Good Is an Old Map in the Age of Mapquest?; Daniel Traister, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, & Jack Sosiak, map collector; explore 16th- and 17th- century maps of European cities; followed by a reception and viewing of the current exhibition Renaissance City Views from Above and Afar; 4:30 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center; advance registration required.

Saturday, May 14                 


Admissions Information Session and Legacy Advising Session; 9 a.m.; location TBD.


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


Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; 9 a.m.; continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; registration requested.


Vision for the Future; Joan O’Brien, ophthalmology; 9:15 a.m.; auditorium, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu (Medicine).


Breast Cancer: What Shelter Dogs Can Teach Us; Karin Sorenmo, PennVet; 9:30 a.m.; rm. 131, Hill Pavilion; RSVP: haggertc@vet.upenn.edu


Minimally Invasive Surgery for Our Pets; Jeffrey Runge, PennVet; 9:30 a.m.; rm. 130, Hill Pavilion; RSVP: haggertc@upenn.edu


The Housing Policy Revolution; 9:30 a.m.; location TBD; RSVP: urbs@sas.upenn.edu(Urban Studies).


Sustainable Solutions; 10 a.m.; rm. 101, Music Bldg.


Abstinence Education: Can It Work?; Loretta Sweet Jemmott, nursing; John Jemmott, communications; 10 a.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.


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


View From Both Sides of the Camera–Using Media to Promote Health; Richard Besser, M’86; 10:30 a.m.; auditorium, BRB; register: www.alumni.med.upenn.edu


60-Second Slam!; roundup of 60-Second lectures; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.


Professional Education Workshop: Estate Planning Seminar; 11:30 a.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.


National Parks: America’s Best Idea; 3 p.m.; rm. 101, Music Building; registration encouraged.


Discussion on Penn and West Philadelphia; 3 p.m.; location TBD; RSVP: ritaa@upenn.edu (Netter Center for Community Partnerships).


Assimilation After Colonization: Is It Possible?; 4 p.m.; Houston Hall (Association of Latino Alumni, Association of Native Alumni).


Oh, the Places We’ll Go!; PennGALA alumni reception; 4 p.m.; LGBT Center.


UPAAN Toast to API Class of 2011 and Reunion Alumni; 4 p.m.; Houston Hall (Asian Alumni Network).

Other Events

Friday, May 13


Celebrating Excellence: Faculty and Alumni Awards Program; reception to follow; 4 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.


Franklin Fest: The All-Alumni Party; games, dancing, cuisine & drinks; 7 p.m.; first floor, Houston Hall; $20, $25/door.


Shabbat Services; both Orthodox and Conservative Shabbat services, story time for children ages 3-10, and Shabbat dinner; 7:45 p.m.; $21/adults, $15/children 10 and under; RSVP: Rachel Baum, (215) 898-8265.


PennGALA Late Night Party; meet up with fellow LGBTQ alumni; 8 p.m.; Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor Street.

Saturday, May 14


Quaker Trot; Alumni run/walk; 8 a.m.; the Button, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; registration requested.


Shabbat Services and Kiddush; 9 a.m. (Orthodox),10 a.m. (Conservative), and 11:15 (Kiddush); Steinhardt Hall (Hillel).


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


Parade of Classes; noon; Locust Walk.


Penn Jazz Alumni Reunion and Reception and Jam; 12:30 p.m.; rm. G16, Irvine Auditorium.


Alumni Day Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green and Hill Square; $45/$40 preregistered.


Penn Nursing Networking; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Nursing tent at Alumni Day Picnic.


Quakerkids and M*A*S*H Unit; 4 p.m.; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium.

Sunday, May 15


All-Alumni Pancake Breakfast; 9:30 a.m.; Houston Hall; $15/$10 pre-registration; registration required.


Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony and Luncheon; noon; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall, $20/person, checks payable to Sigma Theta Tau – Xi Chapter.


Christian Association Alumni Luncheon 2011; new and future alumni also welcome; 12:30 p.m.; Christian Association; donations welcome; RSVP to Gary Bronson, (215) 746-6350.