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January 31, 2012 Volume 58, No. 20
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.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conferences Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings Music On Stage Readings/
Special Events Sports Talks


Chinese New Year Celebration: February 4

On February 4, the Penn Museum will welcome in the Year of the Dragon with its annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Free with museum admission, this all-day event will feature entertainment and activities for all ages, from music and dance performances, food, arts and crafts, and children's workshops. See Special Events.

Top left: Cheng Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy martial artists will give an exhilarating performance.

Bottom left: Young dancers from the MeiMei Dance Troupe will entertain audiences with a variety of Pan-Asian dances.

Bottom right: The Lion Dance is a traditional Chinese dance in which performers bring a large and colorful "lion" to life. A traditional Lion Dance will be the grand finale to the New Year celebration.




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Morris Arboretum
Free with admission unless otherwise noted. Register: (215) 247-5777 or

4     Get Outside—Let’s Move at Morris Arboretum—Wacky Walks for all ages; 10:30-11:30 a.m.

11  Kid’s Valentine’s Day Arrangement; 1-2:30 p.m.; $35, $30/members.

12  Tu B’Shevat; 1-3 p.m.; Upper Gallery.

17  Storytime; 10:30 a.m.; Widener Visitor’s Center (ages 0-3).

19  Witchhazel is Your Favorite?; 1-3 p.m.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

12  Family Sunday: Egyptian Afterlife; touch some artifacts associated with Egyptian mummification and sculpt your own shabti; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission.

World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter & Jams
Tickets: www.worldcafelive.com
Doors open 11 a.m.

4     Bari Koral; interactive pop; $6-$7.

11  KidRockers; folk, blues, rock & pop;  $10.

12 Evolution Music Studios—Student Rock Camp Recital; 6 p.m.; $12.50.

18  Lolly Hopwood & The Let’s Play Today Bunch; ages 1-12; songs from early Sesame Street along with contemporary kids music; $10.

conferenceS Index 

11  Architectures of the Text: An Inquiry into the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili; 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/hypnerotomachia.html(Fisher Fine Arts Library; Rare Book and Manuscript Library; Design).

29  2012 International Programs Institute; International Student and Scholar Services; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel; $30; RSVP: www.upenn.edu/oip/isss/ipi

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.; www.upenn.edu/ARG/

Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House; free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m-10:30 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. 6-11 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.; www.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison.shtml

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: free; hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.org

Morris Arboretum: $14; $12/seniors, $7/kids 3-17, students; free/members and kids under 3; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

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.; www.penn.museum

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

Wistar Institute: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Recent Work on Paper by Amze Emmons; drawings and prints by Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist Amze Emmons; Kelly Writers House; reception: 6 p.m. Through February 29.

6     Nikon Small World: Photography through the Microscope; images from the photomicrography competition; Wistar Institute; reception: February 3, 5 p.m.; register: www.wistar.org/events. Through March 4. February AT PENN Extras!

10  Banished; video installation addresses transformation through original work by Marie Alarcón; 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Gallery, 4007 Chestnut St.; reception: 6 p.m.; on view Fridays: February 17, 24 & March 2, 3-7 p.m.

25  Radmila Sazdanovic; digital prints; Burrison Gallery. Through April 6.

Excursus II: East of Borneo; peruse ICA archival material in the context of the present; ICA. Through March 25.

Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium; photos by Ahmet Ertug of present-day Turkey; Penn Museum. Through February 12.

Charline von Heyl; paintings by the artist alongside collage-based works on paper; ICA. Through February 19. February AT PENN Extras!

Critical Refusals: Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis; materials that document scholarly and activist interventions; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through February 20.

Variety of the Feather’d Kind: The Birds of Mark Catesby; rare books and reproductions of 40 of Catesby’s bird plates; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through February 24. February AT PENN Extras!

Farrago; photographs by J. Adam Russell; Burrison Gallery. Through February 24. February AT PENN Extras!

The Divided Self; contemporary video works from Lahore, Pakistan; Slought Foundation. Through February 28.

Skirmantas Pipas; paintings and drawings that explore synthetic environments and simulacra; International House. Through March 2.

Murals Set in Motion; InLiquid Art and Design Video Installation; Video Lounge, International House. Through March 2.

Living Document/Naked Reality: Towards an Archival Cinema; ICA; Through March 4.

ICA Open Video Call 2011-2012; new works on video by artists and filmmakers. Through March 4.

Landmarks: Jennifer Bolande; first major survey of the artist’s work, spanning three decades in a wide array of media; ICA. Through March 11. February AT PENN Extras!

In Material: Fiber 2012; fiber artists Lucy Arai, Sonya Clark, Mi-Kyoung Lee and Cynthia Schira make use of unexpected materials; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 25. February AT PENN Extras!

The Midwestern Experience: Ormandy in Minneapolis; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 30.  

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum; year-long community engagement project drawing on the Museum’s African collection and visitor feedback; Penn Museum. Through September 16.


John Cage: How to Get Started; interactive installation features a rarely heard performance by John Cage; Slought Foundation.

Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; the process of evolution and its impact on humans; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum. February AT PENN Extras!

The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin HallFebruary AT PENN Extras!

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; Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; On the Silk Road: Tashkent; Penn Museum.

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

8     2nd Wednesday Quizzo.

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

4     Egypt of the Pharaohs.

5     An Ancient Egyptian Journey.

11  Majestic Objects of the Chinese Rotunda.

12  The Etruscan/Roman World.

18  A Tour of the African Gallery.

19  The Classical World.

25  Iraq’s Ancient Past.

26  The Etruscan/Roman World.

29  Bone Room Tour; 6 p.m.; $60/pair.

films Index 

1     Innkeepers; 7:30 p.m.; Rave Theatre (SPEC Film).

2     Japan Sinks; Japanese w/ English subtitles; 7 p.m.; rm. 309, McNeil Hall (Cinema Studies).

5     Men of Words; intro. and discussion with Steve Caton, Harvard University; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with admission.

9     Samson and Delilah and Sodom and Gomorrah: The Last Seven Days; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (ARMcinema25).

15  First Generation; 5:30 p.m.; McClelland Hall, Ware College House; RSVP: http://ware.house.upenn.edu/dinner

International House
Tickets:$9, $7/students, http://ihousephilly.org; Ibrahim Theater.

1     Adaptations Film Series—Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation Forum; 5 p.m.; free; RSVP (Cinema Studies).

2     Flaherty on the Road, Program 1: The Artist and the Process; four short films; 7 p.m.

3     Flaherty on the Road, Program 2: City Symphonies; three films in Mandarin and Chinese with English subtitles; 7 p.m.

4     Flaherty on the Road, Program 3: Heart and Soul; three short films; 5 p.m.

Trailer Trash; collection of film trailers from the 1960s and 1970s; 7 p.m.

8     Archive Fever ! 3.0–Kinostalgia: Recent Found Footage Film from Austria; 7 p.m.

9     Motion Pictures: Religious Epics–The Gospel According to Matthew; Italian with English subtitles; 7 p.m.

11  Canyon Luminaries: Films by Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand; 5 p.m.

14  Reelblack Presents: You, Me & The Circus: A Musical Love Story; 7 p.m.

15  Foreword to Guns for Banta and Domestic Tourism II; 7 p.m.

16  Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Memories of Underdevelopment; Spanish with English subtitles; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP required.

17  Cinema 16: Screenings of “Asparagus,” “Kusama’s Self-Obliteration,” and “Lusting Hours”; 8 p.m.

18  The Janus Collection: Wings of Desire; English, French and German, with English subtitles; 7 p.m.

22  Adaptations Film Series—Contempt; intro. and discussion with Alex Galloway, NYU; 7 p.m.; free.

23  Pearls of the East: Contemporary Chinese Cinema Series—Street Life (Nanjing Lu); 7 p.m.; Mandarin.

24  Pearls of the East: Contemporary Chinese Cinema Series—Ghost Town (Fei Cheng); 7 p.m.; Mandarin.

25  Pearls of the East: Contemporary Chinese Cinema Series—Tape (Jiao Dai);  1 p.m.; San Yuan Li; 2:30 p.m.; Mandarin.

29  Adaptations Film Series—Adaptation; intro and discussion with Timothy Corrigan, English and cinema studies; 7 p.m.;  free.


Cardio Fitness; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays; 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.; Penn Women’s Center; info.: (215) 898-8611 (PWC).

Working Parents Association; Wednesdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center (PWC).

Penn Knitters; Thursdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: wiedmann@upenn.edu

Class of 1923 Arena; Public Sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon-1:30 p.m.; Saturday 5:45-7:15 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30-3 p.m.

11  Valentine’s Day Skate; 5:45 p.m.; buy one admission and get the second free (Class of 1923 Arena).

20  President’s Day Skate; noon; free skate rental (Class of 1923 Arena).

Career Services
Info.: www.vpul.upenn.edu/careerservices/

6     Converting Your CV to a Resume; noon; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.

22  Understanding Careers in Digital Humanities; 4 p.m.; rm. 286/7, McNeil Bldg.

23  Understanding Tenure When Applying for Jobs and Negotiating Offers; Susan Ross, microbiology; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 17, Claudia Cohen Hall.

29  So What’s Next? Results from the Doctoral Exit Survey; Stacey Lopez, Institutional Research and Analysis; 4 p.m.; rm. 286-87, McNeil Bldg.

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

2     Webinar—Total Organization; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40.

7     Webinar—Microsoft Excel 2010 Techniques; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.

        Webinar—Microsoft Word 2010 Techniques; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.

8     Diversity Brown Bag—Creating a Respectful Workplace; noon-1 p.m.; free.

        Webinar—Career Management in the Age of the App; 3-4 p.m.; $40.

13  Webinar—Microsoft Project 2007 Techniques; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $40.

15  Brown Bag Matinee—From No to Yes; noon-1 p.m.; free.

        Webinar—Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox using Microsoft Outlook 2010; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.

17  Unlocking the Secrets of the Penn Library; noon-1:30 p.m.

22  Social Networking for Career Development; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40.

23  Career Focus Brown Bag—The Helping Hand: Coaching Skills for Managers; noon-1 p.m.; free.

        Webinar—Microsoft Access Techniques—Intermediate; 3-4:30 p.m.; $40.

        Webinar—Overcoming Email Overload; 2:10-2:50 p.m.; $40.

24  Franklin Covey’s Focus; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $50.

28  Letter-Perfect Grammar and Proofreading; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $75.

29  Penn Certificate Program in Administrative Excellence; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; $100.

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

7     MAPS for Quitting Smoking Program Orientation Session; noon-1 p.m.

15  Empowering Your Child to Manage Change; noon-1 p.m.

22  10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Smile; noon-1 p.m.

28  Strength Training 101; noon-1 p.m.

29  Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress—Week 2; noon-1 p.m.

ISC Technology Training
Classes at ISC labs, 3650 Chestnut St.; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Open to faculty, staff, and students; register: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training

9     Access 2010 Advanced; 2 days; $448.

13  Moving to Microsoft Office 2010; $200.

14  Access 2010 Introduction; 2 days; $357.

16  Windows 7 Introduction; $190.

17  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.

Liberal and Professional Studies
Events at 3440 Market St., ste. 100 unless otherwise noted. Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps

1     Walk-in Wednesday; 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Also February 8, 15, 22, 29.

18  Bachelor of Arts Virtual Information Session; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

21  Penn Employee Luncheon—Summer 2012; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

4     Winter Wellness Walks; guided walks around the Arboretum; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; free with admission. Also February 11, 18, 25.

16  Climate History and Geomorphic Heritage as a Land-Use Management Tool; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $135.

25  Catch the Aloha Spirit...One Week Before the Flower Show; craft your own fresh floral lei; 1 p.m.; $40, $35/members.

Department of Recreation: PennFit
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation/programs/pennfit.html; (215) 898-6100.

1     Intro. to Yoga; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305.

3     Body Composition Analysis; 8 a.m. Also noon, 5 p.m.

8     Women & Weights; 5:30 p.m.; Pilates Studio.

10  Intro. to Massage Therapy; 12:15 p.m.; Studio 305.

15  Muscles of the Month: Lower Body; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305.

17  You Don’t Know Squat!; 12:15 p.m.; Studio 305.

22  Learn to Flex; 5:30 p.m.; Studio 305.

24  Penn 90x; 12:15 p.m.; Studio 305.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
In Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library unless otherwise noted. Open to faculty, staff and students. RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

1     Blackboard Walk-In Support; 10 a.m.; rm. 129.

3     iMovie; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

4     Excel Basics; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 114.

6     Powerpoint Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

8     Photoshop Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

9     Blackboard Walk-In Support; 1 p.m.; rm. 129.

13  RefWorks; 3 p.m.; rm. 114.

14  Blackboard Tests, Pools, and Surveys; 10 a.m.; rm. 114.

15  Prezi; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

17  InDesign; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

20  Census Data with the New American FactFinder; 2 p.m.; rm. 114.

21  Technically Speaking: Evernote; 10:30 a.m.; rm. 124.

22  Photoshop Layers; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

        FAR: Zotero; 5 p.m.; rm. 114.

23  Blackboard Collaboration Tools; noon; rm. 124.

        Online Mapping Tools; 1 p.m.; rm. 114.

24  Wordpress Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 124.

29  FAR: Poster Design; 5 p.m.; rm. 124.


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

16  Board of Trustees: Winter Full Board Meeting; Inn at Penn; 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.; RSVP: ldelap@upenn.edu

17  Board of Trustees: Stated Meeting of the Trustees; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Inn at Penn; RSVP: ldelap@upenn.edu

22  University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu

music Index 

2     Le Mirage/Dead City Philly Starring Sylvia Platypus; psycho-Celtic glam-blues band will perform their rock opera; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda; $10, http://therotunda.ticketleap.com/

3     Tycho with Beacon; 8:30 p.m.; The Rotunda; tickets available on Locust Walk: $15, $10/students, $5/students in advance (SPEC Jazz and Grooves).

15  The Contemporary Piano III; featuring Konstantinos Papadakis, piano; 8 p.m.; free; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Music).

18  Penn Glee Club 150th Anniversary Performance; performances by current students and alumni; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $25, $10/students; available at Annenberg Center box office or on Locust Walk the week of the show; 20% discount for groups of 10 or more (Glee Club).

20  Golden Arm Trio and Oud Blues; 8 p.m.; free; The Rotunda (The Rotunda).

22  Voices of Africa Concert and Workshop; 6 p.m.; free with admission; Penn Museum (Penn Museum).

25  Penn Symphony Orchestra; featuring Ellen Hahm, piano; 8 p.m.; $5, free w/PennCard; Irvine Auditorium (Music).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

4     Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band; Afro-Cuban music; 75th birthday celebration; pre-show talk: 7 p.m.; show: 8 p.m.; $20-$52; Zellerbach Theatre. February AT PENN Extras!

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

29  Musicians On Call Benefit Concert; featuring Diego Garcia with special guest Mutlu; sales support their community service program that sends musicians to area hospitals where they perform at the bedsides of room-bound patients; doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.; $28.


3     A Reptile Dysfunction; 8 p.m.; 310 S. Quince St.; $30, $15/students; tickets: http://www.maskandwig.org/tickets.html. Also February 10, 11, 16-18, 23, 24 and March 15-17, 22, 23, 29, 8 p.m.; and February 4, 25 and March 24, 6:30 p.m.

9     One Acts; performances of the plays “There Shall Be No Bottom (a bad play for worse actors)”, “Love and How to Cure It”, “Central Park West”, Monologue: “A Prayer”; 8 p.m.; $9, $7/Locust Walk; Class of ’49, Houston Hall. Also February 10, 11, 8 p.m. (PAC).

10  PENNaach Presents: All the Right Moves; female South Asian dance troupe; 7 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater; tickets: $8/Locust Walk, $10/door; also February 11.

Vagina Monologues; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $8, www.upennvday.org; also February 11.

11  The Inspiration and the Excelano Project Present: Love Talk and Slow Jams Part 4; spoken word; 9 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $3 donation recommended.

17  The African Company Presents, Richard III; 8 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $8/Locust Walk and $6 in groups of 5 or more; also February 18, 1 and 8 p.m. (African American Arts Alliance).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

3     Green Chair Dance Group; 7:30 p.m.; $20-$30; Harold Prince Theatre. Also February 4. February AT PENN Extras!

9     Inbal Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance Company; 7:30 p.m.; talk follows the show on February 10; $20-$50; Zellerbach Theatre. Also February 10, 8 p.m.; February 11, 2 and 8 p.m. February AT PENN Extras!

Readings/signings Index 

29  Why Don’t American Cities Burn?; Michael Katz, history; 5:30 p.m.; Living Room, Inn at Penn (IUR).

Kelly Writers House
Events in the Arts Cafe.

6     Fiction Reading by Adam Wilson; 6 p.m.

7     Considering a Career in Book Publishing?; conversation with Lynn Rosen; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu

Poetry Reading by Wayne Miller; 6 p.m.

8     Creative Ventures Presents Pico Iyer; 6 p.m.

9     Jewish Writers You Wish You Knew About; 7 p.m.

13  A Reading by Karen Finley; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

14  A Brunch Conversation with Karen Finley; 10 a.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

20  Live at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

22  Speakeasy: Poetry, Prose, and Anything Goes!; 8 p.m.

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

1     Black Educational Choice: Assessing the Private and Public Alternatives to Traditional K-12 Public Schools; Diana Slaughter-DeFoe, Howard Stevenson, Edith Arrington, and Deborah Johnson; noon (MLK Symposium Committee).

Wine to Water—One Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World; Doc Hendley; 6 p.m.

2     Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India; Nico Slate; 6 p.m.

7     The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life; Gary Small; 7 p.m.

8     The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth; Joseph Turow, Annenberg School; 6 p.m.

9     Connectome; Sebastian Seung; 6 p.m.

15  Joan Meyers Brown and the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Biohistory of American Performance; Brenda Dixon Gottschild; 6 p.m.

16  A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All Campus Approach; Marybeth Gasman and Nelson Bowman III; 4 p.m.

21  Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom; Rebecca MacKinnon; 2 p.m.

22  Book Club Discussion: Dreams of Joy by Lisa See; noon.

23  Global Masculinities and Manhood; Murali Balaji, Ronald Jackson and Maurice Hall; 2 p.m.

28  A Serendipitous Life: From German POW to American Psychiatrist; Karl Rickels; 6:30 p.m.

special events Index 

1     Black History Celebration Program & Fundraiser Honoring Our Ancestors; performances, films and talks; 6-10 p.m.; The Rotunda; info.: slyartmasters@aol.com; free will offering (Aging Gracefully Productions/J Wilson Group).

3     Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change—Culture and Conciousness: Arts and the Movement for Social Justice; performances and panel discussion; reception: 5-6 p.m., Castor Bldg.; program: 6-8 p.m., Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (MLK Committee; AARC; Makuu).

13  3rd Annual Celebration of Women Faculty; 3:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Penn Forum for Women Faculty).

20  Penn School of Nursing Global Health Reflections Week. Through February 25 (Nursing).

Penn Museum
Info.: http://penn.museum

4     Chinese New Year Celebration; traditional music and dance, martial arts presentations, children’s workshops, arts, crafts, games, food, and traditional Chinese Lion Dance grand finale; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free with admission. February AT PENN Extras!

9     Annual Young Friends Event: Love Hurts; explore the harsher side of love and relationships with salacious tales of romance in the ancient world; 6:15 p.m.; $10, $5/members; info.: www.penn.museum/youngfriends

18  Imagine Africa Community Afternoon; traditional and modern music, dance, and storytelling with local artists and a scavenger hunt; 1-4 p.m.; free.

Sports Index 

Tickets: www.pennathletics.com

3     (W) Basketball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

4     (W) Squash vs. Brown; 11 a.m.
       (M) Squash vs. Brown; 11 a.m.
       (W) & (M) Swimming vs. La Salle/University of Maryland Baltimore County; noon.
       (M) Tennis vs. George Washington; 2 p.m.
       (W) Squash vs. Stanford; 5 p.m.
       (W) Basketball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.

5     (W) Squash vs. Yale; noon.
       (M) Squash vs. Yale; noon.

10  (W) Squash vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.
       (M) Squash vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.
       (M) Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.
       Gymnastics vs. Wilson, Brockport & New Hampshire; 7 p.m.

11  (W) Tennis vs. Richmond; 11 a.m.
       (M) Swimming vs. Harvard; noon.
       Wrestling vs. Columbia; 1 p.m.
       (M) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

12  (W) Tennis vs. Maryland; noon.

15  (M) Tennis vs. Georgetown; 4 p.m.

17  (M) Basketball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

18  (M) Tennis vs. Fairleigh Dickinson; 1 p.m.
       (M) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

24  (W) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

25  (W) Tennis vs. Buffalo; noon.
       (M) Tennis vs. Buffalo; 1 p.m.
       (W) Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.

28   (M) Lacrosse vs. Lehigh; 7 p.m.

Talks Index 

1     An Immune-Active Tumor Microenvironment Favors Clinical Response to Ipilimumab; Nathan Siemers, Bristol-Myers Squibb; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Cooperation and Understanding in the Workplace Between Generations; Joe Cooney, Human Resources; noon; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; RSVP: PPSA@exchange.upenn.edu (PPSA).

Shale Gas: Panacea or Shell Game?; Deborah Rogers, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Task Force; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Biomolecular Archaeology: Past and Future; Patrick McGovern and Gretchen Hall, Near East Section; 12:30 p.m.; Classroom 2, Penn Museum (Museum).

Faculty Forum: Pleasures and Pitfalls of Film Adaptation; Carolyn Abbate, music; Tim Corrigan, English and cinema studies; Alex Galloway, NYU; 5 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).

Chicano Rights Movement; panel discussion; 6 p.m.; Fireside Room, ARCH Bldg. (MLK Committee; SP2).

Ötzi the Iceman: The Puzzle of a 5,300 Year-Old Alpine Mummy; Thomas Tartaron, Classical studies; 6 p.m.; $10, advanced registration: $5, free/members;  Penn Museum (Museum).

2     Pergamon and its Maritime Satellite Elaia; Felix Pirson, German Archaeological Institute in Istanbul; noon; Penn Museum (Museum).

Imaging Voltage in Cells: From Neurons to E. coli; Adam Cohen, Harvard University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Brothers Keep Dreaming...and Fighting: Intergenerational Reflections on the Man King and the Civil Rights Legacy; noon; LIFE Center (MLK Committee; LIFE; Brotherhood@UPenn).

Climate, Carbon, and Vegetation Mortality; Nathan McDowell, Los Alamos National Labs; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

The Inner Life of Broken Brains; Anne Harrington, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (Center for Neuroscience and Society).

Regional Public Sphere? Historical Contentions and Dialogues in Northeast Asia; Jae-Jung Suh, Johns Hopkins University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (CEAS; James Joo Jin-Kim Program in Korean Studies).

The Audacity of Dreams: Turning Ideas Into a Business Reality; Marc Byers, music industry veteran; 7 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall (MLK; Makuu).

3     Health Policy Seminar; Todd Park, author; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; RSVP: maddene@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).

Epigenetic Regulation of Genomic Imprinting; Marisa Bartolomei, cell and developmental biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Talk and Workshop with Ashley Ferro-Murray; performance artist; 4 p.m.; rm. 511, Annenberg Center; info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/theatrearts (Theatre Arts Program; History of Art).

Twenty-nine Pictures Like That: The Elvis Movie; David E. James, University of Southern California; 5 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

6     Islam and Religious Nationalisms in the Middle East; Kamran Aghaie, University of Texas at Austin; 4:30 p.m.;
rm. 318, College Hall (Middle East Center).

8     Conserved Roles of Small RNAs in Genome Defense; Gregory Hannon, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

Insights into Hematopoietic Cell Development and Function Through Targeted Mutation of Adaptor Proteins; Gary Koretzky, medicine; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

No One Voice; Max Cavitch, English; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

Being Global: Transnational Spheres of Deaf People; Joseph Murray, Gallaudet University; 5 p.m.; rm. 17, Claudia Cohen Hall (Penn Humanities Forum, Linguistics).

9     Assembly and Regulation of the Membrane Attack Complex Based on the Structures of Complement Components; Doryen Bubeck, Oxford University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

A Statistical Analysis of Multiple Temperature Proxies: Are Reconstructions of Surface Temperatures Over the Last 1000 Years Reliable?; Abraham Wyner, statistics; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

Deng’s Foreign Policies and Their Current Implications; Ezra Vogel, Harvard University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (CEAS).

Italia-America: Misunderstandings and Stereotypes through Media; Chiara Basso, Italian journalist; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Lounge, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).

10  BMB Recruitment Day; Jim Shorter, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

13  Home Décor: Cave to Castle; Janet Monge, Penn Museum; Barbara Eberlein, Eberlein Design Consultants; 10:30 a.m.; $100/Aphrodite, $85/Diana; includes lecture, luncheon, raffle auction, shopping, and valet parking; for invitation: wc@museum.upenn.edu (Women’s Committee).

The Social Process of Chinese International Migration to the US and Europe; Yao Lu, Columbia University; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (CEAS; Population Studies Center).

China’s Impact on the International Human Rights System; Sharon Hom, Human Rights in China; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240 B, Silverman Hall (CEAS).

Re-Frame; Adriaan Geuze, landscape architect; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Design).

14  Soviet-Turkish Entanglements, 1920s-1930s; Samuel Hirst, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

Love-Bird; Robert Maggio, School of Music, West Chester University; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Music).

15  Lessons from the Cancer Genome; Kenneth Kinzler, Johns Hopkins University; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Insitute (Wistar).

Genome Defense By Germline Small RNAs; Ramesh Pillai, EMBL; noon; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (CRRWH).

Our Planet, Our Plane, Our Plan; Marilee McInnis, Southwest Airlines; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).  

Regular Order as Equity; Leo E. Strine, Jr., Delaware Court of Chancery; 4:30 p.m.; Levy Conference Center, Penn Law (Institute for Law and Economics).

16  ATP-dependent and Independent Mechanisms of Regulating Chromatin Structure; Geeta J. Narlikar, University of California, San Francisco; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Systems Genomics—Single Cell by Single Cell; Jim Eberwine, PGFI; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs(Biology).

Visual Studies Lecture; Orkan Telhan, fine arts and emerging design practices; 5 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (Visual Studies; SAS).

17  What Makes Geisinger Geisinger; Earl Steinberg, Resolution Health Inc.; noon; Auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; RSVP: maddene@wharton.upenn.edu(LDI).

Chromatin Modifications and DNA Repair; Roger Greenberg, cancer biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Documentary Realism Between Cultures; Rey Chow, Duke University; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum; English).

18  The Economy of the Old Kingdom; Leslie Anne Warden, West Virginia University Institute of Technology; 3:30 p.m.; $5, $3/members; Penn Museum (Penn Museum; American Research Center in Egypt-Pennsylvania Chapter).

20  Futurist Cookery and Optimism at the Dining Table; Pietro Frassica, Princeton University; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Italian Studies).

21  Negritude’s Claims to Fame; Lydie Moudileno, Romance languages; noon; suite 330A, Center for Africana Studies; RSVP: africana@sas.upenn.edu (Center for Africana Studies)

Will Adaptation Save Us from Climate Change?; Michael Greenstone, MIT; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Penn Program on Regulation).

The Second War: North American Fighters in Israel’s War of Independence;  Samuel Klausner, sociology and Ian Lustick, political science; 5 p.m.; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies).

22  Regulation of Embryo Patterning Before the Midblastula Transition; Peter S. Klein, medicine; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

What Does a Rare Book Librarian Call “Work”?; Daniel Traister, rare book librarian; 1 p.m.; University Club (Penn Women’s Club).

23  Directing Nature’s Random Walks: Biological Mechanisms, One Molecule at a Time; Ruben L. Gonzalez, Jr., Columbia University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

Ion Channels in the Lysosome, Opening the Gate to the Cell’s Recycling Center; Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

Penn Design Lecture; Paula Scher,  Pentagram; 5:30 p.m.; B1, Meyerson Hall (Design).

Personal Mythology, Mass Mourning, and Catholic Modernism during WWI: D’Annunzio, Ungaretti, and Marinetti; Laura Wittman, Stanford University; 6 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

The Impossible Game of Theatre; Paula Vogel, playwright; 6 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $5, free for students with PennCard (Platt House).

24  Friday Research Discussion; Felix Wehrli, radiology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

26  Beautiful Landscapes—The Key to Healthy Communities; Katy Moss Warner, American Horticultural Society; 2 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

27  Penn Design Lecture; Enrique Penalosa, former mayor of Bogata; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (Design).

28  “And Here, She is Shadow”: Translating Leah Goldberg into English; Annie Kantar, poet-translator; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 241, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Jewish Studies).

Republican Militias During the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939; James Matthews, Institute for Advanced Study; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

Dinners with Interesting People: Diversity at Penn; John Jackson, senior advisor to the provost for diversity; 5 p.m.; McClelland Hall, Ware College House; RSVP: http://ware.house.upenn.edu/dinner; PennCard required.

Imagine Africa: Contemporary South African Performance; Carol Muller, ethnomusicology; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

29  Are Environmental Endocrine Disruptors Making Us Infertile? Evidence From the Neuroendocrine Perspective; Andrea C. Gore, University of Texas, Austin; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

Toward Sustainability at Richard Stockton College; Tait Chirenje, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Auditorium, Chemistry Bldg. (Institute for Environmental Studies).

In Praise of Unreal Sounds; Carolyn Abbate, music; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.phf.upenn.edu (Penn Humanities Forum).