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March 27, 2012 Volume 58, No. 27
Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the general public as well as to members of the University.
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Photo courtesy of Fred Giampietro.
Carousel Horse, Gustav Dentzel (1844-1909). Outside row carousel horse with eagle carved cantle. Gustav Dentzel, Philadelphia, circa 1890. 59"h x 65"l x 14"w. On display at The Philadelphia Antiques Show, April 28-May 1. See Special Events.



1     Advance Registration for Fall and Summer Sessions ends.

24  Spring Term Classes end.

Reading Days. Through April 27.

Final Examinations. Through May 8.


Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777

How Does Nature Inspire You? An Art Series for Kids; four-week series; 1-2:45 p.m.; $110, $100/members. Through April 29.

Storytime; a fun and engaging reading session; 10:30 a.m.; free with admission.

Penn Museum

Info.: www.penn.museum

Family Sunday: Maya Temples; construct your own model of a Maya temple; 1-4 p.m.; free with admission.

World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter and Jams

Tickets: www.worldcafelive.com, $10, $7/children;doors open 11 a.m.; show begins 11:30 a.m.

  Rocknoceros; folk rock.

  Erin Lee and The Up Past Bedtime Band; funk rock.

  The Okee Dokee Brothers; bluegrass.

conferenceS Index 

3     The Philadelphia Global Water Initiative—5th Annual Conference: Performance Indicators for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Projects in Developing Countries; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $15, free/students; info.: www.pgwi.org; tickets: pgwi.ticketleap.com/conference (Institute for Environmental Studies).

Religion, Patronage and Reform in Modern South Asia; 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Carriage House, LGBT Center; RSVP: zoeb@sas.upenn.edu. Continues April 7, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (South Asia Center).

POLO S: Reorienting the Visual Culture of the Early Americas; 3:30-5 p.m.; McNeil Center. Continues April 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (History of Art). See On Stage.

        Poetry Communities & the Individual Talent: Twentieth Century Poetry and Poetics; 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; info.: poetrycommunities.wordpress.com (KWH, English). Continues April 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Future of Healthcare’s Past: A Symposium in Honor of Dr. Joan E. Lynaugh; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall; RSVP: lynaughsymposium.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn(Nursing).

2012 Interprofessional Symposium—Partners in Education and Practice: Stronger Teams, Better Health; 1-5 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall; register: 2012ips.eventbrite.com (Nursing).

Inaugural Game Solutions for Healthcare Symposium; keynote speaker: Karl Ulrich, Wharton; 3-5 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall; RSVP by April 12: professional-development@nursing.upenn.edu(Nursing). 

47th Joint Atlantic Seminar—History of Biology; Claudia Cohen Hall. Continues April 21; info.: www.pachs.net/events/archive/joint_atlantic_seminar_47/; RSVP for details: ahog@sas.upenn.edu (History and Sociology of Science).

The Franklin Institute Symposium—Statistical Machine Learning: Theory and Applications Featuring Vladimir Vapnik; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall; info.: www.cis.upenn.edu/departmental/events/2012.html (GRASP).

  Greening Supply Chains: Best Business Practices and Future Trends; 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; 8th fl. Colloquium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: igel.upenn.edu/2012IGELSignUp.htm (IGEL, Wharton).

Monastery, Mosque & Temple: Jains, Muslims and Hindus in the Medieval Deccan, c. 700-1700; noon-6 p.m.; Max Kade Room, 3rd fl., 3401 Walnut St. Continues April 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; RSVP: Sarah Hicks, sahi@sas.upenn.edu (South Asian Studies).

        Conserving the City: Critical History and Urban Conservation; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; RSVP: conservingthecity-rss.eventbrite.com. Continues April 28, 6 p.m. (PennDesign).

Art of Research Symposium; graduate students present their research; noon-3:30 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; RSVP: www.gsc.upenn.edu; info. and updates at www.pennartofresearch.org (SASgov).

Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat: Behavioral Economics and Health for an Aging Population; 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Auditorium, Translational Research Center; register by April 23: www.med.upenn.edu/aging/retreatregis.shtml (Institute on Aging, LDI).

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/
  • 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
  • Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Fox Art Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall: free; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 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
  • Morris Arboretum: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; for prices, see 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; for hours see, events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi


Tulse Luper in Philadelphia: Peter Greenaway’s 92 Suitcases; reconstructs the life of Tulse Luper, a professional writer and project-maker; Slought Foundation; reception: April 13, 6:30 p.m. Through April 21. See Films, Talks.

        Run! Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre; 30 contemporary color photographs by Diana Molina of the Tarahumara people of the Sierra Madre in Chihuahua, Mexico; Penn Museum. Through September 30. March AT PENN Extras!

Study Abroad Photo Contest Exhibit; winning submissions from students’ photos taken abroad; Fox Art Gallery; reception: April 4, 4:30 p.m. Through April 18.

     Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show; ramp project that offers visitors the experience of walking into the designer’s mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy, and mood-altering pharmaceuticals; ICA; reception: April 4, 6 p.m. Through August 12. March AT PENN Extras!

Carolyn Lee Vehslage/Kirsten Fischler; mixed media; Burrison Gallery. Through May 18. March AT PENN Extras!
        Samba Sessão: Afro-Brazilian Art & Film; paintings and sculptures made during the twentieth century draw on different aspects of Afro-Brazilian life; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 9. See Films, On Stage. March AT PENN Extras!

Silver Bells and Oscar Gold: Ray Evans in Hollywood; objects on display include letters, photographs, sheet music, record albums, and the three Academy Awards that Mr. Evans received; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 4th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through October 29.

  Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneemann in 5 Parts; film work has shaped contemporary discourses on the body, sexuality and gender since the 1960s; Slought Foundation. Through May 31. See Special Events.


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

Spring Mosaic; created from drawings submitted by visitors depicting signs of spring; Lower Gallery, Widener Visitors Center, Morris Arboretum. Through April 9. March AT PENN Extras!

First Among Equals
; includes performance, publications, curatorial projects, and artworks that incorporate the work of other artists; ICA; reception: April 4, 6 p.m. Through August 12. March AT PENN Extras!

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum
; community engagement project drawing on the Museum’s African collection and visitor feedback; Penn Museum. Through September 16. March AT PENN Extras!


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
; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum. March AT PENN Extras!

The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art
; Carol Ware Lobby, Fagin HallMarch 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.

Penn Museum Tours

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

The Etruscan/Roman World.

Majestic Objects of the Chinese Rotunda.

Egypt of the Pharaohs.

A Thousand Miles Up the Nile.

The Ancient Greek World.

P.M. @ Penn Museum

Galleries stay open until 8 p.m., with a half-hour gallery tour at 5:30 p.m. Free w/ admission. Info.: www.penn.museum

2nd Wednesday Quizzo; compete for prizes; 6 p.m.

ICA Programs

An Expansive Evening of Art and Music; designer David Carson joins Penn students for an evening of conversation, food, music, and activities inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s The Happy Show; 6:30 p.m.

Happiness Modules; take a look at happiness across disciplines such as art, psychology, business, and sociology; noon.

films Index 

4    Culture Change, Adaptation, and Image Film Series—Settling Down; with speaker Joseph Lennon, Villanova University; 2 p.m.; free with admission; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).

15 Live from the Archives! Series—Elephant in the Dark: Refractions of Muslim Identity; 6 p.m.; pay what you want; Penn Museum (Museum).

29 Recyclemania Film Viewing—Trashed: This is the Story of Garbage…American Style; 5:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Green Campus Partnership).

Cinemas Studies
8    Girlfriends and Windows; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda.

16 Italy: Love it or Leave It; 5 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House.

International House
Tickets:$9, $7/students unless otherwise noted. Purchase at http://ihousephilly.org. All with English subtitles.

1    Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: De Cierta Manera (One Way or Another); Spanish; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

2    Sonic Arts Union: Music with Roots in the Aether—Gordon Mumma; 7 p.m.

3    Directors in Focus: Peter Rose—Program 1: Tongue Ties; 5 p.m.; Program 2: Sight Songs; 7 p.m.

8    Motion Pictures—American Independent Cinema: Wanda; 7 p.m.

10 The Janus Collection: Onibaba; Japanese; 7 p.m.

       The Janus Collection: Kuroneko (Black Cat); Japanese; 9 p.m.

13 Reelblack Presents: The Barrel of a Gun; 7 p.m.; followed by discussion.

14 Full Exposure: You are all Captains (Todos vos sodes capitains); Arabic, Spanish and French; 7:30 p.m.

15 Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Maluala; Spanish; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

19 Everything is Terrible! Presents DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!; 7 p.m.

21 Adaptations Film Series: Le Million; includes discussion with Carolyn Abbate, music; French; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

22 Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition—You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo; English and Arabic; 7 p.m.

23 Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition—The Price of Sex; 7 p.m.

24 Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition—Granito: How to Nail a Dictator; English, Quiché and Spanish; 5 p.m.

       Selections from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, 9th Edition: The Green Wave; English and Farsi; 7 p.m.

28 Adaptations Film Series: Five Films by Ken Jacobs; discussion with Charles Bernstein, English and Ken Jacobs, filmmaker; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

29 Cuban Revolutionary Cinema: Cecilia; Spanish; 7 p.m.; free; RSVP.

30 Mixed Messages: Marshall McLuhan and the Moving Image; 7 p.m. (Penn Humanities Forum).

31 This is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage; 8 p.m.; free; RSVP (Penn Humanities Forum). See Talks.

       Videodrome; 10 p.m.


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

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class; session IV: 5:30-8:30 p.m., every Monday night until April 23; Public Safety, 4040 Chestnut St.; register: (215) 898-4481 (Public Safety).

Penn Employee Luncheon—Penn LPS Programs; noon; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/event/2547 (Penn LPS).

Teacher Ed Program Information Session; 10 a.m.; rm. 203, GSE; RSVP (GSE).

Career Services

  Faculty Conversations: Preparing for your First Year as a New Faculty Member; 4–5:30 p.m., rm. 286-87, McNeil Bldg.; RSVP.

Preparing for the Academic Job Search; 4 p.m.; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg.

Christian Association

Sermon on the Mount Bible Study; 7:30 p.m. Also April 8, 15, 22, 29.

Slanguage; 2:30 p.m. Also April 10, 17, 24.

     Love out Loud Discussion Group; noon. Also April 11, 18.

        Eat Your Way through Africa; 6:30 p.m.; $10, $2/students; RSVP: stephhchongg@gmail.com

Community Dinner; 6:30 p.m. Also April 24.

HR: Benefits Open Enrollment

    First day of Benefits Open Enrollment. Through April 20.

Open Enrollment and Health Fair; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

HR: Learning and Education

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

  Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox Using Microsoft Outlook 2007; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40.

  Microsoft Office PowerPoint Techniques 2010; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40.

       Microsoft Word 2010 Techniques; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40.

  Microsoft Access 2010 Techniques-Beginner; 2:30–4 p.m.; $40.

  Effective Business Email Writing; 2:30–4 p.m.; $40.

  Brown Bag Matinee—The Attitude Virus; noon–1 p.m.; free.

  Accomplishing More with Less; 12:30–2 p.m.; $40 (3-session webinar).

  Microsoft Excel Macros; noon–2 p.m.; $40.

       Social Media in a Nutshell; 2:10–2:50 p.m.; $40.

  Career Management in the Age of the App; 3–5 p.m.; $40.

Career Focus Brown Bag—Preparing for Your Performance Appraisal; noon–1 p.m.; free.

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

Effective Meetings; noon–2 p.m.; $40.

Critical Thinking Essentials: Applying Critical Thinking Skills; 1:30–4:30 p.m.; $50.

HR: Healthy Living

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

   Women’s Heart Health; noon–1 p.m.

17 Smoking Cessation: Holistic Strategies for Making Small but Powerful Changes; noon–1 p.m.

Q&A with a Fitness Professional; noon–1 p.m.

Penn Walking Program 5K; noon–1 p.m.

HR: Quality of Worklife

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

Easing the Financial Challenges of Elder Care; noon–1 p.m.; free.

Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon–1 p.m.; free.

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

Excel 2010 Intro.; $190.

Word 2010 Intro.; $190.

PowerPoint 2010 Intro.; $190.

Photoshop CS5 Intro.; 2 days; $494.

Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.

Access 2010 Intro.; 2 days; $357.

Microsoft Project 2010 Intro.; 2 days; $448.

Morris Arboretum

Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

Refining Your Climbing Skills; 9 a.m.; $390. Also April 3, 4.

Enhancing Your Photos Using Adobe Lightroom; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

Native Trees and Shrubs for Pennsylvania Landscapes; 9 a.m.; $135.

10  Tree Risk Assessment Course and Exam (TRACE Training): Become a Certified Tree Risk Assessor; 8 a.m.; $595. Continues April 11.

Techniques for Transplanting Large Trees; 9 a.m.; $135.
       Staying Fit and Healthy in the
Garden; 7 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

The Magnificent Trees of Spring: Cherries, Magnolias, and Dogwoods; 10 a.m.; $60, $55/members. Also April 28.

The Art of Ikebana; 1 p.m.; $68, $62/members. Continues April 21.

Planting Design for Home Landscape; 7 p.m.; $150, $120/members. Also April 24, May 1, 8, 15.

Ecological Gardening; 10 a.m.; $45, $40/members.

How Do Trees Work? The Biology and Growth of Woody Stemmed Plants; 9 a.m.; $135.

Department of Recreation: PennFit

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

     PENN 90x; 5:30 p.m.

     Body Composition; 8 p.m. Also noon, 5 p.m.

  Muscles of the Month—Shoulders/Arms; 5:30 p.m.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops

In Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library unless otherwise noted. Open to faculty, staff and students. RSVP.

iMovie; 1:30 p.m.

        From Assignments to References: Speak with Confidence! Controlling Nervousness; 4:30 p.m. Also April 11, 5 p.m.

From Assignments to References: Prezi for Presentations; 5 p.m.

Photoshop: Basics; 10 a.m.

        Zotero; 3 p.m.

InDesign; 1:30 p.m.

      From Assignments to References: Get to the Point! Effective Use of Powerpoint; 4:30 p.m. Also April 23, 5 p.m.

Blackboard: Grade Center; 10 a.m. Also April 23, 2 p.m.

From Assignments to References: Editing and Revising; 5 p.m.

RefWorks; noon.

Photoshop: Layers; 10 a.m.

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


12  WPPSA Board Meeting; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 225, Houston Hall.

University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP.

24  PPSA Board Meeting; noon; rm. 302, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP. CANCELLED

music Index 

4     Performance with Jason Moran & the Bandwagon; 6 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets are free but required, Irvine Box Office (Africana Studies).

Steve Lehman Trio; jazz; 8 p.m.; free; The Rotunda (The Rotunda).

Annenberg Center

Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

Zakir Hussain & Masters of Percussion; 8 p.m.; $20-50; Zellerbach Theatre. March AT PENN Extras!

Masters of Tradition: Celebrating Irish Music in Its Purest Form; 7 p.m.; $20-40; Zellerbach Theatre. March AT PENN Extras!

Dionne Warwick: St. Ignatius Nursing Home Benefit Concert; 8 p.m.; $55-75; Zellerbach Theatre. March AT PENN Extras!

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-45. March AT PENN Extras!

Music Department

Penn Flutes; 1:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

New York New York Music Ensemble; Penn Contemporary Music; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Penn Composer’s Guild; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Ancient Voices; 3 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Penn Jazz Combos; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

University Choral Society with the Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Main Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

  Penn Chamber; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall. Also April 22, 6 p.m., Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; April 23 & 24, 7 p.m., Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

University Life Arts Initiative

Tickets: Locust Walk

Penn Sargam Spring Show; 3 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $7/advance.

Penn Jazz Spring Concert; 8 p.m.; Dunlop Auditorium, Stemmler Hall; $7, $5/advance. Also April 7.


1    What Lies Underneath: Otis’ Epiphany; 4 p.m.; The Rotunda; $15, $8 w/student ID. Also April 1, 8 p.m., April 4, 7 p.m., April 5, 8 p.m., April 6, 8 p.m. (The Rotunda).

  Bateria Group (drumming); part of POLO S; 4:15 p.m.; Outside Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library (History of Art). See Conferences.

Capoeira Performance; part of POLO S; 4:30 p.m.; Outside Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library (History of Art). See Conferences.

Imagine Africa: African Dance!; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission. See Exhibits.

Annenberg Center

Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

Wharton Dance Studio Student Performance: Bass Down Low; hip hop, salsa, bhangra, tap, modern and belly dances; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $25.

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal; 7:30 p.m.; $20-60; Zellerbach Theatre. Also April 20, 21, 8 p.m., and April 21, 2 p.m. March AT PENN Extras!

University Life Arts Initiative

Tickets: Locust Walk

PENNAATAK Presents: Pune Highway; 6:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; $8, $6/advance. Also April 7.

        The Excelano Project Presents: The Miseducation; 8 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; $10, $9/online, $8/advance, $7/groups of 6+.  

Readings/signings Index 

12  Confederate Reckoning; Stephanie McCurry, history; 5 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School (History).

Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect; Robert Sampson, Harvard University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (Penn IUR, Criminology).

The Enchanted April; by Elizabeth von Arnim; monthly book club discussion for Penn staff; 1 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; info.: (215) 898-0876 (Penn Libraries).

Kelly Writers House

RSVP to wh@writing.upenn.edu if noted

     Poetry Reading by Ray DiPalma; 6 p.m.

     Poetry Reading by Norman Fisher; 6 p.m.

     Lunch Talk with Rich Galen; noon.

       Night of the Living Room, a Creative Capital Project; 7 p.m.

     Reading by Keorapetse Kgositsile; 6 p.m.

     Conversation with Lew Schneider; 6 p.m.

  Poetry Reading by Patrick Donnelly and Eleanor Wilner; 6 p.m.

  Travel Writing in the 21st Century; 6 p.m.

  Writing About Place: A Lunchtime Conversation; noon; RSVP.

       Panel on Careers in Comedy; 6 p.m.

  Evening of Spanish Translation with Edith Grossman and Rosalie Knecht; 6:30 p.m.

  Whenever We Feel Like It Presents: Marjorie Welish; 7 p.m.

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

  Conversation with Mirza Waheed and Suvir Kaul; noon; RSVP.

       Reading by Mirza Waheed; 6 p.m.

  Reading by John Barth; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP.

  Brunch Conversation with John Barth; 10 a.m.; RSVP.

       Feminism/s Presents: Sister Spit Tour 2012; 8 p.m.; RSVP.

Penn Bookstore


Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Fletcher Wortmann; 6:30 p.m.

Eyes That Seen Plenty: A Memoir; Aaron Campbell; 7 p.m.

The Morehouse Mystique; Marybeth Gasman, GSE; 4 p.m.

  Penn Lightbulb Café: Hemingway’s Boat; Paul Hendrickson, English; 6 p.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-8721 (University Communications).

Hollywood’s Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet; Peter Decherney, cinema studies, English, and communication; 6 p.m.

Science Café: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed; Carl Zimmer, writer; Mandy Sauler, tattoo artist; 2p.m. (Penn Medicine).

special events Index 

3     Hej! Scandinavia: International Awards Ceremony + Reception; awards given to prominent Philadelphians who contribute to making Philadelphia a global city; 7:30 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $100 (I-House).

     Annual Rental Housing Fair; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Off-Campus Services).

Spring Fling: Fling Never Tasted So Sweet; music, food and games; see specevents.net for tickets/schedule. Through April 14 (SPEC).

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival; drumming, tea ceremony demonstration, Ken Jutsu and kimono dressing demonstration; 11 a.m.-2 p.m; Morris Arboretum. Also April 21 (Arboretum). 

CollegePalooza; 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; College Green, rain location: Houston Hall (SAS).

Hej! Scandinavia: Culture + Cuisine; enjoy Scandinavian selected cuisine and hear the chef speak about the selections and Scandinavian culture; 6 p.m.; International House; $35 (I-House).

The Sounds of West Philadelphia at LIFE 2nd Annual Community Wellness Day; health checks, mini-massages, food, music, children’s activities and zumba; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Living Independently For Elders Practice of Penn Nursing, 4508 Chestnut St.; RSVP: Healthy in Philadelphia, (215) 898-4998 (Nursing).

Locks of Love Event; donate hair to help make wigs for financially disadvantaged children experiencing hair loss; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Penn Newman Center; questions: ekopec@sas.upenn.edu; RSVP: locksoflove.newman@gmail.com (Newman Center).

Models of Excellence Awards Ceremony and Reception; 4 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; RSVP. (Human Resources).

  Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneemann in 5 Parts–Cat Celebration; your pet cat is invited to participate in a gathering with other cats; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation; RSVP: kitch@sloughtfoundation.org (Slought). See Exhibits.

Spring for Our School!—St. Mary’s Nursery School’s Annual Spring Fundraiser; refreshments, silent auction, prize drawings; 6-8:30 p.m.; LGBT Center; $30, adults only; tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/227358

        Arbor Day Celebration
; opportunity to be a designer, architect and botanist for a day; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

        The Philadelphia Antiques Show
; one of the longest running antiques shows in the country; benefitting Penn Lung Transplant Program; 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; The Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; $17/general admission, $25/guided show tour; tickets: www.philaantiques.com. Through May 1. March AT PENN Extras!

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com
Note: (DH) indicates double header

Baseball vs. Yale; noon & 3 p.m.
        (W) Lacrosse vs. Columbia; 1 p.m.

(M) Golf; Quaker Invitational; time TBA.

(M) Tennis vs. Yale; 2 p.m.

        (M) Lacrosse vs. Brown; 6 p.m.

        (M & W) Track; Penn Invite; time TBA.

(W) Lacrosse vs. Northwestern; noon.

        (M) Tennis vs. Brown; 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. La Salle; 3 p.m.

(M) Lacrosse vs. Harvard; noon.

       (W) Tennis vs. Harvard
; 2 p.m.

       (W) Track vs. Princeton/Yale; time TBA.

(W) Tennis vs. Dartmouth; noon.

Baseball vs. Lehigh; 3 p.m.

       Softball vs. Drexel; 6 p.m.

(W) Tennis vs. Cornell; 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. Cornell; noon & 3.

       (W) Lacrosse vs. Brown; 1 p.m.

       Softball vs. Cornell (DH)
; 4 p.m.

       (W) Rowing vs. Dartmouth/Princeton; time TBA.

Baseball vs. Cornell; noon & 3 p.m.

       Softball vs. Cornell (DH); 12:30 p.m.

       (M) Tennis vs. Columbia; 2 p.m.

       Baseball vs. Cornell; 3 p.m.

Softball vs. Delaware; 6 p.m.

118th Annual Penn Relays; all day; tickets: thepennrelays.com/. Through April 28.

Baseball vs. Columbia; noon & 3 p.m.

       Softball vs. Columbia (DH); 2 p.m.

(M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Navy/MIT; Callow Cup (Navy), MIT Duel; time TBA.

Talks Index 

1     The Literary Agent as a Gate Keeper in Book Publishing; Daniel Raff, Wharton; 2 p.m.; Class of 1955 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: rgsands@sp2@upenn.edu (Libraries).

Carbon Nanoelectronics—Zero M Resistivity and More; Yung Woo Park, Seoul National University; 3:30 p.m.; LRSM Reading Room (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

Middle East Outlook; Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation; 4 p.m.; rm. 17, Cohen Hall (PASEF).

        China and the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights: Political Dissent and Other Issues
; Jerome Cohen, NYU; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall (CEAS).

        Conversation/Discussion on Compositional Process/Influences; Jason Moran, Center for African Studies Artist-in-Residence; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 101, Music Bldg. (Africana Studies). See Music.

Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color Lecture; Carla O’Connor, University of Michigan; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (GSE).

Lauren & Bobby Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series
;Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Ludacris Foundation; 4 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; register: bit.ly/xC6u8k (Wharton).

2012 Annual Oration; Garry Kasparov, former world champion of chess and Chess Grandmaster; 5:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: www.philomathean.org/events/annual-oration-2012-garry-kasparov/ (Philomathean Society).

        Artistic Collaborations and Curating Activities in DC as the Kennedy Center’s Artistic Adviser for Jazz; Jason Moran, Center for Africana Studies; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 101, Music Bldg. (Africana Studies). See Music.

        Hej! Scandinavia: Scandinavian Business Values
; panel discussion; 6 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $10, $8/students (I-House).

        It’s 10 p.m. and My Horse Isn’t Right: When Is It an Emergency?; Louise Southwood; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center (Penn Vet).

        PennDesign Lecture
; Witold Rybczynski, Wharton, PennDesign; Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects; 6:30 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; register: penndesign.eventbrite.com (Design).

        Connaissance Presents: Sanjay Gupta; Emmy winning CNN chief medical correspondent; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; tickets: $5 on Locust Walk or http://tinyurl.com/ConnSpring2012 (SPEC).

60-Second Lectures—Why 3-D Movies Do and Don’t Matter; Timothy Corrigan, English, cinema studies; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Stiteler Hall Lobby (SAS).

        Oracles, Omens, and Dreams: A Cognitive Approach to Divination in Antiquity
; Peter Struck, classical studies; noon; Terrace Room, Cohen Hall (SAS).

        Developmental Origins of Health and Disease from Evidence to Policy
; Trevor Penning, medicine; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

        Pushing Ions Around: Ion Selective Membrane Systems for Biosensing, Desalination, and Neuroscience; Jongyoon Han, MIT; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

        Atlantis: The Lost Continent?
; C. Brian Rose, Mediterranean section, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/advance registration, free/members with advance registration (Musuem).

        Why Do I Commit? Israel Activists Share Their Personal Stories; panel discussion; 7 p.m.; Dubin Auditorium, Penn Hillel (Penn Hillel).

The Thermodynamics of Binding Affinity and Selectivity; Ernesto Freire, Johns Hopkins University; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

        Emerging Risks in Urban Watersheds
; panel discussion; 2 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (IES, Netter Center).

        Tales of a Broken Heart
; Barbara Riegel, nursing; 3 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall (Nursing).

        From Virus Movement to Environmental Sensing: A Tale of Synaptotagmins
; Sondra Lazarowitz, Cornell University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

        The Hazards of Social Isolation
; John Cacioppo, University of Chicago; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 245A, Silverman Hall (CNS).

        PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture
; Moyra Davey, artist; 6:30 p.m.; ICA; register: penndesign.eventbrite.com

Europe Between Market Pressure, German Rigour and Technocracy; Federico Rampini, La Repubblica; 6:30 p.m.; rm. A8, David Rittenhouse Labs (Professionisti Italiani a Philadelphia).

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

Canaletto and the Empirical Picture; Andrew Moisey, PhD student; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

     A Bizarre Ritual: The Controversies about Surgical Gloves in 1890s Germany; Thomas Schlich, McGill University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

The Crackdown on China’s Human Rights Lawyers; Eva Pils, Chinese University of Hong Kong; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall (CEAS).

Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self (uncensored); Dina Stein, University of Haifa; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Cohen Hall (Jewish Studies).

The Republican Experiment in Spanish America; Hilda Sabato, Universidad de Buenos Aires; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Leonardo da Vinci and the Comparison of the Arts; Carlo Vecce, Università degli Studi di Napoli; 6 p.m.; rm. 543, Williams Hall (Center for Italian Studies).

        Philippe Rahm at PennDesign; architect; 6:30 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; register: penndesign.eventbrite.com

Death, Taxes, and DNA Methylation Drift; Jean-Pierre Issa, Temple University; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        60-Second Lectures—Research and Education for an Energetic Future
; Andrew Rappe, chemistry; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Stiteler Hall Lobby (SAS).

        Water Cycle Change and the Human Fingerprint on the Water Landscape of the 21st Century: Observations from a Decade of GRACE
;James Famiglietti, University of California; noon; Carolyn Lynch Room, Chemistry Bldg. (IES).

        Discovery of Metastasis Genes by a Functional Genomics Approach; Qihong Huang, Wistar Institute; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

        Engineering Pluripotent Stem Cells Using New Models and Biomaterials; Krishanu Saha, MIT; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

        Medieval Studies Lecture; Therese Gross-Diaz, Loyola University; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 330, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (History of Art).

        2012 Annenberg Lecture—Improving Society One Nudge at a Time
; Richard Thaler, University of Chicago; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School (Annenberg).

        GlobalEd Meeting: If It’s Not on the Test, What’s Making Global Ed Stick?; Homa S. Tavangar, author; 5:30 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (GSE).

        Annual Petersen Lecture—Born to Run; Christopher McDougall, author; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5, free/members (Museum). See Exhibits.

        David N. Fixler at PennDesign; Design + Preservation, EYP/AE Inc.; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; register: penndesign.eventbrite.com

        Molecular Determinants of Host Specificity (Lyme Disease); Dustin Brisson, biology; 6 p.m.; Hill Pavilion (Penn Vet).

        Speigel Lecture—New Possibilities; Peter Greenway, film director; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; register: petergreenaway-eorg.eventbrite.com (Design).

Strategies for Targeting Protein-Protein Interaction in Heat Shock Protein 70 (Hsp70); Jason Gestwick, University of Michigan; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

        Title TBA
; David Holtgrave, Johns Hopkins University; noon; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CFAR).

        Penn CFAR Developmental Pilot Awardees Seminar
; speaker TBA; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CFAR).

        Control of Animal Behavior by TRP Channels
; Craig Montell, Johns Hopkins University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

        Sustainability: “The Triple Bottom Line”
; John Elkington, Volans; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Lauder Institute).

New Methods to Probe the Dynamics of Protein Folding and Function; Feng Gai, chemistry; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

        Tulse Luper in Philadelphia: Public Conversation; Peter Greenaway; filmmaker; Jean-Michel Rabaté, English; Alan Singer, Temple University; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought). See Exhibits, Films.

Maya 101; various speakers; 1 p.m.; Penn Museum; $20, $15/members, free/students (Musuem).

Using Nonhuman Primate Models to Understand HIV-1 Transmission; Brandon Keele, National Cancer Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CFAR).

        Fallen Doctors: An Ethnography of Medical Transgression; Jonathan Metzl, Vanderbilt University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

        Sensing with Ionic Channels; Michel Lazdunski, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis; 4 p.m.; Translational Research Center Auditorium (Pharmacology).

        Problems of Judicial Reform in China and Implications for Legal Rights
; Zhu Su Li, Peking University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall (CEAS).

        What Made Humans So Different from the Other Great Apes?
; Carel van Schaik, University of Zurich; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; pay-what-you-want (Museum, Philadelphia Zoo). CANCELLED

Beauty through the Ages Lecture and Luncheon—Cosmetics: Vanity Fare; Jennifer Wegner, Egyptian section, Penn Museum; Louis Bucky, surgery; 10:30 a.m.; Penn Museum; $100/benefactor, $85/friend; RSVP (Penn Museum Women’s Committee).

Breakthrough Science and the Next Wave of Cancer Therapeutics; Perry Nisen, GlaxoSmithKline; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

60-Second Lectures—Back to the Future: Antarctic Ice Sheets in a Warm World
; Jane Willenbring, earth and environmental science; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Stiteler Hall Lobby (SAS).

        Effects of Chronic Stress in Ovarian Carcinoma
; Premal Thaker, Washington University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

        Control Design for the Artificial Pancreas: Algorithms and Clinical Testing; Frank Doyle, University of California, Santa Barbara; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

        Cultural Encounters in the Diaspora: When African and African-American Cultures Meet; Cheikh Anta Babou, history; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; pay-what-you-want (Musuem).

        Public Conversation
; Chi-ming Yang, English; David Eng, English; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought).

        PennDesign Lecture: Yvonne Farrell + Shelley McNamara; Grafton Architects; 6:30 p.m.; Meyerson Hall.

William H. Telfer Memorial Lecture; Greg Guild, biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Lab (Biology).

        Center for East Asian Studies Humanities Colloquium; Carlos Rojas, Duke University; 5 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (CEAS).

        Synagogues of Prague
; Arno Parik, Jewish Museum in Prague; 5 p.m.; rm. 321, Williams Hall (Jewish Studies).

        Visiting Artist Lecture
; Krzysztof Wodiczko, Harvard University; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA, Design).

Bending the Cost Curve and Improving Quality in One of America’s Poorest Cities—Camden, NJ; Jeffrey Brenner, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers; noon; rm. G55, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP (CPHI, LDI).

        Swimming and Self-Propulsion in Complex Fluids
; Paulo Arratia, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (CBE).

        Inherited versus Self-Made Wealth in Paris 1872-1937; Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, California Institute of Technology; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Planning the 4th Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium (2012): Brief Remarks
; artists, Robert Maxwell and Jack Hinton; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 133, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

        Acetyl-CoA as a Link Between Metabolism and Epigentics
; Kathryn Wellen, cancer biology; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

        Forum for Other Citizenships: Krzysztof Wodiczko and the “uncitizen”; Orkan Telhan, fine arts; Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation; 6:30 p.m.; Slought Foundation (Slought)

   Feline Behavior: Understanding Your Cat’s Language; Carlo Siracusa, Ryan-VHUP; 10 a.m.; Hill Pavilion; register: (215) 898-1480 (Penn Vet).

        Roots, Routes, and Representation in Bahamian Popular Music of the African Diaspora; Timothy Rommen, music; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 101, Music Bldg. (Music, Africana Studies).

   Chili Peppers: Heat and History; Joseph Rucker, Integral Molecular, Inc.; noon; Lenape Room, University Club; $11.60 w/lunch, $8.50/light lunch, free w/out lunch (ASEF).

        IEDP Lecture; Howard White, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation; noon; South America Room, International House (GSE).

        From Nerve Gas to Neurons: Military Medical Research in the Cold War and the War on Terror; Ulf Schmidt, University of Kent; Jonathan Moreno, medical ethics, philosophy; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

40th Anniversary—Who Should Survive?; Norman Fost, University of Wisconsin; Renee Fox, sociology; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 331, Center for Bioethics; RSVP (Center for Bioethics).

Annenberg Seminar in History; Jessica Goldberg, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Hej! Scandinavia: Muslims in Scandinavia
; Suhail Khan, Institute for Global Engagement; Abid Raja, National Police Immigration Service (Norway); 6 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $10, $8/students (I-House).

        Disintegrations: The Decline and Fall of Libyan Egypt
; Aidan Dodson, University of Bristol; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $8, $5/members, PennCard (Museum).

60-Second Lectures—Why Bribe?; Yuhua Wang, political science; 11:55 a.m.; Stitler Plaza; rain location: Stiteler Hall Lobby (SAS).

        The Serious Business of Adolescence and What We Need to Know About It
; Vivian Seltzer, SP&P; noon; Hourglass Room, University Club (PASEF).

        Facilitated Transport Membranes for CO2 and Antibiotic Separations
; W.S. Winston Ho, Ohio State University; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

PennDesign Conversation; Simon Kim, architecture; Billy and Steven Dufala, artists; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA, Design).

        The Quest for Modernity: Muslim Travel Writings and the Bengali Identity in the Early Twentieth Century; Subho Basu, Syracuse University; noon; rm. 816, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).

        Race and Sports; Bill White, former Philadelphia Philly and former president of National League; 5 p.m.; rm. G60, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Africana Studies).

Standardization Under Group Incentives; Pierre Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; RSVP: maddene@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).

        Red Cell Membrane Skeleton Assembly and Dynamics
; David Speicher, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

What Leishmaniasis Tells Us about Immunology; Phillip Scott, Penn Vet; 6 p.m.; Hill Pavilion (Penn Vet).