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April 24, 2012 Volume 58, No. 31
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Academic Calendar Children's Activities Conference Exhibits Films Fitness/ Learning Meetings
Music On Stage Readings/
Special Events Sports Talks Alumni Weekend


Photo by Giulio Lapone/Effequattro
MOMIX presents reMIX,
a selection of the dance troupe's favorite works,
at the Annenberg Center,
May 17-20. See On Stage.



1     Final Examinations. Through May 8.

8     Spring Semester ends.

12   Alumni Day.

13   Baccalaureate.

14   Commencement.

21   12-week evening session classes begin.

        First session classes begin.

28   Memorial Day observed (no classes).



3     2012 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival; performances from around the globe; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Annenberg Center; $25/3 shows, lunch, fun zone; $10/individual tickets & fun zone; info.: www.annenbergcenter.org/tickets/childfest.php. Through May 5. March AT PENN Extras!

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777

1     Storytime; reading session among the trees; 10:30 a.m.; free w/ admission; register: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/storytime. Also May 15.

19   Turtles and Lizards and Snakes, Oh My! A Live Reptile Program; 1-3 p.m.; $20, $15/members.

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.

12  Ernie and Neal; high-energy, fun-loving family music.

20  Kids Rock for Kids; original indie music performed in kid-friendly way.

      Evolution Music Studios—2012 Spring Recital & Concert; the music/performance school holds one of its four annual recitals; 6 p.m.; $12.50 + processing fees. Also June 3.


conference Index 

11  Center for Global Women’s Health Inaugural SymposiumEmpowerment, Safety and Health: A Global Mandate for Women and Girls; Zainab Salbi, keynote, Women for Women International; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, School of Nursing; RSVP: www.nursing.upenn.edu/CGWH/Pages/InauguralSymposium.aspx (CGWH).


exhibits Index 
  • Annenberg Center, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.; www.annenbergcenter.org       
  • 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/
  • International House, Galleria:  Hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.org
  • 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, http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi

5     MAYA 2012: Lords of Time; a journey through the Maya’s time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems; $22.50, $18.50/seniors, $16.50/children & students; Penn Museum; Maya Weekend event: May 4-6. Through January 13, 2013. See Special Events. March AT PENN Extras!

16  Marginal Utility: John Hawke; series of installations in First Among Equals  exhibit; ICA. Through June 3.

19  James Furhman; enso ink; Burrison Gallery; reception: May 22, 5 p.m. Through June 29.

26  Garden Railway: Painted Ladies, Colorful Victorian Home Replicas; miniature world set in a summer garden, featuring historic buildings created entirely of natural materials; grand opening: 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Through September 5. May AT PENN Extras!


        2012 Visual Studies Senior Thesis Exhibition; Fox Gallery. Through May 14.

        Carolyn Lee Vehslage/Kirsten Fischler; mixed media; Burrison Gallery. Through May 18. March AT PENN Extras!

        Utterly Precarious: Carolee Schneemann in 5 Parts; film work on the body, sexuality and gender since the 1960s; Slought Foundation. Through May 31.

        709b by TangenT; diptych video, takes viewer on virtual video voyeur voyage; International House. Through June 4.

        Coloring Book; works that regain fun of childhood; International House. Through June 4.

        Gender Games; work by local artists representing need for justice in women’s health; International House. Through June 4.

        Without Walls; explores new modes of public art and muralism through a collaborative residency program between Breadboard and muraLAB, an experimental hub at The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program; Esther Klein Gallery; reception: April 27, 5 p.m. Through June 16.

        Art in the House; visual art installation with works by Tra Bouscaren and John Schlesinger, MFA students; Annenberg Center. Through June 30.

        Samba Sessão: Afro-Brazilian Art & Film; paintings and sculptures draw on different aspects of Afro-Brazilian life; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 9. May AT PENN Extras!

        First Among Equals; includes performance, publications, curatorial projects and artwork; ICA. Through August 12. March AT PENN Extras!

        Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show; walk into the designer’s mind as he attempts to increase his happiness via mediation, cognitive therapy and mood-altering pharmaceuticals; ICA. Through August 12. March AT PENN Extras!

        Wonders of the Microscope; Kamin Gallery, first fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 17.

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

        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!

        Silver Bells and Oscar Gold: Ray Evans in Hollywood; letters, photographs, sheet music, record albums, and Academy Awards Mr. Evans received; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, 4th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; for reception info., Alumni Weekend. Through October 29.


        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.

        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

5     Egypt of the Pharaohs.

6     The Etruscan/Roman World.

12  Mexico and Central America.

13  The Etruscan/Roman World.

19  Canaan and Ancient Israel.

20  Mexico and Central America.

27  A Thousand Miles Up the Nile.

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

9     2nd Wednesday Quizzo; 6 p.m.

films Index 

6     Future Remembrance; John Jackson, Jr., anthropology & communication, discusses after screening; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum, Penn Humanities Forum).

10  The Music of Chance and All I Desire;8 p.m.; The Rotunda (ARMcinema25).

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

1     Niños de la Memoria; Spanish.

2     Archive Fever! 3.0: Films by Bill Morrison.

8     Leaked Night at The Five Spot.

9     Two Years at Sea.

10   The Bride Wore Black; French.

11   Secret Cinema Blind Date: 35 mm Archival Surprises; $10, $8/students.

12   Agony—The Life and Death of Rasputin; Russian; 2 p.m.

        The Janus Collection: F for Fake.

15  The Anderson Monarchs; $10, $8/students.



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

Christian Association

1     Slanguage; 2:30 p.m. Also May 8.

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

9     Bully-Proofing Your Child Through Building Self-Esteem; noon.

30  Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon.

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

1     Webinar—Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 3.0 Techniques; noon-2 p.m.; $40.

2     Career Concepts—Workplace Communication Skills; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

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

4     Webinar—Social Networking for Career Development; 12:30-2 p.m.; $40. Also May 11.

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

9     Brown Bag Matinee—Straight Talking: The Art of Assertiveness; noon-1 p.m.; free.

        Webinar—Emerging Collaboration Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, SharePoint; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40.

10   AMA’s Organizing Your Work: New Techniques for Administrative Professionals; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Also May 11.

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

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

16   Webinar—Business Writing for Success; 2:30-4 p.m.; $40. Also May 23.

22   Webinar—Microsoft Office Excel Pivot Tables and Macros Crash Course;2:30-4 p.m.; $40.

24   Career Concepts—Coaching for Performance; 9 a.m.-noon; $50.

ISC Technology Training Services
ISC Labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Register: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training

14  Excel 2010 Intermediate; $190.

15  Word 2010 Intermediate; $190.

16  PowerPoint 2010 Beyond the Basics; $190.

17  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.

18  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Advanced; $425.

23  Web Design with XHTML, HTML, and CSS Introduction; $741; 3 days.

Liberal & Professional Studies
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/

2     Walk-In Wednesday Academic Program Information Sessions; 11 a.m.-noon, 4:30-6 p.m. Also May 9, 16, 23 & 30.

4     Master of Environmental Science/Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Graduate Student Research Forum; 5 p.m.; location TBD.

10   Master of Liberal Arts Capstone Forum; presentations by students in the MLA program; 5-8 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

5     Creating Healing Gardens; 10-11:30 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

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

7     Insect Pests of Trees and Shrubs; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $135.

9     Early Evening Birding; 4-6:30 p.m.; $65, $45/members. Continues June 6.

12   Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners; 10 a.m.-noon; $35, $25/members.

16   Bringing the Garden Inside: Cut Flower Arrangements; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $50, $45/members.

        Art Imitates Life: Stunning Nature Photography; 7-9 p.m.; $60, $55/members. Continues May 20.

17   Pasta Transformed; Herbs Make the Difference; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $45, $40/members.

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

19   Sacred Plants; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $45, $40/members.

        Adding Fabulous Color to Your Landscape; 10:30 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.

24   Savory Summer Salads; 1-3 p.m.; $45, $40/members.

30   Wine, Cheese and Spectacular Trees; 5-7 p.m.; $35, $30/members.

31   Relieving Stress for Health and Well-being; 6:30-8 p.m.; $50, $40/members.

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

4     Body Composition; 8 a.m. Also noon, 5 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: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

1     Blackboard Walk-In Support; 2 p.m. Also May 9, 22, 1 p.m., May 25, 30, noon, May 31, 10 a.m.

18   Technically Speaking Series: WordPress Basics; 10 a.m.

21   Blackboard Basics; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also May 29.

24   Technically Speaking Series: Mendeley; 11 a.m.

30   Excel Data Analysis; noon.



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

10   Trustee’s Meetings; Budget & Finance Committee; 9:30-11 a.m.; Meeting of the Executive Committee; 1:30-2 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; RSVP.

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


music Index 

5     Sonic Arts Union: Robert Ashley, Answers and Other Songs; preceded by talk; 7 p.m.; $20, $17.50/members; International House (I-House).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

4     Vieux Farka Touré; desert blues/world trance sound; 7:30 & 9 p.m.; $20-40; Zellerbach Theatre. March AT PENN Extras!

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing see http://philly.worldcafelive.com

        WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; Fridays at noon.



5     Bodega: Performance Series with Yve Laris Cohen; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

9     Imagine Africa: Philly Youth Poetry Movement Showcase; 7 p.m.; $5; Penn Museum (Museum).

12   Kathryn Andrews: Performative Sculpture; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

17   MOMIX; 7:30 p.m.; $30-70; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 18, 8 p.m.; May 19, 2 & 8 p.m. March AT PENN Extras!

19   First Person Arts: Grand Slam!; 8:30 p.m.; $20-30; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.


Readings/signings Index 

15   Just Kids by Patti Smith; monthly book club discussion for Penn staff; 1 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; info.: (215) 898-0876 (Penn Libraries).

Penn Bookstore

1     Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper; Kayte Terry; 6 p.m.

2     Book Club Discussion: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay; noon; info: rkredo@exchange.upenn.edu

        The Lost and Found Box: A Provocative Exploration about Rediscovering Happiness & the REAL You!; James Wadley; 6:30 p.m..

12   Poor Richard’s Lament; Tom Fitzgerald; 2 p.m.

        The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace; 3:30 p.m.

24     Battle of Blood and Ink: A Fable of the Flying City; Jared Axelrod and Steve Walker; 6 p.m

30   America the Philosophical; Carlin Romano; 6 p.m.

        Book Club Discussion: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff; noon; info: rkredo@exchange.upenn.edu


special events Index 

2     University Square Farmer’s Market; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 36th & Walnut Sts.; every Wednesday (Business Services).

        Fels Institute of Government: Open House; 5:30 p.m.; 3814 Walnut St.

6     Everything with a Plug—Recycling Event; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; WXPN; for a list of acceptable electronic items, see http://xpn.org/concerts-events/free-at-noon

12   Morris Arboretum Public Plant Sale; annuals, perennial cultivars and heirloom roses; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm, Morris Arboretum.

14   5th Annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Free Eye Exams; School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ryan Hospital; register by April 30 at www.acvoeyeexam.org. Through May 18 (Vet).

19   Free Skin Cancer Screening; 8 a.m.-noon; Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 1st fl., ste. 1-330S; call (215) 662-2737 for an appointment (Dermatology, Abramson Cancer Center).

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

4     30th Annual Maya Weekend; includes preview of MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, talks, receptions, and banquet; $180, $140/member, $75/student; register: www.penn.museum/college-and-adults/201-maya-weekend.html. Through May 6. See Exhibits.

10   Lords of Tequila; explore the history and tradition of Patron Tequila’s brand along with special Maya-themed appetizers; 6:30 p.m.; $30; must be 21+; info.: www.penn.museum/tequila

23   An Evening to Imagine Africa; explore Africa through an evening of special programs; featuring the West Powelton Steppers and Drum Squad; 5-8 p.m. See Exhibits.


Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

4     (W) Lacrosse; Ivy League Tournament; TBA. Through May 6.

5     (M) Track; Heptagonal Championships; all day. Through May 6.

12   (W) Lacrosse; NCAA First Round; TBA.

19   (W) Lacrosse; NCAA Quarterfinals; TBA.

26   (M) Heavyweight Rowing vs. Wisconsin; TBA.


Talks Index 

1     Can Rigorous Mathematics Shed Light on Whether Taxation Helps or Hurts Employment; Larry Shepp, Wharton; The iPhone and the Prize in the Cereal Box: A Secret History of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Ethan Mollick, Wharton; 12:15 p.m.; Zellen Lounge, Vance Hall (Wharton).

        Equine Emergencies: First Aid and Emergency Stabilization; Samantha Hart, New Bolton Center; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center; RSVP (Vet).

2     Myc and the Pathway to Cancer; Robert Eisenman, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        Epimutations—Where Do They Come From and Where Do They Go?; John McCarrey, University of Texas at San Antonio; noon; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion (CRRWH).

        Great Riddles in Archaeology: The Mystery of the Lost Jamestown Fort (1607-1624), the First Permanent English Settlement in North America; Robert Schuyler, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/advance (Museum).

3     The Desirable Death of a Cancer Cell: A Pharmacological Challenge; Guido Kroemer, Université Paris Descartes; 4 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (Pharmacology).

        Neurobiology Biology of Social Bonding: Implications for Autism and Society; Larry Young, Emory University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall (CNS).

4     What is High Reliability, and How Can Health Care Get There; Mark Chassin, Joint Commission; noon; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP (LDI).

        Bench to Bedside Neuropharmacology Approaches to Treat Obesity: The Good, the Bad and the Sick; Matthew Hayes, psychiatry; 1 p.m.; rm. 140, John Morgan Bldg. (CNS).

        TBA; Cecilia Tommos, biochemistry;4 p.m.; Johnson Foundation Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

7     Structural and Mechanistic Insights Into Actin Assembly By Formins and Their Binding Partners; Michael Eck, Harvard University; 2 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (PMI).

8     Challenged Youth and Challenged Public Service: Putting Integrated Data Systems to USE; Dennis Culhane, SP2; 4 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (GSE).

9     Modeling the Molecular Pathogenesis of Colorectal Cancer; Eric Fearon, University of Michigan; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        A Basic Scientist’s Journey into Interdisciplinary, International HIV Research; Julie Overbaugh, University of Washington; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

        Oxytocin and the Neurobiology of Human Social Affiliation; Frances Chen, University of Freiburg; noon; 5th fl., Goddard Labs (CNS).
11   The Environment and the Assault on Your Health: What Happened to the Precautionary Principle?; Trevor Penning, medicine; noon; Lenape Room, University Club; $11.60/lunch, $8.50/light lunch, free w/out lunch (ASEF).

        The Action of Glucokinase Activator on Hepatic Intermediary Metabolism; Itzhak Nissim, pediatrics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

12   Amenhotep III’s Foreign Relations: The Material Evidence for Diplomacy in the Amarna Age; Eric Cline, George Washington University; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $8, $5/Penn Museum members and PennCard holders, free/ARCE-PA members (Museum).

13   On the Aesthetics of the Group; Ian Svenonius, musician; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

16   A Holistic Approach to EGFR-based Diagnostics and Therapeutics; Nita Maihle, Yale University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

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

17   Future of the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries; Roy Vagelos, philanthropist; noon; Lenape Room, University Club; $11.60/lunch, $8.50/light lunch; free w/out lunch (ASEF).

18   Modeling the Early Epileptic Encephalopathies; Eric David Marsh, child neurology; 1 p.m.; rm. 140, John Morgan Bldg. (CNS).

        Response of Newborn Brain to Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest; Anna Pastuszko, biochemistry and biophysics; 4 p.m.; rm. 248, Anatomy-Chemistry Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

19   Understanding Cancer and Cancer Treatments in Dogs and Cats; Nicola Mason and Erika Krick, oncology; 10 a.m.; Hill Pavilion, Vet School; register: (215) 898-1480 (Vet).

21   Vision Seminar; Peter Colosi, National Eye Institute; 12:15 p.m.; rm. 140, John Morgan Bldg. (CNS).

23   Wnt Signaling, Stem Cells and Tissue Repair; Roel Nusse, Stanford University; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer—What Every Man Should Know; Trevor Penning, medicine; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

        The Low Intensity of Light: Behavioral and fMRI Insights into the Effects of “Light” and “Organic” Food Claims on Flavor Processing; Hilke Plassmann, INSEAD; noon; 5th fl., Goddard Labs (CNS).

        Antibiotics, Microbiota and Susceptibility to Intestinal Infection; Eric Pamer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

        3rd Annual Helen O. Dickens Commemorative Lecture; Loretta Sweet Jemmott, Nursing; 1 p.m.; Clinical Research Bldg. (Medicine).

        Machete Group Discussion: Unsearchable; Daniel Snelson & Mashinka Firunts, artists; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

24   Human Reprogramming: From the Embryo to Disease Models; Renee Reijo Pera, Stanford; noon; auditorium, BRB II/III (Medicine).

26   Machete Group Discussion: Attention; Order of the Third Bird; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

30   Linking RNA to Human Health; John Rinn, Harvard; 10 a.m.; Grossman Audtorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        Whenever Wednesday Lecture; Liam Gillick, artist; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

31   Strategies for HIV Vaccine Development; Susan Barnett, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.; noon; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CFAR).



Experience tradition, learning and fun at this year’s Alumni Weekend from May 11 through May 13. The Penn Community is invited to participate in the many seminars, open houses, tours and celebrations.

Some events require RSVP with Penn Alumni. For details and to RSVP, see www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2012/

Open Houses, Tours and Receptions

Friday, May 11

        WXPN Tour and “Free at Noon” Concert; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; World Cafe Live.

        Garden Party at Penn Women’s Center; 3-6 p.m.

        Penn Then & Now Campus Tours; student-led; 3 p.m.; SEPTA station entrance at 37th and Spruce; RSVP recommended.

        Gallery Hop; stops at three galleries with director/curator discussion at each, ends at ICA with hors d’oeuvres and dessert; 4 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery.

        Silver Bells and Oscar Gold: Ray Evans in Hollywood Reception; collection of lyricist Ray Evans, W’36; 4:30 p.m.; Ormandy Music Library, 4th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP.

Saturday, May 12

        Nursing Legacy Breakfast; 8:30 a.m.; 4th fl., Fagin Hall; register onsite, 8:15 a.m.

        Sphinx Champagne Brunch; 10:30 a.m.; Goodhand Room, Carriage House, LGBT Center.       

        Grad Center Alumni Weekend Open House; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Graduate Student Center; register.

        Penn Vet Tours; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Ryan Hospital; tours will depart from Penn Vet courtyard; RSVP.

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

        Welcome Back Home; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; various College Houses; register.

        Friars Alumni Reception; 2:30 p.m.; Pod Restaurant, 3636 Sansom St.

        Penn Then & Now Campus Tours; student-led; 3 p.m.; SEPTA station entrance at 37th and Spruce; RSVP recommended.

        DP Alumni Open House; 3-5 p.m.; 2nd fl., 4015 Walnut St.

        Tours of Steinhardt Hall; 3:30 p.m.; register.

        Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business Alumni Reception; 4-8 p.m.; 3732 Locust Walk; RSVP.

        Young Alumni Wine & Sushi Reception (’02-’12); 4:30 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; register.

        Taste of Penn: A Celebration of Diversity; 6-10 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; advance registration requested.

        Newman Center Alumni Reception; 8 p.m.; Parish Rectory of St. Agatha-St. James Catholic Church; RSVP.

Sunday, May 13

        All-Alumni Breakfast; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; $10/pre-registration, $15/door; registration required.

        Greenfield Intercultural Center Brunch for Alumni and Seniors; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; RSVP.


Workshops, Seminars and Panel Discussions

Friday, May 11

        Penn Medicine and the 50th Reunion Class Present: Our Most Memorable Events in Fifty Years as Physicians; 9 a.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III; register.

        From Microscopes to Microchips: Medical Education in the 21st Century; 10:30 a.m.; Stemmler Hall; register (Medicine).

        Wharton Townhall Meeting; Dean Thomas S. Robertson; 11:30 a.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register.

        Politics, Ethics and Technology: What’s Fair Game?; John Lapinski, political science; Cenk Uygur, W’92; 11:30 a.m.; box lunch provided; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; rm. 230, College Hall.

        All Alumni Lunch—Allopath, Homeopath, Osteopath and Eclectic: A Look at the History of Medical Education through the Extraordinary Collection of Dan, M’62 and Elie Albert; Mark Frazier Lloyd, University Archivist; 12:30 p.m.; BRB; $25; register (Medicine).

        Center for Global Women’s Health Inaugural Symposium: Gender Equity, Peace, and Security: A Global Mandate for Women’s Health; Marilyn Sawyer Sommers, Nu’72; 12:30 p.m.; Clair M. Fagin Hall (Nursing).

        Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money; Jo Piazza, C’02; 1 p.m.; Penn Bookstore.

        The Leonard Davis Institute Alumni-Faculty Exchange: Innovations in Healthcare; 1 p.m.; location TBA; register.

Exploring American Routes: A Conversation with Nick Spitzer, C’72; 1:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; rm. 230, College Hall.

        Global Health Face-to-Face—Penn Medicine Confronts Issues; Kent D.W. Bream, C’90, GM’01; John Macdonald, M’62; Naomi Rosenberg, M’12; Harvey Friedman, infectious diseases; 2:15 p.m.; BRB; register (Medicine).

        Women Newsmakers: The Power of the Female Perspective; Karen Finerman, W’87; Emily Frances, C’92; Jo Piazza, C’02; Kelly Wallace, W’87; 3 p.m.; Amado Recital Room, Irvine Auditorium.

        The Changing Landscape of Professional Sports; Sara Kleppinger Fornaciari, CW’72; Leah Castergine, C’06; 3 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

        Targeted Killings: Law and Morality in an Asymmetrical World; Lawrence Fox, L’68; 3:30 p.m.; Claire Finkelstein, Law; location TBA; free, $25/continuing legal education credits (Law).

        Traversing the Ethical Minefield; Lawrence J. Fox, L’68; 3:30 p.m.; rm. TBA, Penn Law.

        Living in the Limelight: Gabrielle Giffords’ Neurosurgeon on the Tucson Tragedy; Michael Lemole, M’95; 3:45 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III; register.

        Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis; James Rickards, L’77; David Skeel, corporate law; 4:30 p.m.; rm. TBA, Penn Law; free, $25/continuing legal education credits (Law).

        Making Obama’s Foreign Policy: Views from Inside the National Security Council and the Clinton State Department; William Burke-White, Law; Barry Pavel, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; 4:30 p.m.; free, $25/continuing legal education credits (Law).

Saturday, May 12

        Admissions Information Session;Presented by Quenby Jackson Mott, Vice Dean and Director of Admissions; 9 a.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium; rm. 230, Houston Hall.

        Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Biannual Meeting; 9 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall; registration requested.

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

        Meet Penn’s Game Changers in Cancer—How Science is Accelerating Cancer Therapy; 9:15 a.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Translational Research Center; register. (Medicine).

        The Human-Animal Bond; James Serpell, Penn Vet; 9:30 a.m.; rm. 132, Hill Pavilion; RSVP.

        Experience Penn Nursing’s New A&P Lab; Connie Scanga, nursing; sessions at 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; 2nd fl., Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP required.

        Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of PennPraxis—Planning Philadelphia: The Impact of PennPraxis; 10 a.m.; main auditorium, Meyerson Hall.

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

        The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Kathy Shaver, HUP’76; 10:30 a.m.; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall; registration required.

        60 Second Slam!; roundup of 60-Second Lectures; 11 a.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

        Estate Planning Seminar; Marcie Merz, gift planning; 11:45 a.m.; rm. F85, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register.

        Leadership When It Really Matters with Michael Useem; 11:45 a.m.; rm. F95, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register.

        Penn Back Then; contribute to web-based audio scrapbook; noon-2 p.m.; College Green and around campus.

        Alumni Journeys and Professional Engagements After Penn: Connecting the Past and Present to the Future; 2 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall (Association of Native Alumni).

        Architecture and Landscape Architecture: A Conversation with Laurie D. Olin, Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake; 2 p.m.; auditorium, Meyerson Hall.

        Local and Global Art Conflicts: From the Coordination of the Barnes Foundation Move to the Recovery of Nazi-looted Art; 2 p.m.; room TBA, Penn Law; free, $25/continuing legal education credits (Law).

        Poor Richard’s Lament: Benjamin Franklin Re-Imagined; Tom Fitzgerald, novelist; 2 p.m.; 2nd Level Café, Penn Bookstore.

        Beyond the Screen: Initiating Social Change Through Film; 3 p.m.; Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

        The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Our Partners; 3-5 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery; RSVP.

        The Face-to-Face Book: Why Real Relationships Rule in a Digital Marketplace; Ed Keller, C’77, W’79; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore.

        A Conversation of Careers: Penn Women Discuss Their Paths; 3:30 p.m.; Du Bois College House.

        Maya Prophecies and Indigenous Life in America: Panel and Reception; 4 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum. See Exhibits.


Other Events

Friday, May 11

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

        Women’s Health and Midwifery Programs Reunion; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall; $30, $50/with picnic registration; registration.

        PennDesign End of Year Party; 6-8 p.m.; Furness Plaza, between Fisher Fine Arts Library and Meyerson Hall; RSVP.

        PennQuest 20th Birthday Kick Off Party; 7-10 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; $10; RSVP by April 28.

        Franklin Fest: The All-Alumni Party; Philadelphia-inspired cuisine and drinks,  wine-tasting and jazz performance; 7-11 p.m.; first fl., Houston Hall; $25, $20/pre-registration, or included in weekend package price.

        Shabbat Services, Story Time for Children and Shabbat Dinner; 7:45-10 p.m.; Steinhardt Hall; $21/adults, $15/children under 10; register (Hillel).

        YPenn Highball; celebrate with graduating seniors; 9 p.m.-midnight; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $20, or included in weekend package price.

Saturday, May 12

        Quaker Trot: The Alumni Run/Walk around Penn Park; 8 a.m.; Penn Park, near Robert P. Levy Tennis Pavilion.

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

        Penn Fair; find out what’s new from Penn schools, centers and other groups; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Locust Walk.

        Proud Penn Voices; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Locust Walk; info: www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennfund/proudpennvoices.html

        Penn Parents Booth; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Locust Walk.

        Alumni Parade of Classes; noon; Locust Walk.

        Alumni Day Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; College Green, Hill Square and Wynn Commons; $45, $40/pre-registered.

        Kids Corner and Fun Zone; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Hill Field (3-8 years), College Green (8-12 years); parental supervision required.

        Association of Latino Alumni (ALA) Coffee Hour: Meet the New Board and Network with Fellow Alumni; 2 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

        Penn Jazz Alumni Reunion and Jam; 2 p.m.; rm. G16, Irvine Auditorium.                 

        University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network (UPAAN) Toast to Class of 2012, General Interest Meeting & Discussion; 2 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.

        Regional Club Member Meet Up; 3 p.m.; Class of 1953 Lounge, Sweeten Alumni House.

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

        Hang Up and Listen: Live Taping; 4:30 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; RSVP.

Sunday, May 13

        All-Class Memorial Service; 9 a.m.; Wynn Commons.

        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.

        Annual Rosalyn J. Watts Diversity Scholars Graduation Celebration; 5:30 p.m.; Carol Elizabeth Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall; $25.