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January 22, 2013, Volume 59, No. 18


Tales of Compton—Exploring Morris Arboretum’s History on January 27 may shed light on the mansion which is now gone. An interior view (at left) of the main staircase at Compton mansion at what is now the Morris Arboretum. First floor hallway with fireplace and entrance doors in background.  See Talks. Image courtesy of the Morris Arboretum.



Now  Mary Smull; conceptual needlework; Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House. Through February 28.


27  Legacy of Courage: W.E.B. Du Bois and The Philadelphia Negro; followed by moderated discussion; 3 p.m.; Multi-Purpose Room, Du Bois College House (AARC, Design, SP2).


25  Beautopia: A Face Odyssey; Mask and Wig’s 125th annual production; 8 p.m.; Mask and Wig Clubhouse, 310 S. Quince St.; $15/students, $30/adults; tickets: www.maskandwig.com/tickets.html  Also January 26 and through April.

      Fuse: An Emily Sachs Dance Benefit; honors the Penn student and dancer who died from asthma in 1995; proceeds go to the American Asthma Association and the Newton Memorial Fund; 8 p.m.; Iron Gate Theater (Dance Arts Council).

27  Brundibar and the Children of Theresienstadt; live musical about the children who performed an opera in a concentration camp during WWII; 3 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $12; tickets: www.ticketfly.com/org/847 (I-House). Also January 29 & 30, 10 a.m., $8 and February 3, 3 p.m., $12.


22  Fiction Reading by Olympia Vernon; 6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (Africana Studies, English).

24  The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads; Rita Axelroth Hodges, Netter Center for Community Partnerships; Steve Dubb, University of Maryland, College Park; 5 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).


29  Faculty and Staff American Red Cross Blood Drive; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; remember to hydrate and have a substantial meal prior to your donation; sign up at http://tinyurl.com/auxmvxm


22  Preparing for Campus Interviews for Academic Jobs and Negotiating Offers—Science, Mathematics and Engineering; Justin DiAngelo, Hofstra University; Susan S. Margulies, bioengineering; 4 p.m.; Cohen Hall, Terrace Room (Career Services).

24  The Power of Conversation; Kirk Kinsell, InterContinental Hotels; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton).

       An Art of Instrumentality; Richard Weller, landscape architecture; 6 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Design).

25  The Inaugural Phoebe S. Leboy Lectureship: The Fallacy of Fairness: Progress and Challenges for Women in Science 2013; Jo Handelsman, Yale University; 3:30 p.m.; Roy Auditorium, Fagin Hall (Penn Forum for Women Faculty).

27  Lukens Endowed Lecture: Tales of Compton-Exploring Morris Arboretum’s History; Robert Gutowski, Morris Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free w/admission; RSVP: www.morrisarboretum.org (Arboretum).

28  Now I See Why They Assassinated Him—He Just Wouldn’t Stay In His Place; Eric Grimes/Shomari, activist, educator; 4:30 p.m.; Du Bois College House (AARC).

       From Germantown to the London Olympics: The Journey of a Planner to Transform Cities; Andy Altman, city planner; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall; register: http://andrewaltman.eventbrite.com (Design, IUR).

29  Preparing for Campus Interviews for Academic Jobs and Negotiating Offers—Humanities and Social Sciences; Guy Grossman, political science; Stacey Van Dahm, Philadelphia University; 5 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (Career Services).

       Turkey’s Republican People’s Party and the 2011 Elections: Politics of Perpetual Change?; Sinan Ciddi, Georgetown University; 5 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Middle East Center).

30   Shooting for a Century: The India-Pakistan Conundrum; Stephen Cohen, The Brookings Institution; noon; rm. 560, CASI; RSVP: casi@sas.upenn.edu by January 28 (CASI).



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Almanac - January 22, 2013, Volume 59, No. 18