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February 19, 2013, Volume 59, No. 22

Anthony S. Aiello presents the Klein Endowed lecture, Japanese Flowering Cherries: A 100 Year-Long Love Affair, on Sunday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at the Morris Arboretum. See Talks below. Photograph by Judy Miller.


22  Modern Landscape Aesthetic: Looking to Natural World for Inspiration & Sustainability; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $135; register: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/schoolofarboriculture


22  Penn Dhamaka Presents: Dhamakistan; 7:30 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre; $10/evening, $8/matinee. Also February 23, 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.


20  Between Muslim Anticlericalism and Soviet Atheism: Islam in Uzbekistan’s Cultural Revolution, 1917-1932; Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College; 5 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center, History, Slavic Languages and Literatures).

       Round Up Holler Girl: Readings by 3 Queer Performance Artists from NYC; Dan Fishback, writer/performer; Erin Mackey, conceptual music creator; Max Steele, writer/performer; 6 p.m.; Arts Café, Kelly Writers House (KWH).

21  Brandywine Boy, a memoir; Adrian Morrison, Vet Med; 11 a.m.; rm. 220 Hill Pavilion, School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Libraries).

       The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard; 6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (KWH).

26  Love & Truth; Chaz Shepherd, actor/activist; 6 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore; AARC).

       How Literature Saved My Life; David Shields; 6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (KWH).

28  7 Up on Camp; rescheduled from February 21; 6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House (KWH).


21  My Sister’s Keeper; Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, founder/CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; 4:30 p.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Wharton’s Leadership Lecture).

       Class in Session; 9th Wonder, hip-hop producer; 7 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School for Communication, followed by Q&A with director Kenneth Price, “The Wonder Year” (Africana Studies).

24  Curator Talk and Conversation: Brian Weil Exhibition; Stamatina Gregory, ICA; Patrick Moore, Andy Warhol Museum; Ric Curtis, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; 2 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

26  Roles of the telomere protein complex POT1-TPP1 in chromosome end protection and end replication; Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, University of Colorado; 12:15 p.m.; rm. 252, BRB II/III (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

       Turban and Crown; Robert Dankoff, University of Chicago; 5 p.m.; rm. 231, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Middle East Center, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations).

       From Douglass to Django: Slavery and Freedom in the Age of Obama; Salamishah Tillet, English; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Lightbulb Cafe).

27  Recipes for Thought: All’s Well That Ends Well and Early Modern Knowledge-Practices; Wendy Wall, Northwestern University; 5 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English, Penn Humanities Forum, Alice Paul Center).

       Brian Weil Gallery Talk; Jeanne Vaccaro, gender, sexuality and women’s studies; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).


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Almanac - February 19, 2013, Volume 59, No. 22