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April 30, 2013 Volume 59, No. 31
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.
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Jack Booth is a landscape photographer interested in capturing the majesty and mystique of the natural world through images that pay tribute to its ever-changing beauty. From the rugged coastline of northern California and the steel blue glacier lakes of Canada, to the wilderness of Yellowstone and cityscapes in the United States and Europe, Booth concentrates on finding the extraordinary in the everyday. Booth, a graduate of Williams College, is a former newspaper journalist who lives in the Philadelphia are. His work has been purchased by Getty Images.See Exhibits.



1    Final Examinations. Through May 7.

7    Spring Term ends.

11  Alumni Day.

12  Baccalaureate.

13  Commencement.

20  12-Week Session Classes begin.

       Session I Classes begin.

27  Memorial Day observed (no classes).


International Children's Festival
$10/individuals, discount for groups, $25/Children's Festival Fun Pass for three shows, lunch and access to the FUN ZONE which offers face painting, crafts and performances on May 4. Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org (Annenberg Center).

2     The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly; 10 a.m. & noon; Harold Prince Theatre. Also May 3, 10 a.m. & noon, May 4, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

        46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes; noon; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 3, 10 a.m., May 4, noon & 4 p.m.

        A Brown Bear, a Moon, and a Caterpillar: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle; 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 3, noon, May 4, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

        The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer; 10 a.m. & noon; Bruce Montgomery Theatre. Also May 3, 10 a.m. & noon, May 4, noon & 2 p.m. (PA Performing Arts for Young Audiences).

        Trout Fishing in America; rock and roll music; 7 p.m., arrive by 6:45 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $10 (Kids Corner, WXPN).

Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777

4     Garden Discovery Series: Marvelous Metamorphosis; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; free w/ admission.

14  Storytime; reading session among the trees; 10:30 a.m.; free w/admission; register: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/storytime  Also May 28.

18  Let’s Move! Be a Bug; learn how to crawl like an ant, hop like a grasshopper or spin like a spider in this event supporting the National Let’s Move Campaign; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; free w/admission. Also every 3rd Saturday through August.

Peanut Butter and Jams
Doors open 11 a.m.; show begins 11:30 a.m.; tickets: www.worldcafelive.com

4     Lunch Money; indie rock musical salute to childhood; $6-7.

19  Kids Rock for Kids: Benefit Concert Series; family-friendly rock concert to benefit medical charities; $6-7.

Penn Museum
12  Family Workshop: Mummies’ Day; design and wrap a mummy to celebrate Mother’s Day; 1-4 p.m.; free w/admission.


3     Symposium Honoring the Career and Scholarship of Ruth Schwartz Cowan; 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Claudia Cohen Hall and the Chemical Heritage Foundation; register: http://hss.sas.upenn.edu/events/symposium-cowan  Continues May 4, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (History & Sociology of Science).

17  2013 Mid-Atlantic Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics (MAGES) Conference: Methods and Applications in the Next Generation Sequencing Age; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; sessions with speakers and informal discussion; Benjamin Franklin Ballroom, Sheraton University City Hotel; register: www.med.upenn.edu/magesconference/ (Center for Genetics and Complex Traits, Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics).

       Student Affairs at Penn: Demonstrating our Impact; annual conference; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; more info.: www.vpul.upenn.edu/salt-annualconference.php(Student Affairs Leadership Team).

22  The Sylvan M. Cohen 2013 Annual Retreat on Protecting the Genome in the Longevity Revolution: Cancer and Aging; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Translational Research Center; register by May 1: www.med.upenn.edu/aging (Institute on Aging, Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine).

29  2013 CRRWH/ObGyn Annual Research Retreat and 34th Annual James M. Cuozzo Memorial Lecture; 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III (Penn Medicine).

30  Gardening with History: Planning & Practice; keynote: Peter Hatch, former director, Monticello; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; tickets/info.: http://online.morrisarboretum.org/history (Morris Arboretum).


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.

        Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery, Charles Addams Fine Arts Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Sat. by appointment.

        Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; Wed., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs. and Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Mon. and Tues.; www.icaphila.org

        International House: Hours vary; info.: www.ihousephilly.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: $12/adults; $10/seniors (65+); $8/children (6-17); free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues., Thurs.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.penn.museum

        Slought Foundation: free; Thurs.-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

9     Undergraduate Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition; Charles Addams Gallery. Through May 13.

10  Audobon’s Birds of America; double folio set, a page of which will be turned every Wednesday; 1st fl., Van-Pelt Dietrich Library.

18  Jack Booth; landscape photography; Burrison Gallery. Through June 28.

25  Garden Railway: Around the World in an Afternoon; miniature world set in a summer garden, featuring historic buildings and landmarks created entirely out of natural materials; grand opening: 1-3 p.m.; Morris Arboretum. Through September 2.


        How to Live Together?; Camille Henrot, multimedia films; Slought Foundation. Through May 4.

        In Waves: A Neighborhood in Transition; paintings by Daniel Wilder; Burrison Gallery. Through May 17.

        Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel; a unique mosaic dating to 300 CE; Penn Museum. Through May 19.

        The Days of the Commune; Zoe Beloff, video installation; Slought Foundation. Through May 30

        The Art of Science: Cellular/Molecular Exhibition; Esther Klein Gallery. Through June 9.

        The Treasures of Armenia; paintings, drawings and other media; International House. Through June 30.

        Each One As She May; video, drawings and sound installations; ICA. Through July 28.

        Karla Black; sculpture; ICA. Through July 28.

        La Tauromaquia: Carnicero, Goya, and Picasso; prints exploring Spanish bullfighting; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 28.

        White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart; exhibition featuring work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment and self-presentation; ICA. Through July 28.

        Prehistoric Wessex: Towards a Deep Map; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 12.

        A Legacy Inscribed: The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection of Manuscripts; Goldstein Family Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through August 16.

        Year of Proof: Making & Unmaking Race; Penn Museum. Through August 18.

        Big Bugs; sculptures by David Rogers; Morris Arboretum. Through August 31.

        Deep in the Weeds; photographs by Rob Cardillo; Upper Gallery, Widener Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum; free w/ admission. Through January 31, 2014.

        Ormandy in China: The Historic 1973 Tour; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through late 2014.

        IHP: The First 100 Years; archival documents; International House.

        John Cage: How to Get Started; interactive installation of a rarely heard performance; 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 Hall.

        Amarna, Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; Worlds Intertwined: Etruscans, Greeks and Romans; Canaan and Ancient Israel; Living in Balance: The Universe of the Hopi, Zuni, Navajo and Apache; In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies; Mesoamerica; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Buddhism: History & Diversity of a Great Tradition; Africa; Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; On the Silk Road: Tashkent; Imagine Africa; Penn Museum.

Penn Museum Tours
4     A Thousand Miles Up the Nile.

5     The Mesoamerican World.

11  Egypt of the Pharaohs.

12  Iraq’s Ancient Past.

18  The Native American Southwest. Also May 25.

26  The Etruscan/Roman World.

P.M. @ Penn Museum
8     2nd Wednesday Quizzo; 6 p.m.

FILMS Index 

9     Andrew’s Video Vault: The Couch (1962) and All the Pretty Maids in a Row (1971); 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (The Rotunda, Cinema Studies, ARMcinema25).

International House
Tickets: $9, $7/students and seniors; 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Purchase at http://ihousephilly.org

5     Exhumed Films presents: eX-Fest III; 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; $26, $20/members.

9     Motion Pictures: Black Box/White Cube.

10  Ladyfest Philadelphia: Ladies and Gentlemen…The Fabulous Stains; 8 p.m.

11  Antonio Gaudi; free/members.

      The Source Family; 9 p.m.

14  Un Cuento Chino (Chinese Take-Away); free; RSVP: www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/247821 (IHP Language Dept., CETRA).

31  Portrait of Jason.

May Day: Images of Work and Revolution
Tickets: $9, $7/students and seniors; 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted; International House. Purchase at http://ihousephilly.org

1     Opening reception; 6 p.m.

       Misery in Borinage; An Injury to One.

2     The Real Thing; Finally Got the News.

3     Meet King Joe; Blue Collar.


Aerobic Cardio Fitness Class; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays; St. Agatha’s and St. James Church, Parish Hall (enter at back door); first class free, $8/class, $5/students; info.: Carolyn, (267) 251-3842.

1     Walk-In Wednesday; prospective LPS students have the opportunity to meet one on one with a Recruitment Specialist, no prior appointment necessary; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; LPS Recruitment Offices, 3440 Market Street Ste. 100. Also May 1, 4:30-6 p.m.; May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 4:30-6 p.m. (LPS).

7     New Parents’ Discussion Group; noon-1 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center; info.: jmertz@upenn.edu (PWC).

29  2013 Summer Institute on GIS and Public Health; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. TBD, Huntsman Hall; $850, $450/students or lectures only; info. & register: www.cphi.upenn.edu/2013SummerInstitute.shtml Continues May 30, 31 (Penn Cartographic Modeling Lab, Penn Institute for Urban Research, LDI, Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program).

Christian Association
1     Peacemaking Through the Arts; 3-5 p.m.; Wednesdays.

       Community Dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays.

       Worship; 7:30-8:15 p.m.; Wednesdays.

2     Book Group; 7 p.m.; Thursdays.

7     Prayer and Scripture; 10:15-10:45 a.m.; Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays.

       SLANGuage; 2:30-5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays.

HR: Healthy Living Workshops
Open to faculty and staff. Register at www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration

1     Chair Yoga; noon-1 p.m.

HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs
Open to all faculty and staff. Register: knowledgelink.upenn.edu

7     Resolving Conflict Proactively; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

9     Career Focus Brown Bag: Managing Your Workplace Relationships; 1-2 p.m.

15  AMA’s Strategies for Developing Effective Presentation Skills; 9 a.m – 5 p.m.; $75. Also May 16, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

29  Brown Bag Matinee: Who Moved My Cheese? A Guide to Handling Change; noon-1 p.m.

HR: Quality of Life Workshops
Open to faculty and staff. Register at www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration

15  Parenting Styles for Teens; noon-1 p.m.

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

ISC Technology Training
14  Excel 2010 Intermediate; $190.

16  PowerPoint 2010 Beyond the Basics; $190.

20  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; $425.

21  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Advanced; $425.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

1     Tai Chi in the Garden; four sessions; 10-11 a.m.; $90, $75/members. Continues May 8, 15, 22.

4     Zentangle Art Workshop, Beginner & Intermediate; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $40, $35/members.

7     Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness; four sessions; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; $90, $75/members. Continues May 14, 21, 28.            

16  Pesto Making Workshop; 10 a.m.-noon; $40, $35/members.

17  Identification and Use of Shrubs in the Landscape; includes lunch; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $135.

18  Native Plant Container Gardening; 10 a.m.-noon; $30, $25/members.

       Rhododendrons for Your Landscape; 10-11:30 a.m.; $30, $25/members.

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

       Do It Yourself Natural Summer Skin Care; learn to naturally ward off bugs, treat bug bites and prevent your skin from peeling; 1-2:30 p.m.; $32, $28/members.

23  The Botany of Fruit; learn about and taste fruits; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; $45, $40/members.

Pottruck Center
1     Group Exercise and Instructional Class Stress Relief Week; try selected and scheduled yoga, pilates, dance and other classes for free; Pottruck Center; info: (215) 898-6100. Through May 3.

        Climbing Wall Stress Relief Week; try the climbing wall for free; Pottruck Center. Through May 3.

2     Outdoor Yoga; Vinyasa-based yoga class; 7:30 a.m.; Penn Park; register: (215) 898-6100. Also May 9, 16.

3     PENNFIT – Free Body Composition Measurements; 8 a.m.; Studio 305, Pottruck Center; PennCard required; register: (215) 898-6100. Also noon, 5 p.m.

13  Closed for May Shutdown; annual shutdown for facilities repairs and upgrades. Also May 14, 15, 16 & 17.

24  Closed Early; hours from 6 a.m.–6 p.m.

27  No Classes Scheduled/ Closed.

Weigle Information Commons Workshops
Info.: http://wic.library.upenn.edu

2     Blackboard: Office Hours: General; 1 p.m. Also May 9, 3:30 p.m., May 29, 1 p.m.

3     Word: Office Hours; 2 p.m. Also May 10.

7     Blackboard: Office Hours: Assignment and Grading; 10 a.m. Also May 23, 2 p.m.

13  InDesign; 2 p.m.

16  iMovie; 10:30 a.m.

20  Blackboard: Office Hours: Setting Up Your Site; 10 a.m.

       Illustrator; 2 p.m.

21  Photoshop: Basics; 10 a.m.

28  Photoshop: Layers; 10 a.m.

30  iPads: Beginners; 2 p.m.


8     WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; WXPN, 3025 Walnut Street; open to public; info: (215) 898-0628.

9     University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees: Budget & Finance Committee Meeting; 9:05 a.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

       University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees: Executive Committee Meeting; 10:35 a.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

14  PPSA Board Meeting; 1 p.m.; rm. 720, Franklin Bldg.; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

21  WPPSA Meeting; 12:30 p.m.; Netter Center Conference Room, 5th Fl., 133 S. 36th St.

MUSIC Index 

1     Instructional Drum Circle; 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays; Penn Museum; $15, $10/members and students; info.: (215) 898-2680 (Penn Museum).

13  Ars Nova Presents Odean Pope and Andrew Cyrille; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (The Rotunda).

29  James Goggin & Lattimore/Zeigler Duo; lecture on color followed by improvisational performance; James Goggin, curator; Mary Lattimore, harpist; Jeff Zeigler, synthesizer; 6:30-9 p.m.; ICA (ICA).


1     Poet-tree En Motion; a variety of theatre mediums, music, poetry presentations, circus performances and an open stage; 7 p.m.; The Rotunda. Also June 29 (The Rotunda).

4     Performance: Frances Stark; a performative multimedia event in conjunction with the exhibition White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart; 7 p.m.; International House (I-House).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org
16  Dance Theatre of Harlem; contemporary ballet; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-75. Also May 17, 8 p.m., May 18, 2 & 8 p.m., May 19, 3 p.m.


18  Random Name Poetry: Ethel Rackin and Hassen Saker; 2 p.m.; Penn Book Center (Penn Book Center).

21  Echoes of a Native Land: Two Centuries of a Russian Village; Serge Schmemann; monthly book club discussion for Penn staff; 1 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Libraries).

22  The Informant: A True Story; Kurt Eichenwald; monthly book club selection; noon; Penn Bookstore; info: rkredo@exchange.upenn.edu (Penn Bookstore).

Penn Bookstore
2    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age; W. Bernard Carlson; 6 p.m.

8    Ed Bacon: Planning, Policy, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia; Gregory Heller; 6 p.m.

23  Fabulicious! On the Grill:  Teresa’s Smoking Hot Backyard Recipes; Teresa Giudice, Real Housewife of NJ; 6 p.m.

30  Twisted: A Novel; Marjorie Brody; 6 p.m.


1     University Square Farmers’ Market; food vendors offer their wares to the Penn community; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 36th & Walnut Sts. Every Wednesday through December (Business Services).

2     Magical History Tour; scavenger hunt through Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; $10/individuals, $30/team of four; info.: http://bit.ly/14CuH3x(Museum).

11  Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale; members-only day;10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm, Morris Arboretum. Also May 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m; open to public (Arboretum).

18  The 52nd Global Gala: Treasures of Armenia; celebrate the people, culture, art and cuisine of America; 6:30 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $250; tickets: (215) 387-5125 (I-House).


Info.: http://www.pennathletics.com
3     (W) Lacrosse; Ivy League Semifinals; time TBA.

4     Baseball; Ivy League Championship Series; time TBA; Continues May 5.

       Softball; Ivy League Championship Series; time TBA; Continues May 5.

5     (W) Lacrosse; Ivy League Final; time TBA.

17  Softball; NCAA Regionals; time TBA. Through May 19.

24  (M) Heavyweight Rowing vs. Cornell; Madeira Cup; time TBA.

31  Baseball; NCAA Regionals; time TBA. Through June 3.

TALKS Index 

1     CRRWH Seminar; Carmen Sapienza, Temple University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

        Dissertation Defense: The Pen’s Transcendencie: The Craft and Trade of Printed Handwriting Manuals in England, 1570-1733; Simran Thadani, PhD candidate; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).

        Money Macro Workshop; Dean Corbae, University of Wisconsin – Madison; 4 p.m.; rm. 309, McNeil Bldg. (Economics).

        Thermopylae: The Battle for Europe?; Jeremy McInerny, classical studies; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5/advance, $2/advance member, $10/door; register: www.penn.museum/greatbattles (Penn Museum).

3     Illumination Modeling for Camera-Display Communication; Kristin Dana, Rutgers University; 11 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Auditorium (GRASP Lab).

        Gabor Analysis in 2D: From Theory to Applications; Hans Georg Feichtinger, University of Vienna; 2 p.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Graduate Group in Applied Mathematics & Computational Science).

        Why Economic Privileges are Not Basic Liberties: A Rawlsian Response to Tomasi; Justin Bernstein, philosophy; Chris Melenovsky, philosophy; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Philosophy).

6     Mechanism and Function of Tet-Mediated 5mC Oxidation; Yi Zhang, Harvard University; 12:15 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Genetics).

       The Schmidt Lecture; Bonnie Bassler, Princeton University; 4 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research (Pharmacology).

        Student Invited Guest Speaker; Beau Ances, Washington University in St. Louis; 5 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Medicine).

7     Loose Constructionism: Its Forerunners in Biblical Interpretation, or: “You are Telling Scripture: Be Quiet While I Interpret”; Jeffrey Tigay, near eastern languages and civilizations; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn (PASEF).

        The Penn Vet Podological Museum: The Farrier-Vet Connection Through the Years; Patrick Reilly, Farrier; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center; RSVP: beltb@vet.upenn.eduor (610) 925-6500 (Penn Vet).

8     Causes and Consequences of microRNA Dysregulation in Cancer; Carlo Croce, Ohio State University; 10 a.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        CRRWH Seminar; Debra Wolgemuth, Columbia University; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

        What a Terrific Find! Great Finds from the Collections; Alex Pezzati, Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; free (Penn Museum).

9     Dissertation Defense: Technologies of Belief: Christian Visions of US Secularism, 1880-1930; Phillip Maciak, PhD candidate; 3 p.m.; rm. 135, Fisher Bennett Hall (English).

10  Wearable Haptics for Clinical Applications; Pete Shull, Shanghai Jiao Tong University; 2 p.m.; rm. 307, Levine Auditorium (GRASP Lab).

11  Each One As She May; Richard Meyer, Stanford University; Judith Tannenbaum, curator; 2:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

14  Looking Backwards to See a Way Forward: Lessons from Hospice and Palliative Care in First Decade of this Millennium; Joan Teno, Brown University; 2:30 p.m.; BRB II/III Auditorium (Institute on Aging, Penn Hospice and Palliative Care Program).

15  Mechanisms of Metastatic Dissemination; Robert Weinberg, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; 10 a.m.; Joseph N. Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

       CRRWH Seminar; Jamie Bastek, HUP; noon; rm. 251, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

       Design and Construction of a “Green Roof”; Monika Mickute, Drexel University; 7:30 p.m.; World Cafe Live (LRSM).

17  Spring 2013 GRASP Seminar; Sangbae Kim, MIT; 11 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (GRASP Lab)

18  Everything is Forever Until it is No More; Michael Jones, Egyptian Antiquities Conservation Project; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $8, $5/members, free/ARCE members (American Research Center in Egypt).

20  Bernard Cohen Memorial Lecture in Genetics; Mary-Clair King, University of Washington; 12:15 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Genetics).

       Effectiveness and Implementation of Mental Health Interventions; David Chambers, National Institute of Mental Health; 2 p.m.; 16th fl. Conference Room, 3535 Market St. (LDI).

22  Diane Arbus in Manhattan; Hilton Als, The New Yorker; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).


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/alumniweekend2013/

Open Houses, Tours and

Friday, May 10

        A Legacy Inscribed; exhibition of scientific and philosophical manuscripts of the ancient and medieval world; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Goldstein Family Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

        Audubon’s Birds of America; new permanent exhibition case; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

        Ormandy in China: The Historic 1973 Tour; exhibit on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s 1973 tour of China; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

        Prehistoric Wessex: Towards a Deep Map; exhibit on Wessex before the time of Thomas Hardy and the role it has played in our imagination since; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

        Penn Alumni Hospitality Suite; peruse old yearbooks and memorabilia; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House. Also May 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., May 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

        Penn Computer Connection; see the latest deals on technology; 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; 3610 Sansom St. Also May 11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., May 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

        Unearthing a Masterpiece: a Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Museum; $6/alumni, $5/senior citizen alumni. Also May 11, 12.

        Special Collections Center Open House; visit new areas and galleries in the Library and enjoy refreshments; 2 p.m.; 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 11.

        Tour Penn’s 19th and 20th Century Architectural Masterpieces; 2 p.m.; Warden Garden, Penn Museum; RSVP for waitlist: salemb@upenn.edu

        Penn Then and Now Campus Tours (Student Led); 3 p.m.; 1956 Philadelphia Trolley; registration requested: http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/  Also May 11, 3 p.m.

        The Legacy of the 1960s; 3:30-5 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/ (Class of 1968, Class of 1973).

        Celebrating Excellence: Nursing Faculty and Alumni Rewards; 4 p.m.; Anne L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: heinze@nursing.upenn.edu

        Graduate Student Leaders Reception and Awards Ceremony; 4:30 p.m.; Graduate Student Center; RSVP: www.gsc.upenn.edu/register

        Penn Dental Medicine Welcome Reception; 5-7 p.m.; Robert Schattner Center; RSVP: brikelly@dental.upenn.edu

Saturday, May 11

        Penn Nursing Legacy Breakfast; alumni Class of 1963 or earlier; 8:30 a.m.; 4th fl., Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

        Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Breakfast; 9 a.m.; Robert Schattner Center; $10; RSVP: brikelly@dental.upenn.edu

        Sprint Football Alumni Brunch; 9 a.m.; Dunning Coaches Center at Franklin Field; RSVP:www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/
Nursing Continental Breakfast and General Registration; 9:30 a.m.; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall.

        Introduction to Penn Nursing’s New Simulation Laboratories; 10 a.m.; Helene Fuld Pavilion for Innovative Learning, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

        Veterinary School & Animal Hospital Tours; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3800 Spruce Street; RSVP: kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu

        Kelly Writers House Open House; 2-4 p.m.; Arts Cafe, KWH; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu

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

        Tours of Steinhardt Hall; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Hillel, Steinhardt Hall; RSVP: joanb@upenn.edu

        University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Network: Reception; 3:30 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

        Association of Latino Alumni: Networking Reception; 3:30 p.m. Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

        PennGALA Networking Hour; 3:30 p.m.; Brachfeld Room, Houston Hall.

        Black Alumni Society Reception; 3:30 p.m.; Platt Rehearsal Room, Houston Hall.

        Huntsman Program 15th Anniversary Alumni Reception; 4-8 p.m.; 3732 Locust Walk; RSVP: inge@wharton.upenn.edu

        Young Alumni Wine & Sushi Reception (’03-’13); 4:30 p.m.; Penn Hillel, Steinhardt Hall; RSVP: joanb@upenn.edu

        Penn Dental Medicine Reception & Dinner; 6:30-10 p.m.; Union League of Philadelphia; $100/person, $175/couple; RSVP: brikelly@dental.upenn.edu

        Penn Newman Alumni Weekend Reception; 8-10 p.m.; 3720 Chestnut St.; RSVP: jeffklein@newman.upenn.edu

Sunday, May 12

        All-Alumni Breakfast; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Class of 1966 Reading Room, Houston Hall; $15/pre-registration or included in weekend package pricing.

        Greenfield Intercultural Center Brunch for Alumni and Seniors; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; RSVP: gic@dolphin.upenn.edu


Workshops, Seminars and
Panel Discussions

Friday, May 10

        The 50th Reunion Class Presents: Our Most Memorable Events in Fifty Years as Physicians; 9 a.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Translational Research Center.

        From Microscopes to Microchips: Medical Education in the 21st Century; 10:30 a.m.; 1st fl., Stemmler Classrooms; RSVP: pagep@upenn.edu

        Dental Hygiene Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Brunch; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Robert Schattner Center; $25/brunch and dues; RSVP: brikelly@dental.upenn.edu

        Wharton Town Hall Meeting; Dean Thomas S. Robertson, Wharton; 11:30 a.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

        Alumni-Faculty Exchange—Improving the Health Care System: What’s Stopping Us?; Tom Baker, law; Scott Harrington, health care; Chyke Doubeni, public health; Therese Richmond, nursing; noon; rm. 1206, Steinberg-Dietrich Hall; register: mkulynyc@wharton.upenn.edu

        Eat to Live: A Lunch Conversation; Joel Fuhrman, M’88; 12:30 p.m.; 14th fl., Biomedical Research Center; $40; RSVP: pagep@upenn.edu

        The Samuel I. and Hilda B. Shames Lecture Series; discussion of new health care laws; 2-5 p.m.; Robert Schattner Center; $30; RSVP: brikelly@dental.upenn.edu

        Lights, Camera, Action! A Look Back at the History of TV Docs and What They Say About Our Health Care System Today; 2:30 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Translational Research Center; RSVP: pagep@upenn.edu

        Tory Burch: Fashion Entrepreneur; Tory Burch, C’88; 3:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; RSVP:www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/ (Class of 1988).

Saturday, May 11

        Admissions Information Session Presented by Eric J. Furda, C’87, Dean of Admissions; 9 a.m.; Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

        Political Pollsters Debate; 9 a.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Class of 1993).

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

        Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; 9 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall, RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

        Kahn in Dhaka: An Exploration of Louis Kahn’s Masterwork, the Capital of Bangladesh, Shar-e-bangla Nagar, Dhaka; 10 a.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall; RSVP: http://kahnindhaka.eventbrite.com

        Conversation with Amy Gutmann; 10:30 a.m.; Olivia Sheridan, assistant dean of admissions; rm. G06, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

        Penn Dental Medicine in 2013; 10:30 a.m.; Robert Schattner Center; RSVP: brikelly@dental.upenn.edu

        60-Second Slam!; 11:30 a.m.; rm. 419, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

        Lifelong Learning Workshop: Estate Planning Seminar; Marcie Merz, gift planning; 11:45 a.m.; Jon M. Huntsman Hall.

        Penn Back Then; 1-3 p.m.; College Green and around campus.

        Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others; 2 p.m.; 2nd level, Penn Bookstore; RSVP: (215) 898-7595 (Class of 1967).

        The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life; Marci Alboher, Encore.org; 3 p.m.; Penn Bookstore.

        Penntalks; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

        A Conversation with Nick Spitzer; 4 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu

        Penn Faculty Panel; 4:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

        The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Alumni; 4:45 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall (Netter Center, Classes of 1978 & 1983).


Other Events

Friday, May 10

        Penn Parents Presents “A Day in the Life…” for Senior Parents; program includes Gallery Hop, Conversation with Dr. Gutmann, Class of 2013 families and seniors picnic, Penn Then and Now Campus Tour, Tour Penn’s 19th and 20th Century Architectural Masterpieces, Taste of Penn; locations and days vary; $40, $15/ages 6-16. Continues May 11.

        Alumni PennCard and Souvenir Kids Card; 3-5 p.m.; E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House. Also May 11, noon-5 p.m.

        Nursing Care Administration and Leadership Programs Reunion; 5:30 p.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: heinze@nursing.upenn.edu

        Franklin Fest: The All-Alumni Party; 7-11 p.m.; 1st fl., Houston Hall; $20/pre-registration, $25/door, weekend package pricing.

        Shabbat Services, Story Time for Children, and Shabbat Dinner; 7:45-10 p.m.; Hillel, Steinhardt Hall; $21/adults, $15/children 10 and under; RSVP: joanb@upenn.edu.

        YPenn Highball; 9 p.m.-midnight; alumni classes of 2008-2013; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $20, included in weekend package pricing.

Saturday, May 11

        Quaker Trot: The Alumni Run/Walk Around Penn Park; 8:30 a.m.; Penn Park, behind the softball stadium; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

        Shabbat Services and Shabbat Kiddush; 9 a.m.-noon; Penn Hillel, Steinhardt Hall; additional cost.

        Penn Fair; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Locust Walk.

        Penn Parents Class of 2013 “Congratulations Station”!!; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; College Green in front of E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House.

        Makuu’s Senior Celebration and Award Ceremony; 11a.m.-2 p.m. Terrace Room and rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.

        Alumni Parade of Classes; noon; Locust Walk.

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

        Alumni Day Picnic; 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Wynn Commons, College Green and Hill Square; $45, $40/pre-registration, included in weekend package pricing, free/children under 6; $15/children 6-16.

        Friars Event; 2:30-4 p.m.; POD Restaurant; RSVP: pennfriars@aol.com

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

        Association of Native Alumni: “A Tribute to Bob Preucel”; 3:30 p.m.; Bishop White Room, Houston Hall.

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

        Rosalyn J. Watts Diversity Scholars Graduation Celebration; 4 p.m.; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall.

        Taste of Penn Spectrum: A Celebration of Diversity; 6-10 p.m.; tent on College Green; RSVP: www.alumni.upenn.edu/alumniweekend2013/

Sunday, May 12

        All-Class Memorial Service; 9 a.m.; Caster Plaza at 37th and Locust Walk.

        Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony and Luncheon; noon; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall; pricing and info: debecker@nursing.upenn.edu

Monday, May 13

        257th Commencement Ceremony; 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field; info: www.upenn.edu/commencement