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August 27, 2013 Volume 60, No. 2
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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Stop and Smell The Roses At the Morris Arboretum

The Philadelphia Rose Society will be touring the Rose Garden at the Morris Arboretum on September 5. Also enjoy a potluck picnic dinner (bring something to share) while you talk roses with other rose enthusiasts. See Special Events.



2          Labor Day.

16      Course Selection Period ends.


Morris Arboretum
Register: (215) 247-5777 ext. 125
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org

3         Stroller Strides®; moms and strollers; 11:30 a.m.; $200, $160/members. Through December 10.

7         Garden Discovery Series: Sink or Float; 11 a.m.; free with admission.

8         Grandparents Day; bring your grandparent to Morris Arboretum; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; free/members, $5/children with grandparents, $7/children without, $14/seniors, $16/adults.

9         Seeds to Sprouts, Autumn Adventures I; ages 2–4, continues for next six Mondays; 10:30 a.m.; $150, $120/members.

10      Storytime at the Morris Arboretum;10:30 a.m.; free with admission. Also September 24.

19      Little Diggers: Healthy Living Series; ages 3–5; 10 a.m.; $150, $120/members. Continues September 26.

22      Nature Sleuths; ages 5–7; 10:30 a.m.; $100, $80/members. Continues September 29.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

8         Family Second Sunday Workshop: Golden Cartouches; drop-in workshop: write your name in hieroglyphs and make a cartouche; 1–4p.m.; free with admission.

21      Gallery Romp: Egypt; ages 3–6 explore the Egyptian gallery; 10:30 a.m.; register: jreif@upenn.edu

World Cafe Live: Peanut Butter and Jams
Tickets: www.worldcafelive.com
Shows begin 11:30 a.m.

14      Essence; $10/kids and adults.

21      The Story Pirates; $10/kids and adults.

28      Elska; $8/kids and adults.

29      Baby Loves Disco “Back to School”; $14/kids and adults.


20      Local Histories, Global Formations: A Colloquium in Honor of Lynn Hollen Lees; 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; McNeil Center for American Studies; RSVP: octaviac@sas.upenn.edu (History).

23      Annual Academic Career Conference; workshops, panel programs for Penn doctoral students and postdocs; various locations & times; register: www.vpul.upenn.edu Through November 8 (Career Services, Vice Provost for Education).


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.

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

Kroiz Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; www.design.upenn.edu/architecture/kroiz-gallery-exhibitions

Morris Arboretum: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday nights open until 8:30 p.m.; for prices, see www.morrisarboretum.org                               

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


18   Jason Rhoades, Four Roads; navigate four interpretive paths: Jason Rhoades American Artist, Jason the Mason, systems, and taboo; ICA; reception: September 18, 6 p.m. Through December 29.

28   Shirley Steele; digital prints; Burrison Gallery. Through November 7.

Garden Railway: Around the World in an Afternoon; set in a summer garden, historic buildings and landmarks; Morris Arboretum. Through September 2.

Tom Barber; acrylic paintings; Burrison Gallery; reception: September 11, 5-7 p.m. Through September 27.

Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience; 20 bronze sculpture selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections; Gallery talk: September 6, 5 p.m., Judith Sobol, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 22.

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

Black Bodies in Propaganda; 33 posters targeting Africans and African American civilians in times of war; Penn Museum. Through March 2, 2014.

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


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

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. 

Africa Gallery; Amarna: Ancient Egypt’s Place in the Sun; Canaan and Ancient Israel Gallery; China Gallery; Egypt (Mummies) Gallery; Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery; Etruscan Italy Gallery; Greece Gallery; Imagine Africa; In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies; Iraq’s Near Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery; Islamic Near East Gallery; Japan Gallery; Mexico and Central America Gallery; Rome Gallery; The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science; Vaults of Heaven: Visions of Byzantium; 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

7      Canaan and Ancient Israel

15     Mexico and Central America

22     Egypt of the Pharaohs

FILMS Index 

12   West of Zanzibar & Adventure in Iran; Andrew’s Video Vault at the Rotunda; 8 p.m. (Cinema Studies).

25   Aqui Y Alla; mural documentary and panel discussion with muralist Michelle Angela Ortiz and Penn for Immigrant Rights; 7 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall (La Casa Latina).

International House
Tickets: $9, $7/students 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

5      Le Pont du Nord; French. Continues September 7: 2 p.m.

6      Celine and Julie Go Boating; French.

7      L’ Amour Fou; French.

11   From the Pole to the Equator; Italian.

13   Totally Terrible 80s! Weekend at Bernie’s;please bring chairs and blankets, rain or shine; 8 p.m.; free.

14   Nana; French; 2 p.m. & Day of Wrath; Danish; 7 p.m.

17   Gideon’s Army.

19   Cinematic Inclusions: Time, People, and Place; a series of seven Lithuanian shorts.

20   Leviathan.

21   The Rules of the Game; French; 2 p.m. & 8 1/2; Italian; 7 p.m.

25   Philly Painting & Pull of Gravity: Mural Arts;screenings will be followed by panel discussion: Jane Golden, Jon Kaufman, El Sawyer, Dre Urhahn.

26     An American Hippie in Israel; Hebrew & English.

27   Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival. Through September 29.


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.

Penn Knitters; Thursdays; noon; Penn Women’s Center; info.: Linda Wiedman, wiedman@upenn.edu

Mommy & Me Swim Class; 6 months to 20 months, six classes total; 10 a.m.; Sheerr Pool, Pottruck Health & Fitness Center; info. and register: dschup@pobox.upenn.edu(PennRec).

12  Your Enlightened Side (Yes +) Wellness Course; yoga, meditation, and breathwork, Penn Students only; 6 p.m.; Vagelos Bldg; $250, $100/repeaters; register: http://artoflivingpenn.ticketleap.com/sept2013-yesplus/ (Penn Consciousness Club).

21  Rape Agression Defense (RAD); 9 a.m.-3p.m.; Public Safety Building; RSVP: (215) 898-4481. Continues September 28 (Public Safety).

Christian Association
3     SLANGuage; 2:30–5 p.m.; Tuesdays.

Class of 1923 Arena

Public Skating; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon-1:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 5:30-7 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30-3 p.m.

5     Freshman Skate; 6-7:30 p.m.; Free admission to freshmen with Penn ID. 

14  Opening Day Skate; 5:30-7 p.m.; $3 admission including skates. 

15  Family Skate; 1:30-3 p.m.; Free admission for Learn to Skate participants.  

28  Penn Day Skate; 5:30-7 p.m.; Free admission to all students with a Penn ID.

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

11  Chair Yoga; noon; free.

25   Tips for Quick and Healthy Food Prep; noon; free.

HR: Learning and Education
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register:www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration

5     Buying a Home Through Penn’s Home Ownership Program; noon; free.

11  Essentials of Management; multiple sessions; $250.

12  Brown Bag Matinee: Building a Winning Team; noon; free.

17  Career Focus Brown Bag: Building Confidence; noon; free.

26  Business Writing for Professionals; 9 a.m.–noon; $75.

27  Building Personal and Professional Networks; 11 a.m.; free.

HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to Penn faculty and staff. Register:www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration
12  Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon; free.

ISC Technology Training Services
ISC Labs, 3650 Chestnut St., 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. register: www.upenn.edu/computing/isc/training
24  Business Objects Web Intelligence XI Beginning; 2 days; $425.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

7     Native Trees Tour; 11 a.m. Continues September 21.

18  Tai Chi in the Garden; 10 a.m.; $75, $90/non-members; Continues September 25.

        From Creek to Sewer: Topographical Change in Philadelphia;  7 p.m.; $25, $30/non-members.

        Early Evening Tour of Bloomfield Farm; 5:30 p.m.; $25, $30/non-members.

24  Digital Photography; 7 p.m.; $160, $190/non-members; Continues September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22.

26  Wine, Cheese, and Spectacular Trees; Rain or shine, in the event of rain the class will be held indoors; 4:30 p.m.; $30, $35/non-members.

28  The World of Mosses; 10 a.m.; $35, $40/non-members

        Edible Native Plants; 1 p.m.; $25, $30/non-members.

29  Impressionist Painting; 1 p.m.; $30, $35/non-members.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
In Class of 1968 Seminar Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library unless noted. Open to faculty, staff and students. RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

4     Penn Box; 11 a.m. Also September 20, 3 p.m.

9     Self-publishing with InDesign; 3:30 p.m.

10  Mapping & GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS; 3 p.m.; Room 114; Also September 12, 1 p.m.

       Tools, Not Toys: Time Management Apps; 5 p.m.

11  Photoshop Basics; 10 a.m.

16  Mapping & GIS: Easy Mapmaking; 1 p.m.; Room 114.

19  Mapping & GIS: Finding GIS Data; Room 114.

       RefWorks; 1 p.m.; Room 114.

20  Digital Filmmaking Editing with iMovie ‘11; 1:30 p.m.

24  Stata: Loading and Exploring Data; 10 a.m.; Room 114.

       Tools, Not Toys: Apps for Note-Taking in Class; 5 p.m.

25  Photoshop Layers; 10 a.m.

       Illustrator Basics; 3:30 p.m.

26  Movie Making on the iPad; 1:30 p.m.

Weigle Info Commons:Canvas Workshops
Open to faculty, staff, and students. RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

3     Canvas Basics; 10 a.m.; Room 114. Also September 16, 11 a.m.

4     Canvas Office Hours; 11 a.m., Room 129. Also September 6, 11 a.m., Class of ‘68 Seminar Room. Also September 12, 3 p.m., Room 129. Also September 13, 11 a.m., Class of ‘68 Seminar Room. Also September 17, 10 a.m., Room 129. Also September 20, 10 a.m., Class of ‘68 Seminar Room. Also September 25, 1 p.m., Room 129. Also September 27, 11 a.m., Class of ‘68 Seminar Room.
10  What’s the Big Deal About Canvas?; 12:30 p.m.; Class of ‘55 Conference Room, Room 241.

11  Blackboard to Canvas; 10 a.m.; Room 114.

18  Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 10 a.m.; Room 114.


9      PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; rm. 217, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

17   WPPSA Monthly Meeting; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center.

19   Board of Trustees; Budget & Finance Committee Meeting; 9:05 a.m.; Executive Committee Meeting; 12:35 p.m; Houston Hall; RSVP: https://secure.www.upenn.edu/secretary/trusteesopenmtgs.html

MUSIC Index 

28   Shujaat Khan; North Indian classical musician; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20–$55.

     40th Street Summer Series-Millennial Territory Orchestra performs the music of Sly & The Family Stone; a free family-friendly outdoor concert; 6 p.m.; greenspace at 40th and Walnut Streets (The Rotunda).

P.M. @ Penn Museum Summer Nights Concert
Shows 5 p.m.; $5

4      Leana Song; Philadelphia-based drum & music ensemble specializing in Afro-Cuban and West African drumming combines traditional call-and-response patterned Yoruba songs with modern folk and jazz instruments and harmony.

11   The Boyler Boys; an Irish pub band playing a mix of traditional and quasi-traditional jigs, reels, hornpipe, and polkas, and songs celebrating life.

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

         WXPN Free at Noon Concert Series; Fridays at noon.

On Stage Index 

21   Upstream: An Original Dance Performance; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free with admission; Also September 22 (Morris Arboretum).

FringeArts Events
10   The Quiet Volume; by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells; exploiting the tension in libraries, four spaces within Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, a new show begins every 15 minutes and runs 60 minutes, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; RSVP: Tara@FringeArts.com from Penn email (Penn Libraries).

13   Jennifer the Unspecial: Time Travel, Love Potions, and 8th Grade; 7 p.m.; Penn Museum; $15, $10/Penn Museum members and PennCard holders; info.: www.penn.museum/ Also September 14, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Penn Museum).

18   Anita Ranjani; Bharathanatyam dance; 7 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater, International House; $10; info.:http://ihousephilly.org/

University Life Arts Initiatives
1     Mask & Wig Annual Freshman Free Show; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center.
       Meet and Theat(re); 1 p.m.; Platt Student Performing Arts House.


Kelly Writers House
Info.: www.writing.upenn.edu/wh/
All events located in the Arts Café unless otherwise specified.

9     Joseph Ceravolo Celebration; poets:Marcella Durand, Jena Osman, Frank Sherlock, Ron Silliman, Rod Smith, Stack Syzmasek, Michelle Taransky, Brian Teare, Lewis Warsh; 6:30 p.m. (English).

11   Speakeasy Open Mic Night; writers may share their work or the work of others, all kinds of readings, performances, spectacles and happenings are invited; 7:30 p.m.

        I LIVE I SEE: Vsevolov Nekrasov in translation; reading by Ainsley Morse and Bela Shayevich; noon; RSVP:

12   Writers Without Borders: Alessandro de Francesco; 6 p.m. (English, Romance Languages).

17   Careers in Journalism and New Media; Joel Siegel, Maria Popova, Melody Joy Kramer and moderator Stephen Fried; 5 p.m. (The Daily Pennsylvanian, The Nora Magid Mentorship Prize, The Maury Povich Fund for Journalism Programs at the Kelly Writers House).

18   Whenever We Feel Like It; Reading Series; 6 p.m.

19   Feminism/s: Wes Perry; 6 p.m.

23   Alumni Author Series:A Conversation with Michael Rauch; executive producer of the new USA Network original series Royal Pains; 6 p.m. (English).

25   In Celebration of Surge: Drafts: 96-114; reading by Rachel Blau DuPlessis; 6 p.m.

26   Fineman and Fineman: Media Then & Now; Howard Fineman, AOL Huffington Post Media Group; Meredith C. Fineman, FinePoint Digital PR; 6 p.m. (Povich Journalism Program).

30   LIVE at the Writer’s House; collaboration with WXPN (88.5), Michaela Majoun, one-hour broadcast of poetry, music and other spoken-word art; 7 p.m.

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore
Location: 2nd Level
Events begin at 6 p.m. unless other noted

16   Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia; Gregory Heller; 5:30 p.m.; register: penniur.upenn.edu (Penn IUR).

18   Two Novellas: Walking on Water & After All This; Tom Nickels.

19   Man Up! A Practical Guide for Men in Nursing; Christopher Coleman.

21   Big Sister, Little Sister; Yanatha and Reanna Desouvre; 10:30 a.m.

24   The Quantum Guide to Life; Krunal K. Das.

25   Keeping it Civil; Margaret Klaw.

26   The Violet Hour; Katherine Hill.


5      Philadelphia Rose Society Garden Tour and Picnic; enjoy a potluck picnic dinner and talk roses with other rose enthusiasts; 6 p.m.; free with admission; Morris Arboretum (Morris Arboretum).

8      Penn for Immigrant Rights Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner;scholarship for Pennsylvania students regardless of citizenship status; 5 p.m.; $150/per ticket; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; register: www.tinyurl.com/PIRscholarshipdonation(La Casa Latina, Tequilas Restaurant).

10   Freshmen Fuerza: Building a Strong Community Meet and Greet; 5 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall (La Casa Latina).

12   IHP’s Benefit Art Auction and Season Kick-Off: Zola Jesus + J.G. Thirlwell; inaugural arts benefit, a silent fine art auction, artists, drinks, food and live performances; 7 p.m.; tickets: $25-$30: www.ticketfly.com/org/847; International House (IHP).

13   LAGAPSA and La Casa Latina Welcome Reception; 6 p.m.; location TBD.

19   TEDxPENN at GradFest; knowledge and inspiration from Penn’s most inspired thinkers; 6 p.m.; free and PennCard holders may bring one guest; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; RSVP: http://gapsa.upenn.edu/gradfest2013/ (GAPSA).

         ARCH Block Party; connect with the 3 cultural centers: La Casa Latina, MAKKU and PAACH; 4 p.m.; Wynn Commons (La Casa Latina, MAKKU, PAACH).

21   GradFest Gala; 21 plus with valid ID; 9 p.m.; tickets: $8 pre-sale, $15 at the door, $30 for guests without PennCard; World Cafe Live (GAPSA).

27   Philly Art & Culture Fair; student discounts, internships, volunteer opportunities, raffle prizes; noon; Wynn Commons, Rain Location: Houston Hall (Platt Student Performing Art House, Provost’s Art and Culture Initiative).

28   World Culture Afternoon: Turkish Delight; dancing and music, talks on ancient and modern Turkey, an authentic cuisine demonstration, crafts; 1 p.m.; free with admission; Penn Museum (Penn Museum).

Open House Events
5      La Casa Latina Open House; 4 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

6      MAKUU Open House; 3 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.

10   CURF Open House and Research Expo; meet CURF students and staff, get involved in research; 5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (CURF).

11   PAACH Open House; 4 p.m.; Suite 240, Houston Hall.

20   LGBT Center Open House; 3 p.m.

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

6     (W) Soccer vs. Saint Peter’s; 7 p.m.

       (M) Soccer vs. Stony Brook; time TBA.

7     Sprint Football; Alumni Game; noon.

8     (W) Soccer vs. Mount St. Mary’s; noon.

        (M) Soccer vs. Sacred Heart; 2:30 p.m.

10   Volleyball vs. Delaware; time TBA

13   (W) Soccer vs. Drexel; 5 p.m.

14   Volleyball vs. American; Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, Penn Invitational; 8 p.m.

15   Volleyball vs. Temple; Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, Penn Invitational; 2 p.m.

        Volleyball vs. Weber State; Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West, Penn Invitational; 6 p.m.

19   (M) Soccer vs. Georgetown; 7 p.m.

20   Sprint Football vs. Mansfield; 7 p.m.

21   Field Hockey vs. Cornell; noon.

        Football vs. Lafayette; 6 p.m.

22   Field Hockey vs. Pacific; noon.

25   Field Hockey vs. La Salle; 4 p.m.

27   (M) Tennis; Penn Invitational; all day. Through September 29.

(M) Soccer vs. Florida Gulf Coast; 7 p.m.

29   (M) Soccer vs. Florida International; noon.

        (W) Soccer vs. Lehigh; 2:30 p.m.

TALKS Index 

4     60 Second Lecture Series: A 60 Second Tweet on How Songbirds Coordinate Brain Hemispheres; Marc Schmidt, biology; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Houston Hall, Bistro (SAS External Affairs).

5     Optical Imaging of the Human Heart; Igor R. Efimov, Washington University; noon; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Bioengineering).

        Mechanism and Regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein; Andres Leschziner, Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

6     Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Colloquium;Joshua Armstrong, philosophy; noon; Suite 400A, IRCS (IRCS).

        Sculpture and Civic Identity in Medieval Lucca: Art in the Communal Era; Jamie Sanecki, University of Pennsylvania; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

60 Second Lecture Series: The World in “Posts”: Our Inability to Deal with the Past in the Present; Deb Thomas, anthropology; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Houston Hall, Bistro (SAS External Affairs).

9   Michel Rojkind; Rojkind Arquitectos; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Bldg. (PennDesign).

10  The Role of Myosin II Motors and Factin Dynamics in the Mechanics of Cell Migration and Invasion; Juan C. Lasheras, University of California San Diego; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).

        Bankrupt:Lessons from Detroit’s Fiscal Crisis; Gilles Duranton, Robert P. Inman, Jeremy Nowak, Thomas J. Sugrue; 5:30 p.m.; Amado Recital Room, Irvine Hall; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/(Penn IUR).

11  Gene-Enabled Cancer Risk Assessment and Management: PTEN & Beyond; Charis Eng, Genomic Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        Unveiling the Tramway; James Ryan, history; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 305, Towne Building (Middle East Center).

60 Second Lecture Series: The World in “Posts”: Our Inability to Deal with the Past in the Present; Deb Thomas, anthropology; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Houston Hall, Bistro (SAS External Affairs).

        The No-Theory Chant of Afrosurrealism; Terri Francis, Yale; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

12  Something Old, Something New; Mark Huppert, Preservation Green Lab; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).
        George Lewis; Columbia University; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Building (Music).

        Targeting the Mechanism not the Structure: An Amyloid Intermediate Identified with 2D IR Spectroscopy; Martin T. Zanni, University of Wisconsin Madison; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

        Materials Science and Engineering Seminar: TBD; Michael Arnold, University of Wisconsin, Madison; 10:40 a.m.; Auditorium, LRSM Bldg. (MSE).

        Herman P. Schwan Distinguished Lecture: Tools for Mapping Brain Computation; Edward Boyden, MIT; noon; Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology (SEAS).

        Music Colloquia; George Lewis, Columbia University; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Music).

13  Public Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock; Craig Garthwaite, Northwestern University; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; register: ldi.upenn.edu/ (LDI).

        The Honorable Stigmatization of Jerusalem Pilgrims from St. Paul to Justin Bieber; Robert Ousterhout; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg.(History of Art).

17  Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Seminar: TBD; Alberto Cuitino, Rutgers University; 10:45 a.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (MEAM).

18  Engineering Better HIV Antibodies using Structure-Based Design; Pamela J. Bjorkman, California Institute of Technology; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Building (CFAR, Microbiology).

       60 Second Lecture Series: Measurement and Theory in Economic Science and All Science; Francis X. Diebold, economics; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Houston Hall, Bistro (SAS External Affairs).

        Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Seminar: TBA; Daniel E. Resasco, University of Oklahoma; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

        The Annual Ian McHarg Lecture; Michael Van Valkenburgh, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates; 6 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson.

19  Punctilious Probing of Promoters and Prenucleosomes; James T. Kadonaga, University of California, San Diego; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

         Materials Science and EngineeringSeminar: TBD; Ralph Spolenak, ETH Zurich, University of Pennsylvania; 10:40 a.m.; Auditorium, LRSM Bldg. (MSE).

        PennDesign Lecture; Duane Michals; 6:30 p.m.; rm.B1, Meyerson (The Print Center, PennDesign).

20  IRCS/SILC Speaker Series; William Warren, Brown University; noon; Suite 400A, IRCS (IRCS).

        Visual Analysis and the Problem of Formal Hybridities in Early Qing Copperplate Printing; Stephen Whiteman, National Gallery of Art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

22  Seth, Evil God of Power and Might; Eugene Cruz-Uribe, Indiana University East; 1 p.m.; Penn Museum (American Research Center in Egypt–Pennsylvania Chapter, Archaeological Institute of America–Philadelphia Chapter).

25  Dr. S.T. Lee Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; Michelle Alexander, Ohio State University; 5 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/ (Penn Humanities Forum).

        Antibody-Drug Conjugates: Exploiting Differential Expression; Beverly Teicher, National Cancer Institute; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

       60 Second Lecture Series: Unequal Life Chances; Annette Lareau, sociology; 11:55 a.m.; Stiteler Plaza; rain location: Houston Hall, Bistro (SAS External Affairs).

        Architectural Heritage and the Challenges of Preserving Diversity; Erica Avrami, World Monuments Fund; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Historic Preservation).

        The New Normal in Corporate Sustainability; Gary Survis, Wharton IGEL; noon; location TBA (Institute for Environmental Studies, Wharton IGEL).

        A Certain Tendency: Poetics of Adaptation in the Italian Art Film; Joseph Luzzi, Bard; noon; rm 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

26  An Historic Repatriation: The Return of Native American Baskets in California; Jeffrey Fentress, San Francisco State University; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Cultural Heritage Center).

        Antiquity after Modernity, Leopardi in English; Michael Caesar and Franco D’Intino, Farrar Strauss and Giroux; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Seminar rm, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).

        Penn Design Lecture; Barnaby Furnas; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson (PennDesign).

27  Crowdsourcing and the Rise of the Volunteer Humanist; Tim Causer, University College London; Ben Vershbow, New York Public Library; Jennifer Wolfe, University of Iowa; 9 a.m.; Class of 1978 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Libraries, Penn Museum).

        IRCS/SILC Speaker Series;Jeff Zacks, Washington University; noon; Suite 400A, IRCS (IRCS).

        Seeing in Isfahan: Expanding Gaze for an Early Modern Capital; Renata Holod, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

30  A Global University City: State of University City 2013; Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania; 4 p.m.; International House; RSVP: www.universitycity.org/(University City District).

        Charles C. Leighton MD Memorial Lecture; Andrew Dreyfus, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Massachusetts; 3:30 p.m.; rm. F70, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: http://ldi.upenn.edu/ (LDI).

Recognized Holidays

The following holidays will be observed this summer by the University on the dates listed below
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 2

Most offices will be closed on these days. For a full list of Holidays for Fiscal Year 2014, click here.