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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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Sports Special Events Talks Holiday



Holiday Rail
Spanning a quarter mile, the Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway presents a miniature landscape with 15 rail lines, seven loops and tunnels, nine bridges and buildings made of all-natural materials. Through January 5. For Friday Night Lights, come and enjoy the Holiday Garden Railway all lit up with extra late Friday hours. See Exhibits & Special Events.


1   Last Day of Thanksgiving Break.

2   Classes Resume.

10 Last Day of Classes.

11 Reading Days begin. Through December 12.

13 Final Examinations. Through December 20.

20 Fall Term ends.


7     Children’s Story Time; stories, arts and crafts; 11 a.m.; Children’s Dept., Penn Bookstore. Saturdays through January 25 (Penn Bookstore).

14  Family Matinee: The Nightmare Before Christmas; 2 p.m.; International House; $5 (ages 2+), free/members.  

Morris Arboretum
Info.: morrisarboretum.org

3     Storytime at Morris Arboretum; 10:30 a.m.; free w/ admission; RSVP required. Also December 17.

10  Stroller Strides®; fitness program for mothers with babies; 10:30 a.m.; $25.

14  Gift-Making Workshop; ages 6-12; 1 p.m.; $60, $50/members. Also December 15.

Peanut Butter and Jams
Tickets: worldcafelive.com
Shows begin at 11:30 a.m unless otherwise noted.

7     The Cat’s Pajamas; kid-rock music; $10.

15 Baby Loves Disco—Dance-a-thon Benefit for Alex’s Lemonade Stand!; 11 a.m.; $14.

28  Sing-a-Long Sound of Music; screening of The Sound of Music with sing-a-long subtitles and optional fancy-dress competition; $10/kids, $14/adults.

29  Trout Fishing in America: Countdown to Noon!; musical duo; $15.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

6     40 Winks with the Sphinx; ages 6-12; 5:30 p.m.; $50, $40/members; register: www.penn.museum/40winks Through December 7, 9 a.m.

8   Family Second Sunday Workshop: Chinese Calligraphy Scrolls; hands-on artifacts; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free with admission.


4     Metrics that Matter, Messages that Motivate—Making the Right Case for Sustainability in Healthcare; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Colloquium Hall, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: http://jnjigelconferencedec4.eventbrite.com/ (Wharton IGEL).

5     Neural Repair: Molecular Mechanisms to Clinical Approaches; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Auditorium, BRB II/III; register: www.uphs.upenn.edu/neuroscience-center/education/symposium.html (Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center).

9   Social Media Best Practices: Social Media Leadership Awards 2013, #SMLA13; 10 a.m.; Jon M. Hunstman Hall; $250; Tickets: smlawards.eventbrite.com(Knowledge@Wharton). Through December 10, noon.


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: $15/adults; $13/seniors (65+); $10/children (6-17), students; free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues.,-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Wed. of each month,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


6     Beating the Market; Soun-Gui Kim in dialogue with John Cage, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy; Slought Foundation; reception: December 6, 6 p.m. (English; Slought Foundation; SAS). Through January 18.


          Recent Acquisitions; materials from the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, the Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Middle Eastern Collection and the Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Goldstein Family Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 13.

        Alumni Show; various artists; Burrison Gallery. Through December 17.

        Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience; 20 bronze sculptures from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through December 22.                              

        Jason Rhoades, Four Roads; navigate four interpretive paths: Jason Rhoades American Artist, Jason the Mason, systems and taboo; ICA. Through December 29.

        Aubrie Costello: Silk Grafitti; fiber installation; International House. Through December 31.

        Holiday Garden Railway; the Arboretum’s winter garden railway decorated for the holidays; extra Friday hours 4-7:30 p.m. through December 27; Morris Arboretum. Through January 5.

        Recent Acquisitions; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through January 24.

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

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

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


       Audubon’s Birds of America; double folio set, a new page shown 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 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.  

ICA Programs

1   Day With(Out) Art; nationwide campaign drawing attention to the work of artists living with HIV/AIDS.

4     ICA Salon: Systems; Lynne Cookie, Ingrid Schaeffner and Christian Scheidemann unpack the art world systems of display, conservation and analysis while ruminating on Jason Rhoades, Four Roads; 6:30 p.m.

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

1    Majestic Objects of the Chinese Rotunda.

7     Egypt of the Pharaohs. Also December 14.

FILMS Index 

5   Red Ant Dream; screening and follow-up talk with director Sanjay Kak; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (South Asia Studies).

8     Vivir la Chicha; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; free w/ Museum admission (Cinema Studies; Latin American/Latino Studies; Penn Museum Library).

12  Rope of Sand & Jewel Robbery; 8 p.m.; Andrew’s Video Vault; the Rotunda (Cinema Studies; the Rotunda).

International House
Tickets $9, $7/students, seniors unless otherwise noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Showings w/English subtitles

3     Traduire; 7 p.m.; free.

4     Northern Lights; 7 p.m.

5     New Authors of Italian Cinema; two screenings each day in Italian; 5:30 & 8:30 p.m.; free. Through December 8.

13  Exhumed Films presents Trailer Trauma!; 8 p.m.; $18, $12/members.

14  Don Quixote; 7 p.m.; Russian.

17  Scribe Producers’ Forum presents The Trials of Muhammad Ali; 7 p.m.; $10, $7/students, $5/members.

18  Fellini’s Satyricon; 7 p.m.; Italian.

19  Post Tenebras Lux; 7 p.m.; Spanish.

20  European Cinema Uncovered: Alternative Film/Video Belgrade: Award Winners 2012; 7 p.m.; free.

       European Cinema Uncovered: Academic Film Center: Alternative Amateur Cinema, 50 + 5 Years; 9:30 p.m.

21  Blue; part of Kieslowski’s Three Color’s Trilogy; 7 p.m.; French.


     Aerobic Cardio Fitness; 5:30 p.m.; Parrish Hall, St. Agatha’s and St. James Church (enter at back door); first class free, $8/class, $5/students; info.: (267) 251-3842. Every Tuesday and Thursday.

3     New Parents’ Discussion Group; noon; Penn Women’s Center. First Tuesdays of every month.

4     College of Liberal and Professional Studies Walk-In Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St (LPS). Every Wednesday.

5     Penn Knitters; noon; Living Room, Penn Women’s Center. Every Thursday.

6     The Art of Living; develop life skills and decrease stress; 6-10 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; $295/students, $395/staff; register: secure.artofliving.org/ Through December 10, weekdays 6-10 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

7     CPR Training for Parents at Penn; 9 a.m.-noon.; Graduate Student Center; $10, limit two per PennCard; info.: kids@gse.upenn.edu (Penn Women’s Center, Parents @ Penn).

Christian Association

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

Class of 1923 Arena
Info.: www.upenn.edu/icerink

       Public Skating; Sun. 1:30-3 p.m.; Mon. noon-1:30 p.m.; Wed. noon-1:30 p.m.; Fri. noon-1:30 p.m.; Sat. 5:30-7 p.m.

15  Holiday Skate; 1:30-3 p.m.; Class of 1923 Arena; half-price admission to anyone with a Toys for Tots donation. Also December 22.

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

2   Brown Bag Matinee: Delegating for Diehards; noon.

4   Using the Tuition Benefit for You and Your Family; noon.

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

11  Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; noon.

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

4     Chair Yoga; noon.

Morris Arboretum
Register: www.morrisarboretum.org

      Winter Wellness Walks; 10:30 a.m. Every Saturday through March 29.

1    Holiday Wreath; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $55, $45/member. Also December 2, 10 a.m.-noon.

5   Redesigning Landscapes in the New Urban Environment; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; $125, includes lunch.

6   Chocolate and Wine Tasting: A Delicious Afternoon; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; $45, $40/members.

12 Holiday Tabletop Tree with Lights; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; $60, $50/members.

PennFit: Bonus Seminars/Activities
Register: (215) 898-6100.

6     Body Composition Analysis; 8 a.m., noon, 5 p.m.

        Maintain Don’t Gain!; noon.

Weigle Info Commons Workshops
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Open to faculty, staff and students.
RSVP: http://wic.library.upenn.edu/wicshops

3     Copyright Clinic; walk-in hours; 3-4 p.m.; rm. 125. Also December 10, 17.

10  Zotero; noon; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


4     University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; RSVP: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu

9     PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; LGBT Center.

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

MUSIC Index 

3     Bushman’s Revenge, Cortex; 8 p.m.; the Rotunda; free (Ars Nova Workshop).

7     Penn Glee Club Holiday Concert; includes hot chocolate and cookies in the garden; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; free with admission (Arboretum).

        DXA Productions Presents: Do you even riff, bro?; a capella show; 2 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church; $10/door, $8/Locust Walk. Also 8 p.m. (Discord).

        Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holydays; music from faiths around the globe; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $20-70; tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org (Annenberg).

13  Little Prince: the Music of the Planets; video projections and robotic instruments accompanying jazz musician Grace Kelly; 6 p.m.; Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology; free; register: www.eventbrite.com/e/little-prince-the-music-of-the-planets-tickets-9191218181 (PennDesign; Year of Sound).

Department of Music
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music/
Tickets: Free with PennCard.

4     Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

5     Penn Jazz Combos; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

6     University Choral Society; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5.

7     Penn Chamber I; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

       Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5.

8     Penn Chamber II and III; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall. Also 6 p.m.

9     Penn Chamber IV; 7 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium.

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

On Stage Index 

6     Up on Stage!; open mic night; 8 p.m.; Platt Student Performing Arts House.

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

4   Brian Sanders’ JUNK: Snowball; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-40. Also December 5-7, 12-14, 7:30 p.m.; December 7, 8, 14, 15, 2 p.m.

12  BodyVox; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-55. Also December 13, ticket holders can stay after for an interactive conversation with company; 8 p.m. Also December 14, 2 p.m., 8 p.m.


5     Urban Book Talk: Engineering Philadelphia, the Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis; Domenic Vitiello; 5:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Penn IUR).

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

3     The Holocaust Experience in the Poetry of Paul Celan; 6 p.m.

4     The Body Electric; 7 p.m.

5     Writing about Art: Glenn Ligon; 6 p.m.

9     Getting Medieval: Performing Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales; 2 p.m.

       Creating Characters in Nonfiction Writing; reading by the students in Jamie-Lee Josselyn’s nonfiction workshop; 5 p.m.

10  Entrepreneurial Journalism Pitch Night; 6:30 p.m.

11  Greg Djanikian’s Class Reading; 4 p.m.

Penn Bookstore
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore

9     The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy; Daniel Gillon; 5 p.m.

12  Bruce Springsteen in Focus: 1980-2012; Debra Rothenberg; noon.

       Ben Franklin for Beginners; Tim Ogline; 1 p.m.

13  Book Signings; multiple titles by author Donna Jo Napoli; noon.

       Robicelli’s: A Love Story with Cupcakes; Allison and Matt Robicelli, Robicelli’s Bakery; 4 p.m.

17  Billy “The Hill” and the Jump Hook; Eric Brach; 6 p.m.

18   Beatles vs. Stones; John McMillian; 6 p.m.


1   18th Annual Peace Around the World: Passport to Cultures; international family crafts and workshops, treats for children; 1-4 p.m.; free w/ admission; Penn Museum (Museum).

2     40th Anniversary of Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center; 5:30-7 p.m.; Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: pennmedicine.org/acc40th (Abramson Cancer Center).

4     Kwanzaa Celebration; 6-9 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (UMOJA).

        Annual Holiday Sale; Museum Shop and Pyramid Shop offer 15% off for PennCard holders and 20% off for Museum members; Penn Museum Through December 8 (Museum). Click here for more info.

12  Annual Winter Sale-A-Bration; 20% off storewide, free gift wrapping, professional photo taken in winter setting 2-6 p.m.; free hot chocolate and cookies 4-6 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore). Also December 13.

        Computer Connection Holiday Sale; in conjunction with the Bookstore’s Sale-a-bration; prizes, refreshments, giveaways; Computer Connection; Penn Bookstore (Business Services). Also December 13.

13  Friday Night Lights; lit up and decorated Holiday Garden Rail; extra Friday hours 4-7 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; tickets: morrisarboretum.org (Arboretum). Also December 20, 27. 

        International House Holiday Party; celebrate holidays from around the world with holiday tree lighting, treats, drinks and festive music; 6 p.m.; International House; $10, $8/members (IHouse).

15  Go West Craft Fest; more than 40 local artisans and holiday vendors; 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rotunda (VIX Emporium).

27  Winter Beer Festival 2013; stouts, porters, winter seasonal and special holiday brews from over 30 breweries; 6-10 p.m.; World Cafe Live; $40 (World Cafe Live).

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

5   (W) Basketball vs. LIU Brooklyn; 7 p.m.

6   Gymnastics; Philadelphia Jamboree; 6 p.m.

7   (M) Basketball vs. Wagner; 7 p.m.

8   Wrestling vs. Lehigh; 2 p.m.

11  (W) Basketball vs. Army; 7 p.m.

21  (W) Basketball vs. Drexel; 2 p.m.

TALKS Index 

2  Noxious Letters: Smallpox and Correspondence in the American Revolution; History of Material Texts; Sarah Schuetze, University of Kentucky; 5:15 p.m.; Martin and Margy Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).

     Learning to be a Bolshevik: Solidarity and Suspicion at the International Lenin School; Lisa Kirschenbaum, West Chester University; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

3   Advance Technology Development at MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Bernadette Johnson, MIT; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Electrical Systems Engineering).

     Suffering in Clinical Practice: Building Better Interprofessional Models of Care; Joseph Fins, Cornell; 1 p.m.; Flyers/76ers Theatre, HUP (Nursing).

     That Most Cruel and Bloody Butchery: New Perspectives on the Amoboyna Incident of 1623; Adam Clulow, Monash University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

     The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy; Richard Locke, Brown; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G50, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (Penn Program on Regulation).

     The Violent Origins of the Public Sphere: Defining the Enemy in Carl Schmitt’s Theory of the Partisan; David Pan, UC Irvine; 5 p.m.; rm. 329 A Wing, Max Kade Center (Germanic Language and Literature).

     Penn Music Colloquium; Orlando Fiol, music; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Music).

     Leaves from the Kingdom of the Book: Thoughts on the History of Printing in Morocco (1865-1935) and Penn’s Fez Lithograph Collection; Fawzi Abdulrazak, collector; 5:30 p.m.; Lea Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Library).

Bio-optics: The Physics of Squid Camouflage; Alison Sweeney, physics and astronomy; 6 p.m.; upstairs, World Cafe Live (Lightbulb Café).

     Leaping from Bench to Stall, Cage or Bedside; Thomas Schaer, Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory; 6:30 p.m.; New Bolton Center, Alumni Hall; RSVP: beltb@vet.upenn.edu (Penn Vet).

Conversation with Prof. David Pan;David Pan, UC Irvine; 9 a.m.; rm. 329 A Wing, Max Kade Center (Germanic Language and Literature).

     Nursing in Brazil: The American Participation; Bárbara Barrionuevo Bonini, University of São Paulo; noon; rm. 435, Claire Fagin Hall (Nursing).

     Lymphatic Vessels: Where Biotransport Meets Immunity; Melody Swartz, Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).

      A Passion for Nature: Thomas Jefferson and Natural History; Keith Thomson, American Philosophical Society; 3 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum; $20, $15/members (Arboretum).

     Medieval Renaissance Seminar: Phyllis Rackin Lecture; Rebecca Bushnell, English; 5 p.m.; 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).

     Past Imperfect: Archaeology and War in Iraq and Afghanistan; C. Brian Rose, archaeology; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/registration.shtml (Penn Humanities Forum).

     Great Voyages: Travels, Triumphs and Tragedies: Traveler’s Tips from the 14th Century: The Detours of Ibn Battuta; Paul Cobb, Islamic history; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/advance, $2/members; tickets: www.penn.museum/college-and-adults/great-voyages.html (Museum).

The Great Hydraulic Transition: Modern Origins of Land and Rivers in South Asia; Rohan D’Souza, Jawaharlal Nehru University; noon; Suite 560, CASI (Center for the Advanced Study of India).

     Trysts with Destiny: Documentary Film and the Unfinished Agenda of Indian Democracy; Sanjay Kak, filmmaker; noon; rm. 826, Williams Hall (South Asia Studies).

     The Great Decider: How the Nuclear Pore Complex Makes Reliable Decisions and Fights the Second Law; Jan Liphardt, Stanford; noon; Austrian Auditorium, Clinical Research Bldg. (Biochemistry and Biophysics).

     Weight Bias and Stigmatization: Implications for Research and Public Health Efforts Addressing Obesity; Rebecca Puhl, Yale; 12:30 p.m.; 2nd fl. Atrium, APPC (Annenberg Public Policy Center).

     The Parable of Gandhi’s Glasses: To Whom Does Indian Cultural Heritage Belong?; Monica Smith, UCLA; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Cultural Heritage Center).

      Theater and Nation-Building: The Reception of Virgil’s Aeneid in Postcolonial Argentina; Konstantinos Nikoloutsos, St. Joesph’s Univeristy; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

     Twilight of an Empire: Staging Wagner in Wartime Tokyo; Penn Music Colloquium; Brooke McCorkle, music; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Music Bldg. (Music).

     Recent Work; Kate Orff, Columbia; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).

Learning Race in Newark; Ana Ramos-Zayas, Baruch College, CUNY; noon; rm. 205, College Hall (Social Science and Policy Forum).

     The Dual Crisis of the Late-Medieval Cloth Industry, ca. 1320-1420; Penn Economic History Forum; John Munro, University of Toronto; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

     Textiles, Carpets and Compositional Theories in Renaissance Painting; David Kim, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

Johann Buxtorf (1564-1629) Makes a Copybook; History of Material Texts; Anthony Grafton, Princeton; Joanna Weinberg, Oxford/CAJS; 5:15 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).

11 Evolution of the Human Lifespan: Does the Past Predict the Future?; Caleb Finch, University of Southern California; 4 p.m.; Grossman Auditorium (Wistar Institute).

      A Conversation About Inclusion, Equality & LGBT Issues in Dental Care; moderator Peter Kauderwood, dental medicine; 5 p.m.; rm. B-13, Robert Schattner Center; RSVP: oaaeop@pobox.upenn.edu (Dental Medicine).

12 Mapping the Paths to “Beyond CMOS” Technology for Computation; Ian Young, Intel; 11 a.m.; rm. 337, Towne Bldg. (Electrical Systems Engineering).

13 Getting Comprehensive Immigration Reform Right; Demetrios Papademetriou, Migration Policy Institute; noon; rm. 205, College Hall (Social Science and Policy Forum).

14 Unwrapping the Mummy: Hollywood Fantasies, Egyptian Realities; Stuart Smith, University of California, Santa Barbara; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: $8, $5/members (Museum).

16 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Immune Effectors in Human Chronic Virus Infection and Therapy; Lishan Su, University of North Carolina; 4 p.m.; rm. 123C, Abramson Research Center (Center for AIDS Research).

18  Reports from the Field; Douglas Lovell, Jr., Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

2013-14 Holiday Hours for University Services and Facilities Index 

Annenberg Center Box Office Closed December 21-January 1. Reopens January 2-3 at 10 a.m. Closed January 4-5. Regular Hours start January 6.

Arthur Ross Gallery Closed December 23-January 16.

Cashier’s Office Closed December 24, 25, 27, 29 and January 1. Open 9 a.m.-noon on December 26 and 28. 

Department of Residential Services Closed on December 25; reopens January 2 at 9 a.m.

Residence Halls All residences are closed starting December 21 at noon except Harnwell, Harrison and Rodin College Houses, and Sansom Place East and West. Residents in closed College Houses must vacate their rooms by noon on December 21 and may return to their rooms on Saturday, January 11, beginning at 9 a.m.

Franklin Field Early Closing December 24.  Closed December 25-January 1 for recreational walking and jogging.

Hillel Closed December 25, January 1. Open December 26-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hilton Inn at Penn Closes at 3 p.m. December 20; reopens January 2 at noon. Penne Restaurant closes on December 20, 2:30 p.m., reopens January 2, 4 p.m.

Houston Hall Early Closing December 23 at 5 p.m. Closed December 24-January 1. Open January 2 at 9 a.m.

L.U.C.Y. (Loop through University City) Closed December 25 and January 1. Running all other days, 6:10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Morris Arboretum Closed December 24, 25 and January 1.

Newman Catholic Center Closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1; otherwise open weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See www.saintsaj.org for holiday mass information.

Office of Software Licensing Closed December 25-January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Parking Office Closed December 25; reopens January 2 at 8:30 a.m. Contact Operations at (215) 898-6933 should you require operational assistance to access your permit facility. Visit www.upenn.edu/parking for visitor parking hours.

Penn Bookstore December 24–early closing: 4 p.m., December 25–closed. Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Weekends 10 a.m.-8 p.m., January 1–closed. Normal hours resume January 2.

PennCard Center Closed December 25-January 1; reopens January 2 at 8:30 a.m.

Penn Children’s Center December 24–early closing: 2 p.m., December 25-January 1–closed. Reopens January 2 at 7 a.m.

Penn Computer Connection December 24–early closing: 4 p.m. Closed December 25, and January 1. Open December 26-31, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Normal hours resume January 2.

Penn Dining/Bon Appétit All residential dining halls will close on December 20, 2 p.m., except McCelland which will close at 5:30 p.m. All units except McCelland Cafe and Falk will reopen for dinner January 14 at 5-8 p.m. See www.upenn.edu/dining

Penn Home Ownership Services Closed December 25; reopens January 2 at 9 a.m.

Penn Ice Rink Closed December 25. Open December 31 until 2 p.m. Closed January 1. Public skating hours: www.upenn.edu/icerink

Penn Mail Services December 24, one delivery and pickup cycle, mail received after noon will be delivered to USPS on December 26. Special delivery schedule: December 26, 27, 30, 31: Mail will not be delivered or picked up unless you have made special arrangements with Penn Mail; Closed December 25, January 1 with regular schedule resuming on January 2.

•   USPS Priority Mail Express Service: Processing until Monday, December 23 at 1 p.m. and resuming January 2. Any permit mailings from external vendors needing a Penn Mail signature during the Winter Break must have paper work completed and signed by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 19.

Penn Museum Closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. Regular hours in effect for all other days.

Penn Transit Services Closes December 24 at 6 p.m.; regular hours resume on January 2. All Transit Stops will be closed during this period. Limited transportation service is available December 25-January 1, 6 p.m.-7 a.m., excluding December 31; call (215) 898-RIDE (7433). Visit www.upenn.edu/transportation

Purchasing and Travel Services Closed December 25; open December 26, 27, and 30, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; closed December 31 and January 1; resumes regular hours on January 2 at 9 a.m.

Student Financial Services Closed December 25, January 1. Check www.sfs.upenn.edu and www.upenn.edu/registrar for potential updates to this schedule.

Student Health Services Closed December 20-26, 28, 30. Open December 27, 31.

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel Open and operating on a regular schedule 24 hours per day.

Travel Agencies

   World Travel: Open 24 hours a day, every day for emergencies. Open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. for non-emergencies.
•   Premier Travel: 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

University Club at Penn Closed December 18-January 4. Reopens on January 5 for 11:30 a.m. lunch service.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Closed December 21-22, 25, 28-29 and January 1. December 23-24, 26-27, 30-31, open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Special Winter Vacation granted to faculty and staff between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day will include December 25, as well as December 26-31.  In the event that an employee is needed to report to work to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the Special Winter Vacation may be rescheduled for another time.

View the Special Winter Vacation Policy online at https://www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/resources/policy/timeoff/special-winter-vacation for more information.  Recognized Holidays for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 can be found online at http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v59/n32/holidays.html


Holiday Giving with Penn VIPS December 2–16 Index 

Please join us in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Holiday Drive. As you buy toys and presents for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to deserving members of our community.  All toys and gifts donated will support the efforts of organizations including the Annual Holiday Party sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, People’s Emergency Shelter, local schools, Potter’s Mission, Bridges to the Community, Intercultural Family Services and many more. All items for the holiday drive must be new, not used and unwrapped. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations:

Office Location Contact Phone
President's Office 100 College Hall Brenda Gonzalez (215) 898-0447
Provost Office 353B 3401 Walnut St Susan Curran (215) 898-6841
Museum Reception Desk Near Kress Gallery Bonnie Crossfield (215) 898-4001
Af-Am Resource Center 3537 Locust Walk Rob Carter (215) 898-0104
Human Resources 538A 3401 Walnut St Syreeta Gary (215) 898-6018
Van Pelt Library Cataloging & Metadata Dept. Rachelle Nelson (215) 898-9048
Netter Center 133 S. 36th St—Rm. 504 Isabel Mapp (215) 898-2020
ISC 265C 3401 Walnut St Doris Pate (215) 573-6803
Wharton 1000 SH-DH Jennifer O'Keefe (215) 898-1092
School of Nursing 202 Claire Fagin Hall Donna Milici (215) 573-0747
ISC 203A Sansom West Kathie Ritchie (215) 573-3561
SAS External Affairs 3615 Market St, Floor 2 Juliana Walker (215) 746-8250
LIFE 4508 Chestnut St Cherry Sturdivant 215) 573-7202
Research Services P-221 Franklin Building Lauren Oshana (215) 573-6710
Student Health 3535 Market St—Suite 100 Jay Effrece (215) 746-1010
TRL Suite 2000 125 S. 31st St Kelly Reynolds (215) 746-8936
SP2 3701 Locust Walk Jennifer Jones/Erica Zaveloff 215) 746-5895
Abramson Cancer Research 409 BRBII/III James Riley (215) 746-5520
Comptroller's Office 312 Franklin Building Celestine Silverman (215) 898-7593
Gift Planning 3535 Market St—Suite 500 Kim Clark (215) 898-6171
FRES 3101 Walnut St Carole Mercaldo (215) 573-8795

Penn VIPS–Adopt A Family for the Holidays Program

During the holidays in December, departments from across the University "adopt" a deserving family.

The adoption is usually done in lieu of departmental gift exchanges. The assigned family is treated to presents and sometimes holiday dinner. Families participate in the program on a one-time basis. Families are assigned to departments based on request. Departments choose the size of the family they would like to adopt. Departments can also request the ages of the children they are interested in adopting.

Departments may request a "wish list" from the family or they may choose their own gifts for the family members. Departments choose the number and types of gifts they will provide. Departments are provided with size of the family, names, ages and sizes of each family member. Departments are encouraged to deliver gifts to the families, but they may also request to have gifts delivered.

Families are selected from the Baring House Family Service Agency and local shelters. A small number of referrals are also accepted.

Selection of families began in November and assignments are made during and prior to mid-December.

Contact Isabel Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an email: sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for additional information and, or to volunteer for this program.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships