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April 29, 2014 Volume 60, No. 32
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.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities conferences Exhibits Films
Fitness/Learning Meetings memorials On Stage Readings/
Special Events Talks Alumni weekend  


SMall Threads
Burrison Gallery

small threads
Small Threads, an exhibit by Dana McElroy showing photographs of hand-built environments illustrating human relationships will open on May 21 and run through June 27 at the Burrison Gallery. See Exhibits.



1    Reading Days. Through May 2.

5    Final Examinations. Through May 13.

13 Spring Term Ends.

17 Alumni Day.

18 Baccalaureate.

19 Commencement.

26 Memorial Day Observed; no classes.

27 11-Week Session Classes begin.

       Session I Classes begin.


10 The Secret of Kells; family matinee; 2 p.m.; International House; $5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org (IHP).

11 Wadjet Necklace; drop-in workshop to make an Eye of Horus, the ancient Egyptian symbol of protection; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission (Museum).

children's festival

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival—30th Anniversary
Events at Annenberg Center.
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org/tickets/childfest.php

1    The Snail and the Whale; a tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a ride on the tail of a humpback whale; ages 4-9; 9:45 a.m.; Harold Prince Theatre. Also May 2, 11:45 a.m.; May 3, 10 a.m. & noon.

       Simple Gifts; The Cashore Marionettes; ages 8+; 9:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.; Bruce Montgomery Theatre. Also May 2, 9:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.; May 3, noon & 2 p.m.; May 4, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

         Me and My Shadow; the Patch Theatre Company depicts the fanciful escapades of a girl who finds a way to be friends with her shadow; all ages; 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 2, noon; May 3, 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.; May 4, noon & 3 p.m.

       The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare; Lightwire Theater/Corbian Visual Arts and Dance; ages 5-8; noon; Zellerbach Theatre. Also May 3, noon & 2 p.m.

2      Snowflake; Gale LaJoye’s one-man silent comedy; all ages; 9:45 a.m.; Harold Prince Theatre. Also May 3, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.; May 4, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.

       We Shall Not Be Moved: The Hip H’opera Project; marriage of hip-hop and classical music; ages 12+; 10 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

Morris Arboretum
Registration & prices: www.morrisarboretum.org

13 Storytime Nature Yoga; ages 2-4; 10:30 a.m. Also May 27, June 10, 24 & July 15.

18 Nature Sleuths; ages 5-7; 10:30 a.m. Also May 25, June 1 & 8.

      Birds in the Spring–Drawing and Painting Class; ages 6-12; 1 p.m.

19 Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures II; ages 2-4; 10:30 a.m. Continues May 26, June 2, 9, 16 & 23.

22 Nature Photography Workshop II; ages 8-12; 4 p.m. Continues May 29, June 5 & 12.

Peanut Butter and Jams
Tickets: http://worldcafelive.com
Shows at 11:30 a.m.

10 Walter Martin; $8.

17 Robbie Schaefer; $10.

conferences Index 

2    Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; McNeil Center; register: www.sas.upenn.edu/sspf/event/2014/immigration-and-metropolitan-revitalization-conference (Social Science & Policy Forum).

9    Seventh Annual Penn DCC Conference: Work and the Social Rights of Citizenship in the Twenty-First Century; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium; register: www.eventbrite.com/e/work-and-social-rights-in-the-21st-century-tickets-11199133911(Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship & Constitutionalism).

15 Healthy Cities, Healthy Women: The Global Future; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; register: www.nursing.upenn.edu/theglobalfuture (Nursing; Penn IUR).

29 National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care; 2 p.m.; Smilow Center for Translational Research; $150; register: www.sp2.upenn.edu/summit2014/index.html Through May 30, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (Penn Social Policy & Practice). Through May 30.


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/

       Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House; free; Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m-10:30 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. noon-11 p.m.; Sun. 6-11 p.m.

       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, Claire Fagin Hall: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

       Esther Klein Gallery; 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.: http://ihousephilly.org/

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

       Morris Arboretum: daily, 10 a.m.-4 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: 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

       Wistar Institute; free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

2    2014 Visual Studies Senior Thesis Exhibition; 6:30 p.m.; Fox Gallery, Claudia Cohen Hall. Through May 19, 4 p.m.

6    Skin: Totem and Tattoo; curatorial and anthropological explorations about the boundary between self, world and society; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Slought. Through June 20.

16 PennDesign Year End Show Opening and Celebration; celebrate PennDesign’s newest graduates; 6-8 p.m.; Patio and Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall.

21 Small Threads; photographs of hand-built environments illustrating human relationships; Dana McElroy; Burrison Gallery. Through June 27.

24 Summer Garden Railway; landmarks created from natural materials, kids’ crafts and ice cream; Morris Arboretum.  Through September 1. See Special Events.

     Open Video Call; new works on video by Philadelphia-area artists; ICA. Through May 11.

     Nature Light Images; nature and wildlife photographs; Daniel Chung; Burrison Gallery. Through May 20.

     Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn; over 60 objects, including sketches, models, historic photographs and archival material from Penn’s Louis I. Kahn Collection; Kroiz Gallery. Through May 23.

       Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History; Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 9.

       Shakespearian Residues; early editions, romantic images, quirky artifacts and works inspired by the Bard from the collections; Class of 1978 Pavilion, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Through June 9.

       From Rio to Brotherly Love; photographs of cityscapes; Daniel Gafanhoto; International House. Through June 28.

       Residents’ Art Show; International House. Through June 30. 

       On the Wings of Eagle and Raven: Tlingit and Haida Traditions; curatorial seminar celebrating Tlingit and Haida people; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through July 27.

       Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Libraries). Through August 11.

       ICA@50: Pleasing Artists and Publics Since 1963; micro-exhibitions opening every two weeks, a multi-faceted experience of the many forms of contemporary art; ICA. Through August 17.

        Ruffneck Constructivists; a contemporary manifesto of urban architecture and change; ICA. Through August 17.

home tweet home

       Home Tweet Home; designer birdhouses; Morris Arboretum. Through September 1.

feathered friends

       Birds in Their Habitats: Images from the Academy of Natural Sciences; Morris Arboretum. Through October. 

       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.

       Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; Hover Gallery, 2nd fl., Penn Museum.

       Native American Voices: The People-Here and Now; ongoing interactive exhibit exploring contemporary issues in Native America; Penn Museum. 

       Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug; expanded exhibition of large-scale photographs by renowned Turkish photographer; Penn Museum.

       The History of Nursing as Seen Through the Lens of Art; Carol Ware Lobby, Claire Fagin Hall.

Penn Museum Guided Tours
Tours begin at 1:30 p.m., Warden Garden Entrance. Tour availability and topics subject to change.

4    Egypt of the Pharaohs.

18 The Majestic Chinese Rotunda.

P.M. @ Penn Museum
Galleries stay open until 8 p.m., with a half-hour gallery tour at 5 p.m. Free w/admission. Info.: www.penn.museum

7    First Wednesday Quizzo; 6 p.m.

FILMS Index 

8    The Penalty and The Unscarred; continuous free screenings from 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (Andrew’s Video Vault).

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

1    Le Joli Mai; French; 7 p.m.

2    Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Vic + Flo ont vu un ours); French; 7 p.m.

3    eX-Fest 2014!; exploitation films across multiple genres; 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; $28, $20/IHP members.

9    Diabolique; French; 7 p.m.

10 The Films of Mark Lapore; introduction and Q&A by Irina Leimbacher; 5 p.m.

      The Films of Robert Fulton; introduction and Q&A by Irina Leimbacher; 8 p.m.

21 Reelblack presents: Vanishing Pearls; $10, $8/ students & seniors, $5/IHP members; 7 p.m.

22 The Elegant Clockwork of the Universe; 7 p.m.

23 Natan; French; 7 p.m.

24 Short Films by John Hubley; 7 p.m.

31 Je T’aime, Je T’aime; French; 7 p.m.


        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.

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

3    The Million Dollar Bike Ride; raising money for rare disease research; 9 a.m.; Highline Park; register: http://pennmedicine.org/milliondollarbikeride (Penn Medicine).

8    Dispute Resolution and Mediation One-Day Workshop; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 321, 3401 Market St.; $120; register: www.upenn.edu/ombudsman/docs/ombuds-form-may.pdf (Office of the Ombudsman).

Christian Association

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

Class of 1923 Arena
Info./prices: 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.

HR: Healthy Living Workshops
Open to faculty and staff.
Register: http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu

7    Chair Yoga; noon; free.

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

1    Setting SMART GOALS; noon; free.

       Webinar-Creating Compelling Presentations; 2:10 p.m.; $40.

8    AMA’s Fundamentals of Strategic Planning; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

14     Building a Winning Team; 11a.m.; free.

       Discovering the Benefits at Penn; noon; free.

15    Mediating Conflict to Empower Others; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

       Webinar-Project Management; 12:30 p.m.; free.

28   Career Focus Brown Bag: Developing Your Professional Presence and Image; 11 a.m.; free.

29    Brown Bag Matinee: Dealing with Challenging Customers; noon; free.

HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to faculty and staff.
Register: http://knowledgelink.upenn.edu

14       Managing Up; noon; free.

28      How to Keep your Elders in the House: Yours and Theirs; noon; free.

Morris Arboretum
Registration & price: www.morrisarboretum.org

3    Outdoor Fitness Class; 10 a.m. Also May 10 & 17.

       Simplifying Those Annoying Camera Settings on Your DSLR: Section B; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

       Site Assessment for Better Gardens and Landscapes; 12:30 p.m.

7    Stroller Strides®; 1:30 p.m. Also May 14, 21 & 28.

13 Horseshoe Crabs and Migrating Shore Birds; 7:30 a.m.

14 Tai Chi in the Garden; 10 a.m. Also May 21 & 28, June 4.

15 Twilight, Moonlight Garden Stroll; 7-9 p.m.

       The Botany of Fruit; 7 p.m.

17 The Art of Japanese Ink Painting; 1-3 p.m.

       Architecture and Landscape of Chestnut Hill: A Walking Tour; 1 p.m.

18 Grist Mill Demonstration Day; noon.

31 Edible Native Plants; 1 p.m.

Pottruck Center
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation

2    PENNFIT–Free Body Composition Measurements; 8 a.m., noon & 5 p.m.; Studio 305; PennCard required; register (215) 898-6100.

       SCUBA Certification Class; 6 p.m.

5    Stress Relief Week–Free Climbing; try the climbing wall for free. Through May 10.

       Stress Relief Week–Free Instructional Classes; try selected and scheduled yoga, Pilates, dance and other classes. Through May 10.

19 PM Shutdown; Pottruck closed. Through May 21.

26 Membership Office Closed.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: WIC Labs
Register: http://guides.library.upenn.edu/workshops
All events are in Van Pelt-Dietrich Center.

1    Focused Lab: Codecademy Python; 4 p.m.; Vitale II, rm. 623, Kislak Center.

       Open Lab; 1 p.m.; Vitale II, rm. 623, Kislak Center.

2    Programming for Humanists; 10 a.m.; Vitale II, rm. 623, Kislak Center.

6    Canvas Office Hours; 10 a.m.; rm. 128, WIC. Also May 12, 14, 21 & 27.

       Copyright Clinic-Office Hours; 3 p.m.; rm. 125, WIC. Also May 13, 20 & 27.

7    Assessment and Grading; 11 a.m.; online.

       Focused Lab: Text Encoding (TEI); 3 p.m.; Kislak Center. Also May 14 & 21.

15 Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom, rm. 114.

22 Canvas Basics; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom, rm.114.


1    University Club Annual Meeting; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn.

13 WPPSA Annual Election; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center.

15 Trustees Meeting: Budget & Finance Committee; 9-10:35 a.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

      Trustees Meeting: Executive Committee; 1:15-1:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

21 WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; 3025 Walnut St.

22 PPSA Election Meeting; speaker Provost Vincent Price; noon; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

MUSIC Index 

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

On Stage Index 

4    Underground Shakespeare Spring Cafe!; 2 p.m.; Rodin Underground; free (Underground Shakespeare).

8   MOMIX; dancer-illusionist company; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20-80. Also May 9, 10, 8 p.m.; May 10, 2 p.m.; May 11, 3 p.m. (Annenberg).

28 Signs of Life: Process and Materials 1960-1990; Carl Michael von Hausswolff; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).


1    Brainwashed: The Seductive Allure of Mindless Neuroscience; Sally Satel with Geoffrey Aguirre; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall; RSVP: info@neuroethics.upenn.edu (Neuroethics).

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

30 Poetry Reading by Lynn Levin’s Creative Writing Class; 2 p.m.

     Poetry Workshop Readings by Greg Djanikian’s Poetry Writing Class; 5 p.m.

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

2    Relatively Indolent, But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal; Matt Freedman; 5:30 p.m.

6    The Broken and the Whole, Discovering Joy after Heartbreak: Lessons from a Life of Faith; Charles Sherman; noon.

7    Corporate Diplomacy Panel Discussion; Witold Henisz and Christine Bader; 6 p.m.

8    Child Temperament: New Thinking about the Boundary between Traits and Illness; David Rettew; 11 a.m.

17 Baseball Karma and the Constitution Blues; Ronnie Norpel; 1:30 p.m.

     Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business; Senia Maymin & Margaret Greenberg; 3 p.m.

22 The Nomad’s Path; Allstair Carr; 6 p.m.

Penn Book Center: Random Name Poetry Series
Info.: www.pennbookcenter.com
Readings at 2 p.m.

5    Lillian Dunn, Alina Pleskova and Jackee Sadicario.

31 Emily Abendroth and Stacy Szymaszek.


4    University Square Farmers’ Market; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 36th and Walnut Sts. (Business Services). Wednesdays through November 25.

6    Penn Vet Ophthalmologists Offer Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs; registered service dogs; register by April 30 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org and call (215) 746-8387 to make an appointment. Also May 8, 12-16 & 21 (Penn Vet).

10 University City Arts League Annual Auction; 6 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; tickets: www.ucartsleague.org/events/auction.shtml (UCAL).

14 The Sylvan M. Cohen 2014 Annual Retreat: The Gender Gap in Aging & The 21st Century Longevity Revolution; 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: www.med.upenn.edu/aging to submit a poster, call (215) 898-7801 by May 2 (Institute on Aging).

16Penn Women’s Center Anniversary Gala; 6 p.m.; 2nd fl. Auditorium, ARCH; contact fpaxton@sas.upenn.edu for prices and to RSVP (Penn Women’s Center).

17 53rd Global Gala: Colors of Brazil; 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; International House; $250, $150/IHP alumni, $2500/table of 10; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (IHP).

18 PennDesign Awards Ceremony; 4-5:30 p.m.; Furness Plaza, between Meyerson Hall and Fisher Fine Arts
Library (PennDesign).

Department of Making + Doing
Info. & tickets: http://dmdphilly.org/
Events located on the ground floor of 3711 Market St.

6    Window Farming; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; $60.

10 Make Your Philly Mother’s Day; 1-4 p.m.; $20/family, $10/individual.

Institute of Contemporary Art
Info.: http://icaphila.org

3    ICA Office Hours; free tour by Penn graduate students; 2-5 p.m. Also May 11, 17 & 18.

14 Siltbreezes and German Spectres/Image Scavengers (1982) and Investigations 28: Martin Kippenberger (1989); paired with Conjuring Kippenberger, talk by designer Mark Owens; 6:30 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Info. www.morrisarboretum.org

10 Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bloomfield Farm; free w/ admission.

11 Mother’s Day Brunch; prepared by Chef Josh Hunter; 10 a.m. & noon; Compton Café; register: http://morrisarboretum.ticketleap.com/mdb/

24 Summer Garden Railway Grand Opening; children’s activities and free ice cream; 1-3 p.m.; free w/ admission. See Exhibits.

Penn Museum
Info. & tickets: www.penn.museum

5    Culinary Expeditions: A Celebration of Food and Culture Inspired by Penn Museum Treasures; luncheon and book launch party; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; $125; RSVP: (215) 898-9202.

8    Cerveza: Celebrating the South American Tradition; learn the history of and make Andea, South African beer; 6:30 p.m.; $30, $25/members.

TALKS Index 

1     Taking Note: Scholars and Scholarship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, 1993-2014; roundtable discussion with moderator Benjamin Nathans, history; 10 a.m.; Widener Lecture Hall, Penn Museum (Katz Center).

        Why Changing Color Matters to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: Roles for Redox-Active “Antibiotics” in Microbial Survival and Development; Dianne Newman, California Institute of Technology; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Laboratories (Biology).

        Gynaion heineka doron: Allusion, Interformularity and Performance Contexts in Theban and Homeric Epic; Christos Tsagalis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

2     Politically Connected Polluters Under Smog; Yuhua Wang, political science; noon; CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

        Vitamin D in Utero and Asthma: Evidence from Sunlight During Pregnancy; Richard Zeckhauser, Harvard; noon; auditorium, Colonial Penn Center; register: http://ldi.upenn.edu/ (Penn LDI).

3     Pyramids, Mummies, Cleopatra and Tutankhamun: Recent Discoveries and Insights; Zahi Hawass, Egyptian archaeologist; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: $20, $15/members; register: https://446.blackbaudhosting.com/446/Zahi-Hawass-Lecture (Museum).

5     Inflammasome in Health, Dybiosis and Disease; Richard Flavell, Yale; 4 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research (Pharmacology).

6        Discussing Tendon Injuries–Diagnosis, Treatment and Future Therapies; Holly Stewart, New Bolton Center; 6:30 p.m.; Woerner Auditorium, New Bolton Center; RSVP: (610) 925-6500 (PennVet).

7     The Molecules of Life; Jeff Saven, chemistry; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Science Café).

        Searching for the Golden Fleece with Jason and the Argonauts; Brian Rose, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $5/advance, $10/door; register: www.penn.museum/greatvoyages (Museum).

8     The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease; Frederic Bushman, microbiology; noon; University Club (PASEF/ASEF).

        Participation in Legal Drafting and Compliance with Business Regulation: Evidence from Vietnam; Edmund Malesky, Duke; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Center for East Asian Studies).

        Grit; Angela Duckworth, psychology; 3:30 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall (PASEF).

9     Generational Differences at Work; Ralph De Lucia, Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs; noon; rm. 217, Stiteler Hall; RSVP: mdotson@sas.upenn.edu by May 2 (WPPSA).

12        Reincarnation of Ancient Links: Coagulation and Complement; Edward Conway, University of British Columbia; noon; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research (Pharmacology).

14        Unexpected Drivers of Metastasis; Sandra Orsulic, UCLA; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

        Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: From Scientific Advances to Public Health Implementation; Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; noon; Auditorium, BRB II/III (Microbiology).

        Developmental Origins of Prostate Cancer: Role of Environmental Exposures and Epigenetics; Gail Prins, University of Illinois at Chicago; noon; 3451 Walnut St. (CEET; CRRWH).

15        Inflammatory Damage to Lymphatic Structures in HIV Infection and the Impact on Pathogenesis; Timothy Schacker, University of Minnesota; noon; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg. (CFAR; HIV Grand Rounds).

16        Implementing Health Care Reform: It’s Complicated; panel discussion; noon; location given upon registration; register: http://ldi.upenn.edu (Penn LDI).

21        29th Louis I. Kahn Memorial Lecture; Steven Holl, FAIA; 5:30-8 p.m.; Penn Museum; $15-65 (Philadelphia Center for Architecture).

24        It’s a Man’s World? Gender, Kingship and the Afterlife in the Private Tomb of Mutirdis; Josh Roberson, Camden Community College; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $7/PennCard, $5/students with ID, free/ARCE-PA members (Museum).

27        China and Japan: Where to Go From Here?; Ren Xiao, Fudan University; noon; CSCC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Center for the Study of Contemporary China).

28        The Role of Microenvironments in Tumor Progression; Zena Werb, UC San Francisco; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

29         Signaling Mechanisms Regulating Neural Progenitor Polarity and Migration; Giovanna Lalli, King’s College of London; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Laboratories (Biology).

Alumni Weekend Index 


Experience tradition, learning and fun at this year’s Alumni Weekend from May 16 through May 19.  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/alumniweekend2014

Open Houses, Tours and Receptions

       Penn Alumni Hospitality Suite; 9 a.m. –5 p.m.; E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House. Also May 17 & May 19, 9 a.m. –3 p.m.

       Penn Computer Connection; stop by for the latest deals on the best technology; 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; 2nd fl., Penn Bookstore. Also May 17 & May 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

       Constellations of Atlantic Jewish History: The Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

       Audubon’s Birds of America; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

       Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Kislak Center, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

       Ormandy in China: The Historic 1973 Tour; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, 4th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

       Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Kamin Gallery, 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Also May 17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

       Native American Voices: The People- Here and Now; 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Penn Museum. Also May 17 & May 19, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

       Insider Campus Walking Tour; an insider campus walking tour led by the University Architect’s office; 3–4:30 p.m.; start-off location is TBD.

       Gallery Hop; start at the Penn Museum, move to the Architectural Archives and end at the Institute of Contemporary Art; 3–5:30 p.m.; Penn Museum.

       Celebrating Excellence: Penn Nursing Faculty and Alumni Award; limited seating; 4–5:30 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall.

       Citation Ceremony & Alumni Reception; 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Graduate Student Center; register: Anita Mastroieni at mastroie@upenn.edu

       PennGALA Happy Hour; advanced registration is required; 5:30–7 p.m.; Stir Lounge, 1705 Chancellor Street.

       Year End Show Opening; PennDesign’s annual Year End Show Opening to celebrate the successes of the year; 6–8 p.m.; Patio & Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall.

       Civic House Celebrates 15 Years of Service; 6–7:30 p.m.; Civic House.

Saturday, May 17

        Penn Nursing Legacy Breakfast; advanced registration is required; 8:30–9:30 a.m.; 4th fl., Claire M. Fagin Hall.

       Nursing Continental Breakfast and General Registration; seating is limited; 9:30–10:30 a.m.; Carol E. Ware Lobby, Claire M. Fagin Hall.

       The Association of Native Alumni presents: Seven Generations Plus Seven; 10–11:45 a.m.; Nevil Classroom, Penn Museum.

       Tour Penn’s 20th Century Architectural Masterpieces; David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art; 10 a.m.–noon; tour begins on the top level of Garage #40 (above Fresh Grocer) 40th and Walnut Streets (this event is sold out).

       Urban Studies Program Annual Brunch; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; rm. 130, McNeil Bldg.

       Penn Back Then; 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; tour begins at Penn Park and continues around campus.

       KWH Open House; 2–4 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu

       Friar Alumni Day Reception; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; POD Restaurant; register to Sally Katz C’82, at pennfriars@aol.com

       Old Guard Farewell Hospitality; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; Weiss Pavilion, Education Commons.

       Regional Volunteer Meet Up (for Regional Clubs and Penn Alumni Interview Program); 3–4 p.m.; Platt Rehearsal Room, Houston Hall; RSVP to Casey Ryan, C’95 at cjryan@upenn.edu

       Penn Then & Now Campus Tour (Student-Led); 3 p.m.; start at Shoemaker Green, in front of the memorial.

       Daily Pennsylvanian Alumni Open House; 3–5 p.m.; 2nd fl., 4015 Walnut Street.

       PennGALA Show and Tell; reflect on the history of the LGBT community at Penn; 4–5:30 p.m.; LGBT Center.

       Asian Alumni Network Celebrates Alumni Weekend; 4–6 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

       Gallery Tour & Reception for Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image; join curator David McKnight; advanced registration is required; 4:30–6 p.m.; Kamin Gallery; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

       Penn Newman Catholic Center Alumni Reception; 6:30–8:30 p.m.; Penn Newman Center.

Sunday, May 18

        All-Alumni Brunch; advanced registration is required; 9:30–11:30 a.m.; Class of 1966 Reading Room, Houston Hall; price is included in reunion package or $15 at the door.

        Latin@ Alumni Brunch; 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; rm. 108, ARCH Bldg.

        Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center 30th Anniversary Brunch for Alumni and Seniors; 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; Greenfield Intercultural Center.

Workshops, Seminars and Panel Discussions

Saturday, May 17

        #WHAT’S A HASHTAG? Social Media in the 21st Century: Find out what everyone’s talking about!; 9–10 a.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall. 

       The Future for Investors; advanced registration is required; 9–10:15 a.m., Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; register:Roxann Lonergan at reunion@wharton.upenn.edu

       Penn Alumni Board of Directors and Council of Representatives Meeting; advanced registration is required; 9–10:15 a.m.; rm. 200, College Hall.

       Navigating the College Admissions Process; Eric Furda, C’87, Dean of Admissions will discuss the college admissions process; 9–10:30 a.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall.

       60-Second Slam!; an hour-long roundup of Penn’s 60-Second Lectures, vote for your favorite; 9:30–10:30 a.m.; rm. 419, Fisher Bennett Hall.

       Mentorship and Partnerships: A Leadership Journey with Dean Afaf I. Meleis; 10–11 a.m.; Claire M. Fagin Hall.

       The Power of Storytelling to Change the World: A Conversation with Dave Lieber, C’79 (Open to all classes. Sponsored by the Class of 1979); 3–4 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall.

        Writing and Getting Published-Sponsored by the Class of 1994; a panel featuring published authors and industry experts from the class; 3:30–5 p.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall.

       The Arts, Entertainment and Social Justice-A Retrospective: The Legacy of Civil Rights; 4–6 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall.

       Immigration Reform Inertia: Dreaming for Change; a discussion about the need for meaningful immigration reform and the factors contributing to the lack of dialogue in Congress and elsewhere in the US. The talk will address the DREAM Act, the voter base, mass deportations and children born to immigrants; 4–6 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

       A Poetry Reading by Greg Djanikian and Matt Chylak; Gregory Djanikian, C’70, director of creative writing at Penn, where he has taught for more than 25 years, and his former student Matthew Chylak, C’13; 4–6 p.m.; Kelly Writers House; RSVP: whalumniweekend@writing.upenn.edu

       The Netter Center for Community Partnerships Presents: Perspectives from Alumni (co-sponsored by the Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989 and 1999); Penn’s local engagement with West Philadelphia with Associate Vice President and Founding Director of the Netter Center Ira Harkavy, C’70, G’79; 4:30–6 p.m.; Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall.

Sunday, May 18

        Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought; 10:30 a.m.–noon; Penn Newman Center.

Other Events

Friday, May 16

        Alumni PennCard and Souvenir Kids Card; 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; 2nd fl. Penn Bookstore; Info.: www.upenn.edu/penncardAlso May 17, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

       Blended; class of 1989 special advanced screening of the film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore along with panel discussion; 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Rave Cinemas.

       FranklinFest-The All Alumni Party; 7–11 p.m.; College Green (Rain location: Houston Hall); $20/ pre-registration, $25/ at door or included in weekend package pricing.

       yPenn Highball; young Penn Alumni from Classes 2004-2014 are exclusively invited; 9 p.m.–midnight; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; $20 or included in reunion package.

Saturday, May 17

        Quaker Trot; alumni run for runners and walkers of every speed to follow a 1.5-mile loop around campus; 8:30–9:30 a.m.; begins on College Green.

       Conversation with President Amy Gutmann; annual town hall-style talk regarding the state of the University; 10:30–11:15 a.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

       Welcome Back to the Quad; photo ID and advanced registration is required; 11 a.m.–5 p.m.; The Quadrangle.

       Parade Lineup; 11:45 p.m.; Penn Park parking lot at 31st & lower Walnut Streets, enter through lower Walnut Street.

       Alumni Parade of Classes; all classes, from oldest to youngest, are invited to march in the Parade of Classes, each led by their class flag to class picnic tents on the South Green; noon; Penn Park.

       Alumni Day Picnic; classmates, families and guests are invited to enjoy a Philly inspired picnic buffet, entertainment by student performing arts groups and the spectacular views from Penn Park; 12:30 p.m.; South Green, Penn Park; $40 or included in reunion package.

       Fun Zone; kids of all ages are invited to take part in arts, crafts and entertainment, parental supervision is required; 12:30–3:30 p.m.; South Green, Penn Park.

       Quaker Kids; bring the whole family to paint the campus Red and Blue! Stop by after the picnic for great treats and fun activities most appropriate for children ages 10 and under; advanced registration is requested; 4–6 p.m.; Amado Auditorium and Lobby Area, Irvine Auditorium.

        Penn Hillel’s Steinhardt Hall 10th Anniversary Celebration; 4:30–6 p.m.; Penn Hillel.

       Taste of Penn Spectrum; 6–10 p.m.; Class of 1966 Reading Room and Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; price is included in reunion package or $20/at the door.

Sunday, May 18

        All-Class Memorial Service; join University Reverend Charles L. Howard, PhD, C’00 for an all-alumni memorial; Glee Club will perform; 10–10:30 a.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall.

       Alumni Gospel Choir Performance; 10:30–11:30 a.m.; Bistro, Houston Hall. (Class of 1989 Outreach and Planning Committee).

       Penn Parents “Congratulations Station”; 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; Wynn Commons in front of Houston Hall.

       Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony and Luncheon; induction ceremony of the Penn Nursing Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau; advanced registration is required; noon; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire M. Fagin Hall; RSVP: Deborah Becker, debecker@nursing.upenn.edu

Monday, May 19

       258th Commencement Ceremony; 10:15 a.m.; Franklin Field; info.: www.upenn.edu/commencement