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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.
Academic Calendar Children's Activities conferences Exhibits Films
Fitness/Learning Meetings MUSIC On Stage Readings/ Signings
recognized holidays Special Events SPORTS Talks  


Creating Children's books: collaboration and change

children's book conference

Creating Children’s Books: Collaboration and Change is a conference on October 17 from 1-8 p.m. at the Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. See Conferences.



3    Drop Period Ends.

9    Fall Term Break. Through October 12.

13 Classes Resume.

24 Family Weekend. Through October 26.

27 Advance Registration for Spring Term. Through November 9.


12 Etruscan Sarcophagus; 1-4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission (Museum).

25 Bark! Bark! Bark for my Park! & Ruth and Leonard; 1:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

I-House Family Matinees
$5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members.
Tickets: http://ihousephilly.org 

11 The Witches; 2 p.m.

18 Coraline; 2 p.m.

Morris Arboretum
Registration & prices: www.morrisarboretum.org

1    Stroller Strides®; 10 a.m. Also October 8, 15, 22 & 29.

7    Storytime Nature Yoga; ages 2-4; 10:30 a.m. Also October 21.

9    Kids Click! Portrait and Still Life Nature Photography; ages 8-12; 4 p.m. Continues October 16, 23 & 30.

20 Seeds to Sprout, Autumn Adventures II; ages 2-4; 10:30 a.m. Continues October 6, 13 & 27, November 3, 10, 17 & 24.

Peanut Butter and Jams
Tickets $10: http://worldcafelive.com
Doors open: 11 a.m. Shows begin: 11:30 a.m.

4    Gustafer Yellowgold.

11 Nature Jams.

18 The Cat’s Pajamas.

25 Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band’s Not-So-Spooky Halloween Hoot.

conferences Index 

3    Language, Culture and Reality: East and West; 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Carriage House (South Asian Studies). Through October 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

9    Revolutions–Past, Present and Future; 6 p.m.; Sheraton Hotel; $360+; register: http://tinyurl.com/qfq9u9n (Penn MLA). Through October 11.

       Metropolitics; noon-7:30 p.m.; Lobby East, Houston Hall; register: http://uha.udayton.edu/conf.html (Urban History Association). Through October 12, 8:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

10 Association of Historians of American Art; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; www.ahaaonline.org (Art History).

13 Progress in Translational Science: Emerging Therapeutic Modalities; 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research; $100, $50/members, free/associate members; register: www.itmat.upenn.edu/symposium.shtml (ITMAT; PSOM). Through October 14, 8:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

16 Microbes in Health and Disease; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Hill Pavilion; register: www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-initiatives/center/chmi-symposium-oct-16 (Penn Vet).

17 Creating Children’s Books: Collaboration and Change; 1-8 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/childrensbooks_schedule.html (Penn Libraries). Through October 18, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. See Exhibits.

23 5th International Maple Symposium; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $325; register: https://online.morrisarboretum.org/maple (Arboretum). Through October 24, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

25 Animals, Marginality and Early South Asian Culture; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; rm. 108-109, The ARCH (South Asian Studies).

       Macroeconomic Measurement, Prediction and Policy; a colloquium honoring the legacy of Nobelist Lawrence R. Klein; 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m.; rm. 350, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/lc24fyj (Economics).

31 Engaging Students Through Technology; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall & Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event.php?id=789324 (Penn Libraries).


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.

        Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: 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/

       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.


4    Scarecrow Walk; over 30 entries for the Scarecrow Design Contest displayed at the Oak Allée; Morris Arboretum. Through October 19. 

13 Clay at Penn 2014: Pervasive Clay; diverse contemporary clay works; including two informal salons: October 14, 22 at 5:30 p.m.; Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery. Through October 28. 

14 Behind the Veil; Design Philadelphia: Lyn Godley; series composed by layering multiple photographs of particular themes; International House; reception: October 14, 5:30 p.m. Through December.

22 Emi Gennis; cartoonist & illustrator; macabre historical and true crime comics; Brodsky Gallery; reception: October 22, 6 p.m.


       Shared Vision; The Myron and Anne Jaffe Portenar Collection—A Gift to the University; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through October 12. See Talks.

       Summer Garden Railway; landmarks created from natural materials; Morris Arboretum. Weekends through October 13. 

       Big Stick of Confidence; Glasgow-based artist Clara Ursitti; an olfactory art exhibit created during her residency at the Monell Center; Esther Klein Gallery; Through October 18.

       In the Artifact Lab; rare 6,500 year-old skeleton from Ur excavation site in Iraq; Penn Museum. Through October 18.

       … Cairo Stories; a project by Judith Barry exploring the many different ways women negotiate ideological, cultural and economic conditions in Cairo; Slought; Through October 24. See Talks.

          Perspectacles—Digital Art; Rebecca Golpe; work reflecting the conundrum of beauty and ugliness; Burrison Gallery; reception: October 2, 5 p.m. Through October 29.

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

       As the Ink Flows: Works from the Pen of William Steig; explores the life of the children’s book author/illustrator William Steig; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; tour: October 31, 3 p.m. Through December 19.

       Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013; 120 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures; ICA. Through December 28.

       Easternsports; scripted by Jayson Musson & directed by Alex Da Corte; ICA. Through December 28.  

       Moyra Davey: Burn the Diaries; the act of reading is integral to Davey’s work; ICA. Through December 28.  

       This is What Liberation Feels Like™; Readykeulous by Ridykeulous; artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner’s; ICA. Through December 28.  

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

       The School of Atha: Collaboration in the Making of Children’s Books; celebrating the life and work of children’s book designer and art director Atha Tehon; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; tour: October 31, 3 p.m. Through March 27, 2015.


       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; Penn Museum. 

       Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug; 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.

4    Food Tour: Exploring Foodways: Stories Behind the Artifacts.

12 China Gallery Tour.

25 Egyptian Galleries Tour.      

FILMS Index 

9    The Goose Woman & Penn and Teller Get Killed; Andrew’s Video Vault double-feature; 8 p.m.; The Rotunda (Cinema Studies; The Rotunda).

12 India; Local Color: Second Sunday Culture Films; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission (Museum; Penn Humanities Forum).

13 Dear White People; discussion with director Justin Simien; 7 p.m.; Rave Cinemas (Center for Africana Studies).

International House (I-House)
Tickets: $9, $7/students, seniors unless noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Shows at 7 p.m. unless noted.

2    Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective.

3    Vancouver Experimental Cinema 1967-1981. Also October 4, 2 p.m.

4    Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht.  

6    Project Twenty1: Annual 21-Day Filmmaking Competition; 6 p.m. Also October 7, 6 p.m.

9    Lolita.

11 The Janus Collection: Haxan Witchcraft Through the Ages.

16 A Useful Life (La vida útil).

17 The All-Around Reduced Personality & The Wall.

18 The Great Beauty.

21 American Promise; $10, $7/students, seniors, $5/members.

22 Assemblage.

24 Redes, Regen & A Bronx Morning.

New Middle East Cinema
Free showings at International House.

27 Write Down, I am an Arab; Arabic; 7 p.m.

28 Closed Curtain; Persian; 5:30 p.m.

      The Patience Stone; Persian; 8 p.m.

29 Before Snowfall; Kurdish; 5:30 p.m.

      Return to Homs; Arabic; 8 p.m.

30 Zaytoun; Israeli; 7 p.m.


        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; noon; Living Room, Penn Women’s Center. Thursdays.

5     WXPN 5k Run; for WXPN Musicians On Call; 8:30 a.m.; Penn Park(WXPN).

Career Services Annual Academic Career Conferences
Register: www.vpul.upenn.edu;Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall unless noted.

6    Going on the Academic Job Market: Get Advice from Faculty Members in Science, Math and Engineering; 5-6:30 p.m.

7    Talking About Your Teaching in Application Materials; noon-1:30 p.m.

8    Talking About Your Teaching in Interviews; noon-1:30 p.m.

14 The Insider’s Guide to Graduate Education at Penn—A Program for Doctoral Students in the Early Stages of Their Programs; 5-6:30 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.

22 Trends in Tenure and their Impact on Your Academic Career; 4:30-6 p.m.

Class of 1923 Arena
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.

4    Penn Day for Faculty & Staff; 5:30-7 p.m.; free w/ PennCard.

5    Family Day Skate; 1:30-3 p.m.; free for Learn to Skate participants.

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

1     Brown Bag Matinee: Giving and Receiving Feedback; noon.

2     Demonstrating Effective Performance Management; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; $75.

9     Business Email Writing Webinar; 12:30 p.m.; $40.

15  Brown Bag Matinee: Skills, Techniques and Strategies for Effective Negotiations; 1 p.m.

16  Brown Bag Matinee: Buying a Home through Penn’s Home Ownership Program; noon.

23  Career Focus Brown Bag: Building a Great Resume; 1 p.m.

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

29  AMA’s Coaching: A Strategic Tool for Effective Leadership; 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; $75. Through October 30.

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

2     Build Your Confidence to Request a Flexible Work Arrangement; noon.

14  Tips for Working Parents: How to Stay Connected with Your Kids; noon.

18  Penn Family Day; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; free with ticket.

21  Save More—Investing for Retirement for Early Savers; 11 a.m.-noon.

       Planning for Retirement for Those Approaching Retirement; 1:30 p.m.

22  Catching Up on Saving for Retirement; 2:45 p.m.

23  She’s Got it: A Woman’s Guide to Savings and Investing; 11 a.m.

       Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for Your Ideal Retirement; 1:30 p.m.

28  Unpacking the Adoption Process; noon.

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

1     Chair Yoga; noon. Also October 9, 15 & 23.

27  Be in the Know Biometric Screenings; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; free. Also October 28, 29, 30 & 31.

Morris Arboretum
Register & Price: www.morrisarboretum.org

1     Gardening Basics; 7 p.m.

2     Discover Water Features; 1 p.m.

6     Market Basket Botany–Fall Harvest; 1 p.m.

       Early Evening Birding at the Arboretum; 4 p.m.

       Mapping and Site Analysis; 7 p.m.

7    Sensory Landscaping Design: Maximizing the Outdoor Experience; 7 p.m.

8    Identifying Warm Season Grasses;10 a.m.

9    Creating an Ever-Blooming, Low Maintenance Garden; 7 p.m.

10  Flashy Plants for Outstanding Fall Color; 10 a.m.

11  The World of Mosses; 10 a.m.

       Backyard Beekeeping; 2 p.m.

14  Goldenrods and Asters; 10 a.m.

15  Introductory Tree Climbing; 9 a.m.

       Pruning Deciduous Trees; 9 a.m.

16  Native Wildflower Meadows: Let’s Get Real; 9 a.m.

18   Understanding Tree Biology; 9 a.m.

       Zentangle Art Workshop: The Basics and Beyond; 10 a.m.

21  Native Plants for Challenging Landscapes; 7 p.m.

22  The Biology and Uses of Wood; 7 p.m.

      Pruning for the Homeowner; 7 p.m.

23  Orchid Workshop; 7 p.m.

25  Introductory Tree Climbing for Women; 9 a.m.

26  Advancing Your Climbing Skills for Women; 9 a.m.

28  Single Rope Technique; 9 a.m.

       Who Needs Hostas? Creating a Beautiful Native Shade Garden; 9 a.m.

Penn Home Ownership Services
Info.: www.upenn.edu/homeownership

16  Home Buying 101 (Gateway Funding); noon; rm. 251, Biomedical Research Bldg.

30  Affording Your Home (Wells Fargo); noon; Steinberg Hall–Dietrich Hall.

Penn LPS
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/welcome

2     LPS Fall Graduate Programs Fair; information on programs and degrees in LPS; 5:30-7 p.m.; rm. 218, Ben Franklin, Houston Hall.

17  Post-Baccalaureate Studies Virtual Information Session; 12:30-1:30 p.m.; online.

Slavic Languages and Literatures

1    Russian Tea; Russian conversation every Wednesday; 1-2:30 p.m.; Cafe Lounge, Williams Hall.

22 Chess Games; chess expert James McGavran will play simultaneous chess games; all levels welcome; noon-2 p.m.; College Green.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library
Register: http://guides.library.upenn.edu/

1     Graphic Design Office Hours; 2 p.m.; rm. 125, WIC.

        Bloomberg 101; 3:30 p.m.; Yablon Financial Resources, Lippincott Library. Also October 8, 15, 22.

2     Canvas Office Hours; 2 p.m.; rm. 128, WIC. Also October 16, 22, 30. 

3     Makey Makey Exploration; noon; Seminar Room, WIC.

6     Intro. to ArcGIS 1: Making a Map; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

7     Copyright Clinic—Office Hours; 3 p.m.; rm. 125, WIC. Also October 14 & 28.

8     Advanced Illustrator Techniques; 10 a.m.; Seminar Room, WIC.

       Introduction to Text Mining; noon; Seminar Room 625, Kislak Center.

14  RefWorks; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

        Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

15  Audio and Video in PowerPoint; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

       Education Commons Open House; 3 p.m.; Education Commons.

16  Geocoding; noon; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

21  Canvas Basics; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

22  Working with Historic Maps; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

23  Intro. to QGIS; noon; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

30  Make the Most of your Visit to the Archives; noon; Seminar Room 625, Kislak Center.


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

10 PPSA Board Meeting; open to all monthly-paid staff member; 11 a.m.; Public Safety Bldg.; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

14 WPPSA Board Meeting; for all weekly paid (non-union) staff members; 12:30 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall; RSVP: mdotson@sas.upenn.edu

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

30 Trustees Full Board Meeting; Inn at Penn; Local, National & Global Engagement, 8:30 a.m.; Facilities & Campus Planning, 10:15 a.m.; Student Life, 2 p.m. p.m.; Academic Policy, 3:45 p.m.; Budget & Finance, 3:45 p.m. Through October 31, Stated Meeting of the Trustees, 11:30 a.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-7005. 

MUSIC Index 

10 Songs of Peace; Farah Siraj with special guest Spiritchild; 7:30 p.m.; International House; $15, $10/members and $8/students (I-House).

Annenberg Center
Tickets:  www.annenbergcenter.org

4    Chucho Valdés; multi-Grammy winner; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-55.

5    Zakir Hussain; classical tabla superstar; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $30-75.

Music Department
Info.: www.sas.upenn.edu/music
Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

1    Penn Contemporary Music; works by George Rochberg, Jeremy Gill; 8 p.m.

22 Penn Composer’s Guild; new works by graduate students; 8 p.m.

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

1    WXPN Welcomes World Cafe Live 10th Anniversary Show; Valerie June and Sean Hayes; doors-7 p.m., show-8 p.m.; $10.  

On Stage Index 

15 Latin@ Heritage Month Closing Event: Penn Gigante; student-led performances; 6-8 p.m., Auditorium, The ARCH (La Casa Latina).

23 Bloomers Fall Show; 8 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall; tickets: www.bloomerscomedy.com/tickets/ (Bloomers). Through October 25.

25 Family Performing Arts Night; excerpts from fall shows; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $10, $6/students; tickets: (215) 898-3900 (Platt House).

Annenberg Center
Tickets & times: www.annenbergcenter.org

3    Saint Joan, Betrayed; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-30. Also October 4.

7    The Events; Actors Touring Company; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-30. Also October 8-19.

23 BalletBoyz; British dance phenomenon; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-60. Also October 24-25.


2    In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt and Pusan Customs and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876-1888; Wayne Patterson; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (CEAS).

       Captured by the City: Perspectives in Urban Culture Studies; panel led by Blagovesta Momchedjikova; 5:30 p.m; rm. B4, Meyerson Hall; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/ (Penn IUR).

22 Black Theology as Mass Movement; Charles Howard, University Chaplain; 5:30 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Center for Africana Studies).

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

1    Tender Buttons at 100; 6 p.m.

6    Whenever We Feel Like It; poetry reading; Gillian Conoley & Kathryn Pringle; 6 p.m.

7    Speakeasy Open Mic; 7:30 p.m.

14 Ball for Cecilia Corrigan’s Titanic; 6 p.m.

15 Lunch with Politico Editor John Harris; noon; RVSP.

       A Reading by Lance Olsen; Bob Lucid Fiction Program; 6 p.m.

16 Edible Books Party; 6 p.m.

20 The Foreign Fork: A Food Tour with Chase Matecun; 6 p.m.

21 A Conversation with Poet Bernadette Mayer; ModPo webcast; noon; RSVP.

       Bernadette Mayer & Phillip Good; poetry reading; 6 p.m.

22 On the PA’s Governor’s Race; Tom Fitzgerald, John Baer & Dick Polman; Povich Journalism Program; noon; RSVP.

23 A Conversation with Megan McArdle; Weber symposium; 5 p.m.; RSVP.

27 Postcolonial Digital Humanities; a conversation with Roopika Risam & Al Filreis; noon; RSVP.

      LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

28 The Art of Translation; Daniel Epstein, Mark Rudman, David Slavitt, Taije Silverman; 6 p.m.

30 TV Producer Rene Balcer; RealArts@Penn program; 5 p.m.; RSVP.

Penn Bookstore
All events at 6 p.m. unless specified.
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore 

2    Nixon’s Secrets: The Rise, Fall & Untold Truth About the President, Watergate & the Pardon; Roger Stone.

6   Gutenberg’s Apprentice: A Novel; Alix Christie.

8   Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity; Mimi Sheller.

9    The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms; Lauren Maillian Bias.

20 The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Un-Designed and Unplanned; Daniel Campo; 5:30 p.m.; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/ (Penn IUR).


1    NGSS Town-Hall Meeting on Pennant Student Systems; 10 a.m.-noon; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall (PPSA).

2    Twenty-Five Year Club Annual Celebration; 5 p.m.; Houston Hall; RSVP w/ invitation.

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3    Penn Women’s Center Open House; 2-4 p.m.; Penn Women’s Center (PWC).

16 ArtStart; fundraiser for tuition assistance; 5:30-8 p.m.; St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel; tickets: $30, $50/couple: www.parentinfantcenter.org (Parent Infant Center).

       Cataloging Conflict; items that document conflict; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: (215) 898-7088 (Penn Libraries).

22 NanoDay @ Penn 2014; highlighting nanotechnology across Penn; 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Towne Lobby and Engineering Quad; info.: www.nanotech.upenn.edu/nano_day.html (Nano/Bio Interface Center).

dare to be aware

30 Penn Safety Fair: Dare to Be Aware; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Vernon and Shirley Hill Pavilion (EHRS). 

31 Celebrating Innovation at Penn; featuring Pennovation talks, networking reception and South Bank tours; 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Penn’s South Bank; transportation provided (Penn Center for Innovation). See Talks.

International House
Info. & tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/

14 IHP’s 2014 Open House; 3-7 p.m.; free but RSVP if you plan to attend.

23 Diwali Celebration: The Indian Festival of Lights; live music and dance, traditional food; 6 p.m.; $10, $8/members.See Talks.

31 Night of the Philly Dead: Brews & Brains!; Halloween dance party featuring DJ Skeme Richards; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.; advance: $50, $40/members, day of event: $65, $50/members.

Morris Arboretum
Registration & prices: www.morrisarboretum.org

4    Fall Festival; weekend of autumn fun and activities; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Through October 5.

19 Bloomfield Farm Day; demonstrations, food, music and animals to celebrate Bloomfield Farm’s agricultural history, tour Springfield Mill; noon-3 p.m.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

17 International Students and Scholars Welcome Reception; 5-7 p.m.

18 International Archaeology Day; explore Museum galleries; 1-4 p.m.

Treasure Sale & Show
Kintner-Dietrich Gallery Wing, Museum.
Tickets: http://wcpennmuseum.com/

30 Treasure Sale & Show Opening Preview; for benefactors; cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet; 6-9 p.m.; $175.

31 What is Fashion?; breakfast with Michael Larsen, Freeman’s director of fine jewelry and watches; 9:30 a.m.; $65.

      Treasure Sale & Show; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Also November 1 & 2.

      Sotheby’s Presents: Calder Jewelry–The Artist–The Movement–The Collection; 2 p.m.; free w/ admission.


Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

3   Volleyball vs. Columbia; 5 p.m.

4   Sprint Football vs. Navy; 7 p.m.

     Volleyball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

6   (W) Soccer vs. Loyola; 7 p.m.

9   Field Hockey vs. Monmouth; 4 p.m.

10 Volleyball vs. Yale; 7 p.m.

      (W) Soccer vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

11 (W) Rowing;Navy Day Regatta; Schuylkill River; TBA.

      (M) Lightweight Rowing;Navy Day Regatta; Schuylkill River; TBA.

      Volleyball vs. Brown; 5 p.m.

      (M) Soccer vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

12 (W) Soccer vs. Navy; 1 p.m.

17 Sprint Football vs. Post University; 7 p.m.

18 (M) Lacrosse; Alumni Game; TBA.

      Field Hockey vs. Columbia; noon.

      Football vs. Columbia; 1 p.m.

19 Football vs. Longwood; noon.

24 Sprint Football vs. Army; 7 p.m.

25 (M) Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins; TBA.

      (M) Lacrosse vs. Drexel; TBA.

      (M) Lightweight Rowing; Schuylkill River; TBA.

      (W) Lacrosse; 9:30 a.m.

28 (M) Soccer vs. West Virginia; 7 p.m. 

TALKS Index 

1     Parental Involvement in Children’s Schooling: What Works and What Doesn’t; Keith Robinson, University of Texas at Austin; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        A Vibrio Cholerae/Phage Battle in the Context of Human Infection; Andrew Camilli, Tufts; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

        Global Income Inequality: Recent Trends and Their Political Implications; Branko Milanovic, City University of New York; 12:30 p.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Libraries).

        The Future of Digital; Sarah Kotlova, Digitaria & Doree Shafrir, Buzzfeed; 5 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/ (Penn Humanities Forum).

        The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza; David Silverman, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10/at door, $5/advance, $2/members; register: www.penn.museum/greatwonders (Museum).

2     Urban Space and Governance in Colonial Banaras: Tales of Bankruptcy, Whitewash and Some Rioting; Michael Dodson, Indiana University; 11:30 a.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Studies).

        Expansion of the Genetic Code; Floyd Romesberg, Scripps Research Institute; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

        Wampum in Museum Collections: Tracking Broken Chains of Custody; Margaret Bruchac, anthropology; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

        The Anatomy of Violence: Dissecting the Biological Roots of Crime; Adrian Raine, criminology; 3:30 p.m.; Class of ’49 Auditorium, Houston Hall (PASEF).

        The Role of Deleterious Mutations in Influenza’s Adaptive Evolution; Katia Koelle, Duke; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

        Two Mega Trends and Their Impact on the Indian Firm; Janmejaya Sinha, The Boston Consulting Group; 5 p.m.; rm. 240, Jon M. Huntsman Hall (CASI).

        The Silverstein Lecture; Lorna Simpson, photographer; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

3     Leviathan Denied: Coordination, Coercion, Rules and the Nature of Government; John Wallis, University of Maryland; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        The Digital Street; Jeffrey Lane, Rutgers; 2 p.m.; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        Moving Viewers, Shifting Images: The South Transept Portal of Strasbourg Cathedral and the Medieval Art of Montage; Jacqueline Jung, Yale; 3:30 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (History of Art).

6     The Future of All Things Transportation in Philadelphia and Beyond; Rina Cutler, City of Philadelphia & Al Biehler, Carnegie Mellon; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

7     Looking at India through an Atlantic Lens: Forging British Imperial Law in the Eighteenth Century; Mitch Fraas, Kislak Center; 5 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (History).

        Predicting Heart Disease with Twitter; Johannes Eichstaedt, psychology; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live Upstairs (Penn Science Café).

        The Art of Collecting 20th Century Prints; Molly Steiger, Sotheby’s; 6 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).

        Culture, Climate and Techniques in the Architecture of Renzo Piano; Ariel Genadt, architecture; 6 p.m.; Cherpack Seminar Room, Williams Hall (Italian Studies).

8     Early Stages of Paramyxovirus Entry; Anne Moscana, Weill Cornell Medical College; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

        Rewriting Pathways to Life; James Liao, UCLA; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering).

        Recovering Polychromy in the Statues of Hadrian’s Villa; Bernard Frischer, Indiana University; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/ (Penn Humanities Forum).

        Coming Out of the Darkroom; Jacques-Jean Tiziou, photographer; 6 p.m.; Mayer Playroom, Stouffer College House; PennCard required (College House Computing).

13  Emerging “Global Health” Institutions in Africa: Technologies and Significations; Richard Rottenburg, University of Halle & New School for Social Research; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

        Morning Glory: The Life of a Morning Producer & Reporter; Zachery Lashway & Mikaelyn Austin, PHL17; 6 p.m.; McClelland Lounge, Ware College House; PennCard required (College House Computing).

        Sustainable Urbanism in China and India: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons from the IPCC; Karen Seto, Yale; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

        The Coachman and the Town Square: On the Space of Imperial Communication in Enlightenment Russia; John Randolph, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Under Pressure; David Erdman, University of Hong Kong; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

14  Looking-Glass or Jabberwocky?: Explorations into Animal Social Networks; Vincent Formica, Swarthmore; noon; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

        How Teaching Writing Will Make You a Better Historian; Sara Byala, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Joachim’s Dream, or What Can Art Say about Giotto; T. J. Clarke, UC Berkeley; 5 p.m.; rm. 200, College Hall (History of Art).

        My Two Italies; Joseph Luzzi, Bard College; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

15  Targeting Innate Immunity During RNA Virus Infection; Michael Gale, University of Washington; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

        The In-Between Aesthetics of European Festival Documentary; Chris Cagle, Temple University; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

        Sociology Talk; Elena Shih, Brown; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        Agile in the Workplace: When it Works and When it Fails; Paul Mekler, Excelacom; 6 p.m.; Ashurst Library, Riepe College House; PennCard required (College House Computing).

        A Planet of Viruses: How Humans Can Live Safely on a Viral World; Carl Zimmer, author, New York Times columnist; 6 p.m.; Inn at Penn; register: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/research/centers-initiatives/center/chmi-symposium (Penn Vet).

        Seven Stars of Hinduism; in advance of the annual celebration of Diwali, The Festival of Lights; Dileep Thatte; 6 p.m.; International House; RSVP: http://ihousephilly.org/calendar/seven-stars-of-hinduism (IHP). See Special Events.

16  A Thorn in the Heart: The Past and the Future of India’s Maoist Movement; Rahul Pandita, The Hindu & CASI Fall Visiting Fellow; noon; ste. 560, 3600 Market Street (CASI).

        Epigenetics: DNA Methylation and Beyond; Xiaodong Cheng, Emory; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

        Topic Modeling and the Sociology of Literature; luncheon; Andrew Goldstone, Rutgers; noon; Seminar 627, Penn Libraries; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/ (Penn Humanities Forum).

        Strategies for the Management of Traditional Cultural Properties: A Navajo Perspective; Roy Maldonado, Navajo Nation Preservation Department & Jon Berkin, National Resource Group, LLC; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission (Museum).

         A Conversation with Dr. Edna Foa; Edna Foa, clinical psychology; 4 p.m.; fl. 2, Penn Bookstore; RSVP: (215) 898-6993 (OAA/EOP).

        Spare Russia: Russian Emigration in Contemporary Political Context; lecture in Russian; Alexander Genis, author; 6 p.m.; Rooftop Lounge, Harrison College House (Slavic Languages).

        Slought Artist Conversation; in conjunction with…Cairo Stories; Rosalyn Deutsche & Judith Barry; 6:30 p.m.; Slought (Slought; History of Art). See Exhibits.

        Visiting Artist; David Humphrey; 6:30 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, ICA (PennDesign).

17  Everyday Interraciality: Lesbian, Gay and Heterosexual Intimacies in Black and White; Amy Steinbugler, Dickinson; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        GIS and Community/Economic Development; Katie Nelson, PolicyMap & Scott Hagg, Reinvestment Fund; 12:30 p.m.; rm. G12, Meyerson Hall; register: https://gis-and-development.eventbrite.com (Penn IUR).

20  Pedagogy Seminar; Erin Cross, LGBT Center; Sara Mourad & Roderick Cook, GSWS; noon; LGBT Center; RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/q48usqw (GSWS).

21  Tick-Tock, Time to Wake Up: Timing of Behavior and Physiology by the Clocks Within Us; Amita Sehgal, neuroscience; noon; University Club, Inn at Penn (PASEF/ASEF).

        The Faces of Inspiration Shaping Pain Science, Practice and Policy; Rosemary Polomano, nursing; 3 p.m.; Ann L. Roy Auditorium, Claire Fagin Hall; RSVP: http://lang-polomano.eventbrite.com (Nursing).

        The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum; Greg Scarlatiou, Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; 4:30 p.m.; rm. G17, Claudia Cohen Hall (CEAS).    

        Royalism and Revolution in the Northern Andes: Popayán, 1780-1825; Marcela Echeverri, Yale; 5 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (History).

        Ancient Divination and Modern Intuition: A Cognitive History; Peter Struck, classical studies; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Lightbulb Café).

22  Title TBA; Navin Chawla, former chief election commissioner of India; noon; ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI).

        Stressing Out Over Infection: Engaging the ER Stress Machinery to Modulate Host-Pathogen Interactions; Mary O’Riordan, University of Michigan; noon; Auditorium, Wistar (Microbiology).

        The Problematic Concept of Inequality; Andrew Abbott, University of Chicago; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        Birds Can Save the World; John W. Fitzpatrick, Cornell; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $20, $15/members; register: (215) 247-5777, ext. 125 (Arboretum).

        The Allure of Indigo and Prussian Blue; Roald Hoffmann, Cornell; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/ (Penn Humanities Forum).

        The Life You Can Save: Effective Giving to Improve the Health and Welfare of the Global Poor; Peter Singer, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/oafxg72 (LDI).

        Humanoid Robotics for Soccer, Rescue and Research; Stephen McGill, ESE; 6 p.m.; Class of ’38 Lounge, Kings Court English House; PennCard required (College House Computing).

23  Kumaran Ashan’s “The Fallen Flower” (1907) and Malayalam Modernism in a Global Context; Sasha Ebeling, University of Chicago; 11:30 a.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Studies).

        Transport Dynamics of the Glutamate Transporter; Olga Boudker, Weill Cornell Medical College; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

        New Ecologies; Nina-Marie Lister, Ryerson University; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

        Visiting Artist; in conjunction with …Cairo Stories; Judith Barry; 6 p.m.; ICA (Slought). See Exhibits.

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

24    Relying on the Network in Choosing Where to Live: The Reproduction of Residential Inequality; Elliot B. Weininger, SUNY Brockport & Annette Lareau, sociology; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        Student Programs Symposium; living and working in India; 1:30 p.m.; ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI).  

        The Museum of Unlimited Growth in Philadelphia; David Brownlee, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; Howard and Sharon Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

        Artist Conversation; in conjunction with …Cairo Stories; Omar Kholeif & Judith Barry; 6:30 p.m.; Slought (Slought). See Exhibits.

25  Unwrapping Egyptology and the Occult: The Curious Case of Battiscombe Gunn and Aleister Crowley; Steve Vinson, Indiana University; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: $10, $7/PennCard, $5/students, free/ARCE-PA (Museum).

27  Cognitive Control Over Learning and Action in Frontostriatal Circuits; Michael Frank, Brown; 3:30 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology). 

        The History of Early Modern Science in Practice; Pamela Smith, Columbia; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

28  The Interconnected World in the Year 1000: The View from China; Valerie Hansen, Yale; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

        Conserving Ancient Sites from the Middle East; David Biggs, Biggs Consulting Engineering; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

29  Title TBA; Moira Weigel, Yale; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

        Mycobacterial Bacilli–We’re All Individuals; Eric Rubin, Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

        The Emperor’s New Genes: Mapping and Marketing Populations in a Global Context; Ruha Benjamin, Princeton; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        Knowledge by the Slice Series; Michael Weisberg, philosophy; noon; Cafe 58, Irvine Auditorium (Art & Sciences).  

        Reading the Bible: Jewish and Christian Interpretations of the First Verse of Genesis; David Ruderman, history & Peter Stallybrass, English; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/  (Penn Humanities Forum).

30  GASWorks Seminar; Melissa Sanchez & Don James McLaughlin, English; noon; LGBT Center; RSVP: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/gsws/content/gasworks-seminar-melissa-sanchez-english-and-don-james-mclaughlin-english(GSWS).

        Growth and Citizenship in Indian Cities; Patrick Heller, Brown; noon; ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI). 

        Investigating Clonal Diversity and Evolution in Breast Cancer with Single Cell Sequencing; Nicholas E. Navin, MD Anderson Cancer Center; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry & Biophysics).

        Tobacco Sales & Retail Pharmacies; Troy Brennan, CVS; noon; Colonial Penn Center Auditorium; RSVP: maddene@wharton.upenn.edu (LDI).          

        Tea and Technology: The Case of Colonial India; John Bosco Lourdusamy, IIT Madras/Chennai, 4 p.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (CASI).   

        Neighborhood Politics in Urban Taiwan; Ben Read, UC Santa Cruz; 4:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (CEAS).     

31  David and Lyn Silfen University Forum; President Amy Gutmann & Walter Isaacson, author; 2 p.m.; Penn South Bank (Penn Center for Innovation). See Special Events.

        Urban Ethnography; Sarah Zelner, sociology; 2 p.m.; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

        The Nature of the Image: Bioclimatic Architecture and the Imagination of the Global, c. 1957; Daniel Barber, architecture; 3:30 p.m.; Howard and Sharon Rich Seminar Room, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

        Stalking Dark Energy and the Mystery of the Accelerating Universe; Elon Musk Lecture; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; 6 p.m.; rm. 102, Chemistry Bldg. (Arts & Sciences).