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February 24, 2015 Volume 61, No. 24
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
Special Events SPORTS Talks  


African Children's Choir-Annenberg Center
African Children's Choir
On March 27, the African Children’s Choir will perform at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The African Children’s Choir inspires audiences through their unique blend of cultural song and festive dance. Members range from ages seven to ten and are survivors of the devastation of war, famine and disease. See Music.



7 Spring Term Break. Through March 15.

16 Classes Resume.

23 Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions. Through April 5.

27 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course.


Annenberg Center
10:30 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.
Prices & tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

2   Marcus Roberts Trio; ages 9+.

20 Jessica Lang Dance.

27 African Children’s Choir.

International House
$5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members; 2 p.m.
Tickets: http://ihousephilly.org

7   All Around This World: Afro-Brazilian Drumming with Dendê of Mamadêlê Productions;interactive cultural workshop.

14 Kiki’s Delivery Service; family matinee.

28 Ernest & Celestine; family matinee.

Morris Arboretum
Info. & Register: www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

3   Storytime at Morris Arboretum; fun and engaging reading session; 10:30 a.m. Also March 17 & 31.

7   How Does Nature Inspire You?; kids’ art series, ages 6-9; 1 p.m. Continues March 14, 21 & 28.

23 Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures! Session I; ages 2-4; 10:30 a.m. Continues March 30, April 6, 13, 20 & 27.

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

7   ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!; interactive show that teaches Spanish language and Latin American culture.

28 Jazzy Ash; New Orleans Jazz band for kids and families. 

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

8   Second Sunday Family Workshop: Flower Power; craft a lotus flower and tour the Japan Gallery; 1 p.m.; Pepper Hall; free w/ admission.

20 40 Winks with the Sphinx; sleepover program; 5:30 p.m.; $50, $40/members; register: www.penn.museum/40winks Through March 21, 9 a.m.

conferences Index 

1   The Penn Symposium on Contemporary China; 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register: www.pennscc.org/#!register/c9co (Penn Contemporary China Center).

13 Mind Your Brain @ Penn Medicine; 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Smilow Research Center; register: http://tinyurl.com/k2nq4lm (Penn Medicine).

       Annual Conference 2015–Wet Labs; Penn Vet’s education program; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Ryan Hospital; register: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/pac2015 (Penn Vet).

19 Simulating Natures; keynote: James Corner, landscape architecture; 6 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall; register: www.design.upenn.edu/landscape-architecture/events/simulating-natures(PennDesign). Through March 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

20 Against Gravity–Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World; 9 a.m.; Penn Museum; register: http://tinyurl.com/nck2btl Through March 22, 2 p.m. (History of Art).

21 Modern Native Voices: The Medium of Hip Hop; Def-I, Tall Paul and Frank Waln, Native American rap and hip-hop artists; spoken word at 3 p.m.; panel discussion/Q&A at 4 p.m.; concert at 8 p.m.; Penn Museum; info: http://tinyurl.com/muzavmh (Museum).

28 Penn Microfinance Conference: Adapt & React; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; rm. F65, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: http://pennmicrofinance.org/conference/ (Wharton Council; SPEC).


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.; http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/

       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.; https://www.design.upenn.edu/architectural-archives/about

       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.

1   Artists in the Garden: PAFA at Morris Arboretum; artwork by students, alumni and faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Widener Visitor Center Upper Gallery, Morris Arboretum; opening reception: March 1, 1-3 p.m. Through July 27.

4   12@12; hot topics and insider information on shows with curators, artists and ARG staff in 12 minutes flat; noon; Arthur Ross Gallery.

9   A Brand New Sculpture by Patrick Dougherty; artist-in-residence, constructs an original, site-specific stick sculpture, gaining inspiration from the garden; Morris Arboretum; installation March 9-27; exhibit opens April 5 with a grand opening on April 10 at 10 a.m.

16 Representing Modern Japan: The Luber Collection of Art Books; a multi-lingual selection of over 1,000 volumes on Japanese art, art history and culture from the pre-modern period to the 1990s-an emphasis on 20th-century Japanese printing and other art forms; Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 12.

20 LIKE; work by PennDesign MFA Class of 2016; Charles Addams Gallery; reception: March 20, 5:30 p.m. Through April 2.

21 Portraits and Architecture: Prints by Julie Cowan; focused on portraiture and how space affects us, invades us and defines us. The space may be manmade or outdoors. She alters a photograph during printing and, later, by adding watercolors, pencil or ink to the print; Burrison Gallery. Through April 17.


      It’s a Small, Small World; Nikon Small World Exhibitoffers views from above and within; Wistar Institute. Through March 6. 

     Crystal Beings; a group exhibition of artwork inspired by crystals; Esther Klein Gallery. Through March 20.

      Lux ex Tenebris; photography by Alexis Lerro. She found her niche in the study of botanical elements, patterned close ups and glowing fixtures; Burrison Gallery. Through March 20.

       The School of Atha: Collaboration in the Making of Children’s Books; celebrating the life and work of Atha Tehon; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 27.   

     Paul Strand—The Mexican Portfolio; 20 images published in 1940 from Photographs of Mexico; Arthur Ross Gallery.Through March 29.

     Cold War, Hot Peace; works from the Real DMZ Project, exploring the inner-Korean border areas; Slought. Through April 12.

     White Towers Revisited; a vital moment in the exploration of the American commercial landscape; Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery, The Architectural Archives. Through April 17.

beneath the surface

     Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama; spectacular finds at the Pre-Columbian cemetery of Sitio Conte in central Panama; Penn Museum. Through November 1.

       Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy; history of the Savoy Theatre Company; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through late 2016.

Institute of Contemporary Art 
Info.: www.icaphila.org

       Basel Abbas & Ruanne AbouRahme: The Incidental Insurgents;  New York and Ramallah-based artists address the eclipsing of political radicality and the search for a new political imaginary in the first US presentation of their installation. Through March 22.

       Open Video Call 2014/15; Scott Cooper, Jason Hsu, Michelle Macinsky, Yue Nakayama, Jen Nugent & Jorge Galvan and Amanda Wagner. Through March 22. 

       Traces in the Dark; Deanna Bowen, Harold Mendez and Gregory Sholette think through the ways we engage with the margins of recorded history. Through March 22.

     Barbara Kasten: Stages; spanning her nearly five-decade engagement with abstraction, light and architectonic form, this exhibition situates her practice within current conversations around sculpture and photography. Through August 16.


       Audubon’s Birds of America; a new page every Wednesday; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

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

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

       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.

1   Iraq’s Ancient Past Gallery Tour.

FILMS Index 

5   The Hip-Hop Fellow; follows Grammy winning producer 9th Wonder’s tenure at Harvard as he teaches ‘The Standards of Hip-Hop’ course; 6 p.m.; rm. 110, Annenberg School for Communication (Center for Africana Studies; Annenberg).

27 Mala Mala; a documentary exploring the transgender experience through the eyes of nine trans-identifying people in Puerto Rico, panel discussion to follow; 6 p.m.; ARCH Auditorium (QPenn; Student Health Services).

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

3   Citizen Koch; $10, $5/members.

5   Othello.

12 Europa ’51; Italian.

13 Slasher Movie Madness!; $20, $15/members.

14 American Soldier; German.

19 Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life.

20 Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; free; RSVP.

23 Il Giovane Favoloso; Italian; free; RSVP.

26 A Quiet Inquisition.

27 Private Violence.

28 Sepideh–Reaching for the Stars.

31The Sky on Location; free; RSVP.

Penn Humanities Forum
Info.: http://humanities.sas.upenn.edu/

4   New Black Cinematography–Films of Bradford Young: Mississippi Damned; sisters in a rural town endure family dysfunction that includes alcoholism, illness and even murder.

8   Local Color–India: Himself He Cooks; the entire symphonic performance of a daily food offering at the Golden Temple in Amritsar; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum.

18 New Black Cinematography–Films of Bradford Young: Middle of Nowhere; a medical student learns to live another life when her husband is imprisoned.

       New Black Cinematography–Films of Bradford Young: The Door; the strong bond of five African-American women helps one overcome a deep depression following divorce.


      Aerobic Cardio Fitness Class; 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.

4   Penn Education & Social Services Career Fair; for students and alumni; PennCard required and resumes encouraged; 2 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (VPUL).

7   Teacher Education Program Information Session; 10 a.m.; Graduate Education Bldg. (GSE).

20   Free Yoga Class; bring your yoga mat; noon; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG). Also March 27.

24   Road to Retirement-Part 1; 3:30 p.m.; email PASEF office for location: emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu (PASEF/ASEF-PSOM).

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.

Spring Break Skate; buy one admission, get one free; 1:30-3 p.m.

14  Philly Roller Girls Skate; free admission w/ Roller Derby ticket purchase; 5:30-7 p.m. Also March 15, 1:30-3 p.m.

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

4  Chair Yoga; noon. Also March 18.

6  My Best Nutrition; noon.

12  Gentle Yoga; noon.  Also March 26.

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

3  Managing Student Employees: Sharing Stories and Resources; noon.

4  Webinar: Managing and Organizing your Email Inbox Using Microsoft Outlook; 12:30 p.m.; $40.

5  AMA’s Fundamentals of Strategic Planning; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Through March 6.

10  Brown Bag: How to Have an Effective On-on-One Meeting; 1 p.m.

11  DiSC; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

13   Participating in Performance Appraisals; 11 a.m.

17  SMART Goals; noon.

18  Career Focus Brown Bag: Top 10 Tips to Make Your Boss Your Biggest Fan; noon.

24   Conducting Performance Appraisals for Supervisors; 11 a.m.

25   Brown Bag: Feed Forward; 1 p.m.

26   Exploring Multi-Generations in the Workplace; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

31   Brown Bag: Skills, Techniques and Strategies for Effective Negotiations; noon.

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

2   Putting Together a Winning Flexible Work Option; noon.

5   Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem; noon.

4   Sleep Deprivation and Decision Making; noon.

11  Navigating the Tuition Benefit Program and Financial Aid for Your College Age Dependents; noon.

12 Making Your Emotions Work for You in Your Professional Life; noon.

      Webinar: Autism; 1 p.m.

16  Webinar: Goal Setting for Success; noon.

17  Postcards from the Future; noon.

LPS Information Sessions
Info.: http://penn-ppsa.org/

10  Post-Baccalaureate Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; LPS conference room.

17   Organizational Dynamics Information Session; 6 p.m.; LPS conference room.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & registration: www.upenn.edu/arboretum/

New Methods of Tree Analysis; 9 a.m.

Plant Diagnostics: It’s Not CSI!; 9 a.m.

      New Trends Designing in Glass: Fun Tricks for Loose Flowers; 10 a.m.

14  Rose Pruning Basics; 9:30 a.m.

      Cooking with Pan Sauces; 1 p.m.

16   Sonic Tomography: Non-Invasive Tree Investigation; 9 a.m.

18  Winter Tree Identification; 10 a.m.

    Creating Beautiful Landscapes under Mature Trees; 7 p.m.

19  Pruning Shrubs for Maximum Health and Beauty: A Hands-On Class; 9:30 a.m.

21   Your Yard is for the Birds; 8 a.m.

      Weeds at Our Feet; 1 p.m.

22  Ikebana Flower Arranging; 1 p.m. Also March 29.

25  Crane Operator Licensing: CIC Certification Testing & Training; 9 a.m. Through March 26 & 27.

27  The Morris Legacy: Art Museum Collections and the Waterworks; 9:15 a.m.

28  Greenhouse and Propagation Tour; 10:30 a.m.

      Hand-Made Paper Bowls; 12:30 p.m.

PennFit Programs
Info.: www.upenn.edu/recreation

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

18  Free Golf Swing Analysis; 5 p.m.

PHOS Information Sessions
Info.: http://tinyurl.com/ntjqlhf

19  Purchasing a Home through PHOS; noon; rm. 209, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.

VPUL: Faculty Conversations & Job Search Series
Doctoral students & postdocs welcome
Info.: http://tinyurl.com/k3gmk9u

4   Parenting in the Academy; 4:30 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

5  The Networking Reception; 4 p.m.; rm. 305, Graduate Student Center.

17  Interview Preparation and Practice; 11 a.m.; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.

      Managing Your Digital Presence as Future Faculty; 5 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

24  Talking About Your Research and the Job Search; 3 p.m.; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.

26  Lunchworking: Big Data #1; noon; Class of 1968 Seminar Room, WIC, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

31  Harness the Power of LinkedIn in your Job (re)Search; 3 p.m.; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.

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

2   Zotero; 6 p.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also March 5, 10:30 a.m, March 16, 23 & 30, 6:00 p.m., March 19, Education Commons seminar rm., 3:00 p.m.

     Ruby on Rails Tutorial Group; 3 p.m.; rm. 623, 6th floor, Kislak Center Vitale II. Also March 9, 16, 23 & 30.

3  Wordlab; 1:30 p.m.; rm. 623, 6th floor, Kislak Center Vitale II. Also March 10, 17, 24 & 31.

     Publishing with Adobe; 2 p.m.; Class of ’68 (WIC) Seminar Room, rm. 124.

4 Bloomberg 101; 3:30 p.m.; Lippincott Library Yablon Financial Resources Lab rm. 242. Also March 18 & 25.

      WIC Majors Dinner; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 623, 6th fl., Kislak Center Seminar Room.

      Early Books Collective; 3 p.m.; rm. 623, 6th floor, Kislak Center Vitale II. Also March 11, 18 & 25.

      Canvas Office Hours; 1 p.m.; Class of ’68 (WIC) rm. 128 first floor. Also March 17 & 26.

5  Technical Paper with Latex; 6:30 p.m.; Education Commons Seminar Room.

6  Matlab Office Hours; 3 p.m.; Education Commons.

      Latex Office Hours; 4 p.m.; Education Commons, rm. 231.

11  Using Medieval Manuscript; 10 a.m.; rm. 623, 6th floor, Kislak center Vitalle II.  Also March 25.

      iMovie; 3 p.m.; Class of ’68 (WIC) Seminar Room, rm. 124.

12   Prezi;3 p.m.; Class of 68’ (WIC) Seminar Room, rm. 124. Also March 16, 10 a.m., Education Commons Seminar Room.

19  RefWorks; noon; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

      Canvas Basics; 10 a.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom.

24    Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 1 p.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom.


4    WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; 3025 Walnut St.; open to the public; info.: (215) 898-0628.

10 WPPSA General Meeting; 12:30 p.m.; The Forum, 1st fl., Stiteler Hall.

13 PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; LPS Conference Room; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

25 University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register: ucouncil@pobox.upenn.edu or (215) 898-7005.

MUSIC Index 

4   Wednesday Lunchtime Concert; Kathleen Scheide, organ; 12:15 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church (St. Mary’s).

6   Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change; group of four women devoted to spreading awareness about violence, especially violence against women; 7:30 p.m.; International House; $15, $10/members, $8/students (I-House).

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

1    Marcus Roberts Trio; Marcus Roberts, piano; Jason Marsalis, drums; Rodney Jordan, bass; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-60.

7    Altan; Celtic music at its finest. Altan brings the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences with unwavering commitment; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-60.

27 African Children’s Choir; based in Uganda but representing the promise of all of Africa’s children; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-60. 

28   Regina Carter; a jazz violinist who speaks to her generation and her ancestors; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-60. 

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

On Stage Index 

1    Paul Good/Robert Shelton Interview Re-enactment (2012/2015); in conjunction with Traces in the Dark–DeannaBowen; a staged reading of the transcript of an interview between Robert Shelton, Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America Inc., and veteran broadcast reporter Paul Good circa 1963; 1:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art. Also March 4, 18, 6 p.m., & March 22, 1:30 p.m. (ICA).

20 A Comedy of Terrors!; 8 p.m.; 310 S. Quince St.; $30, $15/student; info. & tickets: www.maskandwig.com (Mask and Wig Club). Also March 21, 27 & 28.

Annenberg Center
Tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org

6   Jennifer Blaine: Dirty Joke; one-woman comedy show; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre; $20-30. Also March 7, 8:30 p.m.

19 Jessica Lang Dance; classical ballet with contemporary dance flare; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; $20-50. Also March 20, 8 p.m., & 21, 2 & 8 p.m.

20 Insights: Jessica Lang Dance; talk back with dancers and artistic director Jessica Lang; 10 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.


3    The Paris Architect; local author event;Charles Belfoure; 7 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore).

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

2   Fiction Writer Katherine Heiny; noon; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu

       Mallory Ortberg; 6 p.m.

4   Sarah Dowling and Maxe Crandall; poetry reading; 6 p.m.

5   Lunch with Matt Bai; noon; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu

17 A Poetry Reading by C.K. Williams; 6 p.m.

18 Speakeasy Open Mic Night; 7:30 p.m.

19 Leonard Cohen Song Symposium; 6 p.m.

23 Dorothy Allison; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu Also March 24, noon.

25 Leslie Jamison: A Reading & Conversation; 6 p.m.

30 LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

31 New Trends in Mystery, Romance & GLBT Publishing; a conversation with Neil Plakcy; noon; RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu

       Writing about Mental Health; Junior Fellows Program; 6 p.m.


24 Models of Excellence Awards Ceremony; 4 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium (Human Resources).

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

4    International Women’s Day 2015: Global Migrant Rights & Justice; performances, refreshments and discussions celebrating initiatives advocating for the rights of migrant women and their families; 6 p.m.

17 Culture & Cuisine: Holland; visit Noord Eet Café for an authentic experience of Holland; 6 p.m.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

4   One Book, One Philadelphia Workshop: Objects that Connect Us; Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline; Lucy Fowler Williams, Penn Museum American Section; 6 p.m.; tickets: http://tinyurl.com/n8djjgk

       Instructional Drum Circle with Joe Tayoun; 6:30 p.m.; $15, $10/students & members. Also March 11, 18 & 25.

18 Ancients Ink’d; explore the art of tattoos and body modification techniques used for hundreds of years with with Julian Siggers, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; $20, $15/members & PennCard holders.

21 World Culture Series: Egyptomania!; crafts, an interactive belly-dancing workshop, lectures about Egyptian history and archaeology and live mummy conservation; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free w/ admission.


Tickets & venues:www.pennathletics.com

1   (W) Lacrosse vs. Vanderbilt; 7 p.m.

4   Softball vs. Rider; 2 p.m.

       Softball vs. Rider; 4 p.m.

6   (W) Tennis vs. Akron; 3 p.m.

       (M) Basketball vs. Columbia; 7 p.m.

7   (M) Tennis vs. Radford; 9 a.m.

       (M) Lacrosse vs. Villanova; 1 p.m.

       (M) Basketball vs. Cornell; 7 p.m.

10 (W) Lacrosse vs. St. Joseph’s; 4 p.m.

       (W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 5 p.m.

       (M) Basketball vs. Princeton; 7:30 p.m.

14 (M) Heavyweight Rowing; Class Day Races; time TBA.

       (M) Lacrosse vs. Princeton; 1 p.m.

18 Baseball vs. Villanova; 3:30 p.m.

20 (W) Tennis vs. Georgetown; 2:30 p.m.

21 (M+W) Track; Philadelphia College Classic; all day.

       (M) Heavyweight Rowing vs. George Washington University, Drexel; McCausland Cup; time TBA.

       (W) Rowing vs. Saint Joseph’s, George Washington University; time TBA.

       (M) Tennis vs. Temple; 9 a.m.

       (W) Lacrosse vs. Dartmouth; 11:30 a.m.

       (M) Tennis vs. Georgetown; 2 p.m.

22 Softball vs. University of the Sciences; noon.

       Baseball vs. Lafayette; noon.

       Softball vs. University of the Sciences; 2 p.m.

       Baseball vs. Lafayette; 2:30 p.m.

27 Softball vs. Dartmouth; 2 p.m.

       Softball vs. Dartmouth; 4 p.m.

28 (M) Lightweight Rowing vs. Mercyhurst; time TBA.

       (W) Lacrosse vs. Towson; noon.

       Baseball vs. Harvard; noon.

       Softball vs. Harvard; 12:30 p.m.

       (W) Tennis vs. Princeton; 1 p.m.

       Softball vs. Harvard; 2:30 p.m.

       Baseball vs. Harvard; 2:30 p.m.

       (M) Lacrosse vs. Yale; 3 p.m.

29 Baseball vs. Dartmouth; noon.

       Baseball vs. Dartmouth; 2:30 p.m.

TALKS Index 

2    Divide(nd) et Impera? Africa’s Demographic Dividend and Implications for Development and Inequality; Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Cornell; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Correlates of Risk in HIV Infection; Douglas Nixon, George Washington University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 1200A, Colket Translational Research Bldg, CHOP (Penn Center for AIDS Research).

       Local Disturbances: Habsburg Supranationalism and the Making of a Global Climate Science; Debbie Coen, Barnard & Columbia; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

       Neuroimaging of Pain and Distress: From Blobs to Biomarkers to Brain Representation; Tor Wager, University of Colorado at Boulder; 3:30 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (Psychology).

3    18th Annual Meyerhoff Lecture–Regaining Jerusalem: Eschatology and Slavery in Jewish Colonization in 17th-Century Suriname; Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto; 5 p.m.; Class of ’78 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (History).

       Foals: Tales from the NICU; Emily Setlakwe, veterinary resident; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center; RSVP: beltb@vet.upenn.edu (PennVet).

4    Racing to the Bottom and to the Top: Divergent Environmental Governance Strategies in China’s Cities; Peter Lorentzen, UC Berkeley; noon; rm. 345, Fisher-Bennett Hall (CSCC).

       Whose Public Talk? Dilemmas of Democratic Participation; Francesca Polletta, UC Irvine; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       The Mask of the Colonizer: Administrative ‘Personas’ and Native Diplomacy in New France, 1663-1715; William Brown, Johns Hopkins; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 105, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (McNeil Center).

       Criminology Colloquium Series; Anthony Braga, Rutgers & Harvard; 4 p.m.; The Jerry Lee Center (Criminology).

        The War on Cancer Pain: New Battles; Judith Paice, Northwestern; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 116, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Nursing).

       Paul Strand–The Mexican Portfolio; includes live music & reception; Amanda Bock, Philadelphia Museum of Art; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).

       Great Wonders Lecture—The Lighthouse at Alexandria: The Pharos in the Land of the Pharaohs; Jennifer Houser Wegner, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: in advance: $5, $2/members, $10/at door; register: www.penn.museum/greatwonders (Museum).

       Traces in the Dark; Deanna Bowen, Harold Mendez and Gregory Sholette, artists; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

5    Browne Center for International Politics; Sheena Greitens, University of Missouri; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (CSCC; Browne Center for International Politics).

       Criminology Colloquium Series; Douglas Wiebe, CCEB; noon; The Jerry Lee Center (Criminology).

       Future Prospects of Hip and Knee Surgery; ASEF-PSOM/PASEF Luncheon; Charles L. Nelson, orthopaedic surgery; noon; Hourglass Room, Inn at Penn (ASEF-PSOM/PASEF).

       Development and Characterization of a Bacterial Recombination System; Katy Kao, Texas A&M University; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology).

       Native American Voices Lecture: Reconciliation and its Discontents; Audra Simpson, Columbia; 4 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum; History).

       Controlling Brain Plasticity; Takao Hensch, Harvard; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240B, Silverman Hall (Center for Neuroscience & Society).                 

       Healthy Urban Infrastructure: The Future of Green Building Standards & Energy Policy; Elizabeth Beardsley, US Green Building Council; Alex Dews, Delaware Valley Green Buildings Council; William Braham, Masters of Environmental Building Design Program; Erica Cochran, Carnegie Mellon; 5 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/kar5nzf (Penn IUR).

6    Monsters and Vision in the Pre-classical Mediterranean: The Case of Orientalizing Cauldrons; Nassos Papalexandrou, UT Austin; noon; Classroom 2, Penn Museum (AAMW).

       LGBT Health in Contemporary Society; Baligh Yehia, medicine; 4 p.m.; 2nd Floor Conference Room, Penn Bookstore (PPSA).

8    Beneath the Surface Lecture: Reinterpreting an Old Dig: Sitio Conte and the Penn Museum; Clark Erickson, Penn Museum; 1 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/ admission (Museum).

12 Advances in Biomedical Optics Seminar: Lighting the Path to Cancer Detection and Therapy; Samuel Achilefu, Washington University in St. Louis; noon; Donner Auditorium, HUP (Physics & Astronomy).

14 Annual Korsyn Lecture—A Wall for All Seasons: The Funerary Chapel of Pahery at El Kab; Ronald Leprohon, University of Toronto; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $7/members & PennCard holders, $5/students with ID, free/ARCE-PA members (Museum).

15 The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement; Anna Marley, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; call (215) 247-5777 ext. 125 to be put on the waitlist (Arboretum).

16 PARP Inhibitors for the Treatment of Homologous Recombination-Deficient Ovarian Cancer:  Recent Advances and Future Development; Scott Kaufmann, Mayo Clinic; 10 a.m.; Grossman Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Wistar).

       Chinese Social Welfare in Demand-Side Perspectives: Redistributive Preferences and Policy Effect on Public Support of Government; Xian Huang, CSCC; noon; rm. 345, Fisher-Bennett Hall (CSCC). 

       Do Health Investments Improve Education Outcomes? Evidence on the Intergenerational Effects of HIV/AIDS Treatment; Adrienne Lucas, University of Delaware; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Mixed Methods and Normative Claims: The Political Philosophy of Social Science Research Policy; Nicholas Evans, medical ethics & health policy; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science). 

       Perfection and Imperfection: Stories of Duplicates on a Scholar-Collector’s Bookshelves; William Zachs, independent scholar and collector; 5:30 p.m.; Class of ’78 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: http://www.library.upenn.edu/forms/eventsresponse14.html (Penn Libraries).

17 Geriatric Syndromes; Neil Resnick, geriatric medicine; 1 p.m.; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Bldg.; register: (215) 898-7801 (Institute on Aging).

       The Second Wave: Cultural Transfer and Print Markets in Central Europe, 1815-1848; James Brophy, University of Delaware; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       Fortune and Misfortune: Inquiries into the First Editions of Moll Flanders; William Zachs, independent scholar and collector; 5:30 p.m.; Class of ’78 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: http://www.library.upenn.edu/forms/eventsresponse14.html (Penn Libraries).

18 Avatars Travel for Free: Increasing Access to Evidence-based Trainings and Capacity Building; Antonia Villarruel, nursing; noon; rm. 214, Claire M. Fagin Hall (Nursing).

       Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies and Approaches to HIV Vaccine Design; Dennis Burton, MIT & Harvard; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Penn Center for AIDS Research). 

       Through Daughters’ Eyes: Race and Gender Ideals in Black Daughter-Father Relationships; Maria Johnson, University of Delaware; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Sovereignty on the Pacific: The Rise and Fall of the Republics of California, 1836-1846; Tommy Richards, Temple; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 105, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (McNeil Center).

       The Future of the US Housing Finance System: Bringing the US Residential Mortgage Finance System into the 21st Century; Ted Tozer, Government National Mortgage Association; Edward Golding, US Department of Housing and Urban Development; Peter Carroll, Wells Fargo Home Mortgages; David Stevens, Mortgage Bankers Association; Robert Ryan, Federal Housing Finance Agency; Josh Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co.; 1:30 p.m.; rm. G50, Jon M. Huntsman Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/mn3lmn4 (Penn IUR; Wharton Public Policy Initiative).

       Criminology Colloquium Series; Cynthia Lum, George Mason University; 4 p.m.; The Jerry Lee Center (Criminology).

       Sino-Japan Relations; Ming Wan, George Mason University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Fisher-Bennett Hall (CSCC).

       Beyond Green Environmentalism: Equality of Life and Just Sustainabilities; Julian Agyeman, Tufts; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://tinyurl.com/psvkfm9 (Penn Humanities Forum).

       Inaugural Alvin P. Gutman Public Scholar Lecture; John Jackson Jr., Social Policy & Practice; 6 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Civic House).

19 Speed and Movement Methodology–Late Colonial India and the Imperial Circulation of Knowledge;Michael Charney, University of London; 11:45 a.m.; Class of ’55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Center).

       Biocriminology and the Enduring Question of Race; Oliver Rollins, postdoctoral fellow; noon; rm. 329-A, Max Kade Center (Penn Program on Race, Science & Society).

       Browne Center for International Politics; Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Browne Center for International Politics).

       The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs; Sara Heller, criminology; noon; The Jerry Lee Center (Criminology).

       Polyploidy and the Origins of Novelty: Impact of Duplication on Genome and Network Evolution; J. Chris Pires, University of Missouri; 4 p.m.; rm. 109, Leidy Labs (Biology). 

       Latin American Regional Integration; Isabella Alcañiz, University of Maryland; Marcela Cerrutti, Population Studies Center; 4:30 p.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship & Constitutionalism).

       Transparency and Deception: Discoveries of Hidden Irish and Scottish Reprints; William Zachs, independent scholar and collector; 5:30 p.m.; Class of ’78 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: http://www.library.upenn.edu/forms/eventsresponse14.html (Penn Libraries).

20 CASI Seminar; Lisa Björkman, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; noon; ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI).

       Culture & Interaction Workshop; Neil Gross, University of British Columbia; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Departing from the Beaten Path: International Schools and Class Reproduction in China; Natalie Young, sociology; noon; rm. 345, Fisher-Bennett Hall (CSCC).

       MUSA Lunch Series: Civic Technology at a Glance (Module I); Todd Baylson, Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology; noon; rm. G12, Meyerson Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/pmd2h6y (Penn IUR; MUSA).

       Weights, Weighing and the Ur Digitalization Project; Brad Hafford, Penn Museum; noon; Widener Lecture Room, Penn Museum (AAMW).         

23 Partisan Media and Norms about Electoral Malfeasance; Devra Moehler, Annenberg School for Communication; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Browne Center for International Politics).

       The History of Productivity in Eurasia: A Non-Economic Manifesto; Lissa Roberts, University of Twente; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

       A Transnational Science of ‘Transition’: Networks of Soviet and Western Economists, 1986-1992; Adam Leeds, anthropology; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

24 Soft Materials: Physics to Physiology via Computation; Michael Klein, Temple; 4 p.m.; Glandt Forum, Singh Center for  Nanotechnology (LRSM).

       Empire of Cotton: A Global History; Sven Beckert, Harvard; 4:30 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (History).

       Investigating the Origins of America’s First City; Megan Kassabaum, anthropology; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Science Café).

       Revealing the City of King Midas: Archaeology and Conservation at Gordion; C. Brian Rose, Penn Museum; Frank Matero, architecture; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

25 The Unequal Consequences of Mass Incarceration for Children; Kristin Turney, UC Irvine; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Condensed Matter Seminar: Sloppy Models, Differential Geometry and How Science Works; James Sethna, Cornell; 4 p.m.; rm. A4, DRL (Physics & Astronomy).

       Picturing the News, In Color; Vanessa Schwartz, USC; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://tinyurl.com/p9pddlc (Penn Humanities Forum).

       The Future of Modernity in Iran: Culture Wars; Abbas Milani, Stanford; 5:30 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).

       Recent Work; Tom Leader, visiting artist; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

       Kasten Considered: Postmodernism in the Present; Peter Shire & Martino Gamper, artists and designers; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

26 Comparative Politics Seminar; Isabela Mares, Columbia; noon; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Browne Center for International Politics).

       Terrorism Challenges in China; Phil Potter, University of Michigan; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School for Communication (CSCC).

       Survivors into Minorities: Armenians in Post-Genocide Turkey; Lerna Ekmekcioglu, MIT; 5:15 p.m.; rm. B21, Stiteler Hall (Middle East Center).        

       Visiting Artist & PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series; Julia Fish, University of Illinois at Chicago; 6:30 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art (PennDesign).

27 CASI Seminar; Vikramaditya Khanna, University of Michigan; noon; ste. 560, 3600 Market St. (CASI).

       MUSA Lunch Series: Working in the Civic Technology Space (Module II); Todd Baylson, Philadelphia’s Office of Innovation and Technology; noon; rm. G12, Meyerson Hall (Penn IUR; MUSA).

       States of Inequality: Insights from Street-Level Research on the Welfare State; Evelyn Brodkin, University of Chicago; noon; rm. 108, ARCH (Social Science & Policy Forum).

       The Serpent Column: A Cultural Biography; Paul Stephenson, Radbound University; noon; Widener Lecture Room, Penn Museum (AAMW).

Limited Liability Partnerships of Early Modern Tuscany; Francesca Trivellato, Yale; 2 p.m.; rm. 219, College Hall (History).

       Dreams of Silk and Wine: Huguenot Refugees in the British Atlantic World; Owen Stanwood, Boston College; 3 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (McNeil Center).

        The Bachelors Twenty Years Later: Marcel Duchamp and the European Avant-Garde in America, 1935-1950; Alex Kauffman, PhD Candidate; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

30 Expertise and Terror in the Stalinist Gulag; Asif Siddiqi, Fordham University; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

       Jewish Life in Europe and the USA; Alain Elkann, author, intellectual and journalist; 4:30 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Arts & Sciences).

31 Is Cardiovascular Disease a Human Inevitability? Insights from the Bolivian Amazon; Michael Gurven, UC Santa Barbara; 3 p.m.; Auditorium, Biomedical Research Bldg.; register: (215) 898-7801 (Institute on Aging).

       Center for East Asian Studies Humanities Colloquium; Shirin Nezammafi, author of Shirori Kami; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 141, Fisher-Bennett Hall (CEAS).

       On the Famous Diversity of the Ottoman Empire: A Comparative Approach; Molly Greene, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).