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|Homecoming Alumni Show
The Burrison Gallery hosts the Homecoming Alumni Show from November 5-8 with a reception on November 6 from 3-6 p.m. Above are samples of works (clockwise from top left) Gorilla: Clemson Smith Muniz, C’79; Malachite Tiles: Lillian Sun Tadlock, W’93; Narni from Monte Sorotte: Paul Reuther, CGS’97; Once Upon a Time in Siwa: Mariam Georges, ENG’10 & GEN’11; Wildflowers: Donna Porter, GFA’86; Gull Reflections: Jim Schaefer, C’69 & GFA’74. See Exhibits.
Now Advance Registration for Spring Term. Through November 8.
6 Last Day to withdraw from a course.
7 Homecoming (Princeton).
24 Thu-Fri class schedule on Tue-Wed. Through November 25.
26 Thanksgiving Break. Through November 29.
30 Classes Resume.
6 Storytime; ages 1-5; reading sessions with local librarians; 10:30 a.m.; Morris Arboretum; register: http://morrisarboretum.org Also November 20 (Arboretum).
14 The Human Lard Dog & The Band of Shy; Peanut Butter and Jams concert; doors open 10:30 a.m., show at 11 a.m.; World Cafe Live; $10; tickets: www.worldcafelive.com/ (WXPN).
$5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members.
7 All Around This World: Arabic Drumming with Joe Tayoun; interactive music workshop for kids; 1 p.m.
Family Matinee: Fantastic Journeys: Live Action Shorts from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2015; 2 p.m.
21 Family Matinee: Summer Wars; 2 p.m.
6 40 Winks with the Sphinx; overnight expedition for children ages 6-12 and their families/chaperones; 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m.; $55/adults and children, $45/members; register.
7 Gallery Romp: Native America; ages 3-6 explore the Pacific Northwest, socialize and enjoy kid-friendly snacks; 10:30 a.m.; register: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Destination Native America: Basket Weaving; explore the many kinds of vessels and fashion your own basket to take home; 1-4 p.m.
3 Cancer and Metabolism; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center; register: www.cell.com/lablinks(Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute).
5 Dante and Music; 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Kislak Center and Class of 1955 Multimedia Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://tinyurl.com/o3ovuwp Through November 6; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Center for Italian Studies; Music).
6 The James Brister Society Fall Conference; 11:15 a.m.-5 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; members only; register: http://tinyurl.com/ofg8dm7 (Penn Alumni). See Special Events.
7 Theatre Design Symposium; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Meyerson Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/p5m2388 (PennDesign).
12 City Futures: An International Conference; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall; register by November 5: www.design.upenn.edu/Through November 13, 9:45 a.m.-8 p.m. (PennDesign).
13 Annual Forensic Science Fall Forum; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://tinyurl.com/q7ll96f Through November 14, 9:15 a.m.-3 p.m. (Penn Museum).
8th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age: Picking Up the Pieces; 8:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: $35, $10/students with ID, $45/walk-in, $15/walk-in student with ID; register: http://tinyurl.com/nzjne8w Through November 14, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Penn Libraries).
15 Innovation in Kidney and Urinary Health Symposium; 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Hill Pavilion; $75, $50/ Penn Vet alumni, $25/ veterinary technicians; register: http://tinyurl.com/nfhylgc (Penn Vet).
18 MUSA GIS Day: The Intersection of Geography, Real Estate and Civil Rights; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; register for location: http://tinyurl.com/ohra9zx ; technical workshop; 2-4 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall; register for workshop: http://tinyurl.com/p6babvb (Penn IUR).
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.arthurrossgallery.org/
Burrison Gallery: University Club at Penn; free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 7 a.m.1p.m.; www.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison.shtml
Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat., 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.;www.icaphila.org
International House: free; hours vary; info.: http://ihousephilly.org/
Kroiz Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.design.upenn.edu/architectural-archives/about
Morris Arboretum: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; for prices: www.morrisarboretum.org
Penn Museum: $15/adults; $13/seniors (65+); $10/children (6-17); free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Wed. each month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; www.penn.museum
Slought: free; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; www.slought.org
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free/ID required; for hours http://www.library.upenn.edu/hours/vp.html
5 Homecoming Alumni Show; showcasing the art of talented alumni; Burrison Gallery; reception: November 6, 3-6 p.m. Through November 8.
6 Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism; the architectural legacy of Barton Myers (GAR ’64); Kroiz Gallery; reception: November 6, 6 p.m.; register: http://tinyurl.com/o3qal4h Through January 29, 2016.
Unearthed in the Archives; a trip through Penn Museum’s history; Fridays, 1:30 & 2 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission. Also November 13, 20 & 27.
7 Homecoming Gallery Hop; guided tour of multiple exhibits around campus; 4-6:30 p.m.; begins at ICA; register: www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming
15 untitled canvas; Brian BCASSO Bazemore; his work is about family, community and his own life experiences using mixed media; Burrison Gallery. Through December 8.
21 Children of Abraham by Abbas; traveling exhibition by Magnum Photos photographer Abbas; Arthur Ross Gallery; artist talk and reception: November 20, 5:30 p.m. Through March 21, 2016.
28 Holiday Garden Railway; decorated for the holidays with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape; Morris Arboretum; grand opening: November 28, 1-3 p.m. Through January 3, 2016.
Beneath the Surface: Life, Death and Gold in Ancient Panama; spectacular finds at the Precolumbian cemetery of Sitio Conte; Penn Museum. Through November 1.
From Farm to Canvas; Gayle Viale Joseph; still life; Burrison Gallery. Through November 4.
Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans, Surgeon Dentist to Napoleon III; Dr. Evans’ premier collection; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through November 8.
Sacred Writings: Extraordinary Texts of the Biblical World; delve into Bible-era art and artifacts; Penn Museum. Through November 8.
MathThematic; demonstrating mathematic evidence in art; Esther Klein Gallery. Through November 20.
Little North Road; photography and film exhibition by Daniel Traub exploring the social life and economics of a pedestrian bridge in Guangzhou, China; Slought. Through November 27.
This Book Belongs To…Provenance Marks and Book Ownership Through the Centuries; bookplates, inscriptions, bindings, stamps and other marks that specify who owned books; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 8.
Covered with Vines: The Many Talents of Ludwig Bemelmans; rediscover a Bemelmans now largely forgotten; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through December 21.
Becky Suss; meditative, large-scale paintings augmented by smaller studies in oil and ceramic; ICA Through December 27.
Christopher Knowles: In a Word; the exhibition spans text, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture and performance; ICA. Through December 27.
Josephine Pryde: lapses in Thinking By the person i Am; her photographs recall fashion and portrait photography; ICA. Through December 27.
Sex: A History in 30 Objects; highlights the ways that societies across time have approached sexuality and identity; Penn Museum. Through July 31, 2016.
Victorious Secret: Entertaining Notions of Elite Ideals for Women 300 AD; mosaic panels of women athletes from Roman times, based on originals in Piazza Armerina, Sicily; Education Commons, Franklin Field.Through February 15, 2016.
Year of Health–Corn: From Ancient Crop to Soda Pop; corn as an important crop that has impacted human health; Penn Museum. Through March 13, 2016.
The Civil War: An Ephemeral Lens Into the Life and Times; the Civil War on the home front and the front lines of the Union and Confederacy; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 21, 2016.
Let Every Heart Be Filled with Joy; history of the Savoy Company; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Otto E. Albrecht Music Library, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through late 2016.
A Waltz in the Woods; an original, site-specific stick sculpture, constructed by Patrick Dougherty; Morris Arboretum. Ongoing until deterioration.
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; 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 Tours
Tours begin on select Fridays-Sundays at 1:30 p.m.at the Warden Garden entrance. Free w/admission. For info. on specific tours visit: www.penn.museum
1 Food Tour: Exploring Foodways: Stories Behind the Artifacts.
8 Egyptian Galleries Tour.
15 Native American Voices Tour.
3 Future Perfect; screening and workshop; 6 p.m.; Slought (Slought).
8 A Quiet Inquisition; presented by Penn doctoral candidates Rosanna Dent and Tali Ziv; 2 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum; PHF).
12 Collegetown; presented by Hugo Genes & Graham Corrigan; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 401, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).
21 Back In Time: The Back To The Future Documentary; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org/ (Annenberg Center).
International House (I-House)
Tickets: $9, $7/students, seniors unless noted; http://ihousephilly.org/
Shows at 7 p.m. unless noted.
4 The New Rijkmuseum.
5 Rumstick Road.
6 Cómodas mensualidades.
Coapa Heights; 9 p.m.; free.
7 Out 1: Noli me tangere (pt. 1); 5 p.m.
8 Out 1: Noli me tangere (pt. 2); 2 p.m.
9 Forbidden Films; Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival; 7:30 p.m.; $13, $11/seniors.
10 In Motion: Amiri Baraka; $10, $7/students & seniors, $5/members.
12 8th Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival; for schedule: www.philly asianfilmfest.org/ Through November 15.
Seoul Searching; $8, $6/students and seniors.
16 La Loi; Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival; 7:30 p.m.; $13, $11/senior, $7/student.
19 White Homeland Commando.
3 Aerobic Cardio Fitness Class; 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays; St. Agatha and St. James Church, Parish Hall (enter at back door); first class free, $8/class, $5/students; info.: Carolyn, (267) 251-3842.
5 Penn Knitters; all skill levels are welcome; noon; Penn Women’s Center. Every Thursday.
Fels Executive Master of Public Administration Virtual Information Session; 6 p.m.; online; register: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/events/2015-11 (Fels Institute of Government).
18 Finance Your Home; home ownership topics including PMI, credit, interest rates, FHA and Conventional loans; noon; Public Safety, 4040 Chestnut St; register: (215) 898-7422 (PHOS).
20 1-Mile Lunch Time Walk; noon-1 p.m.; meet on Locust Walk in front of College Green (CPHI).
Academic Career Conference
For Penn doctoral students and postdocs; register: http://tinyurl.com/k3gmk9u
2 The Insider’s Guide to Graduate Education at Penn: For Doctoral Students in Early Stages of their Programs; Beth Winkelstein, Vice Provost for Education; 5 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall.
3 Putting Together a Strong Job Talk: Science, Math and Engineering; 5 p.m.; rm. 108, ARCH Bldg.
4 Putting Together a Strong Job Talk: Humanities and Social Sciences; 5 p.m.; Benjamin Franklin Room, Houston Hall.
5 Finding the Right Postdoc for your Career Goals: Get Advice from Current Postdoctoral Fellows; noon; Griski Room, Houston Hall.
17 How to Talk About Your Research Effectively; led by career services staff; noon; rm. 108, ARCH Bldg.
Class of 1923 Arena
Public Skating; Sat. & Sun. 1-2 p.m.; Mon. noon-1:30 p.m.; Wed. noon-1:30 p.m.; Fri. noon-1:30 p.m.
8 Homecoming Skate; free admission w/PennCard; 1 p.m.
28 Thanksgiving Skate; free admission w/ nonperishable food donation; 5 p.m.
HR: Healthy Living Workshops
Open to faculty and staff; free.
2 Flu Vaccine Clinic; 10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
3 Be in the Know Biometric Screenings; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Also November 4, 5, 10, 11, 16, 18, 19 & 20. Also November 9 & 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Also November 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
6 Gentle Yoga; 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Also November 20.
17 Guided Meditation-Take a Breath and Relax; noon. Also November 24.
HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs
Open to faculty and staff.
3 Writing Emails that Get to the Point; 1 p.m.
10 AMA’s Developing Emotional Intelligence; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75. Also November 11.
18 Cover Letters That Get Results; 1 p.m.
HR: Quality of Worklife Workshops
Open to faculty and staff.
2 Breastfeeding Support Group; noon.
4 Putting Together a Winning Flexible Work Option; 1 p.m.
6 What is Mindfulness Anyway? And How Can it Help Me?; noon.
9 Education in Philadelphia: School Information Session; noon.
13 Self-Care for the Caregiver; noon.
Liberal & Professional Studies
2 Master of Liberal Arts Virtual Information Session; 12:30 p.m.; online.
3 Post-Baccalaureate Studies Virtual Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; online.
4 Walk-In Wednesday; prospective students meet one on one with a Recruitment Specialist – no appointment necessary; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St. Also November 11, 18 & 25.
5 Master of Applied Positive Psychology Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; Huntsman Hall.
11 Master of Chemical Sciences Virtual Information Session; 5:30 p.m.; online.
17 Organizational Dynamics Info Session; 6 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St.
Prices & registration: www.upenn.edu/arboretum/
3 Winter Tree Identification; 10 a.m.
5 Electrical Hazard Awareness; 9 a.m.
KA-POW! Cacao! How One Tropical Fruit Became the Irresistible Treat that is Chocolate; 7 p.m.
6 Morris Treasures at the Penn Museum; 9 a.m.; Penn Museum.
7 Gardening with Ornamental Grasses; 10 a.m.
Mason Bee Nest Box; 10 a.m.
Winter Wellness Walks; 10:30 a.m.;Saturdays through March 26, 2016.
Painting with Watercolor and Colored Pencil; noon.
12 Understanding Tree Appraisal Problems; 8 a.m.
21 Soups, Stews and Braises: A One Pot Adventure!; 1 p.m.
22 Thanksgiving Harvest Centerpiece; 1 p.m.
Penn Libraries Workshops
2 Office Hours: Microsoft Office Software Suite; 4:30 p.m. Also November 9, 16, 23 & 30.
Zotero; 6 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also November 9, 16, 23, 30. Also November 17, 12:30 p.m.
3 Canvas Office Hours; 10 a.m.; rm. 128, WIC. Also November 12, 2 p.m. & 18, noon.
4 Research Tea: From Millions of Books: Making and Manipulating a Corpus; 4 p.m.; Collaborative Classroom.
7 R for Text Analysis; 10 a.m.; Vitale II, Kislak Center.
9 Omeka: Creating Metadata for your Omeka Project; noon; Vitale II, Kislak Center.
10 Canvas Basics; 1 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.
11 Topic Modeling; noon; Vitale II, Kislak Center.
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator; 1p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.
12 LinkedIn Workshop; 5 p.m.; Fairchild Classroom, Veterinary Library. Also November 17, noon.
16 Tech Tools for Teaching: Omeka; noon; rm. 124, WIC.
17 Nvivo User Group: Classification and Attributes; 3 p.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.
18 Interlibrary Loan; 10 a.m.; Class of ’68 Seminar Room.
Research Tea: Worth a Thousand Words: Working with Photographs and Images; 4 p.m.; Collaborative Classroom.
19 Assessment and Grading in Canvas; 10 a.m.; Goldstein Electronic Classroom.
21 Facebook Friends and Twitter Followers; 1 p.m.; rm. 124, WIC.
5 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.; Academic Policy, 3:45 p.m.; Budget & Finance, 3:45 p.m. Through November 6, Stated Meeting of the Trustees, 11:30 a.m.; RSVP: (215) 898-7005.
9 WXPN Policy Board Meeting; noon; 3025 Walnut St.; open to the public; info.: (215) 898-0628
13 PPSA Board Meeting; 11 a.m.; Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum; RSVP: email@example.com
17 WPPSA General Membership and Adopt a Family Info Session; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 217, Stiteler Hall.
4 First Wednesday Concert; Anjali Gallup-Diaz; 12:15 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church; free and open to all (St. Mary’s).
5 Dolce Suono Ensemble; featuring flutist Mimi Stillman; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).
7 Savoy Company Performance; highlights from the productions of Gilbert and Sullivan; 2 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming (Penn Libraries).
20 Penn Flutes “Magical Tales”; original composition about the exploration of Sudley Castle; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission (Museum).
Prices & tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org
7 Motown Meets Jazz; the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble exploring Motown sounds emanating from the soul and style of jazz; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.
15 Dianne Reeves; one of the preeminent jazz vocalists in the world today, the four-time Grammy® Award winner will perform her jazz and R&B stylings; 7 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.
20 Nistha Raj and Christylez Bacon: Hip-Hop Meets Hindustani; Indian classical violinist Nistha Raj and Grammy®-nominated progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon; 8 p.m.; $15, $10/members, $8/students.
23 Fernando Knopf and The Latin Power; Argentinian-Israeli bassist Fernando Knopf and company; 7 p.m.; $15, free/members and students.
Penn Music Department
4 Penn Composer’s Guild; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher Bennett Hall.
5 Masterclass and reading party with Daedalus Quartet; RSVP for info.:firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Cygnus Ensemble; with special guest, Sarah Shafer, soprano; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.
14 University Choir; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5, free w/PennCard.
18 Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.
21 Penn Wind Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5, free/PennCard.
22 Ancient Voices; 3 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; $5, free w/PennCard.
Performances in Zellerbach Theatre.
Prices & tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org
1 Twyla Tharp: 50th Anniversary Tour; legendary choreographer celebrates 50 years of dance with new works; 3 p.m.
11 Welcome to Night Vale: The Making of a Storytelling Sensation; part of the First Person Arts Festival, this interview is based on the international hit podcast and newly released novel; 8 p.m.
14 BEyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color; celebrates the lives and experiences of males of color in Philadelphia as part of the First Person Arts Festival; 8 p.m.
7 Homecoming Event: Readings of Madeline books; in conjunction with the exhibit Covered with Vines; 10:45 a.m.; Goldstein Family Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (Penn Libraries).
16 Gen/Sex: A Conversation with Leo Bersani; on his latest book Thoughts and Things; 6:30 p.m.; Grad Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).
19 The City That Never Was; Christopher Marcinkoski, landscape architecture; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).
Kelly Writers House
All events located in Arts Café.
2 Writing about TV; Todd VanDerWerff; 6 p.m.
3 A reading by Julia Elliott; 6 p.m.
4 The symposium in memoriam Terrence Des Pres: 40th Anniversary of The Survivor; 4-7 p.m.
5 Lunch with Matt Bai; noon.
A conversation with Felix Salmon: Weber Symposium; 5 p.m.; RSVP.
7 Open House; 2 p.m.; RSVP.
Buzz Bissinger: A Reading and Conversation; 4 p.m.; RSVP.
9 Lunch with Fred Bowen; noon; RSVP.
10 Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Al Filreis in conversation; noon; RSVP.
On Billie Holiday in Philadelphia: Farah Griffin and John Szwed; 6 p.m.
11 Whenever We Feel Like It; 6 p.m.
16 Lunch with Robin Black; noon; RSVP.
17 A Poetry Reading by Michael Davidson; 6 p.m.
18 Speakeasy Open Mic Night; 7:30 p.m.
19 Kevin Powell: A Reading and Conversation; 5 p.m.
30 LIVE at the Writers House; 7 p.m.
All events at 6 p.m. unless specified.
7 Liberty’s Prisoners; Jen Manion; 4 p.m.
16 The Ripper Gene; Michael Ransom; 6 p.m.
17 Sport Matters: Leadership, Power and the Quest for Respect in Sports; Kenneth Shropshire, Wharton Sports Business Initiative; 5:30 p.m. (Africana Studies).
19 Social Determinants of Health in America; Antonia Villarruel, Penn Nursing; 4:30 p.m.; register: http://tinyurl.com/o57ttay
7 Authors in the Archives; incorporate the Penn Libraries resources into teaching and research – an exhibit of rare materials on display; 9:30 a.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming (Penn Alumni).
The James Brister Society Reception; members only reception following Fall Conference; 5-6 p.m.; Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/ofg8dm7 (Penn Alumni). See Conferences.
11 Annual Veterans Day Flag Raising Ceremony; Anne Cocos, SEAS, keynote speaker; featuring Penn Navy ROTC Honor Guard and Battalion, Penn Glee Club and Charles Howard, University Chaplain; 8:30-9 a.m.; College Green; rain location: Franklin Room, Houston Hall (Veterans @ Penn Committee).
12 Mummies and Martinis; enjoy happy hour with friends and a martini special in the Egypt Gallery; 6 p.m.; $9/ per person including a free drink ticket, 21 and over.
18 Famous Queens of the Penn Museum; celebrate the powerful queens who have lived through the ages and enjoy a drag queen show – must be 21 and over; 6 p.m.; $20, $15/members including a free drink ticket.
Price & tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/
11 Diwali Celebration; celebrate with traditional Indian food, performing arts and more; 6 p.m.
14 Strength in Numbers: Sights and Sounds of the Asian American Hip Hop Generation; multimedia program – music videos and live performances as part of Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival; check website for times & tickets.
Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com
6 Volleyball vs. Brown; 7 p.m.
7 Field Hockey vs. Princeton; noon.
(W) Soccer vs. Princeton; 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Yale; 5 p.m.
(M) Soccer vs. Princeton; 7:30 p.m.
13 (M) Swimming vs. Columbia; 4 p.m.
(M) Basketball vs. Robert Morris; 5:30 p.m.
(W) Basketball vs. Duke; 8 p.m.
15 (M) Basketball vs. Central Connecticut State; 4 p.m.
17 (W) Basketball vs. Lafayette; 7 p.m.
19 (M) Soccer; NCAA First Round.
21 (W) Fencing; Elite Invitational; all day.
(M) Fencing; Elite Invitational; all day.
(M) Soccer; NCAA Second Round.
Football vs. Cornell; 1 p.m.
22 Wrestling Keystone Classic; all day.
24 (W) Squash vs. Drexel; 5 p.m.
(W) Basketball vs. Colorado State; 7 p.m.
(M) Squash vs. Drexel; 7 p.m.
25 (M) Basketball vs. La Salle.
28 (M) Soccer; NCAA Third Round.
2 A Preliminary Assessment of the Demographic Impact of Ebola in West Africa; Stéphane Helleringer, Johns Hopkins; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Penn PSC).
From Mother Tongues to Machine Readability: Language(s) in the Extinction System; Robert Moore, anthropology; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).
Molecular and Preclinical Studies of Novel Positive Allosteric Modulators of a7 Nicotinic Receptors; Hugo Arias, California North State University; noon; 10-146 Classroom, Smilow Center (Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics).
The Triumph of Neoliberalism in Post-Communist Europe and Eurasia; Mitchell Orenstein, Slavic languages and literatures; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).
3 The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz; Peter Decherney, cinema studies & English; Jeffrey Vagle, Penn Law; 5:15 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/2205919 (Penn Libraries).
Helping Animals and People Through Evidence-Based Community Engagement and Veterinary Medicine; Brittany Watson, veterinary medicine; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Vet; Penn Science Café).
4 12@12: A Tasty Art Nugget in 12 Minutes Flat; topics and information on shows from curators; noon; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).
Variety’s Transformations: Digitizing and Analyzing a Showbiz Grant; Eric Hoyt, University of Wisconsin-Madison; noon; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://tinyurl.com/nl9gavr (Price Lab for Digital Humanities).
Sustainable Global Urbanization; Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University; 3 p.m.; 6th Floor Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://tinyurl.com/orufklw (Penn IUR; Perry World House).
A Persian Sufi Romance in Sanskrit: Religion, Cosmology and Translation in Sultanate Kashmir; Luther Obrock, South Asia studies; 4:30 p.m.; Class of 1955 Multimedia Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Studies).
Adapa the Sage: Flood, Myth and Magic in Early Mesopotamia; Steve Tinney, Babylonian Section; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; single lectures (9 total): $5, $2/members; register: http://tinyurl.com/ogqey7h (Museum).
Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures; Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).
5 Benchmarking Demand for Internet Freedom: Reviewing Insights from Russia, Turkey and Pakistan; Erik Nisbet, Ohio State University; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School (Center for Global Communication Studies).
Dissecting Transcriptional Protein Networks; Anna Mapp, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; noon, Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Queer Texts, Bad Habits and the Issue of a Future; Teresa de Lauretis, UC Santa Cruz; 3 p.m.; Grad Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).
Intertextuality, Metaprose and Program in Pseudo-Quintilian DM XIII; Christopher van den Berg, Amherst College; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).
From Do-It-Yourself to Direct-to-Consumer: the Regulation of Consumer Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Devices; Anna Wexler, MIT; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240A, Silverman Hall; RSVP: email@example.com (Center for Neuroscience and Society).
Legacies: Historical Memories of War and Colonialism and Contemporary Conflicts in East Asia; Mark Selden, Cornell; 4:30 p.m.; Class of 1955 Multimedia Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies).
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power; Thomas Christensen, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (CSCC).
Constructing Minorities in the Late-Ottoman Empire; Janet Klein, University of Akron; 6 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher Bennett Hall (Middle East Center).
The Queerness of the Drive; Teresa de Lauretis, University of California, Santa Cruz; 6 p.m.; Slought; register: http://tinyurl.com/ocguyj3 (Slought).
6 Uneven Playing Fields: Enron and the Transformation of the U.S. Natural Gas Industry, 1968-2001; Alan Anderson, Energy Planning, Inc.; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).
CEST Biomarkers: Applications in Vivo; Ravinder Reddy, radiology; 3:30 p.m.; JF Library, Anatomy-Chemistry Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
Monet and the Wreckage of History; André Dombrowski, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
8 Celebrating an Architectural Masterpiece: the 100th Anniversary of the Harrison Rotunda at the Penn Museum; David Brownlee, history of art and Alessandro Pezzati, archivist; 2 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum (Museum).
9 Association Between Community-Based Health Financing Approach and Child Stunting in Rural Rwanda: an Observational Study; Chunling Lu, Harvard; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Penn PSC).
Human Connectomics: The Structure and Function of Complex Brain Networks; Olaf Sporns, Indiana University Bloomington; noon; Class of ‘62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Center for Cognitive Neuroscience).
ITMAT Symposium; Paul Kenny, Mount Sinai Hospital; noon; 10-146 Classroom, Smilow Center (Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics).
Politics of Rightful Killing: Iranian Transgender Refugees and the Rights Regime; Sima Shakhsari, Wellesley College; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).
Illusions of Care: Medicine in Africa, 1920-1980; Steven Feierman, history and sociology of science; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History).
Social Impact Bonds; Jeff Liebman, Harvard; 3:30 p.m.; Class of 1958 Cafe, Irvine Auditorium; register: https://goo.gl/YKZuCH (CPHI).
Violence and the Archive: Richard of Bury’s Philobiblon; Emily Steiner, English; 5:15 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).
The New Science of Data: Simulation, Optimization and Structural Form-Finding; Mario Carpo, University College London; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).
10 Unconscious Bias: Recognizing Micro-aggressions; Ralph DeLucia, OAA-EOP; noon; rm. 217, Stiteler Hall (WPPSA).
Comparative effectiveness research on home-and-community based practices; Christopher Murtaugh, Visiting Nurse Service of New York; 3 p.m.; Jordan Medical Education Center Auditorium; register: www.med.upenn.edu/aging/events.html (Institute on Aging).
Reflections on Seminal Articles, Contours of Slavery and Social Change in Africa; Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).
11 The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History and The Challenge of Bebop; Guthrie Ramsey, music; noon; Hourglass Room, University Club; RSVP: (215) 746-5972 (PASEF-Emeritus).
Getting and Giving—Tales of Cooking Seasonally and Eating Well for the Holidays (Connections Lecture); Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton, Canal House; 2 p.m.; Morris Arboretum; $20, $15/members; register: http://morrisarboretum.org (Arboretum).
Flowers, Ballots and Bullets: the Brazilian Movement for the Abolition of Slavery; Angela Alonso, University of São Paulo; 5 p.m.; rm. 627, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (History).
The Corrupter of Boys: Sexual Scandal and the Medieval Church; Dyan Elliott, Northwestern; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: http://tinyurl.com/ownc356 (PHF).
12 Reconciliation and Its Discontents; Audra Simpson, Columbia University; 4 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Cultural Heritage Center; Anthropology; History; Greenfield Intercultural Center).
Troy and Gordion: the Historiography of Excavation at Two Legendary Sites in Anatolia; Brian Rose, classical studies; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).
Psychoanalysis and the I-Thou Relation; Jonathan Lear, University of Chicago; 5 p.m.; Ben Franklin Meeting Room, Houston Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/nw23e4r (PHF).
13 Local Identity and Social Change in the Sculpture of Medieval Carrión de los Condes; Liz Lastra, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
14 Merikare Khety—the Sixth King of the Heracleopolitan Royal House; Arkadiy Demidchik, National Research Novosibirsk State University; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10 (Museum).
16 Crime, Fear and Mental Health in Mexico; Andrés Villarreal, University of Maryland; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Penn PSC).
Cultural Destruction, Historical Erasure and Mass Violence in Syria and Iraq; Richard Leventhal, Brian Daniels, Salam Al Kuntar and Katharyn Hanson, Cultural Heritage Center; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).
Publishing in the Sciences: An Evolving Paradigm; various speakers; 4 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://libcal.library.upenn.edu/event/2205920 (Penn Libraries; English).
Astrophil’s Trembling Voice: Between the Pages of the Covntesse of Pembrokes Arcadia 1598; Thomas Ward, Naval Academy; 5:15 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).
Recent Works, Corridor and Informality; Hitoshi Abe, UCLA; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).
17 Activating and remodeling dysfunctional brain circuits using Deep Brain Stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease; Andres Lozano, University of Toronto; 3 p.m.; auditorium, BRB II/III; register: www.med.upenn.edu/aging/events.html (Institute on Aging).
The Indian Camino Real: Indigenous Trade Routes in Early North America; Tatiana Seijas, Penn State; 4:30 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies (History).
I’ll Be Your Interface; various speakers; 5 p.m.; Gittis 1, Law School (History of Art; Visual Studies).
A Medieval Buddhist Treatise on Love and Sex; Daud Ali, South Asia studies; 6 p.m.; World Cafe Live (Penn Lightbulb Cafe).
The Arches Project; David Myers, Getty Conservation Institute; 6 p.m.; Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).
18 Knowledge by the Slice; Bethany Wiggin, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; noon; Class of 1958 Cafe, Irvine Auditorium (Penn Arts & Sciences).
Chinese Migration; Lingxin Hao, Johns Hopkins; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (CSCC).
19 Molecular Determinants of Alpha-Synuclein Aggregation, Clearance and Toxicity in Parkinson’s Disease: from Novel Tools to Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies; Hilal Lashuel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture: Branding the Dream: Racial Democracy in the Age of Neoliberalism; Kendall Thomas, Columbia; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 240A, Silverman Hall, Penn Law (Center for Africana Studies; Penn Law).
Emerging Issues in Science: Immuno-therapy: Is the Cure Inside You?; various speakers; 5:30 p.m.; Wistar Institute; RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/pv8j499 (Wistar).
20 India’s Rural Employment Guarantee Program: Evidence from the India Human Development Surveys of 2004-5 and 2011-12; Sonalde Desai, University of Maryland; noon; suite 560, 3600 Market St (CASI; Penn PSC).
Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1800-1895; Juliet Sperling, history of art; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).
Telomere Maintenance and Human Disease; Emmanuel Skordalakes, Wistar Institute; 3:30 p.m.; JF Library, Anatomy-Chemistry Building (Biochemistry and Biophysics).
23 Endangered Languages; K. David Harrison, Swarthmore; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).
Information in Biological Images: Targeting Diseases and Characterizing Compounds; Anne Carpenter, Harvard and MIT; noon; 10-146 Classroom, Smilow Center (Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics).
Reconstructing French Kerouac: One Holograph Notebook at a Time; Jean-Christophe Cloutier, English; 5:15 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).
Recent Work; Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey, O’Donnell + Tuomey; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design).
30 Teacher, Torturer: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Commandant in Cambodia; Alex Hinton, Rutgers; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).
Burn Before Reading: On the Inevitability of Posthumous Papers in Modern Literature (Goethe, Dilthey, Kafka); Carlos Spoerhase, Humboldt University of Berlin; 5:15 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).