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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
Special Events Sports Talks    


Dance Theatre of Harlem

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs exceptional ballet masterpieces around the world. They will be performing at Annenberg Center on March 3-5 including two Arts4Youth performances on March 3-4. The iconic company brings unprecedented relevance to classical ballet with cutting-edge new works and beloved masterpieces performed by some of the most beautiful and exceptionally-trained dancers around. See Children’s
& On Stage.



5    Spring Term Break. Through March 13.

14 Classes Resume.

21 Advance Registration for Fall Term and Summer Sessions. Through April 3.

25 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course.


3    Arts4Youth: Dance Theatre of Harlem; experience the language of classical dance from this company of racially diverse and exceptionally trained artists; 10:30 a.m.; Annenberg Center; prices & tickets: http://www.annenbergcenter.org/ Also March 4 (Annenberg Center).

International House
$5 (ages 2+), free/IHP members.

5   All Around This World: Greek Dancing; global music and world cultures program; 1 p.m.

12 Family Matinee: Zarafa; 2 p.m.

26 Family Matinee: The Tale of Princess Kaguya; 2 p.m.

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

5    Ants on a Log.

12 The Human Lard Dog & The Band of Shy.

26 The Cat’s Pajamas.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & registration: morrisarboretum.org

11 Storytime; ages 1-5; 10:30 a.m.; registration required.

21 Seeds to Sprouts, Spring Adventures! Session I; a six-week series of outdoor adventures to introduce children to the wonders of the natural world; ages 2-4; 10:30 a.m.; registration required.

23 Fairy and Gnome Gardening: Spring Break Workshop; create your own fairy or gnome garden in this fun, hands-on class; ages 6-9; 1 p.m.; registration required.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

5    Gallery Romp: China; go on a race for the zodiac with cat, rat and other furry, feathered and scaly friends. What type of animals can you find in the China Gallery?; 10:30 a.m.; free w/admission; register.

13  Destination Near East: The Midas Touch; explore the newly installed exhibit devoted to King Midas – get inspired by artifacts and create your own fibula, brooch or pin; 1 p.m.; free w/admission; special exhibit $5. See Exhibits.   

conferences Index 

4    Mind Your Brain; 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.; Auditorium & Commons, Smilow Research Center; register: www.PennMedicine.org/MYB (Penn Medicine).

18 M@P: 8th Annual Graduate Conference “Performance”; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; info.: www.english.upenn.edu/  (English).

19 Early Modern Print Culture Through a Japanese Prism: A Celebration; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/japanese_prism.html (Center for the Integrated Study of Japan; Penn Libraries).

25  Stolen Dollars and Sense: Breaking the Silence of Labor Trafficking; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall; register: http://tinyurl.com/hngfagk (SP2).


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; closed until January 19; free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; www.upenn.edu/universityclub/burrison.shtml

      Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

       Education Commons, George A. Weiss Pavilion in Franklin Field; free; hours vary; http://commons.library.upenn.edu/ec-hours

      Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/

       Goldstein Family Gallery, 6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

      Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): free; closed January 2016 for installation; 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.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 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, see http://www.library.upenn.edu/hours/vp.html

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


20 Wrapped Up: Yarnbombing; Melissa Maddonni Haims’ original sculptures – she creates yarn graffiti, soft sculpture and large-scale installations with crocheted materials mostly using recycled, reclaimed and rescued textiles; Morris Arboretum; opening reception: March 26, 1-3 p.m. Through October. See Special Events.

22 Erasures; an exhibit with Fazal Sheikh tracing the dispossessions and displacements of the Arab-Israeli War of 1948, and their impact on Palestinians, Bedouins and Israelis; Slought; opening reception: March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Slought; lecture: March 24, 6:30 p.m., ICA. Through May 1.

       Nikon Small World Exhibition; discover the beauty and complexity of life as seen through advanced microscopes with the exhibit of winning images from Nikon’s Small World photography contest; Wistar Institute. Through March 4.

corn exhibit

       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.

       Children of Abraham by Abbas; Magnum Photos photographer Abbas; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 20.                           

       The Civil War: An Ephemeral Lens Into the Life and Times; on the home front and the front lines of the Union and Confederacy; Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through March 21.

       Methods of Collection; a group exhibition inspired by the practice of collecting zoological samples and animal specimens; Esther Klein Gallery. Through March 25.

       Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere; incorporating popular music and radio – their projects traverse the cultural complications and contradictions at play within public spaces; ICA. Through March 27.

       Across the Spectrum: Color in American Fine & Private Press Books, 1890-2015—The Jean-François Vilain and Roger Wieck Collection; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through May 18.

       Sex: A History in 30 Objects; highlights the ways that societies across time have approached sexuality and identity; Penn Museum. Through July 31.

       Rodney McMillian: The Black Show; an extended physical meditation on the United States – sculpture, paintings, room-size constructions, videos and performances that embody our social fabric; ICA. Through August 14.

       The Golden Age of King Midas; exploring the famous ruler and his times with a spectacular array of specially-loaned ancient artifacts from The Republic of Turkey, keys to telling the true story of a very real, very powerful ruler of the Phrygian kingdom in what is now central Turkey; Penn Museum; $5. Through November 27. See Children’s Activities.

       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 2nd Wednesday each month; 1st fl., Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

       Human Evolution: The First 200 Million Years; Penn Museum.

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

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

native american voices penn museum

       Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now; Penn Museum.

       Sacred Spaces: The Photography of Ahmet Ertug; Penn Museum.

       Samuel Yellin, Metalworker: Drawings from the Architectural Archives; Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives.

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

Penn Museum Tours
Weekend tours begin at 1:30 p.m., the Kamin entrance. Free w/admission.
For info.: www.penn.museum

FILMS Index 

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

1    Geographical Society of Philadelphia Presents: Egypt’s Secret Side; $25, $20/members, $10/students.

3    Video and Before: Five Japanese Pioneers.

4    Pop: On Screen and Around the World, Pop Goes the Easel; free; RSVP.

10 The Man Who Mends Women—The Wrath of Hippocrates; English and French; free; RSVP.

15 Pop: On Screen and Around the World, Tanaami Keiichi in Person!; free; RSVP.

17 Archive Fever! 7.0: Il Grido; Italian.

18 Full Exposure: Sworn Virgin; Italian and Albanian.

23Cityscapes: The Vienna That Never Was, Museum Hours; German.

31 Pop: On Screen and Around the World, Society of the Spectacle; free; RSVP.

Israeli Film Festival
$15, $13/seniors, $6/students/members.
Info.: http://iffphila.com/

12 The Kind Words; 8 p.m.

13 The Kind Words; 3 p.m.

      Passover Fever; 7 p.m.

26 Baba Joon; 8:45 p.m.  

Penn Humanities Forum
Register: https://www.phf.upenn.edu/

13 Gender Across Cultures: Soul Food Stories; Bulgarian; Meta Mazaj, cinema studies in conversation with Zdravko Tyankov; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum (Museum).

16 Cinema, Censorship and the Scandal of Sex: Blue is the Warmest Color; French; 7 p.m.; International House; register: https://www.phf.upenn.edu/ (Cinema Studies; I-House).

Philosophy and Film Series
7 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher Bennett Hall
Info.: janro@sas.upenn.edu

2   Inside Out; Lisa Miracchi, philosophy.

23 Blame it on Fidel or Morvern Callar; Eilidh Beaton, philosophy.


1    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, $5/students; info.: Carolyn, (267) 251-3842.

3    Penn Knitters; all skill levels are welcome; noon; Penn Women’s Center. Thursdays through March 31.

5    Winter Wellness Walks; led by an experienced Volunteer Guide, these brisk walks will stick to the paved paths and get your heart rate up; 10:30 a.m.; Morris Arboretum; free w/admission (Arboretum). Saturdays through March 26.

16 Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Session IV; for female students, faculty and staff; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; register: (215) 898-4481. Continues March 23 & 30, April 6.

19 K9 First Aid; 8:30 a.m.; Penn Vet Working Dog Center; prices & registration: https://capable-canine.com/classes/first-aid/ Also March 20, 4:30 p.m.

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

      Public Skating; Sun. 1-2 p.m.; Mon. noon-1:30 p.m.; Wed. noon-1:30 p.m.; Fri. noon-1:30 p.m.; Sat. 5-6 p.m.

6    Spring Break Skate; 1 p.m.; admission is buy-one, get-one free.

19 Philly Roller Girls Skate; 5 p.m.; free admission w/purchase of Roller Derby ticket. Also March 26.

Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life
Register: http://tinyurl.com/k3gmk9u

2    Exploring Faculty Careers at Teaching-Focused Institutions; Kevin McCarthy, Chestnut Hill College; Jodi Schottenfeld-Roames, Swarthmore; Shanyn Fiske, Rutgers; 5 p.m.; Golkin Room, Houston Hall.

3    Building Effective Communications with your Advisor and Mentors: a Workshop for PhDs of all Disciplines; Marcia Glickman, Office of Student Conduct; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 108, ARCH Bldg.

16 Talking About Diversity: Topics in Faculty Careers; 5 p.m.; Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall.

Fels Institute of Government
Register for details: www.fels.upenn.edu/

16 Fels Full-time & Executive MPA Programs Virtual Information Session; 9 a.m.

23 Fels Full-time & Executive MPA Programs Information Session; 6 p.m.; Fox-Fels Hall.

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

2    Gentle Yoga; 11 a.m. Also March 16 & 30.

9   Chair Yoga; noon. Also March 23.

10 Be in the Know Biometric Screenings; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

11 March Wellness Walk; noon.

17 Colon Cancer Awareness Workshop; noon.

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

1   Brown Bag—Communicating Your Value by Factoring Your Skills, Interests and Abilities; 12:30 p.m.; free.

3    Strategies for Improved Communication; 9 a.m.-noon; $75.

9   Performance Reviews for Staff; 12:30 p.m.; free.

18 Effective Performance Management; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; $75.

22 Dealing with the Elephant in the Room; noon; free.

23 Performance Reviews for Managers; 12:30 p.m.; free.

29 TED Talk Tuesday—Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are; 12:30 p.m.; free.

31 Customer Service Bootcamp; 9 a.m.-noon; noon.

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

3   Guided Meditation–Take a Breath and Relax; noon.

11 Guided Meditation–Morris Arboretum; noon.

Liberal & Professional Studies
Register: www.sas.upenn.edu/lps

2    Walk-In Wednesdays; prospective students; no appointment necessary; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St.  Also March 9, 16, 23 & 30.

15 Master of Liberal Arts Virtual Information Session; 12:30 p.m.

16 Organizational Dynamics On-Campus Info Sessions; 6 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St.

19 Medical Physics Programs Spring Open House; 9 a.m.; rm. 146-AB, fl. 9, Smilow Center.

29 Post-Baccalaureate Studies On-Campus Info Session; 5:30 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St.

Morris Arboretum
Prices & registration: www.morrisarboretum.org

2   Tree Appraisal: What is Reasonable?; 8:30 a.m.

3   Birding at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area; 7:30 a.m.

5   Designing and Planting yourOrganic Veggie Garden; 10 a.m.

      Adding Fruit Trees to your Garden; 1 p.m.

10 Protecting & Preserving Trees during Construction; 9 a.m.

      100 Years of Collecting Conifers at the Morris Arboretum; 10 a.m.

      Snowdrop Propagation; 6 p.m.

12 Rose Pruning Basics; 9:30 a.m.

      Wedding Flower Design Workshop; 10 a.m.

      Weaving with Natural Plant Materials; 1 p.m.

16 Pruning for the Homeowner; 10 a.m.  Also March 19, 7 p.m.

      Design & Manage Borders for Year-Round Interest; 7 p.m.

18 Understanding Trees from the Inside, Out; 9 a.m.

22 Pruning Shrubs for Maximum Health and Beauty; 9 a.m.

     Lose the Lilacs: Native Woodies with Four-Season; 7 p.m.

29 Basic Pesticide Training Course; 8:30 a.m.

30 Emerald Ash Borer Management Workshop; 9 a.m.

Penn Home Ownership Services
Register: http://tinyurl.com/ntjqlhf

8    Finance Your Home; along with lending partner Trident – discussing PMI, credit, interest rates, FHA and conventional loans; rm. 209, Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall; register.

16 Keys to Home Ownership; presented by Clarifi; 1938 Lounge, English House; valid PennCard required; register.

Penn Libraries Workshops
In Van Pelt-Dietrich Library unless noted. 
Register: http://tinyurl.com/objw8zp

1   Understanding and Securing Your Author Rights When You Publish; 10 a.m.; seminar rm. 626, Kislak Center. Also March 17, 5:30 p.m.

      Canvas Help; register for times & locations. Also March 2, 3, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30  & 31.

      Research to Go Office Hours; 12:30 p.m.; rm. 251, Huntsman Hall. Also March 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31.

      Microsoft Word: Formatting Your Report; 2:30 p.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also March 8, 15, 22 & 29.

      Research Teas @ Van Pelt: Digital Methods for Americanists; 4 p.m.; rm. 223, Meyerson Conference Room.

2   Datasets for Text Mining–Selecting, Scraping and Cleaning; 2 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II, Kislak Center.

      Bloomberg 101; 3:30 p.m.; Yablon Financial Resources Lab, Lippincott Library. Also March 16, 23 & 30.

      Early Books Collective; 4 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II, Kislak Center. Also March 9, 16, 23 & 30. 

4   Microsoft PowerPoint: Audio and Video in your Presentation; 10:30 a.m.; WIC. Also March 11, 18 & 25.

7   Make your own Prezi; 10:15 a.m.; rm. 114, Goldstein Electronic Classroom. Also March 14, 21 & 28.

11 Diversi-Tea @ Penn Libraries on Microaggressions; 10 a.m.; Meyerson Conference Room.

15 Diversi-Tea @ Penn Libraries; Johnny Irizarry, La Casa Latina; 4 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room.

16 Text Mining: Collection with Topic Models; 2 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II, Kislak Center.

23 Text Mining: Collocation with Word Embedding Models; noon; rm. 623, Vitale II, Kislak Center.

27 Exams in Science and Math: Unpack and Prepare; 1 p.m.; rm. 113, Collaborative Classroom.

30  Python for Text Analysis; 2 p.m.; rm. 623, Vitale II, Kislak Center.


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

11 PPSA Board Meeting; open to monthly-paid staff; 11 a.m.; rm. 205, College Hall; RSVP: ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu

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

MUSIC Index 

2    First Wednesday Noontime Concert; featuring Kathleen Scheide & Timothy Urban, performers; 12:15 p.m.; St. Mary’s Church (St. Mary’s Church).

       Dolce Suono Ensemble; 5:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery; free (ARG).

12 Celebrate the Great Women of Blues and Jazz; musical tribute to Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan by a collective of New York’s best singers; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $20-$50; tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org (Annenberg Center).

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

On Stage Index 

3   Dance Theatre of Harlem; iconic company brings unprecedented relevance to classical ballet with cutting-edge new works and beloved masterpieces performed by some of the most beautiful and exceptionally trained dancers; 7:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre, Annenberg Center; $30-$75; tickets: www.annenbergcenter.org Also March 4 & 5, 8 p.m.; March 5, 2 p.m.(Annenberg Center).

11 Alex Shaw: The Mandinga Experiment; percussionist Alex Shaw’s tribute to the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira Angola featuring musicians, dancers and capoeiristas from both Brazil and the U.S.; 8 p.m.; International House; $15/general, $10/members, $8/students; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (I-House).

18  Mask and Wig Club Presents: Flight Club; fasten your seatbelts for a bumpy night at a quirky little airport on the Canadian border with Mask and Wig’s 128th annual production; 8 p.m.; $15/student & $30/adult; tickets: http://www.maskandwig.com/tickets/ Also March 19. (Mask and Wig).


3    Migrating Tales: The Talmud’s Narratives and their Historical Context; Richard Kalman, Jewish Theological Seminary; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (Jewish Studies Program; Religious Studies).

23 Book Launch: Shared Prosperity in America’s Communities; Susan M. Wachter and Lei Ding, editors; 5:30 p.m.; Kleinman Center for Energy Policy Forum, Fisher Fine Arts Library; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/ (Penn IUR).

24 AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present; Giovanna Dell’Orto, University of Minnesota; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School (Annenberg School). 

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

1   Home as Heart, and Hearth: Stories and Ideas; 6 p.m.

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

15 Multilingual Poetics: Anne Tardos; 6:30 p.m.

17 Brave Testimony: Terrance Hayes; 6 p.m. (Africana Studies).

21 Eileen Myles; 6:30 p.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

22 Brunch with Eileen Myles; 10 a.m.; RSVP: whfellow@writing.upenn.edu

28 Live at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

Penn Book Center
6:30 p.m.; info.: www.pennbookcenter.com/

3    Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy; Mary Frances Berry, history.

22 All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation; Rebecca Traister, author & journalist.

Penn Bookstore
6 p.m.; Events Room, Second Floor.
Info.: www.upenn.edu/bookstore

3   A Mysterious Life and Calling: From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina; Crystal Lucky.

22 Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures; Arlene Weintraub.

23 The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve; Peter Conti-Brown.


3    Sips, Schmooze & Science; join the Wistar Institute Ambassadors for a fun cocktail party with a splash of science; 6 p.m.; Wistar Institute; $35; RSVP: http://www.wistar.org/underthemicroscope (Wistar Institute).

16    Penn Bookstore Graduation Fair; allowing all graduating students the opportunity to acquire their academic regalia, class rings, diploma frames and announcement letters; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Bookstore). Through March 18.

International House (I-House)
Info.: http://ihousephilly.org/

15    International Women’s Day 2016: Global Perspectives on Women, Food Security and Agriculture; reception and panel discussion about the role of women in global agriculture; 6:30 p.m.; free; RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/gkualjy

29     Cultural Celebration: Nowruz; Middle Eastern delicacies and dance and celebration of Persian New Year; 7 p.m.; $10/public, $8/students and seniors; tickets: http://tinyurl.com/huad4ya

Morris Arboretum
Info.: www.morrisarboretum.org

5   Yarn Along; all crocheters and knitters are invited to join in and whip up an original piece of needlework artistry to be incorporated into the upcoming yarnbombing installation Wrapped Up – artist Melissa Haims will be on hand to facilitate; 1-4 p.m. See Exhibits.

12    Witchhazel Tour; bursts of color down the garden path; 2 p.m. Also March 26.

Penn Museum
Info.: www.penn.museum

3    Mummies and Martinis;  after-work happy hour in the Egyptian (Mummies) Gallery; 6 p.m.; $9 includes one free drink for guests 21 and older.

19 EGYPTOMANIA!; celebration of all things Egyptian at this World Culture Day – galleries come to life with a medley of activities to help visitors discover ancient Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations, with an interactive belly-dancing workshop, hands-on crafts and games, hieroglyph lessons and talks; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free w/admission.

Sports Index 

Tickets & venues: www.pennathletics.com

2   (W) Lacrosse vs. Rutgers; 6:30 p.m.

4   (W) Basketball vs. Dartmouth; 7 p.m.

5   (M) Lacrosse vs. Penn State; noon.

     (W) Lacrosse vs. Brown; 3 p.m.

     (W) Basketball vs. Harvard; 7 p.m.

8   (M) Lacrosse vs. Lafayette; 4 p.m.

12 Gymnastics vs. Bridgeport; 1 p.m.

16 Softball vs. Lafayette; 3 p.m.

19 (M&W) Track and Field; Philadelphia College Classic; all day.

      (W) Rowing vs. Saint Joseph’s/Boston College; TBA.

      (W) Tennis vs. St. John’s; noon.

      Baseball vs. Binghamton; noon & 2 p.m.

      Softball vs. Army; 1 p.m.

20 Baseball vs. Binghamton; noon & 2 p.m.

23 (W) Lacrosse vs. Maryland; 7 p.m.

26 (M&W) Track and Field; Penn Challenge; all day.

      (M) Lacrosse vs. Cornell; noon.

      Baseball vs. Lafayette; noon & 2 p.m.

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

     (M) Lacrosse vs. Maryland; 4 p.m.

30 Softball vs. Lehigh; 3 p.m.

TALKS Index 

1    The Joseph A. Pignolo, Sr. Award in Aging Research: REST and Stress Resistance in Aging and Alzheimer’s Research; Bruce Yankner, Harvard; 3 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research; register: http://www.med.upenn.edu/aging/events.html (Institute on Aging).

       Crude Imaginations: Capitalism, Space and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia; Rosie Bsheer, Yale; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       Religious Experience and Conversion; Shaul Magid, Indiana University; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Religious Studies; Katz Center; Center for Neuroscience and Society).

       Healthy Horizons: Innovation and the Informal Economy; multiple speakers; 5:30 p.m.; Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Fisher Fine Arts Library; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/ (CPHI; Penn IUR).

       First Tuesday Lecture Series – Is My Horse Lame or Neurologic; Neil Mittelman & Holly Stewart, Penn Vet; 6:30 p.m.; Alumni Hall, New Bolton Center; RSVP: (610) 925-6500 (Penn Vet).

2    The Hollywood Diversity Report: Year 3; Darnell Hunt, UCLA; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Fugitives: The Underground Railroad to Mexico; Alice Baumgartner, Yale; 12:30 p.m.; seminar rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

       Solving the Riddle of Development; Hernando de Soto, economist; 5 p.m.; auditorium, Hillel; register: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/ (Fels Institute of Government).

       Great Myths and Legends Lecture Series: The Golden Age of King Midas; C. Brian Rose, Penn Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: $5; $2/members; $10/door (Museum).

3    Publishing for Early Career Authors; Jerry Singerman, Penn Press; noon; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register: www.phf.upenn.edu/ (PHF).

       Zooming In: A Pilot Study of Body Worn Cameras and Their Effects on Police Work; Elizabeth Groff & Jennifer Wood, Temple; noon; rm. 285, McNeil Bldg. (Criminology).

       Mourning = Survival: Remaining Human in the Wake of AIDS; Dagmawi Woubshet, Cornell; 4 p.m.; Grad Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Africana Studies; English).

       Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: a Perspective from the Witness Stand; Geoffrey Aguirre, neurology; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 2, Gittis Hall; RSVP: info@neuroethics@upenn.edu (Neuroscience).

       Public Lecture; Marvin Odum, Shell U.S.; 4:30 p.m.; Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Fisher Fine Arts Library; register: http://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/ (Kleinman Center).

       The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation after the Genome; Alondra Nelson, Columbia University; 5 p.m.; rm. B26, Stiteler Hall (Penn Program on Race, Science & Society).

       PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture: Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere; Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, artists; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

4    Chicken Soup for the Soul, Prepared by the Communist Party: How China’s Propaganda Machine Adapts to Social Media; Kecheng Fang, Annenberg; noon; rm. 345, Fisher-Bennett Hall (CSCC).

       War Stories: Remembering the American Revolution; Michael McDonnell, University of Sydney; 3 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

11 Cocktails & Conversation: Leadership & Innovation in the Federal Government; Federal Executive Board, Young Involved Philadelphia and Fels Institute of Government panelists; 6 p.m.; location TBA; register: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/ (Fels).

14 Black Extinction…and Regeneration: An Ethnography of the Future. #StemCellsMatter; Ruha Benjamin, Princeton; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).

       A Preliminary Assessment of the Demographic Impact of Ebola in West Africa; Stéphane Helleringer, Johns Hopkins; noon, rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Moving Violations: Regulation and Technological Change in the American Automobile; Lee Vinsel, Stevens Institute of Technology; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

       The Transformissions of the Archive: Literary Remainders in the Late Age of Print; Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/ (Penn Libraries).

15 Getting Work Done Efficiently; Holly Marrone, human resources; noon; rm. 3000, Chemistry Bldg. (WPPSA).

       Well-Behaved Pirates Seldom Make History; Mark Hanna, UC San Diego; 4:30 p.m.; Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center (History; McNeil Center).

       Near Death Experience; Kevin Nelson, University of Kentucky; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Religious Studies; Katz Center; Center for Neuroscience and Society).

       Colloquia Series; David Novak, UC Santa Barbara; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Lerner Center (Music).

       The Poetics of Macintosh: Recovering the Digital Poetry of Kamau Brathwaite and William Dickey; Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/ (Penn Libraries).

       Spiegel Wilks Lecture; Janine Antoni, artist; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B1, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).   

16 Flesh Made Soul: Bodily Representations in the Brain of Healthy and Diseased People; Salvatore Aglioti, Sapienza University of Rome; noon; Medical Alumni Hall, Maloney Bldg. (Psychology).

       The Past is Not the Only Determinant of Future Possibilities; Rashmi Kumar, WLRC; noon; 2nd floor conference room, Penn Bookstore; register: http://www.upenn.edu/affirm-action/offerings.html (OAA.EOP).

       Colloquium Series; Leo Bersani, UC Berkeley; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

       The Fireside Poets and the Sentimental Origins of Moral Suasion; Kevin Vrevich, Ohio State; 12:30 p.m.; seminar rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

       Muslim Ethics Literature in Late-Colonial India: Writing under the Sign of ‘Akhlaq’; Farina Mir, University of Michigan; 4:30 p.m.; Class of 1955 Multimedia Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Center).

       The Quest for a Common Alphabet for Turkic Languages; Erika Gilson, Princeton; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 244, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Middle East Center).

       Skin Wounds and Masses—Management and Mistakes (CE); David Holt, Penn Vet; 6 p.m.; Hill Pavilion, Penn Vet; 1.5 CE available; register: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/about/news-and-events-calendar (Penn Vet).

       Midwestern Modernism: “Wrightification” and Domestic Architecture in Madison, Wisconsin, 1930-70; Anna Andrzejewski, University of Wisconsin-Madison; 6 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

       Justice on What Terms?; 6 p.m. photo exhibit precedes talk; David Stovall, University of Illinois at Chicago; 7 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall (Civic House).

17 Ban the Box: Criminal Records and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment; Amanda Agan, Princeton; noon; rm. 285, McNeil Bldg. (Criminology).

       Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China; Matthew Kahn, UCLA; 4:30 p.m.; Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Fisher Fine Arts Library; register: http://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/ (Kleinman Center).

       Digital Media and the Future(s) of Democracy: From Hashtag to Movement: #Ferguson, #Blacklivesmatter and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice; Deen Freelon, American University; 4:30 p.m.; Silverstein Forum, Stiteler Hall (Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism).

       The RESTful Book: Bibliography and Bookish Media; Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland; 5:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/ (Penn Libraries).

       Fine Arts Lecture; John Pilson, artist; 6:30 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA; PennDesign).

18 MUSA Lunch Speaker Series; Jeff Frankl, Azavea; noon; rm. G12, Penn IUR Conference Room, Meyerson Hall; register: http://penniur.upenn.edu/(Penn IUR).

       Cold War Friendly Skies: Pan Am, Aeroflot and the Political Economy of Détente; Steven Harris; University of Mary Washington; 2 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

       Honest Men and Covetous Men: Gender and William Penn’s ‘Holy Experiment’; Peter Kotowski, Loyola University, Chicago; 3 p.m.; location TBA (McNeil Center).

20 Coffee and Conversation; Laura Carlson, Notre Dame; 2 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

21 Multimodal Approaches to Understanding Brain Networks; Michael Greicius, Stanford; noon; Class of ’62 Auditorium, John Morgan Building (IRCS).
       Pleistocene Rewilding: Lions in a Den of Daniels; Harry Greene, Cornell; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).

       The Politics of Prevalence: Measuring the Health of ‘Special’ Populations in the 20th Century US; Jeffrey Brosco, University of Miami; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (History & Sociology of Science).

       Recent Work; Kim Mathews & Signe Nielsen, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architecture; 6 p.m.; Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

       Global Distinguished Lecture: Lessons from the Great Syrian Migration; Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times; 6:30 p.m.; Widener Lecture Room, Penn Museum (Middle East Center).

22 Mindfulness; Jeffrey Greeson, psychiatry; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Religious Studies; Katz Center; Center for Neuroscience and Society).

       Silverstein Photography Lecture; Hank Willis Thomas, artist; 6:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (PennDesign).

23 Class in the Classroom: Interactions and Inequalities in Elementary School; Jessica Calarco, Indiana University; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       A Clouded Mirror: The Uttarak???a of the V?lm?ki R?m?ya?a as a Treatise on Kingship; Robert Goldman, UC Berkeley; 4:30 p.m.; Class of 1955 Multimedia Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Center).

       Sex and Jewelry in Cross-Cultural Mythology; Wendy Doniger, University of Chicago Divinity School; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: www.phf.upenn.edu/ (PHF).

       Environmental Communications and the Contact High; Mark Wasiuta, Columbia University; 6:30 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

24 The Economy and the Markets – What’s Next?; Jeremy Siegel, finance; noon; Hourglass Room, University Club; RSVP: (215) 746-5972 (PASEF).

       Penn Nursing’s Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women’s Health; Denis Mukwege, humanitarian; 4 p.m.; International House; tickets: http://ihousephilly.org/ (Nursing).

       Corporate Influence on Chinese Science and Policymaking; Susan Greenhalgh, Harvard; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 345, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Sociology).

       ASL Spring Event: Ableist Rhetoric at the Turn of the 20th Century; presented in ASL with voice interpretation for non-signing people; Octavian Robinson, College of the Holy Cross; 5 p.m.; rm. G-17, Claudia Cohen Hall (Linguistics).

       Chinese Art and the Cosmopolitan; Craig Clunas, Oxford; 5 p.m.; rm. B-26, Stiteler Hall (History of Art).

       Silverstein Photography Lecture; Fazal Sheikh, artist; 6:30 p.m.; Tuttleman Auditorium, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA; PennDesign).

28 Does Extinction Make Us All Indigenous? Visualizing Fugitive Futures along a Post-Apocalyptic Edge; Lucas Bessire, University of Oklahoma; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).

       PSC Colloquium Series; Markéta Pechholdová, University of Economics, Prague; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Envisioning Assemblage; Craig Buckley, Yale; 6:30 p.m.; rm. 210, Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

29 Mysticism; Elliot Wolfson, UC Santa Barbara; 5 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Religious Studies; Katz Center; Center for Neuroscience and Society).

30 Colloquium Series; Bridget Swanson, Germanic languages and literature; noon; rm. 330, Fisher-Bennett Hall (Cinema Studies).

       Away from this Province’: Transportation of Condemned Slaves in British North America, 1720-1776; Ebony Jones, NYU; 12:30 p.m.; seminar rm. 105, McNeil Center (McNeil Center).

       The Annual Ian McHarg Lecture; Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture; 6 p.m.; Lower Gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

       Conversation Series; Anthony Elms, ICA; Naima Keith, Studio Museum, Harlem; Rodney McMillian, artist; 6:30 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

31 Resource Constraints and the Criminal Justice System: Evidence from Judicial Vacancies; Crystal Yang, Harvard; noon; rm. 285, McNeil Bldg. (Criminology).

       Department of Linguistics Speaker Series; Aaron Rubin, Penn State; 3:30 p.m.; IRCS Conference Room, 3401 Walnut Street (Linguistics).

       East Asian Regionalism, China and US: is the Pacific wide enough for US and China?; Shiping Tang, Fudan University; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 111, Annenberg School (CSCC).

       Philomathean Annual Oration: US Foreign Policy in the Middle East Since 9/11: One Disaster After Another; John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago; 7:30 p.m.; Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum; register: www.ao2016.eventbrite.com (Philomathean Society).