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Lightbox Film Center at IHP

$5 (ages 2+), free for members. Tickets:

9    Labyrinth; 2 p.m.

Morris Arboretum


16    Witchhazel is Your Favorite?; children create witchhazel-related crafts; 1 p.m.; Upper Gallery of the Visitor Center.

Penn Museum


5    Feasting with Friends; stories, make-and-take art activities and snacks; 10:30 a.m.; China Gallery; $10, $5/members for one adult and one child, $2 per additional child; series subscription $55, $25/members.

8    40 Winks at the Penn Museum; sleepover for ages 6-12; 5:30 p.m.-9 a.m.; admission $55, $45/members. Through February 9.

9    Egyptian Adventures; scavenger hunts, crafts  and more; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; free w/admission.

World Cafe Live


24    Kids Rock Philly: A Benefit for LiveConnections; World Café Live; 1 p.m.; tickets: $20 (World Café Live, School of Rock).

1    Romantic Prints on the Move; 1:30 p.m.; various locations; register: (Kislak Center, URF, SAS, Germanic Languages & Literatures, Wolf Humanities Center, Sachs Program, History, Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, History of Art). Also February 2.

7    Awakening and Calming the Epigenome Symposium; keynote speaker: Rudolf Jaenisch, MIT; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center; register: (Cell and Developmental Biology, Epigenetics Institute).

      Center for Media at Risk Forum: Securing MediaMakers;  film screening and panel discussion featuring Lisa Parks, Assia Boundaoui, Parker Higgins, Sara Rafsky, Patricia Aufderheide and Barbie Zelizer; 5-7:30 p.m.; rm. 109, Annenberg School. Also February 8, 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; info: (Center for Media at Risk, Annenberg School).

8     Stuff: Anxieties and Aspirations of the Material World; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; ICA; info: (Wolf Humanities Center, History of Art, HSS, History, Anthropology, McNeil Center, Program in Environmental Humanities, ICA).

22    Mediocrity: 11th Annual Medievalists @ Penn Graduate Conference; keynote address: Sonja Drimmer, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; info and to register: (GAPSA, SasGov, Hispanic Studies, Medieval Studies Faculty Work Group, Art History, Classical Studies, English, History, French Studies, Italian Studies, Comparative Literature).

        Grad Ben Talks; TED Talk-style presentations by graduate students; 12:30-6:30 p.m.; Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (Arts & Sciences).

26    3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Extracellular Vesicle Scientific Symposium; 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Caplan Auditorium, Wistar Institute; register: (Wistar, PennVet).

Admission Donations and Hours

    Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG): Fisher Fine Arts Library; free; hours:

    Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House: free; hours, info:

    Burrison Gallery, Inn at Penn: free; Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.;

    Esther Klein Gallery: free; Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;

    ICA: free; VIP hours: February 2, 9-11 a.m.; info:

    International House Philadelphia: free; hours:

    Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; info:

    Morris Arboretum: hours, prices:

    Penn Museum: $15/adults; $13/seniors; $10/children; free/members, PennCard holders and children under 5; Tues.-Sun, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; first Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.;

    Slought: free; Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m.; info:

    Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; hours: info:

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


1    Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen; offers insight into the evolution of her practice through a range of landmark works; 6:30 p.m. public opening celebration; ICA. Curator-led tour: February 27, 6 p.m. Through March 31.

      Colored People Time: Mundane Futures; explores ways in which the history of slavery and colonialism permeates the present and impacts the future; 6:30 p.m. public opening celebration; ICA. Through March 31.

      Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective; six decades of sculpture, painting, video, performance, film and installation; 6:30 p.m. public opening celebration; ICA. Through August 11.

7    Here on Earth; photography by Barbara Barbour; Burrison Gallery. Opening reception: February 8, 5-7 p.m. Through March 6.

      In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us; Patricia Moss-Vreeland’s work illuminates the role memory plays in relation to who we are; Esther Klein Gallery; artist reception: February 22, 6 p.m. Through March 30.

      Print Show: Alyson Del Pino, Harry Galiano, Bronwyn Katz and Heidi Lee; Brodsky Gallery opening; 6 p.m.; Arts Cafe, Kelly Writers House.

22  The Image-Event: A Joint Struggle; photographic archive comprised of Palestinian, Israeli and international activist-photographers; Slought; opening reception 6-9 p.m. Through March 31.

23   Ancient Egypt: From Discovery to Display; behind-the-scenes view of artifact storage and active conservation of Museum objects; Penn Museum.


    Art and Physics: A Different Perspective; art from members of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine; Burrison Gallery. Through February 6.

    Photography in Crisis; a collective art project in Athens, Greece, engaging the “Greek Crisis” and its aftermath; Slought. Through February 17.

    And So the Story Goes: Innovations in Storytelling; Penn Museum. Through March 3.

    Lens on Latin America;  an art exhibition of innovative, experimental, and radical photography; IHP. Info: Through March 22.

    Citizen Salon; crowd-sourced exhibit; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 24.

    Photography of Paul W. Meyer: A Plantsman in Asia; upper gallery, Morris Arboretum. Through March 31.

    Nikon Small World Exhibition; see the top 20 winning images from the 2018 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition; Wistar Institute. Through April 5.

    Thomas Evans and the Professional Press; Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library. Through April 12.

    Musical Partnerships at Play: The Marlboro Music School and Festival; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 21.

    Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston; Penn Museum. Through December 2.

    Moundbuilders: Ancient Artifacts of North America; Penn Museum. Through December 2.


    Audubon’s Birds of America; 1st Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

    Imagery, Narrative, Propaganda: Artists in the German Democratic Republic; rm. 500, Annenberg School.

    Marian Anderson on the World Stage; Marian Anderson Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

    Middle East Galleries; ancient Mesopotamian societies that gave rise to the world’s first cities; Penn Museum.

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

    Out of Time; 12 photos or paintings by artists and dancer Raphael Xavier; Lobby, Annenberg Center.

    People, Plants & Place: The Story of Morris Arboretum; lower gallery, Morris Arboretum.

    We Are Not Alone; exhibit of 10 large-scale illustrations by cartoonist and freelance writer Dwayne Booth; Forum, Annenberg School.

Penn Museum Tours


    Gallery Tours; Saturdays-Sundays; 1:30 p.m.; Pepper Hall; free w/admission.

    Global Guides Public Tours; Saturdays-Sundays; 2:30 p.m.; free w/admission.

    Highlights Tour: Mandarin Language; Fridays; 2:30 p.m.; free w/admission.

10    Deaf Family Home Movies; An Illustrated Talk; presented in ASL with voice interpretation; 2 p.m.; Penn Museum.

21    Bamako; 7 p.m.; Lightbox Film Center at IHP; free; reservations requested: (Slought).

Lightbox Film Center at IHP

Tickets: $10, $8 students/seniors, free for members. Screenings at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

1      Double Vision: Short Films; À propos de Nice, Senseless, Taris & Chumlum.

2      Zero for Conduct & The Flower Thief; 2 p.m.

        L’Atalante; 5 p.m.

        The Queen of Sheba Meets Atom Man; 8 p.m.

8      ORG.

9      Senso.

12    Crime + Punishment.

14    The Honeymoon Killers; BYOB screening.

15    Night with Nuns; 6 p.m.

19    Tuesdays with Tony.

21    Bamako.

28    The Task.

Penn Humanities Forum

At Lightbox Film Center, IHP; register:

6      Grey Gardens, 7 p.m.

13    The Gleaners and I, 7 p.m.

20    Nostalgia for the Light, 7 p.m.

1      Back to Marx: A Reading Group; 2 p.m.; rm. 440, Williams Hall (Hispanic and Portuguese Studies). Also February 15.

8      Mindfulness at the Museum with Hariprasad Kowtha; noon; ICA. Also February 15 with Shesheena Bray and February 22 with Sandi Herman.

12    Penn Alumni Reading Club: Guthrie Ramsey; 6:30 p.m.; Sweeten Alumni House; register or join online: (Alumni).

13    The Daily Dig: Valentine’s Week Edition; a special series of 15-minute daily digs devoted to love, marriage and sexuality; 1 p.m.; Penn Museum; free w/admission; info: Through February 17.

19    Penn Book Talk; discussion of The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith; 1 p.m.; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; info:

21    Mindfulness: An Invitation to Pause; with Mara Wai; noon; rm. 216, Claire Fagin Hall; register: (PPSA, The Penn Program for Mindfulness).

22    PPSA Book Club; discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: A Novel by Lisa See; noon; Meyerson Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; register:

27    Negotiating the Retirement Transition: What's Next?; panel of retirees; 3:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library; RSVP: (PASEF).

Arthur Ross Gallery


     Writing Workshop Series; workshops drawing inspiration from Citizen Salon artworks; noon. Also February 9, 16, 23.

6      12@12; gallery talks in 12 minutes; noon.

27    Reading/Performance; Camae Ayewa; poetry and sound piece in honor of opera singer Marian Anderson; 6 p.m.

HR: Penn Healthy You Workshops

Open to faculty and staff; free.


1     Indoor February Wellness Walk; noon.

6     Chair Yoga; noon.

7     Gentle Yoga; noon.

14    Zumba; noon.

19    Be in the Know Biometric Screenings; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Hall of Flags, Houston Hall.

HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs

Open to faculty and staff.

Register at

6     Challenging Negative Attitudes; 12:30 p.m.; free.

7     Adapting your Leadership Style; 12:30 p.m.; free.

14    Behavioral Interviews; 12:30 p.m.; free.

19    Taking Control of Conflict; 9 a.m.–noon; $75.

HR: Work-life Workshops

Open to faculty and staff; free.


8     Guided Meditation; 12:30 p.m.

12    Financial Footsteps, Part 2; noon.

13    Admissions Brown Bag: Navigating the Curricular Waters; noon.

15    Mindfulness; 12:30 p.m.

26    Guided Meditation; 12:30 p.m.

28    Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning; 12:30 p.m.

Liberal and Professional Studies


5     Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café; noon.

6     Walk-in Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m.; Ste. 100, 3440 Market St. Also February 13, 20, 27.

7      Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Information Session; noon.

12    Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Virtual Information Session; noon.

        Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Virtual Information Session; 5:30 p.m.

13    Organizational Dynamics On-Campus Information Session; 6-7:30 p.m.; Ste. 100, 3440 Market St.

19    Pre-Health Programs Virtual Information Session; 5 p.m.

20    Master of Chemical Sciences Virtual Information Session; 5:30 p.m.

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

26    Fels Institute of Government On-Campus Information Session; 6 p.m.; 3814 Walnut St.

Morris Arboretum

Prices and info:

2      Winter Wellness Walks; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m.; starts at the Visitor Center. Also February 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24.

13    The Past Preserved: An Exploration of Plants and Archaeology; Dr. Chantel White, archaeo-botanist; discussion of botanical remains at archaeological sites and how plants inform the past; 2 p.m.; $20, $15/members; register:

23    Winter Witchhazel Walk; 2 p.m. Also see Children’s Activities.

Penn Ice Rink, Class of 1923 Arena

Price & Info:

   Valentine’s Skate; 4:30 p.m.; buy one admission, get one free.

Penn Museum


1     The Daily Dig; 15-minute artifact talk; 1 p.m.; free w/admission. Daily through February 28.

14    Museum Mile; 8:30 a.m.; free.

Penn Vet Working Dog Center


5      “Get Lost” Working Dog Center Tour; 2 p.m.

21    “Up & Over, Under & Through” Working Dog Center Tour; 10 a.m.

12    WPPSA Board Meeting; 12:30 p.m.; Conference rm. 201, B Wing, 3401 Walnut St.

14    PPSA Board Meeting; 1 p.m.; School of Medicine; RSVP:

20    University Council Meeting; members of the University Community are invited to attend provided they register with the Office of the Secretary: (215) 898-7005; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

20    The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center.

22    Free at Noon: Lily & Madeleine; American folk duo; noon; World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St; registration required:

28    Staging Dante Today; Teatro delle Albe experimental theatre company; 5:30 p.m.; Montgomery Theater, Annenberg Center (Italian Studies).

Department of Music


15    Contemporary Music from Europe and the US; Thomas Kraines & Friends; discussion at 6:15 p.m., performance at 7 p.m.; Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.

17    Millenial Music; Network for New Music Ensemble; 3 p.m; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

21    Eric Owens Master Class; 4 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall.

23    Penn Symphony Orchestra; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium.

World Cafe Live
Performances daily. For a complete listing, see:

    The Book of Mermen; Mask and Wig’s 131st Annual Production, an unforgettable, underwater musical;  8 p.m.; The Mask and Wig Club House; 310 S. Quince St.; $35/adults, $15/students; tickets: Also February 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23.

27    Reading and Performance by Camae Ayewa; a Citizen Salon event; 6 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG). Also see Exhibits.

Annenberg Center


9      Legacy on Broad 2019; Philadelphia’s premier South Asian fusion dance competition; 6 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

17    Cirque Mechanics; an industrial spin on traditional circus; 2 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre; tickets:

6    57 Pavilions Book Launch and Panel Discussion; 6 p.m.; upper gallery, Meyerson Hall (PennDesign).

21    Nasser Mufti; 5 p.m.; rm. 330 Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).

22    Reading and Conversation in Conjunction with Colored People Time: Mundane Futures Exhibition; Saidiya Hartman, Columbia Univ. and Meg Onli, ICA curator; 6:30 p.m.; Penn Book Center (ICA).

28    Cynthia Miller-Idriss; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School (ASC).

Kelly Writers House

All events located in Arts Café


4      A Reading by Nathan Long; noon.

     Five Up On Walt; 6:30 p.m.

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

11    A Reading by John R. Keene; 6:30 p.m.

12    A Brunch Conversation with John R. Keene; 10 a.m.

13    A Reading by Morgan Parker; 6 p.m.

18    Lunch with Journalist Helen Ubiñas; noon.

       Trisha Low and Stephen McLaughlin: A Reading; 6 p.m.

20    Kirwyn Sutherland; Caroline Rothstein Oral Poetry Program; 6 p.m.

25    Lunch with Comedy Writer Christine Nangle; noon.

        Live at the Writers House; 7 p.m.

27    The Sensible Nonsense Project; 6 p.m.

Penn Book Center

Events held at Penn Book Center unless otherwise noted. Info:

5     Reading and Discussion with Helen Zia; author of Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution; 5:30 p.m.; info: 

7     Screening, Reading, and Conversation with Cecilia Vicuña and Laynie Brown; 6:30 p.m.; register: (ICA).

13    Feminista Jones in conversation with Tanji Gilliam; 6:30 p.m.

16    Poetry Reading with Ryan Eckes, Alexis Almeida and Marwa Helal; 2:30 p.m.

19    Marquis Bey in conversation with Destiny Crockett; 6:30 p.m.

20    Milagros Alameda-Irizarry’s “La novela de Vibia P” (en español); 6 p.m.

21    Blue Stoop Presents: Esmé Weijun Wang in conversation with Carmen Maria Machado; 6:30 p.m.

22    Saidiya Hartman in conversation with Meg Onli; 6:30 p.m; rm. 110, Annenberg School.

25    AK Thompson in conversation with George Ciccariello-Maher; 6:30 p.m.

Penn Bookstore


    Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently about College and University Governance; Peter Eckel, GSE; 5:30 p.m.

    Reclaiming Our Space; Feminista Jones, writer and black activist; 6:30 p.m.

15    A Neighborhood Politics of Last Resort; Stephen Danley, Rutgers; 5:30 p.m.

19    Dachshund Days: More Than Just Pets; Norman Badler Virginia Badler, authors; 6 p.m.

21    Do it Better!: How the Kids of St. Francis de Sales Exceeded Everyone’s Expectations; Constance Touey and Jeannette Lucey, authors; 6 p.m.

22    A la Dolce Vita University “Trivia” Challenge; Carla Gambescia, alumna; 6 p.m.

28    Dragons in a Bag; Zetta Elliott, Penn GSE; 5:30 p.m.

1    Emily Sachs Dance Benefit 2019; 23rd annual event held to honor the memory of Emily Rachel Sachs, a Penn student who passed away in 1995; 7 p.m.; Iron Gate Theatre (Dance Arts Council).

7    Lunar New Year Celebration 2019; a night of fantastic performance and delicious food; 7 p.m.; Ibrahim Theater and Galleria, IHP (International House Philadelphia).

13    Women & Science: Nutrition and Gene Regulation: How Does What We Eat Alter Disease Development?; cocktail reception & program; 6 p.m.; Wistar Institute; tickets: (Wistar).

16    Palentine’s Day: Artisan and Handmade Bazaar; unique handmade goods and artwork; 11 a.m-4 p.m..; The Rotunda. Register:

19    Chili Cook Off; participants make and bring batches of chili for a  tasting, two best chili-makers will face off in a Chopped-style dessert throw-down; 6 p.m.; Dining Room, Kelly Writers House; RSVP:

23    Beer Fest; 15th annual event; 1 p.m.; World Cafe Live; tickets:

27    Two Pints; Philadelphia premiere of Abbey Theatre play; 7 p.m.; Blarney Stone, 3929 Sansom St.; tickets: (Annenberg Center). Also February 28, 7 p.m., March 1, 8 p.m., and March 3, 3  and 7 p.m.

Penn Museum


5    Conversational Corners; Spanish language groups welcome; 10 a.m. Also February 12, English language groups; February 19, Portugese language groups; February 26, Italian language groups; free.

8    Coffee with a Keeper; enjoy your morning coffee in the company of Penn Museum expert Lynn Makowsky; 9:30-11 a.m.; Museum Café (enter at group entrance); $5, free/members.


2    (M/W) Squash vs. Dartmouth; 10 a.m.

      (M) Tennis vs. NJIT; noon.

      Wrestling vs. Brown; 1 p.m.

      Wrestling vs. Harvard; 6 p.m.

3    (W) Tennis vs. Marist; 11 a.m.        

      (M/W) Squash vs. Harvard; 11 a.m.

      Gymnastics vs. Brown/Cornell/Ursinus; 1 p.m.

8    (M/W) Squash vs. Cornell; 4 p.m.

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

9    (M) Tennis vs. VCU; 10 a.m.

      (M) Tennis vs. Fordham; 2:30 p.m.

      (W) Basketball vs. Yale; 6 p.m.

10  Gymnastics vs. Bridgeport/Temple/West Virginia; 1 p.m.

15  (M) Tennis hosts ECAC Championship; all day. Also February 16 and 17.

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

16  (M) Lacrosse vs. Maryland; 1 p.m.

       Wrestling vs. Princeton; 1 p.m.

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

17   “Rumble and Tumble”: Wrestling vs. Cal Baptist, Gymnastics vs. William & Mary; 1 p.m.

22   (W) Basketball vs. Columbia; 5:30 p.m.

       (M) Basketball vs. Columbia; 8 p.m.

23   (W) Basketball vs. Cornell; 4:30 p.m.

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

24   Gymnastics hosts Ivy Classic; 1 p.m.

26   (W) Basketball vs. Princeton; 7 p.m.

   The Poetics of the Screenshot; Paul Frosh, The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School (Annenberg School).

      Turning Strangers Into Kin: Teens’ Views on their Donor Siblings; Rosanna Hertz, Wellsley College; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics at High Spatio-Temporal Resolution in White Clay Creek, Pennsylvania; Diana Oviedo, Stroud Water Research Center; 2 p.m.; rm. 358, Hayden Hall (EES).

      Scaling Auctions as Insurance: A Case Study in Infrastructure Procurement; Shoshana Vasserman, Harvard; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

4    Census Technology, Politics, and Institutional Change: 1790-2020; Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology, PSC).

      Mammalian Epigenetics Inheritance; Anne Ferguson-Smith, Cambridge; noon; Gaulton Auditorium, BRB (Epigenetics).

      Insect Flight: From Newton’s Law to Neurons; Jane Wang, Cornell; 3 p.m.; rm. A2, DRL (Math; Biology).

      Robust Semiparametric Estimation in Panel Multinomial Choice Models; Wayne Gao, Yale; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

      We, Generic Mannequins; Zach Blas, artist; 4 p.m.; rm. TBA, Annenberg School; RSVP: (Annenberg School).

      Indigenous Knowledge and the Limits of Translation: Early Modern Interpretations of Nahua Images; Daniela Bleichmar, USC; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (HSS).

      Trans Literacy Projecting Seminar on Supporting Trans Educators; 5:30 p.m.; Penn LGBT Center; RSVP: (Trans Literacy Project).

   Leveraging Electrophilicity and Polarizability in Catalysts for Challenging Coupling Reactions; Brad Carrow, Princeton; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

      Race, Religion, and the Ends of History in New Spain: Gerónimo de Mendieta’s Historia Eclesiástica Indiana; Gabriel Salgado, political science; noon; Forum Room, PCPSE (LALSIS).

      Robust Carbon Markets: Rethinking Quantities and Prices; Dallas Burtraw, California Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee; noon; Kleinman Center; register: (Kleinman Center).

      Religion and the Future of War/International Security; Monica Toft, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; 3 p.m.; rm. 286-7, McNeil Bldg. (Katz Center, SAS Dean’s Office, Perry World House, Religious Studies).

      Mislearning from Censored Data: The Gambler’s Fallacy in Optimal-Stopping Problems; Kevin He, Harvard; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

      Deciphering the Metabolic Origins of Heart Failure; Daniel Kelly, Penn Medicine; 4 p.m.; rm. 12-146AB, Smilow Center (IDOM).

      Producing the Mapplethorpe Moment: Artistic Expression in Fraught Times; 5 p.m.; ICA; RSVP: (Alice Paul Center).

      Sonic and Visual Emblem: Chinatown Theater and Identity of Chinese American Women; Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Rutgers; 5:15 p.m.; rm. 102, Lerner Center (Music).

      Food on the Brain: How Hunger and Eating Change Brain Activity; Nicholas Betley, biology; 6 p.m.; Wilma Theater; RSVP: (Arts & Sciences).

   Cecilia Vicuña in Conversation with Jena Osman; in conjunction with Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen exhibition; 6:30 p.m.; ICA (ICA).

      Housing Instability and Health Among Renters in the Wake of the Great Recession; Sarah Burgard, University of Michigan; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      Applied Cosmic Ray Physics and Brunilleschi’s Dome in Florence; Elena Guardincerri, LANL; 2 p.m.; rm. A8, DRL (Physics).

      The Race Between Preferences and Technology; Joachim Hubmer, Yale; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, PCPSE (Economics).

      Understanding How Genome Organization Regulates Cardiac Development and Disease; Rajan Jain, PSOM; 4 p.m.; Rm. 11-146, Smilow Center (CVI).

      The Decolonial Imagination; Walter Mignolo, Gabriel Abudu, Victor Taylor; 5 p.m.; Slought (Slought).

      Beyond Resistance: Making Sense of the Therapeutic Itinerary of the Africans in the Nineteenth-Century Saint-Louis-du-Senegal; Kalala Ngalamulume, Bryn Mawr; 5:30 p.m.; rm. 330A, 3401 Walnut St.; register: (Africana Studies).

      The Stuff of Life: Animal Remains; Katherine Moore, zooarchaeologist; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $5/members; tickets: (Penn Museum).

7    Flame Retardants and Child Neurobehavior; Aimin Chen, University of Cincinnati; 9 a.m.; John Morgan Bldg. (CCEB).

      News Media and the American Far-Right; presentations by Jennifer Henrichsen, Annenberg School, and Mengyang Zhao, Penn Sociology; noon; rm. 300, Annenberg School; RSVP: (Media Activism Research Collective).

      Autoxidation of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere; Paul Wennberg, Caltech; 1 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

      Small Molecule Probes of DNA, RNA, Proteins; John Schneekloth, NIH; 3 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

      Informal Externalities, Free Riding, and Optimal Exploration in the UK Oil Industry; Charles Hodgson, Stanford; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

      An Extravagant and Enormous University: A Mid-20th Century Deliberation on Human Nature and Scholarship; Nasser Zakariya, UC Berkeley; 5 p.m.; rm. 392, Claudia Cohen Hall (HSS).

      How Does Dental Health Fit Into an Aging Population?; Mark Wolff, Morton Amsterdam; 6 p.m.; Cheung Auditorium, Penn Dental Medicine; RSVP: (Penn Dental).

   Excitons in Flatland: Exploring and Manipulating Many-Body Effects on the Optical Excitations in Quasi-2D Materials; Diana Qiu, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; 2 p.m.; rm. A4, DRL (Physics).

      Water in Naturally Deformed Quartz Mylonites: Significance for Water Weakening; Andreas Kronenberg, Texas A&M; 2 p.m.; rm. 358, Hayden Hall (EES).

      In Harm’s Way? Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities; Clare Balboni, London School of Economics; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

11   Double Machine Learning for Set-Identified Linear Models; Vira Semenova, MIT; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

12   Religion and Conflict Resolution; Marie Harf, former senior advisor to former Secretary of State John Kerry; 4 p.m.; rm. 286-7, McNeil Bldg. (Katz Center, SAS Dean’s Office, Perry World House, Religious Studies).

      Optimal Dynamic Information Acquisition; Weije Zhong, Columbia; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

      Epigenetic Control of CD8+ and Anti-Tumor T Cell Responses; Sebastian Amigorena, Institut Curie; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, BRB (Immunology).

      Pdx1 and Pancreatic Beta Cell Fate During Stress; Doris Stoffers, PSOM; 4 p.m.; rm. 12-146AB, Smilow Center (IDOM).

      A Discussion of the History of Genocide and Humanitarianism; Dirk Moses, University of Sydney and Samuel Moyn, Yale; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History).

13   Pedagogy Seminar: Teaching Sexually Explicit Texts; Dagmawi Woubshet, English; Jonathan Katz, Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Jess Shollenberger, English; noon; GSWS/APC Conference Room, Fisher-Bennett Hall; register: (Alice Paul Center, GSWS).

      Quantum Many-Body Physics Beyond Ground States; Thomas Iadecola, University of Maryland; 4 p.m.; rm. A4, DRL (Physics).

      Growing Apart: Tradable Services and the Fragmentation of the US Economy; Fabian Eckert, Yale; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, PCPSE (Economics).

      GPCR Regulation of Lymphatics in Health and Disease; Kathleen Caron, UNC Chapel Hill; 4 p.m.; rm. 11-146, Smilow Center (CVI).

      Having Impact Outside Your Academic Day Job; Deborah Thomas, Anthropology; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, ASC; 4 p.m.; rm. 500, Annenberg School; RSVP: (Penn Forum For Women Faculty).

      The Gabriel of Madness: Urdu Poetry and Ethical Life in Contemporary India; Anand Taneja, Vanderbilt; 4:30 p.m.; Class of 55 Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (South Asia Colloquium).

14  Youth, Hashtags, and the Digital Circulation of Protests in Guinea; Clovis Bagere, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication; noon; 6th Floor, 3901 Walnut St.; RSVP: (ASC).

      Philadelphia Drug Discovery Forum; 4-6 p.m; Wistar Institute; info: (Wistar Institute).

      Super-Resolution Imaging of Chromatin Organization; Melike Lakadamyali, PSOM and Yequiao Zhao, Faryabi Lab; 4 p.m.; rm. 9-146AM, Smilow Center (Epigenetics Institute).

      Supply, Demand, Institutions and Firms: A Theory of Labor Market Sorting and the Wage Distribution; Daniel Haanwinckel, UC Berkeley; 4 p.m.; rm. 100, PCPSE (Economics).

      Roundtable: Has Trump Changed the Media?; featuring Pablo Boczkowski, Zizi Papacharissi, Jay Rosen, Claire Wardle (PhD '04), and Barbie Zelizer; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 250, PCPSE (Center for Media at Risk, Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy).

      Graduate Fine Arts Lecture; Lavar Munroe, artist; 6:30 p.m.; rm. B3, Meyerson Hall (Design).

15  Stuck in Tijuana: The Caravan at the Closed Gate of the US; Veronica Montes, Bryn Mawr; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      Art Reset; conversations based on works in “Citizen Salon”; 1:30 p.m.; Arthur Ross Gallery (ARG).

      Phonon Superconductivity and Landau Levels of the Twister Bilayer Graphene; Biao Lian, Princeton; 2 p.m.; rm. A4, DRL (Physics).

16  Scientific and Technical Projects for Conservation of Mural Paintings at Thebes; Dr. Mohamed Abd El-Hady, Cairo University; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; $10, $7/members and PennCard holders; $5/students with ID, free/ARCE-PA members and children under 12 (Penn Museum).

18  The US Census Undercount of Native-Born Children: Estimates and Implication; Janna Johnson, University of Minnesota; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology, PSC).

      The Grand Bargain and the Western Impact on the Soviet Dissolution in 1991; Vladislav Zubok, London School of Economics; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Russian and East European Studies).

19   #HashtagActivism: Race and Gender in America’s Networked Counterpublics; Sarah Jackson, Northeastern; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School (Annenberg School).

      Negotiating for Faculty Positions and Postdocs; part of the Academic Job Search Series for PhD students and postdocs; noon; rm. 97, McNeil Bldg.; info: (Career Services).

      A Single Cell Lens into Metastasis and Tumor Ecosystems; Dana Pe’er, Sloan Kettering; noon; Gaulton Auditorium, BRB (Immunology).

      Religion and Economic Future; Rachel McCleary, Harvard; 3 p.m.; rm. 286-7, McNeil Bldg. (Katz Center, SAS Dean’s Office, Perry World House, Religious Studies).

      Brain, Bone and Fat: Development and Diseases of Macrophages; Frederic Geissmann, Sloan Kettering; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, BRB (Immunology).

      The Academy Awards and World Cinema; Meta Mazaj, cinema and media studies; 6 p.m.; Wilma Theater; RSVP: (Arts & Sciences).

20  Political Transitions and Peace Building in Central Asia; Roza Otunbayeva, former President of Kyrgyzstan, in conversation with William Burke-White; noon; Perry World House; registration required: (Perry World House, Penn Law).

      Professional Work in a Post-Racial Era: Black Professionals in the New Economy; Adia Harvey, Washington University in St. Louis; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      Caught Up in History; Paul Weinberg, photographer; 6 p.m.; Slought (Slought).

21  Branding Right-Wing Activism: The News Media and the Tea Party; Khadijah Costley White, Rutgers; noon; rm. 300, Annenberg School (Media Activism Research Collective).

      Crisis at the Border: The Effects of Trauma and Stress on Migrant Children and Families;  Colleen Kraft, American Academy of Pediatrics; noon; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall; register: (Center for Public Health Initiatives, CHOP PolicyLab).

      Rebuilding Community: Music and Recovery Efforts in Post-3/11 Japan; Dr. Nana Kaneko, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative; 12:30 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Museum).

      Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000; John L. Puckett, GSE; 1 p.m.; Class of 1978 Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (PASEF).

      Drug Design; Binghe Wang, Georgia State University; 3 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

      The Evolution of Life in the Urban Jungle; Marc Johnson, University of Missouri; 4 p.m.; Tedori Auditorium, Levin Bldg. (Biology).

      Seneca’s Ovidian Afterlife; James Ker, Classical Studies; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

      Life, Death, and Everything in Between: The Role of the Dead in the Ancient Near East; Dr. Jennie Bradbury, Bryn Mawr College; 6:15 p.m.; Penn Museum (Penn Museum).

22  Curating Goods: Advertising, Pro Bono, and the Alignment of Goods; Iddo Tavory, NYU; noon; rm. 169, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: From AIDS to ZIKA; Anthony Fauci, NIJ; noon; Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center (Penn Medicine).

      Diplomacy, Security, and US Leadership: The State of American Foreign Policy; Thomas Pickering, former US Ambassador to the UN, and Suzanne DiMaggio, negotiator; 12:15 p.m.; Perry World House (PWH).

      John Sloan and the Urbanity of the Clothesline; Lee Ann Custer, PhD Candidate; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

      Fracton Phase of Matter: Lattice Models, Gauge Theories and Realizations; Yizhi Zhou, Princeton; 2 p.m.; rm. A4, DRL (Physics).

      China on the World Stage: Xi Jingping of the Future of China’s Foreign Policy; Avery Goldstein, political science; 4:30 p.m.; Perry World House (PWH).

       The Creative Nature of Memory and How the Brain Builds Knowledge; Dasa Zeithamova, University of Oregon, and Patricia Moss-Vreeland, artist of the In Search of Meaning: Memory Becomes Us exhibition; 5 p.m.; Quorum, second floor, 3675 Market St. (EKG).

25  From Universal Natural History to Global Histories of Science; James Delbourgo, Rutgers; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 337, Claudia Cohen Hall (HSS).

26    Religion and the Future of Human Rights; James Loeffler, UVA; 3 p.m.; rm. 286-7, McNeil Bldg. (Katz Center, SAS Dean’s Office, Perry World House, Religious Studies).

       Tuning T Cell Responses; Avery August, Cornell; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, BRB (Immunology).

27   Coming of Age in the Other America; Stafanie Deluca, Johns Hopkins; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

       Defamation Today: A Tool of Vindication or Vengeance?; Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP; 4:30 p.m.; Fitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall (PennLaw).

       Knowledge by the Slice: Russia versus the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War; Mitchell Orenstein, Russian and east european studies; noon; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium (Arts & Sciences).

       Making Climate Data Public: Data at Risk Colloquium with Amy Balkin; a San Francisco-based artist whose work focuses on how humans create, interact with, and impact the social and material landscapes they inhabit; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School (Center for Media at Risk).

       Delving into the Nanoscale World With Thin-Film Nanofluidic Devices; Jason Dwyer, University of Rhode Island; 2 p.m.; rm. A4, DRL (Physics).

       A Ketone Drink for Heart Failure?; Kieran Clarke, Oxford; 4 p.m.; rm. 11-146, Smilow Center (CVI).

       Divine and Ghostly Things: Debating the Care of Religious Relics at the Madras Government Museum; Sanchita Balachandran, Johns Hopkins Archaeological museum; 5 p.m.; Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum (Wolf Humnaities Center).

28   Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era; Mitchell Stevens, Stanford; Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American Univ.; Seteney Shami, Social Science Research Council; noon; rm. 500, Annenberg School for Communication; RSVP: (ASC).

       Modeling Substituent and Macromolecular Effects on the Molecular Electronic Structure; Yihan Shao, University of Oklahoma; 1 p.m.; Carol Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

       Regulation of Mitochondrial Genome Synthesis and Distribution within Human Cells; Samantha Lewis, UC Davis; 4 p.m.; Tedori Auditorium, Levin Bldg. (Biology).

       PennDesign Fine Arts Lecture Series: Troy Michie; 6:30 p.m.; ICA; register: (ICA).