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10    Last day of classes.

11    Reading days. Through December 12.

13    Final examinations. Through December 20.

20    Fall Term ends.

Annenberg Center

Tickets and info:

7      Enchantment Theatre Company, The Snow Queen; Student Discovery series performance for pre-k through 5th grade; 10:30 a.m.; Harold Prince Theatre. See On Stage.

14    Caleb Teicher & Company; tap, jazz and swing; Student Discovery series performance for pre-k through 5th grade; 10:30 a.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. See On Stage.

Morris Arboretum

Prices and info:

1    Holiday Garden Railway Nights; 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Holiday Garden Railway. Also December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22.

7    Storytime at the Arboretum; 10:30 a.m.; Outdoor Children’s Classroom.

Penn Museum


8    Celebration of Winter Solstice; family-friendly activities; 1-5 p.m.; free w/Museum admission.

5    2018 CT3N Symposium; 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m.; Glen Gaulton Auditorium, BRB II/III; info: (CT3N).

7    Red Lines: Cartooning at Risk; 9:30 a.m.; Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center; register: (Annenberg School). Through December 8, 12:30 a.m.

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; hours:

    International House: free; hours:

    Kroiz Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library: free; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.;

    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.;

    Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: free; hours:

    Wistar: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.;


1    Citizen Salon; crowd-sourced exhibit; Arthur Ross Gallery. Through March 24, 2019.


    Liana Finck Cartoons; Brodsky Gallery, Kelly Writers House.

    The Geometry of Matter: Kirigami and the Art of Building Space; Mike Tanis, curator; Meyerson Hall. Through December 3.

    Truth & Image; artwork that absorbs, captivates, transfixes and delivers the viewer to newly imagined destinations; East Alcove Gallery, IHP; info: Through December 15.

    Drawing: Laurie Olin; seven decades of work; Kroiz Gallery, Architectural Archives. Through December 20.

    Blue: Photos by Andreea Dimofte; Burrison Gallery; reception: November 30, 5:30 p.m. Through December 21.

    Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It; films, objects and installations; ICA. Through December 23.

    Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison; ICA. Through December 23.

    2018 Biennial Wissahickon Photo Contest; Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum. Through December 31.

    Holiday Garden Railway; a quarter mile of track featuring 7 loops and tunnels, 15 rail lines and 2 cable cars, 9 bridges (including a trestle bridge you can walk under), and bustling model trains, set in the winter garden; Morris Arboretum. Through December 31.

    And So the Story Goes: Innovations in Storytelling; Penn Museum. Through March 17, 2019.

    Thomas Evans and the Professional Press; Leon Levy Dental Medicine Library. Through April 12, 2019.

    Musical Partnerships at Play: The Marlboro Music School and Festival; Eugene Ormandy Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. Through June 21, 2019.

    Bearing Witness: Four Days in West Kingston; Penn Museum. Through December 2, 2019.

    Moundbuilders: Ancient Artifacts of North America; Penn Museum. Through December 2, 2019.


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

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

    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 with admission; info:

    Global Guides public tours; Saturdays-Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; free with admission.

6     82 Names Screening: Syria, Please Don’t Forget Us; film screening and conversation; 4:30-7:30 p.m; Perry World House; register: (Perry World House).

Lightbox Film Center at IHP

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


4     Precious Places Community History Project.

5     Electro-Pythagorus: A Portrait of Martin Bartlett.

6     Terror Nullius.

7     Fists in the Pocket.

9     Exhumed Films Holiday Party: Natale Giallo! In Italiano!; four films beginning at 2 p.m.

13    Prairie Trilogy.

14    Nobuhiro Aihara: Works 1969-1981.

15    Nobuhiro Aihara: Works 1982-2008.

New Italian Cinema at IHP

Screenings at the Lightbox Film Center; free; Italian with English subtitles. Info:

1    Manuel; 3:30 p.m.

      Un Viaggio Facile Facile (Easy); 5:30 p.m.

      La Terra Dell’Abbastanza (Boys Cry); 8:30 p.m.

2    La Buona Novella (Good Tidings); 3 p.m.

      La Convocazione (The Call); 3:30 p.m.

      Hotel Gagarin (Hotel Gagarin); 5:30 p.m.



7      White Sun; 6 p.m.

13    Strong Island; 6 p.m.

14    Itar El-Layl/The Narrow Frame of Midnight; 6 p.m.

Fels Institute of Government


4      On-Campus Information Session; 6 p.m.; 3814 Walnut St.

10    Virtual Information Session; 9:30 a.m.; online.

HR: Professional and Personal Development Programs

Open to faculty and staff; free. Register:

11    Smart Money Moves Early In Your Career; noon.

        TED Talk Tuesday: Got a Wicked Problem? First, Tell Me How You Make Toast; 12:30 p.m.

14    Using Social Media for Your Job Search; 12:30 p.m.

19    Psychology of Job Performance; 12:30 p.m.

HR: Penn Healthy You Workshops

Open to faculty and staff; free. Register:

4      Get to Know What is Healthy at Houston Hall; join Dan Connolly, Bon Appétit’s registered dietitian nutritionist, on a tour of the options in Houston Market; 11:30 a.m.

14    December Wellness Walk: Holiday Edition; noon.

HR: Work-life Workshops

Open to faculty and staff; free. Register:

4      Gentle Yoga; noon. Also December 18.

        Guided Meditation; 12:30 p.m. Also December 14.

7      Body Pump; 11 a.m.

12    Mindfulness; 12:30 p.m.

20    Dealing with Difficult People; 12:30 p.m.

21    Spinning; 11:30 a.m.

Liberal & Professional Studies


4    Master of Environmental Studies Virtual Café; noon; online.

      Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences Critical Information Session; noon; online.

   Walk-in Wednesday; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4:30-6 p.m.; ste. 100, 3440 Market St. Also December 12, 19.

6    Master of Applied Positive Psychology Virtual Information Session; 5 p.m.; online.

Morris Arboretum


1    Saturday Morning Live Tour; discover native trees; 11 a.m.

      Winter Wellness Walks; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., Sundays at 1 p.m; Visitor Center. Also December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30.

8    Holly Highlights and Winter Greenery Tour; 2 p.m., Visitor Center. Also December 22.

Penn Ice Rink, Class of 1923 Arena

Price & Info:

15    Holiday Skate; skate and feel great by giving back–free admission with donation of a new unwrapped toy benefiting Toys for Tots; 4:30 p.m.; Penn Ice Rink (Business Services).

Penn Home Ownership Services


6      Managing the Home Buying Process; 12:30 p.m.; Large Training Room, 3624 Market St. (PHOS).

13    How to Identify a Lender; noon; rm. 1412, BRB (PHOS).

Penn Vet Working Dog Center


4      Get Lost Working Dog Center Tour; 2 p.m.

20    Up & Over, Under & Through; 10 a.m.

Please join us in the Annual  Penn Volunteers In Public Service Holiday Drive. As you buy toys and presents for the holiday season, please consider spreading some cheer to deserving members of our community.  All toys and gifts donated will support the efforts of organizations including the Annual Holiday Party sponsored by Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, People’s Emergency Shelter, local schools, Potter’s Mission, Bridges to the Community, Intercultural Family Services and many more.

All items for the holiday drive must be new, not used, and unwrapped. Below are convenient locations for you to drop off your donations:

Provost Office 353B, 3401 Walnut St  Susan Curran898-6841
Human Resources 600, Franklin Bldg.Syreeta Gary898-6018
Van Pelt-Dietrich LibraryRoom 454, IPC Rachelle Nelson898-9048
ISC 265C 3401 Walnut St Maureen Goldsmith573-8771
Stouffer Commons3702 Spruce StLinda Kromer898-8240
Wharton1000 SH-DHJennifer O’Keefe898-1092
ISC203A Sansom WestKathy Ritchie573-3561
Research ServicesP-221 Franklin Bldg.Lauren Oshana573-6710
Levy Dental Library240 S 40th StLaurel Graham898-8978
FMCFirst Floor, 2929 Walnut StGretchen Ekeland898-3633
Comptroller’s Office312 Franklin BuildingCelestine Silverman898-7593
FRES 3101 Walnut StCarole Mercaldo573-8795
Physics & Astronomy2E5, DRLMichelle Last898-5954
Nursing3rd & 4th Flr. Mailroom, Fagin HallPat Adams573-1630
AARC3643 Locust WalkColleen Winn898-0104
Netter CenterSecond Floor, 111 S. 38th StIsabel Sampson-Mapp898-2020

Penn Volunteers in Public Service “Adopt a Family for the Holidays” Program

Several departments have adopted a deserving family for the holidays and will be providing the family with toys and gifts so that they too can have a joyous holiday. We will be working with a couple of veterans groups on campus as well as the Baring House this year.

During the holiday in December, departments from across the University “adopt” a deserving family. The adoption is usually done in lieu of departmental gift exchanges. The assigned family is treated to presents and sometimes holiday dinner.  Families participate in the program on a one-time basis.

Families are assigned to departments based on request.  Departments choose the size of the family they would like to adopt.  Departments can also request the ages of the children they are interested in adopting.

Departments may request a “wish list” from the family or they may choose their own gifts for the family members. Departments choose the number and types of gifts they will provide.  Departments are provided with size of the family, names, ages and sizes of each family member.

Departments are encouraged to deliver gifts to the families, but they may also request to have gifts delivered. Families are selected from the Baring House Family Service Agency, local agencies and shelters .  A small number of referrals are also accepted.

Selection of families begins in November and assignments are made during and prior to mid December. Contact Isabel Sampson-Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail: for additional information and/or to volunteer for this program.

Coat Drive: December 3-7

Does your gently used winter coat still have some serviceable miles on it or do you have a new coat to donate? Warm coats new or in good condition, for both children and adults, are needed by a number of charitable organizations in the Philadelphia area. Penn Volunteers in Public Service in the Netter Center for Community Partnerships office in organizing a Winter Coat Drive. If you have a coat (or coats) to contribute to our drive, you are welcome to donate them at NCCP 111 South 38th St, Second Floor. They do not have the facilities or funds to clean donated items. Freshly laundered (or recently cleaned) items are especially appreciated. Bring in your gently used coats to be donated to area shelters. Contact Isabel Sampson-Mapp at (215) 898-2020 or send an e-mail: for additional information and/or to make a donation.

—Isabel Sampson-Mapp, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Annenberg Center Box Office: Closed December 22-January 1. Reopens January 2 at 10 a.m.

Arthur Ross Gallery: Closed December 24-January 1. Regular hours resume on January 2.

Cashier’s Office: Closed December 24-January 1. Regular hours resume on January 2.

Department of Residential Services: All residences are closed during Winter Break except Harnwell College House, Harrison College House, Rodin College House, Sansom Place East and Sansom Place West.

Franklin Field: Closed December 24-January 1 for recreational walking and jogging. Reopens January 2, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Houston Hall: Open Thursday, December 20, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., & Friday, December 21, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Saturday, December 22-Tuesday, January 1. Open Wednesday, January 2-Friday, January 4, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, January 5-Sunday, January 6. Open Monday, January 7 through Friday, January 11, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, January 12-Sunday, January 13. Open Monday, January 14-Tuesday, January 15, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Normal hours resume Wednesday, January 16.

Houston Market: Visit for holiday hours.

L.U.C.Y. (Loop through University City): Closed December 25 & January 1.

Morris Arboretum: Closed December 24-25 & January 1.

Newman Catholic Center: Closed December 24-January 1.

Office of Software Licensing: Closed December 24-January 1. Regular hours resume January 2.

Parking Garage: December 22-31 (excluding December 25) the Penn Museum and Walnut 40 Garages will be open. On January 1, all garages will be closed.

Parking Office: Closes December 21 at 5 p.m. Reopens January 2 at 8:30 a.m. Permit holders will have access to their garage at all times. Contact the Operations Office at (215) 898-6933 should you require assistance during this period. December 22-December 31 (excluding December 25 & January 1) the Penn Museum & Walnut 40 Garages will be open.

Penn Bookstore: Closed December 25 and January 1. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 24 & December 31. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. December 26-31. Regular hours resume on January 2.

PennCard Center: Closed starting December 24. Reopens at 8:30 a.m. on January 2.

Penn Children’s Center: Early closing on December 21 at 6 p.m. Closed December 24 through January 1. Reopens January 2 at 7 a.m.

Penn Computer Connection: Closed December 25 & January 1. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 22-31. Regular hours resume January 2.

Penn Dining: All residential halls and retail cafes will close on December 20.  Please visit for more details.

Penn Hotels: Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel and Hilton Inn at Penn will be open and operating on a regular schedule unless otherwise noted on the websites.

Penn Ice Rink: Closed December 24-25 & January 1.  Check public skating hours at

Penn Mail Services: Penn Mail Services will be closed on December 25. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 24 and December 31. Open 8 a.m.-noon. December 26-28. Closed on January 1. Regular hours resume on January 2.

Penn Museum: Closed December 24-25, 31 & January 1. Open regular hours December 26-30.

Penn Transit Services: Closes December 24 at 7 a.m. Regular hours resume on January 2 at 3 a.m. Limited transportation service is available December 25-January 1 from 6 p.m.-7 a.m., excluding December 31. Call (215) 898-RIDE (7433). Visit for more information.

Purchasing and Travel Services: Closed December 24-25 & 31 and January 1. Service is available December 26-28 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The office reopens January 2.

Student Financial Services: Closed December 24-January 1. Check and for potential updates to this schedule.

Student Health Services: Open December 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., December 21, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., December 24, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., December 26-30, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Closed December 25 & January 1. Open January 2-15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

World Travel: Agents available 24 hours per day, every day. Book travel online through Concur or call World Travel directly at (888) 641-9112.

University Club: Closed Friday, December 21-Friday, January 4. Reopens January 7.

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library: Closed December 23-25, 30-31 and January 1. Open December 22, 29 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and December 26-28 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit for more details.

5      University Council Meeting; 4 p.m.; Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

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

13    PPSA Board Meeting; 1 p.m.; Steinberg Conference Center.

7      Daedalus Quartet Concert; noon; Arthur Ross Gallery (Ross).

Annenberg Center

Tickets and info:

9      The King’s Singers; Grammy award-winning a cappella group; 3 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

15    Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass; 7:30 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.

Penn Music Department


1      Penn Collegium Musicum; 8 p.m.; St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; free w/PennCard, $5 general admission.

5      Penn Jazz Combos; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett Hall; free.

6      Penn Arab Ensemble; 8 p.m.; Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral; free.

7      University Choral Society; 8 p.m.; Irvine Auditorium; free w/PennCard; $5/general admission.

8      Penn Chamber I; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett; free.

        Penn Chamber II; 6 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett; free.

9      Penn Chamber III; 1 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett; free.

        Penn Chamber IV; 3 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett; free.

        Penn Chamber V; 6 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett; free.

10    Penn Chamber VI; 7 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall. Fisher-Bennett; free.

12    Penn Sound Collective; composers in the Music Department’s graduate program present new works; 8 p.m.; Rose Recital Hall, Fisher-Bennett; free.

World Cafe Live

Performances daily. Complete listing and tickets:

Annenberg Center

Tickets and info:

1      Heathers; a Penn Players musical; 2:30 and 9 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre.

        Jessica Lang Dance; 2 and 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre.

7      A Raisin in the Sun; African American Arts Alliance student performance; 6:30 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also December 8.

8      Enchantment Theatre Company, The Snow Queen; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre. Also December 9, 1 p.m. See Children’s Activities.

14    Caleb Teicher & Company; tap, jazz and swing; 8 p.m.; Zellerbach Theatre. Also December 15, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Children’s Activities.

Each year, the President, Provost and EVP assess the feasibility of observing Penn’s traditional Special Winter Vacation. The Special Winter Vacation granted to faculty and staff will be December 24, 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2018. If an employee is required to work to continue departmental operations for part or all of this period, the Special Winter Vacation can be rescheduled for some other time. Staff members who are absent from work either the work day before a holiday, the work day after a holiday or both days will receive holiday pay if that absence is charged to pre-approved paid time off or to sick days substantiated by a written note from the staff member’s health care provider. Vacations and holidays for hospital employees or those staff members in collective bargaining units are governed by the terms of hospital policies or their respective collective bargaining agreements.

—Division of Human Resources

Kelly Writers House

Events held at the Arts Café.


3      Penn and Pencil Club Reading; 6:30 p.m.

5      Witches Against Housework, or, I Really Have No Stake In This; student reading; 6 p.m.

6      The Art of Writing Badly; student reading; 5 p.m.

        A Night of Extreme Noticing; student reading; 7 p.m.

10    Levels of the Game: An Evening of Sports Narratives; student reading; 7 p.m.

Penn Bookstore


4       Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula, and the Rise of the Modern NFL; Jack Gilden; 6 p.m.

11     Philadelphia Big Five; M. Earl Smith; 6 p.m.

6     Penn Bookstore Sale-a-bration; take advantage of 20% off on store-wide gift items; holiday festivities include a free professional photo taken in a winter scene setting from 2-6 p.m. and hot chocolate and cookies from 4-6 p.m.; Penn Bookstore (Business Services). Also December 7.

        Penn Computer Connection: Annual Holiday Wishbook; special offers and savings on technology products–raffle prizes, refreshments and giveaways (Business Services). Also December 7.

8      Celebration of Winter Solstice; enjoy live performances, art making, storytelling, a winter market, tours, food and workshops for all ages; 1-8 p.m.; Penn Museum; free/1-5 p.m., $15 ($10/members)/5-8 p.m. (Penn Museum).

9      Eagles Watch Party at Houston Hall; football in the Bistro; 4:25 p.m. vs. Cowboys (Perelman Quad). Also December 16 vs. Rams at 8:20 p.m.

12    New Patient Admissions Fair for Veterans; veterans can receive free dental screenings, oral cancer screenings, x-rays, and more; Penn Dental Medicine; 240 S. 40th Street; schedule an appointment by calling (215) 573-VETS (8387) (Dental).

21    Winter Solstice; 11 a.m.; Morris Arboretum; included with garden admission (Morris Arboretum).

Tickets & venues:

2      Wrestling vs. Maryland; 4 p.m.

4      (M) Basketball vs. Miami (FL); 7 p.m.

5      (W) Basketball vs. La Salle; 7 p.m.

11    (M) Basketball vs. Villanova; 7 p.m.

31    (M) Basketball vs. Monmouth; 1 p.m.

3    Creativity on Demand: The Dilemmas and Consequences of Innovation in the Accelerated Age; Eitan Wilf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; noon; rm. 345, Penn Museum (Anthropology).

      Grid versus Off-grid in Nepal: Heterogeneity in Electricity Services and Enterprise Development; Robyn Christine Meeks, Duke; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Penn PSC).

      Systems Biology Modeling to Predict the Dynamics of Biomedical Reaction Networks in Cancer; Stacey Finley, Univ. of Southern California; noon; rm. 10-146, Smilow Center (PSOM).

       A Regularization Approach for Estimation and variable Selection in High Dimensional Regression Models; George Kapetanios, University of London; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 200, PCPSE (Economics).

       Boilerplate: Documentation, Paperwork, and the Persistence of Form Across the Early Modern and Modern Worlds; Mitch Fraas, Penn Libraries; 5:15 p.m.; Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).

      Writer at Risk Talk; Zaina Erhaim, journalist; 6 p.m.; rm. 500, Annenberg School; reception: 5:30 p.m. (Kelly Writers House, Perry World House).

4    Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of SCLC Development and Response to Therapy; Julien Sage, Stanford; noon; Gaulton Auditorium, BRB (PennVet Cancer Center).

      Global Histories of Economic Nationalism, 1930-1954; Melissa Teixeira, history; noon; Forum Room, PCPSE (LALSIS).

      Empirics of Air Services Agreements: A Structural Model of Network Formation; Marc Rysman, Boston University; 3:30 p.m.; rm.101, PCPSE (Economics).

      Immunology and Epigenetics of the Maternal-Fetal Interface; Adrian Erlebacher, UCSF; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Immunology).

      Incentive Compatible Estimators; Kfir Eliaz, Tel Aviv University; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, PCPSE (Economics).

      Things You May Not Know About the Transcriptional Regulation of Metabolism; Mitchell A. Lazar, Medicine; 4 p.m.; rm. 12-146, Smilow Center (IDOM).

      “Everthing ’Cept Eat Us” from Racial Indigestion; Kyla Tompkins, Pomona College; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 330, Grad Lounge, Fisher-Bennett Hall (English).

      Urgent Change at Significant Scale: The Future of the US Military in an Era of Changing Warfare; Bob Work, former US Deputy Secretary of Defense; 4:30 p.m.; Global Policy Lab, Perry World House; register: (Perry World House).

      Writing the History of Money: Perspectives from Japan and France; Federico Marcon, Princeton; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (History, Annenberg School).

      The Bolsheviks, Money, and the International Origins of the NEP; Oscar Sanchez-Sibony, Univ. of Hong Kong; 6 p.m.; rm. 209, College Hall (Russian and European Studies).

5    Accumulation and GOF of Mutant p53 in Cancer; Wenwei Hu, Rutgers; noon; rm. 252, BRB II/III (CRRWH).

      Do the Poor Pay More for Housing? Exploitation, Profit, and Risk in Rental Markets; Matthew Desmond, Princeton; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      Foiling Fungal Invasion—Interactions of the Immune System with Acquired and Endogenous Fungal Communities; Tobias Hohl, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

      Learning from (and Teaching) Chinese Philosophy; Bryan Van Norden, Yale; 2 p.m.; rm. 433, Claudia Cohen Hall (Philosophy).

      The National Arboretum’s Impact on the American Landscape; Richard Olsen, US National Arboretum; 2 p.m.; Visitor Center, Morris Arboretum (Arboretum).

      Understanding Dilute Alloy Catalysts to Improve Selectivity: From Surface Chemistry to Catalytic Function; Cynthia Friend, Harvard; 3 p.m.; Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (CBE).

      Demanding Innovation: The Impact of Consumer Subsidies on Solar Panel Production Costs; Todd Gerarden, Cornell; 4 p.m.; rm. 306, Fisher Fine Arts Bldg. (Kleinman Center).

      HIV Infection, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: 2018 Update; Priscilla Hsue, UCSF School of Medicine; 4 p.m.; rm. 11-146 AB, Smilow Center (CVI).

      Money Macro Seminar; Vasco Carvalho, Cambridge; 4 p.m.; rm. 200, PCPSE (Economics).

      Hot Topics in Antitrust; Herbert Hovenkamp, Penn Law; Joshua Wright, FTC; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 240A, Silverman Hall; register: (Penn Law).

      The Stuff You Do Not See: Conservation for a Renovated Museum; Lynn Grant, Museum; 6 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: $10/$5 members; info: (Penn Museum).

6    Staphylococcus Aureus Megagenomics and Beyond; Timothy Read, Emory University; 9 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CCEB).

      MARC Lecture; Efrat Daskal, Northwestern; noon; rm. 224, Annenberg School for Communication; register: (ASC).

      Chromatin Structure; Karim-Jean Armache, NYU; 3 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

      From Central to Peripheral Neuromodulation: Leveraging Circuit Dynamics to Treat Disorders of the Nervous System; Erika Ross, Cala Health; 3 p.m.; Reunion Auditorium, John Morgan Building (Neurosurgery).

      Bi-Monthly Physiology Seminar; Janice Robertson, Univ. of Iowa; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Physiology).

      Aristotle on the Value of Comedy; Pierre Destrée, Université Catholique de Louvain; 4:30 p.m.; rm. 402, Claudia Cohen Hall (Classical Studies).

7    How Not to Rectify Names; Bryan Van Norden, Yale; 10 a.m.; rm. 826, Williams Hall (East Asian Languages and Civilizations).

      Food for Thought; Daniel Woo, Asian American Studies Program; noon; 3718 Locust Walk (Asian American Studies).

      Nonabelian Cohen-Lenstra Distributions; Melanie Matchett Wood, University of Wisconsin; 3:15 p.m.; rm. 4N30, DRL (Mathematics).

      Peale’s Portrait of Yarrow Mamout: Longevity and Freedom in Antebellum America; Jill Vaum, PhD Candidate; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 113, Jaffe Bldg. (History of Art).

      A Journey to a Vision for the Future of Nursing and Healthcare; Elias Provencio-Vasquez, University of Colorado; 5:45 p.m.; rm. 435, Claire Fagin Hall (Penn Nursing).

8    Understanding Ancient Egyptian Comics: Conversations, Quarrels, and Songs in Ancient Egyptian Tombs; Steve Harvey, Ahmose and Tetisheri Project, Abydos; 3:30 p.m.; Penn Museum; tickets: (ARCE-PA).

10   C-H and C-O Functionalization via Radical Chaperones; David Nagib, Ohio State; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

       Combining Population-Based Survey Methods with Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches in the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood; Amy Carroll-Scott, Drexel; noon; rm. 103, McNeil Bldg. (Sociology).

      The Metabolic Origins of Heart Failure: From Famine to Feast; Daniel Kelly, HUP; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Pathology & Lab Medicine).

      Politics Turn, Corporations Remain: The Undone Corporate Transitional Justice in Brazil; Eduardo Saad-Diniz, University of Sao Paulo; 2 p.m.; Forum Room, PCPSE (LALSES).

      Hidden in Plain Sight: Christian Readers of Rabbinic Literature in the Colonial Americas; Arthur Kiron, Jewish studies; 5:15 p.m.; Class of 1978 Pavilion, 6th Floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (English).

11  Insulin Signaling and Quality of Life with Age; Sheila Stewart, Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis; noon; Caplan Auditorium, Wistar Institute (Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute).

      Semiparametric Generalized Linear Models: Small, Large, and Biased Samples; Paul J. Rathouz, Univ. of Texas at Austin; 3:30 p.m.; rm. 701, Blockley Hall (CCEB).

      Necroptosis Beyond Death: New Roles for a ‘Cell Death’ Pathway; Andrew Oberst, Univ. of Washington; 4 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Immunology).

      Systemic Contributions of the Adipocyte in Diabetes, Obesity and Cancer; Philipp Scherer, University of Texas; 4 p.m.; rm. 12-146 AB, Smilow Center (PSOM, IDOM).

12  Ioa Visiting Scholars Series; Alexander Smith, UCSF; 3 p.m.; BRB (Penn PSC).

      Branched Chain Amino Acids in Diabetes and Heart Failure; Zoltan Arany, PSOM; 4 p.m.; rm. 11-146 AB, Smilow Center (CVI).

      Revisiting and Repurposing the Double Helix; Taekjip Ha, Johns Hopkins; 4 p.m.; rm. A6, DRL (Physics and Astronomy).

13  Risk Factors and Outcomes of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Nurses’ Health Studies; Jeffrey Sparks, Harvard Medical School; 9 a.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (CCEB).

      Radiation Oncology Invited Speaker Seminar Series; Maurizio Zanetti, Univ. of California at San Diego; noon; rm. SCTR 8-146, Smilow Center (PSOM).

      Surviving Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection—From the Persepective of the Pathogen and the Host; Christina Stallings, Washington Univ.; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Microbiology).

      Manipulating Energy and Spin for Photon Up and Down Conversion; Sean Roberts, Univ. of Texas-Austin; 1 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

      Rational Redesign of the Collagen Triple Helix; David Chenoweth, chemistry; 3 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Bldg. (Chemistry).

17  Biological Determinants of Prostate Cancer Disparity in Men of African Origin; Kosj Yamoah, Moffitt Cancer Center; noon; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department).

18   Kisspeptin Regulation of Reproduction and Metabolism: Translational Studies of Human Disease and Mouse Models; Sally Radovick, Rutgers; 4 p.m.; rm. 12-146 AB, Smilow Center (IDOM).

19   Meiosis and Chromosome Segregation in Mammals: Why Younger Isn’t Always Better; Francesca Cole, The Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; noon; rm. 252, BRB (CRRWH).

      Reading Epigenetic Landscapes: Implications for Cell Fate Control and Cancer; Liling Wan, Rockefeller Univ.; 3 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB Abramson Institute).

      Novel Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Quality Control in the Heart; Asa Gustafsson, UC San Diego; 4 p.m.; rm. 11-146, Smilow Center (PSOM).