Update: November AT PENN | University of Pennsylvania Almanac – University of Pennsylvania

9          Resistance Through Pakistani Cinema Screenings & Discussion: Aurat Raj; gender roles are swapped in this banned feminist satire, offering a critique of patriarchal social norms; followed by conversation with Lollywood historian Omar Ali Khan; 2 p.m.; room 241, Van Pelt Library (Center for Global Collections; South Asia Studies; Cinema & Media Studies).
10        Resistance Through Pakistani Cinema Screenings & Discussion: Showgirls of Pakistan; confronted by prejudice, censorship, and misogyny, three mujra dancers go about their turbulent daily lives in this compelling documentary; followed by conversation with filmmaker Saad Khan; noon; room 241, Van Pelt Library (Center for Global Collections; South Asia Studies; Cinema & Media Studies).
7          Graduate School Application Peer Editing Workshop; peer editing is a great way to strengthen your graduate school application and chat with others who are going through this same experience; join CURF for a peer editing workshop of your application materials (CV/resume, personal and diversity statements, etc.); 3:30 p.m.; room 242, Van Pelt Library (Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships). Also November 14 and 28.
8          Substance Use and Consent on a College Campus; Elise Scioscia, Penn Violence Prevention; Lauren Cordova, Wellness at Penn; Trainor Macrone, Wellness at Penn; 3 p.m.; Zoom webinar; register: https://tinyurl.com/nursing-talk-nov-8 (Penn Nursing).
10        Teach Me What Love Is: Argentinian Love Songs; Gayoung Lee and Catching on Thieves lead an interactive performance dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and unity; a karaoke session in which participants share a love song in their native language; noon; Institute of Contemporary Art; register: https://tinyurl.com/ica-argentinian-songs-nov-10 (Institute of Contemporary Art).
Penn Live Arts
In-person events. Info and tickets: https://pennlivearts.org/events/.
9          Stimulus Children’s Theatre: Newsies; set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies”; when titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right; 8 p.m.; Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center; tickets: $5-10. Also November 10, 6 p.m.; November 11, 2 p.m.
13        Book Launch: Performative Opacity in the Work of Isabelle Huppert; Iggy Cortez, University of California, Berkeley; Ian Fleishman, cinema & media studies; 6 p.m.; Slought (Cinema & Media Studies, Francophone, Italian, & Germanic Studies).
Kelly Writers House
Unless noted, hybrid events at Arts Café, Kelly Writers House and YouTube livestream. Info and to register: https://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/1123.php.
9          This Book is Banned; Raj Haldar, author; 6 p.m.
7          Advancing the Versatility of Legged Robots and Assistive Devices; Patrick Wensing, University of Notre Dame; 10 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics).
8          The Future of Algorithm Auditing is Sociotechnical; Danaë Metaxa, computer & information science; noon; room 307, Levine Hall (ASSET Center).
            The Importance of the U.S. Solicitor General; Jonathan Ellis, U.S. Solicitor General; noon; room 280, Silverman Hall; register: https://tinyurl.com/ellis-talk-nov-8 (Federalist Society).
            Russian Policy Towards Belarus after 2020: At a Turning Point? Ryhor Nizhnikau, Finnish Institute of International Affairs; 3:30 p.m.; auditorium, Fagin Hall (Russian & East European Studies).
            “Cimarronando / Marooning!” Palenquera Women and Fugitive Self-Making in the Colombian Caribbean; Amber M. Henry, University of Virginia; 5 p.m.; room 543, Williams Hall (Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies).
            In Conversation About When the Children Come Home; David Antonio Cruz, artist; Monique Long, ICA curator; 6 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; register: https://tinyurl.com/cruz-long-nov-8 (Institute of Contemporary Art).
9          Approximate Symmetries in Machine Learning; Soledad Villar, Johns Hopkins University; 11 a.m.; Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology (Electrical & Systems Engineering).
            Indoor Air Phthalates and Volatile Organic Compounds in NY Nail Salons; Inkyu Han, Temple University; 11 a.m.; Zoom webinar; register: https://tinyurl.com/han-talk-nov-9 (Philadelphia Regional Center for Children's Environmental Health).
            Coral Reef Survival in the Climate Crisis; Katie Barott, biology; noon; Café 58, Irvine Auditorium (Knowledge By the Slice).
            Blood Novels; Julia Chang, Cornell University; 5 p.m.; room 543, Williams Hall (Spanish & Portuguese).
            Coming Home: Compensation and Care for the Exonerated; Joanna McClinton, Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; Herman Lindsay, Witness to Innocence; Marissa Bluestine, Quattrone Center; Chester Holman, exoneree; 6 p.m.; room 240B, Silverman Hall; register: https://tinyurl.com/carey-talk-nov-9 (Carey Law School).
            Weitzman Fall 2023 Visiting Artist Lecture Series; Nicole Cherubini, visual artist and sculptor; 6 p.m.; Institute of Contemporary Art; register: https://tinyurl.com/cherubini-talk-nov-9 (Institute of Contemporary Art).
10        Evaluation and Calibration of AI Models with Uncertain Ground Truth; David Stutz, Google DeepMind; 10 a.m.; Zoom webinar; join: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/96715197752 (PRECISE Center).
            Conserving Mud: Learning from Local Practices; Divay Gupta, historic preservation; noon; Center for Architectural Conservation, 4201 Locust Street; register: https://tinyurl.com/gupta-talk-nov-10 (Historic Preservation).
13        Private Cities in the Developing World: Has Their Time Come?; panel of speakers; noon; Zoom webinar; register: https://tinyurl.com/iur-talk-nov-13 (Penn Institute for Urban Research).
            Wearable Acoustic and Vibration Sensing and Machine Learning for Human Health and Performance; Omer Inan, Georgia College of Technology; 1 p.m.; room 307, Levine Hall (PRECISE Center).
            Harnessing Multiscale Models to Understand Dilated Cardiomyopathy Thin Filament Mutations; Michael J. Greenberg, Washington University; 3 p.m.; Austrian Auditorium, CRB (Pennsylvania Muscle Institute).
            Development of Late Transition Metal Catalysts for Olefin Polymerizations; Maurice Brookhart, University of Houston; 4 p.m.; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Complex (Physics & Astronomy).
            Generative AI and the Courts; Scott Schlegel, Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal; 5 p.m.; room 147, Silverman Hall; register: https://tinyurl.com/schlegel-talk-nov-13 (Carey Law School).
14        Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia with Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: A Case Study in Multi-Disciplinary Translational Biomedical Research; Robert Ivkov, Johns Hopkins University; 10 a.m.; Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall (Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics).
            Excitations Dynamics Driving Electronic Correlations in Molecules and Solids; Vojtech Vlcek, University of California, Santa Barbara; noon; Carolyn Hoff Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Complex (Physics & Astronomy).
            Lost Subjects and Recovered Objects in H. G. Adler’s Holocaust Museum; Samuel Spinner, Johns Hopkins University; 5:15 p.m.; room 543, Williams Hall (Germanic Languages & Literatures).
In-person events. Info: https://economics.sas.upenn.edu/events.
8          Somewhere in Between? Cohabiting Couples and their Role in Tax Policy; Viola Garstenauer, Tu Wien; noon; room 101, PCPSE.
Unless noted, in-person events at room 367, McNeil Building. Info: https://sociology.sas.upenn.edu/events.
8          Gender Inequality Beyond the Gender Binary; Joel Mittleman, University of Notre Dame; noon; room 403, McNeil Building.
9          Demographic Decomposition Workshop; Tim Riffe, University of the Basque County; 11:30 a.m.; PSC conference room, 5th floor, McNeil Building.
10        Diverging Precarities? The Paradox of Increasing Job Stability in the 21st Century U.S. Workforce; Michael Lachanski, demography and sociology; noon.
This is an update to the November AT PENN calendar, which is available now. To submit events for a future AT PENN calendar or update, send the salient details to almanac@upenn.edu.
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