Education and Inequality Cluster in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania will host a mini-conference featuring two paper sessions: 1) Education and Social Mobility; 2) Housing and Neighborhood. The mini-conference will be held 1:30 to 5:20 pm, January 26 (Friday) in 169 McNeil Building, followed by Wine and Cheese. Details about the speakers and schedule here.
Location: Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Ashley Dawson, author of Extinction: A Radical History, will speak about his newest book, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. Penn Sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen, director of the Superstorm Research Lab and co-host of the climate politics podcast Hot & Bothered, will provide a response and conduct a conversation with Dawson about the environmental impacts of urbanization and gentrification, the increasing menace of urban flooding, and the emerging urban movements fighting for better forms of city living. Book signing to follow.
Richard Berk Chair, Department of Criminology, Professor of Criminology & Statistics - University of Pennsylvania
Location: CTL Seminar Room, 134 Van Pelt Library
Faculty-to-Faculty Lunches are opportunities for small groups of faculty to get together for informal conversation about teaching. Each lunch focuses on a different theme and is moderated two faculty members, who will guide the discussion and share their experiences. To encourage interactive discussion, registration is limited to twelve faculty.