Other Events

April 22, 2019 12:00 PM
Bethany Wiggin Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Founding Director of Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
60 Second Lectures | Location: Benjamin Franklin Statue in front of College Hall

This will be a Special Earth Day Edition of the 60-Second Lecture.
Introduction by: Dan Garofalo, Environmental Sustainability Director
Every spring and fall, Penn Arts and Sciences' faculty squeeze a wealth of knowledge and discovery into just one minute.  Topics range from human history, to fractions, to fly-fishing.

April 23, 2019 4:30 PM
Location: 133 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Rm. 250

This panel discussion is an outgrowth of a graduate level course in Africana Studies on the relationship between fascism and racism. With xenophobic fascistic and white supremacist movements increasing in strength and frequency in several regions of the world, this panel will explore these interconnected phenomena through the lens of activists from three different countries with very distinct political cultures and histories of right and left wing mobilization: The United States, Italy and Brazil.
Featuring: Jessika Rezende Souza, Nicola Ismaila Dieng, Daryl Lamont Jenkins 

April 23, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ania Loomba Catherine Bryson Professor of English
Jennifer Phuong PhD Candidate - Educational Linguistics
Batsirai Bvunzawabaya - - Educational Linguistics
Litty Paxton Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Location: Houston Hall, Benjamin Franklin Room, 3417 Spruce St

Since the rise of the #MeToo movement, communities across the country have begun acknowledging the incredible impact of systemic sexual harassment and academia is no exception. Join the GAPSA Sexual Harassment Reform Committee for a panel discussion where we explore the consequences of sexual harassment and how it intersects with identity and power at the university.
This panel is organized in part by the GAPSA Sexual Harassment Reform Committee, which is dedicated to creating a culture of safety, accountability, and transparency on Penn’s campus using an integrated and collaborative approach.
Space is wheelchair accessible. Light dinner will be provided!

April 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Rahul Mukherjee Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television and New Media Studies and Assistant Professor of English
60 Second Lectures | Location: Benjamin Franklin Statue in front of College Hall

Every spring and fall, Penn Arts and Sciences' faculty squeeze a wealth of knowledge and discovery into just one minute.  Topics range from human history, to fractions, to fly-fishing.

April 24, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lars Højsgaard Andersen Senior Researcher - The Rockwool Foundation
Penn Sociology Colloquium Series | Location: 103 McNeil Building
April 25, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Farida Nabourema Togolese Activist and Blogger
Jeb Bush Former Florida Governor and Penn Presidential Professor of Practice
Location: World Forum, Perry World House (3803 Locust Walk)

IS IT TIME FOR AMERICANS TO DRAW INSPIRATION from movements against authoritarianism that have emerged around the world in places such as Togo – or rather, should we strive for a politics of civility and accommodation to forestall a slide into crisis and, in consequence, the very authoritarianism we fear?

April 26, 2019 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Giridhar Mallya, MD, MSHP Senior Policy Officer - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Location: Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

This Community Scholars symposium offers exposure to developing, pitching, and sustaining innovative project ideas that utilize community-academic partnerships.

Participants will:

1. Gain insights into the approaches of developing and sustaining successful community academic partnerships.

2. Learn from grantmakers, community organizations, and researchers effective strategies to advance ideas.

3. Observe a Shark Tank style pitch session where Community Scholars pitch ideas and receive feedback from a panel of funders and experts.

This symposium is part of the Community Scholars Program, a program of the Center for Public Health Initiatives and Penn Injury Science Center, primarily supported by the University of Pennsylvania's Office of the Provost. As part of the symposium, Community Scholars will pitch their ideas for evidence-based interventions that improve health outcomes. Pitches will be judged by a panel of local funders.

May 1, 2019 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Smilow Center for Translational Medicine, Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium and Lobby
Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine (CMEM), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

The Sylvan M. Cohen Annual Retreat and Poster Session is free to attend, but registration is required. Register online now!  All poster submissions must include:
Poster title
Poster category (basic science, clinical research, or education & community)
Poster authors
Author affiliations
Submit a poster  
Poster submission deadline: April 26, 2019
Please note: Poster submission does not qualify as event registration. You must still register for the event separately if you wish to attend. 

May 3, 2019 8:00 AM - May 4, 2019 1:00 PM
Location: Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics | Room 10
June 23, 2019 - June 26, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
September 5, 2019
Location: Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

The symposium will bring together participants across sectors and disciplines with an interest in urban health including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, planners, environmentalists, students and other stakeholders. We welcome participation from different career stages and geographic areas. The poster session and reception will take place on the afternoon of September 5, 2019. The poster session will cover a broad range of research topics related to urban health and provide an informal setting to discuss the themes of the symposium. The deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session is May 15, 2019.