Other Events

April 6, 2020 4:30 PM
Tiffany Chang Lawson Director, Bureau of Campaign Finance and Civic Engagement - Pennsylvania Department of State

Hosted by Rob Busher.

April 9, 2020 12:00 PM
Im Ja P. Choi Executive Director - Penn Asian American Senior Services (PASSi)
Asian America Across the Disciplines Speaker Series | Location: TBD
April 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Jordanna Matlon Assistant Professor, School of International Service - American University
Penn Sociology Colloquium Series | Location: McNeil 150
April 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Fatih Umit Cetin Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science - University of Massachusetts Amherst
Zachary Smith Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Politics - University of Pennsylvania
Grad Workshop | Location: Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 350

Free and open to the public / LUNCH PROVIDED

April 16, 2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Kislak Center
April 16, 2020 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Rob Reich Professor of Political Science - Stanford University
Reverberations of Inequality | Location: Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 250
The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
April 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Vanessa Tyson Associate Professor of Sociology - Scripps College
Location: Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367
Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
April 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Christopher D. E. Willoughby Historian of Medicine and Slavery, Fellow at the Center for Humanities and Information - Penn State University

In this presentation, I explore how racial discussion evolved in Penn's anatomy curriculum through an analysis of textbooks by three Penn anatomy professors: Caspar Wistar (published in 1811), William Horner (2nd edition published in 1830), and Joseph Leidy (published in 1861). Wistar's textbook reinforced the notion that in the late colonial and early national periods at Penn, rather than as a central part of anatomy instruction, race was most thoroughly lectured and written upon by physiologists like Benjamin Rush, who viewed it as their duty to cure blackness. However, in Horner's 1830 text, he devoted many pages to craniometry and anatomical racial difference, making an extended, sustained argument about the importance of racial difference to understanding human anatomy. Finally, by 1861, racial difference had become a standard part of anatomical instruction. Unlike Horner, Leidy made no major arguments justifying his inclusion of racial differences in his textbook, rather Leidy gave regular racial commentary in small places throughout the text. He treated racial differences as one of many features of medical anatomy instruction that needed no theoretical justification. Thus, analysis of these textbooks uncovers how discussion of race in anatomical instruction was expanded and standardized in the antebellum period at Penn. Additionally, due to Horner and Leidy's textbooks' wide adoption, this paper argues that they played a significant role in shaping a national racial anatomy curriculum.

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April 21, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Abbe R. Gluck Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy - Yale University
LDI Policy Seminar | Location: The Inn at Penn
Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

May 14, 2020 9:00 AM - May 15, 2020 5:00 PM
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah, Department of Sociology

On May 14 and 15, 2020, The University of Utah’s Asia Center and Department of Sociology will sponsor a mini-conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, for social scientists researching migration and immigrant incorporation in Asia and overseas Asian populations. Through this conference we seek to advance knowledge in the field by bringing together communities of scholars, such as Demographers, Sociologist members of ASA’s Asia and Asian America Section and the Section on International Migration, as well as international scholars in the Asian Population Association and other professional communities.

May 15, 2020
Institute on Aging (IOA) and Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR)

Bringing the Microscope to Clinic: Crossing the Translational Divide from Basic Science to Clinical Research.

May 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Rachel M. Werner Professor of Medicine and Health Care Management - University of Pennsylvania
LDI Panel Discussion | Location: TBD
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) and Penn Alumni Relations