Knowledge by the Slice

What makes an insightful, educational faculty lunch-time lecture series even more appetizing? Pizza, of course! It's a new year and the School of Arts and Sciences is serving up a new batch of experts.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy a unique perspective on some of today's most exciting research areas. And most importantly, have a slice on us!

Upcoming events in this series:

Oct
18

12:00 pm
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Reto GiereEffects of Climate Change in the Swiss Alps Irvine Auditorium, Cafe 58, 3401 Spruce Street

Over the past 30 years, the temperature increase observed in Switzerland has been considerably higher than the warming in the northern hemisphere. In the Swiss Alps, one of the most dramatic effects of the increasing temperature is the fast retreat of nearly all glaciers. Less visible, but equally concerning, is the melting of permafrost at high elevations. Reto Gieré, Professor and Chair of Earth and Environmental Science, will introduce the audience to key examples of glacial retreat and permafrost melting, associated impacts on landscape and infrastructure, and strategies used to protect the local population from predicted catastrophic events. 

Penn Arts and Sciences' Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime series offers educational talks led by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So sit back, relax—and have a slice on us.

Can’t make it to the lecture? Watch a live stream of Knowledge by the Slice on Facebook or Twitter @PennSAS. For more information, go to www.sas.upenn.edu and click on the Knowledge by the Slice icon.

You can also view past Knowledge by the Slice lectures here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/slice/

Nov
15

12:00 pm
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Charles Bernstein Chris MustazzaRadio Free Poetry:PennSound@14 Irvine Auditorium, Cafe 58, 3401 Spruce Street

This talk will explore the history of the PennSound archive, the world’s largest online archive of recordings of poets reading their own work. With recordings reaching back to Apollinaire’s 1913 performance at the Sorbonne through recently recorded audio of contemporary poets, PennSound is dedicated to being free and open to all. In addition to a look at the archive itself, including historical recordings of poets like Robert Frost and Gertrude Stein, we will detail ways in which PennSound is being used for cutting-edge digital research into the performed poem.

Penn Arts and Sciences' Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime series offers educational talks led by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So sit back, relax—and have a slice on us.

Can’t make it to the lecture? Watch a live stream of Knowledge by the Slice on Facebook or Twitter @PennSAS. For more information, go to www.sas.upenn.edu and click on the Knowledge by the Slice icon.

You can also view past Knowledge by the Slice lectures here: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/slice/