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Sep
9

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Rebecca Bushnell What Video Games Have Taught Me About Shakespeare60-Second Lecture Stitler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Sep
15

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Dorothy Roberts Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in the Genomic EraPenn Lightbulb Cafe World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

After the human genome was mapped, there was an unexpected resurgence of scientific interest in genetic differences between races. Some scientists are defining race as a biological category written in our genes, while the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries convert the new race science into race-based products, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests. Professor Roberts argues that the genetic interpretation of race is not only mistaken but also masks the continuing impact of racism in a supposedly post-racial society. Instead, she calls for affirming our common humanity by working to end social inequities supported by the political system of race.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Penn Lightbulb Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.



Sep
16

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Jeremy Greenwood Women's Liberation: An Economic Perspective60-Second Lecture Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Sep
17

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Mary Frances Berry Our Unjust Constitution And Still We Celebrate Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

SPECIAL CONSTITUTION DAY 60-SECOND LECTURE

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Sep
30

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Joseph W. Wegner Archaeology of the Mind: Wisdom Pharaoh-Style60-Second Lecture Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Nov
7

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Homecoming Weekend Events

60 Second Lectures – Alumni Edition

10 a.m.
Fisher Bennett Hall, Rose Recital Hall

Alumni take over for a special Homecoming edition of Penn Arts and Sciences’ 60 Second Lecture Series! In just one minute each, College alumni will cover how their liberal arts degree has influenced their careers, the value of the Penn Network, or what advice they would give their younger selves. Join us for this distillation of Penn’s impact and influence, hosted by Dennis DeTurck, Levin Dean of the College.

Quakerfest

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
College Green

Join us and 1,000 of your fellow alumni for the annual pre-game tailgate picnic!

Penn Back Then

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Locust Walk and around campus

Alumni from all generations are invited to contribute notable Penn anecdotes and remembrances to Penn Back Then, a web-based audio scrapbook. Look for roving Penn Back Then recorders and tell them your best story. For past recordings, visit http://www.sas.upenn.edu/pennbackthen/