60-Second Lectures

Every spring and fall, Penn Arts and Sciences faculty take a minute out by the Ben Franklin statue in front of College Hall to share their perspectives on topics ranging from human history and the knowable universe to fractions and fly-fishing. 


Look for past 60-Second Lectures on Vimeo and YouTube!

1.5* Minute Climate Lectures

In the fall of 2019, professors and students from across the University united in a series of 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures to sound the alarm about the climate emergency, to call for large-scale climate action, and to share a vision of constructive and comprehensive response. The maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming is 1.5°C. We’re already past 1°C. 

Be sure to visit the series website at web.sas.upenn.edu/climate-1point5 or click HERE to watch all of the climate lectures in our 1.5 Minute Climate Lecture video library. 

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Time and Location

Lectures are held at noon on their scheduled dates, in front of the Benjamin Franklin statue outside of College Hall. In the case of inclement weather, lectures will be held at the Bistro at Houston Hall.

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