March 17, 2017

12:00PM - 6:30PM
International House Philadelphia
South America Room
3701 Chestnut Street

Grad Ben Talks

Please join us for a day of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students. Each student will present a 10-minute talk to an audience of undergraduates, faculty, staff, and fellow graduate students. A single winner will be selected in each category by a panel of judges. In addition, an Audience Choice winner will be selected by votes submitted through an online polling service. Each winner will be awarded a prize of $500. Winners will be announced at the closing reception.


Noon | Humanities Presentations 

• Anastasia Klimchynskaya, Comparative Literature
• Mary Zaborskis, English
• Raha Rafii, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
• Todd Baker, Philosophy
• Elizabeth Dyer, History

1:00 p.m. | Break

1:15 p.m. | Social Sciences Presentations 

• Haley Pilgrim, Sociology
• Juman Kim, Political Science
• Danielle Hanley, Political Science
• Christopher Green, Anthropology
• Carmen Ng, Demography

2:30 p.m. | Natural Sciences Presentations

 Andrew Gunn, Earth and Environmental Science
• Saul Kohn, Physics and Astronomy
• Erynn Johnson, Earth and Environmental Science
• Jonathan Johnnidis, Biology
• Lauren Shaw, Chemistry

3:30 p.m. | Break

3:45 p.m. | Professional Master’s/Other Presentations

• Bryan Currinder, Master of Environmental Studies
• Kalie Wertz, Fels Institute of Government
• Richard Diurba, Master's in Physics Submatriculant
• Rachel Apanewicz-Delgado, Organizational Dynamics
• Jackson Kwun Hui, The Lauder Institute

5:00 p.m. | Reception (Australia Lounge)
Winners to be announced at 5:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Tune in to the livestream @PennSAS on Facebook or Twitter, and vote for your favorite talk to win the Audience Choice Award.