Grad Ben Talks 2019
3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia
Join us for Grad Ben Talks, an afternoon of TED Talk-style presentations by Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students representing the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Professional Master’s programs.
Refreshments, including vegan and vegetarian options, will be served throughout the day.
Can't make it to the event? Watch the Grad Ben Talks on Facebook Live or Twitter.
12:30 p.m. PROFESSIONAL MASTER'S PRESENTATIONS
Vote for your favorite Professional Master’s Grad Ben Talk – you can only vote once for each category.
Voting will be open on February 22 from approximately 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Martín Blank, Applied Positive Psychology
"Water the Fruit Trees": The Promise of Positive Psychology in the Face of Youth Violence
Rae Childs, Liberal Arts
Misconceptions of Narcissism: Not Self Love: Self Less
Connor Joyce, Behavioral & Decision Sciences
To Fear or Not To Fear Automation: A Review of Research Covering Artificial Intelligence's Effect on Work
Lorena Levano, Behavioral & Decision Sciences
Sexual Harassment in High Schools From a Social Norms Perspective
Tirth Manek, Organizational Dynamics
Stand-Up for Storytelling: What Leaders Can Learn About Storytelling From Stand-Up Comedians
1:30 p.m. SOCIAL SCIENCES PRESENTATIONS
Vote for your favorite Social Sciences Grad Ben Talk – you can only vote once for each category.
Voting will be open on February 22 from approximately 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Yun Cha, Sociology
Who Do Graduate Degree Holders Marry? How the Separation of Advanced Degrees Affects Our Understanding
of Trends in Educational Homogamy
Jacob Kaplan, Criminology
More Cops, Fewer Prisoners?
Alexandra Kralick, Anthropology
What Our Skeletons Say About the Sex Binary
João Victor Nery Fiocchi Rodrigues, Sociology
Slavery, State Formation, and Citizenship: A Comparative Historical Analysis of the United States and Brazil
Angela Simms, Sociology
How to Protect Your Middle Class Status: Lessons From the Black American Experience
2:30 p.m. HUMANITIES PRESENTATIONS
Vote for your favorite Humanities Grad Ben Talk – you can only vote once for each category.
Voting will be open on February 22 from approximately 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Gregory Callaghan, Ancient History
If You Can't Walk the Walk, Then Talk the Talk: Status and International Relations in the Hellenistic World
Roksana Filipowska, History of Art
A Silent Revolution: Four Things I Learned About Plastic From Researching Art
Annalysse Mason, South Asian Studies
Understanding the Unique Discursive Culture of Sex-Reassignment Surgery Fatwas in Contemporary Iran
Julia Simons, Classical Studies
Crooked: Hippocrates Against the Medical Maltreatment of Hunchbacks
Youngbin Yoon, Philosophy
What's Morally Wrong With Assuming I'm Good at Math
3:30 p.m. NATURAL SCIENCES PRESENTATIONS
Vote for your favorite Natural Sciences Grad Ben Talk – you can only vote once for each category.
Voting will be open on February 22 from approximately 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Alex Kellum, Chemistry
At War With Malaria
Emile Kraus, Physics and Astronomy
The Physics of SpongeBob
Paul Masih Das, Physics and Astronomy
Quantum Materials: Making Smartphones "Cool" Again
Asja Radja, Physics and Astronomy
Pollen Patterns: A Beautiful Consequence of Biophysical Forces at Microscopic Scales
Rohini Singh, Biology
Understanding Sociality Through a Bacterial Lens
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