Big Ideas for Strange Times is intended to feed our need to engage with ideas that transcend the immediate crisis of the pandemic. This series will feature short lectures on life’s bigger questions from Penn Arts & Sciences faculty.
Every spring and fall, our faculty take a minute to share their perspectives on topics ranging from human history and the knowable universe to fractions and fly-fishing.
This lunchtime lectures series offers topical talks by insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there's pizza? So sit back, relax—and have a slice on us.
Expert faculty 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.
Hauling science out of the lab for a night on the town, the Penn Science Café offers the Philadelphia region an opportunity to pitch questions to leading scientific experts who drop the jargon to explain their work in layman's terms.
Grad Ben Talks is 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.
The Stephen A. Levin Family Dean's Forum is a celebration of the arts and sciences. Initiated in 1984, the Forum presents leading intellectual figures who exemplify the richness of the liberal arts.