As attention is fragmented across digital interactions and focus is increasingly hard to find, what is lost? And how can a liberal arts education respond to the challenge of digital distraction?
Get together with fellow alums at The Peninsula Beverly Hills to hear from Penn Arts & Sciences faculty about experiments in immersive learning experiences—involving approaches that both embrace and step back from the call of new technology.Go to event
Following its popular outing in New York City, Ben Talks is bringing The Science of Being Social to San Francisco this fall. Get together with fellow alums at Thriller Social Club to hear from Penn Arts & Sciences faculty about research ranging from the evolution of cooperative behavior to how we navigate our world. There will be time for questions, and to get social yourself with a networking pre-reception and with the club’s great amenities, including a photo booths and midway arcade games.Go to event
Explore the world virtually, both far and near, with Penn faculty members and your fellow alumni community. Each live, interactive lecture features Penn professors sharing new and innovative research on a variety of topics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions and are sure to learn something new in each one hour session.
Global Discovery Series - Undoing Slavery: Bodies, Race and Rights in the Age of Abolition and Its Implications for Today
Join Penn Professor Kathleen M. Brown in a discussion about her new book, Undoing Slavery: Bodies, Race and Rights in the Age of Abolition. The book takes a fresh look at the campaign to end slavery and highlights how abolitionists, Black as well as white, put embodied forms of liberty at the center of the struggle. Professor Brown takes abolitionist language seriously, not just as an effort to stir white empathy, but as a focus on the physical body as the basis for universal humanity and rights claims.Go to event
Penn Spectrum Weekend is a tri-annual conference that focuses on cultural identity and intersectional issues faced by the Black, Latinx, Native, Asian, LGBTQ+, Muslim, and first-generation, low-income communities. The conference invites all members of the Penn community including alums, undergraduates, and graduate students to explore topics under the broader theme of cultural identity. Roundtables and discussions range from the subjects of healthcare, business, politics, and higher education. Celebrations, socials, and networking events will also be hosted.Go to event
Knowledge by the Slice
Penn Arts & Sciences' long-running Knowledge by the Slice lunchtime series offers educational talks led by our insightful faculty experts. Did we mention there’s pizza? So, come for the discussion and have a slice on us.
Every 10 years in the United States, states draw new voting district boundaries in response to the latest U.S. census data. This process has long been fraught, with accusations of gerrymandering coming from whichever party is not in power, since voting districts can affect election outcomes.
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Explore the world virtually, both far and near, with Penn faculty members and your fellow alumni community. Each live, interactive lecture features Penn professors sharing new and innovative research on a variety of topics.Go to event
Over the past decade, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Peter Decherney has worked with students to create a series of documentary films, virtual reality experiences, and photography projects. These interdisciplinary teams have collaborated with partners in Myanmar, Kenya, Ethiopia, Puerto Rico, and Philadelphia, and their projects have been featured at film festivals, exhibited in galleries, and been the recipients of prestigious awards.
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The Water Center presents their second annual in person Careers in the Water Industry: Understanding the Value of Water and the Job Opportunities it Creates.
This event will showcase water experts across diverse sectors who will present on the value of water as we build our next generation of water leaders.Go to event