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Sep
1

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Eric J. Schelter Recycling Rare-Earth MagnetsPenn Science Cafe World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Despite their ubiquity in consumer electronics, rare-earth metals are, as their name suggests, hard to come by. Mining and purifying them is an expensive, labor-intensive, and ecologically devastating process. Schelter and his colleagues have devised a new, simple method for separating the two rare-earth metals that are commonly found in things like wind turbine generators and power tool motors, enabling them to be recycled into new products.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research at the Penn Science Café. It's an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk.

Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email bryangm@pobox.upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4-6 p.m.



Sep
9

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Rebecca Bushnell What Video Games Have Taught Me About Shakespeare60-Second Lecture Stitler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Sep
15

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Dorothy Roberts Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in the Genomic EraPenn Lightbulb Cafe World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street

After the human genome was mapped, there was an unexpected resurgence of scientific interest in genetic differences between races. Some scientists are defining race as a biological category written in our genes, while the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries convert the new race science into race-based products, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests. Professor Roberts argues that the genetic interpretation of race is not only mistaken but also masks the continuing impact of racism in a supposedly post-racial society. Instead, she calls for affirming our common humanity by working to end social inequities supported by the political system of race.

Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania 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.

Penn Café events are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged. For more information or directions, contact Gina Bryan at 215-898-8721 or email at bryangm@upenn.edu.

Menu items are available for purchase. Happy Hour pricing from 4–6 p.m.



Sep
16

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Jeremy Greenwood Women's Liberation: An Economic Perspective60-Second Lecture Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Sep
17

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Mary Frances Berry Our Unjust Constitution And Still We Celebrate Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

SPECIAL CONSTITUTION DAY 60-SECOND LECTURE

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro



Sep
30

11:55 am - 12:00 pm
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Joseph W. Wegner Archaeology of the Mind: Wisdom Pharaoh-Style60-Second Lecture Stiteler Plaza, 37th and Locust Walk

Penn Arts and Sciences professors squeeze a wealth of knowledge into just one minute as the 60-Second Lectures return this fall. Stop by Stiteler Plaza on Wednesdays in September for quick and innovative talks on science, art, technology, and society.

Watch past lectures online at: www.sas.upenn.edu/60second

Rain Location: Houston Hall Bistro