Update: September AT PENN – UPENN Almanac

Update: September AT PENN

Fitness & Learning

29        Thouron Award Information Session for Graduate Study in the UK; learn about a program with which current Penn seniors and recent alumni can study in the United Kingdom; 2 p.m.; Zoom meeting; register: (Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships).

30        OurPlan in YourNeighborhood: Using Technology to Engage and Educate Changing Communities; learn about a free, open-source, web-based technology that uses videos and surveys to teach and engage communities around their neighborhood’s land use issues; noon; upper gallery, Meyerson Hall; register: (Historic Preservation).


Graduate School of Education (GSE)
Online and in-person events. Info and to register:

28        How to Write a Models of Excellence Nomination; 11 a.m.; online.

29        Estate Planning with MetLife; 11:30 a.m.; online.

30        Welcome Back Outdoor Yoga Class; noon; Shoemaker Green.

            Time and Energy Management: Ideas for Sustainable Life Balance; 12:30 p.m.

            Grad School Fair: Idealist Fair; 5-8 p.m.


School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2)
In-person events. Info and to register:

28        MSSP Ice Cream Social; 4 p.m.; courtyard, Caster Building.

29        Pop-Up Graduate Student Center; 2:30 p.m.; courtyard, Caster Building.


Readings & Signings

Kelly Writers House
Online and in-person events. Info:

28        Zine Workshop led by Dre Grigoropol; 6 p.m.



28        Artist Talk About Fields of Transformation; Claudy Jongstra, artist; noon; Zoom meeting; register: (Penn Libraries).

            What is Happening in Cuba?: Perspectives on the Current Situation after the Protests on July 11; panel of speakers; 4:30 p.m.; Zoom meeting; register: (LALS).

29        Strongly Driven Quantum Materials; David Hsieh, Caltech; 3:30 p.m.; Zoom meeting; join: (Physics and Astronomy).

            Dana Tomlin: A Celebration of a Life Visualizing Complex Information; panel of speakers; 5 p.m.; Zoom meeting; register: (Weitzman School).

30        Ultrafast Raman Spectroscopic Probes of Chemical Reaction Mechanisms; Renee Frontiera, University of Minnesota; 1 p.m.; Carol Lynch Lecture Hall, Chemistry Complex; info: (Chemistry).

            Africana Dantes 2021: Creative Responses to the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Herman Beavers, English; 6 p.m.; Class of 1942 Garden, Kelly Writers House; register: (Africana Studies).


Annenberg School for Communication
Online events. Info and to register:

30        Theory in a Global Context; Tarek El-Ariss, Dartmouth; 5:30 p.m.


Online events. Info and to register:

30        Ocean Epidemics From Foundation to Keystone Species; Drew Harvell, Cornell; 4 p.m.


Location TBA. Info and to register:

28        The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Pharmaceutical Prices, Utilization and the Direction of Innovation; Zhemin Yuan, economics; noon.

29        Specialization in a Knowledge Economy; Yueyuan Ma, economics; noon.

            Competing Platforms and Transport Equilibrium: Evidence from New York City; Nicola Rosaia, Harvard; 3:30 p.m.

            The End of Privilege: A Reexamination of the Net Foreign Asset Position of the United States; Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; 4 p.m.


History of Art
In-person events. Info:

30        Manifold Meanings: Indigenous Art and Perspectives; panel of speakers; 6 p.m.


In-person events. Info:

28        Wilson Loop Expectations As Sums Over Surfaces in 2D; Minjae Park, MIT; 3:30 p.m.; room A1, DRL.

29        What is Model-Theoretic Algebra? Deirdre Haskell, McMaster University; 3:45 p.m.; room A4, DRL.

30        Graph Systoles, Torus Representations, and Positive Curvature; Lee Kennard, Syracuse University; 5:15 p.m.; room 4C8, DRL.


Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
In-person events. Info:

30        Microstructural Design Principles for Achieving Stable Electrochemical Interfaces for Metal Anodes; David Mitlin, UT Austin; 12:30 p.m.


In-person events. Info and to register:

30        Intergenerational Education Mobility of Asian Americans in the Pre-Civil Rights Era; Ziyao Tian, Princeton; 9:30 a.m.; room 367, McNeil Building.

AT PENN Deadlines 

The October AT PENN calendar is now online. The deadline for the November AT PENN is Monday, October 11.


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