Campus Events

  • Morris Arboretum Garden Railway
    Garden Railway: Public Gardens

    To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Morris Arboretum & Gardens as a public garden, the Garden Railway opens for another season with miniature replicas of famous public garden icons like the Torii Gate and Pavilion at Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden. The railway also debuts an expanded track.

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    Ancient Food & Flavor

    This indoor-outdoor, temporary exhibition examines food and plant remains through time. Visitors learn about planting, hunting, eating, and drinking in sites that range from the coast of Peru to Jordan. In the outdoor portion of the exhibit, guests can examine living versions of plants highlighted indoors. 

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    ICA Fall 2023 Exhibitions

    The Institute of Contemporary Art debuts two exhibitions for its fall lineup: “When the Children Come Home” and “Moveables.” The former, by David Antonio Cruz, features monumental portraits mapping queer lives and their families; the latter is a collection of work by five artists who rethink functional design.

  • Agit-Prop

    Common Press hosts this exhibition of letterpress and screenprint art created over the past four years that speaks to social justice issues. 

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    A Life with Others

    “Laurence Salzmann: A Life with Others” is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Laurence Salzmann, whose collection was donated to the Penn Libraries in 2018. Salzmann's photography practice has captured communities all around the globe.

  • Abstract scan of brain overlapping a computer chip network.
    AI and Climate Change

    As part of Climate Week at Penn, this workshop explores opportunities and challenges in machine learning for climate action. Registration is encouraged but not required.

  • Climate Action Photo By Stuart Thomas
    Student Climate Lectures

    The School of Arts & Sciences presents 1.5* Degree Student Climate Lectures, as part of Climate Week 2023.

  • Engaging Students with Rewarding Teaching

    The Center for Teaching and Learning presents a talk by Penn Economics doctoral alumnus Emilio Borghesan to discuss how to make teaching a rewarding experience. All graduate students are welcome.

  • Sean Carroll

    For the 2023 Elon Musk Public Lecture, Sean Carroll, the Homewood Professor of Natural Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University discusses continued debates surrounding quantum mechanics theory.

  • Supplier Show 2023

    Penn Procurement Services presents the Supplier Show, showcasing innovative supplier solutions from 50 vendors. The 2023 Penn Green Purchasing Award will also be presented.

  • Ben Franklin Statue.
    Sex Isn't Real

    Beans Velocci, an assistant professor of history and sociology, delivers a 60-Second Lecture about historical perspectives of sex.

  • Closeup of a hand holding an empty wallet over a desk strewn with bank statements, credit cards and a calculator.
    Social Security Benefits Planning

    TIAA hosts an information session for those looking to better understand Social Security benefits and how to plan for retirement.

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    Ninety Seconds to Midnight

    Experts discuss whether nuclear threats can be deescalated, the suspension of New START, and Russian nuclear threats in Ukraine. Among the panelists is Rachel Bronson, a Penn alumna and president and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

  • Methods Matter

    In a series of panel discussions, hosted by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, experts gather to critically explore the current state of health research regarding known sources of structural and institutional racism and their links to health.

  • Joshua Casilli stiff arms a Harvard defender while running with the ball during a game at Franklin Field.
    Friends and Family Day

    Penn Friends and Family Day returns for its 29th year. Faculty, staff, and postdocs are invited to a day of football, food, and fun, with up to four free tickets for the tailgate party and football game.

  • HEEL: A Performance

    Dancer, composer, and movement educator Sigrid Lauren activates a sculpture by exhibiting artist at the ICA, Hannah Levy. The performance is part of the Moveables exhibit, on display through Dec. 17.

  • Four bottles of Influenza vaccine beside one medical syringe.
    Flu Clinic 2023

    Wellness at Penn hosts its annual flu clinic, offering free flu shots to Penn Card holders. No appointment is necessary. 

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    Cultural Diplomacy

    A panel of experts discuss food as foreign policy. Amanda Freitag and Michael Solomonov join in conversation with Lauren Bernstein, founder and CEO of the Culinary Diplomacy Project, to discuss how their culinary careers bridge cultural divides.

  • Medical Communication Research Symposium

    The Penn Medical Communication Research Institute hosts this third annual symposium featuring experts on effecting behavior change, communicating in disaster contexts, tailoring messages to diverse social media audiences, and much more.

  • Penn Museum exterior and entrance
    ’They Were Roommates’

    Apanel of experts, including C. Brian Rose, curator of the Mediterranean Section, William Weirzbowski, keeper of the American Section, and Jonathan Katz, associate professor of practice in History of Art and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, discuss how ancient and pre-modern civilizations embraced concepts of gender outside the binary.