Campus Events

  • Entrance of Annenberg Center with a set of steps

    The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and Penn Live Arts present an exhibition of the work of artist and educator Chen Lok Lee. As a refugee who swam to Hong Kong to escape Chinese political persecution, Lee’s life on three continents is showcased through 18 prints, watercolors, and lithographs.

  • Sissel Tolaas in front of many bottles of scents.
    Sissel Tolaas: RE________

    The Institute of Contemporary Art features the exhibition “RE________,” in which Norwegian-born Sissel Tolaas has devoted her research-based artistic practice to the olfactory as a sensory experience with her projects. The works are described through a series of special codes, displayed close to each work on the wall.

  • Children’s Environmental Health

    The Philadelphia Regional Center for Children’s Environmental Health hosts its inaugural seminar series, with one talk scheduled each month on topics about air pollution, lead poisoning, and perinatal health inequity, among others. The Center is a collaboration between the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn Medicine.

  • Holiday Garden Railway on display with modeled cars and houses, wrapped in lights.
    Holiday Garden Railway

    The Morris Arboretum gets festive with a quarter-mile track featuring 15 different rail lines, nine bridges, seven loops and tunnels, two cable cars, and model trains, all decorated with lights that twinkle along the tracks and around the surrounding landscape.

  • Exterior of the Annenberg School for Communication.
    Robotic Agency

    The Center for East Asian Studies welcomes Anne Aronsson, a lecturer from Yale, to explore human engagement with social robots in the care context of Japan. The lecture will examine how robots achieve some level of agency and contribute to society by carving out unique roles for themselves and bonding with humans.

  • Exterior of the Annenberg School for Communication.
    Media Discourses of Economic Inequality

    The Annenberg School for Communication hosts a lunchtime talk with the Media, Inequality, & Change Center’s visiting scholar, Hendrik Theine, for a conversation about his research on media discourses of inequality. Lunch is provided and RSVP to is required.

  • Entrance of Houston Hall.
    Open Forum

    University Council will hold its annual Open Forum, where all members of the University community are invited to direct questions to the Council. A PennCard is required for entry and RSVP is required by 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.

  • Constitution and the Supreme Court

    The SNF Paideia Program and Red & Blue Exchange bring together Akhil Reed Amar, the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale; Hollis-Brusky, chair of the Politics Department at Pomona College; Kate Shaw, a professor of law at Cardozo Law School; Rogers M. Smith, a researcher and professor emeritus of political science at Penn; and Keith E. Whittington, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics in the Department of Politics at Princeton, to discuss the future of the law and the Constitution in critical societal issues.

  • Isaiah Thomas.
    Isaiah Thomas

    The Fels Institute of Government features Council Member Isaiah Thomas, a third-generation Philadelphian, who has worked in the nonprofit, public and private sectors in positions that impact the important issues our city faces. He is also the founder of The Thomas & Woods Foundation, which provides free summer programs for youth age 6-16 years old.

  • Exterior of the Colonial Penn Center.
    Adam Sacarny

    The Leonard David Institute invites Adam Sacarny, an assistant professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, to talk about how hospital mergers change or fail to change, hospital behavior, performance, and outcomes.

  • Exterior of the Perry World House.
    Encoding Race

    The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy features a panel discussion about racism that is both embedded in social institutions and encoded into algorithms, which in turn reinforce each other and must be addressed simultaneously.

  • Joseph W. Westphal.
    Joseph W. Westphal

    The Public Policy in Practice Series, led by Fels Distinguished Fellow Elizabeth Vale, features Ambassador Joseph W. Westphal, Global Senior Fellow at the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the Wharton School.

  • In Between

    As the son of a Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother, Ibrahim Miari demonstrates the complexities and contradictions inherent in Palestinian-Israeli identity through a one-man show. Before the performance, visitors are invited to enjoy Penn Museum’s new Eastern Mediterranean gallery, which opens two hours prior to the show's start time.

  • New Italian Cinema

    New Italian Cinema Events and Penn Cinema & Media Studies, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia and PI-Philly, present the 2022 edition of New Italian Cinema. The festival has been curated by Nicola M Gentili with N.I.C.E. directors Viviana Del Bianco and Mila Tenaglia, aiming to show new and original Italian feature films in Philadelphia. All screenings are in Italian with English subtitles.

  • Elizabeth Fowler.
    Elizabeth Fowler

    The Leonard Davis Institute invites Penn alumna Elizabeth Fowler to share her 25 years of experience in health policy and health services research, serving as the executive VP of programs at the Commonwealth Fund; VP for global health policy at Johnson & Johnson; special assistant to former President Barack Obama at the National Economic Council; and chief health counsel to the Senate Finance Committee chair.

  • WXPN building exterior with signage
    The Night Before

    In celebration of his 30th anniversary hosting “The Night Before,” WXPN host and producer Robert Drake will be on air for 30 hours nonstop, starting Dec. 23.