Campus Events

  • God Complex: Different Philadelphia

    The Arthur Ross Gallery presents this installation exhibit curated by ceramicist, social activist, poet, and educator Robert Lugo, courtesy of a grant from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. Lugo creates multicultural mash-up works that often speak to themes of inequality, poverty, and racial justice.

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    Ulysses Jenkins Exhibit

    The ICA presents the first major retrospective of the work of Ulysses Jenkins, a video artist from Los Angeles whose work rose to prominence in the 1970s and has been an influence on contemporary art since. The exhibition is co-curated by Meg Onli and Erin Christovale.

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    Indra Nooyi

    Indra Nooyi, former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, discusses her new book, “My Life in Full: Work, Family and our Future.” She will speak in conversation with Adam Grant, a professor of management at the Wharton School.

  • Climate Change and Plants

    Part of the Penn Science Café series, Brenda Casper and Brent Helliker, both professors of biology, discuss climate change and the consequences for plants.

  • Filmmaker Hao Wu

    Documentary filmmaker Hao Wu, director of “76 Days,” about the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan, China, appears in person for a discussion about his films. There will be an in-person screening of his film “”All in my Family,” and an online screening of “76 Days.”

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    Decolonizing Museums

    Penn Museum and the Center for Experimental Ethnography at Penn present an international conference that examines current issues of the relationship between collections and colonialism, accountability, and what repair might look like. The conference is mostly virtual but has live events each evening related to Penn and the Philadelphia museum community.

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    Cactus Flower

    Penn Live Arts presents a virtual screening of “Cactus Flower,” a story of friendship and self-discovery amid disaster. The film is viewable through Oct. 27.

  • Sachs Grant Information Session

    Staff from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation answer questions about the grant application process. Two former student grantees will discuss Student Grants.

  • Printing Abolition

    As part of the A.S.W. Rosenbach Lectures in Bibliography, the Kislak Center hosts Michael F. Suarez of the University of Virginia for three lectures about the fight to end the British slave trade, referencing influential political prints, newspapers, private diaries, and other bibliographical sources. Suarez refers to the push to end the British slave trade as the first humanitarian mass media campaign.

  • Race and Land Use Regulations

    Anna Gavin, a professor of political science at the University of California, Merced, discusses the racist past of land use regulations, as part of the "Race and Regulation Lecture Series."

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    Linda Tuhiwai Smith

    The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, the University of Oxford, and the University of Toronto partner for a lecture series about how, as three colonial research institutions, they can work toward environmental justice in local and connected spaces. Linda Tuhiwai Smith of the University of Waikato will speak.

  • Family Weekend

    The Quakers face Brown on Oct. 30.

  • Mental Health Care in Flux

    The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the Penn Center for Mental Health co-host a conference about how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the delivery of mental health care, with increased use of telehealth and smartphone apps. Benjamin Miller, president of WellBeing Trust, will deliver a keynote about the challenges and opportunities of mental health care today.

  • New Life for Old Cemeteries

    Co-sponsored by Morris Arboretum, among others, this conference at the Woodlands focuses on cemeteries as an integral part of urban infrastructure and ecosystems. Preservationists, urban planners, historians, and more are encouraged to attend.

  • Homecoming

    The Quakers face Cornell.

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    Ancient Alcohol 2021

    The Ancient Alcohol series returns with guides Mark Van Horn and Kirk French. Attendees are invited to celebrate early-known beers, customs from around the world, and how agave sap was fermented to make a tequila-like alcohol. The guides suggest six pairings to experience with the interactive program.