Campus Events

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    Denise Ferrera Da Silva

    Denise Ferrera Da Silva, an academic and practicing artist, performs as part of the Time Sensitive Reading Series. Her work focuses on the ethico-political challenges of the global present. The series is curated and hosted by Ethan Plaue and Rebecca N. Liu.

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    The Emissions Gap

    Anne Olhoff, with more than 20 years of experience in international policy advice, discusses current and future estimated global GHG emissions in accordance with goals from the Paris Agreement.

  • Lecture in Social Justice

    Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, joins a conversation with Professor Dorothy Roberts as a part of the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.

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    The Chinese Question

    Mae M. Ngai, a professor of Asian American studies and history at Columbia, discusses Chinese exclusion and the laws that prevented immigration and citizenship in the anglophone world.

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    Building in China

    The Weitzman School of Design, in association with Southeast University and Tongji University, presents a two-part exhibition of China’s shifting design practices over a century in which many of its leading practitioners and scholars were educated at Penn.

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    Building in China Lecture

    Yung Ho Chang, FAIA, founding partner and principal architect at Atelier Feichang Jianzhu, talks about his studio’s featured exhibition at the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, “Building in China: A Century of Dialogues on Modern Architecture.”

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    Campbell Brothers

    The Campbell Brothers, a band playing a fusion of African American gospel with electric steel guitars and vocals, perform a Philadelphia premiere of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” The performance has an in-person and online component.

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    Cirque Mechanics

    Cirque Mechanics performs as part of Penn Live Arts to premiere Birdhouse Factory, where a group of 1930s workers is brought together by the most unlikely of events.

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    The Behavioral Code

    The Penn Program on Regulation invites Benjamin van Rooij and Adam Fine, authors of “The Behavioral Code: The Hidden Ways the Law Makes Us Better … or Worse,” to discuss the root causes and hidden forces that drive human behavior and our responses to society’s laws.

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    Bree Newsome Bass

    In honor of Black History Month, the Office of Social Equity & Community at Penn presents activist Bree Newsome Bass in conversation with Dr. Barbara D. Savage, Dr. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, and Dr. Leslie D. Callahan on topics of public iconography, race, and the role of activist Black women of faith in the contemporary United States. 

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    B.R. Ambedkar

    Hosted in collaboration with the South Asia Center, Penn Museum invites Shailaja Paik, an associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, to discuss B.R. Ambedkar and his critique of India's hierarchical caste system.

  • Mindfulness and Wellbeing

    David Creswell, a professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses how mindfulness interventions work. This is a hybrid event that will also be streamed live on YouTube.

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    Reforming Primary Care

    The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics hosts conversations with a panel of experts on how to reform primary care to be a sustainable, efficient, and equitable system.

  • Scale School

    J. Daniel Kim, an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School, will join panelists to discuss the post-acquisition realities for both startups and established companies.

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    On a Tightrope

    The Wolf Humanities Center presents this screening of "On a Tightrope," about Uyghur children in an orphanage learning the tradition of tight-rope walking. The film offers commentary on the delicate balance Uyghur people strike as people of the Muslim faith in a communist society.

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    Kanaval Ball

    Philadelphia's first-ever Kanaval ball, hosted by WXPN in collaboration with artists in Haiti and New Orleans, will feature performances by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ram, Boukman Eksperyans, and Nadia Dieudonné & Feet Of Rhythm. Tickets are free.