"Little Gray Cells and Big Ideas: The Amazing Brain"
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
It's the most complex microprocessor there is and the key to who we are. Join faculty from Penn's Mahoney Institute for Neurological Sciences for a fascinating look into the mysteries of the human brain. This engaging snapshot of current research will include some "hands-on" activities that have been developed by Penn faculty and students as learning tools in the Philadelphia school system. RSVP to Cortney McClees at
email@example.com or 215-898-0578.
Sponsored by PENN Medicine.
10 AM and 1 PM
Information Session and Tour
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1 College Hall, Blanche Levy Park (College Green)
If you have a child or grandchild considering Penn, learn about the University's academic programs, extra-curricular activities, and admissions procedures from an Admissions Officer. The one-hour session will be followed by a student-guided tour of campus. After the tour, an Alumni Council on Admissions' representative will lead a 45-minute informal Q&A session.
Also offered Saturday at 9:30 and 11 AM.
Youth and Aging: Penn Integrates Knowledge Locally and Globally
A Symposium Sponsored by
Penn's Faculty Senate
View full Symposium schedule
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
The Harold Prince Theater, 3680 Walnut Street
Some of our greatest social and personal challenges -- and opportunities -- come at either end of the life cycle: in nurturing youth towards successful lives in our society, and in preparing for generations that soon will live routinely into their 80s, 90s, and even 100s.
Join in the conversation as Penn faculty from across the campus engage in two stimulating and freewheeling discussions about being young -- and growing old --
in contemporary America and around the world. These unscripted conversations, framed by the Penn Compact's commitment to the integration of knowledge, will bring together a wide range of practical and theoretical perspectives from faculty researchers, practitioners, consumers of services, and students. Together they will explore new and unexpected vistas in interdisciplinary research, integrative teaching, and Penn's growing local and global engagements.
Why Participate in Community Service and Advocacy Efforts?
Civic House, 3914 Locust Walk
If civic engagement is part of your life, let Civic House welcome you home! As part of its ongoing First Fridays program, Penn's hub for student-led community service and advocacy is inviting students, alumni, and friends to reflect on motivations for community involvement. Registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated. Reply to Cassie Bartelme at 215-898-4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A First Birthday Celebration At The Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Suite 300, Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street (on Woodland Walk)
Stop by an Open House at the Weingarten Learning Resources Center - a former dining facility that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art support center for Penn's undergraduate and graduate students. Built with generous alumnae support, this new resource center houses the Office of Learning Resources and the Office of Student Disabilities Services. Tour this new student facility, explore resources and technologies for learning, and share birthday cake and conversation with the staff.
Donny Deutsch on Management, Motivation, Failure, Success, and Celebrity
Huntsman Hall, Colloquium Hall, 8th Floor
3730 Walnut Street
Join alumnus, Donny Deutsch, W'79, chairman of the renowned advertising firm, Deutsch, Inc, and host of the popular CNBC talk show, "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch", as he discusses his newly released book, Often Wrong, Never In Doubt: Unleash the Business Rebel Within. Hear Donny describe what it takes to build and run a high-performance, high-achievement organization, as well as personal lessons learned about reaching for and attaining personal success. A book signing and cocktail reception will immediately follow.
Please note: Advance registration is required. Seating is limited.
Donny Deutsch Book Signing and Reception
Huntsman Hall, East Hall, 8th Floor
3730 Walnut Street
PENN GALLERY HOP - Back by popular demand!
Begins at Arthur Ross Gallery
Fisher Fine Arts Library, 200 South 34th Street
This year's Gallery Hop includes stops at five galleries and features a director/curator at each site to explain the exhibition on hand. The "Hop" concludes at the ICA with hors d'oeuvres and dessert.
» Arthur Ross Gallery
Speaker: Dilys Winegrad, Director/Curator
Mapping the Pacific Coast: Coronado to
Lewis and Clark
The Quivira Collection
Early maps and prints dating from 1544 to 1801
illustrate the discoveries and fantasies that led up to Jefferson's decision 200 years ago to commission the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
» Kroiz Gallery of the Architectural Archives
Speaker: William Whitaker, GAr'96, Collections Manager
Masterworks from the Collections of the
Enjoy the most exceptional drawings and models
from the Archives' collections of more than 400
designers from the 18th century to the present.
» Kamin Gallery
Speaker: Penn faculty from the Jewish Studies Program
Printer, Publisher, Peddler:
The Business of the Jewish Book
Mounted in conjunction with the Year of the Jewish Book at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at Penn, this exhibit explores the ways in which Jews in the West have made and distributed books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed media.
» Addams Gallery
Speaker: Susana Jacobson, Adjunct Associate Professor
and Acting Co-Chair, Department of Fine Arts
Neil Welliver and Robert Slutzky
A quiet and eloquent tribute to the late Neil Welliver and the late Robert Slutzky -- college classmates, Penn faculty members, and landmark painters, whose work and teaching inspired generations of students and profoundly influenced the fine arts at Penn.
» Institute of Contemporary Art
Speaker: Jenelle Porter, Associate Curator
Rodney Graham: A Little Thought
Internationally celebrated artist Rodney Graham presents 22 works from 1976 to the present, featuring the evolution of his film, video, and sound works.
Ramp Project: Fortuyn/O'Brien
The inside-outside characteristics of ICA's glass-
faced transitional ramp takes on an altered interior environment through the use of foliage and nature-inspired wallpapers.
4:30 PM-6 PM
"The End of Space and Time"
Logan Hall, Terrace Room
249 South 36th Street
For most of us, space and time are easily understood: space is a stage on which things move and time is a marker for the passage of events. In this program, Vijay Balasubramanian, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, challenges our understanding of space and time by suggesting that the concepts are "simply
approximate descriptions of a much more complex underlying reality." This free event is open to the public; reservations are required.
Sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences.
Shabbat Services with Hillel
Steinhardt Hall, 215 South 39th Street
Join Hillel for Shabbat Services (Conservative, Orthodox, Reform and Sephardic), followed by Shabbat Dinner at 6 PM.
Steinhardt Hall, 215 South 39th Street
Enjoy a wonderful evening meal in the Falk Dining Commons. Cost of the dinner is $21 per person;
$15 for children ages 3-10. Reservations and
advanced payment are required. RSVP to Joan Bobroff at email@example.com or 215-898-7391.
The 71st ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT GALA
The Left Bank
Office of Facilities and Real Estate Services
3101 Walnut Street
and Live Musical Performance
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Join us for an evening of celebration and music at the 71st Alumni
Award of Merit Gala! Penn Alumni will honor four of our most outstanding
alumni leaders, two incredible classes, one fantastic regional
club, and three of our exceptional young alumni. This year's Gala
will take place at Penn's award-winning Office of Facilities and
Real Estate Services and World Cafe Live, one of Philly's newest
live music venues. To showcase this unique space, we will enjoy
a special performance by The
Blue Method, Philadelphia's finest new funk band -- tasteful,
organic, and soulful rhythm and blues.
Cost: $75 per person; $60 per person, Class of 1995-2005
Dessert & Live Performance by Bobby
- Alumni Award of Merit -
Walter J. Gamble, M.D., M'57
Wendy Mann Hornick, CW'73, SW'75
Peter V. Shoemaker, C'86
Patricia Braun Silvers, CW'72
- Young Alumni Award -
Marc F. McMorris, C'90, WG'94
Carmen M. Maldonado, C'91, GED'92*
Patricia Marin, Ph.D., C'90*
* Joint Award
- Class Award of Merit -
Class of 1955
- David N. Tyre Communication Award -
Class of 1980
- Alumni Club Award -
Penn Club of Los Angeles
The Penn Symphony Orchestra
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
The Penn Symphony Orchestra, directed by Brad Smith, performs two of the most popular Romantic masterworks -- Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. On piano is Jennifer Lee, a Wharton senior and winner of the 2005 Concerto Competition. Admission is free. Advance registration is not required, but seating is limited. For information, visit www.sas.upenn.edu/music or call 215-898-6244.
Sponsored by the Department of Music, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Student Activities Council.
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Annenberg Center, Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut Street
The new "King of Latin Jazz" performs with George Ortiz on timbales, Tony Banda on bass, Serafin Aguilar on trumpet, Davd Urquidi on baritone sax, Javier Vergara on sax, Francisco Torres on trombone, Sal Vasquez on bongo and tres, and David Torres on piano. For tickets and information, visit www.PennPresents.org or call the Box Office at 215-898-3900. Special discounts are available for Penn alumni.