Penn to You

Never stop learning—it's an unofficial motto at Penn. In the classroom, in the community, and in the wider world, Penn people bring an intense intellectual curiosity to everything they do. A new program, Penn to You, is designed to bring Penn alumni, parents, and friends together for an evening of intellectual and social engagement. Each Penn to You event will feature one of Penn's 12 schools and will include conversation, presentations and panel discussions with select faculty.


 






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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

True Grit:
Who succeeds in life and what lessons can we learn from them? Psychologist, professor, and MacArthur Fellow Angela Duckworth reviews her research on grit, the tendency to pursue long-term goals with perseverance and passion. Angela shows how grit and talent are entirely different, and she explains why grit predicts achievement in challenging situations, including the National Spelling Bee, West Point Military Academy, urban teaching, and sales. She reveals the beliefs, strategies, and habits that make gritty individuals so special. Finally, she provides specific recommendations about how to cultivate grit in yourself and in others.

Please join the Penn community in Boston for this exciting conversation followed by a networking reception.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6:00 PM | Welcome Reception
7:00 PM | Program
8:00 PM | Networking Reception

Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street | Boston, MA 
Enter Library via Dartmouth Street Entrance (230 Dartmouth Street)

$20/per attendee

Introduction:
Steven J. Fluharty, Dean and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience, School of Arts and Sciences
Presenter:

Angela Duckworth, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Positive Psychology Center, School of Arts and Sciences

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Medicine’s “Personal” Best: What Can It Mean For You?
One of the hottest buzzwords in health care is “personalized or precision medicine”: using a patient’s own genetic and health information to improve treatment and minimize side effects. But what would that care look like at your bedside or doctor’s office? Learn from some of Penn Medicine’s most eminent researchers on the major scientific advances—from mining “Big Data” to targeted therapies and innovative devices—that will transform the practice of medicine.
Please join the Penn community in San Francisco for this exciting conversation followed by a networking reception. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:00 PM | Welcome Reception
7:00 PM | Program
8:30 PM | Networking Reception

The San Francisco Jazz Center
201 Franklin Street | San Francisco, CA 


$20/per attendee

Introduction:
J. Larry Jameson, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Perelman School of Medicine; The Robert G. Dunlop Professor, Perelman School of Medicine; Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
Presenters:
Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D., The William Wikoff Smith Professor, Executive Vice Dean, and Chief Scientific Officer, Perelman School of Medicine
Caryn Lerman, Ph.D., The John H. Glick Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Psychiatry, Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Perelman School of Medicine
Daniel J. Rader, M.D., The Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine, Chair, Department of Genetics, Chief, Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, Department of Medicine, Chief, Division of Human Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
 
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Popular programs such as Serial and Conviction have brought the problem of wrongful conviction into sharp relief in the eyes of the public. But rather than fixing criminal justice mistakes that have already occurred, how can we prevent such errors in the first place? In this Penn to You evening, explore the work of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law, which is creating data and solutions to enable police, legal professionals, and the public to advance towards a higher quality, more accurate criminal justice system.

Please join the Penn community on Wednesday, February 1, in Miami for this exciting conversation followed by a networking reception. 

Introduction:
Theodore Ruger
, Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law, Penn Law

Speakers:

John F. Hollway,
Associate Dean and Executive Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law
Paul Heaton, Senior Fellow and Academic Director, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
6:00 PM | Welcome Reception
7:00 PM | Program
8:15 PM | Networking Reception


The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard | Miami, FL



$20/per attendee


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