Friday Events

Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:00 PM, with Reception to Follow

Hosted by Collegium Institute and co-sponsored by the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society

Penn Law School, Gittis 213 In a world that appears increasingly polarized and fractured, especially across religious and cultural divisions, could natural law offer a new principle of unity? Join Collegium as co-authors Dr. Novak, Dr. Levering, and Dr. Emon come together to revisit their collaborative volume, Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2014). In this project, they reflect on Natural Law doctrine through the interconnected lens of their respective academic disciplines and faith traditions. Drawing on classical thinkers from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, each reflects on how the particularity of the respective religious tradition is squared with the evident universality of natural law claims. Their dialogue, as co-authors and panelists, provides a forum for further discussion among their respective scholarly and religious communities on natural law and shared morality. More information can be found on our website: Please direct questions to Elizabeth Feeney at Registration: Register here
This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $40.00 ($20.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

Friday, October 28, 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wharton National Brand Conference

Huntsman Hall On Friday, October 28, 2016, internationally renowned branding expert Prof. David J. Reibstein will host the Wharton Nation Brand Conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Register now at

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sweeten Hospitality Suite

E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk

12:30 PM

Pennovation Center Dedication Event

Pennovation Works, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave
The Pennovation Works is a unique blend of offices, labs, and production space being developed by The University of Pennsylvania to bridge the intellectual and entrepreneurial initiatives for advancing knowledge and generating economic development. The master plan articulates a phased approach, with initial activity focused on site improvements and renovating existing buildings, beginning with the creation of the Pennovation Center. Join us for the Dedication Event. Click here for more information.

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Tour Penn’s Architectural Masterpieces

Tour leaves from the steps of College Hall
Join William Whitaker, Curator and Collections Manager of the Architectural Archives, for a walking tour of the architectural masterworks on Penn’s Campus. Trained as an architect and architectural historian, Whitikar primarily works on documenting and interpreting Penn’s design collections. Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 35.

3:30 - 5:00 PM

Drinks with the Sphinx

Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Enjoy drinks and light fare with the largest Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere and hear the story of Penn’s Sphinx’s journey from Egypt to Philadelphia! Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Cost is $20. Register for this event on the Penn Alumni Homecoming Registration link here.

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Weingarten Learning Resources Center (VPUL) Stories of Resilience Open House

Weingarten Learning Resources Center, Stouffer Commons, 3734 Spruce St
Attend an open house at the Weingarten Center highlighting PennFaces: The Resilience Project, a collaborative initiative developed by students, the Weingarten Center, and University partners that shares stories and generates dialogue around obstacles, success, and experiences of learning and growth.

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Theresa I. Lynch’s 120th Birthday Tea

Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd
Join Penn Nursing in celebrating the 120th birthday of the School’s first Dean of Nursing, Theresa I. Lynch, HUP’20. Remarks by Dr. Patricia D’Antonio, Director of Penn’s Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Penn GSE: Higher Education in 2016: What Presidential Candidates Should Know

The ARCH 108/109, 3601 Locust Walk
What are the most important issues facing postsecondary education in this election year? Join Dr. Laura Perna and other faculty in Penn GSE’s Higher Education Division in conversation about the topics presidential candidates should be considering. Reception to follow. Register here.

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Arts at Homecoming Annual Launch Party & Platt House 10th Anniversary Kickoff

Platt Student Performing Arts House, 3702 Spruce Street
Join the Arts at Homecoming Host Committee to celebrate the launch of the Weekend and to recognize the 10th anniversary of Platt Student Performing Arts House. Come and have a cocktail, hear remarks about the state of arts and culture at Penn by Deputy Provost Anita Allen, and enjoy student performances. Platt Student Performing Arts House provides leadership and support for the creation and implementation of arts programming for students at the University of Pennsylvania. We advise and train students pursuing their extra-curricular passions for the performing arts and those preparing for a career in the arts.

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Penn Nursing Midwifery and Women’s Health Reunion

Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Blvd
Alumni and students, current and past program faculty are invited to reconnect, network and learn about today’s program, with wine and hors d’ouevres. Join Dean Villarruel, and program directors Wendy Grube and Bill McCool, as the Women’s Health program celebrates 30 years and Midwifery celebrates its 35th anniversary.

6:00 - 10:00 PM

82nd Annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Kick-off Homecoming Weekend at the 82nd Annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala. Join Chairman David L. Cohen, L'81, President Amy Gutmann and Penn Alumni President, Julie Platt, C'79 for an evening of food fun and celebration as we honor alumni who have demonstrated outstanding service to Penn!

7:00 - 9:00 PM

ALA and La Casa Latina Happy Hour

City Tap House (3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Association of Latino Alumni and Center for Hispanic Excellence: La Casa Latina invite you to join us at our Homecoming Latinx Alumni Mixer. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones! Light hors d'oeuvres and two drink tickets will be provided.

7:00 - 11:00 PM

Friday Night "Screamer" for Classes of 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992 Mini-Reunion

New Deck Tavern (3408 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA)
From "Pump up the Jame" to Pearl Jam. From Benetton sweaters to lumberjack plaids. From Cheers to Melrose Place. The Penn Classes of '89-'92 shared some unique and varied experiences during our youth! Join us to reconnect with our unique mini-generation at Penn! Contact Lolita Jackson,, or Jon Greenawalt,, for more information.

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Fisher M&T Program Homecoming Kickoff Event

City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street
For M&T alumni only! Join us as we kickoff Homecoming 2016 festivities here on campus. Meet new M&T Director Gad Allon, say hi to M&T staff, and mingle with fellow M&T alums. *hors d'oeuvres provided. cash bar.