The First Tuesday Lecture Series is an opportunity for Penn Vet's New Bolton Center to share new advances and cutting-edge information with the local horse community. The one-hour lectures, held once a month, will cover a wide range of veterinary subjects, each one of relevance to the horse owner and caregiver. All will be presented by New Bolton Center clinicians, with expertise in the subject. Although the lectures are free, seating is limited so pre-registration is suggested.
Bimonthly Book Club
Join the book club in this month's selection Thunderstruck by Penn Alumn Erik Larson
Book Description: The interwoven stories of two men - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication - whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time.
Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect murder.
Penn Club of Chicago Board Meeting - Join Us and Help Plan/Lead
Sunday, October 25th at 10am
Want to be involved with the Penn Club of Chicago? Interested in learning more about what we do, planning an event, or helping out? Just want to meet some other Penn alums?
Featuring: Jeri Hird Dutcher, National Award-Winning Resume Writer
Are you thinking of changing careers? Have you decided to change careers but find yourself dead in the water because you don’t know how to show your achievements in your resume? Are you applying for jobs in a new industry, but your resume isn’t producing the interviews you want?
Join us on Jan. 27 to find out how to plan and write your career change resume.
Open Social Impact Committee Meeting
Anyone interested is invited to join the committee and see what it is all about!
Interested in getting involved in helping coordinate Social Impact projects for the Penn Alumni Club? The Social Impact Committee will be hosting an open meeting for anyone interested in attending. The committee works on planning and executing philanthropic projects and events all over Philadelphia, often in collaboration with other organizations. We are always looking for more people who are interested in volunteerism and giving back to the community! It is a great way to get involved with the club, meet other alumni, and do something good. Feel free to bring ideas for activities or projects to share, or just come and listen.
An exclusive event with international auction house Sotheby's on January 29th, 2015 at The Imperial Hotel, New Delhi.
Simon Shaw, Sotheby's senior-most specialist in Impressionist and Modern Art and world-wide head of the department, will keynote the event on his inaugural trip to India. He will discuss some key works and sales like Edward Munch’s Scream (recently auctioned for $120mm), Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet, among others. Art works which will be offered in their upcoming auction will also be on display. Since this a unique opportunity and space is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com at the earliest. Details are enclosed in the attached invite and as always the event is open to all Penn students, alumni and
Penn's founder, Benjamin Franklin, is celebrating his 309th birthday in January 2015. Join Penn alumni for this year's festivities!
Ben's Bash is back! The Penn Club is happy to celebrate Ben Franklin's birthday with this annual tradition. Born on January 17, 1706, our founder would have been 309 years old in 2015. Aside from Penn-related work, Franklin's many roles included being a Founding Father, a prominent figure in the American Enlightenment, the inventor of the lightning rod and bifocals, and an influential abolitionist.
Join us as we mingle with familiar and new alums and play Ben Franklin and Penn trivia!
Diffusion in Social Networks: New Theory and Experiments
Featuring Damon Centola, Associate professor in the Annenberg School and the School of Engineering
Damon Centola is an Associate Professor in the Annenberg School and the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is the Director of the Network Dynamics Group. He is also an elected Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Penn Alumni Travel: Cruising the Zambezi
Featuring Penn Professor David Wallace
From Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom and the rich multicultural heritage of the “Rainbow Nation” to stunning natural beauty and exotic wildlife, this travel program showcases Southern Africa like no other. Explore “a world in one country”—Johannesburg, Table Mountain, Robben Island, Mandela’s former home in Soweto, and the Cape of Good Hope. Enjoy unparalleled game-viewing and visit thundering Victoria Falls. Learn more about this tour.
Reception celebrating the establishment of the
Ernest F. Rosato — William Maul Measey
Professorship in Surgical Education
and the appointment of
Jon Morris, MDas the inaugural chair-holder
Lecture: Bringing Down the Mob
Former Secret Service Agent, Pasquale (Nino) Perrotta, will discuss his role in bringing down the Gambino Crime Family, how he obtained evidence, and how he helped take on the mob.
Starting as a rookie investigator in the Bronx district attorney's office and partnering with New York's Organized Crime Task Force, and finally as an agent for the U. S. Secret Service, his story involves menacing trash collectors, countless hours of wiretapped recordings, and clever phone card fraud.
Featuring Deborah A. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies
Deborah A. Thomas is Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Exceptional Violence: Embodied Citizenship in Transnational Jamaica and Modern Blackness: Nationalism, Globalization, and The Politics of Culture in Jamaica; and co-editor of the volume Globalization and Race: Transformations in the Cultural Production of Blackness. Her articles have appeared in a diverse range of journals including Cultural Anthropology, American Anthropologist, Radical History Review, small axe, Identities, and Feminist Review.