Jan
25
Penn Club of DC:  Bimonthly Book Club

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.

Jan
25

 

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?

Jan
27
Featuring: Jeri Hird Dutcher, National Award-Winning Resume Writer
12:00pm (EST)

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.
Oct
07
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.


Jan
25

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.

Jan
25

 

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?

Jan
27
Featuring: Jeri Hird Dutcher, National Award-Winning Resume Writer
12:00pm (EST)

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.
Jan
27

 

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.

Jan
29

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 info@penndelhi.com at the earliest. Details are enclosed in the attached invite and as always the event is open to all Penn students, alumni and
Jan
29

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!  

Feb
04
Diffusion in Social Networks: New Theory and Experiments
Featuring Damon Centola, Associate professor in the Annenberg School and the School of Engineering
12:00pm (EST)

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.
Feb
05
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.
Feb
05
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
Feb
07

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.

Feb
09
Featuring Deborah A. Thomas, Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies
12:00pm (EST)

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.
Feb
11
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
Feb
12
Join the Los Angeles Chapter of the PennDesign Alumni Association for a cocktail reception and insider talk from Winka Dubbeldam, Chair and Professor of Graduate Architecture, on the state of architecture at PennDesign. 
Feb
12

 

Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) invites you all Penn Alumni in Los Angeles:

The Future of Social Change Tour - LA

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Register here by Monday, February 9, 2015

Take this opportunity to meet SP2’s new dean, Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr., an ethnographic filmmaker, whose research examines racial and class-based differences in contemporary urban environments.

The event is free of charge, drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and all Penn alumni are welcome to attend, whether you are an SP2 alumnus or not. .

This is the perfect opportunity to network with local alumni and meet SP2’s exceptional new dean, Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr., one of Penn’s brand new leaders.

Feb
14
Penn Alumni Travel: The Art & Culture of Cuba
Featuring Penn Professor Sharon Ravitch


Join Penn Alumni Travel on a week-long immersion in the fascinating history and warm hospitality of Cuba. Stroll the streets of atmospheric Old Havana and meet some of the country's leading artists on visits to their studios and homes.

Learn more about this tour.
Feb
14

 

Casserole Blitz with the University City Hospitality Coalition
Help us make casserole dinners at our bi-annual Casserole Blitz!

Join us when we volunteer with the University City Hospitality Coalition to make casserole dinners. UCHC uses casseroles on average twice a week, each time going through 12 casseroles. Our casseroles will be a great help as UCHC prepares meals 250 nights a year. 60% of those 25,000 dinners are made by one person.

Feb
18

Penn’s Cancer Immunotherapy Breakthrough:

Designing and Building Targeted Immunity Against Advanced Cancers

Dr. Bruce L. Levine, Ph.D. and C'84

Barbara and Edward Netter Professor in Cancer Gene Therapy
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center 


 
Feb
20

Mask and Wig Spring 2015 Production "A Comedy of Terrors!"
Join the Penn Club for a night of laughter!

At Mask and Wig, they encourage people to follow their screams. That’s why they’re inviting you on an adventure led by brothers Vince and Charlie, two paranormal investigators whose TV show ratings are frighteningly low. With their life’s work at stake, these specter inspectors must do whatever it takes to bring their show back to life. Will these paranormal guys be able to resurrect their show, or are they just digging their own grave? Have no fear, the ghost is clear, our boys will surely persevere! But if you’re expecting the ordinary, you’re dead wrong. So eat, drink, and be scary with Mask and Wig for their 127th Annual Production: A Comedy of Terrors!

 
Feb
21

Work it - Saturday Sweat!

Having trouble sticking to your New Year Resolutions? Want to have fun with fellow alumni in a different kind of setting.

Elevate is a different kind of gym. At Elevate, get the most complete workout in the City, fueled by coaching and science for clients to optimize fitness. Come join fellow alumni for a
free class and check out the new gym!

Feb
22

 

Chicago Penn Sages Brunch Meeting on Feb. 22nd at 11am: Connect and Plan 

Feb
22

 

Join the Penn Club for dim sum in Chinatown just days after the Chinese New Year!


Looking for an alternative to the typical brunch? Join us on Sunday, February 26th for a Penn Alumni dim sum meal. This is a great opportunity to try new foods and meet alumni!


Curious about dim sum? Learn more.

Feb
24

CITY OF RESURGENCE

Exploring Atlanta’s Urban Transformation Past, Present, and Future

Join the Penn Alumni Club of Atlanta and the Penn Institute for Urban Research for an evening at the High Museum of Art including special tours of the Wifredo Lam: Imagining New Worlds exhibit, a series of lightning talks that examine many facets of Atlanta’s complex and fascinating urban evolution, and reception. The lightning talks will provide insight on cultural anchor institutions, like the Woodruff Arts Center, and their role in urban development; transformative projects in the works; how Atlanta’s development compares to cities across America; and how values of health and shared prosperity can be assessed and integrated into redevelopment efforts.

Feb
25
Bucks County Ben's Birthday Bash
Please help us celebrate Ben Franklin's 309th Birthday and learn more about the Penn Club of Bucks County!

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 6-8pm

Where: The Hattery Stove & Still
18 West State Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

RSVP: Please help us properly order for the event by registering your RSVP by February 18, 2015 at bensbirthdaybash.eventbrite.com. There is no registration fee for this event. Food will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase.

Feb
28
Penn Alumin Travel: Bangkok to Bali, The Eastern & Oriental Express
Featuring Penn Professor Justin McDaniel


Experience the exotic kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, cultures, and ancient histories in Thiailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Visit elaborate temples, palaces, and shrines throughout this exciting program.

Learn more about this tour.
Mar
02
Penn Medicine in Palm Beach
Living Better 2015
Mar
02

 

 

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.

Mar
12
Penn Alumni Travel: Panama Canal & Costa Rica
Featuring Penn Professor Tom Van Winkle


Join this spectacular nine-day journey from the Costa Rican rainforest through the mighty locks of the Panama Canal. Explore the terrestrial wonders of Costa Rica's National Parks and Osa Peninsula and tour Panama City.

Learn more about this tour.
Mar
13

Calling all London Alumni and Friends!

Eat, drink, and be scary with Mask and Wig for our 127th Annual Production: A Comedy of Terrors!

Friday, March 13th, 2015  8:00pm

The Shaw Theatre (directly across the street from San Pancreas Station) - http://www.shaw-theatre.com/

Tickets will shortly be available for sale on the Mask and Wig site: http://www.maskandwig.com/tickets/

 



Mar
18
Featuring David Bell, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing
Hearst Tower, New York City

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the GHRI laboratories and test kitchen with Miriam Arond, director of GHRI and Penn alumna. Afterwards, we’ll go to a nearby location for a reception and faculty talk from Wharton Professor David Bell, an expert in consumer shopping behavior.
Mar
24
12:00PM (EST)
Featuring Senior Associate Directors with Penn's Career Services Office, Barbara Hewitt and Claire Klieger

Join Barbara Hewitt and Claire Klieger, both Senior Associate Directors with Penn’s Career Services office, as they discuss tips and strategies to prepare for your upcoming interviews.
Mar
25

 

 

Calm Your Mind, Think Clearly And Be A Better Person

The Penn Alumni Club of Philadelphia and the Wharton Alumni Club of Philadelphia invite you to experience Calm Clarity and provide feedback to tailor it to the needs of professionals and executives.

Calm Clarity is an innovative program designed to show you how the mind works and provide you with practical tools and insights to cultivate your mind and direct your own brain development in a way that enhances your well-being, relationships and performance inside and outside of work.

 
Mar
31

Featuring Pat Rose, Director of Career Services
12:00PM (EST)

Have you ever negotiated with an employer for salary or other important items when you received a job offer? Were you successful? In this webinar, Patricia Rose, Director of Career Services, will discuss what to think about and do when you receive an offer.

Apr
08

Featuring Penn Professor Paul Cobb
12:00PM (EST)

Join Professor Paul Cobb as he discusses the history and culture of the Rivieras and Islands of France, Italy, and Spain.

Apr
14

Co-sponsored with Association of Alumnae
12PM (EST)

In 15 years as a career and leadership coach, Julie Cohen, PCC, has worked with hundreds of clients to clarify and achieve their professional and personal goals. Almost all clients wanted to enhance their work-life balance whether they wanted a promotion, better communication skills, more meaning and satisfaction from their work, or improved leadership capabilities. This led Julie to develop The 7 Keys to Work-Life Balance: a program that gives participants tools to identify, clarify and rectify the work-life balance challenges they may be facing.

Apr
20
Featuring Wendy Grube, Practice Assistant Professor, and Director, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program
12:00pm (EST)

Wendy Grube, PhD, CRNP, Practice Assistant Professor, is currently the Director of the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, and has centered her clinical practice on promoting access to quality reproductive healthcare for women and men.
Apr
20
Penn Alumni Travel: Waterways of Holland & Belgium
Featuring Penn Professor Lance Donaldson-Evans


Join us in Holland and Belgium for nine days when Holland's breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom! Meet local residents for a personal perspective on the Low Countries' modern life and cultural heritage.

Learn more about this tour.
Apr
27
Penn Alumni Travel: Southern Italy & Sicily
Featuring Penn Professor Thomas Max Safley


Delight in a special exploration of Italy's southern climates, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring "boot heel," in a small group of only 24.

Learn more about this tour.
May
06

Featuring Penn Professor Arthur Waldron
12:00PM - 1:00PM (EST)

Join Professor Arthur Waldron as he discusses the history and culture of the Baltic States.

 

May
08
Penn Alumni Travel: Rivieras & Islands: France, Italy & Spain
Featuring Penn Professor Paul Cobb


Cruise for seven nights from Barcelona to Rome. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the dynamic history, inimitable art and culture, and sun-drenched landscapes of the French and Italian rivieras and islands.

Learn more about this tour.

May
09
2nd Annual Million Dollar Bike Ride
Supporting Rare Disease Research at Penn Medicine
May
15
Medical Alumni Weekend 2015
Celebrating the Past. Embracing the Future.
May
21
Penn Alumni Travel: Spain's Costa Verde
Featuring Penn Professor Anny Moyer

Spain's Costa Verde, the Green Coast, enchants all who visit. Fall under its spell on a 10-night adventure that showcases its culture, history, and stunning coastal and mountain landscapes.

Learn more abou this tour.
Jun
04
Penn Alumni Travel: Baltic Sea
Featuring Penn Professor Arthur Waldron

Spain's Costa Verde, the Green Coast, enchants all who visit. Fall under its spell on a 10-night adventure that showcases its culture, history, and stunning coastal and mountain landscapes

Learn more about this tour.
Jun
05
Penn Alumni Travel: California National Parks
Featuring Penn Professor Lucy Fowler Williams

Begin your small group journey with two nights in spectacular San Francisco with visits to the Sonoma Wine Region. Explore stunning Lake Tahoe, visit Yosemite National Park, continue onto Sequoia National Park and King's Canyon National Park.

Learn more about this tour.