Jul
16
Penn Alumni Travel: Cruise the Black Sea
Featuring Professor Arthur Waldron

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Discover the astounding wealth of culture and history on the shores of the Black Sea during an exciting journey that takes you from the birth of civilization to the dramatic end of the Cold War.

Jul
26
Penn Club of Chicago:  Families Volunteer Event at Bernie's Book Bank

From 11:30-1:30, bring your family, and join fellow Penn Alums, to help promote book ownership, kindergarten readiness, and long-term academic success among at-risk kids in Chicagoland. Spots are limited: reserve early!!

Jul
31
Featuring Professor Michael Weisberg

Join Professor Michael Weisberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Penn and also serves as the Chair of the Philosophy Graduate Group, as he gives a short lecture on the Galapagos Islands.
Jul
16
Penn Alumni Travel: Cruise the Black Sea
Featuring Professor Arthur Waldron

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Discover the astounding wealth of culture and history on the shores of the Black Sea during an exciting journey that takes you from the birth of civilization to the dramatic end of the Cold War.

Jul
26

From 11:30-1:30, bring your family, and join fellow Penn Alums, to help promote book ownership, kindergarten readiness, and long-term academic success among at-risk kids in Chicagoland. Spots are limited: reserve early!!

Jul
31
Featuring Professor Michael Weisberg

Join Professor Michael Weisberg, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Penn and also serves as the Chair of the Philosophy Graduate Group, as he gives a short lecture on the Galapagos Islands.
Aug
15
Penn Alumni Travel: National Parks & Lodges of the Old West
Featuring Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon

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Inspiration, a connection to the past, and nature's beauty are the gifts of this American expedition. Amidst spectacular scenery and over night stays in extraordinary historic lodges that are destinations unto themselves, this journey traces the historic paths and natural splendors of the Old West.
Aug
24
An afternoon with Penn History & Law Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon
Sponsored by Penn Alumni Travel and the Penn Regional Clubs

The Rustic Inn
475 N. Cache St.
Jackson, Wyoming
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Aug
27
Featuring Professor C. Brian Rose
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT


Join C. Brian Rose, James B. Pritchard Professor of Archaeology and Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, as he gives a short lecture on the history and culture of Turkey. Professor Rose was Head of Post-Bronze Age excavations at Troy, and English language editor of Studia Troica. He has authored or edited four books on the archaeology of Troy and Gordion, and another on dynastic commemoration in the early Roman Empire. This fall, he will be hosting Penn Alumni Travel’s October 2014 tour to Turkey. We welcome all passengers of this trip and anyone interested in Turkey travel to join us for this webinar. A brief question and answer session will follow with Professor Rose and representatives from our tour operator.

[Please note that Professor Rose’s Turkey tour is sold out; however, Penn Alumni Travel will be announcing our 2015 tours by May 1, 2014. Click here for more details.]
Sep
05
Penn Alumni Travel: Galapagos Islands
Featuring Professor Michael Weisberg

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See Galápagos as Darwin did—aboard an expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. Voyage from island to island to make fresh discoveries daily with a team of naturalists and a National Geographic photographer!
Sep
30
Penn Alumni Travel: Legendary Turkey
Featuring Professor C. Brian Rose 

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Begin your journey in Istanbul, Turkey's cultural and spiritual heart. Then, travel south to the sacred World War I battlefield of Gallipoli. Ferry across the Dardanelles to Troy and explore the wealth of Greco-Roman ruins at ancient Pergamum. Spend a full day at Ephsesus then board a privately chartered gulet yacht and cruise the exquisite Turquoise Coast. End your journey in the seaside resort Antalya.
Oct
05
Participate in this one day 5k run and celebration on Penn Campus to help support the healing power of music!

Oct
08
Penn Alumni Travel: Provincial French Countryside
Featuring Lynn Marsden-Atlass, Director of the Arthur Ross Gallery and University Curator of the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection

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Experience the essence of France through its rich culture, beautiful countryside, and stirring history. Begin in Toulouse and travel to Carcassonne, the Loire Valley, and Normandy. Conclude your journey in Paris with a walking tour and visit to the Louvre.
Oct
10
Penn Alumni Travel: Flavors of Tuscany
Featuring Professor Michael Gamer

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What could be a better way to discover the heart of Tuscany than tasting, learning, and engaging with inspired Italian chefs and proud producers of its finest ingredients? Explore bountiful markets, menus with flavors you will never forget, and your own knack for creating tantalizing Tuscan dishes while visiting a wealth of historical and cultural treasures.
Oct
20
Penn Alumni Travel Paris Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by Penn Alumni Travel and the Penn Regional Clubs

Hotel Chateau Frontenac – Le 47 Bar
54 rue Pierre Charron
Paris, France
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Oct
30
Save the Date: Treasures presented by the Women's Committee
Oct
31
Various Campus Locations
Nov
01
Join PennDesign for a screening of The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations with author Norton Juster, AR'53.
Dec
08
Location: University of Pennsylvania - Houston Hall
Dates: December 8 & 9, 2014

Food loss and waste occurs at all sectors of the food supply chain: at farms, food processing plants, storage and distribution, wholesale and retail stores, food service places, and individual households. This conference, the first of its kind in the nation, will bring together experts from national and international, academic and industrial, public and private sectors, to explore food waste issues under two broad themes:  
  • Where food losses occur along the food supply chain, why, and how much
  • What food waste reduction measures work effectively, lessons learned and barriers
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Jan
17
Penn Alumni Travel: Baja California: Among the Great Whales
Faculty Host: TBD

Venture to Baja, California and the Sea of Cortez to enter the California gray whale birthing lagoons of Bahia Magdalena for close encounters with these gentle giants, a rare privilege in the natural world. You will be joined by the top expedition team in the region: naturalists, an undersea specialist, and a certified photo instructor who is aboard to make sure you go home with some of the best shots of your life.

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Jan
21
Penn Alumni Travel: Patagonian Frontiers
Featuring Penn Professor Paul Sniegowski


Enjoy face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia and the stunningly dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Jun
15
Penn Alumni Travel: Art & Architecture of Brazil
Featuring Penn Professor Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Discover ecletic art, fascinating culture, and stunning landscapes in South America's largest country. Tour São Paulo's oldest museum the - 100 - year old Pinacoteca - with a curator, meet painters in their studios, the new Art Museum of Rio, tour exuberant gardens designed by robert Burle Marx, and watch the sun set from Sugarloaf Mountain.

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Jun
16
Penn Alumni Travel: Exploring Iceland
Featuring Penn Professor Larry Silver

Discover the astonishing natural history and rich cultural heritage of vast, unspoiled Iceland - a land perfect for exploring in a small group, limited to only 24 guests.

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Jul
18
Penn Alumni Travel: Waterways of Russia
Featuring Penn Professor Phil Nichols

Join us for nine nights cruising Russia's waterways. This itinerary highlights Russia's two great cultural capitals - St. Petersburg, Czar Peter the Great's "window on the West," and the fabled city of Moscow, political and commercial capital of the world's largest country.

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Aug
08
Penn Alumni Travel: Grand Danube Passage
Featuring Penn Professor Thomas Max Safley

Experience Eastern European culture, marvelous old-world capitals, ornate cathedrals, and picturesque villages as you cruise the celebrated Grand Danube Passage for eight nights.

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Sep
07
Penn Alumni Travel: Paris to Provence
Featuring Penn Professor Andre Dombrowski

This exclusive French sojourn features a two-night stay in enchanting Paris, travel aboard the famous TGV high-speed train from the Rhone Valley, and a cruise through the world-famous Burgundy, Beaujolais, and Provence wine regions.

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Sep
28
Penn Alumni Travel: Ancient Greece & Turkey
Featuring Penn Professor Sheila (Bridget) Murnaghan

Join us for this exclusive nine-day odyssey to the windswept paradise of Greece's ancient islands and Turkey's fabled coast. Meet local residents for a personal perspective on the true character of the Aegean Sea's maritime culture.

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Oct
01
Penn Alumni Travel: Tanzania Migration Safari
Featuring Penn Professor Peter Dodson

The annual movement of the wildebeest and other grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Join us on safari and witness marvelous dramas of life and survival unfold before your eyes.

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Oct
01
Penn Alumni Travel: Tunisia
Featuring Penn Professor Roger Allen

With a wealth of Roman ruins unrivaled anywhere in the Mediterranean, the Phoenician and Roman city of Carthage represents only the beginning of what awaits on this Penn Alumni tour.

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Oct
13
Penn Alumni Travel: Portrait of Italy
Featuring Penn Professor Campbell Grey

From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery.

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