Featured Events

Evelyn Brodkin

STATES OF INEQUALITY

March 27 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Evelyn Brodkin, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, discusses “States of Inequality: Insights from Street-Level Research on the Welfare State” as part of the Social Science and Policy Forum. Room 108, the ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

Regina Carter

REGINA CARTER

March 28 8:00pm

On her latest recording, “Southern Comfort,” jazz violinist Regina Carter pays homage to her grandfather’s roots and mixes blues, gospel, spiritual, folk, and country music as they evolved with jazz, R&B, and global influences. Annenberg Center. Info: 215-898-3900 or www.annenbergcenter.org. $20-$60.

Alain Elkann

JEWISH LIFE

March 31 4:30pm

European novelist and journalist Alain Elkann discusses “Jewish Life in Europe and the United States” as part of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program’s 15th Annual Goldstone Forum. Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St. Info: www.sas.upenn.edu.

EVOLUTION AND ADAPTATION

April 14 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sarah Tishkoff, the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology and a PIK endowed chair, presents the PASEF spring lecture, “Integrative Genomic Studies of Evolution and Adaptation in Africa.” Her talk will introduce the important role African populations have played in human history, and will present the tremendous cultural, linguistic, climatic, and genetic diversity in a region considered to be the homeland of all modern human populations. Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St., Silverman Hall, Room S240B. Catered reception to follow. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/

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Event Listings

MUSEUM AFTER DARK

April 15 6:00pm - 9:30pm

In the P.M. @ Penn Museum event, see objects in the “Beneath the Surface” exhibition and participate in an interactive dig site. Penn Museum. Info: 215-898-4000 or www.penn.museum. $20 general admission, $15 members and PennCard holders.

WELLNESS DAY

April 18 11:00am - 3:00pm

Penn Nursing’s “Healthy in Philadelphia” program hosts the fifth annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day with free health screenings and chair massages, lunch, children’s activities, exercising, and dancing to the samba drums of Unidos da Filadelfia. There will be welcome remarks by Antonia M. Villarruel, Penn’s Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, and Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell. Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) Center, 4508 Chestnut St. (at 46th St.). For more information, contact Healthy In Philadelphia at 215-898-4998 or HIP@nursing.upenn.edu, or go to http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/practice-community/community/Pages/Healthy-in-Philadelphia.aspx.

ROAD TO RETIREMENT, PART II

April 21 3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF) presents Part II of the annual “Road to Retirement” program. Join Victoria Mulhern, executive director, Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (PSOM), and Hilary Lopez, senior benefits specialist in Human Resources, as they discuss the policies and processes around phased retirement, the retirement incentive program (the Faculty Income Allowance Program), retirement benefits (including continued medical benefits), qualifying for emeritus status, and the rights and privileges of retired faculty. All ASEF-PSOM members are also invited to attend this program. Class of ’55 Room, second floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut St. RSVP to Heidi George at emeritus@pobox.upenn.edu. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/.

HANDLE WITH CARE

April 28 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Therese S. Richmond, the Andrea B. Laporte Professor of Nursing, at Penn’s School of Nursing and the PENN Injury Science Center, presents the 13th Annual Claire M. Fagin Distinguished Research Award Lecture, “Life is Fragile, Handle with Care: The Science of Injury, Violence, & Recovery.” University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Claire M. Fagin Hall, Ann L. Roy Auditorium. More info: www.nursing.upenn.edu.

STRESS-FREE LIVING

May 4 6:00pm

The Foundation Stress Management Program is an eight-week course that will teach a variety of meditation techniques to help cultivate relaxation, clarity, and stillness in daily living. Participants will learn to recognize his or her unique reactions to stress to find more effective ways to respond to stressful situations, and discover how to use inner resources to find greater health and well-being. The course includes eight two-and-a-half hour weekly classes plus a full-day retreat. For a full schedule and to register, go to www.pennmedicine/mindfulness

Thomas Childers

DISTINGUISHED HISTORIAN

May 5 12:00pm

Thomas Childers, the Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History, presents a talk for a PASEF/ASEF-PSOM Luncheon. Childers’ research and teaching specialty is modern German history and World War II.  A prodigious author, he has also received many of the highest honors awarded for outstanding teaching by the University of Pennsylvania. Info: www.upenn.edu/emeritus/