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

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/