News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania
Sept. 16, 2010
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Penn Spectrum celebrates diversity of University's alumni Penn students and alumni represent a tapestry of dynamic scholars from all over the world. From Oct. 1-3, the University will proudly host Penn Spectrum, its first-ever weekend-long alumni conference devoted to diversity and community.
The Penn Science Café, a monthly lecture series that beams science out of the lab and into one of University City's premier event spaces, begins on Wednesday, Sept. 22. For those with just a minute (or so) to spare, there is Penn's 60-Second Lecture series.
On Sept. 21, the Penn Center for Bioethics hosts "The Science, Ethics and Politics of Vaccine Mandates," a conference to address some of the questions surrounding vaccine requirements. Sponsors include The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
In her first children's book, "Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint," Femida Handy, a professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice who teaches courses on the economics of environmental issues, hopes to show the next generation that small choices can make a big difference in the environment.
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