Teach-In 2018

The |
Of Knowledge

When

March 18th-22nd, 2018

Sunday-Thursday

Where

Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania

32

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Teach-In 2018 Schedule



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TEACH-IN 2018

March 18th-22nd, University of Pennsylvania

From March 18-22, 2018, Penn Faculty will convene a Teach-In on "the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge." Events will be free and open to the public at locations all around campus. This is Penn's first Teach-In since March 1969.

It is no secret that in a time of a great burgeoning of knowledge we also face in the body politic a growing unease about epistemology, the provenance of knowledge, and the course of the Academy. Faced with these troubled times, Penn's Faculty Senate is organizing an historic pan-university Teach-In on the rigors of knowledge creation, the difficulties encountered in communicating it, and the use to which it is put and how it can impact society.

It is generally agreed that the university's primary purpose is the advancement of knowledge to improve human life. Certainly, the idea of knowledge for the continuous betterment of the human condition motivated Benjamin Franklin when he founded the College of Philadelphia, which became the University of Pennsylvania. At various times in Penn's history, it has appropriately taken stock of its progress towards realizing Franklin's vision. The Teach-In on the Production, Dissemination, and Use of Knowledge is such an occasion.

The last Teach-In at Penn, termed the Day of Conscience, occurred on March 4, 1969. Over 1,200 university students participated in workshops, lectures, and symposia that focused on both the role of the university in society, and the use and misuse of scientific knowledge. The Day of Conscience occurred in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. It also occurred in the wake of the February 1969 student protest at a University City Science Center construction site that escalated into a six-day peaceful sit-in at College Hall supported by area-wide college and university students and local black activists. The role of the university in society was deeply questioned in the 1960s. The present situation in our society, indeed in societies throughout the world, which is marked by increasing racism, intolerance, xenophobia, and attacks on science, knowledge, and higher education itself, requires a similar moment of discussion, reflection, and informed action. Appropriate to our Franklinian heritage, this weeklong Teach-In on the Production, Dissemination, and Use of Knowledge is designed to be part of a deepening, ongoing conversation on how Penn in particular and universities in general might best fulfill their crucial intellectual and societal missions.

See the March 1969 article Beginning Anew here for more historical information.

A Brief History of Penn Teach-Ins, by Ira Harkavy and John Puckett

Further reading: Chapter 2 in Knowledge for Social Change (2017). Temple University Press.

Coordinated by the University of Pennsylvania Faculty Senate, the effort spans all of Penn's twelve schools in a collective endeavor by staff, students, and faculty. We are also opening our borders to invite the civic community, schools, local organizations, and policy makers, both in Philadelphia and in our capitals, into our campus to be a part of this dialog.

Schedule of Events

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Penn Museum
How Do We Know?
An afternoon of learning and fun in the Penn Museum

Knowledge and understanding come in many forms, and the Penn Museum invites you to explore how we know what we know with gallery talks and tactile activities for all ages. Try out stone tools, textiles, and ceramics in an experimental archaeology station to understand more about their use and craftsmanship. Practice your archaeological science skills with our microscopes and test samples. Study replica artifacts up close and personal with hands-on activities. Learn with our experts about their research and archaeological digs and studies and see how that research gets translated into Museum exhibitions. Challenge your newfound knowledge in a mobile, museum-wide scavenger hunt of discovery with prizes!

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Add to Calendar 03/18/2018 01:00 PM 03/18/2018 4:00 PM America/New_York How Do We Know? An afternoon of learning and fun in the Penn Museum Learn with our experts about their research and archaeological digs and studies and see how that research gets translated into Museum exhibitions. Challenge your newfound knowledge in a mobile, museum-wide scavenger hunt of discovery-- with prizes! Penn Museum

Penn Museum
Monument Lab
Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?

To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab - a public art and research team led by Penn's Ken Lum and Paul M. Farber - staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. The projects were primarily installed at City Hall, the four iconic public squares of Center City, and five neighborhood parks. Adjacent on-site learning labs, staffed by teams of arts-based researchers and students, gathered more than 4,500 hand-drawn monument proposals toward a massive open data set of public historical knowledge and a speculative archive of living sites of memory.

Groups of Penn undergraduate and graduate students served as pivotal members of these Monument Lab teams. Enrolled in a Fine Arts and Netter Center-supported "Civic Studio course" taught by Farber and Matt Neff, the course adapted the studio art model with collaborative and civically-engaged modes of ideation. The students operated as creative researchers around the city, each positioned at a particular lab in a park or as members of the data teams. They worked with resources and tools shaped by a range of partner collaborators at Penn including faculty and staff from PennDesign, the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city. As a part of the course, the students produced a range of artworks, research portfolios, site-specific installations, digital platforms, documentary video, critical writing, and other engaged humanities final projects.

For the Penn Teach-In 2018, Monument Lab presents artworks and research projects from Penn students and those also enrolled in the course from nearby Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges as discursive tools to read through and reflect on within this gallery. In addition to the student projects, the show features a special premiere of a virtual reality tour of the citywide exhibition's prototype monuments and labs produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive; a glimpse at the more than 4,500 public proposals and overall data set collected by students at the labs across the city; and a re-creation of Shira Walinsky's and Southeast by Southeast's Monument Lab project Free Speech from Marconi Plaza alongside images of all the other prototype monuments by the 2017 artists.

In a historical moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments - especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality - we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build. Penn students have had a hand in shaping the next generation of monuments.



Major support for 2017 Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia's five squares was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites was made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Generous additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. For a full list of 2017 funders and supporters, see MonumentLab.com.

Monument Lab Supporters and Partners at Penn: Office of the Provost, Penn Fine Arts, PennDesign, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Libraries, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Netter Center, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, and the Faculty Senate.

Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 10:00 AM 03/19/2018 5:00 PM America/New_York Monument Lab-Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

Throughout the Teach-In, Monument Lab collaborators will present research projects from Penn students in the Civic Studio course, including final projects that offers guidance on the creative and civic impulses of monument making; a first glimpse at the public proposals and data sets collected by students at the labs across the city; a takeaway self-guided tour of the Schuylkill River-as-Monument; and a special virtual reality tour of the exhibition's prototype monuments produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive.

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab a research team led by Ken Lum (Professor and Chair, Fine Arts Department at PennDesign) and Paul Farber (Managing Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities), with collaborators in the School of Arts and Sciences, PennDesign, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last Fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments at City Hall, iconic public squares, and neighborhood parks, as imagined by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. Additionally, Monument Lab opened adjacent learning labs at these sites which were operated by teams consisting of local educators, high school fellows, and Penn students enrolled in a Netter Center-supported class "Civic Studio course." Through their efforts, close to 5,000 speculative public monument proposals were gathered from participants. As an outcome to this exhibition, the research team will produce a forthcoming Report to the City, share an open data set of all of the proposals on OpenDataPhilly, and extend learnings with continued collaborative installations and projects in cities aimed at unearthing the next generation of monuments.

Philadelphia is a city full of monuments and memorials. Philadelphia is also a city full of monumental histories, many of which are little known, obscured, or simply unacknowledged. These underrepresented histories often exist in tension with officially acknowledged narratives. As a society, through this moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequalit we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build.

Partners:
Penn Fine Arts
PennDesign
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
Penn Libraries
Netter Center
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Price Lab for Digital Humanities

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Penn Libraries

Van Pelt Library
The Penn Libraries:
Critical Engagement with Knowledge

The Libraries has a pivotal role in the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge as we provide the resources that support Penn research at all levels of scholarship, work with students to help them navigate the complex information environment, and teach them the skills they need to critically assess the materials they discover.

The Libraries will complement the event's panels and lectures by focusing on the process of research and the critical evaluation of scholarly materials with a day of interactive opportunities for students as they enter Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Drawing from the themes of the Teach-In (firearms violence, vaccine safety, immigration, and climate and environment) the Libraries will present four posters illustrating research paths, methodologies and Penn Libraries resources.

Join us on a drop-in basis throughout the day to learn more about good research practices, the diversity of approaches and tools, and critical evaluation skills.

Library staff will be available throughout the day to lead short activities and provide giveaways to participants. Look for us in the lobby area of Van Pelt Library. Posters will remain on display throughout the week and may be available in the Museum and Biomed Libraries.

Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 8:30 AM 03/19/2018 11:59 PM America/New_York Critical Engagement with Knowledge: Library Poster Event

The Libraries has a pivotal role in the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge as we provide the resources that support Penn research at all levels of scholarship, work with students to help them navigate the complex information environment, and teach them the skills they need to critically assess the materials they discover.

The Libraries will complement the event's panels and lectures by focusing on the process of research and the critical evaluation of scholarly materials with a day of interactive opportunities for students as they enter Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Drawing from the themes of the Teach-In (firearms violence, vaccine safety, immigration, and climate and environment) the Libraries will present four posters illustrating research paths, methodologies and Penn Libraries resources.

Join us on a drop-in basis throughout the day to learn more about good research practices, the diversity of approaches and tools, critical evaluation skills.

Library staff will be available throughout the day to lead short activities and provide giveaways to participants. Look for us in the lobby area of Van Pelt Library. Posters will remain on display throughout the week and may be available in the Museum and Biomed Libraries.

Van Pelt Library

Jim English

David Eng

Sebastian Gil-Riano

Susan Lindee

Quayshawn Spencer
Teaching Race:
A Roundtable

The popular media sometimes portray American universities as places where discussion of racial matters is conducted along narrow, politically correct lines of thinking. The reality is of course quite different. Current research on race is varied and complex, as are the styles and practices of teaching in today's humanities and humanistic social sciences. The faculty on this panel are doing leading-edge research on the cultural, philosophical, historical, and political dimensions of race and racial science, and teaching their research to undergraduates across the spectrum of humanities and science majors. How do they communicate the complexities of their research to a diverse constituency of college students, many of whom may find the very topic of race difficult to discuss?

The first part of the panel will consist of brief introductory remarks. Each professor will speak for five or six minutes about some aspect of their research and writing on race, and describe how they have attempted to incorporate it into their teaching. The second part of the panel will be a moderated roundtable in which the faculty respond to each other's remarks and field questions from the audience. As a highly fraught and divisive topic in our society, race presents special challenges to educators. This panel will highlight the rigor, creativity, and passion with which Penn's faculty are meeting that challenge.

Moderator:
Jim English, John Welsh Centennial Professor of English
Director, Wolf Humanities Center

Panelists:
David Eng, Richard L. Fisher Professor of English and Asian American Studies
Sebastián Gil-Riaño, Assistant Professor, History and Sociology of Science
Susan Lindee,Professor and Chair, History and Sociology of Science
Quayshawn Spencer, Assistant Professor, Philosophy

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Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 10:00 AM 03/19/2018 11:30 AM America/New_York Teaching Race: A Roundtable The popular media sometimes portray American universities as places where discussion of racial matters is conducted along narrow, politically correct lines of thinking, with humanities professors in particular more concerned to indoctrinate their students than to encourage fresh thinking. The reality is of course quite different. Current research on race is varied and complex, as are the styles and practices of teaching in today's humanities and humanistic social sciences. The faculty on this panel are doing leading-edge research on the cultural, philosophical, historical, and political dimensions of race and racial science, and teaching their research to undergraduates across the spectrum of humanities and science majors. How do they communicate the complexities of their research to a diverse constituency of college students, many of whom may find the very topic of race difficult to discuss? Class of 1955 Conference Room, Van Pelt Library
C. Neill Epperson

Maiken Scott

Paul Offit

David Weiner

Joe Capella

Damon Centola

Justin Bernstein

Vaccine Denial
A World-Wide Public Health Concern

The discovery and wide implementation of vaccinations against communicable disease is touted as one of modern medicine's greatest breakthroughs for global public health. Potentially lethal diseases such as polio, diphtheria and smallpox are now exceptionally rare in the United States and in many other developed nations. Education and wide-spread vaccination campaigns are to be credited for much of our success. However, gains made in vaccination awareness and acceptance are currently being threatened by a minority of vocal individuals who express concern that vaccination is responsible for the uptick in autism diagnoses. Though the 1998 study from the United Kingdom suggesting a link between a common childhood vaccination and autism was quickly debunked and the first author of that study was found to have had a conflict of interest and subsequently lost his medical license, up to a quarter of citizens polled continued to believe in the link 5 years later. Vaccine denial is just one example of how biomedical findings can become engrained in the consciousness of the public to the point that future research, even research that is more rigorous and accurately negates the original finding, is not considered valid or 'believable'. In most cases the change in knowledge is not due to research malpractice, but to advancements in scientific methods and technologies. Inconsistencies in biomedical research findings overwhelms the public, contributing to the notion that 'the experts don't know what they are doing' because they keep 'changing their minds'. Importantly, the media often latches onto the most sensational of biomedical findings and fails to instill the same kind of passion and balance into their coverage of future research which elaborates on or contradicts the previous findings. The proposed panel will be sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and consists of the following speakers representing diverse areas of pedagogy and expertise in the topic of vaccine denial, public understanding of medical discoveries and the role of the media in appropriately educating the public regarding biomedical research. As such, this panel is consonant with the overarching goals of the 2018 Penn Teach-In: The Academy in the 21st Century: Production, Dissemination and Use of Knowledge.

Event Format: Panel with Moderated Q&A

Introduction:
C. Neill Epperson, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine

Panel Moderator:
Maiken Scott, Senior Reporter, WHYY and The Pulse
The Media: Partner or Foe in Dissemination of Biomedical Research Findings

Panelists:
Maiken Scott
Senior Reporter, WHYY and The Pulse
The Media: Partner or Foe in Dissemination of Biomedical Research Findings

Paul Offit, M.D.
Director, Vaccine Education Center, Professor of Pediatrics, CHOP
Overview of Vaccine Safety and the Origins of Vaccine Denial

David Weiner, Ph.D.
Exec VP & Director, Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center, Wistar Institute
Developing New Vaccine Technologies in a Complex World

Joe Cappella, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication
Mechanisms of Social Influence in Vaccine Confidence

Damon Centola, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication
How Vaccine Attitudes Spread: Network Dynamics of Behavior Change

Justin Bernstein
Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy, School of Arts and Science
Race and Vaccine Acceptance

Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 12:00 PM 03/19/2018 1:30 PM America/New_York Vaccine Denial: A World-Wide Public Health Concern The discovery and wide implementation of vaccinations against communicable disease is touted as one of modern medicine's greatest breakthroughs for global public health. Potentially lethal diseases such as polio, diphtheria and smallpox are now exceptionally rare in the United States and in many other developed nations. Education and wide-spread vaccination campaigns are to be credited for much of our success. However, gains made in vaccination awareness and acceptance are currently being threatened by a minority of vocal individuals who express concern that vaccination is responsible for the uptick in autism diagnoses. Though the 1998 study from the United Kingdom suggesting a link between a common childhood vaccination and autism was quickly debunked and the first author of that study was found to have had a conflict of interest and subsequently lost his medical license, up to a quarter of citizens polled continued to believe in the link 5 years later. Vaccine denial is just one example of how biomedical findings can become engrained in the consciousness of the public to the point that future research, even research that is more rigorous and accurately negates the original finding, is not considered valid or 'believable'. In most cases the change in knowledge is not due to research malpractice, but to advancements in scientific methods and technologies. Inconsistencies in biomedical research findings overwhelms the public, contributing to the notion that 'the experts don't know what they are doing' because they keep 'changing their minds'. Importantly, the media often latches onto the most sensational of biomedical findings and fails to instill the same kind of passion and balance into their coverage of future research which elaborates on or contradicts the previous findings. The proposed panel will be sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and consists of the following speakers representing diverse areas of pedagogy and expertise in the topic of vaccine denial, public understanding of medical discoveries and the role of the media in appropriately educating the public regarding biomedical research. As such, this panel is consonant with the overarching goals of the 2018 Penn Teach-In: The Academy in the 21st Century: Production, Dissemination and Use of Knowledge. Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research
A Walk through Time
Special Artistic Exhibit: The Evolution "Donut" Crawl

The biology department is collaborating with the School of Design to create a walk through evolutionary time on Locust Walk. The walk will highlight the timeline of the evolution of life (from RNA to single cell organisms to humans) and some of the fundamental principles that underlie evolution. We will highlight these principles through a series of artistically appealing narratives (see below).

The walk will start near the Van Pelt Library button with the first appearance of RNA around 4 billion years ago. Following the first stages of life expansion, you will then “time warp” to eukaryotic cells (~2 billion years ago) and then continue in a quasi linear fashion to the appearance of hominids in front of Huntsman Hall. There you will look into the future while interacting with robots from Penn’s GRASP Labs all while enjoying treats from Federal Donuts™.

A phylogenetic chalk-in
Come enjoy donuts, help color in a giant chalk art display of the phylogenetic tree of life and test your knowledge about evolution.

Chance in Evolution
Come and find out how much of evolution relies on low-probability chance events, ranging from mutations in single DNA nucleotides to the random elimination of individuals from a volcanic eruption.

Endosymbiosis: Life inside of life
Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell. But did you know that these organelles evolved from bacteria that were trapped inside of cells over two billion years ago? Come and find out.

(evolution of) Sex!
Learn about the complex world of genetic exchange (also known as sex) and how it has evolved in organisms as different as yeast and clown fish.

Evolutionary Arms Races
Certain species of newts contain enough toxin to kill 30 humans, yet they are preyed upon by garter snakes. Come and explore examples of evolutionary arms races that have all the ingredients for a great Game of Thrones episode: poison, spiky armors, and deception.

Artificial Selection by Humans
Natural selection has been the primary pressure shaping life on earth, but it tends to be slow. Humans have directed this process to suit their needs and tastes, as seen in the domestication of dogs and cultivation of corn.

Cooperation in evolution/ I made this for you
Why does the Morgan's sphinx moth have a proboscis that is over 8 inches long? Why is the magnolia flower, one of earth's most ancient, pollinated by beetles instead of bees? Come and explore the exciting world of co-evolution.

Milk and Donuts: A co-evolutionary story
Experience first-hand the co-evolution of milk and donuts at our "Evolution of Milk" stand and learn how this awesome liquid nutrient evolved from the glandular skin secretions that were used to prevent eggs from desiccating

The Rise of Super Bugs
Your favorite hand sanitizer kills 99.99% of bacteria. Have you ever wondered about the other 0.001%? Random mutations can render some bacteria immune to the drugs and chemicals we use to treat them. Come learn more about this phenomenon that will be of major medical importance in the coming years.

Where there's a will, there's a way: Organisms in Extreme Environments
From deep sea hydrothermal vents to sun-baked deserts, life finds a means to thrive. This exhibit sheds light on some of the strategies organisms use to survive in the most extreme environments.

Looking to a future with machines
What will the future of humanity look like thousands of years from now? Will we co-evolve with machines? Come have some donuts and chat with students from Penn's GRASP lab while they show off their awesome robots.

Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 1:30 PM 03/20/2018 5:00 PM America/New_York A Walk through Time As part of the Teach-In, the biology department is collaborating with the School of Design to create a walk through evolutionary time on Locust walk. The idea of the walk is to highlight the timeline of the evolution of life (from RNA to single cell organisms to humans) as well as many of the fundamental principles that underlie evolution. We propose to highlight these principles through a series of narratives that are artistically appealing. One of the underlying goals of this project is to disseminate science through art. Locust Walk

Therese Richmond
Doublas Wiebe
Dan Romer
Daniel Holena
John MacDonald
Firearm Violence
Science, Policy & Politics

Firearm violence is a contentious societal problem and carries a significant public health burden. Dialogue is polarized and funding for science is restricted. Yet researchers from many disciplines at Penn focus their research on reducing firearm violence and improving outcomes of violent injuries - by conducting rigorous science and producing factual information.

This event will include a series of case scenarios highlighting the intersection of science, policy, and politics, and facilitate an open respectful and scholarly conversation about how to decrease the burden of firearm violence.

An event blog with additional reading material and continuing conversations can be found here.

Speakers include:
Therese Richmond, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Andrea B. Laporte Endowed Professor, School of Nursing

Douglas Wiebe, PhD
Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine

Dan Romer, PhD
Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

Daniel Holena, MD, MSCE, FACS
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine

John MacDonald, PhD, MA
Professor, Criminology and Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences

Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 03:00 PM 03/19/2018 04:30 PM America/New_York Firearm Violence: Science, Policy & Politics Firearm violence is a contentious societal problem and carries a significant public health burden. Dialogue is polarized and funding for science is restricted. Yet researchers from many disciplines at Penn focus their research on reducing firearm violence and improving outcomes of violent injuries by conducting rigorous science and producing factual information. Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall

Tracey Matisak

John Jackson

Dorothy Roberts

Sarah Tishkoff
Teach-In Opening
Knowledge Production, Communication & Impact in the 21st Century

CLICK HERE to watch LIVE video of the Opening Panel, "Knowledge Production, Communication & Impact in the 21st Century," from 5:00pm-6:30pm today.

Knowledge is the lifeblood of the university. Its progression may be marked from the crucible of its creation to its dissemination to a larger public, and, finally, to the use to which it is put. A half-century after the campus teach-ins during the social unrest of the '60s, it seems entirely appropriate that we recreate a community dialogue on knowledge and the role of the Academy: how should the university engage with the community and the nation in the 21st century?

The official launch of the 2018 Teach-In at the University of Pennsylvania will feature a spirited and open discussion with three distinguished panelists who bring unique perspectives on these issues. Sarah Tishkoff has created the world's largest database of African diversity derived from genetic samples of more than 9,000 people from 200 distinct ethnic groups and brought it to bear in novel integrations of research in linguistics and anthropology. John Jackson, Jr. has drawn from the power of storytelling through image and sound to generate new perspectives across traditional categories: technology and religious studies, culture and economics, anthropology and new media, and Africana studies and linguistics. Dorothy Roberts's head-turning critique of race-based genomic science - an argument that racial identity is a social and political invention, not a biological fact coded in DNA - has helped change the national conversation and led to powerful insights at the intersection of law, social justice, science, and health. Together our panelists will bring into sharp focus, using anecdotes viewed through the prisms of their own wide-ranging investigations, the rigours of knowledge creation in this fluid century, the particular challenges of communicating it in an era of social media and fake news, and the dramatic and exaggerated impacts it can have in a time of instantaneous communication.

The conversation will be moderated by WHYY's award winning journalist, Tracey Matisak, who brings to bear wide-ranging experience as Anchor, Reporter, and Broadcaster through two decades of work in major market radio and television including Fox Philadelphia, PBS, NPR, and WHYY, and KYW Newsradio.

Moderator:

Tracey Matisak
Ms. Matisak has more than 20 years of major market radio and television experience and spearheads special projects for WHYY throughout the year. These include anchoring election coverage and hosting live events on WHYY, PBS and National Public Radio. She has been an occasional contributor to PBS'S Nightly Business Report. Prior to WHYY, she served for 12 years at FOX Philadelphia. She hosted FOX's Good Day Philadelphia and served as an Anchor and Reporter for the FOX Ten O'Clock News. She has also appeared on the Home and Garden Network and has served as an anchor and reporter for several Philadelphia radio stations, including KYW Newsradio. Ms. Matisak serves as Member of Multicultural Advisory Board at Star Toplin. Ms. Matisak is a member of the adjunct faculty in Temple's department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media. Ms. Matisak is a Distinguished Alumni of Temple University. She has also won the Sarah Award for Excellence in Broadcasting and was named Communicator of the Year by the National Black MBA Association. Ms. Matisak is an award-winning journalist, a dynamic speaker and trainer and a member of WHYY's News and Public Affairs team. Ms. Matisak is a graduate of Temple University.

Panelists:

John Jackson, Jr.
A renowned cultural anthropologist, Professor John Jackson is Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and the Richard Perry University Professor of Communication, Anthropology, and Africana Studies with appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication, the School of Arts & Sciences, and the School of Social Policy & Practice. His research defies traditional categories, incorporating multiple fields in each inquiry: technology and religious studies; culture and economics; anthropology and new media; Africana studies and linguistics. Drawn to the power of storytelling through image and sound, Jackson is leading efforts to bring film into academia. He has produced numerous visual anthropologies: feature-length documentaries, fictional movies and short films that have won prestigious awards and screened around the world.

Dorothy Roberts
Professor Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss Professor of Law & Sociology, the Raymond Pace & Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Africana Studies. She is also the founding Director of the Program on Race, Science and Society. With appointments in Penn Law and the School of Arts & Sciences, Roberts works at the intersection of law, social justice, science and health to explore the role of race in scientific research, biotechnological innovations, and health services and outcomes. The program builds on her head-turning critique of race-based genomic science - an argument that racial identity is a social and political invention, not a biological fact coded in DNA. The program illustrates Roberts' ability to change national conversations, bring about positive social change and put research into practice in public service.

Sarah Tishkoff
Professor Sarah A. Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology. She holds appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences, and works at the intersection of biomedicine, human genetics, evolutionary genetics and anthropology. Overcoming hazards in rural Africa, Sarah Tishkoff has created the world's largest database of African diversity derived from genetic samples from more than 9,000 people from 200 distinct ethnic groups. Tishkoff's scholarship expands understanding of ancestry and culture with data gleaned from genetics and metabolism, and may yield insights on causes and possible new treatments for disease. Tishkoff is known for her novel integration of field, lab and computational research with linguistics and anthropology. Through her studies of indigenous populations, Tishkoff hopes to identify genetic factors in resistance to diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis, and to glean insights to help prevent diabetes and heart disease.

Add to Calendar 03/19/2018 5:00 PM 03/19/2018 6:30 PM America/New_York Teach-In Opening Knowledge is the lifeblood of the university. Its progression may be marked from the crucible of its creation to its dissemination to a larger public, and, finally, to the use to which it is put. A half-century after the campus teach-ins during the social unrest of the 60s, it seems entirely appropriate that we recreate a community dialogue on knowledge and the role of the Academy: how should the university engage with the community and the nation in the 21st century?

The official launch of the 2018 Teach-In at the University of Pennsylvania will feature a spirited and open discussion with three distinguished panelists who bring unique perspectives on these issues. Sarah Tishkoff has created the world s largest database of African diversity derived from genetic samples of more than 9,000 people from 200 distinct ethnic groups and brought it to bear in novel integrations of research in linguistics and anthropology. John Jackson, Jr. has drawn from the power of storytelling through image and sound to generate new perspectives across traditional categories: technology and religious studies, culture and economics, anthropology and new media, and Africana studies and linguistics. Dorothy Roberts s head-turning critique of race-based genomic science an argument that racial identity is a social and political invention, not a biological fact coded in DNA has helped change the national conversation and led to powerful insights at the intersection of law, social justice, science, and health. Together our panelists will bring into sharp focus, using anecdotes viewed through the prisms of their own wide-ranging investigations, the rigours of knowledge creation in this fluid century, the particular challenges of communicating it in an era of social media and fake news, and the dramatic and exaggerated impacts it can have in a time of instantaneous communication.

The conversation will be moderated by WHYY s award winning journalist, Tracey Matisak, who brings to bear wide-ranging experience as Anchor, Reporter, and Broadcaster through two decades of work in major market radio and television including Fox Philadelphia, PBS, NPR, and WHYY, and KYW Newsradio.
Fitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall

Teach-In Opening Reception

Attendees of the Opening Event are invited to remain for a reception with panelists and guests.

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[RE]ACTION: Empowering the Future Leaders in Design
PennDesign Women in Architecture


[RE]Action is a full day of workshops empowering the future leaders in design. Organized by PennDesign Women in Architecture, the event presents opportunities for attendees to acquire a toolset to take charge of their careers and set themselves up for success. Workshop topics will include Negotiation, Networking, Knowing Your Rights, Navigating Construction Sites, and Assertive Communication. PWIA is committed to equity in design and welcomes all to join us.

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10:00-10:15 Group Introduction 10:15 - 11:00 Keynote
11:00-1:00 Navigating Architecture + Entrepreneurship Panel A
2:00-2:45 Workshop 1
3:00-3:45 Workshop 2
4:00-4:45 Workshop 3
5:00-5:30 Closing Statements

Student Leaders: Aahana Miller, Ramona Adlakha, Ramune Bartuskaite
Faculty Mentor: Franca Trubiano

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Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 10:00 AM 03/20/2018 5:30 PM America/New_York [RE]ACTION: Empowering the Future Leaders in Design
[RE]Action is a full day of workshops empowering the future leaders in design. Organized by PennDesign Women in Architecture, the event presents opportunities for attendees to acquire a toolset to take charge of their careers and set themselves up for success. Workshop topics will include Negotiation, Networking, Knowing Your Rights, Navigating Construction Sites, and Assertive Communication. PWIA is committed to equity in design and welcomes all to join us.

Calendar

10:00-10:15 Group Introduction10:15 - 11:00 Keynote
11:00-1:00 Navigating Architecture + Entrepreneurship Panel A
2:00-2:45 Workshop 1
3:00-3:45 Workshop 2
4:00-4:45 Workshop 3
5:00-5:30 Closing Statements

Student Leaders : Aahana Miller, Ramona Adlakha, Ramune Bartuskaite
Faculty Mentor: Franca Trubiano
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Monument Lab
Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?

To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab - a public art and research team led by Penn's Ken Lum and Paul M. Farber - staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. The projects were primarily installed at City Hall, the four iconic public squares of Center City, and five neighborhood parks. Adjacent on-site learning labs, staffed by teams of arts-based researchers and students, gathered more than 4,500 hand-drawn monument proposals toward a massive open data set of public historical knowledge and a speculative archive of living sites of memory.

Groups of Penn undergraduate and graduate students served as pivotal members of these Monument Lab teams. Enrolled in a Fine Arts and Netter Center-supported "Civic Studio course" taught by Farber and Matt Neff, the course adapted the studio art model with collaborative and civically-engaged modes of ideation. The students operated as creative researchers around the city, each positioned at a particular lab in a park or as members of the data teams. They worked with resources and tools shaped by a range of partner collaborators at Penn including faculty and staff from PennDesign, the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city. As a part of the course, the students produced a range of artworks, research portfolios, site-specific installations, digital platforms, documentary video, critical writing, and other engaged humanities final projects.

For the Penn Teach-In 2018, Monument Lab presents artworks and research projects from Penn students and those also enrolled in the course from nearby Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges as discursive tools to read through and reflect on within this gallery. In addition to the student projects, the show features a special premiere of a virtual reality tour of the citywide exhibition's prototype monuments and labs produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive; a glimpse at the more than 4,500 public proposals and overall data set collected by students at the labs across the city; and a re-creation of Shira Walinsky's and Southeast by Southeast's Monument Lab project Free Speech from Marconi Plaza alongside images of all the other prototype monuments by the 2017 artists.

In a historical moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments - especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality - we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build. Penn students have had a hand in shaping the next generation of monuments.



Major support for 2017 Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia's five squares was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites was made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Generous additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. For a full list of 2017 funders and supporters, see MonumentLab.com.

Monument Lab Supporters and Partners at Penn: Office of the Provost, Penn Fine Arts, PennDesign, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Libraries, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Netter Center, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, and the Faculty Senate.

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 10:00 AM 03/20/2018 5:00 PM America/New_York Monument Lab-Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

Throughout the Teach-In, Monument Lab collaborators will present research projects from Penn students in the Civic Studio course, including final projects that offers guidance on the creative and civic impulses of monument making; a first glimpse at the public proposals and data sets collected by students at the labs across the city; a takeaway self-guided tour of the Schuylkill River-as-Monument; and a special virtual reality tour of the exhibition's prototype monuments produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive.

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab a research team led by Ken Lum (Professor and Chair, Fine Arts Department at PennDesign) and Paul Farber (Managing Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities), with collaborators in the School of Arts and Sciences, PennDesign, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city - staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last Fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments at City Hall, iconic public squares, and neighborhood parks, as imagined by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. Additionally, Monument Lab opened adjacent learning labs at these sites which were operated by teams consisting of local educators, high school fellows, and Penn students enrolled in a Netter Center-supported class "Civic Studio course." Through their efforts, close to 5,000 speculative public monument proposals were gathered from participants. As an outcome to this exhibition, the research team will produce a forthcoming Report to the City, share an open data set of all of the proposals on OpenDataPhilly, and extend learnings with continued collaborative installations and projects in cities aimed at unearthing the next generation of monuments.

Philadelphia is a city full of monuments and memorials. Philadelphia is also a city full of monumental histories, many of which are little known, obscured, or simply unacknowledged. These underrepresented histories often exist in tension with officially acknowledged narratives. As a society, through this moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build.

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Penn Fine Arts
PennDesign
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
Penn Libraries
Netter Center
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Price Lab for Digital Humanities

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The Future of Technology: Engineering Human Health
CLICK HERE to watch LIVE video of this event starting at 10:30am Tuesday.

Panelists: Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, Dave Meaney, and David Issadore
Moderator: Kathleen Stebe

Novel technologies for imaging, gene editing and diagnostics are driving new developments in medicine and transforming health care. Imaging techniques and data science will improve our understanding and treatment of concussion. Tools like CRISPR/Cas9 will allow us to precisely manipulate genes to treat diseases in humans and improve our immune systems. Point-of-care testing will allows diagnoses in the field, lowering the barrier to healthcare by providing affording and timely interventions. This panel will address the broader implications of new advances in health care and the societal and ethical implications.

Dr. Kathleen Stebe (Mod)
Kathleen J. Stebe is the Deputy Dean for Research and Innovation and the Goodwin Professor in the School Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Educated at the City College of New York, she received a B.A. in Economics, Magna cum Laude, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the Levich Institute under the guidance of Charles Maldarelli. Thereafter, she spent a post-doctoral year in Compiegne, France with Dominique Barthes Biesel. Professor Stebe joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where she rose through the ranks to become Professor and to serve as the department chair. She then joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Professor Stebe has been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. She has received the Robert S. Pond Excellence in Teaching Award at JHU, the Frenkiel Award from the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, and was named a Fellow of the APS and a Fellow of the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars.

Professor Stebe's recent research focuses on assembly in soft matter and at fluid interfaces, with an emphasis on confinement, geometry, and emergent structures. She is an expert in interfacial flows, in particular on the manner in which surfactants and complexes at interfaces alter interfacial stresses. Other aspects of her research address dynamic surface tension, rheology of protein laden interfaces, and the design of interfaces and bounding surfaces for novel functional materials.

Dr. Jennifer Phillips-Cremins
Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D., joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and a core member of the Epigenetics Program in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Cremins obtained her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in the laboratory of Andres Garcia. She then conducted a unique multi-disciplinary postdoc in the laboratories of Victor Corces and Job Dekker with the goal of generating the first high-resolution 3-D genome architecture maps during the differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells along the neuroectoderm lineage. Dr. Cremins now runs the 3-D Epigenomics and Systems Neurobiology laboratory at UPenn. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that govern phenotype commitment in healthy neurons and how these epigenetic mechanisms go awry during the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. She has been selected as a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigator, a 2015 Albert P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, a 2016 and 2018 Kavli Foundation Fellow, and for the 2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Dr. David F. Meaney
David F. Meaney, Ph.D., S.R. Pollack Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, brings over two decades of experience in the creation and use of technologies to study the mechanisms, prevention, and treatment of traumatic brain injury. Original contributions include the definition of tolerance for different components of the brain to traumatic injury, evidence now used to improve testing standards for reducing head injuries in motor vehicle accidents and sports. Additionally, past work defined novel mechanosensitive properties of neuronal and glial receptors, pointing out their role in rewiring brain circuits after injury. Current work explores the influence of the brain vascular and neural networks in recovery after concussive head injury. Collaborative work uses novel diagnostic technologies for tracking repair pathways activated in the injured brain over time.

Dr. David Issadore
David is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the integration of microelectronics, microfluidics, nanomaterials and molecular targeting, and their application to medicine. This multidisciplinary approach enables Issadore's lab to explore new technologies to bring medical diagnostics from expensive, centralized facilities, directly to clinical and resource-limited settings for applications including early detection of pancreatic cancer, Tuberculosis diagnosis in patients co-infected with HIV, and prognosis of traumatic brain injury. His academic background in electrical engineering and applied physics (PhD, Harvard 2009) and his research experience in a hospital research laboratory (MGH) have prepared him to work and collaborate effectively on these inherently cross-disciplinary problems.

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 10:30 AM 03/20/2018 11:15 AM America/New_York The Future of Technology: Engineering Human Health Novel technologies for imaging, gene editing and diagnostics are driving new developments in medicine and transforming health care. Imaging techniques and data science will improve our understanding and treatment of concussion. Tools like CRISPR/Cas9 will allow us to precisely manipulate genes to treat diseases in humans and improve our immune systems. Point-of-care testing will allows diagnoses in the field, lowering the barrier to healthcare by providing affording and timely interventions. This panel will address the broader implications of new advances in health care and the societal and ethical implications. Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
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The Future of Technology: Artificial Intelligence and Society
Stories from the Warren Center

CLICK HERE to watch LIVE video of this event starting at 11:30am Tuesday.

Moderator: Dr. Susan Davidson
Panel: Aaron Roth, Rakesh Vohra, and Drs. Michael Kearns

More and more of our lives are shaped by algorithms behind the scenes. Algorithmic decision making now contributes to the prices of goods and services we purchase, the media we consume, the advertisements we see, whether we are approved for a loan or interviewed for a job, and whether we are released on parole or on bail. The list goes on and is only getting longer. Consequential decisions --- ones that required balancing questions of fairness, privacy and efficiency -- that were once made by humans are now increasingly made by algorithms. How should these concerns to be 'designed' into algorithms? Can they be? Should they be?

Dr. Susan Davidson (Mod)
Susan B. Davidson received the B.A. degree in Mathematics from Cornell University in 1978, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1980 and 1982. Dr. Davidson is the Weiss Professor of Computer and Information Science (CIS) at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has been since 1982, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Computing Research Association.

Dr. Davidson's research interests include database and web-based systems, scientific data management, provenance, crowdsourcing, and data citation.

Dr. Davidson was the founding co-director of the Penn Center for Bioinformatics from 1997-2003, and the founding co-director of the Greater Philadelphia Bioinformatics Alliance. She served as Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science from 2005-2007 and Chair of CIS from 2008-2013. She is an ACM Fellow, Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and received a Fulbright Scholarship and Hitachi Chair in 2004. Her awards include the 2017 IEEE TCDE Impact Award for expanding the reach of data engineering within scientific disciplines, and the 2015 Trustees' Council of Penn Women/Provost Award for her work on advancing women in engineering.

Dr. Michael Kearns
Michael Kearns is a professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where he holds the National Center Chair. His research interests include topics in machine learning, algorithmic game theory, computational social science and algorithmic trading. Kearns has secondary appointments in the Department of Economics, and in the departments of Statistics and Operations, Information, and Decisions in the Wharton School. He is the founding director of the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences and the founder of Penn Engineering's Networked and Social Systems Engineering Program. Kearns has worked and consulted extensively in the technology and finance industries.

Dr. Rakesh Vohra
With appointments in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Rakesh Vohra is the George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor, Professor of Economics, Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Co-director of the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences. He is a leading expert in mechanism design, an area of game theory that brings together economics, engineering and computer science. His economics research in mechanism design focuses on the best ways to allocate scarce resources when the information required to make the allocation is dispersed and privately held, an increasingly common condition in present-day environments.

Dr. Aaron Roth
Aaron Roth is the class of 1940 Bicentennial Term associate professor of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, affiliated with the Warren Center for Network and Data Science, and co-director of the Networked and Social Systems Engineering (NETS) program. Previously, he received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. He is the recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded by President Obama in 2016, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CAREER award, and a Yahoo! ACE award. His research focuses on the algorithmic foundations of data privacy, algorithmic fairness, game theory and mechanism design, learning theory, and the intersections of these topics. Together with Cynthia Dwork, he is the author of the book "The Algorithmic Foundations of Differential Privacy."

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 11:30 AM 03/20/2018 12:15 PM America/New_York The Future of Technology: AI and Society More and more of our lives are shaped by algorithms behind the scenes. Algorithmic decision making now contributes to the prices of goods and services we purchase, the media we consume, the advertisements we see, whether we are approved for a loan or interviewed for a job, and whether we are released on parole or on bail. The list goes on and is only getting longer. Consequential decisions --- ones that required balancing questions of fairness, privacy and efficiency -- that were once made by humans are now increasingly made by algorithms. How should these concerns to be 'designed' into algorithms? Can they be? Should they be? Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology
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The Future of the Past
Lessons from History

We live in a time when we are captivated by our own knowledge. 'We have seen revolutions based on technological advances that seem to us to have utterly changed our lives, so much so that prior times, decades or centuries ago, may appear quaint and distant. 'While we are probably right be impressed with ourselves, it is probably also right to point our that our own age is not unique in being a witness to a rapid increase in knowledge and understanding. 'In this panel we will go back not decades or centuries, but millennia, to survey the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge in antiquity. This other time of rapid expansion in the deep past, in technologies of building and manufacture, trade and intercultural links, and expression of human experience in literature and philosophy, will provide new perspectives on how we treat knowledge in the present day, and perhaps also some reminders that not all parts of our contemporary experience are'sui generis, but some belong to the deep and rich history of humans on this planet hundreds of lifetimes ago.

  • Brian Rose, "Are We Rome?: Ancient and Contemporary Approaches to the Commemoration of War and Triumph"
  • Peter Struck, 'Ancient Thinking about Thinking: 'What We Can Learn from Greek Philosophers about Intuition."
  • Jermey McInerney, 'Red State, Blue State. Athenian State, United State(s): Comparing Democracies, Ancient and Modern'
  • Sheila Murnaghan, 'Ancient Myths and Modern Lives: Reading Homer with Veterans"

Peter Struck
Professor and Chair, Classical Studies
Director, Benjamin Franklin Scholars
Peter T. Struck is Professor and chair of the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is director of the Benjamin Franklin Scholars program and founder of'its Integrated Studies curriculum. He is cofounder (with Sarah Igo) of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education,'and has worked with foundations, news organizations, and scholarly societies to promote the liberal arts. He has won'multiple teaching awards at Penn for innovation, including the Lindback Award, the university's top teaching prize. He has'published extensively on the intellectual history of Greek and Roman antiquity. His book'Birth of the Symbol: Ancient'Readers at the Limits of Their Texts'(Princeton 2004) won the Goodwin Award from the American Philological Association for'best book in classical studies. He edited'Mantik'(with Sarah Iles Johnston; Brill 2006) and the'Cambridge Companion to'Allegory'(with Rita Copeland; Cambridge 2010). His most recent book is'Divination and Human Nature: A Cognitive History'of Intuition in Antiquity,'(Princeton 2016), for which he also won the Goodwin Award for best book in classical studies. He is general editor (with Sophia Rosenfeld) of the six-volume'Cultural History of'Ideas'forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic in 2018. He has published widely in on ancient philosophy, religion, magic'and divination, and literary criticism, and has given dozens of lectures at universities in the United States and Europe. He'has held fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Whiting'Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and the American'Academy in Rome.

Brian Rose
James B. Pritchard Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at 'Penn'
Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section at'the Penn Museum
Past President, Archaeological Institute of America
President, American Research Institute in Turkey
Brian'Rose focuses on the archaeology of both Italy and Anatolia between the Iron Age'and Roman Imperial periods.'Between 1988 and 2012 he directed Post-Bronze Age'(Greek, Roman, Byzantine) excavations at Troy, and serves as'English language'editor of'Studia Troica, the annual journal of the Troy'excavations. His synthesis of the excavations at'Troy (The Archaeology of'Greek and Roman Troy) was published by Cambridge in 2014, and the'publications of Troy's'West Sanctuary and Roman houses is forthcoming. He surveyed'the Granicus River Valley in northwestern Turkey for four'years, with a focus'on recording and mapping the Graeco-Persian tombs that dominate the area. He'now serves as director'of Penn's excavations at Gordion, and has recently'edited three monographs:'The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion,'The'Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion,'and'The Golden Age of King Midas.'His'research has also concentrated on the political and artistic relationship'between Rome and the provinces, which he'presented in'Dynastic Commemoration'and Imperial Portraiture in the Julio-Claudian Period'(Cambridge,'1997). As'curator-in-charge of the Penn Museum's Mediterranean Section, he'recently curated an exhibit on MIdas and Phrygia that'highlighted Penn's'discoveries at Gordion since 1950. He is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of'the American Academy'in Rome and a member of the Board of Directors of the'Council of American Overseas Research Centers. In 2015 he'received the AIA's'Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement.

Sheila Murnaghan
Allen Memorial Professor of Greek
Sheila Murnaghan works on ancient Greek poetry, especially epic and tragedy, gender in classical'culture, and the modern reception of classical literature. 'Her latest publications include a co-authored book,'Childhood and the Classics: Britain and'America 1850-1965, a new translation of Euripides''Medea, and a coedited volume on classics and writers of the Beat generation.'

Jermey McInerney
Professor of'Classical Studies
Chair of the Graduate'Group in'Ancient History'
Jeremy McInerney'completed his PhD in 1992 at the University of'California, Berkeley. He is the author of'The'Folds of Parnassos, a book on state formation in Archaic Greece and'The'Cattle of the Sun,'a book dealing'with the importance of cattle-raising, meat and sacrifice in the culture of'Ancient Greece. He is editor of Blackwell's'Companion'to Ethnicity in the Ancient Mediterranean'and'co-editor of'Landscapes of Value:'Natural Environment and Cultural Imagination in Classical'Antiquity,'published in 2016. In January 2018'Thames and Hudson published his new volume,'Ancient'Greece: A New History. He has published more'than thirty articles on topics'ranging from gender to epigraphy. Currently he is working on the function of'hybridity in Greek culture, and is also completing'a study of Athenians'relations with the island of Lemnos as part of which he reexamines the temple'of Hephaistos at Athens. He serves on the Managing'Committee of the American'School of Classical Studies at Athens, where he was Whitehead Professor in'2013-14. At the University of Pennsylvania he'has won the Ira Abrams teaching'award from the School of Arts and Sciences and the Lindback award from the'university.

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 12:30 PM 03/20/2018 2:00 PM America/New_York The Future of the Past We live in a time when we are captivated by our own knowledge. 'We have seen revolutions based on technological advances that seem to us to have utterly changed our lives, so much so that prior times, decades or centuries ago, may appear quaint and distant. 'While we are probably right be impressed with ourselves, it is probably also right to point our that our own age is not unique in being a witness to a rapid increase in knowledge and understanding. 'In this panel we will go back not decades or centuries, but millennia, to survey the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge in antiquity. This other time of rapid expansion in the deep past, in technologies of building and manufacture, trade and intercultural links, and expression of human experience in literature and philosophy, will provide new perspectives on how we treat knowledge in the present day, and perhaps also some reminders that not all parts of our contemporary experience are'sui generis, but some belong to the deep and rich history of humans on this planet hundreds of lifetimes ago. Class of 1955 Conference Room, Van Pelt Library
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The Knowledge and Practice of Well-Being

What can science tell us about the knowledge and practice of well-being? What can we do to help individuals and communities to thrive? Join guests from the Positive Psychology Center to explore the knowledge and practice of well-being. Learn about the field of positive psychology and the practice of mindfulness meditation. Participate in interactive activities that can positively impact your personal well-being and contribute to a discussion on how we can care for the commons here at the University of Pennsylvania and cultivate well-being on campus. We hope you'll join us on March 20th!

Interested in learning more about the programs that impact well-being here at Penn? Check out the new website from the Office of the Provost: Wellness at Penn.

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Dr. James O. Pawelski, Ph.D. is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center and Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Having earned a doctorate in philosophy, he is leading collaborative efforts to integrate approaches from the humanities and the social sciences for understanding, assessing, and cultivating human flourishing. He is the author of The Dynamic Individualism of William James, editor of the philosophy section of the Oxford Handbook of Happiness, co-editor of The Eudaimonic Turn: Well-Being in Literary Studies, co-editor of On Human Flourishing: A Poetry Anthology, and co-author (with his wife Suzann Pileggi Pawelski) of Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. Since 2005, Dr. Pawelski has served as the founding director of Penn's Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, where he teaches courses on positive interventions and the humanities and human flourishing, for which he has received the Liberal and Professional Studies Award for Distinguished Teaching in Professional Graduate Programs. He is past president of the William James Society, the founding executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association, and a member of the advisory board of the International Positive Education Network. An international keynote speaker who has given talks in more than 20 countries on six continents, Dr. Pawelski is the recipient of a Practice Excellence Award from the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, as well as the Humanitarian Innovation Award for the Humanities, Arts, and Culture from the Humanities Innovation Forum at the United Nations.

Dr. Michael J. Baime, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the founder and Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness. Since 1992, the Program has trained more than 10,000 people in mindfulness-based stress management. At Penn, Dr. Baime has developed and led numerous courses about mindfulness meditation and mind-body medicine. "Welcome to the Penn Program for Mindfulness. We adapt traditional meditation-based techniques and make them practical, easy to learn, and relevant to modern life. We apply mindfulness and meditation to meet the real needs of our culture and our world. More than 10,000 individuals in our region have learned how to user our mindfulness-based tools for living in ways that help them to manage stress, cope with change, enhance communication, deepen relationships, and cultivate personal and professional growth. Our participants experience dramatic improvements in mood, learning, and health, and reductions in anger, anxiety, and depression. Our research has documented that our techniques improve performance, memory and focus, and result in decreased burnout and stress at work and home. Explore our website to learn how mindfulness can work for you."

Suzann ("Suzie") Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, "The Happy Couple," was the catalyst for the book Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts. Suzie blogs for Psychology Today and writes the "Science of Well-being" column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor. She has given "Romance and Research" (TM) workshops around the world with her husband James. Previously, she directed award-winning media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, worked in publicity at Radio City Music Hall and was an associate producer for HBO Downtown Productions and The Joan Rivers Show.

Faisal Khan is a corporate finance and technology professional turned executive coach and management consultant who specializes in individual and organizational well-being. Through his company 1ExtraordinaryLife, he blends his business, coaching, and positive psychology backgrounds to train organizations on how to create thriving environments for employees. The 1ExtraordinaryLife model helps individuals become more fulfilled, engaged, and resilient at work and beyond, allowing outcomes such as increased employee engagement, reduced burnout, improved work-life balance, and greater job satisfaction, all of which lead to better organizational results.

Faisal believes that the garnering of resources at the individual physical, psychological, social and intellectual levels can be harnessed to help individuals thrive in life, making them and the organization more productive, more efficient and a step closer to extraordinary.

Faisal holds a master's degree from The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and the Wharton School, and a Master in Applied Positive Psychology, also from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certified Applied Positive Psychology Coach, and is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.

He is an assistant instructor in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the founder of the Penn Program for Flourishing, a program to help students gain the skills to flourish in school life and beyond. He is an occasional guest lecturer at the Wharton Business School and for Wharton Executive Education. Faisal is an executive coach in the Wharton McNulty Leadership program and also in the Leadership at Penn initiative.

Laura E. Taylor holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Assistant Coordinator of the MAPP Program, an Assistant Instructor of the Humanities and Human Flourishing course taught by Dr. Pawelski, co-creator of the Penn Program for Flourishing, and the founder of Acting Strengths - an interactive workshop series designed to help artists cultivate resilience and bolster well-being, so they can thrive in difficult yet rewarding business. She is also an accomplished musical theatre artist, arts educator, and proud member of Actors Equity Association. Her passion is to use the evidence based skills of positive psychology to help others thrive particularly here in the Penn Community.

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 3:00 PM 03/20/2018 4:30 PM America/New_York The Knowledge and Practice of Well-Being What can science tell us about the knowledge and practice of well-being? What can we do to help individuals and communities to thrive? Join guests from the Positive Psychology Center to explore the knowledge and practice of well-being. Learn about the field of positive psychology and the practice of mindfulness meditation. Participate in interactive activities that can positively impact your personal well-being and contribute to a discussion on how we can care for the commons here at the University of Pennsylvania and cultivate well-being on campus. We hope you 'll join us on March 20th! Class of 55 Room, Van Pelt Library

Monument Lab
Monument Lab
Opening Ceremony

Join the Monument Lab for an Opening Reception, or drop by anytime during the Teach-In week to enjoy the exhibit.

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 4:00 PM 03/20/2018 6:00 PM America/New_York Monument Lab Reception Content TBD Addams Hall

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AI: Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt
A Public Event

An augmented reality game aimed at introducing general public (e.g. students, staff, and visitors) to the wonders of artificial intelligence using a augmented reality technology. Cool prizes will be awarded!

Dr. Stephen H. Lane is an accomplished researcher, educator and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience designing, developing and commercializing advanced 3D graphics and animation technology for use in computer games, virtual reality, and distributed simulation and training applications. Dr. Lane's responsibilities have ranged from basic technology development to computer hardware and software design, project management and business development. He is currently an Professor of Practice in the Computer & Info Science Dept. and also President of soVoz, Inc., a company developing advanced virtual reality user interfaces for immersive training and gaming applications.

Jonathan Lee is a graduate student in the Computer Graphics and Game Technology program and will be completing his masters in May. Before coming to Penn, Jonathan received his BS in Computer Science from Rutgers University. One of the areas Jonathan is strongly interested in is developing unique virtual and augmented reality experiences.

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Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 6:00 PM 03/20/2018 8:00 PM America/New_York AI: Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt A augmented reality game aimed at introducing general public (e.g. students, staff, and visitors) to the wonders of artificial intelligence using a augmented reality technology. Cool prizes will be awarded! Levine Hall

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Nudging Women to Run
A Penn Lightbulb Cafe Event

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.

Dr. Dawn Teele, a political scientist, asks whether women are under-represented in American politics due to the structure of elections, women's political ambition, or bias. She surveys her own and others' research that use surveys, outcomes from actual elections, and experimental studies to unpack the relative importance of structure and preference in voter's decision making processes. A leading authority on women and politics, Dr. Teele has also been involved in studying programs like Emerge America that train women to run for political office.

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 6:00 PM 03/20/2018 7:00 PM America/New_York Nudging Women to Run Dr. Dawn Teele, a political scientist, asks whether women are under-represented in American politics due to the structure of elections, women's political ambition, or bias. She surveys her own and others' research that use surveys, outcomes from actual elections, and experimental studies to unpack the relative importance of structure and preference in voter's decision making processes. A leading authority on women and politics, Dr. Teele has also been involved in studying programs like Emerge America that train women to run for political office. World Cafe Live Upstairs

Bride of Frankenstein
The Bride of Frankenstein
Bioethics Film Festival

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will host its third annual Bioethics Film Festival, Frankenstein, March 20-22.

The screening of "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935 | 75 m) will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty and special guest Professor Susan Lederer, a distinguished University of Wisconsin historian and authority on the novel, Frankenstein, and its influence. Her book, Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, accompanied a National Library of Medicine exhibit in 2002.

This year's other films are "Young Frankenstein" (1974) on Friday, March 23, and "Blade Runner" - Final Cut (1982, re-released 2007) on Thursday, March 22.

5:30pm - Reception
6:00pm - The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Moderator:
Lance Wahlert (University of Pennsylvania)
Discussant:
Susan Lederer (University of Wisconsin)
Mark Greenberg, Distinguished University Professor (Drexel University)

Add to Calendar 03/20/2018 5:30 PM 03/20/2018 7:45 PM America/New_York The Bride of Frankenstein Bioethics Film Festival: The screening of "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935 | 75 m) will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty and special guest Professor Susan Lederer, a distinguished University of Wisconsin historian and authority on the novel, Frankenstein, and its influence. Her book, Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, accompanied a National Library of Medicine exhibit in 2002. Ibrahim Theater, International House
Penn Museum
Monument Lab
Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?

To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab - a public art and research team led by Penn's Ken Lum and Paul M. Farber - staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. The projects were primarily installed at City Hall, the four iconic public squares of Center City, and five neighborhood parks. Adjacent on-site learning labs, staffed by teams of arts-based researchers and students, gathered more than 4,500 hand-drawn monument proposals toward a massive open data set of public historical knowledge and a speculative archive of living sites of memory.

Groups of Penn undergraduate and graduate students served as pivotal members of these Monument Lab teams. Enrolled in a Fine Arts and Netter Center-supported "Civic Studio course" taught by Farber and Matt Neff, the course adapted the studio art model with collaborative and civically-engaged modes of ideation. The students operated as creative researchers around the city, each positioned at a particular lab in a park or as members of the data teams. They worked with resources and tools shaped by a range of partner collaborators at Penn including faculty and staff from PennDesign, the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city. As a part of the course, the students produced a range of artworks, research portfolios, site-specific installations, digital platforms, documentary video, critical writing, and other engaged humanities final projects.

For the Penn Teach-In 2018, Monument Lab presents artworks and research projects from Penn students and those also enrolled in the course from nearby Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges as discursive tools to read through and reflect on within this gallery. In addition to the student projects, the show features a special premiere of a virtual reality tour of the citywide exhibition's prototype monuments and labs produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive; a glimpse at the more than 4,500 public proposals and overall data set collected by students at the labs across the city; and a re-creation of Shira Walinsky's and Southeast by Southeast's Monument Lab project Free Speech from Marconi Plaza alongside images of all the other prototype monuments by the 2017 artists.

In a historical moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments - especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality - we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build. Penn students have had a hand in shaping the next generation of monuments.



Major support for 2017 Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia's five squares was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites was made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Generous additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. For a full list of 2017 funders and supporters, see MonumentLab.com.

Monument Lab Supporters and Partners at Penn: Office of the Provost, Penn Fine Arts, PennDesign, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Libraries, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Netter Center, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, and the Faculty Senate.

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 10:00 AM 03/21/2018 5:00 PM America/New_York Monument Lab-Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

Throughout the Teach-In, Monument Lab collaborators will present research projects from Penn students in the Civic Studio course, including final projects that offers guidance on the creative and civic impulses of monument making; a first glimpse at the public proposals and data sets collected by students at the labs across the city; a takeaway self-guided tour of the Schuylkill River-as-Monument; and a special virtual reality tour of the exhibition's prototype monuments produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive.

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab a research team led by Ken Lum (Professor and Chair, Fine Arts Department at PennDesign) and Paul Farber (Managing Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities), with collaborators in the School of Arts and Sciences, PennDesign, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last Fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments at City Hall, iconic public squares, and neighborhood parks, as imagined by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. Additionally, Monument Lab opened adjacent learning labs at these sites which were operated by teams consisting of local educators, high school fellows, and Penn students enrolled in a Netter Center-supported class "Civic Studio course." Through their efforts, close to 5,000 speculative public monument proposals were gathered from participants. As an outcome to this exhibition, the research team will produce a forthcoming Report to the City, share an open data set of all of the proposals on OpenDataPhilly, and extend learnings with continued collaborative installations and projects in cities aimed at unearthing the next generation of monuments.

Philadelphia is a city full of monuments and memorials. Philadelphia is also a city full of monumental histories, many of which are little known, obscured, or simply unacknowledged. These underrepresented histories often exist in tension with officially acknowledged narratives. As a society, through this moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build.

Partners:
Penn Fine Arts
PennDesign
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
Penn Libraries
Netter Center
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Price Lab for Digital Humanities

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Lies, Pixels, and Video Fakes
CLICK HERE to watch LIVE video of this event on Friday, March 23, at 11:00am.

Fake news and fake images have now invaded computer graphics and visual media with images that defy their synthetic origins, movie effects that are indistinguishable from reality, and consumer-level apps that even help substitute one face for another in existing video material. Participate in this visually stunning Ted-style talk to explore the alternative reality of computer graphics today.

Presenter: Norm Badler
Norman I. Badler is the Rachleff Professor of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA in Creative Studies Mathematics from the University of California Santa Barbara in 1970, his MSc in Mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1971, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1975. He served as the Senior Co-Editor for the Journal Graphical Models for 20 years and presently serves on the Editorial Boards of several other Journals including Presence. His research involves developing software to acquire, simulate, animate and control 3D computer graphics human body, face, gesture, locomotion, and manual task motions, both individually and for heterogeneous groups. He has supervised or co-supervised 62 PhD students, many of whom have become academics or researchers in the movie visual effects and game industries. He is the founding Director of the SIG Center for Computer Graphics, the Center for Human Modeling and Simulation, and the ViDi Center for Digital Visualization at Penn. He has served Penn as Chair of the Computer & Information Science Department (1990-94) and as the Associate Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science (2001-05).

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Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 11:00 AM 03/21/2018 12:00 PM America/New_York Lies, Pixels, and Video Fakes Fake news and fake images have now invaded computer graphics and visual media with images that defy their synthetic origins, movie effects that are indistinguishable from reality, and consumer-level apps that even help substitute one face for another in existing video material. Participate in this visually stunning Ted-style talk to explore the alternative reality of computer graphics today. Presenter: Norm Badler Class of 1955 Conference Room, Van Pelt Library
Data Refuge Stories
A Public Engagement Project of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

This event has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. It will be held at another date and time to be determined.

Please visit a story collector in one of several campus locations:
-Van Pelt Library (Lee Lounge �First Floor West)
-David Rittenhouse Labs (Lobby � 33rd Street Entrance)
-Nursing School Fagin Hall (Lobby)
-Annenberg School of Communication (ASC Plaza)

For the Teach-In, Data Refuge Stories teams will conduct mapping and storytelling actions, across campus staged at central locations of interdisciplinary knowledge production and circulation. At each Data Refuge Stories site, teams comprised of PPEH graduate/undergraduate fellows, will gather stories about data, research, and evidence-based practice, all of which will be entered into the Data Refuge storybank. The teams will be situated at tables placed within central locations across campus where faculty, staff, and students produce and/or consume varieties of data, including the Van Pelt Library, Medical School, Meyerson Hall, McNeil Building, and David Rittenhouse Labs. The end goal is to map Data Refuge Stories across this campus and beyond, to offer insight into the ways research lives through stories, sites, and engaged practices of scholars, and to better advocate for evidence-based inquiry and open data.
Data Refuge launched November 2016 in Philadelphia to draw attention to how climate denial endangers federal environmental data. Spearheaded by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) and Penn Libraries, along with the help of thousands of civic partners and volunteers, the project rapidly spread to over fifty cities and towns across the country. Now, as a part of a public engagement project funded by the National Geographic Foundation, Data Refuge is building a storybank to document how data lives in the world ' and how it connects people, places, and non-human species.

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 12:00 PM 03/21/2018 3:00 PM America/New_York Data Refuge Stories Van Pelt Library, David Rittenhouse Labs, Nursing School Fagin Hall, Annenberg School of Communication (ASC Plaza) Multiple Locations

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Developing a Culture of Health
Hosted by the Penn Professional Staff Assembly and the Weekly-Paid Penn Professional Staff Assembly

This event has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. It will be held at another date and time to be determined.

'Developing a Culture of Health on a University Campus' will promote the Teach-In mission of 'knowledge use, dissemination, development' by providing evidence-based approaches to health and wellness. Participants will leave encouraged that self-care and wellness are important (as demonstrated by research) and will also leave with some tips about ways to embrace a culture of health.

The panel will include one student, one faculty member, and one staff member from the Penn community:

Terri Lipman, PhD
CRNP, FAAN, Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Interim Program Director, and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program in the School of Nursing;

Jasmine Blanks Jones
PhD student, Education and African Studies, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar;

Ashlee Halbritter,
Director of Campus Health, Student Health Service

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 1:00 PM 03/21/2018 2:30 PM America/New_York Developing a Culture of Health 'Developing a Culture of Health on a University Campus' will promote the Teach-In mission of 'knowledge use, dissemination, development' by providing evidence-based approaches to health and wellness. Participants will leave encouraged that self-care and wellness are important (as demonstrated by research) and will also leave with some tips about ways to embrace a culture of health. Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor


Penn staff members who register and attend are eligible to receive 10 Be In the Know Bonus Action Points.
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Thinking about Evolution: Science, History, Meaning
A Faculty Panel

Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

Evolution is a powerful scientific explanation crucial to all of modern biology. It has been validated repeatedly, in studies of development, populations, mutation, genetics and genomics, over the last two centuries. Yet many people still question its legitimacy.

Forty-six percent of US citizens accept creationism: In a recent Gallup poll, they agreed that humans were created in their present form within the last 10,000 years. Of the 47% of respondents who said they believed that human beings were produced by evolution rather than special creation, more than two-thirds thought that a divine power had guided this process.

These responses stand in sharp contrast to those of biologists, who consider evolution to be as well established as the germ theory of disease, and who recognize human evolution as the result of natural processes consistent with evolution in other organisms.

This panel discussion will focus on the development of evolutionary theory, the current state of evolution (including the issues that are actually controversial), and the big, historical and philosophical themes about nature and ourselves that evolution has taught us. Panelists will highlight research at Penn that addresses the discrepancy between public and professional acceptance of evolution. We will invite our audience to join us in a discussion about how we can better communicate these important ideas to the public.

Why has evolution been almost a lightning rod for public concerns about science for so long? What are the newest insights of the science of evolution today? How has public understanding of evolution changed over time? Our panel brings together a distinguished group of faculty from biology, philosophy and history to critically explore one of the most important ideas in all of science.

Chair: Sarah Tishkoff
Professor Tishkoff is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor in Genetics and Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, holding appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences. She studies enomic and phenotypic variation in ethnically diverse Africans. Her research combines field work, laboratory research, and computational methods to examine African population history and how genetic variation can affect a wide range of practical issues ' for example, why humans have different susceptibility to disease, how they metabolize drugs, and how they adapt through evolution.

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Michael Weisberg: Why the Galapagos Islands Matter
Professor of Philosophy
Chair Department of Philosophy
Professor Weisberg's research focuses on the philosophy of science, especially the role of idealization in modeling. His other research includes social and cultural evolutionary theory, the nature of the chemical bond, the division of cognitive labor, and the public understanding of evolution and climate change. He regularly discusses his findings with academic audiences, policy makers, and the public, having given presentations at the Penn Lightbulb Caf', the AAAS, the National Academy of Sciences, and to park officials, naturalist guides, and tourists in the Gal'pagos. He is Co-Director of the Galapagos Alliance, which works with communities in the Galapagos to increase public understanding of the importance of this research site.

Susan Lindee: Darwin's World
Janice and Julian Bers Professor of the History and Sociology of Science
Chair, History and Sociology of Science
Professor Lindee's research focuses on the history of genetics in the twentieth century. Much of her work explores how Cold War radiation risk created new resources and research opportunities for geneticists in the United States, and how it animated new interest in isolated groups around the world. She is also an ongoing lecturer on Darwin for One Day University and recently served as ship's historian for a tour of the Galapagos Islands.

Paul Sniegowski: Mutation and Its Meanings
Professor of Biology
Stephen A. Levin Family Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Sniegowski uses experimental populations of microbes to study evolutionary processes in real time. His work draws on evolutionary and population genetic theory as a framework for understanding the evolutionary significance of mutation rates and mutational phenomena. Mutation is the ultimate source of the genetic variation that fuels evolution and yet is also the cause of genetic diseases and cancers. Sniegowski is dean of Penn's College of Arts and Sciences and therefore very engaged with undergraduate education. He is known for his adventurous daily bicycle commute to Penn from Media, PA.

Paul Schmidt: Understanding Natural Selection
Professor of Biology
Associate Chair of Department
Professor Schmidt's research group explores the evolution of complex traits and the mechanisms of rapid evolution in natural populations. As part of his sabbatical research this year, Schmidt is studying speciation and adaptation to high altitudes in African populations of flies and mosquitoes. He will be just back from his field research in Africa when he joins us to explore broader questions of evolution.

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 3:00 PM 03/21/2018 4:30 PM America/New_York Thinking about Evolution: Science, History, Meaning This panel discussion will focus on the development of evolutionary theory, the current state of evolution (including the issues that are actually controversial), and the big, historical and philosophical themes about nature and ourselves that evolution has taught us. Panelists will highlight research at Penn that addresses the discrepancy between public and professional acceptance of evolution. We will invite our audience to join us in a discussion about how we can better communicate these important ideas to the public. Van Pelt Library, Class of '55

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2018 Evan C Thompson Chair Lecture: Improving Decision Making
Targeting Teaching and Learning

Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed. Revised event details will be posted here when they are available.

The more we understand about how students study and learn, the better we can teach and help them thrive. Extensive research in behavioral economics has found that students' choices about when, whether and how to study are heavily dependent on context. Simply the way in which a choice is presented - choice architecture - can be a very valuable tool for improving student outcomes and choices.

In her Evan C Thompson Chair Lecture on Excellence in Teaching, Professor Katy Milkman of Management will show how faculty and others teaching can leverage insights about what influences choices in order to guide the behavior of students in productive ways. By presenting on the basics of wise choice architecture and on nudges that have been proved to increase good decisions, she will provide actionable takeaways to enhance student learning.

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 3:00 PM 03/21/2018 4:30 PM America/New_York 2018 Evan C Thompson Chair Lecture: Improving Decision Making The more we understand about how students study and learn, the better we can teach and help them thrive. Extensive research in behavioral economics has found that students choices about when, whether and how to study are heavily dependent on context. Simply the way in which a choice is presented choice architecture can be a very valuable tool for improving student outcomes and choices. In her Evan C Thompson Chair Lecture on Excellence in Teaching, Professor Katy Milkman of Management will show how faculty and others teaching can leverage insights about what influences choices in order to guide the behavior of students in productive ways. By presenting on the basics of wise choice architecture and on nudges that have been proved to increase good decisions, she will provide actionable takeaways to enhance student learning. Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor
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Immigration Town Hall
The Role of the University in Responding to and Shaping Immigration Law and Policy

Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed. Updated event information will be posted here when it is available.

Universities have found themselves enmeshed in debates around immigration policy over the past year, as students, alums, faculty, scholars and researchers have been caught up in Executive Orders seeking to halt entry to the United States of persons from certain countries as visitors or refugees, the stepping up of internal enforcement actions, the rescinding of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and new limits on all immigration visas, including those for high-skilled workers. Universities have been challenged to respond to the executive orders and to the termination of DACA, with some calling for the declaration of "sanctuary campuses." What is the appropriate role of the University in responding to immigration policies and practices? What role can and should the University take to respond to and to shape immigration law and policy, protecting and promoting the direct interests of the university and its students, faculty, scholars and staff, as well as generating responses aimed at providing solidarity with the city in which we operate, and the immigrant communities that are our neighbors? Please join a Town Hall discussion with representatives from the Philadelphia Mayor's office and immigrant advocacy community, as well as members of the Penn faculty, who will explore these and related questions. Panelists will begin with brief introductory remarks followed by an open town hall forum for persons to ask questions, make recommendations, and further probe the role of the university and the individuals that comprise the university in responding to and helping shape immigration law and policy moving forward.

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Sozi Pedro Tulante recently joined Penn Law, after serving as City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, for the past two years. During his tenure as Philadelphia's chief legal officer, Mr. Tulante expanded the number of attorneys who represent abused and neglected children in the Department's Child Welfare Unit, promoted diversity in hiring, and spearheaded the Department's affirmative litigation practice. He also successfully sued the Department of Justice to challenge its efforts to withhold critical federal funds based on Philadelphia's status as a "sanctuary city."

Before joining the City, he spent five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the US Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, where he represented the government in criminal investigations and prosecutions. Prior to entering government service, he was a partner at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, concentrating in general commercial litigation. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001, and received his A.B. in 1997, cum laude, from Harvard College, where he was recognized with a John Harvard Scholarship. He is a proud graduate of Philadelphia's public schools and attended Mary McLeod elementary school, Russell Conwell Middle School, and Northeast High School. Sozi has received multiple awards. He has been named one of Pennsylvania's Diversity Attorneys of the Year by The Legal Intelligencer; one of the Philadelphia area's 101 Next Generation Connectors, by LEADERSHIP Philadelphia; and "40 Under 40" by The Philadelphia Business Journal.

Sozi was born in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and came to Philadelphia as a political refugee in 1983 with his family and learned English in Philadelphia public schools. He has written about his experience growing up as a refugee in North Philadelphia in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in the This I Believe Program on NPR.

Miriam Enriquez, Executive Director of the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Affairs: Miriam Enriquez was born in the United States, but spent much of her childhood living in several different Latin American countries, including Nicaragua, her family's country of origin. Before joining the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Ms. Enriquez served as City Councilman-at-Large Dennis M. O'Brien's Director of Legislation and Policy, where she was instrumental in crafting and passing landmark legislation to protect consumers of immigration services in the City. Prior to her work on City Council, Ms. Enriquez served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Philadelphia D.A.'s Office. Enriquez received her B.A. with distinction from George Mason University and her J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law.

Sheila Quintana, Community Organizer, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia: Sheila Quintana is an immigrant from Mexico who grew up in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Through public campaigns and community education on the system of detention and incarceration, she organized with Migrant Power Movement to stop the deportations of Philadelphia area community members at risk of being separated from their families. She has worked to build power across of the state with poor communities, immigrant and non-immigrant, to change what is politically possible in Pennsylvania. Ms. Quintana served as statewide co-coordinator with the Movement of Migrant Leaders in Pennsylvania in the fight for driver's licenses for undocumented people, and as the Southeast PA Field Coordinator with Put People First PA in the fight for universal healthcare.

Michael Jones-Correa, President's Distinguished Professor of Political Science, and Director, Center for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Immigration (CSERI): Prof. Jones-Correa is a co-author of Latinos in the New Millennium (Cambridge, 2012) and Latino Lives in America: Making It Home (Temple, 2010), the author of Between Two Nations: The Political Predicament of Latinos in New York City (Cornell, 1998), the editor of Governing American Cities: Inter-Ethnic Coalitions, Competition and Conflict(Russell Sage Foundation, 2001) and co-editor of Outsiders No More? Models of Immigrant Political Incorporation (Oxford 2013. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science and the Social Science Quarterly, among other journals.

Jones-Correa is a co-PI of the 2006 Latino National Survey, a national state-stratified survey of Latinos in the United States; the 2012 Latino Immigrant National Election Study, and the Philadelphia-Atlanta Project, a collaborative research project on contact, trust and civic participation among immigrant and native-born residents of Philadelphia and Atlanta. His research has received support from the Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Robert Wood Johnson, Russell Sage and National Science foundations, among others.

Jones-Correa was the team leader and ISS fellow for the 2010-2013 theme project "Immigration: Settlement, Immigration and Membership," at the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell. Jones-Correa has been a visiting fellow at the Russell Sage Foundation 1998-1999, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2003-2004, and the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University in 2009-2010. In 2004-2005 he served on the Committee on the Redesign of US Naturalization Test for the National Academy of Sciences, in 2009 was elected as vice president of the American Political Science Association, from 2010-2013 to the American National Election Studies (ANES) Board of Overseers and from 2016- to the Council of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russell Sage Foundation.

Sarah Paoletti, Practice Professor of Law and Director, Penn Law Transnational Legal Clinic. Students enrolled in the Transnational Legal Clinic at Penn Law provide direct representation to individuals in immigration proceedings, while also engaging in international human rights research and advocacy in partnership with and on behalf of organizations and individuals seeking to promote the human rights of migrants and immigrants, both in the United States and abroad. In her capacity as Director of the Transnational Legal Clinic, Prof. Paoletti has provided pro bono legal services to members of the University of Pennsylvania's immigrant community, and conducts information sessions, clinics, workshops and trainings across the university. Prof. Paoletti is the President of the Board of Directors of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Center for Migrant Rights), and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Labor Recruitment Working Group. Her research focuses on the intersection of migration, labor and human rights. Her publications include: Migrant Workers Access to Justice at Home: Nepal (Open Society Foundations 2014) (co-author); Migrant workers Access to Justice at Home: Indonesia (Open Society Foundations 2013) (co-author); "Transnational Approaches to Transnational Exploitation: A Proposal for Bi-National Migrant Rights Clinics," 30 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 1171 (Summer 2009), and "Redefining Human Rights Lawyering Through the Lens of Critical Theory: Lessons for Pedagogy and Practice," 18 Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy 337 (2011) (co-author), and numerous amicus briefs. Prior to entering academia, she was an Independence Foundation Fellow and Skadden Fellow with Friends of Farmworkers, Inc., and she clerked for the Honorable Judge Anthony J. Scirica on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Moderator: John Grogan, Law '93: John Grogan is a founding partner of Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C., in 2004. Since that time, Mr. Grogan has focused his practice on antitrust, consumer rights and constitutional matters. John has been active in representing immigrants in federal court. In conjunction with the ACLU of Pennsylvania John helped obtain a landmark precedent establishing the right of an undocumented alien to marry. Buck v. Stankovic, 485 F.Supp.2d 576 (M.D. Pa. 2007). Mr. Grogan is a frequent consultant with local non-profit organizations on issue affecting immigrants and their communities. Mr. Grogan graduated, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993, where he was the Kramer Public Interest Scholar. Immediately following law school, John served as a law clerk to the Hon. Alan B. Handler, Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court for the 1993-1994 Court term. In 1994, Mr. Grogan was named an Echoing Green Public Service Fellow and that fellowship allowed him to co-founded the Camden Center for Law and Social Justice, Inc.

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 5:00 PM 03/21/2018 7:00 PM America/New_York Immigration Panel & Town Hall Content TBD Fitts Auditorium, Golkin Hall
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Post-Carbon Futures in a Fact-Challenged Present

This event has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. It will be held on Wednesday, April 4. Time and location will be announced shortly.

Domestic American politics have long played a role in climate negotiations, including in the current federal administration's announced plan to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. In contrast to the guarded optimism of climate change activists after COP21 in Paris, the emotional climate after the recent COP23 in Bonn was notably gloomy.

Nonetheless, state and city leaders insist #WeAreStillIn, the hashtag used by a coalition of 2,500 leaders from city halls, state houses, boardrooms, and college campuses. who have signed the "We Are Still In" declaration. In the vacuum created by a lack of federal leadership, this coalition and others are organizing across local contexts to bring about a systematic response to urgent environmental issues.

As we study and engage the present and future of the carbon economy, this roundtable brings together experts on energy transitions past and present as well as energy and health policy at the state and local level.

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Brian Black
Distinguished Professor, History and Environmental Studies, Penn State Altoona, author of Petrolia

Brian Black is Distinguished Environmental Studies and History at Penn State Altoona, where he also currently serves as Head of the Division of Arts and Humanities. He is the author or editor of several books, including the including the award-winning Petrolia: The Landscape of America's First Oil Boom (Johns Hopkins, 2003) and Crude Reality: Petroleum in World History (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), which was selected by CHOICE as an outstanding academic book. Black has contributed essays to more than twenty books and is the editor of a number of others, including the new four-volume Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of History and Science (ABC-Clio, 2013). In 2016, West Virginia University Press launched the Energy and Society book series with Black as editor. Finally, in Spring 2018, GFT Books and the University of Virginia Press will release Black's book Gettysburg Contested, the first book-length exploration of the preservation process of one of America's most cherished sacred landscapes, the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Christine Knapp
Director, City of Philadelphia Office of Sustainability

Christine Knapp was appointed as the Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia under Mayor Jim Kenney's administration in January of 2016. Previously, Knapp was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Government Affairs for the Philadelphia Water Department, where she served as the main liaison to City Council and engaged numerous external stakeholders, particularly in green stormwater infrastructure implementation.

Over the past dozen years, Christine has been at the heart of Philadelphia's sustainability efforts, including as Director of Outreach for PennFuture where she founded the Next Great City initiative to enact a common sense, cost effective sustainability policy agenda for Philadelphia. She also worked on local air pollution issues stemming from the South Philadelphia Sunoco refinery and advocated for improvements to Philadelphia's lagging recycling program while at Clean Water Action.

Knapp has won the Florence Neilson award for her work on the board of the Recycling Alliance of Philadelphia and the Special Recognition Award from PhilaPOSH for her work building alliances between the environmental and labor movements. Knapp serves as the Past President of the Passyunk Square Civic Association, was a 2010 Center for Progressive Leadership Political Fellow and has been recognized by Leadership Philadelphia as one of 101 "emerging connectors". She serves on the boards of PennFuture and the Citizen"s Planning Institute, and on the editorial board of Flying Kite.

Knapp graduated cum laude from Villanova University in 2001 with bachelor degrees in Political Science and Communications.

Pouné Saberi, MD, MPH
Physicians for Social Responsibility

Dr. Pouné Saberi is a physician in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and serves on the board of President of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Her work focuses on education about health impacts of climate change and community energy choices. She attended the Paris Climate Summit in 2015.

John Quigley
Director, Center for Environment, Energy, and Economy, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

John Quigley is the founding Director for the Center for Environment, Energy & Economy and Lecturer in Sustainability at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He is a former Senior Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, serving from January 2015 until May 2016, and of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, serving from 2009 to 2011. Quigley is only person in the history of Pennsylvania to hold the positions of both DCNR and DEP Secretary. He also served as Mayor of the City of Hazleton, PA from 1988-1995.

Quigley is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, University of Pennsylvania.

Quigley has a BA in Political Economy from Bloomsburg University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Lehigh University.

Moderated by Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of German, Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

Presented by Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate, Wolf Humanities Center, and Penn Sustainability.

Post-Carbon Futures in a Fact-Challenged Present is presented as a part of the 2018 Penn Teach-In.

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 5:00 PM 03/21/2018 6:30 PM America/New_York Post-Carbon Futures in a Fact-Challenged Present As we study and engage the present and future of the carbon economy, this roundtable brings together experts on energy transitions past and present as well as energy and health policy at the state and local level. Kislak Center, Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor; 3420 Walnut Street, Phildelphia
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Bioethics Film Festival

This event has been postponed to Friday, March 23 due to inclement weather conditions. The start time and location remain the same.

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will host its third annual Bioethics Film Festival, Frankenstein, March 20-22.

The screening of "Young Frankenstein" (1974 | 1h 46m) will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty and guests.

This year's other films are "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) on March 20, and "Blade Runner - Final Cut" (1982, re-released 2007) on March 22.

5:30pm - Reception
6:00pm - Young Frankenstein (1974)

Moderator:
Jonathan D. Moreno (Penn Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Penn PIK)

Panel:
Peter Decherney (Penn Cinema Studies)
Marcia Ferguson (Penn Cinema Studies)
John D Gearhart (University of Pennsylvania)

Add to Calendar 03/23/2018 5:30 PM 03/23/2018 8:30 PM America/New_York The Bride of Frankenstein Bioethics Film Festival:The screening of "Young Frankenstein" (1974 | 1h 46m) will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty and guests. Ibrahim Theater, International House
Monument Lab
Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia?

To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab - a public art and research team led by Penn's Ken Lum and Paul M. Farber - staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. The projects were primarily installed at City Hall, the four iconic public squares of Center City, and five neighborhood parks. Adjacent on-site learning labs, staffed by teams of arts-based researchers and students, gathered more than 4,500 hand-drawn monument proposals toward a massive open data set of public historical knowledge and a speculative archive of living sites of memory.

Groups of Penn undergraduate and graduate students served as pivotal members of these Monument Lab teams. Enrolled in a Fine Arts and Netter Center-supported "Civic Studio course" taught by Farber and Matt Neff, the course adapted the studio art model with collaborative and civically-engaged modes of ideation. The students operated as creative researchers around the city, each positioned at a particular lab in a park or as members of the data teams. They worked with resources and tools shaped by a range of partner collaborators at Penn including faculty and staff from PennDesign, the School of Arts and Sciences, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city. As a part of the course, the students produced a range of artworks, research portfolios, site-specific installations, digital platforms, documentary video, critical writing, and other engaged humanities final projects.

For the Penn Teach-In 2018, Monument Lab presents artworks and research projects from Penn students and those also enrolled in the course from nearby Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges as discursive tools to read through and reflect on within this gallery. In addition to the student projects, the show features a special premiere of a virtual reality tour of the citywide exhibition's prototype monuments and labs produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive; a glimpse at the more than 4,500 public proposals and overall data set collected by students at the labs across the city; and a re-creation of Shira Walinsky's and Southeast by Southeast's Monument Lab project Free Speech from Marconi Plaza alongside images of all the other prototype monuments by the 2017 artists.

In a historical moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments - especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality - we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build. Penn students have had a hand in shaping the next generation of monuments.



Major support for 2017 Monument Lab projects staged in Philadelphia's five squares was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. An expanded artist roster and projects at additional neighborhood sites was made possible by the William Penn Foundation. Generous additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. For a full list of 2017 funders and supporters, see MonumentLab.com.

Monument Lab Supporters and Partners at Penn: Office of the Provost, Penn Fine Arts, PennDesign, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Penn Libraries, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, Netter Center, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, and the Faculty Senate.

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 10:00 AM 03/22/2018 5:00 PM America/New_York Monument Lab-Civic Studio on Public Space (An Exhibition)

Throughout the Teach-In, Monument Lab collaborators will present research projects from Penn students in the Civic Studio course, including final projects that offers guidance on the creative and civic impulses of monument making; a first glimpse at the public proposals and data sets collected by students at the labs across the city; a takeaway self-guided tour of the Schuylkill River-as-Monument; and a special virtual reality tour of the exhibition's prototype monuments produced by Penn Libraries' PennImmersive.

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? To reflect on this line of inquiry, Monument Lab a research team led by Ken Lum (Professor and Chair, Fine Arts Department at PennDesign) and Paul Farber (Managing Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities), with collaborators in the School of Arts and Sciences, PennDesign, Penn Libraries, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Price Lab for Digital Humanities, and dozens of other municipal partners across the city staged a two-month citywide public art and history exhibition with Mural Arts Philadelphia last Fall. Over 200,000 people engaged with the exhibition across the city, which featured prototype monuments at City Hall, iconic public squares, and neighborhood parks, as imagined by leading public artists focused on themes of social justice and solidarity. Additionally, Monument Lab opened adjacent learning labs at these sites which were operated by teams consisting of local educators, high school fellows, and Penn students enrolled in a Netter Center-supported class "Civic Studio course." Through their efforts, close to 5,000 speculative public monument proposals were gathered from participants. As an outcome to this exhibition, the research team will produce a forthcoming Report to the City, share an open data set of all of the proposals on OpenDataPhilly, and extend learnings with continued collaborative installations and projects in cities aimed at unearthing the next generation of monuments.

Philadelphia is a city full of monuments and memorials. Philadelphia is also a city full of monumental histories, many of which are little known, obscured, or simply unacknowledged. These underrepresented histories often exist in tension with officially acknowledged narratives. As a society, through this moment of intensity and uncertainty around public monuments especially those that symbolize the enduring legacies of racial injustice and social inequality we are reminded that we must find new, critical ways to reflect on the monuments we have inherited and imagine future monuments we have yet to build.

Partners:
Penn Fine Arts
PennDesign
Penn Program in Environmental Humanities
Penn Libraries
Netter Center
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Price Lab for Digital Humanities

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Left, Right, and Center
Can We Talk about Sexual Harassment?

Knowledge and democracy are both premised on a full and free exchange of ideas. To create and update knowledge, scholars must be free to pursue theories and evidence wherever they lead. And to govern themselves, citizens must be free to debate the content and contours of their shared public lives.

Universities lie at the heart of this vision, because they produce both knowledge and citizens. Yet in recent years, our universities have also witnessed sharp challenges to the free-exchange ideal. Controversial visitors to campus have been shouted down; racial and sexual minorities have been threatened; and across the political spectrum, students and faculty complain that the range of acceptable opinion has been narrowed. How can our universities model democratic dialogue, teaching people to speak across their differences in a mutually respectful manner? Building upon a set of student political dialogues developed last year, Harris Sokoloff and Jonathan Zimmerman will bring together several speakers from the Penn community to prompt a conversation of one of the most contentious issues in contemporary American life: sexual harassment. The session will aim not simply to shed light on this complicated question, but also to see if we can establish civil conversations between people with very different answers to it.

Panelists

Joann Mitchell
Senior Vice President for Institutional Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer

David Rudovsky
Senior Fellow at the Law School

Wendy White
Senior Vice President and General Counsel (or a representative)

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 11:30 AM 03/22/2018 1:30 PM America/New_York Left, Right, and Center: Can We Talk about Sexual Harassment?

Moderators: Harris Sokoloff and Jonathan Zimmerman

Knowledge and democracy are both premised on a full and free exchange of ideas. To create and update knowledge, scholars must be free to pursue theories and evidence wherever they lead. And to govern themselves, citizens must be free to debate the content and contours of their shared public lives. Universities lie at the heart of this vision, because they produce both knowledge and citizens. Yet in recent years, our universities have also witnessed sharp challenges to the free-exchange ideal. Controversial visitors to campus have been shouted down; racial and sexual minorities have been threatened; and across the political spectrum, students and faculty complain that the range of acceptable opinion has been narrowed. How can our universities model democratic dialogue, teaching people to speak across their differences in a mutually respectful manner? Building upon a set of student political dialogues developed last year, Harris Sokoloff and Jonathan Zimmerman will bring together several speakers from the Penn community to debate one of the most contentious issues in contemporary American life: sexual harassment. The session will aim not simply to shed light on this complicated question, but also to see if we can establish civil conversations between people with very different answers to it.
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American Creed
Documentary Screening and Discussion

The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) is located in the Reading/Writing/Literacy Program and the Language, Culture, and International Education Division in the Graduate School of Education. One of the premier sites of the National Writing Project, PhilWP has a 32-year history as a teacher network collaborating with over 800 teacher consultants who work in a variety of ways with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools. Students and teachers are engaged in discussions about cutting-edge topics that enhance their exposure to critical issues in literary works and in the world. For the University of Pennsylvania Teach-In, PhilWP will air American Creed, a new PBS film, that explores values that underlie American identity and that encourages dialogue across difference. The filming will be followed by a workshop session, facilitated by Dr. Vivian Gadsden, and will include public school students from the Philly School Media Network (Henry C. Lea, George Washington Carver, U School, and Youth Build) and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Penn faculty, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and Philadelphia students will be invited to discuss issues raised in the film and co-construct knowledge and strategies for engaging in civic participation and civic discourse. The knowledge generated from this session will support the use of the film in classrooms and communities and provide resources for publishing essays, other writings, and projects that are being produced locally and nationally by students.

Planning and Consultative Partners

GSE Faculty:
Dr. Vivian Gadsden, Reading/Writing/Literacy Program; Africana Studies; and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Dr. Diane Waff, Director, Philadelphia Writing Project
Dr. Caroline Watts, Director of School and Community Engagement
Dr. Howard Stevenson, Applied Psychology and Human Development; Africana Studies
Dr. Bonnie Botel-Sheppard, Ms. Lara Paparo, Directors, Penn Literacy Network
Africana Studies Faculty:
Dr. Camille Charles, Sociology, Africana Studies, and Education
Dr. Heather A. Williams, Africana Studies
University-wide Programs
Dr. Brian Peterson, Director, Makuu Black Cultural Center
Mr. Edward Epstein, Director, Teachers Institute of Philadelphia (TIP)

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 4:00 PM 03/22/2018 6:00 PM America/New_York "American Creed" Documentary Screening and Discussion The Philadelphia Writing Project (PhilWP) is located in the Reading/Writing/Literacy Program and the Language, Culture, and International Education Division in the Graduate School of Education. One of the premier sites of the National Writing Project, PhilWP has a 32-year history as a teacher network collaborating with over 800 teacher consultants who work in a variety of ways with teachers and other educators to explore literacy, writing, teaching, and learning in their classrooms and schools. Students and teachers are engaged in discussions about cutting-edge topics that enhance their exposure to critical issues in literary works and in the world. For the University of Pennsylvania Teach-In, PhilWP will air American Creed, a new PBS film, that explores values that underlie American identity and that encourages dialogue across difference. The filming will be followed by a workshop session, facilitated by Dr. Vivian Gadsden, and will include public school students from the Philly School Media Network (Henry C. Lea, George Washington Carver, U School, and Youth Build) and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Penn faculty, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and Philadelphia students will be invited to discuss issues raised in the film and co-construct knowledge and strategies for engaging in civic participation and civic discourse. The knowledge generated from this session will support the use of the film in classrooms and communities and provide resources for publishing essays, other writings, and projects that are being produced locally and nationally by students Location TBD
Purposes of a Penn Education
Student Perspectives

In roundtable groups, students, faculty, and deans will come together to talk about the purposes of a Penn education and what can be improved to meet these goals. Students will have the chance to breakout by a particular subject or department based on undergraduate school or more general topics like civic engagement and pre-professional culture. This event will be a follow-up forum from in-class discussions held earlier in the week on these similar topics. The goal of this event is to promote student involvement and input in designing and improving the undergraduate experience as well as encourage student-administration conversation on these issues.

The following deans and faculty members will be present:

Paul Sniegowski,
Stephen A. Levin Family Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Russell Composto,
Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Loretta Flanagan-Cato,
Associate Professor of Psychology

Zahra Fakhraai,
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dan Ben-Amos,
Professor of Folklore and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Ira Harkavy,
Associate Vice President and Founding Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

This event is presented by the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education and by the Undergraduate Assembly.

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 4:30 PM 03/22/2018 5:15 PM America/New_York Purposes of a Penn Education: Student Perspectives In roundtable groups, students, faculty, and deans will come together to talk about the purposes of a Penn education and what can be improved to meet these goals. Students will have the chance to breakout by a particular subject or department based on undergraduate school or more general topics like civic engagement and pre-professional culture. This event will be a follow-up forum from in-class discussions held earlier in the week on these similar topics. The goal of this event is to promote student involvement and input in designing and improving the undergraduate experience as well as encourage student-administration conversation on these issues. Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

Finale
The University and the Community

The Penn Teach-In of 2018 will close with a conversation with Provost Wendell Pritchett, Dean Antonia Villarruel of the Nursing School, Dean Steven Fluharty of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Our panelists, moderated by Faculty Senate Chair-Elect Jennifer Pinto-Martin, will provide retrospectives, field questions from the audience, and close with a vision of the future of education and the Academy.

Panelists

Wendell Pritchett,
Provost

Steven Fluharty,
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Vijay Kumar,
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Antonia Villarruel,
Dean, Nursing School

Moderator:

Jennifer Pinto-Martin,
Viola MacInnes/Independence Professor, School of Nursing

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 5:15 PM 03/22/2018 6:00 PM America/New_York Finale: The University and the Community The Penn Teach-In of 2018 will close with a conversation with Provost Wendell Pritchett, Dean Antonia Villarruel of the Nursing School, Dean Steven Fluharty of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Our panelists, moderated by Faculty Senate Chair-Elect Jennifer Pinto-Martin, will provide retrospectives, field questions from the audience, and close with a vision of the future of education and the Academy. Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

Closing Reception

Attendees of the Closing Event are invited to remain for a reception with panelists and guests.

Add to Calendar 03/22/2018 6:00 PM 03/22/2018 6:30 PM America/New_York Closing Reception Attendees of the Opening Event are invited to remain for a reception with panelists and guests. Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

Blade Runner
Blade Runner - Final Cut (2007)
Bioethics Film Festival

The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will host its third annual Bioethics Film Festival, Frankenstein, March 20-22.

The screening of "Blade Runner - Final Cut" (1982, re-released 2007 | 1h 57m) will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty and guests.

This year's other films are "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) on March 20, and "Young Frankenstein" (1974) on Friday, March 23.

5:30pm - Reception
6:00pm - Blade Runner (1974)

Moderator:
Dominic Sisti (Penn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy)

Discussants:
Stephanie Dick (Penn Department of History and Sociology of Science)
Michael Swanwick (Award-winning author of science fiction books & short stories)

Add to Calendar 03/21/2018 5:30 PM 03/21/2018 8:45 PM America/New_York Blade Runner Final Cut (2007) The screening of "Blade Runner" Final Cut (1982, re-released 2007 | 1h 57m) will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty and guests. Ibrahim Theater, International House

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