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Penn Honors MLK Through Annual Day of Service Jan. 15
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service begins with a breakfast in Houston Hall and concludes with an evening candlelight vigil.
International Research Collaboration Meets to Transform Disaster Relief Tents with Nanotechnology
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
The Research and Education in Active Coating Technologies, or REACT, Project develops coating technologies that divert, collect and purify water, suppress bacteria adhesion and proliferation, and convert and store solar energy. The project will have significant societal impacts in transforming the human habitat by creating coating technologies that could be used at sites of natural and humanitarian disasters, but could also be used to give existing structures these enhanced abilities.
Netter Center 25th Anniversary Conference: ‘Higher Education Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change’
Monday, November 13, 2017
The Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania will host a two-day conference on “Higher Education-Community Partnerships for Democracy and Social Change,” welcoming more than 500 participants to mark its 25th anniversary. The Netter Center is widely recognized as a model for how colleges and universities can connect with their surrounding communities through academically-based service learning, research partnerships and community engagement.
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The Atlantic Correspondent and Author Ta-Nehisi Coates to Speak at Penn
Friday, October 27, 2017
A conversation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and University of Pennsylvania Professor Camille Z. Charles. 
Penn Lightbulb Café: ‘The Real Record on Racial Attitudes’
Monday, October 16, 2017
The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town.
Penn Center for Advanced Study of India Marks 25th Anniversary With Symposium Oct. 12
Monday, October 9, 2017
The Symposium will be hosted by Devesh Kapur, director of CASI and professor of political science and the Madan Lal Sobti Professor of the Study of Contemporary India at Penn.
Penn Lightbulb Café: ‘Dismantling the Carceral State: Law, Order and Criminal Justice Reform in the Age of Trump’
Monday, September 25, 2017
The talk is part of the Penn Lightbulb Café free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes arts, humanities and social-sciences scholarship out of the classroom for a night on the town.
Inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania hosts the inaugural Penn Biden Leaders Dialogue with former Vice President Joe Biden and Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico, on Sept. 26. Organized by the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, the Dialogue is part of Perry World House’s semi-annual colloquium: “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism and Retrenchment.”
WURD-AM Broadcasts Live From Franklin Field
Thursday, September 14, 2017
To celebrate “Penn Athletics Community Day” at Franklin Field on Saturday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WURD AM radio, Philadelphia’s African American Talk Radio station, will Broadcast Live from Franklin Field. WURD Host Chris Murray, will interview a variety of Penn representatives to promote the home opener Penn Quakers Football game, and discuss Penn’s commitment to education, wellness and the socio-economic quality of life in Philadelphia. 
Penn Science Café: ‘Re-invasion of Lyme Disease in the Northeastern United States’
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The talk is part of the Penn Science Café free public-lecture series presented by Penn Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications that takes science out of the lab for a night on the town. Brisson’s presentation will be followed by an audience Q&A. Café events are free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Seating is limited. RSVPs are encouraged.

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