Media Advisories

Penn Science Café: ‘The Rise of Tiny Fish’
Wednesday, February 8, 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.
Penn Science Café: ‘Forgotten Places, Unlikely Alliances and Radical Hope on an Urban River’
Thursday, February 2, 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.
White House
“Trump, Philosophy and American Politics: Philosophical Implications of the 45th Presidency”
Friday, January 13, 2017
This half-day conference brings together scholars from across Penn and other universities to discuss issued raised by the election, the transition from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration and the early days of a Trump presidency. Speakers will examine the future of the rule of law, media, post-truth politics, race in the election and more. Jon Ehrens, producer for WHYY’s “RadioTimes,” will moderate the discussion.
Penn Science Café: ‘Teens and Distracted Driving’
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Catherine McDonald studies adolescent drivers, specifically what distracts them from keeping their eyes on the road. She calls it “driver inattention,” and it’s been her research focus for almost a decade. Using a car simulator that has a seat, seat belt, dashboard and gearshift, even a radio and side view mirrors, she observes where some of the newest drivers on the road lose focus. In this Penn Science Café, she’ll discuss the latest findings of her work, plus showcase some of the simulation scenarios the teenagers face.
Penn Hosts 20th Annual Physics Demonstration Show
Friday, January 6, 2017
A two-hour presentation (with intermission) of Penn’s best demonstrations of electricity and magnetism. 
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Penn Honors MLK Through Annual ‘Day of Service’
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
                   The University of Pennsylvania’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service begins with a breakfast for volunteers at 8:30 a.m. and closes with a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Penn/Comcast Launch Comcast-Pennovation Challenge
Monday, November 28, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania and Comcast will launch the Comcast-Pennovation Challenge as an event and panel hosted by President Amy Gutmann.    
Penn Public Safety to Honor Heroes With Commendation Ceremony
Friday, November 18, 2016
The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety will celebrate the work of 35 public-safety Jwith a commendation ceremony.