Events

Special Exhibition: Moundbuilders
You might be familiar with some of the more famous monuments around the globe—the Great Pyramids in Egypt; Stonehenge in England; Machu Picchu in Peru. But did you know we have our own impressive monuments right here in the United States? Some even older than the pyramids, these spectacular earthworks give us glimpses into more than 5,000 years of Native North American history. Moundbuilders explores the fascinating story of Native American moundbuilding through a variety of photographs, artifacts, archival materials, and excavation records.
August 1, 2017 9:00am to December 2, 2019 5:00pm
Penn Museum
AND SO THE STORY GOES...INNOVATIONS IN STORYTELLING
Telling stories is a fundamental aspect of all human societies, but how have different cultures taken on communicating narratives? And what happens when the ways stories are told change? This special exhibition, developed by Penn student curators Braden Cordivari, Fiona Jensen-Hitch, and Linda Lin for Penn’s Year of Innovation, explores how cultures have innovated storytelling. Fifteen objects—including a Javanese Shadow puppet, a Native American story knife from Alaska, and a Neoclassical period cameo—drawn from the Penn Museum’s international collections, help to tell the tale.
February 6, 2019 5:15pm to March 3, 2019 5:15pm
3260 South Street
Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker who was named to the list of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World. She writes for Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Moyo holds a Ph.D. from Oxford University, and is a board member of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold, Chevron, and Seagate Technologies.
February 26, 2019 6:00pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall G26
James Brister Society Spring Conference
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace The 2019 Spring JBS meeting will explore how Penn – as a knowledge creator, educator, and catalyst for change – can empower its JBS members to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Members will be able to engage with leadership and faculty from the Wharton School of Business, corporate America, and our fellow Penn alumni. Please join us in Philadelphia for what will be a fascinating in-depth exploration of the power of Penn and the power of business to change the face of industry.
March 5, 2019 8:00am to March 6, 2019 8:00pm
TBD
Vessels
What does freedom sound like in confinement? In the world premiere of Vessels, seven women explore the transcendental possibilities of music during the Middle Passage. Set in an interactive, sculptural environment that invokes those infamous ships, this interdisciplinary, speculative history work explores singing as a survival tool.
March 7, 2019 8:00pm to March 10, 2019 9:00pm
Harold Prince Theatre
Terra Femme: Women and the Travelogue Archives
The Penn Museum's Second Sunday Culture Films use raw footage of real events, places, and things that reveal important aspects of the social and material world. LA-based filmmaker Courtney Stephens will share selections from the archives of early 20th-century travelogue film and talk about the women who traversed the globe to capture this amazing footage. Reception to follow.  Film to be followed by conversation.
March 10, 2019 2:00pm
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Terra Femme: Women and the Travelogue Archives
An illustrated talk by filmmaker Courtney Stephens.  Snippets of world travel film taken by women in the early 20th century, revealing places and times forever changed. All are invited to the series closing reception.
March 10, 2019 2:00pm
Penn Museum 3260 South Street
GSE Visiting Faculty Scholars of Color Dr. Xeuli Wang
Graduate School of Education Dean Pam Grossman invites you to attend a lecture titled "On My Own": The Under-Fulfilled Promise of an Equitable STEM Transfer Pathway for Two-Year College Students" by Visiting Faculty Scholar of Color Dr. Xueli Wang.
March 13, 2019 12:00pm
3700 Walnut St, Room 203
Tectonic Shifts in the Histories of Yoga and Ayurveda
South Asia Studies 2018-2019 Colloquium presents Dominik Wujastyk, Professor & Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity Arts History and Classics University of Alberta, speaking on Tectonic Shifts in the Histories of Yoga and Ayurveda.
March 13, 2019 4:30pm
Van Pelt Library, Class of '55 Room
Film Screening of SOY CUBA
In advance of the opening of the exhibition Soy Cuba / I am Cuba: The Contemporary Landscapes of Roger Toledo, the Lightbox Film Center is screening the 1968 film Soy Cuba.  Free admission for Penn students with ID.
March 15, 2019 7:00pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street

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