Alumni Events

 
Alumni and friends of Penn GSE are invited to connect with the School, the University, and each other at the events below. We hope to see you soon!

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Upcoming Events 

October 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Webinar

 

It is easy enough to set up a LinkedIn account, but can feel much more daunting to actually use LinkedIn to grow your network in a way that helps your own career development. If you are nervous about networking, cautious about connecting, and generally confused about what concrete next steps to take with your outreach using LinkedIn, then join this online webinar. We will talk about getting started with your personal branding, leveraging alumni and other professional networks, and being active on LinkedIn to increase your visibility and potential value to others. Register here

Can't make this event? Click here to see upcoming webinars and to view the archives. 

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Penn Book Center | 130 South 34th Street | Philadelphia, PA

Knowledge for Social Change (Temple University Press) by authors Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, John Puckett, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, Francis E. Johnston, and Joann Weeks is now available. Join Drs. John Puckett and Ira Harkavy (and possibly others) to discuss this new and exciting work on 11/1/17 at the Penn Book Center. All are welcome.

Click here to learn more. 

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Inn at Penn, Regent/St. Mark's Room

What does the future hold for higher education, and what will—or more importantly, what should—college and universities look like in the years and decades to come?  Join us to find out at The Future of Higher Education featuring faculty from the Higher Education Division including Joni Finney, Matt Hartley, Laura Pena, and new associate professor Manuel González Canché, and alumnus Gregory Vincent, GRD’04, president of Hobart & William Smith Colleges and the 2016 recipient of the Penn GSE Educator of the Year Award. 

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Penn’s 2017 Homecoming Weekend is celebrated on campus from November 3 to 5. This year's programming highlights Arts and Culture. A full schedule or events and more information can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:30pm
Penn GSE | Room 203 | 3700 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jacksonville Golf & Country Club | 3985 Hunt Club N | Jacksonville, FL

The First Coast Alumni Club welcomes GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath. In her latest book Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath develops a framework for responding to free speech controversies on college campuses. Her approach allows campuses to focus on the protection of open expression while maintaining their commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Please click here for additional details. 

 

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Webinar

Join Professor of Art History Larry Silver, and tour operator Academic Arrangements Abroad for an informative session about your upcoming Cuba trip. This webinar will take a brief look at the itinerary before discussing travel tips and answering any questions you may have. The session will be open to Q & A throughout.

Click here to learn more and register. 

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:00pm
The National Press Club - 13th Floor | 529 14th Street NW | Washington, DC 20045

Investing in our Future: Penn Partners in Support of Youth and Families

The challenges facing marginalized youth and families cross multiple facets of society: education, health care, socioeconomics, violence and safety, and many more. Yet the systems and organizations needed to provide crucial support operate largely in silos that hinder collaborative, comprehensive interventions. 

At Penn, three Schools—Nursing, Graduate Education, and Social Policy & Practice—have joined forces on Penn Futures, an innovative, interdisciplinary initiative working to address the complex problems facing marginalized youth and families. Come hear firsthand from all three Deans about how Penn Futures can find viable solutions that will make a tangible difference. 

Event is $20 per attendee. Click here to learn more and register. 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Webinar

 

Over 50 percent of the U.S. workforce self-identifies as introverts. The good news is that you’re not alone, and you can learn how to network. In today’s world, we all need multiple networks: those that provide support and those that provide connections. This webinar will explore ways that you can strategically play to your strengths as an introvert to network, and how you can leverage your existing relationships. Register here

Can't make this event? Click here to see upcoming webinars and to view the archives. 

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Bodman PLC | 201 S Division St | Suite 400 | Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

Join the Penn and Wharton Club of Michigan for an evening with GSE’s Sigal Ben-Porath. In her latest book Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath develops a framework for responding to free speech controversies on college campuses. Her approach allows campuses to focus on the protection of open expression while maintaining their commitment to inclusion and diversity. Registration is $10; reception to follow.

Please click here for additional details and to register. 

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm
Penn Book Center | 130 South 34th Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

In her latest book Free Speech on Campus, Sigal Ben-Porath develops a framework for responding to free speech controversies on college campuses. Her approach allows campuses to focus on the protection of open expression while maintaining their commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Click here to learn more. 

 

December 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 12:00pm
Virtual Webinar

 

CliftonStrengths, an assessment developed by Gallup and used in a variety of educational and professional contexts, provides a framework for individuals to first identify their unique combination of talents and then develop them. This program will focus on providing participants with an understanding of what a strength is, what their strengths are, and how they can approach maximizing them personally and/or professionally. Participants will need to take the online assessment and will receive instructions for doing so in advance of the session. Register here (Registration: $10). 

Can't make this event? Click here to see upcoming webinars and to view the archives. 

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Cipriani at 42nd Street | 110 East 42nd Street | New York, NY

Join President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett on December 9th for an exciting academic symposium!

Engaging Minds  returns to New York with three dynamic faculty members:

Katherine L. Milkman, Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions and Evan C Thompson Endowed Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching (Wharton)

Jośe Bauermeister, Presidential Associate Professor of Nursing and Director for the Program for Sexuality, Technology, and Action Research (PSTAR) (Nursing)

Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science, and Director for the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (Penn Law)

Click here to learn more and register. 

 

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn Bookstore | 2nd Floor Conference Room | 3601 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Zachary Herrmann, director of the Project Based Learning Certification Program at Penn GSE, will discuss how adopting PBL principles can lead to developing creativity and increased student learning.

This event sponsored by the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at Penn GSE. 

Event Contact: Maureen Cotterill (maureenc@upenn.edu)

 

February 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn Bookstore | 2nd Floor Conference Room | 3601 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Ameena Ghaffar Kucher, Senior Lecturer in the Literacy, Culture & International Education division, Penn GSE, will lead a discussion on confronting and responding to Islamophobia in the classroom.

This event sponsored by the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at Penn GSE. 

Event Contact: Maureen Cotterill (maureenc@upenn.edu)

 

April 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Penn Engineering | PERCH Lab | 3401 Grays Ferry Ave. | Philadelphia, PA

 

Join Dan Miller Ueda, manager of Penn SEAS GRASP Lab, for a hands-on opportunity to learn how using robotics can enhance teaching and learning. The PERCH (Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub) facility is at Pennovation, 3601 Grays Ferry Ave.

This event sponsored by the Urban Teaching Apprenticeship Program at Penn GSE. 

Event Contact: Maureen Cotterill (maureenc@upenn.edu