Past Alumni Events

September 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 12:30pm
Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut Street, Room 203

Dr. Vivian Gadsden and Dean Andy Porter invite you to a lecture with Dr. Steve R. Yussen, Professor at the Institute of Child Development and Adjunct Professor and former Dean of The College of Education and Human Development at The University of Minnesota, as he discusses publication patterns of three prominent education psychology journals. Registration is not necessary to attend this event.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm
Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut Street, Room 200

Wadi Haddad, retired director and deputy corporate secretary of the World Bank, speaks at the International Educational Development Program’s first lecture of the fall. Registration is not necessary to attend this event.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:00pm

Registration is now closed. For information on how to be invited to our next event, please contact Kelly McBride at


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania

Join the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and GSE faculty, staff, students, and alumni for a conversation with Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., about African Americans, science, and medicine.

  • 4:00 p.m.: Conversation moderated by Professor Marybeth Gasman
  • 5:30 p.m.: Reception featuring Kevin Valentine Trio and book signing



Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm
Boston University Office of Development and Alumni Relations

595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700 West Entrance
Boston, MA 02215

Take this opportunity to connect with local alumni, meet future Penn GSE students, and learn about GSE’s Centennial celebration.

Register for this event.

Penn GSE is able to host this event because of our wonderful alumnus, Scott Nichols, Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at BU, who graduated from GSE in 1977 with his doctorate in Education Administration.


October 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014 -
8:00am to 2:30pm
Penn GSE, 3440 Market Street, 5th Floor Conference Center

The Penn Center for Educational Leadership (PCEL) and the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) are hosting a one day summit for school administrators and policy makers dealing with the pressing and emerging issues related to meeting the learning needs of advanced and gifted students.

Registration and more info about this event here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Click here to register. 

Friday, October 24, 2014 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Saturday, October 25, 2014 -
8:00am to 3:00pm
Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut Street

Come participate in a day of idea sharing, community, and celebrating of the great work of Philadelphia teachers from the Philadelphia Writing Project

Click here for more information and to learn how to register.

November 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, November 2, 2014 (All day)

Join GSE and the Penn community for a weekend full of Quaker spirit!

Friday, November 7, 2014 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Click here to register.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30pm
China World Hotel, Beijing

Join University of Pennsylvania Alumni for an evening of mixing and mingling in celebration of Penn's Graduate School of Education's Centennial! Dean Andy Porter from Penn GSE will be in attendance to welcome Penn Alumni and kick of festivities.

6:30 p.m.

Register here

China World Hotel, Beijing

No 1 Jianguomenwai Ave.

Chaoyang, Beijing 100004, China 

December 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, December 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
University of Pennsylvania Law School

A Commemorative Symposium honoring the Anniversaries of Brown v. Board, the Civil Rights Act, the War on Poverty, and Lau v. Nichols. 

 Click here for more information and to register.

 This event is Co-Sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and the Center for Africana Studies, along with the Annenberg School for Communications, Institute for Urban Research, Law School, School of Arts and Sciences, Social Policy and Practice, and the Wharton Sports Initiative-Wharton School

January 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Penn Bookstore, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Penn’s Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Programs and Penn Global are pleased to offer a special event to celebrate the MLK Commemorative Symposium on Social Change featuring Dr. Rudie Altamirano, Director of International Student and Scholar Services. You are cordially invited to this discussion of that explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice.

 Click here for more info and to register. 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:30pm
Penn Bookstore

Due to weather in Philadelphia, this event will be rescheduled for a later date and time.

Thank you.