Due to the University's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, in-person on-campus events have been cancelled. Please view event details for information on virtual events.

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February 2021

Feb 1
1614531600
Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:00am to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 12:00pm
Microsoft Teams All Staff & Faculty channel
Celebrate the trailblazers, milestones, and achievements of the Black community, and donate anti-racist books to future leaders.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Social/Networking
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Social Justice
Feb 2
1612305000
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm ET
Online
Esteemed faculty from five disciplines at Penn will come together to unpack the myriad policies, messages, and conditions that led to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, as well as explore how we move forward as a country. This 90-minute panel discussion — moderated by Dean Erika James of the Wharton School with a Q&A session facilitated by Dean Ted Ruger of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School — is a unique opportunity to hear the diverse perspectives of scholars across our University.
  • Online
  • Prospective Students
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • All
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Social Justice
  • Community Programming
Feb 5
1612544400
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00pm ET
Zoom
Dr. Sharon Wolf, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Quantitative Methods, Penn GSE, presents Longitudinal Impacts of the 'Quality for Preschool Ghana' Interventions on Child Development as part of the IES Predoctoral Program weekly seminar series.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 9
1612900800
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET
Zoom
The term “anti-fragility”, coined by NYU professor Nasib Talib takes the concept of resilience to the next level by asserting that there are conditions whereby we are not only able to bounce back, but we become even stronger as a result. This interactive workshop provides tools for increasing your ability to be super-resilient. Based on the work of Harvard educator Dr. Ben-Shahar, author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
Feb 10
1612967400
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 9:30am ET
Due to the University's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, dissertation hearings may be conducted remotely.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Dissertation Defense
Feb 10
1612980000
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
BlueJeans
Join Juliana Rosati to share readings on the theme of Love and Friendship. Bring a book excerpt or poem to read on the theme, or just come to chat about what you’re reading these days. She will email the link the day before or morning of.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staff
  • Social/Networking
Feb 10
1612981800
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
A general overview of terms, timelines, and admissions information for you and your family, be it your first or second dependent applying to colleges and universities.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 10
1613005200
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm ET
Online
  • Online
  • Student Programming
  • Students
Feb 11
1613062800
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm ET
Zoom
Taking care of your mental health is as essential as your physical health. Join us for this session presented by the Division of Human Resources and Health Advocate EAP to learn more about Penn's employee well-being services and programs including the Penn Employee Assistance Program, Penn health plan behavioral health networks, and Penn Healthy You resources such as Be in the Know and the Virgin Pulse platform.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staff
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 11
1613066400
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
BlueJeans
To help pay for college tuition and related expenses, most of us need to know about all the available savings options. In this workshop, sponsored by MetLife, you will learn about 529 College Savings Plan, main types of financial aids, and more.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 11
1613068200
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Online
This Brown Bag interactive workshop defines energy management in terms of its relationship to work-life balance asserting that time is finite but energy is not. Several traditional tools are presented but the focus is largely on the need for sustainable practices of working and living in the midst of a pandemic. Individuals will be asked to do a personal energy assessment and to consider a habit that will serve them.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 12
1613149200
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm ET
Zoom
Dr. Sarah Komisarow, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy presents The Doctor Will See You Now: School-Based Telemedicine, Student Absences, and Engagement as part of the IES Predoctoral Program weekly seminar series.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 12
1613152800
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 1:00pm ET
Due to the University's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, dissertation hearings may be conducted remotely.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Dissertation Defense
Feb 12
1613169900
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm ET
Virtual
A virtual discussion with Penn GSE alumni sharing insights on navigating careers in education
  • Online
  • All
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 15
1613408400
Monday, February 15, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm ET
Online
The ExCITe Center’s 7th Annual STEAM Education Workshop will be all-virtual on February 15 (Presidents’ Day). This year’s program features a keynote by renowned author and researcher, Dr. Bettina Love (University of Georgia), co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network, addressing an audience of those in Pre-K-12 as well as higher education.
  • Online
  • Workshop/Training
  • All
Feb 16
1613498400
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
Online
Presented by Health Advocate EAP, we will discuss how income tax is calculated, types of adjustments/deductions, ways to reduce taxation and strategies to save. We will review some of the common tax law changes from the Tax Cut Jobs Act of 2017 as well as some common mistakes to avoid.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 16
1613500200
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
This training focuses on the role of the supervisor in supporting the emotional well-being of their teams and equipping them with skills and resources to intervene with stress, distress, and crisis. The training reviews the basics of the EAP, including making referrals, techniques for reaching out to employees with support, and dealing with the different reactions employees may exhibit when they are approached. It also covers obstacles to a successful confrontation and the dangers of enabling.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 16
1613507400
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET
Online via Zoom
For more than three decades, the McGraw Prize in Education has recognized outstanding individuals deeply committed to harnessing innovation in education to improve the lives of learners worldwide. Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with the 2020 McGraw Prize winners moderated by Penn GS​E Dean Pam Grossman.
  • Online
  • Prospective Students
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • All
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
  • Community Programming
Feb 17
1613586600
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET
Online
In this session led by Lisa Abramson, you'll learn a powerful "saying no" framework and get a "cheat sheet" to make saying no less stressful in the future. After this session, you'll be able to confidently deliver a firm and appropriate no without the side of guilt. Yes to that!
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 18
1613673000
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Microsoft Teams
As we continue to look for new ways to connect during these times, the GSE Community-Building Committee is excited to introduce the GSE Virtual Breakroom. Each 3rd Thursday of the month, the breakroom will be open from 12:30pm-1:30pm for all to drop by. Join us for most of the time or even 5 minutes to say hi, and family and pets are welcomed.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Social/Networking
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Social Justice
Feb 19
1613754000
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:00pm ET
Zoom
Dr. Michael Weiss, Senior Associate, Postsecondary Education Policy Area, MDRC, presents An Applied Researcher’s Guide to Estimating Effect from Multisite Individually Randomized Trials: Estimands, Estimators, and Estimates as part of the IES Predoctoral Program weekly seminar series.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 19
1613759400
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
This workshop is for participants to practice present moment awareness with kindness and compassion. During the first part of our practice, we will begin with a guided meditation focusing on the breath. The second half of our session will focus our attention on a guided exploration of the body, bringing awareness to the different areas of the body, and allowing ourselves to experience how each part feels, without trying to change anything. No experience necessary. All warmly welcome.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
Feb 23
1614103200
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
Virtual Event
Penn GSE's Office of Development & Alumni Relations presents Food for Thought: Bite-sized Lectures from Penn GSE's Faculty Experts, featuring Zachary Herrmann, Executive Director, Center for Professional Learning, on “‘Teaching a Future President’ and Project-Based Learning at Penn GSE.”
  • Online
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
  • Community Programming
Feb 23
1614105000
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
Using our training structure roadmap, we will take a look at how to prepare and execute a virtual training. We will examine the phases of training and how those are structured for a virtual training, how to reformat course activities and communication to participants, tips for using video platforms, and best practices for facilitating your course.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
Feb 24
1614184200
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 11:30am ET
Due to the University's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, dissertation hearings may be conducted remotely.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Dissertation Defense
Feb 24
1614191400
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
Join staff from Penn’s Student Financial Services (SFS) and Human Resources Tuition Benefits Offices to learn more about the tuition benefit program for dependents and the financial aid process. The session will provide an overview of Penn’s two dependent child tuition benefit plans and help to clarify how the tuition benefit interacts with financial aid packages. This session will also offer tips for reading and comparing financial aid package components and communications with financial aid offices.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 25
1614277800
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
Introducing the 6-part Resilience and Well-Being Workshop Series for Penn faculty and staff. This series will present core resilience and well-being skills you can use in your personal and professional lives. During each 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how each skill contributes to resilience and well-being and participate in group exercises with colleagues to explore the content together. We hope that this series provides you with new tools to bolster your resilience and well-being and enhance your relationships at work and at home.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
Feb 25
1614276000
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET
BlueJeans
Join Juliana Rosati to share readings on the theme of Black History Month. Bring a book excerpt or poem to read on the theme, or just come to chat about what you’re reading these days. She will email the link the day before or morning of.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Staff
  • Social/Networking
Feb 25
1614277800
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm ET
Zoom
Change in the workplace is inevitable. However, a changing environment can often produce stress or anxiety. Change and the resulting stress derive from both positive and negative events. This workshop explores the various stages of change, and steps employees can take to achieve acceptance. Through awareness, participants can increase their ability to cope with change in both their professional and personal lives.
  • Online
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Workshop/Training
Feb 26
1614402000
Friday, February 26, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, February 27, 2021 (All day)
Via Zoom
The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Center for Urban Ethnography will celebrate the 42nd convening of the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, one of the most longstanding and renowned scholarly venues for this intellectual tradition. This year’s theme focuses on the complexities associated with race and inequity that have historically defined social systems in the U.S. and globally.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Community
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
  • Diversity/Inclusion/Social Justice
Feb 26
1614351600
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:00am ET
Due to the University's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, dissertation hearings may be conducted remotely.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Dissertation Defense
Feb 26
1614358800
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00pm ET
Zoom

This virtual event will be recorded.

Dr. James Kim, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, presents Learning from Replication Failure to Improve a Multi-Year Content Literacy Intervention: The Importance of Transfer Measures as part of the IES Predoctoral Program weekly seminar series.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation
Feb 26
1614364200
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:30pm ET
Due to the University's response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, dissertation hearings may be conducted remotely.
  • Online
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Dissertation Defense
Feb 26
1614371400
Friday, February 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET
Virtual Event
Join the language educator community for a lively conversation. Penn Language Center in collaboration with Educational Linguistics at Penn GSE invites you to our 10th annual Language Educator Symposium.
  • Online
  • Prospective Students
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Professional/Career Development
  • Staff
  • Alumni
  • Lecture/Panel/Presentation

February 2021