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September, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

This September, professors and students from across the university will unite in a series of 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures to raise awareness of the consequences of the climate crisis and to advocate for large-scale changes in our community. 

*The maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming is 1.5°C. We’re already past 1°C.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 4:45pm to 9:00pm

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care, and working within your community. (Fee: $40)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

A generation ago, Black, Brown, and low-income communities alerted the world to environmental racism: more toxins, fewer jobs, more pollution, and less voice in Black and Brown communities. Today, we’re seeing these same disasters multiplied by climate crisis. On Wednesday, September 18, join POWER’s Climate Justice and Jobs team in looking at Climate Crisis through an anti-racist lens. Join this evening of shared learning, imagining and community building as we envision the possibility of an economy that puts people and the planet first.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Geosocial Encounters connects documentary artists with researchers and scholar-filmmakers in the environmental humanities. The symposium highlights this entanglement of scholarly and artistic practices and their respective commitments to explicating geosocial phenomena amidst dramatic ecological and epistemological transformations. What can video art, experimental documentary, and sensory ethnography teach us about the practice of critical urban, spatial, and environmental research?

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join POP's board, staff, and partners for an orchard-to-table dinner at POP's headquarters at The Woodlands. Celebrate the fall harvest and recognize honorees of this year's Golden Persimmon and Purple Fig awards. Take a tour of POP's fledgling demonstration orchard and try some freshly-pressed cider.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The opening reception for We All Fall Down will include artist talks in the gallery, refreshments, and a short guided walk to the site-specific works on our trails. This exhibition is a response to a highly invasive insect and its impact on our forests. The emerald ash borer, a beetle native to Asia, arrived in the United States in 2002 but was first seen at the Schuylkill Center in 2018.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The annual Penn Purchasing Services Supplier Show will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the lobby of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. 

The Supplier Show will include Penn’s preferred contract providers, which offer such commodities as: office supplies, copiers, furniture, computers, temporary staffing, print, promotional suppliers, travel providers, and others.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

It might seem all too obvious that post-apocalyptic cinema is an expression of end times - that our dim awareness of the sixth mass extinction expresses itself in a whole series of narratives of collapse, threat and annihilation. Climate change is but one of many motifs within the genre of the post-apocalyptic, often accompanied by other imagined catastrophes such as viral pandemic, alien invasion, or technological dystopia).

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

This September, professors and students from across the university will unite in a series of 1.5* Minute Climate Lectures to raise awareness of the consequences of the climate crisis and to advocate for large-scale changes in our community. 

*The maximum amount the average temperature can rise in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming is 1.5°C. We’re already past 1°C.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

In 2010, when Francesca Kennedy went back to Guatemala to visit her family, she found that the lake she had been baptized in, Lake Atitlan, was deemed by NASA to be one of the world’s worst natural disasters. The blue green algae that now inhabited the once clear lake was the first spark into what would later become her mission-driven entrepreneurial career. By the end of this trip, Kennedy had had her aha moment.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center.

The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Wednesdays (see dates below) from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m in the Kleinman Center classroom—Fisher Fine Arts Room 306.

Beer, wine, and snacks are served!

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Come out to our FREE Yoga event in Partnership with Campus Health at Franklin Field on 9/27 from 12:00pm-1:00pm!  BYO Mat.  All Penn Community students, faculty, staff, and affiliates are welcome!  Join us for some relaxation, movement and community as we celebrate the 125th year of Franklin Field!

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Due to their large scale and minute attention to botanical details, many early American landscapes, especially those by Frederic Edwin Church, benefit from extended, close-looking to uncover the secrets they hold about the natural world. Join Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley, Dr. Laura Turner Igoe from the James A. Michener Art Museum, and Dr. Franklin Kelly from the National Gallery of Art for an up close and personal experience with some of the masterpieces in From the Schuylkill to the Hudson.

Cost: Free-$25

October, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

YUDITH NIETO is a queer Mexican-American artist, interpreter, and organizer originally based in Houston, Texas, enjoying spending time in the bayous of Louisiana working on projects like CRY YOU ONEAmor y Solidaridad, a solidarity house in support of undocumented Transwomen, and recently BanchaLenguas, a Language Justice interpreters collective.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Prompted by the contemporary relevance of climate change and disaster relief in the Indian Ocean world, this workshop showcases new scholarship that explores the intersections of climate, landscape transformation, and legal ordering in oceanic and littoral zones. The papers explore a range of issues: from how states sought to bind, improve, and mitigate the power of environmental phenomena; how natural landscapes facilitated border surveillance, boundary-creation as well as the expansion of imperial models of governing nature to the postcolonial world?

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center.

The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Wednesdays (see dates below) from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m in the Kleinman Center classroom—Fisher Fine Arts Room 306.

Beer, wine, and snacks are served! 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Emily Landsberg, Director at Ultra Capital, makes equity investments in small and mid-sized physical infrastructure projects in the waste, energy, water, and agriculture sectors. Emily’s focus is on advanced technology with greater environmentally sustainability incentives.

Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-sustainability-leadership-series-featuring-emily-landsburg-of-ultra-capital-tickets-63301985944

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm


Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

As part of this Organic Chemistry Seminar series, Associate Professor Natalia Shustova from the University of South Carolina shares her research on materials for sustainable energy conversion, sensing, switches, and artificial biomimetic systems.

Learn more here: https://energyweekatpenn.com/

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm


Penn Electric Racing builds world class electric vehicles that have set a North American acceleration record. Their newest vehicle REV5 is America's first competitive custom 4 wheel drive racecar. Check out the hottest car on campus and meet the students who design and race it.


Learn more here: https://energyweekatpenn.com/

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Welcome to Penn’s first Energy Week, sponsored by the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and Vagelos Institute for Energy and Science Technology. Join us in the Energy Forum, to explore our showcase of energy innovation with posters, prototypes, and video highlights. Grab a drink and meet the researchers behind these projects—and don't miss Penn's electric racing car exhibit on your way in!


Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

As cryptocurrency and blockchain technology rapidly enter mainstream discourse, the on-the-ground practices of the industry remain opaque and hard to grasp. Cryptocurrency mining occurs in specific places for specific reasons, and over the past few years, Iceland has seen rapid growth in the construction of blockchain data centers—largely due to its abundance of cheap, renewable energy. Join Annenberg doctoral candidate and filmmaker Zane Cooper as he presents his immersive virtual-reality documentary on Iceland's blockchain industry.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

One of the grand challenges facing humanity today is the development of an alternative energy system that is safe, clean, and sustainable. A Distributed Renewable Electrochemical Energy and Mobility System (DREEMS) can meet this challenge. At the foundation of this new energy system, Yushan Yan, professor of engineering at the University of Delaware, has chosen to study fuel cells, electrolyzers, and flow batteries. For all these devices polymer electrolytes play a critical role in controlling their performance, cost, and durability, and thus their economic viability.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Kinship Reloaded: Humans, Animals, and the Urban

Dorothee Brantz, Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Berlin Technical University

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The Energy Economics & Finance seminar series is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center. Join economist Matt Kahn in a conversation about his research.

Learn more here: https://energyweekatpenn.com/

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:45am to 11:45am

As part of this Materials Science and Engineering Seminar series, Debra Rolison, head of the Advanced Electrochemical Materials section of the Naval Research Laboratory shares her research on multifunctional nanoarchitectures for catalysis, energy storage and conversion, and sensors.

Learn more here: https://energyweekatpenn.com/

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This year marks our fifth annual Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy—and our 2019 recipient is Cheryl LaFleur, commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Join us for a lecture in her honor, "Energy Transitions: Lessons from Economic History," by Penn economist Jesús Fernández-Villaverde. Provost Wendell Pritchett will present the award and a reception will follow.

Learn more here: https://energyweekatpenn.com/

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This year marks our fifth annual Carnot Prize for distinguished contributions to energy policy—and our 2019 recipient is Cheryl LaFleur, commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Join us for a lecture in her honor by Penn energy economist Jesús Fernández-Villaverde. Provost Wendell Pritchett will present the award and a reception will follow.

Learn more here: https://kleinmanenergy.upenn.edu/events/2019-carnot-prize-policy-lecture-and-award-ceremony

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environmental Science, the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, Penn Law, the School of Arts & Sciences, and the University Research Foundation. 

More information to follow.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

This symposium will discuss current issues and emerging ideas in academic research 25 years after Executive Order 12898.

Learn more about the speakers at this link.

RSVP to attend the symposium at this link.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Established in 2007, the Wharton Energy Conference (WEC) is now one of the largest energy conferences in the Northeast, and the premiere event organized by an MBA student body. The WEC promotes dialogue and creates connections between current and future leaders across the energy landscape.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

Established in 2007, the Wharton Energy Conference (WEC) is now one of the largest energy conferences in the Northeast, and the premier event organized by an MBA student body. The WEC promotes dialogue and creates connections between current and future leaders across the energy landscape.

November, 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center.

The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Wednesdays (see dates below) from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m in the Kleinman Center classroom—Fisher Fine Arts Room 306.

Beer, wine, and snacks are served!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Come network and learn about careers in the field of sustainability!
Learn more here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wharton-igel-careers-in-sustainability-leadership-meet-greet-tickets-64483629271

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:30pm

The focus of the conference will be to discuss how the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) play a critical role in the transformation to an equitable economy.  The SDGs provide a framework that allows business to connect corporate goals with innovative solutions – linking technology and global infrastructure to environmental needs, while highlighting the importance of a strong foundation grounded in gender leadership and education.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center.

The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Wednesdays (see dates below) from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m in the Kleinman Center classroom—Fisher Fine Arts Room 306.

Beer, wine, and snacks are served!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Highly motivated and sales driven General Manager responsible for Delta, KLM, Air France and Alitalia growth via a team of highly experienced and productive Global Sales Account Executives. Passionate in developing leaders, delivering unparalleled customer service along with providing wins for our clients, as well as, for Delta and our joint venture partners. Enjoys opportunities to lead, strategize and innovate.

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Environmental Storytelling and Virtual Reality features scholars and makers, film screenings, gaming stations, and workshops for students, faculty, and staff at Penn and beyond. The events are organized around three rubrics, illuminating the connections between interdisciplinary environmental research and virtual reality technologies and experiences: empathy, education, and action on climate.

December, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center.

The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Wednesdays (see dates below) from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m in the Kleinman Center classroom—Fisher Fine Arts Room 306.

Beer, wine, and snacks are served!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This seminar series in Energy Economics & Finance (EEF) is organized by Arthur van Benthem and hosted by the Kleinman Center.

The scope of the seminar includes regulation and policy papers. The scope of the seminar also includes environmental and transportation issues, as long as there is a connection with energy. Sessions are biweekly on Wednesdays (see dates below) from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m in the Kleinman Center classroom—Fisher Fine Arts Room 306.

Beer, wine, and snacks are served!