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Chris Hayes ’01 encouraged his audience and readers of his book, “A Colony in a Nation,” to vote in elections for officials of the criminal justice system, as these elections often have low turnout.

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Hayes ’01 talks mass incarceration, policing

September 23, 2018 0 comments

Chris Hayes ’01, author and host of the MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes,” came back to his old stomping ground this weekend to talk about his new book and the current state of American politics.

In the past, B-Lab program has largely taken place in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. If the Nelson Center’s new space at 249 Thayer St. is ready by next summer, the program will switch locations accordingly.

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B-Lab encourages, facilitates student entrepreneurship

September 23, 2018 0 comments

Students and recent graduates looking to address problems — from simplifying the process of applying for citizenship to improving the modern sticky bra — found homes for their entrepreneurial ventures in the University’s Breakthrough Lab this summer.

Anuj Amin, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, created the symposium after finding it difficult to network with his undergraduate research peers. The symposium will host keynote speakers, career fairs and workshops for all attendees. The conference will take place at Penn  Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, bringing together about 200 students.

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Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium to meet in November

October 26, 2017 0 comments

The inaugural Ivy League Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at Penn Nov. 10 to Nov. 12.

Angela Davis discusses importance of activism

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Angela Davis discusses importance of activism

February 11, 2017 0 comments

Davis shed brilliance on topics ranging from Black Lives Matter to the Electoral College, relating it all to the turbulent politics of the past months.

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Lecture explores healing power of music, medicine

February 12, 2015 0 comments

In the arts, we are all learners,” said Lisa Wong, author of “Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine.”

Speakers clash on nation’s role in Middle East

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Speakers clash on nation’s role in Middle East

October 23, 2013 21 comments

The panelists offered differing views on the effectiveness of political intervention in the region.

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Cixous explores the metaphysical

September 27, 2013 0 comments

Algerian-born writer argues writing is a way to confront the inevitability of death.

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Harvard economist maps future for India’s development

September 20, 2013 2 comments

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen advocated improvements in Indian education and health.

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Famous schizophrenic patient reevaluated

February 8, 2013 0 comments

Schreber’s account of his own schizophrenia continues to be a source of psychoanalytic study.

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Multimedia series transcends language

October 12, 2012 0 comments

  Four artists from two different countries transcended language by using digital media, sound and their voices to convey meaning Wednesday. Part of the Contemporary Writers Reading Series, sponsored by the literary arts department, the show used sound poetry, digital literature and performance to engage the audience and encourage them to question their approach to language.