Penn Alumni Weekend: May 15th - Friday's Events

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Penn Alumni Weekend: May 15th - Friday's Events

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Penn Alumni Weekend: May 15th - Friday's Events - Individual Events

8:45 – 9:45 AM Penn Medicine: 50th Reunion Panel – Journeys and Reflections Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Join members of the Medical Class of 1965 as they reflect back on th... Read more
10 - 11:25 AM Penn Medicine Faculty Panel: The Next 250 Years of Medicine Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Hear the insights of experts from across Penn Medicine as they consider th... Read more
10:30 - 11:45 AM Wharton Town Hall Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street Dean Geoffrey Garrett Dean and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise Wharton Dean Geoffrey Garrett welcomes Wharton alumni back to campus for MBA ... Read more
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Red and Blue Welcome Luncheon Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall 3417 Spruce Street Welcome back to Penn! Start the weekend with a meal with friends and an informative talk by Penn professor Dr. Edward Rock, who, as Director of O... Read more
Noon - 1:30 PM LDI on Health Care Delivery Innovation Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall, Room 1206 3620 Locust Walk Join us as this panel of Penn faculty and alumni discuss the development and implementation of exemplary innovations, both low te... Read more
1:30 - 2:30 PM Unearthed in the Archives Penn Museum, Archives Department 3260 South Street Visit the Penn Museum for a free tour of the Archives’ collection of expedition records, vintage photographs, personal letters, and much more. ...
1:30 - 3 PM The Power of Testimony Presented by the Shoah Foundation and Sponsored by the Class of 1980 Houston Hall, Class of '49 Auditorium 3417 Spruce Street With its collection of close to 52,000 eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust and... Read more
1:30 - 2:45 PM Wharton Keynote Panel: How the Top Business Leaders of China and India are Revolutionizing Management—And What the West Can Learn From Them Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium, G06 Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut Street How the T... Read more
2 - 3:30 PM Tour Penn’s 19th Century Architectural Masterpieces Tour leaves from the steps of Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium Join Dr. David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of the History of Art, and co-author of Building Am... Read more
2 - 4 PM Inspiring History: London, Edinburgh, Padua, and Penn Medicine Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research 3400 Civic Center Boulevard As the founder of America’s first medical school, John Morgan travelled fa... Read more
2:15 – 3:15 PM Meet Athletic Director Dr. M. Grace Calhoun Panel Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room 249 South 36th Street Rick Rockwell, W’64, WG’66, member of the Athletic Board of Overseers, will sit down with Grace Calhoun, Penn’s ... Read more
2:15 - 3:30 PM Healthy Aging: Maintaining Independence – Sponsored by Class of 1965 Claire M. Fagin Hall, Room 118 418 Curie Boulevard Join us as we debunk common myths about aging. Learn about healthy lifestyles, how to improve functiona... Read more
2:30 - 4:30 PM Garden Party at the Penn Women’s Center Penn Women’s Center, 3643 Locust Walk Join the Penn Women's Center for a garden party to celebrate 2015 graduates and welcome back our Alumni! Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine or cid... Read more
2:30 - 4:30 PM The Barnes Foundation Tour-Registration is closed as of April 21 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Cost of $30 includes museum entry; a 30 minute presentation from a Barnes docent; audio self-tour, and shuttle service from campu... Read more
3 - 4:30 PM Student-led Tour Meet at the Button ...
3 - 5 PM Weingarten Center Open House Stouffer Commons, Suite 300 3702 Spruce Street Home to the Office of Learning Resources and Student Disability Services, the Weingarten Center is Penn’s academic support center for all students. Join ... Read more
3:30 - 4:30 PM Green Campus Tour Tour begins outside The ARCH 3601 Locust Walk In conjunction with the Penn Connects campus development, the University’s Climate Action Plan commits to the creation and maintenance of a sustainable campus ... Read more
3:30 - 4:45 PM Expanding Wealth In Retirement Through New Tax-Optimal Income Planning Houston Hall, Golkin Room 3417 Spruce Street Join Lewis Coopersmith, C’65, and and Jonathan Coopersmith, C’91, for a discussion of Lew’s academic re... Read more
3 - 5:30 PM Gallery Hop Begins at the Arthur Ross Gallery in the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building 220 South 34th Street The annual Gallery Hop will start at the Arthur Ross Gallery, featuring A Sense of Place: Modern Japanese Prints; then ... Read more
3:30 - 4:45 PM The Role of Alumni in University-Community Partnerships: The Class of ‘80 Story Houston Hall, Benjamin Franklin Room 3417 Spruce Street Hear about the Class of 1980’s journey partnering with Sayre High School in West Phil... Read more
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Penn Athletics Coaches Panel-– A Conversation with Coaches Ray Priore (Football), Stephen Donahue (Men's Basketball), Mike McLaughlin (Women's Basketball), Jack Wyant (Penn Men's and Women's Squash Coach); Sanela Kunovac... Read more
4:00 - 5:30 PM Celebrating Excellence: Nursing Faculty and Alumni Awards Claire M. Fagin Hall, Ann L. Roy Auditorium 418 Curie Boulevard Celebrate the recipients of this year’s Alumni Awards and hear about the accomplishments of your Penn... Read more
4 - 6 PM Burrison Gallery Alumni Art Show Opening Reception University Club at Penn (inside the Inn at Penn) 3600 Sansom Street This juried, group show will be held during Alumni Weekend, May 14-19, 2015. The purpose of this show is to high... Read more
4 - 6 PM GSE Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Leading in Education & the Education Alumni Awards Penn GSE Courtyard 3700 Walnut Street President Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania and Dean Pam Grossman of the Graduate Sch... Read more
4:30 - 6 PM Citation Ceremony for Graduate Student Leaders Graduate Student Center, 3615 Locust Walk Join us in honoring the graduating student leaders receiving the President’s and Provost’s Citation for Exceptional Commitment to Grad... Read more
5 - 7 PM Penn Swimming Alumni Reception City Tap House Check back for registration link. ...
5:30 - 7 PM PennGALA (LGBT Alumni Association) Happy Hour Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House 3432 Sansom Street Come mix and mingle with PennGALA as we help kick off Alumni Weekend! There is no cost to attend, and drink specials will be provided... Read more
5:30 - 9 PM Adult Gerontology Primary Care Reunion Claire M. Fagin Hall, Various locations 418 Curie Boulevard Penn Nursing Adult Gerontology Primary Care alumni and students are invited to a reunion with current and past program faculty, f... Read more
6 - 7:30 PM Big Questions in Cosmology Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 419, Rose Recital Hall 3340 Walnut Street World-leading cosmologists join to explore what we currently know about our universe and the questions that remain, from the big bang... Read more
6 - 7:30 PM Civic House Alumni and Senior Reception Civic House, 3914 Locust Walk Join us to celebrate our graduating seniors and welcome back our alumni at our annual Civic House Senior and Alumni Reception. RSVP online at Read more
6 - 9 PM Year End Show Opening and Happy Hour Meyerson Hall Patio and Lower Gallery 210 South 34th Street Join PennDesign students, faculty, staff and fellow alumni to celebrate another successful academic year exhibiting work by students f... Read more
7 - 11 PM FranklinFest All-Alumni Party College Green Join classmates for a night out on College Green with drinks, light fare, and live entertainment. Also, screenings of Back to the Future II and Into the Woods will be shown. $20 or inclu... Read more
9 PM - Midnight yPenn Highball Houston Hall, Hall of Flags 3417 Spruce Street Kick-off the weekend with a young alumni Glow Party in Houston Hall! Help us celebrate the Class of 2015’s transition to alumni status with drinks, food, and al... Read more


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