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Academics
Classes at Penn Law for Penn Grad Students
Introduction to Quatrics Session
Mid-Career Instructional Leadership Discussion Series: African American Childern's & Young Adult Literature
Psi Chi Philadelphia Area Research Day
Earth Day 1970/2017
PDMMI Selective Series
PDMMI Discussion Series
Summer and Fall Classes at Penn Law for Penn Graduate Students

 

 

 
Funding
Funding 101: Green Leaf Program
 

Get Involved
Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture: "Sleep on It: The Science of Snoozing"
Speed Mentoring @ Open Labs Science Café
Student Voices for a Stronger SFS
The Grad Student Center is Hiring!
Seeds of Disruption: How Food Technology will save the Planet
West Philly Sccoer Festival 2017
Election Day Opportunities
Community Health Survey for Homeless & Immigrant Populations
Pou Sante Amar Haiti: Veterinary Trip




 
Social
Free at Noon: Hurray for the Riff
Anti-Racism Reading Group
Screening: Brown Girls
Penn MMDC "The Fusion" Dance Showcase
Werewolves Lying Night
Uhuru Health Festival and Flea Market
Taiwanese Student Association Reunion for Dragon Boat Festival
GAPSA World Cup - 8v8 Soccer Tournament
Penn Birding goes to Morris Arboretum!

 
Personal Development
Penn Birding goes to Cape May for Spring Migration Camping
Calling all bird, wildlife & nature lovers: Join Penn Birding!
GAPSA Renewal Survey: SPEAK NOW! WIN PRIZES!
 
You are GAPSA! And we need your help! You are invited to participate in the GAPSA Renewal survey that we will use to help build stronger student government at Penn.  All Penn graduate and professional students are eligible to participate.  The survey should take ~10 minutes to complete.  The survey is confidential.  Here is the link to the survey: 

https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sjUxJ9FCWkIsTz

GAPSA will carefully review all comments as we work on priorities for the year ahead.  As a reminder, you can submit responses anonymously.  Your time and feedback is very valuable to us.  Participants have the chance to win one of several prizes for completing the survey, including free tickets to the GAPSA Yacht Extravaganza, Broadway shows, and GAPSA swag.  Fill out the survey early for more chances to win prizes!

We will be closing the survey on Monday, April 24th, so please don't wait to share your feedback and ideas for improving the Penn experience through student government.  Please fill out the survey today!  Make your future now!

Questions: email gapsa.dynm645@gmail.com.
Social Activities
 
 

Free at Noon: Hurray for the Riff
Folk group Hurray for the Riff Raff is performing at WXPN's Free at Noon this Friday, April 21. Before the show, we will meet in the Grad Center lobby at 11:30 and then walk over to World Cafe Live (3025 Walnut) at about 11:40. It's about a ten minute walk. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2iyzOyz
Friday, April 21
11:30 to 1:00
World Cafe Live
Contact E-mail: mmanni@gse.upenn.edu


Anti-Racism Reading Group

Join us for our second meeting to discuss thought-provoking articles on racism and anti-racist work. All participants must come committed to doing anti-racist work, including challenging how racism has affected your own thoughts and behaviors. The goal is to gain a clearer understanding of the effects of racism on society at all levels. Please RSVP via the link below, where you can also find out which articles we will be discussing. Dinner will be provided!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6pm-7:15pm
Grad Student Center 305

Event Link: https://goo.gl/forms/ByEoODKp5ZRaADWU2
Contact E-mail: http://scrwp.gse@gmail.com

Screening: Brown Girls

Join SCRWP and GSESG for a lunchtime screening as part of Building Bridges. Building Bridges is a movie series devoted to bringing groups of students together to engage in a dialogue with a movie screening and ponder on what they believe will foster the building of more bridges. Lunch from Hummas will be provided.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
GSE Rooom 427, 3700 Walnut Street

Contact E-mail: scrwp.gse@gmail.com

Penn MMDC "The Fusion" Dance Showcase

Penn MMDC (Miss May × B&G) is pleased to present The Fusion showcase! Penn MMDC is a group of students who are interested in jazzy hip hop dance, found on January 12th, 2015. This showcase features several popular Korean pop choreography, hip-hop dances, as well as performances from guest artists including Penn Music Club. Come enjoy the dances and beats to escape from the final weeks! Plus, snacks and beverages will be provided for presales!

Sunday, April 23
7pm - 9 pm
Arch 208 Auditorium
3601 Locust WalkEvent Link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-fusion-miss-may-bg-2017-dance-showcase-tickets-33591393763
Contact E-mail: http://missmaydancecrew@gmail.com



Werewolves Lying Night

Every night, one villager will be killed by the werewolves. Can villagers find all the werewolves and lynch them? Or can werewolves kill all villagers and destroy the village? Go detecting or lying...
Join us for an incredible lying night!
Go and register at shiyings@gse.upenn.edu. Please indicate your name, school, and the language you prefer to use. Since this is a speaking game, we hope that your language will not be an obstacle for you.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Contact E-mail: shiyings@gse.upenn.edu


Uhuru Health Festival and Flea Market

The African People's Education and Defense Fund is proud to host the 6th Annual Uhuru Health Festival & Flea Market!
This free event brings together health practitioners from across Philadelphia to provide free health information and screenings to the community!
Our program will feature exercise workshops, live music, and speakers on the subjects of health and our community, and the flea market will have 100+ vendors!
Join us to attend, vend, and/or volunteer!

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clark Park
43rd & Chester Ave.



Event Link: http://uhuruhealthfest.blogspot.com/
Contact E-mail: philly_flea@yahoo.com


Taiwanese Student Association Reunion for Dragon Boat Festival

Days are getting longer; light is getting stronger. Spring is blooming; we are celebrating!
Come and enjoy a warm TSA reunion for the celebration of Dragon Boat Festival!
To kindly dispel your curiosity, there is no dragon boat racing this time. ^0^ But we promise you a satisfying, pleasant feast featuring traditional food, Zongzi.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 (tentative)

For details, check: https://www.facebook.com/penntsa
Contact E-mail: y11@gse.upenn.edu

GAPSA World Cup - 8v8 Soccer Tournament

Penn Law FC invites all Penn soccer players to enter the first ever GAPSA World Cup! Simply email Sam Darby at samuel.g.darby@gmail.com to join as a team or a free agent. The winning team will receive a grand prize.

Saturday, April 22
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penn Park
3000 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA - 19104

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/295215024247147/permalink/295215784247071/?notif_t=tagged_with_story¬if_id=1491416512000538

Contact E-mail: samuel.g.darby@gmail.com


Penn Birding goes to Morris Arboretum!

Penn Birding is planning a bus trip to Morris Arboretum! The 92-acre estate is located about 45 minutes from campus in Chestnut Hill. Admission to the arboretum is free for PennCard holders. We will enjoy a guided walk, starting with the wetland/Wissahickon Creek. We hope to spot many birds there! For planning purposes, please pre-register at https://goo.gl/forms/Xv48ctmsrCBBF3lD2 and SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, April 29
10:15 am depart from Penn
https://goo.gl/forms/Xv48ctmsrCBBF3lD2
Contact E-mail: upbirding@gmail.com
 
 Academics  

Classes at Penn Law for Penn Grad Students

Penn Law Summer and Fall Classes:

SUMMER:
LAWM511 intro to US Law: T/TH 5:30-8:00

FALL:

-LAWM528 Intro to Business Law: Wednesdays 5:30-8:15 PM
-LAWM529 Navigating the Regulatory State Tuesdays 5:30-815
-LAWM530 Intro to Health Law and Policy Mondays 5:30-8:15
-LAWM505 Introduction to American Constitutional Law: Tuesdays 5:30-815
-LAWM511 Intro to US Law and Legal Methods: M/W 9-10:20 AM
-LAWM536 Intro to US Legal Research Fully Online
-LAWM506 Tech Law T/TH 6:00-7:20

Register at: https://upenn.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3sgTZzUcZUc9oJT

Contact E-mail: crestrep@law.upenn.edu

Introduction to Quatrics Session

Dr. Ross Aikins will lead an Introduction to Qualtrics Workshop on April 22nd @ 12:15pm in 3440 Market Street- Conference Room 501 where you can learn how to use Qualtrics to create your own surveys. This workshop is hosted by the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership and is open to all GSE students. Please bring your own laptop to this workshop, or borrow one from IT.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Room 501
3440 Market Street, Philadelphia

Contact E-mail: gcapp@gse.upenn.edu

 

Mid-Career Instructional Leadership Discussion Series: African American Childern's & Young Adult Literature

Join us on on Saturday April, 22nd from 12:15-1:45pm for the third session in the Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership Instructional Leadership Discussion Series. Our last session of the semester, presented by Dr. Wanda Brooks, Associate Professor of Middle Grades Education at Temple University, will focus on African American Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The session will be held in 3440 Market Street, Room 502. Please RSVP to gcapp@gse.upenn.edu.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Room 502
3440 Market Street, Philadelphia

Contact E-mail: gcapp@gse.upenn.edu


Psi Chi Philadelphia Area Research Day
Psi Chi's annual Philadelphia Area Research Day will be hosted at Penn this year! Psi Chi is an International Honor Society in Psychology, and the research day will be an opportunity to present and/or learn from student research in the field of psychology and related areas. Dinner will be provided!

Tuesday, April 18
6:30pm-9:30pm
Houston Hall, Hall of Flags
http://psichiresearchday.weebly.com/
Contact E-mail: nuberoi@sas.upenn.edu

Earth Day 1970/2017
To celebrate Earth Day 2017, Chair of Landscape Architecture Richard Weller unveils his Atlas for the End of the World, a collection of maps which survey land use and urban growth in relation to the United Nation’s targets. Weller is joined by PennDesign Dean Frederick Steiner, who was among the organizers of one of the first Earth Day events, and Eugenie Birch, Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Co-Director of Penn IUR.

Friday, April 21
4:00pm
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
220 South 34th Street

http://www.design.upenn.edu/landscape-architecture/events/earth-day-19702017
Contact E-mail: camccann@design.upenn.edu

PDMMI Selective Series

Learning from our patients- Pemphigus Pemphigoid foundation (IPPF)

Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

B-60, Penn Dental
240 S 40th Street, Philadelphia

Event Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtJNaz0fHHCDAT0DBS_DpxEsWKBClnz-AxBo5cLLaHkL4UOQ/viewform

Contact E-mail: rebecca.nara.lee@gmail.com


PDMMI Discussion Series
Speech and swallowing pathology and treatment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Levy 2, Penn Dental Medicine
240 S 40th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Event Link: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJSSupME7V0ai3KDudc50YwsSAeInPydUwroeuMcEh4SjUQg/viewform
Contact E-mail: rebecca.nara.lee@gmail.com
 



 

 

Summer and Fall Classes at Penn Law for Penn Graduate Students

Join Us for classes at Penn Law.  Convenient evening schedules for ML classes.

Summer:
-Intro to US Law

Fall:
-Introduction to General Business Law -Introduction to U.S. Law and Legal Methods  -Navigating the Regulatory State
-Introduction to Technology Law and Ethics
-Introduction to Health Law & Policy
-Introduction to American Constitutional Law
- Fundamentals of U.S. Legal Research, online

Register: https://www.law.upenn.edu/registrar/for-current-university-students.php.

Questions?  Interested in the ML program? Contact Catharine Restrepo at crestrep@law.upenn.edu

Registration Open Now

Penn Law, 3501 Sansom Street

https://www.law.upenn.edu/registrar/for-current-university-students.php

Funding


Funding 101: Green Leaf Program...
Looking to start a new student group? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
 
1) Register at GO@Penn
http://www.vpul.upenn.edu/osa/gopenn.html 
 
2) Apply for Student Group Event Funding (SGEF) in Round 4 (starting Feb. 15th)
http://www.gapsa.upenn.edu/groupevent-funding/
 
3) In the application under Supplementary Information, tell us:
New group seeking "Green Leaf" funding
 
Questions? Reach out to us: gapsa.finance@gmail.com.
 

 

 

Personal Development

 

Wharton is pleased to announce that University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for all faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. They deliver a variety of virtual programs and resources including programs for dissertation success, faculty success, time management, parenting and productivity, and writing support.  Many programs are available at no cost to participants.  Other programs are offered at a discount for institutional members. 

 

Below are additional resources:

• Weekly Monday Motivator.

• Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars.

• Monthly Guest Expert Webinars.

• Access to Multi-Week Courses such as the Faculty Success Program, and Dissertation Success

   Program.

• Video recordings of all webinars so members can learn at their convenience. 

• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem-solving. 

• Monthly accountability buddy matches. 

• Moderated monthly writing challenges. 

• Access to the Career Center where members can post and search job listings. 

• Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and reading.

 

To explore the website and its resources, you can claim your Institutional Membership at www.FacultyDiversity.org/UPenn.

 

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact Anita Henderson.

 

If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org

We encourage your participation, and we will be reaching out to solicit feedback on these resources over the coming months. 




Penn Birding goes to Cape May for Spring Migration Birding/Camping
 

We plan to spend the night Friday & Saturday in Belleplain State Forest so we can catch early morning birding on Saturday & Sunday mornings. We'll join guided walks in the morning & bird during the days, seeing different hotspots in a variety of habitats on the peninsula, then returning to Philly on Sunday. We've reserved a yurt to share in Belleplain state forest. If you prefer to make your own arrangements, feel free.

Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th
Cape May Peninsula, NJ

Event Link: https://goo.gl/forms/hHFxHX0g2DT1HZBD3
Contact E-mail: upbirding@gmail.com

Calling all bird, wildlife & nature lovers: Join Penn Birding!

Do you love wildlife? Like being outdoors? Interested in birding with others at Penn? We're looking for people to join us for meetings, walks, and birding trips. Penn Birding promotes the appreciation and study of wild birds and their habitats through community, education, and other activities. Birders and birdwatchers at all levels of experience are welcome to participate.

To join, find out about future events, fill out the membership form: http://goo.gl/forms/crnt2OYonY38GLDD2
Sponsored by GAPSA
Contact Email: http:// upbirding@gmail.com
Get Involved

Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture: "Sleep on It: The Science of Snoozing"
Penn Neuroscience graduate students are hosting a public lecture entitled “Sleep on It: The Science of Snoozing” which will feature 3 fifteen-minute TED style talks from Penn faculty members Drs. Matt Kayser, Sigrid Veasey, and David Dinges. Check-in and fun neuroscience demonstrations will begin at 6pm, and a reception with snacks and refreshments will follow the talks. Registration can be found at https://nggglia.wordpress.com/neurolecture/ Please register to attend!

Thursday, April 20th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
https://nggglia.wordpress.com/neurolecture/
Contact E-mail: sreitz@mail.med.upenn.edu

Speed Mentoring @ Open Labs Science Café
Love to communicate your passion for science? Want to make a difference in STEM? Join the Open Labs Fellowship! Open Labs is a graduate student organization at Penn, Yale, Columbia, and Harvard. We are the hosts of Science Cafe – a series of bite-sized talks on STEM for students in grades 7-12. Volunteer to attend our next Cafe to chat with students about scientific careers in our speed mentoring breakout sessions! RSVP Today!

Saturday, April 22
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall
http://theopenlabs.org/penn
Contact E-mail: 
ebeattie@seas.upenn.edu

Student Voices for a Stronger SFS
The Student Financial Services Advisory Board is publishing a guest piece in the Daily Pennsylvanian to dispel inaccuracies about financial services at Penn. The article, written by Natalie Parker, the graduate chair and Sam Murray, the undergraduate chair, co-wrote the piece, which was fact-checked by SFS. Look for the piece this week in the DP.

Contact E-mail: natpar@sas.upenn.edu
The Grad Student Center is Hiring!

The Grad Center and Family Center are now hiring graduate student fellows for the 2017/18 academic year. We have several positions open at this time, if you're interested in event planning and have an aptitude for making coffee (or a willingness to learn) then this may be the job for you! Check out our website for details, don't delay, the deadline to apply is April 18.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Graduate Student Center
3615 Locust Walk


Event Link: http://www.gsc.upenn.edu/about/apply.php
Contact E-mail: center@gsc.upenn.edu

Seeds of Disruption: How Food Technology Will Save the Planet

In this talk, The Good Food Institute’s Bruce Friedrich will discuss why animal protein alternatives are gaining popularity with the biggest tech investors in Silicon Valley, including Bill Gates, Biz Stone, and Sergey Brin; how slaughter-free meat grown in a brewery will change how the world eats; and, why the future of protein is directly linked to the future of the planet itself.
Free food from HipCityVeg will be served.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Houston Hall, Hall of Flags


Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/343527096045122/
Contact E-mail: pennanimaladvocacy@gmail.com

 

West Philly Soccer Festival 2017

Join us for a soccer-based community initiative for local elementary school students.
The Festival consists of two events. The first event is for kids from public schools in the neighborhood, and the second is specifically for recently resettled refugee children from across the city.
Both events will include a non-competitive play-day between teams of children. Each event will bring together children, their families, and the larger community for a day of soccer, fun, and food.

Saturday, May 6 and May 27, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Kingsessing Recreation Center
4901 Kingsessing Ave.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/westphillyfc/?fref=ts
Contact E-mail: westphiladelphiafc@gmail.com


Election Day Opportunities

The Office of Government & Community Affairs is currently seeking polling place workers for the PA Primary Election. To qualify, you must be registered to vote in Philadelphia and be available to work from 6:30am-8:30pm.  Meals and breaks are provided throughout the day and the City will compensate you for your time. If you are interested or have any questions, please send an email to ogca@exchange.upenn.edu.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:30am-8:30pm

Community Health Survey for homeless and immigrant populations

Seeking engaged students, especially bilingual, to help administer a health needs assessment to immigrants from SE Asia, various African countries and Spanish-speaking countries, as well as homeless and other marginalized people in the Upper Darby area.

April-May
Planning meeting to be announced

106 Massachusetts Ave

Contact E-mail: sheilacu@nursing.upenn.edu

Pou Sante Amar Haiti: Veterinary Trip
Pou Sante: Amar Haiti is a non-profit organization founded by a group of veterinary students in 2013. Our mission is to develop sustainable herd management techniques in rural communities of northern Haiti through collaboration with local farmers and basic livestock education to increase the productivity and consequential economic value of these animals. Our 2017 trip is approaching and we are accepting donations https://www.youcaring.com/pousanteamarhaiti-704818 To learn more about Pou Sante visit: pousantehaiti.org
June 5-June 17th
Cap Haitien, Haiti
Contact email: pruett@vet.upenn.edu


 

Apply for the Latin American Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Board

We invite you to apply for the Latin American Graduate and Professional Student Assembly executive board for the 2017-2018 academic year!

LAGAPSA seeks to enhance the quality of life for graduate and professional students of Latin American, Latino, and/or Hispanic descent at the University of Pennsylvania through a centralized, campus-wide organizational structure that addresses their academic, social, political, and cultural needs and concerns through programming, services, and advocacy.

Please apply at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/wWh8k3Ip4lj5QN1S2

Deadline: Midnight, April 21, 2017

Contact email: communications.lagapsa@gmail.com




Did y'all know about the NCFDD subscription that Wharton purchased for all Penn faculty and students?  Just am sitting in a forum where faculty members are giving positive testimonies. GAPSA should advertise! Details below:

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We are pleased to announce that University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for all faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. They deliver a variety of virtual programs and resources including programs for dissertation success, faculty success, time management, parenting and productivity, and writing support.  Many programs are available at no cost to participants.  Other programs are offered at a discount for institutional members. 

 

Below are additional resources:

 

• Weekly Monday Motivator.

• Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars.

• Monthly Guest Expert Webinars.

• Access to Multi-Week Courses such as the Faculty Success Program, and Dissertation Success

   Program.

• Video recordings of all webinars so members can learn at their convenience. 

• Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem-solving. 

• Monthly accountability buddy matches. 

• Moderated monthly writing challenges. 

• Access to the Career Center where members can post and search job listings. 

• Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and reading.

 

To explore the website and its resources, you can claim your Institutional Membership at www.FacultyDiversity.org/UPenn.

 

If you have any questions about the membership, please contact Anita Henderson.

 

If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org. 

We encourage your participation, and we will be reaching out to solicit feedback on these resources over the coming months. 

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