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Society of Oral Oncology Fall Lecture Series at Penn Dental Medicine
Wharton Innovation Doctoral Symposium
Submissions for Penn Education Monthly
Criminal Justice Bloc October Meeting
Open City Data and Civic-Mindedness
Film Screening: The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Pronunciation Workshop Series for International Graduate Students


Ph.D Family Grants
Groups and Events Fund Applications for Fall 2017 (Round 1) OPEN!
Funding 101: Green Leaf Program

Get Involved
All are Welcome to GAPSA General Assembly Meetings!
Volunteer with Minds Matter of Philadelphia!
Volunteers needed for GradFest!
Volunteer for Give Kids Sight Day!
Join Students Confronting Racism and White Privilege (SCRWP)
Join the GAPSA Communications Committee!

Puerto Rico Relief Benefit Bake Sale
Workshop: Exploring Intercultural Friendships
Celebrate Mid-Autumn and Double Ten Day
GAPSA GradFest Student Activities Fair
Open Access in Order to: Make a Midnight Movie
Ghost Tour through the Graduate Student Center 

Personal Development
PennSHAPE: Free Workouts are here for Fall 2017!
Calling all bird, wildlife & nature lovers: Join Penn Birding!

Social Activities

Daedalus Quartet "Beethoven and the Hearing Brain" concert at Penn Med Smilow

Come hear the Daedalus Quartet perform Beethoven's awe-inspiring 13th quartet, opus 130. Featuring Dr. Yale Cohen, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and the Hearing Sciences Center at Penn Medicine, the performance will begin with a discussion of Beethoven’s hearing loss and how that affected his brain and creative process. At the end of his life it was remarkable that he was able to be a creator of sound who could no longer hear them himself.

October 13, 2017
12 PM
Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein auditorium (1st floor)
3400 Civic Center Blvd

Contact E-mail: minykim1@me.com

GAPSA Happy Hour

Please join us for a happy hour sponsored by GAPSA's Social Committee

October 13
7-9 PM
Landmark Americana

Contact E-mail: gapsa.sa@gmail.com

Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market

Uhuru Book Fair & Flea Market (UBFFM) is an education and economic development project of the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF), supporting programs for education, health, sustainable economic development, and self-determination by and for the African community. UBFFM will be a free all-day festival featuring poetry, spoken word, authors & their books, special activities for children, free education resources, music, food, and vendors! Join us to attend, vend, and/or volunteer!

Saturday, October 14
Clark Park
43rd & Chester Ave

Contact E-mail: philly_flea@yahoo.com

Celebrate Mid-Autumn and Double Ten Day

We will be hosting a potluck party to celebrate Mid-autumn festival and Double Ten Day (Taiwan National Day). Bring your signature dish for 2-4 people and be ready to eat and talk.

Saturday, October 14
Sweeten Alumni House
3533 Locust Walk


Contact E-mail: penntgpsa@gmail.com

GAPSA GradFest Student Activities Fair

Sign up now for a table at the Grad Fest Student Activities Fair! Grad Fair is a great opportunity to recruit members to join your organization and promote your mission. All graduate and professional student groups are encouraged to participate. Register via the link below by Fri, 10/6. Early registration wins prizes.

Tuesday, October 17
1:00-4:00 PM
College Green/Locust Walk

Contact E-mail: gapsa.finance@gmail.com

Open Access in Order to: Make a Midnight Movie (A LIVE Podcast Taping)

This special, LIVE episode of the podcast Political Theater will give a lesson in the legal quirks and loopholes that have helped create some of the best "so bad it's good" works of cult cinema in history. Pizza will be provided! Registration appreciated. Hosted by film critic Martin Schneider (Front Row Central), political essayist Marta Rusek (WHYY Newsworks); interview with IP attorney Frank Taney. Brought to you by Penn Libraries and Penn IP Group (PIPG).

Thursday, October 19
Penn Law School, Tanenbaum Hall, room 112
3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Contact E-mail: swipp@upenn.edu

Ghost Tour through the Graduate Student Center

The Graduate Student Center is selling Ghost Tour tickets for October 19, 2017 at 8:15pm! Come discover the spookier side of Philly with us!!

Thursday October 19
8:15-10:15 PM
Old City

Contact E-mail: ara@gsc.upenn.edu
Submissions for Penn Education monthly
Calling all researchers and writers in any discipline, graduate or undergraduate school! Penn Education Monthly (PEM), a new student-run online publication, is launching this fall.

Submissions should be:
• 1500 words max
• Accessible to a non-academic audience
• Addressing compelling & relevant issues in local, state, national or international education
• Cited/hyperlinked where appropriate
• More than a simple opinion - includes compelling evidence to make arguments.

Please send submissions to: pemeditor@gse.upenn.edu

Deadline: October 10th

Research Tea with Dr. Jorge Tellez, “Why Do Picaresque Narratives Matter?"

Please join the libraries for tea and conversation with Dr. Jorge Tellez, Assistant Professor for Romance Languages. Dr. Tellez will talk with us about his research:  “Why Do Picaresque Narratives Matter: Pícaros and Intellectuals in Mexico.” Using an interdisciplinary approach drawing from anthropology, sociology, literary theory and intellectual history, Tellez analyzes the development of the Mexican literary field through picaresque narratives from sixteenth to the twenty-first century.

Wednesday, October 11
4-5 p.m.
Meyerson Conf. Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street 

Contact E-mail: stuhrreb@pobox.upenn.edu

Penn Graduate Consulting Club Kickoff Meeting

Interested in management consulting? Want to learn more about the industry? Join us for a conversation and learn more about the path into consulting, case interviews, and tips for success! Food and drinks provided!
If you have any questions please feel free to email us at pgcc.comm@gmail.com
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Friday, Oct. 13
5:30 pm
Houston Hall 223 - Golkin Room

Contact E-mail: pgcc.comm@gmail.com

Criminal Justice Bloc October Meeting

CJB will meet as a group to discuss the upcoming Philadelphia District Attorney Election. CJB will also run an election for the secretary position for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:45-3:45 PM
Caster Hall, D28
3701 Locust Walk


Contact E-mail: cjb.upenn@gmail.com

Research Tea with Dr. Daniel Himmelstein on Sci-hub and the Future of Publishing 

Join the Libraries for tea and conversation with Daniel Himmelstein, postdoctoral fellow at Penn in Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics. He will talk about his recent research on Sci-hub, a pirate site for published research, and how its ubiquity might change academic publishing. You can read his preprint, Sci-hub Provides Access to Nearly All Scholarly Literature, here: https://peerj.com/preprints/3100/. For more Open Access Week events visit http://repository.upenn.edu/penn_oa_events/2017/events/

Wednesday, October 18
4-5 p.m.
Meyerson Conf. Rm. Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street 

Contact E-mail: stuhrreb@pobox.upenn.edu

Open City Data and Civic-Mindedness

State and city governments across the country are providing open access to data about municipal services and infrastructure. What are the ways in which open data has expanded the ability for cities and governments to offer new services (or improve on existing ones), understand and tackle problems, and communicate with citizens? What civic engagement opportunities does open data pose? Join us for a conversation about city data developments in the area. More info at: https://bit.ly/city_data

October 24, 2017
Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall (Penn Design School)

Contact E-mail: kenwhi@upenn.edu

Innovative Publishing Models - Online and Open Access 

New and innovative publishing models are developing thanks to online, open access publishing. This panel will feature Cynthia Damon, Classical Studies, who is at the center of the SCS’ online Latin Library and published with Dickinson Classical Commentaries, Dot Porter, Curator of Digital Research Services, who curates the digitized medieval manuscripts in OPENN, and Whitney Trettien, English, who researches the history of the book and other text technologies. See all open access week events: http://repository.upenn.edu/penn_oa_events/2017/events/

Thursday, October 26
12-1 p.m.
Meyerson Conf. Rm. Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street 

Contact E-mail: stuhrreb@pobox.upenn.edu

Film Screening: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. Film runtime: 1hr 45 mins.

Friday, October 27, 2017
Class of ‘55 Conference Room, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 2nd floor

Contact E-mail: kenwhi@upenn.edu

Pronunciation Workshop Series for International Graduate Students

Penn's English Language Programs is offering a workshop series on pronunciation and presenting in English. The series is recommended for international Masters, PhD, and Post-Doc students and will include five 2-hour workshops: https://www.elp.upenn.edu/workshop_series The cost for all five workshops is $250, and some financial aid is available. 

November 7-21, Tuesdays and Thursdays
5 PM - 7 PM
Location, TBA

Contact E-mail: elp@sas.upenn.edu

Recruitment of Ph.D. Students for the Study on Professional Socialization of Doctoral Students

Dear colleagues, my name is Aizhan Temerbayeva, I am a 3rd year PhD student from Graduate School of Education. Currently I am collecting data for my thesis on Doctoral Students' Socialization Experiences. More specifically I am interested in the role of conferences in professional socialization of doctoral students. I kindly invite Ph.D. students to talk about experience in participation in conferences during 40-minutes long interview. If you are interested, please email me at aizhan.temerbayeva@nu.edu.kz. Thanks!

This is an ongoing project

Contact E-mail: aizhan.temerbayeva@nu.edu.kz


Group and Events Fund Applications for Fall 2017 (Round 1) OPEN!
Student Group Event Fund: Round 1 application window is opens 9/15/17 through 10/14/17.

Synergy Fund: Round 1 application window is open 9/15/17 through 10/14/17.

GAP Matching Fund: Applications are rolling.

Discretionary Fund: Applications are rolling.

Submit applications via http://www.gapsa.upenn.edu/groupevent-funding/

For further info on GAPSA funding, please contact gapsa.finance@gmail.com

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 1 (Sep. 15th – Oct 14th): 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 at gapsa.finance@gmail.com

Lauder Institute Student Conference Funding 

The Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies invites applications from student clubs and organizations to provide partial funding for student-run conferences on topics related to Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, or globalization. Submissions should be no more than one page and include the name of the student organization, conference title, contact information, a brief description, requested amount, funds expected from other organizations, and details about how the money would be spent.

Deadline: November 1
Contact E-mail: katmon@wharton.upenn.edu
Personal Development

PennSHAPE: Free Workouts are here for Fall 2017!

All Workouts/Classes are free for graduate and professional students (Sep 12- Nov 19th)
Please check the PennSHAPE facebook for location instructions and building/class access information.

September 12th - November 19th

Contact Email: gapsa.sl@gmail.com

Voter Registration

Make sure you’re ready to vote on November 7 – the PA voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 10! Register or check your registration status online at www.pavoterservices.pa.gov. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs at 215-898-1388.

October 10, 2017

Contact E-mail: swiercz@sas.upenn.edu

Bird the Fall Migration with Penn Birding

Penn Birding is planning day/overnight trips to hotspots outside of Philly to catch the Fall migration. If you're interested in joining us, please sign up at the link below - especially if you can drive! 

Date, time and location to be determined!

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

Meet Penn Open Labs!

Open Labs is a fellowship of graduate students at Penn, Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, and Yale. We are devoted to educating and mentoring students in grades 6-12, encouraging students to pursue careers in the sciences, and improving our own science communication skills for a broad, non-expert audience. Come meet the Penn Open Labs team and enjoy some food and beer!

Tuesday, October 10
6 pm - 8 pm
Class of 49 Auditorium
Houston Hall

Contact E-mail: ebeattie@seas.upenn.edu

All are Welcome to GAPSA General Assembly Meetings!

Did you know GAPSA meetings are open to ALL members of the public? It's in our Constitution (gapsa.upenn.edu/constitution)! If you missed “GAPSA 101," but want to learn about how the GAPSA General Assembly represents YOU, consider visiting our first October meeting. All dates are listed on our calendar (gapsa.upenn.edu/calendar), which you can add to Google Calendar with one click. There's a happy hour afterwards for any Penn grad student who attends some of the meeting.

Wednesday, October 11
6-9 PM
Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room (2nd floor)
3417 Spruce Street

Contact E-mail: gapsa.operations@gmail.com

Volunteer with Minds Matter of Philadelphia!

Take part as a mentor in Mind Matter, an exciting, young, and successful organization that is achieving measurable results in the Philadelphia community. In two and a half hour sessions, 24 Saturdays a year, mentors have the opportunity to help high-achieving, Philadelphia high school students fulfill their academic pursuits and reach college success.

To apply and for more information please visit us at: www.mindsmatterphilly.org/volunteers

Rolling (Since Sept 16)
Center City, Philadelphia

Contact E-mailmichael.senuta@mindsmatterphilly.org

Volunteers needed for GradFest!

We are looking for volunteers to help the Vice President, Becky Umbach, with GradFest! Volunteers will attend the events to help with logistics and collect tickets. More information will be given regarding the duties at each of the events. If you help out, you will get free tickets and various perks!

October 15 - 21

Contact E-Mail: gapsa.vp@gmail.com

Volunteer for Give Kids Sight Day!

Public Citizens for Children and Youth in partnership with Wills Eye Hospital and the Philadelphia Eagles are organizing Give Kids Sight Day. We will be providing free eye care, eyeglasses, and insurance registration assistance to children in Philadelphia.
We need volunteers to provide medical care, register children, entertain families, help folks sign up for health insurance, interpret, enter data, and much more!

Sign-up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4fa5ae22a6fc1-give2 
We also have pre-event day outreach opportunities in this link.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Jefferson Alumni Hall
10th and Locust 

Contact Email: saumya.ayyagari@gmail.com

Join Students Confronting Racism and White Privilege (SCRWP) 

As the recent events in Charlottesville show, today and everyday we need to actively stand against white supremacy. Whether you're a conscious person of color or a white ally, we need dedicated forward-thinkers and practical, organized individuals to join the Students Confronting Racism and White Privilege (SCRWP) programming team. We would love to hear your vision! Please apply (at anytime)!

Contact E-mail: scrwp.gse@gmail.com

Join the GAPSA Communications Committee!

The GAPSA Communications Committee is looking for new members to join this Fall! The Communications Committee is responsible for this newsletter, GAPSA's social media pages, GAPSA's website, designing of branded swag, among other things. We are also looking for people with some web development skills. Please send us an email if you are interested!

Contact Email: gapsa.pr@gmail.com

PS: By joining this committee, you stand a chance to grab free tickets to events and exclusive GAPSA swag!

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