Author Archives: Technojoy

Phield Trip: Explore the Reading Viaduct!

Saturday September 24 3pm David Hollenberg has been the University Architect for just over a decade. He oversees the design of the physical development and preservation of the campus. During his tenure he has overseen the design of the Music … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Tea with University Architect David Hollenberg

Friday, September 23 4pm David Hollenberg has been the University Architect for just over a decade. He oversees the design of the physical development and preservation of the campus. During his tenure he has overseen the design of the Music … Continue reading

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Solistimum III: Autumnal Equinox ft. Sun Ra

Wednesday September 21st 8pm We will be celebrating the Equinox with jazzy selections of Sun Ra and the Arkestra. We can’t promise a transcendental pilgrimage to Saturn, but we do have some pumpkin spice gastroparaphernalia and some maple cookies from … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions!

Friday, September 16th 4-5:30pm Dean Eric Furda ’87 has been the Dean of Admissions at Penn since 2008, He began his career in admissions at Penn as regional director from 1987 to 1991, and later became executive director of undergraduate … Continue reading

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Meeting the Second: Mysteries in the Ancient World

Friday, September 16 at 8:26 PM Who were the Gnostics? The Sethians, the Orphics, the Hermetics, the Asklepions? This week’s literary exercise will explore these and other questions you didn’t know you didn’t know. Picking up where Mr. Freeman left … Continue reading

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Dr. Jane Goodall: The Philomathean Society Annual Oration

Thursday, September 29 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Harrison Auditorium at Penn Museum We is proud to announce our 2016-2017 Annual Oration, featuring Jane Goodall! Following the Oration, there will be a book signing with Dr. Jane Goodall. A … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Tea: Professor Heather Sharkey

4pm Friday, September 9 Dr Heather Sharkey’s work explores colonialism and cultural contact, nationalism, and Abrahamic relations. She is currently working on her latest monograph, “Identity and Community in the Modern Middle East.” Professor Sharkey is a recipient of the … Continue reading

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Solistimum II: The Truth is Out There

8pm Wednesday, September 7 Duped by Duffer twins and wishing Barb hadn’t been abandoned? For this night only, the Philomathean Halls become The Upside Down, a region where we follow slasher movie rules and New Testament punishments are enacted on … Continue reading

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Meeting the First: Magic in the Ancient World

8:33pm Friday, September 9 Cult temples and curse tablets and theurgy, oh my! To kickstart a year of raucous cranial hell-raising, junior member Michael Freeman will be delivering a literary exercise on the history of ancient magic. Presenting a virtual … Continue reading

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Solistimum I: Bannedemonium

10pm Saturday, August 27 As we ascend to the new school year, all are welcome to descend up to Philomathean Halls for a night of themed revelry. Philo will be celebrating banned and censored media, from Puff the Magic Dragon … Continue reading

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