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Philo: Tour the Mormon Temple!

The Philomathean Society has arranged a tour of the newly constructed Temple of the Latter Day Saints. After half a decade of construction and $200,000,000, this is an exceptionally rare opportunity; upon its dedication on September 18th, only Mormons are … Continue reading

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Philograd 2016

Another year in Philo Halls, we bid farewell to the Class of 2016. Photography as usual began promptly and barely at 5:30ΦST. After an Ethiopian dinner in West Philadelphia, we descended back up to Philo Halls where Heather Tang ’19 … Continue reading

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Spring Senior Member Reception

Descend on Philo Halls for our annual Spring Senior Member Reception on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 12pm – 4pm! No RSVP is necessary for the phun, just make sure to enter College Hall through the East Entrance near Phisher … Continue reading

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Philomathean Homecoming 2015

Philomathean Halls will be open on November 7th from 12pm to 6 pm for Homecoming Weekend. We welcome all Members and their guests to come to the halls for High Tea, a light meal, and conversation with the Junior Members. … Continue reading

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Meeting the Fifth

There may be as many weathered bricks from 34th to 40th street as there are Ben Franklin statues in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean Penn’s institutional mortar was always what it is today. Come learn about the defining decades of … Continue reading

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“The Intersection of Medical Ethics and LGBTQIA+ Rights” A Talk with Dr. Lance Wahlert

Dr. Lance Wahlert (Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of the Master of Bioethics program in the Department of Medical Ethics, and Director of the PENN Project on Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity) will take the Philomathean audience on an … Continue reading

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Meeting the Fourth

Come join the Philomathean Society for our fourth meeting of the semester! There will be food, refreshments for all, gentle madness and a literary exercise presented by one Mr. Sebastián Pinto-Díaz. Mr. Pinto-Díaz will be taking on some controversial poetry … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Professor Arthur Waldron

Come to the Philomathean Halls for a tea and casual conversation with Historian Arthur Waldron. Prof. Waldron has been the Lauder Professor of International Relations in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania, since 1997, having taught at … Continue reading

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Happily Sometimes After With Dr. Andie Toucher

Dr. Andie Tucher, a historian and journalist, directs the Communications Ph.D. program. Her book Happily Sometimes After: Discovering Stories From Twelve Generations of an American Family was published in fall 2014 by the University of Massachusetts Press. She is also … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea With Professor Andrew Lamas

Andrew Lamas is a professor in the Urban Studies department where he focuses on the theoretical and practical dimensions, as well as the philosophical and religious bases, of social justice and economic democracy — in the context of urbanization. Beginning … Continue reading

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