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Meeting the Sixth

Friday, March 17 8:33 PM Founded in 1813, Philo is a student-run literary society that arranges and hosts public events, teas, discussions, debates, exhibitions, and more. Check us out at www.philomathean.org. General Meetings are held eight Fridays a semester with … Continue reading

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Lindback Lecture: Professor Josh Klein

Tuesday, March 14 5 PM Dr. Joshua Klein is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate from Princeton University in 1994 where he wrote his thesis on searching for the H Dibaryon. … Continue reading

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Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965.

Lecture: Sunday, March 19th, 2:00pm Between 1945 and 1965, more than thirteen million houses—most of them in new ranch and split-level styles—were constructed on large expanses of land outside city centers, providing homes for the country’s rapidly expanding population. Focusing … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats

Thursday, March 2 8 PM It’s back. It clawed its way out of a shallow grave of two-year discontinuity that seems to plague everything in Philo. Keats and Beats is here to stay. And what is Keats and Beats you … Continue reading

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Solistimum IV: Special Meeting

Monday, February 20 8 – 11 PM The last solistimum of the semester! Solistima are informal social events held in the Philo Halls, open to all Penn students and guests. They are meant to give prospective applicants the chance to … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Tea: James A. Pletcher

Friday, February 17 4-6 PM James A. Pletcher, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (C’93) and senior member of the Philomathean Society, received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews and currently serves as a lecturer on the classics … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats

Thursday, Feburary 16 8 PM This is a story all about how Keats and Beats came back to town And I’d like to take a minute Just sit right there And invite you all to a lyrical fanfare Please use … Continue reading

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Meeting the Fourth: Shakespeare in Quotation Marks

Friday, February 10th 8 PM In recent years, the quotation of proverbs from Shakespeare’s plays has become an institution in and of itself. Far more readers have gained exposure to the Bard through Polonius’ “to thine own self be true” … Continue reading

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Solistimum the Third: Live Clue

Tuesday, February 7th 8 PM Was it the Moderator in the Library with a gavel? Or the First Censor in the Art Gallery with a broken teacup? Come one, come all to what should be the event of the semester! … Continue reading

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Meeting the Third: The Neuroscience of Language Impairment

Friday, February 3rd 8:30 PM Junor member Joseph Coffey ’17 will be presenting research he has been doing at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with diffusion MRI and mapping language pathways in the brains of children. Using his findings, he … Continue reading

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