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Writing Workshop With Diana Spechler

The Philomathean Society is delighted to host a writer’s workshop led by Diana Spechler. Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011) and the New York Times column Going Off. … Continue reading

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NSO Fall 2015

Hop on aboard the insulin train, for it’s CHOO CHOO for CHOCOLATE! The Philomathean Society is kicking off its fall schedule during New Student Orientation by converting itself into the Philo Choco Factory filled to the brim with cupcakes, chocolates, … Continue reading

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Philograd 2015

After a tumultuous year in Philo Halls, we bid farewell to the Class of 2015 and welcomed fourteen new Senior Members! Exercises began promptly at 5:30╬ŽST, followed by a dinner. In the sweltering heat we reconvened in Philo Halls. The … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Fariha Kahn

Friday 4:00pm 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the east enntrance across Fisher Fine Arts) Professor Fariha Khan is the Associate Director of the Asian American Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. This interdisciplinary program is one of … Continue reading

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American Obsession with Immortality: A Talk with Ezekiel Emanuel

Wednesday 4:00PMm 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the east entrance across Fisher Fine Arts) The Philomathean Society is proud to present a talk by Professor Ezekiel Emanuel on the American obsession with immortality, this Thursday at 5PM in … Continue reading

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Feminism in Shakespeare with Dr. Phyllis Rackin

Wednesday 4:00PMm 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the east entrance across Fisher Fine Arts) Join Dr. Phyllis Rackin and the Philomathean Society as we critically examine the role of women in the life of the great playwright Shakespeare, … Continue reading

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Solistimum I (Wednesday 8:30PM)

Wednesday 8:30PMm 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the east entrance across Fisher Fine Arts) p>On this day in history… Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is first published in England on January 28th, 1813. Come to Philo’s first Solistimum … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Allyn Miner (Friday 4PM)

Friday 4:00pm 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the east enntrance across Fisher Fine Arts) Allyn Miner has been a Senior Lecturer in South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania since 1988. She teaches a number of courses … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats: Leslie Shinn

5:00pm Wednesday, November 19th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Leslie Shinn is the coordinator of the College Biochemistry Program and Vagelos Molecular Life Science Program. She … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with Ilya Vinitsky (Note day change from Thursday to Friday!)

4:00pm Thursday, November 13th | Philomathean Hall, 4th Floor College Hall (Please enter by the East Entrance, across from Fisher Fine Arts Library) Ilya Vinitsky has been a Professor in the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at Penn since 2003. … Continue reading

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