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Lindback Lecture Series Presents Dr. Paul Offit

Monday, January 23 5 PM Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every … Continue reading

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Meeting the 2nd: More sex is safer sex: Economics of our Lives

Friday, January 20 8:33 PM Ever wonder why people commit crimes, companies pay such high wages, or second hand car salesmen are so sleazy? This litex will explore the economic explanations behind the common social phenomenea we see in our … Continue reading

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Wednesday Afternoon Tea: Associate Professor Katherine Milkman

Sunday, February 22 4 – 6 PM Katherine Milkman is an associate professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she has a secondary appointment as an associate professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, and she is … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Tea: Professor Peter Fader

Friday, January 20 4 – 6 PM Peter S. Fader is the Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His expertise centers around the analysis of behavioral data to understand and … Continue reading

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Solistimum I: Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday Party

Tuesday, January 17 8 PM A long-time Philo tradition, we will spend the evening celebrating the birth and life of our University’s proud founder on this, his three hundred and eleventh birthday. This year, these birthday festivities will be combined … Continue reading

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Keats and Beats is back!

Thursday, January 19 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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Meeting the First: Masculinity, Stoicism, and the Military

Friday, January 13 8:33 PM In a 1997 New York Times article, Richard Rayner posed the question “Is there something uniquely male about the warrior?” In the first literary exercise of the night, Andrew P.D.G. Everett (SEAS PhD ’21) will … Continue reading

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533rd Cabinet

At Meeting VIII of the 532nd Session, we held elections for the upcoming spring semester. Please join us in welcoming the 533rd cabinet of the Philomathean Society: Moderator: Andrew Bortvin First Censor: Michael Freeman Second Censor: Nick Joyner Scriba: Prakash … Continue reading

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Voices High and Low: Selections from an Accidental Archive

Monday, December 5 5-6pm EXHIBIT OPENING: Join us for an exploration of a multilingual, multicultural and multicentric archive! Part time-machine, part-archive, the Cairo Genizah is a collection of various writings of Jewish communities from the Middle Ages through the late … Continue reading

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Meeting the Eighth: Forays into Bad Statistics

Friday, Decemeber 2 7:30pm It was Andrew Lang who once said: “Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.” Join junior member Kathleen Zhou (W’17) as she takes us on a regression … Continue reading

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