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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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Solistimum the Third

Join the Society for an informal Soirée directed at potential applicants. Previous knowledge of the Society is not necessary. The First Censor will be on hand to answer any and all questions about the application process. Come sip, snack, and … Continue reading

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Art & Diplomacy with United Nations Ambassador Ibiyinka Alao

Ibiyinka Alao is a Nigerian artist and United Nations Ambassador of the Arts. He explores his faith and West African heritage through bright, contemporary art. As the “Ambassador of Art” for Nigeria and advisor to the United Nations, Alao has … Continue reading

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Meeting the Second : Building the Empire of the Dead

Building the Empire of the Dead Beneath the city of Paris lies a vast limestone quarry system that has been overtaken by skeletons. One entry to the labyrinthine tunnels proclaims “Arrête! C’est ici l’empire de la Mort” (“Stop! This is … Continue reading

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