Author: Liz Pinnie
A couple of weeks ago, the entire DAR staff met for a retreat featuring several options for classes as well as an Engaging Minds type forum with guest speakers and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors, Jonathan D. Moreno and Ezekiel Emanuel. We also heard a very moving speech by Dean Richardson of the Penn Vet School who spoke about treating the famous race horse, Barbaro. The presentations were awesome, the food was delish, and the icing on the cake was that Alumni Relations won the photo contest. Just so you’ll understand what we did, the name of this year’s conference was The Kentucky DAR-by (n part because the Kentucky Derby was happening right around that time). So, a few members of our staff got together and brainstormed how we could do a photo around this theme. Below are the results Thanks to everyone on the DAR Planning Committee–we all had a great time, got to connect with one another and to meet new people, and I think all felt even more Penn pride by the end of the day.
Author: Kiera Reilly, C’93
Winter blues got you down? Here’s your daily moment of Zen, thanks to the beautiful weather in California.
Manhattan Beach, CA
We welcome all alumni come visit us in the winter months for some sunshine. This weekend, the Engaging Minds academic program visited Los Angeles on Saturday and San Francisco on Sunday (San Francisco sold out). Check back for photos on our Phanfare site later on this week. Until then…
Author: Jason Strohl
On Friday, December 3, I had the pleasure of joining over 400 alumni at the most recent Engaging Minds event at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Four of Penn’s brightest professors engaged the audience in discussions ranging from how corporations benefit from data mining our digital identities to the attempt to control the ever-growing cost of healthcare in the United States to a quiz designed to measure confidence levels in decision-making. If you were unable to attend, videos of each of the lectures are available on the Making History website, along with additional information about each of the speakers. Also, check out the Engaging Minds page for a preview of events coming to San Francisco and Los Angeles in early 2012. We hope to see you there!