Women of Color in Higher Education Resilience and Empowerment Amidst Twin Pandemics

Register here (https://bit.ly/WOCHEREGISTRATION) by March 4th. Please note that this URL is case-sensitive.

Date: March 8 – 10, 2021 

Hosts: GSE Office of Student Services and GSE Center for Professional Learning

We are living in a time of renewed vigilance in the fight for racial equity, a pandemic that opened the wound of race-based health disparities and food insecurities, and a political/social environment that reflects insidious social injustice across the country. As such, the Women of Color in Higher Education program seeks to unite and strengthen networks and form mentorships for the Penn community* of both women of color and non-binary people of color.

Join this incredible experience for Penn women of color and non-binary people of color.

*This program is exclusive to Penn faculty, staff, graduate students, and alumni. 

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Join the Spring 2021 High School Career Exposure Team

WHO: You!

WHAT: Provide career mentorship and professional skill development to an 11th grader from Paul Robeson High School (located at 41st and Ludlow, right off campus)

HOW: Through a series of 6 one-hour virtual meetings (meeting agendas and materials provided; minimal prep time required)

WHEN: Weekly meetings begin the week of March 1 and end the week of April 19 (6 meetings plus a culminating event)

WHY: Many students have limited exposure to the range of careers available on campus. You can help a young person from West Philadelphia learn about career pathways, develop professional skills, and begin to cultivate a professional network.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS: Please RSVP HERE to learn more about the program at one of our informational meetings on January 29th at 10:00 am or 3:00 pm EST.

CONTACT DETAILS: For more information, please contact Theresa Simmonds at theresae@sas.upenn.edu, 215.301.2656

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Spring Virtual Group Exercise Membership is LIVE! Classes Start 1/20!

We are excited to announce our new Virtual Group Exercise schedule running from 1/20-5/11!  Virtual Group Exercise Memberships are going to remain FREE for this semester.  Sign-up for your membership online now HERE!

NEW Registration Process for classes: All Virtual Group Exercise Members will register for classes on our online portal HERE.  You must register for each class individually.  Please see our FAQs page HERE for detailed steps to follow our registration process and more.

For the most up-to-date group exercise information, including cancellations and adjustments, please visit our website HERE!

Fitness & Wellness Virtual Schedule for Spring 2021. Schedule is subject to change. See Penn Campus Recreation Instagram for updates: @penncampusrec
Schedule is subject to change. See Penn Campus Recreation Instagram for updates: @penncampusrec
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Penn GSE Strategic Leadership in Education Certificate Program (February 2021 – July 2021)

Strategic Leadership in Education Certificate Program 
February 2021 – July 2021

Educational leaders must navigate complex demands with a sophisticated understanding of people, organizations, and their context. The Strategic Leadership in Education certificate program targets current educational leaders looking to join an innovative professional learning community. This executive format virtual program provides a sustained, rigorous, and cohort-based leadership development experience that empowers you to embrace your leadership role with purpose, confidence, and skill.

Final Deadline: February 10, 2021
– Save $1500 if you apply by January 22, 2021! –

Program Faculty:

Dr. Ed Brockenbrough, Associate Professor and Calvin Bland Fellow, Penn Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Angela Duckworth, Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor, Penn Arts & Sciences, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Pam Grossman, Dean, Penn Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., Stanford University

Dr. Zachary Herrmann, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Penn Graduate School of Education, Ed.L.D., Harvard University

Dr. Sarah Schneider Kavanagh, Assistant Professor, Penn Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., University of Washington

Ms. Antoinette McDermott, Director of Graduate Programs, Wharton Communication Program

Dr. Rand Quinn, Associate Professor, Penn Graduate School of Education, Ph.D., Stanford University

Mr. Scott Van Pelt, Associate Director, Wharton Communication Program

Dr. Kandi J. Wiens, Senior Fellow, Penn Graduate School of Education, Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Robert Wilkinson, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

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Penn COVID Emergency Grant Assistance Fund

Penn has created the Penn COVID-19 Emergency Grant Assistance Fund to assist its regular full time or part time employees who, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, lack resources to pay personal, family, living, or funeral expenses. For details, please see the full site here:

https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/content/april-09-2020-information-emergency-grant-assistance-fund.

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Annenberg Center 2021 Digital Season

We continue our 20/21 digital season with a series of exclusive, live performances that bring some of the best dance and music artists from our stage to your home. Designed specifically for the virtual stage, these original livestream performances feature legendary musicians, beloved dance artists and rising stars performing numerous world premieres, Philadelphia debuts and more. And, our independent film series will be announced in early 2021, enhancing our programming and bolstering our support of cinema on campus and in West Philadelphia. 

With four HD cameras and state-of-the-art streaming software, these events offer the same artistic caliber you expect from the Annenberg Center, delivered digitally and accessible via your computer, smart TV or mobile phone. Each one-night-only performance will integrate live chat features to connect you with your fellow patrons. Plus, the performances will be followed by a Q&A with the artists, offering an intimate opportunity to interact with the creators and performers, and forging a meaningful artistic connection at a time when we feel so apart. 

Join us online as we come together to be inspired by the power of the performing arts. See the Performances and Watch our Season Video

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Learn the legal fundamentals of entrepreneurship: Enroll in LAWM 525 Entrepreneurship & the Law

Learn how to navigate key legal issues facing start-ups and emerging businesses. Inform and add value to your current and future work in this Master in Law course designed for professionals across disciplines. Enroll today for Spring 2021. Classes start on January 20th.

To learn more visit: https://www.law.upenn.edu/admissions/master-in-law/ml-course-offerings.php
Questions? Contact master@law.upenn.edu

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Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 Annual Report

The Penn Sustainability Office has just released the Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 Annual Report FY20, based on data and metrics from fiscal year 2020 gathered from across many academic and administrative units at the University. The Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 Annual Report FY20 documents Penn’s progress towards the goals of the 2019 Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0 (CSAP3.0), tracking metrics in Academics, Utilities & Operations, Physical Environment, Waste Minimization & Recycling, Purchasing, Transportation, and Outreach & Engagement. This report offers an annual, comprehensive, graphic, and concise presentation of progress in key metrics during the previous fiscal year. Find the report on Penn Sustainability’s website at https://www.sustainability.upenn.edu/our-commitment/annual-progress-reports

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New Penn ECard website

We invite you to explore our newly redesigned eCard website, featuring a clean and modern look, new functionality that allows users to conveniently send to multiple contacts at one time, over ten new cards, and a brand new “Zoom Background” category that allows users to download six campus scenes and custom Penn-branded backgrounds to share their Penn Pride on their next Zoom call or Teams meeting. Be sure to explore our wide selection of winter-themed greetings, and peruse a variety of animated and static eCard designs, with options for music, for other occasions and celebrations. Thank you for using the Penn eCard site – the Greener way to share the Red & Blue!

www.upenn.edu/ecards

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Chats with Jack: 2020-2021

Please register your interest in joining an upcoming Chats with Jack session to be held quarterly. Vice President for Human Resources, Jack Heuer, Ed.D., will join a select group of monthly-paid employees to discuss any and all Human Resources questions brought forward.  

For each session, three to four staff members will be invited to meet with the Vice President and a PPSA Tri-Chair to further lines of communication and foster open dialogue. Staff members are selected at random from among all registrants with the goal of resolving frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions and communicating them to our colleagues. PPSA remains grateful for Dr. Heuer’s engagement with PPSA, especially in this intimate setting.

To register for a chance to participate in Chats with Jack, click here.

All sessions will be held virtually, between November 2020 and May 2021. For more information, write the PPSA Tri-Chairs at ppsa @ lists.upenn.edu.

Kris Forrest, PPSA Chair
Patrick Walsh, PPSA Chair-elect
Nadir Sharif, PPSA Past Chair

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