What's HapPENNingApril 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

What’s HapPENNing?

Four more weeks of class and then the year is over! Although this does mean that the vast majority of us will soon be separated from Dear Old Penn, we do have something to look forward to at the end of next week: Spring Fling! So put on a smile for us. Can you do that? No? Fine, be that way. But at least go to some of the awesome events on campus this week.

Flash Mob Pillow Fight
Who: Everyone
When and where: Monday, 11:55 a.m.; The Compass
Why: Huh? Who organized this? Why? Alright, we’ll stop asking questions because we’re too confused. But don’t hit us too hard tomorrow!

Antifragility: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand and Enjoy It
Who: PPE Program
When and where: Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m.; Huntsman G06
Why: Nassim N. Taleb, a professor at NYU, will be giving a speech on the significance of a black swan, an “unpredictable event that has a major impact.” We wanna go! Save us a seat?

A Talk by Dr. Jared Diamond
Who: Philomathean Society
When and where: Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.; Irvine
Why: Seeing as this is the Year of Water and all, Diamond will be giving a talk on the importance of water in the “collapse of civilizations.” This sounds kinda cool. Good job, Philo, you’ve almost redeemed yourself from that inexplicable Steampunk Disco you had earlier this semester.

Take Back the Night
Who: Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention
When and where: Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; College Green
Why: On Thursday, students will convene on College Green to stand up against abuse and sexual violence towards women. There’s going to be a “Speak Out” in which individuals can share their stories. You should go!

GreenFest
Who: Penn Environmental Group
When and where: Friday, 12-4 p.m.; Wynn Commons
Why: Learn what you can do to help the environment. Also, free food. Repeat: FREE FOOD.

 

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