If you had trouble understanding that aka for those of you not majoring in Philosophy (PPE doesn’t count), the bottom line is this: A super-smart former Oxford professor will speak tomorrow on “Proof, Science, and Skepticism” in Irvine at 6:30PM. Tix are sold out, but enter the VIP lottery hereby 5pm today.
Dawkins, an English ethologist (we had to Wikipedia that one), evolutionary biologist, and author, will receive an award for Distinguished Achievement in Biological Anthropology by the Philomatheon Society tomorrow. Still skeptical? Then we urge you to go.
A-Huff is En Route -- The one and only Arianna Huffington has tweeted that she is driving through this wintery mix as we speak! We assume she'll stop by BFF A-Gut's house for hot cocoa before the big event. Be sure to check back for our live-tweet coverage of her post-election talk in Irvine, complete with an Amy G introduction, tonight at 8!
Brought to you by the South Asia Society, IAA and SPEC, Kal Penn, long-lost descendant of state founder William Penn and brother-in-law-twice-removed of actor Sean Penn, will be gracing our-school-Penn (unrelated) with his presence on Sunday, November 4th at 7PM.
Best known for his roles in Harold and Kumar and House (but among your female hallmates, How I Met Your Mother), the actor-turned-White-House-associate-turned-back-to-actor is returning to Penn (where he once taught a semester and received an “eh” on his Penn Course Review) for Asian Pacific American Heritage Week.
Tickets (8 bucks a pop with your PennCard) go on sale at the Button tomorrow at 4PM, but feel free to click here for further updates. And to join another listserv.
Reminder: the one and only Eva Longoria will be on campus on Wednesday! Wharton’s Lauren and Bobby Turner “Doing Well and Doing Good” Social Impact Executive Speaker Series is bringing the Desperate Housewives superstar to Irvine. It’s required to pre-register here if you want to hear the actress discuss her philanthropic work and bitter breakup from Tony Parker (just kidding, we’re sure the split was “amicable”).
Between managing her Golden Globe nominations, speaking at the recent Democratic National Convention, and maintaining her petite figure, we’re lucky Eva has time for us! The event starts at 5 p.m., but get there early for seating. UTB will obviously be live tweeting.
Next month, on Tuesday, March 13th at 8 p.m., SPEC-TRUM (which stands for “To Represent Undergraduate Minorities”? Fact of the #day.) will be bringing in Parks and Rec superstar Aziz Ansari. Wait, wait, wait, rewind: AZIZ ANSARI? How fancy-livin’ is that?
Unfortunately, the ticketing process is kinda screwy: you have to sign up on the SPEC website to get ticketing details, and then present your PennCard when you get your ticket at the discounted price of $10. Otherwise, online and day-of tickets will be $15. In any case, @azizansari, everyone!
Still Trynna See Jeff Mangum?–Well, you're in luck (maybe)! Around 20 or so more tickets are going on sale at noon today. Judging from how quickly they sold out last time (35 seconds), feel free not to tell your friends.
50 more James Franco tickets! 50 more James Franco tickets! 50 more James Franco tickets! SPEC will be giving out FREE tickets (There are 50 more of them! Did you hear?!) outside of Irvine tomorrow on a first-come, first-serve basis. We’d suggest getting there well before 2 p.m. tomorrow to claim yours.
Seems like that cold gust of wind that grazed your exposed left nip Saturday night blew us into November. Imagine that! We only have six weeks of class left? Sh, it’s not true! To help deal with the pain, we’re (once again) presenting you with the best events happening around campus this week. Happy (official) Halloween!
Occupy Wharton Who: Penn students When and where: Monday, 1 p.m.; Huntsman Hall Why: Whatever your stance on the Occupy movement, it’s kind of a hugedeal. Got love for the protesters? Then go support the movement in front of Huntsman! It’s so close– you don’t even have to go to Center City. Don’t like the protesters? Don’t be a dick.