Central New York. We will host Dr. Robert Kurzban, associate professor of psychology at Penn at the Binghamton Club, Binghamton, on Sept. 29. He is the author of The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind and Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite, and uses the principles of evolution by natural selection to understand human social behavior. Please visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/centralny for more information and to purchase tickets.
France. Join us on 29 Sept. for part two of our US election series, French and American News Media Coverage Today, with a panel of journalists, both American and French. The event will take place in Paris at Reid Hall (Montparnasse); doors will open at 7:30pm, and an apéritif dînatoire will be served after. Part three will be held on 19 Oct., near the Champs-Élysées. Penn Professor Dick Polman (NPR and PBS) will speak onWho Will Win the 2016 US Presidential Election—and Why. For more information on both events, please email Priscilla des Gachons C’10 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Japan. We are excited to announce the official launch of the Penn Club of Japan! Please join us at Cedros Daikanyama on Sept. 29 to meet other alumni in Tokyo and welcome in the Class of 2016. For more information, like us on Facebook (@PennClubJapan) or send us an email at email@example.com.
Metro New Jersey. Our Sages Luncheon is at the Morris Museum in Morristown, on Sept. 22, with a guided tour of the Prohibition Exhibit. Also in September, we will hold a scavenger hunt at a major NYC museum, with dinner at a local restaurant. In October, we will have our annual fall dinner, as well as a Diwali festival in Short Hills on Oct. 22. Visit www.pennclubmetronj.com for more information and to register for events. Also, contact club President Debbie Zajkowski W’86 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Clubs of New Jersey. We invite alumni and friends to cheer on the Red and Blue at the Penn vs. Princeton football game at Princeton on Nov. 5; plan on joining us for a tailgate two hours before the game. Please visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/centralnj for more information and to purchase tickets for the game and tailgate.
PennNYC. Our community-service team is hosting a Meals on Heels volunteer event. (No high heels please, just comfortable walking shoes.) We will be hand-delivering nutritious meals to homebound senior citizens; Sept. 17, we will meet at the Carter Burden Center, 351 East 74th Street, 10am—noon. Afterwards, join us for a casual brunch with fellow Quakers. To RSVP and for more information, email Jesse Tendler EAS’03 W’03 email@example.com. Alumni of all ages, please join us, with your friends and family, on Oct. 30 for a day at the 92 nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., as we spend time with adults aged 60 to 100. Some food will be provided, and we encourage attendees to bring potluck food (event organizer to coordinate specifics). Know anyone with entertainment skills? We encourage them to volunteer their time and skill to help make this event spectacular! For more information, email Anna Pilipienko C’04 at firstname.lastname@example.org; also, visit www.92y.org. Volunteer for the 2016 New York City Marathon on Nov. 6 at 9am. We will be supporting fluid stations and sponge stations. Email email@example.com if you wish to join in or if you are signed up to run the marathon, and we will let you know where your fellow Quakers will be along the route for some extra cheers. Join us on Nov. 20 as we deliver warm Thanksgiving meals for homebound seniors across the city. For more information, email Thomas Hou C’09 at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in our third Dream Volunteers trip to Guatemala (Dec. 27—Jan. 3), email Jesse Tendler EAS’03 W’03 at email@example.com.
Portland. Our annual First September Happy Hour will be held on Thurs., Sept. 15, at the soon-to-close-forever Veritable Quandary. Plan to toast the history of this Portland institution and welcome members of the Class of 2016 who have returned or relocated to our area. Further details can be found at www.pennclubofportland.org.
St. Louis. We invite all alumni to join us as we host Dr. Frances Jensen, professor and chair of neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine, on Sept. 26. Her research focuses on the mechanisms of epilepsy and strokes, especially varying over a lifespan; she has also written in the mainstream press on the neurobiology of adolescence. For more information and to register, please visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/stlouis.