Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ivy Talk: Princeton Sociology Professor Speaks on "Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race"

Princeton sociologist Edward Telles will be talking about his recent book "Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation and Race." The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Thursday, February 25th at 6:00pm

WHERE: Southwest Room (Durango Building) of the UTSA Downtown Campus.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

February Penn Alumni Lunch

As you may know, we have been having monthly luncheons for Penn alumni in the San Antonio area on (usually) the last weekday of (almost) each month. We try to move around different areas of the city that are convenient to where we all work.

Below is information for our next luncheon…

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 11:30
Jerusalem Grill
3259 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 680-8400

Please RSVP by 2/24 via email so we can have an accurate account for the table. We start at 11:30 AM so that we can beat the lunch crowd and get everyone back to work by 1PM.

Austinites: Please feel free to join us at any time.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What's in the 'Quaker' name?

Beyond the mascot, the religion’s role in Penn’s past is less obvious than many think
by Kathy Wang

Ask a Penn student about the connection between the Quakers and the University, and the reply will likely allude to the contradiction inherent in the “Fighting Quakers.” Many students — and even faculty members — go through years at Penn without realizing that the University is, in fact, not a Quaker institution, nor did it ever have any religious ties to Quakerism.

Read the rest in the DP