Happy November! The holidays are around the corner, so keep plowing through - you are doing GREAT! However, be sure to dedicate ample time to advance register and attend those adviser meetings! Be sure to check out the spring courses offered by the GIC! 
 
Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
30 Years of Building Communities at Penn
The Albert M. Greenfield Intercultural Center
is Penn's resource for enhancing student's intercultural knowledge, competency, and leadership through our programs, advising, and advocacy.
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. 
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                                                                                                           --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
GIC NEWS
Grand Opening of FGLI Center Makes News 
The Daily Pennsylvanian has now published an article by Rebecca Tan, read it here, speaking on the great establishment of the First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Center at Penn, housed at the Greenfield Intercultural Center.
Be sure to stop by for a visit!   
 
As an extension of the popular series, Unpack Math and Science Exams (see link), this student engagement offers a deeper understanding of the nature of exams, followed by learning strategies, and then, tips from tutors. Jointly offered by the Weingarten Center and Tutoring Services, the session will discuss 1) ways of maximizing study outcomes and 2) ways for best utilizing student services offered by Tutoring.
Friday, November 4th | 
Noon - 1:30pm | GIC
Al-Bustan Presents Salma Habib in Turath: Arab Classical & Folk Songs
Al-Bustan is pleased to present vocalist  Salma Habib with  Al-Bustan Takht Ensemble:
Hanna Khoury - violin
Kinan Abou-afach - cello
Hicham Chami - qanun
Hafez Kotain - percussion

 Saturday, November 5th |  8pm | Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St
SPRING 2017 COURSES

iBelieve  Course Spring 2017 - EDUC 598
Developed by the GIC and the Office of the Chaplain,  EDUC 598: Interfaith Dialogue in Action will be available to take in the Spring of 2017 on Thursdays from 1:30 - 4:30.
To apply complete this application and you will be contacted for a brief interview. Please contact Associate Chaplain Steve Kocher with any questions - skocher@upenn.edu
 
 Cross Cultural Awareness is a graduate level course where students will learn about the salient dimensions of diversity by exploring the interrelated issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability. Through a pre-course retreat, lectures, cross-cultural dialogue, readings, writing assignments, and peer led in-class facilitations. The spring course will meet on Wednesdays from 2pm - 5pm. Be sure to APPLY. Learn more here previous variation of the course.
 Arab Music Ensembles  Course Spring - MUSC 007 
The Greenfield Intercultural Center, in conjunction with the Department of Music and a vibrant community organization,  Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture , is sponsoring an Arab Music Ensemble open to all Penn students and members of the Philadelphia community. It can be taken for credit (1/2 credit per semester) and the concert schedule will introduce participants to world class, touring musicians from around the Middle East. To learn about the previous Fall course variation, click here
PENN NEWS
 2nd Annual Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean (PLAC) Conference and Reception
This year's PLAC conference will coalesce thought leaders from throughout the greater Latin America region with faculty at Penn in discussions around governmental and regional public health responses to emergent threats in Latin America .
Learn more about the details of the evening HERE.
Tuesday, November 1st |1pm - 6pm| Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Blvd, Gaulton Auditorium
 
PENNternships Workshop
Learn about the myriad of internship programs, research opportunities, and funding for summer opportunities offered through various offices/centers at Penn. Representatives will be available to answer questions. All opportunities/programs are open to all undergraduates at Penn, unless otherwise noted. Participating programs include: Civic House, CURF's Internships in Humanities, Netter Center, Penn in Washington, Penn Real Arts, and many more. 
Friday, November 4th | 
11am - 1pm | Terrace Room

 
Interested In Helping Start A Chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
 The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in STEM studies and careers.  AISES benefits include the Winds of Change magazine subscription, mentoring and career guidance, networking opportunities, leadership opportunities and the support of friends in similar fields both on campus and nationally. If you are interested reach out to Evelyn Galban at egalban@vet.upenn.edu .
 

FALL for AQIS Social
Experience the fall (in America) with all your five senses! Join AQIS for this social November event for there will be apple cider, pumpkin carving, and pie! Hang out the entire time or just stop by for a fleeting moment - either way, you will surely be FALL-ing for AQIS this fall! Check it out on facebook!
Thursday, November 3rd | 6pm - 8pm| LGBT Center Lounge
United Minorities Council's Unity Month 2016: Penn in Philly Panel & Books through Bars
Join UMC for an evening of discussing the university's relationship with the West Philadelphia community - specifically focusing on Penn's history of gentrification and what we can do as students to strengthen the relationship.
Check it out on facebook! 
Thursday, November 3rd | 
6pm  -  8pm | ARCH 108
The next day UMC has about fifteen spots for people to volunteer through the organization Books Through Bars. Sign up HERE for the service event and dinner afterwards. Check it out on facebook!
Friday, November 4th | 
3pm  - 5pm | Books Through Bars
 
HultPrize@Penn 
Speaker Event: Yussef Abbara,  Syrian Refugee
 There are over 1,000 refugees in Philadelphia. They've all escaped conflict from their home countries due to conflict or life-threatening reasons, and are forced to settle elsewhere. 
Come listen to the life story of 2013 Syrian refugee, Youssef Abbara and learn about problems that he, and the other thousands in Philadelphia, and millions around the world face. 
Free food will be provided! 
Check them out on facebook!
Tuesday, November 15th | 6pm - 7pm | JMHH TBA
 
On the Militarization of Social Control: Art, Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Brazil, Colombia and Haiti: A Screening and Talk 
Felipe Teixeira Gonçalves of the São Paulo-based art and research group Frente 3 de Fevereiro will discuss a series of artistic actions carried out in Rio de Janeiro, Medellín and Port-au-Prince, as well as an upcoming documentary, that address the transnational traffic of methods and technologies of repression directed against the urban poor and the targeting of urban peripheries and slums as the objects of militarized intervention and occupation. He will be presented by Jennifer S. Ponce de León.
For more information, check this article.
Friday, November 4th  | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St
Natives at Penn Present: Native Heritage Month Series Kick-Off Indian Taco Dinner
Natives at Penn will be hosting a series of events this November to celebrate Native Heritage Month.
To start the month long series,  join Natives at Penn for Indian Tacos and a documentary on the life of Leonard Peltier.
 If you want to help cook feel free to come as early as 6pm.
Check it out on facebook!
Tuesday,  November 1st | 6:30pm - 8pm | GIC
Film 
Screening: (T)ERROR
Join ASAM for a FREE film screening and Q&A session with Director  David Sutcliffe  and  Dr. Anna Viden , Professor of International Relations at Penn. (T)ERROR, a feature-length documentary, marks the first time that filmmakers have had access to an active FBI informant in a domestic counterterrorism investigation. (T)ER ROR premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Prize for Break Out First Feature.  
Tuesday, November 1st | 5pm - 7pm | Cohen G14
 
Personhood (re)Visited
Art Show
Personhood (re)Visted brings together paintings that invite people to consider not just how personhood affects perspective, but also how contemporary painters investigate this notion while calling up questions of identity, geography, cultural power, and semiotics. Personhood (re)Visited is a group exhibition highlighting the works of four contemporary painters chosen from the University of Pennsylvania's MFA program: Sharla Dyess, Erlin Geffrard, Heryk Tomassini, and Peter Chung.  Check them out on facebook!
Saturday, November 5th  | 7pm - 10pm | Meyerson
Community Meeting: Majors and Minors
Penn First is hosting a General Body Meeting centered around choosing majors and minors. A st udent panel focused on choosing a major or minor at Penn will be available. If you are unsure of what you want to major in and want to hear how other students made their decisions please join us! Additionally, if you are also interested in being on the panel, please sign up  here.
Wednesday, November 9th | 7pm - 8:30pm | Location TBA
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Moral Voices Fellowship Applications OPEN - Rolling Basis
Moral Voices is a year-long interfaith and inter-ethnic service learning Fellowship that will bring together 15 Penn students to explore the dynamics of cultural and ethnic violence as well as strategies for their elimination. The Fellowship will include pre-trip learning, fundraising, campus engagement, a trip abroad, and a post-trip follow-through.
Priority will be given to applications received before  December 1st,  but applications will close in January 15th  or until the cohort is filled.
 
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
2017 College Horizons (For HS Students)
 This is a program of excellence designed for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian high school sophomores and juniors. Missed the informational webinar? Check it out here! Otherwise, learn more HERE and apply HERE! Share this to potential applicants! Make sure to have everything postmarked by the deadline!
Deadline: February 14th
Haven't had a chance to visit Career Services?
Career Services, in collaboration with the Cultural Centers, is coming to ARCH to answer quick career-related questions and to provide resume and cover letter reviews. We'll have treats, career resources and more! Please swing by to say hi and learn about our resources! Ask about the support if you're thinking about graduate school, med school, law, school, or any other post-secondary education plans!
Wednesday,  November 2nd | 5pm - 6:30pm | ARCH Cultural Centers
Looking for a savvy Creative Design Intern to work with our design team to assist with creative projects. You will be building upon the skills you've learned in the classroom through real-world, hands-on work experience. This person creates graphic design projects such as ads, flyers, postcards, posters, and electronic materials such as banners, e-mails, and social media graphics. You will get to participate in team brainstorming, have input in meetings, and benefit from creative reviews. 
PennLink Job ID: 831618. 
Deadline: December 16th



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