Gothic Arts

Penn is hosting its first-ever interdisciplinary conference focused on the arts in 13th-century France, including those from the clerical, scholastic, musical, medical, artistic, legal, architectural, and literary cultural worlds. Panelists include scholars from Penn and more than a dozen other universities, in the U.S. and abroad, known for medieval studies.

All Day

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 3420 Walnut St.

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  • 4.22

    Kids Corner Concert

    Kathy O’Connell hosts this “Kids Corner 30th Anniversary Concert“ special event, featuring Billy Kelly, Chibi Kodama, Lard Dog & The Band of Shy, and Trout Fishing in America.


    World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.


    Dogs as Detection

    Jennifer Essler, a postdoctoral fellow at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, explains how working dogs can be used to detect ovarian cancer—a disease often diagnosed late—earlier through scent.

    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    Fagin Hall Auditorium, 418 Curie Blvd.

    Thomas Orgren

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    Water Talk

    The Office of University Communications and School of Arts and Sciences will host a Science Cafe panel discussion featuring a quartet of Penn researchers with diverse backgrounds related to water.


    World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.


    Behind the Numbers

    Vision Driven Consulting has teamed up with The Rotunda and CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia to bring resources and capacity-building workshops to self-producing artists/musicians, arts organization staff, and event curators in all disciplines. The April session focuses on “Real Budgeting for Real Work.”


    The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.


    Smartphones and Research

    The Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics will host their first Research Day, with flash talks, snapshots of innovations, and a 1 p.m. talk by Stanford professor Michael V. McConnell, head of cardiovascular health innovations at Verily (formerly Google) Life Sciences.

    9:00am - 2:00pm

    Smilow Center for Translational Research, 3400 Civic Center Blvd.


    Cherry Blossoms and More

    Experience the beauty of Morris Arboretum’s cherry tree collection in bloom, and celebrate traditional Japanese cultural activities. Take part in a “cherry walk,” jam with the Kyo Daiko Drumming Crew, and go on a Japanese elements tour, among other special events, which run throughout the entire day.


    Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave.