SEAS Weekly 8-29-23

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Academic Integrity Reminder

Please remember that all students are obligated to follow the Code of Academic Integrity. As noted, “If a student is unsure whether his action(s) constitute a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity, then it is that student’s responsibility to consult with the instructor to clarify any ambiguities.

Words to think about this week:

“If everything was perfect you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé

Highlights for the Week

    • Secular and Religious Holidays Policy In accordance with the policy “no examinations may be given and no assigned work may be required” on these specific holiday dates during the 2023-24 academic year. You can also find the 2023-24 holidays calendar on our website. The full text of the policy can also be found in the Pennbook:

    *Friday 9/15 (sunset) to Sunday 9/17 – Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

    *Sunday 9/24 (sunset) to Monday 9/25 – Yom Kippur (Jewish)

    Tuesday 11/7 – Election Day (Secular)

    Monday 12/25 – Christmas (Christian)

  • Friday 3/29 – Good Friday (Christian)

  • *Monday 4/22 (sunset) to Tuesday 4/30 (9 days) – Passover (Jewish)

    No exams or assigned work may be required from the evening of 4/22 through 4/24

    * – indicates holiday begins at sunset on the first date given

    In addition, students may request alternate arrangements for any other holiday of importance to them as explained in section 3 of the policy. Students must make these arrangements at the beginning of the semester; within the first two weeks of classes is recommended.

  • Resources

    Counseling Services:

    Medical Care:

    Weingarten Center:

    Penn Libraries:

  • Student Health and Counseling Services Are Available for Students Remember to call first!
    • Website:
    • Medical Services
      3535 Market Street, Suite 100, Philadelphia, PA 19104
      Monday through Friday: 8 am – 6 pm
      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
      Closed on Sundays
      215-746-3535 (24/7)
    • Counseling Services
      3624 Market Street, First Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104
      Monday through Wednesday: 9 am – 7 pm
      Thursday and Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
      Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm
      Closed on Sundays
      Students can drop-in and meet with a clinician during regular business hours.
      215-898-7021 (24/7)

Important Dates:

Date Event
August 29 First Day of Classes
September 4 Labor Day (no classes)
September 12 Course Selection Period ends
October 9 Drop Period ends
October 12-15 Fall Term Break

Engineering Activities


RAS Academic Advising


Walk-in Advising at the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

ODEI is still offering walk-in advising in the Cora Ingrum Conference Room (enter at 211 Towne) from 11am-1pm every Wednesday. Emily Delany (, the Special Programs and Advising Coordinator from Research and Academic Services, would be delighted to meet with you!


Save the Date: Semiconductor Industry Days 10/23 - 10/24

For more information, contact Lauren Kemp (


Penn Activities

ENGL/COML 3120: The Translation of Poetry/The Poetry of Translation (M 1:45-4:45)

Looking to fill your humanities requirement? Consider taking ENGGL/COML 3120 – course description and information flyer below:

In this class we will study multiple translations of famous poems by major world poets such as Shu Ting, Federico Garcia Lorca, Gabriela Mistral, Mahmoud Darwish, Yun Dongju, Aimé Césaire, and Arthur Rimbaud. The curriculum is tailored to the backgrounds of students who enroll, and all are welcome. Alternating between writing workshops and critical discussion, the course will also study the politics and geographies that inform poems. While essays on translation theory will shape our approaches, this course will center around the practice of translation. Assignments will include an oral presentation and an exchange of letters with a classmate.

Fall 2023 poster


Send Silence Packing (9/5)

Wellness at Penn, Cogwell, and Active Minds present: Send Silence Packing. September 5, 2023 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in the green space to the left of Van Pelt Library. This is an event about mental health, how to seek help, and realizing you are not alone. Content warning: this event is about mental illness and suicide. Learn more here.

Instagram post Send Silence Packing



No Scholarship information is available at this time.


Paid/Unpaid Opportunities

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