August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019
SAS Summer Boot Camp | Location: University of Pennsylvania, SAIL Room, 111 Levin, 425 S. University Ave., Philadelphia, PA
School of Arts & Sciences Office of the Dean, Penn Center for Particle Cosmology, and MindCORE

Data driven discovery is playing an increasingly important role in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities. To help position graduate students to participate in such discovery, SAS is offering a 5-day introductory boot camp for programming in Python. Python is one of the main languages used in modern machine learning and data analysis. This hands-on boot camp will assume no prior programming experience and will introduce students to basic Python code and applications to various elements of data analysis and inference. The latter part will include an introduction to machine learning. An optional 2-day session on machine learning the following week will also be offered that covers the core concepts for machine learning where participants will explore programs that can be changed when exposed to new data.

September 4, 2019 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Nesbitt Hall, 3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative’s SALURBAL Project is convening this pre-symposium event to discuss challenges and opportunities in characterizing and studying the determinants of urban mortality with a special focus on the Latin American context. The first panel will feature presentations and moderated discussion from experts in the field and the second panel will present preliminary results from the SALURBAL Project. 

September 5, 2019
Location: Drexel University, Nesbitt Hall 3215 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

The symposium will bring together participants across sectors and disciplines with an interest in urban health including researchers, practitioners, policymakers, planners, environmentalists, students and other stakeholders. We welcome participation from different career stages and geographic areas. The poster session and reception will take place on the afternoon of September 5, 2019. The poster session will cover a broad range of research topics related to urban health and provide an informal setting to discuss the themes of the symposium. The deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session is May 15, 2019.

September 12, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Location: University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Submissions will be evaluated by senior scholars affiliated with PSID based upon several factors, including: 
• The substantive or methodological motivation for the study; 
• The quality of study design, including the choice of appropriate research methodology and data; and 
• The significance of the submission in terms of extending scientific knowledge. 
Submissions will also be selected to balance topics, disciplines, and the different PSID data sets being used. Submission Instructions The submission webpage is: 
The following items are required to be submitted through the webpage: 
1. An online form with: • The name, email address, telephone number, institution, and curriculum vitae for the corresponding author and all coauthors; • The title of the paper; 
2. An abstract (1,000 words or less) which should include a description of the topic to be studied, the theoretical focus, and the data and research methods. 
Contact information For further information, please contact Narayan Sastry ( or Patty Hall (

September 13, 2019 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
September 28, 2019
Location: Golkin Room (223), Irvine Auditorium

Falling Walls Labs take place globally throughout the year. The winner of each international Falling Walls Lab qualifies for the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, which is held every year on 8 November and is closely connected to the annual and internationally renowned Falling Walls Conference, taking place on 9 November. At the Conference 20 word-class scientists from across the globe present their current breakthrough research answering the question: “Which are the next walls to fall?”
Application Deadline closes by August 15th. The Falling Walls Lab is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation and supported by the Bayer Foundations and Sartorius. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Dr.. Ruggero Vigliaturo ( ), Joan Buccilli ( ) or the Falling Walls Foundation (