Rodin College House

Rodin College House is named for Dr. Judith Rodin, who, as the president of Penn from 1994 to 2004, was the first female president of an Ivy League institution.

*Study Hacks for Reading Days*
Weingarten Learning Resources Center and VPUL present: Study Hacks for Reading Days

Monday, April 29 | 5pm - 6pm | Weingarten Center
Tuesday, April 30 | 5pm - 6pm | Arch 110

Maximize your Reading Days by creating a realistic study schedule, analyzing your professors' expectations, assessing your knowledge base, and studying as actively as possible.

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ThiNCH Tank Symposium | College Houses & Academic Services

New College House presents ThiNCH Tank Symposium

April 17, 2019 • 4:30–5:30 pm
New College House Dining Pavilion

Please join Provost Pritchett, key Philadelphia stakeholders and our “ThiNCH Tankers” as we recap this year’s work to solve the world’s social problems. A transdisciplinary group of students, faculty and staff used design thinking principles to devise solutions to issues including healthcare access, urban water sustainability and education reform; we also welcome any ideas you may have on the topic area(s) of your expertise, which can be discussed during the networking reception that immediately follows at 5:30pm.

This “Year of Why?”-sponsored event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required by Friday, April 12th to: https://new.house.upenn.edu/event/thinch-tank-symposium

new.house.upenn.edu ThiNCH Tank Symposium What: ThiNCH Tank was initiated to convene a transdisciplinary group of students, faculty, staff and outside organizations to tackle the world’s social problems. We believe that one person has the ability to effect global change—especially when partnering with individuals f...

Tonight!! Hello Spring! Celebrate the beautiful weather with a healthy array of refreshing snacks! Stop by the Upper Lobby at 10pm to join us.

Fulbright Week at CURF

As the University of Pennsylvania’s official endorser of Fulbright US Student Program applicants, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF) is in full swing working with juniors and seniors, graduate students, and alumni interested in applying for the Fulbright for 2020-2021. Prospective Fulbright applicants are encouraged join us at upcoming Fulbright Week events!

Fulbright Week - ARCH Fireside Lounge, 3601 Locust Walk, 2nd Floor

Monday, April 8, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Information Session – Fulbright US Student Program
(This presentation is also available in Module 1 of CURF’s Fulbright Canvas site, to which access may be requested here)

Tuesday, April 9, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Information Session & Workshop – Approaching the Fulbright Research Proposal
(This event will focus on the Statement of Grant Purpose component of the Fulbright Research grant application. Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor of South Asia Studies Dr. Lisa Mitchell will present an overview, followed by a workshop where participants will engage with sample statements)

Wednesday, April 10, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Recent Recipients Panel – Featuring Penn students who have been offered Fulbright grants for 2019-2020 (Research, Study, and ETA)

Thursday, April 11, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Information Session – Approaching a Fellowship Personal Statement

Friday, April 12, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fireside Chat – CURF’s Graduate Fellows reflect on their Fulbright experiences and share insights with prospective applicants

Today, we are spotlighting Rodin resident Rouguiatou Sall:

Rougui is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences. She is majoring in Health and Society, and concentrating in Health Care Management. She is from Philadelphia. Her dream is to one day run her very own hospital. She hopes to combat issues not only within America’s healthcare system, but also those of third world countries. Here at Penn, Rougui serves as the Secretary on Penn African Student Association’s board and is also a part of Alpha Phi Omega’s community service fraternity. Apart from her involvement in these clubs, she also woks at the Penn Women's Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She loves giving back and is all about empowering others.

Stop by the Resource Room for Afternoon Tea every Friday in April from 1pm - 3pm. Featuring free tea, hot chocolate, and new snacks every week.

Brunch happening now!! In RTL. Reminder to do the college house survey for Mac and Cheese!

**Help us get to 50% participation in the College House Survey!**

If you fill out the college house survey, there will be a special prize waiting for you at the Rodin Brunch Sunday, March 31, at 11am in the RTL. If you've already filled out the survey but get your friend in Rodin to fill it out as well, there will be a grand prize waiting for you :)

Thanks, Rodin! We only need 8 more entries to reach our goal so let's power through!

*Supporting Survivors* educates students about the prevalence and impact of sexual assault and relationship violence and provides them with concrete skills to support survivors of interpersonal violence. This is an excellent opportunity to sharpen personal skills around interpersonal violence, responding to trauma and crisis, as well as to become actively engaged in campus efforts to prevent interpersonal violence.

Supporting Survivors is open to ALL Penn graduate and undergraduate students. This training will be held at the Penn LGBT Center on Friday, March 29th, 11:30-3:00pm. Light lunch and refreshments will be offered.

Come join Brass Quintet West in the Rodin Upper Lobby for their Hey Listen recital 3:30-4:15pm! Come through, grab some cookies and ice tea, and listen.

Today, we will be spotlighting Rodin resident Shreya Dalal.

Shreya writes: My name is Shreya, and I study Math and Computer Science in the College. I transferred from NYU, and I joined hall council to integrate myself into the community at Penn. In my free time, I love to perform. I like to sing, and play the guitar and ukulele. At Penn I’m involved with the Figure Skating Club and the Latin American Ballroom Dancing Club.

Fill out this form if you want to featured on the Rodin page! https://goo.gl/forms/hmFyl50acrTiDXch2

No regrets on this rainy Thursday! ☔️

Today we will be spotlight Rodin resident Prithvi Bhagat:

Prithvi says: I’m a senior at Penn studying biology and chemistry. I have been involved in Rodin House Council for the past 3 years and am the current RHC President. Some fun facts about me are that reality T.V. is my guilty pleasure and that I always organize my closet in ROY G BIV color order.

Take the College House Survey!! Check your email for your unique link. The survey helps improve your college house experience! Give us your feedback and improve the Rodin community 🤗

Join Rodin House Council tonight from 8 to 11pm for a silent disco!! 🎶 💃 🎉

Nacho ordinary Tower Hour happening in the Rodin Upper Lobby now!!! Until 11pm.

Tomorrow! Get your cheese on at this week’s Tower Hour 🧀

Today, we will be spotlighting Bruce Osei-Frimpong, a member of the Rodin House Council.

Bruce writes: I am a junior in the College studying Biology. I am from NJ, although I was born and raised in Ghana. I joined the House Council to help create a sense of community within Rodin. I loved assisting with Tower Hours last year and loved seeing so many people come and enjoy themselves, so I decided to help bring create the same feeling with other events.

Are you a Penn student living on or off-campus who lives sustainably? Do you have green living habits? Green Living Certification provides students the opportunity to reflect on their environmental impact and rewards those taking steps to improve the health of our environment.

Fill out the survey to be certified!
https://www.sustainability.upenn.edu/participate/students/green-living-certification

Take the 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct by *March 10* Every student who takes the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift card

Did you know the Rodin Resource Room is open seven days a week?

The Rodin Resource Room hours for the Spring Semester are
Monday - Thursday, 5pm - Midnight
Friday, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
Sunday, 7pm - Midnight

You can also borrow and return items at the House Office during business hours, Monday - Friday!

Doing something cool on campus? Have an interesting hobby to share? Fill out this form if you want to featured on the Rodin page! https://goo.gl/forms/hmFyl50acrTiDXch2

Looking for exciting employment and leadership opportunities? Consider applying for a position in Rodin College House for the 2019 - 2020 academic year! https://rodin.house.upenn.edu/index.php?q=jobs

*Deadline to apply: Monday, March 18th at 11:59PM*

Photos from our Puppy Love event!! Thank you to all of our lovely residents who joined us 🐶🥰

Celebrate Bucky (Rodin’s favorite mascot) on his birthday! His Sweet 16 will be extra sweet with birthday cake, cupcakes, and cookie treats! Play pin the tail on the buck and other birthday games tomorrow at 10pm! 🎉 🎂 🦌

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Join our House Dean, Kathryn, for a 2019 Oscar Nominated film & snacks tonight and tomorrow night! 8PM in Rodin’s movie screening room 103.

Join us for the Rodin Resource Room Spring Kickoff -- grab some girl scout cookies and hot chocolate Tuesday 8-10pm!

Join Reach Out Rodin for the Books Through Bars book drive and dinner! Donate a book and enjoy a free meal from Han Dynasty! 📚 @ University of Pennsylvania

Rodin College House

Rodin College House was built in 1971-72, following the University's decision to place a mixture of skyscraper apartment buildings and low-rise dormitories on the newly acquired land between 38th and 40th Streets.

Rodin College House is named in honor of Dr. Judith Rodin, who stepped down as president of Penn in June 2004 after a decade-long tenure.

Rodin College House is configured as an apartment building, with seasonal air conditioning, private baths, and, in many cases, kitchens. Due to the apartment-style layout, Rodin's 800+ residents enjoy a great deal of freedom and privacy, balanced by a healthy sense of floor community. They also enjoy spectacular views of Philadelphia and its surrounding area from the upper floors.

Rodin is home to The Rodin Arts Collective (TRAC), Leadership Residential Program (LRP) and the Jewish Culture Studies (JCS) program, and the brand new Balanced Living Community (BLoC).

Our faculty and staff host terrific programs that allow residents to thrive. You can further your research efforts with Dr. Daniel Gillion’s Research Roadmap. You can also explore the arts and music all over Philadelphia with House Fellows Mauro Calcagno and Jamuna Samuel, both faculty in the music department. Be immersed in cinema and culture through Dr. Megan Robb’s International Film Festival.Learn or practice the craft of crocheting (while enjoying some snacks) with the House Dean Kathryn McDonald through Scarf and Scarf. Finally, you can relieve all of your academic stress with light meditation, tea, and even hot coco on cold days through Dr. Hsiao-Wen Cheng’s Sweet Mindfulness program.

Our student staff help maintain and create the various traditions in our House such as Rodin_24, Sunday Brunches, Tower Hour, and Monday Morning Mirth. Keep an eye on our calendar for information on this events and many more.

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