Upcoming Events

Past Events

Friday, April 29, 2016
5:30-7:30PM

Golkin Room Houston Hall Rm 223, 3417 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join SCRWP and PAAGSA for dinner and a discussion, in response to the April 15 sentencing of NYPD officer Peter Liang. Peter Liang is the first NYPD officer to be convicted of killing an unarmed Black man. Many in the Asian-American community believe he is being scapegoated for other police officers' killings of Black civilians. Join us for a discussion centered around the idea of Black and Asian-American relationships. Why is there a rift between the two communities? What can we do to resolve this tension and bring the two communities together in the fight against racism?
Sponsored by the Community Impact Fund
RSVP form: http://goo.gl/forms/8K4dwURiIL

Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00-9:00PM

Copabanana, 4000 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Pan-Asian American Graduate Student Association invites you to join graduate students from School of Arts and Sciences, Engineering and more for FREE all-you-can drink beer, wine, cocktails and Copa’s classic MARGARITAS! Copa is opening up its lower level specially for you so there will be plenty of space to mingle and have fun!
Note: Open bar limited to first 175 students with valid Penn grad student IDs and Government issued 21+ age proofs. So make sure you come early and get your wristbands at the door!

Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:00-1:00PM

TBD

Come join the Pan Asian American Graduate Student Association for our faculty lunch series. Our next lunch will be with Dr. Vijay Kumar (Dean of SEAS). The lunch will be held on campus, and this location will be announced soon.
Students from all schools and departments are welcome to attend this event. The conversation will be open and casual, and can range anywhere from career advice and research interests to Dean Kumar's experience in industry/academia. This is a great event for networking and broadening your horizons!
RSVP on the link provided ( https://goo.gl/IUs9kA ). Event is limited to 15 students, so hurry up! Once you RSVP, a confirmation email will be sent within the next few days confirming the location of this event.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
8:00-11:00PM

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street; Philadelphia PA 19104

This event brings together graduate cross-cultural affinity groups for our annual collaborative celebration. Join us for an evening of fun and mingle with other graduate students at the all inclusive event of the year!
FREE DRINKS
FREE FOOD
GREAT MUSIC
TONS OF DANCING!
ADMISSION: FREE. Must be 21 and over. Penn ID and 21+ government issued ID required for entry into event.
Co-Sponsored by:
Black Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (BGAPSA),
Black Graduate Women’s Association,
Lambda Grads,
Latin American and Latino/a Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (LaGAPSA),
Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
3:00-6:00PM

3615 Locust Walk; Philadelphia PA 19104

Join PAAGSA and the Graduate Student Center to relax and get rid of all that grad school stress. Take a break and come hang out with us! PAAGSA is setting up a "Vent It Out" chair and a "Wall Of Motivation" in Room 305 for all you guys to let go of end-of-semester frustrations. See you there :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
8:00PM

3615 Locust Walk; Philadelphia PA 19104

Join PAAGSA and the Grad Center at Philadelphia Chamber Music Society's presentation of violinist Soovin Kim on December 1 at 8:00pm! Discounted tickets are available at the Grad Center front desk for only $5 (limit 2 per PennCard).
A PCMS favorite as a recitalist and as a member of the Johannes Quartet, Soovin Kim has been hailed for “superb” and “impassioned” performances (Berkshire Review) since capturing first prize at the 1996 Paganini International Violin Competition. His playing is fleet and dazzling in a pyrotechnic sense yet also rich with feeling—much like that of frequent collaborator Ieva Jokubavicute, who promises to contribute “razor-sharp intelligence and wit” (Washington Post) to this intimate all-Beethoven recital.
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96

Monday, November 09, 2015
5:15PM - 6:30PM

Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH) 3601 Locust Walk, Ste G22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Come celebrate the 'festival of lights' with PAAGSA at our next study break, with samosas, namkeen (Indian snacks) and hot chocolate. This will also double up as a General Body Meeting. So drop by, relax, unwind, and find out what PAAGSA is all about!!

PAAGSA Fall Happy Hour

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House University City 3432 Sansom St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Come to PAAGSA's first event of the year! Chill with us at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House with FREE drinks and LIVE Music! Let's do this with a Bang !!!.

PAAGSA Volunteers at St. Peter's Food Cupboard

Saturday, November 22, 2014
8:00AM - 10:00AM

St. Peter's Food Cupboard

Join us on Saturday, Nov 22 at St. Peter's Food Cupboard. Located on 3rd and Pine in South Philly, this nonprofit organization has distributed free groceries to local people in need for over 20 years. After volunteering from 8-10am (yes, AM!), we will venture for brunch at a local venue (paid for by PAAGSA)! If interested, please email mqiu@gse.upenn.edu.

All Access: Fall Fever

Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Hall of Flags, Houston Hall

The All Access party brings together five graduate and cross-cultural affinity groups for our first collaborative celebration of the year. Join us for an evening of fun and dancing while helping us raise funds for charity! Free food and adult beverages will be provided. $5 suggested donation. All proceeds from the event will benefit Ebola relief efforts in Liberia (www.africaresponds.org).

PAAGSA Study Break 2.0

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
4:30PM - 6:00PM

ARCH Building, Ground Floor

Put that book, article, or laptop down, and come unwind, relax, and take a study break! You've been working hard, and you deserve it! Chill out with PAAGSA and warm up with hot chocolate, marshmallows, and other goodies in the comfy lounges in the ground floor of the ARCH building

PAAGSA Open Board Meeting

Sunday, November 16, 2014
11:00AM - 12:30PM

ARCH Building, Ground Floor

Got an idea you want to work on? Come tell us at our next board meeting! We're looking for individuals looking to take part in PAAGSA programing and initiatives, so if you're interested, come hang out! We'll be in the ground floor of the ARCH building, across from all of the cultural centers. E-mail leeamy1@gse.upenn.edu for more information.

Late Night 'Fall' Happy Hour

Friday, November 14, 2014
8:00PM - 10:00PM

City Tap House

PAAGSA is back with another Late Night Happy Hour! Our last one at the Harvest Wine Grill was a big success, and we hope to continue the streak with our next one! Come out and unwind, meet old friends, make new ones. Beat the cold with terrace-top fires. And what's best, PAAGSA sponsors one free drink for everyone who turns up! (P.S- Don't forget your IDs)

PAAGSA Study Break

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
4:30PM - 6:00PM

ARCH Building, Ground Floor

Put that book, article, or laptop down, and come unwind, relax, and take a study break! You've been working hard, and you deserve it! Chill out with PAAGSA and warm up with hot chocolate, marshmallows, and other goodies in the comfy lounges in the ground floor of the ARCH building

Ice Skating with PAAGSA

Saturday, November 8, 2014
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Penn Ice Rink, 3130 Walnut St

Are you a skillful figure skater? Or just want to learn how to ice skate? Haven’t gotten a chance to check out Penn’s ice rink (yes, we have one right here and it’s awesome)? Please join PAAGSA in our first ice skating event. Don’t miss this incredible bonding opportunity with the other PAAGSA members. Hang out with friends, get some workout... Come early! FIRST 30 PEOPLE WILL GET FREE ADMISSION. Everyone who comes after will get discounted rate ($9, including skate rental).

PAAGSA Welcome Reception

Friday, September 26, 2014
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Meet at the GSC

New and returning Asian-American graduate and professional students are invited to this welcome reception, cosponsored by the Graduate Student Center. Meet the board and find out about the exciting events planned for this year!Please bring your Penn grad ID to be admitted.

PAAGSA Late Night Happy Hour

Friday, August 29, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, 40th and Walnut

Come join PAAGSA in celebrating the start of a new year!! Catch up with old friends! Meet new ones! And of course, enjoy free drinks at our Harvest Happy Hour! Hurry, there's limited availability so RSVP and come early!! Spread the word to your fellow graduate students and we hope to see you there.

Can: A Documentary

Friday, March 28, 2014
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet in front of PAACH

Join Pan-Asian American Graduate Student Association (PAAGSA) for a screening of “Can,” a documentary following the journey of Can Truong, a Vietnamese-American, as he searches for healing and recovery from mental illness. “Can” is one of the first documentary films featuring mental illness from an Asian-American perspective. A discussion of the film and mental wellness will follow the screening. Food and refreshments will be provided.

PAAGSA December Holiday Party

Monday, December 9, 2013
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Graduate Student Center

PAAGSA invites you to our end-of-the-year holiday party! We'll be offering desserts and and wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday and new years!

Holiday Tree Lighting @ Rittenhouse Square

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
5:00PM

Meet in Houston Hall

Join PAAGSA for a winter-time study break to witness the illumination of 5,000 twinkling lights on a majestic holiday tree in the square. Enjoy some hot chocolate and some other holiday treats and cheer!

PAAGSA Open Board Meeting & Thanksgiving Treats

Monday, November 25, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

First Floor near the Creperie, Houston Hall

Got an idea for a PAAGSA event or program? Join the PAAGSA Board in their bi-weekly meeting to discuss what things you want us to work on. Also stop by to grab some Pre-Thanksgiving treats!

PAAGSA Volunteers at St. Peter's Food Cupboard

Saturday, November 23, 2013
8:00AM - 10:00AM

Meet in Houston Hall

Looking for volunteers! Join us this Saturday (11/23) at St. Peter's Food Cupboard. Located on 3rd and Pine in South Philly, this nonprofit organization has distributed free groceries to local people in need for over 20 years. After volunteering, we will venture to a local restaurant (TBD) for breakfast/early brunch. SEPTA transportation and meal will be paid for by PAAGSA. If interested, please email Leeamy1@gse.upenn.edu

PAAGSA Late Night Happy Hour

Friday, November 15, 2013
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

City Tap House, 3925 Walnut Street

Take a break from your studies and research! Join your fellow graduate and professional students for a late-night happy hour at City Tap House. Just mention PAAGSA at the front to get the wrist band! The first 50 people to arrive will get a free drink ticket!

PAAGSA Welcome Reception

Friday, October 4, 2013
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

GSC Common Room, 3615 Locust Walk

New and returning Asian-American graduate and professional students are invited to this welcome reception, cosponsored by PAAGSA, PAACH, and the Graduate Student Center. Meet the board and find out about the exciting events planned for this year!Please bring your Penn grad ID to be admitted.

Click Here to Register!

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