For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Jewish Book Council has named University of Pennsylvania professor Kathryn Hellerstein recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for her A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014).
Last semester, Penn offered a modified, alumni-exclusive version of “History of the Slave South,” an online course taught by history professor Stephanie McCurry from the School of Arts & Sciences.
The American Psychiatric Association has named University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefitted the quality of life for Black people.”
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Penn in the news
Emily Wilson of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for her book The Greatest Empire: A Life of Seneca.
Kathryn Hellerstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for winning the Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for her book A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw of the School of Arts & Sciences is highlighted for curating an art exhibit titled “Represent: 200 Years of African-American Art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.”
The Penn Shabbatones are highlighted for performing at the White House.
President Amy Gutmann participates in Bloomberg’s “Best Books of 2014” list selection.