University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Jerry A. Jacobs offers a different perspective on disciplines in higher education in his new book entitled In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University.
It may be that many people don’t think of the Morris Arboretum when it is cold and snowy outside, but the University of Pennsylvania site offers unique scenic views and seasonal activities aplenty even in the winter.
The rich sights, flavors, arts, and traditions of Iraq, ancient and modern, converge Saturday, March 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, when the Penn Museum presents Iraqi Cultural Day!
In 1994 when Guthrie Ramsey completed his dissertation on legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell, he didn’t turn the thesis into a book manuscript right away.
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Mitch Fraas of University Libraries is featured for researching long-ago plans to use cats as carriers of firebombs during warfare.
Beatrice Fenton’s “Pan with Sundial” sculpture is mentioned for being located near the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library.
Lucy Fowler Williams of the Penn Museum discusses the Museum’s new exhibition, “Native American Voices: The People – Here and Now.”
Mitch Fraas of the University Libraries is featured for researching “rocket cats.”
A special exhibit dedicated to Beatles memorabilia is hosted by the Penn Libraries.