Botswana Internship Inspires Penn Senior to Start a Happiness Blog

University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”

Penn Senior, a Future Doctor, Looks to Medicine’s Past for Insights

Through the lens of architecture, senior Ellen Kim, of Lexington, Mass., a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, is exploring the history of 19th century medicine in the United States.

Penn 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices Announced

University of Pennsylvania undergraduates Jacob Gardenswartz, Annika Neklason and Leah Davidson have been selected as the 2014-2015 Bassini Writing Apprentices. They will complete their apprenticeships in the spring 2015 semester.

University of Pennsylvania Senior Studies the Humanities From the Inside Out

As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, senior Heather Holmes has co-written a book, attended the Cannes Film Festival as part of a Penn Summer program and learned firsthand what it takes to be a museum curator.

Arts & Humanities


Penn in the news

Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014 November 24, 2014 | Atlantic

Larry Silver of the School of Arts & Sciences shares his comments on the late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch.

The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum October 9, 2014 | New York Times

James Pawelski of the School or Arts & Sciences suggests how to experience more on a museum visit by slowing your pace and viewing art for longer periods of time.

10 Years on, World Café Live Eyes Other Markets October 9, 2014 | Philadelphia Daily News

The founder of World Café live is interviewed.

Syria’s Heritage Is Casualty of War, Penn Study Finds September 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Inquirer

The Penn Musesum’s Richard Leventhal and Brian Daniels are quoted about damage to historical buildings due to civil war in Syria.

Audio: Penn Gathering Focuses on Vital Role of Humanities and Modern Research September 10, 2014 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Karen Beckman of the School of Arts & Sciences highlights Penn’s HAIKU conference.

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