University Scholar Sheryl Li, a senior from Plano, Texas, spent two summers researching the impact of Korean Wave and K-pop and its influence in China and then Japan.
In the New York City area, online students in a University of Pennsylvania massive open online course on modern poetry are getting the chance to meet offline. The venue is the New York Public Library where learners in Penn English professor Al Filreis’ “Modern and Contemporary American Poetry” MOOC can gather for weekly in-person discussions.
What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.
This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online. The free course will offer students a way to learn the language while widening their circle of German speaking friends and followers via social media. “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures,” a six-week, non-credit course will launch Oct. 6.
Arts & Humanities
Penn in the news
Penn Masala, is highlighted for making a cameo appearance in a feature film, “Pitch Perfect 2.”
Janet Monge of the Penn Museum is profiled as best museum curator.
Penn’s new massive open online course “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures” is featured.
Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum talks about the Heritage Task Force training Syrians to protect artifacts.
Laura Wolf-Powers of the School of Design is featured for her article “Understanding community development in a ‘theory of action’ framework: Norms, markets, justice.”