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Penn Undergrad Maps an Italian Dialect to Help Preserve Its Heritage

Sophomore Benjamin Finkel from Jenkintown, Pa., spent the summer mapping the dialect of a region in central Italy, examining the effect of its history and geography.

Arts & Humanities

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  • Dorothy Roberts

    Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into Class

    When Dorothy Roberts was 3 months old, she moved with her parents from Chicago to Liberia, where her mother, Iris, had worked as a young woman after leaving Jamaica.

  • PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    PIK Prof Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy League

    For Christopher B. Murray, the promise of major investments in nanoscale science and technology—including a commitment to build what is now the world-class Krishna P.

  • Network Visualization Program fuses Science and Art

    Network Visualization Program Fuses Science and Art

    Science and art are often perceived to be at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. But Danielle Bassett, a 2014  MacArthur Fellow, believes the two disciplines can inform each other in tangible ways.

  • A Promise and an Opportunity

    A Promise and an Opportunity

    Theodore Brandon, a student in Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, has long enjoyed helping others, assisting the elderly and volunteering at church.

  • The Transformative Power of the Arts

    The Transformative Power of the Arts

    JaLinda Dunovant believes that the world would be a better place if more people could experience the transformative power of the arts. This is because Dunovant’s involvement in arts and culture activities has had a profound impact on her own life.

  • The ICA Turns 50

    The ICA Turns 50

    Throughout the past half-century, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has earned its international reputation as an adventurer in contemporary art by highlighting unconventional artists and their unique works.

  • Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    Solving Society’s Greatest Energy Challenges

    When University sophomore Albert Xiao joined the first class of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a dual-degree program in Penn Arts & Sciences and the S…

  • Penn Researchers Help Unearth Forgotten Egyptian Pharaoh

    Working in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos over the winter break, a team of Penn archaeologists knew they had found something special. After excavating a series of chambers constructed of mud-brick—usually a sign of a common person’s tomb—they encountered a stone slab, and finally, a burial chamber lined with limestone.

  • Transformation Through Education

    Transformation Through Education

    By opening the doors of Penn to remarkable students, the University helps them achieve their full potential as individuals, and also create an academic community that expands and deepens the perspectives of all who are part of it.

  • Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now

    Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now

    On March 1, 2014, the Penn Museum will unveil “Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now,” its newest exhibition, which will challenge visitors to set aside their preconceptions about Native Americans and…

Penn in the news

How the ‘Psychological Drama’ Taught Peter Lorre How to Act October 15, 2014 | Psychology Today

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School or Arts & Sciences writes about actor Peter Lorre.


ISIS’s Looting Campaign October 14, 2014 | The New Yorker

Katharyn Hanson and Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum talk about ISIS looting archaeological sites.


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.

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