Arts & Humanities

Penn in the news

Nina Simone’s Time Is Now, Again June 19, 2015 | New York Times

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the legacy of singer Nina Simone.

In Syria, Islamic State Group Apparently Spares Palmyra’s Stunning Ruins – For Now May 28, 2015 | Science

Katharyn Hanson of the Museum is quoted about a bill presented to the United States House of Representatives that would ban importing Syrian antiquities to the U.S.

Technology Helps Unlock Secrets of Mummies May 26, 2015 | CBS News

Janet Monge of the Museum says, “Ancient mummies are an especially rich source of information about past human biological conditions as they originated worldwide and from different cultures and time periods.”

Video: ISIS Sells Relics on Black Market to Fund Attacks May 21, 2015 | CNN

Katharyn Hanson of the Museum’s Penn Cultural Heritage Center talks about ISIS’ threat to the ancient city of Palmyra and ways to protect its ruins.

Pitch Perfect 2: All the Details Behind Penn’s A Cappella Group Cameo May 13, 2015 |

Penn Masala is highlighted for appearing in upcoming movie, Pitch Perfect 2.