Boosting humanities

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication and director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, have been named to a new national commission to bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. The new Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences will be chaired by Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University, and John W. Rowe, chairman and chief executive officer of Exelon Corporation.


The findings of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences will serve as a companion to a forthcoming report of the National Academies on the future of the research university and ways to strengthen the American scientific enterprise. The Commission expects to complete its work in 18 to 24 months. For more information, go to www.amacad.org.

Originally published on March 3, 2011