University Communications Staff

Christina Cook

Staff Writer


More than 150 Thanksgivings have come and gone since Penn’s founding. These years have ushered in many holiday “firsts”—Penn’s marching band being the first college band to appear at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, for example—and as many holiday “lasts,” such as the 1989 Penn-Cornell football game that brought the almost century-long Thanksgiving Day match-up to a dramatically cold and snowy close.
In a city that was once home to famed poet Edgar Allen Poe and Gothic novelist Charles Brockden Brown, Halloween can take on a particularly literary flavor. “Misdeeds and Little Bones,” a Halloween-themed poetry reading taking place just outside the city at West Laurel Hill Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. is no exception.
Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professors Philip Tetlock and Barbara Mellers have spent decades researching the myriad complexities inherent in forecasting future events. Their interdisciplinary work has come to fruition in a model that not only yields the most accurate geopolitical forecasting on record, but is the only one with empirical evidence to support it.
Prominent scholars, artists, musicians, and cultural leaders from 
Algonkian and Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) Nations will gather at the Penn Museum on Oct. 1 and 2 to take part in the symposium, “Woven Words: New Insights into Wampum and Native Studies.” The symposium will run from 4 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 2.
Adrian Raine, a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine, has been conducting groundbreaking resear
When Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha, professor and adjunct professor of landscape architecture, respectively, at Penn’s School of Design, were asked to devise strategies that would build resilience in the face of rising sea levels in Norfolk, Va., they
Now in its 16th year, the Kelly Writers House (KWH) Fellows program continues to provide Penn students and other members of the University community with opportunities to actively engage with acclaimed authors and gain insight into their work in and outside of literary contexts.
Less than three months into his deanship of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), John L. Jackson, Jr. is embarking on an 11-city U.S. tour to plant the seeds of social change.
The start of the fall semester brings an abundance of opportunities for the public to hear from preeminent members of Penn’s faculty. Popular among these diverse lecture series are the Penn Lightbulb Café and the Penn Science Café, hosted jointly by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Office of University Communications.
Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman created an American tradition of radical poetry about 160 years ago, and this year, Penn’s Kelly Writers House (KWH) and the New York Public Library (NYPL) have created a radical way to teach it.