Arts & Humanities


Making the Most of a Skeleton in Penn’s Basement

February 13, 2015

Janet Monge and William Hafford of the Penn Museum and under

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 10, 2015

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2015 Thouron Award Winners

Three University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom, Rocky Diegmiller of Wheeling, W.Va., Vinicius Ferreira of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Kristina Pelekoudas of Irvine, Calif.

Three University of Pennsylvania students have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. The scholarship recipients are:

Outreach to Botswana Brings Art to Philadelphia

February 6, 2015

Harvey Friedman of the Perelman School of Medicine and wife Cindy Friedman are highlighted for traveling with the Botsw

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Gift Creates a Lab for the Digital Humanities at Penn

A $7 million gift from Penn Arts and Sciences Overseer Michael J. Price, W’79, and his wife Vikki will establish the Price Lab for the Digital Humanities. The centerpiece of the new Penn Arts and Sciences strategic initiative Humanities in the Digital Age, the Price Lab will provide the technological hardware and technical support staff necessary for a robust program that reaches across the University.

New Gift from Robert and Penny Fox Adds Global Dimension to Fox Leadership Program at Penn

A new $5 million gift from Robert and Penny Fox to the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania will create Fox Leadership International, adding a global dimension to all of the program’s initiatives.

To Stop Violence, Start at Home

February 3, 2015

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences co-authors an op-ed on domestic violence.

Article Source: New York Times

Cherry Hill House Designed by Louis Kahn for Sale

February 1, 2015

William Whitaker of the School of Design speaks of Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn saying, “He was a master of natura

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194January 29, 2015

Penn Senior Emma Schad Investigates the Politics of Philadelphia’s Parks

Growing up in Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania senior Emma Schad spent countless days in the city’s parks, enjoying nature within the urban cityscape. Now, as a science, technology and society major with a minor in environmental science, Schad has turned a scholarly eye toward examining how Philadelphia manages its 186 parks.

By Sarah Welsh

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151January 28, 2015

Gospel Choir Fuels Hopefulness and Happiness at Penn

For members of the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir, singing and producing shows together is a joyful and meaningful part of their educational experience at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460January 26, 2015

Penn Professor Kathryn Hellerstein Wins National Jewish Book Award

The Jewish Book Council has named University of Pennsylvania professor Kathryn Hellerstein recipient of the 2014 Barbara Dobkin Award for Women’s Studies for her A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 (Stanford University Press, 2014).