Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.
Arts & Humanities
PHILADELPHIA — “The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 5.
Featuring 15 photographs by renowned Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin, this exhibit is in cooperation with the 2010-11 Year of Water at Penn.
Last year, the Voss Foundation commissioned Franklin to photograph its efforts to provide clean drinking water to the Dogon region of Mali, a land-locked country in western Africa.
The Morris Arboretum’s “Out on a Limb” treetop walkway is honored.
PHILADELPHIA –- Writer Max Apple, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and longtime member of Penn’s Kelly Writers House community, has won a 2010 Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
He is among 12 Philadelphia-area artists awarded the $60,000 fellowships.
Apple has published three collections of stories, “The Oranging of America,” “Free Agents” and “The Jew of Home Depot”; two novels, “Zip “and “Propheteers”; and two books of non-fiction, “Roommates” and “I Love Gootie.”
James English of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Mario Vargas Llosa‘s Nobel Prize in literature.
Andrew Dahlgren and Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich of the School of Design are cited for being curators of “Philly Works.”
Director, Penn Humanities Forum
University of Pennsylvania
• Author of “The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and the Circulation of Cultural Value”
• Has taught a range of courses in 20th-century literature and culture, from general surveys of modernist and postmodernist literature to advanced seminars in globalization and critical theory.