Arts & Humanities


50 Years of Social Studies

November 1, 2010

President Amy Gutmann participates in the interdisciplinary “Social Studies and Social Change” panel.

Article Source: Harvard Magazine

At U.S. Colleges, Chinese-Financed Centers Prompt Worries About Academic Freedom

October 17, 2010

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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820October 15, 2010

”The Dogon: Work, Women and Water” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

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.

Walkway at Morris Arboretum Wins Architects' Award

October 15, 2010

The Morris Arboretum’s “Out on a Limb” treetop walkway is honored.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 15, 2010

Rebecca Bushnell’s Term as Dean of Arts and Sciences at University of Pennsylvania Is Extended

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced today that Rebecca Bushnell has agreed to extend her term as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Penn until June 30, 2013.

Uncovering Edgar Allan Poe - the Science Buff

October 14, 2010

John Tresch of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Edgar Allan Poe’s scientific contributions.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact: | | October 8, 2010

Penn Creative Writing Lecturer Max Apple Wins Pew Fellowship

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.” 

Mario Vargas Llosa, Visiting Professor at Princeton, Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

October 8, 2010

James English of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses Mario Vargas Llosa‘s Nobel Prize in literature.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

O'Donnell's Thinking: Not Very Evolved?

October 4, 2010

Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the philosophy of evolution.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

11-Day DesignPhiladelphia Festival Spotlights City's Creativity

October 8, 2010

Andrew Dahlgren and Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich of the School of Design are cited for being curators of “Philly Works.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer