Arts & Humanities


After Nightfall, a Trip Through Time

September 24, 2010

Penn Museum’s “40 Winks With the Sphinx” is featured.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Kelly Writers House a Yummy Place

September 23, 2010

Kelly Writers House is spotlighted for its newly renovated kitchen and for the contributions KWH makes to campus and community life.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

HBCU Stimulus Funding Has Helpful Yet Limited Impact

September 8, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses stimulus funding and its effect on historically black colleges and universities.

Furniture as Sculpture: A Craftsman’s Legacy

September 2, 2010

The Library’s “Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern” exhibit is spotlighted.

Article Source: New York Times

Early on, Obama Was More Polarizing Than We Knew

September 5, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on President Obama’s public image.

Article Source: Washington Post

First Lady Plans a Careful Return to the Campaign Trail

September 3, 2010

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center discusses Michelle Obama’s campaign initiatives.

Article Source: New York Times

Drop-Outs Get More Closed Doors Than Options

September 2, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice says many high-school dropouts have a higher likelihood of ending up incarcerated.

Article Source: Philadelphia Tribune
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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | | 215-573-8386September 7, 2010

At Penn Institute for Urban Research Event, Museum Directors to Discuss Art Museums as Community Anchors

  PHILADELPHIA  — The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) will host a panel discussion with leaders from the country’s most prominent art museums at 6 p.m. Sept. 13, in the Van Pelt Auditorium of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The event kicks off the two-day Penn IUR Roundtable on Anchor Institutions conference, which convenes leaders of institutions that function both as important physical presences in their cities and as a part of the economic lifeblood of their communities.

L'american Dream d'une Société de Propriétaires est Mort

September 3, 2010

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of economics in the U.S.

Article Source: L’Echo (Brussels)
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 2, 2010

In Penn Reading Project, Freshmen to Wade Into Year of Water With Examination of Toilet Taboos


WHAT:            The 2010-11 Penn Reading Project at the University of Pennsylvania will examine the book “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters” by Penn alumna Rose George.