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.
Arts & Humanities
At Penn Institute for Urban Research Event, Museum Directors to Discuss Art Museums as Community Anchors
Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses the history of economics in the U.S.
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.
PHILADELPHIA – Three acclaimed writers have been tapped to serve as Spring 2011 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House.
Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever will visit Penn’s campus Feb. 14-15, playwright Edward Albee March 21-22 and poetry critic Marjorie Perloff April 25-26 for evening readings and informal teaching sessions with young writers and aspiring writers and writer-critics.
Joseph Farrell of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses says Latin speakers have an upper hand in higher education.
Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education discusses her research on African-American history and higher education.