Arts & Humanities


It's Orrin's Show: Jazz Man Evans Assembles Musicians from Philly & NYC for His Captain Black Big Band

December 7, 2009
Wade Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for his local saxophone performances.
Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

Early-Decision Applications Surge at D.C. Area Colleges

December 4, 2009
Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on early-decision applications.
Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460December 1, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Senior Joshua Bennett Wins United Kingdom’s Marshall Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania senior Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, New York has won a prestigious United Kingdom Government Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K. He is among 35 winners of the prestigious scholarship.

Why the Holiday Suicide Myth Persists

November 30, 2009
Daniel Romer of the Annenberg School for Communication is cited for research on holidays and suicides.
Article Source: USA Today

Designer Picked to Create Waterfront Master Plan

November 24, 2009
Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor of the School of Design discusses Penn’s involvement with the Delaware-waterfront redesign.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Artifacts Shed Light on the Common Maya

November 23, 2009
Elin Danien and Simon Martin of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences are cited as curators of "Painted Metaphors,” a Museum exhibit on Mayan art and culture.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

UPenn Student Is a Finalist in a Nickelodeon Film Festival

November 22, 2009
Jason Merrin, a student in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is a finalist in the 2009 Nickelodeon Animation Festival.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 20, 2009

Penn Hosts Daylong Arts Crawl Today


As part of the Arts and the City Year event series, the University of Pennsylvania will hold its first “Arts Crawl,” a full day of events offered by more than two dozen arts and culture groups.


Arts and Culture groups from campus, as well as the Philadelphia region


Friday, Nov. 20. Events are held throughout day:

Urban Art Series Begins at the Arthur Ross Gallery

November 18, 2009
The Arthur Ross Gallery’s exhibit, “The Urban Experience: Selected Prints 1963-2000,” is featured.
Article Source: University City Review

Toddlers Insensitive to Fear Go on to Commit Crimes

November 17, 2009
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Yu Gao of the School of Arts and Sciences co-author a study investigating criminal tendencies in children.
Article Source: NewScientist