Mary Frances Berry, 74, has dedicated her life to championing the rights of people “nobody else would listen to.”
Faculty & Staff
PHILADELPHIA -- Live musical performances are part of the University of Pennsylvania’s activities surrounding Martin Luther King Day.
From 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, Penn faculty, staff and students are invited to have dinner, participate in a discussion and listen to music that made history during “Liberating Music: the Parallels of Africa’s Freedom Music and U.S. Civil Rights Songs,” at the W.E.B. DuBois College House, 3900 Walnut St.
Penn’s Social Policy & Practice and African-American Resource Center to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’
PHILADELPHIA — The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room.
“Let’s Talk About Race” is a frank, interactive discussion, offering people of all races, backgrounds and beliefs a way to foster communication and create understanding. It is free and open to the public.
PHILADELPHIA — Breaking up is hard to do — and can be detrimental to one’s reproductive fitness, according to a new University of Pennsylvania study.
Focusing on wide-eyed, nocturnal owl monkeys, considered a socially monogamous species, the research reveals that, when an owl monkey pair is severed by an intruding individual, the mate who takes up with a new partner produces fewer offspring than a monkey who sticks with its tried-and-true partner.
Guobin Yang has an unquenchable interest in the effect of digital media on society and social movements. China, Yang’s homeland, has been quick to pull the censorship trigger on media of all sorts that report events the government construes
While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image.
Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places. One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.
In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology sent scholars to a site in central Turkey, about 50 miles southwest of Ankara. There they began an effort to uncover — literally and figuratively — details about the societies and cultures of the people who lived there hundreds to thousands of years before.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania will remember Martin Luther King Jr. with its 18th Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, a series of nearly 25 community events Jan. 15-Feb. 1.