March 12, 2019PennPraxis Launches Toolkit for Neighborhood Preservation
The City of Philadelphia has recently launched efforts to expand the field of people who have a stake in historic preservation.
March 12, 2019Penn at SXSW
This is the third year the Penn Center for Innovation has led a group of University-affiliated startups to the conferences and festivals in Austin.
March 1, 2019Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Announces its 2019/20 Dance Season
In the 19/20 season, the Annenberg Center and NextMove Dance create a special retrospective celebrating their exciting tradition of bringing the best in dance to Philadelphia. They will showcase beloved audience favorites and look to the future of dance in all its forms.
February 27, 2019Pinning Positivity: Student Creates ‘Affirmation Tree’ to Promote Self-love
College senior Elana Burack created the project, a wire tree with self-affirming messages hanging on leaf-shaped notecards, to encourage positive-self reflection among students.
February 27, 2019Egypt on Display
During its Building Transformation Project, the Penn Museum is opening a new Ancient Egypt exhibition to display artifacts and highlight their conservation.
February 27, 2019PennDesign Renamed After Fashion Icon Stuart Weitzman
PennDesign has been renamed the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design in honor of the fashion icon and Wharton alumnus' lifetime commitment and support to Penn.
February 25, 2019Penn Sophomore Claire Sliney’s Film Wins Oscar
University of Pennsylvania sophomore Claire Sliney’s film Period. End of Sentence won an Academy Award for best documentary short subject. Period follows a group of girls and women in a rural village outside New Delhi who fight back against India’s deeply rooted stigma surrounding menstruation. Sliney, a Los Angeles native, has been involved in the project since her freshman year in high school at the Oakwood School.
February 13, 2019Pint-size philosophers
By engaging with Philadelphia elementary students and high school teachers, Penn professor Karen Detlefsen is opening young minds to a new kind of philosophical thinking.
February 11, 2019PennDesign Partners with Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the School of Design has entered into a five-year collaborative research agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to assist in activities leading to the study and preservation of Taliesin and Taliesin West. The partnership will allow students and faculty to engage in graduate studios, internships, seminars, and theses on topics related to the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
February 11, 2019And the Oscar goes to…a Penn sophomore?
Claire Sliney is an executive producer of the 26-minute film “Period. End of Sentence.” It’s one of five nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category. Netflix has picked up the film, to be released in mid-February, about the stigma of menstruation for girls in India and the efforts of a nonprofit Sliney co-founded in high school to address the issue and raise awareness.