June 20, 2018Penn Community Featured Prominently in The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2018 Fellowships and Project Grant Awards
David Hartt, Ken Lum, and Rachel Zolf are among 12 recipients of the 2018 Pew Fellowships. ICA, PennDesign and Penn Libraries were also awarded projects grants, and there are other Penn connections in this impressive list of projects and lauded practitioners.
June 18, 2018English and Africana Studies major Imani Davis performed a #MeToo movement-inspired poem on the “Brief but Spectacular” segment of the “PBS NewsHour”
Inspired by the people who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, Imani Davis shares her poem "Platinum" and gives her Brief but Spectacular take on how society can overlook wrongdoing by famous artists.
June 15, 2018Assistant Professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s Exploration of Representations of Slavery in Children’s Literature Featured in Penn Today
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education, and an expert on children’s literature and the teaching of African-American literature, history, and culture in K-12 classrooms, has for the past decade been exploring representations of slavery in children’s literature.
June 15, 2018Penn Fine Arts Lecturer Deirdre Murphy Participates in Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) Ecotopian Toolkit Project
PPEH's Ecotopian Toolkit is meant to put a more uplifting spin on how we see and care for urban waters, and to create a “cohort of like-minded artists working in the same space.” Penn Today features one of the artists, Deirdre Murphy, whose work for this project revolves around the migration of birds feeding and breeding along the Schuylkill’s edge.
June 15, 2018The Sachs Program’s Recently Launched Newsletter and Ticket Promotion Series
The Sachs Program launched a bi-weekly newsletter in May. We also started a ticket promotion series, and gave away free tickets to Taylor Mac and Kendrick Lamar. And there's more to come...
June 7, 2018Penn Alumni Exhibiting in Philadelphia
Philadelphia has a vibrant art scene, and Penn Alumni play an active role. See the work of three artists and curators at three different spaces around town.
May 20, 2018The Associated Press Publishes Feature on Penn Museum’s Global Guides Program
The Associated Press published a feature on the Global Guides Program at the Penn Museum this weekend. In the article, "Rusty Baker, executive director of the non-profit advocacy group PA Museums, said programs like the Penn Museum’s Global Guides provide visitors with a richer experience and could help grow audiences." The Museum will continue to grow the Global Guides Program as it opens new galleries.
May 17, 2018Penn Announces Its Appointment for the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries
On May 17, University of Pennsylvania Provost Wendell Pritchett announced the appointment of Constantia Constantinou as the H. Carton Rogers III Vice Provost and Director of the Penn Libraries, effective Aug. 1. Read Penn Today's feature to learn about Constantinou and her exciting background, including degrees in music and music theory.
May 17, 2018PennSound Releases PoemTalk Podcast Episode 124
PennSound recently released PoemTalk podcast episode 124—a discussion of Jack Kerouac’s "Old Angel Midnight" with Michelle Taransky, J.C. Cloutier, and Clark Coolidge.
May 17, 2018PennDesign Faculty and Alum Win National Design Awards
The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. Last week the 2018 awards were anounced. The Architecture Design prize was awarded to WEISS/MANFREDI, the firm led by Graham Chair Professor of Architecture Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Alumna Anne Whiston Spirn (MLA’74), a landscape architect and MIT professor, won the Design Mind prize.