September 5, 2019Ken Lum Appointed to Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professorship
Ken Lum, professor and chair of fine arts, has been appointed the Marilyn Jordan Taylor Presidential Professor, a new endowed position named in honor of former Dean Marilyn Taylor. The professorship was made possible by Weitzman Overseers Bill Witte (C’73, GCP’85), Matthew Nord (W’01), and Barbara van Beuren (March’87).
September 3, 2019Two Monumental Sculptures Arrive on Campus
Two additional large-scale sculptures now adorn Penn’s campus. Installed during the summer and on loan for 99 years from the Association for Public Art (aPA) after being moved from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, they join Penn’s large public artscape as part of the green urban landscape.
August 12, 2019Penn Remembers and Celebrates Toni Morrison
August 8, 2019Stuart Weitzman School of Design to Honor Award Recipients
The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has selected KPF cofounder A. Eugene Kohn as the 2019 recipient of the Kanter Tritsch Medal for Excellence in Architecture and Environmental Design, and the Regional Plan Association's (RPA) Fourth Regional Plan as the inaugural recipient of the Witte-Sakamoto Family Medal in City and Regional Planning.
August 8, 2019Senior Shares His Experience Interning with Opera Philadelphia
Leo Sarbanes joined Opera Philadelphia through Penn’s Summer Humanities Internship Program coordinated through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. He is working to create a curriculum guide for city public school teachers about September's annual opera festival, O19. “For a genre that doesn’t always seem the most relevant for the younger generation, it’s so important to show students that opera is as modern as it gets,” Sarbanes says.