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At Penn, Robust Undergraduate Seminar Takes Students to India
February 12, 2018
Nearly 8,000 miles from the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia, seven students immersed themselves in “The Performing Arts of Modern South India” through a year-long course that included a 12-day visit to India and continues through the spring. During the fall semester on campus, the students reviewed the development of the performing arts in pre- and post-colonial South India, such as Bharatanāṭyam dance and Karṇāṭak music. In addition, they wrestled with questions surrounding citizenship, caste politics, law, marginalization and disenfranchisement.
Penn Students Explore City in Creative ‘Writing Philadelphia’ Course
January 26, 2018
Literally taking to the streets of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania students found inspiration in parks, museums, subways and street corners for their “Writing Philadelphia” class assignments. 
Three Grants Allow Penn Libraries to Digitize Major Collections
January 5, 2018
The Penn Libraries is proud to announce its involvement in three grants awarded through the innovative program Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Building a New Research Environment, supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Experimentation Creates Unique Penn English Course
January 5, 2018
During a lifetime of teaching, University of Pennsylvania English professor Charles Bernstein has created and tested various writing “experiments” that now number 95 on a list used by professors and writers worldwide.
Penn Presents 2018 Annual Symposium on Social Change Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
January 4, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania will honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with film screenings, lectures, workshops, panel discussions and musical performances during its 23rd Annual Commemorative Symposium on Social Change, Jan. 15-31.                                                       Organized by the African-American Resource Center at Penn, all MLK Symposium events are free and open to the public; however, registration is required for some events.
Penn Political Scientist Rudra Sil Reconsiders Russia
January 3, 2018
Rudra Sil, the director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business in the School of Arts and Sciences, does research in the fields of comparative and international politics with a special interest in Russian and post-communist studies, Russian foreign policy and United States-Russia relations.
At Penn, Kelly Writers House and Perry World House Collaborate in Writer-in-Residence Program
January 2, 2018
Kelly Writers House and Perry World House, neighbors side-by-side on Locust Walk, are now connected by a writer-in-residence program for journalists who are under threat and working in crisis conditions. 
From Paris to Penn, Pursuing a Culinary Passion
December 8, 2017
Rachel Prokupek was rolling out pastry two years ago, pursuing a culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Now the University of Pennsylvania sophomore is rolling out the first cookbook, Whisk, for food magazine Penn Appétit.
For Penn Sophomore Michelle Lu, a Unique Internship Fosters Musical Connections, ‘Bridge Across Cultures’
November 20, 2017
Sophomore Michelle Lu spent six weeks interning with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The work she did planning logistics for the group’s trip to China included watching the musicians perform side by side with Chinese musicians, attend meetings with the orchestra’s CEO and visit the Penn Wharton China Center. 
A Practical Lesson in the Art of Curation: The Incubation Series at Penn
November 20, 2017
Unraveled sweaters. Folded photographs. Concrete blocks. Coffee grounds. As curators of an art gallery exhibition, two University of Pennsylvania art history students found a common thread in these disparate materials used in the work of four Penn fine arts students: Lauren Altman, Erlin Geffrard, Jiayi Liu and Heryk Tomassini,.