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Hurricane Season and Relief Efforts: Expert Comment From the University of Pennsylvania
August 31, 2017
Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an on-campus ISDN line.
A Conversation with Peter Dougherty, 2017-18 Fox Family Pavilion Scholar and Distinguished Senior Fellow
August 31, 2017
Peter Dougherty, the Fox Family Pavilion Scholar and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program talks about his fellowship, his return to Philadelphia after 12 years directing Princeton University Press, and the future of scholarly books in the world of publishing.
Penn Doctoral Student Conducts Anthropological Study of Science
August 30, 2017
Growing up in Indianapolis, Lizzie Oakley’s family didn’t take beach vacations. Instead, they traveled to historic sites and explored state parks and antique shops around Indiana. This, says the Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, inspired her to pursue a career related to history.
Oldenburg’s ‘Split Button’ Sculpture at Penn Refurbished
August 28, 2017
A legendary University of Pennsylvania landmark has undergone a makeover.
Penn Student in Peru Engages Local Communities on Climate Change
August 28, 2017
High in the mountains of Peru, in the ancient city of Cusco, University of Pennsylvania graduate student Julia Slater worked to discover creative ways to make workshops on climate change responsive to the needs of indigenous farming communities.
Wolf Humanities Center 2017-18 Forum Examines “Afterlives”
August 24, 2017
The Wolf Humanities Center, which now has a permanent endowment from University of Pennsylvania alumnus Dick Wolf, multiple Emmy-winning creator of the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” branded series, is building upon the tradition of the Penn Humanities Forum through a wide-ranging 2017-18 season.
Penn Undergrad Evaluates Financial Sustainability of Historic House Museums
August 15, 2017
Julia Bache, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, is working on a long-term research project that’s focused on the financial sustainability of historic house museums.
Q&A: Penn Criminologist Richard Berk on the Future of Artificial Intelligence
August 15, 2017
In a Q&A, Richard Berk of Criminology discusses common misconceptions about the use of artificial intelligence in the criminal-justice system, a topic he presented on in July to representatives of Silicon Valley, privacy-focused NGOs, universities and the federal government.
Penn Libraries Announces Crowd-Sourced Scholarship Endeavor, “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza” 
August 11, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania Libraries announces the launch of “Scribes of the Cairo Geniza,” an innovative digital humanities collaboration among the Princeton Geniza Project, the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Cambridge University Libraries, and Zooniverse that brings the Cairo Geniza to a mass audience online.
‘Wandering Rome’: A New Exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery
August 8, 2017
The Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania presents A View of One’s Own—Three Women Photographers in Rome: Esther Boise Van Deman, Georgina Masson, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, on view Aug. 11-Dec. 10.