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Dissertation on Early 20th-century Cairo Coffeehouses Leads Penn Ph.D. Student to Egyptian and British Spy Reports
June 19, 2017
During his “archival world tour” throughout the Middle East and Europe, University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate Alon Tam turned to a unique source of information for his dissertation on 19th- and early 20th-century Cairo coffeehouses: Egyptian and British spy reports. The intelligence documents offer new insights about Egypt’s political history and provide a unique perspective on the Egyptian Revolution of 1919.
Two Penn Ph.D. Students Awarded 2017 Mellon ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
June 5, 2017
Two University of Pennsylvania doctoral students, Devin Curry and Nabeel Hamid, have been awarded dissertation completion fellowships for 2017-18 from the American Council of Learned Societies. Each student is completing a degree in the Philosophy Department of the School of Arts & Sciences.
Penn Study Links Heart Rate to Gender Gap in Criminal Offending
May 30, 2017
In the field of criminology, it is well established that men engage in more crime than women. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania published in the journal Criminology, addresses the incomplete understanding of why males are more criminal than females by examining gender differences in biological functioning and behavior.
Penn Arab Music Ensemble Provides a Window Into Arab Culture
May 17, 2017
Thanks to the Penn Arab Music Ensemble, a group of nearly 120 University of Pennsylvania student musicians and their audiences are exposed to the culture of Arab music.
Penn Students Recast Famous Orson Welles Radio Broadcast
May 12, 2017
In a unique class that combined history and theatre, a 79-year-old radio broadcast became surprisingly relevant to 12 University of Pennsylvania students. Orson Welles was just about the age of the students when his Mercury Theater company adapted the H.G. Wells 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds about a Martian invasion of earth in a live radio broadcast. Some listeners thought it was real and panicked.
Twenty Penn Students and Alumni Offered 2017-18 Fulbright Grants
May 3, 2017
Twenty University of Pennsylvania students and alumni have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Awards and Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Awards for 2017-18. The Fulbright Program, which operates in more than 160 countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the United States government. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people in the U.S. and other countries.               
Penn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand Collaboration
May 3, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have been jointly awarded $500,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an ongoing collaboration over the next three years that provides Penn graduate students in art history with an opportunity to extend their study beyond the classroom through a direct, hands-on engagement with the Museum’s renowned collection.
John McInerney to Take Helm of Penn‘s Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
May 2, 2017
John McInerney, vice president of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, has been named the inaugural executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. The announcement was made today by Penn Provost Vincent Price and Anita Allen, vice provost for faculty.
Penn Student Theater Sparkles at Platt Student Performing Arts House
April 28, 2017
Under the umbrella of the Theater Arts Council, TACe, students at the University of Pennsylvania, have the opportunity to bask in the limelight, both behind and in front of the curtain. TACe is a sub-committee of the Performing Arts Council, housed at the Platt Student Performing Arts House.
Penn Professor Nancy Hirschmann Looks at Intersection of Disability and Feminism Through a Unique Lens
April 27, 2017
University of Pennsylvania professor Nancy Hirschmann studies how disability and feminism intersect from a unique perspective, that of a political theorist. She directs the Program on Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Penn’s Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality & Women.