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Artifacts, Deities and Theater at Penn Museum

What better place to stage a 2,500-year-old Greek play than amidst ancient artifacts, many depicting mythological figures and deities?

Penn Libraries/History of Art Student-curated Exhibit Reaps Benefits and an Award

For a group of University of Pennsylvania students from André Dombrowski’s fall 2014 curatorial seminar, the excitement of curating an exhibition in the Penn Libraries and creating an accompanying catalog came rushing back when the


Penn Collaborates on Program to Offer Public Tours of Lower Schuylkill River

Inspired by urban river projects that have revitalized the cities of Los Angeles and New York, the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) is collaborating on a project with Bartram’s Garden and River Corps to increase access to the Lower Schuylkill River, helping more people connect to the storied waterway.


Penn Researcher Uncovers the Unexpected History of Separating Church and State

Sarah Barringer Gordon, a professor in the History Department at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law, is writing Freedom’s Holy Light: Disestablishment in America, 1776-1876, which will offer fresh perspectives on the disestablishment of religion during the century following the American Revolution.

2016 Holi Festival at Penn

April 05, 2016
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Video: With ‘Lemonade,’ Beyoncé Shows She’s an Artist in Control April 25, 2016 | PBS NewsHour

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on singer Beyoncé’s latest visual album and how she presents herself as an artist in control.

‘Miles Ahead’ and ‘Nina’ Try to Hit the Beat on the Offbeat April 22, 2016 | New York Times

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her review of the jazz biopic featuring Miles Davis.

Why Nina Simone Is Having a Moment April 21, 2016 | Time

Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the resurgence of singer Nina Simone in the media.

Heavy-metal Mashup: Penn Scholar Collaborators With Iron Maiden April 21, 2016 | Philly.com

Simon Martin of the Penn Museum is featured for collaborating with Iron Maiden on their latest album, The Book of Souls.

The Legacy of Ban Chiang: Archaeologist Joyce White Talks About Thailand’s Most Famous Archaeological Site April 20, 2016 | Isaan Record

Joyce White of the Penn Museum is interviewed about the Ban Chiang Project.