Two University of Pennsylvania Students Win Critical Language Scholarships

Two students from the University of Pennsylvania, Daniel Blackey and William Dossett, have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships. They are among approximately 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate student CLS scholarship recipients this year.

Penn Wharton China Center Partners With Philadelphia Orchestra on 2016 Asia Tour

The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Wharton China Center is partnering with The Philadelphia Orchestra on its 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency May 19 – June 5.

Penn Researchers: Colleges and Universities Are Crucial to Their Communities

The Netter Center's Ira Harkavy and GSE's Matthew Hartley are sharing Penn's commitment to civic engagement with higher education leaders around the world.

Two From Penn Named Pulitzer Center Student Fellows

Natalie Au and Rachel Townzen of the University of Pennsylvania have received International Student Reporting Fellowships from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in partnership with Penn’s Middle East Center and South Asia Center.

Arts & Humanities


  • Penn Professor of Music James Primosch

    The Artist-teacher in His Element

    Penn music professor James Primosch not only practices what he teaches, but teaches what he practices. It’s a unified approach that he believes enhances both the creative and pedagogical aspects of his work.

  •  GSE Lecturer Found Peace During Holocaust Through Art

    GSE Lecturer Found Peace During Holocaust Through Art

    While hiding from the Nazis in Poland, 8-year-old Nelly Toll created make-believe lands full of good, happy, and civilized people. Her worlds were without war, danger, violence, or cruelty.

  • An Archaeobotanist Blooms from the Classroom to the Field

    One undergraduate digs deep with Penn researchers at an archeological site in Mississippi and comes across an unexpected find.

  • Connecting in Cuba

    Opportunities for Penn faculty, staff, and students broaden as formal ties expand between the island nation and the United States.

  • A House of One’s Own

    The Kelly Writers House offers students across the disciplines a dynamic, welcoming community bound by a love for the written word. …

  • An Architectural Landmark, Preserved and Restored

    Renovations to the Richards Medical Research Laboratories, designed by the renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, have restored the modern architectural gem to its original glory.

  • Dante at 750

    Dante Alighieri’s poetry has influenced Western culture and touched the American soul.

  • The Crosswinds of Science and Art

    In her most recent collection of work, painter and PennDesign lecturer Deirdre Murphy let scientific data about global warming and bird migration guide her brushstrokes.

  • Protecting Cultural Heritage Sites in Syria and Iraq

    Working through Penn’s Cultural Heritage Center, an archaeologist seeks to document the destruction of antiquities and artifacts in conflict zones.

  • A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

Penn in the news

36 Hours in Philadelphia May 26, 2016 | New York Times

The Institute of Contemporary Art is included as a destination spot for tourists visiting Philadelphia.

‘Forest Bathing’ Latest Fitness Trend to Hit U.S. – ‘Where Yoga Was 30 Years Ago’ May 17, 2016 | Washington Post

David Yaden of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “There have been studies comparing walking in nature with walking in an urban environment and testing people on their mood, different aspects of depression and in some cases, brain scans.”

5,000-year-old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed May 23, 2016 | National Public Radio

Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum says, “All indications are that ancient peoples, [including those at this Chinese dig site], applied the same principles and techniques as brewers do today.”

Audio: More Than a Mistress: Madame De Pompadour Was a Minister of the Arts May 10, 2016 | “Morning Edition,” National Public Radio

Joan DeJean of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, French King Louis XV’s chief mistress.

‘Touch Tours’ Help Blind Experience Philadelphia’s Historic Food Scene May 2, 2016 | National Public Radio

The hands-on tours at the Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Penn Museum are mentioned.