Arts & Humanities
Penn in the news
C. Brian Rose of the School of Arts & Sciences and the Museum discusses objects on display from early excavations of the Gordion site and says, “In those days, archaeologists dug enormous tracts of land in an effort to make sensational discoveries in as short a time as possible.”
The University is mentioned for collaborating with Leigh University and the Free Library of Philadelphia to lead a project called Bibliotheca Philadelphienis that will digitalize “the largest regional collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the country.”
Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about the Zika virus.
Bob Thurlow of the Museum and Patrick Dorris of Penn Medicine talk about the process of preserving museum artifacts amidst the demolition of the nearby Penn Tower.
Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans.