Arts & Humanities

Penn in the news

Penn Museum Displays the Midas Touch February 11, 2016 |

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.”

Bringing Medieval Works to the Digital World February 2, 2016 |

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.”

Zika Concern Rising, but Region ‘Should Be Just Fine’ January 29, 2016 |

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine and Michael Weisberg of the School of Arts & Sciences are quoted about the Zika virus.

Video: Delicate Process of Preserving Artifacts as Things Get Shaky at Penn Museum January 29, 2016 | WPVI-TV (Philadelphia)

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.

Researchers Find Causes for Higher Death Rates Among Middle-aged Whites January 29, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans.