President Amy Gutmann is named to a new national commission on the humanities and social sciences.
PHILADELPHIA -– University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communications and director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, have been named to a new national commission to bolster teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences.
Larry Gladney of the School of Arts and Sciences and James Cornish of the School of Medicine are featured for their research.
PHILADELPHIA – Novelist and non-fiction writer Susan Cheever is the first of three acclaimed writers slated to visit the University of Pennsylvania as Spring 2011 Fellows at Kelly Writers House. Cheever will be on campus Feb. 14-15.
Penn’s Mask and Wig Club is an all-male comedy troupe that has entertained Philadelphians and the Penn community since 1889 with its original revues, often featuring men dressed up as women.
At the time of Mask and Wig’s founding, most colleges were open only to men, so the troupe’s cast was all male. Due to the popularity of burlesque during that era, the club adopted the genre.
Brian Rose of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the looting of Egyptian artifacts.
It has been one year since a devastating earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, and Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in Penn’s Graduate School of Education is helping the country rebuild its education system from the ground up.
A widely recognized expert in international applied development research, Ravitch was recently named the senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Educational Reconstruction Plan.