Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern

Artist Wharton Esherick may be best known for his prismatic furniture, handmade spiraling staircase and iconic cherrywood music stand that now sits in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But how did Esherick go from being an illustrator and painter to becoming a world famous wood sculptor?

Campus Art

Philadelphia is known for its magnificent works of public art, and some of the city’s most spectacular pieces are found right here on Penn’s campus.

Take a stroll along Locust Walk and you’ll find John Boyle’s seated, bronze Ben Franklin Statue in front of College Hall. A stone’s throw away, in front of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, is Claes Oldenburg’s “Split Button.” The iconic, 5,000-pound aluminum sculpture—a popular Penn landmark—was installed in 1981.

Autumn at Penn

The soft, golden light of autumn accentuates the beauty of Penn's tree-lined urban campus, located in the heart of West Philadelphia.

All of Penn's 12 undergraduate and graduate schools are located within walking distance of one another. The proximity of the schools allows the University to foster a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning and research.

Professor Finds It Hard to Keep Silent on Race

December 7, 2010

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication is highlighted for his “race diet.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

The Drugs Dilemna

December 12, 2010

Philippe Bourgois of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured assessing the situation in an area infested with illegal drugs.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

NBA Ref Racial Bias Redux

December 10, 2010

Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a paper alleging bias among NBA referees.

Article Source: New York Times

NFL Could Study Effects of College, Pro Football

December 9, 2010

The NFL will consider running a study that would examine whether playing in the league is more likely to result in long-term brain disease than only playing college football. Northwestern University's Hunt Batjer, co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine medical committee, said Thursday that the proposed study would test a group of 100 to 150 former NFL players who are 55 to 65 years old and compare them to "an age-matched and position-matched cohort of football players who played NCAA but not the pros."

Article Source: Associated Press

Stores and Shoppers Turn to Holiday Online Wish Lists

December 9, 2010

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School comments on the marketing tactics and thoughtfulness involved in gift giving.

Article Source: ABC News
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 9, 2010

Penn Football Season Began in Tragedy, Ended in Triumph

December 8, 2010

Penn’s football team is featured for its winning 2010 season.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer