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2023 Women of Color at Penn Awards

The 36th annual Women of Color at Penn award ceremony celebrated the achievements of women of color at Penn and in the broader community, highlighting this year’s theme of self-care and healing.

Kristina García

Democracy in Israel

Perry World House hosted a conversation to look at how the proposals from Israel’s new far-right government could weaken the country’s democracy.

Kristen de Groot

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Racial disparities in Philly prisons persist, despite 47% decline in incarcerated population

Paul Heaton of Penn Carey Law says that high legal caseloads are partially to blame for the continued over-incarceration of Black residents.


The New York Review of Books

Trees in themselves

“Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees,” a new book by Jared Farmer of the School of Arts & Sciences, is reviewed.


The New York Times

The unsettling truth about Trump’s first great victory

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on a paper co-written by the School’s William Marble which asserts that Donald Trump’s largest gains in 2016 support compared to 2012 came from whites with moderate racial resentment.



Biden’s veto supports free markets, not ‘woke’ capitalism

In an Op-Ed, Witold Henisz of the Wharton School says that President Biden’s veto of Republican limitations on ESG investing represents fiduciary responsibility, not “woke” or ideological politics.


Al Día

Being bilingual and Latinx in higher education

Nelson Flores of the Graduate School of Education explores the challenges faced by bilingual Latinx students in the United States.


Architectural Record

Commemorating Minerva Parker Nichols, the first independent woman architect in the United States

Alumna Molly Lester of the Weitzman School of Design and a curatorial team at the Architectural Archives are honoring architect Minerva Parker Nichols with an exhibition.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Invisible dance exhibit highlights accessibility in art at UPenn

Carolyn Lazard’s “Long Take,” a new immersive art installation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, explores themes of accessibility and chronic illness using an unseen dance performance.


Philadelphia Inquirer

The Paris-to-Philadelphia story of a rebel artist, a visionary dentist, and a treasure lost and found

Lynn Marsden-Atlass of the Arthur Ross Gallery discusses the rediscovery of a lost Gustave Courbet painting in the basement of the School of Dental Medicine. It is now the centerpiece of a new exhibition.


The Washington Post

Postdocs Amritha Mallikarjun and Clara Wilson at the School of Veterinary Medicine comment on the difference between a human linguistic interface and a dog’s understanding of matching symbols and buttons to objects and actions.


The New York Times

Wuhan market samples contained COVID and animal mixtures, report says

Frederic Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the report finding COVID-infected raccoon dogs in China had sound methods but isn’t absolute proof that the animals were the source of the pandemic.