Louisa Shepard covers several subject areas in the School of Arts and Sciences including History of Art, Music, and English, which includes Cinema and Media Studies, Center for Creative Writing, and Kelly Writers House. She also supports coverage at the Graduate School of Education, PennDesign, the Libraries, the Penn Museum, the Arthur Ross Gallery, the Institute for Contemporary Art and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
Homeward Initiative takes on the challenge of supporting homeless LGBTQ youth
With his President’s Engagement Prize, May graduate Brendan Taliaferro is creating a nonprofit to provide housing and assistance for homeless LGBTQ youth in Philadelphia.
‘Fight On, Pennsylvania’ celebrates a century
One hundred years ago two Penn freshmen got together in a Quad dorm room and wrote the music and lyrics to a song they named “Fight On, Pennsylvania.” The University’s official fight song became a tradition at football games, and today is played thousands of times a year.
Syrian journalist details dangers, challenges covering her country
During four public discussions last week as part of a “Writer at Risk” residency, Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim described in detail the dangers she faced covering armed conflicts while in her country.
Revealing ‘storytelling pockets’ in the life of Frank Lloyd Wright
Paul Hendrickson’s new book, “Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright,” brought him full-circle to the famed architect of his childhood in Illinois.
Syrian journalist to speak in Penn’s ‘Writer at Risk’ weeklong visiting fellow program
Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim will visit Penn to discuss the armed conflict in Syria, the importance of an independent press, and the challenges of working in war-torn areas for female journalists.
Three-concert festival celebrates composer and Penn professor emeritus George Crumb
A three-concert festival will celebrate decades of music by Penn professor emeritus George Crumb, a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Oct. 10-12 at the Annenberg Center.
Junior Chloe Gong has a deal to publish young-adult novel set in 1920s Shanghai
In addition to pursuing her double-major in English and international relations, junior Chloe Gong is writing a novel, a take on “Romeo and Juliet” set in 1920s Shanghai. “These Violent Delights,” is expected to be released next fall.