Brandon Baker covers subject areas across Penn including the Penn Language Center, The Sachs Arts Program, Annenberg Center, ICA, WXPN, Lauder Institute, and Morris Arboretum.
Students immersed in place-based learning in Alaska
During a trip to Alaska in late August, students of the Lauder Institute explored the environments of Southeast Alaska and got to know the culture of the Tlingit people.
Lauder students put language skills into practice
In lieu of its in-country immersion program, which was canceled because of the pandemic, the Lauder Institute incorporated community engagement projects that connected students with communities in Philadelphia and beyond.
Penn Alexander celebrates achievement award from Dept. of Education
At an outdoor gathering at Penn Alexander on Sept. 21, the school community and guests celebrated its National Blue Ribbon Award.
ICA debuts first major retrospective of pioneering video artist
In ‘Without Your Interpretation,’ the Institute of Contemporary Art showcases the work of Ulysses Jenkins, a pivotal influence on contemporary art for more than 50 years.
The Sachs Program debuts whimsical art exhibit in new Arts Lounge
Recalling “purse hoagies” and other encountered utterances, Martha Rich’s “It goes by fast” exhibit showcases the sillier side of the arts.
Two decades after 9/11, a conversation with a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia
In a Q&A, Joseph Westphal, a senior global fellow at the Lauder Institute and former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, talks about post-9/11 Saudi Arabia.
A ‘surreal’ experience as students move into New College House West
One-hundred and forty-three members of the first residents to live in New College House moved in on Friday, Aug. 27, marking the second phase of Move-In and the opening of a new facility on campus.
Assessing the effectiveness of international organizations
Four PURM interns, led by Julia Gray, spent the summer researching the activity and effectiveness of international organizations.
A fountain, its steps, and its garden—restored
In a photo essay, see the newly restored Step Fountain and surrounding garden beds at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.
In Zoë Ryan, a collaborative new leader for the ICA
Zoë Ryan began her role as director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in November. Here, a look at Ryan’s time at the ICA so far and what’s ahead for the institution.