Senior News Officer
Louisa Shepard covers English, history of art, music, theater, and classical studies, among other subject areas, in the School of Arts and Sciences. She also supports coverage for the Kelly Writers House, the Graduate School of Education, the Penn Libraries, the Penn Museum, the Arthur Ross Gallery, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, as well as fine arts in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Department of Music ensembles to perform in December
Hundreds of undergraduate students will perform in orchestral and choral concerts in December as part of Department of Music ensembles.
Art Matters: Hand-coiled clay jar by Pueblo artist Les Namingha
A hand-coiled clay jar by pueblo artist Les Namingha is on view in the Penn Museum’s Native American Voices gallery. The abstract surface design references water and its use in the U.S. Southwest.
Graduate School of Education celebrates expansion and renovation
The $35.6 million construction project connects two 1960s-era buildings to create “One Penn GSE” at 3700 Walnut St.
Arthur Ross Gallery celebrates its 40th anniversary
The Arthur Ross Gallery celebrates its 40th anniversary with the opening of an exhibition featuring rare first-edition prints by Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.
‘Be Holding’: A collaboration that feels improvisational
A three-year partnership among Penn faculty, a poet, a quartet, and a high school results in an original production that premiered in Philadelphia this year.
An inauspicious arrival for the ambitious Benjamin Franklin
Penn’s founder arrived in Philadelphia on Oct. 6 300 years ago as a nearly penniless 17-year-old looking for a job as a printer.