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.
Penn Clubs online platform helps students find extracurricular groups and activities
Discovering and joining extracurricular groups and activities is now easier with the new Penn Clubs online platform, developed and managed by students for students.
Pew Center for Arts & Heritage awards 2020 grants to Penn projects
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage announced 41 grants totaling $10.5 million in support of the Institute for Contemporary Art and Stuart Weitzman School of Design, and a Girard College project involving theater director Brooke O’Harra and music composer Tyshawn Sorey.
Three educators celebrated at Penn GSE as winners of the McGraw Prize in Education
In the first celebration of the McGraw Prize in Education since the Graduate School of Education became its home, President Amy Gutmann said this year’s three winners are among the “great minds devoted to improving education through innovation."
New exhibition ‘Re-materialize’ features artists who transform recycled materials
Open to the public for the first time since March, the Arthur Ross Gallery’s new exhibition “Re-materialize” features sculptures and mixed-media work by four artists who transform found and recycled materials.
To be successful online, faculty went back to the classroom
With students learning remotely, Penn provides support for professors as they’ve been challenged to retool courses and rethink their approaches to teaching.
Undergraduate research poster session goes virtual
The Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships’ new online platform, Penn Presents, virtually display undergraduate research activities. The first event is the 14th annual Fall Research Expo featuring more than 300 posters.
Jacques Thompson explores ‘immoral humor’ through a historic lens
Through a summer research project with Classical Studies Professor Ralph Rosen, sophomore Jacques Thompson focused on the evolutionary aspect of “immoral humor,” analyzing performances by comedians Dave Chappelle and Louis C.K.
Radio magic: A summer internship at WXPN’s ‘World Cafe’
As a summer intern for WXPN’s ‘World Cafe,’ sophomore Leanna Tilitei worked remotely as a member of the programming team helping to produce the ‘nation’s most listened-to-public radio music program.’
Price Lab for Digital Humanities launches eight-episode podcast series
The Price Lab for Digital Humanities created an eight-episode podcast series featuring interviews by managing director Stewart Varner and digital experts. Four paid student interns worked as editors on episodes, making it possible to complete the series in time for a summer release.
Jay Kirk on writing, teaching, and his new nonfiction book, ‘Avoid the Day’
Penn and Philadelphia are woven throughout a new book by Jay Kirk as he pursues the mystery of a missing music manuscript by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, traveling from Vermont to Europe to the Arctic Circle. Penn Today spoke the lecturer in nonfiction creative writing about “Avoid the Day: A New Nonfiction in Two Movements.”