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, and the Institute for Contemporary Art.
48 years ago: PennDesign Dean Frederick Steiner on Earth Day
The dean of the School of Design discusses his inspiration for the original environmental awareness event, and its surprising endurance.
For 45 years, Penn Choral Director William Parberry has conducted thousands of Penn singers through hundreds of music scores, resulting in more than 270 concerts by his three ensembles. The University Choral Society’s performance on April 20, featuring Handel’s Messiah, will be his last before retirement.
A medieval confluence
Three newly-hired Penn assistant professors, all transplants to Philadelphia, found each other soon after they arrived and discovered that, although they were in different areas of study, they all focused on the Middle Ages, specifically 13th-century France.
Lauding a transformative scholar
Chosen for her expertise in Southern and African-American literature, author and poet Thadious Davis was one of the first professors recruited by Penn President Amy Gutmann. Davis was honored at a reception and a symposium which focused on her work exploring race, region, and gender.
Support and collaboration between U.S. and Mexico crucial for success
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about global and national issues during the inaugural Penn Biden Global Leaders Dialogue.
Art historian finds meaning in mid-century model kitchens
Homes and the objects that fill them fascinate Juliana Rowan Barton, a doctoral student in the History of Art Department at Penn.