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.
Alternative literary history
A decade of research and writing by English Professor Emily Steiner has resulted in a new book about the work of John Trevisa, a 14th century English author who translated encyclopedias and other reference books, helping to create a body of general knowledge for non-specialists.
Cooking as community-building in the New College House West Quaker Kitchen
The Office of the President is funding a food-centered pilot program to bring students together through culinary endeavors in New College House West’s Quaker Kitchen.
A conversation with guest lecturer, historian, and best-selling author Jill Lepore
Best-selling author Jill Lepore, a Harvard history professor and staff writer at The New Yorker, spoke about teaching the U.S. Constitution during an era of constitutional crisis in a conversation with Graduate School of Education Dean Pam Grossman and Law School Dean Theodore Ruger.
‘The Stories We Wear’ puts a spotlight on fashion spanning 2,500 years
A new Penn Museum exhibition puts a spotlight on fashion featuring 250 items spanning 2,500 years, including clothing, jewelry, uniforms, weapons, even tattoos. “The Stories We Wear” will be on view through June 12.
Roberto Lugo brings his street graffiti and unique portraiture to the Arthur Ross Gallery
Guest curator Roberto Lugo has covered the walls of the Arthur Ross Gallery with the art of graffiti as part of the new exhibition “God Complex: Different Philadelphia,” on view through Dec. 19.