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.
Guthrie Ramsey’s creative journey of healing, collaboration, and persistence
Music Professor Guthrie Ramsey has released a new album of songs meant to pay homage to his many musical partnerships. The project was prompted by his cancer diagnosis and influenced by the global pandemic and uprising against racial injustice.
New configurations in campus housing and dining planned
Student housing and dining experiences will be markedly different in the upcoming academic year because of pandemic restrictions designed to keep students socially distant while also fostering a sense of college community.
Kelly Writers House forum amplifies ideas and voices on racial justice
Kelly Writers House held a forum on racial justice featuring faculty, students, staff, and alumni reading written works, their own and those by others, that speak to these times.
Juneteenth: A day for reflection, conversation, and learning
As the Penn community takes time today to consider the significance of Juneteenth, Penn Today also pauses for critical reflection
Sixteen Penn students and recent graduates awarded 2020-21 Fulbright Scholarships
Sixteen Penn students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year to conduct research or teach English in countries around the world. The list includes nine undergraduates and one graduate student in the Class of 2020.
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Literary characters as masks: A reflection on identity during a pandemic
An English and visual studies double major, May graduate Amy Juang created five masks to reflect the identities of characters in novels she studied in a young adult literature course taught by Melissa Jensen.
Personal documentaries replace performing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Theatre arts students created personal documentaries relating their situations during the coronavirus quarantine to the theme of transformation in crisis in the play “Orlando,” which they were supposed to perform at the now-cancelled Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland
Celebrating alma maters: 125 years of ‘The Red and Blue’ and ‘Hail, Pennsylvania!’
President Amy Gutmann says singing along to “The Red and Blue,” composed 125 years ago, is the “most cherished” and “best known” tradition in song at Penn. The official alma mater, “Hail, Pennsylvania!” was also written in 1895. (Video)