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.
By the Numbers: Undergraduates share their research
Work by a record 436 students was featured in the Fall Research Expo sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.
New family welcome: ‘The right place; the right time’
President Liz Magill and Provost John L. Jackson Jr. welcomed first-year and transfer students and their families in an afternoon celebration on College Green.
Operatic notes: One student’s research on opera in society
Rising second-year Thomas Sharrock attended seven operas this summer at the Royal Opera House in London, studying audience perceptions of opera in the United Kingdom.
Starstruck on the Cannes red carpet
The 30 students who attended the Cannes Film Festival through a Penn Summer Abroad course were able to watch screenings of at least three to four films a day. For the most sought-after American film premieres they waited in “last-minute” lines for hours.