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.
Exploring extracurriculars at the Fall Student Activities Fair
For the first time Penn’s annual Fall Student Activities Fair was both in person and online over a three-day period. Nearly 600 groups registered to participate this year, and thousands of students signed up for organizations.
Student ambassadors ready to welcome new arrivals during Move-In
Ready to welcome new arrivals to campus, 25 student coordinators are working as paid staff during Move-In to College Houses this coming week.
Artist and professor David Hartt is ‘of the moment’
This year alone four museums and two galleries are featuring work by artist David Hartt of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, including currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Two centuries old, a handwritten record of medical education
Penn Libraries is part of a multi-institution-funded project to digitize materials from early medical education. More than 1,000 Penn dissertations are now online, with the earliest dating from 1807.
Accessing an artistic archive as an ICA summer intern
Rising senior Min Park, an art history major from South Korea, is organizing the book and image archives as the summer curatorial intern at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and helping plan a September reopening with two new exhibitions.
Filmmaker Claire Sliney heads to Paris with a Nat Geo Storytelling Fulbright
May graduate Claire Sliney is the first Penn undergrad to receive an Academy Award, and to receive a Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship. She heads to Paris to shoot a documentary about how female immigrants in France are portrayed in film.
The pandemic, health inequities, and an ‘opportunity for change’
Experts across the University weigh in on which lessons the pandemic drove home and what immediate measures are needed to prevent future loss.