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.
Penn Students Recast Famous Orson Welles Radio Broadcast
In a unique class that combined history and theatre, a 79-year-old radio broadcast became surprisingly relevant to 12 University of Pennsylvania students.
Mentorship program illuminates various career paths for English majors
A new mentorship program will allow undergraduate English majors in the School of Arts & Sciences (SAS) to work in paying jobs with Penn alumni who also majored in English.
Women’s Way Honors Penn President Amy Gutmann
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann has been honored with the Lucretia Mott Award from Women’s Way, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit. The award is given annually to “an outstanding American woman whose work speaks of a commitment to the values of equality, justice and peace for all.”
Volunteers needed to help with May 16 primary
Penn’s Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) is recruiting volunteers to help at six of the eight polling places on campus for the Pennsylvania primary election on Tuesday, May 16. To qualify, individuals must be registered to vote in Philadelphia and be available to work from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Honoring the 2017 President's Engagement and Innovation Prize Winners
The eight Penn students chosen for the President’s Engagement and Innovation Prizes this year have demonstrated “immense grit, creativity, and leadership,” with projects to take on challenges that “couldn’t be more pressing,” said
Penn and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand Collaboration
The University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Museum of Art have been jointly awarded $500,000 from the Andrew W.
English prof’s new book a study of the business of Romantic poetry
A late summer storm looming in 2009, Michael Gamer, an associate professor in the Department of English, turned off both his office desktop and his laptop, making sure both were unplugged in order to safeguard against any electrical surges.
Penn Student Groups Present the 2017 Campus Diversity Awards
On April 24, a consortium of student groups at the University of Pennsylvania hosted the 2017 Campus Diversity Awards to honor individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion in the academic, cultural and social life at Penn.
Penn’s Barbara Savage Named Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University
Barbara D. Savage of the University of Pennsylvania has been chosen as the Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at the University of Oxford for the 2018-19 academic year.
Three Penn President’s Engagement Prize Winners to Create a Support Program for Latino High School Students
A passion and commitment to improve the lives of those in the Latino immigrant community unites three University of Pennsylvania seniors who have different majors. As three of seven recipients of the 2017 President’s Engagement Prize, they now have the support necessary to help them translate their passion into a project with real impact.