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.
Revealing ‘storytelling pockets’ in the life of Frank Lloyd Wright
Paul Hendrickson’s new book, “Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright,” brought him full-circle to the famed architect of his childhood in Illinois.
Syrian journalist to speak in Penn’s ‘Writer at Risk’ weeklong visiting fellow program
Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim will visit Penn to discuss the armed conflict in Syria, the importance of an independent press, and the challenges of working in war-torn areas for female journalists.
Three-concert festival celebrates composer and Penn professor emeritus George Crumb
A three-concert festival will celebrate decades of music by Penn professor emeritus George Crumb, a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Oct. 10-12 at the Annenberg Center.
Junior Chloe Gong has a deal to publish young-adult novel set in 1920s Shanghai
In addition to pursuing her double-major in English and international relations, junior Chloe Gong is writing a novel, a take on “Romeo and Juliet” set in 1920s Shanghai. “These Violent Delights,” is expected to be released next fall.
Sculptor Michelle Lopez creates installation for ICA exhibition ‘Ballast & Barricades’
Michelle Lopez of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design created a sculpture with construction-derived materials hanging from, and reaching up to, a 30-foot-high gallery ceiling in the Institute of Contemporary Art. The new site-specific installation, “Ballast & Barricades,” is on display until May 10.
Libraries launch Diversity in the Stacks initiative
The Libraries has launched a new initiative to enhance collections that represent and reflect the University’s diverse population, and to highlight those works in a series of blog posts, starting with Afrofuturism.
Classical studies professor Emily Wilson receives MacArthur ‘genius grant’
Professor of Classical Studies Emily Wilson has been named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, receiving what is known as the “genius grant.”
Studying ancient architectural artifacts in Greece
Junior Zahra Elhanbaly worked with art history’s Mantha Zarmakoupi on a research project on the island of Paros.