Louisa Shepard

Louisa Shepard

News Officer

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.  

Writing with purpose

Students in Lorene Cary’s creative writing course focus on voting, midterm elections, and exploring the big questions of their generation.

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A medieval minute

For their 60-second lecture, English professor Emily Steiner and doctoral student Aylin Malcolm put a dramatic twist on medieval English.

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She did it herself

The Penn Libraries exhibition “OK, I’ll Do It Myself” with selections from the collection of alumna Caroline Schimmel features 145 books, photographs, manuscripts, artwork, and memorabilia on women in the American wilderness, even Annie Oakley’s trunk.

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Cuba libre

The complexities of Cuba’s history and the response by artists were the focus of the summer abroad course “Penn-in-Havana: Visual Culture and Public Art in Cuba,” taught by art historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, and funded by a Making a Difference in Diverse Communities grant.

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‘Power of Penn ‘ in Boston

Speaking to more than 250 people at a Power of Penn event in Boston for alumni, parents, and friends, President Amy Gutmann emphasized the University’s commitment to innovation, inclusion, and impact. The diversity of Penn’s research and teaching threaded through her discussion with professors Donita Brady, Vivek Shenoy, and Emily Steiner.

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A study in black and white

The Arthur Ross Gallery’s current exhibition features 58 linocut prints by South African artist William Kentridge. Created with black ink on type-filled dictionary pages, the prints depict objects that are iconic in the artist’s work, including coffee pots, typewriters, trees, birds, and cats. The exhibit is on display through Nov. 11.

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