School of Arts & Sciences

Art walk

A summer course in history of art took students to the streets of Philadelphia to view and discuss murals, sculptures, and other public artworks.

Louisa Shepard

Woodstock at 50

During three days of Woodstock in August of 1969, Anthony DeCurtis of the School of Arts and Sciences was 18, growing up in New York City and obsessed with the music that would form the foundation of his writing and teaching.

Louisa Shepard

Engaging history

Junior Margarita Ortiz conducted a comprehensive survey of 18 sites as a summer intern for the Historic Germantown consortium in her hometown of Philadelphia.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


NPR

Understanding Kashmir

Suvir Kaul of the School of Arts and Sciences talks about political conflict between Indian and Pakistan. “I’m watching this [Indian] government doing all it can to change that kind of unitary sense of the nation and that’s what worries me enormously,” said Kaul.

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NPR

A century later: The Treaty of Versailles and its rejection of racial equality

Frederick Dickinson of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about the history of opposition to limiting non-white immigration. The racial equality clause in the Treaty of Versailles, for example, was “one of the first attempts to establish ... the unprecedented principle of free and open migration,” he said.

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NPR

The lasting impact of ‘Dora the Explorer’

Americo Mendoza-Mori of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about his work consulting for the film adaptation of “Dora the Explorer.”

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NBC Philadelphia

Philly’s drinking water threatened by climate change

Howard Neukrug of the School of Arts and Sciences spoke about the potential effects of climate change on Philadelphia’s water supply. “We’ve seen a lot of one in one-hundred-year events occurring back to back,” says Neukrug.

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Scientific American

The illusion of safety

Research led by Johannes Burge of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited in an article about the potentially dangerous effects of monovision contact lenses and surgical procedures.

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