‘School year’s resolutions’
Here, a collection of Penn faculty and students share some of their goals for the 2019-20 academic year, plus a quote that's keeping them motivated.
Penn remembers and celebrates Toni Morrison
The Penn community recalls the life and legacy of renowned author and teacher Toni Morrison, H‘88.
Lamentations for Sudan
Sudanese scholar Ali Ali-Dinar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, discusses the ongoing uprising in the East African country and the Sudan massacre.
Research, context, and community merge at Penn and Slavery Symposium
Students, faculty, and community members gathered to talk about the University’s connections to slavery.
A documentary film by Penn junior Sonari Chidi and a panel discussion at Perry World House focused on the depiction of refugees and immigrants in the media.
‘A Home for the Holidays’
On Dec. 31, Kyle Oden, a junior at Penn from Inglewood, Calif., and his family will be featured as part of a nationally televised holiday special: “A Home for the Holidays—the 20th Anniversary” celebrating families whose lives have been changed by adoptions.
Meeting of minds
With the Penn Alumni Reading Club, the Center for Africana Studies delivers intellectual engagement directly to alumni—and the public.
The Healing Word
Deborah Thomas embeds herself in communities stricken by violence to chronicle the humanity revealed during the aftermath.
Penn names inaugural faculty co-directors of the Office of Penn First Plus Students
University of Pennsylvania Provost Wendell Pritchett has announced the appointments of Camille Charles and Robert Ghrist as the inaugural faculty co-directors of the Office of Penn First Plus Students.
Incoming freshman experience college and community ahead of first semester
In its 32nd year, the weeklong Africana Studies Summer Institute brought 65 incoming freshmen to campus in July, introducing them to the program’s courses, professors, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates.
In the News
For This Penn Class That Studies Beyoncé, Beychella Was Like an Epic Final Exam
Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed her seminar “Family Feuds: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and the Meaning of American Music” and analyzed the viral Coachella performance’s commentary on Black womanhood.
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Family Feud: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Solange
Penn students Ashley Barrett, Arike Jacobs, and Erica Suarez joined Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences on “Good Day Philadelphia” to discuss Tillet’s seminar “Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Solange.” (Video)
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