Ancient food and flavor

Food remains dating back as far as 6,000 years found at archaeological sites are now on view in a new indoor-outdoor exhibition at the Penn Museum, “Ancient Food & Flavor,” through the fall of 2024. 

Louisa Shepard

Eight Penn professors elected 2022 AAAS Fellows

Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Perelman School of Medicine, and School of Veterinary Medicine join a class of scientists, engineers, and innovators spanning 24 scientific disciplines.

Michele W. Berger

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Miami Herald

‘Spectacular’ statue of a fish-tailed ‘minion’ god found at ancient Roman burial site

According to research from the School of Arts & Sciences, ancient Romans believed that the god Triton lived in a golden palace at the bottom of the sea.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn Museum to start work on $54M Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries project, the largest renovation in its history

The Penn Museum plans to begin renovation on its $54 million Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries this fall, with remarks from Christopher Woods.



Maybe you should just join a commune

Kristen Ghodsee of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the benefits of communal living and the restructuring of the traditional nuclear family.


The case for reimagining the nuclear family

In a Q&A, Kristen Ghodsee of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses her recent book “Everyday Utopia,” which makes a pragmatic case for utopian thinking while critiquing our present society.


Mississippi Free Press

The work of decolonizing a neglected historic Black cemetery in Starkville

Recent College of Arts and Sciences graduate Carlos Montes says that many Black people in Starkville and elsewhere can trace their origins to Brush Arbor Cemetery in Mississippi.


WTOL (Toledo, Ohio)

Final resting place of freed slaves in Defiance County to receive Ohio Historic Marker

Penn researchers used dogs, ground-penetrating radar, and historical records to confirm the location of the nearly forgotten Worthington Cemetery in Ohio, the burial site of around 50 freed slaves.