2020 Green Purchasing Awards announced

Weitzman’s Megan Ryerson and Engineering’s Cheryl Hickey are awarded for their contributions to sustainable purchasing in travel consumption and kitchen waste streams.

Barbara Lea-Kruger

Rogers Smith on the heart and soul of America

As a scholar, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science is perhaps best known for challenging the view that the U.S. is fundamentally, “in its heart and soul,” a liberal democracy.

From Omnia

Rahul Mukherjee’s life in the screen

In two classes, the Dick Wolf Associate Professor of Television and New Media Studies looks at the big picture of our digital life.

From Omnia

Two Penn faculty named 2020 AAAS Fellows

Qi Long and E. Michael Ostap of the Perelman School of Medicine are among a cohort of 489 distinguished scientists recognized with the honor from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Melissa Moody , Michele W. Berger

In the News

The New York Times

The composer Tyshawn Sorey enters a new phase

Tyshawn Sorey of the School of Arts & Sciences was profiled for his accomplishments as a musician, composer, and academic.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

History will remember 2020. Here’s four ways it will shape Pa. politics moving forward

Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences said she wasn’t surprised that the protests following the police killing of George Floyd have slowed. “The election came, and the campaign for the presidency. And what it did was to disrupt and diminish the protests,” she said. “The establishment, the political establishment wanted to get everybody involved in the election, hoping they would forget about the protests and all the disruption.”


Financial Times

Best books of 2020: Economics

“2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything,” a book by Mauro Guillén of the Wharton School, was reviewed.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn football coach Ray Priore talks about no fall season, hope for spring

Penn football coach Ray Priore was game planning up until this past Monday, hoping his team might play this fall. Then the announcement came Wednesday: no sports in the Ivy League this fall semester. Now Priore is balancing his optimism with an understanding of the obstacles the pandemic brings to his sport.


The New York Times

How could human nature have become this politicized?

Research about political polarization in the U.S. by Yphtach Lelkes of the Annenberg School for Communication, Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences, and colleagues at Stanford University was cited.


Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY-FM)

Fixing the health care system: lessons from the pandemic

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel spoke about his work at Penn and in politics as well as the path to universal health care.