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.
Junior Margarita Ortiz conducted a comprehensive survey of 18 sites as a summer intern for the Historic Germantown consortium in her hometown of Philadelphia.
Mary Frances Berry on the 55th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Africana Studies professor Mary Frances Berry discusses the history of civil rights legislation, and where the 1964 bill fits in.
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.
Adolph Reed is retiring. But he’s still got more to say
After more than 40 years as a political science professor, incisive commentator, and mentor to countless students, Reed is ending his teaching career. Now, he can turn his full attention to writing, and the 2020 campaign.
Japan’s modern monarchy: How it works
Professor of Japanese history Frederick Dickinson explains the significance of the Japanese monarchy as a new emperor takes the throne—and President Trump becomes the first world leader to meet him.
Latin American and Latino Studies celebrates 30 years of growth, plans for the future
What began as a handful of faculty and students has matured into a program offering a major and minor, grants, and a local and international community hub.
In conversation with the Russian ambassador
During an event on campus, Professor Mitchell Orenstein spoke with Anatoly Antonov about ‘fake news,’ U.S.-Russia relations, and why arms control negotiations need to resume.
Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide, memorials remember the 800,000 who died
Penn historic preservation professor Randall Mason has been working with the country’s government since 2016 to protect and conserve such monuments.
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.
In the News
Touring Philly’s Black History Along South Street From Du Bois Home to Standard Theater
Penn students Helen Fetaw, Nathaniel Gertzman, and Ramon Garcia Gomez joined Penn chaplain and professor Chaz Howard to lead a Black History Month tour of South Street.
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Material Mourning in the Secular Sculpture Garden
Donovan Schaefer of the School of Arts and Sciences contributed an opinion piece about Treptow, a Soviet war memorial and mass grave in Berlin.
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