Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

The Sachs Program announces 2023 grants

Now in its sixth year of supporting creative practice at Penn and in the surrounding community, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation announced grants totaling $170,000 at its annual Sachs Grants Awards ceremony.

Brandon Baker

Penn welcomes energy justice scholar Sanya Carley

Carley will be the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Energy Policy and City Planning in the Weitzman School with an affiliation with the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.

From the Weitzman School of Design

Understanding the decline in racial disparities in COVID

The School of Arts & Sciences’ Irma Elo and Samuel Preston, with a collaborative team of researchers, assessed racial disparities in U.S. COVID-19 deaths, calling for continued efforts to better understand and implement targeted strategies for addressing health inequalities.

Nathi Magubane

Remembering Harry Belafonte

Tukufu Zuberi describes meeting the musician-turned-activist, plus how Belafonte used his talents for good and what legacy he leaves behind.

Michele W. Berger

In the News

Associated Press

How and when to remove children from their homes? A federal lawsuit raises thorny questions

PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts explains why the child welfare system can be particularly risky for Black and Indigenous families.


The New York Times

The politics of delusion have taken hold

In his new book, “Our Common Bonds,” Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the distorted views and misperceptions driving partisan hostility.


The New York Times

Glace brings French ice cream and gluten-free cones to the Upper East Side

The Penn Museum is inaugurating an indoor and outdoor exhibit about food and drink that will provide a better understanding of ancient civilizations and their habits.


Managed Healthcare Executive

Name change needed for Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to reduce misinformation, says Penn’s Annenberg Center

A report from the Annenberg Public Policy Center examines how the name, description, and contents of VAERS, the federal government’s vaccine monitoring system, allowed anti-vaxxers and politicians to more easily mislead the public about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.


The New York Times

For a better workout, trick your brain

Katy Milkman of the Wharton School says that “temptation bundling,” pairing a workout with a much-loved activity, is amplified if the desired activity is only done while exercising.