Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gives $2 Million to Penn for HIV/AIDS Treatment Center in Botswana

PHILADELPHIA -- The Botswana-UPenn Partnership has received a $2 million grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to join with the Botswana Ministry of Health in building a facility for HIV/AIDS treatment in Botswana and to support the University of Pennsylvania's health-care initiative through clinical care, education and research.

Julie McWilliams, Linda Buckley

”Process in Print” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 PHILADELPHIA — “Process in Print: The David and Susan Goode Collection,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Sept. 13, is an exhibit of 30 master prints dating from the early 20th century to the present that features various methods of printmaking, including aquatint, etching, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, screenprint and woodblock.

Sara Stewart

In the News

The New York Times

At the border town that the news cycle has left behind

Brian Rosenwald of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the shifting news cycle and what gets forgotten by mainstream media. Popular stories need “compelling video and pictures and black and white story lines” in order to keep the public’s attention, he said.


The Wall Street Journal

The FBI’s crime data: What happens when states don’t fully report

“That’s just noise,” said the School of Arts and Sciences’ Richard Berk, commenting on the insignificance of a less than 1 percent decrease in violent crime from 2016 to 2017, as reported by the FBI.


Philadelphia Inquirer

As Harvard’s admissions face federal scrutiny, a reminder that grades aren’t everything

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited for her research on success. Her work demonstrates that qualities like self-control and grit, which cannot be adequately measured by grades and test scores, are crucial for long-term achievement.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: How reliable is it? A Penn prof explains

Theodore Schurr of the School of Arts and Sciences said U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s genetic analysis, which used indigenous DNA samples from Peru, Mexico, and Colombia as reference points, was legitimate due to historical migration patterns.


“Morning Joe,” MSNBC

Did link between Russian bank, Trump campaign exist?

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson joined a panel of experts on “Morning Joe” for a discussion about allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election. She identified “trolls, hackers, and disinformation to [James] Comey” as major factors in Trump’s win.