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

Penn Museum Launches Penn Cultural Heritage Center

PHILADELPHIA –- The Penn Cultural Heritage Center, dedicated to expanding scholarly and public awareness, discussion and debate about complex issues surrounding the world’s endangered cultural heritage, has been established at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology

Pam Kosty, Jordan Reese

In the News

Criminal profiling doesn’t work. TV shows should maybe stop celebrating it

PIK Professor Philip Tetlock was cited for his expertise on forecasting future events.



A split between the House and Senate isn’t the worst thing, says Jeremy Siegel

“A split congress isn’t the worst thing,” said the Wharton School’s Jeremy Siegel, discussing potential results of the midterm election. “Some of the greatest markets we had were during the Clinton administration.”


Defense News

China’s beating the U.S. to market on combat drones, by copying U.S. technology

In response to reports of China’s efforts to replicate U.S. drone designs, Michael Horowitz of the School of Arts and Sciences said, “China’s reveal once again highlights that American military technical leadership is not inevitable. China and others are actively competing, and it will take sustained American effort to stay ahead.”


Chronicle of Higher Education

The new canon: What’s the most influential book of the past 20 years?

On a list of most influential books, PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts’ Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty was described as an “interdisciplinary tour de force” that contains “more than a few lessons for our current moment.”



From book clubs to cookware, BuzzFeed finds new ways to make money

Victor Pickard of the Annenberg School for Communication said that advertising is ceasing to be an effective revenue model for digital media publications like Buzzfeed. “I hope I am proven wrong because our society desperately needs journalism, especially now,” he said.