Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn Museum's 26th Annual Maya Weekend to Focus on "The Future of the Maya World"

PHILADELPHIA -– The preservation of ancient Maya sites, efforts to sustain modern Maya cultural traditions and the need to conserve vanishing tropical forests and coastal environments are all are on the agenda April 11-13 when the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology colla

Pam Kosty, Jordan Reese

”Remembered Light” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

 PHILADELPHIA — “Remembered Light – Destruction and Resurrection: Glass Fragments from World War II,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on March 29, is a traveling exhibit that presents the works of 13 contemporary European and American artists and incorporates shards of stained glass from destroyed churches.

Sara Stewart

University of Pennsylvania Honored With National Award for General Community Service

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania is one of three schools nationwide selected to receive the Presidential Award for General Community Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The others are Otterbein College in Ohio and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Julie McWilliams, Jordan Reese

In the News

The Atlantic

I gave up and let Instagram shop for me

Emily Hund, a doctoral candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication, is quoted on how Instagram serves advertisers and audiences aesthetically and ideologically.



In lieu of ‘objectivity,’ journalism professors argue for credibility and directness

Barbie Zelizer of the Annenberg School for Communication spoke about the problematic nature of “objectivity” in journalism, which she considers an “unachievable ideal.”


Minneapolis Star Tribune

How to respond to anti-Muslim speech? Here are some suggestions

Emile Bruneau of the Annenberg School for Communication spoke about his research on counteracting the “collective blame” Muslims face in the U.S. Bruneau and his collaborators found asking parallel questions like “If the KKK members were white Christians, does that mean all white Christians are murderers?” caused people to switch from “thinking reflexively to thinking reflectively.”


Project Syndicate

What Europe’s populist right is getting right

Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts and Sciences wrote an op-ed analyzing the success of authoritarian nationalist candidates in European politics, which he attributes to their support for economic policies that “benefit average people.”


Smithsonian Magazine

Your opinion of sushi is a good predictor of how willing you are to eat insects

Paul Rozin of the School of Arts and Sciences found that individuals who frequently eat sushi are more likely to try eating insects.