Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Stains Alive

For Libraries fellow Erin Connelly, stains are some of the most exciting discoveries in her study of medieval manuscripts. She is part of a national team analyzing stains in medieval texts using modern multispectral imaging. An exhibition at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library displays the researchers’ discoveries.

Louisa Shepard , Louisa Shepard

Hack4Impact: a global coding force for good

Students in Hack4Impact, a national student-led group that originated at Penn, spend volunteer hours developing web-based applications for social impact nonprofits around the country.

Penn Today Staff

Academic ‘boot camp’

A group of 13 active-duty service members and veterans took part in the Warrior-Scholar Project, which introduces enlisted personnel toward an undergraduate program at a top-tier institution with a weeklong academic program.

Jill DiSanto

Serving those who serve

In preparation for a career as a physician with the Military Health System, Ryan Leone is spending his summer in Falls Church, Va., interning with the Defense Health Agency.

Jill DiSanto

On the ground in Washington, D.C.

Rising junior Louis Lin is pursuing his interest in policy making via an International Leadership Foundation Fellowship and an internship with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Jill DiSanto

The Democracy Project: Reversing a crisis of confidence

The Penn Biden Center, Freedom House, and the George W. Bush Institute reveal the findings of a national survey about democracy at home and abroad, which cites a crisis of public confidence in the functioning of U.S. democracy.

Carlyn Reichel

In the News

The New York Times

The trouble with trucking

Steve Viscelli, a Robert and Penny Fox Family Pavilion Scholar Senior Fellow and a lecturer in the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and the Department of Sociology, was cited for his expertise in the trucking industry.


Philadelphia Inquirer

When a white woman from Old City wears a Black Lives Matter T-shirt in Cherry Hill

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education wrote a viral Facebook post about her experience wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt in public.


Bloomberg View

Trump loses a battle in his war on truth

The Annenberg Public Policy Center’s Kathleen Hall Jamieson said, of the status of truth in contemporary politics, that “checks and balances can still forestall or prevent unjustified action in domestic affairs (assuming that those in the Congress and the courts retain their respect for the knowable and known).”


The New York Times

Classical myths filtered through a modern prism

Emily Wilson of the School of Arts and Sciences reviewed Zachary Mason’s “Metamorphica” for The New York Times.


Philadelphia Inquirer

When Philadelphians just can’t get enough Fringe Fest here, they go to Scotland’s monster version

Rosemary Malague of the School of Arts and Sciences has taken groups of students to the Edinburgh Fringe festival for over 25 years. “It’s a tremendous learning opportunity for all of us – and we get to see some great shows,” said Malague.