Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn Hosts National Conference on Domestic Violence

PHILADELPHIA -- In partnership with the Philadelphia Mayor's domestic violence task force, The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work is hosting its second conference on domestic violence, "Finding New Directions for Responding to Intimate Violence," June 25-26, at Jon M. Huntsman Hall, 3730 Walnut St.

Matt Gray

The making of tomorrow’s voters

There were only 11 days left in Philadelphia’s contentious mayoral race. The entire Philadelphia media scrum had descended on a small classroom at Olney High School.

Elaine Wilner

New Leadership and a New Affiliation for Penn's Fels Center of Government

PHILADELPHIA - Samuel H. Preston, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has named leading criminologist Lawrence W. Sherman as the new Director of the Fels Center of Government. Sherman will also be appointed the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations in the Department of Sociology.

Elaine Wilner

A Quarter-century of Community Partnerships

Glen Casey will be the first to admit it: He wasn’t the perfect student in high school. “I was always doing the dumbest things; getting into fights, getting arrested,” he says. A student then at University City High, Casey failed ninth grade, and barely passed 10th. “I just really wasn’t into school,” he says.

In the News

The Washington Post

There’s no point in fighting

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts and Sciences said passing liberal legislation would still be difficult even if the Democrats were to take control of the U.S. Senate in the November elections. “They would be limited by their own most centrist members. Maybe they have 50 seats, but they’re only going to pass what their entire caucus votes for,” he said.


Christian Science Monitor

Hearing isn’t always believing with ‘mondegreens’

Mark Liberman of the School of Arts and Sciences explained how expectations shape our comprehension of language.


Philadelphia Inquirer

How does the news really make us feel? This Penn expert looks at how it changes our habits

María Celeste Wagner, a doctoral candidate in the Annenberg School for Communication, spoke about the media’s effects on the public’s feelings and sense of democracy since the 2016 presidential election.


The Economist

Brexit and Sinn Fein’s success boost talk of Irish unification

A book by Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts and Sciences was cited in an article about the possibility of Irish reunification.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Fear and the coronavirus

In response to fear surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, Sudeep Bhatia of the School of Arts and Sciences joined a conversation about how emotions can impede rationality.