Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Penn Hosts Daylong Arts Crawl Today

WHAT: As part of the Arts and the City Year event series, the University of Pennsylvania will hold its first “Arts Crawl,” a full day of events offered by more than two dozen arts and culture groups. WHO:Arts and Culture groups from campus, as well as the Philadelphia region

Julie McWilliams

In the News

WBUR Radio (Boston)

What makes the world’s first bar joke funny? No one knows

Phillip Jones of the Penn Museum explains the history behind a Penn Museum collection of Sumerian tablets, including the world’s first documented bar joke.


Philadelphia Inquirer

News Penn partners with West Philly High to give it a new ‘front porch’ and teach students about careers

Daniel Flinchbaugh of the Weitzman School of Design manages Design to Thrive, a Weitzman summer program in collaboration with the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. The project teamed Weitzman grad students with West Philadelphia High School students to build a new outdoor rec area for their high school.


The Hill

Cable news networks have become more polarized in the last decade, study says

Yphtach Lelkes of the Annenberg School for Communication tracks the ideological movement of news networks and media bias following the 2016 election.


The New York Times

‘Exposing Muybridge’ review: Putting a cinematic pioneer in focus

Marc Shaffer’s new documentary “Exposing Muybridge” examines the legacy of alumnus and pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge.


The Washington Post

Clergy sue over Florida abortion law, say it violates religious freedom

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts & Sciences plans to challenge abortion bans nationwide on the basis of right to religious freedom.