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

In the News

Irish News

Time of reckoning for Sinn Féin

In a letter to the editor, Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the successful implementation of a referendum in favor of Irish reunification requires careful thought about how to reduce the numbers of those who would find losing “almost impossible to accept.”  


USA Today

How does the brain process memory during sleep? New study offers clues

Anna Schapiro of the School of Arts & Sciences says that the dominant theory of how the brain consolidates memories during sleep had been assumed but hadn’t been tested before.


Associated Press

How and when to remove children from their homes? A federal lawsuit raises thorny questions

PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts explains why the child welfare system can be particularly risky for Black and Indigenous families.


The Week

Why are so many seniors homeless in America?

Dennis Culhane of the School of Social Policy & Practice says that people older than 60 are the fastest rising group within the homeless population.


The New York Times

The politics of delusion have taken hold

In his new book, “Our Common Bonds,” Matthew Levendusky of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses the distorted views and misperceptions driving partisan hostility.