Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

The human story of coal’s downturn

A forthcoming report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will offer a range of strategies to directly impact the economic and mental health crisis in coal country.

Putting data to work to solve pressing health issues

The first-ever Research Day at the Smilow Center for Translational Research showed how the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics links clinical epidemiology and biostatistics within the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn Health System, and Penn community.

Ali Sundermier

A life of books

Books define the life of Peter Stallybrass, an English professor who has retired after 30 years at Penn, known for his History of Material Texts workshop. He explains the five seminal books of his storied academic career.

Louisa Shepard



In the News


The New York Times

Should Statutes of Limitations for Rape Be Abolished?

Marci Hamilton of the School of Arts and Sciences provided statistics on amendments to prosecution deadlines for victims of child sexual abuse and assault.

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PBS NewsHour

Brief but Spectacular: Imani Davis

English and Africana Studies major Imani Davis of New York City performed a #MeToo movement-inspired poem on the “Brief but Spectacular” segment of the “PBS NewsHour.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

After Trump G-7 Blast, Tension Hangs Over July NATO Meeting, Efforts to Deter Russia

Perry World House Fellow Derek Chollet and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Mitchell Orenstein offered commentary on the Trump administration’s relationships with U.S. allies.

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Business Insider

Truck Drivers Fear for Their Safety on the Road — but the Vast Majority of Them Face a Much Bigger Threat

“The salaries are not high enough to justify the number of hours worked and the health, family, and social consequences of this work,” the School of Arts and Sciences’ Steve Viscelli said of the hazards professional truck drivers face.

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Inside Higher Ed

Gender Gap Without Gender Bias?

Dawn Teele of the School of Arts and Sciences collaborated on research measuring gender bias in academic publishing. The study found that journals focused on qualitative research had higher percentages of female authors.

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