Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Oscars 2022, predicted

Penn Cinema and Media Studies and Theatre Arts faculty make their predictions about this year’s Oscar winners—organized by category.

Brandon Baker

Public media can improve our ‘flawed’ democracy

A new study finds that countries with well-funded public media have healthier democracies, and explains why investment in U.S. public media is an investment in the future of journalism and democracy alike.

Alina Ladyzhensky

New COVID-19 roadmap: Four takeaways

A report spearheaded by PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel, with input from other Penn experts, lays out a dozen priorities for the federal government to tackle in the next 12 months. The aim: to help guide the U.S. to the pandemic’s “next normal.”

Michele W. Berger



In the News


U.S. News

Week off social media boosts mental health: Study

Melissa Hunt of the School of Arts & Sciences says that staying off social media is not the answer to internet addiction; it’s learning how to use these sites in healthy ways.

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Vox.com

The good and bad news about housing for LGBTQ Americans

Amy Hillier of the School of Social Policy & Practice says that more needs to be done to bring more queer and intersectional approaches to fair housing.

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London School of Economics and Political Science

Much more than meh: The 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss the results of this year's Northern Ireland Assembly election.

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AP News

‘Fiery’ Psaki ending tenure as a top White House messenger 

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says the departing press secretary has respected the media while answering questions in ways that provided real information.

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Governing

Pennsylvania’s crowded field of Republican gubernatorial candidates

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the likelihood of Democrat Josh Shapiro winning the Pennsylvania governorship in a Republican-leaning year.

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