Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Ukraine from revolution to war—in photos

A new exhibit on display at the Annenberg School shows conflict and resilience in Ukraine, as documented by Ukrainian and American photojournalists.

From Annenberg School for Communication

Penn Masala at the White House 

The Penn Masala a cappella group was invited to perform at the White House during the state visit by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 19 members and alumni sang on the South Lawn before the arrival ceremony and at the state dinner.

Louisa Shepard

‘Ritual and Remembrance’

Work by four artists in the current Arthur Ross Gallery exhibition, “Songs for Ritual and Remembrance,” uplift histories that have been repressed and underrepresented, including those of enslaved people and oppressed laborers.

Louisa Shepard

In the News

Christian Science Monitor

Biden’s double whammy: Impeachment inquiry, son’s legal woes

Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center notes that many families have experiences with addiction but questions the likelihood of empathy in a political context.


The New York Times

Trump attacked me. Then Musk did. It wasn’t an accident

In an Op-Ed, Yoel Roth of the Annenberg School for Communication says that his experience of public attacks and harassment while working at Twitter was part of a larger, targeted political campaign to erode online safety and strengthen misinformation.


Philadelphia Inquirer

There is an invisible Puerto Rican community growing in PA’s prisons

Marie Gottschalk of the School of Arts & Sciences says that prison reforms to reduce the number of people incarcerated have been minimal.


Fast Company

She went to the hospital for a few days. The state kept her kids for four years

Johanna Greeson of the School of Social Policy & Practice says that the state is too quick to remove children because of “neglect” rather than considering how to keep families together.


Philadelphia Inquirer

A new community-driven initiative is asking Philly to spend more housing funds on the lowest-income households

Rebecca Yae of the Weitzman School of Design’s Housing Initiative at Penn says that it’s important to consider deeper income targeting with affordable housing for people with the lowest incomes.