Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Jayson Musson: ‘His History of Art’

Musson, an alumnus of the Master of Fine Arts program in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, will speak at the Annenberg Center about his artistic practice and current exhibition “His History of Art.”

Anna Chen

India at 75, CASI at 30

The Center for the Advanced Study of India, the first institution in the U.S. dedicated to the study of contemporary India, is turning 30 this year, and celebrated with a symposium that also highlighted the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

Kristina García

In the News


Stressed by work? You can tap your own resilience

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses his new co-authored book, “TOMORROWMIND,” which shows how people can meet future challenges while thriving in the workplace.


Psychology Today

Moral virtues and character strengths across the life span

Martin Seligman of the School of Arts & Sciences is lauded for convening a 2005 meeting at Penn of the world’s leading experts in the emerging field of positive psychology.


Philadelphia Inquirer

SEPTA said ‘there really is no way forward’ to build the Roosevelt Boulevard subway

Jay Arzu of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design appreciates that SEPTA officials are being honest about not having the funding for a massive subway project.


The New Yorker

Fifty years of “Learning from Las Vegas”

A profile examines the architectural novel “Learning from Las Vegas” co-written by Denise Scott Brown, formerly of the Weitzman School of Design.


WVPB (Charleston, West Virginia)

The housing struggle

On an episode of “Us and Them,” Claudia Aiken of the Weitzman School of Design and Taylor Kessinger of the School of Arts & Sciences discuss their research and advocacy for housing development in Philadelphia.