May 26, 2022Human movement
The Wolf Undergraduate Humanities forum takes on the topic of migration, with individual research projects ranging from slavery debates within the Jewish Orthodox community to Southeast Asian refugee youth.
May 26, 2022Engaging in intersectional conversations on race and racism
In the spring, students engaged with complex topics, both intellectually and civically, as part of American Race: A Philadelphia Story, a Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program course. Taught by Fariha Khan, co-director of the Asian American Studies Program, the course examined race intellectually and civically through a broad, multidisciplinary lens, with students engaging in this topic with directed readings, guest speaker presentations, and in-depth conversations with their classmates about the city of Philadelphia.
May 25, 2022James Diaz composes ‘works of stark, haunting elegance’
James Diaz is a Ph.D. student studying composition in the Department of Music. His music has been described as creations as “works of stark, haunting elegance,” by the Washington Post.
May 24, 2022From Buddhist temples to Penn Libraries
Rebecca Mendelson is wrapping up her first academic year in person in her new role managing the Libraries’ Japanese and Korean Collections: continuing the development of these distinctive collections; providing research and teaching support for the Japanese and Korean studies communities; and helping undergraduate and graduate students navigate resources and providing research methods training.
May 19, 2022Weitzman Plaza dedicated as ‘one of Penn’s great gathering places’
Stuart Weitzman Plaza, the popular gathering place for students, faculty, and visitors from across the Penn campus that was extensively renovated in 2021, was celebrated on May 13 with a ceremony on the plaza between Meyerson Hall and the Fisher Fine Arts Library.