October 8, 2019President Amy Gutmann Celebrated the Naming of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and Stuart Weitzman Plaza
Gutmann announced that the central plaza, located adjacent to College Green between Meyerson Hall and Fisher Fine Arts Library, is now named the Stuart Amy Weitzman Plaza. The area will undergo significant redesign and renovation by renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin, practice professor emeritus of landscape architecture of the Weitzman School, and colleagues at his firm OLIN. Weitzman, the designer and footwear industry icon, graduated from the Wharton School in 1963. He has had a “lifetime of engagement with Penn,” and “believes in the power of design to immeasurably improve the human experience,” said Gutmann.
October 2, 2019Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley Named Sachs Visiting Professors
The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design has appointed artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley the Keith L. and Kathy Sachs Visiting Professors in the Department of Fine Arts for the 2019–2020 Academic Year.
October 1, 2019In Memory of Lives Lost Crossing the Border
The expanse of desert lands spanning the doorstep of Mexico to Arizona is filled with stories of migrants who’ve trudged through the terrain and struggled through long nights and hot days to cross the border. Many of them—at least 3,200 since 2000—never finished this journey. “Hostile Terrain 94,” a pop-up exhibit coming to the Penn Museum, reminds us of those people.
October 1, 2019Studying Ancient Architectural Artifacts in Greece
Junior Zahra Elhanbaly worked with art history’s Mantha Zarmakoupi on a research project on the island of Paros. An architecture major who also has a talent for drawing, Penn junior Zahra Elhanbaly is helping her history of art professor pursue the mystery of surprisingly large architectural artifacts found at the bottom of the Aegean Sea.
October 1, 2019Classical Studies Professor Emily Wilson Receives MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’
Emily Wilson, classical studies professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named a 2019 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Wilson has received attention worldwide as the first woman to publish an English translation of Homer’s epic poem the “Odyssey.” She is currently working on a translation of the other Homeric poem, the “Iliad.”