October 19, 2022A modern history of ancient trees, through the lens of climate change
Historian Jared Farmer discusses his new book, ‘Elderflora,’ looking at why humans have no trouble looking at the ancient past but can’t seem to envision the deep future, and what trees can teach us.
October 13, 2022Decolonize the future: Defending Indigenous rights and lands
Three Maya activists from Belize spoke with Richard M. Leventhal about the challenges and progress they’ve made on land rights in recent years.
October 12, 2022Making Mask and Wig history
The 133-year-old comedy troupe becomes gender-inclusive, opening auditions to all undergraduates this fall, recruiting 20 new members, 14 of them female-identifying.
October 7, 2022Poet Wes Matthews combines writing, music, research, and service
Poet Wes Matthews is a fourth-year at the University of Pennsylvania and a former Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate. His mother, poet Airea D. Matthews, is a Penn alumna and the current Philadelphia Poet Laureate. She’s the first to read his work. He’s the first to read hers.
October 6, 2022‘Citizenship on the Edge’
In a new book, anthropologist Deborah A. Thomas and political scientist Nancy J. Hirschmann look at who’s kept out of social governance and belonging.