February 11, 2019PennDesign Partners with Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the School of Design has entered into a five-year collaborative research agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to assist in activities leading to the study and preservation of Taliesin and Taliesin West. The partnership will allow students and faculty to engage in graduate studios, internships, seminars, and theses on topics related to the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
February 11, 2019And the Oscar goes to…a Penn sophomore?
Claire Sliney is an executive producer of the 26-minute film “Period. End of Sentence.” It’s one of five nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category. Netflix has picked up the film, to be released in mid-February, about the stigma of menstruation for girls in India and the efforts of a nonprofit Sliney co-founded in high school to address the issue and raise awareness.
February 6, 2019PPEH Announces 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Roderick Coover
PPEH has announced visual artist Roderick Coover as their 2019 PPEH Mellon Artist-in-Residence. Coover’s residency includes collaborative research on the waters of the Delaware Bay and along the shores of the Thames estuary, the North Sea, and English Channel for The Altering Shores, a long-term collaborative transmedia project engaging questions of sea-level rise. Public screenings and showings of his work are planned at Penn and in other locations in Philadelphia, and workshops on environmental storytelling will be offered on sonic and visual research methods.
January 28, 2019Through Comics, Profs Draw Path to Visual Literacy
In Making Comics, an English course for undergraduates, students learn the theory of comic books while working with others to make them—all in the name of visual literacy.
January 25, 2019Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Wins 2019 Bollingen Prize
Charles Bernstein has won the 2019 Bollingen Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in American literature. Established in 1948 and awarded every two years, the Bollingen Prize is administered by the Yale Collection of American Literature at Yale University’s Beinecke Library and recognizes either the best poetry book of the previous two years or a poet’s lifetime achievement.