April 6, 2021Penn and USC launch Annenberg Center for Collaborative Communication
The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism—have jointly established the Annenberg Center for Collaborative Communication to enable their faculties and doctoral students to think and work across institutional, geographic, and disciplinary divides.
April 6, 2021Omnia Podcast’s Second Season Begins with a Discussion on the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Lasting Impact of Slavery and Colonialism on Laws and Policies
Season two of the Omnia podcast In These Times, episode one, Herman Beavers, Camille Charles, Heather Williams, Breanna Moore, and Jelani Williams explore Black Lives Matter protests alongside the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, while in episode two Brent Cebul and Deborah Thomas, take a look at the laws and policies that legislated Black lives, movement, and security, and consider the lasting impacts of systems including slavery and colonialism.
April 6, 2021The Power of Architecture to Address Public Health and Environmental Crises
Two studies by Dorit Aviv, assistant professor of architecture and director of the Thermal Architecture Lab in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, show how architecture can help create interior spaces that are both COVID-safe and energy efficient.
April 6, 2021Reassessing Iconography on Penn Campus
Formed this past summer by President Amy Gutmann, Provost Wendell Pritchett, and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, was the Campus Iconography Group (CIG). In charge with the removal or renaming of certain historic iconography, displaying art on campus, as well as the decisions to name places, programs, and endowed funds.
April 1, 2021Damon Reaves is Joining Washington’s National Gallery of Art as Head of Education
The National Gallery of Art (NGA) has appointed Mr. Damon C. Reaves, GFA’08 (2014976; Region: Philadelphia) to Head of Education. An experienced educator in museum and classroom settings, He joins the National Gallery of Art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art where he has been on staff since 2011, most recently serving as Interim Senior Curator of Education and Public Programs. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mr. Reaves was initially a Studio Monitor, then rose to Coordinator of Community Programs taking on increasing responsibility. He briefly served as Director of Community Engagement at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston before rejoining the Philadelphia museum as Associate Curator of Education for Community Engagement and Access. Prior to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he worked for over four years with Mural Arts Philadelphia, where he was a Teaching Artist.