February 9, 2023John L. Jackson, Jr. named Penn’s next Provost
President Liz Magill announced that John L. Jackson, Jr. has been selected to serve as the Provost at Penn, effective June 1, 2023, following ratification by Penn’s Board of Trustees. Jackson is currently the Walter H. Annenberg Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Richard Perry University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was previously dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice and senior advisor to the provost on Diversity at Penn. He is an acclaimed scholar who has had extraordinary success in recruiting outstanding faculty, in leading innovations in teaching and learning, and in building an exceptional educational experience for students. Also a former Sachs board member.
February 9, 2023‘Mecca is Burning’ play mixes drama, poetry at the Annenberg Center
‘Mecca is Burning,’ a commissioned piece that will world premiere at the Annenberg Center this weekend, is a two-act play that takes an artful—but candid—look at race in the U.S.
January 26, 2023Clearing the air with biomaterials
Senseable Biomaterials for Healthier Habitats, a project led by assistant professor of architecture Laia Mogas-Soldevila, contributed a lattice installation made from architectural biomaterials to the ICA, acting as an antimicrobial air purifier.
November 20, 2022Going beyond the binary in historical explorations of sex and gender
Beans Velocci of the School of Arts & Sciences explores how sex and gender have been shaped and categorized through history—and the consequences of those constructions taking on the guise of scientific and medical fact.
November 2, 2022The arts at Penn, engaging and experimental
Join the arts community at the University of Pennsylvania for a new season of exhibitions, performances, new public art and visiting artists. A range of artists will be featured across campus including Terence Blanchard, Jennifer Egan, Jayson Musson, Terence Nance, Gordon Parks, Shahzia Sikander, Sissel Tolaas, Arthur Tress, and many more.