March 26, 2019Alumni Spotlight: Emily FitzPatrick
Erin O'Malley, Communications and Engagement Associate for The Sachs Program, recently interviewed Emily Fitzpatrick ( C' 2017) who is currently working for Sesame Workshop as a production coordinator for the animation team. This is a feature in a series The Sachs Program is developing around alumni and their work in the arts.
March 20, 2019History Professor Sophia Rosenfeld Publishes New Book
History professor Sophia Rosenfeld explores the post-Trump state of democracy in America in her new book, "Democracy and Truth: A Short History." Join Rosenfeld at the Parkway Central Library on Wednesday, March 20, for a lecture called “Democracy and Truth: A Short Philadelphia History.” The event is free, and RSVP is suggested.
March 12, 2019PennPraxis Launches Toolkit for Neighborhood Preservation
PennPraxis, a non-profit from PennDesign, launches the Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit, an informative handbook that guides how to maintain historic sites in Philadelphia.
March 12, 2019Penn at SXSW
The Penn Center for Innovation led 7 University-affiliated startups to South by Southwest (SXSW), a series of conferences and festivals in Austin that combine film, music, and interactive media.
March 5, 2019‘Vessels’ at Annenberg Brings the Horrors and the Sisterhood of the Middle Passage to the Stage
Shaun Brady of the Inquirer featured Vessels as it was about to premier at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in March 2019. Vessels was created over a four-year period by artists Rebecca Mwase and Ron Ragin. In the article, Shaun Brady writes that “The inspiration for Vessels came from a talk by poet Nikki Giovanni, who pondered how millions of enslaved people arrived on these shores with their sanity intact. The first thought that leaped into Mwase’s mind was ‘song,’ and she set out to investigate how singing offered at least a spiritual escape from suffering.” Vessels was supported in part by a grant from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.