June 21, 2018English and Africana Studies Major Imani Davis Performed a #MeToo Movement-inspired Poem on the “Brief but Spectacular” Segment of “PBS NewsHour”
Inspired by the people who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, Imani Davis shares her poem "Platinum" and gives her Brief but Spectacular take on how society can overlook wrongdoing by famous artists.
June 20, 2018Penn Community Featured Prominently in The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s 2018 Fellowships and Project Grant Awards
David Hartt, Ken Lum, and Rachel Zolf are among 12 recipients of the 2018 Pew Fellowships. ICA, PennDesign and Penn Libraries were also awarded projects grants, and there are other Penn connections in this impressive list of projects and lauded practitioners.
June 15, 2018Assistant Professor Ebony Elizabeth Thomas’s Exploration of Representations of Slavery in Children’s Literature Featured in Penn Today
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education, and an expert on children’s literature and the teaching of African-American literature, history, and culture in K-12 classrooms, has for the past decade been exploring representations of slavery in children’s literature.
June 15, 2018Penn Fine Arts Lecturer Deirdre Murphy Participates in Penn Program in Environmental Humanities (PPEH) Ecotopian Toolkit Project
PPEH's Ecotopian Toolkit is meant to put a more uplifting spin on how we see and care for urban waters, and to create a “cohort of like-minded artists working in the same space.” Penn Today features one of the artists, Deirdre Murphy, whose work for this project revolves around the migration of birds feeding and breeding along the Schuylkill’s edge.
June 15, 2018The Sachs Program’s Recently Launched Newsletter and Ticket Promotion Series
The Sachs Program launched a bi-weekly newsletter in May. We also started a ticket promotion series, and gave away free tickets to Taylor Mac and Kendrick Lamar. And there's more to come...