In 1971 Penn faculty composer George Crumb wrote Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for three masked players: electric flute, electric cello, and amplified piano. The piece has become a classic of 20th century music.
The number of adults living beyond age 45 in the sub-Saharan African country of Malawi is growing rapidly, but according to a study by Penn and Malawian researchers, many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses or disabilities that limit their capacity to function normally.
School of Arts and Sciences Class of 2013Sunday, May 12, 2013Student Speaker: Stephanie Lamb, C’13Guest Speaker: P. Roy Vagelos, C'50, HON'99; physician, businessman, and philanthropistRead more about the speakers here.
Deborah Thomas, Professor of Anthropology, John L. Jackson, Jr., Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology and Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, and co-producer Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn have received funding from Penn’s Global Engagement Fund and the Ford Foundation