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April 2016 Issue
Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, professor of Africana studies, and director of the Program on Race, Science, and Society, explores the complex history of Black female sexuality.Blake Cole
What’s so dangerous about Black women’s sexuality?
David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English, reads and comments on the prologue.Susan Ahlborn
In April, do your thoughts turn to pilgrimages? Click here to listen to David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English, read and comment on the prologue to The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.
Whan that aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of march hath perced to the roote,
Filmed & Edited by Alex Schein / Interviews by Susan Ahlborn
Penn Arts & Sciences undergraduates have been following this extraordinary primary election from behind the decision desk at NBC. As interns in the new Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES), they can be in the classroom in the morning and in New York using what they’ve learned that evening.
During Black History Month, we talk with Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought, about how one mixed-race family negotiated history.Susan Ahlborn
Louis Antoine Snaer had an American life. His grandfather had come west from Europe in the late 1700s. He himself was a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War, earning a battlefield promotion and a medal. After the war Snaer returned home to New Orleans, where he was elected to office. He later moved his family to California, looking for better opportunities.
Doctoral candidates Roksana Filipowska and Maria Murphy create a series of workshops that explore sound technologies and their impact on our daily lives.Story by Jane Carroll / Video by Brooke Sietinsons
When we think of a cyborg, we typically picture a person part-human, part-machine—someone with powers beyond those of a normal human being. The idea has been around in science fiction and entered the popular imagination through movies and television shows like Star Trek and the Six Million Dollar Man.
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