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May 2016 Issue
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,
Ph.D. candidate Helena de Llanos’ dissertation jumps from the page to the screen.Text by Susan Ahlborn / Video by Brooke Sietinsons
April 5, 2016, marked the first-ever screening of a dissertation by a Penn Arts and Sciences doctoral student.
Helena Fernandez de Llanos, a Ph.D. candidate in Hispanic studies, created her dissertation in two parts: a 90-minute movie, NegraBlanca, and a written description of the theory and process behind the film.
Student-run magazine features original translations of poetry and essays about translation, culture, and bilingualism.Jane Carroll
The word “translation” comes from the Latin for “bearing across”—a bridge from one language to another. But a look at Penn’s student-run magazine DoubleSpeak reveals it can also mean much more than that.
Local students visit campus to "judge" hands-on science activities developed by Penn students.Text by Blake Cole / Event photos by Brooke Sietinsons
Over 100 third- and fourth-graders from the Cornerstone Christian Academy and Beulah Baptist Christian Day School spent a morning on the Penn campus “judging” hands-on science activities developed by students at Penn, including undergraduate Biological Basis of Behavior program majors and graduate students in neuroscience.
Department chair and professor of philosophy Michael Weisberg talks about new approaches.Susan Ahlborn
In March, Alabama’s state board of education voted unanimously to keep a disclaimer regarding the theory of evolution in appropriate biology textbooks. Michael Weisberg, professor and chair of philosophy, has been researching and speaking on this topic since the Dover vs. Kitzmiller case 10 years ago.
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