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LPS' Joseph Hallman's classical compositions earn him a Grammy nod.Blake Cole
From nine to five, Joseph Hallman works at Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies, interfacing with faculty and departments on course logistics. Outside the office, however, Hallman has a side gig dreaming up musical landscapes that recently landed him a Grammy nod.
Doctoral student Meg Andrews studies the slums of Rome.Susan Ahlborn
Ancient Rome’s Subura was not a place you would want be after dark. Juvenal described the area as having mille pericula saevae urbis, the “thousand dangers of a savage city.” It’s not the kind of place you’d expect the emperors of Rome to immortalize with monuments, but Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World doctoral candidate Margaret Andrews thinks that they did—in a way.
Michael Katz argues the program won more victories than we realize.Susan Ahlborn
On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty, a battle whose methods have been debated ever since. In 1989, Walter H.
Students organize the biggest-ever Winter Reading Project.Heidi Smith
On January 23rd, nearly 170 undergraduates traversed the snowy campus to converge at Heyer Sky Lounge and discuss a book. The occasion was the Winter Reading Project, organized by the English department’s undergraduate advisory board to engage students in reading over the winter break.
Senior biology student Shabnam Elahi traces one town’s history of toxic exposure.Blake Cole
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Professor of German Simon Richter identifies a film genre where women claim their right to pleasure.Susan Ahlborn
Who is Lola?
Professor of Music Carol Muller describes life under apartheid and reflects on the passing of Nelson Mandela.Susan Ahlborn
When Nelson Mandela passed away on December 5, the mourning was worldwide. Born in South Africa in the ‘60s, Professor of Music Carol Muller lived in a society that changed around her. Here she describes the nation of her childhood and the change wrought by Mandela and others.
Senior Olivia Rutigliano takes Shakespearean costume study into her own hands.Blake Cole
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Graduate student composers share their work.Susan Ahlborn
Doctoral students in composition in Penn’s Department of Music are trained in the craft of composition, contemporary repertory, and theory and analysis. A portfolio of original works is one of the central requirements of the Master's degree, and a major composition serves as the dissertation at the doctoral level.
John Tresch describes Edgar Allan Poe, writer—and engineer.Susan Ahlborn
Edgar Allan Poe is remembered by most as a writer of ghostly, ghastly masterpieces, most of all “The Raven.” The poem was his breakout hit, so popular that he went on a “Raven” tour, reading the poem aloud and then explaining how he had written it, as a kind of “Making of…” feature for the crowd.
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