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English graduate student Jason Zuzga’s summer course tackles aliens, monsters, and what it means to be human.Lini Kadaba
In The Botanic Garden, 18th-century poet and naturalist Erasmus Darwin juxtaposed lyrical, erotic poetry about plant reproduction against dry, technical prose based on Linnaeus’ classification system, all to teach the populace a thing or two about botany.
Visual Studies majors look at all the ways we see.Susan Ahlborn
Penn’s visual studies majors learn to see vision as a process of both brain and mind. They study vision science and the workings of the brain along with as philosophical considerations of vision and the history of how humans have used vision for cultural expression.
Students experiment with sound, theatre technique, and interdisciplinary learning.Alexis Van Eyken
This past April, students in Theatre Arts Program Director Marcia Ferguson’s improvisation class learned something about experimentation from some of Philadelphia’s leading innovators of performance.
Faculty, students, and alumni provide quick expert takes on topics ranging from urban development in ancient Rome to movie franchise reboots.Blake Cole
This year marked the fourth edition of the School’s Alumni Weekend 60-Second Slam. The event—an extension of our 60-Second Lecture Series—pits our most insightful faculty, students, and alumni against one another in their mission to provide a quick expert take on topics ranging from urban development in ancient Rome to movie franchise reboots.
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
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