Michele W. Berger

Michele W. Berger is the editor of Omnia and director of news and publications for the School of Arts & Sciences Office of Advancement at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously she worked as a senior science writer for Penn Today, as a science and environment editor for The Weather Channel, and as an editor at Audubon magazine. 

Summer Reading Picks
Eleven faculty and lecturers from Penn Arts & Sciences share the books they’re reading now that the academic year has wound down.
Shaping the Future of Healthcare (Video)
Twenty seniors in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences & Management spent a year analyzing four novel medical advances from scientific and business perspectives. As part of their capstone presentations, the students shared their business plans.
A Safe Space for Difficult Conversations
How does representation in sexually explicit materials affect the well-being of people who identify as cisgender male, Asian American, and non-heterosexual? It’s a question Steven Chen, C’24, is on a quest to answer.
Guardians of the Gallery
Alums now at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Doyle auction houses discuss championing underrepresented artists, enriching an object’s narrative, their time at Penn, and more.
Students Honored as 2024 Dean’s Scholars
The recognition is given annually to students who exhibit exceptional academic performance and intellectual promise.
Faculty Bookshelf
Recent books from Penn Arts & Sciences faculty in Music, Sociology, Africana studies, History and Sociology of Science, and History.
From English Major to Doctor, Lawyer, VP
At a panel put on by the Department of English, three alums discussed their career trajectories and how study in the humanities led them there.
Medieval Manuscript
For the past year, Emily Steiner, Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of English, and a team of graduate students have transcribed, translated, and interpreted a scroll that chronicles the genealogy of Yorkist king Edward IV.
Taking Your Feedback to Heart
A message from editor Michele W. Berger on results from the reader survey and the latest issue.
A Graduation Celebration for Penn Arts & Sciences
More than 2,200 students earned degrees from the College, the Graduate Division, and the College of Liberal & Professional Studies.
In Recognition of Outstanding Teaching
The 2024 honorees include 21 people from 11 departments and programs, five of whom received University-wide acknowledgement.
Paul Sniegowski Named President of Earlham College
He assumes the role on August 1 after 27 years at Penn, including heading undergraduate programs of the College since 2017.