Faculty Archive

  • We spoke with Jeffrey Green, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, about the goals and programming of the new educational hub.

  • Antonio Feros, Associate Professor of History, discusses the evolution of race and nation in the Hispanic world.

  • Former Civil Rights Commission Chair Mary Frances Berry, Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and a professor of history and Africana studies, reflects on then and now.

  • Emilio Parrado, Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor of Sociology, discusses the repeal of DACA.

  • We asked English Professor David Wallace—and his mum—about the death of Princess Diana 20 years ago.

  • Man's best friend has always been a hero of film, literature, and visual art.

  • A Penn Arts and Sciences grant allows faculty and students to work with impacted communities in Pennsylvania to decrease lead exposure.

  • The Department of Criminology's new Fact Check site unmasks false claims surrounding the criminal justice system.

  • Projit Bihari Mukharji, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science, discusses the melding of medicinal practices.

  • Penn faculty and students discuss the significance of the 2017 solar eclipse.

  • Julia Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science, discusses public health and international health policy.

  • English Professor Michael Gamer on why Jane Austen may be more popular than ever, two centuries after her death.

  • Virtual reality is here. In fact, it’s everywhere. Beyond video games, it is helping therapists to treat PTSD, allowing medical students to do virtual operations, and letting engineers test vehicle safety before the car is built.

  • To better understand the mass movement of populations across the globe, Penn social science faculty are interpreting data, analyzing the effect of immigration on sending and receiving countries, and untangling the many complexities of immigration today.

  • Joyce’s novel inspires Bloomsday celebrations and creative student work.

  • Irina Marinov, Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, offers her perspective.

  • Penn Arts and Sciences faculty wear robes rooted in medieval tradition.

  • In partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, History of Art graduate students participate in an object-based learning workshop.

  • During the 2016 presidential election, Saturday Night Live’s political skits became a regular feature on the Sunday morning news. SNL has continued to satirize President Donald Trump, who slams the show on Twitter in turn. Though the media are new, they’re continuing a tradition that is centuries old, and whose tropes and rules have remained strikingly similar across historical periods. Some years ago I wrote a comparative study of the Roman poet Juvenal and rapper Eminem to make that point.

  • Physics and Astronomy’s Demo Lab Coordinator Bill Berner demonstrates the effects of a Van de Graaff electrostatic generator to 250 Philadelphia-area high school students during the 20th Annual Physics Demonstration Show at Penn.

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