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With his high-tech Baroque Topologies project, associate professor of architecture Andrew Saunders is adding new dimensions to the study of Italian Baroque churches. It’s also serious eye candy. [...]
Combining old-school fieldwork and ethnography with up-to-the-minute gene-based analyses, Penn molecular anthropologist Theodore G. Schurr has helped shape our understanding of the movement of ancient peoples into the Americas. His work is also enriching indigenous groups’ knowledge of their pasts and empowering them to lobby for recognition in the present.[...]
Big data and the Bard: what’s in a the, or and, or with, or or? [...]
The classical studies professor—whose scholarship traces how intellectual concepts and literary works were received and interpreted in ancient Greece and Rome—is an ardent champion of the continued vitality and relevance of liberal arts education in our own time.[...]
Elaine Simon’s photographs “capture the stages of demolition as a way to remember the site and make a statement about cycles of destruction, displacement, and development.”[...]
Law School’s Sparer Symposium tackles voting rights and gerrymandering.[...]
Looking back—way back—with Penn astrophysicist Bhuvnesh Jain.[...]
Biden joins Penn to lead Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.[...]
Dinosaur hunter Edward Drinker Cope studied briefly at Penn in his youth and ended his days as a faculty member at the University. In between, the impulsive and driven scholar churned out more than 1,400 scientific publications—and exchanged many harsh words—in an epic battle with his more methodical rival, Othniel Charles Marsh of Yale, for primacy in the nascent field of paleontology.[...]
Cultural historian Francesca Ammon deconstructs the bulldozer.[...]
In a church where victims were massacred, a team from Penn is helping Rwandan officials develop a plan to conserve the material evidence—bullet-riddled walls, blood-stained clothing—that bears witness to the country’s genocide.[...]
Sociology’s Steve Viscelli on life as a long-haul trucker.[...]
Lorene Cary C’78 G’78 on a glorious day in the nation’s capital.[...]
Arthur Ross Gallery show honors Terry Adkins’ influence.[...]
Penn researchers develop a $2 genetic test for Zika virus.[...]
Q&A with Grit author and psych professor Angela Duckworth Gr’06.[...]
Faculty couple Linda and Frank Chance share their love of Japan.[...]
The long road to finding and translating Kerouac’s French writings.[...]
With an innovation portfolio that ranges from medical devices to folding bicycles to social-impact enterprises to junk food, Wharton professor Karl Ulrich has every justification to bask in entrepreneurial mystique. Only that’s exactly what he sets out to demolish in the classroom. [...]