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Justin McDaniel on studying Buddhism at the water park.[...]
Canaries in coal mines, lands in-between.[...]
Charles Bernstein on his Bollingen Prize and retiring from Penn.[...]
Damon Centola thinks the contemporary wisdom about how behavior spreads is missing something fundamental—and that may be why mindless trivialities crowd out civic engagement. Can anything be done? He has an idea or two.[...]
Kunreuther and Useem on coping with disruption.[...]
Richard Clarke C’72 reviews Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s Cyberwar.[...]
Mirrors and mysteries.[...]
Writer-in-Residence Carmen Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties.[...]
Wharton study: immigrants boost investment and entrepreneurship.[...]
Jeb Bush is a Presidential Professor of Practice for 2018–19.[...]
GOP nativists have taken aim at a fundamental principle defining the American republic: birthright citizenship. Their legal rationale has an unlikely source: a liberal professor who totally opposes their aims. And that’s just where things start to get interesting with Constitutional law scholar Rogers Smith.[...]
Nearly two centuries ago, Penn professor Henry Hope Reed put William Wordsworth on America’s cultural map. More or less forgotten today (make that more), Reed was an impressive scholar whose enthusiasm for Wordsworth and English Romanticism helped shape the nation’s literary values. [...]
Architect Paul Cret’s legacy in Philadelphia.[...]
Penn students from a variety of disciplines are learning the essentials of film storytelling and production while helping to give a voice to marginalized people and communities, from Philadelphia’s high schools to a refugee settlement in Kenya to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.[...]
Masters of music, 1977.[...]
GSE’s Howard Stevenson on teaching racial literacy.[...]
In the year of his centenary, a look back at the music and thought of American composer and Penn faculty member George Rochberg G’49, who first embraced 12-tone music and serialism and later rejected avant-garde styles as a form of “self-extinction.”[...]
David Wallace on Chaucer, his world, and ours.[...]
“Existential Despair”: Rilke, Burroughs, My Little Pony, and more.[...]
Can brain imaging help heal extreme partisanship?[...]