Welcome to the Wolf Humanities Center, the newly renamed Penn Humanities Forum! A gift from Noelle and Dick Wolf has provided a permanent endowment for Penn’s humanities center, which will establish itself in a newly renovated wing of Williams Hall in Fall 2017. Dick Wolf is a University of Pennsylvania alumnus best known as the multiple Emmy-winning creator of the “Law & Order” and “Chicago” branded series.
“The Wolfs’ support for cinema studies and humanities scholarship at Penn has been extraordinary,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann. “This most recent gift will position the Wolf Humanities Center as the locus for interdisciplinary research on the human experience and a powerful catalyst for vibrant, public forums that contribute to the very core of our understanding of critical issues from a humanities perspective.”
“Hundreds of scholars have received our fellowships, and our public events draw thousands of people every year from throughout the Philadelphia area,” said James English, Wolf Humanities Center director and John Welsh Centennial Professor of English. “The Wolf gift stands as a recognition of the Forum’s achievements and an endorsement of our ambition to make Penn a major hub for regional, national, and global humanities research.”