Several professors are in the process of revising their curricula or creating new ones for fall semester courses — from Political Science to journalistic writing and communication studies — that will center around the election.
The minor was granted final approval by the faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences in their meeting yesterday, following its approval by the College Curriculum Committee in March.
According to undergraduate department chair and music composition professor James Primosch, the Music Department will be adding more performance-based courses in the fall as part of an effort to emphasize the value of performance among music majors.
Dorothy Roberts has been appointed as the newest Penn Integrates Knowledge professor and will join Penn this fall as a joint faculty member of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Law.
The Center for the Advanced Study of India is celebrating its 20th anniversary throughout 2012. This yearlong celebration is an exploration of “two decades of transformations” in India and the center, according to CASI Director Devesh Kapur.
A Graduate School of Education student is empowering inner-city high school students to research issues like violence, crime and poverty that are prevalent in their lives.
The BFS course design grants were launched in May 2011, and the BFS program accepted proposals for new courses through March 16.
The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies is “providing important operational support this year for the program,” according to School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rebecca Bushnell.
VIPER — the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research — was announced in the fall and is currently working to finalize its curriculum and admit its first freshman class ever. VIPER will combine courses from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science to educate students on alternative energy resources.
With the College topping the charts in course-size enrollment again this year, professors of large classes are finding new ways to engage students. College Dean Dennis DeTurck noted that some of the highest enrolled courses have made distinctive changes to their overall nature this year.
Earlier this month, GSE professor Shaun Harper launched the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. The Center was created in order to consolidate the research Penn professors and students are conducting on the issues of racial equity and social justice.
Founded in 1862, the Glee Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a gala this weekend. In honor of the milestone, it is preparing — and tirelessly rehearsing — for a special edition of its annual spring show, to be performed on Friday and Saturday.
In the coming weeks, the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Board will be proposing a bioethics minor to the College curriculum.
A growing number of professors are using clickers — electronic polling devices that allow teachers to get real-time responses from entire classes — to track student attendance at lectures.
From visiting medical artifact museums to using economics to find a boyfriend or girlfriend, this semester’s preceptorial choices provide a wide and eclectic selection for students.
On Wednesday, the University announced the launch of a new Center for the Study of Contemporary China, which will officially open in the fall.
Penn In Hand — a student group for people interested in learning how to sign — is asking students to fingerspell their names in sign language and video record their signature to petition for a new American Sign Language and Deaf Studies minor.
One of Penn’s oldest departments is bringing its younger members to the forefront.
College Dean Dennis DeTurck added that, while there is no feedback mechanism currently in place for users, the advising office will be reaching to students to gauge feedback about the system.
As its title implies, the ISP program — which was launched in the fall and is now entering its second full semester — is primarily focused on academics.