Academics

06/21/17 2:58pm
“I learned about game theory in ECON 10 [in Wharton] and in NETS 112 [in Engineering] from different perspectives and for different applications,” Engineering and Wharton freshman EJ Murphy said. “It painted a far more vivid picture.”
06/19/17 7:00pm
As part of Women and Incarceration (GSWS555), which will be offered by the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies department, students will visit and speak to staff and inmates at the Philadelphia Women’s Jail. 
06/15/17 10:26pm
Though their undergraduate schools may differ, many seniors cite the same qualities when discussing their favorite classes.
06/12/17 11:57pm
Irene Hurford, who works as an assistant professor of psychiatry, is one of five recipients nationwide to be awarded the 2017 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
05/31/17 9:28am
At Northwestern, Dr. Kording works to build an online presence for his research. His lab has a blog and a twitter account (@KordingLab) which regularly posts memes related to his research. Dr. Kording has also participated in a Reddit AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” about one of his recent papers.
05/30/17 8:48pm
“I can’t really go anywhere,” said College sophomore Jackson Baker, who has been sleeping on different couches for 11 days and bringing his overnight bags with him to the first week of classes. 
05/30/17 3:20pm
A group of over 1,000 graduate students, who call themselves GET-UP, an acronym for Graduate Employees Together — University of Pennsylvania, have been working toward this since they made their movement public in March.
05/29/17 10:50pm
The appointment of Robert Vonderheide coincides with other major developments in cancer research at Penn, including news of Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" initiative.
05/27/17 10:28pm
The research will be led by Chair of Bioengineering David Meaney and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at Penn Medicine Douglas Smith. 
05/26/17 9:20am
HUP CEO Regina Cunningham believes "it will be an incredible advantage" for medical students to gain exposure to the hospital's new services and technology. 
05/10/17 3:10am
“The past few speakers have had such a strong left leaning,” College senior Samantha Rahmin said. “We’re getting to a point where if they were going to choose someone political, they should’ve chosen someone more moderate or more to the right."
05/03/17 2:40pm
Academically Based Community Service courses allow students and faculty to partner with West Philadelphia schools and community organizations. During the 2016-17 academic year, 70 ABCS courses were offered across eight schools and 31 departments, by 63 faculty and staff members.
05/02/17 8:57pm
A University spokesperson said Otte enrolled in Penn's Genomics and Computational Biology graduate group in September 2011, but left the program without a degree in October of 2014. 
04/26/17 11:34pm
Finals season can be overwhelming. Here are some convenient places on campus for students to take a break — and maybe some comfort food. 
04/25/17 10:44pm
The decreased funding for research will force academics to be more strategic about their research proposal topics in the future, Alain Plante, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science said. 
04/24/17 10:01pm
Two of the speakers at Penn's March for Science have associations with Penn: Paul Offit, who is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, and Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neuroscience.
04/24/17 8:18pm
The Goldwater Scholarship is awarded each year to students around the country who intend to earn a doctorate and pursue a research career in math, engineering or the natural sciences.
04/23/17 8:18pm
Wharton freshman Linda Zhang said she has participated in over 10 experiments from the Wharton Behavioral Laboratory this year, earning about $100. “You can earn easy money," she said. "Like if [I] have an hour in between classes, that’s usually what I do."
04/20/17 7:15pm
Postdoctoral fellow Jason Diaz said he believes the Trump administration's budget proposal, which was released last month, convinced many people to take part in the march.
04/20/17 5:58pm
Looking forward, GAPSA President-elect Miles Owen wants to continue to address important issues, as well as other problems that have been "simmering in the background," he said.