Academics

12/10/17 6:41pm
In this PennDesign class, students come up with a product designed for "speculative worlds" such as a world after a large volcanic eruption or a situation where humans have to migrate to Mars.
12/04/17 8:41pm
The course will "examine the current relationship between sports, celebrity and the power to communicate for social justice,” according to its description on PennInTouch. 
12/04/17 7:44pm
Penn Medicine has successfully run a clinical trial transplanting diseased organs from deceased donors to healthy recipients, then curing the recipients of the disease. 
11/30/17 9:54pm
Herman was well-known for co-authoring “Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Media” with 1949 College graduate and philosopher Noam Chomsky in 1988. 
11/29/17 12:25pm
Registration for classes re-opened on Nov. 29. If trends from previous years are any indication, hundreds of students will work to get into a Computer Science course of some kind.
11/28/17 12:29am
Not all courses in the History Department count towards the History and Tradition sector, and no calculus courses actually satisfy the Natural Sciences and Mathematics sector.
11/21/17 12:17am
The New York Times said the translation from Penn professor of classical studies Emily Wilson has given the ancient text "a radically contemporary voice."
11/19/17 6:31pm
After debating between social media platforms with DAB members and his children, the dean decided on Snapchat — and signed up as "sniegowskisnaps."
11/12/17 8:49pm
For the coming semester, 7 of 23 French courses offered fulfill a general education requirement, but of 19 Chinese courses offered, none fulfills any requirements. 
11/08/17 9:06pm
The two Penn founders of Neuroflow have created a data analytics platform to measure stress markers in real time.
11/08/17 8:56pm
In 2014, nearly half of Penn students indicated that they were dissatisfied with pre-major advising and close to a third indicated that they were dissatisfied with their major advisors.
11/02/17 8:06pm
The impetus for Rebecca Martinez's move was an Oct. 16 tweet by a Penn teaching assistant, which has singe gone viral.
11/01/17 2:33pm
 “We take these allegations very seriously and are pursuing our own independent investigations in coordination with law enforcement officials,”  Dartmouth President Philip Hanlon said in an email. 
10/30/17 3:16pm
“I’m seeing books as friends again and I’m making time for those friends,”  Wharton junior Michelle Lyu said.
10/28/17 10:46pm
Higher education experts, Penn student groups and former students of teaching assistant  Stephanie Mckellop weigh in on the controversy surrounding some of her tweets. 
10/28/17 12:23am
Judy Weng realized during her research that open source coding could hold the key to achieving greater diversity in computer science.
10/28/17 12:21am
 "Administrators do care about these rankings," said English professor Nancy Bentley, who signed the petition calling on the USNWR to alter its ranking criteria. 
10/27/17 11:43pm
With access to open data, three Penn master's students were able to accurately predict 72.9 percent of the flooding in the Calgary area. 
10/25/17 7:21pm
Students and teaching assistants in CIS 120 have been pushed into overcrowded rooms with no electrical outlets for their office hours.
10/24/17 9:29pm
“We've designed the minor in a way that reflects the fact that DH is not just one thing," Stewart Varner, managing director of Price Lab, said.