Academics

01/21/18 9:02pm
"Exploring your passion not only benefits your academic work but also helps improve your mental health,” Wharton freshman and member of Passion Projects committee Gabriel Sokoloff said.
01/20/18 7:05pm
The four new minors include Archaeological Science, East Central European Studies, Law & Society, and Medical Sociology, all of which were introduced in the fall of 2016.
01/19/18 8:27pm
“All of a sudden there were students in the room who were worried about their immigration status, who worried about their ability to express their thoughts or their feelings about their identity,” Parish said. 
01/18/18 7:48pm
Despite the winter session's popularity at other institutions, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Paul Sniegowski said little support exists for the program among Penn faculty. 
01/13/18 3:02pm
The Penn Slavery Project discovered that out of Penn's 28 founding trustees who were investigated, 20 of them held slaves and had financial ties to the slave trade. 
01/10/18 5:44pm
In a Facebook post announcing his resignation, Ciccariello-Maher said that "death threats and threats of violence" against his family informed his decision to step down. 
01/08/18 1:07pm
After controlling for sociodemographic differences, they found that eating fish may lead to less disturbed sleep. This would, in turn, lead to better cognitive functioning.
12/17/17 3:41pm
“The more people that are aware of this issue, the more we can get done policy-wise in order to stop mass incarceration," said Engineering senior Anna Estep. 
12/12/17 8:34pm
Half a percent of College students pursue three majors, which makes up a small fraction of the 25 percent of College students who graduate with more than one major.
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.