The Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000, is a merit-based award that supports graduate studies of students who want to pursue careers in government or public service. Previous recipients of the Truman Scholarship include former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.
The African Languages Program has gotten bigger in recent years, with Malagasy — the principal language spoken in Madagascar — added as another option to study in 2013.
Many Wharton MBAs go into consulting and startups. First-year student Clyde Kelly is no different, except for the fact that he is also a successful rapper.
“I don’t appreciate the University’s one-size-fits-all approach, where it assumes everyone comes from the same background,” College junior David Thai said.
“This is an attachment that attaches onto the exhaust pipe of the wood burning stove, and it captures some of the heat that is being lost through the exhaust,” Engineering senior Kellen Sanna said.
Professor of plastic surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine Paris Butler and vice-provost’s postdoctoral fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics Ahmaad Jenkins received the honor.
“If we think about our lives without music or movies or art or literature in any way, what kind of a hit will our well-being take? We don’t have way yet to quantify that," religious studies professor James Pawelski said.
In the press release, Legend said he was “thrilled” to work with Penn on “critical issues” that the US criminal justice system faces.
After two years in the accounting Ph.D. program, Paul is clearer about the benefits and detriments of going immediately into a Ph.D. program — as she did — versus starting out in the working world.
“Everything we can do to make the voting experience more trustworthy and more efficient is a step towards ensuring higher participation in our democratic processes,” student author and Wharton MBA student Michael Windle said.
It is no secret that interest in computer science is skyrocketing. At Penn, the Computer Science and Information Sciences department is working to create a “richer selection” of courses that will appeal to students of all backgrounds.
“The goal of the Center is to connect three different groups of stakeholders: the industry people, the students and the faculty,” Baker Retailing Center Director Barbara Kahn said.
The Kelly Writers House held its annual Marathon Reading program on Thursday, where students and faculty took turns reading out loud from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy series.
Each couple was given 20 dollars and the objective of splitting the money between them in only one way: One person would get 15 while the other would get only five.
Each week, the class will spend 4 1/2 hours reading a book in silence before eating dinner they cook for one another.
The program will enable students to enter the workforce for two to four years knowing they will be able to return to Wharton to pursue an MBA.
Harvard Law school recently announced they will allow students to submit the GRE in place of the LSAT, but some Penn Law students don't think Penn should do the same.
“They wanted people who had more knowledge of mechanical engineering,” Wharton and Engineering freshman George Pandya said. “I was able to get some experience with developing mechanical tools before I came here and that really helped me get the position when I applied.”
Students had the task of crafting a strategy to spark interest in Japanese society back at Penn.
Grant, who is the youngest-tenured professor at the Wharton School, has been recognized as Wharton's highest-rated professor for the past five years.