Academics

03/21/18 8:48pm
The snow, which began falling Tuesday – the official first day of spring – accumulated throughout the day Wednesday and continued into the evening.
03/21/18 8:31pm
While Penn earned a perfect score of 100 points for academic reputation, it received a mediocre score of 75.5 points for employer reputation.
03/20/18 11:59pm
The goal of Penn Global Seminars is to provide “greater access” to Penn students by increasing the number of students that can participate and the variety of locations offered, according to Penn Abroad Director Nigel Cossar. 
03/20/18 3:45pm
The last teach-in at Penn happened 49 years ago in 1969, and the revival of the program, entitled 'Production of Knowledge,' launched Sunday and is scheduled to last until March 22. 
03/19/18 9:46pm
The teach-in will feature lectures and panel discussions on the value of knowledge in the modern world. It is the first teach-in at Penn in nearly fifty years, with the first one being held in 1969. 
03/18/18 10:39pm
The center, which was created in 2015, uses a family-based approach to heart care, whereas most similar centers focus on individual patient treatment.
03/18/18 9:45pm
They discovered a gene variant which causes an unfavorable response to drinking alcohol. 
03/18/18 9:05pm
Ezekiel Emanuel argued that four main features of the healthcare system yield overspending. These factors include exorbitant administrative costs, medical imaging, high quantities and prices for surgical procedures, and pharmaceutical spending.
03/18/18 6:46pm
The supernova, which the researchers named DES16C2nm, is estimated to be 10.5 billion years old. 
03/16/18 7:20pm
The forum comprised of three sections, Requiem, Reform, and Rebirth, each with three to four students and a professor moderator, totaling to 11 students or undergraduate fellows presenting their long-term research projects.  
03/16/18 5:35pm
In their study, researchers at Penn's Vet school, along with other collaborators, discovered a mitochondria defect in triple-negative breast cancer that could lead to the first ever targeted treatments for the cancer. 
03/15/18 7:17pm
In a 2015 editorial, three Penn bioethicists argued for the resurrection of the asylum in its 19th Century iteration, as a place for the mentally ill to get long term care in a safe environment. 
03/14/18 7:57pm
The first of its kind since 1969, the teach-in will focus on "the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge." 
03/01/18 6:15pm
Design of Mobile Products is a seminar consisting of six 90-minute sessions that introduce students to the basics of designing and prototyping a mobile app. 
02/26/18 6:46pm
After students walked out of Anthropology Professor Lawrence Rosen's class in protest, various administrators from Princeton University have spoken out in his defense. 
02/25/18 9:58pm
The Penn Language Center, separately from the grant, also plans to expand its native language offerings to include Cherokee.
02/16/18 5:27pm
While other drones rely on satellite signals and only function outdoors, these new drones employ algorithms that allow them to move efficiently to their target and within close range.
02/05/18 8:00am
This ranking, which compares the top 100 full-time MBA programs, is calculated based on 20 different criteria compiled over three years. 
01/28/18 7:53pm
Universities have sought STEM classification for economics since “Econometric and Quantitative Economics” was added to the list of STEM-designated degree programs in 2012.
01/26/18 4:16pm
Penn Global's Committee on International Travel Risk Assessment deems 70 countries as "heightened security risk regions" for reasons ranging from terrorism threats to fragile government infrastructures.