At the end of a decade of social and political upheaval, Penn faculty members conducted a school-wide "Day of Conscience" on a Tuesday morning in March 1969. Over 800 students had crowded into Irvine Auditorium to hear from influential ecologist Barry Commoner and other speakers for a lively discussion about higher education and academic research.
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Three Wharton students have created a student-taught seminar to fill the gap in product design courses at Penn.
During the final day of the first 1vyG conference held at Penn, participants explored how they could implement what they had learned into their daily collegiate lives.
Members of the Senate failed to advance any immigration laws on Feb. 15, leaving the fate of various United States immigrants in an ongoing state of limbo. News of the vote came in as hundreds of attendees sat in Irvine Auditorium, listening to former Vice President Joe Biden and former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush discuss immigration policy with Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Over the past five years, the number of courses that include a sustainability component has increased from 120 to about 300.
John Ghazvinian — author, historian, and former journalist — became the new associate director of Penn’s Middle East Center last week.
The Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, a new building which will house the Political Science Department and Economics Department, will officially be completed this coming May, several months after the original January 2018 completion estimate.
There are a variety of reasons that Penn faculty might miss class. While professors are expected to be present and prepared for scheduled course meetings, occasionally family emergencies, academic conferences, and work-related meetings get in the way. When these absences last for an extended period of time, however, students often find them disruptive.
The College of Arts and Sciences introduced four new interdisciplinary minors in the fall of 2016. However, for a variety of reasons, only a handful of students have pursued a minor in these recently-developed programs.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, an international religious leader, renowned speaker, and award-winning author, spoke at Perry World House on Tuesday about the future of religion and global politics.
Fintech — the interplay between finance and technology — is rising in popularity throughout the country, and that increased interest is evident at Penn as well.
A new report from Hunger Free America indicates that one in five Philadelphia residents faces food insecurity, an increase from previous years.
A new club is celebrating how Penn staff overcome adversity.
A class at Penn brings students from different religious and nonreligious backgrounds to lead discussions on topics around religion, politics, sexuality and gender, and work on community service projects with local religious organizations.
Another Penn figure has entered the federal government.
Two Penn students have launched a magazine to combine both creativity and community engagement.
Penn researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind vaccine to fight the Zika virus that demonstrates both safety and effectiveness.