The Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research, a new undergraduate dual-degree program, has been created with the help of a $13.6-million donation from 1950 College graduate and former Penn Board of Trustees Chairman Roy Vagelos and his wife, Diana.
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With the hiring of an additional faculty member, the South Asia Studies Department is beginning to rebuild after experiencing troubles over the past few years.
On Sept. 13, nine students showed up to Henry Teune’s “Citizenship and Democratic Development” class, unaware that their professor had died five months ago.
Anthropology professor Claudia Valeggia was honored by President Barack Obama Sept. 26 with an award considered the highest honor for young researchers.
For 50 years, researchers at Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter have been trying to figure out what “stuff” is really made of.
From American Sign Language to biomedical research and pottery, this fall’s 57 preceptorials — short courses led by Penn professors — have a lot in store.
The live classroom may soon be eclipsed by a virtual one.
Students enrolled in the Political Science class “Citizenship and Democratic Development” this semester were shocked when they heard why their professor, the late Henry Teune, couldn’t be at the first day of class.
An outbreak of listeria illness — linked to cantaloupes from Colorado-based producer Jensen Farms — has forced the fruit off menus at Penn.
For many years, Penn students used Blackboard and webCafé as their primary means of getting course materials from professors. But two new learning management systems may begin to rival the original two systems this fall.
As the events of 9/11 recede further into the past, educators are debating how to best present the historical event to college students who grew up with it and younger students who have little memory of the day.
Penn students looking to transfer into the Wharton School now have to prove themselves through words, not just numbers.
The next time you play Angry Birds, World of Warcraft, or Tetris, you might be making yourself a better person and the world a better place.
Penn will soon launch the world’s first undergraduate engineering curriculum that studies networked technologies such as Facebook and Google.
Three Penn students will put their schooling on hold to launch their course-management system startup, Coursekit.
A team of Penn archaeologists has found and pieced together a 108,000-year-old skull of the world’s oldest child, offering the modern world a glimpse into a period of crucial human evolution.
In an increasingly digital world, healthcare professionals are able to perform some evaluations electronically.
Students and faculty embarking on Penn-affiliated trips are now required to register their travel information with the Global Activities Registry, a database of Penn’s global travels.
While Penn's policies on free speech and open expression have allowed students to speak out about race, they have also sparked campus-wide controversies.
Tuesday afternoon, students and faculty will be questioning Penn’s moral compass at the Compass on Locust walk, as part of a teach-in titled “WTF, Penn?”