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Academics

10/20/19 7:57pm
The course, "Archaeology in Pop Culture," will be offered as a freshman seminar taught by Anthropology professor Douglas Smit. 
10/16/19 7:39pm
The LSAT was administered digitally for the first time on Sept. 21, where students took the test with a tablet and a stylus.
10/15/19 10:16pm
Researchers will use the grant to develop a special type of Positron Emission Tomography scan which will enable them to better study the progression of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
10/13/19 11:29pm
At 8 a.m., protesters will begin to march from the Starbucks located at 34th and Walnut streets toward the Sansom entrance of the Penn Law school building. The protest will then continue in front of the law school building until 9 a.m. when classes begin for law students.
10/13/19 10:12pm
Duckworth said the goal of the class is to help students find and engage with their passion — the main part of the course will involve students picking a new skill and reflecting as they pursue and develop it further. 
10/13/19 8:09pm
The document, available on the Penn Sustainability website, includes an alphabetical listing by school and department of courses that include a sustainability component.  
10/07/19 10:44pm
Despite the rain, many attended the ceremony at the plaza in front of Meyerson Hall, which will be redesigned, renovated, and named Stuart Weitzman Plaza. 
10/04/19 12:40am
The ceremony took place amid controversy surrounding the University’s decision to rename the school after current design graduate students sharply criticized the renaming.
10/03/19 10:15pm
Some PORES fellows in past years have had the opportunity to visit NBC News on election night, making predictions and crunching data at the decision desk. 
10/02/19 10:49pm
Students critiqued the University's decision to rename the school after Weitzman, a fashion icon and 1963 Wharton graduate, because his profession as a designer is not related to any academic program offered at Penn.
10/02/19 8:52pm
The museum will fully re-open to Penn students on Nov. 13, and to the general public on Nov. 16, with redesigned galleries and a refurbished main entrance and auditorium.
10/02/19 8:13pm
Suma, known for young adult novels like "A Room Away from the Wolves" and "The Walls Around Us," is teaching at Penn for one semester through the Creative Writing program. 
10/02/19 10:55am
The film is an adaptation of Northwestern University professor E. Patrick Johnson's book, "Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South." The documentary explores the lives of Johnson and six other gay black men whose stories were originally told in Johnson's work. 
10/01/19 10:05pm
PATH will have an app that allows students to plan their four-year academic path at Penn on worksheets. 
09/29/19 8:53pm
Wilson will receive a $625,000 stipend paid in quarterly installments over five years by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
09/29/19 6:59pm
Students in the class analyze political cartoons and videos to explore a satirist’s role in society, both politically and culturally.
09/29/19 6:15pm
Beginning Nov. 12, students in the program will attend classes on Penn's campus three times a week during evenings and weekends, a 10-hour weekly commitment. 
09/22/19 9:04pm
The current political and social unrest in Hong Kong began in June, when people took to the streets to oppose the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance amendment bill, which would allow local authorities to detain and extradite citizens of Hong Kong to mainland China. 
09/20/19 12:17am
The syllabus includes anime and manga from a range of genres, including the popular anime film "Your Name" and "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind." 
09/15/19 11:03pm

Wharton introduces new Academically Based Community Service course

Social Impact and Responsibility is a seminar-style class that explores the role business can play in eradicating societal issues on both local and global levels.