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Academics

10/27/17 11:43pm
With access to open data, three Penn master's students were able to accurately predict 72.9 percent of the flooding in the Calgary area. 
10/25/17 7:21pm
Students and teaching assistants in CIS 120 have been pushed into overcrowded rooms with no electrical outlets for their office hours.
10/24/17 9:29pm
“We've designed the minor in a way that reflects the fact that DH is not just one thing," Stewart Varner, managing director of Price Lab, said.
10/24/17 12:50pm
These discoveries debunk the commonly held theory that skin pigmentation is a consequence of exposure to sunlight, proving instead that darker skin is the direct result of a specific genetic variant. 
10/23/17 12:50am
 Participants in a clinical trial who received three doses of the GLS-5700 vaccine developed Zika-specific antibodies with minimal negative effects.  
10/22/17 8:17pm
The project aims to create teams of specialized robots, rather than individual ones, that learn from one another in unknown environments. 
10/22/17 7:37pm
One of the main reasons for the high number of cases of academic dishonesty is the CIS department's plagiarism-checking software, professors said. 
10/22/17 7:19pm
Fulfilling your College requirements can be tough. Consider taking a class that double counts to take some strain off.
10/20/17 7:10pm
Penn's newly-established chapter of the Common Party, Cairn University and the Graduate School of Education co-sponsored the event. 
10/20/17 12:00pm
This six-year grant will support the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter’s materials science research. 
10/19/17 1:06am
The detection of this collision is giving researchers an opportunity to analyze the expansion of the universe and the origin of heavy metals.
10/18/17 10:52pm
“In my geology class, we haven't even turned in a single assignment. I didn’t know if I was doing anything right. It was pretty impossible to gauge where I was at,” College sophomore Eliza Halpin said.
10/18/17 8:18pm
This new technology could help robots in the military blend into their environments to avoid damage or help bring scientific robots and tools closer to animals in nature.
10/16/17 11:36pm
“We first needed to find out the personal situation of each of our faculty collaborators and their students, as well as the physical state of the university."
10/14/17 10:51am
The PWH symposium ended with a discussion hosted by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger. 
10/01/17 10:27pm
The top quiz, titled “Choose Some Fall Things And We'll Tell You Which Taylor Swift You're Most Like,” gained almost 300,000 views. 
09/29/17 7:55am
 “If you’re working a lot, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about and something you’re excited about."
09/27/17 7:56pm
Online courseware sites, such as Khan Academy and Coursera have grown increasingly popular, but research shows that overusing these services can affect learning.
09/27/17 6:35pm
Sleep deprivation might help treat depression because it resets patient's circadian clock, an "internal clock." 
09/26/17 12:10am
 “In many respects, Arts and Sciences sits at the core of the University,” School of Arts and Sciences Dean Steven Fluharty said.