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Academics

12/01/19 10:31pm
PennHealthX is a student-led organization that integrates business and medicine for students who are interested in healthcare management and entrepreneurship. 
11/24/19 11:44pm
According to the 2019 Action Plan for Faculty Excellence and Diversity, 35% of University standing faculty are female and over 8% are underrepresented minorities. 
11/24/19 10:00pm
All of Penn’s partner universities in Hong Kong suspended in-person coursework and shifted to an online setting for the rest of the term.
11/24/19 9:58pm
Binti Hasbullah and Damianos bring Penn's total number of Rhodes Scholars to 30. This is the third year in a row that Penn students have won the scholarship.
11/21/19 9:11pm
The course was spearheaded by the Wharton Dean’s Undergraduate Advisory Board following student demand.
11/17/19 9:14pm
Since 2017 the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities has been planning on creating a minor in environmental humanities, which was recently approved. 
11/17/19 8:22pm
Penn students who work on-campus jobs say they can no longer automatically set their hours in Workday and they do not receive notifications for deadlines to submit their hours, features that were previously provided through "eTimeSheets." 
11/14/19 11:01pm
English professor Whitney Trettien said the new course will serve as a softer entry point for humanities students to learn how to apply tools and technologies to 'big picture' questions.
11/14/19 12:08am
Some student government leaders said the change made their demands more tangible, acknowledging that Wax's tenured status made her firing unrealistic.
11/14/19 12:07am
Current BBB students said the name change is a welcome shift that will make their major more easily explainable to the wider public.
11/12/19 1:59am
Carey Law Dean of Students Felicia Lin, along with three other administrators, held an hour-and-a-half lunch Q&A session on Monday for any law students concerned about the school's renaming. 
11/10/19 10:36pm
The eight inaugural recipients include a new Data Science for Finance course and a Women in Analytics and Data Science Conference.
11/10/19 10:15pm
As early as fall 2020, students will be able to spend a semester abroad at the Stockholm School of Economics, Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, or Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. 
11/10/19 8:04pm
Freshmen who planned on studying actuarial science at Penn voiced frustration at the decision and the school's lack of a statement.
11/05/19 11:35pm
The study, which focused on West Point students, finds that cognitive abilities were the best predictor of academic and military grades, but physical ability and grit were more important for making it through the grueling initiation training. 
11/05/19 9:21pm
“Global Environmental History from Paleolithic to Present" will address how changes in human social and government organization  throughout history have affected the environment. 
11/05/19 8:11pm
Lamberton will serve as the inaugural Alberto I. Duran President’s Distinguished Professor in Wharton’s Marketing Department. Lamberton previously taught at the University of Pittsburgh for more than 10 years.
11/03/19 8:41pm
Wharton Management professor Lindsey Cameron’s research concluded that employees are more likely to donate their time and money to their co-workers when they practice mindfulness.
11/03/19 7:26pm
Professor Michael Roberts said the course will serve as a crucial guide for students aiming to enter the field of finance, due to the changing nature of the industry and the prioritization of data analytics skills. 
10/29/19 8:59pm
According to a 2019 report, more than 98% of the 664 graduates seeking employment received job offers.