Poor course evaluations signal to the department that the instructor should be placed into another course, or the instructor’s standing in the tenure process should be reevaluated.
Throughout the semester, students will hear from expert guest lecturers and will work on their own piece of nonfiction writing such as a memoir, investigative article, narrative long-form story, or medical science piece.
Egan, a well-known contemporary writer, won the Pulitzer Prize for her 2011 novel, 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' and she most recently published the book, 'Manhattan Beach.'
A rough design for this new space is expected to be completed in mid-January, and a more specific timeline for the project will be determined once the design is finished.
The Annenberg researchers found that marijuana use does not increase conduct problems like school truancy or stealing in a recently published study.
From 2003 to 2017, Penn saw a 37.18 percent decline in degrees awarded in the humanities and a 19.57 percent decrease in degrees awarded in the social sciences.
Building on prior research that examined class stratification and other social factors, Meredith Tamminga is specifically looking at the reasons behind changes in the pronunciation of various words.
The research could reveal new information and challenge assumptions about early human history in Africa.
This high demand leaves some students stuck on waitlists, unable to satisfy computer science courses that are required for their majors and minors.
Moore was named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars out of 880 applicants who were endorsed by their colleges.
The Penn First Graduate Association formed earlier this semester to support first-generation, low-income graduate students.
Cheney, whose research exposed the complex thinking of primates, was praised as a 'spectacular scientist,' The New York Times reported.
Penn does not have any standing sustainability professors — only lecturers, adjunct, and visiting professors — and professor Irina Marinov is the only standing faculty member studying climate science.
The trustees also approved the creation of two new master's degrees in genetic counseling and biomedical informatics through the Perelman School of Medicine.
The University required all faculty to enroll in the verification system by Oct. 31.
The campaign started last April when the ASAM UAB released an online video, which features several Penn students discussing what they have gained from their ASAM courses.
Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, and Yale universities all outranked Penn on the list.
The first four-day course will take place in March 2019 and will cost participants $6,500.
Gazzaniga is an author of many standard Penn introductory psychology and neuroscience textbooks.
Penn's student focus group explored levels of frustration with racism and discrimination, the role of democracy and human rights in U.S. foreign policy, and the depolarization of political parties.