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Academics

11/29/18 12:54am
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.
11/27/18 10:17pm
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.
11/27/18 8:54pm
The research could reveal new information and challenge assumptions about early human history in Africa.
11/25/18 11:59pm
This high demand leaves some students stuck on waitlists, unable to satisfy computer science courses that are required for their majors and minors.
11/20/18 12:30am
Moore was named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars out of 880 applicants who were endorsed by their colleges.
11/18/18 4:59pm
The Penn First Graduate Association formed earlier this semester to support first-generation, low-income graduate students. 
11/16/18 3:06pm
Cheney, whose research exposed the complex thinking of primates, was praised as a 'spectacular scientist,' The New York Times reported. 
11/15/18 3:13am
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.
11/14/18 9:19pm
The trustees also approved the creation of two new master's degrees in genetic counseling and biomedical informatics through the Perelman School of Medicine. 
11/11/18 8:40pm
The University required all faculty to enroll in the verification system by Oct. 31. 
11/08/18 8:15pm
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.
11/05/18 10:00pm
Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, and Yale universities all outranked Penn on the list. 
11/05/18 8:14pm
The first four-day course will take place in March 2019 and will cost participants $6,500.
10/25/18 1:41am
Gazzaniga is an author of many standard Penn introductory psychology and neuroscience textbooks.
10/24/18 8:08pm
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.
10/24/18 7:20pm
The study was conducted on 227 pairs of identical twins. The twin subjected to less warmth at home was more likely to exhibit callous-unemotional (CU) traits.
10/21/18 6:33pm
So far, the school has held two trainings for Penn Dental affiliates and will continue to hold more until all students and staff can attend.
10/17/18 10:03pm
The Writing Center is moving from its home of 15 years at 3808 Walnut St. to the first and fourth floors of the McNeil Building on 3718 Locust Walk.
10/17/18 8:14pm
Are you a student in the College looking to get more bang for your buck in your spring 2019 course load? Here's a list of all the classes next semester that will let you "double-count."
10/16/18 6:48pm
The inception of the course taught by acclaimed English professor Jay Kirk marks the birth of Xfic, Penn’s premier literary journal in experimental nonfiction.