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Academics

01/20/11 4:38am

Seniors struggle to fulfill grad requirements

According to several departments, there are still seniors seeking to enroll in core classes, spanning from the Living World sector requirement to a second semester language course.
01/18/11 3:34am

New Wharton initiative to focus on consumer analytics

The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative — launched as an expansion of the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative — will also be integrated into the undergraduate Wharton curriculum.
01/13/11 2:48am
A year after the earthquake that hit Haiti, much of the nation remains in disrepair. Sharon Ravitch, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, is prepared to help Haiti bounce back.
01/12/11 1:05am

New Wharton programs reflect social entrepreneurship trend

The Wharton School's Program for Social Impact, Loan Forgiveness Program and recently redesigned MBA curriculum are part of a broader trend, Wharton reps say.
12/22/10 2:00am

Ex-Annenberg dean died Friday

Former Annenberg School for Communication Assistant Dean and media critic Phyllis Kaniss died Friday, Dec. 17 from cancer-related complications. She was 59.
12/10/10 3:19am

Wharton revamps MBA curriculum

Last week, Wharton announced an extensive reformation of its MBA curriculum, intended to allow for increased flexibility for students in the core curriculum.
12/09/10 6:00pm
On Thursday, Penn appointed Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock as new Penn Integrates Knowledge professors. They will serve in Wharton and SAS's Psychology Department.
12/03/10 2:02am

Psychiatry chairman faces ghostwriting accusations

Recently discovered e-mails reveal that a document published in 2003 by Psychiatry Department Chairman Dwight Evans may not have been honest work.
12/01/10 5:32am

Ghost writing a complex topic

Two doctors were recently discovered to have used a writing company to produce the text of their 1999 book on psychiatric disorders.
12/01/10 3:32am

Women weren't always welcome in Wharton

There is no short supply of women at the Wharton School today, but this was not always the case.
11/30/10 5:30am

E-mail will alert students of grades

This semester, for the first time, students will be sent e-mail notifications when any final grades have been posted to their transcripts on Penn InTouch.
11/30/10 4:18am
The Digital Media Design program provides undergrads with an Engineering degree, but it also requires classes in communications and fine arts to prepare students for the ever-expanding world of computer graphics.
11/30/10 3:29am

Survey evaluates class participation

A recent survey on class participation conducted by the UA Academic Affairs committee drew attention to students’ expectations and comfort levels for speaking up in class.
11/24/10 2:20am

Woman engineers maintain strong presence in male-dominated SEAS

While males dominate the School of Engineering and Applied Science in terms of both students and faculty, Engineering women still have a strong presence at Penn.
11/24/10 1:22am

Penn produced 7 Rhodes finalists

An all-time high of 26 Penn students applied for the Rhodes Scholarship this year, seven of whom were named as finalists.
11/23/10 4:27am

Study shows increased hiring, stagnant salaries for MBA grads

Though master's of business administration graduates can celebrate the fact that hiring is up, signing bonuses are down and salaries remain flat.
11/23/10 3:25am

Two Penn seniors awarded Marshall Scholarships

Nursing and Wharton senior GJ Melendez-Torres and College and Wharton senior Kristin Hall received 2011 Marshall Scholarships, allowing them to pursue a master's degree, free of charge.
11/21/10 11:55pm

No Rhodes Scholars for Penn

The list of Rhodes Scholarship domestic winners came out Sunday, and neither Penn students nor recent alumni made the cut. Last year, one Penn student was a Rhodes scholar.
11/17/10 1:15am

Wharton professor studies benefits of negative publicity

There are instances when bad publicity equals good publicity. Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger found this to be the case in a recent study conducted alongside two Stanford University professors.
11/16/10 2:42am

With loss of faculty, French Studies 'short staffed'

French Studies, a subsection of Penn's Department of Romance Languages, will have fewer course offerings and faculty members next year.