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Academics

02/02/11 4:13am

Students receive Thouron Award for study abroad

On Monday, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships announced seven recipients of the Thouron Award — a Penn-specific scholarship that provides full funding for undergraduate and graduate students to study in the United Kingdom.
02/02/11 2:42am
Two sections of MBA classes are participating in a Wharton Computing pilot, which gives students access to free iPads.
02/01/11 4:52am

Penn plans for increase in students going abroad to China

In step with President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative,” Penn has positioned itself to increase the number of students studying abroad in China in the upcoming year.
02/01/11 3:54am

Harvard, MIT join book loan program

Both schools announced plans to join the Borrow Direct inter-library loan program last week, increasing the number of volumes available to Penn students by about 20 million.
01/31/11 1:23am

Frequent test-taking may optimize learning

A study found repeated test-taking to improve fact retention better than other methods, but some Penn professors and students contend that more exams don't necessarily mean more learning.
01/28/11 4:32am
A recent study found that students who were anxious about exams performed better after they were given 10 minutes to write down their test-related concerns.
01/27/11 4:45am
The professors have caught on. Because of the distractions laptops pose for students during class, more and more professors have adopted a no-laptop policy.
01/27/11 4:30am
The wider variety of international programs give nursing students the opportunity to engage in a hands-on approach to health care while experiencing a new culture.
01/27/11 3:42am

'Wine and Cheese Tasting' makes classy comeback

The popular preceptorial, which was absent last semester, will now accommodate even more students and be held in an Old City wine cellar.
01/25/11 7:25am

Penn balances research and teaching

In the last five years, Penn has more than quadrupled the amount of funding for students teaming with faculty in research programs.
01/25/11 3:19am

SEAS adds new 'principal lecturer' position

The position of principal lecturer will be a more advanced role beyond that of senior lecturer, intended to recognize the best teachers in SEAS.
01/21/11 4:25am

For some, grad school starts early

In the time it takes some students to complete one major, a few Penn undergraduates are earning both their graduate and undergraduate degrees.
01/21/11 3:26am

Wharton looks toward "greenomics"

Making a dollar isn’t the only goal for Wharton School students and faculty. Now, there is increased focus on what some call “greenomics” — the economics of being environmentally friendly.
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.