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.
Two sections of MBA classes are participating in a Wharton Computing pilot, which gives students access to free iPads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The popular preceptorial, which was absent last semester, will now accommodate even more students and be held in an Old City wine cellar.
In the last five years, Penn has more than quadrupled the amount of funding for students teaming with faculty in research programs.
The position of principal lecturer will be a more advanced role beyond that of senior lecturer, intended to recognize the best teachers in SEAS.
In the time it takes some students to complete one major, a few Penn undergraduates are earning both their graduate and undergraduate degrees.
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.
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.
The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative — launched as an expansion of the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative — will also be integrated into the undergraduate Wharton curriculum.
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.
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.
Former Annenberg School for Communication Assistant Dean and media critic Phyllis Kaniss died Friday, Dec. 17 from cancer-related complications. She was 59.
Last week, Wharton announced an extensive reformation of its MBA curriculum, intended to allow for increased flexibility for students in the core curriculum.
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.