Though the application process is said to be grueling, the University “does pretty well with encouraging kids to apply for Fulbrights and making their applications good enough to be accepted,” Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Harriet Joseph said.
A new measure that will allow College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students to pursue second majors outside of their schools has been passed by undergraduate education committees and awaits a final faculty vote in the fall.
30 medical and law students nationwide will travel to Europe to study ethics through the lens of the Holocaust.
A new program, led by Penn professors, will help a Beijing school understand why some fliers compel students to wash their hands, while others don’t quite persuade students to grab the nearest bottle of hand sanitizer.
Enrollment in 12-week summer classes is up drastically from last year.
Newsweek’s Senior Washington Correspondent, columnist, and NBC and MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman will teach a 3-session mini course at the Kelly Writers House this fall.
Penn Psychology Professor Martin Seligman’s contributions to the field of psychology were recognized when he received the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association’s second Lifetime Achievement Award on May 26.
Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild gave Penn’s World Scholars Program a $1 million gift with the intention of supporting a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.
Despite pervasive stigmas casting nursing as a female field, Penn’s small number of male nurses has begun to grow.
Instead of writing final papers or taking exams, students enrolled in “Architecture 302: Investigating Product Design” were able to make their own semester-culminating projects.
A nurse himself, Greg Mortenson will offer a unique, global perspective on nursing in his speech, which fits with the Nursing School’s educational model.
Undergraduates may choose between 10 online courses this summer, up from four in 2009. All internet-based programs are part of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies curriculum, and each fulfills one of Penn’s general education requirements, including sectors.
Although national rates show an increase in Arabic studies enrollment, but Penn saw a slight decrease in 2009-2010.
Last week, U.S. News and World Report credited Penn graduate and professional programs with several substantial improvements over the past year.
The International Development Summer Institute Africa Program, a new collaboration between the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the College’s African Studies Center, will send 14 students from Engineering, Wharton and the College to Ghana for four weeks this summer.
Penn Med rose to second for research, Wharton fell two spots to fifth, and Penn Law rose one place to seventh from 2009.
A recent study conducted by the Adolescent Communication Institute at Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that over the decades, top-selling films within the PG-13 category have been growing steadily more violent, while sexual content increased in R-rated films.
‘Bhakt’ robots were programmed by Engineering grad students to follow the path of a lead ‘guru’ robot. The names are Hindi for ‘follower’ and ‘leader,’ respectively.
Scholarship recipients will receive $30,000 from Penn and $24,000 from DHS to receive a Master in Social Work degree from the School of Social Policy and Practice.
Many may think of Rome or Greece as the best places to find ancient artifacts, but Penn's campus boasts its very own collection.