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Academics

03/25/10 1:40am

Students design new course on sustainability

Students who enroll in the new “Sustainability 101” course next semester will attend both a lecture and a recitation focused on a specific Academically Based Community Service project.
03/24/10 4:16am
While debate over the Graduate Records Examination’s value has drawn national attention, it remains a prominent admissions factor at Penn graduate schools.
03/23/10 6:12am

Tenure scale difficult to define

In the wake of the tenure denial of history professor Ronald Granieri, students are raising questions about what factors go into the evaluation process.
03/22/10 6:23am

UA passes resolution on tenure transparency

The members of the UA officially added their voices to the hundreds of students and alumni calling for the reversal of History professor Ronald Granieri’s tenure denial.
03/19/10 4:05am

Nursing number one for NIH grants

The University of California San Francisco was ranked second with $8.8 million and the University of Washington was third with $8.5 million.
03/18/10 5:25am

Hundreds sign petition for Granieri

Student discontent with the tenure denial of History professor Ronald Granieri has continued to grow in recent days. A petition began circulating early Wednesday morning.
03/18/10 4:48am

Law students safe in down job market so far

Ninety-eight percent of Penn Law students were either employed or continuing their educations upon graduation last year. Shortly afterward, another one to two percent found employment.
03/18/10 2:22am

Admins not worried over lower nursing exam scores

Drexel University nursing students, among others, outscored Penn School of Nursing students on the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX exams, for 2009.
03/18/10 12:59am

Wharton website gets new Arabic version

Arabic Knowledge@Wharton will include articles centered on the Middle East’s growing economic importance to the global economy in both English and Arabic.
03/17/10 11:58pm

Two years of planning, Nursing soon to finish new curriculum

Recently, students were asked to write their suggestions and thoughts on post-its on message boards throughout the Nursing School.
03/17/10 6:02am

Wharton still best in students' minds

Students’ career prospects are also unlikley to be affected by Wharton's drop in BusinessWeek rankings, according to Career Services.
03/16/10 5:31am
A 17-person History honors thesis class is leading a charge to protest the tenure denial of their thesis seminar advisor, Ronald Granieri.
03/15/10 12:00am
The school fell to fourth place this year in BusinessWeek's 2010 Undergraduate Business School Rankings. It was ranked third last year after being in first for several years.
03/04/10 2:00am

Japanese Studies prof dies of sudden heart attack

Professor William LaFleur of the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department died suddenly from a heart attack on Feb. 26, according to the Office of the Provost. He was on leave this semester.
03/01/10 4:08am

Wharton study connects marriage and markets

The choice of study reflects the overall broadening focus of economics, which has begun to include social spheres of life beyond money and markets.
02/26/10 3:39am

From Phila. to Munich: Grad student research travels around the world

The Research Council of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly recently provided over 80 applicants with grants for the spring. The recipients — students from the seven research schools — will present their work at conferences around the world.
02/24/10 6:20am

School of Design students recognized in two competitions

This month, School of Design students and faculty have gained recognition beyond the classroom in two different competitions — the 2010 Emerging New York Architects open ideas competition and Brazil’s International Design Competition.
02/23/10 6:04am

Nursing outlines five-year strategic plan

Penn Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis and the entire nursing faculty is working on its strategic plan — a set of goals that it hopes to address over the next five years.
02/19/10 4:43am

Humanities Forum makes 'connections'

The theme for this year’s Penn Humanities Forum is “Connections,” which addresses not only the increasing human connections taking place in the world, but those between the different humanities departments at Penn as well.
02/19/10 1:03am

Penn Reading Project announces next year's selection

In line with the Year of Water theme, Penn Reading Project coordinators announced that the 2010-2011 book selection will be The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George.