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Academics

02/19/10 12:58am

Indian gov't awards Penn $2M grant

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India awarded a $2 million grant to the University on Thursday to support Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India.
02/17/10 5:15am
From sector requirements to study abroad, the 2010 White Paper compiles the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education’s most important suggestions for improving academics.
02/16/10 4:19am

Students push for expansion of South Asia Studies Dept.

Students have formed an Undergraduate Advisory Board to address the need for more faculty in the South Asia Students Department.
02/16/10 3:30am

Online courses becoming a growing national trend

Online courses are becoming more popular than ever nationwide — and Penn is no exception to the trend.
02/12/10 10:16pm

Three students win Gates Scholarships

Of the 30 scholarships awarded to Americans this year, three went to Penn students — College seniors Donielle Johnson and Jill Portnoy and Penn Law graduate Amanda Marzullo.
02/12/10 6:01am

Crossing the pond for academic pursuits

This year, three Penn students received the Thouron Award, which will fund their pursuit of a graduate degree at a United Kingdom university for up to two years.
02/10/10 4:48am
Two students participating in On-Campus Recruitment made “egregious” changes to their paperwork before sending it to employers, according to Career Services.
02/09/10 6:51am

Faculty tackles lack of diversity

When Penn was founded the faculty consisted solely of white, Christian males. Now, out of a standing faculty of 2,549 professors, there are 704 women and 411 minority faculty members
02/09/10 6:25am

'Blemishes' don't ruin apps to Wharton, other prestigious schools

Experts, including those at the Wharton School, say that “blemishes” on an application do not necessarily prevent a student from gaining admission to a prestigious business school.
02/09/10 6:00am

Wharton professors' book explains how to 'learn from catastrophes'

Following the meeting of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Mitigation of Natural Disasters last year, Useem and Kunreuther decided to put together Learning from Catastrophes — a book they hoped would address the many issues surrounding natural disasters.
02/08/10 7:02am

Wharton business forum recognizes China's rise

With its financial influence on the rise, “China will probably be the largest economy in the world for the rest of this century,” stated Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Carlyle Group David Rubenstein during his keynote for the Wharton China Business Forum.
02/08/10 6:56am

University names six Penn Fellows for 2010

The Penn Fellows program is an initiative for mid-career faculty who display “outstanding academic achievement and strong leadership potential,” Director of Faculty Development and Equity at the Office of the Provost Lubna Mian said.
02/05/10 7:55am

Course evals get 85% response

Moving course evaluations from the traditional pencil-and-paper format to an online ratings system significantly increased the number of evaluations that were completed.
02/05/10 6:40am
CURF and the CURF Undergraduate Advisory Board held its first-ever Undergraduate Research Symposium yesterday
02/05/10 6:00am

Expert offers job advice to computer science majors

Gayle Laakmann, current Wharton MBA student and former Google, Microsoft and Apple employee, gave a lecture Thursday to a crowd of Computer Science and Engineering students about how to successfully interview with software companies.
02/04/10 8:00am

Making sense of the curriculum

Over 60 percent of students tackle the College requirements, but few may know their origin or how they compare to the other Ivies'.
02/04/10 7:38am
Preceptorials are small non-credit seminars led by faculty members and organized by students that take place three times over the course of the semester.
02/03/10 6:11am

Nursing School to collaborate on improving long-term care

Penn, in collaboration with Long-Term Quality Alliance, will now play a role in improving care for and increasing awareness of people in need of long-term care.
02/02/10 6:55am

With declining job opportunities humanities grad students remain optimistic

A massive decrease in scholarly job opportunities — especially those in language and literature — has brought the challenges doctoral candidates in these areas face into the national spotlight.
01/29/10 4:33am

Like business schools nationwide, Wharton is getting creative

Business schools all over the world are recognizing that their students need to learn to think creatively and critically just as much as they need to learn traditional business skills like finance and accounting. Wharton is no exception.