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Academics

11/30/10 4:18am
The Digital Media Design program provides undergrads with an Engineering degree, but it also requires classes in communications and fine arts to prepare students for the ever-expanding world of computer graphics.
11/30/10 3:29am

Survey evaluates class participation

A recent survey on class participation conducted by the UA Academic Affairs committee drew attention to students’ expectations and comfort levels for speaking up in class.
11/24/10 2:20am

Woman engineers maintain strong presence in male-dominated SEAS

While males dominate the School of Engineering and Applied Science in terms of both students and faculty, Engineering women still have a strong presence at Penn.
11/24/10 1:22am

Penn produced 7 Rhodes finalists

An all-time high of 26 Penn students applied for the Rhodes Scholarship this year, seven of whom were named as finalists.
11/23/10 4:27am

Study shows increased hiring, stagnant salaries for MBA grads

Though master's of business administration graduates can celebrate the fact that hiring is up, signing bonuses are down and salaries remain flat.
11/23/10 3:25am

Two Penn seniors awarded Marshall Scholarships

Nursing and Wharton senior GJ Melendez-Torres and College and Wharton senior Kristin Hall received 2011 Marshall Scholarships, allowing them to pursue a master's degree, free of charge.
11/21/10 11:55pm

No Rhodes Scholars for Penn

The list of Rhodes Scholarship domestic winners came out Sunday, and neither Penn students nor recent alumni made the cut. Last year, one Penn student was a Rhodes scholar.
11/17/10 1:15am

Wharton professor studies benefits of negative publicity

There are instances when bad publicity equals good publicity. Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger found this to be the case in a recent study conducted alongside two Stanford University professors.
11/16/10 2:42am

With loss of faculty, French Studies 'short staffed'

French Studies, a subsection of Penn's Department of Romance Languages, will have fewer course offerings and faculty members next year.
11/15/10 3:13am

Bloomberg ranks Wharton third among business schools

In a ranking released last week by Bloomberg Businessweek of the best business schools nationwide, the Wharton School came in third.
11/10/10 7:50am
Penn students’ hectic schedules rarely permit them to spare a minute. But, thanks to the 60-Second Lecture series, those who do reap substantial rewards.
11/08/10 4:34am

Penn not designated a 'top producer' of Fulbright Scholars

Penn's absence from the Fulbright Scholar "top producers" is a result of unusual circumstances. Of 13 scholars granted the fellowship last year, four declined for personal reasons.
11/03/10 3:58am

Students craft courses for social change

Penn students have long been creating their own majors but recently they have been designing their own courses as well.
10/26/10 2:28am

CAPS study paves way for student-led stress relief

In an effort to approach student stress from a fresh angle, Counseling and Psychological Services is studying methods of having students — rather than professionals — help their peers. CAPS hopes to eventually develop a program promoting student-to-student stress relief.
10/25/10 12:52am
Noted linguist and Penn alumnus Noam Chomsky delivered a lecture titled “Should we study language? If so, how?”
10/21/10 4:36am

On integrity issues, students get final say

The University Honor Council plays the dual role of advising students on issues of academic integrity and also sitting on the panel at hearings for students facing a violation of the Code of Academic Integrity or Code of Student Conduct.
10/20/10 12:15am

New tracking tool ensures abroad students' safety

By registering in the Global Activities Registry, Penn students abroad can not only identify every Penn person in their area, but also receive automatic e-mails from Penn based on the area in which they are residing.
10/18/10 5:25am

Interest rises in less-taught languages

While 91% of Americans studying languages in high school and college choose French, German, Italian or Spanish, Penn offers many ‘less commonly taught languages’
10/18/10 2:28am

South Asian Studies transitions from period of 'crisis'

The South Asia Studies department has shrunk to about one third of its former size due to the combination of the struggling economy and a period of departmental transition.
10/15/10 2:17am
Thanks to two major anonymous donations, Penn’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library will begin the first stage of renovations at the end of this month.