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Academics

04/01/10 2:58am

Senator to speak at Engineering graduation

U.S. Sen. Ted Kaufman of Delaware will speak at the 254th SEAS undergraduate commencement. Rajendra Singh, a member of the Penn Engineering Board of Overseers, will speak at the doctoral ceremony.
04/01/10 2:44am
A U.S. Department of State travel warning for parts of Mexico has prompted several U.S. colleges to suspend study abroad programs in Mexico. But Penn programs, which aren’t in the affected regions, will proceed as usual.
03/31/10 12:42am

Two Penn students win Truman scholarships

Wharton Entrepreneurship and Innovation major Sarah Brown and Wharton and Nursing student Gerardo Melendez-Torres received the prestigious award this year.
03/29/10 11:01pm

SEAS announces new nanotech master's degree

The new degree, which is currently accepting applications until June 1, will open doors for students interested in making a career out of nanotechnology.
03/25/10 3:35pm

SAS grad speaker announced

This year's SAS Commencement guest speaker will be Penn alumnus and Nobel Prize winner George Smith. The student speaker will be Joshua Bennett, a Marshall Scholarship recipient.
03/25/10 5:10am

Summer job hunters get creative

In the shadow of On-Campus Recruiting interviews, many Penn students are choosing to search for summer internships on their own initiative.
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.