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Academics

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.
01/29/10 4:30am

Wharton connects students and alumni

The Wharton Alumni Relations Council launched its new Wharton Alumni Wisdom Newsletter.
01/28/10 4:24am
On Jan. 12, eight third-year Penn Law students traveled to Washington, D.C., to assist attorney Karl Hays in defending Jacquelyn Abbott, the defendant in an international custody case, before the U.S. Supreme Court.
01/28/10 4:16am
Penning will receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the National Postdoctoral Association at their annual conference, held from Mar. 12-14 in Philadelphia.
01/27/10 7:30am

New rules, budget may impact Penn Med research funding

For researchers at Penn and other institutions, the new ethics rules and budget to be announced by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins may have an impact on both current and future research.
01/27/10 7:27am

Penn geologists receive grant for research in Puerto Rico

Researchers from the University have recently been awarded a $4.35-million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Critical Zone Observatory in Puerto Rico.
01/27/10 7:21am
In a new integrative and discussion-based course — CIS-125 Technology and Policy — undergraduate and graduate students grapple with the legal issues that relate to the advancement of technology.
01/26/10 6:33am

Law School reaches out to disadvantaged students

The Penn Law Outreach Program is designed to help talented undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds apply to and succeed in law school.
01/22/10 6:15am

Faculty show wide gender gap

Though more women are going to college than ever before — 71.5 percent of 2008 U.S. high-school graduates, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — this doesn’t mean more women are becoming professors.
01/21/10 6:24am

Nursing students get credit for H1N1 clinics

This winter, Penn Nursing students were enlisted to carry out the process of inoculation for the H1N1 virus. At the same time, these students earned credit for the clinical portion of their community health courses.
01/21/10 6:19am

InTouch glitch, tardy professors cause grade delays

Along with some professors being unable to finish grading in time, Penn Computing, experienced a glitch on the morning of the deadline for faculty to post grades. The error prevented both students and professors from logging in to the system.
01/20/10 7:05am
Demonstrating the Wharton School’s growing emphasis on leadership, yesterday marked the opening of the newly renovated Wharton Leadership Program and the Center for Leadership and Change Management.
01/20/10 3:48am

Chaim Potok donates manuscripts to Van Pelt

Rabbi Chaim Potok, the author of the best-selling novel The Chosen, bequeathed his personal papers to Penn upon his death in 2002.
01/20/10 12:40am

Connecting the blogosphere with prehistory

Penn Museum Digital Media Director Amy Ellsworth recently created an in-depth blog about her experiences in the Laotian city of Luang Prabang — an area whose prehistory has never been examined by modern archaeology.
01/19/10 6:00am
After spending 15 years at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, Daud Ali has returned to the United States, where he is learning the ropes of American academia.