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Academics

There’s always something new going on at Penn’s four undergraduate schools and 12 graduate schools. Look here for information on upcoming academic initiatives, new classes and research conducted by professors and students.

10/30/13 7:03pm
Researchers in disciplines from religious studies to nursing are studying the cultural significance of ghosts.
10/30/13 6:00pm
Last weekend, Penn Admissions hosted the first Ivy in Your Backyard event, which helped more than 150 high school seniors with the college application process.
10/28/13 8:55pm

Penn stays silent over Peking University prof departure

Penn has many ties with the Chinese university. In March 2010, Penn entered a memorandum of understanding with Peking University, and many of Penn’s schools work closely with the Chinese university.
10/27/13 1:38pm
On Saturday, Penn’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter “walked for education” in an effort to increase the number of black engineers who graduate from four-year institutions.
10/24/13 5:38pm

With dean hires upcoming, all eyes on Gutmann

Some professors say that Penn’s four upcoming dean appointments could be a defining part of President Gutmann’s legacy.
10/21/13 10:26pm

Former prof, Nobel laureate Lawrence Klein died Sunday

Klein taught at Penn from 1958 to 1991 and was awarded a Nobel Prize in economics in 1980 for his work on econometric models.
10/21/13 8:16pm

More Ph.D. students pursue work outside academia

Some attribute this change in job shifts to cuts in research funding and monetary benefits of the private sector.
10/20/13 8:56pm

Keynote advocates collaboration in Africana Studies

On Friday evening, Columbia University professor Farah Jasmine Griffin celebrated the one-year anniversary of Penn’s Department of Africana Studies as the keynote speaker at the conference “Future of the Field.”
10/13/13 6:36pm

Penn competition adds global perspective

Y-Prize, a Wharton-Engineering competition, is now accepting applications from around the world due to its partnership with Marblar, an online crowdsourcing platform.
10/13/13 6:33pm
The research can be applied to create emergency shelters that fold flat.
10/08/13 8:31pm
Harper and his team interviewed black and Latino male students and connected with the students on a personal level.
10/07/13 6:51pm
Novack, a 1986 Engineering graduate, is currently teaching “Film Sound: History, Aesthetics and Subversion,” one of the classes offered for this year’s theme, the Year of Sound.
10/07/13 6:01pm
Singh Center will provide community resources for both the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Arts and Sciences and foster interdisciplinary research.
10/02/13 3:28pm
Ankur Kumar’s sudden resignation follows a Sept. 27 article in The Wall Street Journal, titled “What’s Wrong With Wharton?”
10/01/13 8:21pm
Applications to the MBA program have fallen 6 percent just in the past year.
09/30/13 6:49pm
New building for Engineering and College researchers combines state-of-the-art technology, environmentally conscious architecture and fine art.
09/29/13 3:45pm
Penn Engineering students who won second place at the senior design competition last semester recently received a runner-up commendation in an NIH competition.
09/26/13 6:21pm
“Flipped” lectures are designed to be more engaging and interactive.
09/25/13 8:22pm
The fifteen foot long, 6 foot tall tunnel in the basement of the Towne building can reach speeds of up to 120 miles per hour.
09/25/13 5:32pm

Professors give advice for student success

Various professors give recommendations for increased students achievement — from having flexible attitudes to setting physical reminders.