The newly hired undergraduate chairman of Religious Studies is an authority on South Asian religion and history, with an emphasis on Buddhism.
A number of classes at Penn incorporate class trips into their curricula. Funded by a combination of endowments, grants and gifts, professors have said these trips will continue unaffected by recent budget cuts.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has introduced a new, revamped Computer Engineering program this semester.
Since women hold the title of CEO at renowned companies like Yahoo!, PepsiCo and Sunoco, it should be no surprise that the percentage of female MBAs at the Wharton School has been steadily increasing.
Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis spoke about the state of the Nursing School at the annual State of the School Address in Ann L. Roy Auditorium. She discussed the School's new freshmen and financial-aid plans, as well as the effects of health-care reform and H1N1 on campus.
While studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain last spring, College senior Madeline Kronovet was not particularly surprised to find herself being mugged at 4 a.m. on her way home from an evening out with friends.
In an effort to conserve paper, writing seminars have been becoming progressively more digitized, with students even submitting end-of-course portfolios digitally. But for many students, these efforts hardly make a dent in the amount of paper they end up using.
Richard Andersen may have discovered a new technology to help patients with spinal cord injuries manipulate outside objects without using their limbs.
Penn’s libraries are busy making thousands of hard-to-find books and publications available online in a multifaceted effort intended to make rare literature more available to academics at Penn and around the world.
At first glance, the children Chad Lassiter mentors seem pretty average - they like going to the park and playing basketball. But they also suffer from separation anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
In the past year, the enrollment of domestic students in U.S. graduate schools grew faster than that of international students for the first time since 2004.
The Arts & the City theme centers around art and culture — both on Penn’s campus and in Philadelphia — and involves a variety of organizations, ranging from the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to student groups such as the Penn Art Club and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.
After a six-month job search applying to a range of positions, 2009 College alumna Sarah Seligman is now happily employed, conducting schizophrenia research for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
If a scan of your brain shows that you're likely to kill your roommate, should that be held against you in a court of law?
Wednesday marked the first in this fall’s weekly series of short lectures, as Biology professor Nancy Bonini spoke in Stiteler Plaza.
Given the current economic situation, the Penn Museum has made it a goal to “develop itself as a destination,” the museum’s director, Richard Hodges, wrote in an e-mail. “It needs to attract a much larger audience with associated revenues to become sustainable.”
In July, a team of eight Penn Nursing students traveled to Botswana to acquire clinical experience by conducting physical assessments and home visits in several villages.
"What better to way to figure out what you want to get out of a school than by taking a class with the person who runs it?" asked College freshman Anthony DiBella, explaining why he participated in the proseminar taught by University President Amy Gutmann.
As an alternative to working for an established firm, these alumni have launched their own companies or become involved with family businesses. Ultimately, this alternative permits recent graduates to depend less on the currently erratic economy and pursue other interests.
When the class of 2010 enters Franklin Field in the spring for their commencement ceremony, they will be surrounded by about 57,500 recycled plastic bottles - or at least caps and gowns made from them.