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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.

09/25/13 11:18am
The MacArthur Fellowship is one of the top national honors given to recognize innovation and creativity.
09/24/13 7:02pm
Anthony Kennedy will visit the University next week to teach a constitutional law class and speak with law school students and alumni, the Law School will announce Wednesday.
09/23/13 6:35pm

Company with Penn roots gets national recognition

Graphene Frontiers, a company founded by Penn faculty through the UPstart program, was awarded a $744,600 grant from the National Science Foundation last week.
09/22/13 11:56pm
Earlier this month, the University announced the winners of the Excellence through Diversity Fund proposal program for Penn faculty. The DP took a look at four of these projects.
09/19/13 9:13pm
Liskov received the Harold Pender Award, given by Penn’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering, for advancing programming and distributed systems.
09/18/13 6:46pm
The interdisciplinary program between Wharton, Engineering and the School of Design will provide a career path for students without engineering experience but who are still interested in product design.
09/17/13 6:15pm
Researchers at Penn and Duke are working with nanowire technology to develop flexible solar panels and touch screens, which would theoretically be able to roll up like a yoga mat.
09/16/13 6:00pm
Fluharty, who received all three of his degrees from Penn, plans to initiate a “strategic planning process” this semester to develop plan for SAS.
09/16/13 2:32pm
Every student in Wharton received an email requesting nominations for the school’s to members of the committee directly or to a confidential email address.
09/15/13 7:09pm

Partnership gives profs business mentorship

Starting in September, the UPstart program under Penn’s Center for Technology Transfer will start a partnership with NovoBioPharma.
09/15/13 6:55pm

'Hacktivism' continues after PennApps

With PennApps crowned as the largest student-run hackathon in the nation, Penn is increasing opportunities for undergraduate tech innovation. But PennApps is not the only example of student-led hackathons on campus.
09/15/13 5:36pm

PennHacks competitors design tangible devices

Twenty-six teams competed this weekend at PennHacks, a biannual, 40-hour-long competition where participants designed and create tangible electronic devices and toys.
09/09/13 6:18pm
The new learning management platform has a video function, allowing students in ASL classes to engage in online discussions in sign language.
09/08/13 7:40pm

Wharton to feature core courses on Coursera

Each of the four courses are set to begin on Coursera within the next few weeks and last from six to 10 weeks.
09/03/13 8:01pm
Penn announced on Tuesday that the School of Nursing is teaming up with a Philadelphia private high school for girls, The Agnes Irwin School, to teach a class about global health this semester.
09/02/13 4:59pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with the congressman after his speech to talk about his neuroscience investment initiatives and concerns about research funding cuts.
08/29/13 8:28pm

Funding cuts damage research at Penn

Researchers may have to end life-saving enterprises due to lack of monetary support.
08/29/13 5:31pm

We know what you engineered last summer...

Penn Engineers’ summer projects include cockroach inspired robots and improved cell phone chips.
08/27/13 5:28pm
By the end of this school year, all 12 schools will be unified under one learning management system.
08/21/13 4:07pm
Campus Apartments and University City Housing have adjusted their leasing agreements for the new academic year schedule.