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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.

08/21/13 2:35pm

New bioethics minor offered this fall

The new med school and SAS minor has a six-course requirement.
08/03/13 8:49pm

New SAS dean discusses his 30-year history with Penn

Steven Fluhary, who assumed his role as dean of the School of Arts and Sciences on July 1, discussed his career path with the DP.
07/24/13 10:59pm

Engineering grad wins highest ATO award

In June, 2013 Engineering graduate Michael Steltenkamp —who served as Penn’s ATO chapter president for the past year — won the 2013 Thomas Arkle Clark award, the highest national honor for ATO undergraduate seniors.
07/24/13 10:25pm

Biotechnology tools presented to postdocs at biannual fair

On July 23, biomedical companies attended BPC’s Vendor Fair with their newest tools, which “determine what questions [postdocs] can ask experimentally.”
07/17/13 10:32pm

Penn team takes first place in International RoboCup competition

Members of Team DARwIn traveled to the Netherlands in order to compete against top teams from other nations. The robots are programmed to mimic human soccer players.
07/10/13 10:42pm

Two Wharton professors partner on new social enterprise e-book

“Social Entrepreneurs’ Playbook” will focus on “[doing] more with less” and maximizing the impact of available funds. “The key aspect of this book and social entrepreneurship is to apply the business discipline in the social enterprise,” said co-author James Thompson.
07/10/13 10:38pm

Provost Vincent Price to represent Penn at online education lab

From July 21-23 , Provost Vincent Price will represent Penn at a discussion with other universities’ administrators about the future of online education, including massive online open courses. Penn has seen enrollment of over a million in its Coursera MOOCs.
07/10/13 10:00pm

Penn study links restricted sleep with weight gain

A recent study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine found that restricting sleep led to weight gains because of increased late night calorie consumption. The subjects’ environment resembled that of a college freshman.
07/10/13 9:53pm

Credit for internships under scrutiny after court rulings

In light of recent cases against companies who take on unpaid interns, it may soon be less costly for an employer to forgo interns entirely than to hire one from Penn.
06/19/13 10:41pm

Debating unpaid internships after federal court ruling

In light of federal court cases related to unpaid internships, experts and students discuss the costs and benefits of working for companies without compensation.
06/12/13 11:44pm

Penn Design envisions future for closing Philadelphia school buildings

Students in the “Philadelphia School Reuse Studio” course at the School of Design, developed a plan to reuse school Philadelphia school buildings after they close in less than two weeks.
06/12/13 11:39pm

To research or not to research over the summer

Although dozens of pre-meds return to campus or go to other institutions to work as research assistants during the summer months, medical schools do not require summer research and many Penn students seek alternative summer employment — like working in a summer camp.
06/12/13 10:46pm
Navy Commander Pamela Herbig Wall is pursuing a doctorate in nursing at Penn while stationed with the 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
06/12/13 12:39am

Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry announced

Daniel Mindiola has been appointed the fourth Presidential Term Professor of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences.
06/05/13 11:02pm

Professor considers teaching if re-elected to Congress

Fels Institute of Government professor and former U.S. Rep. Marjorie Margolies entered the race for her old seat in Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district last week after months of speculation.
06/05/13 10:59pm
The gallery “Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster,” which opened this past Sunday, traces the depiction of black bodies in politically driven campaigns.
06/05/13 6:46pm
The Wharton School announced on June 5 that Georgette Phillips was stepping down from her position as vice dean of Wharton undergraduate programs. Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management Lori Rosenkopf will take Phillips’ office on July 1.
05/30/13 12:24am

Chief of gastroenterology named president of AGA

Anil Rustgi, chief of gastroenterology at the Perelman School of Medicine, was recently elected president of the American Gastroenterological Association Institute.
05/29/13 11:01pm

Penn named founding partner in science fellowship

Emerging Leaders in Science & Society is a competitive fellowship that, in its inaugural year, will be open to graduate and professional students at four campuses across the United States.
05/13/13 1:17pm
About 6,000 graduates celebrated their graduation from Penn today. Their commencement address was delivered by current Vice President Joe Biden.