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Academics

03/15/18 7:17pm
In a 2015 editorial, three Penn bioethicists argued for the resurrection of the asylum in its 19th Century iteration, as a place for the mentally ill to get long term care in a safe environment. 
03/14/18 7:57pm
The first of its kind since 1969, the teach-in will focus on "the production, dissemination, and use of knowledge." 
03/01/18 6:15pm
Design of Mobile Products is a seminar consisting of six 90-minute sessions that introduce students to the basics of designing and prototyping a mobile app. 
02/26/18 6:46pm
After students walked out of Anthropology Professor Lawrence Rosen's class in protest, various administrators from Princeton University have spoken out in his defense. 
02/25/18 9:58pm
The Penn Language Center, separately from the grant, also plans to expand its native language offerings to include Cherokee.
02/16/18 5:27pm
While other drones rely on satellite signals and only function outdoors, these new drones employ algorithms that allow them to move efficiently to their target and within close range.
02/05/18 8:00am
This ranking, which compares the top 100 full-time MBA programs, is calculated based on 20 different criteria compiled over three years. 
01/28/18 7:53pm
Universities have sought STEM classification for economics since “Econometric and Quantitative Economics” was added to the list of STEM-designated degree programs in 2012.
01/26/18 4:16pm
Penn Global's Committee on International Travel Risk Assessment deems 70 countries as "heightened security risk regions" for reasons ranging from terrorism threats to fragile government infrastructures.
01/21/18 9:02pm
"Exploring your passion not only benefits your academic work but also helps improve your mental health,” Wharton freshman and member of Passion Projects committee Gabriel Sokoloff said.
01/20/18 7:05pm
The four new minors include Archaeological Science, East Central European Studies, Law & Society, and Medical Sociology, all of which were introduced in the fall of 2016.
01/19/18 8:27pm
“All of a sudden there were students in the room who were worried about their immigration status, who worried about their ability to express their thoughts or their feelings about their identity,” Parish said. 
01/18/18 7:48pm
Despite the winter session's popularity at other institutions, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Paul Sniegowski said little support exists for the program among Penn faculty. 
01/13/18 3:02pm
The Penn Slavery Project discovered that out of Penn's 28 founding trustees who were investigated, 20 of them held slaves and had financial ties to the slave trade. 
01/10/18 5:44pm
In a Facebook post announcing his resignation, Ciccariello-Maher said that "death threats and threats of violence" against his family informed his decision to step down. 
01/08/18 1:07pm
After controlling for sociodemographic differences, they found that eating fish may lead to less disturbed sleep. This would, in turn, lead to better cognitive functioning.
12/17/17 3:41pm
“The more people that are aware of this issue, the more we can get done policy-wise in order to stop mass incarceration," said Engineering senior Anna Estep. 
12/12/17 8:34pm
Half a percent of College students pursue three majors, which makes up a small fraction of the 25 percent of College students who graduate with more than one major.
12/10/17 6:41pm
In this PennDesign class, students come up with a product designed for "speculative worlds" such as a world after a large volcanic eruption or a situation where humans have to migrate to Mars.
12/04/17 8:41pm
The course will "examine the current relationship between sports, celebrity and the power to communicate for social justice,” according to its description on PennInTouch.