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Academics

10/08/20 12:11am
Abdus-Saboor, the Mitchell J. and Margo K. Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology, will receive grants of $50,000 annually for up to three years to fund his pain research.
10/07/20 11:58pm
English professor Melissa Sanchez and Business Economics and Public Policy assistant professor Corinne Low won the award for leading the Upper West Side Open Hearts Initiative, which Low co-founded.
10/06/20 12:24am
Last Wednesday, BIOL 101: Introduction to Biology A and CRIM 100: Criminology were 'Zoom bombed' — a term used to refer to hackers invading video meetings on Zoom.
10/05/20 12:14am
Students criticize the change, saying that a lot of the content is specific to engineering fields and the videos are difficult to follow. The Math department, however, will not revert Math 104 to its old curriculum. 
10/05/20 12:00am
Offner won the prize for her book, "Sorting out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas."
10/04/20 11:56pm
The event featured a conversation between Boyle, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and Perry World House Director and Penn political science professor Michael Horowitz.
10/04/20 11:55pm
Policy recommendations will cover six topics: national security; trade and competitiveness; technology; human rights, law and democracy; climate and environment; and research, education, and academic freedom.
10/01/20 10:56pm
Through StudyRev, which fully launched this semester, tutees can request help when they need it  and tutors can work as their schedule permits.
09/30/20 11:42pm
The exhibit, titled “Living with the Sea: Charting the Pacific,” was curated by College senior Kia DaSilva and 2020 College graduates Ashleigh David and Erin Spicola.
09/30/20 10:49pm
Students who have previously only taken four or five courses are now enrolled in up to seven courses due to the increased flexibility of online learning and Penn’s decision to extend the spring’s pass/fail grading option.
09/30/20 12:14am
Math professor Robert Ghrist said the Math department has replaced infrequent, high-stake midterms with weekly quizzes, tripling the workload for professors to generate assessments every week.
09/29/20 11:17pm
Jackson plans on studying how marginalized voices create political change, citing the Black Lives Matter movement as a source of motivation.
09/29/20 11:08pm
After choosing a book to read together, the club meets virtually every Thursday for a discussion that may include politics, personal experiences, and other topics the books may inspire.
09/28/20 11:20pm
The founders pointed to Penn's pre-professional culture of networking, which they said drastically differs from medical school's environment and curriculum, as inspiration to create the podcast.
09/27/20 11:07pm
The program aims to identify how to implement climate and ecological literacy within the liberal arts curriculum in Philadelphia schools and beyond
09/22/20 11:32pm
The increased workload and time "in class" has forced students to drop classes, work fewer hours at their jobs, and hone their time-management skills.
09/18/20 12:03am
Students report feeling tired from staring at their screens all day, and say their courses and coursework take more time and mental energy than they normally would in person.
09/16/20 9:26pm
While the Chemistry department must endure the same budget cut as the other SAS departments, Chemistry Ph.D. students are typically supported by research grants from government agencies.
09/15/20 11:21pm
The partnership aims to develop new technical solutions for health care challenges including critical care, diabetes, mental health, and cardiology
09/15/20 12:36am
Designating a course on Penn InTouch as "asynchronous" removes its meeting times from students' schedules and allows students to register for another class offered in the same time slot.