Academics

10/29/17 2:46am
Higher education experts, Penn student groups and former students of teaching assistant  Stephanie Mckellop weigh in on the controversy surrounding some of her tweets. 
10/28/17 4:23am
Judy Weng realized during her research that open source coding could hold the key to achieving greater diversity in computer science.
10/28/17 4:21am
 "Administrators do care about these rankings," said English professor Nancy Bentley, who signed the petition calling on the USNWR to alter its ranking criteria. 
10/28/17 3:43am
With access to open data, three Penn master's students were able to accurately predict 72.9 percent of the flooding in the Calgary area. 
10/25/17 11:21pm
Students and teaching assistants in CIS 120 have been pushed into overcrowded rooms with no electrical outlets for their office hours.
10/25/17 1:29am
“We've designed the minor in a way that reflects the fact that DH is not just one thing," Stewart Varner, managing director of Price Lab, said.
10/24/17 4:50pm
These discoveries debunk the commonly held theory that skin pigmentation is a consequence of exposure to sunlight, proving instead that darker skin is the direct result of a specific genetic variant. 
10/23/17 4:50am
 Participants in a clinical trial who received three doses of the GLS-5700 vaccine developed Zika-specific antibodies with minimal negative effects.  
10/23/17 12:17am
The project aims to create teams of specialized robots, rather than individual ones, that learn from one another in unknown environments. 
10/22/17 11:37pm
One of the main reasons for the high number of cases of academic dishonesty is the CIS department's plagiarism-checking software, professors said. 
10/22/17 11:19pm
Fulfilling your College requirements can be tough. Consider taking a class that double counts to take some strain off.
10/20/17 11:10pm
Penn's newly-established chapter of the Common Party, Cairn University and the Graduate School of Education co-sponsored the event. 
10/20/17 4:00pm
This six-year grant will support the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter’s materials science research. 
10/19/17 5:06am
The detection of this collision is giving researchers an opportunity to analyze the expansion of the universe and the origin of heavy metals.
10/19/17 2:52am
“In my geology class, we haven't even turned in a single assignment. I didn’t know if I was doing anything right. It was pretty impossible to gauge where I was at,” College sophomore Eliza Halpin said.
10/19/17 12:18am
This new technology could help robots in the military blend into their environments to avoid damage or help bring scientific robots and tools closer to animals in nature.
10/17/17 3:36am
“We first needed to find out the personal situation of each of our faculty collaborators and their students, as well as the physical state of the university."
10/14/17 2:51pm
The PWH symposium ended with a discussion hosted by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger. 
10/02/17 2:27am
The top quiz, titled “Choose Some Fall Things And We'll Tell You Which Taylor Swift You're Most Like,” gained almost 300,000 views. 
09/29/17 11:55am
 “If you’re working a lot, make sure it’s something you’re passionate about and something you’re excited about."