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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.

04/12/11 2:04am

Program preps black males for grad school apps

GSE's Grad Prep Academy, created in 2009, works to increase black males' presence in higher education. Participants are accepting offers from graduate schools this year.
04/06/11 11:57pm

Proposed MCAT changes focus on social sciences

Last Thursday, the Association of American Medical Colleges released recommendations for a new MCAT to be adopted in 2015. Proposed additions to the exam include a behavioral and social sciences section, a critical analysis and reasoning section, and advanced science material.
04/06/11 4:42am

Law School throws launch party for blog

Political Science professor Cary Coglianese first launched regblog.org in late 2009, but along with student editors, decided it was necessary to launch a new version of the blog.
04/04/11 12:57am

'Off-the-record' lectures promote informal, open discussion

Students don’t always have to take notes during lectures. In fact, for some lectures, they shouldn’t.
04/01/11 4:07am

Law students experience Supreme Court cases

The Law School's Supreme Court Clinic allows students to assist professors in preparing briefs and arguments to be presented to the United States Supreme Court.
03/29/11 4:48am
An increasing number of Penn students are looking to complete a law and a business degree in three years.
03/29/11 4:41am

LPS mixes internet with live class learning

The new “Penn-in-Grahamstown” course is designed to intersect with Grahamstown’s National Arts Festival in South Africa, which celebrates music the students will learn about. Students will first participate in an online class before attending the festival.
03/29/11 4:25am

Penn studies unidentified domestic violence survivors

More than three-quarters of domestic violence victims go unidentified when seeking medical care in emergency rooms, a new Penn study shows.
03/29/11 3:07am
While most students were heading back to school at the end of spring break, some Penn photography students were scouring India for new perspectives.
03/25/11 1:15am

Women's Studies Program debuts name change

Now called Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, the new name reflects the wide variety of topics the program covers.
03/23/11 3:27am

Wharton plans new writing curriculum

While business skills are at the forefront of the Wharton curriculum, the MBA program is making changes to keep students ahead of the game in a different arena — writing.
03/22/11 2:37am
Monday night, the Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board arranged “SEAS the Day,” three twenty-minute talks by Penn professors in Levine Hall.
03/22/11 2:15am

Penn Reading Project announces book for 'Year of Games'

The Office of the Provost announced Penn’s theme for 2011-2012 will be the “Year of Games: Body and Mind” at Penn.
03/21/11 2:42am

Wharton shares business savvy with high-schoolers

On Monday, the Wharton School launched Knowledge@Wharton High School — a free online publication geared towards high-school students.
03/21/11 12:13am

Wharton study reveals widespread mistrust of banks

While many symptoms of the recession have begun to improve, a Wharton study indicates that distrust in banks may be an obstacle to further recovery.
03/17/11 4:13am

Penn improves in grad school rankings

The School of Nursing, the Wharton School and the School of Medicine were the highest-ranked Penn graduate schools by U.S. News and World Report.
03/17/11 3:35am

Penn InTouch launches mobile app

The Penn InTouch mobile app will allow students to check their financial aid status, receive general announcements, search for courses and send an e-mail to advisors.
03/15/11 2:27am

Penn tops internship ranking

With 90 percent of students graduating with internship experience, Penn was ranked as the top school in the country at producing undergraduate interns.
03/05/11 7:36pm

Wharton still fourth in 'Businessweek' undergrad ranking

The publication used nine factors to evaluate undergraduate programs, including a survey of corporate recruiters, the academic quality of each program and the number of alumni it sends to to MBA programs.
03/03/11 6:13am

Female-authored stories more likely to be shared

Two Wharton professors' research on The New York Times' “Most E-Mailed” list of articles revealed that female-authored and awe-inspiring stories are more likely to be forwarded.