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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.

03/03/11 4:27am

Penn Med resident champions healthcare curriculum

Mitesh Patel, a second-year inernal medical resident at Penn, has done research and co-written a paper calling for a national healthcare curriculum.
03/03/11 4:04am
The number of Wharton MBA graduates entering health care has remained relatively constant over the years.
03/01/11 5:27am

Wharton to dole out iPads

Starting in May, all 400 executive MBA students will receive iPads for their two years at Penn, paid for through parts of their tuition dedicated to textbooks and course materials.
02/25/11 4:09am

Teach for America gains popularity at Penn

Teach for America was the third largest employer for last year’s graduating class, with 43 Penn graduates joining the teacher corps nationwide.
02/25/11 1:42am
The School of Social Policy and Practice hosted its first panel Thursday evening for students looking to pursue further studies in social work and social policy.
02/24/11 5:35am

Integrated Studies Program to house freshman scholars

Those selected for the program will enroll in a year-long, residential-based liberal arts curriculum designed to bridge the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
02/18/11 9:33pm
The Secrets of the Silk Road exhibit opened to East Coast audiences Friday after the Chinese government pulled artifacts from the exhibit and then reversed the decision.
02/18/11 3:55am

Penn professors to join in educating students in India

The Young India Fellowship, started through an SEAS partnership, will offer one year of free education to 50 post-graduates and lead to the foundation of a new university.
02/15/11 4:45am
Susan Cheever, who authored a biography of author Louisa May Alcott, spoke at the Kelly Writers House Monday as part of the Writers House Fellows Program.
02/15/11 2:33am

MBAs to access free courses after graduation

As part of the new MBA curriculum launched in December, Wharton is promising graduates free, one-week courses every seven years throughout their working lives.
02/11/11 6:38pm

Mummies to return to museum

The Penn Museum announced Friday that its “Secrets of the Silk Road” exhibition will again feature rare artifacts previously withheld by the Chinese government, including two mummies.
02/10/11 4:00am

College, Engineering to offer double major

Students can now pursue majors in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science without enrolling in a dual-degree program.
02/04/11 7:11am
For many students, the incentive to enroll in classes depends less on interest and more on the necessity of the curriculum, with PSYC 001 having the highest number of enrolled students of any course at Penn.
02/03/11 6:47am

Penn offers back-up for Egypt study abroad

Penn Abroad will now allow students planning to study abroad in Egypt or other Middle Eastern countries to apply for a “back-up” program in light of recent political unrest.
02/02/11 4:13am

Students receive Thouron Award for study abroad

On Monday, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships announced seven recipients of the Thouron Award — a Penn-specific scholarship that provides full funding for undergraduate and graduate students to study in the United Kingdom.
02/02/11 2:42am
Two sections of MBA classes are participating in a Wharton Computing pilot, which gives students access to free iPads.
02/01/11 4:52am

Penn plans for increase in students going abroad to China

In step with President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong Initiative,” Penn has positioned itself to increase the number of students studying abroad in China in the upcoming year.
02/01/11 3:54am

Harvard, MIT join book loan program

Both schools announced plans to join the Borrow Direct inter-library loan program last week, increasing the number of volumes available to Penn students by about 20 million.
01/31/11 1:23am

Frequent test-taking may optimize learning

A study found repeated test-taking to improve fact retention better than other methods, but some Penn professors and students contend that more exams don't necessarily mean more learning.
01/28/11 4:32am
A recent study found that students who were anxious about exams performed better after they were given 10 minutes to write down their test-related concerns.