The Daily Pennsylvanian is a student-run nonprofit.

Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on our site.


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.

01/27/11 4:45am
The professors have caught on. Because of the distractions laptops pose for students during class, more and more professors have adopted a no-laptop policy.
01/27/11 4:30am
The wider variety of international programs give nursing students the opportunity to engage in a hands-on approach to health care while experiencing a new culture.
01/27/11 3:42am

'Wine and Cheese Tasting' makes classy comeback

The popular preceptorial, which was absent last semester, will now accommodate even more students and be held in an Old City wine cellar.
01/25/11 7:25am

Penn balances research and teaching

In the last five years, Penn has more than quadrupled the amount of funding for students teaming with faculty in research programs.
01/25/11 3:19am

SEAS adds new 'principal lecturer' position

The position of principal lecturer will be a more advanced role beyond that of senior lecturer, intended to recognize the best teachers in SEAS.
01/21/11 4:25am

For some, grad school starts early

In the time it takes some students to complete one major, a few Penn undergraduates are earning both their graduate and undergraduate degrees.
01/21/11 3:26am

Wharton looks toward "greenomics"

Making a dollar isn’t the only goal for Wharton School students and faculty. Now, there is increased focus on what some call “greenomics” — the economics of being environmentally friendly.
01/20/11 4:38am

Seniors struggle to fulfill grad requirements

According to several departments, there are still seniors seeking to enroll in core classes, spanning from the Living World sector requirement to a second semester language course.
01/18/11 3:34am

New Wharton initiative to focus on consumer analytics

The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative — launched as an expansion of the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative — will also be integrated into the undergraduate Wharton curriculum.
01/13/11 2:48am
A year after the earthquake that hit Haiti, much of the nation remains in disrepair. Sharon Ravitch, a lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, is prepared to help Haiti bounce back.
01/12/11 1:05am

New Wharton programs reflect social entrepreneurship trend

The Wharton School's Program for Social Impact, Loan Forgiveness Program and recently redesigned MBA curriculum are part of a broader trend, Wharton reps say.
12/22/10 2:00am

Ex-Annenberg dean died Friday

Former Annenberg School for Communication Assistant Dean and media critic Phyllis Kaniss died Friday, Dec. 17 from cancer-related complications. She was 59.
12/10/10 3:19am

Wharton revamps MBA curriculum

Last week, Wharton announced an extensive reformation of its MBA curriculum, intended to allow for increased flexibility for students in the core curriculum.
12/09/10 6:00pm
On Thursday, Penn appointed Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock as new Penn Integrates Knowledge professors. They will serve in Wharton and SAS's Psychology Department.
12/03/10 2:02am

Psychiatry chairman faces ghostwriting accusations

Recently discovered e-mails reveal that a document published in 2003 by Psychiatry Department Chairman Dwight Evans may not have been honest work.
12/01/10 5:32am

Ghost writing a complex topic

Two doctors were recently discovered to have used a writing company to produce the text of their 1999 book on psychiatric disorders.
12/01/10 3:32am

Women weren't always welcome in Wharton

There is no short supply of women at the Wharton School today, but this was not always the case.
11/30/10 5:30am

E-mail will alert students of grades

This semester, for the first time, students will be sent e-mail notifications when any final grades have been posted to their transcripts on Penn InTouch.
11/30/10 4:18am
The Digital Media Design program provides undergrads with an Engineering degree, but it also requires classes in communications and fine arts to prepare students for the ever-expanding world of computer graphics.
11/30/10 3:29am

Survey evaluates class participation

A recent survey on class participation conducted by the UA Academic Affairs committee drew attention to students’ expectations and comfort levels for speaking up in class.