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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.

06/24/10 1:15am

SEAS and SAS Double Majors allowed

A new measure that will allow College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students to pursue second majors outside of their schools has been passed by undergraduate education committees and awaits a final faculty vote in the fall.
06/24/10 1:01am

Penn Med students selected for professional ethics fellowship

30 medical and law students nationwide will travel to Europe to study ethics through the lens of the Holocaust.
06/10/10 4:55am

Health communication will go abroad to China

A new program, led by Penn professors, will help a Beijing school understand why some fliers compel students to wash their hands, while others don’t quite persuade students to grab the nearest bottle of hand sanitizer.
06/10/10 4:54am

Summer Enrollment Up

Enrollment in 12-week summer classes is up drastically from last year.
06/10/10 4:50am
Newsweek’s Senior Washington Correspondent, columnist, and NBC and MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman will teach a 3-session mini course at the Kelly Writers House this fall.
05/27/10 4:13am

Penn prof. receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Penn Psychology Professor Martin Seligman’s contributions to the field of psychology were recognized when he received the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association’s second Lifetime Achievement Award on May 26.
05/27/10 4:00am

de Rothschilds donate $1 million to Penn's World Scholars Program

Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild gave Penn’s World Scholars Program a $1 million gift with the intention of supporting a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.
05/14/10 1:08am
Despite pervasive stigmas casting nursing as a female field, Penn’s small number of male nurses has begun to grow.
05/14/10 12:26am
Instead of writing final papers or taking exams, students enrolled in “Architecture 302: Investigating Product Design” were able to make their own semester-culminating projects.
04/28/10 11:01pm

'Three Cups of Tea' author to speak at Nursing commencement

A nurse himself, Greg Mortenson will offer a unique, global perspective on nursing in his speech, which fits with the Nursing School’s educational model.
04/27/10 2:31am

U. expands summer online course options

Undergraduates may choose between 10 online courses this summer, up from four in 2009. All internet-based programs are part of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies curriculum, and each fulfills one of Penn’s general education requirements, including sectors.
04/26/10 2:23am

Following national trend, U. encourages Arabic language studies

Although national rates show an increase in Arabic studies enrollment, but Penn saw a slight decrease in 2009-2010.
04/22/10 2:03am

U. ‘pleased’ with grad rankings

Last week, U.S. News and World Report credited Penn graduate and professional programs with several substantial improvements over the past year.
04/20/10 3:19am

Grant funds new collaboration in Ghana

The International Development Summer Institute Africa Program, a new collaboration between the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the College’s African Studies Center, will send 14 students from Engineering, Wharton and the College to Ghana for four weeks this summer.
04/15/10 6:27am

'U.S. News' releases grad school rankings

Penn Med rose to second for research, Wharton fell two spots to fifth, and Penn Law rose one place to seventh from 2009.
04/15/10 4:12am

Study finds PG-13 film violence on the rise

A recent study conducted by the Adolescent Communication Institute at Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center found that over the decades, top-selling films within the PG-13 category have been growing steadily more violent, while sexual content increased in R-rated films.
04/12/10 4:37am
‘Bhakt’ robots were programmed by Engineering grad students to follow the path of a lead ‘guru’ robot. The names are Hindi for ‘follower’ and ‘leader,’ respectively.
04/09/10 3:00am

New scholarship helps Phila. social workers get ahead

Scholarship recipients will receive $30,000 from Penn and $24,000 from DHS to receive a Master in Social Work degree from the School of Social Policy and Practice.
04/08/10 5:17am
Many may think of Rome or Greece as the best places to find ancient artifacts, but Penn's campus boasts its very own collection.
04/06/10 6:00am

*Wharton adds new department

In response to student and faculty pleas for inclusiveness, the University announced the first-ever Wharton American Studies Program.