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03/17/10 6:02am

Wharton still best in students' minds

Students’ career prospects are also unlikley to be affected by Wharton's drop in BusinessWeek rankings, according to Career Services.
03/16/10 5:31am
A 17-person History honors thesis class is leading a charge to protest the tenure denial of their thesis seminar advisor, Ronald Granieri.
03/15/10 12:00am
The school fell to fourth place this year in BusinessWeek's 2010 Undergraduate Business School Rankings. It was ranked third last year after being in first for several years.
03/04/10 2:00am

Japanese Studies prof dies of sudden heart attack

Professor William LaFleur of the East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department died suddenly from a heart attack on Feb. 26, according to the Office of the Provost. He was on leave this semester.
03/01/10 4:08am

Wharton study connects marriage and markets

The choice of study reflects the overall broadening focus of economics, which has begun to include social spheres of life beyond money and markets.
02/26/10 3:39am

From Phila. to Munich: Grad student research travels around the world

The Research Council of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly recently provided over 80 applicants with grants for the spring. The recipients — students from the seven research schools — will present their work at conferences around the world.
02/24/10 6:20am

School of Design students recognized in two competitions

This month, School of Design students and faculty have gained recognition beyond the classroom in two different competitions — the 2010 Emerging New York Architects open ideas competition and Brazil’s International Design Competition.
02/23/10 6:04am

Nursing outlines five-year strategic plan

Penn Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis and the entire nursing faculty is working on its strategic plan — a set of goals that it hopes to address over the next five years.
02/19/10 4:43am

Humanities Forum makes 'connections'

The theme for this year’s Penn Humanities Forum is “Connections,” which addresses not only the increasing human connections taking place in the world, but those between the different humanities departments at Penn as well.
02/19/10 1:03am

Penn Reading Project announces next year's selection

In line with the Year of Water theme, Penn Reading Project coordinators announced that the 2010-2011 book selection will be The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters by Rose George.
02/19/10 12:58am

Indian gov't awards Penn $2M grant

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India awarded a $2 million grant to the University on Thursday to support Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India.
02/17/10 5:15am
From sector requirements to study abroad, the 2010 White Paper compiles the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education’s most important suggestions for improving academics.
02/16/10 4:19am

Students push for expansion of South Asia Studies Dept.

Students have formed an Undergraduate Advisory Board to address the need for more faculty in the South Asia Students Department.
02/16/10 3:30am

Online courses becoming a growing national trend

Online courses are becoming more popular than ever nationwide — and Penn is no exception to the trend.
02/12/10 10:16pm

Three students win Gates Scholarships

Of the 30 scholarships awarded to Americans this year, three went to Penn students — College seniors Donielle Johnson and Jill Portnoy and Penn Law graduate Amanda Marzullo.
02/12/10 6:01am

Crossing the pond for academic pursuits

This year, three Penn students received the Thouron Award, which will fund their pursuit of a graduate degree at a United Kingdom university for up to two years.
02/10/10 4:48am
Two students participating in On-Campus Recruitment made “egregious” changes to their paperwork before sending it to employers, according to Career Services.
02/09/10 6:51am

Faculty tackles lack of diversity

When Penn was founded the faculty consisted solely of white, Christian males. Now, out of a standing faculty of 2,549 professors, there are 704 women and 411 minority faculty members
02/09/10 6:25am

'Blemishes' don't ruin apps to Wharton, other prestigious schools

Experts, including those at the Wharton School, say that “blemishes” on an application do not necessarily prevent a student from gaining admission to a prestigious business school.
02/09/10 6:00am

Wharton professors' book explains how to 'learn from catastrophes'

Following the meeting of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Mitigation of Natural Disasters last year, Useem and Kunreuther decided to put together Learning from Catastrophes — a book they hoped would address the many issues surrounding natural disasters.