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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.

02/08/10 7:02am

Wharton business forum recognizes China's rise

With its financial influence on the rise, “China will probably be the largest economy in the world for the rest of this century,” stated Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Carlyle Group David Rubenstein during his keynote for the Wharton China Business Forum.
02/08/10 6:56am

University names six Penn Fellows for 2010

The Penn Fellows program is an initiative for mid-career faculty who display “outstanding academic achievement and strong leadership potential,” Director of Faculty Development and Equity at the Office of the Provost Lubna Mian said.
02/05/10 7:55am

Course evals get 85% response

Moving course evaluations from the traditional pencil-and-paper format to an online ratings system significantly increased the number of evaluations that were completed.
02/05/10 6:40am
CURF and the CURF Undergraduate Advisory Board held its first-ever Undergraduate Research Symposium yesterday
02/05/10 6:00am

Expert offers job advice to computer science majors

Gayle Laakmann, current Wharton MBA student and former Google, Microsoft and Apple employee, gave a lecture Thursday to a crowd of Computer Science and Engineering students about how to successfully interview with software companies.
02/04/10 8:00am

Making sense of the curriculum

Over 60 percent of students tackle the College requirements, but few may know their origin or how they compare to the other Ivies'.
02/04/10 7:38am
Preceptorials are small non-credit seminars led by faculty members and organized by students that take place three times over the course of the semester.
02/03/10 6:11am

Nursing School to collaborate on improving long-term care

Penn, in collaboration with Long-Term Quality Alliance, will now play a role in improving care for and increasing awareness of people in need of long-term care.
02/02/10 6:55am

With declining job opportunities humanities grad students remain optimistic

A massive decrease in scholarly job opportunities — especially those in language and literature — has brought the challenges doctoral candidates in these areas face into the national spotlight.
01/29/10 4:33am

Like business schools nationwide, Wharton is getting creative

Business schools all over the world are recognizing that their students need to learn to think creatively and critically just as much as they need to learn traditional business skills like finance and accounting. Wharton is no exception.
01/29/10 4:30am

Wharton connects students and alumni

The Wharton Alumni Relations Council launched its new Wharton Alumni Wisdom Newsletter.
01/28/10 4:24am
On Jan. 12, eight third-year Penn Law students traveled to Washington, D.C., to assist attorney Karl Hays in defending Jacquelyn Abbott, the defendant in an international custody case, before the U.S. Supreme Court.
01/28/10 4:16am
Penning will receive the 2010 Distinguished Service Award from the National Postdoctoral Association at their annual conference, held from Mar. 12-14 in Philadelphia.
01/27/10 7:30am

New rules, budget may impact Penn Med research funding

For researchers at Penn and other institutions, the new ethics rules and budget to be announced by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins may have an impact on both current and future research.
01/27/10 7:27am

Penn geologists receive grant for research in Puerto Rico

Researchers from the University have recently been awarded a $4.35-million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Critical Zone Observatory in Puerto Rico.
01/27/10 7:21am
In a new integrative and discussion-based course — CIS-125 Technology and Policy — undergraduate and graduate students grapple with the legal issues that relate to the advancement of technology.
01/26/10 6:33am

Law School reaches out to disadvantaged students

The Penn Law Outreach Program is designed to help talented undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds apply to and succeed in law school.
01/22/10 6:15am

Faculty show wide gender gap

Though more women are going to college than ever before — 71.5 percent of 2008 U.S. high-school graduates, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — this doesn’t mean more women are becoming professors.
01/21/10 6:24am

Nursing students get credit for H1N1 clinics

This winter, Penn Nursing students were enlisted to carry out the process of inoculation for the H1N1 virus. At the same time, these students earned credit for the clinical portion of their community health courses.
01/21/10 6:19am

InTouch glitch, tardy professors cause grade delays

Along with some professors being unable to finish grading in time, Penn Computing, experienced a glitch on the morning of the deadline for faculty to post grades. The error prevented both students and professors from logging in to the system.