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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.

01/15/10 4:35am

SAS introduces new minor

Students will be able to add an International Development minor to their worksheets soon, according to Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Dennis DeTurck.
01/15/10 2:04am

Study on nursing degrees fuels debate

Visiting scholar's study faces backlash from those who feel like making the bachelor’s degree the minimum requirement would be detrimental, especially given the current nursing shortage and financial crisis.
01/14/10 3:54am

Penn Law sees rise in minority students, despite national trend

While nationwide law school enrollment has been on the rise, the number of African-American and Mexican-American students enrolled in law school has noticeably decreased in recent years.
01/14/10 3:12am

Penn Law students present research to Pa. legislature on penalties for various offenses

Last month, a Penn School of Law study found discrepancies between what citizens believe a penalty for an offense would be and what Pennsylvania law states the actual penalty would be.
12/14/09 1:22am

Two Penn professors win Fulbright grants

Political Science Professor Marie Gottschalk and Associate Professor in Nutrition Science Charlene Compher recently received Fulbright scholarships for teaching and conducting research abroad in 2009-10.
12/10/09 7:37am

Law Professor C. Edwin Baker died Tuesday

Penn Law professor C. Edwin Baker died Tuesday in New York City, according to a press release on Penn Law’s web site. He was 62.
12/10/09 5:18am

Nursing school receives grant money for student scholarships

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing has awarded the School of Nursing $150,000 for the second year in a row to support selected incoming students.
12/09/09 5:29am

Product Design students show off inventions

Students in Product Design course displayed their inventions in Houston Market yesterday afternoon.
12/09/09 2:41am

Wharton eMBA students cross state, international borders to attend weekend classes

Wharton eMBA students travel across state and country lines — sometimes even crossing the Pacific Ocean — to go to class on weekends.
12/04/09 6:48am
The XXY: This is Not Pornography exhibit explores the gender of the subjects — male, female and transgender — as well as the nature of nudity in art.
12/03/09 5:05am

Prof. Price discusses Vienna memories and U.S. dreams

Annenberg professor Monroe Price details his new books, which describes his experiences coming to the United States from Vienna in 1939.
12/03/09 2:17am

GSE launches competition on business of learning

“Penn is the scrappy Ivy,” according to Graduate School of Education Vice Dean Douglas Lynch. But as a result, Penn is also “a catalyst for innovation.”
11/27/09 1:53am

Wharton teaches leadership skills in Antarctica

Wharton Leadership Ventures provides experiential learning for MBA students, through trips to locales like Kilimanjaro and the British Virgin Islands.
11/24/09 5:25am

New tool may make plagiarism easier to detect

SafeAssign is a plagiarism detection tool that works within the Blackboard courseware system. Professors are in the process of testing the system through a pilot program. The tool will be put to use next semester.
11/24/09 2:57am

Senior Joshua Bennett wins Marshall Scholarship

College senior Joshua Bennett won the 2010 Marshall Scholarship, which pays for young Americans to study in the United Kingdom. Forty scholars are selected each year.
11/24/09 2:44am

'Sustainability 101' aims to improve Philly's green initiatives

With On-Campus Recruiting for next summer starting up, the word “internship” is on many students’ minds. But Mark Hughes’ new course “Sustainability 101” puts a very different spin on the word.
11/24/09 12:21am

No Rhodes scholars from Penn this year

This year, Penn produced no domestic Rhodes scholars this year. The scholarship is among the world’s most prestigious academic distinctions.
11/23/09 6:44am

Explaining study abroad gender gaps

Women study abroad in much higher numbers than men — and a new study may help explain why.
11/20/09 5:12am
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, one of Penn’s most eminent professors, was honored with three National Communication Association book awards in addition to an American Red Cross lifetime achievement award was last week.
11/20/09 4:06am

DAB takes undergraduate pulse with new survey

The College’s Dean’s Advisory Board issued a survey last week to gauge students’ satisfaction with their majors. Results of the survey will be issued to individual departments.