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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.

09/25/09 12:48am

Percentage of female MBAs climbing at Wharton

Since women hold the title of CEO at renowned companies like Yahoo!, PepsiCo and Sunoco, it should be no surprise that the percentage of female MBAs at the Wharton School has been steadily increasing.
09/25/09 12:17am

Dean Meleis talks Nursing School's trials and tribulations

Nursing Dean Afaf Meleis spoke about the state of the Nursing School at the annual State of the School Address in Ann L. Roy Auditorium. She discussed the School's new freshmen and financial-aid plans, as well as the effects of health-care reform and H1N1 on campus.
09/24/09 10:52pm

In 'riskier' study abroad locations, opportunities to learn

While studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain last spring, College senior Madeline Kronovet was not particularly surprised to find herself being mugged at 4 a.m. on her way home from an evening out with friends.
09/24/09 12:48am

Writing seminars strive to become paper-free

In an effort to conserve paper, writing seminars have been becoming progressively more digitized, with students even submitting end-of-course portfolios digitally. But for many students, these efforts hardly make a dent in the amount of paper they end up using.
09/23/09 12:04am

New technology may let patients control objects with their minds

Richard Andersen may have discovered a new technology to help patients with spinal cord injuries manipulate outside objects without using their limbs.
09/21/09 2:31am

Penn libraries now available online

Penn’s libraries are busy making thousands of hard-to-find books and publications available online in a multifaceted effort intended to make rare literature more available to academics at Penn and around the world.
09/21/09 12:55am
At first glance, the children Chad Lassiter mentors seem pretty average - they like going to the park and playing basketball. But they also suffer from separation anxiety, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.
09/17/09 6:13pm

U.S. grad schools see rise in domestic students

In the past year, the enrollment of domestic students in U.S. graduate schools grew faster than that of international students for the first time since 2004.
09/16/09 3:11am
The Arts & the City theme centers around art and culture — both on Penn’s campus and in Philadelphia — and involves a variety of organizations, ranging from the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to student groups such as the Penn Art Club and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.
09/14/09 4:43am
After a six-month job search applying to a range of positions, 2009 College alumna Sarah Seligman is now happily employed, conducting schizophrenia research for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
09/12/09 1:21am

New center explores ethics of the mind

If a scan of your brain shows that you're likely to kill your roommate, should that be held against you in a court of law?
09/11/09 12:29am

Professors 'Gone in 60 Seconds' after lecture

Wednesday marked the first in this fall’s weekly series of short lectures, as Biology professor Nancy Bonini spoke in Stiteler Plaza.
09/11/09 12:03am

Penn Museum wants to "develop itself as a destination"

Given the current economic situation, the Penn Museum has made it a goal to “develop itself as a destination,” the museum’s director, Richard Hodges, wrote in an e-mail. “It needs to attract a much larger audience with associated revenues to become sustainable.”
09/10/09 11:06pm

Nursing students gain clinical experience in Botswana

In July, a team of eight Penn Nursing students traveled to Botswana to acquire clinical experience by conducting physical assessments and home visits in several villages.
09/09/09 9:56pm

Gutmann integrates knowledge with the class of 2013

"What better to way to figure out what you want to get out of a school than by taking a class with the person who runs it?" asked College freshman Anthony DiBella, explaining why he participated in the proseminar taught by University President Amy Gutmann.
09/09/09 3:34am

Some alumni decide to go at it alone

As an alternative to working for an established firm, these alumni have launched their own companies or become involved with family businesses. Ultimately, this alternative permits recent graduates to depend less on the currently erratic economy and pursue other interests.
09/09/09 3:26am

Class of 2010 to graduate wearing recycled plastic bottles

When the class of 2010 enters Franklin Field in the spring for their commencement ceremony, they will be surrounded by about 57,500 recycled plastic bottles - or at least caps and gowns made from them.
09/09/09 12:39am

Summer Recap | U. announces ninth and 10th PIK profs

This summer, University President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price announced Karen Glanz and Shelley Berger as the ninth and 10th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors, respectively.
09/09/09 12:38am

Summer Recap | Redrafting the writing seminar

In an effort to harmonize the final product, the Critical Writing Program fine-tuned its writing seminars over the summer.
09/04/09 1:38am

STUDYING | After NSO, it's time to hit the books

For freshmen, the week of New Student Orientation is a blur of activities, new faces and navigating Locust Walk. But in between the fraternity parties and finding our way from the Quadrangle to Hayden Hall, Penn students do find time to study.