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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.”
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
In an effort to harmonize the final product, the Critical Writing Program fine-tuned its writing seminars over the summer.
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.
Two years of an extreme makeover finally paid off.
Harvard University announced it will create the first endowed professorship for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies in the United States.
This fall, Penn’s Organizational Dynamics department in the School of Arts and Sciences plans to introduce a new Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching concentration to its Master of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics.
Debates over the status of online education are leading both congressmen and educators to reassess the legitimacy of learning behind-the-screens.
The offices of the President and the Provost announced earlier this week that Karen Glanz has been appointed as the ninth Penn Integrates Knowledge professor, the first in the School of Nursing.
Of the 450 students currently enrolled in study abroad programs, only 41 of those students are engineers, and just four are nurses.