Engineering Sophomore at Penn Researches Deception and Humor in Business

Mark Liam Murphy, a sophomore from Wilmington, N.C., spent his summer exploring business psychology topics, like humor and deception, as a part of the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring program.

Penn Student Travels to Israel for Eye-opening Lessons in Civil Society

Amidst the religious, political and social unrest in Israel, Brittany Keesling from the Fels Institute of Government, along with four students from the School of Social Policy & Practice, learned about the possibilities for peace.

Stanton Wortham Appointed Faculty Director of the Penn Online Learning Initiative

  Stanton Wortham has been named faculty director of the Online Learning Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. He is the Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Penn’s Graduate School of Education. The announcement was made by Provost Vincent Price and Beth Winkelstein, vice provost for education.

Rising Junior From Penn Returns to Summer Camp, This Time as a Leader

As a child, Suzy Bernstein, an English major at Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, spent her summers at Camp Modin in Belgrade, Maine. This year, she's serving as one of its top counselors.

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Penn in the news

What You Need to Know About Social Media Credit Scores September 2, 2015 | Yahoo! Finance


Pinar Yildrim and graduate student Yanhao Wei of the Wharton School are cited for co-authoring a paper on social network scoring.

Donald Trump Is Summer’s Biggest TV Hit, and Ratings Gold for Cable News September 2, 2015 | Los Angeles Times


Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg School for Communication shares her thoughts on Donald Trump using the Trump Tower interior as a branding tool for his presidential candidacy.

Penn, Swarthmore to Drop Essay Portion of SAT and ACT September 1, 2015 | Philadelphia Inquirer


Dean Eric Furda of Admissions says, “Our internal analysis as well as a review of the research provided by the College Board showed that the essay component of the SAT was the least predictive element of the overall writing section of the SAT.”

Big Leaps for Parental Leave, If Workers Actually Take It September 1, 2015 | New York Times


Stewart Friedman of the Wharton School comments on major shifts in the workplace’s work/life balance due to new policies on parental leave.

Hungary’s Rightward Shift Fuels Harsh Refugee Policy September 1, 2015 | Al Jazeera America


Mitchell Orenstein of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about the refugee crisis in Hungary.

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