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Challenge accepted: For Penn's MBDS program, remote learning opened the door to global community

Pivoting to online learning during the pandemic presented opportunities to connect Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences students with alumni, international experts, and more.

How one student discovered that the tech industry is not an ivory tower

Pivoting back to a long-time passion of coding, MaiAda Carpano found the Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp an accessible and rewarding path to a career in web development.

A Master of Liberal Arts alumni pilots a virtual green consulting project for Galápagos businesses

Jesse Hamilton (MLA ’19), now a first-year philosophy doctoral student, led a project to help business owners increase their eco-friendliness and profitability.

Justices O’Connor and Ginsberg and the carrying of the mantle

On the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Professor of Practice Marci Hamilton reflects on the first two female Supreme Court Justices.

English Language Programs’ online course reaches 1 million enrollments

ELP’s MOOC English for Career Development allows learners to strengthen their English language skills while exploring global career paths.

Food for thought from an agricultural sustainability leader

Linda Froelich, global sustainability director at FMC, brings deep expertise in the agriculture industry to her new Master of Environmental Studies course.

Presidential campaigning goes digital as the pandemic forces candidates to get creative

Master of Liberal Arts student Andrew Arenge is taking political data gathered at his day job and shaping it into a capstone covering the 2020 Democratic primary and the use of digital ads.

A state of disarray amidst a future unknown

This summer, Peter Decherney’s Master of Liberal Arts Proseminar course examined how the entertainment industry is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For grad school applicants, the pandemic isn’t all bad news

MCS Associate Director Ana-Rita Mayol contributed to a recent article from ACS’ in chemistry about applying to grad school during a pandemic.

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Restoring the Delaware River for recreational use

Two students from the master's programs in earth and environmental science are researching how to make the Delaware safe for swimming as part of a project by the Water Center at Penn.