UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

  • Wharton's Modi move augurs 'dark days' for plurality of views November 23, 2014

    Washington: The prestigious Wharton India Forum's flip-flop last year over an invitation to Narendra Modi reflects "dark days" for intellectual diversity on American campuses, a top US official has said. "These are dark days for intellectual diversity on campuses. The number of speakers who have been formally disinvited from speaking on...
  • University offers course on 'wasting time on the Internet' November 3, 2014

    Washington: A prestigious Ivy League University is offering a new course on 'wasting time on the Internet' which requires students to stare at a screen for hours and only interact via chat rooms and social media. The Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania is offering the course titled "Wasting...
  • Viacom18's Colors pulls out of Wharton forum March 7, 2013

    Washington: Another key sponsor of the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) has pulled out of the prestigious annual meet in the wake of the organiser's decision to cancel a keynote address by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The webpage of WIEF showed Colors' channel, which is Viacom18's flagship brand in...
  • Full text: letter written to protest against Wharton's invite to Modi March 6, 2013

    Here is the full text of the letter drafted by three University of Pennsylvania professors - Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English; Suvir Kaul, A M Rosenthal Professor of English and Toorjo Ghose, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice - and signed by hundreds of...
  • Wharton regrets confusion over Modi invite March 5, 2013

    Washington: Ending its silence, Wharton School has backed the organising committee of Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) on cancelling the address of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, but regretted the confusion caused as a result of the change in program. "The student organisers of the upcoming Wharton India Economic Forum have...
  • Petition behind Wharton's decision to cancel Modi invite March 4, 2013

    Washington: The Wharton India Economic Forum revoked its decision to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a key note address after three Indian-American professors from the University of Pennsylvania sent a petition signed by about 135 people "furious" against such a move. Curiously enough, not a single professor from...
  • A device that helps visually impaired walk freely January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Finally, there is a device that will allow the visually impaired to walk without sticks. Three Indians in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania have developed a belt that senses obstructions and helps the visually impaired walk freely. Visually impaired Wasim can walk without a stick to guide him....
  • Love letter delivered 53 years late July 16, 2011

    Pittsburgh: A love letter written to a US college student in the state of Pennsylvania and delivered 53 years late will be mailed to its intended recipient who is now an elderly ma. A spokeswoman for the California University of Pennsylvania said the letter, addressed to Mr Clark C Moore and...
  • People act morally if somebody is watching March 9, 2011

    Washington: A new study says that most people would be quite comfortable pocketing an extra $ 20 note they receive in change, especially when the cashier is not looking. "Omissions and commissions come up relatively frequently in everyday life, and we sometimes puzzle over them," says psychologist Peter DeScioli of Brandeis...
  • Wharton School honours Dhirubhai May 15, 2007

    Washington: The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has named a 300seat, stateoftheart auditorium as the Dhirubhai Ambani Auditorium in honour of the late founder chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd. The naming was announced at a special dedication ceremony in Philadelphia Monday with a multimillion dollar gift from his son,...