Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.
Chris Donovan is a Philadelphia native, a Penn alumnus and a movie buff. In addition to teaching literature and cinema at the School of Arts & Sciences, he's also the house dean at Gregory College House, where he runs its film culture program.
University of Pennsylvania rising sophomore Clare Lombardo of Decatur, Ga., is spending the summer interning with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a guest blogger for education columnist Maureen Downey’s blog Get Schooled.
This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online. The free course will offer students a way to learn the language while widening their circle of German speaking friends and followers via social media. “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures,” a six-week, non-credit course will launch Oct. 6.
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Penn’s new massive open online course “Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures” is featured.
Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum talks about the Heritage Task Force training Syrians to protect artifacts.
Laura Wolf-Powers of the School of Design is featured for her article “Understanding community development in a ‘theory of action’ framework: Norms, markets, justice.”
Richard Weller of the School of Design is interviewed.
William Labov of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for researching U.S. and Canadian dialects.