After training for months and then running the equivalent of nearly six marathons in six consecutive days in the Atacama Desert in Chile, University of Pennsylvania student Jesús Pérez now feels empowered to tackle any challenge he encounters.
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.
Thanks to its Garden Club, the courtyard at Kings Court English College House is replete with fruit trees, herbs, flowers and other plantings, fishponds and plenty of shady benches and tables where students can study and relax.
Dennis Culhane, a researcher at the School of Social Policy & Practice, will talk about how integrated administrative data might serve as a new way to build credible evidence that shows “what works” in funding social programs.
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Penn in the news
President Amy Gutmann and Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design are quoted about the new Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, made possible by a gift from alum Scott Kleinman.
The Penn Center for Innovation and the South Bank campus are featured.
Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on the decline in homeownership in Philadelphia.
Undergraduate Brenton Turner is featured collaborating to develop a writing platform called Escalate.us.
Kevin Gillen of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on a SEPTA case.