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Jacquie Posey

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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.
Latin American migration to the United States grew very rapidly during the last two decades of the 20th century.
University of Pennsylvania student Iris Zhang calls the study of math her “deepest, darkest fear.” But this summer, she’s not only facing it, she’s conquering it. Zhang is working in Manhattan as an economics and statistics intern at the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York Attorney General’s Office.
University of Pennsylvania student Ashlin Oglesby-Neal knows that reforming education policy and improving the internal dynamics of schools can be difficult, but that’s not stopping her from trying.
PennSound, a University of Pennsylvania-based online audio poetry website, is revolutionizing the way that educators teach poetry.
As director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center for 17 years, Valerie De Cruz has had a guiding hand in the creation of cultural resource centers that many Penn student see as homes away from home: Makuu, La Casa Latina and the Pan-Asian American Community House.
University of Pennsylvania student Joyce Kim is on a mission to spur intercultural dialogue across campus and halfway around the world in North and South Korea.
WHO:            Emily Owens                      Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology
Most students and faculty have left Penn for the summer, but those still on campus can enjoy stimulating conversations from University professors at the summer edition of the Penn Science Café and Penn Lightbulb Café. The Science Café focuses on hard scientific research, while the Lightbulb Café illuminates the “soft sciences.”
When the winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcasting were announced late last month, Nancy Novack, a University of Pennsylvania alum and a lecturer of fine arts in the School of Design, had cause to celebrate. A film series she edited, the PBS TV documentary “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” won a Peabody.