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For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do. “Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses.
Professor Peter Struck will examine ancient accounts of predicting the future from oracles, omens, and dreams and compare them with modern accounts by cognitive scientists of our abilities to know things in sometimes mysterious ways. Professor Struck says that these are parallel attempts to plumb the depths of how powerful our own powers of knowing are.
Several leading Philadelphia retail stores—a ramen noodle restaurant, a gift boutique, and a coffee house that also sells clothes—have expanded or relocated their businesses to Penn. Nom Nom Ramen now has an outpost in the food court at 34th and Walnut streets. Nom Nom specializes in authentic, Japanese-style ramen noodles, pork buns, and shaved ice. The Center City-based restaurant won a 2012 “Best of Philly” award for ramen.
Like many children coming of age, Wharton sophomore Allyson Ahlstrom didn’t care for hand-me-downs. But instead of simply following the latest fashion trends, at age 14, Ahlstrom decided to blend her love of fashion with her desire to help others. She founded Threads for Teens, a nonprofit organization that provides new, donated clothes to 13- to 18-year-old girls in need.
Allyson Ahlstrom has won many accolades, appeared on national TV shows and met dozens of celebrities as founder of Threads for Teens, a non-profit organization that gives new, donated clothes to impoverished teens.
United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will give a talk at Penn on "Seapower and the World Economy" on Sept. 25.
Daniel Gillion, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor of political science, has won the American Political Science Association Race, Ethnicity and Politics Section’s 2014 Best Book Award for The Political Power of Protest: Minority Activism and Shifts in Public Policy.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women have appointed a new director, Nancy J.
Community-based offenders, such as those on house arrest or out on bail or parole, account for a disproportionately large share of the perpetrators of fatal and non-fatal shootings. Detecting and deterring shootings among this population can be challenging in the absence of reliable evidence that a particular community-supervised offender illegally used a firearm.
No one can blame Frank Clements if he spends some time catching up on his favorite pastimes watching TV shows on Netflix, reading and running, now that he’s back home from an ascetic research trip to the mountains of Japan.