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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 5, 2015

At Penn, Field Center’s Conference Draws Attention to Child Trafficking

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.

Supreme Court Overturns Pa. Man's Facebook Threat Conviction

June 1, 2015

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on evolving cases around freedom of speech and the Internet.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: In Texas Floods, Homeowners Count the Cost

May 27, 2015

Tom Baker of the Law School and Howard Kunreuther of the Wha

Article Source: “Marketplace”

Some Local Pilots Have Turbulent Response to New Drone Rules

May 26, 2015

Jeffrey Vagle of the Law School talks about the difficulty writing laws specifically for drones.

Article Source: NBC News (Philadelphia)

The Adolescent Brain Defense: The Tsarnaev Death Sentence and Beyond

May 18, 2015

Stephen Morse of the Law School and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited about moral agency.

Article Source: Washington Post

Penn Law Grad and Mt. Everest Climber Tells of Surviving Nepal Quake

May 18, 2015

Andrew Towne, was graduated today from the Law School and the Wharton School, is highlighted for his experience surviving th

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 6, 2015

Two Penn Professors, Three Doctoral Students Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2015 Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded 2015 ACLS Fellowships to two University of Pennsylvania faculty members and 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships to three Penn doctoral students.

The ACLS Fellowship program provides funds to scholars in the humanities and social sciences to allow them to devote themselves full time to research and to write a major piece of scholarship.

Ted Cruz: Anti-gay Marriage Crusader? Not Always

April 29, 2015

Dean Ted Ruger of the Law School recalls his experiences with a former classmate and now U.S. senator, Ted Cruz.

Article Source: Bloomberg

There’s An Easy Way to Untangle Regulatory Knots

March 31, 2015

Cary Coglianese of the Law School shares his opinion about federal regulations.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times