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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 25, 2014

Penn Launches First Open Learning Initiative Language MOOC With ‘Auf Deutsch’

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.

Anything Goes in China’s Food System

July 24, 2014

John Yasuda of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited in an editorial about China and food-safety regulations.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Solving Mysteries Key to Next Generation of Computers

July 22, 2014

Charles Kane of the School of Arts & Sciences discusses a concept called braiding and Majorana particles.

For Rats, a Break from Stress Isn’t Worth the Relief

July 22, 2014

Seema Bhatnagar of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about habituation to a tough situation as a coping mechanism.

Article Source: Science News
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 24, 2014

Penn Student Jesús Pérez’s Challenging Feat Inspires Himself and Others

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.

Climbing China’s Corruption Ladder

July 23, 2014

Hanming Fang of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a working paper about corruption in China’s housing sector.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

The International Team Trying to Save Syrian Antiquities

July 21, 2014

Brian Daniels of the Penn Museum talks about the Heritage Task Force training Syrians to protect artifacts.

Article Source: BBC News

Russian Media on Malaysian Flight MH17 Tragedy: Epic Fail

July 20, 2014

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the Russian media’s role in covering the Malaysian flight tragedy.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Researchers Aim for an Electrical Memory Prosthesis

July 18, 2014

The Penn DARPA project is mentioned, and Michael Kahana of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted.

Article Source: Science

Video: On the Sunni Side

July 17, 2014

Brendan O’Leary of the School of Arts & Sciences discussed about U.S. foreign policy in relation to federalization in Ukraine and Iraq.

Article Source: RT.com (Russia)