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Does Merit Pay Really Increase Teacher Retention?

February 1, 2012

Post-doctoral fellow Eleanor Fulbeck of the Graduate School of Education shares her views on teacher retention.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 31, 2012

‘Dinner with Interesting People’ Premieres ‘First Generation’ Documentary

Share a meal with unusual dining partners…for free.

Ware College House is in its second year of hosting “Dinner with Interesting People,” a program that has recently expanded to include students, faculty and staff at Penn.

Restored Edison Records Revive Giants of 19th-century Germany

January 30, 2012

Jonathan Steinberg of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his new biography, Bismarck: A Life.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn Will Bestow Long-overdue Honors on W.E.B. Du Bois

January 31, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his enthusiasm for the upcoming appointment of W.E.B. Du Bois as an honorary emeritus professor.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 30, 2012

Penn Concludes Annual MLK Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania’s African-American Resource Center personnel coordinated with organizations all over campus to create a symposium of social justice-oriented events lasting nearly a month.  Now, they’re wrapping up this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 26, 2012

Penn Launches Center for the Study of Contemporary China

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Provost Vincent Price and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell are pleased to announce the launch of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China.  Housed in the School of Arts and Sciences and serving the entire University, the new Center is designed to advance Penn’s leadership in programs, research, and scholarship

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074 January 20, 2012

Book Discussion at Penn on Jan. 24 About Health of Urban Women Worldwide

WHO:              Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

                        Eugenie L. Birch, Penn School of Design

                        Susan M. Wachter, Wharton School

Video: The Morris Arboretum’s Wordless Wonder

January 20, 2012

The Morris Arboretum is featured for publishing a photographic record, Through the Lens of Paul W. Meyer.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 20, 2012

Penn GSE Researcher Scores a Publishing Hat Trick

PHILADELPHIA – Writing one book is a daunting task, but writing three – simultaneously – might seem near impossible.  But not for Marybeth Gasman.

Gasman, an education historian and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has just finished three books – all of which she was writing and researching at the same time.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 19, 2012

Penn Researcher Examines Public-Health Issues Concerning Firearms and Senior Citizens

PHILADELPHIA — More than 17 million Americans 65 or older have at least one firearm.  Based on the current patterns of gun ownership and population growth, the number of elderly people who own a firearm is expected to increase.  In an article released by the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B.