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Commentary: Making Sense of What's Happening in the School District

August 28, 2012

James Lytle of the Graduate School of Education authors a piece on the Philadelphia School District.

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Penn Class Requirement: Go to Political Convention

September 4, 2012

David Eisenhower of the Annenberg School for Communication and Marjorie Margolies of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discuss their “Campaigns, Debates and Conventions” course and their students’ participation at the Republican National Convention.

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Surviving College After the Loss of a Parent

September 3, 2012

Student David Fajgenbaum of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses the creation and purpose of Students of AMF.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 29, 2012

Penn Social Policy & Practice Alumna Coordinates Research at Out-of-Time Resource Center

Karen Okigbo really is a mover and a shaker. And the University of Pennsylvania is the right spot for her.

Born in Nigeria, Okigbo lived in Kenya for a few years before she flew halfway around the world and relocated to Fargo, N.D., with her family.

When she found herself at the top of her class in high school, she decided to hit the East Coast and moved up to the Ivy League, where she earned a B.A. in political science at Princeton University.

Is Turkey the Birthplace of the English Language?

August 27, 2012

Victor Mair of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on a paper about the birthplace of the English language.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 21, 2012

Penn GSE Student Participates in Rotary Foundation GSE in Brazil

Around these parts, GSE stands for the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where student Evan Black will earn her M.S.Ed in intercultural communication in 2013. 

GSE also stands for the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | arg@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-898-3617August 10, 2012

Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery Presents California Impressionism: Masters of Light from the Irvine Museum


PHILADELPHIA — California Impressionism presents more than 30 paintings that capture the sublime beauty of California from 1885 to 1931. Lent by The Irvine Museum, this traveling exhibition includes works by Franz Bischoff, Colin Campbell Cooper, Anna Hills, Granville Redmond, and Guy Rose, among others.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 8, 2012

Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania Announces Spring 2013 Fellows

PHILADELPHIA – The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania has announced that John Ashbery, Janet Malcolm and Rodrigo García
have been selected Spring 2013 Fellows.    

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820
Media Contact:Kat Stein | katstein@gse.upenn.edu | 215-898-9642August 6, 2012

Penn GSE Internships Making Global Impact on Education Development


Studying abroad can take students to new places – both literally and figuratively. But, there are more benefits than just adding stamps to one’s passport.  As many students at Penn are discovering, international travel and helping others in the global community serve as building blocks to a solid future.