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Penn Acquires a Collection of Video Testimonies of Survivors and Witnesses to the Holocaust

April 22, 2012

President Amy Gutmann says, “By bringing the Shoah archive to Penn’s campus, we provide access to the richest available collection of personal and historical narratives from those who endured and bore witness to the Holocaust.”

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Hey Day: Penn’s Juniors Will Be Declared Seniors

PHILADELPHIA –- Following a tradition that reaches back to 1916, Penn juniors will celebrate Hey Day 2012 on Wednesday, April 25, by donning red shirts, strutting along Locust Walk carrying canes and biting into straw hats.

A celebration that is unique to Penn, Hey Day marks the “moving up” of juniors to the senior class. This year’s event will begin with a class picnic, followed by the class procession to College Hall.

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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411April 20, 2012

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Honorary Degree From Columbia

PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree from Columbia University at Columbia’s 258th commencement exercises on May 16 in New York City.

Shoah Project Arrives at Penn

April 18, 2012

President Amy Gutmann says, “Bringing the Shoah Foundation to Penn, for me and for the university, is an incredible step forward.”

Article Source: Jewish Exponent

Top U.S. Colleges to Offer Free Classes Online

April 18, 2012

President Amy Gutmann says offering course via Coursera, “will increase our impact on the world.”

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Elite Universities’ Online Play

April 18, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Vice President Stephen MacCarthy of University Communications are quoted about Penn offering online classes via Coursera.

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Penn, Other Universities Offer Free Online Classes

April 18, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Arts and Sciences comment on Penn offering online courses through Coursera.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 18, 2012

Penn to Offer Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses. 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422
Media Contact:Jenna Leventhal | vhi-jl@dornsife.usc.edu | 213-740-6036April 17, 2012

Penn to Host Access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Video Archive of Holocaust Survivors, Witnesses

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has become the first university in Pennsylvania with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s entire Visual History Archive that contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust in 32 languages and from 56 countries.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2012

Penn to Host Access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute Archive; Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies on Video

WHAT:       The launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s entire Visual History Archive that contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust from 56 countries and in 32 languages.