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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.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

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.

Article Source: Philly.com
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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.

Female College Leaders Criticize Augusta’s Male-only Membership

April 11, 2012

Discussing the exclusion of women from the Augusta National Golf Club, President Amy Gutmann says, “This is something all Americans should be able to agree upon: the era of excluding women from prominent private clubs is over.”

Article Source: Business Week
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 12, 2012

Trustees’ Council of Penn Women Present Beacon Award to Author Toni Morrison

PHILADELPHIA -- Author Toni Morrison has been honored for her contributions to literature and the arts and her commitment to advancing, supporting and promoting women.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 26, 2012

Benjamin Garcia Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1.  The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.  

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 12, 2012

International Sustainable Campus Network Recognizes Penn’s Green Academic Offerings

PHILADELPHIA –- The academic component that the University of Pennsylvania has included in its Climate Action Plan caught the attention of the International Sustainable Campus Network when that agency compiled its inaugural Global University Leaders Forum Charter report earlier this year.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 12, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Receives Highest Presidential Recognition for Community Service

WASHINGTON – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of Pennsylvania with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering the community through community service and service learning.