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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460September 10, 2012
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 4, 2012

One Student’s Experience Tells the Story of Penn’s Financial-aid Policy

In many regards, University of Pennsylvania sophomore Michael Keramidas is a typical college student, clad in a T-shirt and jeans, with a quick smile and a buzz cut. He was No. 1 in his high school class and applied to 15 colleges.

In high school, he participated in dozens of activities, including mock trial, student council, speech league, quiz team and more. He worked in the district office of his long-time state representative. During high school summers, Keramidas attended leadership camps, most recently at Cornell University.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151August 24, 2012

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann to Welcome Incoming Freshmen


WHO:            Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania

WHAT:          Move-in for Penn's Class of 2016

Great Teachers Matter

August 3, 2012

President Amy Gutmann shares her business philosophy.

Article Source: The Business Journals

Russia Shows the West the Meaning of ‘Compromise’

July 23, 2012

President Amy Gutmann’s book The Spirit of Compromise is quoted.

Article Source: Financial Times

Video: Conversation With Amy Gutmann

July 13, 2012

President Amy Gutmann discusses her new book and the role Penn plays in Philadelphia.

Article Source: 6ABC

Penn’s Amy Gutmann on Building a Successful Career

July 11, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about success and students.

Article Source: Forbes

Video: UPenn President Amy Gutmann on Education, Politics

June 26, 2012

President Amy Gutmann discusses education and her new book, The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It.

Article Source: Business Week
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820June 25, 2012

Penn Launches Its First Free Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA -- This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched three free courses via Coursera, an online educational platform designed to make Web-based classes available more widely.   

With the capacity to reach millions of people simultaneously, Coursera has a design inspired by educational research on effective learning practices and creates an interactive learning experience for the course offerings. 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422June 21, 2012

Amy Sadao Appointed Dietrich Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn

 PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Sadao has been appointed the Daniel Dietrich II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1. 

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.