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Media Contact:Sara Stewart | sabrady@upenn.edu | 215-898-2083June 30, 2015

Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans at Penn's Arthur Ross Gallery

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"Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans, Surgeon Dentist to Napolean III" runs from July 18 through Nov. 8, 2015.

Courtly Treasures: The Collection of Thomas W. Evans at
University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery

July 18 – November 8, 2015

 

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2015

Penn GSE Student Spends Summer Working in Vientiane, Laos

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As a student in Penn GSE's International Educational Development Program, Mary Encabo is spending her summer interning overseas. And, she's blogging about it.

Ever since she was a 6-year-old living in the Philippines, University of Pennsylvania student Mary Encabo knew that she wanted to be a teacher. 

While she had a strong sense that she had to teach the world something, she didn’t know exactly what that something was at the time. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151June 23, 2015

Serendipitous Path Opens Doors to an Education at Penn

Jason Morgan held a variety of jobs through his 30s, but it was a job lay-off during the economic downturn that led him to the University of Pennsylvania

In 2009, Morgan lost his job as a wedding photographer but soon found a job as a clerk at a restaurant on the Penn campus.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 22, 2015

Penn’s Pipeline for Promise Program Hosts Closing Ceremonies

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The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice will host the closing ceremonies for students completing its Pipeline for Promise program, which offers underserved students from local community colleges a free course during the summer months.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 22, 2015

Penn’s Ghaffar-Kucher Guides GSE’s International Internship Program

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Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher is a matchmaker of sorts, pairing students in GSE's International Educational Development Program with internships at agencies that share a commitment to educational equity and serving disenfranchised communities around the world.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher is a matchmaker of sorts.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539June 16, 2015

PennDesign's Barnett Argues for Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs in New Book

As the global population grows and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our planet.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 10, 2015

Local High School Grads Receive Public Service Scholarships Courtesy of Penn

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The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service scholarship program awarded supplemental scholarships to five local high school students at a ceremony Tuesday, June 9.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Volunteers in Public Service scholarship program awarded supplemental scholarships to five local high school students at a ceremony Tuesday, June 9.  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 8, 2015

Penn VIPS Scholarships Honor Local High School Students for Community Service

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Penn will provide non-tuition scholarships to five students from five local high schools in recognition of their history of community service. These scholarships will cover expenses that are not typically covered in financial-aid packages.

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The University of Pennsylvania will provide non-tuition scholarships to five students from five local high schools in recognition of their history of community service.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 5, 2015

At Penn, Field Center’s Conference Draws Attention to Child Trafficking

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a June 10-12 conference addressing some of today's critical issues such as child trafficking and underrepresented populations in the child welfare system.