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December 10, 2012

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Our Language in Your Hands

December 3, 2012

Ph.D. student Miranda Weinberg from the Graduate School of Education is interviewed about language and education in Nepal.

Article Source: BBC

Penn Students Give Out $100K in Philanthropy Class

December 11, 2012

As one of 13 U.S. colleges to receive a grant from the Once Upon A Time foundation based in Fort Worth, Texas, Penn students enrolled in a philanthropy class divided up $100,000 among local non-profit organizations. The class is designed to teach students the complexities of philanthropic giving in an urban community.

Article Source: Boston.com

Coating on Aspirin Sets Off a Debate

December 10, 2012

Garret FitzGerald from the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about his study that found the coating on aspirin designed to protect the stomach slowed the body’s ability to absorb the drug.

Article Source: New York Times

University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Eradicating Some Blood Cancers

December 10, 2012

Carl June of the Perelman School of Medicine and his research team discuss their unique genetic therapy that has “tamed terminal leukemia in seven out of the first 10 patients” and its risks.

Article Source: Philly.com

Coursera Revolutionizes Education

December 10, 2012

Al Filreis of the Kelly Writers House is interviewed about offering his poetry classes via Coursera, a free online learning platform consisting of 33 top U.S. universities, including Penn.

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Penn President Amy Gutmann discusses “The Spirit of Compromise”

December 10, 2012

Amy Gutmann talks to Book TV about her latest book, “The Spirit of Compromise,” and her role as president of the University, as a part of Book TV’s College Series.

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Homeless Veterans

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has an on-campus ISDN line and an on-campus satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability.

 

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Dr. Dennis Culhane
Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania

 

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