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Media Contact: | | February 28, 2012

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2012 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Seven University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  

The award winners are:

  • Besan Abu-Joudeh, a statistics and international studies major, is applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London to study for an MSc in Political Economy of Development.

 

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Media Contact: | | February 24, 2012

Feb. 28 Penn Lightbulb Café to Focus on Children Asking for Help in the Classroom

PHILADELPHIA – At the Penn Lightbulb Café on Tuesday, Feb. 28, Jessica McCrory Calarco, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss her research about the correlation between socioeconomic class and children’s seeking help in the classroom. 

The free lecture series takes discussions about the arts, humanities and social sciences out of the classroom for a night on the town.

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Media Contact: | | February 22, 2012

Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter to Visit Penn for College Affordability Town Hall Feb. 24

 WHO:              Martha Kanter, Under Secretary of Education

                        Eric Furda, Dean of Admissions, University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 21, 2012

'Thinking With the Past' Lecture at Penn to Address ‘Barack Obama and Burden of Race’

WHO:             Speaker: Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology, University                        of Pennsylvania

Finally, Penn Names W.E.B. Du Bois Honorary Professor

February 17, 2012

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on Penn’s naming W.E.B. Du Bois an honorary professor.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 17, 2012

The Legacy of Penn's Martin Meyerson

Penn President Martin Meyerson’s impact on campus is still being felt more than 30 years after his presidency.

Meyerson led the University at a time when Penn was going through many major changes, including dealing with a huge budget deficit, making upgrades to the campus grounds and modifying academic programs to complete his goal of creating “One University.”

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Media Contact: | | February 17, 2012

Despite Leadership, Maryland Higher Education Is Leaving Citizens Behind, Penn GSE Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA — Maryland’s higher education system is leaving poor, black and Hispanic residents behind, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Higher Education Research, “Much Accomplished, Much at Stake: Performance and Policy in Maryland Higher Education.”

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn Researcher Explores Volunteering in India

PHILADELPHIA – Femida Handy, a professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four authors of a new book, From Seva to Cyberspace: The Many Faces of Volunteering in India, which traces the origins of seva, direct service to

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Introduces Community Teamworks Volunteer Program

PHILADELPHIA – The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania has launched SP2 Community Teamworks, a pilot program that involves local engagement as well as team-building through volunteer projects.

Modeled after Goldman Sach’s Community Teamworks in New York City, School of Social Policy & Practice students, faculty, staff and alumni provide suggestions for and participate in local volunteer opportunities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn’s Med Ed Teaches Those Who Teach America’s Doctors

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine have launched Med Ed, a program to enhance the teaching abilities of those who teach America’s doctors. 

The collaborative program targeting educational leaders in academic medicine will begin in August.