Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 21, 2014

Penn Student Assists in Developing an Economic Growth Plan in Guatemala

In a very poor but picturesque region of Guatemala, Seth Amos spent the summer working to help a town to develop an economic growth strategy.  

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 21, 2014

Penn Sophomore Speaks at U.N. Human Rights Session in Geneva

In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151August 15, 2014

Penn Student May Have Found His Calling While Pursuing Religious Studies

What started out as a summer volunteer project and a journey to Thailand to learn about Buddhism may lead to a career choice for University of Pennsylvania student James An.

The Real Value of Online Education

August 13, 2014

Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christensen and Ezekiel Emanuel of Global Initiatives co-author this article on MOOCs.

Article Source: The Atlantic

Ivy Champions Head to Italy

Just a few months after taking the Ivy League trophy, Penn women's basketball will play three games on a 10-day tour in Italy. The trip includes stops in Milan, Lake Como, Switzerland, Venice, Rome and Florence.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194August 8, 2014

Penn Professor’s Open Calculus Course Engages Students Locally and Globally

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For many bright students, the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam is one of the most daunting hurdles of high school. But Philadelphia high school students who took University of Pennsylvania Professor Robert Ghrist’s online calculus course last year have a different perspective.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-8981422August 5, 2014

Penn Undergrad’s Research on Chinese Art Takes Her on a Cross-cultural Journey

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Senior Kimberly Schreiber of West Hartford, Conn., spent the summer exploring Chinese art and “what it means to become an individual in the most populous nation on earth.”

By Christina Cook 

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 14, 2014

Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach

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Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jeanneleong1@gmail.com | 215-573-8151June 30, 2014

Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad

Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.