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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422`March 31, 2015

Penn Open Learning to Offer Updated Vaccine Course

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Beginning April 13, Paul Offit, professor of vaccinology and of pediatrics at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, will present a new version of the free online vaccine course offered by the University of Pennsylvania through Penn’s Open Learning Initiative.

By Julie McWilliams

Penn Grads Win Chance to Change the World

March 25, 2015

Five undergraduate students are featured as the winners of the University of Pennsylvania’s President’s Engagement Prizes.


Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Wharton China Center Opens in Beijing

March 17, 2015

President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center.

Article Source: Philly Voice
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Media Contact:Patricia Graue | | 212-333-3810March 10, 2015

宾夕法尼亚大学和沃顿商学院成立宾大沃顿中国中心

美国宾夕法尼亚大学(“宾大”)与宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿商学院 (“沃顿商学院”)今天宣布在北京成立宾大沃顿中国中心。宾大与中国的渊源始于 1896 年,当 时宾大录取了第一位来自中国的学生。宾大沃顿中国中心是宾大与中国合作关系的重要延伸和拓 展。宾大沃顿中国中心将通过宾大在中国的隶属机构宾大沃顿咨询(北京)有限公司开展工作。

该中心将为宾大教授、学生、在华校友和各界友人提供继续学习和研究的资源和平台。中心 将通过一系列咨询项目,帮助中国高级管理人员和其他人才获得在全球化背景下能够更加成功管 理企业的实用技能和视野。

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Media Contact:Patricia Graue | | 212-333-3810March 10, 2015

University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School Launch Penn Wharton China Center

The University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (“Wharton”) today announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (“PWCC”) in Beijing, China. The Center is an important expansion of Penn’s engagement with China, which began in 1896 when the first Chinese student enrolled at Penn. It will operate through the University’s China based affiliate, Penn Wharton Consulting (Beijing) Co, LTD.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 3, 2015

Penn Surgeon Makes Life-saving Donation to Ukrainian Children’s Hospital

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Scott Bartlett, a professor of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Peter Randall Endowed Chair in Pediatric Craniofacial Treatment and Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, orchestrated a $12,000 donation to the Odessa Regional Children's Hospital in Ukraine. The grant enabled doctors to perform life-saving surgery on dozens of infants with congenital heart defects.

By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151March 31, 2015

Penn Abroad in Tanzania Is Educational, Enlightening and Thrilling

Waking up and seeing a two-ton elephant nearby sounds like it could be a scene from a movie, but that’s exactly what University of Pennsylvania student Hannah Watene experienced while studying abroad in Tanzania.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 16, 2015

Penn Researchers Develop New Technique for Making Graphene Competitor, Molybdenum Disulphide

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Physics’ A.T. Charlie Johnson and Engineering’s Ritesh Agarwal, along with members of their labs, have a new way to "seed" the growth of a promising new 2-D material.

Graphene, a single-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, is often touted as a replacement for silicon in electronic devices due to its extremely high conductivity and unbeatable thinness. But graphene is not the only two-dimensional material that could play such a role.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 21, 2015

Seeing The World Through New Penn Summer Abroad Programs

Students at the University of Pennsylvania can study in Cuba thanks to a Penn Summer Abroad program in Havana.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 16, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Open Doors for Penn Students

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.