Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 29, 2012

George W. Bush to Visit Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s Cervical Cancer Program July 5

PHILADELPHIA  – Former President George W. Bush will visit Gaborone, Botswana, Thursday, July 5, to launch a program that will expand women’s health initiatives in that country.  

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Media Contact:Jessica Mikulski | jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-8369June 26, 2012

Penn Medicine's Mariell Jessup Named President-elect of American Heart Association

PHILADELPHIA — Mariell Jessup, MD, associate chief-Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and medical director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center, has been named president-elect of the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Jessup will begin her term on July 1, 2012.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2012

Penn Launches Its First Free Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA -- This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched three free courses via Coursera, an online educational platform designed to make Web-based classes available more widely.   

With the capacity to reach millions of people simultaneously, Coursera has a design inspired by educational research on effective learning practices and creates an interactive learning experience for the course offerings. 

Egypt’s Mubarak Said to Be Off Life Support and in Coma

June 20, 2012

Lance Becker of the Perelman School of Medicine shares his thoughts on Hosni Mubarak’s condition.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 20, 2012

Penn Senior Autumn Patterson Awarded 2012 Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA- University of Pennsylvania rising senior Autumn Patterson has won a 2012 Thomas R.

Audio: Tense Times in the Euro Zone

June 15, 2012

Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School discusses the euro zone crisis.

Article Source: WHYY
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 13, 2012
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 12, 2012

Penn’s New Media Manager Gets the Message Out

PHILADELPHIA —About three-quarters of Americans have Internet access in their homes, and most of them have Facebook accounts. With new social networks and content platforms popping into and out of existence at a dizzying pace, traversing this landscape is not about mastering technology as much as it learning how to adapt messages to increasingly diverse media. 

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 12, 2012

Team of Penn Environmental Studies Master’s Students to Present at U.N.’s Rio+20 Conference June 15

PHILADELPHIA -- Three first-year graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s of Environmental Studies program are in Rio de Janeiro today in advance of the Rio+20 conference, where they will make a presentation on the role of higher educational institutions in sustainable development.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 11, 2012

Penn Welcomes African Visitors Through a State Department Program, Grassroots Democracy in the U.S.

The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education hosted 15 leaders from more than nine African countries for a conversation on public deliberation in the United States and how it can apply to communities in Africa.

The leaders came to learn more about U.S. organizations that increase civic engagement and citizen participation in democratic governance.