Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 4, 2013

Free Penn Online Course Offers Lessons on Growing Old

A new online course taught by a University of Pennsylvania nursing professor and a nursing educator focuses on aging well, life in an aging society, and seeks to answer that age-old question: how old is old?  

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Media Contact:Pam Kosty | pkosty@upenn.edu | 215-898-4045June 3, 2013

Penn Provides New Evidence on Origins of Winemaking in France

France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking—but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, until now.

BUP App Helps Prevent Health-care Miscommunication

Miscommunication in a healthcare setting can have dire consequences, and is more likely to occur when clinicians and patients don’t speak the same language. While some healthcare settings have access to interpreters, others often do not. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 29, 2013

Two From Penn Win Pulitzer Center International Student Reporting Fellowships

In a pilot partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Africa Center, two Penn students have been named 2013 Pulitzer Center International Student Reporting Fellows.

Penn's Gutmann in Tokyo to talk to Wharton alums

May 24, 2013

President Amy Gutmann is touting Penn’s work in the world of massive open online courses in a speech to Wharton alumni in Tokyo.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 23, 2013

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Speak at Wharton Global Alumni Forum

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will visit Tokyo to meet with Wharton alumni at its Global Alumni Forum, presenting a keynote address on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Palace Hotel.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658May 20, 2013

Developing Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing; Gutmann Visits Hong Kong

Hong Kong – On the heels of a successful, seven-year fundraising campaign, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann will visit Hong Kong in May to host a Penn alumni event on May 21 for alumni from throughout Asia.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 16, 2013

Penn: More Sub-Saharan Africans Living Longer but With Limited Function

The number of adults living beyond age 45 in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly expanding, yet many of these older men and women experience physical illnesses and disabilities that limit their ability to function, according to a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and in Malawi.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 15, 2013

Penn to Host International Homelessness Research Conference

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site for a two-day “International Homelessness Research Conference: Advancing the Policy and Practice of Crisis Response Systems” on June 3-4. It is set for 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m. in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 14, 2013

Penn Research Helps Paint Finer Picture of Massive 1700 Earthquake

In 1700, a massive earthquake struck the west coast of North America. Though it was powerful enough to cause a tsunami as far as Japan, a lack of local documentation has made studying this historic event challenging.