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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194December 13, 2012

Penn’s Robert Ghrist Will Teach Calculus Online to Tens of Thousands

PHILADELPHIA — Learning calculus is no easy feat. But beginning next month, the University of Pennsylvania’s Robert Ghrist will use a new, visually stimulating approach to engage tens of thousands of students in the task with a massive open online course, or MOOC, offered through Coursera’s online platform.

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December 10, 2012

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Our Language in Your Hands

December 3, 2012

Ph.D. student Miranda Weinberg from the Graduate School of Education is interviewed about language and education in Nepal.

Article Source: BBC

Coursera Revolutionizes Education

December 10, 2012

Al Filreis of the Kelly Writers House is interviewed about offering his poetry classes via Coursera, a free online learning platform consisting of 33 top U.S. universities, including Penn.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 6, 2012

Donors Can Make a Bigger Difference With Holiday-Giving Tips From Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy

PHILADELPHIA — The holiday season sparks the spirit of giving and to help donors who are looking to make a difference for others through charitable contributions, the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released a free, online toolkit outlining the most effective opportunities.

A Wife Accused of War Crimes: The Unprecedented Case of Simone Gbagbo

December 3, 2012

William Burke-White of the Law School writes about former first lady of Cote d’Ivoire as the first woman to be indicted by the International Criminal Court.

Article Source: The Atlantic

Why Won’t Morsi Back Down? Read his Resume.

November 30, 2012

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s political history.

Article Source: New Republic

Video: Austerity Won’t Get Spain Out of Problem

November 26, 2012

Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School discusses Spain’s political and economic prospects.

Article Source: Business Week

Students from Top US B-schools Coming to India to Learn about Economy, Business and Markets

November 21, 2012

Harbir Singh of the Wharton School comments on the benefits of students traveling abroad.

Article Source: The Ecoomic Times

Shame on Anyone Who Ever Though Mohammad Morsi Was a Moderate

November 26, 2012

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences contributes his views on Mohammed Morsi.

Article Source: New Republic