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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386August 14, 2014

Penn IUR Publishes Two New Reports on Rapid Urbanization

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Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization. Both reports--Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, and Place Matters-- grew out of Penn IUR conferences supported by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Penn IUR has recently published two reports about rapid urbanization.

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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:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 6, 2014

Penn Hosts Program for Inner City Businesses

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The Wharton School and the Inner City Capital Connections program hosted approximately 100 leaders of growing urban businesses for a one-day seminar focused on expansion and raising capital.

On July 31, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania hosted the Inner City Capital Connections program, designed to strengthen the capabilities of CEOs of growing inner city businesses in the mid-Atlantic region to raise capital.&

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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:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 30, 2014

Penn Student Gains Foreign Diplomacy Experience as State Department e-Intern

Erica Ma, spent her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania working in a federal government internship that didn’t require her to live in Washington, D.C., or be based in any specific part of the world. That’s because she worked remotely as an e-intern in the State Department’s Virtual Student Foreign Service program.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 29, 2014

Penn Alumnus, House Dean Chris Donovan Champions His Love of Cinema

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Chris Donovan is a Philadelphia native, a Penn alumnus and a movie buff. In addition to teaching literature and cinema at the School of Arts & Sciences, he's also the house dean at Gregory College House, where he runs its film culture program.

Back in 1992, when movie buff and native Philadelphian Chris Donovan earned his English degree from the University of Pennsylvania, he had little idea of how fortuitous the line “I’ll be back” from The Terminator would become.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 28, 2014

Penn Robotic Soccer Team Reigns Supreme

The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team now has another world championship trophy to add to its collection.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 28, 2014

Moving AHEAD: Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at Penn

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Researchers from Penn's Graduate School of Education are advancing higher education and open, equitable societies around the world through the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy.

Seven faculty members from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania are advancing higher education and fostering open, equitable societies around the globe through the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, or AHEAD.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 28, 2014

Penn’s David Hewitt Helps Philadelphia Design Parks Agile Enough to Adapt

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Philadelphia Parks and Recreation is rolling out a brand new approach to managing its green spaces and the University of Pennsylvania's David Hewitt is helping them do it.

On a Wednesday afternoon in the Cobbs Creek Environmental Education Center, a group gathered around a large table covered in maps and photos.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460July 25, 2014

Penn Launches German Language MOOC With ‘Auf Deutsch’

This fall, a new University of Pennsylvania open learning course will teach elementary German online. The free course will offer students a way to learn the language while widening their circle of German speaking friends and followers via social media.

Auf Deutsch: Communicating in German Across Cultures,” a six-week, non-credit course will launch Oct. 6.