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Media Contact:Susan Crane | | 215-247-5777, Ext. 121June 26, 2012

Penn's Morris Arboretum Presents the Circus Comes to Compton

PHILADELPHIA -- This year marks the 125th anniversary of the land purchase for Compton, John and Lydia Morris’ estate that would become the Morris Arboretum.  As part of the celebration of this event, the Give & Take Jugglers will give an interactive performance on Saturday, June 30, from 11

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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. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 25, 2012

Taught by the Best: Penn Professor Stephanie McCurry to Lead Summer Seminar for Civil War History Teachers

A group of K-12 teachers, library educators and National Park Service interpreters are headed to the University of Pennsylvania this summer to study the Civil War with one of the conflict’s foremost historians.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194June 25, 2012

Summer VETS Program Gives High School and College Students a Taste of Veterinary Life at Penn

Gently placing the stethoscope against the golden retriever’s furry rib cage, a woman listens intently through the earpiece.

“Lungs auscult clear,” she declares — veterinarian-speak for a healthy-sounding respiratory system.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721June 22, 2012

At Penn: Special Trips for Special Babies

PHILADELPHIA -- Providing health care for children through doctor visits and hospitals is important, but there are also other activities that can help youngsters develop into healthy adults.

That is the thinking behind the Special Babies Clinic and its Special Trips for Special Babies program.

University of Pennsylvania Expanding East of the Schuylkill

June 17, 2012

President Amy Gutmann and other Penn administrators comment on Penn’s plans to expand east of the Schuylkill River.

Article Source: Philly.com

Privatization Last Call? Nah

June 14, 2012

Katja Seim of the Wharton School is cited for co-authoring a paper on Pennsylvania’s privatization effort.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 13, 2012

American Diabetes Association, Meeting in Phila., to Discuss Growth of the Illness Among Kids

June 9, 2012

Terri Lipman of the School of Nursing comments on the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry.

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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.