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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460January 29, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2013 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania students and two alumni have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The recipients are:

Davos Forum Considers Learning’s Next Wave

January 27, 2013

Penn is cited for offering online classes via Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460January 24, 2013

Nobel Laureate in Economics Thomas Sargent to Speak at Penn Social Science and Policy Forum Jan. 28

PHILADELPHIA – Thomas Sargent, a 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, will lecture on “Continental Drift: The Forces Underlying the Euro Crisis” on Jan. 28 from 4:30- 6:00 p.m. in College Hall, Room 200.

Learning From MOOCs

January 24, 2013

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how teaching online has impacted his teaching experience.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Baltimore Colleges Push to Improve Neighborhoods

January 12, 2013

Ira Harkavy of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships comments on the importance of universities and hospitals in city revitalization.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.

Cleaner Steam Heat

January 14, 2013

Vice President Anne Papageorge of Facilities and Real Estate Services comments on institutions using “their buying power to work with suppliers to advance common strategies, common philosophies.”

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A House Divided

January 1, 2013

Thomas Sugrue of the School of Arts and Sciences pens a feature about race, real estate and the black-white wealth gap.

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HBCU Presidents Stood Up for Civil Rights

January 13, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts about presidents of historically black colleges and universities advocating for civil rights.

Article Source: Diverse

Fiscal Fix Should Include Disability Reform

January 7, 2013

Mark Duggan of the Wharton School is cited for proposing that “private disability insurance be extended to the majority of workers through their employers.”

Article Source: Bloomberg