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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422October 2, 2012

$2.5 Million Endowed Scholarship Supports New Partnership Between Penn and KIPP Schools

PHILADELPHIA -- It was for students such as Chevon Boone that dignitaries from the KIPP Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania gathered Oct. 2 to celebrate the establishment of a new partnership.

The Art of Science Blogging

September 27, 2012

Mark Trodden of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the advantages of scientists’ blogging.

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Good Bye Ivory Tower, Hello Social Media: Academics Struggle to Make Ideas Accessible

October 2, 2012

Jonah Berger of the Wharton School says, “I think it’s hard to do both work that is rigorous and also accessible to the population at large.”

Article Source: Newsworks

A Pioneer in Online Education Tries a MOOC

October 1, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School is mentioned for his Coursera course, Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act.

Penn Gets $2.5M Boost for Charter School Partnership

October 2, 2012

Penn’s partnership with the KIPP Foundation is featured.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658October 2, 2012

Event to Mark Partnership Between Penn and KIPP Schools

PHILADELPHIA – A ceremony today will cement the partnership between the KIPP Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania to increase college-completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide.  To support this partnership effort, Martha and Bruce Karsh have contributed resources to help KIPP alumni as they make their way toward Penn degrees.

Audio: Online Education Grows Up, and for Now, It’s Free

September 30, 2012

Edward Rock of the Law School, Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences are highlighted for their involvement with Penn’s Coursera classes.

Article Source: NPR

Check Up: Studying Women’s Mood Disorders

October 1, 2012

Tracy Bale of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted on the new Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health.

Article Source: Philly.com

Penn Professor Wins $200K Research Grant From NephCure, Society of Nephrologists

September 26, 2012

Michelle Denburg of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for a grant to support research about patients with nephrotic syndrome and vitamin D deficiency.

Article Source: The Business Journals

Wharton School Teaches High School Business Teachers About Business

September 27, 2012

Mukul Pandya of the Wharton School comments on the upcoming seminar PwC and Knowledge@Wharton Seminar for High School Educators on Business and Financial Responsibility.

Article Source: CBS Local