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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 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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Despite Success, Demand Low for Hand Transplants

December 10, 2012

L. Scott Levin of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the outcome and recovery of a transplant patient.

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From Wharton to Carnegie Mellon, B-Schools Set Up Shop in San Francisco

December 6, 2012

The San Francisco campus of the Wharton School is highlighted.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 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 Museum Full of Antiquities Embraces Modernity

December 4, 2012

Julian Siggers of the Penn Museum is quoted about reaching a broader audience.

Article Source: New York Times

Black Athletes and Other Black Men

December 3, 2012

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education is quoted about leading a study titled,“Black Male Student-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division I College Sports.”

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | | 215-898-1422November 29, 2012

Reception Brings Penn Students, Financial Aid Donors Together

Two senior undergraduate scholarship recipients at the University of Pennsylvania shared their personal collegiate journeys as they and more than 250 other scholarship beneficiaries met with their benefactors and guests at the Fall 2012 Scholarship Celebration this month.  It was an evening of making acquaintances, renewing friendships and cementing bonds.