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Audio: Bridging a New Kind of Divide With Free Online Courses

December 17, 2012

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted about meeting with an autistic student who takes Penn Coursera courses.

Article Source: Newsworks

University of Pennsylvania Offering Online Course in Gamification

December 17, 2012

Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School discusses an online course on gamification.

Article Source: The Times of India
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 13, 2012

Penn’s Steven Fluharty Makes Case for Research Funding in Capitol Hill Briefing

PHILADELPHIA — In the waning days of 2012, two words have dominated the post-election discourse: “fiscal cliff.” The cliff is a combination of impending budgetary measures that will take effect in January if a legislative compromise is not reached.

One area of the budget that would see serious cuts is funding for the national science agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. Combined with cuts to other agencies and departments, the amount of research and development funding lost could total $58 billion over five years.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 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.

Article Source: Philly.com

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 | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 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.