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A Class Where Opening Minds, Not Earning Credits, Is the Point

November 19, 2012

Carol Muller of the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for her online class Listening to World Music, via Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times

Elite Schools’ Popular Online Courses Have Scaled Up Delivery, but Can They Scale Up Credit?

November 18, 2012

Peter Struck of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his online class offered through Coursera.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Drexel’s Good Neighbor Policy

November 19, 2012

Penn is noted for its commitment to the surrounding community and for its economic-stimulus programs.

Article Source: Philly.com

Do People Turn to Twitter for CPR Info?

November 19, 2012

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine expresses her enthusiasm about people sending and receiving information about CPR via Twitter.

Article Source: Fox News

The Success of Black Men in College Involves the Help of Many

November 15, 2012

Shaun Harper of the Graduate School of Education comments on a report about college graduation rates among black men.

Article Source: Diverse
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194
Media Contact:Beth Adams | adamsnb@dental.upenn.edu | 215-573-8224November 14, 2012

Penn Dental Medicine Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Support Student Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has received a $1.5 million grant for student scholarships from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422November 14, 2012

New Financial Aid Director Explains Penn’s No-loan Aid Program for Undergraduates

Joel Carstens, university director of financial aid at the University of Pennsylvania, may be new to campus, but he’s no stranger to the Ivy League and the financial-aid challenges of its schools and students.

Health Care Reform a Certainty Now, but Details Uncertain

November 11, 2012

Daniel Polsky of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics discusses health-care reform.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Device That Saves Lives, but Can Be Hard to Find

November 12, 2012

Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and Jennifer Yuan of Information Systems and Computing comment on accessing automated external defibrillators.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 13, 2012

Penn World Scholar Student Continues Life of Public Service That Began in Egypt

Applying to colleges is a hard enough task, but it was made even more difficult for Diana Gonimah when the political turmoil of Arab Spring in her home country, Egypt, briefly shut down communication with the outside world. Her high school closed for 20 days and she was barely able to call admissions officers in the U.S. to say, “Sorry, I can’t send my transcript for another month.”