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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.

Colleges Agree to Recruit KIPP Alumni

November 26, 2012

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions and Mike Feinberg, KIPP co-founder and Penn alum, comment on recruiting KIPP students.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Fiscal Cliff Threatens Scientific Research, Experts Warn

November 26, 2012

Steven Fluharty, senior vice provost for research, is cited for speaking at a briefing on Capitol Hill about federally supported scientific research.

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Panel Recommends Routine HIV Tests for Teens, Adults

November 19, 2012

Helen Koenig of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about HIV-patient research.

Article Source: USA Today

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.

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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:Beth Adams | | 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.