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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.

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