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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | | 215-898-8658March 13, 2013

Penn’s Silfen Forum: ‘Open Learning and the Future of Higher Education’

University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and other experts will explore online learning and what it may have in store for higher education at the Silfen University Forum at Penn on April 5.

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

College Scorecard Offers Online Comparison of Net Costs

February 19, 2013

Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts about college costs.

Article Source: Newsworks

Floored by Third-century Roman Mosaic

February 19, 2013

Kate Quinn and Brian Rose of the Penn Museum are quoted about the “Unearthing a Masterpiece” exhibition.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Rebecca Stein Will Engage Online Economics Students in the ‘Active Sport’ of Learning

Many professors who embark on teaching a massive open online class, or MOOC, may be apprehensive about conveying their subject material to thousands.

Choosing Wisely

In an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Admissions Dean Eric Furda offered tips for students and parents navigating the college application process. (Video)

New Exhibit at Penn Museum Highlights Life in Ancient Roman Empire

February 10, 2013

Brian Rose and Julian Siggers of the Penn Museum are quoted about the new exhibit “Unearthing a Masterpiece: A Roman Mosaic from Lod, Israel.”

Article Source: CBS Local

Penn Professor Brings Calculus to the Masses Through Coursera

February 11, 2013

Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for teaching an online calculus class.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820February 8, 2013

Penn to Offer Free, Online Class on ADHD

If you’re one of the people who takes the University of Pennsylvania online course “’Pay Attention!!’ ADHD Through the Lifespan,” you will learn that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder isn’t just kid stuff.

Even though between 5 and 8 percent of school-aged children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, it is estimated that 4 percent of adults also suffer from some form of attention deficit disorder -- and that number is increasing.

Big MOOC Coursera Moves Closer to Academic Acceptance

February 7, 2013

Edward Rock of the Law School comments on receiving credits for free online courses.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal