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HBCU Presidents Stood Up for Civil Rights

January 13, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts about presidents of historically black colleges and universities advocating for civil rights.

Article Source: Diverse

Fiscal Fix Should Include Disability Reform

January 7, 2013

Mark Duggan of the Wharton School is cited for proposing that “private disability insurance be extended to the majority of workers through their employers.”

Article Source: Bloomberg

Better, If Not Cheaper, Care

January 3, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School contributes his opinion about health-care spending.

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Students Rush to Web Classes, but Profits May Be Much Later

January 6, 2013

Edward Rock of the Law School, Robert Ghrist of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts and Sciences and Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School are quoted about online courses taught through Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Women’s Health Center in Philly Could Serve as National Model for Integrated Care

December 18, 2012

C. Neill Epperson and Delane Casiano of the Perelman School of Medicine comment on the Helen O. Dickens Center for Women’s Health, a Penn Medicine clinic in West Philadelphia.

Article Source: Newsworks

Guns as Public Health Problem: A Penn Professor Speaks Out

December 18, 2012

Susan Sorenson of the School of Social Policy & Practice shares her thoughts about the lack of funding for studies on guns.

Article Source: Newsworks

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 | | 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 | | 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.