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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422July 9, 2014

Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World

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Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

By Christina Cook

Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 1, 2014

Honoring Artists and a History Lesson at Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art

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As one of the 18 commissioned works on display during the Institute of Contemporary Art's 50th anniversary, "Woe Be Gone" honors the late Margaret Kilgallen, an artist who mixed traditional folk art, carnival-like fonts, murals, hobo graffiti and urban scenes from San Francisco.

It’s not graffiti, and it’s not a traditional memorial mural.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jeanneleong1@gmail.com | 215-573-8151June 30, 2014

Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad

Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.
 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 27, 2014

Penn Undergraduate Re-envisions Chicago Study of Urban Schools’ Built Environment

University of Pennsylvania student Ashlin Oglesby-Neal knows that reforming education policy and improving the internal dynamics of schools can be difficult, but that’s not stopping her from trying.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 24, 2014

Valerie De Cruz: Championing Interculturalism at Penn

As director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Greenfield Intercultural Center for 17 years, Valerie De Cruz has had a guiding hand in the creation of cultural resource centers that many Penn student see as homes away from home: MakuuLa Casa Latina and the Pan-Asian American Community House.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 18, 2014

Penn Lends Support to National ‘Maker Movement’

In conjunction with the first White House Maker Faire being held today, the University of Pennsylvania signed a joint letter along with more than 150 other institutions, pledging support to foster a “generation of makers.” The letter details the need for young tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to bring life to future innovations.

New Penn Award Aims to Inspire Students to Improve the World

June 12, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for an award that will fund graduating seniors’ civic-engagement plans.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 13, 2014

Interest in Building a Strong Vocabulary Pays Off for Student at Penn

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Wharton graduate Betty Hsu found that strengthening one’s vocabulary can be rewarding – in 20,000 ways. She took home a $20,000 prize from the 2014 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition.

For Betty Hsu an idea about how to strengthening one’s vocabulary became a rewarding lesson. While at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she created ProfessorWord, an online application that helps to boost vocabulary development.

Penn Grads: Want to Change the World? Now, There’s a Prize

June 11, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for creating “engagement prizes” for graduates with plans to change the world.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn President Gutmann Remains Bullish on Free Online Course

June 9, 2014

President Amy Gutmann is highlighted for her commitment to the massive open online course experiment.

Article Source: Washington Post