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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.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 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

Penn’s Course a Leader in New Online Move

February 7, 2013

The Penn’s course Calculus: Single Variable, taught by Robert Ghrist of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been recommended for credit by the American Council on Education.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 7, 2013

Penn Open Online Calculus Course to Earn ACE Credit

PHILADELPHIA — A massive open online course, or MOOC, taught by a University of Pennsylvania calculus professor has been recommended for credit by the American Council on Education.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 6, 2013

For Three Decades, Computer Science’s Susan Davidson Has Led by Example

PHILADELPHIA — After more than 30 years on the job, Susan Davidson has some perspective on her discipline.

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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743February 4, 2013

Penn Receives $25 Million Gift to Create Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $25 million gift from alumnus Ronald O. Perelman to create the Ronald O.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2013

African Student Finds Unique People, Boundless Learning Opportunities at Penn

It’s a long way from Swaziland in southern Africa to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, both geographically and culturally, but Wharton senior Makhosonkhe “Makho” Nsibandze makes the leap seem easy.