Institutional

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.

Penn Gets a $25 Million Gift From Ronald O. Perelman

February 5, 2013

A donation from Ronald O. Perelman will create the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics.

Article Source: Philly.com
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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.

Financial-aid Packages Aren't Written in Stone

January 27, 2013

Penn’s financial-aid reevaluation procedure is discussed.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Johns Hopkins Hoping to Revive East Baltimore Neighborhood On Its Border

January 31, 2013

Penn is cited for its support of the Penn Alexander School and its outreach to West Philadelphia.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 31, 2013

Seniors Raise Money for the Penn Fund

Years after leaving the University of Pennsylvania, many alums fondly recall details of their first day on campus, the thrill of a basketball game in the Palestra, studying in Fisher Fine Arts Library.

The Penn experience has a profound effect on many of their lives, and, in following Penn tradition, many alums give back to the University through the Penn Fund.

Sit In on College Courses, Without the Visit

January 30, 2013

Roy Hamilton of the Perelman School of Medicine is featured in a photo from an introductory video to his online course via Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times