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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
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 30, 2013

Thomas Murphy Appointed Vice President for Information Technology at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Thomas H. Murphy has been named vice president for information technology and university chief information officer at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Feb. 25. 

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Media Contact: | | January 29, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Announces 2013 Thouron Award Winners

PHILADELPHIA – Three University of Pennsylvania students and two alumni have received Thouron Awards to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom.  The recipients are:

Davos Forum Considers Learning’s Next Wave

January 27, 2013

Penn is cited for offering online classes via Coursera.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 25, 2013

At Penn, Making a Difference Through Art

Ken Lum thinks Philadelphia will be an inspiration for his work as an artist.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 18, 2013

Annenberg, SAS Professor Examines Effects of Digital Media on Social Movements in China

Guobin Yang has an unquenchable interest in the effect of digital media on society and social movements.  China, Yang’s homeland, has been quick to pull the censorship trigger on media of all sorts that report events the government construes

Who Can Compete With Silicon Valley?

January 17, 2013

Penn is cited as the institution where the first computer was created.

Article Source: Forbes
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658January 17, 2013
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 16, 2013

Penn’s Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program Honored

Emilio Parrado, director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named one of the Delaware Valley’s Most Influential Latinos.