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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151November 26, 2013

For Some of Penn Alexander School’s First Grads, the Road Leads to Penn

Since opening in 2001 with kindergarten and first-grade classes, Penn Alexander School, a neighborhood public school created by the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia school district, has become one of the most popular and successful in the city.

Most MOOC Users Well-Educated, Study Finds

November 20, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost of global initiatives, says, “Far from realizing the high ideals of their advocates, MOOCs seem to be reinforcing the advantages of the ‘haves’ rather than educating the ‘have nots.’”

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact: | | November 14, 2013

Vagelos Gift Ensures Penn's Leadership in Energy Research

With a gift of $15 million, University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99, and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, are continuing to ensure Penn’s leadership in energy research by endowing two professorships dedicated to this critically important field.

At New Penn Building, Students and Staff Live Together

November 12, 2013

Penn’s New College House is featured.

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Media Contact: | | November 11, 2013

United Minorities Council at Penn Celebrates 35th Anniversary

At the University of Pennsylvania the United Minorities Council was created in 1978 as an organization to advocate on behalf of students who felt their voices weren’t being heard on campus.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 11, 2013

Multidisciplinary Examination of Innovation in India Is Focus of Penn Bi-Coastal Conference

Burgeoning India is facing historic macroeconomic instability, and 2014 is shaping up to be a contentious election year there. Add a rapidly growing population and an overtaxed infrastructure, and it’s clear India is a case study in the urgent need for innovation.

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Media Contact:Susan Crane | cranesj@upenn.edu | 215-247-5777 x121November 8, 2013

Holiday Garden Railway at Penn's Morris Arboretum Opens Nov. 22

The Morris Arboretum’s popular Garden Railway returns November 22, the Friday before Thanksgiving, as the Holiday Garden Railway display. 

Groundbreaking Tomorrow for Penn’s New College House at Hill Field

November 7, 2013

Penn’s New College House is featured.

Article Source: Hidden City Philadelphia

Temple Opens All Course-rating Results to All Students

November 7, 2013

Penn is cited for pioneering course evaluations by students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658November 7, 2013

Penn to Build Its First-Ever New College House

The University of Pennsylvania today announced it will break ground tomorrow on its first-ever residential building specifically designed as a college house, Penn’s residential system that brings together undergraduates, faculty, staff and graduate students to form shared communities within the larger context of Penn's vibrant campus.