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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 25, 2013

Musical Performances Part of Penn’s MLK Observances

PHILADELPHIA -- Live musical performances are part of the University of Pennsylvania’s activities surrounding Martin Luther King Day.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, Penn faculty, staff and students are invited to have dinner, participate in a discussion and listen to music that made history during “Liberating Music: the Parallels of Africa’s Freedom Music and U.S. Civil Rights Songs,” at the W.E.B. DuBois College House, 3900 Walnut St.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 24, 2013

Brookings Again Tops List in University of Pennsylvania’s Annual World Think Tank Rankings

PHILADELPHIA –- For the third consecutive time, the Brookings Institution has been ranked Think Tank of the Year in the University of Pennsylvania Global Go-To Think Tank Report. The Report, begun in 2006, ranks more than 6,500 institutions worldwide that help bridge the gap between knowledge and public policy. 

Learning From MOOCs

January 24, 2013

Al Filreis of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on how teaching online has impacted his teaching experience.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 23, 2013

Penn’s Social Policy & Practice and African-American Resource Center to Host ‘Let’s Talk About Race’

PHILADELPHIA — The School of Social Policy & Practice and the African-American Resource Center at the University of Pennsylvania will host “Let’s Talk About Race” Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. in the Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room.

“Let’s Talk About Race” is a frank, interactive discussion, offering people of all races, backgrounds and beliefs a way to foster communication and create understanding.  It is free and open to the public.

Great Books, Black College Style

January 22, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts about a “recommended reading list” pamphlet distributed at Prairie View A&M University.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Some Ph.D.’s Choose to Work Off the Grid

January 21, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is quoted.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 17, 2013

Penn Researcher Explores the World of the Sex Trade

While some Ivy League professors are clean-cut academics who wear suits with bowties and carry stacks of books from the library, others shatter that image. 

Instead, some wear jeans and explore very dark, far-away places.  One of those researchers studies the underworld of the sex trade -- not just in Philadelphia but also in New York City and in India.

Boston College Sees a Sharp Drop in Applications After Adding an Essay

January 16, 2013

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions comments on how application essays help admissions staff members make better decisions.

HBCU Presidents Stood Up for Civil Rights

January 13, 2013

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts about presidents of historically black colleges and universities advocating for civil rights.

Article Source: Diverse

The Future of Interviewing – Business Schools Use Video and Team Based Discussions to Assess the Real You

January 8, 2013

Ankur Kumar of the Wharton School is interviewed.

Article Source: Forbes