Education

Term to be applied to all education articles, not just Penn-specific articles or those dealing with higher education.

Noted Geneticist to Lead Tufts

November 30, 2010

Tufts University, seeking to enhance its work in the sciences and burnish a national profile, has named a renowned scientist and top Oxford administrator as its next president. Anthony P. Monaco, a 51-year-old geneticist whose research on the genetic basis of neurological disorders led to major breakthroughs, will succeed Lawrence S. Bacow, who in February said he would step down after a decade-long tenure.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Developing A Research Agenda

November 29, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her tips on how young people pursuing graduate study can create research agendas.

Article Source: Diverse

Why I Like Being a Professor

November 27, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education reflects on why being a professor is fulfilling.

Troops Headed to Iraq Get Lesson in Ancient Artifacts

November 26, 2010

C. Brian Rose of Penn Museum gives U.S. troops a lesson on ancient artifacts and cultural sensitivity.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Three to Degree

September 1, 2010

Robert Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education shares his view on accelerated-degree programs.

 

Article Source: University Business
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 23, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Prof Named Global Education Advisory Chair at Success For Kids

PHILADELPHIA –- Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been appointed chair of the global education advisory board at Success for Kids.

Audio: The New MBAs

November 22, 2010

The Wharton School is cited as the first collegiate business school.

Article Source: BBC Radio

College Ratings Ignites Debate Over Core Requirements

November 20, 2010

Johns Hopkins University is America's premier research institution. Yet a student could complete a bachelor's degree here without ever taking a course in science. Or math. Or history. Or English.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 22, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice Explores Venezuelan Slums With “Barrios, Vol. 1” Photo Exhibit

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Master of Science in Social Policy program will host a photographic exhibit, “Barrios, Vol. 1,”’ and a panel discussion on Thursday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at La Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Carlos Beltrán, a journalist, documented the everyday lives of children and families in the poorest neighborhoods in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, for six months. 

Experts on Aging: Stay Fit After 65 to Live Longer, Better

November 21, 2010

Kathryn Schmitz of the School of Medicine discusses her research on the benefits of exercise for patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Article Source: USA Today