Education

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

Some U.S. College Students Look to the U.K.

November 29, 2010

When final-year economics undergraduate Robert Rogers transferred from Georgetown University to the London School of Economics, his annual tuition fees plummeted to around $20,000 a year from around $41,000. "It didn't even occur to me to apply abroad when I was in high school," said Mr. Rogers, on a recent afternoon outside the LSE's Students' Union. "I certainly didn't hear of any of my [high-school] classmates applying to study abroad."

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Downturn Down Under

November 30, 2010

Central Queensland University’s main campus is located in prime territory for mining -- of coal, natural gas, nickel and precious stones (emeralds, rubies and sapphires). Australia’s is largely an extractive economy -- its two largest export industries are the mining of coal and iron ore -- but vying with gold mining for third is international education, which depends not on the removal of nonrenewable resources but on the importation of a renewable resource: students.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Hummus Debate Spreads

November 30, 2010

The latest academic call for divestment from Israel isn’t a demand to boycott its colleges, nor to withdraw investments in companies based in the Jewish state. This one is something of a culinary conundrum. Hummus has already been the butt of high-profile jokes about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but a student group at Princeton University isn’t laughing.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

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