Education

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

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

Colleges Weigh How to Estimate Cost to Families

November 21, 2010

William Schilling of Student Financial Services comments on the University’s personalized financial-aid method for each student.

Q&A: Ethics Chair on Synthetic Biology

November 19, 2010

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed as chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.

Article Source: The Scientist

Context on Admissions Jumps

November 19, 2010

With some regularity, the mainstream press seems to love to scare would-be college students and parents with stories about how one may be more likely to be hit by lightning than win admission to an Ivy university or a prominent flagship. True?

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

‘Application Inflation’ Has Many Causes—and Consequences

November 19, 2010

After taking over as Yale University’s dean of undergraduate admissions five years ago, Jeffrey Brenzel studied a lot of institutional data. He learned that Yale, which enrolls 1,300 freshmen annually, was sending about 120,000 viewbooks each year to high-school students who had inquired about the university, or whose names the admissions office had purchased from testing companies and other sources.

Audio: Getting Gruesome to Stop Smoking

November 16, 2010

Andrew Strasser of the School of Medicine shares his views on proposed new anti-smoking labels for cigarette packaging.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Leadership and Fundraising at Fisk University

November 15, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education blogs about raising money and increasing leadership at a historically black university.

An Interview With Professor Marybeth Gasman

November 15, 2010

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is interviewed for the launch of a new education blog.

Article Source: SoEducated.com