Education

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

Sending the Wrong Message About Historically Black Colleges

August 11, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors a blog post on mission clarity at historically black colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Jacqueline Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 11, 2010

Nine Penn Students and Five Alumni Awarded Fulbright International Exchange Educational Scholarships

Nine University of Pennsylvania students and five Penn alumni have been awarded scholarships to participate in Fulbright international educational exchange program.  More than 1,500 U.S. citizens will travel abroad for one year of foreign study in one of 155 foreign countries, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 10, 2010

Penn Research Points to the Influence of Non-Catholics on the Changes Brought by Vatican II

PHILADELPHIA – A new analysis of voting patterns among bishops at the Second Vatican Council points to the indirect influence of non-Catholic churches in the Council’s liberalization of the Catholic Church.

Candy Land to the Rescue!

August 2, 2010

Janine Remillard of the Graduate School of Education says board games can be an excellent educational tool for children.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Interviews Are Regaining a Foothold in College Admissions Process

August 2, 2010

Dean Eric Furda of Admissions discusses college admission interviews.

Article Source: Washington Post

Another Drop for Sociology

August 2, 2010

Jerry Jacobs of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a job-market report for the American Sociological Association.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Institutional Level Strategies for Retaining Men of Color

August 2, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education authors an op-ed on university student retention plans.

Who Is Marybeth Gasman?

July 21, 2010

Mary Beth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education is profiled for her study of historically black colleges and universities.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 26, 2010

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.


Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.