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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 15, 2013

Penn’s Rebecca Stein Will Engage Online Economics Students in the ‘Active Sport’ of Learning

Many professors who embark on teaching a massive open online class, or MOOC, may be apprehensive about conveying their subject material to thousands.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2013

Penn Geologists Quantify, Characterize Sediment Carried by Mississippi Flood to Louisiana Wetlands

PHILADELPHIA — The spring 2011 flood on the Mississippi was among the largest floods ever, the river swelling over its banks and wreaking destruction in the surrounding areas.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 13, 2013

Penn Vet Team Uncovers a Pathway That Stimulates Bone Growth

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered that a protein called Jagged-1 stimulates human stem cells to differentiate into bone-producing cells.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 8, 2013

Penn to Offer Free, Online Class on ADHD


If you’re one of the people who takes the University of Pennsylvania online course “’Pay Attention!!’ ADHD Through the Lifespan,” you will learn that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder isn’t just kid stuff.

Even though between 5 and 8 percent of school-aged children in the United States are diagnosed with ADHD, it is estimated that 4 percent of adults also suffer from some form of attention deficit disorder -- and that number is increasing.

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Media Contact:John Donges | jdonges@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-4234February 8, 2013

Penn Vet Research on Niemann-Pick Disease Paves Way for Human Clinical Trial

PHILADELPHIA — Niemann-Pick Type C disease is a rare and incurable neurological disorder that affects 500 children worldwide. Presently, there are no therapies approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat NPC.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 6, 2013

For Three Decades, Computer Science’s Susan Davidson Has Led by Example

PHILADELPHIA — After more than 30 years on the job, Susan Davidson has some perspective on her discipline.

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