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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 26, 2013

For Fun and for Pride, Penn’s College House Intramural Athletes Vie for Trophy

Some were high school sports stars. Others barely know the rules of American football.

University of Pennsylvania Plans Centers in Philadelphia and China

February 25, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Penn’s global initiatives are spotlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 24, 2013

Online Courses Enable Penn Alumni to Continue Learning

As students at the University of Pennsylvania, they exercised their love of learning, and now, as Penn alumni, thanks to online courses, they can add to their knowledge base or explore subject matter they either couldn’t or didn’t when on campus.

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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.

Big MOOC Coursera Moves Closer to Academic Acceptance

February 7, 2013

Edward Rock of the Law School comments on receiving credits for free online courses.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658February 7, 2013

Penn Open Online Calculus Course to Earn ACE Credit

PHILADELPHIA — A massive open online course, or MOOC, taught by a University of Pennsylvania calculus professor has been recommended for credit by the American Council on Education.

Penn Gets a $25 Million Gift From Ronald O. Perelman

February 5, 2013

A donation from Ronald O. Perelman will create the Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Phyllis Holtzman | holtzman@upenn.edu | 215-898-8743February 4, 2013

Penn Receives $25 Million Gift to Create Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania has received a $25 million gift from alumnus Ronald O. Perelman to create the Ronald O.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151January 31, 2013

Seniors Raise Money for the Penn Fund

Years after leaving the University of Pennsylvania, many alums fondly recall details of their first day on campus, the thrill of a basketball game in the Palestra, studying in Fisher Fine Arts Library.

The Penn experience has a profound effect on many of their lives, and, in following Penn tradition, many alums give back to the University through the Penn Fund.