Graphic Classics

August 5, 2012

Amy Jordan of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on literary classics.

Article Source: Philly.com

Traits of the ‘Get It Done’ Personality: Laser Focus, Resilience and True Grit

August 5, 2012

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences discusses attributes that help scholars succeed.

Medical Visionary at Penn

August 5, 2012

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School discusses family life, education,health care and bioethics.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 1, 2012

Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures

A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school.  But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Elie Wiesel a Beacon for Human Rights

July 31, 2012

Paul Hendrickson of the School of Arts and Sciences will be honored with the 2012 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction for Hemingway's Boat.

Article Source: Chicago Tribune

Eye-Catching Design—With an Impact

The spiked, sky-blue structure in the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in New York is more than just a striking design.

It’s also an award-winning installation, as well as an environmentally friendly structure designed to combat air pollutants.

Celebrating Penn Museum with an Object a Day

Over the 125 years of its existence, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has amassed a prized collection of artifacts, numbering close to 1 million. Now those artifacts are going on display—one by one, on the Museum’s website.

Do Animals From Geographically Distant Areas Speak the Same Language?

June 25, 2012

Robert Seyfarth and Dorothy Cheney of the School of Arts and Sciences are cited for their research on animal communication patterns.

Article Source: Washinton Post

Will Pennsylvania Finally Learn From Sandusky?

June 26, 2012

Debra Schilling Wolfe of the School of Social Policy & Practice authors an op-ed on Pennsylvania child-abuse laws and the Sandusky case.

Article Source: The Patriot-News
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 25, 2012

Penn Launches Its First Free Online Classes via Coursera

PHILADELPHIA -- This week, the University of Pennsylvania launched three free courses via Coursera, an online educational platform designed to make Web-based classes available more widely.   

With the capacity to reach millions of people simultaneously, Coursera has a design inspired by educational research on effective learning practices and creates an interactive learning experience for the course offerings.