PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania will join Princeton University, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University in partnering with Coursera, an online education platform, to make Web-based courses available free and to improve teaching on campuses.
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Penn to Host Access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute's Video Archive of Holocaust Survivors, Witnesses
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania has become the first university in Pennsylvania with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s entire Visual History Archive that contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust in 32 languages and from 56 countries.
Penn to Host Access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute Archive; Nearly 52,000 Holocaust Testimonies on Video
WHAT: The launch of the University of Pennsylvania’s access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s entire Visual History Archive that contains nearly 52,000 video testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust from 56 countries and in 32 languages.
Discussing the exclusion of women from the Augusta National Golf Club, President Amy Gutmann says, “This is something all Americans should be able to agree upon: the era of excluding women from prominent private clubs is over.”
PHILADELPHIA -- Author Toni Morrison has been honored for her contributions to literature and the arts and her commitment to advancing, supporting and promoting women.
PHILADELPHIA — Benjamin Garcia has been named the first Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, effective June 1. The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.
PHILADELPHIA –- The academic component that the University of Pennsylvania has included in its Climate Action Plan caught the attention of the International Sustainable Campus Network when that agency compiled its inaugural Global University Leaders Forum Charter report earlier this year.
WASHINGTON – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education awarded the University of Pennsylvania with the Presidential Award in the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to bettering the community through community service and service learning.
Penn’s Silfen University Forum on March 19 Will Focus on How the 2012 Election Might Fix a ‘Broken’ America
PHILADELPHIA –- A panel of political experts will examine the 2012 election and the effect it will have on the nation’s ills during the University of Pennsylvania’s annual David and Lyn Silfen University Forum to be held 4:30–6 p.m., Monday, March 19, in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St.
At the forum, the panelists will consider the question “Is America Broken? A Conversation on the 2012 Elections and Beyond.”
PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been re-appointed chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues by President Obama. She has served in the position since first being appointed by Obama in 2009.
Also reappointed to the Commission was James W. Wagner, the vice chair. Wagner is the president of Emory University.