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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 16, 2012

Penn Faculty Receive Alternative Energy Project Grants

PHIADELPHIA — Alternative energy research projects involving four faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded grants from the Energy Commercialization Institute, a translational-research partnership that draws upon several regional universities.

Video: Conversation With Amy Gutmann

July 13, 2012

President Amy Gutmann discusses her new book and the role Penn plays in Philadelphia.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 16, 2012

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Ortner Center Pairs With Avon to Go ‘Beyond Brochures’

PHILADELPHIA –- A grant from the Avon Foundation will allow researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to take an in-depth look at how the Internet plays a role in preventing violence against women

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151July 13, 2012

Peter Van Do Named Director of Penn’s Pan-Asian American Community House

PHILADELPHIA – Peter Van Do has been named director of the Pan-Asian American Community House at the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 23.

Penn’s Amy Gutmann on Building a Successful Career

July 11, 2012

President Amy Gutmann is interviewed about success and students.

Article Source: Forbes

Small-town Girl With Big-time Dreams

July 8, 2012

Student Maheen Suleman Sheikh of the Wharton School is profiled.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 9, 2012

Penn Division of Public Safety’s Annual Report Now Online

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety’s Annual Report, capturing a year of Public Safety and its activities, is now available online.

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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. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 25, 2012

Taught by the Best: Penn Professor Stephanie McCurry to Lead Summer Seminar for Civil War History Teachers

A group of K-12 teachers, library educators and National Park Service interpreters are headed to the University of Pennsylvania this summer to study the Civil War with one of the conflict’s foremost historians.

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Media Contact:Gina Bryan | bryangm@upenn.edu | 215-898-8721June 22, 2012

At Penn: Special Trips for Special Babies

PHILADELPHIA -- Providing health care for children through doctor visits and hospitals is important, but there are also other activities that can help youngsters develop into healthy adults.

That is the thinking behind the Special Babies Clinic and its Special Trips for Special Babies program.