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When a Penn Open Learning Class Ends, Continuing Education Does Not

For students in University of Pennsylvania Open Learning courses, the online education provided in the global classroom doesn’t end when the courses do. “Growing Old Around the Globe” from Penn’s School of Nursing is a shining example of the college-level continuing education that can be found in Penn’s free massive open online courses.

For Penn Graduate Student Cherae McWilliams, a Field Placement Opens New Doors

October 22, 2014

School of Social Policy & Practice student Cherae McWilliams believes in the human capacity for resilience and she's turning that belief into a career in social work.

Want to Change the World? Penn Has a Prize for That.

October 22, 2014

The big banner on the ARCH on Locust Walk and the emails from President Gutmann to the senior class have gotten the message out: The search for entries in the inaugural President’s Engagement Prize competition is underway.

Penn Launches Climate Action Plan 2.0

October 21, 2014

Five years after releasing its original Climate Action Plan, the University of Pennsylvania today announced the launch of Climate Action Plan 2.0, a roadmap for environmental improvement and sustainability on campus to 2019 and beyond.

Penn in the News

Penn, Schools Partner to Use Museum as Classroom

A Museum partnership with the School District of Philadelphia is featured.

October 23, 2014 | Philadelphia Tribune
‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

Daniel Romer of the Annenberg Public Policy Center comments on a shift in parents’ attitudes towards children’s exposure to violence and sex in movies.

October 23, 2014 | HealthDay News
Woman Makes History at College and in Judaism

Beth Wenger of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “To have a woman lead a seminary and lead a movement is still, even in this age, a marker.”

October 23, 2014 |
Citing Kerns Missteps, Montco D.A. Announces Changes

The Law School’s Quattrone Center and its executive director, John Hollway, are cited as a resource for Montgomery County’s district attorney to conduct a review of a prosecution and what changes can be implemented to prevent further mistakes.

October 23, 2014 |
45,000-year-old Man Reveals Earliest Human Genome

Sarah Tishkoff of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts & Sciences comments on scientists who have reconstructed the oldest known human genome.

October 23, 2014 | United Press International