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    • Jul 14 4:25PM
    • Penn Vet’s Lisa Gretebeck Tackles Public Health Through Research and Outreach
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      Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

      By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone

      Lisa Gretebeck always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Like many aspiring young vets, Gretebeck was first attracted to the career through her love for animals.

      “It definitely started with my dog,” Gretebeck recalls. “She was a part of my family for about sixteen years. When she started getting sick and dying, I remember ... Read More

    • Jul 1 12:55PM
    • Penn’s Open Learning Opens Doors on Campus and Around the World
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      Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

      By Christina Cook

      Through its Open Learning initiative, the University of Pennsylvania is dramatically transforming the who, what, when and where of learning, making the resources of higher education accessible to millions more people than ever before.

      Penn was among the first in the world to open its doors to scores of learners ... Read More

    • Jun 30 4:07PM
    • Goal of Breaking Down Barriers Leads Nancy Minyanou to Penn Abroad
    • Nancy Minyanou’s interest in Argentina was sparked in high school, and now this summer the rising junior at the University of Pennsylvania is fulfilling a vision for breaking down barriers and expanding her knowledge about the country in the Penn Summer Abroad program in Buenos Aires.
       
      Growing up in Westchester, N.Y., Minyanou became fascinated with Argentina after learning about the country in a Latin American history class. At Penn, her interest intensified in Spanish language classes, leading her to the Penn in Buenos Aires program.
       
      The University’s intensive six-week study abroad program in the Argentine capital gives students a chance to strengthen Spanish skills by attending classes in which only Spanish is spoken. Minyanou, a cognitive science major in the School of Arts & Sciences, is taking an Argentine literature class and an Argentine history class this summer at the Universidad Torcuato DiTella.
       
      When ... Read More