- Apr 29 12:43PM
- Penn Center for High Impact Philanthropy Offers Advice on Aid to Nepal
blurb:The Center for High Impact Philanthropy has posted online guidance for donors who want to assist with post-disaster relief, whether one has $10 or $10,000 to give.
The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania has developed online guidance to assist donors wishing to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal.
- Apr 10 10:57AM
- Penn Dental Medicine Launches First Open Online Course
blurb:The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's free online course, “Introduction to Dental Medicine,” will allow anyone with access to the Internet to learn what dentistry is all about.
By Sarah Welsh
When most people think about the dentist, they may think about semi-annual examinations, dental cleanings and other procedures aimed at maintaining and restoring the health of their teeth. The School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania wants to expand that view. The free online course, “Introduction ... Read More
- Apr 6 3:57PM
- Shadrack Frimpong of Penn to Establish Community Clinic and Girls’ School in Ghana
(This is the first in a series of features introducing the inaugural Penn President's Engagement Prize winners.)
As a young student growing up in Tarkwa Breman, a rural village in Ghana, Shadrack Frimpong was surrounded by many bright peers, both male and female. But as the years passed, many of the female students stopped coming to school.
"There was one girl in my class who was always topping us,” says Frimpong, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania. “But I later found out her parents had pulled her out of school, first because of poverty, and second because they believe if you take a girl to school she’ll eventually get married and wind up in the kitchen, and then there would be no point of her education.”
The notion that investing in girls’ education isn’t worthwhile is one that Frimpong has vowed to challenge. Now, as one of ... Read More