Winter Weather Advisories for the ridges This Morning

This is the home page for emergency managers, county officials, the public, etc. to do a self briefing.  For information on a particular hazard, just click on the appropriate tab below. Winter Flooding Fire Heat Thunderstorms Tropical Today’s Minimum Relative Humidity Map displays 24 hour minimum relative humidity values for Day 1. Map is updated […]

Winter Weather Advisories for the ridges This Morning

This is the home page for emergency managers, county officials, the public, etc. to do a self briefing.  For information on a particular hazard, just click on the appropriate tab below. Winter Flooding Fire Heat Thunderstorms Tropical Today’s Minimum Relative Humidity Map displays 24 hour minimum relative humidity values for Day 1. Map is updated […]

Open Learning Initiative Reaches Penn Alumni Online and Around the Globe

For the first time last fall, the University of Pennsylvania invited Quakers from around the globe to participate in an alumni-exclusive version of a massive open online course. From Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, Penn offered a modified, four-week, intensive version of “History of the Slave South” taught by Stephanie McCurry of the history department […]

Open Learning Initiative Reaches Penn Alumni Online and Around the Globe

For the first time last fall, the University of Pennsylvania invited Quakers from around the globe to participate in an alumni-exclusive version of a massive open online course. From Oct. 6 to Nov. 2, Penn offered a modified, four-week, intensive version of “History of the Slave South” taught by Stephanie McCurry of the history department […]

Field Center at Penn Addresses America’s ‘Throwaway Children’ Through History

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a community symposium in conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. The symposium will focus on “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the […]

Field Center at Penn Addresses America’s ‘Throwaway Children’ Through History

The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice Research at the University of Pennsylvania will host a community symposium in conjunction with One Book, One Philadelphia, Monday, Feb. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the Penn Law School, 3501 Sansom St. The symposium will focus on “The U.S. Response to Throwaway Children: From Orphan Trains to the […]

Penn PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts to Receive APA’s 2015 Fuller Award

The American Psychiatric Association has named University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefitted the quality of life for Black people.” Roberts is an […]

Penn PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts to Receive APA’s 2015 Fuller Award

The American Psychiatric Association has named University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefitted the quality of life for Black people.” Roberts is an […]

The New Normal at Berkeley

California Governor Jerry Brown this week said the state’s flagship — the University of California at Berkeley — has closed its doors to “normal” people. The remark, one of Brown’s characteristically blunt assertions, taps into years of concern that the state’s most prestigious universities are increasingly out of reach for many Californians. Article source: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/penn-in-the-news/new-normal-berkeley

The New Normal at Berkeley

California Governor Jerry Brown this week said the state’s flagship — the University of California at Berkeley — has closed its doors to “normal” people. The remark, one of Brown’s characteristically blunt assertions, taps into years of concern that the state’s most prestigious universities are increasingly out of reach for many Californians. Article source: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/penn-in-the-news/new-normal-berkeley

‘We All Felt Trapped’

Walter H. G. Lewin’s debut as a massive open online course instructor was announced with some fanfare: “Afraid of physics?” a press release asked in January 2013. “Do you hate it? Walter Lewin will make you love physics whether you like it or not.” That made his MOOCs a good fit for Faïza Harbi, 32, a private English […]

‘We All Felt Trapped’

Walter H. G. Lewin’s debut as a massive open online course instructor was announced with some fanfare: “Afraid of physics?” a press release asked in January 2013. “Do you hate it? Walter Lewin will make you love physics whether you like it or not.” That made his MOOCs a good fit for Faïza Harbi, 32, a private English […]

Get Help Filing Your Taxes through the United Way

Tax season is upon us and for many, filing taxes can be a confusing and complicated process. The United Way of Erie County is offering free tax preparation to help you navigate through the process. “People often can’t afford to have their tax returns done,” said Cheryl Bates, program director of United Way Erie FREE […]