Category Archives: Success Stories

WIC Annual Report 2012-2013

We’re happy to announce that the WIC annual report for 2012-2013 is available online in PDF format. We hope that you will share your reactions and comments with us! The report has been a true group effort. Special thanks go … Continue reading

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WIC Featured in Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinar

WIC and EC spaces will be highlighted in a Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) webinar on January 21 focusing on the role of commons spaces in supporting learning communities. Resources for the webinar include a 5-page profile on WIC and EC … Continue reading

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Using iPads on the first day of class

Penn GSE graduate student Liming Zhong teaches Cantonese at the Penn Language Center. She shares her reflections after using WIC iPads with her students: As a language teacher, I believe that practice is very important for language learning. However, the … Continue reading

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iPads and in-class discussions

Demie Kurz, Co-Director of the Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program, shared with us her reflections on using WIC iPads during in-class discussions: I am very appreciative that the Weigle Information Commons was able to lend iPads to students … Continue reading

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Seltzer Awards 2013 attract DP attention

We congratulate the six students who won 2013 Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards! Read more in Joy Zhang’s recent DP article and our official press release. Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Seltzer W’78 and his wife Annie, the Penn … Continue reading

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PhillyDH@Penn Takeaways

Last Tuesday was the much-anticipated PhillyDH@Penn event, inspired by the recently formed PhillyDH group and held in the new Special Collections Center.  For me, the event was a wonderful way to round out my almost-one-year anniversary of starting my WIC … Continue reading

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Storify-ing Environmental Studies

We have used the social media tool Storify to document WIC events such as our annual symposium and Gadget Day – Summer 2012. Penn Career Services has created great “day-in-the life-of” stories with this tool. By bringing in information from … Continue reading

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CURF Poster Session – Spring 2013

Each year, the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) hosts Undergraduate Research Symposiums, where undergrads present their research on fascinating topics. David and I try to make a habit of going to the symposium each semester, and I have enjoyed … Continue reading

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CURF 2012 Showcase

Each year, the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) hosts Undergraduate Research Symposiums, where students’ exemplary work is showcased.  We highlighted the February 2012 posters back in May, and we’re excited to add three new posters to our Student … Continue reading

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Using iPads in the Rare Book Room

This guest post by Cathy Turner describes her experiences with our iPads in the Classroom program: This year in my class, Literature of the Great Depression in America, I designed three class days (I called them clinics) around connecting the … Continue reading

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