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The University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the online education platform Coursera launched a specialization certificate program, Foundations of Positive Psychology. The five-course series provides you with the key theories and research in the field of positive psychology as well as opportunities for application.

If you’re considering a graduate program after completing a bachelor’s degree, or looking to bolster your credentials, the University of Pennsylvania’s new Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences opens you up to a world of professional possibility.

When Shanita Weatherbe (MSOD ‘17-expected) and Tiffany R. Jackson (MSOD ‘17-expected) aren’t working at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, they’re both completing their Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics (MSOD) degrees. They also happen to be cousins.

“The word ‘community’ is at the core of our organization,” shares Diana Zarowin, a Pre-Health Core student and founding member of Penn’s American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) Pre-Med chapter. “Having a community of people who are likeminded—and with a sense of intent and strength, want to forward the position of women in the health sector—is a strong attraction of the club.”

The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) and Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) programs in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies recently relaunched wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water. The journal was updated with a new website, a new student editorial board and a new focus.

“I needed to follow my passion, and Penn opened those doors,” shares Pau Garza (Master of Science in Applied Geosciences ’13). Pau is a native of Mexico and Wisconsin with a resume that spans the globe. Joining Penn is what Paucalls in his words, “destiny.” While visiting Philadelphia to look for graduate programs in the environmental field, he found the Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) and never looked back.

“Philadelphia is a great laboratory. There are so many examples of green infrastructure and sustainability at work,” Sara King (Master of Environmental Studies ’11) shares about studying and working at the University of Pennsylvania. Sara is the Director of Sustainability and Project Management for the School of Arts & Sciences Facilities, Operations and Planning. For 11 years, she’s been a driving force in campus-wide initiatives to make Penn greener and cleaner.

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