And that's Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand on the left, inspecting the livestock. But do the cows care? Apparently not. Nonetheless, the princess' visit Oct. 25-27 was a big deal for Penn, as it helped cement existing ties between the University and Thai institutions and allowed the Thais to explore new avenues for educational exchange, including how the cows here get the royal treatment.
While at Penn, the princess also had dinner with President Judith Rodin, had lunch with University Museum Director Jeremy Sabloff, Trustees Chair Roy Vagelos and his wife Diana, and hosted a reception for Thai students. She also attended a presentation on AIDS vaccine research at the Medical Center, visited the Architectural Archives with Fine Arts Dean Gary Hack, and discussed education research and policy with Education Dean Susan Fuhrman.
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Originally published on November 12, 1998