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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

Penn Lightbulb Café Presents Tukufu Zuberi on ‘The Other African-Americans’

Dr. Zuberi will discuss the history of African-descent populations in Latin America and why the political center of Africans and the African Diaspora is shifting to Brazil, Colombia and other nations in Latin America.

WHO:            Tukufu Zuberi

Penn Helps – and Learns from – Botswana’s HIV Epidemic

December 8, 2013

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership is highlighted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460November 25, 2013

Penn Alumna Meghan Hussey Awarded George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Meghan Hussey, a 2012 University of Pennsylvania graduate, is one of 12 Americans selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604October 1, 2012

Penn Researchers Connect Baboon Personalities to Social Success and Health Benefits

PHILADELPHIA — Whether human or baboon, it helps to have friends. For both species, studies have shown that robust social networks lead to better health and longer lives. Now, a team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has helped show that baboon personality plays a role in these outcomes, and, like people, some baboons’ personalities are better suited to making and keeping friends than others.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422September 28, 2012

Botswana Internships Gives Penn Students Opportunities to Learn About, Lend a Hand to World Issues

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership can trace its roots back 11 years to a collaboration of medical professionals recruited to help stem the tide of AIDS infections in that southern African country. Over time, however, this health-care partnership expanded to include non-clinical summer internships for students from other University of Pennsylvania schools.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422June 29, 2012

George W. Bush to Visit Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s Cervical Cancer Program July 5

PHILADELPHIA  – Former President George W. Bush will visit Gaborone, Botswana, Thursday, July 5, to launch a program that will expand women’s health initiatives in that country.  

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Media Contact: | | April 11, 2012

Penn Hosts Africa Study Abroad Orientation

What is an International SOS card? Are pre-departure vaccinations required for some foreign travel? What to pack? When traveling abroad, it’s always better to know before you go.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 11, 2011

Public Invited as Botswana-UPenn Partnership Members Gather to Reflect on 10 Years



Three sessions of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s 10th anniversary celebration are open to the public: a student-perspective forum, a research update and an anniversary symposium.  All will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

STUDENT FORUM:          

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422October 7, 2011

Botswana-UPenn Partnership to Mark 10 Years of Collaboration

PHILADELPHIA -- Ten Botswana-UPenn Partnership faculty and staff based in that southern African nation will join their colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Monday, Oct. 10, to begin a weeklong reflective celebration of their 10 years of collaboration.

The anniversary observance will include a host of discussions reflecting on the Partnership’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and developing other medical, research and academic programs to benefit the people of Botswana and students at Penn.

Orange (Botswana) and Botswana-UPenn Partnership Pioneer Mobile-Phone Telemedicine

July 9, 2010

Botswana-UPenn Partnership’s mobile-phone health-care service is featured.

Article Source: Botswana Gazette