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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 21, 2014

‘Botswana 2.0' Symposium to be Held April 23 at Penn

Members of the University of Pennsylvania community are invited to attend a free symposium designed to increase awareness about Penn’s global health work in Botswana and opportunities for students to become involved in international work and research there. Free breakfast will be served starting at 8 a.m.

WHO            Tebelelo Secretse, ambassador of Botswana to the United States

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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:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460April 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: | | October 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.