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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 22, 2015

School of Social Policy & Practice at Penn Explores Opportunities in Botswana

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Erica Zaveloff and Jerri Bourjolly from the School of Social Policy & Practice traveled to Botswana to explore potential areas of collaboration, based on the nation's most pressing social policy issues.

The School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania may become another element in the Botswana-UPenn Partnership

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 16, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Open Doors for Penn Students

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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the FLAS program offers undergraduate and graduate-level academic year and summer fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled full time and who want to study a modern African, Middle Eastern or South Asian language as part of their academic life.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460November 21, 2014

Botswana Internship Inspires Penn Senior to Start a Happiness Blog

University of Pennsylvania senior Callan Parra chronicles the stories of people she’s met who’ve triumphed over adversities and offers insights on coping with stress and finding life’s “perfect moments” in a new blog called “Happy for Happyness.”

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 21, 2014

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

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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 | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 18, 2014

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

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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 | jposey@upenn.edu | 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 | elerner@upenn.edu | 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 | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 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 | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 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.