China

An American Law School in China

May 22, 2008
Jeffrey S. Lehman, former president of Cornell University and now a senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke on Wednesday about a milestone he’s quietly helped to achieve over the past nine months: creating the first American-style law school in China.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Yale Safeguards Its Top Spot

April 24, 2008
America's big research universities are the best in the world today. But General Motors once was the world's mightiest auto maker. China's Beijing, Tsinghua, Fudan and Zhejiang universities aren't world class -- yet. Nor are the National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong or Seoul National University. But they mean to get there. The Chinese, in particular, are investing heavily to that end. Yet many U.S. universities are complacent, preoccupied with internal intrigue and rivalry with one another.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Big Spender

April 20, 2008
IT is hard to walk through Princeton University and not come across the fruits of its endowment. Many of the books lining the 50 miles of shelves in Firestone Library were bought through gifts. Its museum is rich with works from ancient Rome, China and Africa, courtesy of endowment dollars. The elaborate gardens surrounding the faculty club are replanted regularly.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604April 17, 2008

New Prosthetic Limb, Electronic Traffic Glove and Mobile Solar Power Plant Win Penn's 2008 PennVention


PHILADELPHIA –- A new prosthetic accessory worn on the residual limb of a transtibial (below-knee) amputee was awarded the Grand Prize at the Fourth Annual PennVention competition for student inventors at the University of Pennsylvania's Weiss Tech House.

Chinese Student in U.S. Is Caught in Confrontation

April 17, 2008
On the day the Olympic torch was carried through San Francisco last week, Grace Wang, a Chinese freshman at Duke University, came out of her dining hall to find a handful of students gathered for a pro-Tibet vigil facing off with a much larger pro-China counterdemonstration.
Article Source: New York Times
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