Holy Moses! Egypt Could Be in for Big Changes

February 1, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the possible change of leadership in Egypt.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News

After Tunisia, Is Egypt Next?

January 17, 2011

Student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences, a former Fulbright fellow in Egypt, comments on governmental issues in the Middle East.

Article Source: Atlantic

Scenes From Egypt’s Would-Be Revolution

January 25, 2011

Student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his perspective on the crisis in Egypt.

Article Source: Atlantic

Amid Protests and Looting, Officials Work to Preserve Egypt’s Treasures

January 30, 2011

Brian Rose of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the looting of Egyptian artifacts.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jacqueline Posey | | 215-898-6460August 11, 2010

Nine Penn Students and Five Alumni Awarded Fulbright International Exchange Educational Scholarships

Nine University of Pennsylvania students and five Penn alumni have been awarded scholarships to participate in Fulbright international educational exchange program.  More than 1,500 U.S. citizens will travel abroad for one year of foreign study in one of 155 foreign countries, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Cleopatra Exhibit Tells an Intriguing Tale

June 5, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on the legend of Cleopatra.

Article Source: Washington Post
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | | 215-573-6604March 20, 2008

Penn Museum's 26th Annual Maya Weekend to Focus on "The Future of the Maya World"

PHILADELPHIA -– The preservation of ancient Maya sites, efforts to sustain modern Maya cultural traditions and the need to conserve vanishing tropical forests and coastal environments are all are on the agenda April 11-13 when the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology collaborates with the Nature Conservancy to present its 26th annual Maya Weekend. This year’s theme is “The Future of the Maya World.”

In Oil-Rich Mideast, Shades of the Ivy League

February 11, 2008
On a hot October evening, hundreds of families flocked to the sumptuous Ritz Carlton here in this Persian Gulf capital for an unusual college fair, the Education City roadshow. Qataris, Bangladeshis, Syrians, Indians, Egyptians — in saris, in suits, in dishdashis, in jeans — came to hear what it takes to win admission to one of the five American universities that offer degrees at Education City, a 2,500-acre campus on the outskirts of Doha where oil and gas money pays for everything from adventurous architecture to professors’ salaries.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Michael McTigue | | 215-898-7239
Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151March 15, 2007
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Darfur Conflict


Dr. Ali Dinar


* Outreach director of Penn's Africana Studies Center

* Born in the Sudan, studied at the University of Khartoum before receiving his Ph.D. from Penn


Dr. Eve Troutt Powell


* Associate professor of history and Africana Studies

* Cultural historian of Africa and the Middle East

* Publications include "A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan."