At the University of Pennsylvania’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, you can touch some of the oldest tomes in the history of Judaism, and you don’t have to wear white gloves, de rigueur for patrons at some rare-book libraries.
Studying abroad can take students to new places – both literally and figuratively. But, there are more benefits than just adding stamps to one’s passport. As many students at Penn are discovering, international travel and helping others in the global community serve as building blocks to a solid future.
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.
A Chinese list of the world's top universities would seem an unlikely concern for French politicians. But this year, France's legislature took aim at the annual rankings produced by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, which claims to list the 500 best universities in the world. The highest-ranked French entry, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, comes in at No. 42.
Dr. Peter Neumann of King’s College London will discuss the European Commission-funded study, “Recruitment and Mobilization for the Islamist Militant Movement in Europe.” This study, and others, will form the basis for EU policy making in preventing violent radicalization. Based on secondary research as well as extensive fieldwork in Britain, France and Spain, the report provides the most comprehensive picture of the methods through which Islamist militants in Europe mobilize supporters and find new recruits.
MAGPI, Penn's Internet2 Connector, Enables Princeton Institutions to Access Global Sites at Lightning Speeds
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Internet2 regional connector, MAGPI, is providing high performance Internet connections for several institutions on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus, including its Plasma Physics Lab and High Energy Physics Department as well as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.
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PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has joined forces with leaders from U.S. businesses, government and non-governmental organizations to launch a new initiative on business and the environment.
The Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, led by Penn’s Wharton School, will address the environmental issues facing businesses today from academic and policy-oriented perspectives. This cross-disciplinary endeavor also includes faculty from Penn’s schools of Arts and Sciences, Design, Engineering and Applied Science, Law and Medicine.