Devesh Kapur: The Honourable Men

August 13, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his opinion about India’s economy and government.

Article Source: Business Standard
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460August 1, 2012

Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures

A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school.  But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.

Enter the STARTALK program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460June 7, 2012

Penn Collaborative Study Explores Indian-American Entrepreneurship

The success stories of immigrants coming to America are legion.

William Morris of the famed William Morris talent agency (now WME) came to America from Germany.  Newspaper editor Joseph Pulitzer of Pulitzer Prize fame hailed from Hungary.  Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria. 

Devesh Kapur: And Now, (Modestly) Good News

April 9, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his thoughts about the less-violent climate in India.

Article Source: Business Standard

India’s University System in ‘Deep Crisis’

March 27, 2012

Davesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on India’s university system.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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Media Contact:Tom Stanley | | 215-898-4045 March 6, 2012

Penn Museum Presents Hello India!

The rich culture, history, and intrigue of India take the spotlight at Penn Museum Saturday, March 24 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, with Hello India! This special celebration of the vibrant nation welcomes children and families for an afternoon of classical dance performances and workshops, lively music, spicy Indian food, and an assortment of arts and crafts activities for all ages. Hello India! is FREE with Museum admission ($10 general admission; $7, seniors and military; $6, children 6-17 and students with ID; free for children under 6).

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820February 13, 2012

Penn Researcher Explores Volunteering in India

PHILADELPHIA – Femida Handy, a professor at the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania, is one of four authors of a new book, From Seva to Cyberspace: The Many Faces of Volunteering in India, which traces the origins of seva, direct service to

Study Links Polls to Slump in Real Estate Business

February 6, 2012

Devesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study on election funding and cement consumption in India.

Article Source: Times of India

10 Questions for the Dean of Admissions of the University of Pennsylvania

January 4, 2012

Dean Eric Furda and Patrick Bredehoft of Admissions are featured about the undergraduate admissions process, especially as it applies to students from India.

Article Source: New York Times

Squeezed Out in India, Students Turn to U.S.

October 13, 2011

Moulshri Mohan was an excellent student at one of the top private high schools in New Delhi. When she applied to colleges, she received scholarship offers of $20,000 from Dartmouth and $15,000 from Smith. Her pile of acceptance letters would have made any ambitious teenager smile: Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Duke, Wesleyan, Barnard and the University of Virginia.

Article Source: New York Times