PHILADELPHIA –- Abigail Seldin, a student at the University of Pennsylvania and co-curator of an exhibition on the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been awarded a 2009 Rhodes Scholarship.
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PHILADELPHIA — As a part of its centennial, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is sponsoring the 37th annual Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA, conference in conjunction with the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium and a reception marking 100 years of social-work education at Penn.
PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was among world leaders participating in the Summit on the Global Agenda, a project of the World Economic Forum held in Dubai.
The inaugural Summit, held Nov. 7-9, was a gathering of the world’s most influential thinkers, including leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.
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PHILADELPHIA –- The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania has established the Rachleff Scholars honors program offering undergraduates the early opportunity to conduct research with University faculty, organize partnerships with regional industry and perform community outreach.
PHILADELPHIA — “Kings, Chiefs and Women of Power: Images From Nigeria,” which opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Nov. 14, is an exhibit of 30 large Cibachrome prints by Phyllis Galembo.
These photographs, taken in 1993-1994, highlight the costumes, customs and traditions of the Benin and southern Nigerian communities.
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.