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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460May 22, 2014

Penn's Courtney Bliler Awarded 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania student Courtney Bliler, a rising junior from Horseheads, N.Y., is among 10 students from universities across the United States selected to receive 2014 Cultural Vistas Fellowships to intern abroad in Asia, Europe and South America this summer.

Singapore Think-Tank Among Top 50 in World

January 20, 2012

Penn’s global think-tank report is cited.

Article Source: Straits Times (Singapore)
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 6, 2011

Penn GSE Study Finds Significant Differences Between Common Core Standards and States’ Curricula

PHILADELPHIA — The states face major changes as they prepare to bring the recently adopted Common Core Standards into their schools, according to a study from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Yale Joins March to Singapore as Asia Students Excel

December 15, 2010

The first Chinese citizen to earn a degree at a Western college went to Yale in 1850, according to the university. Now Yale is joining the return trip to Asia. Yale University plans to set up its first foreign campus in Singapore to gain a foothold in a region that provides some of its brightest students, while the liberal-arts institution brings the Yale brand in Singapore’s quest to build a regional center of learning, Peter Salovey, Yale’s provost, said in an interview.

Article Source: Bloomberg News

S'pore Hosts Bioethics Meet

July 26, 2010

President Amy Gutmann will attend the Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies in Singapore.

Article Source: Strait Times (Singapore)

RoboCup Teams Worldwide Strive to Bend It Like C3PO

June 10, 2010

Dan Lee and students Aylin Caliskan and Veevee Cai of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured as they prepare to compete in RoboCup 2010 in Singapore.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 20, 2008

Penn to Host International Research Forum of Nine APEC Members to Improve Math, Science Teacher Preparation

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education will host delegations of senior education researchers and policy makers from nine members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum on Oct. 26-27 to plan an international study on secondary-school math- and science-teacher preparation.

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

Medical Students at Duke-Run School in Singapore Face Huge Penalty if They Don't Fulfill Pledge

August 10, 2007
All students who attend the medical school set up by Duke University in Singapore will be required to repay the Singaporean government some $380,000 (U.S.) if they do not work at least four years in the country after they graduate.

Harvard Course for Chinese Academics

January 22, 2007
Senior faculty from 18 leading business schools in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan are taking part in a faculty development programme at Harvard Business School aimed at raising the standard of management education in greater China.
Article Source: Financial Times (U.K.)