Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 16, 2012

Penn Bridges Disparities Through Diversity and Cultural Competence in the Midst of Health-care Reform

Health-care reform and cultural competence in health-care delivery are hot topics.  Research has shown that cultural competence is a key strategy for bridging health and health-care disparities.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will host its annual conference on Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 106 of the Philadelphia Heart Institute, 51 N. 39th St.

Wharton Launches Site to Spread Israel Innovation

October 12, 2012

The launch of Israel Knowledge@Wharton is highlighted.

Article Source: Jewish Exponent
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 15, 2012

Enrique G. Mendoza Appointed Presidential Term Professor at Penn

PHILADELPHIA -- Enrique G. Mendoza, a scholar of international macroeconomics, has been named a Presidential Term Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Jan. 1. 

Equity and Homogeneity in Higher Education

October 12, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her thoughts about levels of equity and homogeneity in higher education in the United States in comparison to countries such as Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194October 12, 2012

Penn Students Spend A Summer With Owl Monkeys — and Learn More Than Primatology

It’s almost as far away from Philadelphia urban life as one can imagine. Or, to be precise, it’s a 14-hour plane ride followed by a 16-hour bus ride capped by a 40-minute ride in a truck away from the University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460October 12, 2012

Touch Judaic History at Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center

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.

Korea’s Costly War on Conglomerates

October 10, 2012

Raphael Amit of the Wharton School contributes his thoughts about South Korea’s economy and politics.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Mainframe vs. Personal Computer? Or Higher Education in the 21st Century

October 8, 2012

Marybeth Gasman of the Graduate School of Education shares her opinion about a discussion at the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Article Source: The Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820October 8, 2012

Penn Hosts First Ivy Plus STEM Symposium

This weekend, Penn hosted the first Ivy Plus Symposium and workshops for diverse scholars, a national conference designed to encourage exceptional undergraduate students to pursue advanced training in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields. 

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151October 8, 2012

Penn Students Teach and Learn in Central America

Randall Tassone and Jean Lim have returned to campus after spending the summer enriching their lives as well as the lives of people in Nicaragua.