Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422September 28, 2012

Botswana Internships Gives Penn Students Opportunities to Learn About, Lend a Hand to World Issues

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership can trace its roots back 11 years to a collaboration of medical professionals recruited to help stem the tide of AIDS infections in that southern African country. Over time, however, this health-care partnership expanded to include non-clinical summer internships for students from other University of Pennsylvania schools.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 4, 2012

Japan Earthquake Spurred Jump in Heart Ailments: Study

August 28, 2012

Mariell Jessup of the Perelman School of Medicine is quoted about the increase in heart ailments in Japan spawned by the 2011 natural disaster.

Article Source: Business Week

On Behalf of Stifled Russian Voices

August 23, 2012

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his opinion about “stifled Russian voices.”

Article Source: New York Times

The Genomics of African Hunter-Gatherers: What Cutting-edge Technology Can Tell Us About Human History

August 21, 2012

Joseph Lachance of the Perelman School of Medicine blogs about research on the genomics of African hunter-gatherers.

Article Source: The Huffington Post

Penn Neurologist Honored for Sharing Expertise With Developing Nations

August 22, 2012

Donald Silberberg of the Perelman School of Medicine is profiled for being honored with the Vicente Rocafuerte medal.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 21, 2012

Penn GSE Student Participates in Rotary Foundation GSE in Brazil

Around these parts, GSE stands for the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, where student Evan Black will earn her M.S.Ed in intercultural communication in 2013. 

GSE also stands for the Rotary Foundation’s Group Study Exchange

What Does Pussy Riot Mean in Russian?

August 17, 2012

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts and Sciences is interviewed about the Pussy Riot trial.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604August 16, 2012

Researchers from Penn, USGS and the Smithsonian Augment Climate Records Using Fossil Pollen

PHILADELPHIA — Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time.

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