Engaging Globally

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
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820August 15, 2012

Penn Hosts Symposium on Violence Against Women

PHILADELPHIA –- A Symposium on Violence Against Women will be held  Friday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m.  Sponsored by the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, the event will be in the South American Room at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 9, 2012

Fortune’s Knock Leads African Student to the University of Pennsylvania

From humble beginnings in Kenya to an urban Ivy League campus, sophomore Winnie Kerubo Mokaya’s journey to the University of Pennsylvania is an international student recruitment success story.

Born in Nairobi, Mokaya’s early childhood was spent in the town of Kisii in southwestern Kenya. The memories of that time sting still.

As Pussy Riot Trial Continues, Music and the Web Become Tools of Free Expression

August 6, 2012

Kevin Platt of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors a piece about “Freedom of Choice” in Russia.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal