Engaging Globally

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

A Penn Grad Promotes Basketball by Playing for Nigeria

August 7, 2012

Former Penn basketball player Koko Archibong is highlighted for his participation in the 2012 summer Olympic games.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Penn GSE Internships Making Global Impact on Education Development


Studying abroad can take students to new places – both literally and figuratively. But, there are more benefits than just adding stamps to one’s passport.  As many students at Penn are discovering, international travel and helping others in the global community serve as building blocks to a solid future.

Genetic Data and Fossil Evidence Tell Differing Tales of Human Origins

July 26, 2012

Sarah Tishkoff of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Perelman School of Medicine is cited for her research on genomes and human origin.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194July 25, 2012

Many Protected Areas Face Threats in Sustaining Biodiversity, Penn’s Daniel Janzen and Colleagues Report

PHILADELPHIA — Establishing protection over a swath of land seems like a good way to conserve its species and its ecosystems. But in a new study, University of Pennsylvania biologist Daniel Janzen joins more than 200 colleagues to report that protected areas are still vulnerable to damaging encroachment, and many are suffering from biodiversity loss.