Engaging Globally

Interdisciplinary Approach Attracts Top Professors and Students

May 28, 2011

In Korea, President Amy Gutmann says, “Creativity is the key to global education in the 21st century and nurturing creativity requires breaking down the walls between disciplines.”

Article Source: Chosun Ilbo (South Korea)

Go Beyond Money, Borders and Disciplinary Walls to Become World’s Top University

June 5, 2011

President Amy Gutmann shares her advice on the direction of Korea’s university education.

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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.

Philly Museum Displays War Rugs From Afghanistan

May 29, 2011

Penn Museum is featured for a traveling U.S. - debut exhibition of Afghani war rugs.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 27, 2011

Penn Announces Partnership With Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping

BEIJING, CHINA –- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 25, 2011

Penn Professors Study Poverty Alleviation Through Sustainable Community-Based Enterprises in India

PHILADELPHIA — Research from the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that community-based enterprise models can be effective in alleviating poverty, despite changing political and economic climates.

Penn Players Begin Their Journey to Africa

May 20, 2011

Penn basketball teammates Dau Jok and Zack Rosen will travel to Africa to help start the Dut Jok Youth Foundation.

Article Source: ESPN.com

Dau Jok’s Message of Hope for Sudan

May 20, 2011

College freshman Dau Jok is highlighted for his efforts to bring peace to his home country of Sudan.

Article Source: ESPN.com
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 23, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Announces $7.5 Million Korean Studies Gift

SEOUL, KOREA –- The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced today two gifts totaling $7.5 million that will greatly enhance its Korean Studies Program, one of the oldest of its kind in North America.

Alumnus James Joo-Jin Kim (W'59, G'61, GR'63) has given $6 million to strengthen the Korean Studies program, to be renamed the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 202-415-9881May 23, 2011

University of Pennsylvania Announces MOU With Seoul National University

SEOUL, KOREA –- In a ceremony today at Seoul National University (SNU), the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and SNU announced an agreement recognizing shared academic interests between the two universities. The memorandum of understanding builds on school and program partnerships already in place, and will allow the universities to explore further collaborative research projects and other academic activities.