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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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820May 13, 2011

Penn GSE, Departments of Education and Commerce Conference Set: Education Technology as an Export

PHILADELPHIA — The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania has joined forces with the U.S. departments of Commerce and Education to organize the Exporting Education Technology Conference, May 16 at Penn.

The conference is designed to promote U.S. exports of education technology and to invite business leaders to offer their thoughts on how government can best assist these efforts.

Is Indian Stock Market Overvalued? Experts Answer

May 4, 2011

Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School comments on the Wharton-India Economic Forum.

Article Source: CNBC-TV18

Bin Laden’s Sea Burial Fuels Conspiracy Theories

May 2, 2011

Brooks Jackson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org comments on the death of Osama bin Laden.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Arab Upheaval ‘An Appetizer For What’s To Come’

April 21, 2011

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the situation in Syria.

Article Source: National Public Radio

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Sticks With Bin Laden

May 3, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden.

Article Source: Atlantic

Cassidy: Silicon Valley’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Takes on World’s Vexing Problems

April 28, 2011

Harvey Rubin of the School of Medicine and the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response is cited for launching a project to help keep lifesaving vaccines cool in order to stay effective.

Article Source: San Jose Mercury News
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Media Contact:Jennifer Baldino Bonett | jbaldino@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-746-3562April 26, 2011

Penn Nursing Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Peking University’s Nursing School

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Peking University in Beijing have established a memorandum of understanding creating a formal research relationship between the schools. Peking University’s School of Nursing, with Guifang Guo as dean, is widely considered the premier nursing school in China.

Penn Nursing also has academic partnerships in Botswana and India.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460April 18, 2011

Online Poetry Magazine Jacket Has New Home at Penn, Revamped as Jacket2

PHILADELPHIA – One of the world’s earliest online poetry and poetics magazines, Jacket, which ceased publication last year, now has a new home at the University of Pennsylvania and a new name, Jacket2. 

When Jacket was first published in 1997, the Guardian hailed “Jacket” as “the prince of online poetry magazines.”