Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 10, 2011

Penn Grad Student Utpal Sandesara to Give Talk at Penn Bookstore on 1979 Machhu Dam Disaster in India

PHILADELPHIA – Utpal Sandesara, who is pursuing a medical degree and doctorate in social anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present archival research and first-hand accounts of India’s 1979 Machhu Dam disaster at the Penn Bookstore at 36th and Walnut streets Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m.

Sandesara, the son of a Machhu flood survivor, is co-author of "No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History's Deadliest Floods."  

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 9, 2011

theCoursebook Takes Prize in Milken-Penn GSE’s Second Annual Education Business Plan Competition

PHILADELPHIA — Alexandre Scialom, creator of theCourseBook, has won $50,000 in the only business plan competition designed to use innovation to improve education.

In Iran, Beware of New Facebook ‘Friends’

June 9, 2011

Mahmood Enayat of the Annenberg School of Communication says, “Iranian officials are concerned about any type of public gathering, be it offline or online.”

Article Source: Journal of Turkish Weekly

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