Engaging Globally

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.

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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