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Director, Penn Humanities Forum
University of Pennsylvania
• Author of “The Economy of Prestige: Prizes, Awards and the Circulation of Cultural Value”
• Has taught a range of courses in 20th-century literature and culture, from general surveys of modernist and postmodernist literature to advanced seminars in globalization and critical theory.
Penn Institute for Urban Research Signs Partnership Agreement With UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign
Today, Dr. Eugénie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR), signed a partnership agreement with UN-HABITAT, the UN agency that focuses on urban affairs. The agreement certified the role that the University of Pennsylvania and Penn IUR will play in the World Urban Campaign, which aims to unite the public and private sectors together with civil society, to elevate sustainable urbanization to the top of the agenda for governments around the world.
Sarah Paoletti of the Law School comments on the United Nations Human Rights Council’s upcoming review of U.S. policy.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Green Fund will accept applications beginning Oct. 1 for a third round of grants to support green innovative ideas from students, faculty or staff designed to help Penn meet its sustainability goals.
Dean Thomas Robertson of the Wharton School comments on efforts to create a strong international education alliance with universities overseas.
China and Taiwan have solid and growing economic links, according to marketing professor Z. John Zhang, but the future of any political integration “is anyone’s guess.” (Knowledge@Wharton)
PHILADELPHIA –- Mo Salman, professor of animal population health at Colorado State University, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award, given annually by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice of the profession and influenced the lives of others.