Justin Wolfers of the Wharton School shares his views on the value of titles of world leaders.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation have announced that the 2011 Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition is open for submissions.
Entering its second year, this global competition is the first contest specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education. It is designed to connect social entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and other funders interested in improving education.
Other U.S. colleges have resisted entering into such relationships. Among them, the University of Pennsylvania chose not to apply for a Confucius Institute, partly because it was uncomfortable with the Chinese government's involvement, says G. Cameron Hurst III, a former director of the university's Center for East Asian Studies.
PHILADELPHIA –- A fossil found more than 150 years ago has now been identified as the remains of a new species of dinosaur, the herbivore Kukufeldia tigatensis. The study was led by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Andrew McDonald and paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London.
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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.