Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460August 10, 2010

Penn Research Points to the Influence of Non-Catholics on the Changes Brought by Vatican II

PHILADELPHIA – A new analysis of voting patterns among bishops at the Second Vatican Council points to the indirect influence of non-Catholic churches in the Council’s liberalization of the Catholic Church.

King Tut's Chariots Marvels of Engineering

August 3, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum discusses the engineering of King Tut’s chariot.

Article Source: Discovery

Did King Tut Break His Leg on a Joy Ride? His Chariot Now in New York.

August 3, 2010

David Silverman of the School of Arts and Sciences and Penn Museum comments on an exhibit featuring King Tut’s chariot.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Inflation: The Great New Divide

July 29, 2010

Joseph Gyourko of the Wharton School is cited for research on land-price inflation in Beijing.

Article Source: BusinessWeek

Power and light

Medical student Kathryn Hall founded an organization that has funded construction of a lifesaving solar-energy system for a Gambian hospital. (Penn Medicine)

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 26, 2010

Penn GSE Launches U.S.-China Future Leaders Program

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education-International is partnering with Beijing University and East China Normal University to create the U.S.-China Future Leaders Program to develop close relationships among young leaders and improve mutual understanding and respect.


Twenty students from universities in the U.S. and China are participating in this two-month program.  For one month the students will live in China and for one month they will live in the U.S.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | July 26, 2010

Making History Campaign Co-Chair Makes $5 Million Gift to Endow University PIK Professorship

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania Trustee Robert M. Levy and Diane v.S. Levy have made a $5 million gift designated for faculty support.  The gift will be used to endow a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professorship, which will be named the Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy University Professorship.

The announcement was made by Penn President Amy Gutmann.

S'pore Hosts Bioethics Meet

July 26, 2010

President Amy Gutmann will attend the Global Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies in Singapore.

Article Source: Strait Times (Singapore)

Entuziasm şi Temeri la Crearea Celulei Synthia

July 23, 2010

Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine debates synthetic life’s societal implications.

Article Source: Ziarul Lumina (Romania)

Aged 9,000 Years, Ancient Beer Finally Hits Stores

July 20, 2010

Patrick McGovern of Penn Museum and the School of Arts and Sciences uses historical evidence to resurrect ancient brews.