Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 28, 2010

Penn Graduate School of Education Researchers Head to Haiti to Improve Long-Term Educational Leadership

PHILADELPHIA — Sharon Ravitch, a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, will lead a team of researchers to Haiti on July 15 to launch an educational-redevelopment project aimed at helping to rebuild the country’s academic infrastructure.

January’s earthquake in Haiti killed nearly 1,300 teachers, leaving a massive void in educational leadership.

Building Business, The India Way

June 24, 2010

Michael Useem authors an op-ed discussing “The India Way,” a book he and Wharton professors Peter Cappelli, Harbir Singh and Jitendra Singh co-authored.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Bahraini Students Hailed for Achievements

June 24, 2010

President Amy Gutmann visits Bahrain to strengthen educational ties.

Article Source: Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)
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Penn’s Harvey Rubin to Participate in International “Peace and Security Summit” in New York

PHILADELPHIA -– Harvey Rubin, executive director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response at the University of Pennsylvania, will be among the international experts participating in “Peace and Security Summit” June 30–July 1 in New York.

Video: Satire Gets a Tough Reception in Pakistan

June 21, 2010

S. Nomanul Haq of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on issues surrounding a controversial Pakistani play, "Burqavaganza."

Article Source: New York Times

Service on a Global Stage -- Social Workers’ Response to Haiti Earthquake

June 21, 2010

Chad Dion Lassiter of the School of Social Policy & Practice discusses the role of social workers in the rebuilding of Haiti.

Article Source: Social Work Today

My, What Scary Eyes You Have

June 21, 2010

Daniel Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs of the School of Arts and Sciences lead a decades-long research study on caterpillars that have developed fake eyes as a defense mechanism.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Israel Could Benefit From Hamas

June 17, 2010

Ian Lustick of the School of Arts and Sciences authors an op-ed on the Israeli-Hamas conflict.

Article Source: Forbes
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820June 10, 2010

Center for High Impact Philanthropy Issues Investment Guide on Long-Term Development in Haiti

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy has released its latest investment guide, “Haiti: How Can I Help? Models for Donors Seeking Long-Term Impact.”  The guide focuses on health, livelihoods and education, and it points to solutions where charitable dollars could make the biggest difference.

RoboCup Teams Worldwide Strive to Bend It Like C3PO

June 10, 2010

Dan Lee and students Aylin Caliskan and Veevee Cai of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured as they prepare to compete in RoboCup 2010 in Singapore.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer