Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Joy McIntyre | joymc@nursing.upenn.edu | 215-898-5074
Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820February 24, 2010

Penn Nursing Hosts "Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives" to Tackle Modern Urban Health Issues

 

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, with the International Congress of Women’s Health Issues, will host ”Cities and Women’s Health: Global Perspectives,” Wednesday, April 7, through Saturday, April 10, on Penn’s campus.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 17, 2010

Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India Receives $2 Million Grant From the Government of India

PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania today announced a $2 million grant from the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India to support Penn’s Center for the Advanced Study of India, which will conduct research on international migration from India.

This is the first time that MOIA has ever awarded an empirical research grant of this magnitude to an academic institution outside India.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 12, 2010

Two University of Pennsylvania Seniors and a Penn Alumna Win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA –- A pair of University of Pennsylvania seniors and a Penn alumna are among 29 Gates Cambridge Scholarship winners from the United States. They will begin their graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England in October. They bring the number of Penn winners to 20.

The scholarship winners selected are:

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 5, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422February 2, 2010

RecycleMania E-Waste Collection for Cast-Off Personal Electronics Is Tomorrow

 

WHAT:

In support of RecycleMania, the CommuniTech group at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will host an electronic waste recycling event for the Penn community.

 

WHO:

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 20, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 19, 2010

Penn Sets 30% Recycling Goal for National RecycleMania Competition in Support of Climate Action Plan

 

PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Pennsylvania wants the campus community to recycle 30 percent of its waste as it joins more than 400 colleges and universities nationwide participating in RecycleMania this year.

RecycleMania is a 10-week competition for students, faculty and staff, designed to encourage both recycling and waste minimization.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 11, 2010

Mukesh D. Ambani Awarded Inaugural Dean’s Medal From the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science

PHILADELPHIA –- Mukesh D. Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd., has been awarded the inaugural Dean’s Medal from Eduardo Glandt, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. Ambani was recognized for visionary leadership in the application of engineering and technology for the betterment of mankind. The medal was awarded at a gala ceremony at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai, India.

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151December 11, 2009

Researchers Say Cooperation Is Key to Reducing Greenhouse Gases

 

PHILADELPHIA — A study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Delaware shows that cooperation between local and regional governments and organizations is crucial to achieve carbon-reduction goals being negotiated in the Copenhagen Conference of the Parties, or COP15, summit.

The findings are presented in a new position paper presented at the summit, “An Urban Agenda for the New Climate,” from Penn’s T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies and the University of Delaware Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, or CEEP.