Engaging Globally

Penn Gets $1M Gift for Foreign Scholars Program

May 18, 2010

Penn receives a $1 million gift for the World Scholars Program.

Article Source: Associated Press
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Media Contact:Ron Ozio at ozio@upenn.edu | | May 18, 2010

Penn Announces Gift to World Scholars Program From Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild

PHILADELPHIA -- The Penn World Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $1 million gift from Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild to support a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.

“This gift ensures that Penn continues to make a difference, by offering the very best education to all students with the potential to change the world,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said.  “I am so grateful to Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild for their visionary philanthropy.”  

At Penn, Biden Speaks at Daughter's Graduation

May 18, 2010

Dean Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy and Practice says the dual role of father and politician made for a great commencement speaker in Vice President Biden.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Medical School Graduate's Passion Spans Globe

May 16, 2010

Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Middle East Woos U.S. Colleges

May 12, 2010

Alan Ruby of the Graduate School of Education discusses higher education’s move toward globalization.

When the Kind of Nursing Degree Determines Hiring

May 9, 2010

Linda Aiken and Victoria Rich of the School of Nursing say the quality of nursing care is linked to nursing education.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Haitian Amputee Gets a New Arm

May 10, 2010

Samir Mehta of the School of Medicine discusses a Haiti earthquake victim’s crush injuries.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Americans Are Seeing Fewer and Fewer Foreign Films

May 9, 2010

Bob Vitalis of the School of Arts and Sciences says foreign films can offer unique perspectives to American students.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Veterans Return From Middle East With Multi-Symptom Pain Disorders

May 9, 2010

Rollin Gallagher of the School of Medicine says veterans who served in the Middle East require post-injury care.

Article Source: New Kerala (India)

Penn Student Working to Help Quake-Ravaged China

May 10, 2010

Meg Ferrigno of the Urban Nutrition Initiative at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships is featured for her educational outreach work in China.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer