Engaging Globally

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
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Proposal to Ban the Veil in France

Dr. Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Associate Professor of History
Director of the Middle East Center
University of Pennsylvania

•    Author of “Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation”
•    Author of the forthcoming "The Making of the Great Satan: A History of US-Iranian Relations" and “Conceiving Citizens: Women, Sexuality and Religion in Modern Iran”