Engaging Globally

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658April 19, 2013

Wickham: Africa Needs to Pave Its Own Road

April 1, 2013

Tukufu Zuberi of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on his recent documentary and African Independence.

Article Source: USA Today
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 22, 2013

Penn’s Sarah Hughes: A United Nations Foundation ‘Champion’ for Vaccination

The University of Pennsylvania’s Sarah Hughes didn’t always consider herself an advocate. But she’s also not one to pass up an opportunity to help.

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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658March 19, 2013

Penn to Create Perry World House to Enhance Global Initiatives

The University of Pennsylvania will establish a central home on campus for global activities and initiatives to be known as the Perry World House, President Amy Gutmann announced today. 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 15, 2013

Penn Alum Evelyn Boettcher Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

University of Pennsylvania alum Evelyn Boettcher has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D.

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Media Contact:Stephen MacCarthy | smaccar@upenn.edu | 215-898-8722February 28, 2013

Penn Campaign Raises $4.3 Billion, Transforming the University

After seven years of widespread support and alumni participation, the University of Pennsylvania culminated its Making History Campaign, raising $4.3 billion, strengthening Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and making major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced today.

‘God Particle’ Could Spell Doom for the Universe

February 26, 2013

I. Joseph Kroll of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the “God particle.”

Article Source: The Times of India
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 25, 2013

University of Pennsylvania Hosts Day-long Symposium on 'The Politics of Black Women’s Hair' March 1

WHO:             Featured speakers and invited guests:

                        Melissa Harris Perry, MSNBC host, Tulane University professor of political science and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes and Black Women in America

University of Pennsylvania Plans Centers in Philadelphia and China

February 25, 2013

Ezekiel Emanuel of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School and Penn’s global initiatives are spotlighted.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | jleong@upenn.edu | 215-573-8151February 22, 2013

Paul Mitchell: At Penn, Four Years of Looking at the Past

Paul Mitchell’s deep interest in anthropology and in exploring human evolution and variation was sparked by his first course in the fall of 2009 during his freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania.