June Chu of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Pan-Asian American Community House says positive ethnic stereotypes can be ostracizing to those who do not fit the mold.
PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania project designed to turn a set of aging tennis courts into an urban park called Shoemaker Green has been selected as a pilot for the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance.
Aura Obando, a graduating student in the School of Medicine, is profiled for her international medical work.
PHILADELPHIA -- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, accepted the Benjamin E. Mays Award from A Better Chance in New York yesterday in recognition of Penn’s no-loan financial-aid program and commitment to diversity and access and for Gutmann’s scholarship on democratic education.
WHAT: Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine’s Commencement.
PHILADELPHIA -- The South Asia Center and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will host summer language programs to teach Hindi, Urdu and Chinese to students entering grades 9-12. The programs, to be taught by Penn faculty, are funded by Startalk, the national effort to enhance Americans’ learning and teaching of less commonly taught languages in high schools.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, a political scientist and philosopher, will moderate the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum panel, whose members include:
- Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and former U.S. Congressman
- Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News and Penn Trustee
- Three distinguished members of the Penn faculty, Professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, John DiIulio and John Jackson Jr.