Two students from the University of Pennsylvania, Daniel Blackey and William Dossett, have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships. They are among approximately 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate student CLS scholarship recipients this year.
The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Wharton China Center is partnering with The Philadelphia Orchestra on its 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency May 19 – June 5.
The Netter Center's Ira Harkavy and GSE's Matthew Hartley are sharing Penn's commitment to civic engagement with higher education leaders around the world.
Natalie Au and Rachel Townzen of the University of Pennsylvania have received International Student Reporting Fellowships from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in partnership with Penn’s Middle East Center and South Asia Center.
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The Institute of Contemporary Art is included as a destination spot for tourists visiting Philadelphia.
David Yaden of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “There have been studies comparing walking in nature with walking in an urban environment and testing people on their mood, different aspects of depression and in some cases, brain scans.”
Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum says, “All indications are that ancient peoples, [including those at this Chinese dig site], applied the same principles and techniques as brewers do today.”
Joan DeJean of the School of Arts & Sciences shares her thoughts on Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, French King Louis XV’s chief mistress.
The hands-on tours at the Ancient Egypt exhibit at the Penn Museum are mentioned.