London Bridging: Penn Professor to Design Park for Olympics and Beyond

December 20, 2011

James Corner of the School of Design and his firm will design new public spaces for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

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Media Contact: | | 215-898-6460November 21, 2011

Penn Senior and Penn Alum Win Marshall Scholarships

PHILADELPHIA— The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Corey Metzman and Michael Poll have won United Kingdom Government Scholarships for graduate studies in the U.K. 

Some U.S. College Students Look to the U.K.

November 29, 2010

When final-year economics undergraduate Robert Rogers transferred from Georgetown University to the London School of Economics, his annual tuition fees plummeted to around $20,000 a year from around $41,000. "It didn't even occur to me to apply abroad when I was in high school," said Mr. Rogers, on a recent afternoon outside the LSE's Students' Union. "I certainly didn't hear of any of my [high-school] classmates applying to study abroad."

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460October 18, 2010

Penn Graduate Student Identifies New Species of Plant-Eating Dinosaur: Kukufeldia Tigatensis

PHILADELPHIA –- A fossil found more than 150 years ago has now been identified as the remains of a new species of dinosaur, the herbivore Kukufeldia tigatensis.  The study was led by University of Pennsylvania graduate student Andrew McDonald and paleontologists from the Natural History Museum, London.        

150,000 Students Won’t Find a Place at University Despite A* Grades

August 19, 2010

Incoming freshman Dominic Waltz is profiled.

The Withering of a Once-Special Relationship

August 17, 2010

Bruce Newsome of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed on U.S.-British relations.

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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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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”