Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on the difficulty in bringing together activists and youth groups.
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Speak at Penn for Fifth Global Colloquium of University Presidents
PHILADELPHIA — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the fifth annual meeting of the Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Monday, April 4, in a public address at the University of Pennsylvania on empowering women.
The Colloquium, a select group of 29 university presidents from around the world, convened annually to discuss a topic of immediate concern to the secretary-general, will address the challenge of “Empowering Women to Change the World: What the UN and Universities Can Do” on April 4-5.
WHAT: The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will host a 5K walk to raise money to purchase water-filtration systems and provide access to clean water for health clinics in Port Au Prince, Haiti, in conjunction with World Water Day.
Five-gallon buckets of water will be available to 5k walkers wishing to walk in solidarity with Haitian women who walk long distances to gather clean water for their families.
Penn students of the Japan Student Association are cited for disaster-relief efforts.
Message from the President:
The Penn community is tremendously grateful that all students, faculty and staff who were in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami are reported to be safe, uninjured and making their way back to campus. Now, our attention must turn to how we can help the Japanese people recover from this tragic event.