Struggling to Restart Egypt’s Stalled Revolution

April 2, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on the difficulty in bringing together activists and youth groups.

Article Source: Atlantic

The Search for a World-Class M.B.A.

April 1, 2011

Vice Dean Karl Ulrich of the Wharton School discusses innovation within academia and business-school curriculums.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report
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Media Contact:Vannina Maestracci | | 917-367-0293March 30, 2011

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.

A Significant Help

March 28, 2011

Student Jennifer Kyker of the School of Arts and Sciences is featured for developing a non-profit organization to help prevent the spread of AIDS in Zimbabwe.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422March 16, 2011

Penn Nursing Hosting 5K Walk for Water for Haiti



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.

Pa. College Aim to Ensure Safety of Faculty, Students Studying Abroad in Quake-Ravaged Japan

March 15, 2011

Penn students of the Japan Student Association are cited for disaster-relief efforts.

Article Source: Associated Press

Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami: University Resources


A Message from the University President

Penn Experts Available for Media Comment (with video)


University Resources and Relief Efforts

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Message About the Devastation in Japan

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.

Striking Distance

March 9, 2011

Graduate student Eric Trager of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on whether Egyptians want to invade Libya.

Article Source: New Republic

Comcast Should Add Al-Jazeera English

March 6, 2011

Marwan Kraidy of the Annenberg School for Communication argues for al-Jazeera to be added to the Comcast schedule.

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