PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s annual rankings of the world’s top think tanks puts the Brookings Institution at the top of the list as 2010 Think Tank of the Year. It was selected from 74 institutions that were nominated.
Carol McLaughlin of the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in the School of Social Policy and Practice says it is important to acknowledge the progress that has been made in rebuilding Haiti.
Water flows all around us. It makes up about 60 percent of our bodies. We need to drink it to survive. We need it, too, to keep our living spaces clean and to carry away our waste. Globally, sources of clean water are drying up, and what society must do to conserve and preserve this resource serves as Penn’s academic theme for 2010-11. Organizers of the Year of Water had only to look to the University’s own sustainability commitment for inspiration.
Penn alumni from all walks of life returned to campus the first weekend in October for Penn Spectrum, the University's first-ever weekend-long alumni conference celebrating diversity and community.
The event, sponsored by the Office of the President and Penn Alumni Relations, focused on issues of interest to Asians, African Americans, Latinos, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender and Native American people.
Marshall Meyer of the Wharton School comments on China’s gap between jobs and the educated unemployed.
Mobile-phone cameras in Botswana can save lives when the people receiving the photos in the United States are physicians in the School of Medicine. (Penn Current)
Sharon Ravitch of Penn’s Graduate School of Education Named Advisor for Haitian Ministry of Education
PHILADELPHIA –- Sharon Ravitch, a senior lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, has been named senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Education Reconstruction Plan, designed to rebuild the nation’s education system.
Creutzer Mathurin, a senior leader in the Ministry, formalized an agreement today at Penn, solidifying Ravitch’s and GSE’s role in rebuilding the Haitian educational infrastructure.
Sarah Paoletti of the Law School says that “not being China” doesn’t give the United States a free pass when it comes to human-rights obligations. (Penn Current)