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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 20, 2011

Penn-Based Index Shows Rise of Asian, Latin-American, African Think Tanks; Brookings Is Top Think Tank

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. 

M.B.A. Programs Go Global

January 14, 2011

The Wharton School is mentioned for adapting a new curriculum that includes an extensive global outlook on the business world.

Article Source: U.S. News & World Report

A Year After Haiti Quake, There Is a Hope Despite the Devastation

January 12, 2011

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.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn’s Year of Water springs from Climate Action Plan

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 Spectrum: Celebrating Diverse Alumni

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.

China Trumps U.S. in Scores, but Lacks White-Collar Jobs

December 21, 2010

Marshall Meyer of the Wharton School comments on China’s gap between jobs and the educated unemployed.

Article Source: Fox Business

Why We Need Self Control

December 16, 2010

Monroe Price of the Annenberg School for Communication comments on Indian society.

Article Source: Daily Pioneer (India)

Paging Dr. Kovarik

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)

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820December 6, 2010

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.

Q&A: Sarah Paoletti

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)