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    • Jun 17 4:35PM
    • Penn Professor’s Trip to Zambia Shines a Light on the Impact of Education
    • Impact Network’s eSchool 360 program provides access to education to more than 2,200 students in rural Zambia. But the project might not have been possible had it not been for lessons learned in a classroom in Philadelphia. 

      After traveling 36-hours to sub-Saharan Africa in May, University of Pennsylvania professor Robert Boruch had an opportunity to observe several of Impact Network’s schools firsthand. 

      Boruch, University Trustee Chair Professor of Education and Statistics in Penn’s Graduate School of Education, was there as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institutes for Research. AIR partners with and supports Impact Network which two alums David Seidenfeld and Michael Weiss, who both earned their doctorates from the Penn GSE, helped co-found along with Dan Sutera.

      Navigating the red dirt roads, Boruch and the AIR team traversed rural areas near Katete in the Eastern Province of Zambia to visit four ... Read More

    • May 23 1:50PM
    • Penn Wharton China Center Partners With Philadelphia Orchestra on 2016 Asia Tour
    • The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Wharton China Center is partnering with The Philadelphia Orchestra on its 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency May 19 – June 5.

      The Penn Wharton China Center is the presenting sponsor for the Beijing leg of the Orchestra’s three-week, seven-city tour lead by the Orchestra’s Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The tour includes concerts and residencies in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Macao, Tokyo, Osaka and Kawasaki.

      “The Penn Wharton China Center is thrilled to sponsor The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2016 Tour of Asia and China Residency in Beijing,” said Amy Gadsden, Penn Global executive director and executive director for Penn China Initiatives. “Penn and the Orchestra share values of inclusion, innovation and local, national and global impact. We are excited to have this opportunity to join forces with the Orchestra in pursuit of these shared goals in conjunction with the Asia tour.” 

      The Penn Wharton ... Read More