- 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 25 11:04AM
- Two University of Pennsylvania Students Win Critical Language Scholarships
Two students from the University of Pennsylvania, Daniel Blackey and William Dossett, have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships. They are among approximately 560 U.S. undergraduate and graduate student CLS scholarship recipients this year.
Daniel Blackey, a rising sophomore from Charlotte, became interested in the language and culture of China while in high school. An alumnus of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth, Blackey spent the summer after his senior year of high school studying Chinese with the Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota in Shanghai, China. He recently attended the 2016 National Chinese Language Conference in Chicago as an intensive language study abroad presenter. This summer he will study Mandarin at Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China.
- May 23 1:50PM
- Penn Wharton China Center Partners With Philadelphia Orchestra on 2016 Asia Tour
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