- Aug 26 3:26PM
- Penn Announces Launch of President’s Engagement Prizes
blurb:University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann today announced the launch of the President’s Engagement Prizes, competitively awarded annual prizes for Penn seniors to design and undertake fully funded local, national or global engagement projects during the first year after they graduate.
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- Aug 25 9:53AM
- Penn Undergrad Researches Cross-cultural Implications of the ‘Gangnam Phenomenon’
blurb:University Scholar Sheryl Li, a senior from Plano, Texas, spent two summers researching the impact of Korean Wave and K-pop and its influence in China and then Japan.
By Christina Cook
When the 2012 hit single “Gangnam Style” became the first video to reach a billion views on YouTube and inspired exuberant parodies all over the world, including a “flash mob” at the University of Pennsylvania one autumn afternoon, it signified much more than a music video gone viral. According to ... Read More
- Aug 21 1:17PM
- Penn Sophomore Speaks at U.N. Human Rights Session in Geneva
In testimony before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Benjamin Fogel spoke out against the repression of political freedom, false imprisonment and the absence of an independent judiciary in Belarus. But Fogel isn’t a world leader or foreign-policy expert. He’s a student starting his sophomore year at the University of Pennsylvania.
How the 19-year-old from the Philadelphia suburb of Bala Cynwyd came to have a voice on the world stage is a tale of tenacity that began when he challenged himself to engage with the broader world around him before earning a degree.
This summer, Fogel was an intern with the Geneva office of U.N. Watch, a non-governmental organization that has special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its mission is to monitor the U.N. to ensure that it lives up to the principles established in its founding charter.
Fogel arrived ... Read More