- 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.”
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- May 13 2:26PM
- Penn Graduate Student Selected as a St. Gallen ‘Leader of Tomorrow’
Leaders of nations, businesses and academia gathered in a corner of Switzerland to meet promising young graduate students and foster dialogue on critical economic and political issues.
Among the hand-picked “Leaders of Tomorrow” at the St. Gallen Symposium, held May 11 to 13, was the University of Pennsylvania’s Joshua Powell, a Thouron Scholar and student in the Master of Environmental Studies program. He was selected to attend in part because of his contribution to the St. Gallan Wings of Excellence essay competition on the subject of proposing an alternative to economic growth.
Powell’s thoughts on an alternative — one that factors in social, environmental and development-oriented metrics in addition to economic ones — is reflective of his passion for both difference-making policy and the natural world. During his two years at Penn, he has been able to explore both in depth. And, while most of ... Read More