GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Consult the pages below for news about international affairs in the region and the activities of the organizations, businesses, people, and communities that contribute to the global character of Philadelphia.  

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Singaporean artist Meei-Ling Ng finds inspiration in Philadelphia's urban textures and dreams of a cleaner world through her art. Ng will be presenting at the Barnes Foundation on Friday, April 26. 
April 24, 2013
With nearly 2,000 international students studying at Temple University from over 125 countries, Temple has one of the highest populations of international students in the Philadelphia area.
April 22, 2013
An American Community Survey in 2010 revealed that 420,000 Latino-Americans live in the greater Philadelphia region, making up only about 12 percent of the population in the area. While it is a small part of the populace for what is the fastest-growing demographic nationally, a book published by the Spanish-language newspaper Al Dia chronicles the contributions Latinos have made in the region over the last 200 years.
April 22, 2013
In a historic move, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and The Rosenbach Museum & Library today announced their intent to merge, creating The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation. The affiliation will bring together two of the world’s preeminent collections of rare books, artifacts, and manuscripts and thus creating one of the greatest collections anywhere in the world. This historic, joint decision will bring advantages to each institution, and most important, it will further solidify Philadelphia’s position as an educational and cultural leader in the nation.
April 22, 2013
This weekend marks the kick-off of the third annual Philly Tech Week held every April throughout the city of Philadelphia. Since 2011, the founders of Technically Philly have planned and organized Philly Tech Week, a week-long celebration of technological happenings that occur in the area. With 10,000 in attendance and 75 events in 2012, Tech Week is aimed to be a community organizing effort, where projected attendance for this year exceeds 15,000 and events number in the 85 and above range.
April 19, 2013
Philadelphia’s Latino community has played an important role in the city’s rich history for more than 200 years.  According to the 2010 American Community Survey, there are more than 420,000 Latinos living in metropolitan Philadelphia today. Mexicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central and South Americans are among the diverse nationalities that share and call Philadelphia home.
April 17, 2013
American INSIGHT's Free Speech Film Festival culminates in this annual Awards Ceremony, which will be held at The Union League in Philadelphia, PA, the city where free speech was born.
April 17, 2013
For the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), three remarkably talented men embraced the opportunity to collaborate on a monumental work of art: “Fall of the Berlin Wall: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.”
April 15, 2013
When you think of the City of Brotherly Love, the first things that come to mind are typically the Liberty Bell and cheesesteaks. Not often does the topic of cycling come up, but the growing culture is changing the game.
April 15, 2013
Pan American Academy Charter School was recently named an International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Programme, making it the first IB elementary school in Philadelphia.
April 11, 2013