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On May 15, Dr. David Brownlee presented a lecture entitled, "Philadelphia, the Museum City," at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Brownlee, the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, beautifully dissected the history of some of the city's many significant museums. The term “Museum City” serves as an effective reminder of the City of Brotherly Love's cultural prestige. As if being the birthplace of modern democracy wasn't enough, Philadelphia is also the birthplace of the modern museum.
June 2, 2013
One major element of the GlobalPhilly™ 2013 exposition is the participation of several prominent Philadelphia Restaurateurs. In a city of world-renowned cuisine, a group of well-known Chefs have elected to contribute to GlobalPhilly™ 2013. “Top Chef” winner Kevin Sbraga of Sbraga Restaurant has been leading this initiative on behalf of the Association for the past few months.
May 29, 2013
Dr. Stephen S. Tang is the President and CEO of the University City Science Center. Founded in 1963, the Science Center is the oldest and largest urban research park in the United States. Tang is an expert in life sciences, energy technology, and management consulting and has resided in Greater Philadelphia for most of his life. In this interview, Tang discusses the Science Center and his thoughts on how to expand Philadelphia’s international reach.
May 28, 2013
A May 11 symposium at Penn's Landing celebrated the 375th anniversary of Swedish settlers in the Delaware Valley, and invited a panel of business owners and entrepreneurs with Nordic roots to describe how they have achieved success in their respective industries. In the presence of the Kind and Queen of Sweden, the symposium connected a traditional work ethic in northern Europe to the success of "Making it in America."
May 27, 2013
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, University of Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, City of Philadelphia, University City Science Center, and many other organizations in Greater Philadelphia believe in a common mission: to make Philadelphia a world-renowned city. Global thinkers converged at Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia this past week to attend an event hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) and Select Greater Philadelphia. Business leaders met at State of the Region: Innovation and Entrepreneurship to discuss how to cultivate an internationally acclaimed Philadelphia.
May 21, 2013
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) said Monday that Qatar Airways has chosen Philadelphia as the airline’s fifth U.S. city. The airline is scheduled to begin nonstop service from PHL to Doha, the capital of the State of Qatar, in March 2014. Boeing 777 aircraft will serve the route, which is Philadelphia’s first to the independent state in the Southern Arabian Gulf region of the Middle East.
May 10, 2013
The search is on for the fort built by Delaware’s first permanent settlers, with researchers determined to solve a mystery left by Swedes and Finns who landed here 375 years ago.
May 7, 2013
The Friends of Chamounix Mansion celebrated the forty-ninth anniversary of Chamounix Mansion International Youth Hostel, Saturday, April 20, 2013, with a cocktail buffet honoring George W. Gephart, Jr., President and CEO of The Academy of Natural Sciences, for his contributions to Philadelphia. Mr. Gephart was instrumental in forging the affiliation of the museum with Drexel University.
May 3, 2013
Jan Campbell-Westlind is the President and Founder of Campbell-Westlind & Associates. As a cross-cultural trainer, consultant and executive coach, Jan has assisted and facilitated the adjustment process to a new culture for a large number of corporate executives and their families from various countries. As a Foreign Service Officer, Jan has spent more than 25 years overseas in ten different countries on four continents. With extended assignments in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, South Korea, the United States and Sweden he has, together with his family, acquired an intimate knowledge of the challenges that expatriates’ face in an overseas environment. He speaks English, Swedish and French, and has been the Honorary Consul of Sweden in Philadelphia since 2009.
April 26, 2013
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