GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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Dr. Tang applauds the Greater Philadelphia region for its leadership in nurturing entrepreneurship and organizational growth, especially in the life sciences industry. On January 4, 2012, Dr. Stephen Tang, President, CEO and Director of the University City Science Center, and the Innovation Advisory Board of which he is part, delivered these remarks as part of his America COMPETES report to the President of the United States. View Dr. Tang's full remarks here.   
January 10, 2012
Leslie Guevarra, GreenBiz.com -- Philadelphia, Oakland and six other U.S. cities will get free help this coming year from sustainable building and development experts who'll take a fresh look at the towns through a green lens. The consultations are being provided by the sustainability-focused nonprofit Global Green USA through funding from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency's Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program.
January 3, 2012
Girard College recently premiered a documentary about the College's founder, statesman Stephen Girard. The film was commissioned by Girard College and underwritten by two Girard alumni.
January 2, 2012
Click this story to watch video excerpts from GPA's live, television interview with Bonnie Squires of Bonnie's Beat.
January 2, 2012
On December 12th, 2011, 55 illustrious GPA members gathered at the National Constitution Center to exchange ideas and continue developing Philadelphia's stature as a global city.
January 1, 2012
National Geographic Adventure Magazine once referred to Mr. Atkins as the "Houdini of fast escapes from international prisons.” Recently, the Travel4Health online community recognized Mr. Atkins' achievements in an article discussing the services and expertise he provides.
December 22, 2011
Saladworks, the first and largest fresh salad franchise in the United States is going global.
December 21, 2011
Elise Vider of Flying Kite Media reports that the tourism and marketing efforts of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) have helped make Philadelphia the 13th most internationally visited city in the United States. In 2010, estimates say 633,000 visitors traveled to Philadelphia from overseas, a seven percent increase from 2009. 
December 21, 2011
International Classroom is an innovative and creative program of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's Education Department. Our mission is to engage students while promoting intercultural understanding between residents of the Delaware Valley area and people from around the world.
December 21, 2011
On March 29, 2012 the Project for Nuclear Awareness (PNA) will present the John C. & Chara C. Haas Award for International Peace and Social Justice to Helen Caldicott, MD founding president of Physicians for Social Responsibility and a Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient. In honor of PNA Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Craig Eisendrath–a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer who continues to dedicate his work to a nuclear weapons-free world–PNA will present the First Annual Eisendrath Award for Youth Advocacy in Nuclear Disarmament to a qualified student and/or youth. For more on Award eligiblity, read full text here.
December 12, 2011