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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This month's "Once and Future International City" article was written by the City's Deputy Mayor for Commerce, Alan Greenberger.
December 4, 2011
Richard Tan, president of Pacific Millennium Holdings Corp. of Shanghai, pledges $1 million towards Widener's global leadership initiatives.
December 4, 2011
Temple University's new Global Living and Learning Community (LLC) has helped increase the number of international students choosing Philadelphia's Temple University by 6 percent in just one year. “The Global LLC is a way for Temple to deepen its commitment to internationalization,” said Brooke Walker, assistant vice president in the Office of International Affairs (OIA). “A big part of this effort is recruiting and welcoming international students and scholars to Temple.”
December 2, 2011
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) recently unveiled its new “Completely Philadelphia” video which joins a full suite of tools that are shaping the City’s image and making Philadelphia information even more easily accessible.
December 2, 2011
The Penn Museum and the African and Caribbean Business Council hosted African and Caribbean ambassadors in a roundtable discusion exploring economic development and international trade, specifically between African nations and the United States.
November 23, 2011
Drexel University and the Shanghai Advanced Research Institute (SARI), Chinese Academy of Sciences have signed a collaboration agreement that will bring together researchers from the two institutions for pioneering work in scientific and technological innovation.
November 16, 2011
Amanda Erickson, of The Atlantic Cities, hails Philadelphia's ability to cultivate a growing and flavorful, international food scene. Read excerpts from the article here.
November 16, 2011
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and BGI, the world's largest genomics institute, today announced they have formed a partnership, [email protected], to conduct large-scale human genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis at a newly established, state-of-the-art Joint Genome Center at Children's Hospital.
November 9, 2011
On Sunday October 16, UNA-GP celebrated the 30th Anniversary of World Food Day by hosting a symposium on food politics and innovative agricultural practices. The day's speakers included Dr. Marion Nestle, Dr. Scott Poethig, and Roxanne Christensen
November 8, 2011
Imagine Africa is a 12-month, public project investigating community perspectives on the Museum’s evolving African collection. With this feedback, the museum will plan a re-installation of the African collection, informed by academic and community perspectives.
November 7, 2011