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Mid-Atlantic - Russia Business Council is delighted to announce that 2014 will mark its 20th anniversary.
February 13, 2014
GPA contributor Marissa Pina, a photojournalism major at Temple University, describes her once in a lifetime study abroad experience that spanned two continents.
February 5, 2014
All the world’s a stage in 2014 as the Free Library of Philadelphia presents “Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450.” The series of commemorative programs will vary from academic lectures and exhibits to live performances and craft making. Anything that the Free Library and its consortium of cultural partners can think of to bring the playwright to life in a variety of incarnations.
February 5, 2014
Mayor Michael A. Nutter has appointed poet Frank Sherlock as the City of Philadelphia’s new Poet Laureate.
January 31, 2014
GPA volunteer and Villanova University MBA candidiate Matt Pertzsch spent three weeks in Dubai to gain global business exposure in a rapidly developing city. Here he tells of the strong parallels between the goals of the Middle Eastern hub and Philadelphia. 
January 30, 2014
College Announces Partnership with Pyeongtaek University in South Korea Friday, January 17, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, PA – Chestnut Hill College celebrated the new study abroad partnership with Pyeongtaek University in South Korea on January 16th with a reception that included remarks by Sister Carol Jean Vale, Ph.D., president of the College and Pyeongtaek University President, Cho Ki-Hung. The reception was sponsored by the Office of Global Education at the College.
January 29, 2014
International House Philadelphia’s current residence at 3701 Chestnut St. was established in 1970, but the organization has been offering residential services and cultural programming to the city’s international community in one form or another for over a century. Today, their 14-story headquarters houses hundreds of global residents who have come from all over the world to work and study in Philadelphia. It also serves as a home for global arts and humanities programs like their current film series “Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution,” occupying the space’s Ibrahim Theater from January 10 to February 15.
January 28, 2014
(January 23, 2013) Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced today that Australian energy efficiency firm Ecosave, Inc. has chosen the Philadelphia Navy Yard as the location for its U.S. headquarters. This move further cements Philadelphia's position as America's energy efficiency hub. 
January 23, 2014
Robin Mitchell-Boyask, chair of the Department of Greek and Roman Classics in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named co-editor of the renowned journal Classical World. That quarterly publication has moved from New York University—where it was based for the past 20 years—to Temple.
January 22, 2014
Six years after Comcast Corp. moved into the tallest U.S. skyscraper between Manhattan and Chicago, the cable-TV and Internet giant expects to break ground this summer on an even taller, more dazzling $1.2-billion tower.
January 15, 2014