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Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Lynn McMaster joined the Please Touch Museum administration in July 2012 and serves as the storied institution's Executive Vice President. She spoke with Global Philadelphia Association about her move to a new country and the manner of welcome she has experienced in Philadelphia. This transplant to the United States is certainly making the most out of the "adventure" that moving to Philadelphia has been, and eloquently shares her favorite discoveries so far.
March 30, 2013
University of Pennsylvania officials announced on Wednesday, March 20, that they will establish a central hub on campus that will better focus on the school's global activities and initiatives.
March 23, 2013
In 2012, we developed our efforts to highlight GPA Members' remarkable array of international activities and contributions. We invite you to read our Annual Report and share in this great, Global Philadelphia story and to learn about GlobalPhilly™2013 the exposition taking place in the Fall. 
March 15, 2013
A living organism’s ability to produce its own light is one of the most incredible, yet least understood, phenomena in nature. A new exhibit opening this spring at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University promises to illuminate this intriguing subject.
March 13, 2013
This summer the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is offering a summer camp for kids that’s packed with hands-on fun and exploration. Academy Explorers Camp for children 5–12 runs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 8 through Aug. 23. Each of the seven weeks explores a different natural science theme and features a field trip, plus all the museum has to offer—from dinosaurs to preserved specimens to live animals. Families can choose one, two or all seven weeks.
March 13, 2013
It seems Philadelphia’s way into the future may be through its ports. At the City of Philadelphia City Council Committee on Global Opportunities and the Creative/Innovative Economy on February 27, business and bureaucratic leaders met to discuss the expansion of Philadelphia in the global economic sphere, with the goal of creating jobs and improving quality of life for citizens. This was the final in a series of hearings on the global economy, which the Council will use in their drafting of new policy regarding global initiatives and programs.
March 12, 2013
The city of Philadelphia has established an office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs.
March 8, 2013
Philadelphia's own unrivaled International Opera Theater brings the splendor of Italian culture to a stage close to home. Opening in May at the Media Theatre, the opera Jago will also be performed at the Citta di Saluzzo in Italy and feature a lead with origins in China and Milan.
March 2, 2013
"World Views" will feature conversations between Phill Silverstone and Council President Craig Snyder, covering the provocative public policy issues presented from the World Affairs Council’s nonpartisan podium.
March 2, 2013
Chef Jose Garces, famed nationally for creating top-tier restaurants, chooses to call Philadelphia “home,” and has added much to the city's already enviable culinary profile. Garces is well known for several establishments, and if you've lived in Philadelphia for a while, you are very likely familiar with the names Amada, Distrito and Garces Trading Company, among others. His latest book The Latin Road Home shows that for Garces, food and family are intertwined.
February 18, 2013