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By Peak Johnson Dr. Stephen Tang, President and CEO of OraSure Technologies will be the recipient of Global Philadelphia’s 2021 Globy Award for Corporate Leadership on December 13. Before becoming president and CEO, Dr. Tang joined the OraSure Board in April 2011 and was the Company’s Chairman of the Board from 2016-2018.  Global Philadelphia had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Tang about his nomination, Orasure, and his thoughts on leadership. 
November 15, 2021
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy and Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) announce artist Eliza Nobles, who will paint Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #7 Affordable and Clean Energy as part of GPA’s Philadelphia city public art campaign honoring each of the 17 SDGs Media Contact: Graziella DiNuzzo – 609-680-7670 – [email protected]
November 11, 2021
By Samantha Stewart  Partnered with Unique Photo Philadelphia, a photographic supply distributor and gallery in Old City, Philadelphia, local curator Susanna Gold announced in September the U.S. debut of a world-renowned photographer: Yasuomi Hashimura. For the past two months, Hashimura’s latest solo exhibition, “Future Deja Vu”, has been on display at the Old City gallery.
November 8, 2021
By Sydney Badman   On October 15th, Lehigh University inaugurated Joseph J. Helble as their 15th President. The University held a lovely in-person event that was also live-streamed globally. 
November 8, 2021
November 4, 2021
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) to unveil its fourth Sustainable Development  Goal (SDG) public art mural - SDG#10 Reduced Inequalities, sponsored by Temple  University’s Office of International Affairs 
November 1, 2021
By Sarah Sharp When Gabe Tiberino described his newest mural, unveiled on October 14th at ParkWest Town Center in West Philadelphia, he commented that it “showed people working together like a family community” to fulfill SDG 1:No Poverty, one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. This event marked the completion of another mural project that is part of the Global Philadelphia Association’s SDG Campaign initiative.  
October 26, 2021
Global Philadelphia’s 2021 Globy Award for Community Leadership this year goes to Loree Jones. Loree has served in top leadership positions in the nonprofit, higher education and government sectors, including Managing Director, or chief operating officer, of the City of Philadelphia, chief of staff for Rutgers University—Camden and chief of external affairs for the School District of Philadelphia. She is currently Chief Executive Officer of Philabundance, a hunger relief agency serving 9 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We had the chance to speak with Loree about her distinguished work, the international diversity of Philadelphia, and what we will be able to see from her in the future. 
October 26, 2021
By Matt Izzo On Thursday, September 30, 2021, the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA), Saint Joseph’s University (SJU), and Samuel Gompers School all celebrated the unveiling of a new mural that brings awareness to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) Number 4: Quality Education.
October 13, 2021
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will unveil Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)# 1 – NO POVERTY public art mural created by artist Gabe Tiberino on Thursday, October 14th 4 pm – 5 pm Unveiling Ceremony at Park West Town Center, 1575 N. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA    Media Contact: Graziella DiNuzzo 609-680-7670 
October 7, 2021