The Japanese Language Program's Tadoku Project

The JLP's Tadoku project helps our students try to read more challenging texts and enjoy reading in Japanese. See the full article in the Penn Library Newsletter.

Mongolian Language Taught at Penn

The Daily Pennsylvanian published an article about the Mongolian course being offered through EALC. This is the first time Mongolian has been offered at Penn.

Two Students Make It to Final Round of J.LIVE Talk

Update: Both Barbara and Zizhou won in their categories! See picture and full story here.

Barbara Chen (Undergraduate, Arts & Sciences) and Zizhou Wang (MA Student, EALC) proceeded to the final round in the speech competition called J.LIVE Talk, organized by George Washington University. As finalists, they were invited to make presentations in Washington, DC.


Breaking down barriers

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EALC PhD candidate, Mark Bookman, was interviewed for an article in the Japan Times about universal access for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, linked below.

Dr. Paul Goldin Consulted on Ivanka Trump Tweet

POLITIFACT, a Pulitzer prize-winning fact-checking organization, consulted Dr. Paul Goldin on the origin of a recent Ivanka Trump tweet.  "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it."  Ms. Trump attributed the saying to an ancient Chinese proverb.  It's not.  Read the story....

Eugene Park interview on anticipated summit between President Trump and North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un

One day in May or early June, President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un at an unprecedented summit to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program.

The high-level meeting, which will be the first between a sitting American president and a North Korean supreme leader, comes less than a year after Trump threatened North Korea......

Read the entire interview here

Mark Bookman turns his attention to mapping barriers across campus.

PhD candidate, Mark Bookman, has turned his research focus into a vital and badly needed program here at Penn - that is, access for everyone.

Grace Wu, Franklin Institute Volunteer of the Month for February 2018!


Grace Wu, along with her two sons, Andrew and James, have been volunteering at the Franklin Institute for over three years.  Together they have contributed over 500 service hours!

She was motivated to volunteer for the Genghis Khan exhibit in 2015.  She so enjoyed sharing her vast knowledge of Chinese history and culture, that she is currently volunteering for the Terra Cotta Warriors Exhibit.

Petya Andreeva conducts research in Central Asia

Petya Andreeva, Phd candidate in East Asian Art and Architecture, traveled to Central Asia over the summer to conduct research for her dissertation. She blogged about her finds for the Penn Museum. Read her story here.

Denis Gainty passes away

Alum, Denis Gainty (PhD, 2007) died suddenly on March 26, 2017 at the age of 46.  A gentle soul, a wonderful friend, a brilliant scholar, he will be sorely missed.