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October 1, 2012

And the Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award Goes To…

Congratulations to our founding executive director, Kat Rosqueta, who will be receiving the 2012 Kathleen McDonald Distinguished Alumna Award, presented by the Wharton Women in Business (WWIB) this Friday, October 5th.

Global Citizens Unite in Central Park for Extreme Poverty Awareness

On Saturday, September 29th, 60,000+ Global Citizens gathered on the Great Lawn in Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival and we were there! Stay tuned for an event recap with photos and more information on how you can get involved.

Hugh Evans, Humanitarian, and Jeffrey Sachs, Economist

Health and Development

Temple hospital trains workers for the new front lines of health care: An article in the Philadelphia Inquirer examines the model of using community health workers in cities like Philadelphia. It’s a model with preventive and curative solutions both in the U.S. and abroad whose impact and cost-effectiveness we’ve analyzed in the following guides:

Neighborhoods Confer Health, but Not Wealth: Although researchers expected to find increases in income and education attainment among lower-income families who move out of poor neighborhoods, they instead found significantly lower rates in diabetes and extreme obesity.

This Beats Most Aid by Miles – And It’s a Migration Non-Profit: Not trade, not aid, but definitely a creative twist on development. The non-profit CITA program, started with help from Catholic Relief Services and the Howard Buffett Foundation, matches Mexican agricultural guest workers with the needs of U.S. farmers to the benefit of both.

International Day of the Girl on October 11! The Girl Up – UN Foundation “Uniting Girls to Change the World” partnership has named the first International Day of the Girl next Thursday, October 11th, 2012. Learn more…

Kate Hovde, senior analyst

Kate Hovde, Senior Analyst

STEM Education Notes from Kate Hovde

There have been a number of articles about the lack of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and efforts to promote and mentor more women into the sector. As we’re involved in the 100kin10 initiative, I’ve shared a short list of recent New York Times articles:

Fostering Tech Talent in Schools: Against the backdrop of a dearth of students qualified to take a growing number of computer science-related jobs, Microsoft has been encouraging its engineers to volunteer in local schools.

Others to note: Breaking the Bias Against Women in Science, Online Mentors to Guide Women Into the Sciences, Bias Called Persistent Hurdle for Women in Sciences (article from March 2010, sparked by the report Why So Few? by the American Association of University Women on bias in the sciences).

“Overdraft”: A Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Monday, October 8th, 4:30pm

A one-hour film documentary screening on the American debt crisis and it’s impact on the population is taking place at the Annenberg Zellerbach Theater, 3680 Walnut Street. A panel discussion, moderated by Michael Useem, Professor of Management at Wharton, will follow. Participants include Jay Fishman, Chairman and CEO The Travelers Companies, and Wharton professors Kent Smetters (Business Economics and Public Policy), Richard Marston (Finance), and Jeremy Siegel (Finance). For more information, please visit: http://penniur.upenn.edu/events/2012/10/08/documentary-screening-overdraft.

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