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This winter, Philadelphia and its Lithuanian community are marking the centenary of Romas Viesulas, a visionary Lithuanian-American artist who taught printmaking at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art for more than 25 years.
November 15, 2018
Three years ago, the United Nations launched its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Comprised of 17 goals, ranging from reducing poverty to improving access to education, this plan provides a framework for a more peaceful and prosperous world. Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is one of many organizations across the world working to increase awareness of and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
November 15, 2018
While Philadelphia is best known as the "City of Brotherly Love," an apt alternative motto for our city would be the "City of Museums!"
November 15, 2018
Through the annals of history, particularly in Philadelphia's history, there are moments of great achievement in the development of a new nation. Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, and the celebration of those achievements on July 4th all come to mind.
November 15, 2018
Annual Luncheon Also Book Collection for Broad Street Ministry PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 7, 2018) — With its focus on everything international for the City of Philadelphia,  the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) will host its fourth Annual Luncheon and Globy Awards on Monday, Dec. 10.
November 14, 2018
University of Pennsylvania's South Asia Center to screen groundbreaking documentary, host panel discussions throughout the U.S. The South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in partnership with The Philadelphia Women's Film Festival, invites the public to the world premiere of Until and Unless.
November 6, 2018
In a conversation with AL DÍA, Peter Gonzales, President and CEO of the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, discussed what his Hispanic heritage means to him. Peter Gonzales remembers the impact that a trip he took to his grandfather’s homeland as a child had on his life.
November 6, 2018
See the nine Pennsylvania universities that are included on a global ranking  U.S. News & World Report is out with its Best Global Universities assessment, and nine institutions in Pennsylvania are included. The 5th annual rankings were released on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and compared 1,250 schools across 75 countries. The United States dominated with 227 schools making the list.
November 6, 2018
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly identified 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a framework for how countries, cities, and communities can work towards a more peaceful and prosperous world. These global goals range from ensuring affordable and clean energy supplies, to reducing inequalities, to taking action on climate change.
November 1, 2018