GLOBAL NEWS FROM PHL

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As a 19-year-old African American male, this past June was the first time that I celebrated Juneteenth. Recently, June 19, was officially declared a federal holiday.
July 22, 2021
Last month, Environmental artist Sarah Kavage and Iraqi social art designer Yaroub Al Obaidi hosted a presentation for their finished project of a “Mudhif,” a traditional Iraqi guesthouse. The Mudhif, which is the first to be built outside of Iraq, is located at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
July 22, 2021
Philadelphia City Council has passed the Christian Street Demolition Moratorium. Effective immediately, the bill places a temporary moratorium on all demolitions along Christian St in South Philadelphia, from Broad St to 20th Street.
July 1, 2021
Philadelphia celebrated six years as a World Heritage City with a week of free, virtual festivities for the whole family last month. Presented by the Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) and the City of Philadelphia, World Heritage Week highlighted many diverse heritages and shared cultural traditions. 
June 30, 2021
By Rayna Lewis Temple University and Global Philadelphia team up to show their commitment to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals through art.
June 17, 2021
The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for individuals and firms to participate in a historic and cultural resources project.
June 15, 2021
By Will Becker The Wistar Institute and the University of Bologna (Unibo) in Italy have recently established the Wistar-Unibo Ph.D. Exchange Program in Cell and Molecular Biology to bring Unibo graduate students to Wistar for their three-year Ph.D. training. The program fosters scientific and intellectual exchange in research and education between Italy and the United States and is aligned with Wistar’s commitment to expand and strengthen its network of collaborations for the research and training of junior scientists in the U.S. and beyond. We spoke with Dr. Alessandro Gardini about this new program and what it means for international collaboration in Philadelphia’s health and sciences sector.
June 15, 2021
By Will Becker Last month, the University of Pennsylvania recently announced its newest director, Dr. Harun Küçük, a current Associate Professor in the Department of History and Social Science.   Dr. Küçük is a historian of early modern Ottoman science, whose ground-breaking scholarship draws on a wide range of sources and registers, from the Ottoman medical marketplace to minting practices, and from natural philosophy to gunpowder recipes. 
June 14, 2021
As part of its overall commitment to anti-racism initiatives, Temple will install the mural, created by Temple alum, artist and muralist Mat Tomezsko, on its campus. Fulfilling a second aspect of the project, the university will also donate to its IDEAL (Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership) Office to help combat racism. 
June 7, 2021