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By Will Becker Puentes de Salud, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that provides health and wellness services to the Latinx in our region, has recently announced a change in leadership. Steve Larson, Executive Director and Co-founder, and Esther Morales, Managing Director, have chosen to step down from their positions. 
July 26, 2021
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend an event presented by the Philadelphia Geography Society at the Doubletree Hotel in Center City, celebrating Taylor Demonbreun as the organization’s 129th Explorer of the Year.
July 26, 2021
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