Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania  March 18, 2010
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Penn students reach out to help Chile earthquake victims
On Friday, March 19, a student-led group is holding a Chilean feast and movie night in Houston Hall's Hall of Flags to raise money for those affected by the recent earthquake in Chile. Attendees can buy empanadas and other Chilean foods and watch the film "La Nana."

Backup care
The Division of Human Resources' Backup Care Program offers Penn faculty and staff last minute, in-home care.  Full-time employees can use the service for short-notice, temporary-care occurrences.

Green Gowns
The caps and gowns in this year's Commencement ceremony aren't green in color, but they are green in spirit. The black fabric is made of 100 percent, post-consumer, recycled plastic water and soda bottles.

Former Penn Museum curator George Bass to receive Drexel Medal
Drexel Award
Underwater archaeologist George Fletcher Bass, former curator of the Penn Museum's Mediterranean Section, will receive the Museum's Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal on Friday, March 26, for exceptional achievement in archaeology.

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Patricia C. Williams

Patricia C. Williams, house dean at Du Bois College House, discusses her job responsibilities and the changes she has seen in the House over the years.
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