Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania April 15, 2010
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Penn freshman builds classic car from scratch
Shelby Cobra
Mike Peisach, a Penn Engineering freshman from Miami, built a rare 1965 Shelby Cobra from scratch while in high school. The car later sold for $111,000, which Peisach donated to charity.

The Voluntary Phased Staff Retirement Program is designed to provide a gradual transition into retirement for staff who are eligible to retire but do not want to stop working altogether. The program allows those employees to reduce their workload while still retaining their benefits.

The Center for Technology Transfer's new UPSTART program aids University faculty and staff in completing the steps necessary to legally form a company, raise funds and even recruit employees.     

Open House celebrates new Music Building
Music Building
Staff, faculty and students are invited to "Opus 2010: A New Home for Music at Penn," a themed open house on Friday, April 16, to celebrate Penn's newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art Music Building.

Read more interviews, features and latest news at the Penn Current web site.
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Cassandra Parks

Cassandra Parks-DeVaughn, a Penn police officer, discusses her career, the Police Athletic League and PAL's positive influence on city youth.
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Look for a special Earth Day print edition of the Penn Current on Thursday, April 22, in racks on campus.
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