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Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 7, 2010
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
The Penn Current Express is a weekly newsletter bringing you timely news stories about the Penn community. The Penn Current Express will be delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

Become a mentor to a West Philadelphia High School student
West Philly High Mentors A new Penn mentoring program with West Philadelphia High School offers University faculty and staff the opportunity to advise and counsel local students. As part of a partnership between Penn and the School District of Philadelphia, Penn mentors spend one hour a week with a West Philly High student.

Models of ExcellenceEach year, the Models of Excellence Awards recognize the accomplishments and commitment of Penn staff members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity and innovation in their daily work. Candidates for the Models of Excellence and Model Supervisor Awards are currently being accepted by the Division of Human Resources.

Employee Resource Fair
For new employees, it's a must-do, and for those who have worked at Penn for some time, the Employee Resource and Commuter Fair is a great way to get reacquainted with everything the University has to offer. The fair will take place on Monday, Oct. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall.

Penn Science Café explores one biomolecule at a time
Penn Science Cafe
As part of this season's Penn Science Café, Yale E. Goldman, a professor in the Department of Physiology and associate director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center at Penn, presents, "Nature's Nanotechnology: Biomolecules Explored One at a Time," on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the MarBar. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Read more interviews, features and latest news at the Penn Current web site.
 
Catch up with
Sam Starks

Sam Starks, executive director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, discusses affirmative action, myths about the program and why everyone at Penn is responsible for making the University diverse and open to all.
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