Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Oct. 14, 2010
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Penn co-sponsors 19th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival
Film FestivalPenn is co-sponsoring the 19th Annual Philadelphia Film Festival, bringing more than one-third of the fair's films to theaters on or near campus. The 10-day event, which runs Oct. 14 to 24, features 216 screenings of more than 100 domestic and international narrative and documentary films, as well as short films.

Penn Engineering professor named one of 'Brilliant 10'
Katherine Kuchenbecker
Popular Science magazine has named Penn Engineering's Katherine Kuchenbecker to its annual "Brilliant 10" list of the country's top young scientists to watch. Kuchenbecker, the Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the director of the Haptics Lab.

Penn Park takes shape beneath the surface
Penn Park
Before the above-ground sports fields, trees and public spaces of Penn Park are installed and ready to use, crews are making vast improvements and preparations beneath the surface. The massive project is still on schedule to be completed by the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester.

Green Bus
Those who use Penn Transit may be familiar with the big, white buses that transport faculty, students and staff between Fitler Square and West Philadelphia. But soon all of the low-emission vehicles will bear bright red, green and sky-blue wraps, boasting their "cleaner, greener" environmental profiles.
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Chad Dion Lassiter

Chad Dion Lassiter, co-founder and president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc., discusses Philadelphia's high-school dropout rate, black misery and how he copes with some of the most devastating aspects of society.
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