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Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Nov. 18, 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 The Penn Current Express will not be published next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The next issue will appear in your inbox on Dec. 2.

Five ways to make the most of your charitable giving
Giving BackWith the holidays just around the corner, many people are preparing to donate money, goods or their personal time to a variety of charities and good causes. Katherina Rosqueta, executive director of Penn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, offers five tips for maximizing charitable donations.

Music Department offers a score of fall performances
Music Department
You could spend a lot of money on a ticket to a Center City concert featuring works by Beethoven or Mozart, or you could pay little to nothing to watch an impressive student ensemble perform some of the same masterpieces on campus. Throughout the end of November and into December, the Penn Music Department is sponsoring student concerts in a variety of musical traditions.

DPS offers safety tips for the holiday shopping season
Safe Shop
On "Black Friday," retailers traditionally kick off the holiday shopping season by offering the lowest possible prices. But while shoppers are searching for bargains, unscrupulous characters may be waiting to prey on unattentive consumers. Penn's Division of Public Safety has a few tips on how to stay safe while shopping this holiday season.

LPS
Penn's College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) offers Ivy League classes to highly qualified adult students. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, LPS invites all staff members to attend an informational Penn Employee Undergraduate Programs Luncheon to learn more about how they can use their tuition benefits to take LPS classes.

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David Hollenberg

University Architect David Hollenberg discusses putting up new buildings, creating new green space and his favorite spots around campus.
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