Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Dec. 9, 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.

Need office furniture? Search Ben's Attic
Ben's AtticBen's Attic, a newly launched website developed by Penn Purchasing Services, works a lot like Craigslist, enabling University faculty and staff to exchange and purchase surplus Penn-owned supplies. Any staff or faculty member can log into the site using their PennKey and browse through the listings.

Penn GSE helps rebuild Haiti's education system
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Nearly one year after a devastating earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, a senior lecturer in Penn's Graduate School of Education is helping the country rebuild its education system. Sharon Ravitch was recently named senior international advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education for its Educational Reconstruction Plan.

Green Fund grants support sustainable projects across campus
Green Fund
Seven new projects, selected from the largest number of Green Fund applications to date, will join the 18 previous projects that Penn students, faculty and staff have launched since the first Green Funds were awarded in Fall 2009. The Green Fund initiative was created shortly after the University launched its Climate Action Plan.

Gift of MembershipLooking for a unique holiday gift that broadens the world of the recipient and also supports the arts? Consider giving the gift of membership to one of Penn's arts organizations or the University's public radio station. Exclusive members-only benefits include admittance to special lectures, events and libraries.

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Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw, the new director of Penn Transit Services, discusses the challenges of changing commuter behavior, the University's significant strides in alternative transit and why he doesn't own a car.
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