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Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Dec. 16, 2010
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
The Penn Current Express is a weekly newsletter bringing you timely news stories about the Penn community. This is the final edition of the Express for 2010. The next edition will appear in your inbox on Jan. 13, 2011.

Discounted tickets to 'Secrets of the Silk Road' for faculty and staff
Silk RoadAs a special holiday treat, the Penn Museum is offering faculty and staff a discount on tickets to the landmark exhibition, "Secrets of the Silk Road," which runs from Feb. 5 through June 5, 2011. From now until Dec. 24, employees with a PennCard can purchase up to five tickets to the show for just $12.50 per ticket (a $10 savings per adult ticket).

Penn Mobile Site ThumbPenn has developed a mobile website enabling users to access information about the University from any handheld device. The browser-based site's initial offerings include Penn news, as well as information about Penn's libraries, athletics and public safety. It also offers maps, the University directory, a calendar and a search function.

Founder's Day Faculty Senate Symposium focuses on human rights
Faculty Senate
Each year, the Founder's Day Faculty Senate Symposium brings together professors from across the University to discuss an issue of importance to Penn and the surrounding community. The symposium scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, will focus on "Human Rights: Contested Principles and Practices."

Don't forget to 'power down' over holiday break
Power Down
When Penn employees leave campus next week for the holiday break, a trace of their carbon footprint could be left behind if they fail to shut off office electronics and appliances. To conserve energy, the Green Campus Partnership is encouraging all staff and faculty to participate in the Power Down Challenge.

New PIK profsPenn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price recently announced the addition of two new Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professors with the appointments of Barbara Mellers and Philip Tetlock. Mellers is the University's 11th PIK professor, Tetlock the 12th. Their appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2011.

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Brittany Young, a sophomore English/African studies major, discusses A Spring of Hope, a nonprofit organization she founded in 2005 that builds wells in rural African communities.
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