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Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Jan. 13, 2011
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.

Penn celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. with day of service and commemorative symposium
MLKPenn will celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 17, and a Commemorative Symposium on Social Change featuring talks, events and musical performances, from Monday, Jan. 17 through Feb. 2. The Day of Service begins at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, with a breakfast for volunteers in Houston Hall.

Women's BasketballThe Penn women's basketball players are sacrificing their bodies this season not only for their team, but also to help others. They have dedicated the 2010-11 season to the fight against several diseases, and they are doing so by taking a "Charge for a Cure." Fans can pledge a donation for each charge the team takes during the season.

Special 'Silk Road' exhibit ticket offer extended

Silk Road Opening
Now through Jan. 31, all Penn faculty and staff can buy up to five tickets to the Penn Museum's forthcoming landmark exhibition "Secrets of the Silk Road" at the special rate of $12.50 per ticket (a $10 savings per adult ticket). To get the special rate, you must bring your PennCard to any admission desk at the Museum.

Penn faculty and staff with a desire to create a more sustainable campus by reducing the carbon footprint of their offices or labs are invited to apply to be members of the University's Eco-Reps team. Applications, available on the Green Campus Partnership website, should be submitted via email by Tuesday, Jan. 18.

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The Mask and Wig Club, Penn's all-male comedy troupe, has entertained Philadelphians and the Penn community since 1889 with its original revues, often featuring skits with men dressed as women.
 
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