Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Jan. 27, 2011
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
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Field Center helps craft federal child abuse prevention legislation
Field Center

The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research recently provided the basis for a change in the reauthorization of the national Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Faculty directors at the Center became aware of instances in which no one would assume the responsibility to investigate allegations of child abuse because the incidents involved two separate states.

Dig in and learn plenty from Penn Libraries' wide range of music collections

Music Library
Penn Libraries' extensive music collections provide a vast compilation of research material from nationally and internationally renowned artists, such as former  Philadelphia Orchestra conductors Eugene Ormandy and  Leopold Stokowski, and famed Philadelphia contralto Marian Anderson.

FireAfter a serious fire severely damaged a four-story apartment building in West Philadelphia earlier this month, Penn students, faculty and staff came together--along with the University City District and the Salvation Army--to collect clothes, household goods, bed linens and other necessities for the more than 100 displaced residents.

Ask BenToo often, staff members in many Penn departments are forced to waste precious time answering routine questions when they could be accomplishing more productive tasks.
Want to unlock the gridlock? Come to a free presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 9, to see if a new online device called askBEN might be the key.

Read more interviews, features and latest news at the Penn Current web site.
Catch up with
Jeff Rusling

Jeff Rusling, director of technology, sales and marketing for Computer Connection, chats about how the store has grown over the last decade, and how Penn has changed since 1976.
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Find more news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Thursday, Feb. 3, in racks on campus.
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