Penn Current Express
News, Ideas and Conversations from the University of Pennsylvania Feb. 3, 2011
Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,
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Penn accepts 2011 RecycleMania challenge

RecycleMania, the annual waste reduction and recycling competition, kicks off at Penn on Sunday, Feb. 6. The eight-week contest pits schools against each other in a friendly rivalry to determine which institution can out-recycle the others and minimize waste. The University's 2011 RecycleMania goal is to increase its recycling rate from the current high of 28 percent to 30 percent.

Husband-and-wife team drafts Philly barbers to 'build better brothers'

This spring, barbers in approximately 50 barbershops across Philadelphia will offer knowledge about HIV and risk reduction to their customers. Approximately 1,100 African-American males are being recruited to participate in "Shape Up--Barbers Building Better Brothers," a research project  between Penn and Philly barbers.

Black History BookstoreBlack History Month is a time to celebrate the proud history of African Americans and the countless contributions they have made to American society. To honor the many achievements of African Americans, the Penn Bookstore is featuring a Black History Month Series throughout the month of February.

Nano CenterOn Feb. 17, Penn President Amy Gutmann will join University Trustees and the deans of the Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and Applied Science at the 3200 block of Walnut Street for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology. The $80 million Center is named for a Penn alum and Trustee.

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David Eisenhower

David Eisenhower, director of the Institute for Public Service, discusses public service in America, his famous grandfather, and the last time he visited Camp David.
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