Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

Feb. 17, 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.


The Penn Museum is pleased to announce that its landmark exhibition from China, "Secrets of the Silk Road," will now open to the public with the full complement of artifacts and mummies for a limited time only, beginning Friday, Feb. 18.  Read more...  


Eve M. Troutt Powell, an associate professor of history at Penn and modern Middle East scholar, discusses the origins of the Egypt uprising, Mubarak's resignation and the future of one of the most important countries in the Middle East. Read more...   

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Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History at Penn, discusses the evils of segregation, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and her new book about President Obama. Read more... 


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Penn Sports Network

The Penn Sports Network is an online sports center  offering Quaker fans exclusive live audio and video streaming of Penn athletic events. Read more...


Penn Transit Open House

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, Penn Transit invites the University community to an open house to see its newly recycled space. Read more...    




Penn Vet has helped to develop a new, faster DNA-based detection kit for salmonella in poultry eggs. Read more...   


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