Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

Feb. 24, 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.

Academy Awards

Three Penn cinema scholars weighed in on the 2011 Academy Awards at the recent faculty panel discussion, "And the Oscar Goes to..." The program focused on who will, and should, win the coveted statuettes at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Read more...  

Penn In Hand

One hundred and two pairs of hands on campus use American Sign Language as part of a student-run group called Penn In Hand. Open to anyone in the University community who knows and uses ASL, the group welcomes all with an interest in deaf culture. Read more...   

Catch up with 

Jeffrey Cooper

Jeffrey Cooper, vice president for government and community affairs, discusses city, state and federal legislation of interest to Penn, and how lawmakers sometimes tap into the University's array of world-class scholars for advice. Read more... 


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Musicians On Call

On Sunday, March 6, WXPN hosts the 7th Annual Musicians On Call Benefit Concert to bring music to hospital patients throughout the Delaware Valley. Read more...  




The Office of Environmental Health & Radiation Safety at Penn offers ergonomic evaluations to assess whether staff and faculty workstations are comfortable and safe. Read more...    



Horticulture Center

The Morris Arboretum's Horticulture Center has been awarded LEED Platinum certification, making it the first University building to earn the honor. Read more...   



Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Thursday, March 3.