Penn Current Express

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March 3, 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.

Mother and Newborn

Diane Spatz, a professor in the Penn School of Nursing and
chair of the American Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel on Breastfeeding, was recently invited to help release "The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding." Read more...  

Electric Racing

Penn Electric Racing, a student-run, interdisciplinary club of engineers and designers, is preparing to show the world what they have been working on for the last five years: The carbon-fiber-clad Renegade, an all-electric race car. Read more...   

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Arlen Specter

Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, who will teach at Penn Law in Fall 2011, discusses his days as a Penn undergrad, 'partisan gridlock' in the Senate and what he hopes to impart to a new generation of lawyers. Read more... 


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Water World

The PennDesign symposium "In the Terrain of Water," scheduled for April 1 and 2 in Meyerson Hall, will encourage architects, urban planners, artists and others to consider how their work might change if water was moved to the forefront of their thought and design. Read more...  



Plant Trees

Penn has partnered with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department to distribute 300 free trees to faculty and staff homeowners. Qualified employees have until March 17 to pre-register. Read more...  





Penn Park Update

Upon completion of the 24-acre Penn Park project, expected to occur this fall, pedestrians will have access to walkways and green space along the Schuylkill River, with the Philadelphia skyline as a backdrop.  Read more...   



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