Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

March 10, 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.

Open Enrollment

Due to some significant changes being made to Penn's benefit plan year that begins July 1, the Division of Human Resources is encouraging employees to take time during this year's open enrollment period to select what works best for them. Read more...  

Revitalization Fels

A new report from the Fels Institute of Government documents the success of a Latino community organization working with public agencies to revitalize vacant property in a North Philadelphia neighborhood between 1998 and 2010. Read more...   

Catch up with 

Jamie Shuda

Jamie Shuda, director of life sciences outreach and co-principal investigator at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, discusses demystifying science for teachers and programs that create stronger ties between local students and science opportunities outside the classroom. Read more... 

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Science Cafe

Richard Leventhal, founder and director of the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, will discuss "Stealing the Past: Collectors and Museums of the 21st Century" on Wednesday, March 16, as part of the Penn Science Café lecture series. Read more...   

          

Haiti Water Walk

In conjunction with Penn's Year of Water and in recognition of World Day for Water, Penn's School of Nursing is sponsoring a 5K Walk for Water for Haiti on Sunday, March 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. on campus. Read more...

            

Public Interest Week

Penn Law School's Public Interest Week, March 14 to 18, will bend toward justice with a workweek's worth of events and lectures promoting justice through lawyering for the public interest. Read more...

 

    

Find more news, interviews and features in the print edition of the Penn Current on Thursday, March 24.