Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

March 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.

Japan Earthquake

All Penn students, faculty and staff in Japan during the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami are reported to be safe and sound. The University has compiled a list of relief organizations that are helping direct aid to those most in need. Read more...  


Winners of Penn's 2011 Models of Excellence Awards will be honored at a ceremony and reception on Thursday, March 31, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. All members of the University community are invited to attend. Read more...   

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Adler Student

Nate Adler, a College and Wharton senior, discusses Kitchen at Penn, a delivery/takeout joint he founded that features freshly made, home-cooked, simple food. Adler and Chef Jordan Miller have created a menu that makes the most of seasonal ingredients. Read more... 


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Philly Science Festival

Beginning Friday, April 15, scientists and science fans alike will take the latest research in fields from astronomy to zoology out of the labs and into the streets for the first annual Philadelphia Science Festival. Events will be held all over the city, including at Penn. Read more...     

Intramural Sports

Whether you're a serious athlete or you play sports just for fun, there are many opportunities to participate in sports at Penn. The Department of Recreation offers students, faculty and staff the chance to play in 38 sports clubs that focus on everything from aikido to water polo. Read more...


Green Purchasing

Penn's Sustainable Purchasing Initiative has added two new programs--Green Alternatives and Reusable Delivery Totes--to help the University reach its Climate Action Plan goals of carbon reduction and waste minimization. Read more...





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