Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

April 7, 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 Student Relief

Penn students have acted with deliberate speed to raise money to help the people of Japan recover from last month's devastating earthquake and tsunami. In less than a month, campus groups have raised more than $20,000. Read more...   

Royal Wedding

When all eyes turn to the United Kingdom on Friday, April 29, for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey, those of us here at Penn can watch the ceremony with an informed commentary by one of our own scholars. Read more...   

Catch up with 

Harris Steinberg

Harris Steinberg, the founding executive director of PennPraxis, discusses the current outlook for the Delaware Waterfront plan, the areas of the city that need greening the most and what has kept the Philly native in one place for so many years. Read more... 


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Antiques Show

Looking for that perfect antique piece for your home? You may be able to find it--and simultaneously help Penn Medicine fight ovarian cancer--at the Philadelphia Antiques Show, which runs  April 9 through April 12 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Read more...




Al Jazeera English

Marwan Kraidy, an associate professor in the Annenberg School for Communication, says the United States could benefit from Al Jazeera English. The channel is currently only available on cable in Washington, D.C, Burlington, Vt., and Toledo, Ohio. Read more...    




Girl Culture

Lauren Greenfield's "Girl Culture," opening tomorrow at the Arthur Ross Gallery, aims to be the definitive photographic documentation of American girls in the 21st century, exploring girls' relationships with their bodies and popular culture. Read more...   




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