Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

April 14, 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.

Dr. Gutmann

The Support Center for Child Advocates presented Penn President Amy Gutmann with the Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award yesterday evening. Child Advocates is the nation's oldest and largest program dedicated to providing pro bono legal services for children in crisis. Read more...   


Susan B. Sorenson, director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence, teamed up with colleagues at the School of Social Policy & Practice to help the Philadelphia Police Department more efficiently document allegations of domestic violence. Read more...    

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Glenn Bryan

Glenn Bryan, assistant vice president of community relations in the Office of Government and Community Affairs, discusses the University's community engagement initiatives, being a proud Penn parent and his musical influences. Read more... 


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Bring Child to Work

This year, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day falls on Thursday, April 28, and Penn has prepared a full menu of fun and educational events to entertain and inspire youngsters on campus. Faculty and staff are invited to bring children ages 9 to 15. Read more...




Navah Perlman

Cellist Amy Sue Barston and pianist Navah Perlman have performed in major concert venues around the world, and now they're coming to Penn's Harold Prince Theatre on April 28 to do a fundraising concert for the University's Center for Public Health Initiatives. Read more...    




Pitching Robot

On April 20, a special member of the Penn community will throw out the first pitch at a Phillies game--a robot from the University's General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab.  Read more...   




Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Thursday, April 21.