Penn Current Express

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April 21, 2011

Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,

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Cannes Festival

Students in the Penn-in-Cannes program are preparing for their brush with fame at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. Penn-in-Cannes Director Nicola Gentili and Cinema Studies lecturer Meta Mazaj will accompany 27 students to Cannes for a two-week study abroad program. Read more...   

First Friday

Philadelphia's Old City is jam-packed with art lovers on the first Friday of each month, when the neighborhood's art galleries hold open houses. On May 6, a group of students in the Master of Fine Arts Class of 2011 will exhibit their artwork at Project Space 240 Church. Read more...    

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Dau Jok

Dau Jok, a College freshman and winner of the Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace award, discusses his foundation to fight poverty and violence through sports and academics in his native Southern Sudan, and what he has learned during his first year at the University. Read more... 


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Wharton NFL

The NFL-NFLPA Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program, operated by the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, helps NFL players prepare for life after football by offering them information about business and financial issues. Read more...




Cigarettes Kill

Smokers at Penn who have tried to quit before and failed may want to participate in a study being conducted by Penn Medicine's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction. The study is called Memory, Attention and Planning Skills for Quitting Smoking. Read more...    




Summer Camps

Select Penn summer camps offer discounts for faculty and staff, and others offer perks, such as pre- and post-camp activities that enable parents to drop their children off in the morning before heading to work. But campers must sign up soon; many programs are already full. Read more...   




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