Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

April 28, 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.

Dog Bite

Hospitals treat hundreds of thousands of dog bite injuries every year--most of them to children--but lack detailed information about the incidents themselves. A recent Penn Vet study has produced the most thorough analysis of children's behavior and dog bites to date. Read more...   

PennMOVES 2011

PennMOVES, the University's sale of donated items from students heading home for the summer, has made a few new moves of its own. This year, the community sale will take place on Saturday, June 4, at the new 23-acre home of Penn Transit, located at Grays Ferry Avenue and 34th Street. Read more...    

Catch up with 

Michael Moyer

Michael Moyer, the Rosenthal Director of Shelter Animal Medicine in the School of Veterinary Medicine, discusses the truth about cats and dogs, and how we can all be more like Bob Barker and help control the pet population. Read more... 


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Plant Sale

Gardeners, rejoice. The highly anticipated Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale is just around the corner. The market opens to Arboretum members on Friday, May 6, and to the general public on Saturday, May 7, at the LEED Platinum-certified Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm. Read more...




Spring Events

Spring is in full swing, a time to go outside and enjoy sunny skies, cool breezes and the many springtime events Penn has to offer between now and the end of the semester, including the Penn Relays, Alumni Weekend and  Commencement. Read more...    




IQ Test

New psychology research at Penn demonstrates a correlation between a test-taker's motivation and his or her performance on an IQ test and, more important, between that performance and a person's future success. Read more...   




Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Thursday, May 5.