Penn Current Express

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May 5, 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.

West Philly Housing

Penn employees looking to buy a home in West Philadelphia can get help and advice through Penn's Home Ownership Services. Attend the free housing fair PHOS is hosting on Tuesday, May 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge.   Read more...    

Machines Unethical

This weekend, two Penn  professors will present "Unethical Machines," a gallery show of student projects that combine art, technology and "bad behavior" exploring the ethics of surveillance, privacy and the sanctity of personal information. Read more...    

Catch up with 

David L. Cohen

David L. Cohen, chairman of the Penn Board of Trustees, discusses his passion for the University, what he thinks are its greatest strengths and what parting words of wisdom he would impart to  the Class of 2011. Read more... 


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The Penn community is using mobile technology for everything from staying safe, through the Division of Public Safety's UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, to finding instant information about campus events. Read more...    





2011 marks the quadricentennial of the King James Bible, and in April, Penn's Rare Book & Manuscript Library observed the occassion with the exhibition "Translation Necessarie: The King James Bible at 400." The exhibit is now available online.  Read more...    



Service Learning

Two Penn faculty members say in a recent paper that the rise of service learning into the curricula of colleges and universities has been incredibly rapid. Over the past 20 years, service learning at Penn has grown by leaps and bounds. Read more...   



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