Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

May 12, 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.

Perelman Gift

Penn has received a $225 million gift from philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman and his wife, Ruth, to benefit the University's world-renowned School of Medicine, which will be renamed the Raymond and
Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more...   

Take Back The Night

The Penn Women's Center is offering a free workshop that will address how to recognize and respond to incidents of dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The 15-hour, three-day, Anti-Violence Advocate Training includes sessions led by experts against rape and abuse. Read more...    

Catch up with 

Eric Baratta

Eric Baratta, a production manager/technical director in the Theatre Arts Program, discusses the connection between theater and landscape architecture, his role during student productions and the risks associated with live theater. Read more... 


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Penn Park Trees

Penn Park construction workers are taking advantage of this week's perfect springtime weather to keep the 24-acre project on track for a fall opening. As construction nears completion on the site's four pedestrian access points, crews have begun planting the first round of more than 500 trees that will provide canopy cover and help mitigate stormwater runoff. Read more...



University Square Market

Springtime brings budding flowers, fairer weather and the weekly University Square Farmers Market, located on 36th Street between Sansom and Walnut streets. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from May through November, vendors set up to sell everything from fresh vegetables and fruits, to artisan breads, to locally roasted, fair-trade coffee. Read more...    



Thesis Exhibition

Emerging artists from the School of Design's Master of Fine Arts Class of 2011 have one more chance to showcase their work at the MFA Thesis Exhibition, opening today at the Ice Box Project Space in the Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St. in Northern Liberties. The exhibition runs through May 29 and is free and open to the public. Read more...   



Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on June 9 in racks on campus.