Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

May 19, 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.

Agnes Nixon

The 40-plus year history of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" is being permanently preserved by the Annenberg School for Communication. The complete collection of scripts was a gift to Penn from Agnes Nixon, the creator of the ground-breaking soap operas. Read more...   

Mongolia Climate Change

Beginning next week, more than a dozen students, staff and faculty from Penn's Department of Biology will begin an arduous trek into the steppes of Northern Mongolia as part of the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for International Research and Education. Read more...     

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Torch Lytle

James H. "Torch" Lytle, a practice professor in the Graduate School of Education, discusses the "swirl of change" facing public education and the ongoing importance of establishing partnerships between schools and the community. Read more... 


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Bike Commute

National Bike to Work Day gets underway on Friday, May 20, and Joy Cannon, a researcher at Penn's Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, is inviting fellow bicyclists to sign up for this year's Commuter Challenge. Sponsored by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Challenge is a free and friendly three-month competition that encourages people to bike or walk to work, and help reduce carbon emissions. Read more...



Clark Park

If you've walked in the University City neighborhood in recent months, you've probably noticed the chain-link fencing keeping people out of the "A" section of Clark Park, located between Baltimore and Chester avenues. In early June, the fences will come down, and this section of the park will reopen to the public. Improvements to the park include a widening of some sidewalks and a reconfiguring of some walkways. Read more...    



Penn A-Z

The Penn A-Z index is like the Yellow Pages of the University, featuring an alphabetical listing of websites officially recognized by Penn, and pathways to departments, programs, publications, organizations and services. Over the summer, this frequently used utility will undergo a major revision, and will display the various social media offerings alongside their official Penn websites. Read more...   



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