Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

May 26, 2011

Dear Penn Faculty and Staff,

The Penn Current Express is a newsletter bringing you timely news stories about the Penn community. The next Penn Current Express will be delivered to your inbox on June 9.

Gutmann Korea

Penn President Amy Gutmann announced a $7.5 million gift from alumni in support of Penn's Korean Studies Program, and signed a memorandum of understanding on May 23 between Penn and Seoul National University, Korea's oldest national university. Read more...      

Arboretum Train

The Grand Opening of the Garden Railway Display is Saturday, May 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. This year's theme is "Painted Ladies," brightly colored 19th-century homes built in a mix of Carpenter Gothic, Queen Anne and other architectural styles. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Leanne McCarron

Leanne McCarron, the client coordinator in the Civil Practice Clinic of Penn Law School's Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, discusses her job at Penn Law and how she became a ballgirl for the Philadelphia Phillies. Read more... 


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Penn Walking

Exercising is always more fun with a buddy who can provide encouragement and support. The Penn Walking Program, operated by the Division of Human Resources, pushes staff and faculty to get active by giving walkers motivational tools, offering companions to walk with and supplying some free goodies to get you started. Read more...



Baby Talk

A team of Penn psychologists is helping to overturn the dominant theory of how children learn their first words. The research suggests that learning occurs more in moments of insight than gradually through repeated exposure. Read more...






Events Planning

Event planning at Penn made simple            

When planning your next event at Penn, the only thing that is guaranteed to happen is what you arrange to happen. Answers to other questions about events planning at Penn and just about everything else you need to know--required forms, policies and procedures--are listed in the "Guide to Planning Events @ Penn." Read more...   



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