Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

June 9, 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 23.


It's not so unusual to see robots rolling or flying around the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab at Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science, but now there is a robot that reads as it rolls. Graspy, a robot created by the lab, is the first of its kind to be literate. Read more...      

Penn Museum Nights

This summer, the Penn Museum is offering a mid-week, after work treat--live music performed in its Warden Garden. Every Wednesday from June 22 to August 24,  enjoy tunes performed by a host of eclectic groups. The concerts will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Gazette Editor

John Prendergast, editor of The Pennsylvania Gazette, discusses if the alumni magazine will migrate to an online-only format, memorable stories and how working at Penn has changed--and deepened--his connection to the University. Read more... 


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Recycle Survey

Penn's Climate Action Plan is the University's initiative to become a greener campus. Take a few minutes to complete the Penn Sustainability survey and let the Green Campus Partnership know what you think about the University's green initiatives. Read more...






ARCH Building

The Arts, Research and Culture House, or ARCH Building, has long been a campus landmark. A recently announced $15 million gift will renovate the space, preserving its historic bones while adding modern flourishes. Read more...







Sleep Research

Penn study examines lack of sleep and memory  

A Penn research team has found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation's effects on memory. Specifically, the team aimed to better understand its association with sleep and memory function. Read more...   


Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on September 15.