Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

June 23, 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 July 14.

Penn Alexander

The partnership between Penn, the School District of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that supports the successful and innovative Penn Alexander School in West Philadelphia has been extended through 2021. Read more...      

Biz Plan GSE

Alexandre Scialom, creator of theCourseBook, took top honors and won a total of $50,000 in prize money in this year's Milken-Penn Graduate School of Education Business Plan Competition, the only business plan competition solely focused on improving education. Read more...     

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Amy Gutmann

Penn President Amy Gutmann speaks with The New York Times about her leadership style, her eighth-grade math teacher who "made math exciting," the key to time management and what she looks for in potential employees. Read more... 


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Joe's Cafe

There are plenty of places to find food and drink on and near campus, ranging from vending machines to food trucks, to the many restaurants situated in University City. But tucked away inside several University buildings there are also small, intimate cafés that offer diners charming spots to refuel, relax and recharge. Read more...        






College Search Help

Penn's Office of Admissions is holding a Staff and Faculty College Search Seminar on Tuesday, June 28, to help middle and high school students navigate the complicated college admissions process and search for the right institutional fit. Read more... 








Sea Level

Study links sea-level rise and temperature    

A Penn-led study has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast in the United States is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years. Researchers have also shown a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level. Read more...



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