Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

August 18, 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 September 8.

World Trade

The Penn Museum will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a new gallery exhibition, "Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11." Opening Aug. 20, the exhibit documents the horrors of 9/11 through a collection of everyday objects. Read more...      

Commuter Van

Under the new commuter benefits program, transportation passes, rider cards and transit checks for employees using public transportation will be sent directly to their homes beginning in October. But employees must sign up by Aug. 20. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Ankur Kumar

Ankur Kumar, deputy director of admissions in the Office of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at the Wharton School, talks with about how Wharton managed to recruit more women than any of its competitors, and the major myths about women who pursue MBAs. Read more... 


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Penn's Office of Audit, Compliance & Privacy has created a "Top 10 Facebook Privacy Guide" to help employees protect privacy by limiting information that "friends" can access. Read more...  









The two-time defending Ivy League Champion Penn football team will have three nationally televised games this season, tied for the most in school history. Read more...










Haiti Earthquake

GSE receives $10,000 to support Haiti efforts  

The Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia have donated $10,000 to the Graduate School of Education's Haiti Applied Research Team to support the collaboration between GSE and the Haiti Ministry of Education. Read more...



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