Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

September 8, 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 Sept. 15.

Penn Park Fin

Staff, faculty and students are invited to a grand opening celebration for Penn Park on Thursday, Sept. 15, featuring a picnic at 5 p.m., music and games throughout the evening and a fireworks display at 7:30 p.m. Return to the park on Saturday, Sept. 17, for Penn Park Field Day. Read more...      


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Penn students are gathering on College Green for a candlelight vigil, performances, guest speakers and a time for reflection in the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall. Read more...     

Catch up with 

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Penn President Amy Gutmann chats with Philadelphia Magazine about the completion of Penn Park, her favorite spot in Philadelphia, her greatest achievement, her greatest regret and the best song on her iPod.  Read more... 


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Fall New

After the usual summer lull, the Penn campus is bustling again, with refreshed faculty back in their classrooms, returning students reconnecting and making new friends, and the addition of the most diverse freshman class in the University's history. Read more...  







New EO

New Staff Orientation provides a general overview of all things Penn, such as medical and tuition benefits, campus recreational facilities, plus little-known facts about the University. Read more...










Warner Collection

ARG exhibit showcases American beauty  

The new Arthur Ross Gallery exhibit, "An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Art" consists of 63 paintings chronicling the American experience from 1799-1971. Read more...   









Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Sept. 15 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.