Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

September 22, 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. 29.

Penn Vet benefits

Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the School of Veterinary Medicine's Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital will begin offering two new programs for Penn and Penn Medicine employees: a 10 percent discount on all specialty services and a drop-off service for pets. Read more...      

Campus Loop

A new initiative by Penn Transit Services, the Campus Loop bus, makes it easier for the University community to travel anywhere on campus, day or night. Penn Transit now offers shuttle service on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. from all campus transit stops. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Kevin Conley

Kevin Conley, a senior electrical engineering major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, talks about his SMSPersonFinder app, which helps disaster victims contact loved ones, and the difference between computer "hackers" and "crackers." Read more... 


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Nursing Mothers

Returning to work after having a baby takes some careful planning, especially when a new mother is breastfeeding. The Division of Human Resources' Nursing Mothers Program can help make the transition back to work a smooth one. Read more...  












Lightbulb Cafe

The popular Penn Science Café lecture series returns this fall at a new time, in a new location and with a new sister series, the Penn Lightbulb Café. Both cafés will be held monthly at 6 p.m. at the Pepper Mill Café in the Penn Museum. Read more...












Dinosaur Fossil

Penn researchers help fill gaps in fossil record 

Penn evolutionary biologists have developed a new technique for analyzing phylogenies--the branching family tree of a group of species over their evolutionary history. Read more...    












Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Oct. 13 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.