Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

September 29, 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 Oct. 6.

Secretary Chu

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the School of Engineering and Applied Science will present its biennial Berger Award to U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The award is given to recognize a technological innovator who has made a lasting contribution to society. Read more...      

Mentor Program

The Penn Workplace Mentoring Program is offering faculty and staff an opportunity to make a difference in a young person's life. The annual program trains employees to mentor seventh graders from Mastery Charter School's Shoemaker Campus in West Philadelphia. Read more...     

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Kermit the Lawyer

Kermit Roosevelt, a professor at Penn Law School and great-great grandson of former President Theodore Roosevelt, writes in Constitution Daily about three bully lessons in leadership President Obama can learn from President Roosevelt. Read more... 


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West Philly

Penn employees looking to live in one of West Philadelphia's beautiful Victorians or modern condominiums can use a city program that provides aspiring homeowners with a matching grant toward closing costs. Read more... 













On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the School of Social Policy & Practice is co-sponsoring a screening of "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North," a documentary about the DeWolfs, the nation's leading slave traders from 1769 to 1820. Read more. 











QR Code

QR codes provide quick access to information 

Quick Response (QR) codes, those square barcodes readable by smartphones and webcams, are increasingly being used across campus to provide useful information in seconds. Read more...











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