Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

October 6, 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. 13.


On Oct. 10, 10 members of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership will travel from Africa to campus to celebrate 10 years of collaboration. Since its founding, the partnership has expanded to include a staff of 65 in Botswana, including 11 full-time physicians. Read more...      


Andrew Mead, a graduate student in the Department of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, has shown that bat echolocation--bouncing sound waves off objects in their environment to pinpoint prey--is made possible by the fastest muscles ever seen in mammals. Read more...     

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Alison Buttenheim, an assistant professor in the School of Nursing, discusses the risks of childhood vaccine refusal and delay, and the possible adverse outcomes of vaccinated children attending school with unvaccinated children. Read more... 


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Family Arts Night

Penn student performance groups put on 70 shows each year for students, faculty, staff and the general public. Read more...  













DPS Open House

The Division of Public Safety opens its doors to the Penn and University City communities for its annual Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. Read more. 











Fair Employee

Gobble up goodies at Employee Resource Fair 

The Employee Resource Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall. Read more...











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