Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

October 13, 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. 20.

Penn Family Day

From its humble beginnings 19 years ago as a day to treat employees to a free football game, Penn Family Day has grown into a daylong funfest expected to draw thousands. The 2011 festival, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, begins with a tailgate party outside Franklin Field. Read more...      

Penn Softball Park

Penn students, faculty and staff, and the surrounding West Philadelphia community can "batter up" for the University's "Year of Games" by playing in a charity softball game at Penn Park on Sunday, Oct. 23, to benefit breast cancer awareness and research. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Richard Beeman

Richard Beeman, the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History  Emeritus, discusses 18th century American history, the conduct of the current Congress and how he missed the 1960s student revolution by three months and the sexual revolution by 15 minutes. Read more... 


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Flu Shot

To help full- and part-time faculty and staff prepare for this year's influenza season, the Division of Human Resources is partnering with Occupational Medicine to provide on-campus flu shots at a discounted cost. Read more...  













Save the Arts

The Social Impact of the Arts Project at Penn has collaborated with The Reinvestment Fund and the City of Philadelphia in developing a database to monitor growth in creative assets and assess their social impact. Read more... 













Penn Law profs discuss pending patent law 

Penn Law's R. Polk Wagner and David Abrams discuss their new paper about how the America Invents Act--signed into law on Sept. 16--will significantly shift how patents are filed in the United States. Read more...  











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