Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

October 20, 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. 27.

Africa Imagine

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Penn Museum is hosting a free Community Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., inviting everyone to explore Africa through an evening of interactive workshops, traditional and modern music, dance and poetry. Read more...      

Penn Vet Snow Cubs

On Oct. 11, a Penn Vet surgical team assembled at the Philadelphia Zoo to treat a pair of snow leopard cubs born with an irritating eye condition called eyelid coloboma. The middle of their upper eyelids was missing, allowing hair to get into their eyes. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Harriet Joseph

Harriet Joseph, director of the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF), discusses the growth of CURF over the last decade, her goals for the program and how being around the men's basketball team brings out the "Jewish mom" in her. Read more... 


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Bartram Farm

A groundbreaking celebration for the new Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram's Garden--created in part by Penn's Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative--will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. Read more...  











Green Kitchen

Over the summer, a former Penn Women's Center office was transformed into a stylish, sustainable kitchen, complete with recycled wood cabinets, energy-saving appliances and a worm compost box. Read more... 











Google Award

Hacker device may help the visually impaired 

Penn Engineering students Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske hacked together Kinecthesia, a high-tech, belt-worn camera system that could potentially aid the visually impaired. Read more...  











Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Nov. 17 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.