Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

October 27, 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 Nov. 3.


The two-day conference honoring renowned Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld concludes today with an evening conversation between Appelfeld and Nili Gold, an associate professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Read more...      


In a new twist to Penn's annual Halloween tradition, the 1922 German film "Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror" will be the featured presentation on Monday, Oct. 31, at 7:15 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium. The film is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula." Read more...     

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Sierra Twins

Fatmata and Mariama Kabia, twin senior international relations majors, discuss Memunatu Magazine, a national publication they created for teenage girls in Sierra Leone that promotes literacy, leadership and economic development. Read more... 


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Nominations for the Models of Excellence awards, which recognize employees whose outstanding efforts far exceed job expectations, are due by Friday, Nov. 4. Read more...  





Dance Dance Dance

Penn Nursing professor Terri Lipman has devised "Dance for Health," a community program that increases physical activity for schoolchildren. Read more...  






Ben Frank

Take Penn classes for credit or fun 

Penn offers several options for employees to explore a personal interest, audit a class, or participate in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Read more...    








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