Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

November 3, 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. 10.

Engineering

A new program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science called Market and Social Systems Engineering, or MKSE, aims to develop the next generation of social system innovators and solidify the field of study as its own engineering discipline. Read more...      

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Penn President Amy Gutmann presented the University of Pennsylvania Medal for Distinguished Achievement to  philanthropist Raymond Perelman on Wednesday, Oct. 26, celebrating the naming of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine. Read more...     

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Yolanda

Yolanda Vázquez, a clinical supervisor and lecturer at Penn Law School, argues that "crimmigration"--the comingling of criminal and immigration law--has replaced overt discrimination as the modern day apparatus for excluding Latinos in the United States. Read more... 

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SP2 dean analyzes ailing government programs
In his new book, "The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Don't Work--and a Blueprint for Change," Richard J. Gelles, dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice, examines why some government programs are predestined to fail.
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Hispanic Paradix

Andrew Fenelon, a joint Ph.D. student in demography and sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences, says he has a two-word answer to the  puzzling "Hispanic Paradox." Read more...  

 

   

             

 

 

Down Power

Learn to power down at energy conservation fair

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, attend an energy conservation fair at University Square to learn about Penn's sustainability efforts and how to reduce utility costs at home. 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.