Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

December 1, 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 Dec. 8. 


Christopher Coleman, the Fagin Term Associate Professor of Nursing and Multi-Cultural Diversity in the School of Nursing, discusses the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, advancements in treatment, public awareness and current concerns. Read more...      

Bookstore Penn

On Dec. 8 and 9, take advantage of the Penn Bookstore's holiday "sale-abration." Faculty and staff can purchase puzzles, games and, of course, books at a 20 percent discount. Shop to songs of the season and enjoy free holiday photos and cookies. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Kim Junod

Kim Junod, senior producer of WXPN's "World Cafe," discusses her start at the radio station, memorable interviews and where she sees the show going in the next 20 years. Read more... 


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Anthea Butler
Religion, rhetoric and the 2012 presidential election
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies in the School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss "Faith Matters: Religion and Rhetoric in the 2012 Election" for the Penn Lightbulb Café. Read more...  



Post Office

School of Design graduate student and post office enthusiast Evan Kalish has visited more than 2,700 post offices nationwide to chronicle their impact on American life. Read more...   






Gift of Money

Philanthropic center says donate cash, not cans

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy says that while the intention of donating canned items is admirable, food drives could be much more effective if people donated money instead. Read more...    



Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Dec. 15 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.