Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

December 8, 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. 15. 

Rasta Poster

The documentary "Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens," co-directed by Penn professors Deborah Thomas and John L. Jackson, Jr., makes its Philadelphia premiere on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Scribe Video Center. Read more...      

Workplace Issue

The majority of workplace issues at Penn are resolved in an informal manner. But when problems do fester, the Division of Human Resource's Workplace Issue Resolution Program and Staff Grievance Program can help bring about solutions. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Amanda Culp

Amanda Culp, a junior chemical engineering and economics major, discusses Penn InnoWorks, the University's chapter of the national science and engineering initiative for middle-school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Read more... 


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Choral Society ends semester on a high note
On Friday, Dec. 9, a group of Penn students, faculty and staff will join members of the community on stage at Irvine Auditorium for the University Choral Society's fall concert. Read more...




Holiday Housing

Traditionally, when fall semester ends, Penn students leave campus and travel home for the holidays. But a small cadre of students who live in College Houses choose to stay on campus during winter break. Read more...   






Bitter Gene

Researchers uncover evolution of bitter gene

An international team led by Penn researchers has helped uncover the evolutionary history of one of the genes responsible for bitter taste. 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.