Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

January 12, 2012

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 Jan. 19. 

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Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile will be the guest speaker for the 11th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Zellerbach Theatre. Read more...      

Home Sale Forum

The Penn Home Sale Forum is a website that connects University faculty, staff, students and Health System employees looking to buy or sell homes in the West Philadelphia area. The site is exclusively for members of the Penn community. Read more...     

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Robert Chaney, interim director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, discusses intellectual freedom at the ICA, how exhibitions are planned and evolve, and the artist-curator relationship. Read more... 


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Penn competition helps map Philly's heartbeat
An interdisciplinary group of Penn researchers has launched the MyHeartMap Challenge, a mobile media competition to encourage Philadelphians to locate and register automated external defibrillators throughout the city. Read more...  

If one of your resolutions is to do good in 2012, Penn Volunteers in Public Service, a division of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, can help you find organizations in need of volunteers, donations, goods and services. Read more...  

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Penn Ice Rink goes green with new machines

The Penn Ice Rink at the Class of 1923 Arena hosts all sorts of events on frozen water, and now will do so more efficiently with a few new green machines: ice-resurfacers and a water densification system. Read more...    

Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Jan. 19 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.