Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

January 19, 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. 26. 


Underneath that big head and well-upholstered body, five different students make the Penn Quaker come to life. Tradition insists that their identities remain a secret. We'll call them Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. Orange, Mr. White and Mr. Blonde. These are their stories. Read more...      


Melissa Hunt, the associate director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology, is conducting an online survey investigating the role pet ownership plays in evacuation during disasters. Owning a pet is the biggest factor in failing to evacuate during a natural disaster. Read more...     

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Afaf I. Meleis, dean of the Penn School of Nursing, discusses her ongoing commitment to increasing the diversity of Penn Nursing, and her pride in the strong connection Penn Nursing has cultivated in Philadelphia and around the world. Read more... 


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Men's basketball tickets offered for special price
Penn faculty and staff can purchase tickets at the discounted price of $7 for each of the men's basketball team's remaining home games. The Quakers take on Big Five foe Saint Joseph's on Saturday, Jan. 21, and archrival Princeton on Monday, Jan. 30. Read more...  

Penn Transit Services offers two transportation alternatives that members of the University community can use when they have a meeting in Center City or an emergency at home. The first is a 24/7 town-car service. The second is called Emergency Ride Home. Read more...  


Green Fund grants seed sustainable projects

One of the eight environmentally friendly projects selected by the Green Fund to receive up to $50,000 is PennCycle, a student-run, bike-share program modeled after PhillyCarShare and Zipcar. Read more...    

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