Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

January 26, 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 Feb. 2. 

International Rahm

University administrators and staff can enhance their cross-cultural knowledge and competencies at the 1st Annual International Programs Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Attendance is limited to the first 60 individuals to register. Read more...      

Robot Hockey

For students in Penn Engineering's Design of Mechatronic Systems class, "the finals" are more than an exam. Members of the class design pint-sized robotic hockey teams that face-off in an annual competition known as The Robockey Cup. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Rodney Robinson

Penn alumnus Rodney Robinson, associate director in the Office of Student Affairs, discusses his job responsibilities, Hey Day, Ivy Day, and his love for M&Ms. Read more... 


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Penn provides access to gym memberships
Penn provides lots of programs to keep faculty and staff on track to better health, including fitness programs at the Pottruck Center on campus, and discount memberships at many fitness clubs in the Philadelphia area. Read more... 
Singh Center

The Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology has grown from a foundation at street level to a towering steel frame at the eastern edge of campus, bringing the project a tangible step closer to its projected spring 2013 completion. Read more... 

Climate Action Plan

Penn progresses toward Climate Action Plan goals

Penn has made great strides toward its Climate Action Plan, which outlines specific goals for energy reduction, sustainable building, and educating the University community about lowering its carbon footprint. Read more... 

Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Feb. 16 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.