Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

February 2, 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. 9. 


The School of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Lovers Lecture Series is designed to answer questions you may have about your furry family members. The free talks are open to the public and held approximately once a month. Read more...      

John Legend

WXPN's "Free At Noon" concert series showcases live musical performances at World Cafe Live. The Friday concerts, which last about an hour, are a joint production between WXPN, Penn's public radio station, and National Public Radio. Read more...     

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Pratham Mittal, a junior double-majoring in systems engineering and political science, discusses Lovely Professional University, a private institution in Punjab, India, founded by his father in 2006. Read more... 


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Cinema Studies lecturer handicaps the Oscars
Film buffs in Oscar office pools across the United States are eagerly selecting their picks for the 2012 Academy Awards, which will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 26. Among them is Meta Mazaj, a lecturer in Penn's Cinema Studies Program. Read more... 
Stressed Out

The Division of Human Resources has launched a series of workshops designed to help faculty and staff win the war on stress and tackle tension. The Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress sessions help make stress management a lifelong habit. Read more... 

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Adopt an Artifact and care for the non-living

The Penn Museum is inviting visitors to adopt nearly a dozen ancient items in its vast archaeological collection. The adoption fees help with the maintenance and storage of the artifacts. Adopters  receive an array of benefits. 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.