Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

February 9, 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. 16. 

LEGO Challenge

In January, more than 500 middle school students converged on Penn's campus to test their engineering skills in the FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament. Teams sent their robots on missions, and presented research. Read more...      

Wellness Challenge

Sponsored by the Division of Human Resources, the eight-week Penn Wellness Challenge helps employees make small changes to improve their lives through regular exercise and proper nutrition. The Challenge runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Read more...     

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Anita L. Allen, the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Penn Law School, discusses her book, "Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide?" with Penn Law's Office of Communications. Read more... 


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Racial Center
GSE center studies race and equity in education
The Graduate School of Education has launched the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, an interdisciplinary hub designed to improve equity in pre-kindergarten to 12 schools, colleges, and universities. Read more... 

Over the next eight weeks, Penn will compete with more than 600 colleges and universities across the United States and Canada in RecycleMania 2012 to see which schools can achieve the highest recycling rates. Read more... 

Year of Proof

2012-13 brings "Year of Proof" to Penn  

The Office of the Provost has announced that the 2012-13 academic theme year will be the "Year of Proof." Planned events and programs will cut across many disciplines, schools, and departments. 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.