Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

March 1, 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 March 8. 


Lt. John Wylie of the Penn Police Department partnered with the Penn Professional Staff Assembly to provide an hour-long chair flow yoga session and tutorial video on YouTube. Chair flow yoga involves simple stretches and postures that can be performed while seated. Read more...      


On Thursday, March 29, the Alumni Council of the School of Social Policy & Practice will address the problem of bullying through a forum called "Bullying Across the Lifespan: Targeting the Bully." The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Megan Reed

Senior Megan Reed, a political science/Africana studies double-major and president of the Penn chapter of the NAACP, discusses diversity at Penn, interning on Capitol Hill, President Obama, and her post-graduation plans. Read more... 


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Leslie Mellet
Penn staffer blogs for Huffington Post
Leslie Mellet, associate vice president in the Office of the University Secretary, is authoring a motivational blog on The Huffington Post. Mellet blogs for Huff/Post50, the online newspaper's lifestyle page targeted at the baby boomer generation. Read more... 
Warm Spring

The unusually high temperatures over the past few months have made it feel more like spring than winter. Paul Meyer, director of the Morris Arboretum, says any time the weather deviates dramatically from the norm, "it usually spells stress for plants." Read more... 

Award Tour

Penn students and alumni embark on award tour 

Penn students and alumni have been on an award tour lately, picking up a number of fellowships and scholarships  to further their studies here and around the world. Students have been named Luce Scholars, Thouron Awardees, and Gates Scholars. Read more... 

Find more interviews, features and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on March 15 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.