Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

March 22, 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 29. 

Creating Canopy

The University is staging its second annual Creating Canopy tree giveaway for Penn homeowners. The program has been expanded this year to include homeowners who live in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware suburbs, as well as those within Philadelphia. Read more...      


Educational innovator Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer for Harlem Children's Zone, will be the Commencement speaker at Penn's 256th Commencement on Monday, May 14, at Franklin Field. The entire Penn community is welcome to attend. Read more...     

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Long Island's Melissa Cesarano, a senior cognitive neuroscience major, discusses Bloomers, Penn's all-female musical and sketch comedy troupe, her favorite comedians, and her post-graduation plans. Read more... 


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Russian Tea
Penn throws Russian tea party, once a week
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures throws a Russian tea party each Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Williams Hall. Any Penn student can attend. Faculty and staff are welcome, too, as long as they follow one rule: Speak only Russian. Read more...
Burrison Gallery

Radmila Sazdanovic, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, combines art and math in her exhibit, "Fisheye View of Mathematics," on display at the Burrison Gallery in the University Club at Penn through April 6. Read more...


Author to discuss food justice at Bookstore    

On March 28, Tracie McMillan will discuss her book, "The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table" at the Penn Bookstore. The book chronicles a year she spent holding low-status jobs in the food industry. Read more... 

Find more interviews, features, and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on April 12 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.