Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

March 29, 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 April 5. 

Golkin Hall

All next week, Penn Law will celebrate the formal opening of its new, state-of-the-art building: Golkin Hall. The 40,000-square-foot building houses staff and faculty offices, classrooms, a moot court room, a 350-seat auditorium, and an abundance of informal meeting spaces. Read more...      

Relay For Life

Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community can pull an all-nighter on Saturday, March 31, and join the fight against cancer at the annual Penn Relay For Life at Franklin Field. The event runs from 5 p.m. on March 31 to 5 a.m. on April 1. This year's goal is to raise $125,000. Read more...   

Catch up with 

Katherine Kuchenbecker

Katherine Kuchenbecker, the Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, discusses haptography, or haptic (touch) photography, with the National Science Foundation's Science360 Knowledge Network. Read more... 


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ARG hosts Capoeira demo, samba workshop
"Samba Sessão: Afro-Brazilian Art & Film" opens at the Arthur Ross Gallery on April 7. As part of a series of events showcasing Brazilian culture, the ARG will host a Capoeira demonstration and Samba Dance Workshop on Wednesday, April 18. Read more...
Philadelphia Science Festival

Mark Yim, a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair in the Perelman School of Medicine, will star in "Science Superheroes" on April 25 as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. Read more...


Penn research may help restore fertility to boys   
A new study from the School of Veterinary Medicine may have found a way to preserve the fertility of boys after they receive cancer care.  

Chemotherapy and radiation  treatment can leave many young children--boys and girls--without the ability to reproduce. 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.