Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

April 12, 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 19. 

Bring Child to Work

Penn's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" will be held on Thursday, April 26. The programs are open to children ages 9 to 15. Registration begins on Monday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Human Resources website. Pre-registration is required. Read more...      


The story of how the Talmud--a book of Jewish law and a guide to Jewish life--evolved from a strictly oral tradition to a set of written scholarly works is one of preferences in composition, preservation of traditions, and cultural and geographic necessity. The story begins centuries ago. Read more...   

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John Lapinski, an associate professor of political science in the School of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 2012 election cycle, enthusiasm gaps among Republicans and Democrats, electorate trends, swing states, and working for NBC News' Elections Unit. Read more... 


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All's Fair
Wellness fairs highlight community health
The University is hosting a pair of upcoming health and wellness fairs. Penn Nursing is presenting its Second Annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day on April 21. On April 28, the School of Social Policy & Practice is supporting the Sayre Health Center with its Annual Health Fair. Read more...

PennDesign professor John Milner and instructor Christina Carter are co-teaching a course this semester to properly restore the structures of the Lazaretto quarantine station, and understand how and in what style the site was constructed. The Lazaretto operated from 1801 to 1895. Read more...

Public Policy

Penn team reaches national policy contest   
Team "Closing Schools, Opening Opportunities," the winner of the Fels Institute of Government's regional Public Policy Challenge, will represent Penn at the Public Policy Challenge National Invitational on Sunday, April 22, at the National Constitution Center. Read more...

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