Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

April 26, 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 May 3. 


Opening Saturday, May 5, the Penn Museum's new exhibition, "MAYA 2012: Lords of Time," will explore end-of-the-world prophecies and many other intricacies of Maya culture, with a particular emphasis on their calendar and concepts of time. The exhibit runs through Jan. 13, 2013. Read more...      

Clark Park Discovery Day

West Philadelphia's beloved Clark Park will be transformed into a science-themed playground on Sunday, April 29, as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the park will play host to Science Discovery Day, a free event for science lovers of all ages. Read more... 

Catch up with 

Andrew Biros

Andrew Biros, a Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellow and student in the Graduate School of Education, discusses student teaching at University City High School, his dedication to working with students who are underserved, and the importance of giving students a voice. Read more... 


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Oral Cancer Walk
Penn Dental hosts 5K for oral cancer awareness
On Sunday, April 29, Penn Dental Medicine students and faculty are hoping to raise awareness about oral cancer by hosting the 4th Annual Philly Oral Cancer Walk and, for the first time, a 5K run. The run begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. Read more...
Children's Festival

From May 3-5 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia International Children's Festival presents interactive theater, music, and dance programs for elementary and middle school students from across the region. Read more...


Penn Vet saves a puppy that couldn't eat   
The Buerger Family Foundation Minimally Invasive Surgery Suite at Penn Vet has saved Basil, a dog born with a birth defect blocking food from reaching his stomach. Six months after surgery, Basil shows no sign that he ever had trouble eating. Read more...

Find more interviews, features, and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on May 10 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.