Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

May 3, 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 10. 

University Mace

When Grey Gordon steps onto Franklin Field for Commencement, he will become one of more than a half dozen family members who have graduated from Penn. His ties to the University also extend to a treasured Penn symbol--the University Mace. Read more...      


Faculty, staff, and students are invited to volunteer for PennMOVES, the University's annual sale of items left behind by students when they leave for the summer. Volunteers are needed now through May 31 to staff collection sites. The sale is Saturday, June 2. Read more...     

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Marybeth Gasman, a professor in the Graduate School of Education, co-authors an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education on President Obama's White House briefing on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Read more... 


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LRSM Building
LRSM celebrates 50 years of science and education
On Friday, May 4, the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter will mark a half-century of groundbreaking research at its 50th Anniversary Symposium. The LRSM was an early forerunner to integrating knowledge across multiple disciplines. Read more... 

Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Sarah Tishkoff, an expert in human genetics with extensive experience working in Africa, has been conducting research to determine why Pygmies of western Africa are so short, while their Bantu neighbors are of average height. Read more... 

MFA Exhibit

Exhibit displays MFA students' artwork 

The annual MFA Thesis Exhibit is on display from May 10-27 at the Ice Box Project Space in the Crane Arts Building, 1400 N. American St. The show includes multimedia installations, traditional paintings, photography, and works in other media. 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.