Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

May 10, 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 17. 

Market Farmers

The familiar white tent of the Farmers' Market at University Square--offering fresh fruits, vegetables, and baked goods--has returned to 36th and Walnut streets. The market's operating hours have been extended this year to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., every Wednesday until late November. Read more...  

Commencement

Each year, Penn's Commencement--one of the University's proudest and most elaborate ceremonies--proceeds with nary a hitch, thanks to pristine planning, behind-the-scenes preparation, and hundreds of hours put in by dedicated members of the Penn community. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Dr. Gutmann

Penn President Amy Gutmann discusses her new book, "The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It," co-authored with Dennis Thompson, a professor of political philosophy at Harvard University. Read more... 

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New Bolton
New Bolton Center offers premier equine care
New Bolton Center provides education, treatment, and scientific research into the welfare of large food, farm, and athletic animals. Located in Kennett Square, it is home to one of the largest and most respected equine surgical and treatment facilities in the nation. Read more... 
Greening

Penn has launched the
Greening Penn at Home program to educate faculty and staff about best practices for cost effective energy efficiency at home, and to bolster and facilitate the University's commitment to sustainability on campus and beyond. Read more... 

SEAS Shake

SEAS partners to increase STEM proficiency 

The School of Engineering and Applied Science's new "Four Plus One" academic partnerships will allow students from Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College to gain early acceptance into the Penn Engineering master's programs. Read more... 

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