Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

June 7, 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 June 28. 

Oral Care

Penn Dental Medicine is hosting an outreach event, "Nation of Smiles, One Smile at a Time," on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will offer free examinations, fillings, extractions, pain relief, and additional dental care to an estimated 500 underserved Philadelphians. Read more...  

Growing Minds

A set of new programs at the Morris Arboretum called Growing Minds offers toddlers and elementary schoolchildren a chance to connect meaningfully with nature while participating in fun events. "Seeds to Sprouts" is for ages 2-4. "Mini-Morris Players" is for ages 5-10. Read more...     

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Andrea Gottschalk, exhibition designer and coordinator at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, discusses how she goes about coordinating an exhibition, how the ongoing renovations to Van Pelt Library's sixth floor will affect her job, and Penn's collection of rare materials. Read more... 


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Penn Parking Signs
Parking changes help create safer streets
Penn has designated new curbside bus stops and commercial loading zones in order to allow for safer deliveries. The changes also aim to make it easier for Penn Transit passengers to be picked up or dropped off without blocking bike lanes. Drivers who violate the new parking regulations will receive citations. Read more... 

Three student cultural centers--La Casa Latina, Makuu: Black Cultural Center, and the Pan-Asian American Community House--as well as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, have been relocated while the ARCH building undergoes renovations. The renovations will be completed in December 2013. Read more... 


Studying fish immunology for the greater good 

Oriol Sunyer, an associate professor in Penn Vet's Department of Pathobiology, has conducted research that may lead to better vaccines to protect fish from infection. Aquaculture offers a way to provide an ever-expanding global population with fish to eat, but it's not easy to keep farmed fish healthy. Read more... 

Find more interviews, features, and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Sept. 13 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.