Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

June 28, 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 July 19. 

Swim

Recent Penn graduate Brendan McHugh and rising juniors Rhoads Worster and Shelby Fortin competed at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., which began on Monday, June 25. The Trials are considered one of the most competitive swim meets in the world. Read more...  

Working Dog Center

On Sept. 11, the Penn Vet Working Dog Center will celebrate the opening of a new physical space in the South Bank for the training of detection dogs. The Center rose from the study of search-and-rescue dogs in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. 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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Construction
Summer campus construction continues
Although most students have left for the summer, the campus echoes with the rumblings of jackhammers, heavy-duty delivery trucks and machinery, and hard-hatted construction crews working to get the disruptive construction projects completed before the start of the new academic year. Read more... 
Sustainability Mag

wH2O: The Journal of Gender & Water, a new, free, publication started by two recent Penn graduates, aims to spread the word about the role women around the world play in accessing sustainable and sanitary water, and how that critical task affects them and their communities. Read more... 

Nanotube

SAS prof expands the use of carbon nanotubes 

A.T. Charlie Johnson, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts and Sciences, is pushing the boundaries of what carbon nanotubes can do in the field of biology. Carbon nanotubes, small yet strong, have long intrigued physicists and engineers. 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.