Penn Current Express

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September 13, 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 Sept. 20. 

Penn Connects 2.0

Penn's South Bank, the 23-acre site at 34th Street and Grays Ferry Avenue, will allow the University to enhance its southern gateway, accommodate campus growth, and open up valuable campus "core" space. The site was acquired by Penn in 2010 for $13 million. Read more...  


Penn's Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) turns 20 this year and will celebrate its second decade with an anniversary symposium on Thursday, Sept. 27, titled "India: Two Decades of Transformation." The symposium is free and open to the public. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Anne Papageorge

Anne Papageorge, vice president for Facilities and Real Estate Services, discusses Penn Connects 2.0, a renewed vision and master capital plan that will reshape Penn's campus in the immediate future and for the decades to come. Read more... 


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Touch a Cow
Penn Vet students get crash course in cow care
Penn Vet's "Introduction to Dairy Production Systems" seminar gives first-year Penn Vet students a three-day crash course in the basics of dairy production, keeping herds healthy, and key concepts of the dairy farm business. For many students, it is their first time around farm animals. Read more... 
Energize the Chain

Energize the Chain, a project by Harvey Rubin, director of Penn's Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response, uses the power generated by cell phone towers to avoid breaking the 'cold chain' and safely store vaccines. Vaccine refrigerators have already been installed at cell tower sites in Zimbabwe. Read more... 

Bike Lane

Bike lane moves to the left for public safety    

In an effort to improve public safety, the bike lane is being moved to the left side of Walnut Street in University City. The left-side lanes currently begin at 33rd and Walnut streets, and have been partially installed. Signs will soon be posted by the city to alert bicyclists to this change. Read more... 

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