Penn Current Express

News, ideas and conversations from the University of Pennsylvania

September 20, 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. 27. 

Botswana-UPenn Partnership

Women's health issues and non-communicable diseases are the next challenges for the Botswana-UPenn Partnership, according to three colleagues who visited campus last week. BUP officials met with leaders at Penn to discuss obstacles the partnership can address in the future. Read more...  

Bone Loss Elderly

Anh Le, the Norman Vine Endowed Professor of Oral Rehabilitation at Penn Dental Medicine, is searching for ways to effectively treat bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw, a side effect of medications taken for osteoporosis and cancer. Read more...     

Catch up with 

Machine Man

Dennis Pierattini, Fabrication Lab manager at PennDesign, discusses overseeing the 3,100-square-foot lab, how it has changed over the past 20 years, and how his "dream job" allows him to "play with all kinds of good toys." Read more... 

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Diabetes Dog
Keeping canine diabetes under control
Rebecka Hess, chief of the Section of Medicine at Penn Vet, is conducting a clinical trial that aims to test how well a strategy commonly used to treat humans with diabetes will aid in better controlling the disease in canines. She is currently recruiting dogs with well-regulated diabetes for the study. Read more... 
Art Fair

On Friday, Sept. 28, the Penn community can learn more about the region's rich array of art and culture at the Philly Arts and Culture Fair. Featuring representatives from 50 arts and entertainment organizations, the fair runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Wynn Commons. The rain location is Houston Hall. Read more... 

Sixty

60-Second Lecture Series back on the clock

The 60-Second Lecture Series for Fall 2012 has begun. The outdoor, public talks give SAS professors only a minute (or slightly longer) to explain a core idea from their fields of expertise. The one-minute lectures begin promptly at 11:55 a.m. at Stiteler Plaza. Read more... 

Find more interviews, features, and news in the print edition of the Penn Current on Oct. 11 in racks on campus. Keep up with University happenings at Penn News.