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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 20, 2011

Penn Researchers Link Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia to Increasing Temperatures

PHILADELPHIA — An international research team including University of Pennsylvania scientists has shown that the rate of sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years and that there is a consistent link between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level.

Economics Journal: How the Oil Subsidy Fuels Corruption and Death

June 20, 2011

Davesh Kapur of the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his views on who receive kerosene subsidies.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

America’s New Isolation

June 13, 2011

Post-doctoral fellow Christopher McKnight Nichols of the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on why “Americans are becoming more isolationist.”

Article Source: Huffington Post
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460June 17, 2011

Secrets of Patient Safety Program Unraveled in Penn Collaborative Study

PHILADELPHIA – A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a program, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world’s most successful patient-safety programs.

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War Powers Act and U.S. Forces in Libya

Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite

uplink facility with live-shot capability near campus and an ISDN line. 

Expert:
Dr. Christopher McKnight Nichols
Postdoctoral fellow in U.S. history at the University of Pennsylvania