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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 16, 2010

Catastrophic Flooding May Be More Predictable After Penn Researchers Build a Mini River Delta

PHILADELPHIA –- An interdisciplinary team of physicists and geologists led by the University of Pennsylvania has made a major step toward predicting where and how large floods occur on river deltas and alluvial fans.

In a laboratory, researchers created a miniature river delta that replicates flooding patterns seen in natural rivers, resulting in a mathematical model capable of aiding in the prediction of the next catastrophic flood.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604March 15, 2010

Penn Biologist David S. Roos Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

PHILADELPHIA –- David S. Roos, the E. Otis Kendall Professor of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, is among 78 microbiologists elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

Fellows of the Academy are elected annually based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions to advance microbiology.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460March 11, 2010

Penn Center for Africana Studies Hosts Ramsey Lewis as Artist in Residence for Series of Public Master Classes

PHILADELPHIA -- Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis will be the Spring 2010 Artist in Residence for the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Africana Studies. The composer and pianist will visit Penn’s campus March 17-19.

Lewis, who has three Grammy Awards and seven gold records, is known for a performance style and musical selections that display his early gospel roots, classical training, love of jazz and fondness for other musical forms.

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