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Media Contact:Ron Ozio | ozio@upenn.edu | 215-898-8658September 8, 2011

Penn's Jonathan Moreno: 'Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?'

In his Sept. 8 Slate.com column, titled “Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?” Penn’s Jonathan Moreno ponders if neuroscience research, or “neurosecurity,” can aid anti-terrorism efforts in a post-9/11 world.
 
Moreno is a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor with joint appointments in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History and Sociology of Science. He holds the David and Lyn Silfen University Professorship of Ethics.
 

Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?

September 8, 2011

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences shares his views on post-9/11 “neurosecurity.”

Article Source: Slate.com

Study: Recruitment of More Minority Teachers Is Not the Answer

September 6, 2011

Richard Ingersoll of the Graduate School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences is cited for his study of the minority teacher shortage.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 8, 2011

Penn Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million to Advance Nanotechnology for Gene Sequencing

PHILADELPHIA -- A research team led by Marija Drndić of the University of Pennsylvania has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to apply nanotechnology and materials science to the development of “third generation” techniques for DNA sequencing and to lower the cost of sequencing.

The grant was made by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604September 8, 2011

Penn Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Predict Sea-Level Rise and Flooding from Hurricanes

PHILADELPHIA — In an effort to better understand sea-level rise and flooding from hurricanes along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to a research team led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Benjamin Horton. The study aims to provide predictive models and reports that can be used both by environmental scientists and coastal communities.

Why Everyone Else Was Too Stupid to Know Irene Would Fizzle

August 31, 2011

Rob Kurzban of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan

September 2, 2011

Rogers Smith of the School of Arts and Sciences co-authors an op-ed about race in America.

Article Source: New York Times
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