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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 1, 2009

Penn Scientists Conduct Novel, 10,000-Year Study of Strata Compaction and Sea-Level Rise on English Coast

PHILADELPHIA –- Environmental scientists at the University of Pennsylvania and Durham University have employed a novel combination of geological and model reconstructions of wetland environments during a 10,000-year period to address spatial variations in sea-level history and provide quantitative estimates of subsidence along the east coast of England.

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460December 1, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Senior Joshua Bennett Wins United Kingdom’s Marshall Scholarship

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania senior Joshua Bennett of Yonkers, New York has won a prestigious United Kingdom Government Marshall Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.K. He is among 35 winners of the prestigious scholarship.

What's on Jim Fallon's Mind? A Family Secret That Has Been Murder to Figure Out

November 30, 2009
Adrian Raine of the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine is cited for his violent-behavior research.
Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Sustainability and the Student Body: U Penn Pioneers Resident Advisor Program

November 27, 2009
Penn’s Climate Action Plan and Eco-Rep program are lauded.
Article Source: Smartplanet

Penn and Emory Chiefs Will Advise Obama on Bioethics

November 25, 2009
President Amy Gutmann will chair a new bioethics panel that President Obama says will develop “recommendations through practical and policy-related analyses."
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Audio: Understanding Career Opportunities

November 25, 2009
David Thornburgh of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Fels Institute of Government discusses job opportunities in his weekly commentary segment.
Article Source: KYW Radio (Philadelphia)

Obama Taps Penn's Gutmann to Lead Bioethics Panel

November 25, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is appointed by President Obama to chair the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Sustainable Feast at the College Dining Hall

November 25, 2009
Vice President Marie Witt and Laurie Cousart, both of Business Services, and Michelle Jacobson, a student in the School of Arts and Sciences, comment on Penn Dining’s local-food initiative.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Presidents of Penn and Emory Will Lead Obama's New Bioethics Panel

November 24, 2009
President Amy Gutmann is named chair of the Obama administration’s new bioethics panel.

Obama Names Chairs of New Bioethics Panel

November 24, 2009
President Amy Gutmann will chair new federal bioethics panel.
Article Source: ScienceInsider