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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 20, 2014

Deep Ocean Current May Slow Due to Climate Change, Penn Research Finds

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A new study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Irina Marinov and Raffaele Bernardello and colleagues from McGill University has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of the ocean's "conveyer belts," with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet’s climate.

Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe.

John L. Jackson Jr. Named Dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice

March 20, 2014

John Jackson of the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences is highlighted for being named the new dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice.

Article Source: Education Insider

Who’s Your Daddy? Owl Monkeys Know for Sure

March 20, 2014

Eduardo Fernández-Duque of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted for research about how owl monkeys are unusually faithful.

Article Source: Wired.com

Private Science and National Security

March 19, 2014

Jonathan Moreno of the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Arts and Sciences writes about national security.

Article Source: Huffington Post

Los Monos Búho Son Genéticamente Monogamous

March 19, 2014

Eduardo Fernández-Duque of the School of Arts and Sciences is quoted for researching how Azara’s owl monkeys are unusually faithful.

Article Source: Europa Press

Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees

March 17, 2014

Liberal and Professional Studies student Cory Boatwright, vice dean for professional and liberal education Nora Lewis and Dennis DeTurck, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, are quoted about adults pursuing college degrees.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194March 18, 2014

Owl Monkeys Don’t Cheat, Penn Study Shows; Intense Fathering Plays a Role

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A new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers shows that Azara’s owl monkeys (Aotus azarae) are unusually faithful, an unusual trait among mammals.

True monogamy is rare in the animal kingdom. Even in species that appear to “mate for life,” genetic maternity and paternity tests have revealed that philandering often takes place.

U.S. Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost

March 14, 2014

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences and Lyle Ungar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are quoted about pooled forecasts.

Article Source: New York Times

Audio: Does Teaching Kids to Get ‘Gritty’ Help Them Get Ahead?

March 17, 2014

Angela Duckworth of the School of Arts and Sciences says, “This quality of being able to sustain your passions, and also work really hard at them, over really disappointingly long periods of time, that’s grit.”

Article Source: National Public Radio

Seminary Ponders Selling Its Eakins Portraits

March 17, 2014

Michael Leja of the School of Arts and Sciences comments on the possible sale of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary’s Eakins portraits.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer