PHILADELPHIA -– Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Georgia have been awarded a five-year, $14.6 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the US National Institutes of Health, to expand and extend work on the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome Database Resource, http://EuPathDB.org. This revolutionary open database enables scientists to examine genes, genomes, isolates, and other attributes related to a variety of important human pathogens.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania has approved the funding of 10 Green Fund projects from an inaugural round of grant proposals.
Sea Level Is Rising Along U.S. Atlantic Coast, According to Data Analysis by Penn Environmental Scientists
PHILADELPHIA –- An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise along the Atlantic Coast of the United States was 2 millimeters faster in the 20th century than at any time in the past 4,000 years.
PHILADELPHIA –- Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected by President Obama to chair the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. As head of the commission, Gutmann, president of Penn since 2004 and a prominent political scientist, will advise the President on a range of bioethical issues.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education has teamed up with the Milken Family Foundation to launch the Milken-Penn GSE Prize for Business Plans in Education, the first competition specifically aimed at stimulating entrepreneurship and addressing challenges in education, developing innovative solutions that boost student achievement and strengthening school effectiveness.
Yaga Venugopal Reddy to Give Annual Lecture of University of Pennsylvania Center for the Advanced Study of India
WHO: Yaga Venugopal Reddy, emeritus professor at the University of Hyderabad and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India
WHAT: “Regulating the Financial Sector: Indian Experience” as the Annual Lecture, part of the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Lecture Series
WHERE: Duke of Windsor Suite, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Ave., New York
WHEN: Nov. 12, 2009, 6-7:30pm
PHILADELPHIA –- An international team of environmental scientists led by the University of Pennsylvania has shown that sea-level rise, at least in North Carolina, is accelerating. Researchers found 20th-century sea-level rise to be three times higher than the rate of sea-level rise during the last 500 years. In addition, this jump appears to occur between 1879 and 1915, a time of industrial change that may provide a direct link to human-induced climate change.
The results appear in the current issue of the journal Geology.
PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania announced today the formation of a Green Fund, an internal grant-making entity to seed new project ideas from faculty, students and staff that support the goals and objectives of Penn's Climate Action Plan. The Plan is a long-range strategy to reduce the University’s carbon footprint and enhance its overall sustainability.