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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 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.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | j | 215-898-4820September 1, 2011

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice to Host Screening and Discussion of “Traces of the Trade”


PHILADELPHIA — “Traces of the Trade: A Story From the Deep North,” a documentary that explores a secretive legacy of slavery in America, will be screened Oct. 4, in Bodek Lounge of Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.  Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, in conjunction with the African-American Resource Center and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, will host the 5-7 p.m., free, public showing.

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