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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 9, 2011

U.S. Economic Crisis Also Crisis of Race, Penn Professor Argues

Soon after the historic 2008 election of the country’s first African-American president an intense public debate began in some quarters of the United States.

Did Barack Obama’s victory signal the beginning of the end of racism and discrimination in the country? Was America finally becoming post racial?  

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

Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Awarded $21.7 Million NSF Grant

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter has been awarded a six-year, $21.7 million center grant from the National Science Foundation to support LRSM’s work in cutting-edge materials.

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

Heroic Dogs, a Decade Later

After the attacks of 9/11, the heroism of first responders — firefighters, police officers, EMTs, rescue workers and more — became a source of hope and inspiration in a trying time. But one group of responders has remained relatively unsung: 9/11’s working dogs.

Though they are mostly owned by volunteer handlers and privately trained, an estimated 900 dogs were involved in the 9/11 response. They searched for survivors and human remains, patrolled with police officers and comforted both victims and rescue workers. 

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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
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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.

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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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Philanthropy and Charitable Giving

 

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